Kangchenjunga Trekking Nepal

Trip Overview

Kangchenjunga also known as Kanchenjunga (8,586m./28,169ft.) is the second highest peak in Nepal Globally, Kangchenjunga is the third highest peak after Mount. Everest and Mount K2. Kangchenjunga trekking destination lies far east part of  Nepal. As the peak stand at the boarder between Nepal and India, our Kangchenjunga trekking destination lies near but entirely in Nepal side.

Kangchenjunga trekking provide you an ample opportunity to observe geographical beauties of eastern part of Nepal. The river valleys, the landscapes and the views while Kangchenjunga hiking is incredible. You will see beautiful eastern Himalaya of Nepal during your Kangchenjunga trekking. Join us for our guided Kangchenjunga hike and have enjoy!

Our Kangchenjunga trekking show and help to immerse in deeply in the local culture of Rai, Limbu and Sherpa of Kangchenjunga (also known as Kanchenjunga) region Nepal. Majorly Rai and Limbu ethnic group inhabits in this region. During your Kangchenjunga trek, you will observe day to day life style of local people while hiking and spending overnight in different villages and places as per our Kangchenjunga trekking itinerary.

Kangchenjunga Trekking

Our Kangchenjunga hiking itinerary is care fully planned aiming to show you beauty of Kangchenjunga area. Our itinerary covers both valleys crossing either Lapsang La, the higher pass at 17,000 Ft., and Mirgin La the lower pass at 15,000Ft. Your guide decide to choose one of the high passes with observing the weather condition from his experience mind and heart. Be part on this decision base on your common sense which is one of the most challenging decision.

Our itinerary is mostly inside Kangchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA). Our itinerary provide you an ample opportunity to observe Kangchenjunga Himalayan ecological beauties. During your trekking inside the conservation area, you will observe the natural beauties, the flora and fauna. Join our guided trekking and have enjoyment!


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350M/4,425FT) (A)
Showing your name board, our airport representative waits in Kathmandu International Airport (TIA). You transfer to hotel, check in and free time. Have enjoy!

Day 2: Trip Final Preperation in Kathmandu (A,B)
In the morning, generally at 8 am, Eco-friendly Treks staff come to meet you at your hotel. Please manage to be there at lobby with:
(a) your original passport to prepare necessary adventure eco holiday permit/s from the concerned authority
(b) a couple of same passport size photos for permit/s and
(c) Trip final full payment. The staff introduce you with your trip guide at the same time. You have time to interact with your guide, he may check and suggest your trip equipmment and packing for the trip on your interest, please tell us if you like this. The rest of the day, you may buy or hire additional equipment and packing (if necessary). Then, you rest for acclimatization and final preperation for the trip. If you like any additional program for the day, please inform us at the time of mail corresponding.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Hile.(A,B,L,D)
This morning we’ll take a 45 minute flight to Biratnagar, an Indus trail ity in the lowlands of eastern Nepal, from here we’ll drive to Hille, a Tibetan settlement at around 1800m and the area where we pitch our first camp tonight.

Day 4: Hille to Shudua (2,020M/6,621FT).(A,B,L,D)
Today we start our trek following along a ridge to Buranse Danda towards the Tamur River. At the top of this ridge we’ll arrive at Shidua where we camp for the night.

Day 5: Shidua to Door Pani (2,890M/9,473FT).(A,B,L,D)
After breakfast today we’ll trek through a forest area to Chitre, observing the local wildlife along the route. The views of Mt. Makalu and Chamlang area the main highlights along the trail, we continue through rhododendron forests to the hamlet of door Pani for our overnight camp.

Day 6: Door Pani to Gupa Pokhari.(A,B,L,D)
After a gentle climb through more rhododendron forests to a mountain ridge, we drop down to the village of Tongise Phedi and continue to Chanki, an area used for summer pasture. We continue through grassy fields with Mt. Makalu in constant view. Soon the Kanchenjunga range appears and we come to Mongol Bharai pass, lined with mani stones. We descend to a lake, Gupa Pokhari, for our camp.

Day 7: Gupa Pokhari to Nesum.(A,B,L,D)
Today we cross a pass at 9,922 ft. and descend through a dense forest towards Gurja Gaon and continue to descend to Nesum (5,297 ft.) with Mt. Jannu and Mt. Kanchenjunga behind us. We camp in Nesum.

Day 8: Nesum to Taplejung.(A,B,L,D)
Today we visit the central hub of this region, Taplejung. We descend to Doban through paddy fields and start the trek up the Tamur River, to Taplejung.

Day 9: Taplejung to Chirwa.(A,B,L,D)
Continuing up the Timur River in a valley populated by the Limbu peoples, the descendants of the Kirati warriors who ruled Nepal at the dawn of Nepalese history, we camp near Chirwa, a pleasant bazaar with a few tea houses and shops.

Day 10: Chirwa to Sakathum.(A,B,L,D)
We continue up the Tamur past Tapethok and cross the Simbuwa Khola, a river formed by the Yalung Glacier. We climb over another ridge to join the Ghunsa Khola valley and camp by the banks of the river at Sakathum.

Day 11: Sakathum to Amjilassa.(A,B,L,D)
We follow a steep and narrow trail up-river. From the high spots there are wonderful views of the Ghunsa Khola below. The path descends steeply and we arrive at the mountain-side village of Amjilassa for our overnight stay.

Day 12: Amjilassa to Kyapar.(A,B,L,D)
We shall be doing some real climbing during the next 5 days! We climb to Kyapar perched in the middle of terraced hills about 1000 ft up, steep climbs from the Ghunsa Khola.

Day 13: Kyapar to Ghunsa.(A,B,L,D)
We descend from Kyapar and make an easy climb up the right bank of the Ghunsa Khola. After the village of Phere, we enter rhododendron forests and climb a gentle hill before descending back down to the Ghunsa Khola and crossing a wooden bridge to the village of Ghunsa.

Day 14: Rest day in Khambachan.(A,B,L,D)
Today we glimpse the Jannu Glacier. Later on we get a view of Mt. Jannu (25,289 Ft). We descend the mountain-side to our camp at Khambachan.

Day 15: Khambachan to Lhonak.(A,B,L,D)
Well rested, we shall now start a stint of real climbing. We trek to the edge of Kanchenjunga Glacier and cross over to the Lhonak Glacier. We arrive at our campsite at Lhonak, from where we can see Mera Peak (20,208 FT.)

Day 16: Day Trip To Pangpema.(A,B,L,D)
We shall have excellent views of the towering peak of Kanchenjunga today.

Day 17: Khambachan to Tha Passea.(A,B,L,D)
We select to cross either of the 2 passes today depending on the weather conditions: Lapsang La, the higher pass at 17,000 Ft., and Mirgin La the lower pass at 15,000Ft.

Day 18: Rest day in High Camp.(A,B,L,D)
We shall again rest today to recover from the efforts of the previous days.

Day 19: High Camp to Ramche.(A,B,L,D)
We descend to the Simbuwa Khola valley and camp at Ramche.

Day 20: Ramche to Tserma.(A,B,L,D)
We take a day trip to the Yalung glacier for a magnificent view of the Kanchenjunga south face from a chorten at about 15,000 ft. We descend later to Tseram for the night.

Day 21: Tserma to Torantan.(A,B,L,D)
We are starting to descend from today. We steadily descend through forests of rhododendron to Torontan at 9,800 ft.

Day 22: Torantan to Yamphudin.(A,B,L,D)
We descend today to Yamphudin (5,360 Ft.) Yamphudin is a mixed community of Sherpas, Limbus, Rais and Gurungs and is the first real village since Ghunsa.

Day 23: Yamphudin to Ponphe.(A,B,L,D)
We descend from Yamphudin to the Kabel Khola and climb to Ponphe (5,500 Ft.) for our camp.

Day 24: Ponphe to Pha Khola.(A,B,L,D)
From Ponphe we climb to a ridge at 5,700 ft. We descend through as series of side valleys past Phun village to Kesawa (6,120 ft.). The trail continues to ascend to a Gurung settlement at Bhanjyang (6,640ft.) From here the trail traverses a ridge and descends to the Limbu village of Khunjari (5,250 ft.). We camp below on the banks of Pha Khola.

Day 25: Pha Khola to Taplejung.(A,B,L,D)
We descend today to the airport of Taplejung for our overnight stay.

Day 26: Drive back to Kathmandu (Flights also available) (A,B,L)
After our breakfast, we take a drive to Kathmandu or take a flight to Kathmandu.

Day 27: At Leisure/ Spare day (A,B)

Day 28: Departure to your destination (B)
Today is your departure day, we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and pray for your Safe journey.
(Abbreviation: A = Accommodation, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

Guide & Logistics

Price Includes:

  • We meet you at Kathmandu airport and transfer to your hotel
  • Double room in sharing basis with breakfast at 5 star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as per itinerary at main trip duration
  • Required permit/s for the trip
  • Experienced trip guide and his daily expenses (meals, transport, tent, insurance)
  • Land transfer to and from trip starting and ending points as per itinerary
  • Domestic Airfare if needed (confirm this at the time of trip booking with us) and 100 kg cargo each
  • All taxes (Value Added Tax and income tax if/when apply)
  • We transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for onward flight as per itinerary
  • Agency service charges
  • Supporters (Porters) during the trip
  • Kitchen utensils required, during the trip
  • Kitchen tent / Kitchen (camping) charge at base camp during the trip
  • Toilet tent and pitchment charge at base camp during the trip
  • Double tent for each of you up to base camp
  • Tent grounding service to be paid at local
  • Sleeping bag service during trip
  • Peak Climbing royalty and permit for Nepal Government
  • Staffs ( Cook and Kitchen) charges
  • Other supports: first aid kit during main trip

Price NOT Included:

  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Your any type of insurance
  • Tipping
  • All except explained in “Cost Includes” above


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Trip facts

  • 28 Days
  • Lodging: Lodge and Tent
  • Size: 2-20 Persons
  • Dept: Each Month 4th
  • Trip Grading: AD
  • Price: USD /each


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