Nepal Gov. Reg. No.: 52988/064/065

Kanchenjunga Trekking

Kanchenjunga TrekkingKanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world and it is located in the eastern part of Nepal. Milke Danda is said to be the sanctuary for national flower, rhododendron. The foothills of these mountains ascend upward of 3,500mm rain per year, triple the amount of annual rainfall of western Nepal. As an effect of which jungle trails remain lush and green in the dry season. The whole trail follows the humidity forest along the Tamur river basin.

For this trek, we fly to Taplejung and then the trek starts through the ridge route to Kanchenjunga south base camp. Then we trek back to the Tseram by crossing over the northern face.

Highlight sights of Kanchenjunga Trekking:

Makalu 8463m, Everest 8848m, Kanchanjunga 8586m, Janakchuli , Dhorma Peak East 6950m, Piyramid peak 7123m. , Pathibhara Himal 6824m, Kiran chuli 7365m , Nepal Peak 7168m, Kumbhakarna 6900m, Chang Himal 6812m, Tapleshikhar, Givigela Chuli 7350m, ongsang peak 7473m, Domo Kang 7420m, Jannu Himal 7710m, Kabru North Peak 7373m, Kabru 7338m, Dzanya peak 6710m, Lashar 6930m, Outlier 7090m, Ramtang 6700m, Yalung Kang 8505m, More attractive snow capped peaks.

Facts of Kanchenjunga Trekking:

Country Nepal
Trekking Destinatin: Kanchenjunga Trekking
Trekking Starts in: Kathmandu – Biratnagar - Suketar ( Taplejung)
Trekking Ends in: Suketar – Biratnagar – Kathmandu
Trip Duration: 27 Days
Activities: Sight seeing and Trekking
Culture: Different Community with majority of Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, Tamang, Chhetri, Brahamn & Tibetan.
Transportation: Private vehicle as per itinerary
Accommodation: 4 Nights in Kathmandu, 1 night in Biratnagar, 22 Nights in trekking lodge.
Trekking grade: Challenge & Hard
Max. Altitude: 5,500m. Pangpema (Kanchanjunga Base Camp)
Best season in Nepal: Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct & Nov
Mode of Trekking: Camping
Group Size: Min 02 PAX, Max 12 PAX

Detail Itinerary for Kanchenjunga Trekking

Days Day to Day Activities
01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at international airport, After the completion of Visa formalities you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look at your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard Annapurna Foothills Treks & Exp and follow them. Meet our representative; you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu .. You should clear your dues before we proceed for the trip. You are free to relax or explore around the city in the very first day.
02 Sight seeing Kathmandu
After breakfast, we visit Bodhanath, the Stupa of a Million Dew-Drops. We circumambulate the stupa with monks and devotees. then we Visit Pashupatinath , Nepal 's most sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the destroyer. We watch Hindu cremation along the banks of the Bagmati River .
After visiting Pashupatinath, we drive to Bhaktapur - the City of Devotees . There is a one big museum in Bhaktapur which is famous for temples, palaces and houses dating back several centuries. Drive back to Kathmandu . Overnight stay at hotel
03 Kathamndu to Biratnagar
04 Biratnagar to Suketar (Taplejung) then trek to Jogidanda (2059m)
After breakfast at the hotel, we take a flight to Suketar (35 min). From the airport in Suketar, the trail inclines gradually along the rhododendron covered Surke Danda, crossing a ridge at 2580m the trail branches from here, the Kanchanjunga trail descends and contours through forests to Jogidanda crossing Limbu Village near jogidanda Jogidanda our first camping sight of our trek.
05 Jogidanda to Chirwa (1800m)
Trek to Chirwa(1171m.) and it takes about seven hours. The path to follow is quite narrow and passes through jungle mainly covered with cardamom plants and other vegetation. You can also see the small gardens of orange on your way. You cross through some small streams while trekking. This day your trek is through ascent and descent paths. You walk along the more flat land. Chirwa is a small town where you find small lodges and camping site with local shops. The people are mainly engaged in agricultural activities.
06 Chirwa to Sakathum (1660m)
Trek from Chirwa to Sekathum(1635m.) which takes about six hours. Your trek passes through a small jungle along with the bank of river. You find the plants of cardamom and other different vegetation. The trail normally ascends and descends as well. You cross a small hanging bridge before you reach Sekhathum.
07 Sakathum to Amjilosa (2510m)
Trek from Sekathum to Amjilosa ( 2510m.) and it takes about five hours. The first one and half-hour you trek through normally flat land. Then your trail goes steeply ascent up to Amjilasa. Amjilassa is small village with few houses and yak herds with local shops where you find minimal supplies. These shops are also called Bhattis and teashops.
08 Amjilassa to Kyapar (2730m)
Trek from Amjilosa to Kyapar ( 2730m.) which takes about seven hours. The trail is quite flat in the beginning and gently ascent to Gyable passing through jungle. There can be seen human settlement at Gyable. People living here follow Buddhist culture. You stay overnight
09 Kyapar to Ghunsa (3695m)
Trek to Ghunsa (3468m.) which takes about six hours. Your trails pass through jungle. You can see Gunsa river down the trail. The trail passes through few human settlements and it is clearly visible that their life style and culture has been inherited from Tibet . You pass through terrace fields where are grown potato, wheat, barley, buck wheat and so on. The local trader are involved in export-import business in Tibet . The traders go to India for trade activities during the winter season.
10 Ghunsa to Khambachen (4099m)
Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen (4124m.) which takes about six and half hours.
The trail makes a gradual ascent along the south bank of the Gunsa Khola, then crosses a boulder strewn flood plain and crosses back to Rambuk Kharka on the north side of the river. Once on the opposite side, the trail passes a waterfall then makes a short, steep ascent to a very unstable scree slope. It's a passage across the slide, with loose footing, a steep fall to the river and lots of tumbling football-sized rocks. Beyond the slide, the trail drops to the single locked hut at Lakep, then traverses to Khambachen, a Tibetan settlement of about a dozen houses at 4040m
11 Rest Day
Khambachen (4099m) It is again time to stop and acclimatize. There are view of the high peaks near Kanchenjunga , Khabour, Phole, Nango Ma and Jannu. Climb a ridge above the village for more views or take aday hike to the Jannu base camp.
12 Khambachen to Lhonak (4785m)
The trail climbs gradually through open tocky fields to Ramtang, 4240 metres, then across moraines northwest of the Kanchenjunga Glacier. Lhonak 4790 metres is near dry lake bed on an open sandy plain. Terrific mountain views abound in all directions.
13 Lonak to Pangpema (5143m)
You can not see the main Kanchenjunga peak from Lhonak, for a view of this peak you must go on to the base camp at Pang Pema, 5140 meters. The spectacular main peak of Kanchenjunga and a panorama of other peaks that make up one of the largest mountain in the world tower over the single roofless hut at Pang Pema
14 Pangpema (5243m)
Trek from Pangpema to Kanchanjunga (North) Base Camp (5280m.) and trek back to Pangpema and it takes approximately eight hours. The trek goes upward until you reach Base Camp. Here you can enjoy the snow capped mountains and Kanchenjunga glacier. There are gorges of mountain glacier where water flows all the time. During the middle of the day, the scene of falling avalanches captivates you completely. While trekking back you climb down till Pangpema. On the way you can see yaks and mountains grazing in the pastures.
15 Pangpema to Khanbachen (4040m)
Take a moraning hike up to the ridge north of Pang Pema. A climb of 200 to 300 meters provides a vantage point with views of Kanchenjunga, Wedge Peak , the Twins, Pyramid Peak and Tent Peak . As usual, the descent goes faster, you can easily get back to Khambachen in a single day.
16 Khangpachen to Lumba Samba (4206m)
We select to cross either of the 2 passes today depending on the weather conditions: Lapsang La, the higher pass at 5180m or the Mirgin La at (4500m) .
17 Lumba Samba to Ramche (4580m)
Trek to Ramche [4360m) and it takes about seven hours. You have a short walk today to your next camp at Ramche. The scenery is magnificent as you ascend past the snout of the Yalung Glacier and into a series of ablation valleys. A frozen lake, crystal clear streams and views of Kokthan, Rathong and Kabru are the highlights of this walk into Ramche which is situated on a broad, flat ablation zone.
18 Ramche (4580m)
Explore around South base camp. Ramche for Exploration and walk approximately for 5 to 6 hours. Leaving your camp set up at Ramche, you take a packed lunch and set off very early for your first close encounter with Kanchenjunga . Following the valley around its sweeping curve, you are suddenly confronted with the vast southern wall of the mountain. The ridge forms a cirque, which is over 15 kms long and never less than 7500 metres high. Along this ridge lie the three main summits of Mt Kanchenjunga at 8420m, 8586m, and 8474m. It is truly breathtaking. Proceeding further on towards Oktang [4630m], you may then descend onto the glacier and cross it to a point below Talu from where you can see all the mountains of the area in panorama. Especially impressive is the east part of Khumbakarna Glacier flowing from the east face of Jannu [Kumbhakarna being the local name for Jannu]. You then return to your camp at Ramche.
19 Ramche to Cheram (3870m)
Trek from Tseram (3725m.) and it takes about seven hours. You trek through almost desert like area and some places you cross is stony trail. The path is ascent from Mirgin La to Tseram. On the path, you can see Lapsang La glacier,Mirgin La glacier and snow-capped mountains. There are very few stone roof houses at Tseram and yak huts. You stay overnight.
20 Cheram - Tortong (2995m)
The hike starts in forest, then crosses landslides to Tsento Kang, a goth at 3360 meters. An hour beyond is a Buddhist Shrine. Peaks begin to appear in the distance as you climb further.
21 Tortong to Yamphudin (2080m)
Trek to Yamphudin (2090m.) which takes about 8 to 9 hours. The first part of the trekking goes along the bank of the river, Simbua Khola. You have to walk through jungle. On the way, you can see the landslide at some places. The trails normally ascends up to Lamite Bhanjyang and then descends to Yamphudin crossing the small river. Yamphudin is a mixed community of Sherpas, Limbus, Rais and Gurungs. Among the corn and rice fields of the village there are a school and some shops with minimal supplies.
22 Yamphudin to Anpan (2040m)
Trek from Yamphudin to Anpan (1740m.) which takes about 6 to 7 hours. In the beginning, you descend crossing the Omje Khola up to halfway. Now you ascend through the jungle of cardamom and orchid plants. You pass a small village where you can find different human settlements, small thatched roof houses and local shops with minimal supplies. From here, the trails is quite ascent up to Khebang Danda and then you trek in descending order to Khebang village. Khabang is comparatively big village where is found the people following religion of Hindu and Buddhism.
23 Anpan to Tembewa Height (2000m)
It takes 7 hrs
24 Tembewa to Taplejung or Suketar (1780m-2300m)
It takes 6 hrs
25 Taplejung or Suketar to KTM (1300m)
After breakfast at the lodge of Suketar we go to the airport to fly to Biratnagar and then from there we connect flight to Kathmandu . Arrive Kathmandu and then transfer to the hotel
26 Kathmandu
We consider today an “Rest day” just in case the flight can’t land due to weather. Otherwise, we will go to see the ancient city of Bhaktaphur , once a separate kingdom. The city still retains an architectural and design spirit of a feudal state focused on artistic and religious glorification. You will feel you are walking back in time strolling through the core of the old city now preserved and interpreted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take some time to look in the shops to observe potters, weavers, brass-makers, religious artisans, Brahmin priests and spice merchants carrying out their professions as they have done here for hundreds of years. We will end our journey with a farewell dinner this evening.
27 Departure your destination.
Transfer to international airport for your final departure. The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal

Kanchenjunga Trekking Service Includes

  1. Transportation from airport-hotel-airport.
  2. 4 nights stay in hotel on B/B plan.( hotel category are of four stars) or according the program (Click for Hotel)
  3. Meals prepared by our cook.
  4. Foam mattresses.
  5. Sleeping bag.
  6. Sleeping tents, dining tent & toilet tent.
  7. Wages Sherpa's, porters, cook and sirdar.
  8. Insurance's Sherpa's, porters, cook and sirdar.
  9. All transportation mention above the program, costs of staff, equipment and food.
  10. All trek permits, park fees and local taxes. Trek Permit & Any required permits or Official Documentation.
  11. Table and chair
  12. Round trip land Transporation ( Hotel – Domestic Airport – Hotel ) by Car / Van / Hiace and tourist bus.
  13. Airfare around trip Kathmandu – Biratnagar – Suketar – Biratnagr – Kathmandu

Kanchenjunga Trekking Service Excludes

  1. International roundtrip Airfare
  2. Nepal visa fee: US$ 30
  3. Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended).
  4. Any meals ( Lunch & Dinner) in kathmandu – keep $ 8 to 12 per meal in Tourist Restaurant.
  5. Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts Etc in Trek.
  6. Tips for guide, Cook, Sherpa and Porters Yak men and Donkey men ( mandatory)
  7. Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as above
  8. Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek,Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
  9. Guided sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley with all applicable entrance fees as per our itinerary. (Click for tour in Kathamndu).

Client Testimonials

While doing trek in the khumbu region, we will witness the different views of mountains such as Kwangde, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, the "horse saddle" of Kanteiga and of course the summit of Everest itself. We take a short rest for a while and it allows us little time for acclimatization. Here, you prepare yourself to explore the ascent of kalapatthar which is an altitude of 5545m. While climbing down from Lobuche, you will see some glacial moraine until the peak comes into view. Finally, you will be witnessing the north face of Mt. Everest . We return through a different route through Panboche to Lukla. We catch a flight for Kathmandu from Lukla.
micke, USA

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