Kanchenjunga is the earth's third highest mountain, which lies in Nepal as well as India but the most of the part lies within Nepal. Mount Kanchenjunga has an elevation of 8586m from the sea level and lies about 125 km east south east from the great Mount Everest. Mount Kanchenjunga was first climbed on 25 may 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band. The Kanchenjunga landscape borders with Nepal, Bhutan, India and China too, and it consists of 14 protected areas with a total of 6063 Sq. km. The kanchenjunga Himal has 16 peaks over 7000m, and it is the paradise for Mountain lovers, and trekkers offering spectacular views of mountains, glaciers and peaks as well as amazing diversity of landscapes. Kanchenjunga trek is one of the challenging treks due to its remote location in Nepal and has the difficulty in accessing from Indian side. Kanchenjunga trek has to be done from Nepal because of easy access and has to go through the famous Kanchenjunga conservation area.
Kanchenjunga conservation is famous for cultivated lands, pastures, rivers, high altitude lakes and glaciers. Animals like Snow leopard, Asian black bear, and red panda are found whereas bird species like golden breasted fulvetta, snow cock, blood pheasant, and red billed chough are also available in Kanchenjunga national park.
Himalayan Icefall Trekking has been trekking in Kanchenjunga region since several years and has all the necessary information, local knowledge, experienced guide, and is able to make perfect trekking packages and execute it. We can also prepare the tailor made itinerary for Kanchenjunga trek and for now on this itinerary, we have designed as heli plus trekking. Besides here are the main important information you may need for Kanchenjunga trek:
- Option 1: Fly to Kathmandu then take a domestic flight to Bhadrapur (35 min) and drive to Taplejung (7-8 hours). After taplejung one can trek to kanchenjunga region.
- Option 2: Fly to kathmandu then drive to Taplejung via Jhapa (20-22 hours) then trek to Kanchenjunga region.
- Option 3: Take a Helicopter from kathmandu then fly to Ghunsa (1 hour) then Trek to Kanchenjunga region.
Accomodation: No worries up to Taplejung but then basic tea houses and lodges in few places only so better do camping trekking.
Attractions: Beautiful Nepali villages, Farm lands, Forests, Landscapes, several hills, Mountains (Kanchenjunga main 8586m, Kanchenjunga west 8505m, Kanchenjunga central 8482m, Kanchenjunga south 8494m, Kangbachen 7903m), Tent peak/ Kirat chuli peak 7362m, Nepal peak 7177m, Wedge peak 6802m, Pyramid peak 7140m and several other peaks, Glacier, variaty of Flora and Fauna and many more.
Amenities: Amenities during the Kanchenjunga trek can be felt up to Taplejung then after virtually no amenities can be felt because of the remoteness and because it is least explored place.
Best Season to Trek: March- May and September to November
Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: After breakfast, Full day Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Fly kathmandu to Ghunsa (3595m) by Heli (1.50 hour). Excursion around Ghunsa by walk, overnight Ghunsa.
Day 04: Trek Ghunsa to Khangpachen (4050m)
Day 05: Trek Khangpachen to Lhonak (4780m)
Day 06: Trek Lhonak to Pangpema base camp (5143m)
Day 07: Trek back Pangpema base camp to Khangpachen (4050m)
Day 08: Trek back Khangpachen to Ghunsa (3595m)
Day 09: Rest Day at Ghunsa
Day 10: Trek Ghunsa to Miringla base camp (4480m)
Day 11: Trek Miringla base camp to cheram (3870m) via Miringla pass
Day 12: Trek Cheram to Ramche (4580m)
Day 13: Ramche to Oktang Glaciar Explore (4730m), overnight Ramche
Day 14: Fly Ramche to Kathmandu by Helicopter
Day 15: Free and easy day at Kathmandu.
Day 16: International Departure.
a) All permits and fees including TIMS and other necessary conservation permits and government taxes
b) Accommodation in the lodges/ camp in trekking areas.
c) All required Land and domestic Air transportation during the trip.
d) Experienced & professional Trekking Guide, his Salary, food & Insurance.
e) The necessary number of porters and their salary, foods, insurance & equipment.
f) Kathmandu Valley city sightseeing tour.
g) Kathmandu Hotel on BB plan.
h) First aid box.
i) Celebration dinner after the trip in Kathmandu.
j) Normal Showers during the trek.
k) Helicopter charge
a) Medical/personal high-risk insurance (suggest to have rescue coverage policy as well.
b) Personal Clothing/Gears for the trekking.
c) Tips for Nepalese staffs.
d) Cost of personal expenses, i.e. shopping, Beverages, Telephone bills etc.
e) Nepal Visa Fee
f) International Airfare fee
g) Hot water shower.
Note: If provided date is not convenient for you then, let us know. We are happy to arrange your appropriate custom trip.
The major important checklist for the trekking are as follows:
1) Trekking boots - 01 pair with 4 pairs of warm shocks
2) Dawn Jacket - 01
3) Sleeping bag- 01
4) Long sleeves - 02 pairs
5) Sun glass - 01
6) Hat - 01
7) Water Bottle - 01
8) Half Pant - 01
9) Trousers - 02
10 ) T- Shirts - 04
11) Trekking Stick - 02
12) Sunscreen - 01
13) Mosquito repelling cream - 01 ( in case in the low land areas)
14) Rucksack - 01
15) Gloves -01 pair
16) Wind proof jacket- 1
17) Warm Cap-1
18) Personal Medicines
19) Flash light