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Kanchenjunga Expedition in Nepal (Expedition Attractions)

Great adventure on top world's third highest Mt. Kanchenjunga within Far Eastern Himalaya extraordinary views of landscapes with rolling green hills and snow capped peaks on daily walks explore undisturbed and pristine Far Eastern villages of mixed Hill tribes with interesting culture walking into lovely clouded rhododendron-pines-magnolia and oaks trees lines with grand views. Adventure of a lifetime experience on top Mt. Kanchenjunga with exceptional views of mountain trek from warm cool Alpine zone to remote and virgin areas on least explored region of Kanchenjunga.

Kanchenjunga Expedition in Nepal (Expedition Information)

Kanchenjunga Expedition as world 3rd highest mountain and 2nd high peaks of Nepal Himalaya at an altitude above 8,586 m and 28,169 ft high, which was first summated by British Expedition on May 25th, 1955 led by late Sir George Band and his friends of climbers. The summit was climbed from Kanchenjunga Southern Side base camp, where our trek leads at first around Yarlung glacier near Ramche to explore its classic route of Kanchenjunga massive peaks. Kanchenjunga also spelled as Kanchendzonga in Tibetan language meaning fives jewels of snow clad peaks, which makes Mt. Kanchenjunga massive range, straddling the border with Nepal and Sikkim (small North East State of India). mt. Kanchenjunga expeditions will be truly an adventure of a lifetime experience where few trekkers-explorer and climbers seldom visit this remote Far Eastern region of Nepal Himalaya, a beautiful and perfect wilderness where our adventure begins to world's 3rd highest summit of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
We have made the itinerary plan taking a scenic flight to low warm areas of southern Nepal and then a short drive to trekking starting point, and then walking past many friendly farm villages with well-tended fields and terraces and entering into deep alpine forest visiting South Kanchenjunga base camp and then heading towards our goal at North Kanchenjunga base camp. Our climbing day of maximum twenty days with enough time for the acclimatization-practice climb on rocks and ice before the Big Day! To the top of Mt. Kanchenjunga, ferrying loads to designated camps and then after the summit bid, clearing all camps with garbage disposing at proper sites. after a big climb with great success our return route on the same way back to Ilam town and towards low warm areas of Bhadrapur for the flight to Kathmandu after a most amazing experience and adventure on Mt. Kanchenjunga Expedition.


  • 1Arrive in Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel. On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, you will be well received by Reasonable Treks & Tour staff and guide and then transfer you to your hotels within the hub of Kathmandu city around the most happening and exciting place around Thamel. The evening after checking into your rooms with refreshment our guides will brief on Mt. Kanchenjunga Expedition and trekking with welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with culture show.
  • 2In Kathmandu sightseeing tour at places of interest and trek preparationMorning after breakfast leave for our exciting cultural and historical tour around Nepal's best World Heritage Sites which includes old Durbar Square (Palace Courtyard), Old Swayambhunath Stupa and other places of interest with time for trip preparations.

  • 3in kathmandu sightseeing Hafe day sightseeing and free for final Expeditions preparations and collecting necessary climbing permits for the adventure on Mt. Kanchenjunga expeditions
  • 4Fly to Bhadrapur 300 m and drive to Ilam town 1,540 m - 04 hrs.Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking begins with the scenic short flight of 45 mins duration, overlooking the range of Himalayan peaks with Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. On reaching Nepal East low land at Bhadrapur airport with warmer temperature located within the sub-tropical climate. on arrival join with our trekking staff and porters for the drive to a cooler hill for few hours of exciting and scenic drive to reach Ilam town, a lovely place famous for its vast field of Tea-Garden and best-flavored Tea. In Ilam town for first overnight in a nice and neat local lodge, afternoon free for walks around this interesting remote town within the shade of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
  • 5Drive to Sukhetar via Kabeli Khola trek to Lali Kharka 1,900 m, total 05 hrs.Morning starts with exciting drive to Sukhetar in Taplejung reaching at start point of the journey to Kanchenjunga, first day walk follows into several farm lands and scattered mid hills villages and with a good walk of the day reaching at Lali Kharka village at 2,260 meters.
  • 6Trek to Khesewa - Bhanjyang 2,100m - 05 hrs. From this village, walk descend on and then with uphill passing farm fields and series of terraces, this mid hills villages populated by Hindu origins, and mix people of Brahmins, Chettris and Kirat tribes, then slowly reaching Tembawa village, from here downhill to Phawa khola, crossing the river reaching at Pokora village, walk leads to steep climb to Kunjari village, and then through cool forest with a climb to Khesewa- Bhanjyang village for overnight camp.
  • 7Trek to Mamankhe 2,030 m - 06 hrs.Journey starts with descending towards farm area of rice and millets then entering a forested area at Nandeva Khola, after crossing a stream, walk leads downhill and then climb into forest to reach at Looking village, from here with ups and down to Fun Fun a small village, offering views Khumbakarna Himalaya range with Yalung and Mt. Kanchenjunga in the northern horizon. The walk continues on the downhill path past farm fields, and then a climb for an hour to a crest at Pompe Dhada with views of Mt. Jannu, then on the downhill to Khesawa Khola, after crossing a bridge to reach overnight camp at Mamankhe village.
  • 8Trek to Yangphudin 2,150m - 06 hrs.Morning walk begins with a gentle climb, skirting around ridge to level path to Dekadin village. From this village walk leads along Kabeli khola (stream) climbing from 200-300 meters high above from the river bed towards mountain trail, walking on winding path and small streams then descend towards Kabeli khola, leaving the river leading to a climb through farm fields and villages, after a good walk reaching at Yamphudin for overnight.
  • 9Trek to Chitre 2,880 m - 06hrs.From Yamphudin village walk along Kabeli khola, crossing tributary stream of Omje khola and then start climb up to Dhupi Bhangyang into wide open grassland, from the top a steady downhill through deciduous forest to Omje Khola. Journey continues through rhododendron forest and to a ridge at Chitre, a small settlement with only few huts for overnight stop.
  • 10Trek to Simbua Khola 3,000m - 07 hrs.After a pleasant morning at Chitre, journey continues to Ramite Bhanjyang with a steep climb into alpine forest of magnolias, rhododendron and bamboo trees arriving at Ramite, an isolated spot with a shade, from here climb towards Ramite Bhanjyang at 3,430 meters with views of Mt. Jannu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Khumbhakarna and Kabru peaks and then on the downhill walk to the river bank of Simbua Khola for camping overnight.
  • 11Trek to Tseram 3,770 m - 05 hrs .Starting morning walk following Simbua Khola upstream along the mountain flank around the forested area, then coming at Wahta with a lonely hut and a shade, then crossing a small stream leading to a shrine in the midst of a forest with a large rock with an impression of serpent-shaped Leaving the woodland area and back to riverbed a climb to Tserem for overnight stop with views of Yalung glacier and Kabru 7,353 m and Talung 7,349 m peaks in the North East direction.
  • 12Trek to Ramche 4,360m via Lapsang - 05 hrs.After a pleasant morning at Tserm morning walk begins with a descend to Simbua Khola river side, from here a climb to a hill top reaching at Yalung Bara with a lone stone hut, marking the end of tree lines and vegetations with mountain path leading towards Yalung Glacier ablation area.from Yalung with superb views of Kabru, Rathong and Kokthang, and then stopping here for overnight camping.
  • 13Rest day at Ramche for acclimatization and optional walkA necessary rest day for acclimatization, from Ramche an optional hike to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp with view of Yalung Glacier and Mt. Kanchenjunga South Peak, taking approx: two hours to reach the classic old route of the 1st British Expeditions to Mt. Kanchenjunga in 1955, at base camp for grand views of Talung and Kabru Peak, after a wonderful hike with marvelous panorama back to Ramche.
  • 14Trek back to Tseram - 04 hrs.Morning retrace walk back to Tserm, with a long descend and back to tree lines and marveling the views along the route to Tseram.
  • 15Trek to Tamo - la 4,300 m - 05 hrs.From this camp on downhill path to Yalungbar and then a short climb to cross a river with good walk into woodland, from here leading uphill for an hour to reach two small ponds and then up and down to cross 3 passes of Michigan La, Tamo La and Sinion La in a day with grandeur view of Kabru peak and Mt. Kanchenjunga. From Mirgin La, walking downhill and up at Sinion La 4,500 m with views of Mt.Makalu, Mt. Baruntse, and Chamlang peaks towards North-West direction, the path descends slowly to Tamo La at 4,500 m and from here another superb view of Khumbhakarna Himalaya then towards overnight camp with a long descent.
  • 16Trek to Ghunsa 3,480m - 06 hrs.From here on the trail to our final destination to North Kanchenjunga Base Camp, starting with a pleasant walk with steep descend for an hour into rhododendron and pines tree lines, downhill walk continues to Ghunsa River, and then from here trek on a nice gentle trail to Ghunsa village for overnight stop, here at Ghunsa meet the friendly Bhotia people of Tibetan origin the houses are built with stones a neat small farm village.
  • 17Trek to Kangbachen 4,000m - 05 hrs.Morning walk with a steep climb along the river bank with beautiful waterfalls then reaching at grazing area with Yaks and cattle’s, walk carries on after Ghunsa River, into nice rhododendron and pines woodland, and then a climb to Rambuk Kharka with wonderful views of Khumbukarna Himal, Janu Himal and other mountain range, after leaving the forest and tree lines entering towards dry and barren country with sparse vegetation of junipers and Burberrys bushes after Rambuk Kharka, uphill walk on a large landslide area with fabulous view of Khumbakarna's Himal and heading down to overnight camp at Kangbachen overlooking Mt. Sharphu 7,070 meters and Mt. Janu North Face with Wedge peak.
  • 18Trek to Lhonak 4,780 m - 05 hrs.After a glorious morning with amazing views walk follows above the river for an hour and then heading towards North East, the walk leads down to the glacial river and with a climb on boulder which leads to a rocky moraine fed with glaciers, and then passing Ramtang Kharka (a cattle herders place) then heading towards Kanchenjunga glacier, after crossing on the meeting point of Lhonak and Kanchenjunga glacier reaching at Lhonak for overnight stop with striking views of Mera, Nepal Peak and Wedge Peaks.
  • 19Trek to Pang Pema and Kanchenjunga Base Camp at 5,143 m - 05 hrs.From here walk leads to our ultimate destination towards Pang Pema at Kanchenjunga North Base Camp within its massive range of peaks, our route climb high above the river with super views of Kirat Chuli, Nepal Peak, Taple Sikhar, and Givegela Chuli, walks carries on to our highest point of this adventure at Pang Pema to camp for two nights.
  • 20Rest day at Base Camp for local excursion.Free day at Pang Pema for hike and a climb on top Pang Pema Peak at above 5,800 m high for best views of whole range of Kanchenjunga, Kumbakarna, Makalu, Cholatse, Sharpu, Drohma, Nepal Peak and other range of snow capped peaks.
  • 21Trek and climb to Advance Camp 5,836 m -04 hrs.Climb North glacier and moraine to set up Advance Camp just below North Col of Kanchenjunga and east of Kanbachen peak, altitude gains slowly with few rest stops and then following a faint path which climbs to an ablation valley on the eastern side of Kanchenjunga glacier. following the gully onto the glacier make the way over the boulder-strewn caves and ice to set Advance below towering Mt. Kanchenjunga North Face at above 8,586 m and 28,169 ft high.
  • 22 (20 days) Expeditions and ascent to the summit.Reserve twenty days for the climb with final preparations, depending upon the weather and as time allows, final day for the big climb after getting well acclimatize with some practice on rock and ice climbing. twenty days includes climb to the summit and return to base camp, our expert guides and high altitude porters including members will be active ferrying loads to designated camp sites. This tough and technical climb requires maximum of 3 camps where our team of climbing Sherpa will establish camp I at 6,522 m near Kangbachen peak base and setting more camp II and III, at above 7,600 meters with members sleeping only one night at this top camp before heading to the summit top. on reaching the summit, which is a small plateau with views of Everest-Lhotse-Baruntse Himal with adjoining peaks and as far towards Makalu at western horizon. After a successful grand climb and feeling on top of the world, head back safely to Base Camp.
  • 23Clean up of the Base Camp.Clean up and packing of all the expeditions equipment to ferry out towards Sukhetar and beyond .
  • 24Trek to Kangbachen 3,900 m - 06 hrs.After fabulous time at Pang Pema and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, morning walk leads to a long descend with few short climb and the retracing the journey back by the same route to camp at Kambachen.
  • 25Trek to Phole 3,100 m - 06 hrs.From Kangbachen with memorable time on the higher area, today’s walk leads to a long descend to Phole passing several farm area and small villages to cross Ghunsa Khola, and then walking back through alpine forest to an interesting Phole a Sherpa village.
  • 26Trek to Amjilassa 2,500m - 07 hrs.Journey carry’s on with downhill reaching back to green vegetation and tree lines forest of bamboo and rhododendrons, just before Gybala village a steep climb and down again for two hours into dense forest and reaching an open grassland area at a small Sherpa village of Amjilassa with overnight camp.
  • 27Trek to Tapethok 1,300 m - 06 hrs.Heading back to warmer land to lower elevation back to farm area and more villages, beginning on a winding trail and with a descend into open grassland to Ghaiya Bari and Sekathum villages, and then crossing Ghunsa and Simbhu rivers following Tamur River to Tapethok village for overnight camp, this village of Limbu (Subba) Kirat ethnic tribe people.
  • 28Trek to Phoram 1,650m - 06 hrs.After Tapethok village, walk continues on the bank of Tamur River and to Chiruwa village, and then through several farm villages, leading to climb into cool serene woodland of rhododendrons, oaks and pines trees, on leaving behind forest walk gets pleasant reaching at Phoram village, a moderate size village with rest of the afternoon walk around this nice Phoram village.
  • 29Trek to Suketar 2,440 m - 05 hrs.Today, the final day trekking of this marvelous adventure to Suketar village, this last day walk leads to several quaint villages and passing serene woods, the walk leads to uphill for few hours and with a pleasant trek all the way to Taplejung village at Suketar for the last camping of this great trip.
    Sukhetar with an airstrip that flies to Bhiratnagar (we put a driving option instead of flight from this village due unpredictable flight schedule that leads to flight delay and cancellation more often)
  • 30Drive to Biratamod or Bhadrapur via Ilam - 06 hrs.After a wonderful time on high green hills and snow covered mountains, from Num taking an exciting drives past many farm villages with dramatic views reaching at Ilam, a major town and headquarter of Nepal Eastern Himalayan region around Kanchenjunga, in the comfort of a nice local lodge for last overnight around Far Eastern Himalaya areas.
  • 31Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.Morning after having last breakfast of the adventure, and as your flight time for Kathmandu taking short drive to Bhadrapur airport, and then board in the plane for swift panoramic flight of 45 minutes then reaching back in the hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu, at Kathmandu domestic airport transfer to your hotel after a memorable time on Kanchenjunga Expedition and trekking.
  • 32In Kathmandu free day with optional sightseeing tour. Reasonable Treks reserves two free days in Kathmandu in case of delay on climb as well with driving conditions due to bad weather, on this day final packing and sorting gear, and then enjoy the free day for individual activities and shopping souvenirs or join in for another interesting sight-seeing tour around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur.
  • 33International Departure for Homeward bound.As per your international flight time transfer towards Tribhuvan International Airport for the journey back home or to respective destinations after a super and amazing time in Nepal Himalaya on high hills and on Mt. Kanchenjunga Expedition and Trekking.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Three Night standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek and Expedition time
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and Expedition time
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including taxes and entrance fees
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights ( kathmandu to Bhadrapur  and Bhadrapur to Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader,Climbing Guide and Expedition Sherpa Guide
  • Climbing support Sherpas on 1:3 ratios
  • Cook (s) and necessary kitchen staffs
  • All necessary Climbing hardware gears including fixed ropes
  • All necessary camping and kitchen gears
  • High altitude food for higher camps
  • Best quality single or twin shared tent with sleeping mattress at Base Camp
  • High altitude tents as require
  • Climbing Sherpa (1member:1 Sherpa)
  • All camping Equipment, two men tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent and Mattresses during the Peak climbing.
  • Climbing equipments and Daily Salary for Staff.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Liaison officer wages, allowances & insurance
  • Group Climbing gears
  • 9 bottles of Oxygen(6 for the clients & 3 for Sherpa)
  • Oxygen Mask regulator set
  • Walkie talkie set for each Sherpa
  • Solar panel and generator
  • Expedition equipment's cargo to Lukla.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, & Heli Insurances equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees and Sagarmatha National park entrance permit fees
  • Satellite phone for emergency call purpose (personal calls on payable basis)
  • High camps stoves and gases (EPI gas with burners)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader and climbing Guide )
  • Insurance of climbing Sherpa
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.and Bhadrapur 
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Hot shower during the trekking and Expedition.
  • Personal Insurance
  • Heli Rescue
  • Satellite Telephone
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters.)
  • Climbing Sherpa summit bonus 1000$
  • Internet Access during the Expedition and trekking time
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg).
  • Cost of personal nature expense
  • Services/items required above base camp (i.e. mountain food, tents, gears, gas, stoves etc.)
  • Services/items required above base camp (i.e. mountain food, tents, gears, gas, stoves etc.)
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
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