Kanchenjunga Trek (24 Days)

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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.

Trip Overview

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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1320m). Our representative will be at airport with your name card. Once you grab him you will be heartily welcomed by him putting garland on your neck which means welcome to Nepal. Then you will be driven to the hotel by car. Rest and enjoy the day around the town.

Hotel in Kathmandu- B

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley (Buddhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan Durbar Square and Swambhnath Stupa) with professional tour guide then after evening you will have meeting with Trekking guide who will support you for trekking preparation.

Hotel in Kathmandu- B

Day 03: Take early morning flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur or Biratnagar and then drive to Phidim (6-7 hours drive). Overnight at hotel

Hotel in Phidim- B, L, D

Day 04: Drive from Phidim to Taplejung (1820 m) 3-4 hours then trek to Mitlung (920m) for 3 hours.

Teahouse in Mitlung- B, L, D

Day 05: Trek to Chirwa (1300m) 4-5 hours. The trails ascends and descends as its pace and we walk through rice field and thick forest crossing some rivers.

Tea House in Chirwa- B, L, D

Day 06: Trek to Sekathum (1670m) 5 – 6 hours.Today we pass many cardamom field since its famous for this region then down to the big forest and follow Tamor river then arrives Sekathum.

Tea House in Sekathum- B, L, D

Day 07: Trek to Amjilosa (2520m) 6- 7 hours. Today will be little tougher day since the trail has more up and down as well as tricky. Have to be careful in the gorge.

Tea House in Amjisola- B, L, D

Day 08: Trek to Gyabla (2730 m) 5 – 6 hours. The trails lead ahead through delnse bamboo and rhododendron forest. You can enjoy by seeing many waterfalls during the walk.

Tea House in Gyabla- B, L, D

Day 09: Trek to Ghunsa (3595 m) 4 – 5 hours. First we descend and enter an open valley where you can feel Tibetan lifestyle since there is a Tibetan refugees settlements. You can find Tibetan made souvenirs on the way. Ghunsa is a big Sherpa village where you will spend two nights.

Tea House in Ghunsa- B, L, D

Day 10: Acclimatisation day in Ghunsa. Today will have rest day at Ghunsa. During acclimatization you can either visit a monastery Lapsan La or could hike up to 4200 m on the way to Dudhkunda (milky lake). 4 – 5 hours.

Tea House in Ghunsa- B, L, D

Day 11: Trek to Kambachen (4050 m) 5 – 6 hours. We trek further north along the river bank with the mind blowing views of mountain through the Rhododendron and pine forest.

Tea House in Kambachen- B, L, D

Day 12: Trek to Lhonak (4780 m) 6 – 7 hours. Another tough day here as we need to start walking earlier. We pass through rocky field and land slide where steady in needed.

Tea House in Lhonak- B, L, D

Day 13: Day hiking to Pangpema (5065 m) and Kanchenjunga base camp (5338m) on the north side 5 – 6 hours to view the Mt. Kanchenjunga and return to Lhonak.

Tea House in Lhonak- B, L, D

Day 14: Trek back to Ghunsa (3595 m) 6-7 hours We come back to Ghunsa after achieving our goal enjoy downhill walking to Ghunsa.

Tea House in Ghunsa- B, L, D

Day 15: Trek to Selele (4300 m) 5 – 6 hours. It will be steep trek upward to Selele through dense forest of Rododendron and Juniper.

Tea House in Selele- B, L, D

Day 16: Today will be the extreme day since we need to cross 3 different passes. Trek Sele La – Sinion La Pass (4460 m) – Mirgin La Pass (4480 m) – Sinelapcha La Pass (4646 m) – Tseram (3870 m) – 7 – 8 hours.

Tea House in Tseram- B, L, D

Day 17: Day hiking to Oktang Base Camp – 5 – 6 hours.
We go for day hiking to Oktang to observe the Kanchenjunga South and return to Tseram

Tea House in Tseram- B, L, D

Day 18: Trek to Torangden (2995m) 5 – 6 hours. We descend all the way down to Torangden through lush of Rhododendron forest.

Tea House in Torangden- B, L, D

Day 19: Trek to Yamphudin (2080m) 6 – 7 hours. We again descend down to Yamphudin which is a big village of Sherpa, Rai Limbu inhabitants.

Tea House in Yamphudin- B, L, D

Day 20: Trek to Khebang (1910m) 4 – 5 hours. Today we trek down to Khebang.

Tea House in Khebang- B, L, D

Day 21: Trek to Khandembe (1420 m) 5 – 6 hours. We head to Khandembe village which is on e of the biggest village of Limbu inhabitants.

Tea House in Khandembe- B, L, D

Day 22: Trek to Medibung (1510 m) 3 hours and drive to Ilam (2150m) 4 – 5 hours.

Tea House in Ilam- B, L, D

Day 23: Drive to Bhadrapur / Biratnagar and fly to Kathmandu

Hotel in Kathmandu -B

Day 24: Departure. Fly back home or onward journey.

The above itinerary can be customised at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We can follow accordingly.

Note of above Itinerary:


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

We will organise this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us today for a customised departure date.


Whats Included/Excluded

Cost Includes

  • 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).

Cost Excludes

  • 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


Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please  contact us at [email protected] or If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: +977-9851175534


Trip Summary

Duration: 24 Days

Max Altitude: 5,338m

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, Teahouse Lodging/Camping during Trek

Meals: All meals included during trek

Transportation: Car, bus Plane

Best Time: Mar-May & Sep-Nov 

Are you looking for a Tailor made trip? Your enquiry is greatly appreciated and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
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