Kanchanjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga Trek

  • Destination
  • Region
  • Duration
  • Transportation
  • Max Height
  • Activities
  • Trip Grade
  • Accomodation
    Tea House/Camping
  • Group Size
  • Start / End Point
    Bhadarpur - Bhadarpur
  • Meals
  • Best Season
    Sep-Nov & Mar-May

Trip Overview

Kanchenjunga Trek is an adventure into the pure wilderness around a pristine environment untouched by the main flow of trekkers, an awesome journey in the hidden country of Nepal’s Far North Eastern Himalayas. Kanchenjunga is also spelled and pronounced as ‘Kanchendzonga’ wherein the Tibetan language means five jewels of snow-capped peaks which is a group of satellite peaks that makes the massive Kanchenjunga range of mountains, that straddles the border between Nepal and Sikkim ( a small North East India states).

The world’s Third Tallest Peak Kanchanjunga

Kanchenjunga Trek stands as the world’s third highest mountain at 8,586 m / 28,169 ft high and 2nd highest within Nepal Himalaya, Kanchenjunga Trekking is a fascinating adventure leading you to marvel at its awesome beauties with dramatic landscapes of green valley, rolling high green hills, an enchanting serene forest of tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-birch-hemlocks and fir trees in the backdrop of giant snow-capped mountains.

Our adventure to Kanchenjunga Trekking involves a scenic flight towards southeast Nepal and then taking an exciting drive on the mid-hills of Ilam and Taplejung famous for tea and its vast plantations of tea. Ending our scenic drive and then walk leads through many farmlands where local hardly encounters trekkers passing their unspoiled traditional villages, the walk continues to reach our first destination at Kanchenjunga south base camp and then heads higher towards the arctic zone of ice and glaciers at Pangpema where Kanchenjunga North Base camp located.

Explore the foothill of the epitome of all mountains

Kanchanjunga circuit trek is a beautiful and high-adventure trek in east-north Nepal. Enjoying hikes and views of massive Kanchenjunga with Kabru and Jannu Himal peaks, our journey return journey on a downhill walk following the Tamur River through interesting lovely villages to reach at Sukhetar in the Taplejung area, where we take a drive back to Bhadrapur airport for the flight to Kathmandu. A scenic flight to Kathmandu concludes this great Kanchenjunga trekking adventure after an overwhelming and fantastic time around Kanchenjunga Trek.

Trip Profile of Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Mode of Trekking: On hotels -Lodges and camping
Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous
Highest elevation: 5,143 m high at Pangpema on Kanchenjunga North Base Camp.
Trekking: 24 nights & 25 days (with flight and drive both ways)
Total Trip: 27 nights and 28 days ( Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Season: April to June and September to November

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur 3000 m and drive to Ilam town – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Drive to Sukhetar via Kabeli Khola trek to Lali Kharka 1,900m.
Day 05: Trek to Khesewa Bhanjyang 2,100m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Mamangkhe 2,030 m – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Yangphudin 2,150m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Chitre 2,880 m – 06hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Simbua Khola 3,000 m – 07 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Tseram 3,770m – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Ramche 4,360m via Lapsang – 06 hrs.
Day 12: Rest day at Ramche for acclimatization and hike to Kanchenjunga South BC.
Day 13: Trek back to Tseram – 05 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to near Tamo la 4,300 m – 05 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Ghunsa, 3, 480 m – 06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Kangbachen 4,000 m – 05 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Lhonak 4,780 m – 05 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Pang Pema 5,065m -04 hrs.
Day 19: Rest day at Pang Pema for exploration.
Day 20: Trek to Kangbachen 3,900m – 06 hrs.
Day 21: Trek to Phole 3,100 m – 05 hrs.
Day 22: Trek to Amjilassa 2, 500 m – 07 hrs.
Day 23: Trek to Tapethok 1, 300 m – 06 hrs.
Day 24: Trek to Mitlung 1,550 m – 06 hrs.
Day 25: Trek to Suketar 2,440 m – 06 hrs.
Day 26: Drive to Biratamod or Bhadrapur via Ilam – 06 hrs.
Day 27: Fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 28: International departure homeward bound.

Details Itinerary

After landing the flight at TIA, a representative of Nepal High Trek & Expedition will warmly receive you and will move towards the hotel arranged by Nepal High Trek & Expedition. We will enjoy delicious dinner at night with a brief description of the upcoming trekking program to Kathmandu, Chitwan, Lumbini and Pokhara tour.

Today we will do all see all the sight in Kathmandu valley then move to Nagarkot to stay the night. After that, we will visit Shoyambhunath temple, Kathmandu durbar squire, Pashupati Temple. Then will return to the hotel and drive to Nagarkot.

We will get up early morning and view rising sun from the roof of Hotel. We can take some pictures. Then we will do sightseeing in Bhaktapur, Patan, Boudhanath and again return back to the hotel to stay over Night Kathmandu.

Catching a bus to Chitwan we will drive to Chitwan. Drive distance is about 120 km and it will take about 4 to 5 hours. There we will have lunch and visit whole day. After having dinner we will view some cultural program and stay the night.

Today you will spend the whole day in Chitwan visiting Chitwan National Park. This includes different jungle safari activities such as elephant ride, jungle walk, canoeing, bird watching, cultural tour and others. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and overnight will be at the resort in Chitwan.

After having breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is a popular lake city in Nepal. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you will go for few boating. We will visit the beautiful city Pokhara at the time of Evening. Then we will come back to the hotel in Pokhara to stay the night.

This morning we will be ready to drive Sarangkot. We will enjoy an early morning visit to Sarankot for its beautiful Annapurna Himalaya sunrise view. After the sunrise view, we will back to the hotel, have a hot breakfast. Then we will go Sightseeing in Pokhara valley. Such as Devid fall, Bindabasini temple, Seti River Gorge, Peace Stupa, Tibetan Monastery etc.

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will fly/drive back to Kathmandu. It will be according to your choice. If we drive back to Kathmandu it takes about 6 hours and if we fly then it will take only 25 minutes. After returning back we will spend our time by visiting the places around Kathmandu valley.

We will pack our luggage to march ourselves towards TIA. We will attend small program arranged by Nepal High Trek & Expedition. Then you will walk to your hometown. We hope you will have a nice journey.

And finally we will drive from Pokahra to Kathmandu. Early morning, we will go to Sarangkot for sunrise view. On a clear weather morning, the view of the Western Range of Himalayas is just superb. Return to Pokhara, have lunch and proceed to Kathmandu.

After having a night rest at Kathmandu, we will pack our luggage to march ourselves towards TIA. We have to reach at airport 3 hours before the flight. We will attend a small farewell program organized by Nepal High Trek & Expedition. After then we will catch the flight to return back to the home country. We hope, while returning back to home country you will think for a re visit to Nepal. We hope for your better journey.

From here start with downhill to Yalungbar and then a short climb after crossing a river into forest leading uphill to reach at two small ponds, then up and down to crossing three passes of Mirgain La, Tamo La, and Sinon La all in one day with super views of Kabru peak, Kanchenjunga with Mt. Makalu, Baruntse, and Chamlang peaks towards North West direction.Descend to Tamo La at 4,500 m and from here other super views then reach overnight camp.

From onward to our last destination North Base Camp of Kanchenjunga, a pleasant walk with a downhill into the forest to Ghunsa River, from here a nice gentle trek to Ghunsa village for an overnight stop. Ghunsa populated with Bhotia people of Tibetan origin, houses are built with stones this is a nice, neat small farm village.

Morning walk with steep climb overlooking waterfalls then on reaching grazing area of Yaks, after Ghunsa River, into nice rhododendron and pines woodland and then a climb to Rambuk Kharka with views of Khumbukarna and Janu Himal range, on leaving forest with tree lines entering dry and arid country with few vegetation of junipers and Burberrys bushes after Rambuk Kharka, uphill walk to overnight camp at Kangbachen overlooking Mt. Sharphu 7,070 meters and Mt. Janu North Face with Wedge peak.

After a pleasant morning with views, walk starts above the river for an hour and then heading towards North East, walk leads to glacial river and then a climb leading to rocks and moraine fed with glaciers, after Ramtang Kharka (a cattle herders place) leads to Kanchenjunga glacier, crossing Lhonak and Kanchenjunga glacier to reach Lhonak for overnight stop with views of Mera, Nepal Peak, and Wedge Peaks.

From here adventure leads to our ultimate goal to Pang Pema, North Base Camp beneath massive Mt. Kanchenjunga, climb high above the river with super views of Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Table Sikhar, and Givegela Chuli, as the walk leads to highest point of this adventure at Pang Pema our last camps for two nights before heading back.

At Pang Pema full free day for a hike to Pang Pema Peak at 5,800 meters for best views at the top offers views of Kanchenjunga, Kumbhakarna, Makalu, Cholotse, Sharpu, Drohma, Nepal Peak and range of other snow-capped mountains.

After a grand fantastic time at Pang Peam and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, morning walk leads to long downhill with few small climbs, retracing the journey back on the same route to overnight camp at Kambachen.

The morning starts with downhill back into bamboo and rhododendron forest, just before Gybala village a steep climb and down again for two hours into dense forest and reaching open grassland area to a small Sherpa village of Amjilassa for an overnight stop.

Heading back to the warmer area on losing altitude to lower elevation into farm area and more villages, walk descend to open grassland of Ghaiya Bari and Sekathum villages and then crossing Ghunsa and Simbhu rivers following Tamur River to Tapethok village for overnight camp, this village of Limbu (Subba) Kirat ethnic tribe people.

After Tapethok village, the walk continues following Tamur River to Chiruwa village, and then through many farm villages, leading to a climb into cool forest, leaving behind the forested area walk gets pleasant on reaching Phoram village, a lovely moderate size village.

Today, the last and final walk of this adventure to Suketar village, trek leads to several remote rural villages and woodland, walk leads uphill for few hours and then downhill to Taplejung village at Suketar for last overnight around Kanchenjunga area.

Sukhetar has a small airstrip with a flight to Biratnagar, but the fights are unpredictable due bad weather conditions or fewer passengers, so View Nepal Treks made this itinerary which is the best possible way, without the hassle of flight delay and cancellation.

After a great adventure to Kanchenjunga base camp, our trip concludes with a drive to the low area of Nepal South East at Bhadrapur for the flight back to Kathmandu, as the drive leads past Ilam town to reach our designated overnight stops before Kathmandu.

Enjoying time around North Eastern Himalaya with glorious views, morning depart for Kathmandu with an interesting scenic flight from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu, after a grand time on Kanchenjunga trekking, in Kathmandu afternoon free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Your last day in Nepal, amazing country of Himalayan wonders, as per your flight time leaving your hotel where our staff transfers you to airport, after a great memorable adventure with enjoyable time on Kanchenjunga Trekking.

  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car/van/Bus.
  •  Hotel In Kathmandu: Two night’s standard Hotel in Katmandu.
  •  During the trek three times meal (Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner)
  •  Trekking permit: ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.Langtang valley permit.
  •  All necessary paper works.
  •  Kathmandu sightseeing by the tour guide, samba, Bouda, Pashupatinath.
  •  Kathmandu to Syabru Besi, Syabru Besi to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  •  Four times tea or coffee
  •  During the trek fresh fruit.
  •  Government register expert and knowledgeable trekking Guide
  •  One porter for two guests to carry belongings And Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  •  Adventure Certificate of Nepal High Trek.
  •  Nepal High Trek’s down jacket and sleeping bags (if you needed)
  •  The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  •  Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  •  All government taxes.
  •  Trekking map and poles
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner.

Cost does not include on:

  •  Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu).
  •  Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  •  International airfare and airport departure tax.
  •  All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
  •  All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
  •  Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than scheduled Itinerary.
  •  All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, a bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  •  Tips for the guide and porter.

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