Kanchenjunga Trek (24 Days)
Since 1988 the remote east region of Nepal, including Kanchenjunga (8,586m) the second highest mountain in Nepal, has been open to trekkers. As is also possible in the western areas such as Dolpo and Mustang, one can still discover a piece of the original Nepal here – free of the excessive proliferation of shops, restaurants and lodges which transform many of the heavily-travelled regions.
Trekking here has become popular these days, especially amongst nature enthusiasts as it takes you into the most remote and beautiful area of Nepal’s eastern Himalaya’s. This region endures the full force of the monsoon and is consequently bursting with life. Over 2000 different flowering plants have been recorded here, and you’ll see some of the richest rhododendron forests in Nepal. Kanchenjunga marks the eastern border of Nepal with the Indian state of Sikkim, the villages here tend to be more prosperous than elsewhere in Nepal, but the further you go the more isolated the communities. An easy way to make friends is to join the locals for a heart-warming drink of hot tongba, the fermented millet drink of the east.
The conservation area that surrounds it extends into protected areas in Sikkim and Tibet, and comprises a beautiful, unspoilt wilderness. This is Snow Leopard territory, but the reclusive predator shares the unbounded forests with the Himalayan Black Bear and the Assamese Macaque, among others. Cascading waterfalls, lush vegetation and thousands of species of plants await those who take the long trail to Kanchenjunga Base Camp.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing and trek preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Phidim
Day 04: Trek to Mitlung
Day 05: Trek to Chirwa
Day 06: Trek to Sekathum
Day 07: Trek to Amjilosa
Day 08: Trek to Gyabla
Day 09: Trek to Ghunsa
Day 10: Rest at Ghunsa
Day 11: Trek to Kambachen
Day 12: Trek to Lhonak
Day 13: Trek to Kanchenjunga BC and back to Lhonak
Day 14: Trek back to Ghunsa
Day 15: Trek to Selele
Day 16: Trek to Tseram
Day 17: Kanchenjunga BC south and stay at Tseram
Day 18: Trek to Tarangden
Day 19: Trek to Yamphudin
Day 20: Trek to Khebang
Day 21: Trek to Kahngdembe
Day 22: Trek and drive to Ilam
Day 23: Drive to Bhadrapur and fly back to Kathmandu
Day 24: Departure or join other activity
Trip Start Dates
- Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary
- 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
- Accommodation in tea houses or in tents as per itinerary during the trek.
- Accommodation including breakfast at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu per itinerary.
- Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
- Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
- Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
- Respective region (Kanchenjunga) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit
- Restricted Area trekking permit
- Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).
- International airfares
- Trekking Equipment
- Major meals, lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
- Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
- Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) – you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu.
- Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
- Tips & Gratuities
Pricing Per Person
As this trekking region is in a restricted area, there are certain rules that must be followed. Depending on the area, there is a limit to the number of trekkers per season, but for most restricted trekking routes a minimum of 2 people is required. All participants must pay for and receive a special restricted area trekking permit, and the trip must be organised through an official, registered trekking company.
- 2-4 People -$2060
- 5+ People -$2010