Kanchenjunga Region
Location
8/10
Difficulty Level
24 days
Duration
Sept – Nov, March – May
Best Dates

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking starts from Suketar, Taplejung, the main town and district headquarters for this region. For a long time, this region was restricted area and only major climbing expeditions or few botanists were permitted to come here. In 1988, It was finally opened to trekkers but it receives a very few trekkers all year round making this region one of the last undisturbed himalayas with pristine beauty. This trekking holiday in Nepal is perfect for any adventurous trekker.

This is a long and challenging trek requiring extra days just to get to the starting point but is rewarding. The true adventure seekers come to this region mainly because the landscape and culture have been preserved for centuries.

SEASON March to May, September to November
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Tribhuvan International Airport
PLEASE CONTACT US ON ARRIVAL
INCLUDED
Arrival pick up and drop off from Tribhuvan International Airport

All trekking permits (Region Permit and TIMS)

All internal-local transportation to and from the trekking trail

Flight to/from Suketar

Breakfast in Kathmandu/ Breakfast, lunch and dinner during trek

3 Star hotel in Kathmandu

Teahouse accommodation during trek

Trekking with English-speaking experienced guide

1 porter for 2 guests

Basic first aid kit

NOT INCLUDED International flight to Nepal

Visas

Travel and medical Insurance

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Personal expense

Tips

Please note: The trek dates can be viewed on the calendar when booking.
If the treks dates are not your preference, please email us your preferred dates.

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Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to the land of Buddha. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our company representative at the arrival gate with your name written on it. You will be then escorted to hotel. You will spend overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
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Day 2

Group meeting and Sightseeing in Kathmandu
You will meet your group and get a trek brief. This will be your administration day. Also, you will explore around the world heritage sites of Kathmandu. This day is also the day for making all kit ready for the trek.
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Day 3

Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (2,420 m), trek to Lalikharka (2265 m) 2 – 3 hours
From Kathmandu we get an early morning flight to Suketar which is located in the eastern region of Nepal. It is a simultaneous ascent and descent on a trail that mostly passes through lush green forests all the way to Lalikharkha.
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Day 4

Trek to Khesewa (2120 m) 5 – 6 hours
We begin our trek to Khesewa after breakfast. It is mostly an easy descent until Phundrawa. From here we begin our ascent. It is a steep climb until Yangpang from where we climb steadily up until Phumphe Danda followed by another ascent to Khesewa. Our trek will be through forests and small villages. Overnight in Khesewa.
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Day 5

Trek to Mamankhe (1785 m) 5 – 6 hours
After breakfast we begin our trek towards the Kabeli Khola. Next, we walk on a trail that passes through forests before crossing a small stream. On the way, we enjoy amazing views of the Himalayan peaks while also passing through several beautiful small villages. Overnight in Mamankhe.
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Day 6

Trek to Yamphudin (2080 m) 6 – 7 hours
Today’s trek will be mostly uphill on an easy trail whereby we mostly walk alongside the Kabeli Khola. During the walk we also admire the beautiful ridge behind the stream. We continue our walk and admire a beautiful waterfall nearby. After walking for some time, we cross a small suspension bridge. We pass through small settlements before reaching Yamphudin to spend the night.
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Day 7

Trek to Tortong (2,995 m) 6 – 7 hours
We begin our walk on a path commonly used by the villagers and pass through terraced farms and green meadows. Along the way, we have the constant company of the Himalayas to enjoy. Our walk will be on a trail along the Amji Khola. We also cross a pass at Lassiya Bhanjyang before reaching Tortong. Overnight in Tortong.
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Day 8

Trek to Cheram (3,870 m) 6 – 7 hours
We begin our steady climb to Cheram after breakfast. Our trail is right at the side of the Simbuwa Khola. We enjoy walking on the beautiful Lalung valley and have Tuplung peak for company for the most part of today’s journey. We pass through thick rhododendron forest and enjoy the magnificence of the Yalung Glacier. Overnight in Cheram.
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Day 9

Cheram: Acclimatisation and Rest
We spend a day in Cheram which will help us acclimatise to the high altitude. We can spend the rest of the day resting and taking part in small hikes. We can explore the areas around the Yalung Glacier. There is also a viewpoint for Kabaru and Rathong peaks. Overnight in Cheram.
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Day 10

Trek to Ramchaur (Ramche) (4,580 m) 4 – 5 hours
We begin our short trek after breakfast. From Cheram, we ascend for sometime before reaching the snout of the Yalung Glacier. It is a beautiful walk on a valley trail. We also cherish the views of several Himalayan peaks. We pass through a small settlement of Lapsang before reaching Ramche. Overnight in Ramche.
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Day 11

Trek to Yalung Base Camp (4500m), back to Cheram
From Ramche, we walk further up the valley. We then follow a stream before climbing on the moraine top until confronted by Kanchenjunga’s southern face. We walk further ahead for a glimpse of the Jannu Himal. We continue our trek further towards the Oktang Monastery. From here, we climb further up and reach the Yalung Base Camp. The views from the base camp are extraordinary. Kumbakarna (Jannu), Nyukla Lachung and other Himalayan peaks are close by. We descend and spend the night at Cheram.
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Day 12

Trek to Sele La (4290 m) 6 – 7 hours
We begin our trek after breakfast. We cross four passes today beginning with Sinelapche Bhanjyang. After crossing the pass we continue to Mirgin La pass. We continue trekking and reach the Sinion La pass which is not very far. From here, we ascend to Sele La pass. There are prayer flags strung across one of the steeper sections of the trail which is very near to the Sele La pass. We cross the pass. Overnight in Sele La.
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Day 13

Trek to Ghunsa (3,595 m) 6 – 7 hours
We begin our trek after breakfast. We walk towards the north with Tangbgharma Danda nearby. We reach a chorten marked by prayer flags which marks the start of a steep trail. We descend through rhododendron, birch and pine forests before reaching Ghunsa. It is a beautiful village of houses with dark and weathered pine walls and Buddhist prayer flags. Overnight in Ghunsa.
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Day 14

Trek to Kambachaen (4,050 m) 6 – 7 hours
From Ghunsa, we trek further north along the river bank which presents us with magnificent mountain scenery. We pass through meadows filled with beautiful wildflowers, then cross rhododendron and pine forests. We cross a bridge at Rampuk Kharka, continue past a waterfall and cross the tricky section of a landslide. After crossing the landslide area we begin to see the spectacular view of Mt. Jannu. Further exploring and tackling the tricky mountain trail we finally arrive at Kambachen and spend the night.
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Day 15

Trek to Lhonak (4,780 m) 5 – 6 hours
Today will be another challenging day and an early start is needed. We trek through rocky fields and large boulders on the hillside along the riverbank and arrive at a waterfall. We then cross a bridge to Ramtang monastery. We then come across a landslide section which we must pass through at a steady pace before descending to the river and finally arriving at Lhonak. Overnight in Lhonak.
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Day 16

Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema (5,143 m) 4 – 5 hours
From Lhonak, we trek towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Our trail is alongside the gigantic Kanchenjunga Glacier. After passing Pangpema we descend towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. The view from the base camp is extraordinary. Mt. Kanchenjunga, Jannu Himal and other Himalayan peaks are ours to admire. We descend back to Pangpema to spend the night.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Day 17

Trek to Lhonak 5 – 6 hours
From Pangpema we trace back our steps to Lhonak. Overnight in Lhonak.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Day 18

Trek to Ghunsa (3475 m) 6 hours
From Lhonak, we descend all the way to Ghunsa via Kambache. It is the same route we took when we were climbing up.
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Day 19

Trek to Amjilosa (2,308 m) 4 – 5 hours
From Ghunsa, we descend towards Phale. We pass through several Manes and a monastery nearby. We walk through Juniper forests and reach Phale. From here, it is a steady descent to Gyabla. We cross a bridge over Chhundatangka Khola to reach Gyabla. As we continue our trek, we see a waterfall nearby. We also cross a suspension bridge over Sumbung Khola before reaching Amjilosa. Overnight in Amjilosa.
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Day 20

Trek to Chirwa (1,270 m) 5 – 6 hours
After walking for a while we see a beautiful waterfall nearby. We continue our trek and pass a small settlement of Solima before crossing a suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola. We cross another suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola and reach Sukathum. Our trail passes through several villages and is beside Thunsa Khola at first followed by Tamor Nadi before reaching Chirwa. Overnight in Chirwa.
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Day 21

Trek to Phurumbu (1,549 m) 5 – 6 hours
We notice that the settlement starts to get thicker as we are descending. Our trail is alongside lush vegetation. We pass through several villages before reaching Sinwa. From here we continue our descent and cross a bridge over the Sisne Khola. Now we are in the Pathibhara Trek trail. We pass through another village and cross another suspension bridge this time over the Yaphre Khola to reach Phurumbu. Overnight in Village.
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Day 22

Trek to Suketar, 5 – 6 hours
Our Kanchenjunga base camp Trek ends today. We can take a much needed break after reaching Suketar. We continue our walk on the Pathibhara Trek trail.
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Day 23

Fly to Kathmandu
In the evening we will celebrate the successful completion of our Kanchenjunga base camp Trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
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Day 24: Return

Departure from Nepal
About 3 hours prior to your flight time, we transfer you to the airport to fly your onward destination. We were happy to have met you and we will cherish the bonds of our relationship developed with you all over the weeks spent with us in our amazing country Nepal. Our family wishes your best time ahead and wait for your return.

Fixed Dates – Please select your dates on the “book the tour” section

Sat 30 Sep 17 – Mon 23 Oct 17

Sat 28 Oct 17 – Mon 20 Nov 17

Sat 18 Nov 17 – Mon 11 Dec 17

Sat 25 Nov 17 – Mon 18 Dec 17

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