kanchenjunga trekking Fact
  • Trip Code : HST-OF-19
  • Trek Start/End : Taplejung
  • Grade : Moderate / Difficult
  • Trek start Elevation : 1750 m.
  • Highest Elevation : 5230 m.
  • Group Size : Minimum 2 People
  • Best time : September, October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Mode of Trek : Tea house / Tent
  • Trek Duration : 30 days

Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. The Kanchenjunga mountain range covers eastern part of Nepal and India. Kanchenjunga trekking route is opened for foreigners for trekking in only 1988. Actually Kanchenjunga is a remote and undeveloped area as compared to other trekking destinations of Nepal. However Kanchenjunga treks is a really paradise for the adventure lovers. Here trekkers get an opportunity of a great walking through terraced fields, forests of birch, bamboo and rhododendron. Himalayan bear, barking deer and the lesser panda are among the rich animal and bird life that fill most of part of Kanchenjunga trekking. The breathtaking views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Makalu with beautiful glaciers offers further excitement to all trekkers along this trekking trail. Besides nature the trekkers also witness culture and lifestyle of Limbus and rais in this trail. These are two dominant ethnic groups in eastern Nepal. During Kanchenjunga treks, one is bound to have an unforgettable experience of difference that cannot be found somewhere else in the world.

Kanchenjunga Trekking Highlights

  1. Close up view of world’s third highest mountain Kanchenjunga and Mt. Makalu
  2. Open for foreign visitors only from 1988
  3. Paradise for adventure lovers
  4. Beautiful glaciers
  5. Lifestyle and culture of ethnic groups: Limbus and Rais
  6. Pleasant walk through rhododendron forest and terraced fields
  7. Encounter with Himalayan animals like bear, barking deer and panda

Kanchenjunga Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Upon arrival in Kathmandu international airport. Transfer to the hotel. Orientation of the trip. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Preparation for special permit. Kathmandu valley sightseeing. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Biratnagar by flight. Drive to Illam Bazaar. O/n in hotel at Illam.

Day 04: Drive Illam to Taplejung. Trek to Lali Khark. O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 05: Lali Khark   to Kade Bhanjang (2200m). O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 06: Kade Bhanjang to Phurungde (1965m). O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 07: Phurungde to Yamphuding (2300m). O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 08: Yamphuding to Omje khola(2345m). O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 09: Omje Khola to Torontan(2990m). O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 10: Torantan to Tseram(3870m). O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 11: Rest in Tseram. O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 12: Tseram to Ramche(4625m). O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 13: Rest and Explore around the Yalung Base Camp. Trek back to the Ramche. O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 14: Ramche to Yalung (4800m). O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 15: Yalung to Selele Pass(5109m). O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 16: Selele Pass to Ghunsa (3425m). O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 17: Ghunsa to Khambachen(3960m). O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 18: Khambachen to Pangpema(4940m). O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 19: Day hike to the Kangchenjunga Base Camp. Back to the Pangpema. O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 20: Pangpema  to  Khambachen. O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 21: Khamgbachen to  Ghunsa. O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 22: Rest in Ghunsa. O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 23: Ghunsa  to  Kyapra. O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 24: Kyapra to Sekhathum. O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 25: Sekhathum  to  Chirwa. O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 26: Chirwa to  Phurunde (2000m). O/n at Tea house / Camp.

Day 27: Phurumba  to  Suketar(Taplejung) . Drive to Illam. O/n at hotel.

Day 28: Drive Illam to Biratnagar.O/n at hotel.

Day 29: Fly Biratnagar to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 30: Transfer to Kathmandu international airport for your onward journey.

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Note: The above itinerary can be customized according to your preferences. If you want to make any changes please write us.

A typical trekking day on a Camping:

A typical trekking day means hiking from morning to afternoon only. Each morning after packing bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. All we need to carry is a small day pack containing water bottle, sun cream, hat, raincoat, camera and warm jumper just case. Rest of your materials will carry by porters. You just need to pack your belongings before the breakfast. The walk will be 3-4 hours in the morning until for lunch in midday. The lunch will be prepared in the grassland beside the Trail. In between your get sufficient time to roaming with villagers, take photographs and enjoy the flora and fauna. After that walk will gradually shorter. We usually reach camping spot in time for afternoon tea but this is not a fixed schedule. But evening camp will set near village area.  Remaining period of afternoon can be spent by exploring the village or simply relaxing with a good book. Local food will provide at dinner by cook and kitchen crew and they were fully aware of food hygiene and green travel.

After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures or writing diary if you habitual of it before heading off to bed for well-earned sleep.

Essential Trek Info

Overnight at tent during trekking

While in camping trekking we provide you private medium size of tent which is enough for two people. Although you'll be sleeping on foam mattresses placed on the ground, we are fully conscious of well earn sleep while camping cause hiking up to 5/6 hrs per day need peaceful sleep. So we select tent according to size of person so that s/he have enough space for sleep.

Meal during the camping Trekking

In camping trekking you will have breakfast and dinner in the tent. Lunch will be taken at the trail side at camp site. The camping chef will prepare meal for you. You will serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentis) local vegetable, noodles, French fries, pasta, soup as well as variety of combination of western and local cuisine. We assure that foods are fully hygiene, tasty meal and kitchen crew is fully aware of general cleanliness and personal hygiene.

Safety drinking water in camping

We suggest you to drink boiled filter water. For boiled water ask to guide or camping crew or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the camp site. Although mineral water is available in most places which is better choice and there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, but we encourage the guest to do what they can protect the environment.

Shower and toilet facilities in camping trekking

In camping trekking toilets tent is usually we fix nearby camp site. You suggest having your own toilets paper during whole trekking period. Hot shower means a bucket of hot water only but availability of hot water can ask to your guide or camping crew. For ecological reasons please try to limit your use of hot water. For shower we will provide you shower tent. Please not that at higher altitude and in colder seasons there is rare chance to have enough hot water for all the trekkers. If the water is frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.

Re charge and Electrical items in camping

We highly recommend you to bring Solar panel by yourself for batteries re-charge. Normally we will set the camp nearby village. In some village you can recharge your batteries with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 - 240 volt 50 MHZ (50 cycles per second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plug in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay small amount fee for recharging facilities.

Trekking Team (Guide, Porter)

We offer you an experienced trekking guide. He is in charge of your overall trekking. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. He is well trained in all aspects of trekking, high altitude medicine, first aid and emergency procedure. More


We suggest you to bring following equipment when you come to Nepal for trekking. The list can be adjusted according to your needs, name of trekking and time of your trekking. More

Weather & climate

Weather and climate varies as per season in Nepal. Autumn (mid-September to end-November)
Autumn is the most popular time to trek. During this time, the weather is clear with mild to warm days and cold nights. However, in the higher altitude, the nights drop into freezing temperature. More

Risk & Liabilities

We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey in this connection, we perform our duties honestly and seriously to make your journey very smooth and pleasant.More

Health & Veccinations

For trekking Nepal you don't need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of mountain journey and like walking, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. You do not need any previous experience. More

Passport and Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visa can be obtained from Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. More

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