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Kanchenjunga Trek

Explore the Himalayas of Nepal

Trip Overview

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code TMG-KT100
  • Start Point Kathmandu
  • End Point Kathmandu
  • Trip Duration 22 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Activity Camping Treks
  • Region Kanchenjunga Region
  • Trip Staff Trekking Guide & Porter
  • Transportation Flight & Private Vehicle
  • Trip Style BLD
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max Elevation 5143m
  • Group Size 2-10 person
  • Accomodation Value
  • Trip Type Private Guided Trips
  • Best Time March, April, May, September, October, November

Trip Highlights

  • Beautiful forest and river trails
  • Various rural villages
  • The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area
  • Mighty Glaciers such as Kanchenjunga, Lhotak and many others
  • Mountain range views
  • Camping experiences with some of the most beautiful sceneries in the world
  • The Kanchenjunga North Base Camp
US$ 3600per person

Trip Overview

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek will always be more than something because it takes you to the world’s third-highest mountain & the remotest Himalayan of Nepal. The third highest mountain of the world, Kanchenjunga roars to the height of 8586meters and lies partly in Sikkim and Nepal. It is called ‘Five Treasures of Snow’ after its five high peaks and has always been worshipped by the people of Darjeeling and Sikkim.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek

One of the forgotten tea house treks of Nepal. Kanchenjunga is for a true adventurer. It is a long trek going deep into the remote mountain ranges of Nepal’s border with Sikkim and Tibet. The conservation area that surrounds it extends into protected areas in Sikkim and Tibet and comprises a beautiful, unspoiled wilderness. The east of Nepal also provides a fascinating introduction to its cultural diversity.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Overview:

Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), the world’s third highest peak in the world. It lies on the eastern border of Nepal with India’s Sikkim. In Tibetan, the name Kanchenjunga means ‘five great treasures of snow’ which hints at the spectacular mountain views that await.

During the trek, you will encounter the Pathibara Temple, which is an important religious site for many Indian and Nepali pilgrims. The trail goes northwards to Ghumsa where it climbs to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5143 m) going through a spectacular high alpine landscape. After then, it goes east via 2 passes and head to the Yalung Base Camp (4500 m), after which it goes back south to Taplejung, the starting and ending point of the trek.

The trek goes through the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, managed by the local communities in partnership with WWF, it is one of the least densely populated areas in Nepal. Pristine forests, alpine meadows, and high-altitude wetlands are home to the endangered snow leopard and red panda, the vulnerable Himalayan black bear, clouded leopard, and the Assamese macaque.

Accommodation

You will be staying at a 3-star hotel (Value) in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast twin sharing with attached bathroom. During the time of trekking, you will be staying at the best possible Guesthouse/ Mountain Teahouse or Lodge accommodation. In the higher elevation, you will spend your night in a twin sharing room, and you will not find an attached bathroom. If you have any personal requirements regarding rooms or looking for a private room, please write to us about it at the time of booking. Our team is happy to assist you. 

Transportation

In your trip cost, we have also included the transportation fare, so that you do not have to pay from your pocket when you are in Nepal. The fare includes pick up from the airport as well as drop off at the airport by the private vehicle as well as other transportation facilities like an internal flight. You will be seeing us outside the airport holding the name of TMG Adventure when you arrive in Kathmandu- Tribhuvan International Airport. You will transfer to your hotel. One of our company representatives will explain to you about your trip and share the trip plan with you. If we have a couple of times, you are going to visit our office or will explain it to you at your hotel lobby. For more information, please have a look at our “what’s included” section.

Meals

In Kathmandu, we will provide you breakfast at your hotel. You are trekking near the mountains, that is, you are trekking at a higher altitude, so your body needs energy, and you will get the energy from the food you eat. The foods that we provide you have the right amount of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. We will provide you these in all three square meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.

Guides

All our trekking guides have done training on how to tackle with altitude mountain sickness as well as how to use the first aid kit. They are also taught to take care of the trekkers 24/7 if they are affected by an altitude mountain sickness or if they are sick during the trek. Emergency evacuation if you need, you will be provided a helicopter. That is the reason why our guides have 24/7 access to TMG Adventure in Kathmandu. Our guides are certified by the Nepal Government. 

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is a must because you are trekking near the mountains at an altitude of more than 3000 m. You must ensure in your country before coming to Nepal, before starting your trek. Please bring with you a copy of insurance, and your insurance policy must cover the medical expenses, helicopter evacuation from the altitude of 5000 m to 6000 m, and other things related to your health. Please give the copy to TMG Adventure. It will send the information to the insurance company if you use the mountain rescue operation, mentioned above.

Passport and Visa

Before coming to Nepal, your passport must have the validity of 6 months, and you can put the Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ on your passport at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. On arrival, the visa procedure is very quick and simple. For more information, please visit this site: Nepal Immigration

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry points

  • 15 Days- $30
  • 30 Days- $50
  • 90 Days- $125

and you must also bring 4 passport-sized photos. If you are from China or SAARC countries, a free visa will be provided to you.

Trekking Information

Nepal is open for all seasons. You can do a trek and tour in different parts of NepalThose who are looking to do the trek in the best season, travelers can pick it from the below ones: The following are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal, and each of these has its charm, the one which is on the top of the list is the best.

  • Autumn Season (September till November)
  • Winter season (November till February)
  • Spring season (March till May)
  • Rainy Season (June till August)- Those who love green vegetation and the monsoon season can do the trek. It will also be adventurous if you like it. TMG Adventure can operate trekking and tours; we have done lots of trips in our previous record.)

As a trekker, you can do different types of trekking in Nepal, and they have been given below.

  • Tea House Trekking (Guesthouse/Lodge Trek)
  • Camping
  • Home Stay 

TMG Adventure listed different types of trekking experiences or styles. You can find it on our website. To make it easier here are the bunch of lists.

Optional Itinerary and Extension Trip

TMG Adventure is always reaching out of the best service to make our travelers happy. In this package you can see optional itinerary section and extension trips; these are optional add-ons or travel choices for you. The company has its regular itinerary and the cost details too. On the suggestions and consideration of our previous travelers’, the company offers beyond it. You can check it properly. At the time of booking, if you wish to extend your holiday doing markup in the optional itinerary and trip extensions (extra add-ons or activities), you can mark it and book it. It depends on your personal choice. Beyond it, we also offer private and customize trips to those who are looking to do it on their travel requirements. Travelers can send us about the trip information by using our tailor-made trip/ customize trip forms or send us a quick inquiry. One of our travel planners will respond to it.

Walk miles for a good cause

TMG Adventure is not just a tour operator in Nepal but also a contributor for a good cause to our communities and the Himalayas people especially working on behalf of children where are abundant from education. Company work through FAN (First Act Nepal) It’s a team that works purely for our children. Support for their well-being through education providing child sponsorship programs. Assisting them in school uniforms, stationery, and school fees.

TMG Adventure donates a certain amount of its income to FAN annually, and the amount that it donates varies from year to year because the income that it earns also varies from year to year. Sometimes the income of TMG Adventure is high, and sometimes, it is low. Accordingly, the donation is made.

TMG Adventure also has a volunteering program, and if you are interested, then you can help these children through this program. For more, you can contact us via email, make a call or visit our office. You can also be a part of encouragement by engaging and sharing your ideas in our project.

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Itinerary & Maps

Itinerary & Maps

Below is an existing itinerary; this is a standard itinerary of ours, but you can customize the itinerary to meet your specific needs. You can prepare the itinerary that is going to work best for you. Your itinerary should be based on your interest. You can make your itinerary unique by adding fun to it. Travel Max Guide gives the topmost value to your customized itinerary because it has experienced trekking guides to make your itinerary better as well as make it easier for you to travel and have a good time in Nepal.

On this day you will be pickup from the airport and drop to your Hotel. After onwards as the given schedule time frame, you will be the meeting with the TMG’s staff and on the brief of your trip. After onwards, we will move to our dinners, introduction and more on comings trips flow on information.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

On this day you will receive the TMG’s staff and move to the Kathmandu valley sightseeing with the private vehicle. TMG’s tour guide will brief you during your trip. You will explore Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath. As your request, you can make it happen by the private vehicle, cycling, rickshaw, by walk near from the hotel. Other you need to take the vehicle or by cycling.

  • Accomodation

    Value

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    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

We depart from Kathmandu domestic airport and fly towards Badrapur, from here we drive by jeep towards Birtamond Bazaar. The flight gives us beautiful aerial views of the valleys. We check in the lodge for our overnight stay.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

After breakfast and lodge check out we prepare to drive by jeep to the village of Suketar. The drive offers us some great views of the landscape with rice terraces and mountains.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Today we start with a descending trek towards the Tamor River, this majestic river carries all the northern mountains water up to the Ganges River. Following the Tamor River further upstream until the trail leads us through a forested area and to the village of Mitlung home of the Chhetri people. Overnight stay at Mitlung

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    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

We continue our trek through jungle trails until entering the valley. Passing various villages the trail will ascend and we can see many agricultural projects along the way. Crossing various side rivers of the Tamor, the trail heads towards Sinwa. From here we ascend further passing many bee hives and the village of Tawa. Reaching the cluster village of Chiruwa we head for our campsite just beyond the village nearby a gentle stream. Overnight at Chiruwa

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Today we cross various rivers as we head for Sukathum. We see the landscape change into a wider valley and cross our first river the Sisuwa Khola. The trail leads us to the entrance of the Kangchenjunga Conoservation Area at the village of Tapethok. From here we follow the path crossing the Tamewa River and ascend towards Hellok. A next river crossing by suspension bridge that leads us over the mighty Simbuwa Khola (River) that comes from the Yalung Glacier. We continue until reaching Sukathum village from where we can see our first views of the mountain Khumbakarna. Our overnight stay is at Sukathum.

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    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Our destination today is Amjilosa a Tibetan Settlement. Following the Ghunsa River we have a steep climb until entering a beautiful rhododendron forest, ascending further we pass various Sherpa Villages. A final climb brings us to Amjilosa for our overnight stay.

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    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Today will be shorter than most but with incredible scenic jungle views. We ascend following the trail up to flat ridge paths and though mixed forests of rhododendron, oak and bamboo. On the way we pass beautiful rapids, waterfalls and pastures. A final strenuous climb and we reach our overnight destination; the Sherpa village of Gyabla.

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    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

After breakfast we head out again towards Ghunsa. For the first part we will traverse bamboo forest until a steep drop into a massive ravine. From here the forest changes into fir and rhododendron and we ascend towards Phale village. Here we van visit the wooden Gompa with its marvelous statues and thangkas. After leaving Phale the trail becomes easier to traverse as we pass forests and fields until reaching the Ghunsa River. Crossing the river and entering Ghunsa village for our overnight stay.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

Today we take a break for acclimatization. High altitude sickness can be a serious hindur during the trek so we must take our time to get used to this new altitude. Relaxing at the village we can visit the old Tibetan Monastery or go for a hike towards a beautiful lake up the Yamatari River. Overnight stay at Ghunsa.

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    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Kambachen is where we will be heading today. Following the Ghunsa River through juniper forests until crossing floodplains and rivers over wood and stone bridges. A climb to Rambuk Kharka makes us experience a big chance in the landscape that becomes more barren. Ascending further up past landslide terrain while passing the mighty snout of the Khumbakarna Glacier, the views here are amazing! From here we descend slowly until reaching Kambachen for our overnight stay.

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    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Heading back on the trail after our breakfast the landscape becomes desolated. Following the stony river bed it can be a hard part of the trail until reaching Ramtang. Ascending more and more the stony trail leads us on a riverbed of the Ghunsa River with amazing views of the Lhonak Glacier to the north. Following the river and crossing it until reaching Lhonak. This small village rewards us with amazing peak views in all directions such as Tent Peak and the ridges of the Chang Himal or Wedge Peak. We set up our tents in Lhonak for our overnight stay.

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    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

A short trek brings us along the side of the mighty Kanchenjunga Glacier over rocky and grassy terrain. We follow this trail until reaching Pangpema. We set up camp and head up towards the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. From here we are rewarded with spectacular views of the north side of Kanchenjunga, and the mighty Glaciers. Overnight stay in Pangpema.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

Heading back towards Lhonak we continue slowly as it is somewhat hard. After Lhonak the trail becomes easy downhill until reaching back to Kambachen for our overnight stay.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

Retracing our trail back to Ghunsa for lunch and heading further down along the Ghunsa river to the Tibetan village of Phale for our overnight stay.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

Following the trail now downwards through the forests until reaching Gyabla and continuing more down until reaching our overnight destination Amjilosa.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

Heading back towards the mighty waterfall the path now descends steeply all the way back towards Sukathum. From here we continue on along the Tamur Khola until crossing the bridge of the Simbuwa River. A pleasant hike brings us back to the cluster village of Chirwa.

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    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

We continue a little while along the river trail until climbing back up towards Thiwa and our Kanchenjunga Conservation Area exit point. From here we retrace our trail all the way back towards Linkhem

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    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Today is our last ascend as we head back up towards Suketar. We climb all the way up past the Sherpa villages as we leave the vast mountains and valleys behind us, we can take a few breaks for some last photos until we reach back at Sukethar airport. We have a celebration dinner for making it through the trek and prepare for our overnight in Suketar.

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    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

We depart by flight to Biratnagar and transfer on a next flight back to Kathmandu. At the airport you will be transfer back to the hotel and after a rest we meet back at the office for your trek review.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Here trip concludes. TMG’s representative will drop you to the International airport of Kathmandu.

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Cost and Dates

Cost & Dates

The price below is per person. If you have more than 8 people, then please feel free to ask for a discount. Those who love to do a single trip or a special trip with family, friends, and yourself, you can fill up the private journey or a tailor-made journey. According to your requirements, we will send you the price. TMG is happy to serve you very much.

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