Kanchenjungha Trekking is considered as one of the rewarding and classical adventure trekking trails in Nepal. Mt. Kaanchenjungha, standing at the height of 8586m, is popular as the third highest peak in the world. Trekking to Kanchenjungha region is a trekking to a virgin and unexplored remote area of Nepal. This is also known as one of the wilderness and less crowded areas treeing in Nepal. This less exposed area of Kanchenjungha region has now been a destination to enjoy the nature in its exotic and undisturbed form. Most strikingly, wonderful mountain peaks including as Mt Everest (8848m), Mt.Makalu (8,201m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516m) etc. This trekking trail is situated in the north-eastern part of Nepal bordering to Sikkim.We begin our Kanchenjungha trekking from Taplejing after we have flight from Kathmandu to suketar. The trail then ascends to Chauki via different beautiful traditional settlements in the region like Mitlung, Ghunsa, Khambachen and Lhonak to Pangpema (5140meters). Pangpema is known as the Base Camp of Mt. Kanchenjungha. Kanchenjungha Base Camp offers numerous opportunities for expeditions like attempting to scale the North Face of Kanchenjungha II and the ending of the first part of the trek. A various species of endangered species are native to this region. The snow leopard, red panda, musk deer, gray wolf, and the Himalayan black bear are the species of wildlife to be experienced in this region.
Kanchenjungha Trekking provides an excellent opportunity to experience exotic flora and fauna, unspoiled trails and landscapes, picturesque settlements, glaciers and cliffs and most striking, alluring giant mountain peaks dominating the skyline. Relatively, less uncovered area among the trekking trails in Nepal, Kanchenjungha region trekking is getting popular among the adventure trekking enthusiasts.
We, Team Himalaya have been successfully operating various trekking trips to Kanchenjungha region of Nepal since its establishment. We offer equipped team in order to ensure your safety and luxury during the trip. We are flexible to offer any trip to the trekkers .
What is the trip about ?
|Trip Standard||On Camping basis|
|Trek Grade||moderate & adventurous|
|Highest Spot||5,150 m at Pangpema|
|Trekking||24 Nights & 25 Days|
|Total Trip||27 Nights & 28 Days (KTM to KTM)|
|Season||April to June, September to November|
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur 240m and drive to Ilam 1,460 m – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Drive to Sukhetar 04 hrs trek to Lali Kharka 1,900m – 04 hrs.
Starting the day with another morning drive to begin this wonderful adventure to Kanchenjunga base camp, journey continues to Sukhetar at Taplejung area the drive takes about 04 hrs on the jeep track, after reaching at Suketar our first day walk begin towards a small village of Lali Kharka at 2,260 meters.The first portion of the trek is gradual with undulating winding path through the dense forest of pines and rhododendrons trees; the high hills trail from here follows a nice ridge route and then approaching the high hills and into a forested area, which gradually descends to our first overnight camp at Lalikharka, on a nice farm field with a stunning views of Kanchenjunga in the distance.
Day 05: Trek to Khesewa – Bhanjyang 2,100m – 05 hrs.
Morning walk leading downhill through farm villages and maintained fields and terraces, around here the villages are mostly Hindu origins, a mixture of Brahmins, Chettris and the Kirat tribes of Rai’s and Limbus who also practice Hinduism and as well their own old traditional culture respecting natural spirits.After reaching Tembawa village, then walking downhill towards Phawa khola, crossing Phawa khola coming to Pokora village, the trail from here leading unto terraced farm fields, and finally crossing a bridge, then climbing steeply to Kunjari a mid hills village, from here walking into a mixed forest then climbing up to a small farm village at Khesewa- Bhanjyang , with superb views of Kanchenjunga and Yalungkang peaks.
Day 06: Trek to Mamangkhe 2,030 m – 06 hrs.
Journey begins descending after leaving this nice farm village towards farm area with rice and millets terraced, then entering a forest area to Nandeva khola, after crossing this stream, walk leads downhill along the river, then reaching a high hill with a climb into forest to reach at Lopoding village, from here the walks leads to ups and down until the walk reaches at Fun Fun a small settlement, from Fun-fun ridge top offers magnificent panorama of Khumbakarna Himalaya range with Yalung and Mt. Kanchenjunga.After marveling the views descend again through farm terraced, then start climbing on a gradual uphill for an hour to Pomppe Dhada on the crest of a ridge with awesome views of Mt. Jannu in the distance.
From this high spot on the downhill path to Khesewa khola, then crossing a suspension bridge with a last climb of the day through terraced fields to reach Mamankhe village for overnight stop.
Day 07: Trek to Yangphudin 2,150m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Chitre 2,880 m – 06hrs.
From Yamphudin village walking along the left bank of Kabeli khola, crossing a tributary stream of Omje khola and then starting a climb up to Dhupi Bhangyang into a wide open grassland, from the top of this small ridge a steady downhill through the deciduous forest to Omje Khola.Journey continues through rhododendron forest, and coming to an exposed ridge to our overnight camp at Chitre, a small settlement with only few huts.
Day 09: Trek to Simbua Khola 3,000m – 07 hrs.
After a nice morning at Chitre, starting our journey towards Ramite Bhanjyang on the steep uphill through magnolias, rhododendron and bamboo forest then reaching at Ramite a place with a single hut, from here walk leads to a climb in a rhododendron covered uphill, then passing to a small pond on the right as it reaches Ramite Bhanjyang at 3,430 meters.After a break and admiring picturesque view of Mt.Jannu, walk leads to about 150 meters climb through dense forested area with rhododendron, pines and oaks trees with view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Khumbhakarna and Kabru peaks in between the tree lines. From here walk is on gradual downhill to the riverbed of Simbua Khola for overnight camping.
Day 10: Trek to Tseram 3,770 m – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Ramche 4,360m via Lapsang – 05 hrs.
After a lovely morning here at Tserm walk leadse to a descent towards Simbua Khola riverbed, from here leading to a climb up on terraced hills arriving at Yalung Bara with single stone hut, this hut marking the end of the forests with mountain trail ahead towards Yalung Glacier ablation zone.From here leading to a climb for an hour with rest of the walk on gentle trail as the tree line ends at Yalungbar with fabulous views of of Kabru, Rathong and Kokthang, the walk stops around this lovely area for overnight camp.
Day 12: Rest day at Ramche for acclimatisation and optional walk.
Day 13: Trek back to Tseram – 04 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Tamo la 4,300 m – 05 hrs.
Morning begins with a descend through Yalungbar with short steep up then crossing a river with gradually walk through the forest, from here it leads to a climb on the steep uphill for an hour and reaching two small glacial ponds, then from here a hard walk up and down to cross three passes of Miring La, Tamo La and Sinion La.The first section of the journey leads to climb for an hour to the ridge top of the pass with great view of Kabru peak and Mt. Kanchenjunga. From Miring La, the trail goes gently down and then up to Sinion La at 4,500 m. From the top of the pass awesome views of Mt.Makalu, Mt. Baruntse, and Chamlang peaks looking towards North West, after the great scenery the trail descends gently to Tamo La at 4,500 m and from here again a super views of Khumbhakarna Himalaya range of mountains after a great scenic walk heading downhill to the overnight camp.
Day 15: Trek to Ghunsa 3,480m – 06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Kangbachen 4,000m – 05 hrs.
Starting the day with an strenuous uphill climb up along the river side looking around several wonderful cascading waterfalls as the morning walk progress, from here on coming towards Yak herders along the walk, which depends upon grazing time season.The walk continues from the right bank of Ghunsa River, through rhododendron and pines forest, and then slowly ascend to Rambuk Kharkas crossing a small glacier landslide sections, walk continues with amazing views of Khumbukarna Himal and Janu Himal and other high snow capped mountains, then leaving the tree lines behind towards barren landscapes with only sparse vegetation of junipers and Burberrys bushes , after Rambuk Kharka, climb through a large landslide area with a excellent views of Khumbakarna’s Himal North Face.
The walk form here leads to gentle descend to Kangbachen for overnight stop and this valley, which is dominated by Mt. Sharphu 7,070 meters and just in the opposite side lies the huge North face of Mt. Janu and Wedge peak.
Day 17: Trek to Lhonak 4,780 m – 05 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Pang Pema 5, 065 m – 05 hrs.
Day 19: Rest day at Pang Pema for local exploration.
Day 20: Trek to Kangbachen 3,900 m – 06 hrs.
Day 21: Trek to Phole 3,100 m – 06 hrs.
Day 22: Trek to Amjilassa 2,500m – 07 hrs.
Our journey continues with a descend coming across rich vegetation and back to tree lines, through mix forest of bamboo and rhododendrons.Before Gybala village walk is about half hour steep climb, then on the bank of Ghunsa River, walk gently climbs and with down hills for an hour and leading to a steep up and down again for two hours through the forest and finally reaching open grassland at Amjilassa, a small Sherpa village with overnight camping on a nice grassy field.
Day 23: Trek to Tapethok 1,300 m – 06 hrs.
Day 24: Trek to Phoram 1,650m – 06 hrs.
Day 25: Trek to Suketar 2,440 m – 05 hrs.
Day 26: Drive to Fickal or Bhritamod / Bhadarpur
Day 28: International departure homeward bound.