50 days
Trip Level
Group Size
8586 m

Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest peak globally, stands extensive and tall at 8586 meters. But the highest concerning fatality rate requires a fit physique and proper mountain climbing skills for Kanchenjunga climbing. Mount Kanchenjunga is an eastern border between Nepal and Sikkim. Due to this fact, it is composed of 4 significant peaks: the principal summit, middle summit, south summit, and the Yalung yang. From time to time, Yalung Yang seems separate from the other three mountains. The Yalung Yang climbed in 1975, whereas the main summit was in 1977 because of the remoteness territory and strenuous ascension. Therefore, it rated it as the least climbed peak among 8000 meters. Due to being the least climbed mountain, you should be well-prepared and know about the Kanchenjunga trek before ascending.

Kanchenjunga Climbing routes.

The Kanchenjunga expedition begins with a flight from Biratnagar to Suketar or a trip to Bhadrapur and drives towards Taplejung. Furthermore, it follows the villages and forests into the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. It lies at an altitude of 4500 meters simultaneously, as some consider the northern route up to the mountain to be straightforward.

There is no such easy route as all the paths disclose due to avalanche and rockfall possibilities. Every step requires acclimatization, but prior climbing expertise is also essential. Following the strenuous trek to the base camp, the acclimatization procedure will conduct regularly. Although adequately acclimatized to the weather conditions and altitude issues, climbers will prepare to make the final attempt. So, it is compulsory to place up different camps to attempt the summit for the Kanchenjunga Expedition.

The 1st Camp lies at the height of 6050 meters, whereas camp 2nd lies at 6800 meters. It requires a night or two to return to the base camp during the Kanchenjunga climbing. It is noteworthy for the proper acclimatization while setting up 3rd Camp at 7300 meters, and camp 4th lies at 7800 meters. Attempts to reach the summit eventually. It takes a long time to get to the summit from the base camp. Typically, the Kanchenjunga climbing ends with a retrace to Ghunsa; it starts over another trail via the col of Selele toward Tsaram. Besides, explore South Kanchenjunga Base Camp and expand a journey to Makalu via Lumba Sumba Pass. This expedition is an in-a-million, adventurous experience but requires almost 45- 50 days for completion.

Kanchenjunga Expedition: Highlights

Technically difficult to climb, World’s 3rd highest Mountain
360 degrees view from the summit, adventurous experience
Four camps require for the summit, but rock and ice climb with dangers of avalanche between Camp II & IV
Trekking to the pure wilderness and remote treks to the world’s third-highest Mt. Kanchenjunga

Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of Arrival gate with Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet trek guide and others team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment and nature of peak climbing and others necessary information

Day 3: Flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Kanyam.

We will take a flight to Bhadrapur hot and humid Bhadrapur near India Boarder and drive to Kanyam nice and peaceful tea garden stay overnight at Guest House.

Day 4: Drive to Taplejung and continue to Chiruwa 1185 m.

Drive toward the eastern highway to Taplejung and after Taplejung recently build dirt road to Chiruwa via mitlung and Tawa village about 7 hours stay overnight at Tea house.

Day 5: Trek from Chirwa to Sekathum (1640m)

We are gradually climbing up for the couple of hours then descend to the lush green forest. The trail goes following the Tamor River to get Olangchung Gola This day. Also, we walk uphill for some time and descend to the lush green vegetation. Then, we follow the Tamur River to the OlangChungGola, the entry point of Kanchenjunga National Park. An easy and short walk to Sekathum.

Day 6: Trek to Amjilosa (2490m).

We cross the River and take a steep trail up to the hill then descend to another side of a hill and cross the river again. Walk along the steep pathway and descend to Amjilosa.

Day 7: Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla (2730m)

We walk along the river bank traverse through the dense forests of Bamboo, Rhododendron, and others in lush green scenery and accompany of the waterfall along the trail, then finally we reach in the Tibetan settlement of Gyabla.

Day 8: Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3430m)

This is famous place in the region where popular conservationist was a tragic end in the Helicopter crash. We descend towards the river valley after couples of hours that can reach in Gunsa.

Day 9: Rest & Acclimatization day!

This day, we take full rest for acclimatization with the exploration of local areas. We make a short hike towards the Lapsan La through the lush green forest. We will stay overnight at our campsite.

Day 10: Trek to Khangpachen or Khangbachen (4040m)

After exploring Ghunsa and its surroundings, we continue our trek further north along the river bank. We walk through the trees and plants. We cross many suspension bridges over the river, and pass waterfalls and finally reach Kambachen.

Day 11: Rest and exploration day!!

We will take an opportunity for the acclimatization with an exploration of local areas and make a possible side trip to Junu Himal Base Camp. Junu Himal is known as Kumbhakarna Himal. One of the memorable day entire trek to Kanchenjunga.

Day 12: Trek to Lhonak (2790m)

The trail gradually goes uphill through the rocky fields in the hillside along the river, passes the waterfalls and cross a bridge then descend toward the river to get Lhonak.

Day 13: Trek from Lhonak to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5140m)

This day, snow paced walk up ascending path on grassy trails. We see the splendid view of the Chang Himal on our right. Finally, we reach the Pangpema known as Kanchenjunga North Base Camp.

Day 14: Rest Day

Rest day!! prepare for the expedition and walk side trip for acclimatization.

Day 15 - 35: Climbing period of Kanchenjunga

Following the strenuous trek to the Base Camp, trekkers are advised to climb to a certain higher level from the base camp and return and climb higher the next time and repeat the process again. After being properly acclimatized with the weather conditions and altitude issues, climbers are ready to make the final attempt.

Day 36: Cleaning Base Camp.

After the final successful climbing of Kanchenjunga, collect all the garbage produced by expedition activity that needs to be clean up to protect the environmental concern.

Day 37: Trek back to Lhonak (4790m)

We walk back our path to Lhonak and continue downhill walk the valley to Ramtang. On the way, we will get an opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views of Kanchenjunga, Gimmigela Chuli, Taple Shikhar, Kirat Chuli and many more. Finally, we descend to Kambachen by evening.

Day 38: Trek from Lhonak to Kambachen (4040 m)

We retrace the same trail while we climb to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Finally, we descend to Kambachen by evening.

Day 39: Khambachen to Ghunsa (3430m)

Today, the same trail which we follow while climbing back to Ghunsa.

Day 40: Trek from Ghunsa to Sele Le (4685m)

Today, we walk to the dense forest of rhododendron and contouring the hillside with more fantastic views then we cross two low passes to the Sele Le.

Day 41: Trek from Sele Le to Tseram (3870m)

A super day of trekking today, as we cross three passes, including the Sinon La, Mirgin La (4480m) Sinelapcha La (4640m) and the en route for the north side of the mountain. Superb views, afterward to Tseram.

Day 42: Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4360m)

Today we have the option to trek up to the south side base camp for Kangchenjunga at Ramze. This area beside the Yalung glacier has superb mountain views.

Day 43: Trek from Ramche to Tseram (3870m)

Today, we will back the same route to Tseram. Mostly, we walk downhill.

Day 44: Trek from Tseram to Yamphudin (1690m)

Today, we gradually walk in the descending path to Yamphudin where inhabitants by different ethnic groups including Tamang, Rai, Limbu and as well as Sherpa.

Day 45: Trek from Yamphudin to Anpan

This day, as we walk along the Kabeli Khola negotiating terrace fields system above the stream, we pass small hamlets and cross low ridges to Anpan.

Day 46: Trek from Anpan to Taplejung

This day, it is just hike to Taplejung, We visit the Taplejung bazaar.

Day 47: Trek from Taplejung to Suketar (2400m)

From Taplejung, we return back to Sukhetar. After walking uphill couples of hours, we reach the STOL airstrip of Sukhetar.

Day 48: Flight from Suketar to Biratnagar and again flight to Kathmandu

In the morning, you take a flight to Biratnagar. And then, in the afternoon, you take the flight to Kathmandu.

Day 49: Free day in Kathmandu.

The day can be occupied as security day if the plane doesn’t flight in case of bad weather.

Day 50: Final departure

You will be transferred to airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight to your home country.


DEPARTURE/RETURN Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.
Airport transfer
Meal during the trek
Kanchenjunga Expedition permits
Transportation as per itinerary
All kitchen equipment
All necessary climbing gears
Oxygen cylinder: 4ltr -3 bottle each member 2 bottle each Sherpa
Experiences climbing Sherpa 2:1
Professional guide & porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fees
Meals in City
Personal Expenses
Travel Insurance
Emergency rescue Evacuation
Personal climbing gears
Personal beverages
Summit bonus of climbing Sherpa
Gratuity for Guide & Porters.

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