Kanchenjunga Trekking


Trip Overview

“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves”

Explore the mystical land of the trans-Himalayan region in our Kanchenjunga Trek. Kanchenjunga Trekking is an adventurous trekking experience to the remote area of Nepal cornered in the far north-eastern region of Nepal. Kanchenjunga Trek is a long yet significant trek as you get to experience surreal adventures along the whole trekking route. Kanchenjunga's dominating peak is so high that a trek to its base camp is itself a big-time adventure that keeps kicking the adrenaline rush. Trekking trail to Kanchenjunga Base Camp is quite different when we compare it with the other treks in the Himalayan belt.

Constituting Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m), the third highest mountain in the world and the second highest peak in Nepal, this trekking destination is one of the best yet hosts very few trekkers. After a flight to Biratnagar we drive to this hilly town called Taplejung where we will start our long journey ahead. During the trek you shall explore the unique settlements, monasteries and gompas, lush hills and mountains, torrential rivers and excellent hospitality of locals despite lacking of touristic infrastructure. The main peak and its immediate satellites take the form of a giant cross which straddles the borders of three countries – Nepal, Tibet and the once independent kingdom but now Indian state of Sikkim. Isolated villages, high verdant, gleaming mountains blanketed in snow, misty clouds forming a canopy around magnolia and rhododendron forest and dramatic landscapes, makes Kanchenjunga BC Trek a perfect platform for trekkers. Trekking in this region provides you a rugged, rewarding and adventurous terrain, marvelous view of the humongous mountains including the Kanchenjunga, steamy jungles and jumbled glaciers, insight into unique culture of Rai, Limbu and Sherpa community along with the Tibetan refugees, diverse flora and fauna, challenging pass, exploration of Hindu and Buddhist culture and of course solitude. This trek requires you to walk for 6-8 hours, pass through steep trails, occasional high passes, likely on a difficult weather and high altitude. Previous trekking experience, above average physical fitness and endurance is needed on the part of trekkers. The combined effects of its considerable height and isolated location, south east of the main Himalayan chain, leaves it totally exposed to the full force of the advancing monsoon originating in the Bay of Bengal in early June.

Kanchenjunga Trekking takes you to the vicinity of Mt. Kanchenjunga, also known as Five Treasures of the Great Snow, on a challenging trek. So generally Mid-March to June end & Mid-September to Mid-November are considered as the best seasons to go for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. Contact Adventure Master Treks & Expedition now to join us for a professional and qualified service trek to Kanchenjunga region.

Itinerary Overview

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02 : Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (Taplejung) then trek to Jogidanda (2059m)

Day 03 : Jogidanda to Chirwa

Day 04 : Chirwa to Sakathum

Day 05 : Sakathum to Amjilosa

Day 06 : Amjilassa to Kyapar

Day 07 : Kyapar to Ghunsa (3695m)

Day 08 : Ghunsa to Khambachen

Day 09 : Rest Day

Day 10 : Khambachen to Lhonak

Day 11 : Lonak to Pangpema

Day 12 : Explore Kanchanjunga Base Camp to see the view of Kanchanjunga Peak (5140)

Day 13 : Pangpema to Khanbachen

Day 14 : Khangpachen to Lumba Samba

Day 15 : Lumba Samba to Ramche

Day 16 : Acclimatisation in Ramche

Day 17 : Ramche to Cheram

Day 18 : Cheram to Tortong

Day 19 : Tortong to Yamphudin

Day 20 : Yamphudin to Anpan

Day 21 : Anpan to Tembewa Height

Day 22 : Tembewa to Taplejung or Suketar

Day 23 : Taplejung or Suketar to KTM

Day 24 : Kathmandu- rest and souvenirs day.

Day 25 : Final Departure


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your landing in the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, a representative of Adventure Master Treks & Expedition shall be waiting for you at the airport terminal. You shall then be transferred to your respective hotel room. Subsequent to entering your hotel room you shall have a free evening to explore the Thamel area near your hotel. Later toward the evening you might rest and set yourself up for tomorrow's flight to Suketar. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (Taplejung) then trek to Jogidanda (2059m)

On the second day, you will take a flight to Biratnagar from Kathmandu. The flight takes around 35 minutes. Another resulting flight from Biratnagar takes us to Suketar in Taplejung. Suketar is a standout amongst the most appealing territories of the eastern region of Nepal due to its astonishing scene. From Taplejung you will move to Jogidanda which is the main goal of our trek today. Stay overnight at Suketar.

Day 03: Jogidanda to Chirwa

Today we shall start our first day of trekking to Chirwa village and it shall take us around seven hours. The way to take after is very tight and goes through wilderness for the most part secured with cardamom plants and other vegetation. You can likewise observe the little gardens of orange on your way. You cross through some little streams while trekking. This day your trek is through rising and tumbling ways. You stroll along the all the more level land. Chirwa is a residential area located at an altitude of 1,190 meters above sea level where you discover little cabins and campground with nearby shops. The general population is essentially occupied with agrarian activities. Stay overnight at Chirwa.

Day 04: Chirwa to Sakathum

The trail is today is all around characterized and the walk is both agreeable and fulfilling. You have just a couple scales towards the valley where you might start to see unobtrusive changes in the scene encompassing us. You shall weave through vast stones going underneath the town of Tapethok and cross an avalanche territory to achieve an extension intersection a tributary of the Tamur River. This is the Simbuwa Khola, which streams from the south side of Kanchenjunga. You will proceed on towards the base camp, crossing a few gallows and taking after what is currently called the Ghunsa Khola. Stay overnight at Sakathum.

Day 05: Sakathum to Amjilosa

Let us begin our adventure again as we stride forward to our next destination. After having our breakfast we shall move away from Sakathum to Amjilosa it covers 900 meters of elevation and takes just about 5 hours. At first the trek will be simple as you travel through the level land. At that point the trek takes a type of soak tough when you climb towards Amjilosa. It is a little country range with couple of occupants and nearby shops known as "Bhattis" and teashops. Stay overnight at Amjilosa.

Day 06: Amjilosa to Kyapar

It's hard to believe that six days on the trail have gone by already.  Today we reached the elevation where some rhododendrons are in bloom.  An uphill walk today took us through a steep gorge and past many waterfalls. Trek to Kyapar (2,730m) takes six hours from Amjilosa. The starting trail that prompts to Kyapar is through the flatland however as you move to Gyable where you can see the settlement of locals. The trek is very intriguing as you go through the wildernesses. The majority of the general populations who live around there take after Buddhist culture. Stay overnight at Kyapar.

Day 07: Kyapar to Ghunsa (3695m)

We shall trek to Ghunsa which takes around six hours to reach from Kyapar. Your trails go through wilderness. You can see Ghunsa River down the trail. The trail goes through couple of human settlements and it is obviously unmistakable that their way of life and culture has been acquired from Tibet. You go through patio fields where potato, wheat, grain, buck wheat are developed. The nearby dealers are included in fare import business in Tibet. The dealers go to India for exchange exercises amid the winter season. Stay overnight at Ghunsa.

Day 08: Ghunsa to Khambachen

From Ghunsa, any indications of human residence are that of occasional settlements for the yak herders. They will take their creatures to statures of 4000m-4500m in the hotter months of the year. For the trekker the view is unmatched. The course past the sheer precipices and towering pinnacles of the Kanchenjunga massif and Jannu (7,710m) are amazing. They rise straightforwardly out of this established and extremely terrific frigid valley. The trail is not well characterized on occasion, crossing open screed and rocks that have been pushed forward from old ice sheets. We normally make a camp at Khambachen (4,200m) on the way, which is regularly involved by local people as it were. It is very conceivable to see natural life in this remoter part of the Himalaya; blue sheep, ibex, mountain goat or littler creatures among the stones, for example, hyrax and marmots. Overhead, different flying creatures/birds might be seen such as the Lammergeier (a kind of vulture) and different hawks, kites and other birds of prey. Stay overnight at Khambachen.

Day 09: Rest Day

On the ninth day of the agenda of our implausible Kanchenjunga Trek, you will explore the Khambachen region as the day has been particularly planned for resting, acclimatization purposes. You can use this opportunity to have a walk around this amazing place and carry out some exploration of this one of a kind district of Khambachen. You shall entirely spend the whole day relaxing with some short strolls during the day by getting a charge out of the place and resting for the outing ahead. Stay overnight at Khambachen.

Day 10: Khambachen to Lhonak

Our trekking trail ahead climbs bit by bit through open rough fields to Ramtang which is situated at an elevated height of 4,240 meters above sea level. Afterward we shall then crosswise over moraines located north - west of Kanchenjunga ice sheets. Lhonak located at the elevation altitude of 4,790m, is a close dry lake bed on open sandy plain where water is very rare. There are no houses, yet we can camp among the substantial stones to escape the wind with staggering mountain views. Stay overnight at Lhonak.

Day 11: Lhonak to Pangpema

It is well worth exploring the upper end of the valley to completely welcome the pinnacles that make up one of the biggest mountain masses on the planet. The principle pinnacle of Kanchenjunga can't be seen until you are practically at Pangpema (5,145m) and to expand your odds of a good mountain views, you can spend overnight here. This will, be that as it may, rely on upon the climate and trail conditions and advance of every specific gathering part, which will be chosen by your guide. The trail takes after moraine for a significant part of the time and because of its constantly changing nature and occasional utilize is regularly in poor condition. There are various option side treks in the zone that give amazing mountain displays including Tent and Pyramid Peaks and the Twins. One doesn't have to go far to appreciate the great yet shifted mountain vistas. We mean to invest however much energy as could be expected in the range trusting the climate will be to support us. Stay overnight at Pangpema.

Day 12: Explore Kanchenjunga Base Camp to see the view of Kanchenjunga Peak (5140)

On this day we shall trek from Pangpema to Kanchenjunga (North) Base Camp (5,280m) and trek back to Pangpema which shall take us roughly eight hours to reach. The trek goes upward until you achieve Base Camp. Here you can appreciate the snow topped mountains and Kanchenjunga ice sheet. The name Kanchenjunga is referred as “The five treasures of snow”. There are canyons of mountain ice sheet where water streams constantly. Amid the center of the day, the scene of falling torrential slides enamors you totally. While trekking back you move down till Pangpema. In transit you can see yaks and mountains brushing in the fields. Stay overnight at Pangpema.

Day 13: Pangpema to Khanbachen

Today we have arrived at the phase where we shall begin to feel a beginning of a mystic rhythm in our amazing trek life and so from this point onward the walking becomes even more fabulous. By rising toward the north of Pangpema at a young hour in the morning, Khanbachen (4040m) can be effortlessly come to in a solitary day. On the off chance that you reach in time you will be skilled by Peak Tent, Peak Pyramid and Peak Wedge. Stay overnight at Khanbachen.

Day 14: Khanpachen to Lumba Samba

On our fourteenth day we as team shall trek to Lumba Samba which is located at an altitude of 4,206 meters above sea level. It takes right around 5 hours from Khanbachen so; you can take breakfast and head towards it. In the beginning of our trek we shall trek ahead to an intersection of two passes while taking into consideration the present states of the regions climate and the after choose either Lapsang La (5,180m) or Mirgin La (4,500m). Stay overnight at Lumba Samba.

Day 15: Lumba Samba to Ramche

Now let’s begin our trek to Ramche which is situated at an altitude of 4,580 meters above sea level which shall take us around five hours to reach from Lumba Samba. The landscape around the Yalung Glacier is great. You may likewise be pulled in by a solidified lake, clear like a precious stone streams and other enchanted perspectives as well. Ramche is positioned on a wide level zone and is the highest campsite of Kanchenjunga South Trek. Stay overnight at Ramche.

Day 16: Ramche

Today we shall explore around the south base camp and walk roughly for 5 to 6 hours. Leaving your camp set up at Ramche, you take a stuffed lunch and set off ahead of schedule for your first close experience with Kanchenjunga. Pursuing the valley around its clearing bend, you are abruptly gone up against with the immeasurable southern mass of the mountain. The edge shapes a cirque, which is more than 15 km long and never under 7,500 meters high. Along this edge lie the three principle summits of Mt Kanchenjunga at 8420m, 8586m, and 8474m which is really stunning. Continuing further on towards Oktang [4,630m], you may then slip onto the icy mass and cross it to a point underneath Talu from where you can see every one of the mountains in display. Particularly great is the east piece of Kumbhakarna Glacier spilling out of the east face of Jannu [Kumbhakarna being the alternative name for Jannu]. You then come back to your camp at Ramche. Stay overnight at Ramche.

Day 17: Ramche to Cheram

Now let’s commence on with our trekking after having our breakfast. Our objective is to reach the village of Cheram located at an elevated height of 3,870 meters above sea level from Ramche which shall require us about 6-7 hours to reach. Trekking to Cheram is not a simple trekking as you have to pass the distance from the spots like leave and stone follow. The path is slanting from Mirgin La towards Cheram. In transit of your trekking you will be honored with the perspectives of icy masses like Lapsang and Mirgin alongside mountains which are secured with snow. You can discover many stone rooftop and cottages.  Stay overnight at Cheram.

Day 18: Cheram to Tortong

On the seventeenth day of the schedule, you will move to Tortong from Cheram. The trek starts from the woodland however it doesn't end there. Again you need to cross the avalanches with the goal that you can go for the trek to Tortong located at an elevated height of 2,995 meters above sea level. Gradually tops begin to come into view after a few separations the same as you go advance for the climb. Stay overnight at Tortong.

Day 19: Tortong to Yamphudin

Today we shall start climbing up to Yamphudin (2,080m) which shall require around 8 – 9 hours to reach from Tortong. The climbing begins after you go out for a stroll into the wildernesses. Seeing the avalanches in transit one ought not to get disappointed as Yamphudin trek, as it is a trek configuration to celebrate with the goal that you can see blended and assorted groups of individuals having a place with Limbu, Sherpas, Gurung and Rai ethnic gatherings. Amidst the town you can see the fields of rice and corn. Additionally, there is a town with schools and shops where they supply in a debatable cost. Stay overnight at Yamphudin.

Day 20: Yamphudin to Anpan

The following day, you continue the trek to Anpan as you will proceed with the declining trek. At first you need to go descending with the goal that you can get over from the Omje Khola halfway. From here you move upward from orchid plants and wildernesses. Presently, you are close with local settlement where you can see distinctive styles of houses that are little and covered. Taking after the "Khola" named as Kabeli and strolling a tad bit additionally takes us to Anpan. Stay overnight at Anpan.

Day 21: Anpan to Tembewa Height

Today is the 21st day of our trek to the far eastern Kanchenjunga region of Nepal. On this day of our scheduled trekking package, you ought to be prepared for an ideal opportunity for a trek to Tembewa Height which is a place located at an altitude above 2000 meters above sea level. This is another wonderful spot intended for trekking. Our trek today shall take us around 7 hours to complete. Stay overnight at Tembewa Height.

Day 22: Tembewa to Taplejung or Suketar

Let’s make our final attempt to reach Taplejung/Suketar at the end of this day. After having our breakfast we shall start trekking to Taplejung or Surkhet and just so you know this day marks the last strolling day as indicated by our agenda trekking bundle. It takes around 6 hours for the trek from Tembewa Height (2,000m). Stay overnight at Taplejung or Suketar.

Day 23: Taplejung or Suketar to KTM

After having our breakfast, we shall commence heading towards the capital city of medieval city of Kathmandu. Initially in the beginning we shall arrive at Biratnagar from Taplejung by means of a general flight in the morning. And from Biratnagar, you will again have to take another domestic flight to Kathmandu. Upon our landing in Kathmandu, you shall be received by our airport representative and then later be transferred into your hotel rooms from the airport where you will have the time to take rest. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 24: Kathmandu-rest and souvenirs day

This is your last day here in this bustling capital city of Kathmandu so you have this entire day to yourself. Stroll around, eat local dishes, take some final shots of this iconic city and explore the avenues of Thamel. Go through the humming boulevards with rear way showcases in the adjacent spots of Ason, the Royal patio and royal residence in Basantapur Durbar Square and others. You may likewise do some souvenir shopping in the surrounding places. At night you might get a farewell dinner where you can enjoy the bona fide Nepalese cuisine. Later you shall return back to your accommodation rooms and pack your stuffs for your tomorrow's flight back home. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 25: Final Departure

Our 25 days Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in this excellent district of Nepal reaches an end today. You should be escorted to the Tribhuwan International Airport no less than three hours preceding your flight plan by a representative of Adventure Master Treks and Expedition. We trust that you were able to gain an unforgettable experience during your trek with our team to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Lastly we shall bid you farewell with solid and positive impression about this country, enough to bring you back once more.


  • Airport transfer pick up and drop
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Suketar -Kathmandu)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (Kanchanjunga Conservation Area Permit, TIMS)
  • First aid Medical kit
  • All government and local taxes (including 13% VAT and 10 % service charge)
  • Transportation on private vehicle as agreed on the itinerary


  • Your Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation expenses
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu and extra baggage charges in domestic and international flight
  • ­­­­­­­­­­­­Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • All personal expenses (including the gears and clothing taken on hire by the participant, phone calls, battery charge, shower, etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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