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Kanchenjunga is situating at the height of 28,198'(8,586m). This is the third highest mountain in the world and second highest in Nepal. It was first climbed by the British in 1956 .Lying on the Nepal-Sikkim . .
Country: Nepal
City: Biratnagar
Duration: 55 Day(s) - 54 Night(s)
Tour Category: Expedition
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Kanchenjunga is situating at the height of 28,198'(8,586m). This is the third highest mountain in the world and second highest in Nepal. It was first climbed by the British in 1956 .Lying on the Nepal-Sikkim Border. The lush, rich landscape of the Kanchenjunga area is an Ideal environment for mosk deer, blue sheep and the infamous yeti. Few westerners have traveled to this remote area. Kanchanjunga, at 8,586m, is the third-highest peak in the world and the second-highest in Nepal. It was first climbed by a British team in 1956. The peak consists of four summits. The west summit, Yalung Kang; 8420m high and some people classify it as a separate 8000m Peak. Expedition in Nepal is very famous and expedition in Kanchanjungha is also famous. Kanchenjunga expedition is loved by adventurous expedition team because of its toughness and technicality. Trekking is equally famous for international trekkers. As we have to trek up to Kangchenjunga Base camp for the expedition as well, people who come here only for trekking without keeping anything about expedition in their mind will be tempted for the expedition for its unique structure.

We will fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and then on over the trail plain and mountains to the airfield at Taplejung. From here we will begin our trek, following a route along a ridge top towards the Tamor River where we will enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Makalu (8463m), and Chamlang (24,000') peaks. We will continue through forests and rhododendron thickets and soon the Kangchenjunga range will appear. Before approaching Kangchenjunga Himal itself, we will not be bored because you will be enjoying with the views of Mt. Makalu which one of the highest Mt in Nepal and it is also very famous for expedition and Mt. Makalu Expedition is another famous spot in Nepal. Similarly, chamlang peak is another attraction of the trip while trekking to Kanchanjungha Base Camp for its expedition.

River through Limbu villages to the terraced mountain side village of Amjilessa and the legendary Sherpa village of Ghunsa (11,400'). We will visit the monastery there and soon have our first glimpse of a sea of unclimed peaks including Jannu (25,289'), Known as "Mystery peak" or "Terror". We will trek to the edge of Kangchenjunga Glacier and, after crossing the lateral moraine, will come to the junction of the Lhonak Glacier (15,680') and the vally.we will cut across at this junction and arrive at our campsite at Lhonak. After a couple of days of rest and exploration at Lhonak. Including a day trip to Pangphema (16,900') to see the north face of Kangchenjunga, we will head south to Yalung Glacier. We will cross one of two passes, the Lapsang La (16,760') or Margin La (15,300'), depending on which is the safest to cross, into the Simbua Khola valley and camp at Ramcher (14,000'). We will rest and explore the stunningly beautiful area of the Yalung Glacier and the Southern face of Kanchanjungha, and then begin our trek back.


Country: Nepal
Duration: 55 days
Area: Kanchenjunga Region
Activities: Expedition
Type: Camping
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
Max. Altitude: 8,586 M.
Seasons: March,May - September,November


Day 01: Arrive In Kathmandu International Airport. 1350 m:

Arrival in Kathmandu, reception at the airport and pick you up from airport to Hotel. Briefing about all the programs

Day 02: Full day Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley:

Visit Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Durbar Square and Swyambhunath Temple- all carry historical, cultural, architectural and religious value and all are listed to world heritage Site.

Day 03: In Kathmandu for collecting papers for expedition:

Briefing in Ministry of tourism and free time in Kathmandu also can be used to shopping for remaining gears if you need any.

Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and drive at Basantpur 2200m:

Our point of starting of the Kanchenjungha Trekking. Journey by plane and then bus/car may make you tired, in order to get back everything order you may rest at Bshantapur in remaining time.

Day 05: From Basantpur to Gupha Pokhari situated at the height of 2930 m:

With the view of Chhamlang, Mera, Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Kangchenjunga. It’s about 6 hours of walk depending on style and speed of walking. Over night at Gupha Pokhari. Remaining things will be explained by our well experienced guide.

Day 06: From Gupha Pokhari to Dovan 750 m:

Make your morning wake up and see around the location, be fresh and have breakfast with tea or coffee and start walking through rhododendron and chestnut forest, cultivated field along the rivers.

Day 07: Doban to Mitlung 800 m:

It is about 5 hours of walking after daily activities in the last night hotel along the river and villages. Pass smile to villagers and say Namaste!! to receive innocent smile with no selfishness.

Day 08: Departure from Mitlung to Chirwa 1200 m:

Be fresh, have breakfast and start trekking up to chirwa situated at the altitude of 1200 m below than the height of Kathmandu valley. You will be encountering with the innocent nature and smile of the villagers throughout the way.

Day 09: Chirwa to Sokathim 1640 m:

We have to get ready to walk up about 5 hours. Today we are walking up and up climbing from Tamor valley to Gunsa valley. Ultimately arrive at Sokathim situated at the altitude of 1640 m. Dinner and Hotel/camp at Sokathim.

Day 10: Sokatham to Amjilessa 2490 m:

Today we are walking about 5-6 hours after having fresh in sokatham following a nice waterfall in Ghaiya Bari. We have to arrive in Amjilessa grounded at the altitude of 2490 m.

Day 11: Amjilessa to Kyapra 2680 m:

It is easy going because we are hiking with the rate of 200-250 m of difference every day which makes easy to acclimatize. We are trekking for 5 hours and we have to arrive at Kyapra situated 2680.

Day 12: Kyapra to Ghunsa 3330 m:

Our guide will remind you about today's trekking and have to walk about 5 hours through Tibetan racing village and rhododendrons forest.

Day 13: Leaving Ghunsa to Rambuk Khaka 3950 m:

Leave Ghunsa by 7-7:30 AM after getting fresh, our guide will explain about today’s information. We should walk about 6hours to get today’s destination along the Ghunsa Khola ascending.

Day 14: Trekking from Rambuk Kharka to Lhonak 4790 m:

It is our end of the second week trek hiking up and up every day. We walk about 8 hours enjoying views of Jannu arrive at Lhonak situated at the height of 4790 m. And back to the Rambuk Kharka 3950 m

Day 15: Leaving Lhonak to Pang Pema/Kangchenjunga Base Camp 5140 m:

It's our goal achieving day of the trip because we go to see Kangchenjunga Base Camp. It's about 4-5 hours of walk.

Day 16: Rest day in Kangchenjunga Base Camp:

It is better to explore around the Base Camp with rest. In the morning enjoy sun rise from the top of Kangchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world.

Day 17-42: Climbing period on Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586 m:

Duration: 25 days and all these days will be used hiking up and coming down to the base camp in order to be fit physically for the expedition. Height: 8586m. From the Base Camp, for the lodges we will be using high quality ISO standard tented camp with high security set by our well experienced climbing Sherpa's. Our management team of the Kangchenjunga expedition team is very much conscious of its expedition clients to know all about their physical condition and high altitude sickness. In case of any doubt regarding physical inability caused by high altitude sickness, the team will take action to bring the people from the high camp to second camp or to the base camp and after he/she gets fit the management team will take him or her up again. All these 25 days will be using in such activities and because of which it will be less difficult to summit the top. Spare days that are shown in the itinerary may not be enough or may be more also but whatever is the case our itinerary is customizable.

Day 43: Trek back to Rambuk Kharka 3950 m:

Within 25 days we will summit the top and clean the Base Camp up then from the Base Camp we follow the same way back to Rambuk Kharka.It is easy to come back. So it will be possible to arrive back to Rambuck Kharka.

Day 44: Rambuk Kharka to Ghunsa:

It is 44th day of our trekking and we will be changing our destination from the next day. A bit of difficult way but adventurous and new style in comparing the days that we passed in this trek. Preparation for the Lapang pass

Day 45: Ghunsa to Naya Kharka:

Some porters leave to Tseram via 5 passes Sinion La 4660m and Leaving for Lapsang through rhododendron forest to the Yamotari glacier and climbing from left bank to Naya Kharka 4080m

Day 46: Climbing Rocky Mountain to Lapsaga La Phedi:

Lapsang La 5110m and camp Lapsang 4300m about it's our long day trek.

Day 47: Excursion to Yalung and Oktang south face base camp of Kanchenjunga:

Excursion to Yalung and Oktang south face base camp of Kanchenjunga

Day 48: Trek down to Tseram 3870 m:

Trek next day to Tseram after excursion to yalung and Oktang south face of Kanchenjungha Base camp.

Day 49: Tseram to Omji Khola camp:

Khola River, it means we are walking down hill of the area. Our Guide will explain everything about village, people, culture and other factor of the life factor.

Day 50: Omji Khola camp to Phumphe:

It is about 8 hour of walking through Rhododendron forest, village, people and rivers.

Day 51: Phumphe to Keswa 1960 m:

It is about 5 hour walking day. It is very nice terrace fields, rivers jungle and so on.

Day 52: Deswa to Taplejung 2300 m:

4-5 hours of walking and we will arrive today to Taplejung bus station to come forward to Kathmandu or we can fly from here also.

Day 53: Bus to Biratnagar:

Long way to come here from Taplejung.

Day 54: Fly to Kathmandu from Biratnagar:

It is 45 minutes flight time and arrives in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel and take a rest.

Day 55: Final Departure:

Thank you for joining with us.



  • 4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu
  • 2 Nights Biratnagar
  • 49 Days Camping/Tea house


  • Airports pick up and drop
  • 1 full Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley
  • Domestic flight ticket Kathmandu to Biratnagar to Kathmandu
  • Transportation from Basantapur to Biratnagar
  • Transportation from Taplejung to Biratnagar


  • All meals (Breakfast/ lunch/dinner with teacoffee),
  • Accommodation in teahouses/Camping,
  • Sleeping bag/Camping Equipment
  • Down jackets,
  • Special Trekking permits,
  • English speaking guide,
  • Porter
  • All necessaries for Nepali Staff (all meals, accommodation in tea houses, equipments, salary, insurance etc)




  • Any bar bills (Mineral water, coke, beer etc),
  • Personal clothing's,
  • Personal expenses,
  • Emergency rescue charge,
  • Any unforeseen expenses
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