14 nights/15 days
Duration
Biratnagar, Kanchanjunga Circuit, Kathmandu
Location

Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga is World’s Third Tallest Mountain Trail on a remote mountain trail. Located in the far north-eastern corner of Nepal, Mt. Kanchenjunga is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountain massifs in the world. The name Kanchenjunga means ‘Five Treasures of the Great Snow’ which is in reference to the five summits that make up Kanchenjunga.A virgin trail in many respects, a Kanchenjunga trek offers a unique experience to travelers seeking something new. The sight of the mighty Kanchenjunga in itself leaves you speechless. This combined with the warmth and simplicity of the mountain folks leaves you humbled.

The highlights of the Kanchenjunga trek are the magnificent views of Kanchenjunga Massif, varied landscapes of forests, rivers, glaciers and enchanting forests of rhododendrons. Spread in an area of 2035 sq. km., Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is another attraction of this trek where you will find rare and unique flora and fauna including rhododendrons, orchids, muck deer, snow leopard, Asiatic black bear, red panda etc. Kanchenjunga area is also a global hotspot for plant biodiversity and as many as 23 species of rhododendrons and over 2000 flowering plants have been identified here.

The Kanchenjunga Trek allows you to discover the unique local culture and lifestyle of the local people who live in tranquil villages that stretch beyond the border to Tibet and Sikkim. The region is rich in ethnic diversity and culture with over 11 ethnic communities including Limbus, Sherpa, Rai, Chhetri and Brahmins. The area also hosts a score of monasteries, chhortens, temples, prayer-walls which forms a tapestry of rich cultural heritage.

Tour Highlight
  • Explore the metropolitan cities of Kathmandu and Biratnagar.
  • Behold Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest mountain of the world and second highest in Nepal.
  • Trek through the idyllic setting of rural Nepal.
  • Get a taste of the Tibetan Bu ddhist culture of the local inhabitants.
Kanchenjunga Trek
Kanchenjunga Trek

Additional information

Hotel1 Star, 2 Star, 3 Star, 4 Star, 5 Star
Available OptionsMountain Flights, Cable Car
1

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Katmandu

You will be met and greeted with a traditional welcome by our representatives and be transferred to your hotel. A brief orientation along with the necessary documentation will be carried out by your guide.

 

2

Flight to Bhadrapur (40-45 min) and drive Phidim (4 hours)

Today, we will take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. The Bhadrapur airport is 621 km far from Kathmandu. It takes 45 min to reach Bhadrapur from Kathmandu via flights. The airport is also called “Chandragadhi Airport”.

Bhadrapur is the gateway to India from south-eastern Nepal. Also, it is the gateway to the various tourist destinations in the Himalayas. Bhadrapur is the place where we start our trek to the Kanchenjunga region. We will take a local jeep or bus and drive to Phidim. Stay in local guest house.

3

Flight to Suketar and trek to Bhanjyang

You will take an early morning flight to Suketar, Taplejung district. The duration of the flight is of about 30 mins. After reaching suketar, you will trek towards Bhanjyang, through Rhododendron covered ridges. Overnight stay at Bhanjyang.
4

Drive to Taplejung (1,820m, 8 hours)

We drive from the flatland of Bhadrapur towards Taplejung via Mechi Highway. We will start driving towards the green hills of Ilam. Ilam is called as the Queen of Hills. You will see lovely hills with a temperate climate, fertile lands. The low green hills and the tea cultivations make a beautiful scenic view.

Now, we drive towards Taplejung via Phidim. Enjoying the beautiful sceneries, we will drive up to Suketar. Suketar is the point where the actual trek starts tomorrow.

Overnight in Suketar, Taplejung.

5

Trek to Chirwa (1,270m)

Today is our first day of actual trekking. After a morning breakfast in Suketar, we will set off to Chirwa. The trekking starts with a downhill walk to Mitlung.

We will start following the Kanchenjunga trek route. The trail takes us through the scenic pastures and small villages. We will cross the Hungdewa Khola and the Tamur River on the way.

Trekking further towards Mitlung, we will follow the east bank of the Tamur river. The trail gradually dips and rises along the riverside. We will walk through the striking rocky fields and landslides. We will trek into the valley of Limbu people in Mitlung.

We will take a short break at Mitlung. From Mitlung, we start trekking uphill for some time. After the uphill is a gradual descent to the Sinwa village. Sinwa is a small village where you will meet lots of cheerful local people.

From Sinwa, we continue to Tawa. From Tawa, the trail is again an uphill climb. Following the uphill and downhill trail, we will meet a wooden bridge at the Thiwa Khola, 1140m. We will cross the bridge.

On continuing through the trail, we will enjoy the great surroundings. We will walk along the riverbank of Chirwa Khola and arrive in Chiruwa. Chirwa is a small Limbu village with a few lodges, shops, and campsites.

Overnight in Chirwa village.

6

Trek to Amjlosa (2,520m)

Today is a long day. We will start after early morning breakfast at Chiruwa village. We will follow the narrow trail that winds towards the north of the village. We will walk along the east bank of the Tamur River.

The trail will take us into a Chhetri village in Tapethok, 1320m. This village has the Kanchenjunga National Park checkpoint. Show your permits there. Leaving behind the village, we will cross the Simbuwa Khola. This river originates at the Yalung glacier.

The trail drops down to the Tamur river. We will walk a few ups and downs beside the river. We will cross a suspension bridge over the confluence of Ghunsa Khola and Tamur river. From there, we will walk along the steep to a riverside campsite. On walking further, we will reach the Tibetan village of Sakathum, 1640 m.

After taking a break in Sakathum, we will continue to trek towards Amjilossa. On the way, there are some stone steps that climb to a tiny village of Ghaiyabari, 2150m. The trail also passes through a gorge after a climb from Solima. Be more careful!

Following the uphill and downhill tricky trial, we will arrive at Amjillosa. Amjillosa is a Tibetan settlement. At Amjolossa, we will see Sherpa and Tibetan people. The high altitude favors their lifestyle.

Overnight in Amjillosa.

7

Amjilosha-Gyapla Trek

The trek to Gyapla begins with uphill hike along the river bank and passing through dense forest of bamboo, fir and rhododendrons. You finally reach Gyapla which is primarily a Tibetan settlement. Overnight stay at Gyapla.
8

Gyapla – Ghunsa Trek

As you trek towards Ghunsa, we will witness the Gunsa river and pass through different terrace farms of potato, wheat and barley. Overnight stay at Ghunsa.
9

Travel around Ghunsa

This day, you will explore the the predominantly Tibetan town of Ghunsa. This will also provide an opportunity to recharge yourself for the remaining part of the trek.

Overnight stay at Ghunsa.

10

Ghunsa- Amjilosha Trek

This day you make a return trek to Amjilosha following the same route.

Overnight stay at Amjilosha.

11

Amjilosha- Mitlung Trek

This day you make a return trek to Mitlung following the same route.

Overnight stay at Mitlung.

12

Mitlung- Suketar Trek

You make a return trek to Suketar following the same route. Overnight stay at Suketar.
13

Return Flight to Kathmandu

Early morning you will fly back to Kathmandu via Biratnagar. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
14

Return Flight to Kathmandu

You will have a day for yourself to engage in activities of your preference. You may indulge in collecting souvenirs to take a small part of Nepal back home. In the evening there will be a farewell dinner.

Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

15

Final Departure

You will be taken from your hotel to the airport as per your schedule. You will reach the airport 2 hours prior to your flight.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up & drop-off transportation by private vehicle
  • One night accomodation
  • English Speaking guide and one Porter between each 2members
  • All entrance fee
  • All ground transfers as per our given itinerary.
  • 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunch and 1 Dinner

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc.
  • Anything not specified in cost include sections