Kanchenjungha Trekking - 27 days

Kanchenjungha Trekking

The meaning of the term 'Kanchenjungha' is 'Five Great Treasuries of the Snow". That said, it really has seven major summits. Mt. Kanchenjungha is the third highest peak of the world which stands at a height of 8,585 meters. It is situated in the North-Eastern part of Nepal straddling the border with Sikkim. This is an inspirational trek in the pristine Himalayan community including several satellite peaks and glaciers, consisting of five summits. This is the abode of gods who bestow good will and prosperity on the summits and their lands. To the climbers of this mountain, however, it can take on a slightly more ominous feeling.

Even before Nepal opened the borders of Mt. Kanchenjungha to foreign visitors in the early 1950's, it was probably the best recognized and well known mountain since it could be clearly seen from Darjeeling – the tourist centre of India. We begin the journey to Kanchenjungha with a flight from Kathmandu to Taplejung ( Suketar) . Then, from Suketar, the trek goes to Chauki through the villages of Mitlung, Ghunsa, Khambachen and Lhonak to Pangpema (5140meters) which is also the Base Camp for expeditions attempting the North Face of Kanchenjungha II and the culmination of the first part of the trek. The area is home to a variety of endangered species, such as the snow leopard, red panda, musk deer, gray wolf, and the Himalayan black bear. It provides and excellent opportunity for those who wish to penetrate the hills and villages of eastern Nepal offering unlimited and superb camping sites with its magnificent natural synergy at a close witness.


  • High altitude trek to Kanchenjungha  Base Camp (5,140 metres)
  • Offers magnificent views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, Mt. Yalungkang and more.
  • A Crowd free peaceful adventure to Third highest mountain in the world.
  • Passes through a number of local villages observing agricultural life of people
  • Home to many wild lives including snow leopard.
  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Suketar

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Group meeting programme for detailed information about trekking, overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Preparation for trekking. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Fly to Suketar (2300 mt.), Taplejung and trek to Lali Kharka (2200 mt.). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 04 Lali Kharka to Keswa (2100 mt.). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 05 Keswa to Mamankhe (2000 mt.). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 06 Mamankhe to Yamphudin (1650 mt.). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 07 Yamphudin to Lamitte Jungle Camp (2920 mt.). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 08 Lamitte Jungle to Torontan (3080 mt.). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 09 Torontan to Tseram (3750 mt.). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 10 Tseram to Ramche (4360 mt.). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 11 Exploration around Ramche. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12 Ramche to beyond the Mirgin-La. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13 Mirgin-La to Ghunsa (3475 mt.). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14 Ghunsa to Khambachen (4040 mt.). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 15 Khambachen to Lhonak (4790 mt.). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 16 Lhonak to Pangpema (5140 mt.). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 17 Rest day at Pangpema for exploration. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 18 Retreat trek to Khambachen. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 19 Khambachen to Ghunsa. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 20 Ghunsa to Kyapra (2300 mt.). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 21 Kyapra to Sakathum (1600 mt.). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 22 Sakathum to Chirwa (1180 mt.). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 23 Chirwa to Phurumbu ( mt.). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 24 Phurumbu to Suketar. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 25 Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 26 Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 27 Transfer to Airport for departure from Nepal.

Useful Info

About Accommodation.
In Kathmandu, we will accommodate you at Hotel Himalayan Traveller's Inn, and In Pokhara at Hotel Trekkers' Inn. Local lodges accommodation provided during the trek on twin sharing basis. Hotel in Kathmandu and in Pokhara comes with private bathroom , however in mountain, toilet and shower will be on sharing basis. In the busy months, (October/November & April/ May) you may have to share the room with other traveler as some villages have limited number of local lodges .

About Meal
You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental , Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Dinner and breakfast serve at the teahouse where we stay and lunch will be served on the way to next destination. In Kathmandu and in Pokhara, only breakfast is provided. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, no worries, Nepal is such a easy place to get several vegetarian options.

About Staff:
A Guide and a porter assist you from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guide will be provided. A porter provided for 2 trekkers, and carries between 15 to 20 K.G.

About Equipments

Following Equipment list is recommended to bring for the trek.
Down Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Long sleeved shirt, Jumper or fleecy jacket, T – shirts, Trekking shoes or boots, Comfy shoes for around the camp, thick and warm woolen socks, Light cotton socks , A day bag to carry your valuable, Sun hat, Woolen hat, Gloves, rain coat, Sun block, lip balm , Goggles or sunglasses, Long underwear, Thermal wear, Nylon windbreaker, Nylon wind pants, Water bottle, Sewing kit, Medical & first aid kit, Flash light, Batteries and bulbs, Swiss army knife, Towel and toiletries etc.

Physical Fitness and experience
Kanchenjunga Trek is a moderate which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours ups and down in a day carrying own day bag. Some days are even longer with 7- 8 hours of walking. Annapurna Base Camp is high altitude trek which demands more physical fitness,however if you are strongly determined and have excellent health and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Few weeks prior to the trip, doing some physical exercise is better . No technical skill is needed however past experience also helps . If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or for blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to Vista Trek P. Ltd.

About Insurance,
You have to obtain the travel insurance which should cover emergency evacuation and medical expenses. Some Insurance policy's cover only up to 4000 meter, so please kindly confirm with the insurance company before you purchase it.

About Seasons
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Kanchenjunga Trek. You can do it in winter (December to February )if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

About Bus Drive
Highway in Nepal are safe, however sometime transport can be halted due to landslide , strike or by political issues. In such case trip itinerary will be affected. Thus, we would like to request you to add few days extra in Kathmandu. If you complete your trip smoothly, then you can enjoy your time with other activities like sightseeing, White water rafting. Jungle activities or more.

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Cost Includes

  • Pick up and transfer by car from Airport-Hotel-Airport.
  • 4 nights standard hotel accommodation.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea during the trek.
  • Local lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • Government licensed guide, plus experience porter ( including their food, salary, accommodation, equipment, medicine & insurance).
  • Both way flight from Kathmandu-Suketar - Kathmandu
  • All necessary permits and entry fees including Kanchenjungha Trekking permit.
  • Medical kit box.
  • Rescue assistance.
  • All government taxes.
  • Necessary equipment (sleeping bags, down jackets etc. if needed).
  • Our service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee ($40).
  • Your travel insurance (should include your medical and rescue).
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Bar bills.
  • Staff & driver tipping.
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