Lower Kanchenjunga Trek

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11 Days
Availability : Available
Min Age : 12
Max People : 12
Tour Details
Trip Facts

Kanchenjunga, is the third highest mountain in the world, and lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim, India. It rises with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) in a section of the Himalayas called Kangchenjunga Himal that is limited in the west by the  Tamur River , in the north by the  Lhonak Chu  and  Jongsang La , and in the east by the  Teesta River .

Mount Kangchenjunga lies about 125 km (78 mi) east-south-east of Mount Everest. It is the second highest mountain of the Himalayas. Three of the five peaks – Main, Central and South – are on the border between North Sikkim and Nepal. Two peaks are in Nepal’s  Taplejung District .

The area is rich in wildlife with iconic species such as the snow leopard, Tibetan wolf and red panda at large on the high mountain slopes, pine forests and bamboo jungle. Go in the spring and enjoy the visual feast of over 40 species of rhododendron in bloom, including Nepal’s national flower, the scarlet Lali Gurans. 

You’ll find the villages along the trails equally vibrant and varied from the Limbu peoples of the lower valleys to the Gurung, Rai and Sherpas of the higher hills. If you’re lucky you may be welcomed in to dance and sing on one of the many festivals, or to try the warm mildly alcoholic tongba from the dark wooden, brass ringed pots. Or try a cardamon tea made from the pods of the many plants growing throughout the lower jungles.

With very few other trekkers and climbers on the trails you’re assured a very special experience in these beautiful, wild borderlands.

Destination: Kanchenjunga & Makalu Region
Trek Duration: 11 Days
Mode of Trek: Camping
Grade of Trek: Moderate & Technical
Entry Point: Tharpu
Exit Point: Illam
Max. Elevation: 3757 Meters

Approx per Day Walk: 5-6 HRS
Culture: Tibetan, Tamang, Gurung, Thakali ,Nepali etc.
Major Attractions: Natural Environment, Wildlife, Mountains, Peaks, Hills, Flowers,
Flora-Fauna etc.
Transportations: Flight, Bus, Jeep & Car

Includes & Excludes

Price Includes

  • Flight from Kathmandu-Bhadrapur-Kathmandu,
  • Private transport from Bhadrapur-Tharpu, Taplejung-Bhadrapur via Ilam,
  • Private transport from Birtamod-Taplejung & Dauj-La (Deurali)-Tumlingtar via Khandbari,
  • Pass to stay in Phalut (India); to be obtained from the police station in Chyangthapu,
  • TIMS Permit (Trekker's Information Management System),
  • Camping accommodation during trek,
  • Three meals everyday while on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Experienced English speaking government license holder mountain trekking guide,
  • Experienced & strong mountain trekking porter,
  • All program according to itineraries on full board,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipments, insurance and other facilities to staffs during the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • All kind of rescue arrangements,
  • All kind of local and government TAX/VAT etc.

Price Excludes

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu & Birtamod/Jhapa,
  • Your Travel-Trekking insurance,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All kind of alcoholic & soft drinks,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipment's etc.
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned in &"Trip Includes" section etc.


  • High Spirit T-Shirt

Day 01:Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur

Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur(90m/298ft) and drive to Tharpu (1300M/4429ft), 7-8 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

Day 02:Trek from Tharpu to Chyangthapu

Trek from Tharpu to Chyangthapu (1550M/5085ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

Day 03: Trek from Chyangthapu to Phalut/Simhalila Bhanjyang

Trek from Chyangthapu to Phalut/Simhalila Bhanjyang (3450M/11318ft), 7-8
hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

Day 04:Trek from Phalut to Chyangthapu

Trek from Phalut to Chyangthapu (1550M/5085ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

Day 05: Trek from Chyangthapu to Limbuding

Trek from Chyangthapu to Limbuding (1250M/4101ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-

Day 06: Trek from Limbuding to Orakpa/Warappa

Trek from Limbuding to Orakpa/Warappa (1906M/6253ft), 8-9 hrs (Lodging +B-L-D),

Day 07:Trek from Orakpa to Thulo Phedi

Trek from Orakpa to Thulo Phedi (3155M/10351ft), 5-6 hrs (Lodging + B-L-D),

Day 08: Hike up to Thulo Phedi to Pathibhara Temple

Hike up to Thulo Phedi to Pathibhara Temple (3757M/12326ft), 2-3 hrs and trek from Thulo Phedi (3155M/10351ft) to Taplejung (1800M/5905ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B- L-D),

Day 09:Drive from Taplejung to Ilam

Drive from Taplejung to Ilam (1200M/3937ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

Day 10: Drive from Ilam

Drive from Ilam (1200m/3937ft) to Bhadrapur (90m/298ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

Day 11: Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu

Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu (1350M/4429ft) 35 minutes, (Lodging + B).
* B-L-D: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner