27 Day Trip
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Kanchenjunga (8586m), third highest peak in the world

  • Duration 27 Days
  • Difficulty Level Medium
  • Includes Equipment, Drinks, Accommodations, Food

Trip Introduction

Real Nepalese Far-East exploration trek

Kanchenjunga (8586m), third highest peak in the world after Mount Everest and K2, is located in the far eastern Nepal on the border with Sikkim. In Tibetan, Kanchenjunga means “five treasures of snow” and it has indeed five peaks.

The trek leading to the south and north base camps of Kanchenjunga is a very strenuous and little used route. The landscape varies from the cultivated fields of the valley to the high ice plateau where the snowy peaks of the highest mountains in the world can be seen: Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8485m) and Kanchenjunga (8586m).

Through a rhododendron forest, you go up the Nango La pass at just over 4700 m, frequented by Tibetans who trade between Olangchungola and Ghunsa. Yak caravans regularly cross this pass, which is a fairly difficult trail.

  • The particular habitat of the Kanchenjunga region, wooden houses on stone foundations and shingled roofs.
  • The approach walks to the northern base camp of Kanchenjunga from Ghunsa, through the larch and fir forests.
  • The first views of the Janu and its immense north face, then the Kanchenjunga keeper.
  • The view of Kanchenjunga and its satellite summits.
  • The village of Olangchungola, which seems quite simple out of time and has stunned us all. Its proximity to Tibet has made it a trading village. Even today, unlike other regions where the passage to Tibet is closed most of the year, yak caravans are frequent between the border and Olangchungola.


  • Day 1

    Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m)


  • Day 2

    Full day Guided Tour in Kathmandu Valley with City Tour Guide


  • Day 3

    Kathmandu to Illam (1,200m)


  • Day 4

    Illam to Mitlung (890m)

  • Day 5

    Mitlung to Chirwa (1,185m)

  • Day 6

    Chirwa to Sekathum (1,650m)


  • Day 7

    Sekathum to Amjilasa (2,498m)


  • Day 8

    Amjilasa to Gyabla (2,725m)


  • Day 9

    Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,415m)

  • Day 10

    Acclimatization day

  • Day 11

    Ghunsa to Khambachen (4,145m)


  • Day 12

    Khambachen to Lhonak (4,792m)


  • Day 13

    Hike to Pangpema (North Kanchenjunga BC) 5,140m


  • Day 14

    Lhonak to Ghunsa (3,415m)

  • Day 15

    Ghunsa to Selele La (4,200m)

  • Day 16

    Cross Mirgin La Pass (4,645m). Trek to Tseram (3,868m)


  • Day 17

    Tseram to Ramche (4,580m)

  • Day 18

    Hike to South Kanchenjunga BC. Back to Tseram


  • Day 19

    Tseram to Lamite Bhanjyang (3,310m)


  • Day 20

    Lamite Bhanjyang to Yamphudin (1,692m)

  • Day 21

    Yamphudin to Ponphe (1,900m)

  • Day 22

    Ponphe to Khunjari (1,928m)


  • Day 23

    Khunjari to Taplejung (2,300m)

  • Day 24

    Drive to Bhadrapur

  • Day 25

    Bhadrapur to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel


  • Day 26

    Free day


  • Day 27

    Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for departure

Cost Includes & Excludes

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and drop on private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner at typical and authentic Nepalese Kitchen
  • 4 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at twin sharing room on BB plan
  • One day full day sightseeing in Kathmandu as per the above mentioned in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
  • Transfer: Bhadrapur to Taplejung and Taplejung to Bhadrapur on private jeep/Bus
  • One night hotel accommodation in Pokhara at twin sharing room on BB plan
  • Domestic flight: Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Bhadrapur to Kathmandu
  • Completely camping trekking with full board i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation and camping equipments and Kitchen equipments
  • Mattress, Toilet tent, shower, Dinning tent, dining tables, chairs etc.
  • Special permit of Kanchenjunga
  • Kanchenjunga National Park entrance fees
  • First aid and medical kits
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide, Assistant Guide, Cook, assistant cook and Porters
  • Accidental, medical and Helicopter Insurance of Nepalese staffs
  • All government taxes and official charges.

Cost Non-Includes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Rescue/ emergence and insurance cost
  • Beverage and hard drinks and alcohol
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
  • Personal Trekking and climbing equipments and personal expenses.
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.
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