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Kanchenjunga Tea House Trek25 Days

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Minimum Participants 2
Mode of Travel Adventurous
Accommodation Tea House during trek and B&B plan in Hotel
Meals breakfast, lunch, dinner during trek
Transportation Private vehicle/flight or public vehicle
Transport to hotel

trip Overview

Kanchenjunga is the world’s third-highest peak and one of the more remote trekking areas in Nepal. Kanchenjunga tea house trek offers you thrilling trekking experiences in the eastern part of Nepal. This trek will take you through attractive rhododendron forests where you climb on into high alpine terrain beyond the village of Gunsa.

Nepal Dream Path Treks to Kanchenjunga commences after a scenic flight to Bhadrapur. We will pass many charming villages such as (Mitlung, Sekathum, Gyabla, Ghumsa and Yamphudim, etc), terraces, and dense forest on our trail. We will also see the breathtaking views of many snow peaks as well as glacier, landslide, moraine on the way. This off the beaten trek is becoming more popular day by day and has lots of adventurous activities during the trek. There is also a possibility of Homestay trek which is a great opportunity to experience the local culture. It is a comparatively lower cost than camping treks. The Kanchenjunga tea house trek is one of the best options.

Short Itinerary


Day 01:  Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Taplejung.
Day 04: Trek to Mitlung 890m  4-5hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Chirwa 1185m  5-6hrs.
Day 06:  Trek to Sekathum 1650m  5-6hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Amjilosa 2498m  4-5hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Gyabla 2725m  4-5hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Ghunsa 3415m  6-7hrs.
Day 10: Rest day at Ghunsa.
Day 11: Trek to Khambachen 4145m  5-6hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Lhonak 4792m  4-5hrs.
Day 13: Exploration to Kanchenjunga Base Camp and back to Lhonak 6-7hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Ghumsa 3415 m  7-8hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Sele La Phedi 4200m 4-5hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Cheran 3868m  6-7hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Ramche 4610m explore to Sth Base Camp and back to Ramche  7-8hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Tortong 2980m  7-8hrs.
Day 19: Trek to Yamphudin 1692m  7-8hrs.
Day 20: Trek to Khebang 1950m  5-6hrs.
Day 21: Trek to Khamdevi 1200m  5-6hrs.
Day 22: Early morning drive to Bhadrapur for afternoon/evening flight to Kathmandu
Day 23: Free rest day at Kathmandu.
Day 24: Shopping day.
Day 25: Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

35 min drive B&B plan on cities Hotel/resort

Nepal Dream Path Treks guide will meet you on arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA). Staff will transfer you to respective Hotels, then Nepal Dream Path Treks guide will brief you at the Hotel, Kathmandu, on trekking do's and don'ts and related information that you might require.


After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. Kathmandu is full of world heritage sites. Please choose your desired destinations from this link Click here for detail information about where to visit in Kathmandu Valley??


40min flight/8-9hrs drive All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

Early morning scenic flight to Bhadrapur. On arrival our jeep will be waiting for us to drive to Taplejung. On the way we will have lunch at a Tea garden which is quite famous in Nepal. The road is quite windy and narrow. We will pass several charming villages, cross over many rivers, through forests and have spectacular mountain views. Our overnight stay is Taplejung.


4-5hrs All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

Late breakfast at Taplejung after the long journey yesterday. Our first step for this trek is making our way to Mitlung. Today we will pass many Cardamom plantations and beautiful Rai and Limbu villages. There are also many terraces where rice is grown. The temperature can be quite warm in Mitlung, which is situated next to the Tamor Nadi. Overnight in Mitlung.


5-6hrs All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House

We start our trek this morning after breakfast, alongside the Tamor River, passing through rice fields, forests and local villages. We reach Sinwa for morning tea, the village is quite big with a Police Station and High school and it is well maintained. The trail continues along the eastern side of the river until we reach Chirwa and we stay overnight there.


5-6hrs All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The trek will continue along the Tamor river, after an hour walk we will reach Tapethok where we need to check the permits for the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project. We will cross over to the western bank of the river where there are Cardamom gardens on the flat trail. We pass beautiful villages, the trail slowly going up and down and we cross the Tamor river again, to follow the Ghunsa Khola. After a few minutes walk we will reach Sekathum where we stay overnight.


4-5hrs All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea house

After breakfast we will cross the Ghunsa river, passing by charming terraces, dense forest, crossing over suspension bridges and following alongside the Ghunsa river. At times the river is flowing very fast and can sometimes be difficult to walk this trail. We will reach Lamatar for lunch. The trail then goes steep up to Amjilosa and we stay there overnight.


4-5hrs All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea house

After breakfast the first hour of the trail we will be climbing, lots of up and downhill. We will reach Thyangyani, where we can have lunch or continue on through the bamboo forest and pass by several streams to reach Gyabla. Just before Gyabla there is approx 45min steep climb. Overnight stay is at Gyabla.


6-7hrs All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea house

After breakfast the trail will descend to the western side of the Ghunsa riverbank, passing through the pine forest. The trail continues to climb to Phale, a beautiful village with big open spaces where potatoes are grown. The people will keep their animals here in the winter. We have spectacular mountain views of Jannu then the trail continues on the flat to Ghunsa where we stay overnight.


Today is a rest day at Ghunsa. You can explore Ghunsa village.


4-5hrs All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea house

Early morning breakfast and then walking through the dense forest with the mountain range on the riverbank. In Autumn the valley is very colorful because the pine needles are falling from the trees and we see many shades of green and gold. We will pass many waterfalls and landslide areas. We can also see many yaks along the way. There are several huts for the yaks, the yak is one of the strongest animals of the mountains. In this area many people use the yaks as a caravan, to carry the heavy loads from each place to place. With the tantalizing views of Jannu Peak we will reach Khambachen. Overnight stay at Khambachen.


4-5hrs All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea house

After breakfast, heading North East with beautiful mountain views along the way, we walk above the tree line, and have a view of grassy fields. The combination of the green grassy fields and the white mountains is spectacular. When we walk through the landslide, we feel we are walking on the beach because there is alot of sand. We have to be very careful as there are loose rocks hanging over the trail. We will then pass through moraine areas which make us feel like we are walking on the glacier. The trail is flat and soon after we will reach Lhonak where we stay overnight.


6-7hrs All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea house

Early morning after breakfast and finally on the way to reaching our destination, lots of people have a dream to reach the Kanchenjunga Base Camp and see the third highest mountain in the world. The trail goes along beside the glacier, several ups and downs with the amazing view of Kanchenjunga, Mera Peak and many other snow capped peaks. When we reach Pang Pema we feel like we are in heaven because we are surrounded by all the mountains. We have to descend because of the altitude, it is not advisable to stay at Pang Pema. Overnight at Lhonak.


7-8hrs All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea house

After breakfast we descend with great memories of our previous day walk.  The views are still amazing on the way down and it feels like it's an easier walk because we are heading to the lower altitude. Overnight at Ghunsa.


4-5hrs All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea house

Today is a climbing day. Right after Ghunsa, the trail starts to climb, following alongside the pipes from the Hydro Power Station. When we cross the stream, the trail continues to climb steep up through the jungle. After a couple of hours walk, we reach the ridge where we can see distant valley views and the mountain range as well. We continue to climb to Mirgan La, we have a slight descent to Selela Phedi and overnight at there.


7-8hrs All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea house

After early morning breakfast we start our journey towards Cheran. Today we need to trek over three passes.  On the first pass we can see Makalu 8463m, and many other snow covered peaks. After a small descent, the trail continues to gradually climb up to reach the second pass. Again a small descent, the trail will then split at Anda Phedi and Cheran. Some people can be confused here because the map shows only the Anda Phedi way but there is the way to Cheran as well. After an hour climbing we will reach the third pass where we can see the great mountain view of Kanchenjunga. The trail continues steep down until we reach Cheran. Overnight stay at Cheran.


7-8hrs All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea house

The trail continues Northeast with yaks grazing on the pastures and great mountain views. We reach Ramche where we will drop our bags and continue to head towards Kanchenjunga South Base Camp. The surrounding mountains give us a magnificent view and some people may become emotional as they take in the breathtaking views. After the great photo opportunities we return to Ramche where we stay overnight.


7-8hrs All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea house

The trail descends to Tortong following the Simbuwa Khola with mountain views in the background. There are a few places where we need to climb which can be a little difficult due to the elevation. We walk through the dense pine and rhododendron forests and reach Tortong where we stay overnight.


6-7hrs All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea house

After early breakfast the trail descends slightly to cross the Simbuwa Khola. The trail continues to climb to Lamite Bhanjyang and the last opportunity to see the beautiful mountain range. The trail descends all the way to Yamphudin with many steps along the way. After a few days we reach this large Sherpa village full of Cardamom fields where we stay overnight.


5-6hrs All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea house

The trail from Yamphudin goes downhill to cross the Kabeli Khola and the trail follows the river for an hour. Then the trail goes gradually up to Ekchana Bhanjyang, we descend again to Khebang which is one of the biggest villages in our trek. Overnight stay at Khebang.


5-6hrs All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea house

The trail descends all the way to Jaor Pul then a little up and down to Khamdevi. Along the way we can see colorful Rai houses and we pass many fields of rice. Overnight stay at Khamdevi.


7-8hrs drive and 40mins flight All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Hotel/Resort

Before breakfast we will take the jeep to Bhadrapu rand on the way we will stop for breakfast and lunch. Late afternoon we will fly to Kathmandu and overnight in your hotel.


Equipment List

  • Sun Hat
  • Warm hat (it mean warm one to protect your head from cold)
  • Head light
  • Sun Cream/lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Tooth pest/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleecy jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Wind breaker trouser
  • Towel
  • Wool socks
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Sewing kits
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss knife
  • Extra batteries
  • Flip flops
  • Rain coat/ Umbrella
  • Rucksacks(For a Day)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medical & first aid kit
  • Trekking Crampon (If you are going to do a trek in winter then you need Crampon for your trekking.)

What's included?

  • All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers as per the Itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation with BB plan in city and Tea house or Camping in Trekking as per itinerary.
  • Full day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and well experienced city guide.
  • All meals includes during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/Coffee).
  • Guide, porters and other support staff as per your requirement and out agreed price.
  • National Park Fees and all required permits.
  • General First-Aid Kits for all.
  • All taxes and fees required for the program.

What's not included?

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water etc)
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gears not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staffs.
  • Personal first aid Kit.

Trip Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 1 Reviews

Aaric
United states

Kanchenjunga

2015

Hi I am Aaric, I came here last year with my wife to trek Kanchenjunga Base Camp. We really had a great time. I want to thank the whole team Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition. All the arrangement were great and the exotic view of mountains and friendly people. Wish you a more success ahead.