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Kanchenjunga Trek - 22 Days

Kanchenjunga Trek

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.

Note:  This Trekking need two person.

Day 1
Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu to Taplejung (1820m)by makalu bus for 23 hours.

Day 2
Day 2

Trek Taplejung to Mitlung (921m) for 5 hours

Day 3
Day 3

Trek Mitlung to Chiruwa (1270m)for 5 hours .

Day 4
Day 4

Trek Chiruwa to Helllok (1740m)for 5 hours .

Day 5
Day 5

Trek Hellok to Gyabla(2760m) for 6hours.

Day 6
Day 6

Trek Gyabla to Ghunsa (3595m) for 6 hours.

Day 8
Day 7

Rest Day in Ghunsa.

Day 9
Day 8

Trek Ghunsa to Khargpachen (4050m)for 5 hours.

Day 10
Day 9

Trek Khargpachen to Lhonak (4780m) for 5 hours. (Last place for hotel on the way there is no launch place)

Day 11
Day 11

Trek Lhonak to Kanchanjunga Base Camp (5143m) and trek back to Lhonak for lunch and continue trek to khangpanchen which takes about 8 hours ).

Day 12
Day 12

Trek Khangpanchen to Ghunsa(3595m) for 3 hours .

Day 13
Day 13

Trek Ghunsa to sele la Camp (4200m) for 6 hours.

Day 14
Day 14

Trek Sellela camp to Cheram (4440 ) via selele pass and sinion for 7 hours

Day 15
Day 15

Trek Cheram to Okhardhunga (4730m) for 8 hours.

Day 16
Day 16

Trek Okhardhunga to Yalung Base Camp(5400m)and back to the Ramchaur (4580m) for 6 hours.

Day 17
Day 17

Trek Ramchaur to Tortong (2995m)for 6 hours .

Day 18
Day 18

Trek Tortong to Mamankhe (1920m) for 6 hours .

Day 19
Day 19

Trek Mamankhe to Kande Bhanjyang (2179m) for 7 hours .

Day 20
Day 20

Drive from Kande Bhanjyang to Taplejung(1820m) by bus/ jeep for 5 hours

Day 21
Day 21

Taplejung to Kathmandu for 23 hours by Makalu Bus.

Day 22
Day 22

On the way to kathmandu From Taplejung.

Cost Includes

  • Kanchenjunga Special Permit
  • A guide
  • Entry permit for National Park
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation by bus .
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) for Nepali staff during the trek
  • Necessary equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket, etc for our nepali staff.
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs.

Cost Excludes

  • Emergency Mountain Medical Rescue (Provided by your insurance company please buy in your country, you could not buy in Nepal
  • 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

Price From USD$1,095/person
Total $ 1,095 USD

Trip Facts

  • Taplejung
  • Taplejung
  • Moderate
  • 5400
  • Trekking
  • Tea House
  • Nepal
  • Sep - Nov and Mar - May

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