Kanchenjunga Trek


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Kanchenjunga Trek



Kanchenjunga area was opened recently in 1988 to trekkers. The immigration office will issue trekking permits for the Kanchenjunga region only to groups and not to individual trekkers. Kanchenjunga, at 8,586m, is the third highest mountain and has several distinct summits. A British team led by Charles Evans made the first ascent of Kanchenjunga in 1953. They climbed from the south of Nepal and climbed the south face of the peak. It is on the border of Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim.


You can trek either to the north or south Kanchenjunga base camp but you need a lot of determination, luck and a lot of time to visit both sides of the peak. You can fly to Taplejung or Tumlingtar from Kathmandu where there are STOL airstrips. There is no inhabitant in the upper part of the mountains and trekkers need to be self-sufficient.


Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Rest day / sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudha, Swambunath and Pashupatinath)

Day 3: Rest day and paper work at the immigration office

Day 4: Fly to Suketar 2,300m

Day 5: Lalikharka 2,276m

Day 6: Kharebhanjang

Day 7: Mamamkhay 1,920m

Day 8: Yumphudin 2,080m

Day 9: Amji Khola 2,510m

Day 10: Torongdi khola 2,995m

Day 11: Chyram 3,870m

Day 12: Ramche 4,580m

Day 13: Rest day in Ramche

Day 14: Salalay pass 4,290m

Day 15: Gunsa 3,595m

Day 16: Khambache 4,099m

Day 17: Lonak 4,785m

Day 18: Lonak (visit Pangpema / Kanchenjunga BC 5,143m)

Day 19: Gunsa 3,595m

Day 20: Amjilhasa 2,510m

Day 21: Sekathum 1,660m

Day 22: Chiriwa 1,270m

Day 23: Mayungla

Day 24: Suketar 2,300m

Day 25: Kathmandu (flight)

Day 26: Rest day / visit Bhaktapur

Day 27: Departure

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2
Rest day

sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudha, Swambunath, and Pashupatinath)

Day 3
Rest day and paperwork at the immigration office

Day 4
Fly to Suketar 2,300m

Day 5
Lalikharka 2,276m

Day 6

Day 7
Mamamkhay 1,920m

Day 8
Yumphudin 2,080m

Day 9
Amji Khola 2,510m

Day 10
Torongdi khola 2,995m

Day 11
Chyram 3,870m

Day 12
Ramche 4,580m

Day 13
Rest day in Ramche

Day 14
Salalay pass 4,290m

Day 15
Gunsa 3,595m

Day 16
Khambache 4,099m

Day 17
Lonak 4,785m

Day 18
Lonak (visit Pangpema / Kanchenjunga BC 5,143m)

Day 19
Gunsa 3,595m

Day 20
Amjilhasa 2,510m

Day 21
Sekathum 1,660m

Day 22
Chiriwa 1,270m

Day 23

Day 24
Suketar 2,300m

Day 25
Kathmandu (flight)

Day 26
Rest day/visit Bhaktapur

Day 27

US$ 2550 Per Person

Services Includes:

    • Domestic flights
    • Airport|hotel transfers
    • Airport tax
    • Domestic baggage 15kg
    • All meals and accommodations in tea houses|camping during the trek,
    • Guide|Trek leader
    • Porters for the trek
    • Insurance for guide and porters
    • Kanchenjunga National Park fees
    • Trekking permit (TIMS),
    • Climb High duffle bag
    • First-Aid kit
    • Hotel in Kathmandu – 5 nights
    • Rescue arrangements
    • VAT

Services Excludes:

Insurance and it should cover helicopter evacuation in case of an emergency and from Lukla if normal scheduled flights can’t fly due to weather disturbance,

    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu,
    • Meals in Kathmandu,
    • Bottled mineral water,
    • Beverages (hard and soft drinks),
    • Personal trekking gear,
    • Tips for guides and porters,
    • any other expenses in case of any natural disaster.

Private trek or group option

We can organise this trek on a private basis for groups of friends, families, clubs, charities or any other group. Depending on your previous trekking experience, you may want a Climb High leader or have no ‘leader’ but sill use the help of one of our guides and/or porters. Costs for this option are available on demand but are often not a huge amount greater than joining one of our ‘fixed departures’. Please contact us with your referred dates and itinerary and we’ll give you a quote.

Additional Information

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the trek or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone:

00 (977) 1-470-1398

Alternatively, you can contact us by email at info@climbhighhimalaya.com


To book a place on this trek, please complete the booking inquiry on our ‘Reservations’ page.

As we are a Nepali company, you will need to send your deposit by bank transfer to our bank account in Kathmandu. This is a completely safe process and may be done at any UK, European, Aus/NZ or US bank in a few minutes. Some banking websites even allow this to be done online.

Details will be sent to you once you have decided to proceed with your booking.


Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. It is recommended that you use tried and tested kit on the trip rather than relying on brand new kit you’re not sure of.

A complete kit list is to be found on this website.

Porter Protection

Climb High is a local Nepali company and as such we treat our own people with the respect and good conditions you would expect. Many team members are from our own families and you can be assured that the treatment they receive is second to none. All insurances and porter conditions are met, and more.

Why use Climb High?

Our acclimatisation schedule and trip organisation is designed to give everyone in the team the best chance of reaching base camp in great condition and feeling healthy.
This trek is accommodated in lodges with traditional Nepali hospitality.
Treks are led by highly experienced leaders plus Sherpas and porters.
Porter welfare is paramount to us – we are a local company and want to ensure that we take care of our own staff.
We are a premium Nepali trekking operator, with impeccable local contacts – any changes in plan can be dealt with far more effectively using our experience and network of local contacts.
We have our own modern offices in central Kathmandu in Mandala Street – Thamel’s premium street

IMPORTANT NOTE: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, please take the itinerary as a statement of intent rather than an absolute. Travel in Nepal can be dangerous, delayed and highly changeable. Weather conditions, availability of porters and the health of team members can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

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