Kanchenjunga Trekking

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Kanchenjunga (8586m) is the third highest mountain of the world which lies at the eastern border of Nepal. Kanchenjunga Trekking is considered as one of the remote trekking area as it passes through the remote areas of the region which is absolutely less crowded as very few trekkers used to visit here. The trekking area is considered as moderate trekking route and will be suitable for those who have enough holidays and possess sound mind and body without having any type of disorder. We have to trek at the high altitude for many days so we need to acclimatize ourselves at much part of the lands. During the splendid trek we can interact with the local Rai and Limbu communities. The trekking to this region enables the trekkers with the glorious and glittering view of white ranges of mountain having snow capped along with the green forest at its waist. The route also goes through the forest at different part of the lands during the whole trek.

The trekking to these areas begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar. Then the way goes towards the Phidim, Suketar, Mitlung, Chirwa, Sukathum, Amjilosa, Gyabla, Ghunsa, and towards the base camp of Kanchenjunga. The return journey will be same as it is up. The ending point of our trekking is at Birtamod or Bharatpur from where we will fly over to Kathmandu. The trekking to these areas will be better during the October, November, December, February, March, April and May. But as per the wish of the trekkers and according to the schedule of their holidays, A One Nepal Trek is organizing a better trekking at these lands throughout the year.

Details Intinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu at TIA, a representative of A One Nepal Trek will warmly welcome you to Nepal. She/he will guide you towards the hotel room of Nepal. The day can be either rest day or some sightseeing day of Kathmandu. The night will be at the hotel by discussing about the tour and enjoying the delicious dinner.

Day 02:  Kathmandu to Suketar

Early morning, we will have our hot breakfast at the best hotel of Kathmandu and then we will forward towards the airport to catch the flight over to Suketar. The flight takes for 1:30 hours to reach to Suketar from Kathmandu. After getting off the flight we will visit around the Suketar for a while and the night will be resting at Suketar.

Day 03: Suketar to Mitlung

From Suketar, we will kick off our trekking. We will trek towards the Mitlung which passes through the beautiful valley and through the beautiful pasture lands. We then follow the way towards the Hangdewa River and through the rural landscapes of the region. We will trek for about 4 to 5 hours from Suketar to Mitlung at 921m to spend the night.

Day 04: Mitlung to Chirwa

From Mitlung, we will follow the descending way to the village of Sinwa. The way goes ups and downs. We shouldn’t stop ourselves until we reach at Tawa. Then the way goes a little steep to cross the suspension bridge at Thiwa.  The route passes through the beautiful landscapes along the way to Chirwa.  Chirwa is a beautiful village of Limbu community with several lodges and tea shops around. We will stop at Chirwa for the night.

Day 05: Chirwa to Sukathum

From Chirwa, we trek towards the Sukathum after crossing the several passes and cardamom fields with some dense forest. We then trek uphill towards the lush green forest to Tamor River. We have to follow the up and down hill track until we reach to Ghunsa river and then to the Sukathum to stay for the night.

Day 06: Sukathum to Amjilosa

The trekking route from Sukathum to Amjilosa is regarded a bit challenging and rough. We need to cross the suspension bridge which is outside of the Sukathum village. Then the trail passes through the dense forest and through the ascending and descending trail. We pass through the Solima village. We will be busy to follow the mian trail until we reach to Amjilosa to stay for the night.

Day 07: Amjilosa to Gyabla 2730m.

From Amjilosa, we will trek towards the river bank and through the dense forest of bamboo, fir and rhododendron. We then climb uphill crossing several small bridges along the way. During the trail, we will enjoy the dramatic waterfalls which are originated from the mountains. We will continue until we reach to Gyabla with a trekking of about 6 to 7 hours.

Day 08: Gyabla to Ghunsa 3595m.

From Gyabla, the trek goes towards the Ghunsa through the river to the valley. Then we will reach at Phale, a Tibetan refugee settlement. We can purchase some of the beautiful creation of human beings here. Then we enter through the forest of pine and conifer to reach the village of Ghunsa. Ghunsa is a beautiful village of Sherpa people. We can see a hydroelectricity plant at this region. Ghunsa is at the altitude of 3595m above sea level.

Day 09: Ghunsa to Kambachen

From Ghunsa viewing the beautiful scenery of great ranges of mountains, we will walk through the river bank to Kambachen. The route goes through the beautiful meadows full with beautiful flowers of different types and pine forest. We need to cross the bridge of Rampuk Kharka viewing some glorious view of beautiful waterfalls and landscapes as well. Further continuing our way will leads us to Kambachen at 4050m.

Day 10: Kambachen to Lhonak 4500m.

The trail from Kambachen to Lhonak is a bit tougher as it goes through the high altitude. We have to acclimatize ourselves during the whole trek at this part of the land. We need to cross the bridge of Ramtang monastery. We should follow the descending path to reach to Lhonak after the trekking of about 6 to 7 hours.

Day 11: Lhonak to Kanchenjunga north base camp 5143m.

From Lhonak, viewing the Kanchenjunga Mountain above us, we will continue our trail following the Kanchenjunga glaciers. The night will be at tented camp at the Kanchenjunga base camp. We have to be very careful while walking at this region due to the possibilities of landslide and some ice slide also. From the base camp a little higher point will offers its visitors with the most panoramic view of that region.

Day 12: Base camp to Kambachen 4200m.

After viewing the most panoramic view of mountains from the base camp, we need to return back to Kambachen through the same way. We will trek for about 6 to 7 hours back to Kambachen. With the returning way, we will leave the picturesque view of mountains on our back. We will stay the night at Kambachen.

Day 13: Kambachen to Ghunsa

From Kambachen, we will return back to Ghunsa following the same trail. We can get the dazzling view of beautiful forest along with some marvelous view of White Mountains all around us. The night will be exhilarating at Ghunsa.

Day 14: Ghunsa to Sele Le

From Ghunsa, we will trek towards the Sele le. We will trek through the dense forest of moss and rhododendron throughout the way. We will be served with the delicious breakfast at one of the favorable place during the trek. The night will be at Sele Le at 4290m.

Day 15: Sele Le to Cheram

From Sele le, we walk through the uphill path enjoying the mesmerizing view of Jannu Himal and Makalu Himal. The path then goes through the strenuous area after passing several passes like Sinion La, Mirgin La and Sinelapche Bhanjyang. We then make descend to cheram and will surely spend the night there at 3870m.

Day 16: Cheram to Ramche and back to Cheram

From Cheram, we ascend towards the Yalung Glacier and should walk alongside the Simbwa Khola after passing through the Lapsang village, we will reach to Ramche. We will be offered with the glorious view of southern face of Kanchenjunga Mountain. Descend the same way and spend the night at Cheram.

Day 17: Cheram to Tortong

From Cheram, we will descend towards the Tortong khola. We will encounter two trails at this point. We will follow the way through the forest of rhododendron along the way to reach finally to Tortong at 2995m.

Day 18: Tortong to Yamphudin

From Tortong, we descend towards the Yamphudin while passing the Lasiya Bhanjyang which involves walking through the trees and beautiful landscapes. We need to walk through the land of landslides and walking further through the same way will enable us to reach at Yamphudin inhabited by Sherpa, Limbu and Rai.

Day 19: Yamphudin to Yangpang

We descend from Yamphudin to Yangpang. We will cross several bridge at Samekham and should continue the trail towards Kabeli Khola. The trekking route goes through the beautiful pass of Mamankhe with some Limbu houses and some museum. We need to cross the bridge over Khaksewa khola and should descend through the cardamom fields. We will be at Yangpang at 1007m after the trekking of about 6 to 7 hours.

Day 20: Yangpang to Thorpu

From Yangpang, we will take the down going trek towards the Thorpu. We won’t go towards the Taplejung saving our time. So, we ill trek downwards to Thorpu through the beautiful village where we may interact with the local people for a while. We will be fascinated to enjoy the night at Thorpu at 1500m.

Day 21: Thorpu to Birtamod

From Thorpu, we can take a drive over to Birtamod. We will surely enjoy the road track as the road track offers us beautiful view of surrounding along with some mountain view from some parts. We will travel through the plain surface of eastern Terai region of Nepal. The night will be at Birtamod after the drive of about 5 to 6 hours.

Day 22:  Birtamod to Bhadrapur to Kathmandu

From Birtamod, we will take a short drive over to Bhadrapur. We will enjoy the flight from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu. After arriving at Kathmandu, we will move towards the room of the hotel to take rest for some time and can visit the town and market area later of the day. The night will be fantastic at Kathmandu.

Day 23: Farewell

After having a relaxing night at Kathmandu, finally, the day of returning back to our home country and busy schedule has come with the ending of our glittering tour over to the highlands of Nepal. A One Nepal Trek will organize a small farewell program at the airport and will help for any inconvenience that may arise during the departure.  We wish for your better journey ahead.

Cost Includes

  • All Airport pick up and drop.
  • 2 nights your standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 21 days in standard lodges/ tea-houses in mountain during the trek.
  • All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D] and a cup of tea with every meal.
  • Domestic flight Ticket from/to Kathmandu-Suketar-Bharatpur- Kathmandu.
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide as per bigger size of group of trekkers trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • Trekking map,T-shirt and Trip certificate by A One Nepal Trek Company.
  • A medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee ( Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration, bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs,)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Meal in city like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
  • Personal expenses (Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

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Trek highlights:

One of the most famous wilderness trek of Nepal. Rich of nature on around 3rd worlds highest peak(8,586m).Heavy colorful forest with verity of flora & fauna. Charming mingle society of people with them unique culture, religion and seasonal harvesting. Clean running humming waterfalls and streams.

Safety – Health- facility:

Our first goal is “first safety” for all of our clients and staff. We have smartly experienced friendly and knowledge able workers team. All they are well trained and must of they are license holder Guides. We arrange first aid. Also the area has heath post on every 2 days, and main hospital is not farther than maximum 5 hrs, from any part. We can use a quick drive on ruff road, carry by the people, take a horse ride, and arrange the Helicopter at our needed as per the emergency encase. The physical walk is 6 hours average per day with mini bag with your valued things average 2-5 kg. but 2 days is shorter.

Your Personal Travel Insurance:

We highly advised you to make your travel insurance during Nepal trip from your own country. It is a condition upon joining any of our trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs).we don’t arrange or sell insurance.

Tea house Local lodge during the Trek:

All accommodations for Kanchenjunga Trek are on twin sharing local lodge/home-stay basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard and clean of tourist standard available. There are mostly shame styles of accommodations during our trekking. All the lodging and meal cost has controlled by management community at in area.

Meals and Water:

During our Trek, we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.) are from the menu as per local supplement. Lodge has well trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. You could have able to buy Bottled water from every settlement. Even we would like to support you to pay for local purifying water cheaper with that’s help to controlled plastic pollution. Also the boiled water, or running fresh water with your peals or filtering is much recommended.

What to bring with you:

Raincoat, bag cover, round sun hat. Half paint for rain, waterproof waking boot, Suntan lotion, sunglass, light waterproof gore tax set, a pair of sleepers, some t-shirt, If you have your private light sleeping bag/If Not we will provide, walking stick, your regular drug and necessary you things.

Environmental sensitive:

The Kanchenjunga region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. Hence, the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We are consideration a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live at the traveled places. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts. We also work alongside “KEEP” in order to maintain our environmental concerns.

Best Season:

Trek for all Season. Even Sep to Dec and Feb to Apr is best.


Booking Policy:

Confirm your trip at least two months before, with 25% of payment and a copy of your passport. One group leader or agent will be free of service charge above 12 of paying person in a group.[tax, flight and monuments fee is not free.

Fixed Departure

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price  
As per clients Date.   US$ 2,499 Per Person. Book Now


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