Trekking to the base camp of  Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586) , the third tallest peak in the World is one of the exciting trekking of eastern Himalayan region of Nepal .This trekking area is enriched by The Kanchenjunga conservation Area project,which  supports  to keep the vegetation & fauna protected . The trekking starts from Kathmandu flying in to Bhadrapur city ( 92m ) , then overland tranfer to suketar via Ilam then by arriving at Suketar .It provides the excellent views of the mountains , Himalayas over 7000, & valleys’ journey, which takes you through scattered settlements of thatched farmhouses with colourful flower gardens, wild coniferous woodland and on to remote Buddhist settlements where people scratch a living from the barren land. The climax of this trek in both altitude and scenic splendor is undoubtedly the three days hike up the Kanchenjunga glacier where the views are quite simply overwhelming.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
  • Day03: Kathmandu –Bhadrapur – Ilam
  • Day 04: to Drive to Suketar then walk to Lalikharka (2265m/7,431ft)
  • Day 05: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m/6,955ft)
  • Day 06: Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m/5,856ft)
  • Day 07: Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m/6824ft)
  • Day 08: Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft)
  • Day 09: Tortong to Cheram (3,870m/12,696ft)
  • Day 10: Cheram: Acclimatization and Rest
  • Day 11: Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche) (4,580m/15,026ft)
  • Day 12: Ramchaur (Ramche) to Yalung Base Camp (4500m), back to Cheram
  • Day 13: Cheram to Sele La (4290m/ 14,074ft)
  • Day 14: Sele La to Ghunsa (3,595/11,794)
  • Day 15: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m/13,287ft)
  • Day 16: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,682ft)
  • Day 17: Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema (5,143/16,873ft)
  • Day 18: Pangpema to Lhonak
  • Day 19: Lhonak to Ghunsa (3475m/11,400ft)
  • Day 20: Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,572ft)
  • Day 21: Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m/4,166ft)
  • Day 22: Chirwa to Phurumbu (1,549/5,082ft)
  • Day 23: Phurumbu to Suketar
  • Day 24: Suketra drive to Bhadrapur , then Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 25: Departure
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)
We complete our custom formalities at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Afterwards, there is a Himalayan Glacier representative waiting for us at the gate who will take us to our hotel.  We can then spend the rest of the day taking rest. In the evening, we get to try Nepalese cuisine at a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals:Dinner
Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
We visit four landmarks in Kathmandu, three of which are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We tour Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Bauddhanath Stupa. After the tour, we meet our entire trekking team and our guides will tell us what we can expect on our trek. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals:Breakfast
Day03: Kathmandu –Bhadrapur – Ilam
Fly to Bhadrapur , then transfer to Fikkal Bazaar , Enjoy the sightseeing of  Ilam Tea estates .Overnight at Fikkal   or Kannyam
Day 04: to Drive to Suketar then walk to Lalikharka (2265m/7,431ft)
After breakfast, drive to Suketar Airport. After reaching Suketar, hike uphill and downhill through a forest of Rhododendron to the ridge. Move through a forest to reach Lalikharka. Overnight stay.  
Day 05: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m/6,955ft)
To reach Khesewa, walk through a terraced fields to the Limbu village, named Thembewa. Then climb uphill and downhill to Phawa Khola, again walk a bit to Khunjari Village, then to Sinchewa Bhanjyang with the views of Kanchanjunga and Kabur. Hike through the hills to reach the Khesewa Village. Stay overnight.
Day 06: Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m/5,856ft)
To reach Mamankhe,a Limbu village, first we need to go downhill, cross several streams, and reach Pum Pung then walk through Yampung Village, hike uphill through a forest, descent through the Pumpe Village and downhill towards Mamankhe. Stay overnight.
Day 07: Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m/6824ft)
From Mamankhe climb up and down the hills which leads to a steep valley with a cliff trail. The Kabeli Khola Valley is a beautiful and an interesting place. Yamphudin is a village with mixed ethinic groups such as Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, Gurung. Stay overnight.
Day 08: Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft)
Following the Kabeli Khola, cross the Omja Khola , ascent uphill through a corn and barley field to Dubi Bhanjyang. Decenting to Omja Khola, climb steep hills to Chitre and clim through a pine and rhododendron forest to the pond at Lamaite Bhanjyang with a beautiful view of Jannu. Walk through a orchid-filled forest with adownhill trail to Simbhu Khola. Then cross the hills to reach Tortong. Stay overnight.
Day 09: Tortong to Cheram (3,870m/12,696ft)
From Tortong walk through a rhododendron forest and reach the Goth with the Buddhist Shrine. Walk uphill while enjoying the view of the mountain. The climb continues to Cheram. Stay overnight.
Day 10: Cheram: Acclimatization and Rest
We spend a day in Cheram which will help us to adapt to the high altitude. We can explore the Yalung Glacier or rest for the day. There is also a viewpoint for Kabaru and Rathong peaks. Stay overnight.
Day 11: Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche) (4,580m/15,026ft)
Climb the uphill through a forest and walk on the rocky path to the Mai Walls with stone houses. While enjoying the views of Khabur and Rathong, climb through the Lapsang to a lake. Walk continues to Ramche. Stay overnight.
Day 12: Ramchaur (Ramche) to Yalung Base Camp (4500m), back to Cheram
We walk further up the valley from Ramche and then follow a stream, climb uphill until we can see the Kanchenjunga’s Southern face. While we walk further ahead we can also see Jannu Himal, and a bit further is Oktang Monastery. We climb the uphills to reach the Yalung Base Camp. You can see the beautiful view of Jannu Himal, Nyukla Lachung and other Himalayas. We move down and stay overnight at Cheram.
Day 13: Cheram to Sele La (4290m/ 14,074ft)
Today, we begin by crossing 4 passes starting with Sinelapche Bhanjyang and then Mirgin La pass. Continuing the trek we then reach Sinion pass and ascend to Sele La pass. Overnight at Sele La.
Day 14: Sele La to Ghunsa (3,595/11,794)
From Sele La we walk towards the north with Tangbgharma Danda. We reach a Buddhist Shrine marked by prayer flags which also indicates the start of a steep trail. We go downhill through Rhododendron, Birch and Pine forest before reaching Ghunsa. We stay overnight.
Day 15: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m/13,287ft)
We trek further north from Ghunsa, along the river bank with beautiful mountain scenery. We hike through meadows and Rhododendron and Pine forests. We cross a bridge at Rampuk Kharha, and a bit further after crossing the landslide area we will start to see the magnificent view of Mt. Jannu. After hiking through the mountail trails we reach Kambachen. Stay overnight.
Day 16: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,682ft)
Today we hike through rocky fields and large boulders on the hillside along a riverbank and arrive a waterfall. Then we cross a bridge to Ramtang monastery. We will then walk through the landslide section descending to the river and finally reaching Lhonak. Stay overnight.
Day 17: Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema (5,143/16,873ft)
Today we trek alongside the gigantic Kanchenjunga Glacier towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. After passing Pangpema we descend towards the base camp. The view of Mt. Kanchenjunga along with Jannu Himal and other Himalayan peaks is magnificent. We descend back to Pangpema where we stay overnight.
Day 18: Pangpema to Lhonak
From Pangpema we go back to Lhonak. Stay overnight.
Day 19: Lhonak to Ghunsa (3475m/11,400ft)
To reach Ghunsa we hike through Kambache and take the same route we took when we were climbing up.
Day 20: Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,572ft)
From Ghunsa we go downhill towards Phale. We pass through several Manes and a monastery and hike through Juniper forest and reach Phale. We cross a bridge over Chhundatanka Khola to reach Gyabla. We cross a susupension brigde over Sumbung Khola before reaching Amjilosa. Stay overnight.
Day 21: Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m/4,166ft)
We continue our trek and pass a small settlement of Solima, then crossing a suspension brigde over Ghunsa Khola we reach Sukathum. Our trail passes through several villages and is beside Thunsa Khola followed by Tamor Nadi. Then upon reaching Chirwa we stay overnight.
Day 22: Chirwa to Phurumbu (1,549/5,082ft)
here we continue to descend and cross a bridge over the Sisne Khola reaching Pathibhara Trek trail. To reach Phorumbu we pass through a village and cross a suspension bridge over the Yaphre Khola. We stay overnight.
Day 23: Phurumbu to Suketar
Our Kanchenjunga trip ends today. We  continue to walk on the Pathibhara trek trail. And we can take rest after reaching Suketar.
Day 24: Suketra drive to Bhadrapur , then Fly to Kathmandu
After breakfast drive to Bhadrapur , then take flight to  Kathmandu  Rest of the day at Leisure
Day 25: Departure
Transfer to Airport for departure

Accommodations 3 Nights in Kathmandu in 3-4 star starndard hotel on bed & breakfast basis

Arrival /Departure Transfers (Kathmandu International Airport –Hotel – Airport)

21 Nights in the lodges (basic tea houses) on full board

Porters ( 3 pax – 2porters , 4 Pax -2porters , 5 Pax -3porters  & 6 -3porters )

English speaking trekking guide

All trekking permits / Conservation fees

Entrance fees as per itinerary

Kathmandu – Bhadrapur – Kathandu flights ($272 per person – subject to change, if changed by airlines)

Meals other than mentioned above

Sightseeing spots other than mentioned above

Extra costs incurred due to inclement weather   or any event due to event beyond human control

Trekking gears

Visa fee

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