Kanchenjunga Trek

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Trip Details

Start/End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Duration: 29 days

Difficulty: Hard to Strenuous

Maximum Elevation: 5,143 m (Kanchenjunga Base Camp)

Best Time: October - November and March - April

Accommodation: Camping

Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world, the most remote and delightful eastern area of Nepal that lies surrounded by mystery. The route is abundant with wildlife, as inhabitation consists of only scattered villages. There are Moschus moschiferus and blue sheep, and magnificent views of Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga massif will make the trip worth your time. 
Your journey to the present remote area passes through lifestyle differences and cultivation.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, pick up at the airport and transfer to hotel

Day 02: City Sightseeing, trip preparation and permit arrangement

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Bhadrapur

Day 04: Drive Birtamod Bazaar to Suketar (2,420 m / 7,940 ft)

Day 05: Trek Taplejung / Suketar to Mitlung (921 m / 3,021 ft)

Day 06: Trek Mitlung to Chiruwa (1,270 m / 4,166 ft)

Day 07: Trek Chiruwa to Sukathum (1,576 m / 5,170 ft)

Day 08: Trek Sukathum to Amjilosa (2,308 m / 7,572 ft)

Day 09: Trek Amjilosa to Gyabla (2,730 m / 8,956 ft)

Day 10: Trek Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,595 m / 11,794 ft)

Day 11: Acclimatization day at Ghunsa

Day 12: Trek Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050 m / 13,287 ft)

Day 13: Trek Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780 m / 15,682 ft)

Day 14: Trek Lhonak to Pangpema (5,140 m / 16,864 ft) and walk to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5,143 m / 16,873 ft) in the afternoon

Day 15: Trek Pangpema to Kambachen 

Day 16: Trek Kambachen to Ghunsa

Day 17: Trek Ghunsa to Sele La Phedi (4,290 m / 14,074 ft)

Day 18: Trek Sele La Phedi to Tseram (3,870 m / 12,696 ft) after crossing Sele La pass (4,480 m / 14,698 ft)

Day 19: Trek Tseram to Ramche (4,620 m / 15,157 ft)

Day 20: Day trip to Yalung Base Camp (4,500 m / 14,763 ft) from Ramche

Day 21: Trek Ramche to Tseram (3,870 m / 12,696 ft)

Day 22: Trek Tseram to Tortong (2,995 m / 9,826 ft)

Day 23: Trek Tortong to Yamphudin (2,080 m / 6,824 ft)

Day 24: Trek Yamphudin to Mamankhe (1,810 m / 5,938 ft)

Day 25: Trek Mamankhe to Kande Bhyanjyang (2,120 m / 6,955 ft)

Day 26: Trek Kande Bhyanjyang to Lalikharka (2,220 m / 7,283 ft)

Day 27: Trek Lalikharka to Suketar (2,420 m / 7,939 ft)

Day 28: Drive to Badrapur and fly back to Kathmandu

Day 29: Final departure, drop at the international airport.

Trip Info

Highlights of Kanchenjunga Trek

  • Trek along with the beautiful remote settlements of the Kanchenjunga region
  • Encounter the marvellous flora and fauna of the Kanchenjunga region
  • Walkthrough the various Rhododendron forest and high alpine passes
  • Trek over the glaciers of Kanchenjunga National Park
  • Visit Tibetan refugees settlements along the Trail 
  • Stunning mountain beauty of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Jannu, Mera Peak, and other surrounding peaks

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