Very little or no physical activity is involved. Experience is not necessary for this level.EXPLORE EASY TRIPS
This level of trip involves 5-6 hours of walking in himalayas. You might trek along places with extra climatic condition in this level of trek.EXPLORE HARD TRIPS
Anyone in good health who can walk for few hours in a day on easy trails can take part.EXPLORE MODERATE TRIPS
You must be sure of your physical condition and ability to walk for 6 - 9 hours continuously. You need to cope with difficult terrain and difficult passes on steep mountains.EXPLORE VERY HARD TRIPS
Any trip of this level contains elements of extremities. From tricky river crossings, glaciers to trekking peaks which requires basic climbing skills are essential for any trek at this level. You may be subjected to face extreme weather and high altitude. The terrain will be very rock and icy and remote. Technical climbing equipment is required.EXPLORE EXTREME TRIPS
Total Amount :$ 1499.00
|Group Discount||2 - 2||10 %|
|Group Discount||3 - 6||15 %|
|Group Discount||7 - 12||20 %|
|Group Discount||13 - 999||30 %|
QUICK TRIP INFO
Mar – May and Oct – Dec
Private vehicle as required; Kathmandu-Biratnagar-Suketar flight and back
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on the trek, Breakfast in Kathmandu
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, Simple lodge and teahouse accommodation in the mountains
23 Days 22 Nights
Explore the peaceful yet magnificent region of the third highest mountain in the world. Kanchenjunga Trek takes you to the beautiful mountainous region where Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m) stands tall. The region receives fewer trekkers so you will explore the mountains and nature in peaceful atmosphere.
One of the remote region trekking adventures in Nepal, Kanchenjunga Trek is a perfect and long holiday adventure for you. The trip of more than three weeks lets you spend most of your time in the beautiful mountains. You will walk through local villages that offer incredible experience of culture and lifestyle in the region. Its pristine nature with dramatic landscapes throughout the trip makes the trek certainly a worthy adventure.
As the trek takes you on a long walking adventure, it is ideally suitable for the trekkers who love to be into the wild for long. The wilderness of the mountains will keep you out of contact with the rest of the world for several days. You will have to explore, exploit and enjoy the only the magnificence of mountains and life there. In addition to the mountain madness, the trek also brings you the wonders of culture. You will walk past such ancient villages where you get to explore unique cultural practices. Simple lifestyle of people in those villages will keep you inspired and awestruck throughout the trip.
Although a long trekking adventure, you will surely enjoy the fascinating experiences that you will get on the adventure.
What to expect on the trip to the Kanchenjunga Trek?
- Peaceful trekking adventure in the less-explored region
- Natural serenity and magnificence
- Cultural riches of the Kirant and Sherpa community – the inhabitants of the region
- Wonderful views of the mountains
- Region of the third highest mountain in the world
- Wilderness trekking for almost three weeks
Your arrival in Kathmandu is the first day of the trip. We will welcome you at the arrival gate of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and transfer you to the trip hotel. You will have free time mostly on your own today. We will surely offer you necessary guidance on wandering around on your arrival time. We will also brief you about the entire adventure trip and answer your questions if you have any. Feel at comfort; relax and try to acclimate in the Nepalese atmosphere. Things may look and feel completely strange to you but that’s the beauty of a new place so find yourself at easy and slowly soak into the local ambience.
Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu
Kathmandu has a history of more than 2,000 years. We will take you for a tour of the historical, cultural and spiritual places in Kathmandu that are enlisted in the cultural heritage list. A guided visit to Swoyambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath will give you an understanding of the history, culture, spiritual practice and lifestyle of Kathmandu valley. It will be a good starter of the trip. An insightful day of exploring the cultural and historical wonders of Kathmandu will come to end after returning back to the hotel around late afternoon.
Kathmandu – Biratnagar
We leave Kathmandu for Biratnagar today. Biratnagar is one of the major cities in Nepal that is in the eastern part of the country. We take a flight to this beautiful city and stay here today. We can explore the city for the rest of the day.
Biratnagar – Suketar – Mitlung
We have a short flight to Suketar before the start of the trek. As it is the first day of the walking adventure in the Kanchenjunga region, we get ready for the day before we take off on the flight. Our walk for the day takes us to Mitlung to stay overnight. It is a peaceful day walk through the lower elevation of the middle hills.
Mitlung – Chirwa
Our trek for the second day in the mountains takes us to Chirwa. As we are in the eastern middle hills of Nepal, we will walk through the ethnic villages of Kirati people. The day brings us a beautiful cultural as well as a peaceful nature walking experience. We eventually reach the beautiful settlement of Chirwa to spend our overnight.
We will continue our trek after breakfast and head towards Sekathum as our overnight destination for the day. The walk takes us through beautiful valley that boasts an amazing combination of rivers, villages and cultivable farms. As we walk along the trail, beautiful views of mountains will also make the walk beautiful. Today is the day to enter Kanchenjunga Conservation Area on our adventure.
Sekathum – Amjilosa
As we trek further higher, we are going to enter the region of the Sherpa people. The Sherpa village of Amjilosa is our destination for the day. Trekking through beautiful and scenic trail along the valley, we reach Amjilosa to stay overnight. It takes us around five hours to make it to the destination. And we can enjoy natural beauty in between.
Amjilosa – Gyabla
It is another beautiful day of nature walk through the middle hills in the region. We are heading to another Sherpa village of Gyabla to stay overnight. It is a short trekking day of around four hours only. The day leaves us plenty of time to explore the village once we reach there and settle into our accommodation. Looking closely into the life of this ethnic mountain tribe is kind a rich cultural immersion.
Gyabla – Ghunsa
Ghunsa is the destination for our trek today. The trek today takes us higher into the elevation. We are going to stay our overnight at the elevation of 3,430 meters above sea level at Ghunsa. As we traverse the trail we can explore and experience different landscape, vegetation and surroundings. Ghunsa is the largest village in the region and boasts the dominance of the Sherpa community.
We will take a rest day at Ghunsa to acclimatize before we continue the trek further higher. The day will be an exploration day of the village and its surroundings
Ghunsa – Kambachen
Every next day is the day to go to a higher elevation for now. The trek today will introduce us with the atmosphere and the surroundings of the elevation over 4,000 meters from sea level. We continue the trek to Kambachen village where we are going to spend our overnight for the day. The trail will bring us beautiful views of high elevation wonders like glacier and mountain views.
Kambachen – Lhonak
We enter the wilderness of the high elevation on our walk today. The trek to Lhonak is an adventure that goes on the trail meandering down and up in the beautiful mountains. We can enjoy the incredible surroundings with beautiful views.
Lhonak – Pang Pema Base Camp
We continue the trek to Pang Pema Base Camp today that stands at an impressive elevation of 5,160 meters above sea level and is the highest overnight camp on our adventure. Walking to Pang Pema is a beautiful adventure that gets us used to with the high altitude surroundings. It’s certainly a wonderful feeling to be in the wilderness of the mountains.
Pang Pema Base Camp Exploration
An extra day here for the exploration of its surroundings is certainly worth having. We explore the base camp and its surroundings and stay overnight here.
Pang Pema – Kambachen
We begin our journey back after exploring the wonders of high mountains. The trek today takes us back to Kambachen to stay overnight.
Kambachen – Phale
The trek takes us back to Phale village that comes past Ghunsa.
Phale – Amjilosa
Amjilosa is the overnight destination for our walk today. Traversing the same trail back is definitely a different experience since we get to see things from different angle.
Amjilosa – Chirwa
Trek back to Chirwa and stay overnight there.
Chirwa – Linkhim
Another beautiful day of trek takes us back to Linkhim to stay overnight.
Linkhim – Suketar
We are on the final day of our trek. The walk continues to Suketar and comes to the end when we reach the town.
Suketar – Biratnagar – Kathmandu
We fly back to Biratnagar and onwards to Kathmandu after spending wonderful time in Kanchenjunga region.
Extra Day in Kathmandu
An extra day in Kathmandu after the long adventure walk is certainly a worthy break to have. We enjoy the leisurely day in Kathmandu.
As the last day on this beautiful adventure trip, we will drive you to the airport for your departure flight as per your flight schedule. If this is not your departure day, the service for this trip ends here. If you have extra days to spend in Nepal and need any other assistance, please do let us know. We will certainly help you in whatever way we can.
The walking adventure to the Kanchenjunga goes through the trail that meanders up and down the mountains in the eastern part of Nepal. Although this is not an extremely difficult trip, you will certainly feel some challenges of walking in the high altitude during the trip. We would rate it as a moderate trip in difficulty level. You definitely need to go through the challenge of walking several days in the mountain wilderness to experience the majestic charm of the Mt. Everest and other mountains in the region. This is certainly a challenging adventure since it entails walking to over over 5,000 meters above sea level and goes for a long duration. Walking for long in the mountains can definitely be challenging.
Walking hours vary from day to day on this trip. You walk from 4-7 hours every day depending on the distance you cover. You can expect the walking hours to be around 6 hours on average.
Since it is walking adventure trip, you do not need any climbing skills, experience or equipment. However, you will need a high level of determination to traverse the mountain trail in the wilderness for several days. This is just a trekking trip, not a climbing adventure.
The walking route to the Kanchenjunga has basic teahouses along the trail. Since the region is not in the popular trail, we will find only a few teahouses in operation but number of trekkers is also low. So we will be able to find a teahouse for our accommodation during our trek. The overnight places for each day are specified in the itinerary. However, your trip guide can change the overnight places on his/her sole discretion if s/he thinks it necessary for your comfort and better experience.
Food choice is rarity in the region. We need to stick mostly with Dal Bhat but some places in the lower elevation will definitely have some limited choices of food. We highly recommend you to go for vegetarian food during the trek.
When you go for the walking adventure trip, you will pack two different bags – one big backpack that your porter will carry for you and the other, a small daypack for yourself to carry with necessary things that you need for the day. You can refer to our Things to Carry page for a complete guide on what you need to have when you are in the mountains.