Kanchaenjunga Trekking

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in Nepal is one of the remotest trek, which can be done on teahouse basis however if you decided to travel off the beaten trail is Kanchenjunga. We NEST Adventure (P) Ltd. assure smooth teahouse Kanchenjunga trek from September to November and March to May for adventure seekers in Kanchenjunga Nepal. Situated on an eastern belt of Nepal sharing a border with Sikkim, i.e. India and with the crown of 3rd highest mountain in the world Kanchenjunga towered high with its highest nearest neighbor Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse & Mt. Everest. Starting from Taplejunga traversing from Kanchenjunga South to Kanchenjunga North with 24-25 days long itinerary takes you to the heart of Tibetan Culture in Kanchenjunga, as there are several camps of Tibetan Refugees during Kanchenjunga Trekking Routes.
 
Because of lack of promotion Kanchenjunga Trek is not getting enough visitor in compare to Khumbu, Everest Region, which is the main reason why Kanchenjunga Region is very calm and quite in compare with other Trekking in Nepal. With a maximum elevation of around 5200 meters from sea level Kanchenjunga base camp Trek is strenuous grade for Trekking in Nepal. Since it is far from Kathmandu flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and another optional flight to Suketar or drive to Phidim before start trekking on your own into the wild Kanchenjunga Section. Longest Trekking in Nepal, i.e. The Great Himalayan Trail start from Kanchenjunga Nepal. Being a restricted region for trekking one need to obtain special restricted area entry permits before Trekking in Kanchenjunga along with conservation area project entry permit. And another rule for Kanchenjunga Trekking is there should be two foreign travelers accompanied by government authorized Trekking Guide from Nepal. So it is quite hassling for issuing permits and is impossible to issue by travelers on their own. Let us organize this Kanchenjunga Trekking for you with great ease and comfort. We NEST Adventure (P) Ltd. make sure for the use of local porter and professional guides for Kanchenjunga Trekking, so for general Itinerary of Kanchenjunga Trek scroll further below whereas for more details of Kanchenjunga Trekking email us at info@nestadventure.com for discussing with expert local travel adviser.

Kanchenjunga Trekking  Permit 


Kanchenjunga Trekking Permit, main reason behind need to issue special restricted area permit for Kanchenjunga is close proximity to Tibet from several places. So one need to obtain special restricted permits for Kanchenjunga, which does depends on season time of year. Let’s get some idea about costing details for Kanchenjunga Permit.
 
Unlike Manaslu there is no different cost on basis of separate season of year so from January to January per week per person US $ 10
 

Kanchenjunga Trek Itinerary


Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02 – Kathmandu sightseeing and welcome dinner
Day 03 – Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and drive to Birtamod
Day 04 – Drive from Birtamod to Taplejung and Trek to Suketar
Day 05 – Trek from Suketar to Mitlung
Day 06 – Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa
Day 07 – Trek from Chirwa to Sukathum
Day 08 – Trek from Sukathum to Amjilosa
Day 09 – Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla
Day 10 – Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa
Day 11 – Acclimatization day at Ghunsa
Day 12 – Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen
Day 13 – Acclimatization day in Kambachen
Day 14 – Trek from Kambachen to Lhonak
Day 15 – Trek from Lhonak to Pangpema (Kanchenjunga North Base Camp)
Day 16 – Trek from Pangpema to Kambachen
Day 17 – Trek from Kambachen to Ghunsa
Day 18 – Trek from Ghunsa to Sele Le
Day 19 – Trek from Sele LE to Cheram
Day 20 – Trek from Cheram to Ramche (Kanchenjunga South Base Camp) and trek back t0 Cheram
Day 21 – Trek from Cheram to Tortong 
Day 22 – Trek from Tortong to Yamphuding
Day 23 – Trek from Yamphuding to Yangpang
Day 24 – Trek from Yangpang to Thorpu
Day 25 – Drive from Thorpu to Birtamod
Day 26 – Drive to Bhadrapur and fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 27 – Farewell, Airport drop for international flight / on your own
So this general Itinerary of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is for reference without acclimatization day, and at least two-acclimatization day is suggested which can be fixed out during the trek depending upon the condition of trekkers and their health, which mean this Kanchenjunga Trek will last for 26 days, for information send us mail at info@nestadventure.com
Where is Mount Kanchenjunga Located 
The location of Mt. Kanchenjunga often causes confusion and we often hear people asking where is Mt. Kanchenjunga and whether it is indeed in Nepal or in India.  As a matter of fact, either answer is correct as it lies in both countries.  National park area occupies more area in India. Highest peak including popular trek route in based in Nepal side. The center, main and south peaks are situated in Taplejung, Nepal while the north peak lies in Sikkim India. 
Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
 
As per your arrival, NEST Adventure representative will greet you on airport and assist on relocating to hotel at Thamel. After you check in at hotel in Thamel free time onward, explore around city of Thamel and buy necessary stuffs for Kanchenjunga Trek.
 
Day 02 – Kathmandu sightseeing and welcome dinner
 
We will explore five different world heritage sites from Kathmandu during out city trip. Each and every place has stories behind their existence, which our NEST tour guide will explain in details. Late afternoon after we finish exploring world heritage sites we will head back to Thamel and attend evening welcome dinner along with authentic Nepali Cuisine and cultural show.
 
Day 03 – Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and drive to Birtamod
 
We will catch a flight from Kathmandu to Birtamod, which is around forty minutes flight from Kathmandu. Once we get shift in Biratnagar major city on eastern Nepal we will immediately get a bus or jeep and drive to Birtamod for overnight stay.
 
Day 04 – Drive from Birtamod to Taplejung and Trek to Suketar
 
Early morning before breakfast we will get a ride and leave toward Taplejung from where we will hike up next two hour in mid afternoon around 3 o’clock toward Suketar, small village mostly inhabited by Limbu ethnic peoples. Overnight in Suketar in front of tiny airstrips of Suketar.
 
Day 05 – Trek from Suketar to Mitlung
 
Passing through beautiful pasture and small villages we will start out trekking in Kanchenjunga. All downhill trail lead us to Mitlung small village located next to Hangdewa River where we will spend our first night of Trekking.
 
Day 06 – Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa
 
Further ascending and descending passing via Sinwa, we will trek steep down toward village of Tawa and finally cross a suspension bridge to reach Chirwa. Accompanied by few lodges and teashops Chirwa is mainly inhabited by Limbu caste that are spread out trough Kanchenjunga Trail, mostly in lower Kanchenjunga as there is trail name of their cast as “Limbu Cultural Trail”
 
Day 07 – Trek from Chirwa to Sukathum
 
Following Tamor River Trail we will trek up and down through lush green vegetation. Today we will enter inside Kanchenjunga National Park Area, we will update our permit and make an entry, and after these formalities we will trek a bit shortly and set up our camp in Sukathum.
 
Day 08 – Trek from Sukathum to Amjilosa
 
Amjilosa at elevation of 2490 m from sea level is not easy approach in compare to our previous days trekking as trail encounter with frequent steep up and down, rocky trail as we pass through and sometime we encounter with cascading series of waterfall in out 8th day of Kanchenjunga Trek in Nepal. We will spend our night in Amjilosa another village
 
Day 09 – Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla
 
Tibetan settlement of Gyabla herald start of upper region of Kanchenjunga Trek, as settlement looks very unique and resemble closely to Tibetan style and so are the people on Gyabla. Starting form riverbank we will pass through dense forest of Bamboo, Rhododendron and Fir. Through out the trail-stunning waterfall are present, with abundant natural sceneries.
 
Day 10 – Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa
 
Probably the largest settlement in Kanchenjunga, Ghunsa is beautiful village accompanied by Sherpa People. Ghunsa is most developed village as they their own hydroelectric plants; monastery near by the village is side trip for tomorrow. Ghunsa is entirely inhabited by Sherpa, hotel are very standard so are the kitchen crew, wide variety of menus and fresh yak meat which are available often are attraction of Ghunsa.

Day 11 – Acclimatization day at Ghunsa
 
Since we are already in high elevation without any acclimatization day and are about to reach high alpine area soon we need to stay today as an acclimatization day in Ghunsa. We will explore around local village and manage to hike to Lapsang La for some acclimatization process. Overnight we will spend in Ghunsa on same places as yesterday.
 
Day 12 – Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen
 
After two days overnight stay in Ghunsa now we will hike further toward Kambachen heading north through ridges of river. Areas are often prone to landslide so it is wise to follow instruction of guide. We can feel high elevation area because of terrain and surrounding as well as difficulties in walking. With view of Mt. Jannu and walk duration of around six hour we will be in Kambachen, which is around 4050 m.
 
Day 13 – Acclimatization day in Kambachen
 
Second acclimatization day of our Kanchenjunga Trek we will spend one more night in Kambachen. Apart from hiking up and down today we will spent most of the time in guesthouse however late afternoon we will hike around valley area and spent one more night in Kambachen.
 
Day 14 – Trek from Kambachen to Lhonak
 
Passing via Ramtang Monastery we will trek all through Ramtang River, big boulders and rocky field most occupied by black rock. Before reaching Lhonak we need to pass via landslide section and descend further down to wide valley on Lhonak. Before dusk we might hike up a bit to see moraine glacier section of Kanchenjunga North Base Camp.
 
Day 15 – Trek from Lhonak to Pangpema (Kanchenjunga North Base Camp)
 
After long walk of six seven hour we will be in Pangpema, be careful all the way as most of the time we will pass through rockier section where landslide at any time might occur. After this section we will be in Pangpema a flat grassy base camp of Kanchenjunga with North Face, after a short climb we can further enjoy view of Jannu Himal.
 
Day 16 – Trek from Pangpema to Kambachen
 
Retrace back to Kambachen via same trail toward valley where Ramtang Monastery is located. Since we are merging two days trail in entire day it might take a long but will be easier than before, evening we will spent a night in Kambachen.
 
Day 17 – Trek from Kambachen to Ghunsa
 
Once again we will in Ghunsa, large village, a short trip of around four house we will have a lunch in Ghunsa and spent entire day relaxing in Ghunsa after successful ascend of Kanchenjunga North Base Camp.
 
Day 18 – Trek from Ghunsa to Sele Le
 
Sele Le Pass connects Kanchenjunga North and South Base Camp in similar way how Manang and Mustang are connected by Thorong La Pass. So after Ghunsa we will be diverted toward Sele Le pass to explore south side of Kanchenjunga Trek. Accommodations are very basic on bottom of Sele Le Pass so we need to compromise a little for shake of adventure in small stone hut.
 
Day 19 – Trek from Sele LE to Cheram
 
We will hike up for couple of hour toward top of Sele Le Pass before descending to Cheram. Sele Le area is full of big boulder and black stone, although the ascent is steep up view of mountains make it more easier and kill the time, from summit of Sele Le area we can see southern valley of Kanchenjunga. We will finally make a steep descend and spent a night in Cheram.
 
Day 20 – Trek from Cheram to Ramche (Kanchenjunga South Base Camp) and trek back t0 Cheram
 
Passing through Yalung Glacier we will trek toward Ramche, which is also known as Yalung Base Camp and after spending certain time there we will again trek back to Cheram. After taking enough snapshot of Kanchenjunga South Face we will make our way back to Cheram and spend a night in Cheram.
 
Day 21 – Trek from Cheram to Tortong
 
From Cheram we will descend toward Tortong passing via Simbuwa River. Throughout the trail we will pass via dense forest full of rhododendron, national flower of Nepal. It will tentatively take us around six hours to descend from Cheram to Tortong with altitude difference of around 1600 m.
 
Day 22 – Trek from Tortong to Yamphuding
 
Today also we will be loosing around 900 m from sea level, all the way we will descend through trail passing via dense tree and area with chance of landslide. Yamphuding large village mostly inhabited by Sherpa, Rai and Limbu is bigger village on south side of Kanchenjunga accompanied by police post and school as well as branch of government bank although no facilities of ATM.
 
Day 23 – Trek from Yamphuding to Yangpang
 
Final to elevation level of Kathmandu, we will be descending toward Yangpang that is around another six hours trail from Yamphuding and the elevation of 1000 m from sea level. Passing via Mamangkhe, Khesewa Khola, Dense forest and few other villages we will arrive Yangpang for another night in Kanchenjunga at the end of our trek.
   
Day 24 – Trek from Yangpang to Thorpu
 
There are alternative from Yangpang, as we can either hike toward Taplejung out start point of trek or toward Thorpu, we will choose to trek Thorpu cause it will save our time as well as we can explore new places apart from Taplejung. Passing through terraced hilly village field we will reach hospitable village of Thorpu, which will be our last trek.
 
Day 25 – Drive from Thorpu to Birtamod
 
We will drive all the way through countryside of eastern Nepal; we can feel the change in landscape as we start descending trail to Birtamod. Slowly we will be loosing terraced field and entering plain fertile valley of Terai, which used to relatively hotter than hilly region. Tomorrow we will be driving shortly to Bhadrapur and catch a flight back to Kathmandu.
 
Day 26 – Drive to Bhadrapur and fly back to Kathmandu.
 
After a short drive form Birtamod we will enter Bhadrapur Airport and get a flight to Kathmandu. With scenic view of Kanchenjunga Mountain Range we will be shortly landed in Kathmandu domestic airport terminal from where our hotel in Thamel is not so far. Once we relocate back to Thamel we will fresh ourselves spend some time. At the end of afternoon we will gather together for feedback section, where we NEST would love to hear your experience of Kanchenjunga Trek with us as well as we any suggestion for improvements will be highly appreciated.
 
Day 27 – Farewell, Airport drop for international flight / on your own
 
As per your departure schedule we will arrange car, jeep depending on size for international airport drop, if you need separate drop because of different itinerary then we will be providing on individual basis as well. If you are staying couple of more days in Nepal then let us know we will arrange accordingly.
 
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Trip Facts

Price: $ 1375 USD
Duration: 24 Days
Accomodation: Normal Tea House and lodge / Camping
Altitude Height: 5145
Seasons : March / April / October / November
Level: Hard / High altitude Pass
Trip Departure: February /March / April / September /October / November
No. of Pax : + 2 People
Activities: Flying / Trekking / Hiking
Mode of Travel: Flying / Trekking / Hiking

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