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Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga Trek

  • Nepal
  • Strenuous
Kanchanjungha (8586 m.), the third highest peak in the world and lies on the eastern border of Nepal with India. Due to the enough sunlight and rain the region has preserved several varieties of wildlife and vegetation. The trek allows you to experience the remoteness of this region, romantic mountain views, Diverse flora and fauna and get a glimpse of the rich local cultural of eastern Nepal. People living in this region traditionally involve in traded with Tibet due to the lack of Array land. Seasonally, they used to go Tibet to bring salt, cloth, food and trade them locally.

Trip Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Kathmandu Kathmandu
Day 2 Explore Kathmandu Kathmandu
Day 3 Kathmandu – Biratnagar by flight then drive to Basantapur. Biratnagar
Day 4 Basantapur – Chowki. Chowki
Day 5 Chowki -Gupha Pokhari Gupha Pokhari
Day 6 Gupha Pokhari – Dovan.   Dovan
Day 7 Dovan - Mitlung Mitlung
Day 8 Mitlung – Chiruwa (1200m.) Chiruwa
Day 9 Chiruwa – Sakathum (1600m.) Sakathum
Day 10 Sakathum – Amjilessa (2460m.) Amjilessa
Day 11 Amjilessa (Gyapla) – Ghunsa (3475m.) Ghunsa
Day 12 Ghunsa – Khambachen (4130m.) Khambachen
Day 13  Hiking Lhonak 4780m. (Pangpengma Base camp 5000m.) Pangpengma BC
Day 14 Khambachen – Back to Ghunsa 3475m. Ghunsa
Day 15 Ghunsa – Mivingla Base Camp. Mivingla BC
Day 16 Mivingla BC – Tseram (3750m.) Tseram
Day 17 Tseram – Omje Khola. Omje Khola
Day 18 Amje Khola –Phumpe Danda. Phumpe Danda
Day 19 Phumpe Danda – Kunjari. Kunjari
Day 20 Kunjari – Suketar (Taplejung). Suketar
Day 21 Suketar – Kathmandu by flight then transfers to Hotel. Kathmandu
Day 22 Kathmandu free Kathmandu
Day 23 Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.  

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.
Trip Date & Cost


Cost Includes
  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Jeep, Tourist & Local Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • 4 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed & Breakfast basis
  • All three major meals B/L/D (provide continental food) and accommodation in best available teahouse Lodge and tented camp (twin sharing room or, North Face tent or, normal trekking tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent and Kitchen utensil etc.).
  • One professional English speaking trekking guide, 1 Cook, Kitchen boys and necessary Porters.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Restricted area special Trekking Permit and Kanchenjunga Conservation area entrance permits fees.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Biratnagar/Suketar/Kathmandu and Airport taxes.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Cost Excludes
  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fees & airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews
Equipment for this trip.

The following gives you a general idea of the trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek.

This is a porter-supported trek. Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc.

The weight limit for the porter is 30 kg or 66 pounds. 15 kg or 33 pounds for each client. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking stuff at the locker facility in the Kathmandu hotel.

  • 4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek.)
  • Duffel bag (We will provide one complimentary Ace the Himalaya duffel bag which is yours to keep.)
  • Daypack
  • Down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; We can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.)
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  • Sun hat (We will provide you a complimentary Ace the Himalaya hat.)
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer
  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves
Core Body
  • T-shirts
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (For women)
Lower Body – Legs
  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants
  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers/sandals
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)
Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)
Miscellaneous, but Important!
  • Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your flight.)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)
  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
  • Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman

This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.

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  • Trip Rating
  • Trip Duration22 Days
  • Min. PriceContact us
  • Max. Altitude8586 M.
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • Group Size2 - 20
  • Best TimeFeb-June, Sept-Dec
  • Daily Walking4 - 6 hours
  • AccommodationLodge
Kanchenjunga Trek