> Do not rely on Suketar airport. Only two flight in a week available which is very uncertain due to the weather. No major flight companies are available in Kathmandu Suketar Kathmandu sector. Nepal airlines have the service, but it is well known, their service is the worst of all.
> The earliest flight to Bhadrapur is only after 10:00 am from Kathmandu. Which means you will arrive Bhadrapur in the midday If you managed to catch the earliest flight.
> As soon as you arrive in Bhadrapur, a private jeep are available at the airport. or if you wish to travel by a local bus/share jeep, you are required to drive to Birthamood bus station and catch the local Jeep to Taplejung.
> From Bhadrapur to Taplejung, it is roughly 10-11 hour of drive through the windy mountain road. A lot of Kanchenjunga hikers were upset for a long journey on the road. Especially when you start driving in the middle of the day, you will reach Taplejung in the middle of the night which is not a pleasant experience. If you may have done some research about the itinerary, you will quickly notice some startup company would create a plan from Kathmandu to Taplejung in one day. Or even Kathmandu to Birthamod. But from our client's feedback, we would highly recommend you to make this journey in two days. It will allow you to be in comfort and driving during daylight means safe, enjoyable and panoramic drive.
If you wish to make yourself comfortable, you should follow, day 01 from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and 4-5 hour drive to Ilam. Instead of spending a night in Bhadrapur city Ilam is much more beautiful and one of the most popular destinations in Nepal due to the tea garden. The last jeep to Ilam from Bhadrapur is available until 3:30 pm.
|Transportation cost for Kanchenjunga Trek|
|One way flight cost to Bhadrapur||USD 141x2 = 282 per person|
|Bhadrapur to Taplejung local bus or local jeep cost||USD 15x2 = 30 per person|
|Bhadrapur to Taplejung on a private jeep cost||USD 250 - 300 per Jeep|
|Kathmandu to Birtamod distance||440 km Travelling time - 11- 12 hour|
|Birtamod to Taplejung||114 km Travelling time 6-7 hour