Mt Kanchenjunga is the 3rd highest mountain (8598m) in the world. It was considered to be the highest mountain in the world before 1852. But when all the measurements were done, it was found that it is the third highest. It is located in the north-eastern part of Nepal. It is one of the most difficult trekking routes of Nepal. It does not offer any kind of modern facility. Most of the time trekkers have to stay in tea houses and tents. Therefore, only very few trekkers who like challenges go on this trek. But, nowadays, this trek is getting popular because of its cultural diversity and its remote areas. Unlike the Everest and Annapurna region, it is less crowded. So you will be rewarded with a quiet environment, along with lots of beautiful rural villages, cultural and geographical diversity and greenery.
Trekkers planning to travel to controlled areas in Nepal opened for group trekking need to get trekking permit issued by the Department of Immigration under the Home Ministry. The govern-ment has opened following previously restricted trekking areas for the group trekkers. Trekking permits will not be issued to individual trekkers in those trekking areas. Require minimum 2 Pax to do this trekking because it is a restricted area.
Drive from Kathmandu to Taplejung (1820m) by Bus for 23 hours.
Trek Taplejung to Mitlung (921m) for 5 hours.
Trek Mitlung to Chiruwa (1270m) for 5 hours.
Trek Chiruwa to Helllok (1740m) for 5 hours.
Trek Hellok to Gyabla(2760m) for 6 hours.
Trek Gyabla to Ghunsa (3595m) for 6 hours.
Rest Day in Ghunsa.
Trek Ghunsa to Khargpachen (4050m) for 5 hours.
Trek Khargpachen to Lhonak (4780m) for 5 hours. (Last place for a hotel on the way there is no lunch place.)
Trek Lhonak to Kanchanjunga Base Camp (5143m) and trek back to Lhonak for lunch and continue trek to Khangpanchen, which takes about 8 hours.
Trek Khangpanchen to Ghunsa(3595m) for 3 hours .
Trek Ghunsa to sele la Camp (4200m) for 6 hours.
Trek Sellela camp to Cheram (4440 ) via selele pass and sinion for 7 hours
Trek Cheram to Okhardhunga (4730m) for 8 hours.
Trek Okhardhunga to Yalung Base Camp(5400m) and back to the Ramchaur (4580m) for 6 hours.
Trek Ramchaur to Tortong (2995m) for 6 hours.
Trek Tortong to Mamankhe (1920m) for 6 hours .
Trek Mamankhe to Kande Bhanjyang (2179m) for 7 hours .
Drive from Kande Bhanjyang to Taplejung(1820m) by bus/ jeep for 5 hours
Drive from Taplejung to Kakadbhitta, Jhapa. It takes around 15 hours.
Drive from Kakadbhitta to Kathmandu. It takes around 18 hours.