Kanchanjunga trek is considered as technical trek and suitable for those who moderately fit and have a sense of adventure. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not to experience high altitude sickness. However you are requested to check your altitude fitness and the itinerary. We suggest you to strengthen your knee muscles and prepare for several days of steep descents. Please note that the following program is prepared in the fact basis however can be change in some circumstances but adjustments will have to made during the trekking.
This is a long and challenging walk around Mt. Kanchenjunga visiting both North and South Base Camp. The trail explores the area around Kanchenjunga the third highest mountain in the world. You will see a wide range of scenery from lush, tropical jungle through to rhododendron, chestnut and oak forests and then at higher altitudes into the alpine zone. You will see a range of Nepalese culture and life-style from Rai and Limbu to Tibetan Buddhist villages.
The route starts by approaching the north side of Kanchenjunga where you see views of Tent peak, Nepal peak, Cross peak and then at Base Camp Kanchenjunga itself becomes visible. From Pangpema the trek returns to Ghunsa and then crosses the Mirgin La pass over to the south side of Kanchenjunga. Once over this pass we visit the yak pastures of Ramche and Oktang where there are impressive views of the south west face of Kanchenjunga.
We request you to be flexible with the situation to enjoy yourself. As Kanchanjunga trek is designed for camping arrangement, everything is handled by our team of porters, Sherpas and cooks who carry the equipment, set up the camp and have hot meals waiting for you at every food break. We will cater this trek with alpine style offering also for the nature lovers.
Spring - March to May
Autumn - September to November