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14 Days
Mar - May , Sep - Dec
Max Altitude: 5143m
Kanchenjunga Conservation Area
Camping / Teahouse
Trail Length: 177 Km

Kanchenjunga Trek Overview

Kanchenjunga trek offers an epitome experience of wilderness and adventure. A 14 days trek towards the world third tallest mountain base camp is full of remote experience and beauty that lies within it. Located in the far north-eastern corner of Nepal Mt. Kanchenjunga scales 8,586 m in height. Kanchenjunga Park is a geographically protected area with diverse flora and fauna which are the important and lively attractions of the trek. The area is home to wild animals like Himalayan Black Bear, Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, Red Panda and many others.

The adventure awaits you along the way towards the base camp as you trek through the diverse environment. The geographical challenge is great but the nature draws the unforgettable milestones all along the way as you trek through the diverse land topography full of sub-tropical forests, low river valley, glacial moraine, and rocky scree slopes. Make your way through the villages and among the people of different culture and customs. Those villages are inhabited by mixed community of Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, and Gurung. Enjoy their hospitality and kindness. Explore the taste of unique local dishes. The warm welcome awaits you.

Enjoy our own hospitality as your journey begins from Kathmandu where you can explore the city and its beautiful lifestyle. The city is full of heritages, ancient temples for site visiting. Next day after flight to Bhadrapur you will take approximately 8 hours’ drive to reach Taplejung by private car/jeep. The following day from Taplejung to Hellok, you will travel by private jeep that will take about 5 hours. From this point, the real adventure of the trekking trip begins which will gradually lead us to our beautiful destination “Kanchenjunga Base Camp”.

Enjoy the mesmerizing heights and beauty of those standing tall among the tallest. Trekkers get to enjoy the stunning panoramic view of the massive mountains peaks such as Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,585m), Mt. Makalu (8,481m), and many others. After the amazing trek you can fly back to Kathmandu and relax more in the urban environment until your departure.

Suggested Itinerary

DAY 1KATHMANDU TO BHADRAPUR (45 MINUTES) THEN DRIVE TO TAPLEJUNG (1441 m/4,728 ft.) APPROX 8 HOURS

As the journey begins, you will first take a flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur that will take approximately 45 minutes. Along the way you can enjoy the scenic view of eastern region of Nepal. This region is full of greenery and diversity. After landing in Bhadrapur airport you will be heading towards Taplejung for overnight stay. The journey will take approximately 8 hours of drive in car/jeep. You will stop for the lunch and refreshment in quite famous and beautiful tea garden of Illam.

DAY 2TAPLEJUNG TO HELLOK (1740 m/5,708 ft.) DRIVE BY PRIVATE JEEP 5 HRS

The following morning you begin with new exciting part of trek as you will head towards Mitlung/Sinuwa by crossing Small River over suspension bridges. Further you will descend down to Tamor River walking through beautiful villages and terraced fields. Feel the adventure following the narrow trails close to the Tamor River. Then gradual uphill trail through the terraced fields will take you to the village of Hellok where you will rest the night.

DAY 3HELLOK TO YASANG (2800 m/9,187 ft.) 6 HOURS WALK

On third day, you will trek from Hellok to Mamasik by ascending upward slope interacting with friendly local people. Small tea breaks will help you to restore your energy and interact with local people. You can have proper glimpse on how people are making up their living. Then walking along the bank of Simbuwa Khola, you will make your way to Mamasik and spend the night.

DAY 4YASANG TO TORTONG (2995 m/9,826 ft.) 6 HOURS WALK

Today you will trek gradually ascending up following the Sibuwa River. You will have great opportunity to walk through natural thick forest full of rhododendron and bamboos. Along with nature you can get glimpses of wild animals that are quite rare such as Red Panda, Wild Boar, Musk Deer, Himalayan Black Beer and countless species of birds. After reaching Tortong you will stay the night for next trek.

DAY 5TORTONG TO CHERAM (3800 m/12468 ft.) 5 HOURS WALK

The fifth day trek will take you to Cheram that is approximately 5 hours walk ahead. You will trek through the trail of dense forest of rhododendron and bamboos. You will trek along the bank of Simbuwa khola gradually climbing uphill to reach Cheram. There you will spend the night.

Day 6CHERAM TO RAMCHE (3870 m/12,696 ft.) 4HOURS WALK

After the early morning breakfast, the trek will begin. You will trek upward for some time to reach the snout of the Yalung Glacier. You can enjoy the heavenly panoramic view of great Himalayas such as Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Jannu (7,710 m), and Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m) itself. It is a beautiful walk on a valley trail. You will pass through small settlement of Lapsang before reaching Ramche. Then you will spend the night there.

DAY 7RAMCHE TO YALUNG BASE CAMP (4500 m/14,764 ft.) TO CHERAM 4 HOURS WALK

On this day of trek you will make your way to Yalung Base Camp. You will begin by following a stream and climbing on the moraine top until confronted by Kanchenjunga’s south face. Each and every moment is adventurous and thrilling. You will continue your trek further towards the Oktang Monastery. From here, you will climb further up and reach the Yalung Base Camp. The views from the base camp are extraordinary. You can enjoy the close up view of Himalayan peak like Mt. Jannu (7,710 m), and many others. After staying and enjoying in the base camp you will head back to Cheram where you will spend the night.

DAY 8CHERAM TO SELE LA (4290 m/ 14,074 ft.) 6 HOURS WALK

After the early morning breakfast, you will trek to SELE LA. Adventure awaits you as you will cross four passes today beginning with Sinelapche Bhanjyang. Just after that you will trek through Mirgin La pass moving further towards Sinon La pass which is quite near. From here, you will ascend towards Sele La pass. There are prayer flags strung across one of the steeper sections of the trial which is near to the Sele La pass. Then you will finally reach Sele La for the night stay.

DAY 9SELE LA TO GHUNSA (3,400 m/11,154 ft.) 4 HOURS WALK

After the early morning breakfast you will head out for the next destination “GHUNSA”. You will walk towards north with Tangbgharma Danda nearby. Then gradually you will reach a chorten marked by prayer flags which marks the start of a steep trail. Then you will descend through the birch, pine and rhododendron forests before reaching Ghunsa. Ghunsa is a peaceful and beautiful village.

DAY 10REST AND EXPLORATION DAY IN GHUNSA (3,400 m/11,154 ft.)

Ghunsa is a beautiful settlement of Sherpa people with their beautiful culture and lifestyle, so you will take a day off in Ghunsa and explore the beauty around it. You will get a chance to visit the Monastery, Juniper and incense factory with antique shops of handmade carpets. Ghunsa is the gateway of North and the South Base camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga.

DAY 11GHUNSA TO AMJILOSA (2,308M/7,572FT) 6 HOURS WALK

After a day off in Ghunsa, you are ready to move towards “AMJILOSA”. It is approximately 6 hours’ trek. During your trek, you will pass through several manes and a monastery nearby. You will make your way through juniper forests to reach Phale. From here, it is a steady descent to Gyabla (2,730 m/8,956 ft.). You will cross the bridge over Chhundatangka Khola and reach Gyabla. Gradually you will cross a suspension bridge over Sumbung Khola and reach the destination of the day “Amjilosa” where you will stay the night.

DAY 12AMJILOSA TO HELLOK (1,740 m/5,709 ft.) 7 HOURS WALK

The next day in the morning 7 hours long trek towards “Hellok” will begin. You will walk through a small settlement of solima while enjoying the freshness of the environment. You will cross a suspension bridge over Ghunsa khola and reach Sukathum. You will come across many people of many villages and get a chance to interact with them. By the end of the day you will be staying the night in Chirwa.

Day 13HELLOK TO ILLAM DRIVE BY PRIVATE JEEP 9 HOURS DRIVE

Today you will drive through Taplejung Bazaar in the private jeep/car enjoying the Nepali culture and lifestyle. You can see the beautiful cardamom garden with beautiful rice paddy field on the way. After approximately 6 hours of drive you will reach Illam Bazaar and stay overnight. After reaching Illam you can take your time and roam around the market. Illam Bazaar is one of the most popular business hubs between India and Nepal. Illam is very famous for its local products like: Tea, Cardamom, Ginger, Ghee, chilly and many other household products.

Day 14ILLAM TO BHADRAPUR BY PRIVAT JEEP 4HOURS DRIVE AND FLIGHT BACK TO KATHMANDU

The following day you will drive from Illam to Bhadrapur by our private jeep and enjoy the pleasant scenes of tea garden all along the way. The beautiful tea garden is located in famous tourist destination called kanyam which is located in Illam district of Nepal. Riding horses, local tea leaves, picnic spots, and mesmerizing views are the major attraction of this place. You can buy local products and enjoy riding horses at low price for fun. After the refreshment, you will drive to Bhadrapur airport and fly back to Kathmandu on the same day. After reaching Kathmandu we will pick you up from the airport and kindly welcome you to your booked hotels and then you can enjoy our hospitality till departure.

Kanchenjunga Trek Includes

  • Airport pick up/ drop in comfortable private vehicle
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu heritage city tour
  • All ground transportation in comfortable vehicle as per itinerary
  • Tea House twin sharing accommodation during the trek
  • All Meals breakfast, Lunch and dinner with tea and coffee
  • One English speaking, highly experienced trekking guide with government-license
  • Porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers : 1 porter) – their expenses including salary, food, accommodation, accident insurance, equipment
  • All necessary paperwork, Kanchenjunga Conservation Area permit
  • TIMS Fee-trekker’s management system (2 pp size photo needed)
  • Domestic flight kathmandu to Bhadrapur and back to kathmandu
  • Duffel bag, Down Jacket and sleeping only for trekking use
  • First aid medicine kit box
  • Necessary Govt. and local tax
  • Office service charge

Kanchenjunga Trek Excludes

  • Nepalese Visa fee
  • International airfare to Kathmandu and out
  • Personal expenses phone call, bar bills, bottled water,WiFi internet, battery charges
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and dessert
  • Extra night accommodation and meals in city
  • Entrance fees in sightseeing point
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips and appreciation for trekking staff and drivers