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Kanchenjunga Trek

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Kanchenjunga Trek - 25 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Hotel/Guest House
Max. Elevation
Private Vehicle/Flight

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu city tour with our an experience tour guide (Durbar square, Swyambhunath, Boddhanath, Pasupatinath Temple)
  • Scenic flight to Suketar (Taplejung)
  • Lead by an experience mountain guide who have best knowledge of the Kanchenjunga.
  • Ancient settlement Ghnsa, Khambachan, Kanchenjunga Base Camp and Ramche.
  • Explore about Sherpa people, tradition, culture, monuments, Flora and fauna.
  • Breathtaking view of 3rd highest Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m)
  • Learn Nepali Language and cooking.
  • Issue special permit by authority government local agency in Nepal.

Trip Overview of Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga(8586m) is the 3rd highest peak in the world as well as Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a surprising and perfect trekking position in the eastern division of Nepal. To trek in Kanchenjunga is in fact a worthwhile trek as this region proffers astonishing snow-capped mountains, scenes,s and interesting panoramic visions of the Himalayas. You can take pleasure in a range of short and towering snowy peaks on top of 8,000 meters and beneath 8,000 meters as well. The trek grade is moderate and its mode of accommodation is camping. Kanchenjunga is the second-highest in Nepal. Kanchenjunga is translated along the lines of “Five treasures of the snow”. To trek in Kanchenjunga Trek means going on a mountain trek. Yet this trek is strenuous, you can get a remarkable selection.

This excursion kicks off from the capital city of Kathmandu and ends in Taplejung. Kanchenjunga Trek is an extremely isolated part of trekking that provides an occasion to observe panoramic views of the Himalayas on each route. Kanchenjunga Trek is the most renowned of the Himalayan trekking holidays. This is a newly unlocked route that provides an occasion to explore entirely untouched high ground and rough country to passionate trekkers. Therefore this trek is considered a trek adventure travel. It also suggests the most yet striking and different variety of landscape, the prosperous farmland, timber valleys, and spectacular mountain scenery, together with the close observation of Kanchenjunga without any distrust fascinate anybody. You can also encompass the far-away panoramic view of the mountains. Kanchenjunga Trek can be counted as a supreme package for Nepal. Here, in the Kanchenjunga Trek itinerary, you will cover the places like Biratnagar, Gupha Pokhari, Sekhathum, Taplejung, and a few other places too.

This excursion is frequently well-identified for fewer visits, high demanding mountain passes, the outstanding vision of the mountain, majestic Soaring Mountain, and marvelous flora and fauna. In this trek, you can even visit the local Sherpa, pasture, and artistic monastery.



The representative from Tourist link trek & expedition with the tourist link trek sign board will receive you at Tribhuvan International airport Kathmandu, where you get a warm welcome with a garland, made up of flowers and then be escorted to your hotel. He will explain a bit about your trip while driving to your hotel. Manager Hom will meet you at the hotel and explain about the trekking journey.

In the morning after having breakfast you will be greeted by your tour guide who will guide you around the city by taking a luxury car. You will visit some UNESCO world heritage sites such as Kathmandu Durbar square, Bouddhanath stupa, Patan Durbar square, and Monkey temple. All of these sites are UNESCO world heritage sites. Some remaining shopping is done in the evening.

We drive to Kathmandu airport in the morning after having breakfast for a flight to Biratnagar. It takes nearly 40 minutes to reach Biratnagar. The flight goes in an east direction so you can have a scenic view of the Himalayas ranges. After landing at Biratnagar we take another flight to Suketar Taplejung which can be tiny small aircraft. It can be a Dornier aircraft or Pilatus porter but for sure it will be a small one. After Arriving at Suketar we walk for a while to the mountain lodge where you will meet the rest of the staff for your trekking trip. Overnight at mountain lodge.

We commence our journey after having breakfast. Porter prepares your duffel bag fastening two of them and making one load so it's easier for them to carry. The trail goes downhill all the way to the mighty Tamor river which originates from Mt Kanchenjunga and its neighboring mountain. We walk through a bunch of settlements where we can see people from several different indigenous groups like Rai and Limbu. We stop for launch at the place called Mitlung which is located on the bank of river Tamor. We stop at Sinwa for an overnight stay.

We commence our journey early in the morning after taking a gut-filling breakfast. The trail goes through the bank of the river Tamar crossing a few times through the suspension bridge. A small terrace field by the bank of the river magnifies the beauty of the landscape. We stop for launch at Chiruwa where we make the check-in inside the Kanchenjunga conservation area. The trail goes flat most of the day except for some small up and down. We cross the river through the suspension bridge and reach our destination Sakethum.

The trail goes through the bank of the mighty river Ghunsa Khola which originates at Pangpema. After walking an hour we walk uphill all the way to Amjilosa where there are few houses inhabited by Tibetan descendent Bhotia people. Amjilosa is located at the waist of the mountain high above the river. The surrounding of this mountain is mostly pastureland.

We start our journey early in the morning after having breakfast. The trail goes high about the river through the waist of the mountain. The mesmerizing scenery during the walk amazes you every pulse of the moment so don't forget to be alert and look around and hey don't forget this is the area where you can witness red panda and some other endangered species. The place Gyabla surprises you when you get there. Wooden house built using local architect, wooden fence encircled around the field and the Jokpey cross breed between Yak and the regular hilly cow you are going to see here the first time.

The Trek trail to Ghunsa goes through the pastureland and small forest where the majority of the tree are alpine like pine, fir, juniper, and highland rhododendron. We cross the aluminum bridge and reach Ghunsa which is one of the biggest settlements on the trail. The indigenous people in this area are descendent of Tibetan Bhotia people. They follow Tibetan Buddhism. The houses in this village are mostly built of wood and consist of two stories, the ground floor for the cattle and the first floor for the people. Please do not miss to visit this village in depth.

We start the journey early in the morning after having breakfast. The trail goes gradually uphill following the flossing river Ghunsa Khola. The scenery on the way is breathtaking so you might stop a lot on the way for observation and photos. After trekking halfway we cross the river through a wooden bridge which is one of the unique pieces of art where no nail has been while construction. We walk through a landslide cross a small river coming from the left-hand side and reach Khambachen which is a yak herders settlement in the past now because of tourism there are few lodges open for the hospitality of tourists.

On the tenth day of trekking, you are doing acclimatization at Khambachen. There are several side trips available to do from this place. It makes you stronger after getting well acclimatized. If you don't get acclimatized enough you can't sleep well, and you lose appetite so it's very important to get acclimatized before climbing uphill.

The trail from Khabachen goes gradually uphill to Lhonak by the side of a Glacier that originates from Kanchenjunga Base Camp. A big chunk of the boulder can be seen on the way very closely. As you reach Lhonak you can see one dry lake and its sandy dried surface. There is a bunch of small teahouse in Lhonak that uses dried yak dung for cooking and solar energy of lighting the house. Don't forget to look around when you come out of the lodge because there is a big chance of witnessing Blue sheep, snow leopard, and some other endangered species.

Early morning we commence our journey after having a gut-filling breakfast. The trail goes flat through the trail by the side of the Kanchenjunga glacier. The trail goes through the rocky field at the beginning of the journey and through the boulder and the pastureland. It takes 3.6 hours to reach Pangpema if the trail is not covered by snow. Lhonak is located high above the glacier on the ridge of a small hill from there you can see 360 views of the Kanchenjunga glacier.

Today we go to visit Kanchenjunga Base camp and the glacier. The trail goes downhill to the bottom where the glacier Kanchenjunga base camp is located. We visit other higher base camps after visiting the lower base camp. The excursion takes around 5.5 hours. The scenery is magnificent here, everywhere you see is a gigantic mountain, rugged glaciers, huge boulders,s, and green pastureland. After coming back from the excursion we trek back to Lhonak.

On the fourth day of the journey after having breakfast, we walk back to Ghunsa from Lhonak. The trail goes gradually downhill all the way to Ghunsa. While walking downhill back to Ghunsa take your time to watch the scenery and look carefully around while walking through the forest you might be able to see red pandas and some other endangered species. After reaching Ghunsa you can celebrate the successful journey and hope for more success in the coming days.

Early morning we start our journey after having breakfast. The trail goes uphill all the way to Sele Le. We cross Sele pass and reach our destination Sele Le where we will spend overnight. You can see magnefecient view from there. You can experience tented camp accomodation facility here.

Early morning we start our journey after having breakfast. We trek to Ramche stop our backpack there and go for a day trip to Yalung base camp walking through the bank of Yalung Glacier. The mesmerizing view seen from Yalung Base Base camp amazes you.

Early morning after having breakfast we commence our journey. The trail goes through the lush green forest of rhododendron, fir, and juniper. During the hike, you can see the magnificent views of the Khumbakarna ranges, Yalung ranges, and Kanchenjunga ranges.

We start the journey early in the morning after having breakfast. The trail goes high above the mighty river Kabeli Khola. Today you can see a bunch of villages along the way where you can observe multi-ethnic groups of people like Rai, Limbu, etc. Overnight at Mountain lodge.

The journey goes through several villages where you can explore multi-culture and multi-ethnic people. It makes you as you come back to civilization after you can see so many human activities and people doing their daily chores. Overnight at mountain lodge.

We start our journey early in the morning after having breakfast. The trail goes slightly uphill through lush green forest and terrace field. Kande Bhanjyang is a place that is a hill pass from where we can cross and reach another side of the hill.

Today is the easy day. After having breakfast we commence our journey. The trail goes through the village and settlement. After reaching Suketar we go for walk around the village and come back to take shower and clean.

Early morning we walk to the airport from there we first fly to Biratnagar and we take another flight to Kathmandu. The flight to Kathmandu offers a magnificent view of the Himalayas and the hills.

After coming back to Kathmandu after finishing such a long and adventurous trek we take a rest in Kathmandu. You can walk around the street of Kathmandu and find some souvenirs for your friends, colleagues, and relatives. You can try some authentic Nepali cuisine on this day like Dal Bhat, Momo, Thukpa, Thenduk, etc.

We transport you to Airport for your final departure. You will get a Nepali-style farewell to treat upon your departure. Khada i.e fabric garland will be given to you at the time of departure.

What's included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Temple, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • Two-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • All domestic Airfare (Kathmandu - Suketar - Kathmandu)
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) their food, accommodation, Salary, equipment, and staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (Restricted area permit for 3 weeks) please bring 3 passport-size photographs
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which your travel insurance Company will pay

What's not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from home town
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Suketar and Jogidanda
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

Sorry, No fixed departure dates availabe, Please request for Private Trip

Essential Information

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...


Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...


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