Kanchenjunga Trekking

Kanchenjunga Region Trekking

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.  

Trip Itinerary

 Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 03: Kathmandu – Basantapur

Day 04: Basantapur - Chauki (2700m)

Day 05: Chauki - Gupa Pokhari (2930m)

Day 06: Gupa Pokhari – Nesum (1620m)

Day 07: Nesum – Thumma

Day 08: Thumma - Chirwa (1190m)

Day 09: Chirwa – Sakathum (1640m)

Day 10: Sakathum - Amjilassa (2490m)

Day 11: Amjilassa - Kyapra (2730m)

Day 12: Kyapra - Gunsa (3430m)

Day 13: Gunsa - Khambachen (4040m)

Day 14: Acclimatization on Khambachen

Day 15: Khambachen - Lonak (4790m)

Day 16: Lonak - Pang Pema (5140m)

Day 17: Pang Pema – Khambachen

Day 18: Khambachen – Gunsa

Day 19: Gunsa – Chirwa

Day 20: Chirwa – Linkhim

Day 21: Linkhim – Suketar

Day 22: Suketar – Kathmandu,

Day 23: Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu (1400m)
Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you'll be welcomed by the adviser at the airport terminal and then you'll be moved in the hotel. You will end up quickly explained about your own trip as well as verify in to the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
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.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Basantapur
From Kathmandu you have a striking flight to Biratnagar and from Biratnagar we will drive to Basantapur. Overnight in Basantapur.

Day 04: Basantapur - Chauki (2700m)
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.

Day 05: Chauki - Gupa Pokhari (2930m)
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.

Day 06: Gupa Pokhari – Nesum (1620m)
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.

Day 07: Nesum – Thumma
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.

Day 08: Thumma - Chirwa (1190m)
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.

Day 09: Chirwa – Sakathum (1640m)
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.

Day 10: Sakathum - Amjilassa (2490m)
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.

Day 11: Amjilassa - Kyapra (2730m)
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.

Day 12: Kyapra - Gunsa (3430m)
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.

Day 13: Gunsa - Khambachen (4040m)
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.

Day 14: Acclimatization on 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.

Day 15: Khambachen - Lonak (4790m)
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.

Day 16: Lonak - Pang Pema (5140m)
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.

Day 17: Pang Pema – Khambachen
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.

Day 18: Khambachen – Gunsa
We will on this day trek back from Khambachen, the Tibetan society to Gunsa where we again see the police check post. Overnight at Gunsa.

Day 19: Gunsa – Chirwa
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.

Day 20: Chirwa – Linkhim
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.

Day 21: Linkhim – Suketar
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.

Day 22: Suketar – Kathmandu
We fly back to Kathmandu from Suketar. Overnight at Kathmandu.

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

Cost Includes Cost Excludes

Cost 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.

Cost 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.

Equipment List Recommnded by Nepal Planet Treks and Expedition 

  • Jeans or slacks
  • Towel and toilet kit
  • Underwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
  • Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
  • Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
  • Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
  • Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
  • Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
  • Flashlight
  • Walking Boot

Health and insurance

We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue.

We recommend that you consult a reputable travel agent or insurance specialist.

Health Issues
We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their trek. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Trek Leader

Vaccinations Required
Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month completing a course of vaccinations. Whilst your personal doctor will be the final authority,

We recommend the following

  • Poliomyelitis
  • Tetanus
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
  • Meningococcal
  • Immunoglobulin (for Hepatitis A)

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