Trip Overview

Kangchenjunga was at one time regarded as the highest mountain in the world, with the aid of modern technology it is now recognised as the third highest mountain. This is an outstanding but long trek that links both the north and the south base camps in one trek. The area has for long been off the beaten trail but recently lodges have been developed to encourage more trekkers but with a very long one day journey to reach the starting point many trekkers still look to other more accessible regions. This is a real shame because the trek along the valleys and over the passes of this region provides the intrepid explorer with some of the very best of Nepalese trekking.

Kanchenjunga itself lies on the far eastern Nepal Sikkim border, a tiny Himalayan state in the north-eastern part of India. This area was closed to trekkers until the mid-1980 and today the region is protected by the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and a special trekking permit is required. In addition to the main peak of Kangchenjunga, there are four subsidiary summits exceeding 8000m, the most important being Kangchenjunga West, also known as Yalung Kang 8505m there are also approximately twenty other peaks that exceed 7000m, the highest being Kambachen 7903m, Janu 7710m, Jongsong 7483m, Kabru ,353m, Tent Peak 7365m and the Twins 7350m.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300m and hotel transfer B & B
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur then take a jeep to Taplegung 2,420m
Day 04: Taplegung to Mitlung 921m
Day 05: Mitlung to Chirwa 1,270m
Day 06: Chirwa to Sukathum 1,576m
Day 07: Sukathum to Amjilosa 2,308m
Day 08: Amjilosa to Gyabla 2,730m
Day 09: Gyabla to Ghunsa 3,595m
Day 10: Acclimatisation day at Ghunsa 3,595m
Day 11: Ghunsa to Kambachen 4,050m
Day 12: Acclimatisation Day at Kambachen
Day 13: Kambachen to Lhonak 4,780m
Day 14: Trek to Pangpema and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp 5,388m
Day 15: Trek back to Kambachen 4,050m
Day 16: Kambachen to Ghunsa 3,595m
Day 17: Ghunsa to Sele Le 4,290m
Day 18: Sele Le to Cheram 3,870m
Day 19: Cheram to Ramche 4,580m and return back to Cheram,
Day 20: Cheram to Tortong 2,995m
Day 21: Tortong to Yamphudin 2,080m
Day 22: Yamphudin to Yangpang 1,007m
Day 23: Yangpang to Thorpu 1,500m
Day 24: Thorpu to Birtamod 300m
Day 25: Drive from Birtamod to Bhadrapur then Fly to Kathmandu
Day 26: It is best to have a spare day in Kathmandu
Day 27 International Departure

Fixed Departure Trip Date & Price

Departure Dates Trip Status Price (Per person) Action
15 Oct-8 Nov Available On Request

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