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Kanchenjunga Trekking

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Duration Duration
25 Days
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
5530m
Activities Activities
Adventurous & Challenging Trekking
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
Airport Transfers | Domestic Flights |
Grade Grade
Adventurous
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Adventure Trek
Meals Meals
24 Breakfast | 18 Lunch | 18 Dinner
Group Size Group Size
2-15 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Sept - Nov, March - May
Accommodation Accommodation
Lodge/Camp

Overview of Kanchenjunga Trekking

Kanchenjunga trekking is popular and one of the most beautiful journey mountain massifs in the world. It lies in Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. The conservation area covers 2,035 square kilometers. It is an abode to snow leopards, musk deer, red panda, and others. The abundant species are impedance pheasants, shy dragon, red-billed blue magpie among others. The range of mountains is also the provenance of many different glaciers that morph into some of the famous white-water rafting rivers in Nepal.

The route has lesser visitors traffic than in some other major trekking destinations. There will be a more intimate chance to delve into the rustic, bucolic lifestyle of the indigenous people. So if you are looking to get off the mainstream trekking track in the Himalayas, and explore some not highly explored and thus an immaculate route, the Kanchenjunga trek should be our recommendation!

Geography

Located in the easternmost edge of Nepal, in the Nepal-Tibet border, Kanchenjunga, standing 8,586 meters high, is the third-largest mountain peak in the world. Kanchenjunga, in Nepali means, a treasure of five adorned by snow, which represents the five peaks in the region. Till the Mt. Everest was measured higher in 1852, Kanchenjunga II had been established as the highest in the world. The natives consider the mountains to be sacred and connect the five peaks, each with the five treasures of gold, silver, gem, grain, and holy books.

The mountains have their place in the myths and folklore as the dwelling of a mountain deity called Dzo-nga, sometimes called the ‘Kanchenjunga Demon,’ a type of Yeti. In 1925, the British geological expedition spotted bipedal creatures in the mountains. Moreover, people of both the eastern and western sides of the mountain, in Nepal and Sikkim respectively share a legend. The legend says there is a ‘valley of immortality’ that obscures in the upper slopes of the mountains. The trekking in this region began in 1988.

Because of the difficulty to climb the mountain from the Indian side, the area is less explored. Hence, with its pristine nature preserved till now. Adorned by snow-capped mountains, striking landscapes, and serene views, the route also provides a perfect vantage point to explore other great mountains like Mt. Makalu and Kumbhakarna Himal. There are 16 peaks over 7,000 meters in the region. Furthermore, since the trek starts from 1,200 meters to 5,180 meters above sea level, the route also offers a vast difference in climatic and geological regions from deep jungles to icy glaciers.

Kanchenjunga Trekking - Accommodation

DaysHotel/LodgeCategoryPlace
01-02Samsara Resort/Hotel Thamel or similar standard3*Kathmandu
03- 22Trekking LodgeTeahouse/lodge/camp/guesthouseTrekking Trails
23-24Samsara Resort/Hotel Thamel3*Kathmandu

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Kanchenjunga Trekking - Detail Itinerary

01

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Oriental Journeys representative warmly welcome you in the airport and transfer you to the hotel. In the evening, we will tell a brief about Kanchenjunga trekking arrangement.

02

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

A well-experienced guide will take you to the historical monuments located in Kathmandu valley and the sites include Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

03

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Sukatar (11824m) and trek to Mitlung (1968m)

We will take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Sukatar . Then we will trek to Mitlung. It takes 5 hours to reach the location.

04

Day 04: Trek from Mitlung to Chhiruwa (1190m)

We will reach at Chhiruwa after 5 to 6 hours of walk. We will see beautiful scenery during the trekking.

05

Day 05: Trek from Chiruwa to Sekathaum (1640m)

The trek continues from early morning and after 5 to 6 hours approximate trekking, we will reach Sekathum. The trek continue through Tamor Nadi valley. overnight stay at Sekhathum.

06

Day 06: Trek from Sekathum to Amijlassa (2490m)

We will be entertaining with the enchanting beauty of natural scenes and sceneries during the trekking. It takes approximately 5 to 6 hours to reach Amijlassa. The trail narrows and follows the Ghunsa River. Overnight stay at Amijlassa.

07

Day 07: Trek to Gyabla (2730m)

The trek continues in the isolated section of the trails with no villages and and we will be walking through the dense forest the whole day.

08

Day 08: Trek to Ghunsa (3430m)

Today, we will cross a 3000m elevation threshold and will maintain a comfortable pace to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness. After walking halfway between Gyabla and Ghunsa, we will reach Tibetan village of Phole where we stop for lunch. This is the nice place to touch the Tibetan Buddhist culture and visit t0 monastery.

09

Day 09: Rest Day in Ghunsa (3430m)

We will be taking rest after trekking in Sherpa village of Ghunsa. This is the perfect place for a rest and to soak 3400m elevation before moving to the north basecamp. Ghunsa is the first permanent settlement on the way to base camp.

10

Day 10: Trek to Kambachen (4040m)

We will get a chance to explore one of the most magnificent glacial valleys during the trek. Today, we will walk on the moraine and the glacier from Lhonak. We will be staying at the Camp at the bottom of Jannu glacier with the direct view of Kanchenjunga massif . This is a very remote area where we got an oppertunity to see some wildlife such as blue sheep, mountain goat and smaller animals among the rock such as hyrax and marmot.

11

Day 11: Trek to Lhonak (4790m)

Today, we will walk on the high altitude glacier with no villages or houses. The trekking trail climb up gradually through moraine debris. The glacier starts around Ramtangat with 4240m elevation. After this, the trail continues on its north side with Lhonak located at the junction of Lhonak and Kanchenjunga glaciers. We can see stunning mountains in all directions from Lhonak.

12

Day 12: Trek to Pangpema Base Camp ( 5140m)

Today, we will explore the Kanchenjunga north base camp which is called Pang Pema. Since the area is visited by few trekkers, there is not enough traffic in the trail. In the base camp, we will explore the glacier as much as possible.

13

Day 13: Trek back to Ghunsa (3430m)

We will trek back to Ghunsa from Pang Pema Base camp with beautiful sceneries around the trekking routes.

14

Day 14: Trek to Sele Lapass (4500m)

From Ghunsa, we will take ascending trail used by local people and walking through pine and rhododendron forest covered by snow.

15

Day 15: Trek to Tseram (3870m) and cross Mirgin La (4480m)

Today, we will have to cross some challenging trek with a steep 400 m climb to Mirgin La Pass but it offers mesmerizing view of Jannu Himal as well as Makalu, Chamlang and Kanchenjunga along with sikkim border. The trek continues and we descend down finally to Tseram.

16

Day 16: Trek to Ramche (4620m)

The trek offers an opportunity to explore Yalung glacier. We start trekking early in the morning to reach Ramche. After lunch. we will be moving ahead towards Octang, 7km away from 300m elevation, the view point of Kanchenjunga.

17

Day 17: Trek to Tortong (2995m)

Today, we will have an easier trek towards Simbukhola through varieties of pine and rhododendron forests in the descending trails throughout the way to Tortong.

18

Day 18: Trek to Yamphudim (2070m)

Today, we are crossing the tough section of the trek. The trekking trail is prone to landslides which makes us difficult to hike. We will further climb to the Lamite Pass.

19

Day 19: Trek to Khebang (1740m)

Today, we will walk through the beautiful villages of Brahmin and Kshetri communities and also cross 2 passes.

20

Day 20: Trek to Phakoling (800m)

We will trek for the longer day today since we have to reach at Dobhan which is 6 km from Phakoling. After this, we will walk for 8km straightforward village path to the village.

21

Day 21: Trek to Thapru (1600m)

Today is the last day of our trekking with a 1200m climb to Thapru village. We will take easy and enjoy the last glimpses of Kanchenjunga range and final mountain sunsets from the village. Lastly, we complete this incredible trekking.

22

Day 22: Drive to Bhadrapur (190km)

We will drive to Bhadrapur airpor with average speed of 30kmh and it takes 9 hours to arrive at bhadrapur.

23

Day 23: Fly to Kathmandu

Today, we will fly to Kathmandu in a clear weather and it gives us an opportunity to view some of the most impressive peaks of the Himalayan range

24

Day 24: free and shopping day in Kathmandu

We can take rest for sometimes and see the market in Kathmandu. You can further buy souvenir, gift and token of love during your free time in Kathmandu.

25

Day 25: Departure from Kathmandu

After having breakfast, we will drop off you at the airport and you will depart for your final destination.

Kanchenjunga Trekking - Fixed Departure Cost & Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

3600USD

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Book This TripQuick Inquiry
Duration Duration
25 Days
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
5530m
Activities Activities
Adventurous & Challenging Trekking
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
Airport Transfers | Domestic Flights |
Grade Grade
Adventurous
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Adventure Trek
Meals Meals
24 Breakfast | 18 Lunch | 18 Dinner
Group Size Group Size
2-15 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Sept - Nov, March - May
Accommodation Accommodation
Lodge/Camp

Kanchenjunga trekking is popular and one of the most beautiful journey mountain massifs in the world. It lies in Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. The conservation area covers 2,035 square kilometers. It is an abode to snow leopards, musk deer, red panda, and others. The abundant species are impedance pheasants, shy dragon, red-billed blue magpie among others. The range of mountains is also the provenance of many different glaciers that morph into some of the famous white-water rafting rivers in Nepal.

The route has lesser visitors traffic than in some other major trekking destinations. There will be a more intimate chance to delve into the rustic, bucolic lifestyle of the indigenous people. So if you are looking to get off the mainstream trekking track in the Himalayas, and explore some not highly explored and thus an immaculate route, the Kanchenjunga trek should be our recommendation!

Geography

Located in the easternmost edge of Nepal, in the Nepal-Tibet border, Kanchenjunga, standing 8,586 meters high, is the third-largest mountain peak in the world. Kanchenjunga, in Nepali means, a treasure of five adorned by snow, which represents the five peaks in the region. Till the Mt. Everest was measured higher in 1852, Kanchenjunga II had been established as the highest in the world. The natives consider the mountains to be sacred and connect the five peaks, each with the five treasures of gold, silver, gem, grain, and holy books.

The mountains have their place in the myths and folklore as the dwelling of a mountain deity called Dzo-nga, sometimes called the ‘Kanchenjunga Demon,’ a type of Yeti. In 1925, the British geological expedition spotted bipedal creatures in the mountains. Moreover, people of both the eastern and western sides of the mountain, in Nepal and Sikkim respectively share a legend. The legend says there is a ‘valley of immortality’ that obscures in the upper slopes of the mountains. The trekking in this region began in 1988.

Because of the difficulty to climb the mountain from the Indian side, the area is less explored. Hence, with its pristine nature preserved till now. Adorned by snow-capped mountains, striking landscapes, and serene views, the route also provides a perfect vantage point to explore other great mountains like Mt. Makalu and Kumbhakarna Himal. There are 16 peaks over 7,000 meters in the region. Furthermore, since the trek starts from 1,200 meters to 5,180 meters above sea level, the route also offers a vast difference in climatic and geological regions from deep jungles to icy glaciers.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Oriental Journeys representative warmly welcome you in the airport and transfer you to the hotel. In the evening, we will tell a brief about Kanchenjunga trekking arrangement.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

A well-experienced guide will take you to the historical monuments located in Kathmandu valley and the sites include Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Sukatar (11824m) and trek to Mitlung (1968m)

We will take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Sukatar . Then we will trek to Mitlung. It takes 5 hours to reach the location.

Day 04: Trek from Mitlung to Chhiruwa (1190m)

We will reach at Chhiruwa after 5 to 6 hours of walk. We will see beautiful scenery during the trekking.

Day 05: Trek from Chiruwa to Sekathaum (1640m)

The trek continues from early morning and after 5 to 6 hours approximate trekking, we will reach Sekathum. The trek continue through Tamor Nadi valley. overnight stay at Sekhathum.

Day 06: Trek from Sekathum to Amijlassa (2490m)

We will be entertaining with the enchanting beauty of natural scenes and sceneries during the trekking. It takes approximately 5 to 6 hours to reach Amijlassa. The trail narrows and follows the Ghunsa River. Overnight stay at Amijlassa.

Day 07: Trek to Gyabla (2730m)

The trek continues in the isolated section of the trails with no villages and and we will be walking through the dense forest the whole day.

Day 08: Trek to Ghunsa (3430m)

Today, we will cross a 3000m elevation threshold and will maintain a comfortable pace to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness. After walking halfway between Gyabla and Ghunsa, we will reach Tibetan village of Phole where we stop for lunch. This is the nice place to touch the Tibetan Buddhist culture and visit t0 monastery.

Day 09: Rest Day in Ghunsa (3430m)

We will be taking rest after trekking in Sherpa village of Ghunsa. This is the perfect place for a rest and to soak 3400m elevation before moving to the north basecamp. Ghunsa is the first permanent settlement on the way to base camp.

Day 10: Trek to Kambachen (4040m)

We will get a chance to explore one of the most magnificent glacial valleys during the trek. Today, we will walk on the moraine and the glacier from Lhonak. We will be staying at the Camp at the bottom of Jannu glacier with the direct view of Kanchenjunga massif . This is a very remote area where we got an oppertunity to see some wildlife such as blue sheep, mountain goat and smaller animals among the rock such as hyrax and marmot.

Day 11: Trek to Lhonak (4790m)

Today, we will walk on the high altitude glacier with no villages or houses. The trekking trail climb up gradually through moraine debris. The glacier starts around Ramtangat with 4240m elevation. After this, the trail continues on its north side with Lhonak located at the junction of Lhonak and Kanchenjunga glaciers. We can see stunning mountains in all directions from Lhonak.

Day 12: Trek to Pangpema Base Camp ( 5140m)

Today, we will explore the Kanchenjunga north base camp which is called Pang Pema. Since the area is visited by few trekkers, there is not enough traffic in the trail. In the base camp, we will explore the glacier as much as possible.

Day 13: Trek back to Ghunsa (3430m)

We will trek back to Ghunsa from Pang Pema Base camp with beautiful sceneries around the trekking routes.

Day 14: Trek to Sele Lapass (4500m)

From Ghunsa, we will take ascending trail used by local people and walking through pine and rhododendron forest covered by snow.

Day 15: Trek to Tseram (3870m) and cross Mirgin La (4480m)

Today, we will have to cross some challenging trek with a steep 400 m climb to Mirgin La Pass but it offers mesmerizing view of Jannu Himal as well as Makalu, Chamlang and Kanchenjunga along with sikkim border. The trek continues and we descend down finally to Tseram.

Day 16: Trek to Ramche (4620m)

The trek offers an opportunity to explore Yalung glacier. We start trekking early in the morning to reach Ramche. After lunch. we will be moving ahead towards Octang, 7km away from 300m elevation, the view point of Kanchenjunga.

Day 17: Trek to Tortong (2995m)

Today, we will have an easier trek towards Simbukhola through varieties of pine and rhododendron forests in the descending trails throughout the way to Tortong.

Day 18: Trek to Yamphudim (2070m)

Today, we are crossing the tough section of the trek. The trekking trail is prone to landslides which makes us difficult to hike. We will further climb to the Lamite Pass.

Day 19: Trek to Khebang (1740m)

Today, we will walk through the beautiful villages of Brahmin and Kshetri communities and also cross 2 passes.

Day 20: Trek to Phakoling (800m)

We will trek for the longer day today since we have to reach at Dobhan which is 6 km from Phakoling. After this, we will walk for 8km straightforward village path to the village.

Day 21: Trek to Thapru (1600m)

Today is the last day of our trekking with a 1200m climb to Thapru village. We will take easy and enjoy the last glimpses of Kanchenjunga range and final mountain sunsets from the village. Lastly, we complete this incredible trekking.

Day 22: Drive to Bhadrapur (190km)

We will drive to Bhadrapur airpor with average speed of 30kmh and it takes 9 hours to arrive at bhadrapur.

Day 23: Fly to Kathmandu

Today, we will fly to Kathmandu in a clear weather and it gives us an opportunity to view some of the most impressive peaks of the Himalayan range

Day 24: free and shopping day in Kathmandu

We can take rest for sometimes and see the market in Kathmandu. You can further buy souvenir, gift and token of love during your free time in Kathmandu.

Day 25: Departure from Kathmandu

After having breakfast, we will drop off you at the airport and you will depart for your final destination.


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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