Kanchenjunga Trek is one of the finest trekking routes in Nepal. Its seldom explored and pristine trekking area situated on Nepal’s border with Sikkim and Tibet. The major attraction of this trek is Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world with the staggering height of 8586m/28,169ft. The mountain lies within the famous Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. Trekking in Kanchenjunga region offers amazing landscapes and alluring panoramic views of the Himalayas. You can enjoy numerous miniature and huge frosty peaks above and below 8,000m. It is habitat for many endangered species of animals and birds which will make your trek adventurous.
The most suitable time for Kanchenjunga Trekking is in autumn (September to November) and in spring (March to May).
During your trek
The trek begins from Suketar. As you walk through terraced fields, meadows and pleasant rhododendron forest you will be accommodated by gregarious local Tibetan people who welcome you with great hospitality. As you ascend you will witness spectacular scenery of frozen lakes, crystal clear streams and glimpse of glaciers and a close up view of Mount Kanchenjunga and Mount Makalu.
Unlike other trekking regions, you will encounter very few people on this trail because of its remoteness and altitude. The trekker should be physically fit enough to walk for at least 6 hours a day. The arduous climb above Cheram will be your greatest challenge of this trek. But don’t worry, as your long and hard walk will be paid with views of lucid glaciers.
Besides glacial excursions this region is also popular for wildlife lovers. If you are lucky enough you will face some endangered birds like the Impedance Pheasant, Red Billed Blue Magpie, Shy Dragon and endangered animals like the Barking Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Musk Deer and Red Panda.
Group or private
The Kanchenjunga Trek is one of the famous destinations for adventure lovers. We operate this trek in both group and private treks. A Customized itinerary with personalized travel and accommodation is also available on request.
Booking & more information
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As you have looked through Kanchenjunga Trekking you will also like other “off the beaten trails” of Nepal like Tilicho Lake Trek, Upper Dolpa Trek and Manaslu Trek.
|01||Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) than picked up from Airport to Hotel||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|02||Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|03||Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar (81 m/266 ft)|
You will fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar. Depending upon the availability of flying options to Suketar from Biratnagar you will be presented with either of the two possibilities listed below:
|O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|04||Fly from Biratnagar to Suketar (2,420 m/7,938 ft) or Drive from Phidim (1,179 m/ (3,868 ft) to Suketar||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|05||Suketar to Mitlung (921 m/3,021 ft)||4 – 5||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|06||Mitlung to Chirwa (1,270 m/4166 ft)||5 – 6||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|07||Chirwa to Sukathum (1,576 m/5,169 ft||5 – 6||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|08||Sukathum to Amjilosa (2,308 m /7,570 ft)||6 – 7||O/N at 3 Star Hotel A.B L.D|
|09||Amjilosa to Gyabla (2,730 m /8,954 ft)||6 – 7||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|10||Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,595 m/11,792 ft)||5 – 6||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|11||Acclimatisation day at Ghunsa||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|12||Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050 m/13,284 ft)||5 – 6||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|13||Acclimatisation day at Kambachen||3 – 4||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|14||Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780 m/15,678 ft)||6 – 7||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|15||Trek to Pangpema/Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5,388 m/17,673 ft)||6 – 7||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|16||Trek back to Kambachen (4,050 m/13,284 ft)||6 – 7||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.BL.D)|
|17||Kambachen to Ghunsa (3,595 m/11,792 ft)||3 – 4||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|18||Ghunsa to Sele Le (4,290 m/14,071 ft)||6 – 7||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|19||Sele Le to Cheram (3,870 m/12,694 ft)||6 – 7||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|20||Cheram to Ramche (4,580 m/15,022 ft) and return back to Cheram||4 – 5||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|21||Cheram to Tortong (2,995 m/9,824 ft)||5 – 6||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|22||Tortong to Yamphudin (2,080 m/6,822 ft)||6 – 7||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|23||Yamphudin to Yangpang (1,007 m/3,304 ft)||6 – 7||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|24||Yangpang to Thorpu (1,500 m/4,290 ft)||5 – 6||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|25||Thorpu to Birtamod (300 m/ 984 ft)||5 – 6||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|26||Drive from Birtamod to Bhadrapur then Fly to Kathmandu||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D)|
|27||Farewell||O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A.B L.D|
- Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car
- At least two nights 3 star hotel in Kathmandu Bed and Breakfast plan
- Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in whole trekking
- Trekking map
- An experienced government license holder guide
- Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking
- Insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for guide and porter
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
- Travel and rescue arrangement
- TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
- All government taxes and tourist service charge
What's not included
- Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking, allowing US$ 15 – US$ 20 per day
- Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver
- Drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
- Personal shopping and laundry etc
- Personal trekking equipments
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
- Lightweight thermal gloves
- Small padlock to lock trek bag
- Underwear (4)
- Basic First Aid Kit (see First Aid Medicine below)
- Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
- Plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Shorts (2)
- Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
- Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants
- Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Water bottles (2)
- Sun hat or scarf
- Warm fleece hat or light balaclava
- Small wash towel
- T-shirts (2)
- Footwear appropriate to the trip
- Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4)
- Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)
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