Trip Code : DH/T-08
Duration : 25 Days

Overview

The Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world is accessible by participating in the Kanchenjunga Trek. It is one of the most fascinating treks in the remote and unspoiled north-eastern corner of Nepal. Many trekkers also consider the Kanchenjunga as ‘five treasures of the great snow’ (gold, precious stones, silver, holy scriptures, and grain). The Kanchenjunga trekking is one of the most famous trek routes due to its conservation area, where we will get an opportunity to explore various flora and fauna such as; Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, red panda, wild boar, snow leopard, wild boar and many more. The way to Kanchenjunga is filled with low river valley, stunning landscapes from alpine grasslands to sub-tropical forests, green rolling hill, rocky scree slopes, glacial moraine and with incredible panoramic views of the Himalayas on the backdrop. During our genital trek, we can encounter different ethnic groups such as; Sherpa, Limbu, Gurung, Rai resident in this area and explore their unique cultures and traditions make our trek more exciting.  Trekking trail also offers us mind-blowing mountains views such as; Mt. Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), and many other stunning peaks. The Kanchenjunga, third highest mountain is bordered by India and Sikkim. The Kanchenjunga is blessed with the natural beauty, where you can also explore three beautiful river valley they are the Tamur Khola, Simbua Khola, and Ghunsa Khola.
The journey to the Kanchenjunga begins after your arrival at Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. We take a scenic flight to Suketar, Taplejung and we start our trek from there by following a beautiful valley along the Hangdewa River and rural landscapes of the region. As we reach to Kambachen, we will spend a day for acclimatization and make a small hike for magnificent Himalayas views. After explorations, we will trek forwards to Kanchenjunga Base Cam by following ancient Ramtang monastery and Lhonak villages.  As you reach Base Camp, you can enjoy the enjoy with the breathtaking views of the region and feel as you are at the top of the world. After exploration, we will return back to Kathmandu by following different routes.
 

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Close view of world’s third highest mountain Kanchenjunga and Mt. Makalu
  • Beautiful glaciers
  • Holiest mountain, as each of its five summits, corresponds to five treasures of snow in the form of gold, silver, gem, grain and holy books.
  • Lifestyle and culture of ethnic groups: Limbus and Rai
  • A pleasant walk through rhododendron forest and terraced fields
  • Encounter with Himalayan animals like bear, barking deer and panda
  • The least busy trekking trails with a picturesque view of mountains.
  • Most wild and unspoiled conservation areas in the country.
  • A wide variety of ethnic minority groups.
  • Enjoy a truly genuine Nepali hospitality in remote picturesque villages.

Itenarary

Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu.


As you arrive at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative will warmly greet you and he/she will drop you to the best hotel in Kathmandu where you can rest and relax. In the evening, tour guide exports will provide you brief explanations about the Kanchenjunga trekking. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing


After having early morning breakfast, we will manage you to visit major world’s heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley such as; Pashupatinath, Syambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath stupa, Patan Durbar Square and so on which are famous for its Buddhist monuments, Hindu Temples, and artistic architecture. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Suketar (2, 420m).


In this day, after having breakfast, we will take a air-flight for Suketar, situated at the elevations of 2,420m. Around one and half hours, the beautiful scenic flight takes us to the Suketar. After taking a short rest and explore the beautiful places of Suketar. Overnight at Suketar.

Day 4: Suketar to Mitlung. (921m).


In this day, you will officially start trekking, after early breakfast, you will trek towards Mitlung passing through the beautiful Valley, lovely meadowland Hangdewa River and rural landscapes of the region. Mitlung is situated at the elevations of 921m and it takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach there. Overnight at Mitlung.

Day 5: Mitlung to Chirwa (1, 185m).


After pleasing night at Mitlung, we will have a breakfast, and continue our trail towards Chirwa which is situated at the altitude of 1185m. We will follow the descending way to the village of Sinwa and continue the trail until you will reach to Tawa and next to Thiwa through the crossing suspension bridge and beautiful landscapes. The further trail leads you to the beautiful Limbu Village called Chirwa with numerous lodges and tea shops. Overnight at Chirwa.

Day 6: Chirwa to Sukathum. (1,509m).


In this day, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will trek towards the Sukathum which is situated at the elevations of 1509m. During your trail, you will be passing several passes and cardamom fields with some dense forests. The further trail leads you to the lush green forest to Tamor river and you will reach Ghunsa River and then to the Sukathum. Overnight at Sukathum.

Day 7: Sukathum to Amjilosa (2,498m).


Today ‘route from Sukathum to Amjilosa is quite tough even though the beauty of the nature during our trail compensate it. After having breakfast, we need to cross a suspension bridge and trail will follow the beautiful dense forest and reach to beautiful Solima Village then after finally, you will reach Amjilosa Village. In the evening, you will get chances to explore the Amjilosa village. Overnight at Amjilosa Village.

Day 8: Amjilosa to Gyabla (2,730m).


Today ‘route from Sukathum to Amjilosa is quite tough even though the beauty of the nature during our trail compensate it. After having breakfast, we need to cross a suspension bridge and trail will follow the beautiful dense forest and reach to beautiful Solima Village then after finally, you will reach Amjilosa Village. In the evening, you will get chances to explore the Amjilosa village. Overnight at Amjilosa Village.

Day 9: Gyabla to Ghunsa (3, 595m).


Early in the morning, after breakfast, we will begin our trail towards Ghunsa by passing river Valley. Then we will reach a Tibetan refugee settlement called Phale Village where you will get chances to purchase some of the beautiful artistic things
Over there. Then we will continue trail through the beautiful forest of pine and conifer and then we will reach the home place of Sherpa village of Ghunsa where you will also see Hydroelectricity plant. Overnight at Ghunsa.

Day 10: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,145m).


Early in the morning, you will enjoy a great view of mountains range, then after we will continue the trail towards Kambachen through the river bank to Kambachen.
The route goes through the beautiful meadows, full of beautiful flowers and pine forests and the Rampuk Kharka Bridge which offers you to view glorious waterfalls and beautiful landscape. The further trail leads you to Kambachen which is situated at the altitude of 4150m. Overnight at Kambachen.

Day 11: Rest at Kambachen (4,145m).


Today is the rest day at Kambachen which is situated at the altitude of 4145m.  In this day you will trek small hikes and view some wonderful Himalayas ranges and explore the area. Overnight at Kambachen.

Day 12: Kambachen to Lhonak 4,500m.


In this day, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will continue trek towards Lhonal which a bit is tough as it goes through the high altitude, even though
the beauty of nature provides you energy where you need to cross the bridge of Ramtang monastery.  Around 6 to 7 hours trek take you to the beautiful village Lhonak. Overnight at Lhinak.

Day 13: Lhonak to Kanchenjunga north base camp (5,143m).


Next morning, after having breakfast, we will head towards Kanchenjunga north base camp which is located at the altitude of 5143m. Today’s route is quite dangerous so that we should be quite careful due to the possibilities of landslide and sometimes ice slide too. During our journey, we will enjoy the Kanchenjunga glaciers and some wonderful mountain views. Kanchenjunga base camp offers you the most panoramic view of the region. Overnight at Kanchenjunga.

Day 14: Base camp to Kambachen (4,145 m).


After viewing the most panoramic mountains views from the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, we will return back to Kambachen which is situated at the elevation of 4145m.  Kambachen also offers us wonderful mountains views and we will stay overnight at Kambachen.

Day 15: Kambachen to Ghunsa (3,595 m).


Today, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will return back to Ghunsa from Kambachen. During our trail, we once get an opportunity to witness dazzling beautiful forest along with marvelous White Mountains views. Overnight at Ghunsa.

Day 16: Ghunsa to Sele Le (4,290 m).


Next morning, after having breakfast, from Ghunsa, we will walk towards the Sele Le through the beautiful dense forests of moss and rhododendron. We will stay overnight at Sele Le.

Day 17: Sele Le to Cheram (3,868 m).


In this day, after early breakfast, we will trek from Sele Le to Cheram through the tough way with a mesmerizing view of Jannu Himal and Manaslu Himal. The way goes through the vigorous area after passing several passes like Mirgin La, Sinion La, and Sinelapche Bhanjyang. We will stay overnight at Cheram.

Day 18: Cheram to Ramche and back to Cheram (3,868 m).


Today, early in the morning, we will begin our trek from Cheram through the Yalung Glacier, Simbwa Khola, and Lapsang Village and finally reach to Ramche.  From Ramche we will get chances to view the glorious southern face of Kanchenjunga Mountain. The further trail leads us to the beautiful village Cheram where we will spend our whole night.

Day 19: Cheram to Tortong (2,980 m).


Next morning, after having breakfast, we will descend towards the Tortong Khola through the beautiful rhododendron forests and finally reach to Tortong which is situated at the elevation of the 2,980m. Overnight at Tortong.

Day 20: Tortong to Yamphudin (1,692 m).


Today, we will begin our trek back from Tortong to Yamphudin passing through the Lasiya Bhanjyang with greenery trees and beautiful landscapes. We will continue our pleasing trail through the land of landslides and finally, we will reach to Yamphudin. Yamphudin is a village of Sherpa, Limbu, and Rai. Overnight at Yamphudin.

Day 21: Yamphudin to Yangpang (1,007 m).


In this day, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will descend from Yamphudin to Yangpang. During our trail, we will cross several bridges at Samekham and Kabeli Khola. The trekking route goes through the beautiful pass of
Mamankhe with Limbu settlements and one of the famous Museum. Then we will cross Khaksewa Khola Bridge and cardamom fields and we will finally reach to Yangpang. Overnight at Yangpang.
 

Day 22: Yangpang to Thorpu (1,500 m).


Next morning, after having early breakfast, we will trek downwards to Thorpu which is situated at the elevation of 1,500m. During our trek, we will pass through beautiful Sherpa village which provides us chances to interact with the local people and their local culture. We will stay overnight at Thorpu with delicious native food.

Day 23: Thorpu to Birtamod.


In this day, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will drive to Birtamod through the beautiful surrounding along with some breathtaking mountain views. We will travel through the plain surface of eastern Terai region of Nepal. It takes around 5 to 6 hours’ drive and you will finally reach to Birtamod. In the evening, you will explore the places of Birtamod and stay overnight over there.

Day 24: Birtamod to Bhadrapur to Kathmandu.


This is the last day of Kanchenjunga trek, from Birtamod, we will take a short drive over to Bhadrapur and from Bhadrapur, we will take a flight to Kathmandu. A scenic flight takes you to the lively city Kathmandu. If you have time then after short rest at Kathmandu hotel, you can do shopping in the Thamel bazaar late in the day. Overnight at hotel.

Day 25: Final Destination


Today you will leave this naturally beautiful Nepal and heads towards your final destination. A representative will help you to find your flight to your home.

What's included

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by a private tourist vehicle.
  • All meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Guest house accommodations during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms.
  • Local Save Himalaya Trek’s licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • All Land Transportations, to and from the trek. (Flight is optional)
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

What's not included

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation.
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

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