Kanchenjunga Trek

Trip Duration:25 days
Max Altitude:4880m
Trip Grade:4
Lodging:Tent, Home stay
Meals:Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner
Transportation:Flight/Bus/CAR/Van
Group Size:Min 2 Pax and Max 20 Pax PAX PAX
Best Season:Spring & Autumn
Per Day Walk:4-8 hours walking
Trip Route:Suketar-Chhirwa-Tamewa-Amjilapsa-Gyabla-Ghunsa-Khambachen-Lhonak-Pangpema -Sele La Phedi-Tseram-Tortong - Yamphudin-Phumphe Danda-Kandebhanjyang-Lalikharka-Suketar

Kanchenjunga is the third highest of the world’s peaks and one of the most remote trekking areas in the Nepal Himalayas. Kanchejunga route trek takes you from the south-eastern corner of Nepal. This trek is one of the greatest mountains in the world. It is one of Nepal’s hidden trekked areas and certainly one of its most beautiful.

This trek starts from Kathmandu fly to Suketar via Biratnagar. This trek is walking through lush rhododendron forests you climb on into high alpine terrain beyond the village of Gunsa. A camp established high above this village that provides astounding views of Kanchenjunga’s South face. Kanchenjunga Base Camp is imaging. Returning to Gunsa you then cross the Lapsung La pass and trek on the Yalung Glacier. This really is still exploratory trekking and you must be prepared to take the trail as it comes. But to look up at Kanchenjuga towering south face is easily reward enough for your efforts. Retracing your route to Suketar you return to Kathmandu, having becomes one of few who have experienced this remarkable and little known region of Nepal. This part of trekking area is known as part of Rai (an indigenous group of Nepal) life style and their way of living. It becomes attraction these days for the trekkers. Many trekkers would like to trek this part.

This trek can also be done by small adventurous groups as a tea-house trek. There is accommodation and food available in all villages. Home stay trek is comparatively least cost so that it is affordable most of you.

Kanchenjunga Trek

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 02: Trekking permit preparation and briefing of Trek. 
Day 03: Kathmandu - Biratnagar
Day 04:  Biratnagar - Suketar - Asahangpati
Day 05: Asahangpati - Chhirwa
Day 06: Chhirwa - Tamewa
Day 07: Tamewa - Amjilapsa
Day 08: Amjilapsa - Gyabla
Day 09: Gyabla - Ghunsa
Day 10: Ghunsa - Khambachen
Day 11: Khambachen – Lhonak
Day 12: Hike to Pangpema
Day 13: Lhonak - Ghunsa
Day 14: Rest Day
Day 15: Ghunsa – Sele La Phedi
Day 16: Sele La Phedi - Tseram
Day 17: Hike to Oktang
Day 18: Tseram - Tortong
Day 19: Tortong - Yamphudin
Day 20: Yamphudin – Phumphe Danda
Day 21: Phumphe Danda - Kandebhanjyang
Day 22: Kandebhanjyang - Lalikharka
Day 23: Lalikharka - Suketar
Day 24: Suketar –Biratnagar - Kathmandu
Day 25: Departure to international airport.

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  2. Detail Itinerary

    Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).
    Arriving in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) you will meet with our representative and transfer to hotel by private vehicles then stay at the Hotel and free activities in the evening.

    Day 02: Trekking permit preparation and briefing of Trek. 
    We need your original passport with Nepal’s Visa to prepare restricted area permit. After preparing your permit, you will introduce with your guide. Your guide will brief details of this trek.

    Day 03: Kathmandu - Biratnagar
    Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and then overnight at the Hotel.

    Day 04:  Biratnagar - Suketar - Asahangpati
    Fly Biratnagar to Suketar (2420m) and trek to Asahangpati (3 hours walking) and overnight at Home stay.

    Day 05: Asahangpati - Chhirwa
    Trek from Asahangpati to Chhirwa (1270m, 6 hours walking) and overnight at Home stay.

    Day 06: Chhirwa - Tamewa
    Trek from Chhirwa to Tamewa (1450m, 5 hours walking) and overnight at Home stay.

    Day 07: Tamewa - Amjilapsa
    Trek from Tamewa to Amjilapsa (2308m, 5 hours walking) and overnight at Home stay.

    Day 08: Amjilapsa - Gyabla
     Trek from Amjilapsa to Gyabla (2730m, 4 hours walking) and overnight at Home stay.

    Day 09: Gyabla - Ghunsa
    Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3595m, 5 hours walking) and overnight at Home stay.

    Day 10: Ghunsa - Khambachen
    Trek from Ghunsa to Khambachen (4050m, 5 hours walking) and overnight at Home stay.

    Day 11: Khambachen – Lhonak
    Trek from Khambachen to Lo-hanak (4780m, 4-5 hours walking) and overnight at Home stay.

    Day 12: Hike to Pangpema
    Sightseeing to Pangpema and coming back to Lo-hanak (6 hour walking) and overnight at Home stay.

    Day 13: Lhonak - Ghunsa
    Trek from Lhonak to Ghunsa (8-9 hours walking) and overnight at Home stay.

    Day 14: Rest Day
    Rest day at Ghunsa and overnight at Home stay.

    Day 15: Ghunsa – Sele La Phedi
    Trek from Ghunsa to Sele La Phedi (4290m, 5 hours walking) and overnight at Home stay.

    Day 16: Sele La Phedi - Tseram
    Trek from Sele La Phedi over the pass (4836m) to Tseram (3870m, 7 hours walking) and overnight at Home stay.

    Day 17: Hike to Oktang
    Trek from Tseram visit to Oktang (4620) and return Tseram (8/9 hours walking) and overnight Home Stay.

    Day 18: Tseram - Tortong
    Trek from Tseram to Tortong (2995m, 5 hours walking) and overnight at Home Stay.

    Day 19: Tortong - Yamphudin
    Trek from Tortong to Yamphudin (2080m, 5-6 hours walking) and overnight at Home stay.

    Day 20: Yamphudin – Phumphe Danda
    Trek from Yamphudin to Phumphe Danda (1858m, 6 hours walking) and overnight at Home stay.

    Day 21: Phumphe Danda - Kandebhanjyang
    Trek from Phumphe danda to Kandebhanjyang (2129m, 5 hours walking) and overnight at Home stay.

    Day 22: Kandebhanjyang - Lalikharka
    Trek from Kandebhanjyang to Lalikharka (2265, 5 hours walking) and overnight at Home stay.

    Day 23: Lalikharka - Suketar
    Trek from Lalikharka to Suketar (2420m, 4 hours walking) and overnight at Home stay.

    Day 24: Suketar –Biratnagar - Kathmandu
     From Suketar fly Suketar - Biratnagar - Kathmandu and then overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

    Day 25: Departure to international airport.
    Nepal Hidden Treks and Expedition will transfer you international airport.

Cost Includes

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus.
  • 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
  • Flight ticket (Kathmandu - Biratnagar - Suketar and Suketar - Biratnagar - Kathmandu).
  • 1 Night Hotel in Biratnagar.
  • All the meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with Tea & coffee.
  • Tented Or Home stay accommodation (We provide two men share tents).
  • One experience Trekking Guide and required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine.
  • All special trekking permits and KCAP fees.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  • 13% Government VAT and Official expanse.
  • Local fresh fruit like orange, banana, apple, grape etc.
  • First Aids Kit.
  • Farewell dinner Nepali Authentic Restaurant in Kathmandu.

Cost doesn't Include

  • International airfare and visa fees (15 Days for USD$25 and 30 Days for USD$40).
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All the drinks such as, coke, fanta, mineral water, hot shower, desert etc.
  • Your trekking gears.
  • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
  • Tips for all the staffs.

Trip Reviews

SilviaSilvia, Argentina
My name is Silvia and I live in Brazil. I made my first trekking last year with Harka. I was so happy with Harka that this year I came back and made two more. We did the Anapurna Sanctuary again and the Ganesh Himal mountain.
As I am 63,for me was beeng the first time a great challenge and I guess for him also. We had a great time, it was wonderful. 
Harka is very concious and care about you, your food, your limits and your happyness. 
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