Trip Details

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

Among the most popular trekking trails in the eastern part of Nepal, 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 till the 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 scenario 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 kilometer is home to many globally significant flora and fauna and endangered species such as 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. s

Kanchenjunga trekking starts with your flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur then travel by a 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 in 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.

Nepal Adventure Team invites you 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 eastern valleys of remote Nepal with our professional guide.

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 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 “cost includes” section

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesStatusPriceNote  
16 Aug, 2020 - 10 Sep, 2020GuaranteedUS$ 2585
23 Aug, 2020 - 17 Sep, 2020GuaranteedUS$ 2585
30 Aug, 2020 - 24 Sep, 2020GuaranteedUS$ 2585