Alpine Explore Nepal
Himalayan of Nepal

Eastern Nepal Kanchanjunga Trek

Trek Summary
jomsom muktinathKanchanjunga is the second highest mountain of Nepal with 8586 mtrs height. It’s a virgin area for trekkers & natural lovers. Its lies in the extreme east of  Nepal & to the  north-east of  Sikkim & Darjeeling [India].This area is extremely suitable in spring with blooming rhododendron & varieties of other mountain  flowers with  super views of   mountain ranges like Kanchanjunga , Janu , Nepal peak ,Khabrudome, Rathong [Makalu &Everest from gufa pokhari] &other ranges. Kanchanjunga sector is a bit tougher area than others & the trekker’s are advised to trek in easier trail before-hand. The weather in summer is full of monsoon rain and winters are cold. On the way we come across different settlements with varied cultures, different vegetation’s, varieties of wild animals and bird species. After four days trekking we do not find good villagers for marketing the necessaries. So, trekking is advised to be fully equipped on leaving for trek. There are two ways of approaches to this sector. Firstly, fly from Kathmandu to Suketar & back same way. Secondly, drive to Basantpur end in Kabeli khola back to Kathmandu by local bus or reserve van.


kanchenjunga trek, eastern nepal, kanchanjunga trekkingDay 1: Fly to Biratnagar 70mtr. A flight Approx. 50 minute by twin otter plane Far east of the country and the second most important trading town in Nepal. In clear weather we will be able to see a great Himalayan panorama; Gauri Shanker , Jugal Himal, Numbur, Kariolung , Everest , Makalu, Kanchanjunga and Jannu. The climate is very warm across the Indian Gangetic plain, as it is nearly at sea level.

Day 02: Lalikharka 2 ½hours walk Biratnagar to Taplejung (Suketar) {2300mtrs} and lunch with our crew .1 ½ Hour walk to a junction of Lalikharka and Pathi Vara. Take the right trail through dense rhododendron forest and turning to the left descend down for 1 ½ hour and crossing Darali Khola we reach Lalikharka. Camp at Lalikharaka

Day 03: Kesawa 5 ½hours walk Walking about an hour we pass by Tembewa and Simbhu {1600mtrs} villages inhabited by Limabu Chhetri and Brahmin sectsof people. On the whole trek this village seems to be beautiful with orange, banana, bambooand and cardamom plantations. 1 ½ hour walk to Phao Khola (1350mtrs), cross the suspension bridge and lunch. 2½ hour walk enrout Kunjuri village we reach Bhanjyang having a small pond . We camp at Shikaicha Bhanjyang (2050mtrs) where from we have a bird- eye view of Kanchanjunga, Rothang Kabru and Kothang Himal.

Day 04: Shincuwa Bhanjang 6hours walk Following the trail of 1 ½ hours is a Khaksena Khola having a suspension bridge and the river banks covered by cardamum plantation. densly forested dark revolt takes us to Fun Tun village (1600mtrs ) and walking for an hour we reach Mang pahg village where we Lunch . Upward trailing for an hour we reach Phumpe Danda (1880mtrs) with a tea-stall, descend down to Khaksene khola (1550m\trs) and walk up for f1 hour  and camp down at Mamakhay village(1790mtrs) having a school.

Day 05: Makanke 5 ½ hours walk 2 hour walk in route Mamakhay Limbu inhabited village we reach a river where we lunch. Climbing up the trail for 3 hours we reach Yamphudin (1750mtrs) Sherpa village.Young people from this go to Darjeeling (India) for schooling this is the last settlement on the whole trek so the deficient articles such as meat, vegetables and rice is to be brought here. Chammuk Himal is visible from here. Camp for night.

Day 06: Yamphundin 7hours walk 1our walk to Yamji khola {2210mtr.] &2hours walk in trail ascend to Chitray Kharka with a meadow. Little work trail to Ramitay Chaur having a helped where from we can see Yamphudin village.3100mtr, on the further walk we reach meadow with a lake in the center, lunch here. Ascending descending for 2 ½ hours we reach Simbua Khola {2800mtr} on a little Proceed we reach a bypass- taking the right trail we cross a suspension bridge & reach Toromdim. Scenic views of many gigantic peaks are witnessed from, &here for the night.

Day 07: Day 7 Torendin River 5 ½hours walk following the trail {left} of Simbua Khola {2800mtr} through a dence forest of rhododendron we reach Andha Fedi IN 3 HOURS & lunch. Panoramic views of many Mountains are seen from here. Walking in the bank of Torumdin River .We reach snake cave {Gupha] having a trident, altar & snake carvings. Turning to the left walking for 1 ½ hour we reach Tsheram Camp here 3650m. & camp here. Those willing Can Proceed to Sikkim within two days from here.

Day 08: Tsheram 6hours Walk Taking a breakfast early in the morning, 2 hours walk lead to Yelling {3850mtr) Ascending for one hour we reach a beautiful lake. From where we can See Yelling Glacier & further walk take us to Ramche. We lunch here & by walking a little Lapsang We can see Oktangla, Rathong, khabru dome but cannot see Kanchanjunga. Camp up to Octane 4600mtr having an alter & Trident for offering Prayers. In to the whole trek only from this place we have close Views of Kanchanjunga south, West, central & Janu Himal as it is touch to proceed To the base camp we come back To Ramze & halt

Day 09/10 Relax for the day as there are Enormous peaks around, those wishing can do climbing; rest up a little bit up to watch yelling if it was not visible the previous day.

Day 10: Rest day

Day 11 7 ½ hours walk Proceeding two hours from remche we reach yalung & turning to the right we take  steep ridge up ward for 5 hours & reach to the pass. Crossing two little passes reach Luisamba khakarka, lunch here camp for the night We see naked Passes & luisamba { miringla} pass. To the late we see Black Mountain, towards the rights, back & forth we see series of beautiful mountains

Day 12 Gunsa 3200mtr 6 hours to walk Four hour  walk after the breakfast we reach Selele pass 4500mtr where from we see Gunsa ,Kumbakarna  Himal &, Olangchung Gola. Walking down 1 hours7& camp here. Ghunsa has around 35 dwellings with of Police check Post,Health Centre,Teastalls, Gumba e.t.a.

Day13 6 hours to Gable 3hours walk from Guns through river bank 7 dense forests we reach Phalli village & lunch here .In Phalli There is Tibetan refugee Camp, Carpart Factory & Monastry.On futher walk we reach Gyabla. Here Sherpa Settlement & Tea shop. We camp here. ½ walk up there is a village of Gyabla & Monastry.

Day 14: 7 hours walk to Ghaiyabari Walk in three hours a bit difficult trail we reach Amjilasha, A sherpa Settlement having bird eye views of Pathi Vara leading the trail we cross stream & reach Ghaiyabari In three hours.

Day 15 7 hours walk to Chiruwa Walking through an easy trail descending down for four hours we cross Torondin suspension bridge and settle down for lunch in the riverbed.              Following the trail by Torondin river bank and climbing ridge we reach Chiruwa in              three hours. In Chiruwa there is Rai & Limbu settlement, we camp here fore the night.                              

Day 16  6 ½ hour to Mitlung Easy walking Up & down trail to through the Tamor river.

Day 17 5 hours to Dovan Walk through the river bank on the way meet Rai , Brahmin, Chatri, settlement to small town called dovan, camping in Dovan is very Interesting As we are on the confluence Of Majhawa Khola & Tamara River.

Day 18  7 ½ hours walk to Gopher Pokhari A long 7 hard day. Four hour take us to go to the Garaging Sherpa Settlement & lunch .after lunch pass to through a rhododendron forest kept a live by the bird life. We really fascinated through by the chirping of birds & Blooming rhododendron Flowers. Trekking up hill at the hight of 147 meters a cave & camp down. From here we see Taplejung, Suketar& Some Beautiful Peaks.

Day 19  6hours walk to Chauki We continue walk3hour latter we arrive at Lam Pokhari we take Lunch here down to Chuka from where we can see beautiful Views of mountain of Makalu, Everest Amadablam & other. We camp here in small village.

Day 20  4 ½ to Basantpur 1st climb up to the Tin jury & down to Basantpur camp here Last day trek party with porters who are from Kanchanjunga Region.

Day 21  Bus to Hille Lunch in Hille night drive to Kathmandu.

 The following information will allow you to better plan your budget for tours or treks. A range of costs is given. These costs are dependant on:
  • The mix of Touring and/or general Trekking,
  • The remoteness of the areas visited,
  • The number of guides or porters required,
  • The standard of accommodation required (if there is a choice), 
  • The type of ground transport used,
  • The length of your visit, and
  • The size of your group.

Depending on group size the costs of treks and tours range from:
1 to 3 pax     US$ 88 to 163  P/p per night.
4 to 8 pax     US$ 78 to 148  P/p per night
9 to 14 pax.  US$ 75 to 135 P/p per night.
15 to 20 and above US$ 60 to 110 P/p per night
Single supplement US$ 40 to 70 per night.

Note: The itinerary and cost for Peak climbing, Mountaineering, Tibet, Bhutan and India tours and trek are conditional apply.

Notwithstanding the costs shown above, we can tailor tours to suit almost any budget. Feel free to email us for more information.
Note: One tour leader will be free of cost for tours with 15 or more paying guests only. 

Children's bellow three years is free if sharing with their parents. And need to pay if they are participating on the trekking, and above three to nine year children half of the price.

Cost Includes: Accommodation in 3 to 4 star hotels in the cites as your choice, basic accommodation in a lodge or tea house or camping (depending on your itinerary and choice) during treks, guides and porters on treks, all land transfers by private vehicle, 3 meals a day on treks, all jungle safaris, all sightseeing tours as per itinerary and all necessary entry fees, permits and airport transfers.
Cost Excludes: Personal expenses, domestic air tickets, airport tax, drinks (soft drink, mineral water and alcoholic beverages and hot-shower on the trek), personal insurance, and extra cost due to natural calamities or accidents outside of our control.

Remarks: The cost of the trip determines with the services included during the trip so that it might be varies with the services, hotel and transfer of your wish.

Please note that our guides speak the following English languages and if required we will provide your language spiking guide on extra cost.

Note: Please contact for more information and prices


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18 April 2000

This was my third trek in Nepal, having visited the Annapurna Region in 1995 and with Bharat and Dave in the beautiful and wildlife-filled Langstang Valley in1998. Bharat's company "Explore Alpine Adventure"....
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