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Kanchenjunga Region Trekking

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Sitting astride the Nepal-India border, Kanchenjunga, for the time being, is still the domain of camping trekkers. That said, the lower approaches are seeing road and lodge development. There are two popular routes into the Kanchenjunga Peaks and mountains.
In general, a more popular option is to the North Base Camp and pang Pema. It shows off the immense glaciers and towering ramparts of Kanchenjunga and Jannu to the most effective. The other option is via the Yalung glacier to the South Base Camp approach, close to the Sikkim border. Taking just a little extra time, the two base camps can be combined by crossing the Mirgin La (4665m)
Most approach the area from Suketar/Taplejung by rough dirt road or unreliable flight. Treks in the region are longer because of the greater distance from the trailheads to the peaks. Three weeks is an absolute minimum for a well-planned trek.
Harding from Taplejung the north base camp trail crosses the middle hills and passes through Chirwa, Sakathum, Amjilosa, and Gyabla to Ghunsa (3410m). This is a major village and resting point before the arduous route begins into the high country. From Ghunsa the route is all up via Khambachen for a rest day then Lhonak and on to Pang Pema (5400m).
The views of Kanchenjunga are said to be sublime from here. It takes around 6-7 days to return to Suketar airstrip via Ghunsa. Those heading across the demanding Mirgin La and satellite passes need to retreat to Ghunsa (2 days). From here the high trail takes 2 days to reach Tseram for the hike to the Yalung Glacier viewpoints.
 
Those only doing the South Base Camp approach trek should allow 14-15 days if starting and ending in Taplejung/Suketar. The route heads via Tembawa, Khesewar, Mamake, Yamphudin, Amji Lasha, Torontog, Tseram, and Ramche.

Packages

Guaranteed Departure Private
From $2,600

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

26 Days
High Advance
5143m

If you have an adventurous spirit then this is the trek for you on the slopes of the world’s third-highest mountain (8586M) & to Kanchenjunga Base Camp.  Kanchenjunga is situated between Nepal and S...

Private
From $2,600

LUMBA SUMBA PASS TREK

20 Days
High Advance
4700m

An unearthly feeling of complete isolation in this remote and stunningly beautiful wilderness! The Lumba-Sumba trek is Nepal’s latest great escape into the wilderness of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. Known...

Guaranteed Departure Private
From $2,600

KANCHENJUNGA CIRCUIT TREKKING

26 Days
High Advance
5,143m

“A remote trek to a mostly unexplored region”  Kanchenjunga (8586m) is the world’s third-highest mountain and second highest in Nepal. This trek will take you into the wild along uncharted and...

Guaranteed Departure Private
From $2900 $2,600

21 Days Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

21 Days
High Advance
5143m

This 21 Days Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is famous! Add this to your Nepal bucket—list of things to do. Magnificent snow-clad peaks, alpine crossings, lush green valleys, and raging rivers in one complete package. ...

Guaranteed Departure Private
From $2300 $1,950

16 Days Kanchenjunga North Base camp Trek

16 Days
High Advance
5143m

A breathtaking adventure that will leave you lost for words! Spend 16 days at the foot of the world’s 3rd tallest mountain amidst alpine glaciers, raging rivers, snow-capped mountains, and stunned by the natural be...

Guaranteed Departure Private
From $2400 $2,000

16 Days Kanchenjunga South Base camp Trek

16 Days
Beginner
4730m

Remote and absolutely beautiful scenery as you head to Yalung Glacier and to Ramche (South Base Camp – 4610m) on the south side of the world’s 3rd highest mountain (8586m). Lush forests and soul-touching vill...

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