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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 warm welcome with garland made up of flower then 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 brekfast you will be greeted by your tour guide who will guide you around the city taking luxury car. You will visit some UNESCEO world heritage sites such as Kathmandu Daurbar square, Bouddhanath stupa, Patan Daurbar square and Monkey temple. All of these sites are UNESCEO world heritage site. Some remaining shopping is done in the evening.

We drive to Kathmandu airport in the morning after having breakfast for flight to Biratnagar. It takes nearly 40 minute to reach Biratnagar. The flight goes towards east direction so you can have scenic view of Himalaya ranges. After landing at Biratnagar we take another flight to Suketar Taplejung which can be tiny small aircraft. It can be Dornier aircraft or Pilatus porter but for sure it will be small one. After Arriving Suketar we walk for a while to the mountain lodge where you will met 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 make one load so its easier for them to carry. The trail goes downhill all the way to mighty Tamor river which orignates from Mt Kanchenjunga and its neighbouring mountain. We walk through bunch of settelment where we can see people from several different indegeneous group like Rai and Limbu. We stop for launch at the place called Mitlung which is located at the bank of river Tamor. We stop at Sinwa for overnight stay.

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

The trail goes through the bank of mighty river Ghunsa Khola which orignates at Pangpema. After walking an hour we walk uphill all the way to Amjilosa where there are few house inhabited by Tibetean decendent Bhotia people. Amjilosa is located in 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 dont forget to be alert and look around and hey dont 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, wodden fence encircled around the field and the Jokpey cross breed between Yak and the regular hilly cow you are going to see here first time.

Trek trail to Ghunsa goes through the pastureland and small forest where majority of the tree are alpine like pine, fir, juniper and highland rhodonderon. We cross the aluminum bridge and reach Ghunsa which is one of the biggest settelment of the trail. The indegeneous people in these area are the descendent of Tibetean Bhotia people. They follow Tibetean Buddhism. The houses in this village are mostly built by wood and consists of two storey , ground floor for the cattle and the first floor for the people. Please do not miss to visit this village indepth.

We start the journey early in the morning after having the 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 photo. After trekking halfway we cross the triver through wodden bridge which is one of the unique piece of art where no nail has been while construction. We walk through landslide cross small river coming from left hand side and reach Khambachen which is yak herders settelment in the past now because of tourism there are few lodges open for the hospatility of tourist.

On the tenth day of trekking you are doing acclimization at Khambachen. There are several side trips available to do from this place. It makes you stronger after getting well acclimitized. If you dont get acclimitize enough you cant sleep well, you loose appetite so its very important to get acclitimize before climbing uphill.

The trail from Khabachen goes gradually uphill to Lhonak by the side of Glacier orignate from Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Big chunk of boulder can by seen on the way very closly. As you reach Lhonak you can see one dry lake and its sandy dried surface. There are bunch of small teahouse in Lhonak who uses dried yak dung for cooking and solar energy of lighting the house. Dont 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 gut filling breakfast. The trail goes flat through the trail by the side of Kanchenjunga glacier. The trail goes through the rockey field in the begenning of the journey and through the boulder and the pastureland. It takes 3.6 hour to reach Pangpema if the trail is not covered by snow. Lhonak is located high above the glacier on the ridge of small hill from there you can see 360 view of the Kanchenjunga glacier.

Today we go to visit Kanchenjunga Base camp and the glacier. The trail goes downhil to the bottem where on the glacier Kanchenjunga base camp is located. We visit other higher base camp after visiting the lower base camp. The excursion takes around 5.5 hour. The scenery is magnificient here, everywhere you see is gigantic mountain, rugged glacier, huge boulder and green pastureland. After coming back from the excursion we trek back to Lhonak.

On the fourtenth day of the journey after having breakfast we walk back to Ghunsa from Lhonak. The trail goes gradually downhill all the way Ghunsa. While walking downhill back to Ghunsa take your time to whtch the scenery and look carefully around while walking through forest you might be able to see red panda and some other endangered species. After reaching Ghunsa you can celeberate the successful journey and hope 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 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 lush green forest of rhodonderon, fir and juniper. During the hike you can see magnifecient view of Khumbakarna ranges, Yalung ranges and Kanchenjunga ranges.

We start the journey early in the morning after having the breakfast. The trail goes high above the mighty river Kabeli khola. Today you can see bunch of village along the way where you can observe multi ethnic group 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 like 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 the place which is hill pass from where we can crss and reach another side of the hill.

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

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

After coming back to Kathmandu finishing such a long and adventerous trek we take rest in Kathamdnu. You can walk around the street of Kathmandu and find some souvenir to your friends, collegue and relatives. You can try some authentic Nepali cuishine on this day like Dal Bhat, Momo, Thukpa, Thenduk etc.

We transport you to Airport for your final departure. You will get Nepali style farewell treat upon your debarture. 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 Tample, 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) there food, accommodation, Salary, equipment and including 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 paper work 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 will be paid by your travel insurance Company

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...


5 - Excellent Based on 1 Review

Anne Targett

The most enjoyable, memorable life experiences

Having spent 7 days with tourist link treks, I can honestly say that it was one of the most enjoyable, memorable life experiences I have ever had. It was my Read More ...
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