Kanchenjunga trekking

Kanchenjunga trekking

Kanchenjunga trekking is remote wilderness treks in Nepal Himalaya. Nepal Kanchenjunga trek is known as Kanchenjunga base camp trekking include both Mt. Kanchenjunga base camp trek route ( southern Pangpema base camp & Northern Oktang Base camp). Trek to Kanchenjunga is less crowded trekking in Nepal hike through Kanchenjunga conservation area discover the  wild animals, lush valleys and nomad lands. Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586m is 3rd highest mountain in the world. Nepal Kanchenjunga hiking route is opened for foreigners in 1988. Special Kanchenjunga trek permit is required for issue  through the Government registered Nepal trekking Agency.  Minimum two people necessary to obtain the  permit. Trekking in Kanchenjunga explore the best views of Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586 m, Mt. Makalu 8463 m, Jahnu Himal and Tibetan Himalayan range. Mount Kanchenjunga trek difficulty level is strenuous+ thus trekkers should know details of Mount Kanchenjunga base camp treks information before heading to the relevant areas. Kanchenjunga package trek permit cost USD 70 for first week then each day USD 10 for extended trip. Kanchenjunga circuit trek is longest Nepal trekking destination and minimum 4  weeks holidays required. 

Mount Kanchenjunga trek destination  has more exciting and challenging organizing trip to situated in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area which is spread over 2,035 m sq km. Since hiking in Kanchenjunga region  has been open , we Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition arrange numerous trekking groups in relevant areas. Trek to Kanchenjunga region is marvelous trekking experience of Nepal Himalaya. Kanchenjunga package trekking from 1200 meters (4,000ft) up to 5180 meters (17,094ft) above sea level. Normally 4 weeks holidays required for Kanchenjunga selele pass trekking but we Himalaya Journey Trekking create Mt. Kanchenjunga base camp trek itinerary as per trekkers  wish with amazing experience of Himalayan trekking in Nepal. Mount Kanchenjunga trek cost is slightly higher then other normal trekking route like Everest trekking, Annapurna trekking , Langtang trekking as it is remote trekking destinations in Nepal. Kanchenjunga circuit trek distance approximatley 246 km & HJT generate treks in Kanchenjunga base camp trip plan accordingly. Mt. Kanchenjunga trek cost on group size and choice of the package but comparing other treks in Nepal slightly high tally as a longest trekking in Nepal Himalaya.

Kanchenjunga base camp hiking begins from Suketar Taplejung accessible by air or Biratnagar /  Basantapur accessible by road. Trekking in Kanchenjunga walk through lush rhododendron forests you climb on into high alpine terrain beyond the village of Gunsa.  Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition's trekking guide led you through the beautiful village of Sekathum ,  Amejelasa Gyapla Gunsa Khambochen and finally reach kanchenjunga pangpema base camp then trekking continue return same way to Gunsa to ascend the Kanchenjunga sele le pass and follow via Tseram Ramche & hike to Kanchenjunga Oktang base camp.  we include Kanchenjunga circuit trekking both kanchenjunga base camp & sele le pass . Kanchenjunga region trekking is still exploratory trekking in Nepal Himalaya and you must be prepared to take the trail as it comes. Suggested all travelers  trek through government registered local Nepal trekking agency recommended by Lonely planet Nepal travel guide book for the secured trip to Kanchenjunga treks route.  

Kanchenjunga region trekking map has depth details of relevant areas.  Autumn & spring season is best time trek to Kanchenjunga region but we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange personalized trekking service as per trekkers wish and holiday schedule. minimum two person participant required treks in Kanchenjunga region. Around Kanchenjunga trek package  can do both Tea house / Lodge & camping / tented trekking with amazing life time experience of Nepal Eastern Himalayan region. Good physical fitness is required for Kanchenjunga package treks. Good physical fitness is essential as this route has challening Sele Le pass to reach the both base camp destination but no previous trekking experience is required. 

Mt.Kanchenjunga treks destination  Major Highlights

* Hiking in Kanchenjunga base camp offer great views of world’s 3rd    highest mountain (8586 m) with five treasure of snow.
* Explore wilderness Himalayan trekking in Nepal and both Kanchenjunga base camp
* Explore the beautiful remote villages and challenging Kanchenjunga Sele le pass 4854m
* less touristic trekking trails of Nepal and touch the Great Himalayan trails
* Hiking  through the diverse flora and fauna inside the Kanchenjunga cosnervation area and Yalung Glaciers

Related trip information about  Mt. Kanchenjunga treks

How difficult is Kanchenjunga base camp  trekking tour?

This trek is one of the most challenging trek in Kanchenjunga region. Good Physical fitness and mental preparation is required for the trip. Hiking experience is required as well as need to have few month training for walk in high Himalayan zone and pass. Our guide has depth experience and done the trekking frequently so will led carefully even less experience hiking in Nepal Himalaya.

When is the best time to do the Mt. Kanchenjunga base camp trek package  ?

Autumn (From mid-September to November and Spring (March to May) are the best time to do this trek  but we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange around the year as per your holiday frame .. June to August (monsoon) is the rainy months  and Himalayan views may not clear and trekking trails are slippery . Winter season (December – February) is too cold and temperature almost minus and rare chance to make Kanchenjunga Sele le pass.

How to get Kanchenjunga permit?

This trek is categorized as restricted / control trekking destination in Nepal so every trekkers apply trekking permit through the legal local trekking company in Nepal. We need  to apply Kanchenjunga package trek permit in departments  of immigration Nepal with your original passport copy which take minimum two hours. Trekkers need other three different trekking permit – Kanchenjunga  conservation area project (KCAP) permit, Trekkers information management system ( TIMS) permit through the Nepal trekking agency. 

what about accommodation and meals during the trekking?

You will get normal tea house / lodge accommodation entire the  Mt. Kanchenjunga treks package  trails and you will get all type of meals such as Nepalese, Indian, Chinese, American, European, Tibetan etc choose able from menu.

Do you need trekking guide for Kanchenjunga base camp hiking ?

Yes, You need to have professional Nepal trekking guide because of controlled trekking destinations in Nepal  and apply trekking permit through Nepal trekking company as well as without trekking guide and porter insurance impossible to get special trekking permit so mandatory need trekking guide.  Also, explain about the mountains and local culture, no obstacle during the trekking even incase of snowfall in the trekking path /  Kanchenjunga Selele  pass, good take care of you if incase of suffer by high altitude sickness. 

Could you do trek without Nepal trekking agency?

It is impossible to do Trek in Kanchenjunga region  without Nepal trekking agency because of need special Nepal treks permit through the government registered Nepal trek company. Minimum 2  person required to obtain Nepal Kanchenjunga base camp trek permit from department of immigration Nepal.

What about  trek cost?

Trip cost is slightly high then other normal trekking destination like Everest trekking, Annapurna trekking, Langtang trekking because of  Mt. Kanchenjunga trek  permit cost is slightly high. On the other hand, Nepal trekking guide and porter insurance cost will also add for this trip.

How to find the best and reliable Nepal trekking companies for  Trekking in Kanchenjunga region?

It is hard to find the best and reliable Nepal trekking companies for  trekking if you just surfing via google or internet so trekkers should know Nepal trekking company legal documents, service, reputation, either recommended in international travel guide book such as Lonely planet guide book, Rough guide book etc sometime free lance trekking guide, operator or illegal Nepal trekking agency also show up their website and sale the trekking it means beware from illegal operation that make your holiday hazards.

Kanchenjunga trekking itinerary :

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu 1334m, Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s representative will transfer to hotel , Kanchenjunga trip package briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: After breakfast, Himalaya Journey tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath Stupa : visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the best Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath temple: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley etc and prepare for the Mount Kanchenjunga trek because this day is required to make Mount Kanchenjunga treks  permit with original passport. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu Fly to Suketar 1824m trek to Mitlung 1968m. walk approximately 4-5 hours ( if incase of flight cancel due the bad weather , take you Biratnagar then by jeep drive to Suketar in same day) 

Day 04: Mitlung trek to Chhiruwa 1190m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 05: Chhiruwa trek to Sekathum 1640m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 06: Sekathum trek to Amjilessa 2490m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 07: Amjilessa trek to Gyapla/Kypra 2730m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 08: Gyapla/Kypra trek to Gunsa village 3430m. walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 09: Acclimatization or rest day in Gunsa village. During this day you can hike up to the selele pass base camp. .

Day 10: Gunsa trek to Kambachen 4040m. walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 11: Kambachen trek to Lhonak 4790m. walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 12: Lhonak trek to Pang pema (Kanchenjunga northern Base Camp) 5140m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 13: Pang pema base camp trek to Lhonak 4790m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 14: Lhonak trek to Gunsa 3430m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 15: Gunsa trek to Sinion/ selele Phedi 3546m . walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 16: Sinion /selele phedi via Selele pass 4854m trek to Tseram 3870m. walk approximately 6-7 hours

Day 17: Tseram trek to Kanchenjunga Oktang Base camp back to Ramche 4620m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 18: Ramche trek to Torontan 3256m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 19: Torontan Trek to Amje Khola 2340m . walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 20: Amje Khola Trek to Mamanke 1810m . walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 21: Mamanke trek to Kande Bhanjang 2134m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 22: Kande Bhanjang trek Lali Kharka 2213m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 23: Lali Kharka trek to Suketar /Taplejung 1824m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 24: Suketar by flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 25: After breakfast, Relaxing or shopping with own activities than in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel .

Day 26: After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities , Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition's representative will drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journeys or if you have time to stay in Nepal will arrange any other trip such as Chitwan Junlge safari tour, Lumbini tour, Chitwan jungle safari tour , river rafting etc.

Kanchenjunga trekking Cost:

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Service includes:-

  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel.
  • Three night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis ( 3 star category hotel) on twin sharing as mentioned in itinerary
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder trekking Guide.
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by private car/van/ Minibus / Bus to catch Kathmandu Biratnagar suketar  Flight .
  • Kathmandu to  Biratnagar  Kathmandu both way flight ticket as mentioned in itinerary 
  • Trekking guide both way flgiht ticket as mentioned in itinerary
  • Trekking porter /sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking.(two person will get one trekking sherpa/ porter)
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
  • special Kanchenjunga trekking permit as mentioned in itinerary
  • Kanchenjunga conservation area project permit (KCAP permit)
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS)
  • Kathmandu valley guided sightseeing tour as mentioned in itinerary 
  • Kathmandu valley tour with private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary 
  • Kathmandu Taplejung Kathmandu bus transportation for staff as mentioned in itinerary 
  • All program as mentioned in itinerary
  • Overland transportation
  • Trekking guide both way flight ticket
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff. ( Trekking guide,  and porters)
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.Government Tax and office service charge.
  • Airport drop

Service Excludes:-

  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • International flight ticket
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal -  approx. US$ 24. al equipments
  • High risk medical insurance
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
  • Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls
  • Hot drinks, Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Purely personal nature expenses
  • Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected).

Kanchenjunga treks Equipments

  • Trekking Bag pack.
  • Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Trekking stick.
  • Trekking Hat, cat
  • Trekking woollen cap.
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock .
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of Trekking shirts .
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Sun cream.


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Useful Information:

Kanchenjunga trekking is one of the most popular trekking destination in eastern part of Nepal open for trekkers in 1998 . Kanachenjunga trekking is limit / controlled trekking destination of Nepal and special trekking permit required through government registered Nepal trekking agency with minimum two person required to obtain the Kanchenjunga trekking permit. At least four weeks holidays required trekking in Kanchenjunga region but we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange customized trekking service as per trekkers holiday frame. 

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