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Kanchenjunga Trek

Trip Overview

  • 21 Days
  • Nepal
  • April To May Or October To November
  • 6000m
  • Moderate

Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8,586m (28,169 ft) is situated in Nepal's eastern border with India. The name Kanchenjunga means 'Crystal clear' in Nepali. It is known as the 'Five treasures of the Great Snow'. Trek to Mt. Kanchenjunga is one of the least visited and unexplored trekking routes in Nepal. The journey to the Queen of the mountains comprises of three trekking trails- Northern Base Camp, Southern Base Camp or the combination of two routes. If you are seeking for peace in nature, this trek can be your ultimate choice. With the variation in the landscape, you will witness the slow change of routes from sub-tropical forest to alpine grasslands and low river valley to rocky slopes. This beautiful trekking destination leads to the most magnificent wilderness and natural heritage areas in Nepal. Another highlight of the trek in the Kanchenjunga region is Kanchenjunga Conservation Area with several species such as pheasant, wild boar, snow leopard, black bear, red panda, etc.

Trekking in this region also offers you the experience of Nepali culture, foods, and lifestyle of different ethnic groups like Rai, Limbus, Gurungs, and Sherpas. It is one of the challenging treks with plenty of adventures to cherish for a lifetime.

The two main best seasons to trek in the Mt. Kanchenjunga region is April to May and October to November. 

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur then drive from Ilam to Apu Khola (1280m)

Day 03: Trek from Apu Khola to Khibang (1920m) (6 hours)

Day 04: Trek from Khibang to Yamphudin (1710m) (5 hours)

Day 05: Trek from Yamphudin to Omje Khola (2340m) (5 hours)

Day 06: Trek from Omje Khola to Torontan (3000m) (6 hours)

Day 07: Trek from Torontan to Tseram (3900m) (5 hours)

Day 08: Trek from Tseram to Okthang (4700m) to Tseram (8 hours)

Day 09: Trek from Sinion La (4600m) to Mirgin La (4620m) to Tseleley(4150m) (6 - 7 hours)

DAY 10: Trek from Tseleley to Gunsa (3470m) (5-6 hours)

Day 11: Trek from Gunsa to Khambachen (4100m) (4 hours)

Day 12: Trek from Khambachen to Lonak (4760m) (5 hours)

Day 13:  Trek from Lonak to Kanchenjunga (Pang Pema) Base Camp(5120m) to Lonak (6-7 hours)

Day 14: Trek from Lonak to Ghunsa (3470m) (7 hours)

Day 15: Ghunsla to Gyabla (2470m) (5 hours)

Day 16: Trek from Gyabla to Amjilassa (2550m) (5 hours)

Day 17: Trek from Amjilassa to Tapethok to Chirwa (1450m) (7 hours)

Day 18: Drive from Chirwa to Taplejung (2400m) to Ilam (8 hours)

Day 19: Drive from Ilam to Bhadrapur then flight to Kathmandu

Day 20: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu