Kanchenjunga trek

Kanchenjunga trek area lies in the northeast corner of Nepal. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is named after Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m), the second highest mountain in Nepal and the third highest in the world. Kanchenjunga was designated as a conservation area in March of 1998. It covers an area of 2035 sq. km. In Taplejung district of Nepal. Taplejung district itself is renowned for high peaks (eleven peaks higher that 7,000 m) and glaciers.

Day 1
Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar / drive to Basantapur (2200m)
Day 2
Kanchenjunga trek starts from a nice hike to Chauki (2700m)
Day 3
Chauki to Gupha Pokhari (2930m)
Day 4
Gupha Pokhari to Nisum (2000m)
Day 5
Nisum to Dovan (921m)
Day 6
Dovan to Chirwa (1270m)
Day 7
Chirwa to Sekhathum (1660m)
Day 8
Sekhathum to Amjilassa (2510m)
Day 9
Amjilassa to Kyapra (2730m)
Day 10
Kyapra to Ghunsa (3595m)
Day 11
Ghunsa to Khambachen (4040m)
Day 12
Khambachen to Lhonak (4785m)
Day 13
Day trip to Pangpema
Day 14
Pangpema to Khambachen
Day 15
Khambachen to Ghunsa
Day 16
Trek around Glacier (up to 5540m, if you want) / high camp
Day 17
High camp to Ramche
Day 18
Ramche to Tseram (3870m) back to Ramche
Day 19
Ramche to Amchekhola
Day 20
Amchekhola to Ponphe
Day 21
Ponphe to Kande Bhanjyang
Day 22
Kande Bhanjyang to Lal Kharka
Day 23
Lal Kharka to Taplejung
Day 24
Taplejung to Kathmandu by flight.
Starting Point  Biratnagar
 Ending Point  Taplejung
 Longitude  87° 37′ – 88° 12′
 Latitude  27° 17′ – 27° 55′
 Altitude Range  1850m to 5525m
 Difficulty  Strenuous
 Trek Type  Camping
 Group size Minimum of 2


The Kanchenjunga trek area is envisioned as a tri-national peace park with Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of China to the north and Sikkim India in the east. Sikkim already has Khangchenzonga National Park adjoining Kanchenjunga Conservation Area whereas the extension of Qomolungma Nature Reserve in TAR, to cover the land bordering Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is in progress. In April 1997, Government of Nepal declared Kanchenjunga region as a Gift of Earth and part of WWF’s Living Planet Campaign 2000.

The Kanchenjunga trek area offers one of the most stunning scenery in all of Nepal. Not only does this region host the third highest peak in the world (Mt. Kanchenjunga), but it is also a global hotspot for plant biodiversity. Trekking within these hidden valleys, one can encounter rich forests that support more than 250 species of birds and endangered wildlife. Throughout the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, you will encounter a medley of ethnicity that continue to practice traditional subsistence lifestyles, their cultural and religious practices adding to the area’s rich cultural heritage. Access to trekking in Kanchenjunga is either by flight from Kathmandu to Suketar, Taplejung or long hours drive following Illam – Phidim – Taplejung Bazar by bus.


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Kanchenjunga Trek can now be done as a tea house trek in season. Please let us know if you prefer it this way.



Kanchenjunga trek

South face of Mt. Kangchenjunga