Kangchenjunga Trek

Kangchenjunga is a treasure trove for trekkers keen to discover a wide variety of landscapes, authentic villages and high mountain panoramas. Wild and little-known, it remains one of the most beautiful in the Himalayan range.

Kangchenjunga itinerary

Day 1

Pick-up from Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Visit to the tourist and commercial district of Thamel. First immersion in the city's many gems.

Day 2

Free day to visit Kathmandu and its valley. Final preparations for the trek.

Day 3

Flight Kathmandu-Bhadrapur and city tour

Day 4

Transfer by local bus Bhadrapur-Taplejung (8 to 10h journey)

Day 5

Taplejung-Chhirwa.1185m (6 to 7 hours walking)

Day 6

Chhirwa-Sekathum.1650 (5 to 6 hours walking)

Day 7

Sekathum-Gyabla.2725m (5h30 to 6h30 walk)

Day 8

Gyabla-Ghunsa.3415m (5 to 6h walk)

Day 9

Day of acclimatization around Ghunsa with a visit to the monastery

Day 10

Ghunsa-Khambachen.4140m (5 to 6h walk)

Day 11

Khambachen-Lhonak.4790m (4 to 5h walk)

Day 12

Morning ascent to Kangchenjunga Base Camp to admire the panoramic view of the multitude of surrounding peaks, then return to Lhonak (7 to 8 hours' walk).

Day 13

Lhonak-Ghunsa.3415m (7 to 8h walk)

Day 14

Ghunsa-Sele Le.4200m (4-5h walk)

Day 15

Sele Le-Tseram (3860m) via the Liring La pass (4645m) and Sinelapche La (4600m). A slightly long day, but so magical (7 to 9h walking).

Day 16

Tseram-Ramche.4610m (4-5h walk)

Day 17

Ascent to Oktang Temple and Glacier (4740m) for a new panorama of all the peaks of eastern Nepal. Return to Tseram (6h30 to 7h30 walk)

Day 18

Tseram-Torongten.2980m (3 to 4h walk)

Day 19

Torongten-Yamphuden.1692m (7 to 8h walk)

Day 20

Yamphuden-Phumpe Danda.1860m (6 to 7h walk)

Day 21

Phumpe Danda-Kande Bhandjyang.2190m (5 to 6h walking)

Day 22

Kande Bhanjyang-Lali Kharka.2266m (4 to 5h walking)

Day 23

Lali Kharka-Taplejung.1820m (5 to 6h walking)

Day 24

Bus transfer Taplejung-Bhadrapur (8 to 10h journey)

Day 25

Return flight Bhadrapur-Kathmandu

Day 26

Transfer to airport and return



Duration: 26 days including 19 days walking

Level: sporty

Best periods: spring and autumn

Accommodation: basic tea house or tent


- Adventurous trek far from tourist areas

- Miring La and Sinelapche La passes

- Kangchenjunga Base Camp, 3rd summit on the planet

All treks are tailored and personalized for each person or group of people taking into account :

  • Arrival and departure dates of the stay
  • Choice of guide (English or French)
  • Type of transfer chosen (bus, jeep, plane)
  • Possible route variants

Preparing for the Kangchenjunga Trek

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