Kanchenjunga Trek

Duration: 21 Days   |   Trip Photos  |   Trip Map
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Max Elevation: 5140m

Kanchenjunga Trek is an incredible journey to the foothills of Mt Kanchenjunga and heavenly Eastern Nepal. Being the third highest peak in the world, Mt Kanchenjunga (8,586m) has been dragging mountaineers and trekkers from all around the globe. It is no surprise that the majestic peak also attracts you.

Kanchenjunga has five peaks and is shared by India and Nepal. The Kanchenjunga Main, Central, and South lie on the border, and the Kangbachen and Kanchenjunga west lie entirely in Nepal. This trek will ultimately be on Nepal’s side. You will get to see and explore the beauty of the land of Nepal. Read detail on Where Kanchenjunga is Located?

This adventure to the home of Kanchenjunga is an excursion of 21 days. Beginning in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, the trip will progress through the unexplored side of Nepal. It is a trek for avid trekkers who like to explore the world's tranquil, remote, and off-the-beaten corners.

The explorers of the British Expedition in May 1995 explored a trail to reach

Oktang (Kanchenjunga South Base Camp) and Yarlung Glacier. And this Kanchenjunga Trek follows the same route. You will walk through the exciting path to reach Kanchenjunga South Base Camp (4,780m) and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp(5,190m). Check more on how to reach Kanchenjunga.

The whole trek is a sheer experience for trekkers. Starting the tour with a scenic flight and drive, trekkers reach the beginning point of the walk. Then, trekkers travel across beautiful villages of various ethnic people in the region. The tour offers you a look into their lifestyle and culture. As the trek progresses, trekkers traverse via the lush Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, an affluent site of flora and fauna.

Many rivers, streams, waterfalls, ponds, and glaciers come along on this walk. The best thing about the trek is good things keep coming at you. Scenic mountain passes and magnificent snow-clad peaks are just some of the good things. The notable peaks of the trek are Kanchenjunga series, Yalung Kang, Kirat Chuli, Kabru, Pathibhara, Gimigela, Doma, Faktanglung and more. Likewise, the important mountain passes of the trek are Miring La, Selele Pass, and Tamo La. You will touch numerous other attractive hilltops and ridges.

As said earlier, Kanchenjunga Trek is a complete trekking package. It is ranked as a moderate to difficult trek; thus, it is only for avid and experienced trekkers. It requires good preparation, experience, and immense enthusiasm to do this adventure. If you feel like you have all of them, we are here to help you on unraveling this journey.

Why Choose Kanchenjunga Trek?

Peaceful Trail

The home of Kanchenjunga is not a crowded region. It is a tranquil region that only attracts peace lovers. Unlike Everest Trail or Annapurna Trail, Kanchenjunga Trail lets you peacefully talk to yourself and nature.

Full of natural adventures

Kanchenjunga Trek is a sublime trail for adventure lovers. The not-so-developed path has all sorts of excitement. Glaciers, mountain passes, uphills, dense woods, endangered species, rivers, mountain base camps, and more. What you are going to get is never sure on this trek.

Novel experience

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is about exploring the unexplored side of Nepal. This part of Nepal is not experienced by many. The beauty and madness of the trek are forbidden things for the world. This is the trek if you want to share something novel.

Culture and Lifestyle

Nepal is a country rich in culture. And Kanchenjunga Region proves that quite nicely. The trek embarks you on the journey to experience the mixture of Tibetan, Indian, and Nepalese cultures and living styles. The region’s higher parts are remote and less developed. You can learn something on this trek that you cannot learn elsewhere.

Mountain Vistas

Kanchenjunga Trek is also about awe-inspiring mountains. The trek consists of multiple mountain shows at various mountain passes, hilltops, ridges, and base camps. You’ll have some of the best mountain sights of your life. Along with the third highest peak in the world, you will catch pictures of Mt Jannu, Mera Peak, Rathong Peak, Janu Peak, and many more.

When is the best time for Kanchenjunga Trek?

When to walk Kanchenjunga Trek? Well, the answer is simple. Do it when everything is alright. That would be the Autumn and Spring seasons, the best times to explore Nepal’s higher corners. The seasons are just perfect for venturing into the Kanchenjunga region.

Autumn(September, October, November) is a stable time to visit eastern Nepal, the home of Mt Kanchenjunga. It is dry weather with minimal precipitation level. There are fewer chances of rainfall and snowfall during Autumn. You can glance at landscapes, valleys, and peaks without any disturbance. The weather is also quite ideal and warm. Plus, it is the time of grand festivals in Nepal.

Likewise, Spring(March to May) is another ideal time for Kanchenjunga Trekking. It is the season of colorful flowers and surroundings. Everything is blossoming in this season, especially Rhododendron flowers. Also, the temperature is mild and bearable except during night and morning hours. The precipitation level is shallow, meaning fewer rainfall chances and a dry trail.

How Difficult is the Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga Trek is not for newbies. It is one route that takes you to the wild, remote, and high parts of Nepal. The trek is long and challenging as you have to spare 21 days for the entire trip. Kanchenjunga Trekking is rated moderate to difficult for its high-altitude trekking and trail nature. Check more on Kanchenjunga trek difficulty.

The trek is an adventurous journey through the rugged, remote, isolated region. The walk begins from an altitude of 900m and reaches a pinpoint of 5,143m. You will cross numerous uphills, ridges, glaciers, rapid descents, and mountain passes. On average, you must trek for 6-8 hours and 10-12kms. Some of the days are even longer.

Trekkers with enough experience, expertise, and preparation can only overcome this trek. Thus, Kanchenjunga Trekking is not a trek for beginners. It is about the ultimate trekking experience in the Himalayas. The conditions can be totally against you at times. You have to sleep in tented camps on some days. Choose this trek only if you can endure such situations. Be well prepared!

Can you do the trek?

You can do the Kanchenjunga trek. However, you must be in good shape, have enough experience, and have excellent preparation. As said in the earlier section, Kanchenjunga Trek is a rough and demanding journey for beginners.

The trek involves a strenuous walk, long days, high altitude trekking, unfavorable weather conditions, and remote circumstances. We do not think a beginner with no prior trekking experience in the mountains can ever complete this trek. We might be wrong, but it is strictly not for novices.

Therefore, if you have walked in the mountains before, experienced high altitudes, and know how to deal with mountains, you are the right fit for this adventure. You also need to do some good cardio and strength training. You got the answer, right?

How to prepare for Kanchenjunga Trek

Kanchenjunga Trek needs some trekking to complete it. The trekker has to be well prepared before the trek date. How they can prepare is confusing. You can focus on Cardiovascular training, Strength Training, and mental training.

Firstly, cardiovascular training is a must for any high-altitude trek. The training makes your lungs and overall cardio system excellent. With a good cardiovascular level, your body can easily supply oxygen to your body, even in high areas. For that reason, cardio training is the first to look at while preparing for Kanchenjunga Trek. Some popular cardio exercises include running, jogging, hiking, cycling, swimming, and hill climbing. Make a strict plan of 2-3 months and act on it.

Likewise, Kanchenjunga Trekking demands trekking with solid strength. Strength will be required for walking, climbing, and crossing the trek's rugged, steep, and downhill. As you know, you have to walk for 7-8 hours on demanding trails. Thus, do workouts that make your back, shoulder, arm, feet, and entire body. Focus on building stamina and endurance level. The training can include pull-ups, bridges, squats, deadlifts, biceps curls, planks, etc.

Lastly, you need a mind that does not easily give up. A committed mentality is a must for an arduous journey. With such a mentality, you will push yourself on the trek when you don't feel like it.

In this way, you can prepare for Kanchenjunga Trek. Leave everything else to us; we will manage!

Is this trek for Beginners?

No, this trek is not for beginners. Rated as Moderate to Difficult Trek, Kanchenjunga Trek is strictly for experienced and well-prepared trekkers. The tour is a long journey of 21 days in which you have to cross several high mountain passes, reach two base camps, and more. A beginner will have huge problems on this trek. Thus, this trek is not for beginners but experienced trekkers.

Why is Acclimatization necessary?

Acclimatization is a process of becoming accustomed to something new. On Kanchenjunga Trek, the high areas and their altitudes will be unique for you and your lungs. In such a case, your body will need some to get used to the new conditions.

With time, your body will know the high areas and become friendly.

Otherwise, the altitude can get against you, and you might incur altitude sickness. Therefore, acclimatization is necessary for any high-altitude trek. It is the best way to avoid mountain sickness.

Outline Itinerary 

Day 01: Flight to Bhadrapur(94m) and Drive to Ilam Town(800m)

Day 02: Drive to Sukhetar(1,490m) and Trek to Lalikharka(1,900m)

Day 03: Trek to Kande Bhanjyang(2100m)

Day 04: Trek to Phompe Danda(1850m)

Day 05: Trek to Yangphudin(2,150m)

Day 06: Trek to Dorongding(2,880m) via Lashe Tham(3,800m)

Day 07: Trek to Tseram(3,770m)

Day 08: Rest day at Tseram, Hike to Oktang and Kanchenjunga South Base Camp

Day 09: Cross Tselele Pass(4,250m) and Camp at Tselele Bottom(3,700m)

Day 10: Trek to Ghunsa(3,480m)

Day 11: Trek to Khambachen(4000m)

Day 12: Trek to Lhonak(4,780m)

Day 13: Rest at Lhonak and Hike to Pang-Pema, Kanchenjunga North Base Camp(5,065m)

Day 14: Trek to Ghunsa(3,480m)

Day 15: Trek to Gyapla Phedi(2,300m)

Day 16: Trek to Sekathum/Japantar(1,350m)

Day 17: Trek to Chirwa(1,250m)

Day 18: Trek to Phurumbu School(1,500m)

Day 19: Trek to Suketar(2,440m)

Day 20: Drive to Ilam

Day 21: Drive to Bhadrapur and Fly back to Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Fly over the Himalayas, watching Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and more.
  • Land in eastern Nepal, an unfrequented home of Mt Kanchenjunga.
  • Explore the fascinating landscapes of the region.
  • Walk and breathe in the lush forest of oaks, firs, birch, rhododendron, and other vegetation.
  • Enjoy the serene walk through the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and encounter its flora and fauna.
  • Trek on a remote, virgin, and tranquil trekking trail of Nepal.
  • Experience the distinct culture, lifestyle, and hardship of locals.
  • Pass by breathtaking waterfalls, traditional hamlets, electric rivers, vibrant meadows, frosted glaciers, and more.
  • Climb Kanchenjunga North Base Camp(5,065m) and Kanchenjunga South Base Camp(4,780m).
  • Grasp glorious snow-clad mountains from multiple ridges, passes, and hilltops.
  • Catch jaw-dropping peaks such as the Kanchenjunga series, Kokthang, Kabru Range, Januu Himal, Mera Peak
  • Pay spiritual visits to the monasteries and shrines of the region.
  • Get an impression of Indian, Nepalese, and Tibetan lifestyles in one single trek.

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Fly to Bhadrapur and Drive to Ilam town (1,365 m) - 04 hrs

    Flight duration: 45 minutes

    Drive duration: 4 hrs

    Overnight: Ilam

    Illam altitude: 800m

    Here we begin! The Kanchenjunga trip will start with a short panoramic flight to Bhadrapur. Bhadrapur is a multicultural city in Eastern Nepal. During the 45 minutes of the flight, you will get to enjoy impressive displays of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and other peaks. Some of the world’s greatest mountains will not be too far.

    Your aircraft will slowly find the runway of Bhadrapur Airport for a smooth landing. Upon arrival at Bhadrapur and getting your things together, you’ll join a 4-hour drive to Ilam. The drive will take you through the beautiful plainlands of the area. After being in motion for most of the day, you’ll reach Ilam to rest and refresh. If time allows, you will explore Ilam, a beautiful city, in the evening. The city is known for its tea and Teagarden. You can meet and interact with the lovely locals of the town while exploring it.

    • Day 2 Drive to Sukhetar (1,490 m) Trek to Lalikharka (1,900 m) -06 hrs

      Trek duration: 6 hrs

      Overnight: Lalikharka

      Lalikharka altitude: 1900m

      Waking up in Illam, you will prepare for a drive to Sukhetar. It will be a short motor ride towards Sukhetar, a town in Taplejung. Sukhetar is the palace of a small airport called Taplejung or Suketar Airport.

      You will arrive at Sukhetar to start the first trek of the trip. Before beginning the walk, you can look around Sukhetar’s beauty. It is an excellent place to be with hills around. Soon, you will move your bodies towards Lalikharka through terraced fields and hamlets. You will also cross some peaceful forest sides at times. The trek of around 5-6 hours will bring you to Lalikharka, a small village of diverse people. The night rest in Lalikharkha.

      • Day 3 Trek from Kande Bhanjyang (2,100 m) - 07 hrs

        Trek duration: 7 hrs

        Overnight: Kande Bhanjyang

        Kande Bhanjyang altitude: 2100m

        It is time to leave Lalikharka. You will join a downhill trail that goes via villages of various tribes of the region. Watching the locals living busy lives, you will move ahead and experience new things. Rai, Limbu, Brahmins, and Chettries are the main tribes of the region.

        In a while, you will cross Teamabawa and Pokora village. You will enjoy the walk full of village displays such as terraced fields and farming lands. Using a suspension bridge, you’ll step out of Pokora village and enter Kunjari village’s area. Kunjari Village is a beautiful hamlet with astonishing mountain panoramas. You will love to pause in the hamlet for a while.

        Afterward, you will continue the hike that goes through the mixed forests. Some other small traditional hamlets will come along before you reach the starting point of an uphill. You must climb that hill gradually to reach Kande Bhanjyang, the night destination. The day will end with breathtaking views of Yalung Kang and Kanchenjunga.

        • Day 4 Trek to Phompe Danda (1,850 m) -06 hrs.

          Trek duration: 6 hrs

          Overnight: Phompe Danda

          Kande Bhanjyang altitude: 1,850m

          Following Kande Bhanjyang, you will move in the direction of Phompe Danda. The breakfast will keep you moving nicely via fields of rice and millet. After some walks through terraced fields, your walk will lead into a forested area. Nandeve Khola(River) follows through the jungle. You will walk listening to the serene sound of the jungle and river.

          Shortly, you will cross the river to begin dropping. The walk will take you to the banks of a river. Then, you will start an uphill to Lopoding Village crossing the river. You will pause briefly at Lopoding village before initiating the last stretch of the day. The last part is full of ups and downs.

          Yangpang village will appear before Phompe Danda. You can enjoy the mountains from the village before starting an hour-long climb to Phompe Danda. Mt Jannu is visible from the village.

          • Day 5 Trek to Yangphudin (2,150 m) at Sherpa Gaon - 07 hrs

            Trek duration: 7 hrs

            Overnight: Yangphudin

            Yangphudin altitude: 2,150m

            Now, you will leave your teahouse to join a meandering trail that goes down. Through scenic terraced fields, you will reach the riverbed of Khesewa Khola. Crossing the river, you will do an uphill walk for an hour. Then you will ramble into Mammankhe village.

            From the village, you will have a gradual climb towards a ridge. Soon, the path will reach another hamlet of the day, Dekadin village. You will have mountain views along the climb and from the top. Next, you will walk on a stone staircase to find Kabeli Khola. Again, you will begin an uphill walk to a ridge that happens via farm fields and villages.

            The climb will direct you into a peaceful village Yamphudin. You will catch your breath in the village. Then, you will take the final leap of the day to reach Sherpa Gaon. It will be a gradual climb. Sherpa Gaon is the village of sherpa tribes, the lethal mountaineers.

            • Day 6 Trek to Dorongding (2,880 m) via Lashe Tham, (3,800 m) Pass- 07 hrs

              Trek duration: 7 hrs

              Overnight: Dorongding

              Dorongding altitude: 2880m

              Leaving Sherpa Gaon in the dawn, you will stroll towards Chetri and then to Kabeli Khola. You walk upwards to Dhupi Bhanjyang through grassland from the river's edges. It will be a continuous walk for several hours. This way, you will climb Lahse Tham(3,800m), a scenic top, and watch glorious mountains.

              Following the view, you will move downwards via a lush forest until Omje Khola’s banks. Then, once again, you will follow an uphill to a ridge. It will be a bit of a challenging uphill. Keeping your body on the go, you will climb this section. You will take a deserving rest at the top. Next, you will move towards Dorongding via Chitra. Dorongding is a picturesque village to watch snow-covered mountains.

              • Day 7 Trek to Tseram 3,770 m) - 05 hrs

                Trek duration: 5 hrs

                Overnight: Tseram

                Tseram altitude: 2880m

                After the night in Dorongding, you will start the day with a walk to Ramite Bhanjyang(3,430m). The walking will happen in the bamboo and rhododendron forest for a few hours. Right out of the woods, you will reach the top of Ramite Bhanjyang, where you will find a single hut.

                You will enjoy some moments at the place. Then, the path will turn towards a ridge covered with enough rhododendron trees. You will also pass a small pond along the way. Afterward, you will cross a stream to walk on a gravel path. You will soon reach the shrine's area, which is a huge boulder.

                Leaving the shrine, you will walk through a forested trail to end up on a riverbed. You will continue upwards from the riverside until reaching Tseram. Steam is a scenic place that provides views of Yalung Glacier, Karu, and Talung Peak. In the village, you will also find Bivouac caves with no roofs.

                • Day 8 At Tseram hike to Oktang near Kanchenjunga South Base Camp

                  On this day, you will have rest and acclimatization. It is essential to get accustomed to the heights in a high-altitude trek. To spend the day well, you will hike up to Oktang, near the Kanchenjunga South Base Camp. It is the same place where the climbers of the British Expedition set a base camp in 1955.

                  The hike will be 3 hours long as you reach Oktang. You can closely look at Yalung Glacier, Kanchenjunga South Talung Peak, Kabru, and other peaks. It is a rewarding hike full of snow-clad mountains. After the walk to Oktang, you will return to Tserem for the night.

                  • Day 9 Cross Tselele pass (4,250 m) and Camp at Tselele bottom (3,700 m) - 08 hrs

                    Trek duration: 8 hrs

                    Overnight: Tselele Bottom

                    Tselele altitude: 3,700m

                    Now adventure gets more exciting. You will leave Tserem by taking a downhill walk. After finishing the downhill trek at Yalung Bar, you will join a short uphill section. Then you will cross a river to hike into the forested trail. The actual climb of the day starts from here. You will begin climbing for one hour or so.

                    While walking upwards, you will come across several small ponds locked in the hills. Likewise, three mountain passes, Miring La, Tselele Pass, and Tamo La, will also come by ahead.

                    From the top of the passes, you can clearly watch Mt Kanchenjunga and Mt Kabru. Upon reaching Miring La, you descend first and then reach Tselele La. After some excellent mountain watching, you will fall to the bottom of Tselele. The night will be in a tented camp.

                    • Day 10 Trek to Ghunsa (3,480 m) - 04 hrs

                      Trek duration: 4 hrs

                      Overnight: Ghunsa

                      Ghunsa altitude: 3480m

                      After waking up in Tselele bottom, you will begin the day's walk. It will start with a slow sink. Gradually, the downhill becomes quite steep. You will have a slow downhill walk through woods of pine and rhododendron. The downhill path will finish by reaching the Ghunsa river. From the banks of the Ghunsa river, you will have a comfortable walk to Ghunsa village. The village is home to Bhotia Tribe, who originated from Tibet. You will spend a beautiful evening in the village.

                      • Day 11 Trek to Khambachen (4,000 m) - 06 hrs

                        Trek duration: 6 hrs

                        Overnight: Khambachen

                        Khambachen altitude: 4000m

                        The walk will now direct towards Khambachen, starting with a walk to a river. From the river, you will gradually walk upwards, enjoying waterfall views. You may also meet the local yak herders along the walk. Ahead, the path will reach the banks of Ghunsa. You will cross the river to enter a pine and rhododendron forest.

                        Likewise, you will have a gradual uphill hike to Rambuk Kharkas. There you can enjoy great landscape views. From there, you will move ahead to cross a small landslide of glaciers. In this way, the trek will keep on, and mountains will also appear in the backdrop. Descending slowly through bushes of juniper, you will reach Khambachen. Camping at Khambachen.

                        • Day 12 Trek to Lhonak (4,780 m) - 06 hrs

                          Trek duration: 6 hrs

                          Overnight: Lhonak

                          Lhonak altitude: 4780m

                          From the campsite of Khambachen, you will walk on a trail that runs just over a river. You will enjoy walking by the side of the river for an hour. Then going further east, the route will descend to the river. And from the banks, you will take a course upwards to rocky boulders. En route, you will also cross the terminal moraine of Kanchenjunga Glacier.

                          After some more walking on the terminal moraine, you will reach Ramtang Kharkha and Kanchenjunga Glacier. Overlooking Mera Peak, Wedge Peak, and others, you will get to Lohank for the night.

                          • Day 13 Hike to Pang-Pema Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5,065 m)

                            Today, you will not leave Lhonak. But you will hike up to Pang-Pema, Kanchenjunga North Base Camp. It will be an important day of the Kanchenjunga Trek as you reach the northern base camp of Kanchenjunga. The day will start with a gradual climb over the hill. You will see Nepal Peak, Givegela Chuli, Kirat Chuli, and Taple Shikhar.

                            The path will get steeper and rocky as you reach the boulder site. In a bit, you will walk through grassy slopes to a glacier path of the base camp area. If lucky, you will also find herds of blue sheep grazing around. The whole vicinity will be a treat to your eyes and heart. Enjoy mountain sights from the base camp to the fullest, and you will head back to Lhonak’s camp.

                            • Day 14 Trek to Ghunsa (3,480 m) - 08 hrs

                              Trek duration: 8 hrs

                              Overnight: Ghunsa

                              Ghunsa altitude: 3,480m

                              Opening your eyes in Lhonak, you will prepare for a retracing hike back to Ghunsa. It will be a long trekking day of around 8 hours, mainly downhill. You will retrace the same route to reach Ghunsa via Kambachen. And the day will end upon reaching Ghunsa’s camp.

                              • Day 15 Trek to Gyapla Phedi (2,300 m) - 07 hrs

                                Trek duration: 7 hrs

                                Overnight: Gyapla Phedi

                                Gyapla Phedi altitude: 2,300m

                                After reaching Ghunsa and spending the night there, you will have Gyapla Phedi to reach. You will use a different route this time to make the trek more exciting. Instead of retracing, you will walk through a new path. You join the trail and start overlooking mountains along the day. During the trek, you will also come across summer camps of herders. The night will be in Gyapla Phedi, a stop in the lower alpine area.

                                • Day 16 Trek to Sekathum / Japantar (1,350 m) - 07 hrs

                                  Trek duration: 7 hrs

                                  Overnight: Japantar

                                  Japantar altitude: 1,350m

                                  In the morning, you will start with a comfortable hike out of Gyapla Phedi. The walk will progress through humid areas of terraced fields and the farmlands of locals. You will cross many villages and their farmlands throughout the day to reach Japantar. It will be a day to enjoy the walk through the hilly lifestyle of Nepal.

                                  • Day 17 Trek to Chirwa (1,250 m) - 06 hrs

                                    Trek duration: 6 hrs

                                    Overnight: Chirwa

                                    Chirwa altitude: 1250m

                                    The hike will now get much lower with every step. As you leave the high areas, you will be in the areas that are a bit warm. Like the earlier day, you will continue navigating via villages and farm fields until coming to Chirwa. A lot of forest walks will also happen. Overnight in Chirwa.

                                    • Day 18 Trek to Phurumbu School (1,500 m) - 07hrs

                                      Trek duration: 7hrs

                                      Overnight: Phurumbu School

                                      Phurumbu School altitude: 1500m

                                      Today, the day will get cooler as you do a bit of climbing. Walking in the lower areas of Kanchenjunga for some days, this day will feel much cooler. There will be downhill and uphill walks on this day. The villages, terraced fields, rivers, and forests will come along. You will call it a day by reaching the premises of Phurumbu School. A camp will be your shelter.

                                      • Day 19 Trek to Suketar (2,440 m) - 04 hrs

                                        Trek duration: 4 hrs

                                        Overnight: Suketar

                                        Chirwa altitude: 1250m

                                        It is the last day of the Kanchenjunga Trek to walk. The day will bring you back to Sukhetar, Taplejung Village. To do that, you will walk through villages and farm fields. And you will reach Suketar for a comfortable night.

                                        • Day 20 Drive to Ilam with overnight in local Lodge

                                          Drive duration: 6 hrs

                                          Overnight: Ilam

                                          Ilam altitude: 800m

                                          This day will have nothing but a beautiful drive. It will be about reaching Illam from Suketar. You will enjoy the scenic ride to the city of a lovely tea garden, Ilam. Upon reaching Ilam, you will explore the beautiful site. Overnight in Ilam.

                                          • Day 21 Drive to Bhadrapur - 03 hrs drive and Fly back to Kathmandu

                                            Trek duration: 3 hrs

                                            Flight duration: 45m

                                            Overnight: Kathmandu

                                            Kathmandu altitude: 1400m

                                            With a morning drive, you will reach Bhadrapur, the place from where the journey in Eastern Nepal started. You will enjoy 3 hours of scenic drive from Illam to Bhadrapur. The drive will bring you to Bhadrapur Airport to join a flight to Kathmandu. Joining the flight, you will fly back to Kathmandu, overlooking the Himalayas. Reaching Kathmandu safely, you will get back to your hotels. This is how the Kanchenjunga Trek will conclude.

                                            What to Expect

                                            • Round trip flight fare (Kathmandu - Bhadrapur - Kathmandu) 
                                            • All land transportation as per itinerary 
                                            • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
                                            • Government license holder guide
                                            • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                                            • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                                            • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
                                            • Special Trekking Permits and Conservation Area Permits 
                                            • Comprehensive first aid kit
                                            • Government taxes and official expenses
                                            • International airfare and taxes
                                            • Nepal entry visa fee
                                            • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
                                            • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
                                            • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour.
                                            • All the expenses of personal nature
                                            • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
                                            • Tips to guide and porter (Tipping is expected)

                                            PRICES & DATES

                                            Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
                                            07 Oct, 2022 - 27 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$1950
                                            14 Oct, 2022 - 03 Nov, 2022GuaranteedUS$1950
                                            17 Oct, 2022 - 06 Nov, 2022GuaranteedUS$1950
                                            21 Oct, 2022 - 10 Nov, 2022GuaranteedUS$1950
                                            24 Oct, 2022 - 13 Nov, 2022GuaranteedUS$1950
                                            28 Oct, 2022 - 17 Nov, 2022GuaranteedUS$1950
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                                            Useful Information

                                            How challenging is the Kanchenjunga Trek?

                                            Kanchenjunga Trek is a moderate to difficult trek. It involves high-altitude trekking, steep climbing, and glacier walking. Plus, the trail is remote as well. You have to trek for around 5-8 hours on the trek. Hence, Kanchenjunga Trek is a challenging trek only for experienced trekkers.

                                            What are the best times and low times for Kanchenjunga Trek?

                                            The best times for the trek are Autumn and Spring. The weather is favorable for trekking in these two seasons. Likewise, the low times for the trek are Winter and Monsoon. Due to unfavorable conditions, the seasons are quiet times.

                                            What are the permits necessary for Kanchenjunga Trek?

                                            Trekkers Information Management Systems(TIMS) and Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit are required for the trek. You can get the permits from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu.

                                            Is it compulsory to have travel insurance for Kanchenjunga Trekking?

                                            Yes, Travel insurance is a must for the trek. The insurance should cover your emergency injuries, evacuation, and costs.

                                            How are the accommodations during Kanchenjunga Trek?

                                            Kanchenjunga Trek is a not-so-developed trekking trail. Except for some places, you have to use tented camps as shelter. It is more like a camping trek than a tea house trek. The lodges available on the walk are basic. Sleeping bags will be the bed on tour.

                                            How are foods during the trek?

                                            Your kitchen staff will make the meals. The kitchen staff you will have are experienced ones. You can expect edible and hygienic food on the trek.

                                            What are the facilities for drinking water on the trek?

                                            Boiled and filtered water will be available on the trek.

                                            How can I avoid altitude sickness during the trek?

                                            Enough acclimatization, hydration, gradual walking, rest, medication, and preventive precautions can help you avoid mountain sickness during the trek. Better knowledge about mountain sickness is a must.

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