- Explore the Kanchenjunga Base Camp and Yalung Ri Base Camp
- Magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga.
- The native Nepali communities such as Sherpa, Limbu, Rai and Gurung etc.
- Diverse flora and fauna and rich local culture.
Kanchenjunga trekking is getting more popular these days among nature addicts as it offers long adventure to remote and beautiful area of Himalayas in Nepal’s eastern regions. Trekking in Kanchenjunga offers trekkers the chance to explore the wilderness along with wonderful and amazing variety of scenery. Lush farmland and wooded valleys offer breathtaking mountain scenery, which includes near insight of Kanchenjunga and also beautiful panoramic Mountain View of the Khumbu Region. Since, the trekking is less crowded you can trek freely and get rewarded with a unique insight into the Nepali rural lifestyle and its rich tradition and culture.
Kanchenjunga trekking trail starts right after landing on Taplejung and goes through the tropical lowlands through great rhododendron forests and lovely villages of east Nepal up to the overwhelming views of the glacier. Kanchenjunga trekking trail starts from an elevation of 1200 meters to 5180 meters above sea level. A trek to the south and north faces of Kanchenjunga offers fantastic mountain views, including Mount Everest, the highest mountain of the world. Kanchenjunga Trekking offers an adventurous trip that will stay in mind forever. Kanchenjunga Trekking covers the most remote and beautiful areas in Nepal that are unused to foreign visitors and still lies shrouded in mystery. The features of the walk includes visiting pleasant villages with different ethnic groups in the high regions together in combination with glorious mountains and abundant wildlife.
Day 01: Flight to Bhadrapur
We will catch a plane at around ten in the morning to Bhadrapur. The plane ride will be only around one hour long. We will fly eastward. After the plane lands, we will drive to the city of Birtamod which will take us another hour. We will spend the night in a hotel in Birtamod.
Day 02: Drive to Taplejung (1,820m)
Today we will drive northward to Taplejung. After travelling in pitched road and graveled road for around 8-9 hours, we will reach Taplejung. We will spend the night in a local guest house.
Day 03: Trek to Chirwa (1,270m)
The trial today will be uphill and downhill, and we will trek steadily for 6 hours to reach the small village of Sinwa. We will continue to descend until we reach Tawa. From Tawa, we will trek uphill for some time and then cross the suspension bridge at Thiwa. We will spend the night in Chirwa, a beautiful Limbu village.
Day 04: Trek to Amjlosa (2,520m)
We will trek to Amjlosa today and the trek will be relatively long. We will walk past cardamom fields and dense forests. We will trek via Sukathum, where we will cross a river over the suspension bridge. We will also cross a gorge from below and go via Solima Village to descend once again. We will spend the night in Amjilosa.
Day 05: Trek to Gyabla (2,730m)
Today we will trek for around 6-7 hours. We will trek along the river bank, cross dense forests of fir and bamboos and rhododendrons! The trek today will be very fun and gratifying. After reaching a small stone house nearby the river, we will climb uphill by crossing few small wooden small bridges. On our way, we can encounter numerous beautiful waterfalls. We will spend the night in Gyabla, which is a small Tibetan village.
Day 06: Trek to Ghunsa (3,595m)
We will trek for around 5 to 6 hours today. We will trek down the river and go to Phale. It is a Tibetan refugee settlement. We can buy local handicrafts or rugs to take back as souvenirs. We will trek uphill through pine and conifer forests to reach the beautiful Sherpa village of Ghunsa.
Day 07: Acclimatization day at Ghunsa
We will spend the day exploring and adapting to the harsh terrain of the Himalayans. We can hike up to Dudh Kunda Lake which will take about 4 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Kambachen (4,050m)
Today we will trek northward along the river banks. Throughout the trek today, we will be rewarded with beautiful view of mountains. We will walk past meadows of rhododendron, wildflowers and pine forests. We will spend the night in a tent camp in Kambachen.
Day 09: Trek to Lhonak (4,780m)
Today the trek will be challenging and we will start pretty early in the morning. After trekking along thr rocky fields and big boulders we will arrive at a waterfall. After sometime we will cross a bridge and then reach the Ramtang monastery. Finally after descending down along a river we will arrive at Lhonak.
Day 10: Hike to Pangpema (5,065m)
Today we will trek to the highest altitude of the trek period to Pangpema. It will be approximately 7 hours long. We will be rewarded with beautiful views of the Himalayans on our way up.
Day 11: Exploring Pangpema area
We will explore and hike around Pangpema. From here, we can have the most amazing view of the mountains. After exploration, we will trek down to Lhonak where we will spend the night.
Day 12: Trek back to Ghunsa
We will trek back to Ghunsa by the same route we went uphill. The trek will be easier because we will trek downhill. The night will be spent in Ghunsa in a local guest house.
Day 13: Trek to Sele le (4,290m)
The trek today will be steep and uphill. We will trek through dense forests of rhododendron and juniper on our way up. We will spend the night here in Sele Le.
Day 14: Trek Sele la, Sinion La Pass, Mirgin La Pass, Sinelapcha La Pass and Tseram (3,870m).
Today is a very exciting day and also very adventurous. We will trek through Sele La and cross 3 passes, Sinion La Pass (4,460m), Mirgin La Pass (4,480m), Sinelapcha Pass (4,646). It will be very exhausting but also very gratifying.
Day 15: Hike to Oktang Base Camp
Today is a special day because we will trek to Oktang Base Camp which will take around 5-6 hours. We can observe the Kanchanjunga south from here. After that we will return to Tseram and stay the night in a local teahouse.
Day 16: Trek to Torangden (2,995m)
There are two trials to reach Torangden. We will trek down alongside the Simbuwa Khola. We will enjoy the view of beautiful faraway mountains and rhododendrons along the way down.
Day 17: Trek to Yamphudin (2,080m)
We will trek to Yamphudin from Torangden. On our way, we will cross Lasiya Bhanghyang. The route is relatively easy to trek through. Walking further down, we will have reached Yamphudin, a small beautiful village inhibited by Sherpa, Rai and Limbus.
Day 18: Trek down to Khebang (1,910m)
We will now trek down to Khebang where we will spend the night in a local inn. The trek will be easier and refreshing one because it is downhill.
Day 19: Trek to Khandembe (1,420m).
We will now trek down to Khandembe where we will spend the night in a local inn. The trek will be easier and refreshing one because it is downhill.
Day 20: Drive to Bhadrapur.
We will directly drive to Bhadrapur for catch the flight to Kathmandu for next day, 8 to 9 Hrs Drive around
Day 21: Fly to Kathmandu
We will drive back to the city of Bhadrapur and then catch a flight back to capital which will take an hour.