Kanchenjunga Trek – 20 Day Trek
The Ammonite Adventure Kanchenjunga Trek spends 20 days in the upper reaches of the Himalayas . At 28,169 ft (8,586 m), Kanchenjunga is the 3rd highest mountain in the world. You will be guided by one of our experienced guides through some of the most stunning scenery you will ever see.
Kanchenjunga Trek Start Point
Kanchenjunga Trek starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Suketar – also known as Taplejung. From there you will trek north to Chirwa. The Chirwa people are a very friendly people and will help in any way they can.
Day 6 will be a challenge because although the trek starts off in nice flat land, you will encounter a step ascent to Amjilosa where you will climb 2,900ft (900m) elevation in just 5 hours.
Over the following 6 days you will trek north through various villages and spending the night in tea houses at Kyapar, Ghunsa, Kambachen. Kambachen will be a rest day the you will continue ont to Lhonak and Pangpema.
At this point, you will descend over the next few days south back to Ghunsa then take the track East towards Ramche. From Ramche you will make your way South West back to the star point of Suketar (Taplejung) . A scenic flight back to Kathmandu will finish off and amazing experience.
Kanchenjunga Trek Level
Kanchenjunga Trek is a Strenuous trek and fairy good level of fitness and some trekking experience is strongly advised.
In a scale of 1 to 10, the Kanchenjunga Trek is rated 8. You will spend a number of nights sleeping at altitudes above 13,000ft (4000m) so you must be willing and able to rough it as most creature comforts are back in Kathmandu.
The safety of the support team and yours on every trek is our highest concern. All treks, strenuous, Demanding and Easy are all treated and planned as an expedition.
The Kanchenjunga Trek it’s self reaches a maximum altitude of 16,873 ft (5,143m) which is significant.
The term Altitude Sickness is used often but there are intact 3 types of Altitude Sickness. The most common is actually Acute Mountain Sickness – or AMS for short. AMS becomes a real threat when ascending at altitudes of 9,000ft or more (roughly 3,000 m).
AMS comes into effect usually because a trekker or climber ascends too quickly. As the air become thinner, there is less oxygen available. Your lungs need time to adjust in order to carry much needed oxygen to the different parts of your body.
All Ammonite Adventure treks over 9,000ft (3,000 m) include rest days – known as acclimatization days. Read more about altitude sickness »
Included In Package
- An experienced local guide.
- Return flight to Suketar.
- Bus back to Kathmandu.
- Tea House accommodation while on trek, all meals included.
- Porter’s food, accommodation and insurances.
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
- Permits to enter National Parks
- Nepal Government Tourism Levy charge
Not Included In Package
- Costs associated in getting to Nepal.
- Food costs during your stay in Kathmandu (*See note at bottom of page).
- Any kind of drinks (including bar tabs).
- Travel insurance.
- Nepal visa fee and entry fee.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips to porters or guide.