Kanchenjunga Trek

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The Kanchanjanghā and Khangchendzonga, is the third-highest mountain in the world. Its summit lies at 8,586 m (28,169 ft) in a section of the Himalayas, the Kangchenjunga Himal, which is bounded in the west by the Tamur River, in the north by the Lhonak River and Jongsang La, and in the east by the Teesta River It lies in the border region between Nepal and Mangan district, Sikkim state of India, with three of the five peaks, namely Main, Central and South, directly on the border, and the peaks West and Kangbachen in Nepal's Taplejung District.

Until 1852, Kangchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world, but calculations and measurements by the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India in 1849 showed that Mount Everest, known as Peak XV at the time, is actually higher. After allowing for further verification of all calculations, it was officially announced in 1856 that Kangchenjunga was the third-highest mountain.

The Kangchenjunga is a sacred mountain in Sikkim and was first climbed on 25 May 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of the 1955 British Kangchenjunga expedition. They stopped just short of the true summit, keeping a promise given to Tashi Namgyal, the Chogyal of Sikkim, that the top of the mountain would remain inviolate. The Indian side of the mountain is off-limits to climbers. In 2016, the adjoining Khangchendzonga National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Details Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (Flight) to Ilam (Drive)

Ilam – 1677 m / 5501 ft – 5 hrs

Day 2: Ilam to Taplejung (Drive)

Taplejung – 1820 m / 5971 ft – 5 hrs

Day 3: Taplejung to Chirwa

Chirwa – 1270 m / 4166 ft – 6 hrs

Day 4: Chirwa to Lelep

Lelep – 1860 m / 6102 ft – 7 hrs

Day 5: Lelep to Amjilosa

Amjilosa – 2510 m / 8234 ft – 5 hrs

Day 6: Amjilosa to Gyabla

Gyabla – 2730 m / 8956 ft – 4 hrs

Day 7: Gyabla to Ghunsa

Ghunsa – 3595 m / 11794 ft – 4 hrs

Day 8: Acclimatization Day

Ghunsa – 3595 m / 11794 ft – 4 hrs

Day 9: Ghunsa to Kambachen

Kambachen – 4100 m / 13451 ft – 4 hrs

Day 10: Acclimatization Day

Kambachen – 4100 m / 13451 ft – 4 hrs

Day 11: Kambachen to Lhonak

Lhonak – 4785 m / 15698 ft – 4 hrs

Day 12: Day Trip to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp

Lhonak – 4785 m / 15698 ft – 8 hrs

Day 13: Lhonak to Ghunsa

Ghunsa – 3595 m / 11794 ft – 7 hrs

Day 14: Ghunsa to Sele Le

Sele Le – 4390 m / 14402 ft – 5 hrs

Day 15: Sele Le to Cheram

Cheram – 3870 m / 12696 ft – 8 hrs

Day 16: Day Trip to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp

Cheram – 3870 m / 12696 ft – 6 hrs

Day 17: Cheram to Torongding

Torongding – 2080 m / 6824 ft – 4 hrs

Day 18: Torongding to Yamphuding

Yamphuding – 1980 m / 6496 ft – 8 hrs

Day 19: Yamphuding to Khebang

Khebang – 1910 m / 6266 ft – 4 hrs

Day 20: Khebang to Khamdime

Khamdime – 1500 m / 4921 ft – 4 hrs

Day 21: Khamdime to Bhadrapur (Drive)

Bhadrapur – 93 m / 305 ft – 10 hrs

Day 22: Bhadrapur to Kathmandu (Flight)

Kathmandu – 1300 m / 4265 ft – 50 minutes

Cost Details

Cost include on:
• 2 Night hotel in Pokhra including breakfast
• Kathmandu /Pokhara/Kathmandu by tourist Bus.
• 3 times meal during the hiking. (2 breakfast,3 Lunch and 2 dinners.
• 2-night lodge accommodation in trekking.
• 1 Hiking Guide
• Necessary Trekking permit and necessary paper.

Cost does not include on:
• all food in Pokhara
• personal expenses, phone call, laundry service etc.
• all bar bill coke, beer, water etc.
• Tips for guide, porter and driver.



  • Clothing & Equipment

  • Acclimatisation & Oxygen

  • Guides, Sherpas & Team Members

  • Health & Fitness

  • Communication & Electronic Devices

    Will there be any access to a satellite phone? If yes then what would be the charges for usage?
    Yes, most of our expedition guides take satellite phones and you are welcome to use these at wifi and local moble call Most often, your guide will post daily dispatches on the Nhh website in which your friends and family can follow your progress.

    I want to contact my friend or relative, who is on one of your trips, how can I reach them?
    Many of our treks and climbs send daily internet dispatches, and we receive updates from our guides while they are in the field. The best place to reach a loved one is through our office.

    Will there be any power source for charging batteries, etc. available throughout the trek?
    For lodge-bassed treks, many of the lodges have power available with typical Asian plugs (two nail like horizontal prongs) and offer to recharge for a fee. 

    We can cater for special power requirements at an extra cost or advise on the purchase of a suitable personal solar charging system - please enquire with our office.

  • Insurance

  • Fees & Payments

  • Photography

  • Safety

  • Employment

Manual Notes:

Max. 13 kg weight for the porters/participants

Long trekking trousers, wind- and water-repellent

Functional shirt short-sleeved

Long-sleeved functional shirt

Fleece jacket or sweater

Trekking socks normal and warm

Functional underwear

Long underwear

Warm sleepwear

Clothing for the lodge

Wind and waterproof rain jacket

Down jacket (Primaloft) thin with hood

Down jacket warm with hood

Cap warm

Buff bandana / scarf

Coneflower / Cap

Gloves normal and warm

Trekking shoes ankle-high

Trekking sandals or sneakers for Teahouse

Category 4 sunglasses


Sleeping bag

Drinking bottle, thermos bottle

trekking poles


Day pack, rain cover

packing bag

Plastic bag for documents ect.

Big bag or backpack

First Aid Kit…painkillers e.g. Ibuprofen, diarrhea and vomiting remedies, electrolytes, cold remedies, wound disinfectant, plasters, blister plasters

Sun protection face and lips with high SPF

Toilet paper


microfiber towel

ear plug

nail clippers

brush, comb

Wet cleaning wipes

hand disinfection

toothbrush, toothpaste

washing gel

face cream

lip care

power bank

Phone, charging cable, headphones

Camera, SD card, spare battery

E-reader, book, notebook, pen


passport photos

cash, credit card

Document insurance for helicopter rescue and illness

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