Kanchenjunga Trekking

Kanchenjunga Trekking

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Kanchenjunga Trekking is one of Nepal’s most scenic and adventurous treks. This incredible walk allows you to get a glimpse into the life of a Highlander. As a result, visitors can enjoy exploring rural life and secluded places of east Nepal near the Tibet border. Aside from that, the charming Bhotia and Sherpa villages of Lungthang, Holung, and Walungchung Gola have great settlements to visit. Most importantly, these communities have signs of Tibetan cultural and traditional influences. Similarly, moving forward and crossing the Lumba Sumba-la (5,160 m-16,929 ft) pass creates a truly adventurous wilderness path adventure.

Likewise, the journey to Mt. Kanchenjunga(8,586m) begins with a lovely flight to Bhadrapur. Drive to Sukhetar through a difficult road to reach the Kanchenjunga Trekking entrance.

Passing through attractive hilly towns with exquisite tea gardens that astonish visitors. We begin our hike in Sukhetar and continue through ethical traditional Rai, Limbu, Bhotias, and Sherpa villages. Visitors are encouraged by their welcoming manner and excellent hospitality.

Moreover, as we climb higher, we pass through several streams and a lovely wilderness of unique vegetation. You’ll feel like a genuine gift from Mother Nature.

We turn left to reach the Lumba–Sumba-la pass (5,160 m-16,929 ft) after several days of magnificent hiking in the Kanchenjunga area. This pass provides 360-degree views of the world’s largest glaciers and mountain ranges. The magnificent surroundings will astound you. The Stunning View is a joy to see a beautiful view of the world’s high mountains all at once.

The gigantic Kanchenjunga (8,586 m-28,169 ft), Makalu (8,463 m-27,766 ft), Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Baruntse (7,160 m-23,491 ft) and Khumbakarna Himalaya ranges have created a breathtaking scene. Aside from that, the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest (8,848m-29,028 ft), provides stunning views. The surrounding magnificent landscapes captivate the visitors’ gazes, making them feel as if they are in heaven.

Kanchenjunga trekking continues in the direction of Makalu. We will travel through the charming communities of Gola, Gadhi-Danda, and Num in the sub-tropical area. Seeing rice paddies and agricultural terraces on a plateau above the Arun River is also a wonderful experience.

Trexmount Ventures is bringing this incredible journey to Tumlingtar. Similarly, the flight from Tumlingtar provides breathtaking views of the steep area and high snowcapped mountains. These diverse experiences have made Himalayan hiking a really unique experience.

What’s more on Kanchenjunga Trekking

The Kanchenjunga Circuit walk takes you to both the north and south base camps of Kanchenjunga, the world’s third-highest peak at 8,586 meters.

Because this is a remote area trip, you should be in good physical shape and have some trekking experience. Despite its isolation, trekkers can learn about local culture and visit the Ramtang and Oktang Monasteries.

The scenery is loaded with rivers, waterfalls, lush meadows, rhododendron, birch, pine woods, the Yalung Glacier, and, of course, stunning mountains that accompany travelers on their journey.

Kanchenjunga is located in Nepal’s far eastern region, on the border with Sikkim, a small Himalayan state in India’s northeastern region. The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area now protects the area, and special trekking permission is necessary. Because of these restrictions, the area’s stunning and distinctive flora and animals are still in perfect form today.



Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will make pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meeting will cover trip related information & the collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).


Kathmandu: Free day or City Sightseeing (pay Locally for sightseeing)

After morning breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting into fascinating heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Square ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum,  monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note:  this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally. (Meals: B)


Fly to Bhadrapur (240 m-787 ft) and drive to Ilam (1,460 m-4,790 ft) - 04 hrs.

Morning depart hotel for the most adventurous trip to Kanchenjunga, on reaching at Kathmandu domestic airport, board on the plane for a super scenic flight towards Far South East of Nepal near India border at Bhadrapur, overwhelming views of mountains from Ganesh, Langtang, Jugal Himal to Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga range, after 45 minutes of pleasant flight reaching the warm sub-tropical area at Bhadrapur and then an interesting drive towards mid hill around cooler area at Ilam town for overnight stop in local simple hotel / lodge, this area is famous for tea and its plantations. (Meals: B,L,D)


Drive to Sukhetar and trek to Mitlung (921 m-3,021 ft) - 04 hrs.

Another good drive leads in the morning from Ilam town to begin this adventure at Sukhetar in Taplejung area. This interesting and scenic drive leads over hills and through valley on a rough dirt road following the Kabeli River all the way to Sukhetar after a 3-4 hour drive.

Sukhetar a small village of Taplejung area with a small airstrip. With 2-3 a week flights from Kathmandu via Biratangar city the flight schedule is quite unreliable due low passenger demand  and weather.  An alternate mode of transportation  – legs –  is recommended for this trek.

From Suketar, the first day walk starts heading downhill with short ups in between to reach a small farm village of Mitlung at 921 m-3,021 ft. Here the temperature is quite warm with rice paddies growning st this low altitude. Experience excellent views of Kanchenjunga. (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Chirwa (1,270 m-4,166 ft) - 06 hrs.

Our morning walk leads to a long descend along Tamor River with few ups and down to reach Sinwa village. Continue descent to Tawa village. Cross a few smaller streams to reach a green valley. Pass through spread-out farm villages to conclude the second day of walk at Chirwa. Chirwa is a moderate size village inhabited by Rai, Limbu known as Kirat and a few Magar, Tamang, Chettries, Brahmins and Dalits. (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Lungthang (1,576 m-5,170 ft) - 06 hrs.

After a nice overnight stop at Chirwa, morning walk heads towards Sukathum village. Walk by the river bank through a small patch of forest. See mix landscapes around this area such as a nice cultivation of cardamom in the shade of trees.  Cardamom is one of the main products and trading in this area fetches good price and income for the villagers. Walk continues leading to downhill to reach Lungthang for overnight camp. Lungthang is a small farm village. From here the air starts getting cooler. (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Holung / Walangchung-Gola (3,200 m-10,499 ft) - 06 hrs.

Our morning walk leads higher to reach Holung and Walangchung Gola,  one of the many highlights of this beautiful cultural journey. The villages are located on route to Tibet. Walk leads through mixed variations of terrain with a gentle downhill slope followed by a  steep up to reach a serene alpine woodland with exotic rhododendron, oaks and pine trees.

The walk progresses heading downstream to Yangma Khola. Our route diverts heading North following Tamar Khola at 2,800 m-9,186 ft. Follow a wide trail  winding up to reach Walangchung – Gola also known as Holung. This is an ancient caravan route to Tibet or Trans Himalaya Salt Trade Route. In this nice and impressive villages with a two night over stop, explore this fascinating remote and isolated village and its area. The villagers exhibit an old culture, with religion having a strong connection to the Tibetans across the border. (Meals: B,L,D)


Rest day at Walangchung - Gola.

A wonderful and ideal place for rest to explore this least visited area by other trekkers and foreigners. The houses are built of stones. The people are of the Bhotias tribe with main occupations being farming, cattle breeding, raising live stock. They are also good traders since old time between Nepal and Tibet.

This old route to Tibet is still active with trade exchanging goods on both sides of the border. Trading commodities include rock salts, Tibetan / Chinese goods, rice, spices and other food stuffs from Nepal. Visit the village and its old monastery. (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Lumba Sumba (4,450 m-14,599 ft) - 08 hrs.

After a great time with rest and exploring this remote, cultural village, the morning trek heads towards the  junction of the Tamor Khola and the Dinsangba river. Here they join with big Tamor River. Way downstream, after crossing a wooden bridge, climb for 3-4 hours to Lumba Sumba. This is a high hill ridge heavily wooded with rhododendron, pines, oaks and magnolia trees. Head back with downhill to Dinsangba Khola. Following the same river upstream for sometimes into woodlands. Come to an uphill trail and pass yak grazing fields and pasture, kharka in Nepali. Reach a wide green valley. The walk continues over a black rock band then enter another valley to complete this hard and interesting walk to camp on the beautiful meadows. (Meals: B,L,D)


Cross over Lumba Sumba la (5,160 m-16,929 ft) - 08 hrs.

Getting ready, for Big Day! of this adventure by crossing over the highest point of this tip at Lumba Sumba-La at 5,160 m-16,929 ft.

In early morning start for a long day trek on a vague path leading towards the North West near an icy stream flowing from a high rocky cliff edge. After few hours of good trekking, reach a frozen pond. Climb to a plateau ridge top at Lumba Sumba-la pass of 5,135 m-16,847 ft high, the highest place. This high point  offers a grand vista of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Khumbakarna Himal with huge and massif Mt. Kanchenjunga range with adjoining peaks.

After a great achievement reaching the highest point of this adventure, the walk to encounter another adjoining ridge.  Encounter the Lumba Sumba La ridges with views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Jannu Himal and Mt. Makalu at close distance.

This long walk finally heads downhill (600 m-1,968 ft). Come to a open wide valley to camp at about 4,500 m-14,764 ft, this will be the highest camp of this trip. (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Thudam (3,600 m-11,811 ft) - 06 hrs.

Feeling fresh in this complete wilderness, isolated from villages and human settlement for many days, walk to a warmer area with gradual downhill with few ups and then back onto a normal path. Heading though alpine woodland and finally compete this walk at  Thudam with Tibetan culture and religion similar that of Holung and Gola.  Thudam is a moderate size village of  20 houses or so  built with stone and fine pine woods. (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Kharka (2,850 m-9,350 ft) - 05 hrs.

Upon leaving this interesting and remote traditional mountain village, our morning walk leads into thick forested area to camp at Kharka, a Sheppard place. The trail follows through tall tree lines. Walk downhill to a river and take a small uphill. Then walk downhill to reach an isolated yak pasture at Kharka for overnight camp. (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Chyamtang (2,190 m-7,185 ft) - 07 hrs.

Today a long walk of nearly seven hours to reach at Chyatang for overnight stop. Starting  a climb to a small village above Arun Rive. Climb for another three hours to reach a small pass. Proceed on a downhill path walking through muddy and wet areas to reach the Arun River. The Arun River flows from Makalu and Barun valley area. Walking into a dense vegetation of bamboo stalks and bushes. Cross a bridge leading on a long steep-up climb to reach our overnight camp at Lhomi and and Chyamtang, both adjoining villages. (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Hongoan (2,320 m-7,611 ft) - 06 hrs.

Take a gradual walk with short ups and downs. Upon a main path pass  through scattered several farm villages near a big landslide. In monsoon time around 2012, this landslide caused damaged to many houses in this area including a primary school.  After a good trek of nearly six hour, reach at Hongaon for overnight camp. (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Hatiya (1,585 m-5,200 ft) - 06 hrs.

From here head downhill to a warmer area as the walk continues following the raging Arun River down stream all the way below Tumlingtar. The Arun River joins in big Sun Kosi River. Walk through Terai area (Nepal’s flat land). Walk continues passing through farm lands and villages.  Day ends at  Hatiya village for overnight camp, a popular village with markets on route Tibet. (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Gola (1,128 m-3,700 ft) - 05 hrs.

After a nice stop at Hatiya village, morning walk heads to a much warmer climate. Walk through small farm villages with cultivated farm fields growing rice. Walk continues following a gradual path for five hours. Take a downhill slope to reach at Gola for an overnight stop in this small nice farm village. (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Gadhi-Danda (1,180 m-3,871 ft) - 06 hrs.

Morning trek leads towards more villages as the altitude drops rapidly. These villages are inhabited by a mixture people with Kirat Rais, Magar, Gurung, Chettries, Brahmins and Dalits.  The walk gets interesting as the villagers often see few foreigners passing this way. With a slowly and steady, concludes for the day at Gadhi-danda village for overnight camp, with super views of Jaljala and other snow peaks. (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Num (1,560 m-5,118 ft) - 03hrs.

Walk today comes to an end at Num village which is on route Makalu area. Upon leaving Gadhi-Danda village start with a long descend through farm fields and terraces for few hours. Reach a mid hills at Num village, where the motor able road has reached, and this small village slowly developing into town after the construction of motor road past few years.


Drive to Tumlingtar (518 m-1,699 ft) via Khadbari (1055 m-3,461 ft) 3-4 hours.

After a great experience and enjoyable time in the high hills North of Kanchenjunga, take a morning  drive on the country dirt road. Drive uphill to reach ridge near Chichelle village and then downhill towards a more warmer area leading past big town of Khadbari and to Tumlingtar. Tumlingtar is a moderate place located on the shelf of the Arun River. Tumlingtar is of moderate size plateau with sub tropical climate.

Here in Tumlingtar, the end to the camping and relax in the comfort of nice simple local lodge for last overnight in this interesting town with an air field close by. (Meals: B,L,D)


Fly to Kathmandu afternoon free for individual activities.

Take a short morning walk to the air terminal for the scenic flight of 40 minute back to Kathmandu and  transfer to hotels after an overwhelming time high up in the mountains. (Meals: B)



Free day in Kathmandu. (Meals: B)



Breakfast in the Hotel, Transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for  departure towards your next destination. (Meals: B)


What is Included?

  • Airport Pick up and drop transfer by car, van or bus depend on group size.
  • Private Ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Return Flight Ktm|Bhadrapur|Tumling tar Kathmandu.
  • All accommodations (Twin Share)
  • Meals: 20 Breakfasts, 16 Lunches, 16 Dinners. with cup of Tea, coffee in each meals
  • National Park entry permits.
  • TIMS Permit.
  • Permits.
  • An experience guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, and equipments.
  • Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Trek bag.
  • Award Certificate of Trip Completion

Whats not Included

  • Meals as Mention in the details itinerary.
  • Single Supplement for single using rooms
  • Tips to staff or any donations.
  • Temple and monastery entry fee, & entry fees while sightseeing in kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency evacuation (Just in case).
  • All types of drinks (such as Hot & cold drinks, Mineral water and alcoholic drinks).
  • All personal expenses which is not mention into the price inclusion.

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“full of thrills and excitement throughout this trip, from traditional villages, green hills, pristine forest of various species of rhododendron flowering trees,, amazing landscapes and high mountains, standing at the shade of world’s 3rd h highest Mt. Kanchenjunga at 8,586 m, visiting villages and monasteries enrich with old culture, customs are the main attraction and highlights of this trek and the warm hospitality of the highlanders the Sherpa and Bhotias of Nepal far east Himalaya close to Tibet frontier”