Kanchenjunga Trek
Kanchenjunga Trek
Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga Trek

This is a strenuous trek that takes us to the both North and South base of world’s 3rd highest mountain Kanchenjunga (8586m), a huge massif situated in the far northeast corner of Nepal at the border of Sikkim and Tibet. The region is one of the pristine high mountain areas in Nepal.

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Trip Facts

Duration: 26 Days    |    Best Month: March - May / Oct - Nov    |    Trip Grade: Strenuous    |    Maximum Altitude: 5143 m.    |    Trekking Hour Per Day: 5 - 6hrs Daily    |    Number of Pax: Min. 4    |    Style of Trek: Camping

Trip Detail

This is a strenuous trek that takes us to the both North and South base of Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), a huge massif situated in the far northeast corner of Nepal at the border of Sikkim and Tibet. The region is one of the pristine high mountain areas in Nepal.

It is a trek into the remote mountain ranges on Nepal’s border with Sikkim and Tibet and explores the area around Mt. Kanchenjunga the third highest mountain in the world. You can see a wide range of scenery from lush, tropical jungle to rhododendron, chestnut, oak forests, agricultural areas and alpine zone at higher altitudes. You will also witness a range of Nepalese culture and life-style from Rai and Limbus to Tibetan Buddhist villages higher up in the mountain.

The trek trail passes through Limbu, Rai and Sherpa villages before reaching an alpine wonderland of majestic peaks finely sculpted by rivers and glaciers enjoying the panoramic views of soaring peaks like; Makalu (27,825ft) and Chamlang (24,000ft). We will continue trek through forests and rhododendron thickets and to the edge of Kanchenjunga glacier until we arrive at the junction of Lhonak Glacier (15,680ft) and north side of Kanchenjunga where you see views of Tent peak, Nepal peak, Cross peak and then the Base Camp Kanchenjunga itself becomes visible. After Pangpema the trek returns to Ghunsa and then crosses the Mirgin La pass over to the south side of Kanchenjunga. After crossing over this pass we visit the yak pastures of Ramche and Oktang from where we can see an impressive views of the south west face of Kanchenjunga. This is a challenging traverse through a region seldom visited in recent years.

  1. Kanchenjunga Trek Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
    Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu for trek preparation
    Day 3: Fly to Suketar (2300 m). Over night at hotel
    Day 4: Trek to Chirwa (1,270m) – 5 – 6 hrs
    Day 5: Trek to Sekathum (1,660m) – 6 hrs
    Day 6: Trek to Amjilossa (2,510m) – 6 hrs
    Day 7: Trek to Gepla (2,730m) – 6 hrs
    Day 8: Trek to Ghunsa (3,450m) – 6 hrs
    Day 9: Acclimatisation day at Ghunsa (3,450 m)
    Day 10: Trek to Kambachen (4,100m) – 6 hrs
    Day 11: Acclimatisation and rest day at Kambachen (4,100m)
    Day 12: Trek to Lhonak (4,790 m) – 7 hrs
    Day 13: Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (Pangpema 5,143m) and return to Lhonak – 6 – 7 hrs
    Day 14: Return to Ghunsa – 7 hrs
    Day 15: Trek to Selele Base Camp 4500 m) before Mirgin La – 6 hrs
    Day 16: Cross Mirgin La (4,480 m) to trek to Tseram (3,870m) – 7 – 8 hrs
    Day 17: Trek to Rache (4620 m) via Oktang, Yalung Glaciers – 7 hrs
    Day 18: Trek to Dorongdin (3000 m) – 7 hrs
    Day 19: Trek to Yamphudin (2,080m) – 8 hrs
    Day 20: Rest day at Yamphudin
    Day 21: Trek to Khesewa (1,960 m) – 6 – 7 hrs
    Day 22: Trek to Khunjari (1,928m) – 3 - 4 hrs
    Day 23: Trek to airstrip at Suketar (2300 m) – 3 – 4 hrs
    Day 24: Fly back to Kathmandu
    Day 25: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
    Day 26: Fly back home

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this trip Items that are covered in the cost of trip price.

•Arrival airport pick up and transfer to hotel
•Two nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (on the arrival day and after the trek)
•Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
•TIMS card and Kanchenjunga conservation area entry permit
•Flight + Land transportation
•All accommodations in lodges/ camps during the trek
•Camping gear (two-person tents, foam mattress, kitchen tent, dining tent & toilet tent)
•Supporting field staff that includes professional trekking guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters
•Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter(s)
•First aid kit, All government taxes
•Sleeping bags

Whats not included in this trip Items that are covered in the cost of trip price.

•Nepal entry visa fee
•Travel & Medical insurance
•International airfare and airport departure tax
•Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
•Personal expenses
•All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
•Sweet things like chocolate
•Hot shower during the trekking
•Tips for the guide and porter
•Emergency evacuation (In case) by helicopter which will be paid by the client’s Travel insurance company

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Departure Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Single Supplement  
Apr 12 – May 07, 2018
Available
$3840US / Person on a double occupancy basis
$450US
Oct 13 – Nov 07, 2018
Available
$3840US / Person on a double occupancy basis
$450US