Kanchenjunga trek

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Kanchenjunga trek is one of the most famous and adventurous treks in the unexplored and virgin trekking route located in the eastern part of Nepal. Kanchenjunga is one of the third highest peak in the world which is situated at the summit of 8586m, which offers us brilliant snow-capped elevations, landscaped and exotic scenic views of the Himalayas. This amazing trek also let you enjoy different types of high but small snowy peaks that are above 8000m and below 8000m such as; Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and many other breath-taking peaks.

anchenjunga really offers you pleasing trail which is located near a border in Sikkim is also regarded as one of the most gorgeous massifs in the world. This famous destination for the enthusiastic trekkers is enclosed by a remarkable National Park branded by exceptional natural and cultural diversity. Kanchenjunga is the home place to different ethnic people such as Limbu, Rai, Sherpa, and others inhabited peacefully together in a magnificent wealth of flora and fauna.


outline Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 3 : Kathmandu to Suketar (2, 420m).

Day 4 : Suketar to Mitlung. (921m).

Day 5 : Mitlung to Chirwa (1, 185m).

Day 6 : Chirwa to Sukathum. (1,509m).

Day 7 : Sukathum to Amjilosa (2,498m).

Day 8 : Amjilosa to Gyabla (2,730m).

Day 9 : Gyabla to Ghunsa (3, 595m).

Day 10 : Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,145m).

Day 11 : Rest at Kambachen (4,145m).

Day 12 : Kambachen to Lhonak 4,500m.

Day 13 : Lhonak to Kanchenjunga north base camp (5,143m).

Day 14 : Base camp to Kambachen (4,145 m).

Day 15 : Kambachen to Ghunsa (3,595 m).

Day 16 : Ghunsa to Sele Le (4,290 m).

Day 17 : Sele Le to Cheram (3,868 m).

Day 18 : Cheram to Ramche and back to Cheram (3,868 m).

Day 19 : Cheram to Tortong (2,980 m).

Day 20 : Tortong to Yamphudin (1,692 m).

Day 21 : Yamphudin to Yangpang (1,007 m).

Day 22 : Yangpang to Thorpu (1,500 m).

Day 23 : Thorpu to Birtamod.

Day 24 : Birtamod to Bhadrapur to Kathmandu.

Day 25 : Final Destination

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu.

As you arrive at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative will warmly greet you and he/she will drop you at your hotel in Kathmandu where you can take a rest and relax. In the evening, our representative exports will provide you brief explanations about the Kanchenjunga trekking. Overnight at Hotel.


Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing

As next morning rises, you will have a morning breakfast and you can visit major world’s heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley such as; Pashupatinath temple, Syambhunath temple also called as Monkey temple, Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath stupa, largest stupa in the world, Patan Durbar Square and so on which are famous for its Buddhist monuments, Hindu Temples, and artistic architecture. Overnight at hotel.


Day 3 : Kathmandu to Suketar (2, 420m).

Next morning, after having breakfast, we will take a scenic flight for Suketar which is located at the elevations of 2,420m. Around one and half hours, the pleasing flight takes you to the vibrant village Suketar. After a short rest, you will explore the places of Suketar. Overnight at Suketar.


Day 4 : Suketar to Mitlung. (921m).

In this day, you will officially start trekking, after early breakfast, you will trek towards Mitlung passing through the beautiful Valley, lovely meadowland Hangdewa River and rural landscapes of the region. Mitlung is situated at the elevations of 921m and it takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach there. Overnight at Mitlung.


Day 5 : Mitlung to Chirwa (1, 185m).

Today, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will begin our trekking towards Chirwa which is situated at the altitude of 1185m. We will follow the descending way to the village of Sinwa and continue the trail until you will reach to Tawa and next to Thiwa through the crossing suspension bridge and beautiful landscapes. The further trail leads you to the beautiful Limbu Village called Chirwa with numerous lodges and tea shops. Overnight at Chirwa.


Day 6 : Chirwa to Sukathum. (1,509m).

In this day, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will trek towards the Sukathum which is situated at the elevations of 1509m. During your trail, you will be passing several passes and cardamom fields with some dense forests. The further trail leads you to the lush green forest to Tamor river and you will reach Ghunsa River and then to the Sukathum. Overnight at Sukathum.


Day 7 : Sukathum to Amjilosa (2,498m).

Today trekking route from Sukathum to Amjilosa is quite tough where we need to cross a suspension bridge and trail passes through dense forest and reach to beautiful Solima Village then after finally, you will reach Amjilosa Village. In the evening, you will get chances to explore the Amjilosa village. Overnight at Amjilosa Village.


Day 8 : Amjilosa to Gyabla (2,730m).

In this day, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will depart Amjilosa and head towards Gyabla through the passing wonderful river bank, an amazing forest of Rhododendron, fir, Bamboo, crossing several small bridges along the way. On the way, we will get chances to enjoy the dramatic waterfalls which are originated from the Mountains and ultimately reach to Gyabla Village. Overnight at Gyabla.


Day 9 : Gyabla to Ghunsa (3, 595m).

Early in the morning, after breakfast, we will begin our trail towards Ghunsa by passing river Valley. Then we will reach a Tibetan refugee settlement called Phale Village where you will get chances to purchase some of the beautiful artistic things Over there. Then we will continue trail through the beautiful forest of pine and conifer and then we will reach the home place of Sherpa village of Ghunsa where you will also see Hydroelectricity plant. Overnight at Ghunsa.


Day 10 : Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,145m).

Early in the morning, you will enjoy a great view of mountains range, then after we will continue the trail towards Kambachen through the river bank to Kambachen. The route goes through the beautiful meadows, full of beautiful flowers and pine forests and the Rampuk Kharka Bridge which offers you to view glorious waterfalls and beautiful landscape. The further trail leads you to Kambachen which is situated at the altitude of 4150m. Overnight at Kambachen.


Day 11 : Rest at Kambachen (4,145m).

Today is the rest day at Kambachen which is situated at the altitude of 4145m. In this day you will trek small hikes and view some wonderful Himalayas ranges and explore the area. Overnight at Kambachen.


Day 12 : Kambachen to Lhonak 4,500m.

In this day, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will continue trek towards Lhonal which is a bit tough as it goes through the high altitude, even though the beauty of nature provide you energy where you need to cross the bridge of Ramtang monastery. Around 6 to 7 hours trek take you to the beautiful village Lhonak. Overnight at Lhinak.


Day 13 : Lhonak to Kanchenjunga north base camp (5,143m).

Next morning, after having breakfast, we will head towards Kanchenjunga north base camp which is located at the altitude of 5143m. Today’s route is quite dangerous so that we should be quite careful due to the possibilities of landslide and sometimes ice slide too. During our journey, we will enjoy the Kanchenjunga glaciers and some wonderful mountain views. Kanchenjunga base camp offers you the most panoramic view of the region. Overnight at Kanchenjunga.


Day 14 : Base camp to Kambachen (4,145 m).

After viewing the most panoramic mountains views from the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, we will return back to Kambachen which is situated at the elevation of 4145m. Kambachen also offers us wonderful mountains views and we will stay overnight at Kambachen.


Day 15 : Kambachen to Ghunsa (3,595 m).

Today, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will return back to Ghunsa from Kambachen. During our trail, we once get an opportunity to witness dazzling beautiful forest along with marvelous White Mountains views. Overnight at Ghunsa.


Day 16 : Ghunsa to Sele Le (4,290 m).

Next morning, after having breakfast, from Ghunsa, we will walk towards the Sele Le through the beautiful dense forests of moss and rhododendron. We will stay overnight at Sele Le.


Day 17 : Sele Le to Cheram (3,868 m).

In this day, after early breakfast, we will trek from Sele Le to Cheram through the tough way with a mesmerizing view of Jannu Himal and Manaslu Himal. The way goes through the vigorous area after passing several passes like Mirgin La, Sinion La, and Sinelapche Bhanjyang. We will stay overnight at Cheram.


Day 18 : Cheram to Ramche and back to Cheram (3,868 m).

Today, early in the morning, we will begin our trek from Cheram through the Yalung Glacier, Simbwa Khola, and Lapsang Village and finally reach to Ramche. From Ramche we will get chances to view the glorious southern face of Kanchenjunga Mountain. The further trail leads us to the beautiful village Cheram where we will spend our whole night.


Day 19 : Cheram to Tortong (2,980 m).

Next morning, after having breakfast, we will descend towards the Tortong Khola through the beautiful rhododendron forests and finally reach Tortong which is situated at the elevation of the 2,980m. Overnight at Tortong.


Day 20 : Tortong to Yamphudin (1,692 m).

Today, we will begin our trek back from Tortong to Yamphudin passing through the Lasiya Bhanjyang with greenery trees and beautiful landscapes. We will continue our pleasing trail through the land of landslides and finally, we will reach to Yamphudin. Yamphudin is a village of Sherpa, Limbu, and Rai. Overnight at Yamphudin.


Day 21 : Yamphudin to Yangpang (1,007 m).

In this day, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will descend from Yamphudin to Yangpang. During our trail, we will cross several bridges at Samekham and Kabeli Khola. The trekking route goes through the beautiful pass of Mamankhe with Limbu settlements and one of the famous Museum. Then we will cross Khaksewa Khola Bridge and cardamom fields and we will finally reach to Yangpang. Overnight at Yangpang.


Day 22 : Yangpang to Thorpu (1,500 m).

Next morning, after having early breakfast, we will trek downwards to Thorpu which is situated at the elevation of 1,500m. During our trek, we will pass through beautiful Sherpa village which provides us chances to interact with the local people and their local culture. We will stay overnight at Thorpu with delicious native food.


Day 23 : Thorpu to Birtamod.

In this day, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will drive to Birtamod through the beautiful surrounding along with some breathtaking mountain views. We will travel through the plain surface of eastern Terai region of Nepal. It takes around 5 to 6 hours’ drive and you will finally reach Birtamod. In the evening, you will explore the places of Birtamod and stay overnight over there.


Day 24 : Birtamod to Bhadrapur to Kathmandu.

Today is the last day of Kanchenjunga trek, from Birtamod, we will take a short drive over to Bhadrapur and from Bhadrapur, we will take a flight to Kathmandu. A scenic flight takes you to the lively city of Kathmandu. If you have time then after short rest at Kathmandu hotel, you can do shopping in the Thamel bazaar late in the day. Overnight at hotel.


Day 25 : Final Destination

Our tour comes to an end this day. A representative will help you to reach you towards your final destination.


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Trip Facts

  Trip Code : AN/T-06
  Duration : 25 days
  Max Altitude : 5
  Activity : Trekking
  Best Season : September to November and March to May
  Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  Accommodation : Hotel / lodge

Trip Highlights

  • Close view of world’s third highest mountain Kanchenjunga and Mt. Makalu
  • Beautiful glaciers
  • Lifestyle and culture of ethnic groups: Limbus and Rai
  • A pleasant walk through rhododendron forest and terraced fields
  • Encounter with Himalayan animals like bear, barking deer and panda
  • The least busy trekking trails with a picturesque view of mountains.
  • Holiest mountain, as each of its five summits, corresponds to five treasures of snow in the form of gold, silver, gem, grain and holy books.
  • Most wild and unspoiled conservation areas in the country.
  • A wide variety of ethnic minority groups.
  • Enjoy a truly genuine Nepali hospitality in remote picturesque villages.

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