Kanchenjunga Trek

22 Days


An unforgettable adventure through the pristine wilderness of the Himalayas with the Kanchenjunga Trek. Nestled in the eastern region of Nepal, this trail offers a mesmerizing journey into one of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes, featuring towering peaks, lush forests, and vibrant cultures. As you traverse through remote villages and rugged terrain, you’ll discover the unparalleled beauty and tranquility of the Kanchenjunga region.


  1. Majestic Peaks: The Kanchenjunga massif, home to the third-highest peak in the world, dominates the skyline throughout the trek. Witness awe-inspiring vistas of Kanchenjunga (8,586m) and its surrounding peaks, including Jannu, Kabru, and Rathong, as you journey through high mountain passes and alpine meadows.
  2. Biodiversity Hotspot: Explore diverse ecosystems ranging from subtropical forests to alpine tundra, each teeming with a rich variety of flora and fauna. Encounter rare Himalayan wildlife such as the elusive snow leopard, red panda, and musk deer, amidst the rhododendron-filled forests and cascading waterfalls.
  3. Cultural Immersion: Experience the warm hospitality of the local communities inhabiting the remote villages along the trail. Engage with the indigenous Rai, Limbu, and Sherpa people, and gain insight into their unique traditions, cuisine, and way of life. Visit ancient monasteries, prayer flags adorned with mantras, and sacred stupas that dot the landscape, adding a spiritual dimension to your journey.
  4. Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventure: Escape the crowds and embark on a true wilderness experience as you traverse lesser-known trails in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. Encounter pristine landscapes untouched by modern development, offering a sense of solitude and serenity rarely found in popular trekking routes.
  5. Panoramic Views: Capture breathtaking panoramas of the Himalayan range, including Makalu, Everest, and Lhotse, from vantage points such as the Mirgin La Pass and Ghunsa village. Each day presents new vistas, rewarding your efforts with unparalleled beauty at every turn.


  1. Remote and Untouched: Unlike more frequented trekking routes, the Kanchenjunga Trek offers a sense of seclusion and pristine wilderness, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the natural beauty and tranquility of the Himalayas.
  2. Cultural Diversity: Encounter a rich tapestry of cultures as you journey through diverse ethnic communities, each with its own traditions, languages, and customs. From Rai and Limbu villages to Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, the Kanchenjunga region offers a fascinating glimpse into the cultural mosaic of Nepal’s eastern Himalayas.
  3. Varied Terrain: Experience a diverse range of landscapes, from lush subtropical forests to rugged alpine terrain, as you ascend through valleys and over mountain passes. The ever-changing scenery keeps the trek exhilarating and constantly rewarding.
  4. Conservation Focus: Trek through the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its biodiversity and conservation efforts. Your journey supports sustainable tourism initiatives that contribute to the preservation of this pristine ecosystem for future generations.

An extraordinary journey into the heart of the Himalayas with the Kanchenjunga Trek. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of towering peaks, vibrant cultures, and untouched wilderness, as you create memories to last a lifetime. Join us for an adventure of a lifetime and discover why the Kanchenjunga region is truly a trekker’s paradise.



Morning breakfast then drive to domestic Airport (Morning first flight 07:40 am) fly to Bhadrapur, located in the eastern part of Nepal, the flight takes around 45 minutes. After landing at Bhadrapur Airport, we will drive to Taplejung. On our way, we will see beautiful tea gardens and local villages.

Overnight at Taplejung

We will drive on our private reserved jeep from Taplejung to Sekathum. Arrive at the Sekathum and rest.

Overnight at Sekathum

Start on the narrow trail that winds along the north bank. After a few ups and downs beside the river, you’ll reach some stone steps that scramble high above the river to a waterfall and the tiny hamlet of Ghaiyabari (2150m). Another climb from the gorge bottom passes by Solima. The trail passes along the gorge, hence be careful while walking. Then following the uphill and downhill tricky trial, we conclude our today’s hectic journey at the Tibetan settlement Amjilesa.

Overnight at Amjilesa.

This is a relatively short day and continues to climb along the Ghunsa Valley. You’ll feel the mountains getting closer as you climb to a flat ridge and meander through a forest of bamboo, Rhododendron, and gnarled brown oaks, passing scattered pastures and waterfalls. We climb steeply to Kyapart, perched in the middle of terraced hills about 350m up from the Ghunsa Khola. The trail begins a grinding climb to the Sherpa village of Gyabla.

Overnight at Gyabla

After breakfast, Trek to Ghunsa, this takes around 6-7 hours of trek. On this day of the trek, we have to walk less steep and more gently walk. Ghunsa is also a place mainly of Sherpa communities, having a bigger locality of Sherpa people. Sherpa people from Ghunsa have their culture, and Traditions similar to Tibetan culture and traditions.

overnight at Ghunsa.

On this day at Ghunsa we will stay all day at Ghunsa for Acclimatization purposes. This day we will have an excursion around the Ghunsa village and possibly short hikes nearby. Leisure time on your own around Ghunsa village. Camping and

Overnight at Ghunsa.

Heading north from Ghunsa, the trail makes a gradual ascent through a forest of larch and juniper along the east bank of the river. After crossing a sandy, boulder-strewn floodplain, the path crosses a rickety, wood, and stone bridge to the west side of the river at Rambuk Kharka (3720m). We glimpse the Jannu Glacier, and later on, we get a view of Jannu (7710m) we descend the mountainside to our camp at Khambachen and overnight stay here.

After breakfast, Trek Khampachen to Lhonak, this takes around 5-6 hours. During our trek on this day, we will be able to see awesome views of the mountains. Lhonak is a beautiful place, that lies near Tibet and this place is also famous for viewing beautiful mountain peaks like Kirat Peak/Tent Peak (7362m), Nepal Peak (7177m), and many more peaks. Arrive at Lhonak, camp.
Overnight at Lhonak.

After breakfast, trek Lhonak to Pangpema base camp which takes 4-5 hours gentle walk, and since this is the highest altitude during our trek; we will walk very gently at our pace. This day of trekking is most beautiful, where we will be able to view amazing several peaks like Gimmigela Peak (5415m), Chang Himal/ Wedge Peak (6802m), huge glaciers, and when we arrive near the Pangpema base camp, we can see the great Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world (8586m). Trek back to Lhonak overnight.

This will consist of walking back through the same trail.

Ghunsa to Sele Le Base Camp via Sele Le Pass, steep up to the top, rewarding view of Makalu and valley of Kanchenjunga North, hike down to Sele Le Base Camp.

The trail contours the hillside and a short steep climb brings you to Mirgin La Pass at 4,480m. The trail then descends briefly before contouring around before a final short steep climb brings you to the top of Sinelapche La Pass at 4,840m. From the top of every pass, you will be rewarded with magnificent views. From the last pass, there is a 1,000m descent on a trail past a small lake to Tseram which is a small settlement located above the Simbua Khola.

This day, the party will walk up to Ramche for a little rest where they will pass the tip of the Yalung glacier into an ablation valley. All the peaks to the east straddle the India-Nepal border – Koktang (6,147 m), Rathong (6,679 m), and some of the Kabrus which are all over 7,000m. There is a lake and a meadow along with two stone houses at Ramche and often blue sheep can often be seen on the grassy slopes above. In the afternoon we follow the ablation valley to Oktang, the whole cirque is above 7,500m and the three main summits all over 8,400m can be seen.

The trail descends through Cheram and follows the river in the rhododendron forest to Tortong where we stay for the night.

A steep ascent takes us down into the valley of the Simbua Khola after crossing an interesting wooden bridge. We ascend across some fairly steep and exposed slopes after re-entering the forest. We pass through Lamite Bhanjyang (3410m) and Amji Khola ascending to a pass at Dhupi Bhanjyang (2540m). The path zigzags down through the fields of corn and barley. Reach Yamphudin by crossing the ridge at 1690m. Yamphudin is a mixed community of Sherpa, Limbu, Rai, and Gurungs and the first real village since Ghunsa.

Illam Fikkal is best known for its large tea garden, Rai and Limbu villages, and tea production. Morning we will have a quick walk around the Fikkal area then drive to Bhadrapur Airport and fly back to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes

  • Conservation/national park fees and all government taxes.
  • Accommodation in the Lodges in trekking areas.
  • All required land Transportation during the Trip
  • Domestic Flight Kathmandu-Bhadrapur-Kathmandu
  • Experienced & professional Trekking Guide, his Salary, food & Insurance.
  • The necessary number of porters
  • Kathmandu Valley city tour
  • 3 star Deluxe Kathmandu Hotel on BB plan (3 Nights on us)
  • Porter’s salary, food. Insurance & equipment
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
  • First aid box.
  • Celebration dinner after the trip to Kathmandu.

Cost Excludes

  • Medical/personal high-risk insurance (suggest have rescue coverage policy as well)
  • Personal Clothing/Gears for the trekking
  • Tips for Nepalese staffs.
  • Cost of personal expenses, shopping, Beverage, Tobacco bills etc.
  • Internet cost during the trek Major meals in Kathmandu (Lunch and Dinner)

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Kanchenjunga Trek