“an adventure with a visit to both North and South base camp in one fantastic trek’
Kanchenjunga Trek an adventure into the pure wilderness around pristine environment untouched by the main flow of trekkers, an awesome journey in the hidden country of Nepal’s Far North Eastern Himalaya. Kanchenjunga also spelled and pronounced as ‘Kanchendzonga’ wherein Tibetan language means five jewels of snow capped peaks which is a group of satellite peaks that makes massive Kanchenjunga range of mountains, that straddles the border between Nepal and Sikkim ( a small North East India states).
Kanchenjunga Trek stands as world third highest mountains at 8,586 m / 28,169 ft high and 2nd highest within Nepal Himalaya, Kanchenjunga Trekking a fascinating adventure leading you to marvel its awesome beauties with dramatic landscapes of green valley, rolling high green hills, 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 south-east Nepal and then taking an exciting drive on mid hills of Ilam and Taplejung famous for tea’s 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 heading higher towards the arctic zone of ice and glaciers at Pangpema where Kanchenjunga North Base camp located.
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 Tamur River through interesting lovely villages to reach at Sukhetar in 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.
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
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.
On reaching Kathmandu International Airport received by our staff and guide with warm welcome than a short drive to your hotel in the main areas of Kathmandu city, here joining with other members of Kanchenjunga trekking, our guide will brief with full information about the trek - hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, includes welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with folk programs.
As per the given time for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, after breakfast our city and tour guide will pick you with short interesting drive for an impressive and exciting tour, Kathmandu although a metropolitan city retaining its ancient culture and traditions, where most of the World Heritage Sites are located for your interest, includes medieval period custom and culture as it was for hundreds of centuries, Kathmandu valley a blend of Buddhism and Hinduism in perfect harmony, after an interesting tour afternoon free preparation for Kanchenjunga trekking.
Depart hotel for the scenic flight to Bhadrapur, located in South Eastern Nepal of warm subtropical temperature, from here an exciting drive leads us to a hill town in Ilam, famous for teas and a huge field of the tea garden.
Starting the morning with a drive to Sukhetar around Taplejung area, from Sukhetar start trekking, as the walk begins following spread-out mid hills villages to Lali Kharka village at 2,260 meters with time for a local hike and to observe local culture.
The morning begins with descending and then climb to nice farm fields and terraces, this area mostly populated by Hindu Brahmins, Chettris, and Kirat- Rai tribes.
Slowly walk reaches Tembawa village, then downhill to Pokora village leading with a climb all the way at Kunjari village and to Khesewa-Bhanjyang village for an overnight stop, with views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Yalung Kang peaks.
Start the day with downhill to cross a stream, and then climb into the forest to Looking village, from here with ups and down to Fun Fun, a small village offering views Khumbakarna Himalaya range with Yalung and Mt. Kanchenjunga.
From here climb for an hour to Pompe Dhada with views of Mt. Jannu with downhill to Kheswa Khola, after crossing a bridge reaching at Mamankhe village for an overnight stop.
The morning begins with a gentle climb, skirting around the ridge with a level path leading to Dekadin village. From here walk on the bank of Kabeli Khola (stream) then climb of 300 meters high above the river to reach a mountain path, then descend on stone steps to Kabeli Khola to end the day at Yamphudin for overnight.
From Yamphudin village walk along Kabeli Khola, crossing tributary stream of Omje Khola and climb to Dhupi Bhangyang to reach a wide-open grassland, from the top downhill through deciduous forest to Omje Khola, as the walk enters rhododendron forest, and to an exposed ridge to set our camp at Chitre, a small settlement with few huts.
Morning walk to Ramit Bhanjyang with steep climb into magnolias, rhododendron and bamboo forest to reach at Ramit, an isolated spot with small hut, from here climb towards Ramite Bhanjyang at 3,430 meters with amazing views of Mt. Jannu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Khumbhakarna and Kabru peaks and then descend to Simbua Khola for overnight stop.
Start the morning walk following Simbua Khola along mountain flank of forested area, then reaching Wahta a lonely spot with a small hut, and then cross a small stream leading to a shrine in the middle of a forest, where there’s a large rock with an impression of serpent-shaped, on leaving woodland area, back to riverbed with a climb to Tserem for overnight stop.
At Ranch for acclimatization with an excursion to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp along the walk view of Yalung Glacier and Mt. Kanchenjunga South Peak. After two hours of steady walk leads on the classic and old route of first British Expeditions to Mt. Kanchenjunga climbed in 1955. At South base camp enjoy great views of Talung and Kabru Peak, after a wonderful experience walks back to Ramche for an overnight stop.
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.
- Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, the voucher and passport-sized photos
- Binoculars, alarm clock, and torch/flashlight/headlamps, earplug and eye mask,
- Reading and writing materials, travel games like chess, backgammon, scrabble,
- Hand sanitizer, lip balm, face, and body moisturizer, light weight towel, toiletries like toothbrush, toothpaste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clippers, sanitary pads
- Money-cash and money bag,
- Sleeping bag, Down Jacket & Light warm jacket
- Day pack (with waist straps), refillable water bottle
- Sunhat, sunglasses, scarf, Bag liner,
- Sewing kit, knife, lighter, a small padlock
- Wind and waterproof shell jacket and trousers
- Comfortable walking shoes, running shoes and sandals
- Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
- Lightweight thermal gloves
- T-shirts, trekking pole, crampons
- Underwear and shorts, long sleeved shirt, raincoat.
- Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
- Lightweight long trousers
- First Aid Kit
- Regular medicines