Get to Kanchenjunga’s southern base camp at 4600m above sea level
Gaze at the world’s third tallest mountain Kanchenjunga 8586m
Discover around 3000 species of alpine floras
Experience the wilderness of the pristine Kanchenjunga conservation area
Eat like a local, trek like a local
Kanchenjunga trek is a challenging and rewarding adventure that takes you to the base camps of the third highest mountain in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga. The trek offers stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, diverse landscapes, rich culture, and wildlife. You can choose from different itineraries and durations depending on your preference and budget. The best time to do this trek is between late April to May, and September to November. During these months, the weather is relatively stable and the views of the mountain are clear. The trek is also less crowded, as most trekkers visit during the peak months of June and July when the monsoon season makes the trek difficult and unpredictable. In April and May, the rhododendrons are in full bloom and the trek is surrounded by beautiful flowers.
The temperatures are also mild, making the trek more pleasant. September to November is also a great time to go, as the monsoon season has ended and the skies are clear again. The temperatures are slightly cooler, and the fall colors of the trees add to the beauty of the trek. The difficulty level of this trek is challenging due to its high altitude and rugged terrain. The trek starts at an elevation of 1,500 meters and goes up to an altitude of 5,243 meters at the base camp of Kanchenjunga. On average, you will gain an altitude of 500 meters to 700 meters per day. You will also be walking through tough and steep terrain, with extended lengths of descends and ascends, river crossings, and winding pathways. You will also spend many hours a day trekking in remote and isolated places.
Some of the highlights of the trek are:
Exploring the remote and unspoiled regions of Eastern Nepal
Crossing high passes like Mirgin La and Sele Le.
Visiting both North and South Base Camps of Kanchenjunga.
Encountering rare and endangered animals like snow leopards, red pandas, and musk deer.
Day 1 : FLIGHT FROM KATHMANDU TO BHADRAPUR (93 M) 45 MINUTES FLIGHT THEN DRIVE TO TAPLEJUNG (1820 M) APPROX 8 HOURS
Early in the morning, we take our flight to Bhadrapur from Kathmandu with a scenic view of the Eastern region. After 45 minutes of flight, we reach the Bhardrapur airport then we will take a car/jeep from Bhadrapur for Taplejunga which will take Approx 8 hours of drive. We will stop in the beautiful tea garden of Illam also known as the Garden of Nepal for our lunch. After our Lunch, we will descent upward from Illam for our overnight stay in Taplejung.
Day 2 : TAPLEJUNG TO HELLOK (1740 M) DRIVE BY PRIVATE JEEP 5 HRS
Today we will head towards the Mitlung/Sinuwa by crossing the small river over suspension bridge. Then our trail descends down to Tamor River walk through villages and terraced fields. Some irregular villages give us opportunity to meet local people. Upon arriving at Tamor River, we follow some narrow trails close to the river. Then gradual uphill trail through the terraced fields and few houses take to the village of Hellok.
Day 3 : HELLOK TO YASANG (2800 M) 6 HOURS WALK
Today we will trek to Mamasik from Hellok on our third day and we will decent upward slope with beautiful and friendly local people. Small tea breaks give us plenty of opportunity to encounter local people and have a look over beautiful houses and local domestic animals. We will walk along the Simbuwa Khola on our way to Mamasik and we spend our overnight in Mamasik.
Day 4 : YASANG TO TORTONG (2995 M) 6 HOURS WALK
Today we march gradually ascending and following the Sibuwa River and cross the river again to our left side. A short steep uphill walk takes us to bit high and keeps the distance with the Sibuwa River. We walk through the rhododendron and bamboo bushes and thick forest to reach Tortong and we can enjoy with wild animals like Red Panda, Wild Boar, Bear, Musk Deer, wild birds, and other different wild animals on our way we will stay at Tortong for the overnight.
Day 5 : TORTONG TO CHERAM (3870 M) 5 HOURS WALK
Today we will trek through the trail of the dense forest of beautiful bamboo and rhododendron which is accompanied by the river. After that, we will walk along the Simbuwa Khola gradually uphill then after some time we will reach Cheram for the overnight stay.
Day 6 : CHERAM TO RAMCHE (3870 M) 4HOURS WALK
We begin our short trek after breakfast. From Cheram, we ascend for some time before reaching the snout of the Yalung Glacier. It is a beautiful walk on a valley trail. We also cherish the views of several Himalayan peaks. We pass through a small settlement of Lapsang before reaching Ramche. Overnight in Ramche.
Day 7 : RAMCHE TO YALUNG BASE CAMP (4500M) TO CHERAM 4 HOURS WALK
From Ramche, we walk further up the valley. We then follow a stream before climbing on the moraine top until confronted by Kanchenjunga’s southern face. We walk further ahead for a glimpse of the Jannu Himal. We continue our trek further toward the Oktang Monastery. From here, we climb further up and reach the Yalung Base Camp. The views from the base camp are extraordinary. Kumbakarna (Jannu), Nyukla Lachung and other Himalayan peaks are close by. We descend and spend the night at Cheram.
Day 8 : CHERAM TO SELE LA (4290M/ 14,074FT) 6 HOURS WALK
We begin our trek after breakfast. We cross four passes today beginning with Sinelapche Bhanjyang. After crossing the pass we continue to Mirgin La pass. We continue trekking and reach the Sinion La pass which is not very far. From here, we ascend to Sele La pass. There are prayer flags strung across one of the steeper sections of the trail which is very near to the Sele La pass. We cross the pass. Overnight in Sele La.
Day 9 : SELE LA TO GHUNSA (3,595/11,794) 4 HOURS WALK
We begin our trek after breakfast. We walk towards the north with Tangbgharma Danda nearby. We reach a chorten marked by prayer flags which marks the start of a steep trail. We descend through rhododendron, birch, and pine forests before reaching Ghunsa. It is a beautiful village of houses with day.
Day 10 : REST AND EXPLORATION DAY IN GHUNSA
Ghunsa is a beautiful settlement of Sherpa people with their beautiful culture and lifestyle, so we will take a day off for the rest in Ghunsa and explore the beautiful Ghunsa. We will visit the Monastery, Juniper, and incense factory with antique shops of handmade carpets. Ghunsa is the gateway of the North and the South Base camp of Kanchenjunga.
Day 11 : GHUNSA TO AMJILOSA (2,308M/7,572FT) 6 HOURS WALK
From Ghunsa, we descend towards Phale. We pass through several Manes and a monastery nearby. We walk through Juniper forests and reach Phale. From here, it is a steady descent to Gyabla. We cross a bridge over Chhundatangka Khola to reach Gyabla. As we continue our trek, we see a waterfall nearby. We also cross a suspension bridge over Sumbung Khola before reaching Amjilosa. Overnight in Amjilosa.
Day 12 : AMJILOSA TO HELLOK (1,270M/4,166FT) 7 HOURS WALK
After walking for a while we see a beautiful waterfall nearby. We continue our trek and pass a small settlement of Solima before crossing a suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola. We cross another suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola and reach Sukathum. Our trail passes through several villages and is beside Thunsa Khola at first followed by Tamor Nadi before reaching Chirwa.
Day 13 : HELLOK TO ILLAM DRIVE BY PRIVATE JEEP 9 HOURS DRIVE
Today we will drive through the Taplejung Bazaar with a private jeep/car then we will drive and see Nepali culture and lifestyle and a beautiful cardamom garden with a beautiful rice paddy field. After approx 6 hours of driving, we will reach Illam Bazaar and stay overnight in Illam. After reaching Illam we will do the sightseeing of Illam Bazzar and Illam Bazzar 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 14 : ILLAM TO BHADRAPUR BY PRIVAT JEEP 4HOURS DRIVE AND FLIGHT BACK TO KATHMANDU
We will drive from Illam to Bharapur by private jeep through the tea garden in the small towns of Kanyam, we can see many scenes of the tea garden and Nepali lifestyle and we can buy varieties of tea and local products from Fickal Bazaar/ Kanyam. Then we will drive to Bhadrapur airport for our flights and we will fly back to Kathmandu on the same day.
|No of pax
|Price per pax (Rs)
|Above 12 years
|$ 1699 / Adult ( With Tax )
|Custom pax type
|$ 1699 / Custom pax type ( With Tax )
* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.
Payment Terms & Methods :
* 30% Advance Percentage of total booking amount
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Refund will be made within 15 working days from the date of receipt of the cancellation.
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