Kanchenjunga Trek - 25 Days

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  • Duration 25 Days
  • CountryNepal
  • gradeModerate
  • AltitudeUpto 5540m
  • Group size2 - 15
  • DestinationKanchanjunga Trek
  • ActivitiesCultural / Tour Trekking
  • Best SeasonFebruary to May & Sep to second week of the December
  • Starts/EndsKathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
  • Accomodation3 to 4 stars hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB plan & mountain lodge( Tea-house ) in trekking.
  • TransportationBy flight from Kathmandu/ Biratnagar/ flight back from Taplejung to Kathmandu
  • Meals IncludedBreakfast and welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

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.

  • Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Birathagar/ drive to Basantpur (2200m)
  • Day 02: Trek to Chauki (2700m)
  • Day 03: Chauki / Gupha Pokhari (2930m)
  • Day 04: Gupha Pokhari/ Nisum (2000m)
  • Day 05: Nisum / Dovan (921m)
  • Day 06: Dovan / Chirwa (1270m)
  • Day 07: Chirwa / Sekhathum (1660m)
  • Day 08: Sekhathum / Amjilassa (2510m)
  • Day 09: Amjilassa / Kyapra (2730m)
  • Day 10: Kyapra / Ghunsa (3595m)
  • Day 11: Amjilassa / Kyapra (2730m)
  • Day 12: Ghunsa / Khambachen (4040m)
  • Day 13: Khambachen / Lhonak (4785m)
  • Day 14: Day trip / Pangpema
  • Day 15: Pangpema / Khambachen
  • Day 16: Khambachen / Ghunsa
  • Day 17: Trek around Glacier (up to 5540m, if you want) / high camp
  • Day 18: High camp / Ramche
  • Day 19: Ramche / Tseram (3870m) back to Ramche
  • Day 20: Ramche / Amchekhola
  • Day 21: Amchekhola / Ponphe
  • Day 22: Ponphe / Kande Bhanjyang
  • Day 23: Kande Bhanjyang / Lal Kharka
  • Day 24: Lal Kharka / Taplejung
  • Day 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 in in tea house. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

  • Day 01: 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.
  • Day 02: 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.
  • Day 03: 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.
  • Day 04: 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.
  • Day 05: 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.
  • Day 06: 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.
  • Day 07: 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.
  • Day 08: 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.
  • Day 09: 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.
  • Day 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.
  • Day 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.
  • Day 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.
  • Day 13: Drive to Tatopani( hotspring) 4 hours
  • Day 14: Tatopani to Shikha( 2020m/ 6116ft) (5 hours)
  • Day 15: Shikha to Ghorepani (2834m/9298ft). (4:30 hours)
  • Day 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 .
  • Day 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
  • Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 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. 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