Mount Kanchenjunga Trek offers to explore the world’s 3rd highest beautiful mountain on the earth, trekking in Kanchenjunga base camp altitude to be found (8,586 m); it lies in eastern Nepal. This Beautiful attractive mountain of the Kanchenjunga area was opened for the first trekking organized in 1988 AD. But still, this is a less touristic area and now a day’s Kanchenjunga base camp trek is getting famous along the extended adventure with Nature culture and genuine old heritage around the beautiful Himalayan range of Mt: Kanchenjunga region.
The meaning of Mt Kanchenjunga is “Five special large treasuries of the Snow” in fact it has five main Summits. Trekking in the Kanchenjunga base camp area is a less crowded non-touristic area you will be satisfied with an exclusive on the way into the Nepalese countryside lifestyle and its rich traditional culture. Kanchenjunga region is inhabited by the main cultural groups of Limbu who are beside Rai both these Peoples make respect as an interfiled Man of the “Gorkhas” serving with the Victoria Cross holder in British Army. During the Kanchenjunga trek, further, a more famous open hand of Limbu culture and “Tongba” millet drink local alcohol which is served with the pipe in a special wooden Pot.
This remote area Kanchenjunga trek starts from Kathmandu to flight in Suketar Taplejung in eastern Nepal. After the Suketar you will head over to Chauki Vanjyang then continues among the village of Mitlung, Ghunsa, Khambachen, Lhonak, and Pangpema (5,140 m) which is the North Face of Kanchenjunga base camp it is the first final part of this trek. Sometimes fresh snow or heavy rains could make difficult these trails which become unsafe for travel the reason is landslides to these clean parts of the Paths. After exploring the base camp we will be turned down to Suketar and fly back to Kathmandu. Kanchenjunga base camp trek gives you magnificent views and an unforgettable mountain experience in your lifetime.
- All airports pick up drop/hotel transfers by private car or van.
- 3 nights in touristic stander hotel in Kathmandu BB plan.
- English speaking Guide and Necessary staff Cook, Sherpa, Potter.
- Their salary, Insurance and all accommodation, transportation etc.
- Domestic airfare airport tax KTm, Nepalgunj, Juphal round trip.
- Full accommodation during the trek (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
- All necessary special trekking permits for Dolpo trek.
- All camping gear kitchen set, tent, for Dolpo Trek.
- First Aid Kit and government and local Taxes.
- All International airfare
- Nepal Visa fee bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photo.
- Excess baggage charges if you have more than 20 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure.
- Early return from mountain in scheduled program meals and Hotel.
- Personal expenses phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled water, shower, heater, etc.
- Travel insurance if in case for rescue
- Tips for guides porters and driver.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) transfer to Hotel O/N BB plan.
Day 02: Late afternoon flight to Biratnagar transfer to Hotel O/N BB plan.
Day 03: Fly or drive to Taplejung, trek to Mitlung (921 m) O/N tented FB plan.
Day 04: TMitlung to Chirwa (1,270 m) 6 hrs walk O/N tented FB plan.
Day 05: Chirwa to Sekathum (1,660 m) 6 hrs walk O/N tented FB plan.
Day 06: Sekathum to Amjilossa (2,510 m) 6-7 hrs walk O/N tented FB plan.
Day 07: Amjilossa to Gyabala (2,730 m) 7 hrs walk O/N tented FB plan.
Day 08: Gyabala to Ghunsa (3,595m) 6 hrs walk O/N tented FB plan.
Day 09: Acclimatization day at Ghunsa explore the valley O/N tented FB plan.
Day 10: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,100 m) 6 hrs walk O/N tented FB plan.
Day 11: adjustment day with this altitude O/n tented FB plan.
Day 12: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,785 m) 7 hrs walk O/N tented FB plan.
Day 13: Trek to Pangpema (5,143 m) and back to Lhonak 7 hrs O/N tented FB plan.
Day 14: Trek back to Ghunsa 7-8 hrs walk O/N tented FB plan.
Day 15: Ghunsa to high camp before Mirgin La walk O/N tented FB plan.
Day 16: Cross Mirgin La (4,663 m) trek to Tseram (3,870 m) O/N tented FB plan.
Day 17: Trek to Oktang (4,700 m) and back to Ramche (4,580m) O/N tented FB plan.
Day 18: Ramche to Lamite Bhanjyang (3,310 m) walk O/N tented FB plan.
Day 19: Laminate Bhanjyang to Yamphudin (2,080 m) walk O/N tented FB plan.
Day 20: Cleaning day at Yamphudin washing and showering O/N tented FB plan.
Day 21: Yamphudin to Phunphe (1,900 m) walk O/N tented FB plan.
Day 22: Phonphe to Khunjari (1,928 m) walk O/N tented FB plan.
Day 23: Khunjari to Runway at Suketar walk O/N tented or Tea-house FB plan.
Day 24: Flight to Biratnagar and continues to Kathmandu O/N Hotel BB plan.
Day 25: Sightseeing and shopping in Kathmandu O/N Hotel BB plan.
Day 26: Final departure transfer to airport trips to end.
Day 1:Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and meet with your DWT guide (All our guides are direct employees of DWT and are government registered and licensed). Private transport
Once you reach the Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly received by our staff representative who will help you transfer to the hotel in a private car or a bus. After checking into your hotel, you can have a rest.
Day 2:A full day of sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley.
After breakfast we spend the day visiting different tourist sites in Kathmandu. Our guided tour will take you to the following places in Kathmandu Pashupatinath: It is a holy site for Hindus all over the world. The pagoda-styled temple of Lord Shiva is visited by thousands every year. Boudhanath Stupa: An important pilgrim site for Buddhists and Hindus, it is one of the largest Buddhist shrines in the world. Swoyambhunath Temple: Another famous holy site, it is also called the Monkey temple.
Day 3:Fly 35/ 40 mins to Suketar(2320 m) and trek(3 hours) to Lali Kharka(2276 m). Stay overnight at Lodge.
After breakfast, we take a morning flight to Suketar. This morning we leave early and drive passing through tea and cardamom plantations. During our drive, we stop at the top of a pass of which we get our first magnificent views of Mount Kanchenjunga and Mount Jannu in the far distance. We drive onto Taplejung where on arrival we meet our trekking crew. After lunch, we start the trek by making a steep descent to the Tamur river to reach the village of Mitlung.
Day 4:Trek to Khesewa (2120m)5hrs overnight at lodge.
After breakfast We trek through the hills and descend to the village of Pakora along the Phawa Khola, we cross the Phawa Khola by a suspension bridge then climb up towards Kunjuri where we stop to have lunch then we go on a short walk over the ridge to our campsite at Khesewa. From here wer get our first views of Kanchanjunga’s main summit and Yalung Kang as wel
Day 5:Trek to Mamankhe (1920m)5 hrs overnight at lodge.
After breakfast we trek down to Kabbeli khola through the steep hillside and terraced fields, Its a winfing route but we will pass many open spaces where we can rest and stop for lunch. We continue and pass Anpan village and cross the Khaswa stream and then climb through terraces field to Mamankhe
Day 6:Trek to Yamphudin (2080m) 6 hrs overnight at lodge
After breakfast, we leave the Village of Mamankhe and take the contouring path high along the Kabeli Khola to Yamphudin. It's a remote settlement and the last village we will pass until we reach Gunsa
Day 7:Trek to Chitre (2965m) 5 hrs overnight at lodge.
After breakfast we trek to chitre the trail ascends a steeply, We leave the villages behind us trekking through a pleasant forest, We stop for lunch in a meadow then continue. We make a steep descend to Omje Khola go across it on a bridge to our destination in Chitre.
Day 8:Trek to Tortongn (3010m)6 hrs overnight at lodge.
After breakfast We ascent to the crest of Deurali Danda through dense forest. From the 3230m Pass, we will be able to see Jannu much closer. We descend to all the way through beautiful forest to the valley of the Simjua Khola. Then we go across a wooden bridge is to Tortongoun.
Day 9:Trek to Tseram (3870m)6 hrs overnight at lodge.
Today we will cross several passes. We take a good trail which ascends to our first pass Sinion La (4,440m). From here the trail goes around the hillside and a short steep climb brings us to the Mirgin La Pass (4,480m). We descend briefly before making a final short steep climb to Sinelapche La Pass at 4,840m. Enjoy the mesmerizing views of the eastern Himalayas from the top of these passes. From Sinelapche La Pass we descent 1,000m to a small trail past a small lake to Tseram, a small settlement located above the Simbuaja khola.
Day 10:Trek to Ramche(4580m) 5 hrs overnight at lodge.
Today we embark on a short 600 m walk to Ramche. The view as we ascend past Yalung Glaciers is stunning.we will walk past frozen lake, clear streams .All the peaks to the east straddle the India-Nepal border like Koktang (6,147m), Rathong (6,679m) and some of the Kabrus which are all over 7,000m.
Day 11:First part of the trek is spent exploring around Ramche(4580m) then Trek(5 hrs) to Oktang(4730m). overnight at lodge.
After breakfast First half of the day, we exxplore Ramche. There are a lake and a meadow along with two stone houses at Ramche and often we can see blue sheeps grazing on the grassy slopes above. In the afternoon we follow the ablation valley to Oktang we will be able to see and the three main summits all over 8,400m. The climbing route to the summit of Kanchenjunga, first climbed in 1955 can be seen from Oktang.
Day 12:Trek to Yalung Ri Base Camp (5400m)5 hrs overnight at lodge.
Today we trek upto Yagling Ri Basee camp to let our body get used to the high altitudes. Todays trek will require good determinattion and also some luck we can only cross the high passes if the weather is good.
Day 13:Trek back to Ramche (4580m) 5 hrs overnight at lodge.
We trek back to Ramche. We will see magnificent views as we pass Yalung Glaciers and a series of valleys, frozen lake, clear streams.
Day14Trek to Salleri over the Mirgin La (4480m)6 hrs overnight at lodge.
We trek down the valley to the north side of Kanchanjunga to Mirgin la. This route first requires steep climb and we corss several false summits before finally reaching Mirgin La. We can see amazing sightes of the magnificent Jannu, Makalu, Gyakung Kang, Everest, Lhotse and Chamalang. We then trek to our campsite which will be a little beyond the pass.
Day15Trek to Ghunsa (3475m) 5 hrs overnight at lodge.
We descent to Lamba Sumba Kharka, where we can see the south-west face of Jannu. From Kharka its a pleasant stroll on the forested trail to the village of Ghunsa, where we stay at a lodge in the village. This is a picturesque Tibetan village with wooden houses covered in colorful prayer flags. There are several lodges and shops in the village and a small Kanchenjunga Conservation Area office along with a couple of gompas.
Day 16:Trek to Khambachen (4040m)6 hrs overnight at lodge.
From Ghunsa we make a gradual ascent through the rhododendron and pine forest along the south bank of the Ghunsa Khola with several mani walls and chortens .Today as we gain altitude the scenery of the mountains and surroundings becomes ever more spectacular we will also be able to see the dramatic north face of Jannu . we finally reach Khambachen.Khambuchen is a Tibetan settlement with about a dozen houses huddled together in a grassy plain surrounded by mountain views.
Day 17:Exploration day at Khambachen(4040m). overnight at lodge.
We spend 2 nights here at Khambachen to help you get acclimatissed before ascending over 750m to Lhonak. You can join a short walk .organised by our guides up to Nupchu Khola from Khambachen from where you can see impressive views of Mount Jannu, then you can spend the rest of the day resting and relaxing around camp.
Day 18:Trek(6 hrs) to Lhonak(4790m) and stay overnight at lodge.
From Khambachen we trek through azalea and rhododendron along a lateral moraine , then pass through a seasonal yak herder’s camp at Ramtang (4,370m). After an hour or so of trekking, we reach a rockier trail as we pass under a landslide area. We climb through the open rocky fields and then cross moraines North West of the Kanchenjunga Glacier to Lhonak. From our campsite, at Lhonak we can see incredible views of Wedge Peak (6,750m), Mera (6,344m), Nepal Peak (6,910m), Twins (7,351m) and others.
Day 19:Trek(4 hrs) to Pang Pema(5140m) and stay overnight at lodge.
From Lhonak we ascend the lateral moraine from KanchenjungaGlacier passing through several sections of loose rock and landslide area for around 2 hours. The trails steepness decreases as we reach the stone huts in a grassy area at Pang Pema. We will see impressive views of the vast north face of Kanchenjunga from Pang Pema.
Day 20:Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp(5100m) 5 hrs and Khambachen overnight at lodge.
We have an optional hike up a ridge, north of Pang Pema for those who are interested. Its a 200 or 300 meters climb and provides a great views of Kanchenjunga, Wedge Peak, the Twins, and Tent Peak. From there we can descend to Khambachen.
Day 21:Trek to Ghunsa 6 hrs overnight at lodge.
We return to Ghunsa retracing our trail .
Day 22:Trek to Amjillassa (2460m) 4/5 hrs overnight at lodge.
We pass through picturesque forest and grassy hillside.the the trail becomes steeper and slippery. We will soon arrive at Amijilasa where we set up our camp
Day 23:Trek to Syakathum (1600m) 5 hrs overnight at lodge.
We make a steep descent to the junction of the Ghunsa Khola and Tamur River. We set up our tent near at the bank of the River.
Day 24:Trek to Chirwa (1200m)5 hrs overnight at lodge.
We cross the Simbu Khola, the same river that we followed up from Torontan. Since we are at lower altitude the weather will be pleasantly warm at these low altitudes and you cans see cardamom growing freely in the moist shaded forest. After crossing numerous small tributary streams we reach Chirwa, a village set among large boulders.
Day 25:Trek to Suketar (2420m) 5 hrs overnight at lodge.
Today we traverse in an out of minor valleys and pass through a succession of picturesque villages on our way to Suketar, we will reach reaching around late afternoon.
Day 26:Fly35 /40 mins back to Kathmandu and stay overnight at the hotel with BB plan
Head back to Kathmandu, we take a 40-minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu from Suketar (Taplejung).
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Experience Required: This Trek is suitable for keen walkers who are able to walk for 6 – 7 hours in a day, with a light rucksack. Some of the days are quite long, and the walking feels more strenuous at altitude. Generally, the trail is a good track, but occasionally it will be uneven and rocky.
Food & Accommodation: You will be accommodated in the tea house & during trekking. Tea houses are simple, local-run guesthouses with twin-share or single rooms. Toilets and showers are of varying standards.
Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups, or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast, and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee, and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
What about our luggage?
1 Porter will be shared between 2 participants, they take a maximum load of 12kgs per participant.
You may keep things you will not use on the trek at our hotel in Kathmandu.
What will the temperature be like?
Basically, the atmospheric temperature fluctuates between -10 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
When we are trekking, the temperature would be on the high. For trekking, our concerns are focused on sun and wind exposure. To protect yourselves, you can wear long trekking pants or convertibles, in case it gets too warm, and a dry-fit long sleeve top and have the rain shell or outer waterproof layer accessible.
You’ll need your fleece or maybe the down jackets for those who are more afraid of cold when we reach the lodgings or at night to keep warm.
How much money should we bring?
You will need to carry Nepali Rupee if you decide you want to more shower than 3 times or have additional hot water on the trek. At the trekking lodges, you may wish to buy specialty menu items as well, or pick up souvenirs on the trek. Shopping can be done on your last day in the Thamel area.
What about Acute Mountaineering Sickness (AMS)?
AMS occurs to different people differently at different altitudes due to our tolerance level.
Signs of AMS include Dizziness, Nausea, Loss of Appetite, Fatigue or weakness, Shortness of breath, Drowsiness, and Fluctuation.
Peripheral Edema (Swelling of extremities)
Fluctuation in body temperature
Prevention of AMS:
Adequate REST prior to the trip.
Adequate HYDRATION during the trek or activity. (It is alright to keep going to the look, it is good for you)
Adequate SALT AND SUGAR in your bloodstream. (Basically, EAT)
Adequate WARMTH. (Keep yourself warm and try to not lose as much heat as possible to maintain bodily functions)
PROPER BREATHING. (Breathe deep into the diaphragm, breathe slow and steady. Breathe through your nose. Do not pant.)
PROPER EXERTION. (Go at a constant, manageable pace, do not chase after the person in front, and try not to keep stopping and starting)
All in all, sound out when you do not feel well. We are only human.