A lot of foreign trekkers frequently ask me, Where is Mount Kanchenjunga? Indeed Mount Kanchenjunga is located in the eastern Nepal border with Skkiham. Trekking in Kanchenjunga is a privilege as it is one of the, less travelled and off the beaten trek in Nepal. Only 2,000 trekkers trek Kanchenjunga every year.
Where does the trek start from?
The only international airport in Nepal is Kathmandu. So you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu and then travelled to Bhadarapur. Once you reached to Bhadrapur you are also required to take the local jeep/bus to Taplejung. Taplejung is a small mountain village in eastern Nepal, this is where Kanchenjunga Trek would start.
Kathmandu-Bhadrapur- Kathmandu – 45-minute flight – Cost USD 142 one way
Bhadrapur to Taplejung Local bus/Jeep USD 10-15 per person
Bhadrapur to Taplejung private jeep USD 250–300
Trekking permit and requirements as a Restricted area in Nepal.
> By law, you are required to trek with a professional Trekking guide from an authorised trekking agency in Nepal.
> You must be at least 2 trekkers in the group or if you are trekking alone you may need to purchase the “Ghost Permit”
> It will cost USD 10 per week for the restricted area permit and NPR 3000 per person for the National Park permit.
> Kanchenjunga Trek requires at least 3 weeks to complete Noth and South Base Camp.
> The cost of the trekking guide (USD 35–40 per day) for Kanchenjunga is slightly higher than any other trek in Nepal. Due to it is very remote the food cost of the guide is almost same as what tourist pay and premium insurance required due to extremely remote and high altitude trek in Nepal. Although, trekking guide normally gets some discount on their food, but the discount is very low for this region, due to it is not a commercial trek yet!
> Kanchenjunga trek gained popularity since the tea houses were built here in 2010. Prior to that, you had to camp.
Read more about Kanchenjunga Trek Cost here.