Kanchenjunga Trekking Itinerary & Cost Details

23 Days, Kathmandu-Kathmandu

Kanchenjunga, the wonderful trekking locations of Nepal situated just at the base of the enormous peak Kanchenjunga (8,586m), third uppermost peak on the earth. This spot is filled with alpine grazing land, dense and sub-tropical forests and small river gorge. It is located to the north eastern area of Nepal and is surrounded by China and India. This area lets you view different diversity of culture and changing scenery as it proceeds all the way through terraced fields, forests of rhododendron, birch, and so on.

We will come transversely through the settlements of Brahmins, Chhetris, Limbu, Rai etc. which lets you view cultural variety in the eastern area of Nepal. To talk about wild lives, we can see musk deer; blue sheep etc, Himalayan bear etc. In addition you will be welcomed by the beautiful vistas of Makalu, Chamlang, Everest, and Kanchenjunga. Moving further from the Tibetan area of Ghunsa, with its several prayer flags, well-built wooden houses, and generous people, we will approach to the northern face base camp at Pang Pema located at 5100m. We will set our camp there where we will be going together with by the full sight of the wonderful north face of Kanchenjunga, which is situated above the glacier.

The Kanchenjunga area established for trekkers only in 1988. Trekkers will have two different options to trek the South or North Kanchenjunga base camp. The Kanchenjunga area is the restricted area for foreigners and it requires permit from a registered travel agency. Nepal Planet Treks and Expedition arranges it all for you. This trek will give an opportunity to stroll along through high land and into the wonderful views of high peaks.


Day by Day Itinerary

Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you’ll be welcomed by the adviser at the airport terminal and then you’ll be drive to  in the our  hotel. You will end up be refresh and ones  again  explained about your own trip  from  tomorrow and  over night  in kathmandu.

Today, you’ll be visiting ethnic heritages enlisted with UNESCO World heritage list in Kathmandu valley – the holy Hindu temple, Pashupatinath, the biggest Stupa, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple) and also fantastic Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and more. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

From Kathmandu you have a striking flight to Biratnagar and from Biratnagar we will drive to Basantapur. Overnight in Basantapur.

We will depart from Basantapur, we will trek passing all the way through the woods of rhododendron along with the spectacular views of Tamur Koshi, Makalu and Arun Koshi. Then, our track takes us to Tude Deorali and makes way through Phedi and as a final point for today arrives at Chauki. Overnight at Chauki.

After moving further on from Chauki we traverse some falling and climbing path and pass through Manglebare, Srimani and Balukop. Then, the path comes at lake at Lamo Pokhari. After that go by bamboo huts at Koranghatar and reach at Gupa Pokhari. Overnight at Gupa Pokhari.

Today, we hike from Gupa Pokhari and our way leaves Milke Danda and after that reaches at Akhar Deorali (3200m). Here we climb and move down on the path to Buje Deorali. We escalate up to Mul Pokhari and arrive at Gurja (2000m), as a final spot today we arrive at Nesum. Overnight at Nesum.

Leaving Nesum, we traverse the suspension bridge and you will arrive at Doban (640m) where the trail will join the Tamur Koshi. After crossing Tamur Koshi, the track moves next to the east-bank and we get ahead of tropical forests, climbing further we stroll at the side of the river and you will turn up at Thumma. Overnight at Thumma.

We trek from Thumma today and pass the communities of Siwa, Tawa, and Pork. Then, you will arrive at Chirwa, an attractive bazaar where you can see some bhattis and shops. You will perceive the bamboo tubes, pipes and channels put up for water supply in the community. Overnight at Chirwa.

From Chhirwa, we walk further on and then move the Chhetri settlement, Tapethok. Now, the way moves number of climb and descend. Going transversely through Tamur Khola over a suspension bridge, we will have a short ascend another time and again we cross Gunsa Khola on a rock-strewn bridge. You will get there at to Tibetan village of Sakathum. Overnight at Sakathum.

Our way today, moves steeply up and then descend back to the river. Then once more we ascend on a stone stair to observe beautiful waterfall and Ghaiya Bari and trekking further up gently you will reach at Crest (2530m) and then walking downward you will get to the Tibetan community of Amjilassa. Overnight at Amjilassa.

The path climbs up today all the way through the bamboo, oak, and rhododendron woods with the striking vistas of the south-western facade of the Kanchenjunga. We also stroll on many p and down path and pass witnessing several waterfalls and pastures. To finish our walk for today, we have a vertical climb that take us to Kyapra. Overnight at Kyapra.

Today we walk downhill and trek next to the river all the way passing the forest of rhododendron as well as fir and you will get there at the potato fields of Phere. Your move further on passing larch forest and in due course you will get there at Gunsa here you will see the police check post. Overnight at Ghunsa.

The tracks moves a slow but sure climb beside the south shore of the Gunsa Khola after that, walk back to Rambuk Kharka that is located on the north region of river and eventually arrive to the Tibetan society of Khambachen. Overnight at Khambachen.

Today, we have an extra day for adjustment at Khambachen. Here we can see sights of the grand mountains of Khabur, Nango Ma, Phole, and Jannu. After having breakfast, on this day we may also ascend above for more beautiful sights or take walk up to the Jannu Base camp. Overnight at Khambachen.

The trail ascends gradually all the way from side to side of the open pastures prior to reaching Ramtag (4240m), then we will come across moraines of north-west part of the Kanchenjunga Glacier and in due course you will reach Lhonak. From here you can see the exhilarating peak views booming in all directions. Overnight at Lhonak.

From Lonak, the path today will take you further up walking slowly across the flat plane and after that turns a bit straight up as it moves further on to the moraine. You now go behind the bottom of the valley. You can pick out the vivid views on the way and arrive at Pang Pema. Here you will see the sight of main peak of Kanchenjunga and panorama of other gigantic Himalayas. Overnight at Pang Pema.

Moving ahead from Pang Pema in the morning walking up the North to reach Kanchenjunga (6750m), Tent Peak (7365m), Pyramid Peak (7168m), etc. and return to Khambachem. This is one of the most important days of our trek. Overnight at Khambachen.

We will on this day trek back from Khambachen, the Tibetan society to Gunsa where we again see the police check post for check the our permit . Overnight at Gunsa.

Trek back to Chirwa from Gunsa. Chirwa is an attractive bazaar where you can see some bhattis and shops. You will perceive the bamboo tubes, pipes and channels put up for water supply in the communit. Overnight at Chirwa.

From Chirwa we start on ascending and pass all the way through Diwa village and after that goes up over and get to Tawa. Descending into a gigantic side ravine, after that we escalate back to the periphery and ultimately reach to Linkhim. Overnight at Linkhim.

We leave Linkhim walking and passingthe tiny Limbu community of Helate, Pumbur, Phurbu, and climb over the Sherpa society of Bung Kulung, Lakchun you will then get there at Suketar. Overnight at Suketar.

We fly back to Kathmandu from Suketar. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Our journey ends on the 23rd day. Our representative will guide you to the airport and present farewell greetings.

What's Included?

Service includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • 3 nights accommodation in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the in trekking.
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Everest trekking map.
  • Both ways domestic flight from Kathmandu/Biratnagar / Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Service excludes

  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in
  • Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

Essential Infos

Infos - Before departure

Travel Insurance

It’s a situation upon becoming a member of any of Nepal Planet’s journeys that everyone customers be insured for extensive costs that could incur because of medical issues or injuries (this consists of helicopter rescue, treatment costs and air ambulance). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell coverage.

Accomodation

Nepal planet company is the best all kinds of hotel accommodation provided in Kathmandu pokhara, and among other city, with teahouse for during the trek, like your suitable budget requirements as well. Also an all-inclusive listing of tea houses, homestay, guest houses and hostels are available. The most wonderful issue about those accommodation services is the perfect combination of international standard and Nepalese hospitality. Even though single rooms are available in Kathmandu and the trekking areas at lower elevation, it might be hard to locate them at higher elevations.

Meals

Some point of our trekking area, we are able to enjoy real Nepalese meals as properly the common international delicacies food (Tibetan, continental, Indian, Italian and so on.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a hotel menu wherein we spend the night time whereas lunch may be served on the next following destination. All meals can be supplied at some stage in trekking while only breakfast could be available at Kathmandu and Pokhara. You will also welcome and farewell dinners for visitors.

Acclimatization

To make a sure you go back from trekking and hiking trip in the Himalayas in Nepal with a lot of satisfied and unforgettable memories, it’s far essential which you’re aware of the altitude acclimatization required through the human body in mountain situations. Advisable acclimatization is most important in our trekking routes are planned specifically to allow a sluggish gain in altitude with lots of our treks having extra days to permit time for acclimatization. By using slowly gaining height we attain the blessings of a gradual advantage in fitness and acclimatization. We provide advice about acclimatization and with the sensible technique we take all of our treks, anyone who is suit and healthy must have few issues.On our Trekking and climbing trip in Nepal.

Leader & Staffs Arrangements

We have professional and experienced Leaders who are responsible for tours and treks. They’re the only who keep our name and fame of our workplace. We’re proud to have them as our leaders. Leaders lead the excursion and trek in Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan. We have experienced of workers who have worked in excessive altitude for long time with us. Our staffs are loyal, faithful, hardworking and constantly dedicated to their paintings. Our group is continually at the pinnacle. The trek and expedition leaders have passed through the subsequent trainings:

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
  • English Language
  • mountaineering, mountaineering and mountain climbing (for excursion leaders)

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Fitness is wealth. Last healthful we would have the ability to finish the journey (trek and tour) with none trouble. So, preparation must be completed months ago. Like for Kailas journey we would be heading to over 5620 meter pass. So, for this experience we should be organized from around 3 months in advance.Like we would need to walk every day. Do normal workout which maintains us healthy at the same time as we are at discipline.Enjoy is different essential factor.We have to hike to hill. We should sluggish down our pace. It is right to be blanketed from the wind, rain.Like we should wear down jackets with layers to get protected.

Equipments & Packing List

This list is a guiding principle that will help you to your adventure. Also keep in mind that the gadgets listed below will vary a little consistent with the season and the trek length. The weight limit for your bags is 20 kg. Remember the fact that your bags will be carried by using your porter. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport),
  • Proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • With a waterproof shell outer (Seasonal

Lower Body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
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