Kanchenjunga Trekking - 25 Days

Overview

Kanchenjunga trek is a trek of a lifetime in which you are taken to this eastern gigantic massif to both its base camps, on the northern and southern side of it. Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world, thirds to Everest in Nepal and K2 in Pakistan. It stands at a height of 8,546 meters above sea level. Because of this, and the height at which it stands, it gives vent to some of the most pleasant glacial basins, rivers and terrain that lies in its ambits.

A Kanchenjunga trek has all that one would ask for in a trek in the off-beaten trekking trail in the Himalayan region of Nepal. Mount Kanchenjunga is a gigantic massif that northeastern side of Nepal sharing a portion of it with the Indian territory of Sikkim. The summit gives you a look into three countries, China, India and Nepal, in which it mostly lies. Getting to the base camps and return back on the Kanchenjunga trek takes nearly a full twenty eight days to accomplish, but in that time, you have a trekker’s experience, not to be found in other treks. There is the cultural aspects to it, there are the social aspects to it, there is the geographical aspects to it and there are the natural aspects to it with the flora and fauna you pass, the wildlife you encounter, the terrain which your traverse from tropical to alpine to tundra. There Kanchenjunga trek makes your encounter various temperature ranges, from hot to humid and very cold to chilly. Making the trek challenging to comforting sights, but whatever the case might be, you are always made enlightened by the sights and sound of what you discover each day in your Kanchenjunga trek. So much so, when it is all over the tough treks in the Everest Trekking Region and Annapurna Trekking Region might seem easier in comparison to what you have just accomplished. This does not mean all do not have the ability to do the Kanchenjunga trek, it only means that you should be ready to make the trek in your heart of hearts and you will come out a winner as if you have summited the peaks of Kanchenjunga itself, the third highest peak in the world.

There is much that you gain by taking this trek. The most important of which, you are hiking daily in a pristine natural environment for about 24 days in total away from the polluted atmosphere from which we all now live in. This pristine air unpolluted atmosphere and combined with the daily walks only strengthens the body, mind and creates a better person of us as a whole. The tour part of it is getting to two base camps of a single mountain, where others basically have only one. Then there is the terrain which we pass each day to get to our trekking destinations, the natural environments of different kinds of forest, and the rivers cutting through the mountains making gorges of various wonders, and man trying to cross them with the suspension bridges. The rural setting of villages we pass, each culturally, traditionally and socially evolved from the natural environment in which they live. Then there are the historical religious monuments which are created to the almighty in reverence like stupas, gompas, temples, chortens, prayer flags, of both the Hindu and Buddhist faithful that have taken to living and making the path your trek, their home. Last but not the least, is the daily captivating views of the various snow-capped Himalayan peaks of Mount Everest and others as you climb higher and higher each. So much so when it is all over, you might consider doing other Nepal treks for other holidays.

Where do we stay on the Kanchenjunga Trek?
Since the trek to Kanchenjunga trek happens to be on one of the off-beaten trekking trails, the places where we stop off do not have much of a lodging facility like in the other more used. In those that do, then you will be put up in them else it will be pitched tents at campsites. Food of breakfast, lunch and dinner at most times will be had at tea house on the way or at times cooked by the staff on the way, which they carry along with the tents. If lodged at a lodge, you might have a toilet attached to your room which is usually on twin sharing bases, else makeshift toilets are made or you would need to use nature. Please carry toilet paper and water bottles that you can fill from natural springs and purifying water tablets.

Outline Trekking Itinerary for Kanchenjunga Trekking
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu and Trek Preparation
Day 3: Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (45 min flight) and Taplejung (2,420m) (9 hour drive)
Day 4: Taplejung to Lalikharka (2265m) (4-5 hr hike)
Day 5: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m) (5 – 6 hr hike)
Day 6: Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m) (5 – 6 hr hike)
Day 7: Mamankhe to Yumphudin (2080m) (4 – 5 hr hike)
Day 8: Yumphudin to Tortong (2995m) (7 – 8 hr hike)
Day 9: Tortong to Cheram (3870m) (2 – 3 hr hike)
Day 10: Cheram – Acclimatization Day
Day 11: Cheram to Ramchaur (4580m) (3 – 4 hr hike)
Day 12: Ramchaur to Yalung Base Camp (4500m) to Cheram (4 – 5 hr hike)
Day 13: Cheram to Sele La (4290m) (6 – 7 hr hike)
Day 14: Sele La to Ghunsa (3595m) (2 – 3 hr hike)
Day 15: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m) (5 – 6 hr hike)
Day 16: Kambachen to Lhonak (4780m) (5 – 6 hr hike)
Day 17: Lhonak to Kanchenjunga Base Camp to Pangpema (5,143m) (6 – 7 hr hike)
Day 18: Pangpema to Lhonak
Day 19: Lhonak to Ghunsa (6 – 7 hr hike)
Day 20: Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2308m) (5 – 6 hr hike)
Day 21: Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m) (6 – 7 hr hike)
Day 22: Chirwa to Mitlung to Taplejung (6 – 7 hr hike)
Day 23: Taplejung to Bhadrapur (9 hr bus ride)
Day 24: Bhadrapur to Kathmandu (40 min flight)
Day 25: Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy guided city tour of Kathmandu at UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Catch scenic Kathmandu- Biratnagar/Taplejung Kathmandu flights.
  • Witness spectacular views of massive Himalayan ranges like Kanchanjunga, Drohmo (6850m), Nupchu (6690) and Jannu (7710m)
  • Cross over Lapsang La Pass located at an altitude of 5,180m.
  • Walk past Yalung glacier.
  • Pass through gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, glaciers etc.
  • Witness variety of floras and faunas.
  • Get along with ethnic people and their culture.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

This the first day of your planned package with us. So in all probabilities, you will arrive in Kathmandu at the International Airport. A representative from the company will be waiting to welcome you at the airport and then he will take you by private vehicle to your three star lodging in the heart of the city. In case, you have day time left, you might use it as you please, like checking out the streets of Kathmandu to see if you find anything new. That night you stay at the hotel.

Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Trek Preparation

Today, you will be simply taken on a sightseeing tour of four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pushupathinath Temple, Swaybhunath Temple Stupa and Boudhanath Stupa. They are historical sites which will give you insights into various aspects of Nepal’s Culture, Religion, and Tradition.
In the Evening, there will be a trek preparation seminar of your trek in the Kanchenjunga Region at the hotel with the staff of the company. You stay the night at the very hotel.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (45 min flight) and Taplejung (2,420m) (9 hour drive)

Today, we take a flight to the south-eastern city of Bhadrapur in the Terai region of Nepal. From there, we take bus to Taplejung (2,420m) in a nine hour bus ride. The ride should keep us occupied with the scenes of rural Nepal as the elevation keeps changing as we go higher.

Day 4
Taplejung to Lalikharka (2265m) (4-5 hr hike)

Today, we hike to the beautiful village of Lalikharka in the district of Panchtar (2265m). The trek is continues ascends and descends though lush green forest terrain to Lalikharka which should take a better part of five to six hours. Here we pitch camp for the night.

Day 5
Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m) (5 – 6 hr hike)

Today, we hike to Khesewa. It is nearly a descend all the way to Phundrawa, then we start moving up climbing all the way to Yangpang, and steadies upward to Phumphe Danda and further ascending to Khesewa while passing forests and villages on the entire hike. We pitch tent for the night here.

Day 6
Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m) (5 - 6 hr hike)

Today’s destination is Mamankhe which start on first by getting to Kabeli Khola after crossing it, the path takes us through some forest to cross a stream. While on the way, we sart getting views of some Himalayan peaks and pass some beautiful villages. We pitch camp at Mamankhe for the night here.

Day 7
Mamankhe to Yumphudin (2080m) (4 – 5 hr hike)

Today we trek towards Yamphudin (2080 m) in a five hour hike which begins with a slight uphill walk along the Kabeli Khola giving us the beauty of the ridgeline along the stream. We then cross a suspension and passing a few villages to reach Yamphudin, where pitch tent for the night.

Day 8
Yumphudin to Tortong (2995m) (7 – 8 hr hike)

Today, we hike toward Tortong (2,995m) on a path used by the villages into farms of terraced fields and meadow greens while the Himalayan ranges are our companion on the way along with the Amji Khola. Then we cross the Lassiya Bhanjyang Pass and onto Tortong. We pitch tent here for the night.

Day 9
Tortong to Cheram (3870m) (2 – 3 hr hike)

Today, we will to Cheram (3870m) in a three hour hike. The path is along the right of the Simbuwa Khola. It is enjoyable walking in the Lalung valley with the Tuplung peak as our day’s companion. Then we pass though rhododendron woods and get lovely vies of the Yalung Glacier. We pitch tent at Cheram.

Day 10
Cheram – Acclimatization Day

Since we are in an altitude of nearly 4000 metre, we need our blood levels to acclimatize before going further and higher. So we rest at Cheram basically with short walks around in the vicinity taking in the natural wonders it has to offer and the northern Himalayan peaks. We stay in Camp here again for the night.

Day 11
Cheram to Ramchaur (4580m) (3 – 4 hr hike

Today we hike to Ramchaur (4580m) in a four hour hike. We first reach the Yalung Glacier with an ascend. We then pass the high altitude village of Lapsung and reach Ramchaur. We pitch tent for the night.

Day 12
Ramchaur to Yalung Base Camp (4500m) to Cheram (4 – 5 hr hike)

Today we head to the South Base camp of Kanchenjunga along the Yalung Glacier to its starting point which is the base camp. After spending a while we retrace our steps all the way back to Cheram pass through Ramchaur in the process. We pitch tent here for the night.

Day 13
Cheram to Sele La (4290m) (6 – 7 hr hike)

Today we head on the trail taking us north to Sele La (4290m) in a seven hour hike. On the way to Sele La, we cross four passes, Sinelapche Bhanjyang, Mirgin La Pass, Sinon La Pass and then we go down to Sele La Pass. On the way, we find prayer flags tied to the pinnacles points on the way. We set camp at Sele La Pass for the night.

Day 14
Sele La to Ghunsa (3595m) (2 – 3 hr hike)

The path to Ghunsa turns north at Tangbgharma Danda quite close by. A chorten with flags is next on the way which begins a sttep climb. Reaching the top, we begin descending through woods of rhododendron, birch and pine ahead of reaching Ghunsa, a village made of pine wood and prayer flags to most of them. We pitch tent here for the night.

Day 15
Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m) (5 – 6 hr hike)

Today we hike to Kambachen (4,050m) in a six hour hike. Moving further along the river banks, we are presented with spectacular mountain views. We move along meadows of wild flowers to cross a pine and rhododendron wood. Then crossing a bridge at Rampuk Kharka then a waterfall, precarious section of a landslide, we then get a wonderful view of Mount Jannu. Continueing on the precarious path we get to Kambachen where we pitch camp for the night.

Day 16
Kambachen to Lhonak (4780m) (5 – 6 hr hike)

We start early for Lhonak as it being a challenging day passing over rocky fields will with large boulders along the side of the hill, we reach the waterfall where we cross a bridge to Ramtang Monastery. Moving at a steady pace we cross the landslide going downwards to the river finally reaching Lhonak where we pitch camp for the night.

Day 17
Lhonak to Kanchenjunga Base Camp to Pangpema (5,143m) (6 – 7 hr hike)

Today, we head for our second base camp of Kanchenjunga following the path along the glacier to it after passing Pangpema, which we return to later, we descend to the base camp. We pitch tent at Pangpema for the night.

Day 18
Pangpema to Lhonak

Today we begin retracing our footsteps heading back reaching Lhonak on the way back where we stop for the night pitching camp once again.

Day 19
Lhonak to Ghunsa (6 – 7 hr hike)

We return all the way to Ghunsa via Kambache, where we pitch tent for the night.

Day 20
Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2308m) (5 – 6 hr hike)

To get to Amjilosa we pass some Manes and monastery nearby to Phale. We continue down to Gyabla to cross a bridge at Chhundatangka Khola. Trekking along past a waterfall to reach Amjilosa, where we pitch tent for the night.

Day 21
Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m) (6 – 7 hr hike)

It is onto Chirwa (1,270m) today in a seven hour hike. The trail takes us mostly down traversing along rivers, waterfalls, some woods to it. Here we pitch ten for the night.

Day 22
Chirwa to Mitlung to Taplejung (6 – 7 hr hike)

We now hike to Taplejung via Mitlung in a seven hour walk mostly on descends passing villages some forests, rivers and stream and terraced field on the way. We stay at a lodge in Taplejung.

Day 23
Taplejung to Bhadrapur (9 hr bus ride)

Today we finally conclude the trek and take the early morning bus back to the Terai Town of Bhadrapur in a 9 hour bus ride giving us all the wonderful views of while journeying in. We stay at Bhadrapur in a Lodge.

Day 24
Bhadrapur to Kathmandu (40 min flight)

Today we fly back to Kathmandu in a 40 minute flight getting all the sights of Nepal from above. We are picked up at the hotel and taken to the three star hotel. We can spend the remaining part of the day doing shopping in the tourist district of Thamel. In the evening we will go to an authentic Nepali restaurant for a farewell dinner with the staff of the company. You stay the night at the hotel.

Day 25
Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

Now that it is said and done with your trek to Kanchenjunga, it’s time to head home, unless, you have other programmes in Kathmandu. A representative from the company will drop you off three hours of your flight out for check in formalities.
We at Breakfree Adventures hope that you had a wonderful time on the trip, where we take you comfort and security of great importance.

Cost

What is Included

  • Airport pick up/drop by a private vehicle.
  • Three night’s accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Guided Kathmandu city tour at 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites with private vehicle and guide.
  • Round trip flight fare from Kathmandu – Bhadrapur – Kathmandu.
  • Domestic airport departure tax.
  • Bhadrapur – Taplejung – Bhadrapur by a local bus.
  • All accommodations during the trek at lodges/Teahouse.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Experienced Government licensed English speaking trekking guide and necessary porters (1 Porter for 2 trekkers) on the trek.
  • Trekking staff costs like their transportation, food, accommodation, wages, and insurance.
  • Kanchenjunga Special trek Permit fee.
  • Kanchenjunga Conservation area entrance permit fee.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees. (Please bring 3 passport size photos for TIMS & Permit)
  • First Aid medical kit (carried by your trek guide).
  • Trek gears like duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole. (To be returned after the trek)
  • Our souvenir to you - Breakfree Adventures T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • Farewell dinner in Authentic Nepali Restaurant after the trek completion.
  • All government and local taxes, VAT.

What is Not Included

  • Lunch or Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Monuments entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal visa fee (bring accurate USD cash, US$30 per person for 15 days, and two passport photos)
  • Extra accommodations in Kathmandu or Pokhara if required.
  • International airfare and travel insurance.
  • Any kinds of drinks or personal expenses (tea/coffee, hot chocolate, boiled water, bottled water, soft drinks, beer, phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Tips for guide and porters.
When is the Kanchenjunga trek best time?

Kanchenjunga trek’s best time is from early March to mid-May and from October to late November. But doing this trek during monsoon isn’t recommended which is from late May to mid/late September.

Where is Kanchenjunga located?

Mt. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,586 m. Kanchenjunga is located in both Nepal and India. The main and south peaks or the center is located in Taplejung, Nepal whereas it’s northern peak is in Sikkim, India. A part of the region is also shared with Bhutan.

Is Kanchenjunga trek permit required to trek in this region?

There are two separate permits needed for Kanchenjunga trek permit. Since Kanchenjunga is a restricted area, so there is a special permit for it and another is an entry permit for Kanchenjunga Area Conservation. Also, there should be at least 2 trekkers to obtain the permit.

Is it necessary to have travel insurance for Kanchenjunga trek?

It’s necessary to get travel insurance for Kanchenjunga trek since there is a risk of high altitude sickness and also diarrhea. In case of emergency, you may need to be evacuated by helicopter so make sure your policy covers rescue above 5000 meters including covering other medical expenses, hospital fees etc.

How is the accommodation in Kanchenjunga trek?

Accommodation in Kanchenjunga trek is basic lodges often called tea-house. But they are good enough for a good night’s rest after a tiring day’s hike, so don’t expect luxury accommodations. Wi-fi is at limited lodges only and might not be available as you gain altitude. In lodges, you will have a bucket shower if you want to and it will be squat toilets.

If I get sick during the trek, what will happen?

Sickness depends upon its nature. For mild sickness usually descending to a lower altitude with the help and support of the guide or porter is done. For serious illness, emergency helicopter evacuation service is arranged. Our guide will be in constant contact with us and takes immediate action as per the situation. This is where travel insurance comes covering for a medical evacuation service and other medical expenses. Our guides carry first aid kit with basic medication like simple painkillers, altitude sickness tablets, bandages, balm for muscle aches and medication to treat diarrhea and vomiting. They are experienced trek guides and will take care of you if anything happens to you.

How is Kanchenjunga trek difficulty?

Kanchenjunga trek difficulty is a strenuous graded trek. Kanchenjunga trek route goes several difficult ascends and descends. The difficulty level increase as you being to gain altitude during the trek. So, physical preparedness before the trek is required to complete this trek. You can prepare yourself two or three months before the trek by going for daily walking, running, swimming, trying on climbing stairs etc. The average altitude gained each day is 400-800 meters.

Where is Kanchenjunga trek highest point?

Kanchenjunga trek highest point is crossing over the passes which are Lapsang la pass (5180m) and Mirgin pass (4500m).

Can I go for Kanchenjunga trek without a guide?

You can’t go Kanchenjunga trek without a guide nor you can solo trek in Kanchenjunga since there need to be two hikers to get the permit and also a registered guide is required. Besides, the terrain is very difficult and risky, so trekking without a guide is not possible.

What will be the temperature in Kanchenjunga region? How cold does it get at night?

Days will be mostly warm but nights will be colder with the temperature can go up to -10 C / 14 F. temperature depends upon the season and relying on the weather forecast isn’t recommended.

How is the Kanchenjunga trek itinerary?

Kanchenjunga trek itinerary basically a circuit route making a loop from north to south often starting and ending at Taplejung.

What will be Kanchenjunga trek cost?

Kanchenjunga trek cost depends upon the group size and the tour cost also includes the Kanchenjunga special permit and the entry permit of Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. You should contact your travel agent for your tour price.

Will I get altitude sickness on Kanchenjunga trek?

Since Kanchenjunga trek goes to higher altitude so altitude sickness on Kanchenjunga trek can happen. To avoid altitude sickness, you need to avoid dehydration by drinking lots of water, walk slow, listen what your guide says and the itinerary is also specially planned with enough acclimatization days. Following these tips will help reduce altitude sickness.

What’s the Kanchenjunga Trek Food Menu?

Kanchenjunga Trek Food Menu basically consists of Nepali meals like Dhal, bhat including thukpa ‘noodles’ though at limited areas you can also get momos, macaroni and pasta. Fresh goat meat might also be available.

What is the Kanchenjunga trek equipment checklist?

For Kanchenjunga trek equipment checklist you are suggested to pack along down jacket, thermal longs and top, comfortable trekking trousers, t-shirts, fleece, windproof jacket, hat, scarf, and gloves. At most cases, your company already provide down jacket and sleeping bag. Besides, clothing can be purchased in Kathmandu at Thamel area as well where numerous trekking shops exist with both local and foreign brands.

Is there are any ATM or credit card can be used?

No, Kanchenjunga area doesn’t have ATM facilities nor credit cards are accepted. You are suggested to exchange into Nepali rupees while in Kathmandu before heading out to trek. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are taken care by the company so you need extra cash for small things like water, tea, coffee and later on tips for the trekking crew.

Trip Information

What is Not Included
We will provide you with comprehensive information on the every trek and tour we arrange. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information or have any questions, we are more than happy to assist you in anyway.

When to go:
Spring (February, March, April, May) and Autumn (October, November) are the best seasons for the Kanchenjunga Trekking. Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed and you could enjoy rather best of nature.

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is highly recommended and is in fact compulsory should you be going trekking, rafting, paragliding etc. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, loss of luggage, etc. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please check with your insurance company that adventure activities and trekking above 3000m are covered in your policy, as some companies do not cover such things. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday; if you cannot provide this at the start of the holiday, you will be required to take out a suitable policy at that time.

Meals and Accommodation:
In Kathmandu, we normally use 3 stars hotel with breakfast but can upgrade upon request. During the Kanchenjunga Trekking, we provide the best available camping tents (twin sharing), kitchen equipment, toilet & dining tents. If you are travelling in a group, you will share a tent with someone else of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single tent, you may indicate your preference on request and pay a supplement. So in this arrangement overnight halts will be as fully organized camping program.

We provide quality food in sufficient quantities (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on a set menu prepared by our experienced cook & kitchen staff. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive but it will be wholesome & nutritious with variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup & seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. You can ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

Fitness and Experience Required:
Our 26 days Kanchenjunga Trekking is strenuous trek suitable for passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish the 26 days Kanchenjunga Trekking successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip are good idea to enhance your strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

The Trekking Group:
For the Kanchenjunga Trekking, there will be one Guide, assistant Guide (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter for luggage carrying (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group is sick; the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the Kanchenjunga Trekking for group of any size, but generally have a maximum of sixteen people, as we’ve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, we can arrange this too.

Trekking Guides and Staff:
The most significant thing that makes your Kanchenjunga Trekking successful, enjoyable and memorable is the expert, experienced, courteous and helpful trek and Guide and the crew members who have ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trip will be led by the best and most professional Guide. All of our Trekking Guides are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, Guiding skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities Breakfree Adventures employs staffs who have plenty of knowledgeable about culture, flora and fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trekking Guide of Breakfree Adventures are also trained with following trainings to make them educated on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues, English language, etc:

Intensive Wilderness First Aid – KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
Trekking Guide Training – Nepal Governments Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management and Tourism Training Centre of Nepal
Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
English Language – KEEP (Kathmandu environment education project)
Conservation and Biodiversity TAAN
Rock, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association
Our Trekking Guides obviously speak English sufficient enough to communicate but please consider this is not our mother language. The guides and porters know the routes and locality like the back of their hand, they practice the local culture themselves and they are extremely passionate about their country and its cultural aspects.

Climate and Weather:
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.

Himalayan weather can be unpredictable where nights are generally cooler and days warmer. It’s a bit colder during the winter season (Jan to Feb) but days can be quite warm and lovely if the sun is shining. You can expect a bit of snow in the months of January/February and December. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -15 deg C low.

Safety and Security:
Security and safety are a high priority of our company however there are risks associated with adventure travel, that you should consider before booking .Our trip operators constantly monitor their areas of operation and will cancel or re-route a trip if they feel a destination is unsafe. The decision to travel to a particular country or region is a personnel one.

Responsible Travel
Breakfree Adventures is a leading trekking and travel agency with dedicated travel Professionals who are well trained to give you the best of what Nepal has to offer. Our professional team follows a social philosophy that accepts responsibility for the local people and the environment in which we work. We respect the natural environment and the culture of our country, and we help travellers from around the world discover the natural beauty and cultural treasures of Nepal. We know that responsible travel tries to minimize the impact of tourism on the environment and maximize employment and income-generating opportunities for local communities. The whole of Nepal, including those living in remote rural areas that have very few other opportunities for development, benefits from sustainable tourism.

Breakfree Adventures is passionate about preserving the environment. As responsible tour guides in Nepal, we strive to maintain a symbiotic relationship with the local communities through which we travel. While trekking to different destinations, we choose environmentally- friendly lodges that respect the needs of their staff members. We take care of our staff as well as our valued clients. During our treks and other trips, we follow a zero garbage policy (“pack in, pack out”) and leave nothing behind in the campsites. We always welcome your feedback and comments regarding responsible travel, so please send an e-mail to let us know what you think.

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Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • 24 Nights/25 Days
  • February to November
  • Minimum 2 People
  • Private vehicles, Jeep, Flights as per the Itinerary
  • Lapsang La pass (5,180 meters)
  • Strenous
  • Nepalgunj
  • Taplegunj
  • Cultural Sightseeing & Trekking
  • 5 - 6 hours each day
  • Lodge/Teahouse & Camping trek
  • Lapsang La Pass, Yalung glacier, Mt. Kanchanjunga, Ethnic people and their culture
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, lodge/camping during the trek

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