Situated in the Far East region of the beautiful mountainous country of Nepal, the Kanchenjunga region is one of the less trodden areas in this country. The Kanchenjunga Base camp trek, which was opened on 1988 for foreigners, puts your own physical course at test. This trek is a chance to witness the miraculous views of the third highest peak in the world, the Kanchenjunga (8586m) from all possible directions. If you are one of those people, with an adequate amount of time and the interest to venture deep within the isolated corners in Nepal, this trek is for you.

Explore unique flora and fauna and move through ice seracs in the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek. Home to red panda, unique birds, and beautiful orchids, the Kanchenjunga region offers the mixture of a pilgrimage tour, high altitude trekking, flora and fauna exploration as well as the opportunity to mix in with ethnic inhabitants living in perfect harmony with each other.

Best trodden upon in the spring and autumn, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is a challenging series of hikes that will test your patience and use up all of your physical resources for good. Don’t be disheartened, however. The hard work and effort put into this trek are surely worth every step was taken, the views are to die for, and will surely remain embedded in your memories for a long-long time to come.

Start jogging, prepare yourself and come be a part of this adventure of a lifetime. Trek through lush rhododendron, chestnut and oak vegetation. Witness the views of the perfect Himalayan peaks like Kanchenjunga, Baruntse, Makalu and even Everest. Be a part of this thrilling adventure and create the memories of a lifetime by embarking on the journey of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek.

  1. Day Arrival in Kathmandu

    Today, you arrive at the capital of the beautiful country of Nepal, Kathmandu. You will be transferred to your hotel and will have the entire evening to stroll around and explore the heart of this throbbing city.

  2. Day Sightseeing around Kathmandu

    Kathmandu is home to extremely beautiful architectural miracles worth exploring. Today, the destinations allocated for sightseeing include the Kathmandu Durbar Square in all its glory and the Patan Durbar Square with its handmade architectural designs. After this, we will prepare adequately for the upcoming trek.

  3. Day Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur & drive to Ilam

    Today, we will embark on a flight to the city of Bhadrapur, Situated east to Kathmandu. From here, it is approximately a 3 hours’ drive to reach the beautiful tea gardens of Ilam, where we spend the night in a lodge. 45 minutes flight. 3-hours drive

  4. Day Drive from Ilam to Taplejung (1820m)

    This day starts off early, with a drive towards the starting point of this incredible trekking journey. After an 8 hour drive through undulating hilly paths, we reach the hub of this region, Taplejung. It is home to cobblestone streets and police post and a hospital. Approximately 8-hours drive.

  5. Day Trek from Taplejung to Mitlung (980m)

    We start off our trek today, with a downhill path towards Mitlung/Sinuwa. We will cross the Hungdewa Khola en route and pass along the bank of the raging Tamur River to the mixed ethnic village of Mitlung. Approximately 5 to 6 hours trek.

  6. Day Trek from Mitlung/Sinuwa to Taplethok (1380m)

    We pass along narrow paths through jungles to reach Taplethok today. The path follows cardamom plants and crosses small streams to finally reach the agricultural village of Taplethok. Approximately 5 to 6 hours trek.

  7. Day Trek from Taplethok to Sekathum/Dzongin (1600m)

    This day starts off with an uphill walk for some time, followed by descending downwards to lush green vegetation. Following the Tamur River, we pass through Olangchung Gola, the entry point of the Kanchenjunga National Park, before reaching Sekathum. Approximately 5 to 6 hours trek.

  8. Day Trek from Sekathum to Gyapla(2730m)

    This is a tough day, taking us through steep up and down paths to reach Gyapla. Gyapla is a Sherpa village with a monastery worth visiting. Bamboo bushes and rhododendron trees dominate the path we walk for the entire day. Approximately 5 to 6 hours trek.

  9. Day Trek from Gyapla to Ghunsa (3595m)

    We start off by descending down to the river valley today. From here, we reach the famous Sherpa village of Ghunsa. The village is home to a hydroelectric plant and is the biggest settlement in this area with all facilities including the internet, schools, and hotels

  10. Day Rest day at Ghunsa

    To acclimatize and explore Ghunsa, we take off a well-earned rest day today. Exploring the unique Tibetan and Buddhist culture of this region is surely a treat in itself. Explore the carpet weaving that these people are famous for and there is also the option to embark on a short hike towards the Lapsan La through lush green forests.

  11. Day Trek from Ghunsa to Khamachen (4050m)

    We continue further northwards through the river bank today. The trek starts with a gradual ascent along the bank of the GhunsaKhola, followed by crossing back to RambukKharka. After passing a waterfall, the short steep path through tumbling rocks takes us to the old settlement of Khambachen. Views of the mountain ranges and small peaks are a welcome sight today.  Approximately 5 to 6 hours trek.

  12. Day Trek from Khambachen to Lonak (4780m

    We will climb through rocky boulders on the hillside today, and continue our path along the river bank. Views of Aanidesa (6808 m) cheer us along. Lonak is a viewpoint situated near a dry lake in a sandy plain. We will camp along large boulders and take in the views of the terrific mountain views that surround us. Approximately 5 to 6 hours trek.

  13. Day Trek from Lonak to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5133m) to Lonak

    Today is the day we will scale the Kanchenjunga North Basecamp. The trail gradually ascends across the plain and gets a bit steeper near the Base Camp. After witnessing the mind-boggling view of the beautiful snowcapped mountains of the region and the Kanchenjunga Glacier, we return back to Lonak. If possible, an excursion to the Domo Ri can be made, to witness the spectacular views of the Baruntse and the Everest Peaks. Approximately 6 hours trek.

  14. Day Trek from Lonak to Ghunsa (3595m)

    Retracing the path back to Lonak, we continue downwards the valley in order to reach Ramtang. We enjoy the panoramic views of the mountain peaks like Gimmigela Chili, Kiratchulietc. on the way to finally reach the Tibetan influenced village of Ghunsa. 7 to 8 hours trek.

  15. Day Trek from Ghunsa to Selele Camp (4200m)

    The day starts off with an ascent up the thick jungle to reach the view point of Selele Camp. Various beautiful mountain views cheer us along this treacherous path. Approximately 4 hours trek.

  16. Day Trek from Selele Camp to Tseram (3870m)

    Today, we embark on an uphill trek by enjoying the views of the beautiful JannuHimal. Further upwards, we pass through the three passes called the Sinion La, Mirgin La and Sinelapche La which offers mind-boggling views of the Himalayan peaks. We reach an area with yak kharkha and roof houses and this beautiful village is called Tseram. Approximately 7 hours trek.

  17. Day Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4580m)

    This is the day we pass through the beautiful icy views of the mountain peaks and glaciers to reach the throbbing village of Ramche, starting off with steep slope blocks, we continue along the path in order to reach the Lapsang along the Rathong La. Witnessing the view of the perfect ice-fluted peak of Koktang, we finally end the day with an easy easy walk to Ramche. Approximately 4 hours trek.

  18. Day Visit Oktang & south basecamp. Back to Ramche.

    We will visit the Oktang and the Kanchanejunga South base Camp today. Witnessing the views of the perfect south face of Kanchenjunga, we start off with a fairly level trail. We reach the lateral moraine of the Yalung Glacier and the path offers beautiful views of the mountain peaks which cheer us along the way at the viewpoint of Oktang. Further upwards is the Kanchenjunga South base Campo which can be crossed by those willing to do so.  Approximately 7 hours trek

  19. Day Trek from Ramche to Tortong (2995m)

    This is yet another pleasant day which rewards us with the views of the Jannu and Kanchenjunga all along the way. We start off by a descent from the ride after which we embark on a steady descent to the SimbuaKhola crossing which we reach the clearing of Tortong. Approximately 7 hours trek.

  20. Day Trek from Tortong to Yamphudin (2080m)

    The passage from Tortong to Yamphudin is a bit tricky one. We trek along the banks of the raging Simbua Khola and reach Lamite Bhanjyang through undulating paths. Cross the small river to reach the religiously variant community of Yamphudin. Approximately 6 hours trek.

  21. Day Trek from Yamphuden to PhumpheDanda (1885 m)

    We descend downwards first, to cross the Omje Khola. Further up the jungles of orchid plants and cardamom, we reach a small village. Further upwards is the Phumphe Danda which offers the views of the aforementioned Himalayan peaks in its full glory. Approximately 5 to 6 hours trek.

  22. Day Trek from Phumphe Danda to Kande Bhanjyang (2129m)

    Today, we start off with an undulating path and with the view of the mountain peaks there to cheer us along the way, reach the Kande Bhanjyang. Approximately 5 to 6 hours trek.

  23. Day Trek from Kande Bhanjyang to Deurali (2600m)

    Deurali is a junction from between the trail that leads to the Kanchenjunga Circuit trial and the passage towards the religious location of Pathibhara. From Kande Bhangjyang, we ascend upwards and end the day in Deurali. This is the day when the actual trek comes to an end. Approximately 6 hours trek.

  24. Day Drive from Deurali to Pathibhara- to Suketar/Taplejung

    Today, we embark on an early morning drive towards the pilgrimage spot of Pathibhara. After a 3 hour drive, we need to hike upwards for an hour to reach the famous temple. The views from the temple are as magical as the aura of the temple itself. Kanchenjunga and Makalu shine in full glory from the top. We return back to Suketar on a drive of about 3 hours. Approximately 6 hours drive and 1 hour trek.

  25. Day Drive from Taplejung to Ilam

    It is finally time to leave behind the memories of the wonderful trek and return to the capital. We leave behind Taplejung and reach Illam by the afternoon. It is highly recommended to visit the tea gardens and buy Illam tea for loved ones back home. Approximately 7 hours drive.

  26. Day Drive from Illam to Bhadrapur and fly to Kathmandu

    The drive from Ilam to Bhadrapur takes about 3 hours, following which we fly back to the capital on a 45-minute flight. Approximately 3 hours drive and 45 minutes flight

  27. Day Optional sightseeing in Kathmandu

    Today, an optional sightseeing around Kathmandu will be organized for those interested. We will visit the Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath with its richly ornamented pagoda house and sacred linga. Another must visit location is Boudhanath, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, named among the largest Stupas in South Asia. We will also visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which consists of countless temples and showpieces of architectural beauty.

  28. Day Departure from Kathmandu

    The trip ends today and after a never before experience in Nepalit is finally time to bid goodbye to this amazing country.

  • Day Arrival in Kathmandu

    Today, from your respective locations, you will arrive at the beautiful country of Nepal. Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. TIA is the only international airport in Nepal. All of the check-in procedures will be completed by our representative. You have the rest of the day free to intermingle with the beautiful capital city of Nepal. 

    • No meals included
    • Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day Sightseeing around Kathmandu

    Kathmandu is home to extremely beautiful architectural miracles worth exploring. Today, the destinations allocated for sightseeing include the Kathmandu Durbar Square in all its glory and the Patan Durbar Square with its handmade architectural designs.

    Kathmandu Durbar Square is an epitome of cultural and religious diversity that can be beautifully observed in a country like Nepal and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its old temples, architecturally rich encryptions and some renovated areas, Kathmandu Durbar Square surely releases an ambiance of a place that used to be ruled by ancient kings. The special attractions are the Hanuman Dhoka Museum, Taleju Temple, Kalbhairav, Kumari Temple( Temple of the Living Goddess) and the Basantapur Durbar.

    Patan Durbar Square another UNESCO World Heritage Site is the center of the Patan City and is another architecturally rich Durbar Square. It is a specimen of ancient Newari architecture and is furthermore attractive because pf the three courtyards named the Mulchowk, SundariChowk, and the Keshav Narayan Chowk. There are numerous types of temples in numerous shapes and sizes, all around the vicinity of the Patan Durbar Square. The attractions include the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna, Bhimsen Temple, Krishna Mandir and the scenes from Mahabharata and Ramayana (Hindu holy books) adorn the entire region of the Durbar Square.

    There will also be a briefing about the upcoming trek and it will be made sure that everyone is properly informed for the trek to start from the following day.

    • Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu
    • Breakfast included
  • Day Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur & drive to Ilam

    Excitement fills us as we will be reaching the Eastern part of Nepal today. The flight to Bhadrapur is a short. After the 45 minutes of flight, we continue towards the beautiful tea gardens of Illam.

    The drive from Bhadrapur to Illam takes about 3 hours. Illam is the tea capital of Nepal. It is home to large tea gardens and this is where most of the tea circulated around Nepal is fermented and created. We reach Illam in the evening and the cool winds blowing up towards the tea gardens makes the excitement of the upcoming trek even truer. 45 minutes flight. 3-hours’ drive

    • Overnight al local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Drive from Ilam to Taplejung (1820m)

    Today, we reach the starting point of the wonderful trekking journey. Taplejung is situated at a distance of about 8-hour drive from Illam. Through undulating and rounding paths, the drive takes us towards farmlands and forested areas to Taplejung.  The drive also offers the views of the icy mountain peaks like the Kanchenjunga, Makalu and even Everest on a clear day.

    Taplejung is the hub of this region of Nepal. With its government offices, cobblestone streets, police post and the small hospital, the town is both adequately supplied with modern equipment and has yet retained its age-old natural beauty. Tamor River diverges out from the north which is the pathway to the Southern Base Camp. Approximately 8-hours’ drive.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Trek from Taplejung to Mitlung (980m)

    This day follows a multitrack path. The trail takes us up and down through forested ridges today. Firstly, we descend downwards to reach the Tamur River. After crossing the suspension bridge from this point, the route is flat. Trekking along the banks of the roaring TamorKoshi river, through fields of paddy, offers a one-in-a-million experience in itself. We pass jungles of cardamom plants and natural vegetation in order to reach an area where the village can be seen stretching at a far distance.

    This village is called Mitlung. Mitlung is home to ethnic inhabitants living in complete harmony with each other. Chettri, Limbu, Bahun and Tamang inhabitants adorn the already beautiful village. The main occupation of these people is the business of cardamom. Approximately 5 to 6 hours trek.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Trek from Mitlung/Sinuwa to Taplethok (1380m)

    This day too we will follow the edges of the Tamor River all through the day. The path is quite a narrow, descending one today and passes through jungles. The jungles in this area are usually covered with cardamom and other crops. Small gardens of orange are also present along the way.

    Through undulating paths and crossing, several streams, we finally reach an area with an easy flat land. Passing through the villages of Sinuwa and the Limbu village of Chirwa we finally reach another large Limbu village of Taplethok.  Approximately 5 to 6 hours trek.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Trek from Taplethok to Sekathum/Dzongin (1600m)

    This is a difficult day as it takes us through steep undulating paths. We start off by walking through a small jungle along the banks of the Tamor River. Cardamom and other vegetation can be found in abundance here. After the short uphill walk, we finally descend down to reach OlangChungGola, which is the entry point of the Kanchenjunga National Park. After checking in, we move along to cross a small bridge. Further trek brings us to the village of Sekathum. Approximately 5 to 6 hours trek.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Trek from Sekathum to Gyapla(2730m)

    This is another tough day that takes us through steep paths. The track today is an undulating multi-track. After crossing the river, we ascend upwards through the steep path and descend to the other side of the valley. Passing through dense forests full of rhododendron and bamboo trees, we move along in order to walk through more undulating paths.

    Accompanied by natural scenery and waterfalls,  this area is said to be inhabited by bears and tigers. Wild animals do not cross paths with trekkers but are still living in the dense forests along the path. Gyapla is a Tibetan settlement home to a Gumba which can be visited in the evening. Animal husbandry is the main profession of the people living here, and they also weave carpets made out of the bamboo shoot with their skillful hands. Approximately 5 to 6 hours trek.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Trek from Gyapla to Ghunsa (3595m)

    Like the previous day, the path today passes through jungles too. We start down by a descending trail downwards to the Gunsa River. We pass through several settlements of human beings, who clearly are influenced by Tibetan culture. Terraced fields of potato, barley, buckwheat and wheat alternate our paths. We finally reach the beautiful village of Ghunsa through the Tibetan settlement of Phole.

    Ghunsa is the biggest settlement in the region, with an abundance of lodges and hotels, there is a monastery near it and the main source of income of inhabitants living in this region in animal husbandry. There are schools and internet facilities in this area adorned by the views of raw, untouched nature. Ghunsa is also home to a hydroelectric plant. 20 conservationists met their tragic end in a Helicopter crash in this area itself. Approximately 5 to 6 hours trek.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Rest day at Ghunsa

    For acclimatization and exploration, we take off a well delivered day in Ghunsa today. It is highly recommended that one does not stay around and rest all day, but explores the surrounding areas in order to properly acclimatize to the high altitude. We start off with a short hike towards the Lapsan La through lush green forests.

    The ethnic inhabitants of Ghunsa are welcoming. This Tibetan influenced settlement has small local shops that sell goods that you might want to carry back home. The women of this settlement are seen avidly weaving carpets and the sights of the carpet being made at the local Carpet Weaving Industry is surely one to behold.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Trek from Ghunsa to Khamachen (4050m)

    We take off in the morning with packed lunch to accompany us for the day. The day starts off with a gradual ascent upwards the south bank of the GhunsaKhola. After some time, the trail crosses a boulder flood plain. We then cross back to the Rambukkharkha situated on the north side of the Ghunsa River before finally passing a massive and beautiful waterfall along the way.

    The path continues upwards now, through a steep ascent towards an unstable scree slope. We have to be extra careful in this area as with loose footing, one might fall down the steps to the river. Football sized rocks tumble down as we walk across the slide. Beyond this point, the trail finally drops down to a single locked hut at Lake. The trail now transverses back to Khambbachen. Khambachen is a Tibetan settlement with a dozen houses at most.

    Khambachen is an old settlement which offers the glistening views of the mountain peaks adorning the region. The views of the snow-capped mastiffs like the KumbaKatna, Sobiyhionje, Ghabur Peak and Nakula Peak are views to be relished for a lifetime. This settlement is also home to blue sheep. Approximately 5 to 6 hours trek.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Day Trek from Khambachen to Lonak (4780m

    The path from Khamachen to the scarcely hydrated village of Lonak is a slowly ascending one. We start off with a climb through rocky fields and boulders along the hillside to the river bank today. After this, we pass a waterfall along the way. The smiling views of the icy AaniDesa (6808m) cheer us along the path today till be reach the village of Ramtang. After this, we cross the moraines of the northwest side of the Kanchenjunga Glacier.

    Lonak is scarce of water and lies near a dry lake bed on an open sandy plain. Houses are not present along and camping is the only option here. However, the views offered by this region more than compensates for the lack of settlement services that Lonak provides. The views of the KumbaKarna, Chyang Peak, and the massive Kanchenjunga Glacier are sprawled out before us. These terrific mountain views are made even more beautiful by the presence of wildlife like snow leopard, yak and blue sheep that can be seen occasionally. Camping will be done in large boulders to shield ourselves from the high winds. Approximately 5 to 6 hours trek.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Trek from Lonak to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5133m) to Lonak

    The purpose of the trek so far will be covered somewhat today. We will be trekking to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp today. The trail starts off with a gradual ascent across the plain. After some time, the trail becomes even more stepper as it follows the moraine of the enchanting Kanchenjunga Glacier. After dropping off the moraine, we follow the path through the bottom of the valley and witness the dramatic views of the Kanchenjunga from PengPema. From here, the views of the largest mountain masses in the world look beautiful. The mesmerizing views of the Chang Himal, standing tall towards the right makes up for the aching muscles in this day.

    We reach the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp after passing through difficult terrains. The Base Camp further offers the views of the massive mastiffs covered with ice and snow. The mind boggling experience surely remains in the minds as we return. If possible, we will make an extra excursion to the top of the DolmoRi viewpoint where Everest and Baruntse dominate the views. We then retrace the path back to Lonak. Approximately 6 hours trek.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Trek from Lonak to Ghunsa (3595m)

    Today, we will retrace our path back to Ghunsa. We continue down the valley to teach Ramtang , a village which is home to views of the mesmerizing icy mastiffs like the GimmigelaChuli, Kanchenjunga, KiratChuli, TapleShikhar and much more. We descend towards to Kambachen.

    From Khambachen, the path to Ghunsa follows a jungle. We cross the jungle along the Khambachen River to reach an area full of many walls with inscriptions on them. Prayer flags adorn the entire region before we reach the Tibetan influenced village of Ghunsa. Approximately 7 to 8 hours trek.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Day Trek from Ghunsa to Selele Camp (4200m)

    The path from Ghunsa to Selele Camp is a steep and difficult one. We pass along a thin jungle in the beginning of the day. Mani wall with inscriptions and beautifully colored prayer flags adorn the entire jungle. This day also offers the mind-boggling views of the mountain peaks of the region accompanying us all along the way.

    Mountain goats and yaks are seen grazing in the fields before we pass through a dense forest of juniper, moss and the rhododendron. The forest is home to several species of fashion birds. Crossing this, we reach the Selele Camp where we set up a campsite beneath the envelope of the beautiful stars. Approximately 4 hours trek.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Trek from Selele Camp to Tseram (3870m)

    The path from Selele Camp to Teseram starts off with an uphill climb. Mesmerizing views of the JannuHimal cheer us along our path and make the day even more awesome. This day, we pass through the three passes of the Kanchenjunga Region namely the Sinion La, Mirgin La and the Sinelapche La. The top of the passes is home to awesome views of the mountain peaks, sprawling away with their white beauty in front of us. Siniion La offers views of the Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Baruntse and KumbaKarna while the other passes offer the mesmerizing views of RotangHimal and the KabruHimal range.

    The path is almost like a desert with less vegetation. Stony and steep trails, transversesthe views of the mountain peaks and makes this day a very interesting one. It can be said that this day offers the best views in this itinerary as ponds along the path reflect the shiny mountains standing tall in their glory. We reach Tseram by the evening. This village is home to a few stone-roofed houses and yak huts and lesser settlement. Approximately 7 hours trek.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4580m)

    Today, we start off the day by avoiding the steep moraine slope that blocks the way out of Tseram. We descend downwards today, to the riverbed below Tseram. As we move along, the trial makes us enter a final short forested area. At Yalung Bara, we come across a single stone hut, which makes the ambiance of the entire area even more mystical.

    The path sprawled before us is as typical as other areas of the high valets situated in Nepal. The path wanders along an ablation valley. Views of the great white mastiffs dominate the path ahead of us and make the experience even more interesting. The YalungKhang glacier is revealed at the Lapsang. We pass through the Rathong La next, witnessing the views of the beautifully ice-fluted peak of Koktang (6147m).

    A glacial lake is situated near Lapsang, which is the foreground to the high mountain situated beyond it. The trail levels out a little before reaching Ramche. The grassy pastures beside two small huts situated here make the perfect location for camping. Approximately 4 hours trek.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Visit Oktang & south basecamp. Back to Ramche.

    Ramche is situated strategically at a point which offers the beautiful views of the mountain peaks and the YalungKhang glacier before us. We will use this well-earned day to explore the village itself and to carry out an excursion to the Kanchenjunga South Base Camp and the viewpoint of Oktang.

    The glacier turns towards a north direction beyond Ramche. After about an hour from camp, the edge of the glacier can be reached.  The path to the edge is fairly level and easy to tread upon.  We carry on with the walk to reach around the corner of the glacier and will be overwhelmed with the view before us. The entire south and west sides of the Kanchenjunga open up to us and overwhelm us with the beauty of the white mastiffs. The view, that remained hidden during the earlier stages of the trek, is surely a picturesque event to be captured.

    An hour further, we reach a small tract leading to the lateral moraine of the Yalung Glacier. We reach a chorten which offers the unsurpassed views of the Kanchenjunga (8586m) Yalung Kang and the Khambachen Peak before us. We reach a small clearing at Oktang which reveals the long northeast ridge of the JannuHimal. Further upwards is the Kanchenjunga South Base Camp which is open to exploration for the physically active ones. Approximately 7 hours trek.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Trek from Ramche to Tortong (2995m)

    Today, we start off with a decent down to the imbue Khola. All along the downward trek, we are rewarded with the views of the Kanchenjunga and the Jannu summits, shining white before us. The initial part of the descent should be given special care too, as it is highly prone to landslides and might cause injuries.

    After the difficult part is over, the trail finally enters the jungle and the path forward is a pleasant and steady one. After an easy descent down to the banks of the SimbuaKhola through trees of rhododendron and pine, we will reach a small bridge. Crossing the bridge will bring us the north bank and the clearing known as Tortong are reached. Approximately 7 hours trek.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Trek from Tortong to Yamphudin (2080m)

    We follow a steep and undulating path to reach Yamophuden today. The passage through the trail is a difficult one and starts off along the sides of the SimbuaKhola. We walk through the jungle and witness the views of the landslide affecting some places.

    The track ascends gradually now, to the LamiteBhanjyang. From here, the path to Yamphuden is a steady descent. We firstly cross a small river in order to reach this settlement. The trail offers the steady views of the KumbaKarna, Jannu Range, and the Kanchenjunga smiling down at us.

    Yamphuden is home to ethnic populations residing in perfect harmony with each other. You will be offered the chances to intermingle and understand the culture of the Sherpas, Rais, Limbus, and Gurungs living in this region. This sufficient village is home to several corn and rice fields. School and shops with minimal supplies are present in the village. Approximately 6 hours trek.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Trek from Yamphuden to PhumpheDanda (1885 m)

    The path from Yamphuden to PhumpheDanda is as undulating as the path of the day before. We start off by descending down to the OmjeKhola and crossing it. After this, the trail is a steady ascend up through jungles of cardamom and orchid. We reach a small village with several ethnic human settlements and small thatched roof houses. Local shops with minimal supplies can be found along the path to the PhumpheDanda.

    From here, the path upwards to the PhumpheDanda is quite a steep ascent. We camp and spend the night atop the PumpheDanda, with the views of the mountain peaks staying with us through the night. PhumpheDanda is home to ethnic Limbu inhabitants and museums are the highlights of this village. Approximately 5 to 6 hours trek.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Trek from Phumphe Danda to Kande Bhanjyang (2129m)

    The path from PhumpheDanda to the Kande Bhanjyang is an equally undulating one as was in the past two days. We start off with a descend and then the path ascends upward gradually. The fine part of the day is that the trek at this point follows steady ascends and descends, with no steep paths.

    With the views of the aforementioned mountain peaks accompanying us, we reach the Limbu settlement at KandeBhanjyang. Approximately 5 to 6 hours trek.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Trek from Kande Bhanjyang to Deurali (2600m)

    We reach a higher altitude today, and the trek to Deurali is an ascending one. Deurali is the junction to the pilgrimage site of Pathibhara and the trail that leads to the Kanchenjunga Circuit trial. The path is mostly uphill one but requires less effort as the elevation gains steadily. Steep paths are not present along the way, and the views of the shiny white mastiffs smile down at us as we reach the village of Deurali. The trek into the heart of the Kanchenjunga comes to an end today. Approximately 6 hours trek.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Drive from Deurali to Pathibhara- to Suketar/Taplejung

    Pathibhara is known to be one of the most significant Hindu pilgrimage sites in Nepal. Located on the hill of Taplejung, it is considered a holy place also for the indigenous Kirat populations. It is believed that flocking to the temple, fulfills the desires of the pilgrims. The temple serves as a secondary route to the Kanchenjunga Trek.

    We embark on an early morning drive to reach the Pathibhara temple today. After a 3 hour drive, we will be dropped off. From here, it is a 1-hour hike to the Pathibhara Temple. One can see Hindu pilgrims worshipping the Pathibhara Devi, who is considered to be one of the most powerful Goddesses in Nepal. The aura of the temple, amalgamated with the views of the mountain peaks like Kanchenjunga and Makalu, makes the experience an unforgettable one. After this, we return back to the drop off point and reach Suketar after a drive of 3 more hours.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Drive from Taplejung to Ilam

    The trek and the passage through the less trodden, yet naturally beautiful Kanchenjunga region, finally comes to an end on this day. The wonderful memories of the trek and the beautiful pictures will be taken along to return back to the beautiful tea gardens in Illam.

    We reach Illam in the evening and it is now time to explore the tea gardens in this area. You can buy tea for your loved ones back home. Illam is the major tea production area in Nepal and tea from Illam is exported to foreign countries too. Approximately 7 hours’ drive.

    • Overnight at local teahouse
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
  • Day Drive from Illam to Bhadrapur and fly to Kathmandu

    It is finally time to bid farewell to the Eastern region of Nepal and return back to Kathmandu. After a 3 hour drive from Illam to Bhadrapur, we fly back to the capital on a 45-minute flight. Approximately 3 hours’ drive and 45 minutes flight.

    • Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu
    • Breakfast & lunch included
  • Day Optional sightseeing in Kathmandu

    For those who wish to explore more of the architecturally rich city of Kathmandu, you have the option of sightseeing around the capital or you can also opt to take a day off and rest.

    The day will start off with the visit to the Pashupatinath Temple. Considered as one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, the richly-ornamented pagoda house adds up to the mystique of the holy place. Called as a form of Lord Shiva, the Pashupatinath temple is said to have existed since 400 A.D. Devotees take a dip in the holy BagmatiRiver beside the temple.

    Boudha is another UNESCO World Heritage Site we will be visiting today. Called as one of the largest stupas in South Asia, this focal point of Buddhism stands thirty-six meters tall. It is located in the path, which was the ancient trade route to China.

    In the afternoon, we will be visiting the open museum or the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. A living heritage, Bhaktapur is a city of devotees and the Durbar Square is home to countless temples. Major attractions, not to be missed are the Lion Gate, 55 Window Palace, The Golden Gate, Nyatapola Temple, Dattatreya as well as the status of the Late King Bhupatindra Malla. Beautiful carved specimens and picture gallery will finally end the sightseeing day.

    • Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu
    • Breakfast included
  • Day Departure from Kathmandu

    The trip ends today and it's time to bid goodbye to Nepal. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Kathmandu International Airport for departure as per your flight timings

    • Breakfast included

Trip Info

  • Accommodation & meals

    • Pre and post trek three star hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.        
    • Accommodation in the local teahouses & tented camps during the trek period.
    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner during the trek period.
    • Only breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • What's included

    • Kathmandu to Bhadrapur to kathmandu airfare including airport taxes
    • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
    • One English speaking trek guide & assistant guides depending on the group size
    • English speaking city guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • One porter or pack animals for each two client
    • Kanchenjunga Conservation Area fee & TIMS card fee
    • First Aid Kit
    • All Govt. taxes including service charges
  • What's not included

    • Emergency evacuation fee
    • International airfare
    • Personal Insurance
    • Personal expenses (Alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc)
    • Visa fee
    • Any services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation

    All transfers will be conducted on a private vehicle

  • Visa & documentation

    A visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.

    Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission. To renew a Visa you can go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

    Your passport must be valid for at least six months and you will need a blank page on your passport for visa.

    Visa Facility   Duration    Fee

    Multiple entry   15 days      US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

    Multiple entry   30 days      US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

    Multiple entry   90 days      US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Successful trek require proper clothing for ease, comfort & safety. Read along to find the checklist of items which are essential for a typical multi-day trek in Nepal.

     

    Clothing

    • Heavy down jackets  (can be rented in Kathmandu)
    • Lightweight down jackets
    • Hiking boots (well broken in)
    • Woolen socks (a few pairs of different thickness)
    • Slippers
    • Walking sneakers
    • Lightweight trekking pants/trousers
    • Lightweight thermal legging
    • Trekking shorts
    • T-shirts (long sleeve & short sleeve)
    • Under garments
    • Waterproof jacket and trouser/raincoat
    • Sun hat
    • Woolen/fleece hat 
    • Scarf
    • Warm gloves
    • Sweaters
    • Ear warmer

     

    Trekking Gears & Accessories

    • Backpack 
    • Hiking poles
    • Sleeping bag (can be rented in Kathmandu)
    • Sleep liner
    • Sunglasses
    • Water bottles 
    • Head lamp with extra batteries
    • Camera and extra batteries and lenses
    • Waist bag
    • Daypack and cover
    • Dry packs (essential for keeping your valuables dry)
    • Water purification (pump, tablets or steripen)
    • Maps (can be brought in Kathmandu)
    • Reading materials

     

    Personal supplies

    • Sun screen
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Toiletries
    • Wet wipes & tissues
    • Feminine hygeine products
    • Anti-itching cream/powder
    • Medications (don't forget to carry adequate supply of your prescription medicines)
    • Deodrants 
    • Moisturizers 
    • Energy bars

Date & Prices

Date Trip Status  
Oct 02, 2018 - Oct 29,2018 Available & Guranteed Book Now
Nov 05, 2018 - Dec 02,2018 Available & Guranteed Book Now

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