Kanchenjunga Expedition 52 Days

Trip Information

Nepal is the paradise for the trekking in Nepal activities and equally the best destination for the peak climbing and expedition in Nepal because of the presence of the unlimited superlative mountains. Once you have trekked in Nepal or mountaineer in Nepal the wilderness adventure chapter in your life would be fulfilled and could be the landmark moment of your life.

Kanchenjunga is the second highest Mountain in Nepal which stands at the height of 8586 meters and the third tallest Mountain in the world after Mount K2 of Pakistan. Kanchenjunga is located in North Eastern division of Nepal and China border. The entire trekking trails of the Mount Kanchenjunga Expedition are marked all the way through. Even though it is the third tallest mountain peak in the world, it is a difficult mountain to climb and Mount Kanchenjunga Expedition is considered as one of the toughest mountaineering assignments, even more difficult than the Everest. Expedition of Mount Kanchenjunga also provides you with the chance to learn about the native people of the region, especially about the cultures of Rai and Limbu ethnicity. Mount Kanchenjunga Expedition promises to be an unforgettable experience as this trek is full of adventure and thrill. In addition you can view different types of farming in the lowest altitude which can be viewed from the Mountains with a top elevation.

Kanchenjunga is considered as a gift of nature, gifted with glorifying grass lands of alpine, hills with rocks, low river valleys and dense sub- tropical forests. On the way of Kanchenjunga Expedition you will be welcomed with immense beauty of flowers like Rhododendron, Lilies and others. As Kanchenjunga lies in the higher altitude of the Himalayan Mountain Range, so it is an advantage that you can view and explore the beauty of the region through Kanchenjunga Trekking. Kanchenjunga area was only recently opened as it was labeled as restricted area earlier.

Backpacker boasts the experienced and highly talented group of trekking in Nepal crew and Sherpa who operates the expedition, peak climbing and Nepal trekking in the best service and impeccable hospitality. Therefore, book with us for the hassle free journey in Nepal.

Best Season

September to December and March to May

Itinerary outline

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02 – 03: Rest and relax

Day 04: Flight to Suketar (Taplejung), trek to Jogidanda

Day 05: Trek to Doban (1020m) 7hrs

Day 06: Trek to Khewang (1750m) 3hrs

Day 07: Trek to Yamphudin (2070m) 5hrs

Day 08: Trek to Tarading 2980m) 6 hrs

Day 09: Trek to Tseram (3850m) 5hrs

Day 10: Acclimatization rest at Tseram

Day 11: Trek to Ramche (4500m) 4hrs

Day 12: Acclimatization Rest at Ramche

Day 13: Trek to Octang (4800m) 4hrs

Day 14: Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5475m) 4hrs

Day 15-44: Kanchenjunga climbing period

Day 45: Trek to Ramche (4500m) 6hrs

Day 46: Trek to Tortong (2980m) 6hrs

Day 47: Trek to Yamphudin (2070m) 5hrs

Day 48: Trek to Doban (1020m) 5hrs

Day 49: Trek to Tharpu (1300m) 8hrs

Day 50: Drive to Biratnagar

Day 51: Flight to Kathmandu

Day 52: Departure

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
You will arrive at International Airport, where you will be warmly well come and then after you will be safely transferred into the hotels where we will discuss about the further plans as per your convince. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 02 – 03: Rest and relax
The next couple of days will be spent in Kathmandu for resting and preparation. As you are heading for a long trekking you should pay attention in the preparation for the expeditions. In the afternoon we will be doing the final briefing that could help in the expedition. During this time, you will also acquire the permit needed for the expedition from the government of Nepal.

Day 04: Flight to Suketar (Taplejung), trek to Jogidanda
On the fourth day, we take a flight to Biratnagar from Kathmandu. The flight takes about 35 minutes. Another subsequent flight from Biratnagar takes us to Suketar in Taplejung. Suketar is one of the most attractive areas of the eastern part of Nepal because of its amazing landscape. From Taplejung we will move to Jogidanda. It is the first destination of our nearly two months of trek and expedition. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek to Doban (1020m) 7hrs
On this day we will trek to Doban (1020m) descending from the bank of Tamur River and it takes 7 hours. In Doban we can see the moderately steep with splendid views of attractive Hills where we can view the settlements of the people like Limbus, Newars along with Brahmans and others too. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 06: Trek to Khewang (1750m) 3hrs
On the 6th day we will head to Khewang (1750m) and it takes three hours from Doban. In Khewang also we can find the native especially like Sherpa, Rai , Limbu. Khewang is suitable for visiting tea houses. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Yamphudin (2070m) 5hrs
On the 7th day of the expedition we will move for Yamphudin (2070m) which takes at least five hours. After taking a lunch we will across to Yamphudin so that we could enjoy the cold and dark leaves of cardamom. Naturally Yamphudin is one of the best places to enjoy. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek to Tarading (2980m) 6 hrs
We will move from Yamphudin to Tarading (2980m) and which takes six hours. We move from Yamphudin after taking a breakfast early in the morning as we have to walk long distances. On the way we can enjoy the sun rays in Yamphudin. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 09: Trek to Tseram (3850m) 5hrs
On day 9, we will be at Tseram from Tarading (3850m) that takes five hours. In Tseram we will enjoy a camp after spending long time 8 days in guesthouse. Tseram is an attractive place which is locked with a snow. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 10: Acclimatization rest at Tseram
After a long hiking, we will take a rest on 10th day of our expedition and prepare for the trekking to Ramche. We will be resting and basically acclimatizing to the changing conditions and the rising altitude. Overnight at a tented camp.

Day 11: Trek to Ramche (4500m) 4hrs
After done with an acclimatization, rest at Tseram, our next destination is trek to Ramche (4500m) and it takes 4 hours. We can view the wonderful scene like frozen lake, beautiful streams. Ramche is located on a broad and smooth ablation zone. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 12: Acclimatization Rest at Ramche
Having already climbed the altitude of around 4500 meters, on the 12th day we will take rest at Ramche and prepare for the next day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 13: Trek to Octang (4800m) 4hrs
On the 13th day we will cross Ramche, and reached Octang (4800m) which takes nearly Four hours. Octang is a strange place but has lots of things to explore and will make realize that this is one of the location to enjoy with the nature. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 14: Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5475m) 4hrs
Kanchenjunga Base Camp is preserved by Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. From the Base Camp we can see the mountains with the midst of alpine forest and Rhododendron. In the wildlife and Yak gazing region, we are gifted with impressive towering mountains along with the forest. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 15-44: Kanchenjunga climbing period
The period of 30 days from day 15 - 44 is allocated for Kanchenjunga Climbing period. This is an essential time frame where an expert will teach the right way for climbing the Mountain and help in expedition. They will examine each and every thing during this period and it is good to let them know your weakness and strength that will help to work out. . Overnight stay in a tented camp during the climbing period. During this time, you will ascend the summit of Mount Dhaulagiri, along with the expedition team, and then return back to the Base Camp completing the mountain expedition.

Day 45: Trek to Ramche (4500m) 6hrs
After done with the Kanchenjunga Climbing period, we will begin our return trek and the first destination on the return trail will be to Ramche (4500m) and it takes 6 hours time. We can view the wonderful scene like frozen lake, beautiful streams. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 46: Trek to Tortong (2980m) 6hrs
Day 46 is for the trek to Tortong (2980m), which takes 6 hours from Ramche. Tortong is one of the beautiful location from where we can see the splendid view of the Mountains. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 47: Trek to Yamphudin (2070m) 5hrs
Initially we will start from an easy or normal climb into Yamphudin (2070m). on the way will stop for bathing as there are various pools and beautiful rivers. Yamphudin is the rural settlement of this area thought it is a pleasing place. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 48: Trek to Doban (1020m) 5hrs
On this day we will reach to Doban (1020m) descending from Yamphudin, which takes 5 hours. In Doban we can see the moderately steep with splendid views of attractive Hills where we can view the settlements of the people like Limbus, Newars along with Brahmans and others too. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 49: Trek to Tharpu (1300m) 8hrs
Tharpu (1300m) is not a big village yet we will enjoy our driving in Tharpu. You can have the facilities of roaming inside the inner corner and see the life of people who are living over there.To reach Tharpu it takes 8 hours. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 50: Drive to Biratnagar
On the 50th day of the expedition itinerary, we drive to Biratnagar from where we will be taking the flight to Kathmandu the next day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 51: Flight to Kathmandu
From Biratnagar we will take our flight for Kathmandu after the long expedition. Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, we will take rest and prepare for leaving.

Day 52: Departure
This is the final day of expedition where you will be returning at your own country after completing the Kanchenjunga Expedition. We will transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu from where you will board the flight.

Price: US$ N/a

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Cost Included »

  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • Kanchenjunga Peak permit, all govt. taxes & garbage deposit
  • Round trip airfare and domestic airport taxes
  • Liaison officer
  • One head Sardar/Guide
  • Cook(s) and kitchen boy(s)
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa (One Sherpa per two clients)
  • Necessary number of porters
  • All necessary climbing hardware gears
  • All base camp meals + high altitude food (Backpack brand)
  • All necessary camping and kitchen gears
  • High-quality tents for both base camp and high camps
  • Gamov bag for medical propose
  • Oxygen with regulator set for medical purpose
  • Walkie-talkie set with radio base
  • Necessary EPI gas with burner
  • North face down jacket for -20 degree
  • Solar panel with batteries/ generator with fuel for power supply
  • Insurance of climbing Sherpa and local team members
  • City sightseeing before end of the expedition

Cost Excluded »

  1. Nepal entry visa fee.
  2. International air fee.
  3. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu is excluded. Except welcome and fare well dinner.
  4. Drinking WaterAll cold drink any beverage are not included on your trip price.
  5. You have to make your travel and rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel.
  6. Clients them self have to arrange personal trekking equipments such as- trekking pole.
  7. Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package.
  8. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.

Getting to Nepal - You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu when you first come to Nepal. Our travel representatives will receive you at the Airport and then transfer you to a hotel in the capital city. That will be our first task after you land in the country. The itinerary then follows in the coming days.

Visa information in Nepal - Once you arrive in Kathmandu, your first job or task will be to consult the Department of Immigration in Nepal regarding your Nepal stay. Our team members will help you in completing the necessary works regarding Visa and the procedures of extension, if needed. If you are planning for an extended stay in Nepal, say more than three months or around a year or so, then you need to extend your Visa through the Immigration Department. This won’t be of any problem as we will handle the government-related activities.

Trek permit - There are some restricted trekking destinations in Nepal which require special permission from the government of Nepal or a government agency for the foreign trekkers. They also need to pay a fixed royalty to trek some of the selected places in Nepal. Some of the restricted trekking destinations like Upper Dolpo Trek, Mustang Trek, Rara Trek, etc. require special trek permit for the foreigners. However, there won’t be any such problem as we, the company, will look after the legal formalities in securing the trek permits for the clients. It will be our responsibility to secure trek permits for you.

Altitude sickness - As most of the trekking destinations in Nepal exceed 4000 meters of altitude, high altitude sickness is one of the common problems faced by the trekkers. High altitude sickness can be very fatal and dangerous if you are not prepared for the same. Some of the trekking destinations like Upper Mustang Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Circuit Trek exceeds and nears around 5000 meters of altitude with chances of high altitude sickness. However, if you are aware of the problem and if you take special measure, then altitude sickness can be avoided and will not be much of a problem. As we have experienced trekking guides and a team of experienced hand, altitude sickness will not be a problem and even if it occurs, it will be handled well by our team members.

Medical Kit - Whenever we embark on a tour package or itinerary, we are fully prepared of the possible consequences or the untoward incidents, and hence our team carries a separate medical kit. Medical kit is of immense help and importance during long tours and trek as you never know what will happen next, even regarding the health of the trekkers. Availability of medical kit is very paramount as it will help to provide immediate medical attention to the needy person. Problems of high altitude sickness, shortness of breathing, dizziness, etc. are the ones frequently encountered during the trek. Presence of medical kit helps to resolve any of such problems and provides immediate relief and medical attention to the person who is in need for the same.

Equipment - Some special trekking equipments are necessary for expedition and some other treks. Such special equipments will have to be brought or arranged by you. As such equipments are quite expensive; it is not possible for us to arrange such materials. However, general trekking and minor accessory requirements will be provided by the company. You only need to bring with you some of the special trekking equipment necessary for trek and expedition. Also, if you do not have such equipments then we can provide you with such equipments, but you need to pay for it.

List of Required Equipment : Daypack, Duffel Bag, Down Jacket, Sleeping bag, Sun hat or scarf, Light or warm fleece hat Sunglasses with UV protection, Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Trekking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for Trekking in winter, Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves With a waterproof shell outer, Under Garments shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms Fleece or wool pants Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants T-shirts Light and expedition weight thermal tops Fleece jacket or pullover Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries Small pad or combination lock-to-lock Trekking Bags/Duffel bag Basic First Aid Kit Large plastic bags - for keeping Items dry inside trek bag Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Trekking Poles Water bottles Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc) Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring) Binoculars Reading book Trail Map/Guide book Journal & Pen Pencils and small notebooks Travel game i.e., cards, Tooth brush/paste Multipurpose soap Nail cutter Small mirror Wet wipes (baby wipes) Tissue /toilet roll Anti bacterial hands wash.

Note: If you have any queries regarding the itineraries/ information, please let us know by phone or via e-mail we will desine as per your wish.welcome to land of Himalaya.