Trek Highlights

  •  Home to plentiful wildlife species like musk deer, snow leopard, blue sheep and a lot of rare species like the snow leopard, red panda, blood pheasant, Asian black bear and many more
  • The different experience of glacier walks rather than normal walk on routes in Yalung Glacier during Kanchenjunga Trek.
  • Traverse the Mirgin-La pass at 4,725 meters and enjoy the views of Makalu, Chamlang, and Everest.
  • Passes through wild, beautiful, and far-flung regions, and to  you to the place where you can listen to the melodious sound of birds, wherein you witness the yaks and jokpas carrying the loads,
  •  Trek through dense rhododendron, Pine, and Oak forests that add to the aesthetic value of the place.
  • The high-passes offer you to observe the remarkable views of Kanchenjunga Range, Rathong, Jannu and Kabru range.
  • The local Rai, Limbu, and Lhomi communities are warm and welcoming people. Their hospitality enhances to making your trip a relaxed one.

Trek Overview

One of the least trekked Great Himalaya trails in the eastern part of Nepal, Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek presents the perfect trekking experience to the solitude lovers who enjoy the tranquility and off the beaten paths. The journey leads trekkers deep into the isolated mountain arrays that border, Nepal, Sikkim, and Tibet. Trekkers get an authentic and relatively unspoiled experience of nature and the opportunity to observe the cultural aspects in close proximity.

The term Kanchenjunga is literally known as ‘Five Treasures of the Fabulous Snow’ as it comprises five peaks which make up Kanchenjunga. They are Kanchenjunga I (8,586m), Kanchenjunga West (8,505m), Kanchenjunga South (8,494m) and Kangbachen (7,903m).

The treasures also denote the five repositories of God, gold, silver, precious stones, grain, and Holy Scriptures. Particularly, the peak is prohibited to climb the topmost peak and the climbers should stop just a few meters ahead of a peak and have to descend back to Base Camp.

Kanchenjunga Trekking takes you to the vicinity of the base camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), the third topmost peak in the world. This trek is a relatively challenging with a couple of high mountain passes that require a good level of fitness and strong determination.

Kanchenjunga Trek considered as one of the challenging high elevation treks in Nepal. The trail winds through many demanding ascend and descend. Additionally, the trekkers need a special permit and conservation entry permits. Since Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a restricted area, solo trekking is not possible. At least two people are needed to embark this trek.

Several high Himalayan passes including Sele La (4,290m), Miring-la (4,645 m) Sinlapche pass (4,645 m) are to be crossed making the trek all the more challenging. Also, the trekkers have to trek through winding trails and have to cross maximum altitude at Kanchenjunga Base Camp at Pangpema (5,143 m).

The passes offer you spectacular views of Kanchenjunga, Tuplung, Kabaru, Rathong, Jannu, Nyukla Lachung, Dromo, Kabru, Yalung Kang, Kirat Chuli and Kangbachen peaks. En-route to Kanchenjunga Base Camp, you will also witness the stunning Kanchenjunga Glacier and Yalung Glacier.

The trip to a full circuit of Mt Kanchenjunga, a challenging trek takes longer in duration, offering a marvelous scenery of the Himalayan range, lush terraces, sub-tropical forests of Rhododendron, Oaks, Pine, and chestnut, picturesque hamlet into the secluded and isolated place of Nepal. The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek includes start from very low elevation and ascends to above 5,000m altitude from sea level.

Bear in mind, the trails are narrow and the teahouses are basic as, still, comparatively few trekkers visit this remote area. You can find the least variety range of meals with simple rooms available on the popular trekking routes, however, you will experience authentic Nepal in all its diversity of cultures and landscapes. The less trodden Kanchenjunga trek presents you with unique insight into Nepali culture and Nepali people’s lifestyle. Apart from this, the Kanchenjunga area is surrounded by abundant wildlife and natural heritage that will mesmerize you during the trek.

The ideal time to trek Kanchenjunga is spring (March-late May) and autumn (late September – mid-December). During this time, the landscape will be washed clean by the monsoon rains to enhance freshness in the air. Monsoon brings heavy rain which makes the trekking trails slippery and invites many leeches.  The sky will be clouded over the peak in the rainy season that obstructs the Mountain View. While winter is very cold due to heavy snowfall. Teahouses in the alpine region remain closed due to snow. Sela Le Pass becomes challenging and inaccessible due to snow and slippery ice.

Trekking in Kanchenjunga is an enjoyable trail that offers incredible backdrops of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt, Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Jhanu Himal, Nepal peak, Tibetan monasteries, meadows and grassland along with rhododendron forests and mixed culture.

 The Kanchenjunga trek is less crowded route offering you with unique insight into Nepali culture and Nepali people’s lifestyle. Apart from this, the Kanchenjunga area is surrounded by plenty of wildlife and natural heritage that will enthrall you during the trek. Subsequently, this challenging trekking will give you an abundance of adventurous and remarkable memory to cherish for a lifetime.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

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Note: below trekking hours, altitudes and distances are approximate, and absolutely for general idea only.

Itinerary

  1. Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,302m/4,270ft)

    Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International airport, our representative will be awaiting you to welcome with Nepal Sanctuary Treks placard. You will be then escorted and transfer to hotel. Further details and short preliminary briefing will be provided after transferring to the hotel. Stay overnight in Hotel.

    Highlights:

    Arrival at charming and exotic city engrossed with ancient temples and tradition. Fused with lively markets and the bustle of spice sellers and merchants.

  2. Day 02: Optional Morning tour to ancient marketplace and visit world’s UNESCO Heritage sites

    After breakfast, we will start our fresh morning by wandering Ason and Indrachowk marketplaces to get a glimpse of traditional Nepalese life. You’ll witness the bustle of the market, see how locals purchase the products and haggle for a bargain. Whilst walking around enjoy the lively and vibrant atmosphere this local market has to offer.

    We walk through a narrow alley and see people rushing. Observe the first hand the local produce people from Nepal actually purchase. You will also take in the sights and smells of the market. Your friendly tour guide will explain in full detail all the products and procedures you will see. There is plenty of opportunities to buy something for your selves and lots of photo opportunities to capture in your camera.

    Next, we head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square, also called Hanuman Dhoka Durbar, and used to be the residence of the Nepali royal family and administrators. This ancient sites situated in the traditional heart of Kathmandu that incorporates an architecturally extraordinary complex of ancient palaces, temples, courtyards, and shrines dating from the 15th to the 18th century.

    The most revered places of Kathmandu Durbar Square is the three-storied temple named Kumari Bahal. The structured like a typical Newari Vihara. In this house lives Kumari, a girl who is respected as the living goddess. During the festival of Indra Jatra, the Kumari is paraded around the square in a custom-built gilded chariot and worshipped by the people.

    The tallest temple of Kathmandu valley ‘Taleju Bhawani’ built in 1549 AD. This temple is deliberated to be the most outstanding work of art in the Durbar square and considered to be the royal goddess.

    Jagannath temple built in the 16th century is well-known for erotic carvings, and the Hanuman Dhoka (the royal palace) is situated in Kathmandu Durbar Square.

    Kalbhairav is considered to be the destructor form of Lord Shiva. Built in the 17th century, this, 10 ft. high stone statue of terrifyingly portrayed Kal Bhairav is sited near Jagannath temple.

    Temple of Shiva Parvati, rectangular in shape enshrines Nava Durga, a group of goddesses on the ground floor. It has a wooden image of Shiva and Parvati at the window of the upper floor looking out at passerby in Durbar Square.

    Swayambhunath:

    You are then taken to Swayambhunath (monkey temple) which is the magnificent ancient religious architecture and center faith of Hinduism and Buddhism. Its lofty white dome and dazzling golden spire are visible from far and wide. Upon arriving at the top, you can hear the Buddhist songs “Om Mani Padme Hum” resound everywhere. The candles and the aromatic fragrance of incense that burns constantly create a serene vibe and we can turn the enormous prayer wheels which encircle the stupa.

    Boudhanath:

    Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath, one of the largest stupa in Nepal as well as the sacred Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. You will observe the monk chant in the prayer hall while people lighting butter lamps and reciting mantras. You can see the vibrant prayer flags tied to the stupa that conveys mantras and prayers into the universe while fluttering in the wind. Traditionally, prayer flags come in sets of five, one in each of five colors. The five colors signify the elements and the Five Pure Lights.

    Pashupatinath:

    Further, we visit Pashupatinath temple, a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the bank of Bagmati River. You can see elaborately dressed holy men meditating outside the temple and pilgrims placing offerings at the shrines. You can also observe people performing the religious ritual and funeral pyres burn at open-air cremation. 

    After visiting fascinating cultural heritage sites, you will transfer back to the Hotel. The evening can either be spent strolling the marketplaces in Kathmandu or resting at the hotel.

  3. Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur (45 minutes approx) and drive to Ilam (3 hours 16 minutes approx, 97.3 km)

    With an early wake-up call, you will get ready and be transferred to the airport from where you will fly to Bhadrapur. Landing at Bhadrapur there will be a vehicle waiting for us which will drive us to Ilam. It is a famous destination for natural scenery and landscapes, tea production, and diverse agricultural economy. We will stay overnight at Ilam and prepare ourselves for tomorrow’s trek.

    Trip Highlights:

    • Scenic drive to Ilam; i.e. tea cultivated the land, landscapes, and beautiful natural scene.
    • If the weather is clear then you can see Darjeeling bazaar.
  4. Day 04: Drive to Taplegunj (5 hours), trek to Mitlung (921m/3,021 feet) Approx 3 1/2 hours walk

    We leave Ilam early in the morning and drive to Taplejung through cardamom and tea cultivated area. The scenic drive offers you the first glimpse of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Jannu. In addition, you get to see pasture land and small villages. Then we begin to trek along the paved road for one hour and take a gradual steep descent to the Tamur River that takes us to the village of Mitlung. We stay overnight in Mitlung.

    Trip Highlights:

    • Drive all the way through cardamom and tea area.
    • A glimpse of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Jannu
    • Pass through picturesque villages and lush green hills
    • Experience Limbu culture and tradition
    • On the way, we traverse the Hungdewa Khola and the raging Tamur River.
  5. Day 05: Mitlung to Chirwa (1,246m/4,087ft) 5 – 6hrs trek

     With an early start, we continue our trek following Tamor River along the paved road and after one and half hour the trails lead to Siwa Bazar. Siwa Bazaar is a small market and you can see Limbus settlement, high school, hospitals, and a police checkpoint. We continue to follow Tamor River for one and half hours and stop at Tawa village for lunch. After lunch, we walk on a zigzag path for about 1 hour that leads you to Thiwa Village. An additional hour walk will take you to our destination Chirwa.

       Trip Highlights:

    • Trek uphill and downhill at the same time relishing the great unfolding vistas
    • A pleasant walk through cardamom area where it grows freely in the moist shaded forest.
  6. Day 06: Chirwa to Sekathum (1,660m/5,446ft) 5-6hrs trek

    After having breakfast we rejoin our trail; as we begin we follow trekking along the Tamur River. The trail passes through a varied landscape, we trek uphill and downhill passing dense forest. After a couple of hours, we arrive at Taplechowk where our trekking permit will be checked and its doorway to Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. We traverse the suspension bridge over the river and walk on the west bank along with the cardamom farm. We will stop for lunch at Phembu and continue to walk zigzag path crossing over Suspension bridge of Tamur River. We will reach at Serkathum following Ghunsa Khola walking on a zigzag trail. After 20 minutes of walk, we will arrive at Sekathum.

    Trip Highlights:

    • We walk through dense forest and cardamom farm
    • Cross the swing suspension bridge
    • Pass through Limbu settlement
  7. Day 07: Sekathum to Amjilosa (2,510m/8,234ft) 5-6hrs trek

    After breakfast, we continue our trek crossing a suspension bridge and enter dense forests of bamboo trees, Utis trees and varied types of trees. You are likely to see troops of Langur monkeys and musk deer. We then cross another suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola and reach Jaubari. You can see a beautiful waterfall here. We continue to follow Ghunsa Khola that takes you to Lamatar where we stop for lunch. After lunch, we walk through the zigzag trail and enter into dense forests. After that, we cross one more suspension bridge and take gradual ascend for 2 hours and 20 minutes of walk through straight trails will take you to our camp. We stay overnight in Amjilosa.

    Trip Highlights:

    • Explore Sherpa and Tibetan folks in Amjilosa village
    • Traverse the swing suspension bridge
    • Beautiful waterfall in Jaubari
    • Walk through shaded dense forests of various types of trees
    • You might come across with troops of Langur monkey and musk deer.

     

  8. Day 08: Amjilosa to Gyabla (2,730m/8,956ft) 5-6 hours trek

    After having breakfast we continue our trekking. Leaving Amjilosa behind we trek from the river bank all the way through thick bamboo and rhododendron forest to traverse the ridge. Then we walk down on the way to Ghunsa Khola where you can see many houses made up of stones.

    Further, we walk through several ascend and descend after a short climb before passing a large waterfall.  Eventually, we will arrive at Gyabla after a steep ascent. Gyabala is a beautiful village with a Tibetan settlement where we overnight here.

    Trip Highlights:

    • Explore the picturesque village of Tibetan inhabitants
    • Pass through the dense forest comprising of bamboo, fir, and rhododendrons.
    • We will find that the river drops steeply with several waterfalls and pools. 
  9. Day 09: Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,595m/11,794ft) 5-6hrs trek

    We will have an early breakfast and rejoin our trail; as we begin trekking we descend down the river as the valley widens. We will have lunch once we reach Phole, another Tibetan settlement where you can buy handicrafts handmade by the locals and visit the monastery. On the way between Phole and Ghunsa, we pass memorial of helicopter crash casualties in 2002. Leaving the village, we trek further through pine forest to Ghunsa.  Ghunsa is a charming Tibetan village; prayer flags flutter from the wooden houses and there are two monasteries, a welcome sight after the many days of wilderness. 

    Trip Highlights:

    • Pass through Phole Tibetan settlement and memorial.
    • Explore Sherpa Village with beautiful wooden houses and colorful prayer flags
    • Gunsa is relatively larger town affluent with Tibetan and Buddhist culture.
    • You can see the women engaged in carpet weaving profession.
  10. Day 10: Acclimatization day at Ghunsa (3,595m/11794 ft).

    Today is an important day for acclimatization as we need to let our body adapt the altitude so that we can avoid altitude sickness. You can spend the time relaxing and exploring the village.  A day hike can be organized to a close by monastery called Lapsang La Pass. From pass, you can see the beautiful view of Ghunsa peak and several other unnamed peaks. We will return back and can get some rest, we will stay overnight in Ghunsa.

    Trip Highlights:

    • Explore Ghunsa village
    • View of beautiful peaks from Lapsang La passes.
    • Hike towards the Laspsan-La monastery through the lush green forest
  11. Day 11: Ghunsa to Khambachen (4,100m/13,451ft) 5-6hrs trek

    After having breakfast we leave Ghunsa and trek towards our next destination. We trek along the river bank heading towards the north; the trail offers us amazing views of the mountain. As we continue trekking we pass through meadows with wildflowers, rhododendron and pine forests. Trekking further we reach Rampuk Kharka where we cross a bridge and continue passing the waterfall and a landslide. As we cross the landslide area we will get to see a view of Mt. Jannu. Soon we will arrive at Khambachen which is the Tibetan settlement consist of dozen houses situated in a grassy plain area surrounded by magnificent mountain. In addition, you can see an incredible backdrop of the enormous north face of Jannu.

    Trip Highlights:

    • Walk through shaded pine and rhododendron forest
    • Pass through several scripted mani walls and Chorten
    • Pass through pastureland where you can see the yaks grazing
    • Cross rivers and pass through a forest where we may get a glimpse of birds, blue sheep, and domesticated Yaks.
    • Superb view of Kuma Karna, Jannu Himal, and other small peaks are visible
    • The trail gets more barren and scrubs juniper dominates much of the land
    • We traverse many suspension bridges above the river and go by waterfalls to reach Kambachen.
  12. Day 12: Acclimatization and rest day at Khambachen.

    We will take rest after a week of walking.  The program will organize to explore the area around Khambachen and climb a ridge behind the village for better views of the mountains- or if you are feeling energetic you could visit Jannu’s Base Camp.

    Trip Highlights:

    • Explore Khambachen area and observe the incredible vistas Jannu Himalaya range.
  13. Day 13: Khambachen to Lhonak (4,785m/15,698ft) 5-6 hrs trek

    After having breakfast we begin to trek early as today is another challenging trek day. The trail ascends through open rocky fields to Ramtang (4,370m/14,337 ft.) and then traverses moraines North West of the Kanchenjunga Glacier to Lhonak. The campsite at Lhonak is near some huge stone huts and you can see magnificent views of Wedge Peak (6,750m/22,145 ft.), Mera (6,344m/20,813ft), Nepal Peak (6,910m/22,670 ft), and Twins (7,351m/24,117 ft.) among others.

    Trip Highlights:

    • You will get an opportunity to see superb views of Wedge Peak, Mera Peak, Nepal Peak, and Twins.
    • You are likely to see blue sheep and Tibetan snowcock along the trail
    • We can see the spectacular view of Kambachen, its glacier and Kanchenjunga’s ice formations
  14. Day 14: Day trek to Pangema (KBC); (5,143m/16,873ft) 6-7hrs trek and return back to Lhonak

    After having an early breakfast we begin to trek; as we begin we trek along the Kanchenjunga Glacier. We must be attentive and careful while trekking as we will trek through the rocky trail as there are possibilities of landslides. Trekking further from here we reach Pangema/Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, it is a flat grassy base camp. If we trek a bit higher we will be offered with splendid views of Kanchenjunga, Chang Himal, Nepal Peak, and Tibetan Himalaya range. We will then descend back to Lhonak.

    Trip Highlights:

    • Magnificent view of Kanchenjunga Glacier
    • Superb backdrops of Kanchenjunga, Chang Himal, Nepal Peak, and Tibetan Himalaya range.
    • You are likely to come across with blue sheep along the way.
    • The north col of Kanchanjunga and Yalung Kang appears like a mirror from Pangema and the lammergeyer – marvelous bird with a 9 feet wingspan will be heightening the summit
  15. Day 15: Return to Ghunsa (3,595m/11,794 ft) 8 hours walking.

    After breakfast, we walk back along the same trail through Kambachento Ghunsa village. 

  16. Day 16: Ghunsa to High camp (4,100m/13,451ft) before the Mirgin La pass 5-6hrs trek

    After having breakfast we rejoin our trail; we trek on a steep trail as we pass through dense moss forest, rhododendron and juniper to Sele La pass at 4,290 m/14,074 ft. continuing to trek we will have our lunch on a suitable lunch spot. After lunch, we continue trekking further until we arrive at High camp where you can see superb view of Mount Makalu from the camp.

    Trip Highlights:

    • Walking through blanketed dense forests for different types of trees
    • Superb view of majestic Mount Makalu
  17. Day 17: High camp to Tseram (3,870m/12,696ft) [via Mirgin la (4,663m/15,289ft)] 6-7hrs trek

    Today is another long and challenging trek day; we cross 3 passes through the trail. After breakfast we begin to trek, we trek uphill enjoying the south side view of Jannu and Makalu Himal. We traverse Sinion La (4,440m/14,566 ft.) and followed by Mirgin La (4,480m/14,698 ft.), Sinelapche Bhanjyang (4,646m/15,242 ft.) after crossing the passes we then make a steep descend to Tseram; it is a small settlement above Simua Khola.

    Trip Highlights:

    • Beautiful views of Jannu and Makalu on the way
    • Cross Sinion La, Mirgin La, Sinelapche Bhanjyang
    • Views of Yalung range from Sinion La
  18. Day 18: Tseram to Ramche (4,580 m/ 15026ft) - 4 hours trek

    After breakfast, we ascend uphill for one and half hour to Yalung Kharka. Then, you will walk all the way through grassy area for 2 ½ hours that will take you to Ramche.

    Trek Highlights:

    • You are likely to see blue sheep grazing and Tibetan snowcock on the way.
    • You can see beautiful views of Kokhtang, Rathong, Kabri I-IV, Talung peaks from Ramche campsite.
    • Witness the flocks of wild sheep and Lammergeier, the largest and the most spectacular bird of the Himalayas. 
  19. Day 19: Ramche (4,580 m/ 15026ft) to Okhtang (4730m/15,518 ft) and return to Tseram (3870m/12,696 ft) 5-6 hours hike

    In the early morning after breakfast, we hike up to Okhtang viewpoint for one an half hour passing through Yalung Glacier. While we ascend ridge we can see amazing views of blue sheep and Tibetan snowcock. After enjoying the view we then follow the stream and soon follow the Okhtang vantage point. Once you reach viewpoint you will see splendid view of majestic peaks such as Yalung, Kambachen and South Kanchenjunga After enjoying the view we then we take descent to Ramche where there are a beautiful lake and pasture land along with stone houses. You can see blue sheep grazing on the grassy slopes. Then we walk down to Tseram, a large flat meadow.

    Highlights:

    • Encounter with blue sheep and Tibetan Snowcock.
    • You can see a view of Yalung, Kambachen, South Kanchenjunga from Okhtang viewpoint
    • Observe Yalung Glacier that forms the major sources of the Tamor River.
    • Yalung glacier overlooked by the peaks of Talung, Kabru, and Rathong
  20. Day 20: Tseram to Tortong (3,000m/9842 ft); 4-5 hours walking.

    After having breakfast we take descend all the way through Tseram and walking all along the shaded rhododendron forest following the Simbuwa Khola to Tortong.

    Trip Highlights:

    • Walking through the shaded forest of rhododendron trees. If you are trekking during spring the entire forest is dominated by the vibrant rhododendron and wildflowers

     

  21. Day 21: Tortong to Yamphudin (2,080m/6824 ft) 7 hours walking

    After having breakfast we climb up 1000m/3280 ft., the trail ascends steeply through mossy wooded area passing the landslide area. Then we arrive at Lamite Bhanjyang where we have a lunch break. We continue the trail that descends steeply to the Imja Khola and descends into Yamphudin. The village has a mixed community of Sherpas, Rais, Limbus, and Gurungs and consists of another Kanchenjunga Conservation Area office.

    Trip Highlights:

    • Walk through serene mossy forest
    • Explore Yamphudin, the mixed community of various ethnic groups
  22. Day 22: Yamphudin to Mamankhe (1,810m/5938 ft) 4-5 hours walking

    Today we leave Yamphudin village and take the contouring trail soaring on top of the river to Mananke.

    Trip Highlights:

    • Walk through cardamom garden and rice fields
    • Pass through several beautiful villages and encounter with local people.
    • Overnight at Mamanke, the prosperous Limbu Village
  23. Day 23: Mamankhe to Kande Bhanjang (2149m/7050ft); 6 hours walking

    From Mamankethe trail, we walk through leveled and zigzag path and traverse a brook on an extended suspension bridge before ascending to Phumphe village. We then ascend to teashops on the ridge then cross through a sequence of valleys passing many villages. Finally, we climb up to Kande Bhanjyang where we stay overnight.

    Trip Highlights:

    • Cross swing suspension bridge
    • You can see the beautiful view of Mount Jannu from Phumphe ridge until Kande Bhanjyang
    • The trail offers a great experience of culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Limbu people.
    • Wide range of cardamom farms, unique Himalayan flora, and fauna, untouched natural landscape, cultural dances such as Dhaan Naach, chyarung Naach, and Bijuwa Naach are the major highlights of the region.
    • Witness the fine views of Kanchenjungha, Kumbhakarna Mountains and Kabru ridge from Kande Bhanjyang
  24. Day 24: Kande Bhanjang to Lali Kharka (2265 m/7431 ft); 6 hours walking

    After having breakfast we cross a ridge to the Limbu village of Khunjari and walk down to Phawa Khola. We then climb all the way through Shimu village to Thenbewa. Subsequently, we keep on walking through the beautiful village to Lali Kharka.

    Trip Highlights:

    • Pass through the terraced farmland and small settlement
  25. Day 25: Lali Kharka to the Taplegunj via airfield at Suketar (2,300m/7,545 ft). 4-5 hours trek

    Today is the last day of our trek. After having breakfast, we continue to ascend from Lalikharka to Deurali. After that, we take descending trials to the airfield at Suketar and further down to Taplejung.  Arriving at Taplejung brings an end to our amazing trek around Kanchenjunga.

    Highlights:

    • Walk through deep rhododendron forest during spring season.
    • You can see the magnificent view of Mount Makalu from Deurali ridge.
    • Pass through the picturesque village of Gurung settlement.
  26. Day 26: Taplejung to Bhadrapur 5-6hrs drive

    We wake up early, have breakfast and take transportation that will drive us to Bhadrapur through Nepal’s highway offering different beautiful landscapes. Once we reach Bhadrapur we refresh ourselves and rest. We stay overnight here in Bhadrapur.

    Trip Highlights:

    • Scenic drive to Bhadrapur
    • Drive through cardamom garden, picturesque village
  27. Day 27: Flight from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu

    We will take a flight to Kathmandu. After landing in Kathmandu, our representative will transfer you to the hotel. You can take rest, packing and souvenir shopping for beloved ones.

  28. Day 28: Back home

    It is time to fly back to home keeping all the terrifying experiences of Nepal in mind.

    The representative from Nepal Sanctuary Treks will transfer you to TIA airport where you should check-in 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight.

Fast Facts

  • Kanchenjunga, at 8586m is the world’s third highest mountain and lies on the border with Sikkim
  • Stunning forests and wild paths at lower altitudes. High mountain passes and trekking on glaciers in the immense space of the sparsely inhabited but stunning northern reaches
  • Warm hospitality of Sherpa, Limbu, Rai and Lhomi communities
  • Kanchenjunga has five peaks and so the name translates to ‘Five Treasures of Snow’. These five peaks are Kanchenjunga Main, Kanchenjunga West, Kanchenjunga Central, Kanchenjunga South and Kangbachen
  • Kanchenjunga was designated as a world heritage site by UNESCO on July 17, 2016
  • Wildlife such as Snow leopard, Musk deer, Red panda, Blue sheep, Tibetan snow cock, Himalayan Monal
  • Diverse landscapes from forests to meadows
  • Kanchenjunga is the third-highest mountain in the world.

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