Mt. Kanchenjunga Trek, the third highest mountain in the world is located in the eastern part of Nepal. Mt. Kanchenjunga is situated in border of Sikkim of India. Beauty of Kanchenjunga is exploring to numerous of tourists day by day as its popularity is increasing by various means, Within the period of 2 years overflow of tourists taking place over the location, so Mt. Kanchenjunga Trek is enlisted in demanding trekking route of Nepal.
According to book ‘The Story of Kanchenjunga’ , Mt. Kanchenjunga is consider as ‘Five Treasures of Great Snow’. Third highest peak of the world with an elevation of 8586 meters is one of the most challenging peaks to climb for any climber but it is far more attractive than its challenge.
Trekking to Kanchenjunga base camp 15 days route itinerary is a memorable adventure into the core of heart of the Himalaya where the scale of both mountain and valley is difficult to include.Trek will take you through varying and fascinating landscapes which can be regarded as great opportunity for any trekker.The route moves along besides the gushing Tamur River and on the way, you get enough opportunity to meet and talk with the locals.
Since the Kanchenjunga Trek partly located in Nepal and partly in India, the view of Kanchenjunga can be seen from different countries such as India, Bhutan, and Tibet.Kanchenjunga Base Camp’s trekking route passes through the Arun valley. Arun valley is considered the most attractive and outstanding regions for trekking in Nepal.
Kanchenjunga Conservation area is the main highlights of Kanchenjunga trek which covers an area of 2035 square kilometers. Kanchenjunga Conservation area is home to many flora and fauna as well as various wildlife including Himalayan black bear, musk deer, snow leopard, red panda, wild boar and many others.
Landscapes from alpine grasslands to sub-tropical forests, low river valley, glacial moraine, and rocky scree slopes are prominent features that route offers.
Best time to Trek Kanchenjunga base camp is from March to May and September to November (Except June, July & August). During the monsoon the trails get slippery and roads remain blocked due to heavy rains. In the winter season, the trekking is often impossible as it snows heavenly and trails become inaccessible.
Route permits You need a special permit to enter the region which are as fallows:Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project Entry Permit (KCAP)You need a minimum of two trekkers in a group in order to obtain the permit.
Food and Accommodation You get opportunity to taste the organic and typical Local foods. Dal Bhat and Thukpa, noddle soup,boild eggs, fry eggs, chapati, jam butter wtih toast fry potatos, boild potatos, fry noddle, veg noddle, tsampa porridge with honey are the most common foods in this region.
Kanchenjunga base camp Trekking route is becoming a great tea house trek in northeast Nepal, because of the relatively recent growth of basic hut accommodation along the trail. The comforts might not be as you compare with the other popular routes of Nepal, but at the end of the day, a hot cup of tea and the sunset up in the mountains will compensate your needs.
You will be transferred to Hotel room from Tribhuban International Airport. After that you will be informed about the each day program. Kanchenjunga National Park Permits and Kanchenjungaspecial trekking permit is recived on the same day.
Trek of Kanchenjunga Base Camp Kick-ff with a short flight of 45 minute to Bhadrapur at a height of 2420m. Destination for the day is Taplejung which can be accessed by road from Bhadrapur. We mostly travel downhill by bus or jeep and decent around 1530m. Journey for firstday Today ‘drive is mostly downhill as we decent around 1530m. You will be welcomed by Rai and Limbu ethnic groups with there outstanding and memorable hospitality.
We set a plan to reach Taplethook for today. We headed forward by fallowing a bit narrow and passes through forest specially covered with cardamom plants and other vegetation primarily with lush lice fields. Garden of Red Orange on the path is breathtaking and outstanding that it may surprise most of all. We will also pass through Tamur River is center of attraction due to its crystal fresh water. 6/7 hours long long trip, includes accent and decent with an overall accent of 450m.
After a trek of one and half hours on flat land we join steeply ascent up to Amjilasa. The path is decorated with dense forest where can see birds and squirrels before we reach Amjilosha after passing through Ghunsa River. Amjilosha is attractive and small village with scatter houses and yak herds with local shops where you find basic requirements. Rai, Limbu and Sherpa ethnic group are primary resident in this region.
Our journey continue upward in the riverbank of Ghunsa River. We get opportunity of passing through the dense forest composedof bamboo, fir and rhododendrons. Attractive view of many waterfalls and pools make deeper impression on the heart of visitor. The overall accent to Ghunsa is around 690m. Ghunsa consist of Sherpa Ethnic Group as it is composed of Tibetan settlement.
The path continue through jungle. We get opportunity of observing Gunsa River down the trail. The unique Tibetan culture and their lifestyle is visible on the way and their hospitality make impression on visitors. Terrace fields of potato, wheat, barley, bucks are grown and they looks really attractive. View of Jannu himal and other small peaks make the day more memorable.
We take a rest with a aim to explore the around Ghunsa and acclimatize there. Gunsa is comparatively large town which is rich in Tibetan and Buddhist culture as it is inhabited by Tibetan people.
Our journey continues making our way towards Kampuchean on this day. We will cross rivers and pass through forest where we may get glimpse of birds, blue sheep and domesticated Yaks. We will get outstanding view of Jannu Himal and other small peaks in the region which is one of the rare view.
Trek from Kambachen to Lonak takes around 4-5 hours with outstanding views on the way. We trek through rocky fields and large boulders on the hillside along the riverbank and finally there is unique waterfall to well come you. Yaks and Blue Sheep found on the way makes the trip delighted. Views of Jannu Himal, Khambachen Kirat Chuli and more small peaks add charm of the trip.
We continue our trek to Kanchenjunga Glacier to spend a night at Pangpema; Kanchenjunga base camp on the north side. Overall trip of around 3-4 hours you reach Pangpema, a flat grassy and attractive base camp. On this day you will be rewarded an opportunity of observing view of Mt. Kanchanjunga, Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Dromo Peak, Khambachen Peak and other smaller peak of this area.
We continue to descend around 1375 m to Ghunsa from Lonak. During this section of trip we can enjoy with green and attractive forest with impressive mountain scenery on background. We can have a chance of observing a lot of local Sherpa people and also pass through the Ghunsa Khola.
We will trek back on this special day to Amjilosa with guideline of same itinerary. Duration of journey covers 6-7 hours with around 925 m of decent.
Our trek continue to move downward from Amjilosha to Chhirua. Overall decent will be around 1185m and the total journey will be completed within 6-7 hours. We can be delighted with warm hospitality of Sherpa and Rai ethnic group and pass through forests, rice fields, schools and attractive the Tamur Khola.
We will reach Taplejung from Chhirua with a overall ascend of around 1335m on this day. Trip will be completed within 3-4 hours. The ethic people in this region will be Rai and Limbu and warm hospitality by them is memorable. Passing through villages, rice fields and schools is also unforgettable.
Morning Breakfast in Taplejung your transfer to Suketar airport for boarding to fly Kathmandu and transfer your Hotel.
Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 30US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 50US$ for 30days and 150US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.
There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal.
For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here, but we recommend purchasing it in your country itself.
The best months to trek in the Kanchenjunga region are from early March to mid-May and from October to late November. We recommend avoiding the monsoon season which runs from approximately late May to mid/late September. During the winter, many local people will move to lower elevations and teahouses will close so the only option will be camping and it will be extremely cold.
In the springtime, you can see an incredible show of the Rhododendrons in bloom, with the many varieties growing here flowering in different colors. In spring, the trails will be drier while in autumn the skies are crystal clear but the trails may have changed with the monsoon rains and some itinerary adjustments may be required.
Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.
We suggest you to book your trip in advance to make sure your Guide, porter, trekking permit and transportation to start trek and finish trek. We are always fexiable to accommodate your last minute bookings. But last minute bookings need to make full payment before arrival in Nepal.
Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of Adventure Nepal Eco Treks with your name on it.
This depends on the destination you will be at. However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.
Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.
It depends; if you’re comparatively fit and enjoy walking then you will definitely find a trekking route to suite you. Obviously shorter trek are easier and longer ones require a better standard of fitness. If you want to go somewhere then we are ready to tailor the tour for you as you can choose the pace.
If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for Kanchenjunga base camp trek. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home before start the long trek in Nepal.
Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.
Yes please absolutely required trekking permit for Kanchenjunga base camp Region. Especially there are two permit you may need for Kanchenjunga base camp Region like Kanchenjunga conservation area project and special permit.
All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.
All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.
You need to pay 20% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival day in Kathmandu Nepal
You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.
In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls.
Yes our company insures all of our trekking staff including guide, cook, Sherpa and porters.
Mt. Kanchenjunga- Third highest peak in the world with altitude 8586m.
Visitors can be welcomed with Tibetan hospitality.
Trekkers can be closed with Traditional Nepali cultures.
Remoteness and untouched natural heritages.
Wildlife such as Snow leopard, Musk deer, Red panda, etc.
Different landscapes from forests to meadows.
Snow-capped mountains above 8000m.
Kanchenjunga glacier and many others.
Fresh and clean Rivers and waterfalls.