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Kanchenjunga Trek

26 Days
Starting Point Suketar Ending Point Thorpu
Trip Difficulty Adventure Max Altitude 5,388 m
Duration 26 Days Best Season Sep - Dec & Mar - May
Trip Cost US$ 1075 per person Group Size Min 2 Pax
Country Nepal Meals Excluded
Trip Style Tea House Trek & Camping
  • Difficult one
  • Remote area
  • 3rd Highest Mountain
  • Greenery
  • Snow-capped mountains

Trip Introduction

Mt Kanchenjunga is a 3rd highest mountain (8598m) of the world, and obviously it is located in the north eastern part of Nepal. Mount Kanchenjunga is the major attraction of the Kanchenjunga trek, it is one of the most difficult trekking routes of Nepal. It does not offers any kind of modern facility. Most of the time, trekkers have to stay at tea houses and tent. Though it is a third highest mountain in the world, less amount of trekkers reach there in Kanchenjunga than other trekking routes of Nepal since it is difficult one. But nowadays, this trek is getting popular in the world because of its cultural diversity and remote areas.

Unlike the Everest and Annapurna region, it is less crowded. So that you will be rewarded silence environment here with lots of beautiful rural villages, cultural and geographical diversity and greenery.

Before 1852, Kanchenjunga was thought to be the highest mountain in the world. However, it actually knew that it is not highest it is 3rd highest when all measurements were set and made by Great Trigonometrical Survey in India.

Please Note:

Trekking Option :

  1. Totally Camping Basis
  2. Partly Camping and Partly Tea House Basis
  3. Guide and Porter Hiring Basis
  4. Cook and Porter Hiring Basis

Please e-mail us if you want to:

  1. Do individual Trek with guide and porter.
  2. Do trekking with Guide only.
  3. Do trekking with Porter only.
  4. Do trekking with Guide cum Porter.
  5. Do large group Trekking.
  6. Do small group trekking.

We will quote prices according to your requirement. Larger the group size lesser the price will be.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 03: Kathmandu to Biratnagar – by Domestic Flight

Day 04: Flight from Biratnagar to Suketar or drive from Phidim to Suketar

Day 05: Suketar – Mitlung  4-5 hours Walk

Day 06: Mitlung – Chirwa Walks 5-6 hours

Day 07: Chirwa – Sukathum 5-6 hours Trek

Day 08: Sukathum – Amjilosa 5-6 hours Trek

Day 09: Amilosa – Gyabla 6-7 hours Trek

Day 10: Gyabla – Ghunsa 5-6 hours Trek

Day 11: Acclimatization Day at Ghunsa

Day 12: Ghunsa – Kambachen 5-6 hours Trek

Day 13: Acclimatization Day at Kambachen

Day 14: Kambachen – Lhonak 6-7 hours Trek

Day 15: Pangpema Trek 6-7 hours

Day 16: Kambachen Trek back 6-7 hours

Day 17: Kambachen – Ghunsa 3-4 ours Trek

Day 18: Ghunsa – Sele 6-7 hours Trek

Day 19: Sele – Cheram 6-7 hours Trek

Day 20: Cheram – Ramche – back to Cheram 4-5 hours Trek

Day 21: Cheram – Tortong 5-6 hours

Day 22: Tortong – Yapudin 6-7 hours

Day 23: Yaphudin – Yangpang 6-7 hours

Day 24: Yangpang – Thorpu 5-6 hours Walk

Day 25: Thorpu – Birtamod 5-6 hours Drive

Day 26: Birtamod – Bhadrapur Drive back and Fly to Kathmandu

Price Includes

  • Kanchenjunga Special Permit
  • A guide (Since you are alone, your guide will help you to carry your belongings during the trek)
  • Entry permit for National Park
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation from hotel to airport and from airport to hotel
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) for Nepali staff during the trek
  • Necessary equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket, etc.
  • Mountain Medical Rescue help (Provided by your insurance company)
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs.

Price Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses such as drinks, beverages, hot shower etc.
  • Tips
  • All meals 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) for you during the trek

Trekking Equipment list:

The following equipment lists are suggested and essential for both camp & teahouse treks in the Himalayas. Make use of this list as a guideline; some of the equipment can be hired in Katmandu as well. Besides, keep in mind trekking gear can be bought in the many adventure shops in Katmandu Thamel.


  • 1 large duffel bag: This will carry all your personal gear on the trek. It should be strong and durable.  The best size would be around 30″ x 14″, with a full-length zipper and handles.
  • 1 small padlock: Your duffel bag should be locked.
  • 1 rucksack or day pack:  This should accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you want to have during the day.  We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.
  • 1 small duffel bag or suitcase: Items not needed on the trek can be left at the hotel in Kathmandu. This bag should also have a lock.  Be sure to leave room for purchases, or buy one in Kathmandu they have many good quality ones available.

Head and Face Gear:

  • Sunhat
  • A Bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor
  • Lip balm with a high SPF factor


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Inner Clothing:

  • T-shirts
  • Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best
  • Underwear
  • 2 Long shorts
  • 2 Trousers- (loose and comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)
  • Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Baggy pants
  • 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)
  • 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket


  • Light weight walking boots- Quality boots (leather is recommended)
  • Spare laces
  • 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
  • 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks
  • One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

  • 1 thermos- Water tends to freeze in ‘normal’ water bottles at high altitude temperatures.
  • 2 one-liter water bottles
  • Purification equipment- Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

  • 30-40 liter daypack
  • Rucksack- Without aluminum support
  • Water Proof Bag- A water proof bag to cover the rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius.

Optional Extras/Luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Walkman
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

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