Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Group Size: 2
  • Max Elevation: 5143 m

Among the most popular trekking trails in the eastern part of Nepal, Exciting Kanchenjunga trekking is one of the less crowded trekking in Nepal. Even though the trail was open for trekkers in 1988, the trail still remains unexplored to date as only a few trekkers have stepped on this trail. The name Kanchenjunga means “the five treasure of high snow” in the Tibetan language which refers to the five peaks; Kanchenjunga main (8,586 m), Kanchenjunga west“ Yalung Kang” (8,505 m), Kanchenjunga central (8,482 m), Kanchenjunga South (8,494 m) and Kangbachen (7,903 m). Trekking in Kanchenjunga offers you a tremendous view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse(8,516 m), Mt.Makalu(8,201 m), and Mt. Kanchenjunga itself. Standing at an elevation of 8586 m Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world, was first climbed in 1995 by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of a British expedition. Highly pleasing Kanchenjunga trekking provides you immense pleasure through magnificent scenarios decorated by terrace landscape, remote mountain ranges, and pristine Rhododendron forest.

The Transboundary landscape of Kanchenjunga is shared by Bhutan, China, India, and Nepal. One of the main highlights of the adventurous and thrilling Kanchenjunga trek is walking through the beautiful villages’ of the Kanchenjunga conservation area (KCA, 1997). Covering an area of 2035 square kilometers is home to many globally significant flora and fauna and endangered species such as the red panda, the Himalayan black bear, musk deer, elusive snow leopard, and many more. Due to its remoteness, some trekkers and locals believed that the abdominal snowman or “Yeti” is found in the Kanchenjunga region but the existence of Yeti still remains as the mystery unsolved stories which will surely excite any travelers and passersby. Besides, that you will explore the beautiful vibrant village of the Kanchenjunga region, inhabited by different communities of Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, and Gurung. Discovering their richly diverse culture, traditions, and customs, the trail lets you interact with local people and gives you a chance to observe the lifestyle of rural Nepalese people. 

26 Days Kanchenjunga trekking starts with your flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur then travel by road to Taplejung, it is roughly 9-10 hours of drive. As you trek above, you slowly gain altitude which might make you feel like vomiting, nausea, pressure low, etc which is normal at high altitude but proper acclimatization helps you to reduce Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Along with the stunning views of Mt. Jannu, Jongsong, Kabru, Tent Peak, and the twins, Kanchenjunga trekking leads you to the highest point of your trek, Pang Pema (5,140 m) from Northern Kanchenjunga valley. Before reaching Pang Pema, you can see Yalung Base camp (4,850 m) from southern Kanchenjunga valley. The Sele Le (4,290 m) connects both Kanchenjunga North Base Camp and South Base Camp. There are other remarkable places such as Lalikharka (2,220 m), Keswa (2,100 m), Mamanke (2,000 m), and many more in the Kanchenjunga region. You require a Special Restricted Area Entry Permit along with Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit to explore the Kanchenjunga region. You will have limited options or choices regarding food or accommodation, although there are few tea houses available with basic facilities. Thus, Kanchenjunga trekking might be challenging but a good level of fitness, little precautions, and a heart full of confidence will definitely help you to complete this trek.

You are invited to join this exotic area trekking with one of the friendliest and trusted travel companies in Nepal. There is no doubt that the Nepal Adventure Team provides you a great opportunity to discover the eastern valleys of remote Nepal with an early booking for 2021 and 2022.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
  • Day 2Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
  • Day 3Flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur/Drive to Taplejung
  • Day 4Taplejung to Mitlung (5-6 hours trek)
  • Day 5Mitlung to Chiruwa (5-6 hours trek)
  • Day 6Cherawa to Sekathum (5-6 hours trek)
  • Day 7Sekathum to Amjilosa(4-5 hours trek)
  • Day 8Amjilosa to Gyabla(5-6 hours trek)
  • Day 9Gyabla to Ghunsa (2-3 hours trek)
  • Day 10Ghunsa ; Acclimatization and Rest.
  • Day 11Ghunsa to Khangpachen. (6-7 hours trek)
  • Day 12Khangpachen to Lhonak. (6-7 hours)
  • Day 13Lhonak to Kanchenjunga Base camp. (3 hours trek)
  • Day 14Lhonak to Ghunsa. (7-8 hours trek)
  • Day 15Ghunsa to High Camp. (5-6 hours trek)
  • Day 16High Camp to Tseram via Sele-La Pass. (7 -8 hours trek)
  • Day 17Tseram to Ramche.(6-7 hours trek)
  • Day 18Ramche- Explore Yalung Base Camp (7-8 hours trek)
  • Day 19Ramche to Anda Phedi (5 hours trek)
  • Day 20Anda Phedi to Tortang. (5 hours trek)
  • Day 21Tortang to Yamphudin.(6-7 hours treks)
  • Day 22Yamphudin to Khebang (5-6 hours trek)
  • Day 23Khebang to Khadime
  • Day 24Khadime to Birtamod by local bus/Jeep
  • Day 25Birtamod to Bhadrapur (fly back to Ktm from Bhadrapur)
  • Day 26Final Departure.

What's Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle (car/bus/van)
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan-twin sharing bedroom
  • Teahouse accommodation during the Kanchenjunga trek
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners at typical Nepali restaurants with a cultural dance performance
  • All land transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with an experienced guide by private vehicle as per itinerary
  • Domestic Air Tickets (Kathmandu- Bhadrapur –Kathmandu)
  • All entrance fees for Monasteries and temple sightseeing during the trekking.
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trekking guide and assistant guide
  • Porter service for Kanchenjunga trek (1 porter for two packs)
  • Trekking insurance for all support crew and staff, along with salary, domestic airfare, and daily wages
  • Trekking equipment sleeping bag, down jackets
  • Duffel bag, a t-shirt with Nepal Adventure Team’s logo, and trekking map as a special gift
  • All necessary paperwork
  • Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Entry Permit
  • Kanchenjunga Restricted area permit,
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers information Management System)
  • Medical kit for group and staff (carried by your team leader)
  • All government VAT and local taxes
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Due to early arrival, late departure, and early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary, night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • International flights airfare
  • Travel insurance, Accident, rescue, and medical insurance
  • Personal nature and laundry expenses except for the above programs including phone calls, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, mineral or boiled water, etc
  • Tips for support team your driver, porter, and guide after the trek
  • Any other things not included in the “cost includes” section

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesStatusPriceNote  
27 Oct, 2021 - 21 Nov, 2021GuaranteedUS$ 2585
31 Oct, 2021 - 25 Nov, 2021GuaranteedUS$ 2585

Useful Information

Passport and Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees, and a valid passport.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD

For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration.
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
E-mail: mail@immi.gov.np.
Website: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/

Means of Transport

Transportation for Kanchenjunga Trekking is a private vehicle (Domestic Flight, Car, Jeep, or tourist bus) and Local bus and Jeep to Kathmandu and airport pick up and drop by car. Annapurna Circuit Trek transportation cost is already included unless otherwise noted.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.

Solo Travellers

We have arranged for a single traveler to pay for a single trip only. He has to share the accommodation with other people of same-sex though while he can also join the other groups.

Foods and Accommodations

On the Kanchenjunga Trekking, all meals are provided during the trek while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. Generally, traditional Nepalese(daal, Bhat, curry, and pickle), Tibetan, Continental, Indian and other cuisines are available in the local lodges/teahouses. There will also be a welcome and farewell dinner for guests in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you'll be staying in the best quality standard hotel, on a twin-sharing basis. On trekking, accommodations are simple yet comfortable on-mountain lodges. Toilets and bathrooms need to be shared in some teahouses.
Note: Single room is always available but only on special requests and spending extra bucks.

Health and Fitness Required

No previous experience is required since it's a moderate trek. But you being a healthy person, physically and mentally is very important. It is better if we prepare ourselves a few days/weeks prior to the start of the trek by jogging and running regularly since will be walking a lot of ups and downs in the hills, ridges, villages, and mountains. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions should inform us beforehand.

First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness

Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests that you have your own personal first aid or medical kit. This trip takes you to some high altitudes though not much but the slow walks and regular stops between the walks will help you acclimatize to high altitude saving you from the high altitude sickness called AMS(acute mountain sickness). Gaining altitude without proper consideration of AMS is fatal.

Your Guide and Porter

Since mountain trekking takes you to remote places over high altitudes, the leader should have a piece of significant knowledge in the field so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you there clearing any obstacles on the way. We, Nepal Adventure Team can proudly say that our guides are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced, and licensed. They have undergone a whole lot of training to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.
Our porters are always fully equipped with the gears they need and as per the company policy, they are always insured and completely looked after. They are our backbone. We allow a maximum weight of 25 kg to be carried by one porter. We make sure that they are well paid and well treated.

Best Time to Travel

The best time for trekking to the Kanchenjunga Trekking is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) because the weather is warm and moderate while the view and visibility are the best. The winter is also somehow fine but the monsoon is the less frequented time because of the occasional heavy rain and when the roads might be troublesome.

Equipment and Packing Lists

After booking with Nepal Adventure Team, please pack necessary items as listed:

  • Travel documents: passport, visa (if you have), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 2)
  • Bank card or credit cards, travelers' cheque, etc
  • Comfortable boots and runners/sports shoes.
  • 6-8 pairs of socks woolen/cotton.
  • Fleece jacket, Down / Duvet Jacket, and Rain / windproof jacket.
  • Gloves- 2 pairs.
  • T-shirts 4-6 pcs, shirts(woolen/cotton).
  • A cap for the day and a woolen hat or Balaclava for evening/morning wear.
  • Trousers.
  • Short and tracksuits.
  • Sleeping bag (4 seasons) with inner liner.
  • Large and small towels.
  • Toiletries.
  • Water bottle.
  • Sun /snow glass.
  • Ski / walking poles(optional but useful).
  • First Aid/medical kit.
  • Rucksack/backpack.
  • Duffel Bags(carried by porters or animals).
  • Torch / Flashlights with spare batteries.
  • Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
  • Scarf/mask (for dust and wind).
  • Personal hygiene stuff.
  • Any other extras you feel are necessary like binocular, cameras, books, journals, and more.

Precautionary Note:

Trekking has been long established in Nepal, so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time and the guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit colder but you will get used to it.

Additional Money

Every traveler is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while others on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund ($200), etc before you pack up and leave.

Trip Specific Safety

Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have a safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.

A Couple of Rules

Possession or use of any illegal drugs is totally intolerable. It is because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such a case.

Responsible Tourism

Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too have an important role to

  • Respect the local laws, custom, and their beliefs
  • Always ask for permission before doing something in the local or consult to the leader
  • Keep the area the same as you found it as, wherever you go and dispose of rubbish
  • Support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.

Feedback and Reviews

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Additional Information

For all the additional information, go to Contact Us or send a message and call directly to Mr. Jeevan Thapa Magar +977 9851234322 (Viber/WhatsApp)