About Kanchenjunga Trek
Kanchenjunga (8598m) is the world’s third highest mountain located in the remote and far eastern part of Nepal. Kanchenjunga is one of the most isolated and difficult region of the entire Himalayas and was first climbed by a British group in 1956 AD in this sensitive restricted area. Here you can suffer a tough challenge, and reap the rewards!
Kanchenjunga trek, which takes you throughout dotted settlements of thatched farmhouses with vibrant flower gardens, wild coniferous forest and on to isolated Buddhist settlements where people grazing a live from the barren land. The highlight of Kanchenjunga trek in both altitude and scenic majesty is certainly the three days trek to the Kanchenjunga glacier where the views are quite simply awe-inspiring.
Kanchenjunga trip begins with a trek over the Mahabharat Lekh range with magnificent views of both the Kanchenjunga and Mt Everest massifs with the Arun Valley between them. We trek through splendidly cultured hillsides, Rhododendron jungles and yak grazing lands that lye underneath the glacier. The return path bearing west passes through some amazing villages of Taplejung. The panoramic views of Kanchenjunga, Everest and Makalu are superb on our descent to the road head.
Kanchenjunga Trip Plans
Trek / Trip Duration: 23 Days
Highlights of Kanchenjunga Trek
Magnificent views of the world’s highest mountain peaks.
Facts of Kanchenjunga Trek
Weather Conditions: Temperature ranging from 20C to minus 6°C
Medical Facilities: Carry your own First Aid Kit.
Communication Service: Few places telephones are available.
Rescue functions: within two hour helicopter available.
Season(s): Spring: Mid February to April / autumn: September – Mid November
Day 01: Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by Mission Eco Trek’s Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Boudhanath, Pashupatinath Temple Swayambhu, and Kathmandu durbar square). Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: In the morning fly from Kathmandu to Taplejung. Start the trek. Over night in tents.
Day 04: Trek to Chhirwa (1,240 m). Over night in tents.
Day 05: Trek from Chirwa to Shekathum (1,650 m). Over night in tents.
Day 06: Shekathum to Amjilhasa (2,490 m). Over night in tents.
Day 07: Trek from Amjilhasa to Gepla (2,630 m). Over night in tents.
Day 08: Trek Gepla to Gunsa (3,340 m). Over night in tents.
Day 09: Rest / traveling around in Gunsa. Over night in tents.
Day 10: Trek from Gunsa to Khambachen (3,960 m). Over night in tents.
Day 11: Trek from Khambachen to Lhonak (4,790 m). Over night in tents.
Day 12: Trek Lhonak to Kangchenjungha Base Camp (5,220 m). Over night in tents.
Day 13: Trek Pang Pema to Khambachen (3,960 m). Over night in tents.
Day 14: Trek Khambachen to Shibuwa Khola Valley (4,730 m). Over night in tents.
Day 15: Trek to Ramche (5,525 m). Over night in tents.
Day 16: Trek Ramche to Tseram (3,770 m). Over night in tents.
Day 17: Trek Tseram to Lamite Bhanjyang (3,360 m). Over night in tents.
Day 18: Trek Lamite Bhanjynang to Magahi (2,500 m). Over night in tents.
Day 19: Trek Mamakhe to Keshwa (2,120 m). Over night in tents.
Day 20: Trek Keshwa to Taplejung Airport. Over night in tents.
Day 21: Fly back from Taplejung to Kathmandu. Overnight Hotel.
Day 22: Free day to discover, and enjoy Kathmandu. Overnight Hotel.
Day 23: Transfer to airport for you final departure.
Cost: Please contact us.
Minimum Group size: 2
Season: Please see above mentioned.
Grading: 4 - 5
Departure date: as per your convenience
Mission Eco Trek has been organizing Trekking in Nepal since many years. We Specialize in the Kanchenjunga Trek. On our Kanchenjunga Trek, the entire group treks led by our highly experienced guide. All the food on the Kanchenjunga Trek is provided. We stay in tents on the Kanchenjunga Trek. The Kanchenjunga Trek takes 21 days, with some time in Kathmandu.