Round Kanchenjunga Trek / 25 Days

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Group Size

Min. 2 Pax

Trip Grade


Best Season

March - May/September - December


Hotel/Lodge/Home Stay

Max Elevation

5,143m, Pangpema


Full Board on Trek


Private Vehicle/Car/Jeep/Flight

Trip Route: Taplejung - Suketar - Yamphudin - Cheram - Sele La - Ghunsa - Lonak - Pangpema - Chirwa - Taplejung

Trip Overview

  • Best trail for long trekking in the Himalayas
  • Witnessing both the Northern and Southern Base camp of Kanchenjunga (Third highest Peak at 8586 m of the world)
  • Himalayan culture and tradition exploration in the Eastern part of Nepal
  • Witnessing Himalayan wildlife and vegetation from a close range
  • Natural scenery, landscape and the snow-capped range view uniquely delightful from any other region in Nepal
  • Hill Highway tour of eastern Nepal with the best views of landscapes.
  • Gompas, Shrines, and Monasteries in the trail giving us the opportunities of witnessing Kirat, Hindu and Buddhist traditions.
  • Yak and Chauri Delicacies with the taste of the local cuisine
  • Picturesque path and surrounding, a photographer’s paradise
  • Adventure packed destination with unique trekking experiences.

Round Kanchenjunga Trek takes us to one of the less-traveled destinations in Eastern Nepal home to the third-highest Peak of the world Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586 m). Showcasing an authentic hill culture, we will make our way to the Pangpema base camp constituting the bliss of nature and local lifestyle alike. This trekking trail also provides a perfect opportunity for exploring a variety of ecosystem and wildlife in a peaceful surrounding.

Starting from the capital Kathmandu, we will fly to the lively eastern plains of Jhapa and Illam. The walk begins from Suketar with some of the best natural views in a more relaxed trail to the high hills and mountains. Passing by beautiful waterfalls and streams and stopping midway in the small villages, you will feel like you're in a different world here. A homely environment and family-like love are what you can expect in the local hotels and teahouses throughout the journey here. The best part comes after some days of walking but what makes this trek amazing is the cruise from one destination to another with each providing more and more wonderful surprises to relish. Gaining altitude, you will start your journey to Shangri-La with some of the best views of the landscape. In clear weather, one can have a breathtaking view of Kanchenjunga (8586 m), Makalu (8481 m), Lhotse (8481 m), and even the Everest (8848 m). The round trip will lead to the southern (Ramche) Base Camp all the way to the northern (Pang Pema) Base camp of the colossal Kanchenjunga peak. Take brief stops and enjoy the view as we will pick up a different route to return as well.

Get the best trekking experience in the Himalayas with Himalaya Pic Du Midi in our Round Kanchenjunga trek. Prepare for an adventure of a lifetime in the heart of snow-capped mountains and heavenly landscape in your next vacation here.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Fly to Bhadrapur/drive to Ilam by Jeep & Overnight at Ilam
Day 03: Drive to Suketar and trek to Lali Kharka, 8/9 h
Day 04: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m), 5/6 h
Day 05: Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m), 6/7 h
Day 06: Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m), 5/6 h
Day 07: Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m),6/7 h
Day 08: Tortong to Cheram (3870m), 5/6 h
Day 09: Cheram - Oktang (4730m) - Ramche (4580m), 6/7 h
Day 10: Cheram to Sele La (4290m), 10/11 h
Day 11: Sele La to Ghunsa (3595), 3/4 h
Day 12: Rest day at Ghunsa Village (3595m), 2/3 h
Day 13: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4050m), 5/6 h
Day 14: Kambachen to Lhonak (4780m), 4/5 h
Day 15: Lonak - Pangpema (5145m) - Lonak (4780m), 9/10 h
Day 16: Lhonak to Phale (3240m), 6/7 h
Day 17: Phale to Amjilosa (2308m) 6/7 h
Day 18: Amjilosa to Chirwa (1270m) 6/7 h
Day 19: Chiruwa to Mitlung (920m) 5/6 h
Day 20: Mitlung to Taplejung (1820m), 6/7 h
Day 21: Drive to Ilam/Bhadapur by Jeep & Overnight at Bhadrapur, 12/13 h
Day 22: Flight back to Kathmandu
Day 23: Cultural Tour of Bhaktapur
Day 24: Final Departure

Day to Day Itinerary

What's Included/Excluded

  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu
  • Teahouse Accommodation while on the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at Nepali Kitchen
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee) while on the trek
  • Airport pick-ups and drops in a private vehicle
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Kathmandu – Bhadrapur – Kathmandu Domestic Flight Ticket with Airport Tax
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu/Entrance fee
  • All necessary paperwork and Special Kanchenjunga Restricted Area fee/Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project/TIMS
  • Professional & government licensed holder English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Entrance fee of all Monastery & Museums in Kanchenjunga Region
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, Transportation and accommodation
  • Warm clothing and other required trekking gear for staff including porters woolen hat, gloves, shocks, shoes & sunglasses etc…
  • Trekking Map
  • Medicine Box for Guide/Porters
  • All government and local taxes
Not Included
  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Water and deserts in Trek
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges, International call, WIFI & internet on Trek
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation
  • Tips for guides and porters