Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga Trek

Start Point

Kathmandu

End Point

Kathmandu

Duration

28N/29D

Grade

Moderate

Max Altitude

5140 meter

Meals

B+L+D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

No. of Person

Min. 02 Pax

Trip Highlights

  • One of the most popular remote and less touristic trekking areas of Nepal.
  • The trek from subtropical green valleys in east Nepal to rhododendron forest to the highest summit and get close views of 8500-meter view from the alpine zone.
  • Multiple options stay with local families or tented camp and get involved with local tribes of the Kanchenjunga Area.
  • Breathtaking views of natural beauties of Mt. Kanchenjunga base camp en route.
  • Eyes catch views of wildlife, including snow leopard, blue sheep, black bears, red pandas, and Himalayan Yaks.
  • Ultimate Himalaya hiking experience in the rural and remote areas of Nepal.

Kanchenjunga Trek is the trek to the Base Camp of the world’s third highest peak Kanchenjunga. Soak up spectacular views of the Jannu Himalayas from the Mirgin La. Visit serene villages on the boarders of Sikkim and Tibet.

Kanchenjunga, “Treasures of Snow” (28,198ft) is the third highest mountain in the world and was first climbed by a British team in 1956 AD. Here you can endure a tough challenge, and reap the rewards!

We promise this high altitude Himalayan trek will leave an impact on you forever. Kanchenjunga, although a restricted area, perhaps one of the most remote trekking regions, is situated in Eastern Nepal bordering the Indian state of Sikkim. This area houses Musk Deer, Blue Sheep and the maybe even the legendary Yeti. Few westerners have traveled to this remote area.

This high endurance trek starts with a pleasant drive to Basantpur after which an easy walk for three days through Sherpa and Chhetri villages will reach you to a place called Suketar.

From here on you will feel isolated and far away from civilization, walking on a route along a ridge towards the Tamur River, enjoying panoramic views of Makalu (27,825ft) and Chamlang (24,000ft) peaks. After covering the forests and rhododendron thickets the Kanchenjunga range dramatically reveals itself. The route continues up the Tamur River through Limbu Villages (where a pot of Tongba can be had) to the terraced mountainside village of Amjilassa and the legendary Sherpa village of Ghunsa (11,400ft). The lovely monastery in Ghunsa makes for an interesting visit before the first glimpse of a sea of unclimbed peaks including Jannu (25,289ft), know as “Mystery Peak” or “Terror Peak” is visible. The trail goes on to reach the edge of the Kanchenjunga Glacier and, after crossing the lateral moraine you will come to the junction of Lhonak Glacier (15,680ft) and the valley beyond it. The campsite at Lhonak can be reached by crossing this junction, an undisturbed landscape of unspeakable beauty.

After a couple of days of rest and exploration at Lhonak, including a day trip to Pangpema (16,900ft) to admire the north face of Kangchenjunga, you will continue back the same way home. There is an option however, if the team is interested, to cross two passes, the Lapsang La (16,760ft) and Sinion/Mirgin La (15,300ft) depending on the conditions. On the last day of your trek you will walk back to Suketar to catch a flight to Biratnagar and a connecting flight from there to Kathmandu.

Day by Day Trip Detail Itinerary

After landing at Kathmandu Airport, our representative picks you up from airport and transfer to Hotel.

Half day guided city tours and afternoon pre-trip discussion of next day trek.

After having breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Basantapur via Muglin, Chitwan to Dhankuta.

Trek through mossy Rhododendron forests eventually leading to Chauki (2700m) .

Receive your first views of various peaks including Kanchenjunga. Over night in Gupa Pokhari.

Continue ascending early, through interesting forests. Camp the night by the river at Dovan.

Most of the day you follow the river up the Tamur Valley through rocky fields up to Mitlung.

Cross the river and continue up, the path narrows, you eventually reach the village of Chirwa.

Trek up the Gunsa Khola valley. Riverside camp near the Tibetan village of Sakathum.

Enter an arid landscape and follow a hairy trail up to a crest. Descend slightly to Amjilessa

Forests of bamboo, oak & rhododendron, waterfalls, pastures, and great views up to Kyapra.

Descend steeply into the side of a ravine, trek along the river to yak pastures and up to Gunsa.

Acclimatization day - Gunsa. Trek to the lake at the Yamatari Glacier.

Tackle the unstable slopes leading up to the Tibetan settlement of Kambachen (4,040m).

Acclimatization Day Kambachen. There are a number of day hikes to help acclimatize.

The trail is rocky then crosses moraines. Camp at Lhonak, the views prevails from all directions.

Trek up to the base camp of Pang Pema (5,140m) Watch the sunset over Kanchenjunga.

Hike up the ridge early. The panorama is spectacular, Kambachen overnight

Today you trek along a trail that is difficult to distinguish. Camp at Tseram, a large flat meadow.

Walk along the moraine of the Yalung glacier. The valley opens up, camp at Ramche (4,420m). .

After breakfast start your trek and today you will go to Chittre

Trip Cost Details

  • What is Included
  • Airport Transfers - Car/Van/Bus/Jeep
  • Accommodation on B/B basis (Kathmandu)
  • All entrance Fees of Temple, Monastery, Museum, Durbar Square, Monuments and cultural program at evening.
  • Full Board Package during the Trek (All lodging and Meals)
  • Arrangements and transportation expenses during the tour/trekking
  • Arrangements and fees for trekking.
  • Arrangements and expenses for local Tour Guide/Trekking Guide
  • Arrangements of TIMS (Trekking information management system) Card.
  • Insurance, Meals and Accommodation for Trekking Guide,
  • Special Permit (Restricted Area)
  • What is Excluded
  • Any unexpected costs that occur due to:
  • Weather, Trail, Road Blockage, River conditions,
  • Due to circumstances such as:
  • Sickness, Government action, flight delays,
  • Insurance and Emergency Rescue for Clients
  • Major changes in the itinerary
  • Personal and free-time expenses
  • Cold drinks or alcohol
  • Laundry
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Airport taxes (International)
  • Entry visas to Nepal
  • Tips for Guide and Porter, driver.

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