Kanchenjunga Trek - 25 Days

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Kanchanjunga TrekkingMount Kanchenjunga, one of the world's most spectacular mountains, is renowned as the queen of mountains. Kangchenjunga, the third highest peak on the planet, can boast of varied ecological zones, from the subtropical land to glacial wilderness. Mighty Kangchenjunga glacier is the most famous attraction of Kanchenjunga. Great valleys, encircled by high peaks, are another feature of Kanchenjunga. Mt. Kanchenjunga is a massif with its highest peak reaching 8,586metres. It is encircled with dozens of peaks, each of them competing with their queen.

Trip Facts

  • country Nepal
  • Destination Kanchanjunga Trek
  • Duration 25 days
  • Activities Cultural tour/Trekking
  • Grade Moderate Learn
  • Best Season February to May & Sep to second week of the December
  • Group Size Min. 2 and Max 15
  • Altitude Min. /Max. 5540m
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
  • Accommodation Three nights 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan & mountain lodge( Tea-house ) in trekking.
  • Meals Included Breakfast in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Transportation By flight from Kathmandu/ Biratnagar/ flight back from Taplejung to Kathmandu

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  1. Fly from Kaathmandu to Birathagar/ drive to Basantpur (2200m)
  2. Trek to Chauki (2700m)
  3. Chauki / Gupha Pokhari (2930m)
  4. Gupha Pokhari/ Nisum (2000m)
  5. Nisum / Dovan (921m)
  6. Dovan / Chirwa (1270m)
  7. Chirwa / Sekhathum (1660m)
  8. Sekhathum / Amjilassa (2510m)
  9. Amjilassa / Kyapra (2730m)
  10. Kyapra / Ghunsa (3595m)
  11. Amjilassa / Kyapra (2730m)
  12. Ghunsa / Khambachen (4040m)
  13. Khambachen / Lhonak (4785m)
  14. Day trip / Pangpema
  15. Pangpema / Khambachen
  16. Khambachen / Ghunsa
  17. Trek around Glacier (up to 5540m, if you want) / high camp
  18. High camp / Ramche
  19. Ramche / Tseram (3870m) back to Ramche
  20. Ramche / Amchekhola
  21. Amchekhola / Ponphe
  22. Ponphe / Kande Bhanjyang
  23. Kande Bhanjyang / Lal Kharka
  24. Lal Kharka / Taplejung
  25. Taplejung / fly Kathmandu /transfer

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 25 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

  1. Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Hotel There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.
  2. City guided tour in Kathmandu. After breakfast, at 9 am sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath( famous Hindus temple in south Asia, Boudhanath( Biggest Buddhist stupa in the world) Patan city (16 century royal palace), Syambhunath( Buddhist hill top temple), Kathmandu City. Overnight at the hotel on BB plan.
  3. Drive to Besisahar by bus (830meters). 6 hours. Trekking staff will arrive at your Hotel at 7.00 am in the morning to pick you up. We have 7 hours of driving to Besishar. It is about 185km from Kathmandu. On arrival at Besisahar you will witness stunning snow caped mountain scenery. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  4. Drive to Syange and trek to Chamje (1400meters). 5 hours The trail drops steeply to Syange at 1070meters from Bahundanda. Leaving Bahundanda a large waterfall may be seen. Crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forest to Chamje at 1400meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  5. Trek to Bagarchhap (2160meters). 5 hours. Our day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675meters, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The journey continues up and down to Dharapani at 1890 meters. A stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Upon reaching Bagarchhap at 2160 meters the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design along with the village surrounded by apple Orchards and maize fields. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  6. Trek to Chame (2630meters). 5 hours. The trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360 meters, then continuing through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590meters. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. Along this route we are introduced to a local community said to have migrated from Tibet a long time past, noticeable by their different features. With them, they have bought local Tibetan house designs and maintained their ways. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  7. Trek to Pisang (3300 meters) 5 hours. The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910meters. We then cross another bridge at 3040meters, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  8. Trek to Manang (3540 meters). 5 hours. Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks & raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325meters which involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475meters to nearby Manang at 3540meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  9. Acclimatization day at Manang village. Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  10. Trek to Yak Kharka (4000 meters) 5 hours. Today we leave Manang, & the trail makes an ascent of nearly 500meters to the Yak Kharka. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4000 meters, there we see the many yaks and vegetations steadily more sparse. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  11. Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450 meters) 5 hours. After asending for two hours the trail descends to cross the river at 4310meters we then climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4450meters where we have recently found some good Guesthouses built. Our overnight stay will be there. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  12. Trek to Muktinath (3800 meters) via Thorung La pass (5416 meters) 8 hours. Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4 am to reach the pass by 9-10 am otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5416 meters we can be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. We start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by heavy snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens & prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top with another 4 hours trek will take to the holy town of Muktinath.

    Muktinath means place of Nirvana and is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a scared pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists. The main pilgrimage normally takes place in September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water pours. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple this contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  13. Drive to Tatopani( hotspring) 4 hours
  14. Tatopani to Shikha( 2020m/ 6116ft) (5 hours)
  15. Shikha to Ghorepani (2834m/9298ft). (4:30 hours)
  16. Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m/8268ft). An early start and an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3195m) leads us to a brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 45 minutes on the hillside, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way to Tadapani (2540m). 6 :30 hours .
  17. Trek to Nyapul and drive to Pokhara. From Tikedhunga it's easy walking all downhill to Naya Pul where our trekking ends. 3 hours. And we drive to Pokhara about an hour away. O/N at hotel
  18. Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
  19. After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 25 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

Month Tour Start Tour End
February 06 Feb 16 Feb
February 09 Feb 19 feb
February 16 Feb 25 Feb
February 22 Feb 04 Mar
march 01 Mar 11 Mar
march 06 Mar 16 Mar
march 14 Mar 24 Mar
march 19 Mar 29 Mar
march 22 Mar 01 Apr
march 29 Mar 06 Apr
April 02 Apr 12 Apr
April 05 Apr 15 Apr
April 12 Apr 22 Apr
April 19 Apr 29 Apr
April 26 Apr 06 May
April 01 May 09 May
May 03 May 13 May
May 10 May 20 May
May 17 May 27 May
May 24 May 03 Jun
June 04 Jun 14 Jun
June 07 Jun 17 Jun
June 14 Jun 24 Jun
June 22 Jun 30 Jun
July 03 Jul 14 Jul
July 09 Jul 19 Jul
September 03 Sep 13 Sep
September 06 Sep 16 Sep
September 13 Sep 23 Sep
September 20 Sep 30 Sep
September 28 Sep 06 Oct
October 02 Oct 12 Oct
October 08 Oct 18 Oct
October 15 Oct 25 Oct
October 22 Oct 01 Nov
October 30 Oct 07 Nov
November 01 Nov 11 Nov
November 08 Nov 18 Nov
November 15 Nov 25 Nov
November 26 Nov 06 Dec
December 03 Dec 13 Dec
December 10 Dec 20 Dec
December 17 Dec 27 Dec
December 25 Dec 04 Jan 17
Month Tour Start Tour End
February 06 Feb 16 Feb
February 09 Feb 19 feb
February 16 Feb 25 Feb
February 22 Feb 04 Mar
march 01 Mar 11 Mar
march 06 Mar 16 Mar
march 14 Mar 24 Mar
march 19 Mar 29 Mar
march 22 Mar 01 Apr
march 29 Mar 06 Apr
April 02 Apr 12 Apr
April 05 Apr 15 Apr
April 12 Apr 22 Apr
April 19 Apr 29 Apr
April 26 Apr 06 May
April 01 May 09 May
May 03 May 13 May
May 10 May 20 May
May 17 May 27 May
May 24 May 03 Jun
June 04 Jun 14 Jun
June 07 Jun 17 Jun
June 14 Jun 24 Jun
June 22 Jun 30 Jun
July 03 Jul 14 Jul
July 09 Jul 19 Jul
September 03 Sep 13 Sep
September 06 Sep 16 Sep
September 13 Sep 23 Sep
September 20 Sep 30 Sep
September 28 Sep 06 Oct
October 02 Oct 12 Oct
October 08 Oct 18 Oct
October 15 Oct 25 Oct
October 22 Oct 01 Nov
October 30 Oct 07 Nov
November 01 Nov 11 Nov
November 08 Nov 18 Nov
November 15 Nov 25 Nov
November 26 Nov 06 Dec
December 03 Dec 13 Dec
December 10 Dec 20 Dec
December 17 Dec 27 Dec
December 25 Dec 04 Jan 18
Trekking Boot One Pairs
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair
Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream  
Sunglasses  
Flashlight Witd Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.  
Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens Witd A Waterproof 1
Insect Repellent
Toilet Articles
Note Book & Pen
Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap
Pocket Knife
Towel
Sewing Kit
Plasters
Binoculars
Camera
Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

what our previous clients say about us?

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Dear Babu,
Thank you for your question! We are so fine! We enjoyed the trekking in Nepal so much, we got a lot of beautiful memories! We want to help your new website with two pictures about us with K.C. I hope you will like them! Thank you for organized our trip! Best wishes
Anikó, Zsolt
Hungary
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Dear Mr. Babu Sitaula,
I am very content with Unique Path trekking; the tour was well organized, the trek well managed. Above all, all deadlines were met exactly. I can't send a group photo, because I was alone. But I send you a photo from the base camp. I wish for you and your company all the best for the future. Maybe we will trek together once again. Regards,
Rudolf Kufner
Germany
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