Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga Trek is the unexplored trekking in the eastern part of the Himalayan Nepal where will have an opportunity to see the world third highest mountain. This route is also known as the home of the Mt Kanchenjunga which is the third highest mountain in the world. You can experience remote Nepali cultures, foods, and the lifestyle of this wonderful land. Through the entire journey, the camping makes your expeditions more amazing and satisfying. The trail crosses three relatively high passes, good paths are followed throughout and there is no trekking on the glacier. It is an area to difficulties to access Himalayan valleys in the northern part of Nepal. The remote and rugged protected areas are both scenically and culturally attractive. It gives you the thrills and memories that will last a lifetime. The scenery is simply breathtaking with the paradise of glistening peaks, stunning glacier around, ancient and ornate monasteries. This region is the most renowned of all the trekking routes all around the globe. Trekking in this region is one of the most revered and adventurous activity to do and one of the greatest opportunities to truly experience the country’s many attributes in their finest form. At the time of trekking in this route, we will be warming welcomed by the Sherpa people who are the local people in this route.

Kanchenjunga Trek is one of the restricted trekking destinations in the Himalayan part of Nepal which begins from Bhadrapur after 45 minutes flight from Kathmandu valley. This is considered as total wilderness adventure tour covering scenic landscapes, impressive hilly terrains, lush green forests, and flora, and fauna of this wonderful land. Trekkers need to obtain special trekking permit to trek to have trekked in this area. And without trekking permit, any trekkers can’t enter this area because this area is restricted by the Nepal government. With the variation of their rituals and traditions, the people of this region are so friendly. We will be overwhelmed by the remarkable villages, most of which are land of mystery, panorama, and harmony. At the time of trekking, we will have an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain which includes Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Kanchenjunga, and many other mountains of this route. We will enter the Kanchenjunga conservation area which is also known as the home of many rare birds, animals, flora, and fauna. This destination is the area where the visitor rarely visited because this area lies in the high passes trail. For the trekking, the perfect time also needed and the perfect season for trekking February to April and September to November.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Bhadrapur (2,420m) Drive to Taplejung 9 hours

Day 03: Trekking to Lalikharka (2265m) 4 – 5 hours

Day 04: Trekking to Khesewa (2120m) 5 – 6 hours

Day 05: Trekking to Mamankhe (1785m) 5 – 6 hours

Day 06: Trekking to Yamphudin (2080m) 4 -5 hours

Day 07: Trekking to Tortong (2,995m) 7 -8 hours

Day 08: Trekking to Cheram (3,870m) 2 -3 hours

Day 09: Rest day in Cheram

Day 10: Trekking to Ramchaur (4,580m) 3 – 4 hours

Day 11: Trekking to Yalung Base Camp (4500m), back to Cheram 3 – 4 hours

Day 12: Trekking to Sele La (4290m) 6 -7 hours

Day 13: Trekking to Ghunsa (3,595) 2 -3 hours

Day 14: Trekking to Kambachen (4,050m) 5 -6 hours

Day 15: Trekking to Lhonak (4,780m) 5 -6 hours

Day 16: Overnight at Pangpema (5,143m) 6 -7 hours

Day 17: Trekking to Lhonak 3 – 4 hours

Day 18: Trekking to Ghunsa (3475m) 6 -7 hours

Day 19: Trekking to Amjilosa (2,308m) 5 -6 hours

Day 20: Trekking to Chirwa (1,270m) 6 -7 hours

Day 21: Trekking to Taplejung (921m) 7 -8 hours

Day 22: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 23: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

When you will land in the international airport in Kathmandu then there will one person from our company to take-off you. You will directly drive towards the hotel to check out. At night you will meet your guide and counsel about the trip. And have our dinner.

Day 02: Fly to Bhadrapur (2,420m) Drive to Taplejung 9 hours

Today we will start our trekking Kanchenjunga Base Camp and slowly move towards the local airport of Kathmandu valley to fly towards Bhadrapur. Upon 1-hour flight from Kathmandu valley, we will reach Bhadrapur and drive towards Taplejung. We will have our lunch on the way then we will slowly move towards Taplejung where we will spend one night.

Day 03: Trekking to Lalikharka (2265m) 4 – 5 hours

There is also a lot of meandering on rough terrains and this is the last settlement along the route. We can enjoy the wonderful views of the mountain, beautiful landscapes. We will cross many suspension bridges before reaching Lalikharka where we will spend one night.

Day 04: Trekking to Khesewa (2120m) 5 – 6 hours

The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the mountain and beautiful landscapes. We will have our lunch on the way then after taking some rest and slowly move towards Khesewa where we will spend one night in this beautiful land.

Day 05: Trekking to Mamankhe (1785m) 5 – 6 hours

While doing this day trek, we will have an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain, beautiful villages. We will cross many suspension bridges before reaching Mamankhe where we will spend one night in this wonderful land.

Day 06: Trekking to Yamphudin (2080m) 4 -5 hours

This will be one of the most difficulties yet rewarding days of the trek and the ascent is demanding but the climber gets the magnificent mountain views. We will walk on a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will slowly move towards Yamphudin where we will spend one night.

Day 07: Trekking to Tortong (2,995m) 7 -8 hours

This day trekking trail slightly goes uphill to Tortong. We will have an opportunity to explore the beautiful valley of the route. We will pass through the lush forest, beautiful valley, and get an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain.

Day 08: Trekking to Cheram (3,870m) 2 -3 hours

The trail follows ascending through Himalayan pine and cedar forests. We will have an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain which is the third highest mountains in the world Mt Kanchenjunga. On the route, we will have our lunch and slowly move towards Cheram where we will spend one night.

Day 09: Rest day in Cheram

This day is for the rest day that’s why we don’t start our trekking. Early in the morning after wake up, we will have our breakfast then after we will explore all around Cheram. At this day, we will explore villages and get an opportunity to spend some time in the monastery which feels better and mental makeup for further trekking or journey.

Day 10: Trekking to Ramchaur (4,580m) 3 – 4 hours

The main attraction of this village is lifestyle, culture, traditions, rituals, and hospitality of the local people. We will pass through rice fields, many bananas trees, and several small villages to reach Ramchaur. We can observe the beautiful landscapes, streams, and following the river edge.

Day 11: Trekking to Yalung Base Camp (4500m), back to Cheram 3 – 4 hours

In the early morning, we will start our trekking towards Yalung Base Camp. We begin crossing the Yalung Base Camp on a steep trail all the way up the ridges of the passes. After crossing Yalung Base Camp, we will have our lunch then after slowly move back towards Cheram where we will spend one night.

Day 12: Trekking to Sele La (4290m) 6 -7 hours

We will have an opportunity to see the majestic views of the eye-catching snow-capped peak range. We will have our lunch on the way then after taking some rest and slowly move towards Sele La where we will spend one night.   

Day 13: Trekking to Ghunsa (3,595) 2 -3 hours

We will have an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain and beautiful landscapes. We will have our lunch on the way then after slowly move towards Ghunsa where we will spend one night.

Day 14: Trekking to Kambachen (4,050m) 5 -6 hours

The trek will descend down to the river and cross it and move towards Kambachen. The trails play hide and seek on the dense forests area which is zigzag also. The trekking route becomes all the more interesting as we get closer to our destinations.

Day 15: Trekking to Lhonak (4,780m) 5 -6 hours

The terrace of the village and hit forest, ferns and woodland we will leave behind. We will also pass through several small villages and a few temples on the way before reach in Lhonak where we will spend one night.

Day 16: Trekking at Pangpema (5,143m) 6 -7 hours

The trail climbs pass through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple tree. On the way, we have an opportunity to explore monastery and have some lunch and move towards Pangpema where we will spend one night.

Day 17: Trekking to Lhonak 3 – 4 hours

The trail will be tiring as it goes through the stone and dirt path and takes you down to the mountainsides. On the route, we will have an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain and beautiful landscapes. We will have our lunch on the way then we will move towards Lhonak and spend one night.

Day 18: Trekking to Ghunsa (3475m) 6 -7 hours

Morning walk leads on the gradual winding trail through forest and farmlands. We will wake up early in the morning and trek along the west bank of the river and you will ascend to the beautiful views of Chortens and Tibetans mountains and spend one night.

Day 19: Trekking to Amjilosa (2,308m) 5 -6 hours

Most adventurous and exciting trek awaits today. You will reach some stone steps that scramble high above the rivers to a waterfall and the tiny hamlet of Ghaiyabari. The trail not only fascinated with those monasteries but also with some juniper forests till we reach Phale where we will have our lunch and slowly move towards Amjilosa and spend one night.

Day 20: Trekking to Chirwa (1,270m) 6 -7 hours

We will be the short and pleasant walk on a flat ridge and then meanders through the bamboo, birch, brown oak, and rhododendron. The trail begins grinding to the Sherpa village of Chirwa where we will spend one night.

Day 21: Trekking to Taplejung (921m) 7 -8 hours

We descend from Chirwa to Taplejung and you can enjoy some greenery as the trail goes alongside some vegetation. Our trekking trail today leaves the river and follows the trail which climbs above the east bank of the Tamor Khola to the Hamlet at Thiwa. And in Thiwa, we will have our lunch and slowly move towards Taplejung where we will spend one night.

Day 22: Fly to Kathmandu

In the morning, if the hotel is able to make breakfast then we will have our breakfast and slowly move towards the local airport of Taplejung to fly towards Kathmandu valley. Upon reach in Kathmandu valley, first of all, we will check out the hotel and spend some time around the Thamel Bazaar and spend one night in this wonderful valley.

Day 23: Final departure

We will drop you towards the international airport with the hope that you have a wonderful day in our small country. Your safe journey with beautiful and adventure days in Nepal and also hoping that this will not the last chance to serve you and you will give another chance to serve you.