Kanchenjunga Trek is a huge number of beauties in this trek. It includes its diverse geography and the wonderful views of the world’s 3rd highest mountain at a height of 8586m from sea level. This is one of the finest trekking routes in Nepal. The trekking route is just located in Taplejung district which is 581km far from Kathmandu valley. It is one of the most rewarding treks on the Nepalese Himalayans with mountainous borders with India, Sikkim, Darjeeling, and Tibet. Throughout the trekking, trekkers get to adore the stunning view of the massive mountain peaks, landscape, and many more things to see.
Kanchenjunga Trek is also known as a natural paradise with a remote mountain area. This trekking route is a less crowded trekking route in Taplejung province. You will witness a diversity of rural Nepalese culture and lifestyles while passing through several settlements along this route. It is surely a remarkable lifetime experience from Nepal for every single trekker which is truly mesmerizing and can enlighten your soul with thousands of unexpected miracles.
Accommodation is the basic thing which is very much important while doing trekking. In the Himalayas, there is simple accommodation available but you have to share a room with your partner. The recently opened trek is located in a remote area in the Himalayas. There are basic facilities available and you will get basic facilities to rest after a tiresome day. In every sector, accommodation plays a vital role in trekking on this route. Trekking in this route raises its value. There are very basic food items available. These rural home-stays will provide you with ethnic food and you will have a roof to hide and a good bed to rest in.
The trekkers visit the Kanchenjunga trek to enjoy the natural beauties in a lonely way so you have to know about the trek accommodation conditions. These regions do not have enough facilities to accommodate many people because most of the areas lie in restricted areas. You have to carry an extra sleeping bag too because usually the weather at night easily changes. In the same hotel where you will stay overnight, you have to eat your dinner and breakfast. In the route the routes you have to eat typical Nepalese food and, in some places, you have western cuisine also. This is the best tea house on the trail.
The Kanchenjunga is a restricted area where you need a special trekking permit to visit this wonderful land. You need two permits for this region and you need to collect a special permit to visit this region. To get a trekking permit, you need at least two trekkers per group who have usually authorized guides from the government of Nepal. This trek needs a special trekking permit through the government register trekking company and you require a registered trekking guide. You will have to pay an entry fee while entering a conservation area or a national park and a trekking permit are a must for trekking in the restricted area. For a special trekking permit, you should have joined the local trekking agency so the Nepal government give approval. To get the permit you have to show your passport with a valid visa from Nepal and two passport-sized photos. For a special trekking permit, you have to pay USD20 per person. It is also for a certain time period and if you don’t complete your trekking in a certain period of time you have to pay USD25 per person.
The culture and tradition of the Himalayan people are one of a kind. Even though the living style of the Himalayan people is very difficult. To explore this diversity is an amazing experience along the journey and you can enjoy and learn about their culture, foods, and language at home-stay at the end of the day the major attraction of this trek is hiking along the rugged, isolated trails, and getting some of the best Himalayan experiences in a brief time. You will be always welcomed by them with warm hospitality and the area is the inhabitant of the Sherpa ethnic group which is rich in culture and traditions. While trekking on this route, we will get to know about the culture and tradition of the eastern part of Nepal.
Kanchenjunga in Nepal is graded as a strenuous trekking destination and this trek is difficult. The adventure is not only a remote area trekking but also one of the long trekking trips in Nepal. It is simply one long trekking in Nepal that has enough toughness and challenges to be surpassed. This adventurous trek is moderately challenging and the difficulty level of this trek also depends upon the trekker’s fitness. Trekking on this route is regarded as the most challenging trail of this route. To complete this trek, you must have basic knowledge about physical and mental fitness. The basic training can help you to face the difficulty you may face during this trekking.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport via various respective airlines, our Nepal Base Camp Treks guide or staff will receive you with warm welcome and then a short drive to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city.
After checking in your hotel rooms and getting refreshed join at the hotel lobby for group briefing and orientation program where our guide informs you regarding hotels, Kathmandu, Nepali culture, Kanchenjunga Trekwith welcome dinner in a pleasant authentic Nepalese restaurant with culture program.
In Kathmandu morning after breakfast and at given time our city guide will pick you up for sightseeing tour around places of interest around Kathmandu old part of the city, Kathmandu is famous for world heritage sites with tour of Pashupatinath a holy temple, Bouddhanath Stupa a Buddhist pilgrimage spot or tour of Kathmandu old Durbar (palace) Square and ancient 2,500 years old Swayambhunath, afternoon free for Kanchenjunga Trekpreparation.
Kanchenjunga Trek starts with short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport for short scenic flight to warm areas of South East Nepal lowland, during 45 minutes flight grand panorama of mountains with Everest- Makalu and Kanchenjunga, on reaching at Bhadrapur airport, located near the Indian border of West Bengal near Darjeeling.
From Bhadrapur where you will join with our other crew members and porters for this wonderful adventure to Kanchenjunga base camp.
Taking a four wheel or other available transportation a scenic and interesting drive leads towards cooler areas over the hills and valley covered with tea gardens to reach at Ilam town for overnight stop in this lovely hill town famous for tea garden with views of Kanchenjunga massive mountain range.
Morning starts with an exciting drive to reach at Sukhetar in Taplejung district, our starting point of Kanchenjunga base camp trek, first day walk follows into several farm lands and scattered mid hills villages and with a pleasant walk to reach our overnight stop at Lali Kharka village located above 2,260 meters high, a small well tended farm field.
From this lovely village, walk leads to a descend and then with uphill passing farm fields and series of terraces, this mid hills villages mostly populated by Hindu origins of mix people Brahmins, Chettris and Kirat tribes, our walk slowly leads to Tembawa village, from here downhill to Phawa khola, crossing a river reaching at Pokora village, walk leads to steep climb to Kunjari village, and then through cool forest with a climb to Khesewa- Bhanjyang village for overnight camp.
Morning starts with descend towards farm areas of rice and millets then entering a forest at Nandeva khola, after crossing a stream, walk leads downhill and then with a climb back into forest to reach at Lopoding village, from here with few ups and down to Fun Fun a small village, offering views of Khumbakarna Himalayan range with Yalung and Mt. Kanchenjunga towards north. Our walk continues on downhill path through farm fields, and then uphill climb for an hour to react a crest at Pomppe Dhada with views of Mt. Jannu, from here descend to Kheswa khola, after crossing a bridge to reach overnight camp at Mamankhe village.
Morning walk begins with a gentle climb, skirting around ridge to level path to Dekadin village. From this village walk leads along Kabeli khola (stream) climbing from 200-300 meters high above from the river bed towards mountain trail, walking on winding path and small streams then descend towards Kabeli khola, leaving the river leading to a climb through farm fields and villages, after a good walk reaching at Yamphudin for overnight.
From Yamphudin walk leads along Kabeli khola to cross a tributary stream of Omje khola and then a climb up to Dhupi Bhangyang to reach wide open grassland, from the top a steady downhill through deciduous forest to Omje Khola. Journey continues through rhododendron forest and to a ridge at Chitre, a small settlement with only few huts for overnight stop.
After a pleasant morning at Chitre, journey continues to Ramite Bhanjyang with a steep climb into alpine forest of magnolias, rhododendron and bamboo trees arriving at Ramite, an isolated spot with a shade, from here climb towards Ramite Bhanjyang at 3,430 meters with views of Mt. Jannu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Khumbhakarna and Kabru peaks and then on the downhill walk to the river bank of Simbua Khola for camping overnight.
Starting our morning walk following Simbua Khola upstream along mountain flank within forest, then reaching at Wahta a place with a lonely hut actually a shade and a shelter for travelers, from here cross a small stream leading to a shrine in the midst of a forest with a large rock with an impression of serpent shaped.
Leaving the woodland back towards riverbed, a short climb brings at Tserem for overnight stop with views of Yalung glacier and Kabru 7,353 m and Talung 7,349 m peaks in the North East direction.
After a pleasant morning at Tserm morning walk begins with a descend reaching back at Simbua Khola river side, from here a climb to a hill top reaching at Yalung Bara with a lone stone hut, marking the end of tree lines and vegetations with mountain path leading towards Yalung Glacier ablation area.
From Yalung with superb views of Kabru, Rathong and Kokthang, and then stopping here for overnight camping.
A necessary acclimatization day, from Ramche hike to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp with view of Yalung Glacier and Mt. Kanchenjunga South Peak, taking approx: two hours to reach the classic old route of the 1st British Expeditions to Mt. Kanchenjunga in 1955, at base camp for grand views of Talung and Kabru Peak, after a wonderful hike with marvelous panorama back to Ramche.
Morning retrace walk back to Tserm, with a long descend and back to tree lines and marveling the views along the route to Tseram.
From this camp on downhill path to Yalungbar and then a short climb to cross a river with good walk into woodland, from here leading uphill for an hour to reach two small ponds and then up and down to cross 3 passes of Mirigain La, Tamo La and Sinion La in a day with grandeur view of Kabru peak and Mt. Kanchenjunga.
From Mirgin La, walking downhill and up at Sinion La 4,500 m with views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Baruntse, and Chamlang peaks towards North West direction, the path descends slowly to Tamo La at 4,500 m and from here another superb views of Khumbhakarna Himalaya then towards overnight camp with a long descend.
From here on the trail to our final destination to North Kanchenjunga Base Camp, starting with a pleasant walk with steep descend for an hour into rhododendron and pines tree lines, downhill walk continues to Ghunsa River, and then from here trek on a nice gentle trail to Ghunsa village for overnight stop, here at Ghunsa meet the friendly Bhotia people of Tibetan origin the houses are built with stones a neat small farm village.
Morning walk with a steep climb along the river bank with beautiful waterfalls then reaching at grazing area with Yaks and cattle’s, walk carries on after Ghunsa River, into nice rhododendron and pines woodland, and then a climb to Rambuk Kharka with wonderful views of Khumbukarna Himal, Janu Himal and other mountain range, after leaving the forest and tree lines entering towards dry and barren country with sparse vegetation of junipers and Burberrys bushes after Rambuk Kharka, uphill walk on a large landslide area with fabulous view of Khumbakarna’s Himal and heading down to overnight camp at Kangbachen overlooking Mt. Sharphu 7,070 meters and Mt. Janu North Face with Wedge peak.
After a glorious morning with amazing views walk follows above the river for an hour and then heading towards North East, the walk leads down to the glacial river and with a climb on boulder which leads to a rocky moraine fed with glaciers, and then passing Ramtang Kharka (a cattle herders place) towards Kanchenjunga glacier, after crossing and meeting point of Lhonak and Kanchenjunga glacier to reach Lhonak for overnight stop, looking striking views of Mera, Nepal Peak and Wedge Peaks.
From here walk leads to the ultimate destination of this fine trio to Pang Pema at North Base Camp within massive Mt. Kanchenjunga, the trail climb high above the river with super views of Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Taple Sikhar, and Givegela Chuli, walks carries on to our highest point of this adventure at Pang Pema to camp for two nights.
Here rest day for great scenic hike up to Pang Pema Peak 5,800 meters for best views offers stupendous panorama of Kanchenjunga, Kumbakarna, Makalu, Cholotse, Sharpu, Drohma, Nepal Peak and range of other snow capped mountains.
After fantastic time around Pang Pema at Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, morning walk leads to a long descend with few short climb and the retracing the journey back by the same route to camp at Kambachen.
From Kangbachen with memorable time on the higher area, today’s walk leads to a long descend to Phole passing several farm area and small villages to cross Ghunsa Khola, and then walking back through alpine forest to an interesting Phole a Sherpa village.
Journey carry’s on with downhill reaching back to green vegetation and tree lines forest of bamboo and rhododendrons, just before Gybala village a steep climb and down again for two hours into dense forest and reaching an open grassland area at a small Sherpa village of Amjilassa with overnight camp.
Heading back to warmer land to lower elevation back to farm area and more villages, beginning on a winding trail and with a descend into open grassland to Ghaiya Bari and Sekathum villages, and then crossing Ghunsa and Simbhu rivers following Tamur River to Tapethok village for overnight camp, this village of Limbu (Subba) Kirat ethnic tribe people.
After Tapethok village, walk continues on shore of Tamur River and to Chiruwa village, and then through several farm villages, leading to climb into cool serene woodland of rhododendrons, oaks and pines trees, on leaving behind forest walk gets pleasant reaching at Phoram village, a moderate size village with rest of the afternoon walk around this nice Phoram village.
Today, the final day trekking of this marvelous adventure to Suketar village, this last day walk leads to several quaint villages and passing serene woods, the walk leads to uphill for few hours and with a pleasant trek all the way to Taplejung village at Suketar for the last camping of this great trip.
Sukhetar with an airstrip that flies to Biratnagar (we put a driving option instead of flight from this village due unpredictable flight schedule that leads to flight delay and cancellation more often)
After a wonderful enjoyable adventure around Kanchenjunga base camp where our walk ends with a drive heading to lower areas of South East Nepal at Bhadrapur or around for last overnight stop, before taking flight back to Kathmandu our exciting drive leads past Ilam town and tea gardens to reach at Bhirtamod a large town near the border of Nepal / India.
A short drive to Bhadrapur airport with an early breakfast where we bid farewell to our camping staff and porters, while our main guide escorts us to Bhadrapur airport for sweeping flight back to Kathmandu, during flight views of snow-clad peaks on reaching Kathmandu transfer to your hotel with rest of the day free at leisure.
Nepal Base Camp Trek reserves this day as contingency or free day after a long hard and beautiful Kanchenjunga trekking. On this free day where you can join in our tour at places of interest around old heritage sites of Kathmandu-Patan or Bhaktapur, with rest of the day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.
Last day in amazing Nepal with incredible and dynamic adventure around world 3rd highest Kanchenjunga base camp trekking, our staff will transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your final flight back homeward bound or to respective countries.