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Kanchenjunga Trekking - 23 days

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23 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
All ground transportation as per itinerary.
Best Season
Autumn and Spring
3 nights hotel in Kathmandu/21 nights during the trek lodge.
3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) During the trek lodge.
Starts at
Ends at
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Kanchenjunga base camp-Ghunsa-Kambachen-Lhonak-Pangpema-Selele-Cheram-Ramche-Tortong-Yamphudin-Mamanke-Lalikharka-Suketar


    • stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan peaks, encounters with unique flora and fauna
    • Cultural experiences in traditional villages, and the sense of adventure that comes with exploring one of the last remaining wilderness areas in the Himalayas.
Kanchenjunga trekking is the journey around the third highest Mountain of the world Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m.) which is situated in the eastern part of Nepal bordering Sikkim India. Kanchenjunga region is god gifted with the natural bounties which offer the excellent view of the blooming rhododendrons, orchids, lilies, primulas and many other flowers. Kanchenjunga trekking also gives you an opportunity to enjoy the variety of beautiful landscapes, diverse Nepal's ethnic cultures as well as the enthralling vistas of the mountains including Kanchenjunga (8586m.), Everest (8848m.), Lhotse and Makalu. The Kanchenjunga has a profusion of high summits with three above 8000m and 11 above 7000m. The alpine grass lands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and sub-tropical forests low river valley of this trekking region adds further pleasure to you. This journey gives the lifetime memory to you with the wilderness experience. Trekking to the Kanchenjunga region was opened for foreign travelers in 1988 and  for the trekking requires the special permit from the government.

 The adventurous and challenging Kanchenjunga trekking begins from the Bhadrapur of Jhapa Ilam. This trek offers the untouched nature and culture along with the ecological diversity. From Sukhetar you head to the Kanchenjunga base camp passing through thick rhododendron and oak forest, pastures, high waterfalls along the grandiose Himalayas, different village etc. you cross the villages like Mitlung, Ghunsa, Khambachen and Lhonak. The Kanchenjunga region is inhabited by different ethnic groups like Rai, Limbu, Sherpa, etc. While trekking you get insight into different ethnicities, the rich and unique culture and life style of Rai, Limbus, Sherpas etc,. En route you enjoy the view of the green terraced hills, rugged landscapes, large pastures as well as encounter the rare and wildlife including snow Himalayan black bear, leopard, red panda, and musk deer. To enjoy the pristine culture and nature of this region, the best season for trekking are autumn and spring.

Important Note

It's important for you to carefully review the inclusions and exclusions provided by Nepal Everest Adventures and clarify any uncertainties before booking the trek and tour. Additionally, you should consider your personal preferences, budget, and specific needs when before your trip booking.

Trip Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu TIA (Tribhuwan International Airport)One of our airport representatives to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in kathmandu. Spend a day or visits around streets of Thamel and surrounding.

Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley, including Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath by our city tour guide. Attend a trekking briefing in the afternoon. Prepare for the trek permits and make any necessary last-minute purchases.

Take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. Drive to Ilam, known for its tea gardens and stunning landscapes. Overnight stay in Ilam.

Enjoy breakfast in Ilam before embarking on a scenic drive to Taplejung. Arrive in  Taplejung and spend the rest of the day exploring the town. Prepare for the trek and rest for the journey ahead.

Start the trek from Taplejung, descending through lush forests and terraced fields.

Trek along the Tamor River, passing through small villages and settlements. Arrive in Mitlung and set up camp for the night.

Continue trekking along the Tamor River, crossing suspension bridges and dense forests. Pass through traditional Limbu villages and terraced farmland. Arrive in  Chirwa and Overnight stay at small village homestay.

Trek through rhododendron and bamboo forests, with occasional glimpses of distant peaks. Cross several suspension bridges over the Tamor River. Arrive in Lelep, a small village inhabited by the Limbu ethnic group.

Ascend through forests of oak and rhododendron, with stunning views of the surrounding hills. Cross the Ghunsa River and follow the trail to Amjilosa. Set up  camp in Amjilosa and relax after a day of trekking.

Trek along the Ghunsa River, passing through dense forests and cascading waterfalls. Cross several small streams and enjoy the tranquility of the wilderness. Arrive in Gyabla and camp near the river.

Rest and acclimatize to the higher altitude in Gyabla. Explore the surrounding area and enjoy panoramic views of the mountains. Optional short hikes to nearby viewpoints.

Ascend gradually along the Ghunsa Khola, passing through alpine meadows and rhododendron forests. Cross the Tibetan-style village of Phale and continue to Ghunsa. Set up camp in Ghunsa and rest for the night.

Trek through rocky terrain and moraines, with views of Jannu Himal and other peaks. Cross the snout of the Kanchenjunga Glacier and ascend to Kambachen. Set up camp near Kambachen and enjoy views of the surrounding mountains.

Rest and acclimatize in Kambachen. Optional hike to explore the surrounding area and view glaciers. Prepare for the challenging days ahead.

Ascend along the lateral moraine of the Kanchenjunga Glacier. Trek through  barren landscapes with views of towering peaks. Arrive in Lhonak, a remote settlement near the glacier. Set up camp in Lhonak and rest for the night.

Trek to Pangpema, the base camp on the northern side of Kanchenjunga. Enjoy panoramic views of Mount Kanchenjunga and surrounding peaks. Spend time exploring the area and taking photographs. Return to Lhonak and camp for the  night.

Descend from Pangpema to Lhonak. Trek back to Kambachen following the same route. Camp in Kambachen and rest after a long day of trekking.

Descend from Kambachen to Ghunsa. Enjoy the downhill trek and beautiful scenery along the way.Camp in Ghunsa and relax after the trek.

Ascend from Ghunsa towards Sele Le Pass. Trek through rhododendron forests and alpine meadows. Camp near Sele Le Pass and prepare for the pass crossing the next day.

Cross Sele Le Pass, enjoying panoramic views of the mountains. Descend into the valley and trek to Cheram. Camp in Cheram and rest after the pass crossing.

Trek to Ramche, a small settlement with views of Mount Kanchenjunga. Explore the surrounding area and enjoy the views of the mountain. Camp in Ramche and prepare for the trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (South) the next day.

Trek to Oktang, a viewpoint offering stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga. Continue trekking to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (South). Spend time at the base camp, surrounded by towering peaks. Return to Ramche and camp for the night.

Descend from Ramche to Tortong, passing through forests and meadows. Enjoy the downhill trek and beautiful scenery along the way. Camp in Tortong and rest after the trek.

Descend further to Yamphudin, a traditional village inhabited by the Limbu people. Trek through terraced fields and dense forests. Camp in Yamphudin and enjoy the hospitality of the local community.

Trek to Khebang, the final destination of the trek.

The trek end in kathmandu, rest and visiting around kathmandu valley and enjoying last minutes shopping and we transfer you to the airport for you onward journey to your home.

Not satisfied with this itinerary? Make your own.


    • Permits and Fees:
    • This usually covers the Kanchanjunga Restricted Area Permit, Kanchanjunga Conservation Area Permit.
    • Guide and Porter:
    • Most packages include the cost of a licensed guide and porter(s). Guides are essential for navigation, safety, and cultural insights, while porters help carry your gear, allowing you to enjoy the trek with less load.
    • Accommodation:
    • 3 nights hotel in kathmandu and accommodations along the trekking route, usually in tea houses or lodges, are included. These are basic but comfortable enough for you.
    • Meals:
    • Typically, meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included during the trek. The meals are usually provided at the tea houses or lodges where you stay. Meals can range from local Nepali cuisine to more familiar Western options.
    • Transportation:
    • Transportation from Kathmandu to the starting point of the trek and back included in the package. This may involve a combination of private vehicles jeep and Plane.
    • First Aid Kit:
    • We Most provide a basic first aid kit. However, it's advisable to carry your own personal medications and supplies.

Doesn't Include

    • International Flights:
    • The cost of international flights to and from Nepal is generally not included in the trekking package.
    • Travel Insurance:
    • It's highly recommended to purchase travel insurance that covers trekking activities, medical emergencies, and evacuation in case of emergencies. This is typically not included in the package.
    • Personal Expenses:
    • Expenses such as additional snacks, drinks (beyond the provided meals), souvenirs, and tipping for guides and porters are not usually included.
    • Gear Rental:
    • If you need to rent trekking gear such as sleeping bags, down jackets, or trekking poles, this cost is typically not included in the package.
    • Additional Accommodation:
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu before and after the trek is usually not included in the package. However, many trekking companies can assist in booking these accommodations for you.
    • Optional Side Trips:
    • Any additional side trips or activities not explicitly mentioned in the itinerary, such as side treks to nearby villages or attractions, are typically not included and may incur additional costs.


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