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Kanchenjunga 29 Day Guided Trek

Join IFMGA certified guide Jyamchang for a 29 day guided trek to the base camp of the third highest mountain on Earth, Kanchenjunga in Nepal.

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29 Days

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Extremely Fit



The Kanchenjunga mountain (8,586m) is the third highest mountain in the world, second only to K2 (8,611m) and Mount Everest (8,848m).

To say that Kanchenjunga is spectacular simply isn't enough. No words can truly express how amazing it is. However, this 29 day trek is not about climbing to its summit. Instead, this trek is about reaching it's North base camp and seeing all of the wonders along the way.

Firstly, this trip is rigorous. There will be some difficult parts along the way, as we will be trekking through some of the most remote areas of the Himalayas. As a result, previous mountain trekking experience is required, as we will be crossing rough, exposed terrain, including some landslides. However, because of the length of this trek, you will also have plenty of time to get properly acclimatized.

The highlights of this trip are in abundance. There are simply too many to list. But I would like to give you an idea of some of the things you will see during this breathtaking expedition. You will see Kathmandu, where you will get to enjoy an all day tour. You will see bamboo forests, and the Tibetan village of Ghunsa, where you will get to enjoy a rest day. You will get to meet local villagers in remote areas where tourists don't go. If you are lucky, you might even get to see a panda or snow leopard. And, of course, you will get to admire the Kanchenjunga mountain, along with several other glorious peaks watching you from above.

I know you will have the time of your life on this 29 day adventure to the base of Kanchenjunga. And it would be my pleasure guiding you through it. Please send me a message if you want to join me.

And if you want to trek to the base camp of the incomparable Mount Everest, you can also join me on this 16 day journey.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Day 2: Full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 3: Fly to Biratnagar

Day 4: Fly from Biratnagar to Suketar/Taplejung

Day 5: Trek to Mitlung (921m)

Day 6: Trek to Chirwa (1,270m)

Day 7: Trek to Sekathum (1,660m)

Day 8: Trek to Amjilesa (2,510m)

Day 9: Trek to Gyabla (2,730m)

Day 10: Trek to Ghunsa (3,595m)

Day 11: Acclimatization day at Ghunsa

Day 12: Trek to Kambachen (4,100m)

Day 13: Acclimatization day at Kambachen

Day 14: Trek to Lhonak (4,785m)

Day 15: Trek to Pangpema - Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5,100m)

Day 16: Trek to Ramtang (4,370m)

Day 17: Return to Ghunsa

Day 18: Trek to Sele Le (4,300m)

Day 19: Cross Mirgin La (4,480m) and descend to Tseram (3,870m)

Day 20: Trek to Ramche (4,610m)

Day 21: Descend to Torondin (2,995m)

Day 22: Cross Lasiya Bhanjyang (3,415m) to Yamphudin (1,692m)

Day 23: Rest day at Yamphudin

Day 24: Trek to Khebang (1,915m)

Day 25: Trek to Sinam/Panchami (1,500m)

Day 26: Drive to Illam (1,500m)

Day 27: Drive to Bhadrapur and fly to Kathmandu

Day 28: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 29: Fly home




Camping during the trip

Meeting point


About the guide

Hi! I'm Jyamchang, IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guide. I work together with a team of certified and professional mountain and trekking guides. If I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues will take great care of you.

I come from the East part of Nepal, between Makalu (8,470m) and Kangchenjunga (8,586m). I am IFMGA/UIAGM fully certified since 2009.

I have 20+ experience of climbing in the Himalaya. I’ve climbed Mt Everest (7 times), Mt Cho Oyu in Tibet (2 times), Mt Ama Dablam (8 times), Baruntse (2 times), Island peak (15 times), Lobuche (10 times), Pokhalde (10 times), Mera peak (10 times), Mehera peak (5 times), Chulu far east (3 times), Mt Shishapangma until camp 3, Manaslu until 7200m, and Chulu West, Lhakpa ri and other another few more times.

I also have extensive experience of climbing in Europe: France, Italy, UK and Norway (where I work for three months during the summer as a glacier guide).
I'm also a technical mountain rescue coordinator for the 8000's.

It will be my pleasure to guide you through your journey whether for trekking, peak climbing or any mountaineering expedition. Get in touch and let's discuss about the purpose of your trip.


Nepali | English



What people are saying about Jyamchang & Guides' Team

William Yenner


May, 2023

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Joel Blackburn


April, 2023

Our guide Phurpur was amazing and the climb was surreal. However, we finished the trip early due to a fast pace while walking and this meant we had to pay for our own food and accommodation from day 17 to 20. Which we felt was unjust as we were penalised for going faster than normal, had we known this was the case we wouldn’t have done it. Also be warned, although our guide was amazing, we didn’t get the IFMGA guide as advertised, we got a trekking guide. Finally, we did not receive a 3-day glacier course as promised on the itinerary. We raised these points to Jyamchang, but no compromise was made on their behalf. Overall, happy with the guide but very disappointed with the company and how they dealt with our situation. If the listing was properly advertised and you received what was listed with no catches and clauses we would have been happy, but this is not the case.

Jon-Kristian Prietz


December, 2022

We had the pleasure of climbing Island Peak with High Himalayan; our trip included Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar and Island Peak. Jyamchang and his entire team did an extraordinary job of taking care of us, always doing the extra to take care of us and make sure we had the best possible opportunity to succeed with our climb. The team is both skilled and strong, and helped us in every possible way, such as carrying extra from our personal equipment to relieve our loads etc. We would not have succeeded on Island Peak without the care, support, help and patience from a strong team of climbing guides. One area for improvement; we would have appreciated more information about practicalities, equipment, itinerary etc before the trip. I hope to return to Nepal again in the not-too-distant future and would be happy to make a new trip with High Himalayan.

Roberto Galea


October, 2022

1. First of all, the trip is ill-advertised, referring to Jyamchang as the accompanying guide but in reality he is not the same guide who accompanied me. 2. I asked a number of questions on the explore-share platform, most of which remained unanswered until the day I met the actual guide in Kathmandu. 3. Most worrying, is the fact that I clearly asked if 14 days were enough to summit Mera (for which I have been told they are indeed enough). However, the first thing I was told upon arriving in Kathmandu was that I have little mountain time and that I should postpone my return flights. I was also later informed, that most people who successfully summit Mera usually take a day or two more acclimatisation days in Khare. 4. The agreed plan was to return from Lukla directly to Kathmandu. One day prior returning, I was informed that due to the high season, flights are redirected to another airport and an extra 6 hour drive is required to reach Kathmandu. Otherwise, to fly directly to Kathmandu one needs to catch a helicopter flight and add another 50USD. After researching, I found out that this is true and happens in the beginning of October, however the company failed to inform me and plan in advance. 5. Hotel in Kathmandu was basic but nice, however air conditioning and TV did not work and on my last day I even had ants on my bed, fridge and sink. 6. The guide and porter to whom I was allocated, Pekma and Ganesh, were really nice and helpful people. Pekma (guide) was knowledgeable about the surrounding environment, Nepalese lifestyle, had significant mountain experience and was very supportive throughout the trip. Pekma managed all lodges and tea houses which were adequate. Food in the mountains was good and Pekma always assisted what foods are best to eat according to the location and availability. I did not experience any gastrointestinal issues. In conclusion, I would not recommend this trip if you aim for a successful summit.

Robbert Roodsant


May, 2022

Beautiful trip and climb to Merapeak. Excellent guide!

Marius P.


November, 2021

I had Jyamchang as a guide for two expeditions, Himlung Himal in 2020 and Everest in 2021. Both were successful and it was great going on the mountain with him. I really appreciated his dedication and continuous care for the clients, together with his pride in maintaining a good level of service and the eagerness to succeed that got us to the summits.

Mark Templer


July, 2021

Mr. Jyamchang Bhote was amazing. Very skilled and very patient. Had all the equipment we needed. Great spot for training. Definitely worth the money.

Neil Hershman


May, 2021

Jyamchang is an excellent guide with western leadership experience but local Sherpa values. He always prioritizes safety and I trust his decision making during critical moments. He’s become a friend over the course of our many climbs together and I highly recommend him and his local company High Himalayan!

Franz Eder


April, 2021

I would like to add that the outfit high Himalayan was very professional in handling logistics and also integrating its porters and guide into the trip and making it a group experience.There team went out off there way to make sure everyone made it to there destination in the evening and was save. Great job and will be looking forward to do another trip with them.

Manne Jimenez


November, 2018

Really nice company very good logistic and well organized with a really professional and friendly UIAGM mountain guide. Super thankful to high Himalayan climbing expedition pvt.ltda. for the first successfully alpine climb expedition to Ama Dablam in this autumn 2018, cheers mate!



October, 2018

After a year and a half of planning, a new attempt was made on Ama Dablam. This time a third person joined the climbing party. Acclimatisation on Lobuche gave us a foretaste of what the numerous pitches on Ama Dablam's steep terminal slopes would feel like. Good weather conditions and a swift Alpine style climb to C1, C2 and finally the summit concluded this project. Thank you so much Jyamchang for guiding us up there! The timing of the climb (before Autumn's commercial expeditions), choice of porters and additional logistics were once again very professional.

Ina Charlotte


August, 2018

This company made my trip to Nepal and Himalaya to a great and memorable journey! The guide is professional, friendly and everything was well organized. I went to Himalayan Alpine Mountaineering course who is a great way to experience both trekking and climbing in Himalaya.

Caleb Hans Zimmerman


July, 2018

I give High Himalayan and Jyamchang my highest recommendation. Jyamchang is everything you want out of a guide -- knowledgable, thoughtful, driven, and careful. He has a genuine love for climbing and works hard to keep costs low for his expeditions and his clients. You cannot go wrong with Jyamchang and his team.

Eva Bjørkeng


May, 2018

These guides are professional and really friendly. They do their best to make you trip special and memorable. I would trust them to take care of me if something happened. At our hike in the Everest region they managed to solve every small and larger problems that showed up. If I ever go back these are the people I would have with me again.

Lene Kristin Mo


May, 2018

Professional, competent and friendly guide who always takes great care of the clients. We were a group trekking and climbing during 21 days in the Everest region with the company. We were a group of friends who all knew the guide on beforehand, and knew how good he is at his work. We were very pleased with the experience we had. I can recommend the company for everyone who wants a great experience in the Himalayas.


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