Kanchenjunga "Treasures of Snow" (28,198ft) is the third highest mountain in the world. This high endurance trek starts with a pleasant drive to Basantpur all the way to mountain masses. It is one of the most remote but most beautiful and least trekked areas in the Nepal Himalayan.

The trek first follows up Tamur valley along one of the oldest trade routes in the Himalayan through Sherpa villages, lush rhododendron forests you climb on into high alpine terrain beyond the village of Gunsa. A camp established high above this village that provides outstanding views of Kachanjunga's South face.

The trail goes further the edge of the Kanchenjunga Glacier crossing the lateral moraine you will come to the Lhonak Glacier (15,680ft). After a couple of days rest and exploration at Lhonak, including a day trip to Pangpema (16,900ft) to admire the north face of Kangchenjunga, you will continue trek back passing the Lapsang La (16,760ft) and Sinon/Mirgin La (15,300ft) all the way Suketar to catch a flight to Biratnagar and a connecting flight from there to Kathmandu.

This really is still exploratory trekking and you must be prepared to take the trail as it comes. But to look up at Kanchanjunga's towering south and north face is easily reward enough for your efforts.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Meet our represantivie, welcome then transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free and evening welcome dinner hosted by the company.

Day 02: Half day guided sightseeing tour. Afternoon, meet the guide and trip briefing and final preparation of the trek.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Bassantpur 1900m and trek preparation.

Day 04: Trek to Chauki 2700m 7hrs a gentle trek through Rhododendron forest.

Day 05: Trek to Gupha Pokhari 2925m 7hrs the trail goes through views of kanchenjunga and other mountains.

Day 06: Trek to Gurja 1100m 6hrs the trail descends a long way through the forest.

Day 07: Trek to Mitlung 1040m 6hrs trail descends continue until Dovan the climb up the hill to Mitlung after crossing the bridge.

Day 08: Trek to Chiruwa 1227m 6 hrs the trail ascends until the Chiruwa village after crossing the river.

Day 09: Trek to Sakathum 1670m 6hrs the trail follows up the Gunsa Khola valley along the riverside and reach Sakathum.

Day 10: Trek to Amjilasa 2500m 7hrs walk through a beautiful landscape and mountain views.

Day 11: Trek to Kyapra 2710m. A great walk through forests of rhododendron, oak, bamboo, viewing waterfalls, pastures and mountains.

Day 12: Trek to Gunsa3590m 6hrs the trails descends steeply to the side of a river until yak pastures then uphill climb to Gunsa.

Day 13: Res day for acclimatisation and excursion to the Yamatari glacier lake.

Day 14: Trek to Kambachen 4040m 6hrs the trails goes through some of highlander Tibetan settlement of the region and mountain views.

Day 15: Trek to Lhonak 4780m 6hrs the trail goes through rock and great moraines.

Day 16: Trek to Pang Pema 5140m 4hrs one of the remarkable walking day to base camp viewing the Kanchenjunga.

Day 18: Hike up around the ridge for the most spectacular panoramic mountain views.

Day 19: Trek back to Kambachen 7hrs via same trail enjoying opposite side scenery along the way.

Day 20: Trek to Gunsa descending 7hrs via the same trail enjoying opposite side scenery along the way.

Day 20: Trek to Sinini Bensi 4200m 6hrs just before the pass.

Day 21: Trek to Tseiram 3800m 6hrs passing a difficult section with Sinini la and margin la 4860m two passes.

Day 22: Trek to Ramche 4420m 6hrs with the view of south kanchenjunga along with Yalung glacier.

Day 23: A rest day to explore higher Yalung Glacier and base bamp.

Day 24: Trek to Anda Phedi 3440m 7hrs with views of beautiful mountain surroundings.

Day 25: Trek to Omje Khola 2670m 6hrs a dradual descend bring to Omje Khola.

Day 26: Trek to Emphudin 1700m 6hrs a continuous down hill walk along with small stream and forest.

Day 27: Trek to Funfe Danda 1860m. 7hrs passing a gentle up and down hills.

Day 28: Trek to Kare Bhnjyang 1924 6hrs through the villages a gentle climbs.

Day 29: Trek to Taplejung 1830 7hrs last day walk of the trek bring to Taplejung. Enjoy a successful trek celebration with all crews.

Day 30: Fly back to Kathmandu via Biratnager and arrive kathmandu then transfer to hotel.

Day 31:  A free day for own activities. Evening, enjoy a fare dinner with live cultural program hoisted by the company. Over night stay at Hotel.

Day 32: Departure.

If you have time and are interested for other adventure like white water rating, wild life safari or any other activities can extend your holiday or transfer to airport and fly back to sweet home.

Cost Details

  • We try to make free of tension our clients from arranging the necessary things and as much as possible while in Nepal and let them just to enjoy the holiday.
  • Arrival/departure transfers.
  • Hotels, sightseeing tours, domestic flight/ground transportation as per the program, airport transfer.
  • Accommodations in tents and all meals during the treks.
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag.
  • Cost for a First Aid and Eco trained English speaking guide, cook, sherpa, assistances, Porters.
  • Emergency rescue arrangements, medical kit bag.
  • All necessary paper works and trekking /entry permits.
  • All government and local taxes where applicable.
  • Welcome & farewell dinner.
  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Excess baggage charges with the domestic flight.
  • Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency rescue and medical expenses.
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills personal porters.
  • Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for safety measures if required.
  • Tips for the trekking crew.
  • Other optional trips/activities and sightseeing if required.



Departure Dates

No fixed departures.

Trip Review

Davis M. Johostone

The trek that Abir set up for us was absolutely amazing. Everything went extremely smooth and just as planned. His guiding/travel advice was great! Many thanks to our guide and porter for all of their excellent service.


We were several time in Nepal and used the service of Holiday Mountain Treks. We enjoyed their reliable and professional service. Every trip were very well and carefully organized, the guides, porters were extremely helpful, friendly and level of customer service was very high. We would definitely recommend all our friends to use this company in the future trips in Nepal.

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