Kanchenjunga Trek - 28 days

Trip Overview

Duration: 28 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 5,200m/17,060ft. Walking Per Day: 5-6hrs
Accommodation: N/A Grade: Fair Strenuous
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 1
Mode: Cottage / Tent-House Culture: Hinduism, Buddhism

This is a superb opportunity to experience the unforgettable mountain scenery and natural splendours of the legendary Kanchenjunga national park and peaks.

Enjoy 24 days (23 nights) of trekking adventure in the most impressive landscape on the planet. 

You will be helped with all preparations – mentally as well as in terms of top-calibre equipment – beginning with three nights of information and sightseeing in the colourful Nepalese capital, Kathmandu. You can meet your guides and develop team spirit ready for the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that are ahead of you.


Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)
    • Meals :Lunch / Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Tribhuwan International Airport
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Welcoming with Marigold Flower Garland
      • Group Photo
      • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
      • Evening Walk at Thamel

     

  • Day 2 Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing
    • Duration :Whole day
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu Durbar Square
      • Boudhanath Stupa
      • Pashupatinath Temple
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Kathmandu Sightseeing
      • Equipment Checking
      • Briefing about the trek
      • Introduction with Guide

     

  • Day 3 Kathmandu – Bhadrapur via Flight and Drive from Bhadrapur to Birtamode(300m/1,000ft)
    • Duration :1hr Flight and 1.5hrs Drive(35Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Flight and Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Bhadrapur
      • Birtamode
    • Highlights :
      • Breathtaking sceneries from Flight
      • Scenic Drive
      • Southern Part of Nepal
      • Low Land
      • Famous for Betel nut

     

  • Day 4 Birtamode – Taplejung(1,820m/5,971ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs (114Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :1,520m/4,986ft
    • Location :
      • Birtamode
      • Ilam
      • Fidim
      • Taplejung
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Drive
      • Tea Garden
      • Beautiful Landscapes

     

  • Day 5 Taplejung – Mitlung(996m/3,267ft)
    • Duration :4-5hrs walk (7-8Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :824m/2,703ft
    • Location :
      • Taplejung
      • Dovan
      • Bhanjyang
      • Mitlung
    • Highlights :
      • Small Jungles
      • Small Villages
      • Straight trail and downhill

     

  • Day 6 Mitlung – Chiruw(1,270m/4,166ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs walk (9-10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :274m/898ft
    • Location :
      • Mitlung
      • Tawa Khola
      • Chiruw
    • Highlights :
      • Jungle walk
      • Tamur Rivers-one of the famous rivers in Nepal
      • Famous for Pork

     

  • Day 7 Chiruw – Sekathum(1,660m/5446ft)
    • Duration :5hrs walk (8-9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :390m/1,279ft
    • Location :
      • Chiruw
      • Taplethok
      • Damewa
      • Lelep
      • Hellok
      • Sekathum
    • Highlights :
      • Rhododendron Forest – 28 species of Rhododendron
      • Oak Forest
      • Pine Forest 

     

  • Day 8 Sekathum – Amjilossa (2,510m/8,234ft)
    • Duration :6hrs walk(8-10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :850m/2,788ft
    • Location :
      • Sekathum
      • Jonjim
      • Ghaiyabari
      • Amjilossa
    • Highlights :
      • Rhododendron Forest
      • Hilly Region Limbu
      • Sherpa Villages
      • Small Villages
      • Beautiful Landscape
      • Paddy

     

  • Day 9 Amjilossa – Gyabala (2,730m/8,956ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs walk (7-8Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :220m/721ft
    • Location :
      • Amjilossa
      • Thyanyani
      • Syajungma
      • Gyabala
    • Highlights :
      • Green Hills
      • Mountain Sceneries
      • Vegetations
      • Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 10 Gyabala – Ghunsa (3,595m/11,794ft)
    • Duration :6hrs(10-11Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :865m/2,837ft
    • Location :
      • Gyabala
      • Phale( Pal Phere)
      • Yamtari Tar
      • Ghunsa
    • Highlights :
      • Mountainous Area
      • Chorten
      • Downtown area of Kanchenjunga
      • Prayer Flags
      • Permit Check Point
      • Landscapes

     

  • Day 11 Acclimatization Day | Day Hike
    • Duration :Whole day
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Ghunsa 
    • Highlights :
      • Permit Check and Trek Preparation
      • Explore herbs and vegetations
      • Discover lifestyle of local people

     

  • Day 12 Ghunsa – Khambachen(4,100m/13,451ft)
    • Duration :7hrs(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :505m/1,656ft
    • Location :
      • Ghunsa
      • Rampuk Kharka
      • Lyakep(Lakep)
      • Khambachen
    • Highlights :
      • Mountainous Area
      • Sceneries
      • Herbs and Vegetations
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 13 Khambachen – Lhonak (4,785m/15,698ft)
    • Duration :7hrs walk (9-10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :685m/2,247ft
    • Location :
      • Khambachen
      • Sisima
      • Ramtang
      • Lhonak
    • Highlights :
      • Kanchenjunga View
      • Glacier
      • Snow Leopard and other wild and rare animals
      • Beautiful Sceneries
      • Adventure and Excitement

     

  • Day 14 Lhonak – Pang Pema(Kanchenjunga North Base Camp -5,200m/17,060ft)
    • Duration :3hrs walk(4-5Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :415m/1,361ft
    • Location :
      • Lhonak
      • Jorkin
      • Pang Pema
    • Highlights :
      • Glacier
      • Kanchenjunga North View
      • Mountain Scenery
      • Achievement of a lifetime
      • Massive Mountain View

     

  • Day 15 Pang Pema – Khambachen(4,100m/13,451ft)
    • Duration :5hrs walk(14-15Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :1,100m/3,608ft
    • Location :
      • Pang Pema
      • Jorkin
      • Lhonak
      • Ramtang
      • Sisima
      • Khambachen
    • Highlights :
      • Glacier
      • Massive Mountain View
      • Herbs and vegetation
      • Beautiful Landscape

     

  • Day 16 Khambachen – Ghunsa
    • Duration :5hrs walk(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :505m/1,656ft
    • Location :
      • Khambachen
      • Lyakep(Lakep)
      • Rampuk Kharka
      • Ghunsa
    • Highlights :
      • Mountainous Area
      • Sceneries
      • Herbs and Vegetations
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 17 Ghunsa – Sele La High Camp (4,310m/13,549ft)
    • Duration :4-5hrs walk(8-9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :715m/2,345ft
    • Location :
      • Ghunsa
      • Sele La Khola
      • Tangbharma Danda
      • Sele La High Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Mountainous Sceneries
      • Walk through Remote Area
      • Off-beaten track
      • Herbs and Vegetations
      • Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 18 Sele La High Camp – Cheram(3,868m/12,696ft)via Sele La Pass (4,290m/14,074ft)
    • Duration :8hrs walk (12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :530m/1,738ft
    • Descend :966m/3,169ft
    • Location :
      • Sele La High Camp
      • Sele La Pass
      • Phokte Danda
      • Mirgin La Pass
      • Sinelapche Bhanjyang
      • Cheram
    • Highlights :
      • Mountainous Sceneries
      • Lakes
      • Herbs and Vegetations
      • Flora and fauna
      • Adventure and excitement
      • Achievement of a lifetime

     

  • Day 19 Cheram – Ramche(4,610m/15,124ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs walk(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :742m/2,434ft
    • Location :
      • Cheram
      • Yalung Bara
      • Simbuwa Khola
      • Lapsang
      • Ramche
    • Highlights :
      • View of Mt.Kabru
      • Yalung Glacier
      • Wildlife
      • Mountainous Area
      • Hilly Area
      • Sceneries
      • Herbs and Vegetations
      • Rivers
      • Fresh Air
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Flora and fauna
      • Blue Sheep
      • Sightseeing Stone Hut

     

  • Day 20 Ramche – Yalung Base Camp (South Base Camp: 4,500m/14,763ft) – Ramche
    • Duration :8hrs walk(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :150m/492ft
    • Descend :150m/492ft
    • Location :
      • Ramche
      • Okhordung(Oktang)
      • Yalung Base Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Day Hike
      • Breathtaking Mountain Sceneries
      • Yaks
      • Glacier Walk
      • Snow Leopard
      • View Of Mt.Kanchenjunga
      • Sceneries
      • Herbs and Vegetations
      • Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 21 Ramche – Anda Phedi(3, 990m/13,090ft)
    • Duration :5hrs walk(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :620m/2,034ft
    • Location :
      • Ramche
      • Lapsang
      • Yalung Bara
      • Cheram(Tseram)
      • Anda Phedi
    • Highlights :
      • Mountain Sceneries
      • Herbs and Vegetations
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Flora and fauna
      • Wildlife
      • Hilly Region

     

  • Day 22 Anda Phedi – Tortong(2,995m/9,826ft)
    • Duration :5hrs walk(9-10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :995m/3,264ft
    • Location :
      • Anda Phedi
      • Simbuwa Khola
      • Tortong
    • Highlights :
      • Bushes
      • Hilly Area
      • Rhododendron Forest
      • Sceneries
      • Herbs and Vegetations
      • Lifestyle and culture
      • Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 23 Tortong – Yamphudim(2,080m/6,824ft
    • Duration :5-6hrs walk (9-10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :651m/2,135ft
    • Descend :1,566m/5,137ft
    • Location :
      • Tortong
      • Lasiya Bhanjyang
      • Chittre
      • Kharka
      • Yamphudim
    • Highlights :
      • Hilly Area
      • Sceneries
      • Herbs and Vegetations
      • Lifestyle and Culture
      • Rural Landscape
      • Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 24 Yamphudim – Khebang(1,915m/6,282ft)
    • Duration :5hrs walk(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :165m/541ft
    • Location :
      • Yamphudim
      • Thungim
      • Ekim
      • Kabela Khola
      • Ekchna Bhanjyang
      • Khebang
    • Highlights :
      • Terraced Field
      • Hinduism and Buddhism
      • Sceneries
      • Herbs and Vegetations
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 25 Khebang – Lalikharka(2,265m/7,431ft)
    • Duration :7hrs walk(14-15Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :350m/1,148ft
    • Location :
      • Khebang
      • Tellok
      • Khande Bhanjyang
      • Shimbu
      • Lali Kharka
    • Highlights :
      • Terraced Field
      • Agriculture
      • Cattle
      • Lifestyle and Culture
      • Sceneries
      • Herbs and Vegetations
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 26 Lalikharka – Birtamode
    • Duration :7-8hrs (125Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Jeep
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Lalikharka
      • Deurali
      • Ilam
      • Taplejung
      • Birtamode
    • Highlights :
      • Terraced Field
      • Tea Garden
      • Sceneries
      • Herbs and Vegetations
      • Scenic Drive
      • Flora and fauna

     

  • Day 27 Drive to Biratnagar and Fly back to Kathmandu
    • Duration :2.5hrs Drive (82Km) and 1hr Flight
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private vehicle and flight
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :
    • Location :
      • Birtamode
      • Biratnagar
      • Kathmandu
    • Highlights :
      • Low land
      • Sceneries
      • Herbs and Vegetations
      • Lifestyle and Culture
      • Flora and fauna
      • Farewell Dinner in the Evening

     

  • Day 28 Departure Day
    • Meals :Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
    • Highlights :
      • Souvenir Shopping
      • Airport Drop with Khata/Khatag as a Symbol of Wishing Safe Journey
      • Group Photo

     

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Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (Hote Green Horizon)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; any items in the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you to not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • Domestic flights or Private Vehicle/Bus
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belongs to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • TIMS Card, Conservation Parks and Special Kanchenjunga Permits.
  • Rescue arrangement service
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • 13% Tax and 10%  service charges.
  • Farewell dinner
  • Airport pickup and drop
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • Breakfast during the trek
  • Domestic flights or Private Vehicle/Bus
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belongs to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • TIMS Card, Conservation Parks and Special Kanchenjunga Permits.
  • Rescue arrangement service
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • 13% Tax and 10%  service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets and extra baggage charges
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses(internet, laundry, battery charge, donation, etc)
  • All soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets and extra baggage charges
  • Food in Kathmandu
  • All meals during the trek except for breakfast
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses(internet, laundry, battery charge, donation, etc)
  • All soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for guide and porters

Route Map

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for 28 days Kanchenjunga Trek

HEAD

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses
Head Torch
Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

UPPER BODY

Cotton t-shirts and thermals
Fleece jacket
Waterproof jacket
Down jacket

LOWER BODY

Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Waterproof pants
Inner thermals

FEET

Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Shower sandals

HANDS

Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
Creams
Sanitizer

ACCESSORIES

Sleeping bag rated to -20°C +
Trekking bag (Rucksack)
Duffel bag
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag
Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits 

Personal Regular Medicines
Knee Caps
Bandages
Ointments
Blister Tape

MISCELLANEOUS

Medicines: We recommend you to bring your regular medicines; we will provide first aid kit from our side.
Light-weighted Towel
Swiss Knife
Passport and extra passport photos
Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

Review

Kanchenjunga trek

Kit Oi and Robert
Kit Oi and Robert
Source:Trip Advisor

We did a 20 day trek to south and north side Kanchenjunga. We highly recommend this trek and this company. The trek takes you through lovely villages, giving insight into the lives of the different people who live in this area, and the amazing terraces and farming that is done in this area. Then there are the beautiful forests, and of course the mind blowing mountains that seemed so close to us at the south and north base camps of Kanchenjunga and when we were crossing the pass from south to north. We had excellent support from our guide Min and our team of 5. They were very conscientious over our welfare and delightful to be with. There was a fuel blockade at the Nepal/India border at this time which made the logistics of the long overland travel very difficult. Ramesh and Shiva from Nepal Mountain Trekkers did an amazing job organising our bus and jeep to get us to and from the start of the trek and Min sorted any problems on trek efficiently. We are also pleased that the company prioritises trying to bring benefit to the villages, and the welfare of the trekking crew. Thank you and we hope to be back!

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