• Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga Trek

Overview

Trip Tacts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Difficult
  •    Destination: Nepal
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Guest House/camp In trek, Hotel In City
  •    Meals: Full Board in trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 5143m
  •    Group size: 2
  •    Best Season: Sept to Nov, Mar to May

Trip Information

Kanchenjunga (8585 m.), the third highest mountain in the world, is the abode of gods who bestow prosperity and benevolence on them and their lands. “Kang-chen-zod-nga”, meaning “Five Great Treasuries of the Snow”, actually, has seven major summits and the avalanches that Kanchenjunga throws down are said to be the largest anywhere else in the world! Your journey to this remote area begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar in the east of Nepal, followed by a drive to Basantapur (2220 m,) from where you head north to the villages of Chauki (2700 m), Gorja Gaon (2000 m), Amjilasa (2490 m), Ghunsa (3340 m), Khambachen (4040 m) and Lhonak (4790 m) to Pangpema (5140 m.) which also serves as the Base Camp for expeditions attempting the North Face of Kanchenjunga and the culmination of the first part of the trek.

Suggested Itinerary:

Day 1 : Arrival In Kathmandu (1340m)..
Day 2 : After breakfast guided sightseeing at UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu.
Day 3 : Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur drive to Taplejung trek to Mitung (920m) 3 hrs..
Day 4 : Trek to Chhiruwa (1270m) 6hrs.
Day 5 : Trek to Sekathum (1576m) 6hrs.
Day 6 : Trek to Amjilasa (2308m) 7hrs.
Day 7 : ,Trek to Gyabla (2730m) 7hrs.
Day 8 : Trek to Gunsa (3600m) 7hrs.
Day 9 : Rest day Acclimatization and explore in Gunsa.
Day 10 : Trek to Kambachen (4050m) 7hrs.
Day 11 : Trek to Lhonak (4780m) 7-8hrs..
Day 12 : Trek Lhonak-Pangpema-Lhonak (5143m) 7hrs.
Day 13 : ,Trek to Ghunsa 7hrs.
Day 14 : Trek to Sinion La Base Camp (4100m) 7hrs.
Day 15 : Trek to Tseram via Sinion La (3870m) 7hrs.
Day 16 : Trek to Ramze (4580m) 5hrs.
Day 17 : Ramze explore the surrounding.
Day 18 : Trek to Tortong (3000m) 7-8hrs.
Day 19 : Trek to Yamphudin (2080m) 7-8hrs.
Day 20 : Trek to Phupe Danda ( 2120m) 7hrs.
Day 21 : Trek to Lali Kharka ( 2265m) 7-8hrs.
Day 22 : Trek to Taplejung a short trek rest for the day.
Day 23 : Drive back to Bhadrapur or Biratnagar fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 24 : Departure from Kathmandu.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival In Kathmandu (1340m).
On your Panoramic flying into Kathmandu on the clear weather. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities.
Day 2 : After breakfast guided sightseeing at UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu.
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western influence. There will be a guided tour to the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath and after that to the most popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva- Pashupatinath. We take a tour to Patan or Lalitpur (the City of Artisans), which is 5km away from Kathmandu. We walk through Patan Durbar Square, and delight in the architectural wonders of Malla era. Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Krishna Temple and Golden Temple are the major attractions at the square.
Day 3 : Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur drive to Taplejung trek to Mitung (920m) 3 hrs.
Cross the small river over a suspension bridge. Then our trail descends down to Tamor Riverwalk through villages and terraced fields. Some irregular villages give us an opportunity to meet local people. Upon arriving at Tamor River, we follow some narrow trails close to the river. Then gradual uphill trail through the terraced fields and few houses take to the village of Mitlung.
Day 4 : Trek to Chhiruwa (1270m) 6hrs.
Follow the river bank, through small villages and jungles. A suspension bridge over a small river keeps on engaged on business of serious trekking. Small tea breaks give us plenty of opportunities to encounter with local people and have a look over wild bee hives hanging over the cliffs. Upon arriving at Chirwa, we can make small exploration to Cave nearby.
Day 5 : Trek to Sekathum (1576m) 6hrs.
We gradually gain the elevation following the river bank of Tamor. You need extra courage to cross to cross some of the suspension bridge that comes along the way. After we cross Taplethok village we can see cardamom farmyards. In recent years cardamom farming has become one of the good sources of earning for local people. Cross the river over a suspension bridge and follow the gradual uphill trail to Lelep. From Lelep the trail is downhill until the Ghunsa River. Upon crossing Ghunsa River, we come to Sukathum.
Day 6 : Trek to Amjilasa (2308m) 7hrs.
Our trek gradually ascending and following the Ghunsa River and cross the river again to our left side. A short steep uphill walk takes us to bit high and keep the distance with Ghunsa River. En route we pass some alienated houses of people and dense forests. We pass a beautiful waterfall on our left-hand side just before Amjilasa.
Day 7 : ,Trek to Gyabla (2730m) 7hrs.
The trail through a dense forest of bamboo and rhododendron is accompanied by the river. On crossing Sungbung Khola over a suspension bridge the trail gets steep up. Enjoy the beautiful waterfall next to Gyabla Village the river. Perform short walk which takes you to the village of Gyabla.
Day 8 : Trek to Gunsa (3600m) 7hrs.
Today after breakfast trail descends to the river and cross it. Then we track further north. Following the gradual uphill trail, we come to Phale. This is Tibetan refugee settlement. You can get a chance to buy some local handicraft products. Our trail continues further through Juniper forest which is followed by Ghunsa Village.
Day 9 : Rest day Acclimatization and explore in Gunsa.
Though today is a rest day, it's better to keep your feet busy so that it doesn't get lazy. Explore the village preserved by Sherpa people. The village is towered by tall peaks and guarded my mountains. Get to know the Sherpa culture and explore the monastery.
Day 10 : Trek to Kambachen (4050m) 7hrs.
From Ghunsa we advance further to north through gradual uphill and pastures abundance of wildflowers. We cross Ghunsa River just before Rampuk Kharak over a wooden rough bridge. After Rampuk Kharka, a beautiful waterfall and a glimpse of Mt. Jannu greet us and inspire to go further and we arrive at Kambachen in the evening you can see yak pasture stone made huts and blues sheep as well.
Day 11 : Trek to Lhonak (4780m) 7-8hrs.
We start the walkthrough meadows. Then a long gradual walk through the moraine along the riverside takes us the Ramtang Monastery. After Ramtang Monastery we can have the first glimpse of Kanchenjunga Glacier. We have some beautiful glimpse of giant mountains. A final descent takes us the Lhonak, It Surrounded by high mountains and dry slopes.
Day 12 : Trek Lhonak-Pangpema-Lhonak (5143m) 7hrs.
Today you will be enjoying followed Kanchenjunga glacier that gradually takes us to Pangpema/Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. The trail is to steep we need to be careful while walking. Enjoy the stunning view of Mt. Jannu, Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Chang. Then we retrace back to Lhonak.
Day 13 : ,Trek to Ghunsa 7hrs.
We descend gradually through glacier and moraine facing the massive mountains all the way. Cross the river over a small wooden bridge and here comes the Ghunsa.
Day 14 : Trek to Sinion La Base Camp (4100m) 7hrs.
The gradual downhill trail takes us to Yamntari Khole (River). Upon crossing the river over a suspension bridge we track further to south through Juniper and Rhododendron forest. The forest is decorated with plenty of prayer flags. Subsequently, the trail ascends to Sele La (Pass). We cross the pass and get down to the river. Cross the river and conclude the day at Sinion La Base Camp.
Day 15 : Trek to Tseram via Sinion La (3870m) 7hrs.
Today we will be crossing over three high passes. It is going to be high scenic traverses as there is only little descent between the passes. We mount gradually to the pass of Sinion La 4400 m and climb to Mirgin la 4500 which offer a magnificent view over Jannu Himal and Makalu, Baruntse rises in distance. After final ascend of Sinelapche Pass (4650m) we have steep descent. Our final camp will be at a small village of Tseram with few stone huts.
Day 16 : Trek to Ramze (4580m) 5hrs.
We ascend gradually alongside the Sinbuwa Khola and pass alongside yulung Glacier. The icy winds from the icy wall will test your resistance and Rathong, Kabru, Kokthang range greets you on the way and we will camp at a large flat ground in Ramze with changes to see the flock of Blue Sheep.
Day 17 : Ramze explore the surrounding.
Today we will explore the south base camp of Kanchenjunga. We follow the Simbuwa Khola and yulung glacier upward through the curved valley and suddenly we confront with the southern wall of the mountain with the superb panoramic view of three Giant mountain of the eastern Himalaya the Kanchenjunga 8586, Kanchanjanga center 8473, Kanchenjunga south 8476, similarly the Jannu Himal on the north-west and the massive glacier formed between the ice wall.
Day 18 : Trek to Tortong (3000m) 7-8hrs.
With all the spectacular beauty of the Kanchenjunga south we retrace our way back to Tseram and flowing the Simbuwa Khola entering through the dense rhododendron forest we descend steep downhill to our campsite at Tortong.
Day 19 : Trek to Yamphudin (2080m) 7-8hrs.
We have steep uphill walk until the Lasiya Bhanjyang(3310m). From Lasiya Bhanjyang, the trail change and descend down to Chitre and further to Yamphudin following lush green rhododendron forest and landscapes. Yamphudin is a small village of indigenous people Gurung, Rai, and Limbu.
Day 20 : Trek to Phupe Danda ( 2120m) 7hrs.
Today trail down to Kabeli Khola. Upon crossing Kabeli Khola over the suspension bridge, our trail gradually descends to Rate Khola. From Rate Khola we have steep uphill climb until Ekchana Bhanjyang. Then descending through forest and terraced fields, we come to Kabeli Khola again. After crossing the river we climb to Mamankhe followed by another descend to Kabeli Khola again. After crossing the river we follow mix trail of up and downhill to Khesewa.
Day 21 : Trek to Lali Kharka ( 2265m) 7-8hrs.
The downhill walk through the forest and few villages take us to Kande Bhanjyang. Then trail descends to Simbu passing terraced fields and few settlements. Final uphill trail of the day takes us to the village of Lalikharka.
Day 22 : Trek to Taplejung a short trek rest for the day.
As we leave the valley, we continue ascending along the ridge for about 3 hours to Taplejung village. We can wander around the village getting familiar with village life, cultural richness, custom and village people.
Day 23 : Drive back to Bhadrapur or Biratnagar fly back to Kathmandu.
3-4 hours of drive from Phidim will bring us to Biratnagar and then we take a flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel upon arrival.
Day 24 : Departure from Kathmandu.
Our office representative will take you to the airport for your flight home. Or if you prefer to stay longer you can go for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking, etc. please ask our official operating representative.

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Airport picks up and drop service during international arrival/ departure and domestic arrival/departure.
  • Deluxe 3 star category accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive with breakfast according to itinerary.
  • Beautiful and clean accommodation at guest houses, lodges during the trek.
  • Full board meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with a cup of hot drinks)
  • One trekking Guide highly experienced, friendly, English speaking, Government licensed, Ministry of tourism Trained with his salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurances.
  • One strong porter with his salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurance
  • All required permits and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permits
  • Down Jacket, Four-seasonal sleeping bags, Duffel bag, and trekking map (Down Jacket, sleeping bag and Duffel bag have to be returned after trip completion).
  • Complementary welcome or Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with culture dance show
  • All necessary paper works Government tax and office service charges.
  • First Aid Medicines and medication with your guide
  • Certificate of your trekking signed by the company Manager and your trekking Guide
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Suketar and back from Suketar to Kathmandu with your guide and porter

What is not included?

  • Kathmandu Lunch and dinner (also not include in case of early returns, flight delays, or other cause than the schedule itinerary)
  • International airfare from and o Nepal
  • Travel – medical insurances and emergency evacuation.
  • your personal nature expenses (Hot shower, Alcoholic beverages, Telephone, Laundry, personal snacks, Internet, Battery Charging, hot water, Mineral water, beer, coke)
  • Extra accommodation in Kathmandu and pokhara rather than the itinerary
  • Nepal Visa fees (two passport photographs, US$ 25 for multiple entry 15 days, USD 40 multiple entry for 30 days, US$ 90 multiple entry for 90 days) can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu.
  • Gratitude, tips for your guide and porter.
  • Cost arising by mishaps, nature calamites.
  • Services that are not mentioned in service include section.
  • Sightseeing cost in Kathmandu City.

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