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Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga Trek

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Kanchanjunga Trekking
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Trip Facts

Duration : 21 Days Max-Altitude : 5065m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : Sep to Jan, March to Aug Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Flight/Land
All price inclusive
$ 2000 $ 1780

Overview

Kanchenjunga Trek 21 day tea house itinerary

Kanchenjunga trek is one of the Wilderness and unspoiled trails in the northeast part of Nepal. This trail is only the trekking trail that leads to the Base camp of the Third highest mountains in the world. The Kanchenjunga trek lies in a remote area of Taplejung District and borders with Sikkim-Darjeeling.

Kanchenjunga can translate as “Five treasure of the Great snow”. This route was first opened in 1988 for foreigners to trek in this region. Mt. Kanchenjunga Himal is regarded as the third highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8586 m. And there is a Kanchenjunga conservation area which established in 1997 covering the land of 2,035 km Until 1852, the Kanchenjunga trek was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world, and on May 25, 1849, two climbers summit the Kanchenjunga top by Joe Brown and George Band from British expedition.

In the past time, there was only the camping and organized trek to go to the Kanchenjunga base camp, but at present, there are tea houses lodges where you can do tea house trek and Homestay, but Accommodations and Meals are not as Annapurna base camp and Everest trek.

In this region, local people are the main indigenous people’s ethnic groups of the rest of Nepal, this area has mostly Rai, Limbu, and a few Sherpa inhabitants with their own traditional cultures and languages with their mother tongue.

The Kanchenjunga trek offers a variety of scenery, beautiful Himalayas View, gains higher mountain, gorgeous Panorama views of Kanchenjunga Himal, Bokta peak, and Makalu Himal.

When you do the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek you hike through terraced fields, picturesque villages, green forests, enters into a ridgeline of Rhododendron forest, Chauki, and Gupha Pokhari. Gupha Pokhari is the most beautiful rhododendron blooming place in the spring season. Some trekkers explore seven-night eight days Rhododendron trek starting from Basantapur and ending in Taplejung.

Toilets in Kanchenjunga trek

Do not expect comfortable toilets (western toilets) during your Kanchenjunga trek, just some hotels have western toilets, the most of the teahouse has pan toilets and no toilet paper, make sure to bring your own toilet paper or buy in the same tea house.

Temperature

Do not expect warm temperature during your Kanchenjunga trek, this trek’s ultimate distance is 5065 M in height on Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, always minus temperatures in North Base Camp. Please prepare well types of equipment reading in the list for your Kanchenjunga trek, down jacket, -25c sleeping bag, the good sleeping bag makes your good trip and the poor sleeping bag makes your poor trek.

Guide and porter of Nepal wilderness team are very familiar and experience with the Kanchenjunga trekking trail. Our priority is to satisfy our customers/ trekkers to make the trip’s lifetime memorable.

Ghunsa

Ghunsa is the last village during the trek where Sherpa people inhabitant which is the small and clean town, beautiful tea house, fancy hotels, warm hospitality with a variety of meals, clean bedroom, western toilet, and pharmacy clinic which establishes by MC Yangzum Sherpa.


 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu to Bhadrapur flight and drive to Taplejung 1,820 m overnight at Lodge
  • Day 02: Taplejung to Chirwa 1,250 m 6-7 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 03: Chirwa to Sukethum Japantar 1500 m 5-6 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 04: Sukhethum, Japantar to Aamjilasa 2,400 m 4-5 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 05: Aamjilasa to Gyabla 2,750 m 5-6 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 06: Gyabla to Ghunsa 3,430 m 4-5 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 07: Acclimatization day in Ghunsa and side trip 3,430 m 4-5 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 08: Ghunsa to Khambachen 4,050 m 5-6 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 09: Khambachen to Lonak 4,800 m 5-6 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 10: Lonak to Pangpema/ North Base Camp and back to Lonak 5,200 m 3-4 hours of hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 11: Lonak to Ghunsa 3,430 m 5-6 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 12: Ghunsa to Selele La 4,480 m 5-6 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 13: Selele La to Cheram via 2 high passes Mrigen-La & Sinen-La 3,870 m 7-8 hours hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 14: Cheram to Ramche 4,580 m  4-5 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 15: Ramche to Yalung South Base Camp back to Cheram 3,870 m 2-3 hours hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 16: Cheram to Trotong 3,000 m 4-5 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 17: Trotong to Yampudin 2,080 m 7-8 hours hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day18:  Yampudin to Khebang 1,915 m 5-6 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 19: Khebang to Khandime 1,500 m 6-7 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 20: Khandime to Birtamod by a local bus 300 km 9-10 hour drive overnight at Lodge
  • Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu from Bhadrapur 1,300 m 45 minute

Cost Included

  • Hotel- domestic airport- hotel by car.
  • Kathmandu to Bhadrapur by air, and Bhadrapur to Kathmandu by local bus,
  • Lodge accommodation
  • Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Tea and coffee three times a day.
  • Kanchanjunga special entrance permits.
  • One English speaking guide and one porter.
  • Guide’ porter, food, lodge, air, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc.

Cost Excluded

  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, Fanta, mineral water, hot shower, dessert, etc.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Rescue operation charge.
  • Tips for guide & porter

Reviews

Kanchenjunga Trek 21 day tea house itinerary

Kanchenjunga trek is one of the Wilderness and unspoiled trails in the northeast part of Nepal. This trail is only the trekking trail that leads to the Base camp of the Third highest mountains in the world. The Kanchenjunga trek lies in a remote area of Taplejung District and borders with Sikkim-Darjeeling.

Kanchenjunga can translate as “Five treasure of the Great snow”. This route was first opened in 1988 for foreigners to trek in this region. Mt. Kanchenjunga Himal is regarded as the third highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8586 m. And there is a Kanchenjunga conservation area which established in 1997 covering the land of 2,035 km Until 1852, the Kanchenjunga trek was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world, and on May 25, 1849, two climbers summit the Kanchenjunga top by Joe Brown and George Band from British expedition.

In the past time, there was only the camping and organized trek to go to the Kanchenjunga base camp, but at present, there are tea houses lodges where you can do tea house trek and Homestay, but Accommodations and Meals are not as Annapurna base camp and Everest trek.

In this region, local people are the main indigenous people’s ethnic groups of the rest of Nepal, this area has mostly Rai, Limbu, and a few Sherpa inhabitants with their own traditional cultures and languages with their mother tongue.

The Kanchenjunga trek offers a variety of scenery, beautiful Himalayas View, gains higher mountain, gorgeous Panorama views of Kanchenjunga Himal, Bokta peak, and Makalu Himal.

When you do the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek you hike through terraced fields, picturesque villages, green forests, enters into a ridgeline of Rhododendron forest, Chauki, and Gupha Pokhari. Gupha Pokhari is the most beautiful rhododendron blooming place in the spring season. Some trekkers explore seven-night eight days Rhododendron trek starting from Basantapur and ending in Taplejung.

Toilets in Kanchenjunga trek

Do not expect comfortable toilets (western toilets) during your Kanchenjunga trek, just some hotels have western toilets, the most of the teahouse has pan toilets and no toilet paper, make sure to bring your own toilet paper or buy in the same tea house.

Temperature

Do not expect warm temperature during your Kanchenjunga trek, this trek’s ultimate distance is 5065 M in height on Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, always minus temperatures in North Base Camp. Please prepare well types of equipment reading in the list for your Kanchenjunga trek, down jacket, -25c sleeping bag, the good sleeping bag makes your good trip and the poor sleeping bag makes your poor trek.

Guide and porter of Nepal wilderness team are very familiar and experience with the Kanchenjunga trekking trail. Our priority is to satisfy our customers/ trekkers to make the trip’s lifetime memorable.

Ghunsa

Ghunsa is the last village during the trek where Sherpa people inhabitant which is the small and clean town, beautiful tea house, fancy hotels, warm hospitality with a variety of meals, clean bedroom, western toilet, and pharmacy clinic which establishes by MC Yangzum Sherpa.


 

  • Day 01: Kathmandu to Bhadrapur flight and drive to Taplejung 1,820 m overnight at Lodge
  • Day 02: Taplejung to Chirwa 1,250 m 6-7 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 03: Chirwa to Sukethum Japantar 1500 m 5-6 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 04: Sukhethum, Japantar to Aamjilasa 2,400 m 4-5 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 05: Aamjilasa to Gyabla 2,750 m 5-6 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 06: Gyabla to Ghunsa 3,430 m 4-5 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 07: Acclimatization day in Ghunsa and side trip 3,430 m 4-5 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 08: Ghunsa to Khambachen 4,050 m 5-6 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 09: Khambachen to Lonak 4,800 m 5-6 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 10: Lonak to Pangpema/ North Base Camp and back to Lonak 5,200 m 3-4 hours of hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 11: Lonak to Ghunsa 3,430 m 5-6 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 12: Ghunsa to Selele La 4,480 m 5-6 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 13: Selele La to Cheram via 2 high passes Mrigen-La & Sinen-La 3,870 m 7-8 hours hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 14: Cheram to Ramche 4,580 m  4-5 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 15: Ramche to Yalung South Base Camp back to Cheram 3,870 m 2-3 hours hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 16: Cheram to Trotong 3,000 m 4-5 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 17: Trotong to Yampudin 2,080 m 7-8 hours hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day18:  Yampudin to Khebang 1,915 m 5-6 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 19: Khebang to Khandime 1,500 m 6-7 hour hike overnight at Lodge
  • Day 20: Khandime to Birtamod by a local bus 300 km 9-10 hour drive overnight at Lodge
  • Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu from Bhadrapur 1,300 m 45 minute

Cost Included

  • Hotel- domestic airport- hotel by car.
  • Kathmandu to Bhadrapur by air, and Bhadrapur to Kathmandu by local bus,
  • Lodge accommodation
  • Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Tea and coffee three times a day.
  • Kanchanjunga special entrance permits.
  • One English speaking guide and one porter.
  • Guide’ porter, food, lodge, air, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc.

Cost Excluded

  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, Fanta, mineral water, hot shower, dessert, etc.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Rescue operation charge.
  • Tips for guide & porter

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