Kanchenjunga Trek (4,760m)

Whenever it comes about Kanchenjunga trek, the image of the third world’s highest mountain and its beauty comes into mind. There’s a lot of myths and stories attached to this beautiful mountain, related to the culture of the local’s of Nepal and Sikkim.


An isolated region with very less tourist despite its stunning natural beauty- the Kanchenjunga was opened since 1988 for trekkers and still requires a special permit to trek here. Situated on the borders of eastern Nepal, of Sikkim and Tibet, you have the possibility to trek and reach the both South and North base camp of Kanchenjunga. The vibe of trekking to Kanchenjunga base camp is not the same as of the Everstor Annapurna. You can expect to see very few tourists and expedition groups.


The Kanchenjunga trek takes you to the high snow-covered mountains, traditional villages, and terraced fields. The magnificent scenery, the discovery of new culture and the hike to the viewpoint of the famous Jannu-Kumbharkarna (7710m) makes this trek to Kanchenjunga, a wonderful experience.


We will start our journey to Kanchenjunga from Bhadrapur, from where we will drive toward Taplejung and Chirwa.


Highlights of Kanchenjunga trek


  • – Wonderful trek in the heart of the very little frequented massif
    – Diverse landscapes from subtropical valleys to high passes
    – Exceptional high mountain and glacier panoramas
    – Trekking in both south (Oktang) and North (Pangpema) base camp of Kanchenjunga
    – Hike to the viewpoint of Jannu (7710m)


Are the lodges available during the Kanchenjunga Trek?
Yes, you will find the lodges during the trek. The lodges here are still basic in comparison to Everest or Annapurna. If you are travelling in a big group, then camping would be a better option.


How hard is Kanchenjunga trek?
An earlier trekking experience in high altitude would be enough. You should be physically and mentally fit. Despite its remoteness, this trek can be completed safely as the altitude will always be lower than 5000 meters. We do have a rest day in Ghunsa allowing us to acclimatise before we head above 4000m.

  • “like all great traverllers,
  • I have seen more than I remember
  • and remember more than I have seen”.



Maximum Altitude:4,760 meters
Best Season:Spring, Autumn & Winter
Trip Grade:Medium Level
Group Size:1 – 15 people
Duration:26 Days


  • All kind of ground transportation and flights mentioned in the itinerary
  • Required permits and government taxes for the trek
  • Food and twin sharing room in lodges during the trek
  • English Speaking guide and required porters
  • Insurance, Equipment, Food and Salary for Nepalese team
  • Hotel in Kathmandu B/B plan
  • Trekking map and first aid kit


  • Visa and International flight
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance and equipment
  • Personal expenses and TIPS
  • All kind of entrance fee in monuments during the trek
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Alcoholic and other beverages, hot shower, battery charge, laundry.


Itenary to Kanchenjunga Trek as follows:


Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu.

Once you arrive at Kathmandu, you will be picked up at airport and transfer to your hotel.


Day 2 : Kathmandu


Day 3 : Fly to Bhadrapur, drive to Phidim


Day 4 : Drive to Taplejung (1820m)


Day 5 : Drive to Chirwa (1380m)


Day 6 : Trek to Sukethum (1560m)


Day 7 : Trek Sukethum-Amjilosa (2460m)


Day 8 : Trek Amjilosa-Gyabala (2800m)


Day 9 : Trek Gyabala- Ghunsa (3420m)


Day 10 : Rest day at Ghunsa


Day 11 : Trek to Khambachen (4100m)


Day 12 : Khambachen- Side trip to Jannu view point (4100m)


Day 13 : Trek to Lhonak (4760m)


Day 14 : Lhonak- Side trip to Pangpema (5143m)


Day 15 : Trek back to Ghunsa


Day 16 : Trek to Selele Camp (4220m)


Day 17 : Trek to Tseram (3880m) via Mirgin La (4480m)


Day 18 : Day trip to Oktang, trek to Ramche


Day 19 : Trek to Torongtang (3000m)


Day 20 : Trek to Yamphudin (2200m) via Lasiya Bhanjyang


Day 21 : Trek to Khebang (1700m)


Day 22 : Drive back to Phidim


Day 23 : Drive back to Bhadrapur


Day 24 : Flight back to Kathmandu


Day 25 : Kathmandu


Day 26 : Depart Kathmandu

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