Kanchenjunga Trekking

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Views of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Chamalang, Jannu and Makalu Peak.
  • Stunning isolated ethnic settlements and their Culture.
  • Technical Labsang La and Mirgin La.
  • Land of Snow Leopard and dotted with rhododendron forest

A hidden trek in the Kanchenjunga National Park comprises unspoilt wilderness and a real adventurous route. The remote terrain of the eastern region is a demanding part of the trekking. Kanchenjunga Trekking goes through the rugged trail, dotted by the Himalayan ethnic inhibition and a perfect challenging route for the adventurous hearts, which includes the confronting section like Lhonak, Pangpema, Labsang La and Mirgin La.

The trekking route of Kanchenjunga is a territory of snow leopard and Himalayan black bear. Rhododendron, pine, birch and oak forests dominate the trail along with the cascading waterfalls and abundant flora. The trek offers various spectacular viewpoints along route to view Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Jannu, Makalu and Chamlang peak. Further to the east, the hazy outline of the massive white peaks ranges as the airborne peaks. The varied landscape on the border of the Makalu Barun National Park resemble the luring atmosphere on the isolated eastern part. It begins from the lowland, agricultural fields to the glacial moraines in the high altitude. The ethnic inhibitions on the trekking route have rich cultural practices and offer incredible hospitality.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking requires a special attention to the safety factor. As it crosses the high passes and alpine moraines, acclimatization and hygienic meals are mandatory. Mountain Delights Treks and Expedition examines all the safety measures and operates the trip with an excellent care. We are dedicated to taking you to the rigorous and the adventurous thin air area with the perfect team of trekking crew with perfect camping skills.

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival – 1400 m

Once you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will see Mountain Delights’ representative waiting for you just outside the arrival deck. You will see either our company signboard or a placard with your name printed on it. You will be taken to the trip hotel where you check in and relax for some time. Later we will take you for a short tour of Thamel, the main tourist hub in Kathmandu, to show you some good restaurants, ATMs, money changer and other necessary places you might need to go. We go back to hotel after the tour and talk about the trip in details. If your arrival is late today, we will do this tour and trip briefing tomorrow before we start for the tour.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour - B

We will take you for a historical and heritage tour of Kathmandu valley today after breakfast. A full day sightseeing today in Kathmandu takes you to the amazing heritage sites of

Boudhanath is considered as the biggest Buddhist Stupa in the world which lies in the middle of a beautiful square. The giant Buddhist shrine is a very important pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhist people. The stupa is considered to have been built in 4th/5th centuries and carries some interesting stories behind its establishment. A stupa is basically a relic monument considered as a sacred shrine in Buddhism but there are several other types of stupas other than relic stupas. A stupa symbolizes the journey of a human being from material world to the world of enlightenment.

Pashupatinath is a Hindu Temple area where you can see a very unique cremation culture for the Hindu dead people. The temple which is considered as the most important Shiva temple in Nepal is open for Hindus only thus non-Hindu people have to stay outside the temple premises observing the Hindu death rites and rituals. We can encounter some Sadhus, the holy men, around who look so fascinating for photographs. The place is a rich spiritual and cultural source to have an insight on Nepali life and rituals.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Biratnagar (Flight)

We check out the hotel and drive to airport to board the plane to Biratnagar. We fly to the southeaster city of Nepal and stay overnight waiting for the next day flight to Suketar. We might go to explore the city for a while later in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Biratnagar - Suketar 2320m (30 mins flight) - Lali Kharka 2276m - 3 hrs trek

A half an hour flight takes us to the Suketar airport in Taplejung district closer to Mt. Kanchenjunga. We meet our trekking crew members - cooking team, porters and others. Afer we sort out the stuff for trekking, we set off on a short day trek to Lali Kharka. The trail is wide and easy and we take a rest in Lali Kharka. Overnight at the tented camp.

Day 05 – Llalikharka - Khesewa (2120m). 5-6 hrs

The real trekking journey begins from today. As we begin the trip, we descend to the Pakora village. Then we cross cross a suspension bridge over Phawa Khola and start on a steep climb over to Kunjuri village. After lunch at Kunjuri, we gradually walk over the crest of the ridge to our campsite at Khesewa. The views of Kanchenjunga and Yanglung Kang can be seen in the far distance. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 06: Khesewa - Mamankhe (1920m). 5-6 hrs

As we begin the trek for the day, we have to walk through steep hillside trail and the terraced landscape above Kabbeli Khola. After crossing the nearby valleys, we trek down on a gradual pace. Then we head to the Anpan village to have our lunch there. After relishing the lunch we descend to Khasawa Khola. Crossing the river, we gradually ascend to Mamankhe village. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 07: Mamankhe - Yamphudin (2080m). 5-6 hrs

We commence the trek after breakfast and begin the day with a steady climb through the terraced hillside at the edge over the Kabeli Khola. Including various ups and downs, we cross the ridge and walk along the river valley. Afetr a few hours walking on the river valley, we reach Yamphudin, one of the most remote villages of the ethnic people. Here, we get a chance to wash and cleanse ourselves. It is a charming place nestle beloww the ridge of Deurali Danda. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 08: Yamphudin - Chitre (2965m). 5-6 hrs

From Yamphudin, we steadily climb up through the steep trail. The route goes through dense woods and brings amazingly superb views of the southern belt. We have lunch on the way somewhere in the middle on a pasture. Then we steeply descend to the Omje Khola; cross the bridge and head to our campsite at Chitre. Overnight at the tented camp.

Day 09: Chitre - Tortong (3010m): 5-6 hrs

We begin the trek and head up on steep trail to the top of Deurali hill. The walk goes through forested part. When we reach the top, we see the striking mountains in a close distance. Then it is a steep climb down before we enter into the forest. Again, we walk steeply and come to the river valley of the Simjua stream. As we cross the charming wooden bridge, we select a suitable place for our campsite at Tortong with various rocky spaces. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 10: Tortong - Tseram (3870m). 5-6 hrs

Our trek begins after breakfast at the camp and enters a forested part. The trail goes steeply up and boasts some incredible view of mighty peaks and Yalung glacier. Once we reaching Tseram, the campsite for the day, we can enjoy the panoramic view of Kabru and Rathong peaks glisten over the moraine. We prepare our campsite over the grassy meadow and stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 11: Tseram - Ramche (4580m). 4-5 hrs

It’s a nice walking day today that takes us to the elevation of 4580 meters above sea level. We prepare to walk on the adventurous route on a steep rocky moraine. Even a clear face of the Yalung glacier magnificently spies on us. We reach Ramche after few hours of easy striving on the trail and prepare our camp for overnight stay.

Day 12: Explore around Ramche (4580m) and trek to Oktang (4730m). 4-5 hrs

The stunning views of the Kanchenjunga and Jannu peak please us in the morning. We hike around Ramche campsite and enjoy the southern arch of the snow capped mountains. Later, we set off for the trek to Oktang. Crossing the Yalung RI Glacier, we reach Oktang. The mountain vistas are more vivid from this place. The three main summits of Kanchenjunga are visible from this place. Have a warm dinner and rest at tented camp.

Day 13: Oktang - Yalung RI Base Camp (5400m). 5-6 hrs

We walk to Yalung RI Base Camp today after breakfast and going to be real high in elevation. We need to cross high passes, moraine and glacial ranges on our walk today to the base camp. We need to manage all the logistics. We walk on gentle pace and remain aware of our body condition to help ourselves adapt with the difficulty of high altitude trekking. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 14: Yarlung RI Base Camp - Ramche (4580m). 5-6 hrs

We enjoy the alpine views and take some strolls around before making a descent towards Ramche today. With a good pace of walking, we trek down to Ramche along the same route. The magnificent views of the massive mountains still pour charismatic charm on the trail. It is a pretty low camp at 4580 meters. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 15: Ramche - Salleri over the Mirgin La (4480m). 5-6 hrs

From Ramche, we trek down the valley, passing the technical Labsang La or we cross the southern passes, including the Mirgin La (4480 meters). The route is challenging and has got different false summits. The views of Everest, Lhotse and Chamalang and Makalu can be seen across the high passes. The low land region is visible to the south of the pass. After a trek for about six hours, we set a camp at Salleri. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 16: Salleri - Ghunsa (3475m). 5-6 hrs

We steadily descend to Lamba Sumba Kharka, a large grazing meadow. The impressive Jannu peak dazzles us along the trail. Then we gradually descend to Ghunsa village. It is a beautiful Tibetan village which has monasteries and prayer flags around. The locals serve a typical drink of the Himalayas - Tongba. Enjoy the evening with friendly people and amazing culture. Overnight at tented camps.

Day 17: Ghunsa - Kambachen (4040m). 5-6 hrs

We walk to Kambachen today. We climb up from Ghunsa Khola as we cross the flood plain to the north of the River which emerges as a pasture land. Then we climb up steeply and down to the place called Lakepo. Kambachen lies a bit further ahead and we have to trek up steadily. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 18: Exploration day at Kambachen.

It is a rest and acclimatization day today. We set out for a wonderful hike around Kambachen. Even the time can be used to clean up the garments and have a bath. A refreshing hike allows us to view the Kanchenjunga peak. A little longer hike leads us to the Jannu base camp, which is also known as the Kumbhakarna peak. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 19: Kambachen - Lhonak (4790m). 4-5 hrs

From Kambachen, we move ahead through the fields and gently to Ramtang. Then we cross the Kanchenjunga glacier and walk steadily up to reach Lhonak. It is located beside the Lake on a plain bed. We set a camp somewhere here by selecting a suitable place that is safe from the wind. We get surrounded by the Himalayan chain. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 20: Lhonak - Pang Pema (5140m): 4-5 hrs

We head to Pang Pema today through the steep trail and a glacial moraine. Pang Pema is a wonderful viewpoint of Kanchenjunga peak. The climbers in the Kanchenjunga expedition set in Pang Pema as their base camp. The evening sunset views strikingly grab our attention. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 21: Pang Pema - Kanchenjungha Base Camp (5100m) - Kambachen. 5-6 hrs

A short and sweet hike up to the northern ridge from Pangpema leads us to the Kanchenjunga base camp. The charming vantage of the local landscape is a good viewpoint of Kanchenjunga, Tent Peak and the neighbouring white mountains. The pristine sceneries around the area is a real symbol of the natural wilderness and unexplored sections of the earth, dazzling and breathtaking. Then we descend all the way down to Kambachen at a good walking pace to stay overnight. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 22: Kambachen - Ghunsa. 5-6 hrs

The incredible forest section lies on our descent trail today. The spectacular landscape and undisturbed natural ecosystem makes us feel happy. As we reach Ghunsa, we prepare for the camp or descend further to Yangswa, which is a warmer place. Overnight at the teahouse/lodge.

Day 23: Ghunsa - Amjilosa (2460m). 4-5 hrs

The walk is steady today as we start the trek. The beginning portion goes through the striking lush forest. The grassy hillside and the gorges offer a wonderful experience and we continue to Amjilosa through perched trail. Overnight at the teahouse/lodge.

Day 24: Amjilosa - Sakathum (1600m). 5-6 hrs

After a breakfast, we make a short ascent and steadily trek down almost all the way. Then we reach the joining spot of the Ghunsa Khola to the giant Tamur River. Our campsite Sakathum lies nearby the river. Overnight at the teahouse/lodge.

Day 25: Sakathum - Chhiruwa (1200m): 5-6 hrs

Crossing Simbu Khola, we walk along the wide trail and cross the lush fields. The stream originates at the Kanchenjunga base camp and follows all the way along the route that we trek on. We start feeling warmer weather as we come down to lower elevation. We reach the destination after about 6 hours of walk. Overnight at the teahouse/lodge.

Day 26: Chhiruwa - Suketar (2420m). 5-6 hrs

Today is the last trekking day on the Kanchenjunga route. We walk through wonderful tiny valleys on our trek to Suketar today. Fascinating sights entice us to stay back as we trek along. Eventually we arrive at our campsite in Suketar. We take a rest and take some stroll around in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 27: Fly back to Kathmandu.

The last moments in the mountain area, we fly back to Kathmandu with breathtaking sceneries of the lush hills and gorges. The views of white peaks can be seen from the plane and after half an hour flight, we reach Kathmandu. Then we transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 28: Love Kathmandu Tour (Hidden places in Kathmandu and Durbar square)

Walk with us around the local town in Kathmandu to experience the local life and culture. If you are looking for the theme-based walking tour in the center of the Kathmandu valley, the tour lets you a great opportunity to experience historical, cultural and spiritual affluence to unveil the social and historical mysteries. Bustling city, to view the artistic Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour bequeaths you an opportunity to capture the snaps of the centuries old monuments and historical crafts in the Kathmandu city. On this walking tour, we explore the Local market of Ason, glass beads market at Indrachowk, oldest supermarket at New Road, Kilagal, and Hidden Stupa etc.

After exploring these hidden charms of Kathmandu, we walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is famous for its unique historical, cultural and religious traditions. The most unique experience in the square is the visit to the temple of living goddess “Kumari”. Durbar square walking tour will be a perfect mixture of culture, history, art, architecture and traditional values prevalent in Kathmandu valley.

Day 29: Departure Day

We will drive you to airport for the departure flight three prior to your flight schedule.

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop off service on your arrival and departure flights
  • All accommodations on twin sharing basis
  • All major meals during the trekking, breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Three cups of tea a day on the trekking
  • A professional trekking guide and necessary number of number of supporting crew members
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • Flight to Suketar and back to Kathmandu
  • All necessary permits for the trekking
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Any kind of drinks in Kathmandu and trekking area (Except three cups of tea a day on the trek)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any other personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide, porters and driver (Not mandatory but expected as customary thank you for the service)
  • Any other expenses caused by some unforeseen and uncontrollable situations that may arise during the trip

What to bring

This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking hours. There are various selections and brands that you can have your own choice. Those equipments can be bought and hire easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu.


  1. Down sleeping bag (you can borrow with us if required).
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag  (you can borrow with us if required).
  3. Daypack
  4. Down Jacket (you can borrow with us if required).
  5. Flish liner (you can borrow with us if required).
  6. Walking poles (Walking poles (optional, you can borrow with us if required).
  7. Water bottle with purification tablets.
  8. Hand wash liquids.
  9. Lip guard.
  10. Sun block cream.
  11. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

  1. Cap and ears covering hat. 
  2. Glacier glasses
  3. Head torch.
  4. Ear-muffs and neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth (optional)


  1.  Hand gloves (1 light pair and 1 warm pair)

Core Body

  1. T-shirts.
  2. Light and weight thermal tops and warm thermal top.
  3. Light jacket and vest.
  4. Wind and rain jacket.
  5. Shirts and warm shirts.

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Long and short hiking pants.
  2.  Lightweight and warm long underwear.
  3. Rain and windproof trousers and warm trekking trousers.


  1. Thin and thick socks.
  2. trekking boots, light  shoes and sandle.
  3. Trekking Gaiters.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Our guide will carry the first aid kit bag during the trek.  We still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as you feel it necessary).

  1. Headache and fever medicine.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Burnt cream.
  4. Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach and diarrhea.
  5. Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide). Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
  6. Antibiotics.
  7. blister treatments such as mole skin, hand plasts band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.


  1. Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies).
  2. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport.
  3. Pocket knife.
  4. bandanas.
  5. Favourite snack foods and energy bars
  6. Paperback books, cards, mp3 player. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weights
  7. Binoculars.
  8. Camera.

All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

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