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Kanchenjunga Trek


Kanchenjunga Trek

Are you in search of adventure filled off the beaten trekking path in Nepal? Look no further because Kanchenjunga Trek is the best wilderness off the beaten trail of Nepal. The journey would be full of thrill, tranquility, Himalayas and culture of Nepal’s eastern zone. Nepal Hiking Himalaya guides you with full of heart and hospitality for the mesmerizing travelling experience.

Kanchenjunga Trek is the journey towards the world’s third highest mountain Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586 m). The trail is tranquil and is among the less explored trekking region of Nepal. The journey is filled with the diversity in terms of the climate, geography, forest type, village type and animals.

The lowland flat terrain of Biratnagar the terai region of Nepal and the highland Kanchenjunga Base Camp up in the Himalayas offers two climatic changes. Sub tropical forests in Terai belt to the alpine forest belt in the Himalayas are the variation in forests environment. The flight from Biratnagar will take trekkers to Suketar.

Villages in the route

The trekking route passes the villages like Sukathum, Gyabla, Ghunsa, Kambachen and to the magnificent lap of the world’s 3rd tallest mountain Mount Kanchenjunga. The mountain in its name itself possesses the clean crisp fairer summit. Kanchenjunga Base Camp is the best place to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas.

This off the beaten trekking path is the proof of the diversified trekking in Nepal opportunities. People across the globe are more lured towards the popular trekking regions like Everest, Langtang, Annapurna and Manaslu. However, these off the beaten trekking path packages of Nepal Hiking Himalaya offer the alternative wilderness adventure opportunities.

Book the Kanchenjunga Trek with Nepal Hiking Himalaya Treks & Expedition. Witness the magnificent geographical, natural, cultural and spiritual variation in the single trek of Nepal. Visit Nepal and help us gain the sustainable Tourism. Eastern Nepal is equally mesmerizing like popular trekking trails of Nepal.


Outline Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
Day 2 Fly to Bhadrapur; Drive to Taplejung
Day 3 Trek to Sinuwa
Day 4 Trek to Sekathum
Day 5 Trek to Amjilosha
Day 6 Trek to Gyabla
Day 7 Trek to Gunsa
Day 8 Gunsa Acclimatization
Day 9 Trek to Khambachen
Day 10 Trek to Lhonak
Day 11 Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp; Return Back to Lhonak
Day 12 Trek to Gunsa
Day 13 Trek to Sekathum
Day 14 Trek to Mitlung
Day 15 Drive to Bhadrapur via Taplejung
Day 16 Fly to Kathmandu
Day 17 Departure

Detail Itinerary
Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)

Our Airport Representative will receive you at the airport and transfer you to hotel in Thamel. All the trip details will be discussed. Welcome Dinner will be organized.

Day 2
Fly to Bhadrapur; Drive to Taplejung

We will take the flight to Bhadrapur and hire a jeep to Taplejung. The road trip is approximately about 6 hours. Overnight at Hotel in Taplejung

Day 3
Trek to Sinuwa

We will start our walking journey from Taplejung and head to Sinuwa. The trail is well paved with the road network. According to the season you can choose to use the local bus or jeep as well to reach Sinuwa.

Day 4
Trek to Sekathum

Today we trek through the Limbu and Tamang villages of Sinwa, Tawa, and Porke. We also pass over old landslide debris and boulder, and strewn river deposits, before descending to Thiwa Khola. We then cross a wooden bridge to reach Sekathum.

Day 5
Trek to Amjilosha

Moving with the flow of Ghunsa Khola, we head towards Amjilosa walking through steep uphill on exposed terrain. Relishing the amazing landscape view and crossing several bridges over Ghunsa Khola, we reach the Tibetan village of Amjilosa. Overnight in Amjilosa.

Day 6
Trek to Gyabla

Today, we walk through forested trail filled with rhododendrons and bamboo, before ascending to Gyabla. We also come across a big waterfall on the opposite side of the river on our way to Gyabla. Making a steep ascent and then a descent, we arrive in Gyabla. Overnight in Gyabla.

Day 7
Trek to Gunsa

Leaving behind the beautiful Gyabla village, we trek towards Ghunsa through a broad meadow. We then climb a small hill and descend to cross the river to reach the Tibetan village of Ghunsa with wooden houses, a micro hydropower plant, school, and a health post. Overnight in Ghunsa.

Day 8
Gunsa Acclimatization

To adjust with the thinning air, we take a short hike to the opposite side of Ghunsa Khola with a gain of about 400m. After returning from the hike, we can spend rest of the day exploring the ancient village of Ghunsa visiting monasteries and learning about their Buddhist culture and tradition. Overnight in Ghunsa

Day 9
Trek to Khambachen

Today, we begin our trek entering the forested path along the south bank of Ghunsa Khola and passing several Mani walls and Chortens along the way. We also trek through several scree slopes and some glacial moraines to reach the Tibetan settlement of Khangpachen from where we can get the stunning view of the north face of Jannu (7710m). Overnight in Khangpachen.

Day 10
Trek to Lhonak

Leaving behind Khangpachen, we follow the trail on the left side of Kanchenjunga Glacier. We hike along a high plateau to reach the campsite of Lhonak. From Lhonak, we can see the panoramic view of massive mountain peaks like Wegde Peak (6802m), Mera Peak (6364m), Nepal Peak (7177m), Twins (7350m), and many others. Overnight in Lhonak.

Day 11
Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp; Return Back to Lhonak

Today, we head towards Kanchenjunga Base Camp following the trail along the glaciers on the northern ridges. The camp is also known as Pang Pema from where we get the mesmerizing and spectacular view of Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m) along with the skyline filled with snow-capped mountain ranges bordering Nepal-India and Nepal-Tibet. Overnight in Kanchenjunga Base Camp.

Day 12
Trek to Gunsa

After the amazing experience in KBC, we retrace our trail to Ghunsa enjoying the spectacular view of different mountains. Descending past Lhonak and Khangpachen while walking on the moraines of Kanchenjunga Glacier and Kumbhakarna Glacier, we arrive in Ghunsa. Overnight in Ghunsa.

Day 13
Trek to Sekathum

We will retrek back to Sekathum following the same trail.

Day 14
Trek to Mitlung

The return journey is amazing as we descend and start to get the more crowded villages.

Day 15
Drive to Bhadrapur via Taplejung

We take a long drive to Birtamod enjoying the view of green hills, snow-capped mountains, rivers, and daily activities of the locals throughout the ride. From the mountainous part, we are now in the flatlands of Nepal. Overnight in Birtamod.

Day 16
Fly to Kathmandu

We drive towards Bhadrapur airport to catch our flight back to the capital city. Enjoying the aerial view of the mountains, we arrive in Kathmandu. After landing, we transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 17

Our Airport representatives will drop you back to the airport for the final departure.

What to expect

Trekking in Nepal requires immense physical fitness and desire to conquer the high passes. However, there are numerous trails in Nepal where you can trek easily. There are low altitude destinations from where you can get the spectacular mountain vistas. There are vantage point in every hill tops. Nepal Hiking Himalaya has highly talented crew members. We have travel planners, correspondents, guides and translators. If you are stuck in the midst of anxiety and in search of best travel companion we can be the right solution.

Meals on the trekking trails will be according to the availability and altitude suitability. Our guides are selected after days of screening and interviews. Our major motto of conducting the trips is to surpass the guests’ expectations. Therefore, please feel free while traveling with us.

Here are the list of the things which you can expect while trekking or touring with us.

  • Expert Guidance
  • Highly Experienced Mountain Guides
  • Private Vehicles for the transportation
  • Luxury Hotels for the accommodation
  • Healthy Meals during your stay in Nepal
  • Government authorized bills and checks
  • Genuine travel services
  • Customization of itinerary
  • Translators
  • Travel Planners
  • All logistics from arrival in Nepal until Departure
  • Competitive rates
  • Impeccable Hospitality & Quality Services

Whats included in this tour

Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

  • • Airport Pick Up & Drop in private transportation
  • • Trip Briefing, Pre-preparation & Counseling
  • • Government Taxes & Office Service Fees
  • • All Permits & Entrance Fees
  • • Overnight Accommodation at Hotel (During Stay in City) Room & Breakfast basis
  • • Complimentary Welcome or Farewell Dinner/Lunch
  • • Accommodation in Teahouse/Lodge/Hotel as per availability during trip
  • • 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with Tea & Coffee during trip
  • • Experienced Government License Holder Trekking Guide and Local Porters
  • • Trekking Guide & Porter Salary
  • • Flight or transportation charge of Crew members if applicable
  • • Trekking Crew members’ Insurance
  • • Air and Ground Transportation to – from (Ktm – Destination – Ktm)
  • • Additional In-trip services (clerical and personal)
  • • First Aid Medicinal Kits
  • • Trekking Bags & Trekking Route Maps
  • • Trip Completion Certificate

Whats Exclude in this tour

Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

  • • All Meals stated other than on Itinerary
  • • Personal Travel Insurance; You need to get mandatory insurance to travel to certain areas of Nepal
  • • International Flight and all transportations before meeting our representatives
  • • Nepal Visa and other government formalities not related to your trip
  • • All kinds of beverages including water
  • • Wifi Internet, Hot Showers and trunk calls during the trip
  • • Personal Equipments
  • • Personal Expenses and food items beyond stated on itinerary
  • • Tips & Gratuities for the Trip Crew members


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Trip Facts

  • Departure From : Kathmandu
  • Duration : 15 days
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Group Size : 1-50
  • Accomodation : Hotel/Teahouse/Lodge
  • Best Season : All Season

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