Kanchenjunga Trekking

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek 2024

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, situated in the remote and pristine far-eastern region of Nepal, guides trekkers through the breathtaking landscapes surrounding the world's third-highest peak, Mount Kanchenjunga, standing tall at 8,596m. Beginning in the low valleys of eastern Nepal, the trek unfolds a captivating blend of diverse terrains, encompassing fertile farmlands, picturesque villages, and rivers flowing into the Tamur River, eventually merging with the Arun River below Mulghat. This remote and less-traveled route offers a sense of isolation and serenity, meandering through lush rhododendron forests and terraced fields. Trekkers may encounter a rich array of flora and fauna, including red pandas, snow leopards, and orchid species. The challenging high-altitude terrain features steep ascents and descents, leading adventurers through mountain passes like Sele La and Mirgin La. The trek rewards participants with breathtaking views of Kanchenjunga and neighboring peaks such as Rathong, Kabru, and Pandim. Beyond the physical adventure, the journey provides a unique cultural experience as trekkers engage with the local Limbu and Tibetan communities, gaining insights into their traditions and way of life. The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek offers a mesmerizing exploration of unspoiled natural beauty and cultural heritage in the eastern Himalayas.

At Pangpema, the base camp of Kanchenjunga, trekkers are greeted with a breathtaking panorama of towering peaks that seem to touch the heavens. The awe-inspiring north face of Kanchenjunga gradually reveals itself as adventurers venture closer, creating a spectacle of nature's grandeur. The trek along the glacier towards the base camp offers enthralling, up-close views of the colossal mountain, showcasing its sheer magnificence. With its surrounding jagged peaks and pristine glaciers, Pangpema serves as a vantage point from which the vastness of the Himalayan landscape is truly palpable. Since its opening for trekking in 1988, the Kanchenjunga Trek in Nepal has remained a bastion of rich traditional culture. The local communities along the trail have preserved their unique customs, rituals, and lifestyles, contributing to the trek's allure. This cultural tapestry, woven into the fabric of the trekking experience, allows adventurers to not only witness the natural wonders of the region but also immerse themselves in the living history and traditions of the Himalayan people. The Kanchenjunga Trek is not merely a journey through stunning landscapes but a captivating exploration of a region where nature and culture intertwine seamlessly.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek stands out as one of our more extended trekking options, providing ample time to explore the captivating landscapes surrounding the majestic peaks in eastern Nepal. Venturing beyond the main peak, trekkers encounter a stunning array of glaciers to the north, including Nupchu, Lhonak, Chichima, Gimsung, Pyramid, Kanchenjunga, and Ramtang. The western and southern sides of the trek are adorned with the breathtaking Kumbhakarna (Jannu), Yamatari, and Yalung glaciers. Notably, the Yalung Glacier once served as a vital trading route connecting the towns of Darjeeling and Tipta La in Tibet, highlighting the historical significance of this region. The additional days built into the trek allow adventurers to delve into the beauty of these glacier-laden landscapes, creating a unique and immersive experience in the heart of eastern Nepal's pristine wilderness.


Kanchenjunga Trek Highlights and Overviews


  • Majestic Peak Views: Witness the breathtaking beauty of Mount Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak globally, standing tall at 8,596 meters.
  • Pangpema Base Camp: Enjoy a breathtaking panorama of high peaks, including the awe-inspiring north face of Kanchenjunga, from the Pangpema base camp.
  • Panoramic Landscapes: Immerse yourself in diverse landscapes, from lush rhododendron forests and terraced fields to high-altitude glaciers and pristine valleys.
  • Base Camp Spectacle: Experience the awe-inspiring base camp at Pangpema, offering a panoramic view of high peaks, including the dramatic north face of Kanchenjunga.
  • Glacier Exploration: Trek along glaciers such as Nupchu, Lhonak, and Yalung, providing mesmerizing, up-close views of colossal natural wonders.
  • Cultural Encounters: Interact with local communities, including the Limbu and Tibetan people, gaining insights into their traditions and ways of life, adding a cultural dimension to the trek.
  • Remoteness and Isolation: Enjoy the remoteness of the trek, offering a sense of isolation in the pristine wilderness of the eastern Himalayas.
  • Challenging Terrain: Navigate through challenging ascents and descents, including crossing high mountain passes like Sele La and Mirgin La, providing a physical adventure for trekking enthusiasts.
  • Historical Trading Routes: Explore the historical significance of the region, with the Yalung Glacier once serving as a vital trading route between Darjeeling and Tipta La in Tibet.
  • Extended Exploration: Benefit from the trek's longer duration, allowing for additional days to explore surrounding areas adorned with magnificent mountains in eastern Nepal.
  • Cultural Richness: Retained traditional culture along the trek, showcasing the region's rich heritage since its opening for trekking in 1988.
  • Holistic Adventure: Combine the thrill of high-altitude trekking with the exploration of unspoiled natural beauty, diverse landscapes, and rich cultural heritage for a truly holistic adventure in Nepal.


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Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from Manaslu Tours who will transfer you to your hotel. To start your journey on a high note, we will be hosted for a welcome dinner in the evening, featuring authentic Nepalese cuisine and a warm welcome drink.

Day 02: Full day City Tour in Kathmandu Valley

  • SWOYAMBHUNATH, also known as the monkey temple, is climbed by a long set of steps and has great views of Kathmandu.
  • BOUDHANATH STUPA has many traditional Gompas hung with strings of multi-colored prayer flags; it attracts many Sherpas and Tibetans for the circumambulations of the stupa (koras)
  • PASHUPATINATH is a Hindu temple with burning Ghats on the banks of the Bagmati River.
  • KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE, which is one of the old capitals of the Kathmandu valley, has a blend of Hindu and Buddhist temples

Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur. Drive to Illam (1200m)

Today, we will begin our adventure by taking a 45-minute flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur, located in the easternmost part of Nepal, approximately 465 kilometers away. Upon arrival at Bhadrapur Airport, we will embark on a scenic 3-hour drive, covering about 75 kilometers, to reach Illam nestled in the mountains. As we leave behind the flatlands of Bhadrapur, Westerners may find the landscape of the Nepal Terai reminiscent of scenes from The Jungle Book. However, within this relatively short journey, we will transition from the flatlands to the picturesque hills of Illam. Often referred to as the "Queen of Hills," Illam is renowned for its enchanting hills, temperate climate, lush greenery, and fertile lands.

Day 04: Drive to Taplejung (1690m, 4hrs). Trek to Mitlung (885m, 4hrs)

Driving to Taplejung offers breathtaking views of the verdant tea and cardamom plantations. The undulating hills and winding passes reveal tantalizing glimpses of the majestic Mount Kanchenjunga and Mount Jannu. Following a short break, the trek commences with a steep descent towards the Tamor River, culminating in the picturesque village of Mitlung. This is where your trekking poles come into play, as the subsequent paths become increasingly slippery and challenging to navigate.

Day 05: Mitlung - Chirawa (1270m, 6hrs)

Today presents us with a formidable challenge as we navigate rugged paths that wind precariously above the river. Along the trail, we encounter the settlements of Sinwa, Tawa, and Porke. As the valley gradually narrows, we traverse over remnants of ancient landslides and encounter river deposits adorned with scattered boulders. Descending towards a wooden bridge that spans the Thiwa Khola, we then encounter a series of undulations before finally reaching the vibrant village of Chirwa. Nestled amidst colossal boulders, Chirwa boasts a bustling bazaar, several inviting bhattis, and a couple of charming shops. Most of the houses in this village are crafted from bamboo, adding to its unique charm.

Day 06: Chirawa - Sekathum (1588m, 5hrs)

Traversing along the Tamur River, the trail ascends a ridge and then descends towards the Simbua Khola. This river originates from the Yalung Glacier located to the south of Kanchenjunga. After crossing another ridge, we enter the steep and narrow Ghunsa Khola Valley, eventually reaching the village of Sekathum. Sekathum, a Tibetan village, offers a remarkable vantage point to behold the awe-inspiring high Himalayas. On a clear day, the majestic Jannu Himal is prominently visible up the Ghunsa valley, providing a breathtaking sight.

Day 07: Sekathum - Amjilasa (2410m, 5hrs)

Today promises to be a demanding and arduous day. We begin by crossing the river and embarking on a steep ascent along the trail. Subsequently, we descend once more, crossing the river again. We then face another challenging climb from the depths of the gorge, passing through Solima, only to descend once more to reach the river level. It is important to exercise caution while walking along this trail, as it follows the path of the gorge. Negotiating both uphill and downhill sections, which can be quite tricky, we ultimately conclude today's exhausting journey upon reaching Amjilosa.

Day 08: Amjilasa - Gyabla (2730m, 5hrs)

Upon departing from Amjilossa, we embark on a brief ascent that leads us to a ridge. As we continue our journey, we find ourselves surrounded by lush bamboo, oak, and rhododendron forests, creating a picturesque atmosphere. Descending from the ridge, we make our way toward Ghunsa Khola, specifically at a place known as Thyanyani. The trail presents undulating terrain, providing a mix of ups and downs. Along the way, we encounter a magnificent waterfall, enhancing the natural beauty of the surroundings. As we approach the end of our trek for the day, we face a final challenging climb, ascending steeply toward our destination, Gyabla.

Day 09: Gyabla - Ghunsa (3440m, 6hrs)

Leaving Gyabla, the valley gradually expands, and we find ourselves walking along a more manageable path for the majority of the journey towards Phole. The temperature begins to drop as we ascend beyond 3,000 meters, and the vegetation undergoes a noticeable change, with an increase in rhododendrons and azaleas. Prior to reaching Phole, we pass through the winter settlement used by the villagers of Ghunsa. In Phole village, you'll find a monastery, and it's highly likely to witness women engaging in the art of carpet weaving. Continuing our trek, it takes an additional 1 ½ hours to reach the larger village of Ghunsa. This Tibetan village boasts wooden houses adorned with vibrant prayer flags, along with lodges, shops, and a small office of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. Our campsite will be set in the garden of one of the lodges, and we will have the convenience of using their dining room for our meals. Moreover, the lodge offers the luxury of hot showers for our comfort.

Day 10: Acclimatization day in Ghunsa

We allocate two nights in Ghunsa to allow for ample rest and proper acclimatization to the high altitude. It is advisable to engage in morning walks, as this aids in the acclimatization process. One such route is to follow the path above the village, leading towards Lobsang La. This trail gradually ascends and reaches an elevation of 4,000 meters in approximately 3 hours from the campsite. The return journey back to Ghunsa typically takes around 2 hours. By incorporating these walks into our schedule, we ensure a smoother adjustment to the altitude and reduce the risk of altitude-related issues.

Day 11: Ghunsa - Khambachen (4115m, 6hrs)

As we depart from Ghunsa, our path takes us through enchanting pine and rhododendron forests. Staying on the east bank of the Ghunsa Khola, we come across Buddhist mani walls and chortens, adding a spiritual touch to the surroundings. After approximately three hours of trekking, we cross a bridge over the Ghunsa Khola. We take a well-deserved lunch break in the scenic grassy area known as Rampuk Kharka, situated at an altitude of 3,720 meters. Throughout today's journey, the mountain scenery becomes increasingly breathtaking, with the towering north face of Jannu captivating our attention. It's important to exercise caution while crossing the landslide area before Khambachen, as rock fall is potentially risky. The trail gracefully contours the hillside before descending towards Khambachen. This Tibetan settlement is nestled within a lush grassy plain, surrounded by majestic mountains on all sides, creating a truly awe-inspiring atmosphere.

Day 12: Khambachen - Lhonak (4765m, 5hrs)

Leaving Khambachen, our journey continues along a lateral moraine. Along the way, we pass through Ramtang, a seasonal yak herder's camp situated at an altitude of 4,370 meters. The landscape is adorned with vibrant vegetation, including azaleas, junipers, and rhododendrons. After approximately an hour, the trail becomes rockier, and we traverse under a landslide area. Maintaining a steady pace and remaining alert for any potential rockfall is crucial. As we progress, we navigate through rocky sections and cross moraines to the northwest of the Kanchenjunga Glacier. Our campsite awaits at Lhonak, near a cluster of stone huts. From here, we are treated to magnificent vistas of various majestic peaks, including Wedge Peak (6,750m), Mera (6,344m), Nepal Peak (6,910m), and Twins (7,351m), among others. These awe-inspiring views provide a truly unforgettable experience.

Day 13: Hike to Pangpema (North Kanchenjunga BC) 5,140m

Starting from Lhonak, we proceed along the trail that follows the lateral moraine of the Kanchenjunga Glacier. The journey takes approximately two hours, and during this time, we encounter several sections with loose rocks and landslide areas. The trail gradually ascends as we continue, leading us to the stone huts nestled in a grassy area known as Pangpema. The ascent to Pangpema takes around two hours. Once we reach our destination, we are rewarded with a breathtaking view of the expansive north face of Kanchenjunga, leaving a lasting impression on our minds. After enjoying our packed lunch in this awe-inspiring setting, we begin our return journey back to Lhonak. The descent takes approximately three hours, allowing us to soak in the beauty of the surrounding landscape as we make our way back to our campsite.

Day 14: Lhonak - Ghunsa (9hrs)

We retrace our steps along the familiar trail, heading back through Kambachen and returning to the picturesque village of Ghunsa. The journey takes us along the same path we previously traversed, allowing us to appreciate the scenery from a different perspective. As we make our way back, we have the opportunity to revisit the places we encountered on our earlier trek, perhaps noticing new details or appreciating the surroundings in a different light. Finally, we arrive back in Ghunsa, where we can rest, rejuvenate, and immerse ourselves again in this Tibetan village’s charm.

Day 15: Ghunsa - Mirgin la Phedi (4240m, 5hrs)

Upon departing from Ghunsa, we proceed along a rocky trail that winds its way through the enchanting forest. As we continue our ascent, we encounter a ridge that requires a short but steep climb. This leads us to the magnificent Sele La pass, situated at an altitude of 4,290 meters. From this vantage point, the views are truly awe-inspiring, offering a panorama of the surrounding landscapes. Notably, one can spot High Camp, which lies just a short half-hour walk beyond the pass. High Camp is strategically located in a sheltered area, featuring comfortable wooden lodges and a small nearby lake. From this spot, one can also catch a glimpse of the majestic Mount Makalu, standing tall in the far distance, adding to the grandeur of the scene.

Day 16: Cross Mirgin la Pass (4640m). Trek to Tseram (3840m, 9hrs)

Setting off early from High Camp, we embark on our journey, ascending towards our first pass, Sinion La, which stands at an altitude of 4,690 meters. From this vantage point, we are rewarded with mesmerizing views of the surrounding landscapes. Continuing along the trail, it contours the hillside and leads us to Mirgin La Pass, reaching an elevation of 4,640 meters after a short but steep climb. Once again, we are treated to breathtaking vistas from the top. The trail then descends, offering a respite before contouring once more, followed by another short and steep climb to reach the summit of Sinelapche La Pass, the highest point of the day at 4,840 meters. From each pass, the panoramic views are truly magnificent, leaving an indelible impression upon us. As we descend from Sinelapche La Pass, we face a significant 1,000-meter drop, eventually arriving at Tseram. En route, we pass by a serene small lake, adding to the tranquility of the surroundings. Tseram, a small settlement above the Simbua Khola, awaits our arrival, providing a peaceful resting place amidst the region's natural beauty.

Day 17: Tseram - Ramche (4,510m)

On this day, our trek takes us towards Ramche, where we will have our lunch. Along the way, we pass by the snout of the Yalung glacier, entering an ablation valley. To the east, a captivating sight awaits as the peaks straddle the India-Nepal border. Among these towering giants are Koktang (6,147m), Rathong (6,679m), and several of the Kabrus, all reaching heights above 7,000 meters. As we approach Ramche, we are greeted by the serene presence of a lake and a charming meadow, accompanied by two stone houses. Keep a lookout on the grassy slopes above, as it's not uncommon to spot blue sheep gracefully roaming the area. Take a moment to immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings, appreciating the tranquil ambiance and the majestic peaks that surround you.

Day 18: Hike to South Kanchenjunga BC. Trek back to Tseram

Continuing our journey, we trace the path of the ablation valley, leading us to the captivating destination of Oktang. As we venture further, the entire cirque unfolds before us, with its majestic peaks soaring above 7,500 meters. The three primary summits of Kanchenjunga, each surpassing the remarkable height of 8,400 meters, dominate the landscape. From the vantage point of Oktang, we are privileged to witness the awe-inspiring climbing route that was conquered by Joe Brown and George Band in 1953, marking a significant milestone in mountaineering history.

After taking in the breathtaking views and immersing ourselves in the magnificence of the surroundings, we retrace our steps and trek back to Tseram. The return journey allows us to appreciate the beauty of the trail from a different perspective, as we soak in the tranquility and natural wonders of the region along the way.

Day 19: Tseram - Lamite Bhanjyang (3,310m, 8hrs)

Descending from Oktang, we make our way through a picturesque Rhododendron forest, immersing ourselves in the vibrant colors and fragrant blooms that surround us. The trail winds its way downward, leading us to the charming village of Torontan. Here, we can take a moment to rest and appreciate the tranquility of our surroundings. Our journey continues as we embark on a gradual ascent through a mystical mossy forest. The air is crisp, and the atmosphere is filled with a sense of tranquility and serenity. As we ascend further, we reach the pass at Lamite Bhanjyang, which rewards us with panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscapes. The lush greenery and the peaceful ambiance of the mossy forest create an enchanting atmosphere, making this leg of the trek truly memorable.

Day 20: Lamite Bhanjyang - Yamphudin (2060m, 7hrs)

Leaving Lamite Bhanjyang, the trail takes a steep descent, guiding us to the rushing waters of the Imja Khola. Carefully navigating the rugged terrain, we cross the river and continue our journey. The trail then leads us to the Dubi Pass, which we traverse with determination, embracing the challenge it presents. Descending from the pass, we find ourselves entering the welcoming village of Yamphudin. This vibrant settlement is home to a diverse community, including Sherpas, Rais, Limbus, and Gurungs. The rich cultural tapestry adds a fascinating dimension to our experience as we interact with the locals and immerse ourselves in their way of life. Within the village, we also find the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area office, where we can gather valuable insights and information about the region's conservation efforts. Yamphudin offers a warm and hospitable atmosphere, providing us with a well-deserved rest and a chance to appreciate the unique cultural blend that thrives in this harmonious community.

Day 21: Yamphudin - Ponphe (1,900m)

After leaving Yamphudin, we embark on a descent towards the Kabeli Khola, a river that we cross using a sturdy log bridge. Continuing our journey, we descend further, following the trail that leads us to the charming village of Mamankhe. Here, we can take a moment to appreciate the peaceful surroundings and perhaps interact with the friendly locals, gaining insights into their way of life. Leaving Mamankhe behind, we venture into a side canyon, where the trail takes us across a stream via a long suspension bridge. Crossing this bridge is an exhilarating experience, as we soak in the beauty of the surrounding scenery. As we continue onwards, the trail presents us with a steep ascent, leading us to the picturesque village of Ponphe. The climb may be challenging, but the village's rewarding views and warmth make it all worthwhile. Ponphe welcomes us with open arms, offering a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle of the locals and providing a serene and welcoming atmosphere to rest and rejuvenate.

Day 22: Ponphe - Khunjari (1,955m)

Ascending from Ponphe, the trail leads us to a ridge where two tea shops await, providing a perfect spot to rest and replenish our energy. From here, we embark on a traverse through a series of valleys, each revealing its own unique charm and character. As we make our way through this picturesque landscape, we pass by several villages, immersing ourselves in the local culture and observing the inhabitants’ daily lives. Continuing our journey, the trail leads us through the village of Bhanjyang, where we can appreciate the tranquility of the surroundings and perhaps interact with the friendly locals. From Bhanjyang, we traverse along a ridge, treating us to stunning panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and peaks. As we descend from the ridge, we arrive at the enchanting Limbu village of Khunjari. Here, we can immerse ourselves in the warm hospitality of the locals, experiencing their unique traditions and way of life. Khunjari offers a serene atmosphere, allowing us to unwind and soak in the beauty of our surroundings as we reflect on the incredible journey we have undertaken thus far.

Day 23: Khunjari to Taplejung (2,000m)

Descending from Khunjari, the trail leads us to the banks of the Pha Khola, where we cross the river and begin a steep ascent through the quaint villages of Pokhara and Shimu. The vibrant local culture and warm hospitality of the villagers accompany us as we make our way uphill. Overcoming the challenging climb, we reach the picturesque village of Thenbewa, surrounded by lush greenery and serene landscapes. Continuing our trek, we venture deeper into the enchanting forest, embracing the tranquility of the natural surroundings. The trail guides us to the enchanting Lali Kharka, where we can witness the beauty of the landscape unfold before our eyes. With each step, we are captivated by the panoramic views and the sense of accomplishment that comes with nearing the end of our journey. Finally, we reach a ridge that grants us a sweeping vista of the breathtaking scenery that has accompanied us throughout our trek. Descending gradually from the ridge, we find ourselves approaching the airfield at Suketar, where our amazing journey around the Nepalese side of Kanchenjunga reaches its fulfilling conclusion.

Day 24: Drive to Bhadrapur

The drive from our starting point to Bhadrapur is a demanding and exhausting one, requiring an early departure to allow for approximately 9 hours of travel time. The roads we'll encounter are characterized by their rough and uneven conditions, featuring numerous twists and turns that add to the challenge. Our sole means of transportation out of Bhadrapur is a local jeep, which is well-suited for navigating these difficult terrains. Once we reach Bhadrapur, we'll have the opportunity to unwind, relax, and commemorate the successful completion of our trek.

Day 25: Fly back to Kathmandu

After bidding farewell to Bhadrapur, we board a flight that will take us back to the vibrant city of Kathmandu. If the weather cooperates and the skies are clear, we are in for a treat as we get a chance to marvel at the majestic peaks of the Himalayan range during our flight. The panoramic views of these awe-inspiring mountains are sure to leave a lasting impression. Once we land in Kathmandu, the rest of the afternoon is free for us to unwind and indulge in leisurely activities of our choice. We will spend the night at our hotel, relishing the memories of our adventurous journey.

Day 26: Free day in Kathmandu

Today, we have a free day to explore the vibrant city of Kathmandu on our own. You may want to spend the day indulging in some souvenir shopping, wandering around the colorful streets and bazaars, or enjoying the local cuisine. You could also visit some of the popular tourist attractions in the city, such as the Bhaktapur, or Patan which showcase Nepal's rich cultural and historical heritage. Alternatively, you could engage in other activities like hiking, biking, or adventure sports, or simply relax and rejuvenate in one of the city’s many spas and wellness centers. Whatever you choose to do, make sure to soak up the unique sights, sounds, and flavors of this wonderful city.

Day 27: Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for departure

Today, we will transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for our departure. After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we will gather our belongings and make our way to the airport. We will ensure that we reach the airport well in time to complete all the necessary formalities and board our flight. Before we bid adieu to this enchanting country, take one last look at the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and take a moment to appreciate the warm hospitality and kindness of the Nepalese people. This marks the end of our tour, and we hope you had a memorable and enjoyable time in Nepal.

Cost & Dates

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek cost on the website applies to 6-12 people groups. However, private trips for groups of two or more can be organized upon request. A group booking of 12 or more people can avail of a maximum discount with one free trip. Clients' travel date preferences can be accommodated, but the trek cost depends on factors such as group size, duration, accommodation type, and additional activities or services.

  • Group Size: The cost of the trip will depend on the size of the group.
  • Hotel Accommodation Category and Client's Budget: The cost may also vary based on the accommodation category and budget preference of the client.
  • Itinerary Modification: Our trekking itinerary can be modified according to your time and requirements, and the cost will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Additional Services: If you require additional services, the cost will be adjusted accordingly based on mutual understanding.
  • Trekking Staff: The cost is also affected by the number of Trekking Guides, Assistant Guides, and extra porters required for the trip.

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Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off on a private vehicle.
  • Full-day sightseeing in Kathmandu with English-speaking Tour Guide
  • All the monuments and entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel: 4 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at twin sharing a room on BB plan.
  • Domestic flight: Domestic flight: Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Bhadrapur to Kathmandu.
  • Transportation: Transfer: Bhadrapur to Taplejung and Taplejung to Bhadrapur on a private jeep/Bus
  • One-night hotel accommodation in Illam at twin sharing a room on MAP plan
  • Completely camping trekking with full board i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Twin-sharing tented accommodation and camping equipment and Kitchen equipment Mattress, Toilet tent, shower, Dinning tent, dining tables, chairs, etc.
  • One-night hotel accommodation in Bhadrapur at twin sharing a room on MAP plan
  • Trekking Permit: Special permit of Kanchenjunga, Kanchenjunga National Park entrance fees and TIMS Card entrance fees.
  • Trekking Staffs: English Speaking Trekking Guide, Assistant Guide, and Porter (2:1 Porter)
  • First aid and medical kits
  • Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staff.
  • All government taxes and official charges.

Trip FAQ

Q: What is the Kanchenjunga Trek?

A: The Kanchenjunga Trek is a challenging and rewarding trekking route in the eastern region of Nepal. It takes you to the base camp of Mount Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world. The trek offers stunning mountain views, remote and untouched landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and a chance to experience the rich local culture of the region.


1. How long does the Kanchenjunga Trek take?

The duration of the Kanchenjunga Trek can vary depending on the itinerary and the pace of the trek. Typically, it takes around 20-25 days to complete the entire trek, including acclimatization days and rest days.


2. Is the Kanchenjunga Trek difficult?

A: Yes, the Kanchenjunga Trek is considered a challenging trek and requires a good level of physical fitness and previous trekking experience. The trail involves steep ascents and descents, high-altitude passes, and rugged terrains. Proper acclimatization and preparation are crucial for a successful and safe trek.


3. When is the best time to do the Kanchenjunga Trek?

The best time to undertake the Kanchenjunga Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and favorable temperatures for trekking. However, it is important to check the weather conditions and consult with local trekking agencies before planning your trek.


4. Is a permit required for the Kanchenjunga Trek?

Yes, a special trekking permit is required for the Kanchenjunga Trek. You need to obtain both the restricted area permit and the conservation area entry permit. These permits can be obtained through registered trekking agencies in Nepal.


5. What are the accommodation and food options during the trek?

Accommodation during the Kanchenjunga Trek is mainly in tea houses or basic lodges along the trail. The facilities are basic and may vary in quality. It is advisable to carry a sleeping bag for extra comfort. Regarding food, you will find a variety of local and basic international dishes at the teahouses, including dal bhat (rice and lentil soup), noodles, soups, and some snacks. It is recommended to carry some energy bars or snacks as well.


6. Is it possible to do the Kanchenjunga Trek independently?

No, the Kanchenjunga Trek is a restricted area trek, and solo trekking is not allowed. You must trek with a registered guide or be part of an organized trekking group. Hiring a local guide or joining a trekking agency ensures safety, navigation assistance, and compliance with permit regulations.


7. What are some highlights of the Kanchenjunga Trek?

The Kanchenjunga Trek offers several highlights, including breathtaking views of Mount Kanchenjunga and other peaks in the region, exploring remote and pristine landscapes, encountering diverse flora and fauna, crossing high mountain passes, visiting traditional villages, and experiencing the unique culture and hospitality of the local communities.

Please note that the information provided here is general and it is advisable to consult with local trekking agencies or experienced guides for the most up-to-date and detailed information regarding the Kanchenjunga Trek.

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