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(26 Years of Experiences in Himalaya)
We Are A Full Local Mountain Guide & Porter Service in Himalaya Since: 1997
  • Trek Duration
    23 Days
  • Max Altitude
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate/Adventure/ High Pass
  • Group Size
    Min : 02 Trekker's
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Tea House/ Homestay
  • Start/Ending
    Biratnagar to Biratnagar

Trip Overview

Kanchenjunga Trek: An Adventure of a Lifetime in the Heart of the Himalayas

During the trek, you will pass through beautiful landscapes, remote villages, and stunning mountain scenery. You will also get to experience the unique culture and traditions of the local people who call this area home. Some of the highlights of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek include trekking through the beautiful Rhododendron forests, crossing the Lapsang La Pass at an altitude of 5,160 meters (16,929 feet), and reaching the Kanchenjunga Base Camp at an elevation of 4,610 meters (15,124 feet). The trek is a challenging but rewarding trek that offers stunning natural beauty and an unforgettable experience for those who undertake it.

Trip Highlights

  • Stunning views: The trek offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, including Mount Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and Everest
  • Cultural immersion: The trek takes you through several remote villages where you can experience the local culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the ethnic communities that live in the region, such as the Limbu and Rai people
  • Remote wilderness: The trek takes you through some of the most remote and unspoiled wilderness areas of Nepal, including the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, which is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including snow leopards, red pandas, and Himalayan black bears
  • High Mountain Passes: The trek involves crossing several high mountain passes, including the Sele La Pass (4,290m) and the Mirgin La Pass (4,480m), which offer stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains
  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp: The highlight of the trek is reaching the Kanchenjunga Base Camp (4,700m), which offers stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga and the surrounding peaks
  • Remote camping: The trek involves camping in some of the most remote and beautiful locations in Nepal, including high mountain passes, alpine meadows, and the Kanchenjunga Base Camp
  • Adventure and challenge: The trek is a challenging adventure that requires a good level of fitness and a trekking experience. It is a great opportunity to push you and explore some of the most remote and unspoiled wilderness areas of Nepal

Why choose the Kanchenjunga Trek?

The Kanchenjunga Trek is a challenging trek that takes you through some of the most remote and beautiful landscapes in Nepal and India. The trek offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan range, lush forests, beautiful valleys, and high mountain passes. The trek is also an opportunity to experience the local culture and way of life of the people living in the region. The Kanchenjunga Trek is less crowded than other treks in the Himalayas, which makes it a great choice for those seeking a more authentic and secluded adventure. The trek is also an excellent opportunity for those seeking a physical challenge as it requires stamina, fitness, and endurance.

Best time to go on the Kanchenjunga Trek

The best time to go on the Kanchenjunga Trek is from March to May and from October to November. During these months, the weather is generally stable, and the skies are clear, providing excellent views of the Himalayan range. The monsoon season from June to September can make the trek more challenging due to the heavy rainfall, which can cause landslides and make the trails slippery. The winter season from December to February is also not recommended as the temperatures can drop below freezing, making the trek more difficult.

Permits and regulations for the Kanchenjunga Trek

To trek in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, you need to obtain a special permit from the Nepalese government. You also need to obtain a visa to enter Nepal and India if you plan to cross the border. The permits are issued by the Nepal Tourism Board and can be obtained through a registered trekking agency. The permit costs around $10 per person per week and is valid for a maximum of 4 weeks. You also need to obtain a special permit from the Indian government if you plan to trek on the Indian side of the Kanchenjunga region.

Physical preparation for the Kanchenjunga Trek

The Kanchenjunga Trek is a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness. To prepare for the trek, you should engage in regular physical exercise, such as running, hiking, or cycling, at least three months before the trek. You should also do strength training exercises, such as lunges, squats, and push-ups, to build your leg and upper body strength. It is also essential to acclimatize yourself to the altitude by spending a few days in high-altitude areas before the trek.

Accommodation and food options on the Kanchenjunga Trek

The Kanchenjunga Trek offers a range of accommodation options, from camping tents to teahouses. The teahouses are basic but comfortable and offer a warm bed and meals. The food options on the trek are limited but delicious, with the most common dishes being dal bhat (rice and lentils), momos (dumplings), and thukpa (noodle soup). It is essential to carry some snacks and energy bars with you to keep your energy levels up during the trek.

Challenges and Risks of the Kanchenjunga Trek

The Kanchenjunga Trek is a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance. The trek involves crossing high mountain passes, which can be challenging and risky, especially during bad weather. The trek also involves trekking through remote areas, which can be dangerous in case of an emergency. The region is prone to landslides and avalanches, which can occur during the monsoon season. It is essential to be well-prepared and equipped for the trek to minimize the risks.

Tips for a successful Kanchenjunga Trek

To have a successful Kanchenjunga Trek, it is essential to be well-prepared and equipped. Here are some tips to help you:

– Engage in regular physical exercise to build your stamina and endurance.

– Acclimatize yourself to the altitude before the trek.

– Carry warm clothing, a sleeping bag, and a good-quality backpack.

– Carry a water bottle, snacks, and energy bars to keep your energy levels up during the trek.

– Respect the local culture and customs of the people living in the region.

– Stay hydrated and avoid drinking untreated water.

– Carry a first-aid kit and essential medicines.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day to explore the city or rest.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

On the second day in Nepal, we will spend the whole day in the Kathmandu Valley. It is because, on this day, we have to take a special permit to enter this route. Without a special trekking permit, you are not allowed to enter in this route because it is one of the restricted areas of Nepal. And on this day, we will explore all around the Kathmandu Valley and take some rest.    

Day 03: Flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Illam (1210m / 2 to 3hrs)

On this day, we will take a flight toward Bhadrapur. It takes almost 45 minutes to reach Bhadrapur from Kathmandu. Once you reach Bhadrapur, we will take a local bus to move toward Illam. We start by heading east on the Mahendra Highway from Bhadrapur. Along the way, you will pass through some beautiful scenery including tea gardens and small villages. Continue on the highway for approximately 30 kilometers until you reach the town of Kanyam. At Kanyam, turn left onto the road that leads to Illam. Follow this road for around 10 kilometers until you reach the town of Illam.

Day 04: Drive to Taplejung (1820m / 6 to 7hrs)

Today, we head east from Illam on the Mechi Highway towards Kakarvitta. Continue on the Mechi Highway for approximately 73 kilometers until you reach Birtamod. At Birtamod, turn left onto the Koshi Highway and continue for approximately 80 kilometers until you reach Hile. At Hile, turn right and continue on the Koshi Highway for another 30 kilometers until you reach Dhankuta. At Dhankuta, turn left onto the Dharan-Basantpur road and continue for approximately 35 kilometers until you reach Basantapur. From Basantapur, continue on the road toward Taplejung.

Day 05: Walk to Mitlung (921m / 4 to 5hrs)

Start at Taplejung Bazaar, the main market area of Taplejung. You will need to cross a small bridge and then continue on the main road. After about 30 minutes of walking, you will reach a village called Dobhan. Continue along the road, and after another hour of walking, you will reach a village called Sinwa. From Sinwa, the trail becomes steeper and more challenging. You will need to cross several suspension bridges and climb uphill for a few hours. After approximately 4 to 5 hours of trekking, you will reach the village of Mitlung.

Day 06: Walk to Chiruwa (1270m / 5 to 6hrs)

From Mitlung, you will follow a trail that leads towards Chiruwa. You’ll need to cross a suspension bridge over the Arun River. From the other side of the bridge, the trail ascends uphill for a while. You’ll pass through dense forests and small settlements along the way. After about 2 to 3 hours of trekking, you’ll reach Tawa Village. The trail becomes steeper and more challenging at this point. After another 2 to 3 hours of trekking, you’ll finally reach Chiruwa.

Day 07: Walk to Sukethum (1579m / 5 to 6hrs)

Start early in the morning from Chiruwa. The trail follows the Tamor River and then ascends through a forested area. After a few hours of trekking, you will reach the village of Taplethok. From Taplethok, the trail continues to ascend through the forest. After a few more hours of trekking, you will reach the village of Sukethum. This is a beautiful village with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Day 08: Walk to Amjilosa (2308m / 6 to 7hrs)

The trail climbs steeply out of Sekathum and passes through dense forests of bamboo and rhododendron. After several hours of climbing, you will reach the village of Amjilosa, which is located on a steep hillside overlooking the Tamur River. The trail climbs steeply out of Amjilosa and passes through forests and several small villages.

Day 09: Walk to Gyabla (2730m / 6 to 7hrs)

The trail will cross a suspension bridge over the Ghopkyu Khola River. Continue on the trail as it gradually ascends through forests of bamboo and rhododendron.  After about hours of trekking, you will reach the village of Lingering. From Lingering, continue on the trail as it climbs uphill. You will cross a few more small streams and pass through forests of pine and oak trees. After about hours of trekking from Lingering, you will finally reach the village of Gyabla.

Day 10: Walk to Ghunsa (3595m / 6 to 7hrs)

After leaving Gyabla and heading north toward the Tamur River. We will cross the bridge; the trail ascends steeply towards Phale. From Phale, the trail gradually descends towards Ghaiyabari. You can stop here for a break or continue on towards Ghunsa. The trail from Ghaiyabari to Ghunsa is relatively easy and follows the Ghunsa Khola River. You’ll pass through beautiful forests, small villages, and several waterfalls along the way. After about 3-4 hours of walking from Gyabla, you’ll reach Ghunsa.

Day 11: Rest day in Ghunsa

Today, we will take a rest day in Ghunsa, there are several activities you can do to relax and rejuvenate. We will take a walk around Ghunsa and explore the local culture. Visit the village monastery, which is an important religious site for the local people. This beautiful village is surrounded by stunning mountain views, so take some time to sit and enjoy the natural beauty.

Day 12: Walk to Khangpachen (4050m / 5 to 6hrs)

From Ghunsa, follow the trail that leads towards the north.  After about hours of trekking, you will reach a small village called Rambuk Kharka. From Rambuk Kharka, the trail becomes steeper as it ascends towards Khangpachen. You will cross a wooden bridge over the Ghunsa River and continue trekking uphill. After a steep climb, you will reach a plateau from where you can see the beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains. From here, the trail descends a little and then ascends again to reach Khangpachen.

Day 13: Walk to Lhonak (4780m / 5 to 6hrs)

The trail passes through dense forests of rhododendron and pine and crosses several streams and suspension bridges. From Ramche, the trek continues toward the village of Lhonak. The trail passes through the Yalung Glacier and offers stunning views of the Kanchenjunga mountain range. After a 5 to 6 hours walk, you will reach Lhonak.

Day 14: Hike up Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5143m) and walk back to Lhonak (4780m / 6 to 7hrs)

From Lhonak, the trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp begins. We will start our trekking toward Kanchenjunga Base Camp very early in the morning. The trail goes through rocky terrain and offers breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga massif. You can explore the base camp and enjoy the panoramic views of Kanchenjunga and its surrounding peaks. The base camp is located at the foot of the Kanchenjunga Glacier and offers stunning views of the Yalung Kang, Kambachen, Jannu, and other peaks. After spending some time at the base camp, you can return to Lhonak the same way you came.

Day 15: Walk to Ghunsa (3595m / 5 to 6hrs)

The trail begins by descending from Lhonak, down to the Simbuwa Khola River. From there, the trail follows the river upstream for a short distance before crossing it via a suspension bridge. Once on the other side of the river, the trail begins a gradual ascent through a forested area, passing through several small villages along the way. After a few hours of trekking, the trail reaches the village of Ghunsa.

Day 16: Walk to High Camp (4100m / 6 to 7hrs)

Follow the trail towards the north from Ghunsa, which will take you through dense forests and along the Tamur River. After a few hours of trekking, you will come across a small village called Rambuk Kharka. Continue on the trail, which will become steeper and more challenging as you climb higher. You will need to cross several streams and rocky terrain. The trail becomes even steeper as you climb up to High Camp. After another 2-3 hours of trekking, you will finally reach High Camp.

Day 17: Walk to Tseram (3870m / 8 to 9hrs)

Follow the trail that goes down the ridge to the east of the campsite. The trail will lead you through a series of steep descents on loose rock and scree, so be careful while descending. You will cross a small stream on the way and then follow the trail toward Ramche. After passing Ramche, you will cross the Simbuwa Khola River and start climbing towards Tseram. As you climb higher, the vegetation becomes thicker and the air becomes colder. You will reach Tseram after a few more hours of trekking.

Day 18: Walk to Ramche (4580m / 4 to 5hrs)

To start the trek, you will need to leave Tseram and follow the trail toward the Yalung Glacier. The trail gradually ascends through a beautiful forest of rhododendron and juniper trees before reaching the moraine of the Yalung Glacier. From here, you will have a breathtaking view of the Kanchenjunga range. Along the way, you will pass through several small villages and yak herders’ camps, where you can experience the local culture and traditions. After crossing the glacier, the trail continues to ascend through a rocky terrain until you reach Ramche.

Day 19: Hike Up Oktang (4730m /2 to 3hrs) and Walk back to Tseram (3870m / 5 to 6hrs)

From Ramche, the trail leads through beautiful forests of rhododendrons and junipers, passing through small villages and settlements along the way. As you hike up towards Oktang, the altitude gradually increases. While hiking up to Oktang offers some of the most spectacular views of the Kanchenjunga massif, including the south face of Kanchenjunga itself. After hiking up Oktang, we will back to Tseram. From the Oktang Base Camp, you will need to start your descent back down the mountain. The trail initially descends steeply from the camp. You will need to follow the Simbuwa Khola River downstream, which will take you back to Tseram.

Day 20: Walk to Tortong (2995m / 6 to 7hrs)

The trail begins by descending from Ramche to the river valley and then following the river upstream. The trail is mostly flat or gently sloping, with occasional short climbs. After a few hours of trekking, you’ll reach the village of Torontan. From there, the trail continues along the river, passing through several small villages before reaching the village of Tortong.

Day 21: Walk to Yamphudin (2080m / 6 to 7hrs)

The trail starts with a steep descent to the Simbuwa Khola River, followed by a gradual ascent through rhododendron and bamboo forests. The trail then leads to Bhanjyang. We will descend to the Kabeli Khola River and crosses it on a suspension bridge. After the bridge, the trail ascends steeply through terraced fields and small villages. The trail then descends to the Yamphudin.

Day 22: Walk to Khebang (1915m / 5 to 6hrs)

Start early in the morning from Yamphudin. The trail to Khebang is well-marked and starts from the village. Follow the trail as it winds through the forested hillsides and crosses several streams. You will pass through several small settlements along the way. As you continue on the trail, you will eventually reach the village of Khebang. The village is perched on a hillside and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Day 23: Drive to Illam (1210m / 6 to 7hrs)

From Khebang, we will take a local bus toward Illam. It takes almost 6 to 7 hours to reach Illam from Khebang. While driving from Khebang to Illam, we get a chance to enter several small villages and down of the eastern Nepal which is very awesome. After 6 to 7 hours of drive, we will reach in Illam and going to spend overnight.

Day 24: Drive to Bhadrapur and scenic flight to Kathmandu

From Illam Bazaar, take the road that goes towards Kanyam. Continue on this road for about 26 kilometers until you reach Kanyam Bazaar. At Kanyam Bazaar, take the road towards Phidim and continue for about 32 kilometers until you reach Phidim Bazaar. From Phidim Bazaar, take the road towards Kakarvitta and continue for about 28 kilometers until you reach Kakarvitta Bazaar. From Kakarvitta Bazaar, take the road towards Bhadrapur and continue for about 17 kilometers until you reach Bhadrapur. And from Bhadrapur, we will take a flight toward Kathmandu which takes only 45 minutes. From the Domestic airport, we will take you to Hotel. And in the evening, you can walk around Thamal Bazaar which is very beautiful at night time.

Day 25: Final Departure

This will be your last day in Nepal and on this day at the hotel lobby, there will be a guide who is with you in the trekking period. From the hotel, you will drive toward the international airport and see you take off from Nepal and also hope that you will give a chance to serve you again.      

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 3 Nights standard accommodation in Katmandu BB Plan
  • Flight Ticket from Kathmandu – Bhdrapur – Kathmandu including airport departure taxes in both airports.
  • Transportation from Bhadrpur to  Taplejung – return to Bhadrpur by Bus.
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with a cup of tea or coffee).
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (Kachanjhangha Restricted Area Permit, Kanchanjangha Conservation Permit )
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the trek & Campsite where is no ability to lodge.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English-speaking Trekking Guide. His well-paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance, flight ticket, etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 people). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the Success Trip, Everest Trekking Routes will Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid for by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes & Service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Meals and Extra Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Private Car, Jeep, Van, Flight or Helicopter
  • personal expenses (bar bills, beer, coke, a bottle of water, hot water, phone call, laundry service, Helicopter rescue, Electronic device recharge such as Mobile, Camera, etc.)
  • Tips for guide, porters, and driver.

Trip Map


Cost & Date

Departure Date Duration Availability Cost Booking
09-11-2021 12 Days Available USD 1299 Per Person
01-11-2021 12 Days Available USD 1499 Per Person

Client Reviews



Breathtaking! - in every possible way Everest Base Camp

My once-in-a-lifetime experience with colleagues from Everest Trekking Routes Pvt. Ltd. started in the early season in 2023 in mid-February. After planning the trip without any problems and answering all the necessary questions via email or WhatsApp, I was met by Rabin (the boss of the trekking agency) at the airport in Kathmandu and then taken to the hotel, where I was finally able to meet my guide for the 12-day tour to Mount Everest Base Camp. Su Sil is an ideal hiking companion who, in addition to his profound knowledge of the region around Mount Everest, has a friendly and cheerful manner. The hotel, where I stayed the first night, left nothing to be desired and corresponded to an upper class hotel by Napalese standards.

The next morning, the flight left for Lukla at 7am as planned, Su Sil -my travel guide- had all the necessary documents for the flight ready and the adventure towards Mount Everest began…

My booking included an all-inclusive service, so you got 3 meals a day plus a fruit plate to cover your vitamin needs. The accommodation (tea houses) was chosen by the guide in a sensible and appropriate way along the way. In addition, Su Sil always had all the necessary documents for entering the national park at hand. From an altitude of 5000m above sea level, the altitude slowly began to affect me and I suffered extremely badly from altitude sickness, which manifested itself in headaches, loss of appetite and sleeplessness. However, Su Sil had all the necessary medication with him to reduce the effects of altitude sickness to a minimum. Su Sil could speak and understand English without any problems and could also respond to deep thought processes and follow other conversations without any problems. I also came into contact with other trekking groups, as the open-hearted nature of the trekking guides, often in the evenings by the fireplace in the tea house, led to conversations with people from all over the world, which were intensified by the positive mood of the guides among themselves.

At the end of the almost 2-week trek and after successfully climbing the first base camp of Mount Everest and Kala Patthar (5644m), I was again accommodated in the hotel from the first night for one last night. The hotel also has a spa and wellness area, which was logically used directly. The trekkers’ massage is highly recommended!

All in all, the 12-day trip was an absolutely incredible experience. After having been around the world a lot, my expectations were initially a bit low, but in the middle of the trip they were completely fulfilled by the friendliness of the people, the Nepalese culture and the incomparable beauty of the mountain ranges. I was also able to build up a very friendly relationship with my guide, in which we support each other, talk positively to each other and use every conceivable minute for the most diverse conversations.

Thank you for this experience and I will definitely be back!


Soren Dorfhoff


Island Peak, Everest Base Camp and Lobuche Peak Climbing (October 2022)

I have now used Everest Trekking Routes for two trips to Nepal. I can’t put my finger on anything that needs improvement. The initial communication part is spot on. They are quick to respond and I usually my questions answered on the first reply. Both times I have been greeted at the airport by a super polite guide. I’ve felt welcome and gotten all my needs tended to.
On my second trip, we could not fly to Lukla, because of bad weather. Instead of waiting for the weather to clear up, they arranged alternative transport to the mountains, to avoid wasting precious days in Kathmandu.

The whole city experience has been an absolute pleasure. Except for the hard work, summiting a mountain

Best recommendations to the guys from Everest Trekking Routes

Source: Tripadvisor


Hongkong, China

EBC + Island Peak Trek

A professional guide with passion brought us going to EBC, Kala Patthar and Island Peak Summit. He can manage all the matter letting us trek with no worry. There were three days no flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu due to bad weather, but we can still on schedule. Thanks for his help and made this trip memorable. He is Rabin Gurung.


Tift Lars


Mera Peak, Island Peak and Lobuche Peak Climbing

My brother and I had the pleasure of having Rabin as our guide on the trip to Mera Peak Expedition.
Everything was planned to perfection and we had a great time with Rabin, who is friendly, funny, and always helpful.
Last but not least, we reached the summit.

Source: TripAdvisor

Jasmin H


Gokyo Lakes with Gokyo Ri

The trekking was an extraordinary experience. Breathtaking views of Everest and the surrounding 8000s. Rabin Gurung always made sure we have a nice accommodation, enough for eating and drinking, warm and comfortable. He is a really caring guide. I would do another trip with him right away. He organised everything so that we could totally focus on the hiking.

Antonia Carol Suning

Sabah, Malaysia

Everest Base Camp & Lobuche Peak with Rabin

It was such a hard fight to join this trip. Because I had to work hard to find funding for this training. It is the first summit I attended team NOBAT ( No Boundary Adventurers Association Sabah ) to the Himalayas with AMG (Adventure Mountain Guide Rabin Gurung), I gained a great experience, which Mr. Rabin Gurung was very friendly and kind as a mountain guide who experience he made this trip so enjoyable, and build a better friendship.

I would like to thank him for giving the best service to us, this is the first time I walk for 21 days hahaha. In every step, he remained faithful to accompany and not leave us, even though there are 2 people in our group who did not succeed, and he sent us back to our high camp Lobuche to support the spirit reaching the summit of Lobuche Peak Climbing.

Nice trip and good services such as tents, food, and stories you tell about your family, it is good, and I enjoyed the trip because you protected me and my team so much.

Keep up the good work you AMG! I am happy to see and to know you! Good luck! * extra bonus able to speak Bahasa Melayu! hehe

Jasen Moore & Helen Kerrandjas

Toronto, Canada

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

While Rabin is a very knowledgeable and cabable guide it was his kindness, Warm smile, and Constant eagernessto help that made our trip truly memorable. Rabin quickly earned our trust and friendship and would be an exlcellent campanion on any trek ! we would very happily Recommend Rabin to any one who is making a trip in Nepal. He is is a wonderful person, and a good friend.

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Details Address : 191 Millwood Rd, Upper Toronto, ON M4S 1J6 Canada

Jaistin Tamin

Sabah Malaysia

Everest Base Camp, Island Peak, Lobuche Peak & Chulu West Peak

Sewaktu saya ditugaskan oleh persatuan NOBAT untuk mendapatkan khidmat ‘trekking guide’ bagi ekspedisi NOBAT Himalaya 2013, saya telah menghubungi beberapa ‘trekking agent’ di Kathmandu melalui emel. Saya tertarik dengan laman web Rabin Gurung dan ‘testimonial’ dari beberapa individu yang penat mendapatkan khidmatnya. Rabin memberikan tawaran kos yang paling berpatutan. Dari raut wajahnya saja saya yakin dia adalah orang yang jujur dan’friendly’. Satu kelebihan lain ialah dia boleh berbahasa Malaysia.

Apabila bertemu dengan Rabin buat pertama kalinya di Kathmandu, memang sah bahawa kami telah membuat pilihan yang tepat. Sepanjang trekking, Rabin sangat professional dalam khidmatnya. Beliau flexible dan mudah diajak berunding. Kami tidak lagi menganggapnya sebagai pemandu jalan tetapi sebagai sahabat..kepada sesiapa yang ingin trekking di Himalaya, sila dapatkan khidmat Rabin. Saya percaya anda bakal membuat pilihan yang tepat.

Amy Cheung

Hongkong, China

Island Peak Climbing Via Everest Base Camp

I’m so grateful that I finally finished the trekking, and this must be credit to our professional guide, Rabin! He is so nice! He cared us so much, greeted us with his big warming smile during the whole journey! Before this trekking, the highest place I had ever been was only 934 meters, I was so worried about high altitude problem. But In fact, my adaptability was pretty good, cuz Rabin’s trekking plan was so suitable for me that I finally reached EBC and Kala Pattar under the snow and strong winds! When we backed to Island Peak Base Camp after summit, he brought hot drinks and biscuits and waited for us on the way, that was so sweet and we were really really exhausted and hungry at that time, he just like an angle showed up to us!

It’s a great trekking journey and I really thanks Rabin’s guiding and accompany with us! We shared the precious moments on this journey!

Jan Erik & Camilla Hedborg


Helambu Circuit Trekking in Nepal

This is the second time that we go to Nepal, and both times Rabin has been our guide while trekking. First time we did a 4 day trek in the Annapurna region and the second time a 6 day trek in the Helambu region. We enjoyed both our treks very much and are so happy to have been able to trek with Rabin on both occasions, who is not only a knowledgeable and experienced guide, but also a very nice person and good company. Both of us a re happy to recommend you contacting Rabin if you are planning a trip to Nepal – whether you are going for a short hike or longer trip that needs more planning.

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Jeff Tucker & Wanida Tucker


Manaslu Circuit & Tsum Valley with Rabin Gurung

Recently my wife and I visited Nepal for the eighteenth time and enjoyed a wonderful trek, one of the best treks ever, and this was largely due to our guide, Rabin Gurung (Trekking Guide in Nepal), with whom we also trekked around Manaslu in 2010.

If you come to Nepal with the idea of doing ‘your own trek’ with a small party, I highly recommend hiring Rabin. Not only does he have many years of experience but he is very honest and humble, so much so that one woman at a very basic lodge on our recent trek, impressed by his honesty, told my wife that “this man is a very good man, honest man, all other guide-man say lie to customers, say them that price is higher than the real price, so they can get more money.”

Rabin is always in good humor and friendly and gets along well with the local people and the porters too. Furthermore, his varied experience from his earlier years as a porter and cook helped to make him a better guide. I can’t remember how many times during our treks, when we stopped at a new or very basic lodge, or even at a tea house for lunch, when the owner’s cooking skills were at most primitive, Rabin tactfully volunteered to move into the kitchen and some amazingly delicious food would come out, made from the most simple ingredients.

Three years ago, in March of 2010, the Manaslu trek was not what it is now. Along the entire trek from Arughat (where we had to start walking), until we reached to Annapurna circuit route, there was at that time only a single lodge with what could be called a ‘menu’, and that was the one and only lodge in Sama village at that time. All other villages either had nothing but dal bhat and perhaps chapatis, or nothing to eat and no lodge at all. We had to camp some places, but when we could, we stayed in the simple lodges that existed and he often improved our diet by cooking foods that the proprietor did not know how to cook, sometimes even such a basic menu item as an omelet, to be rolled up inside a chapati for breakfast.

This year, again in March, we decided to return to the same area, with the desire to explore the newly opened valley of Tsum. This is a lovely, beautiful valley populated by some 4000 Tibetan people, who have lived for nearly a thousand years in that inaccessible ‘hidden valley’, connected by easy passes to Tibet but until not so many decades ago, without any reasonable connection to Nepal through the truly stupendous canyons of the lower section of the valley. Indeed, many inhabitants could not speak any Nepali, only Tibetan, which made it difficult at times. We had a double permit, which if you ever want to see Tsum Valley thoroughly, I highly recommend. Most people try to do a quick one-week detour to Tsum Valley as a kind of bonus side trip on the way around Manaslu. They never know what they have missed. Some of the most interesting villages and friendliest people, and some truly awesome scenery, can be visited in Tsum valley if you have time. One week is too little time to see more than a quick glimpse of the Valley.

I and my wife have been trekking in Nepal for years, myself since 1981, and our trek to Manaslu was the first time we had ever used a guide (because it was required on that trek), despite having visited some very remote areas such as crossing the Trashi Labtsa Pass from Khumbu into Rolwaling with friends in 1982. I had doubts about using a guide, I had seen how so many of them control their clients and take a commission from lodge owners to fill their pockets, I have seen many guides from Kathmandu who knew less about the local people and places than I did. I say this not to boast but as a word of caution: there are all too few honest, humble, helpful, and experienced guides out there, and many of those who are have moved into the higher levels of trekking management and no longer guide. But from the first days, on our 2010 Manaslu trek, we were impressed by the level of experience Rabin has, and also his sensitivity in allowing us to make our own itinerary day by day. He never was angry, never showed irritation, always explained patiently what was going on, and was always in a good mood. We were a group of five at that time, and by the end of the first week, we all agreed that if we returned to Nepal for another trek requiring a guide, we would try to get Rabin again.

This is what we did in March 2013 on our visit to Tsum Valley. Using more porters in order to have tents and extra food, we planned to visit the highest area of the upper end of Tsum Valley and ascend to one of the high passes overlooking Tibet. This year was plagued by poor weather and too much snow in March, however, and we were unable to do that, as were all the people who had set out to trek around Manaslu this March: the deep snow at higher elevations did not allow anyone in the first weeks of March to cross the Larkya La and go around Manaslu. But we had time, and because of the tents and food we had, we also had more options. The tents and food we used in a wonderful visit to the nunnery at Gumalungdang, up a steep side valley surrounded by the huge peaks of Ganesh Himal. We camped there for two nights, as there is no accommodation yet, and enjoyed incredible sunrise views of the nearby Ganesh Himal and also the distant great Peaks of HImalchuli, Ngadi Chuli, and Manaslu.

Tsum Valley is developing rapidly, as is the Manaslu circuit. However, particularly if you are new to Nepal trekking, don’t believe the hype that many agencies will tell you, that the Manaslu trek is the “new Annapurna circuit”. The Annapurna trek, over a period of three decades, developed a huge infrastructure for trekkers, with scores and scores of hotels, often equipped with deluxe menus and services, hot showers, laundry service, spring mattresses, etc. I think it will be some time yet before these things appear on the Manaslu trek, and if you find them in some places, don’t expect them at the next place. Tsum Valley is one step back in development yet.

One problem to watch out for is this: Manaslu Tsum Valley’s popularity and this can be said for Manaslu too, is growing much faster than services can be built–may be large because the road around Annapurna has grown so quickly and has put people off from that once glorious trek. We were there both times in March when there are fewer trekkers than in April or especially during the high season in October and November. In Tsum, as of March 2013, there was only one real lodge with rooms, and that was just a bit beyond Lokhpa at the foot of the valley. The other ‘lodges’ were basically beds in a side room of a local house, the largest such able to sleep ten people but others only four or five. Most villages had only one such place for trekkers to sleep, some villages had no place. When we reached Mu Gompa, in March all but one of the 80 monks were away from the valley for the winter, and furthermore, there was no food available at all. Only because we had our tents and stove and food for going higher up the valley (which we were unable to do because of snow), were we able to stay there e and eat our own food, instead of returning to Nile village the same day. The same goes for Gumbalunddang, where no food was available. if you are going o visit Tsum valley, and perhaps Manaslu too, during the busiest season, think seriously about hiring at least one EXTRA porter and having a tent, stove, and food, in case of accommodation is full! It might be worth it! Also, think of the porters: we saw many groups of two or three with a guide and a single porter carrying an enormous load, who was trailing far behind the others during the day. Many of them were unhappy with the arrangement.

In conclusion, this time with four people in our group, and with several porters and with Rabin as our guide again, we once more enjoyed what all agreed was one of the best treks we’ve ever done in the Himalayas, out of a total number of over thirty now, in Nepal and India. Rabin is an excellent choice for a guide. He is honest and will help you save money instead of trying to find ways to squeeze more for himself, he is fun and funny and friendly and all along the trails, he makes new friends with the people we meet along the way. He is experienced but doesn’t try to tell the customers what to do, he asks what they want to do, and then explains the options. If you are the type of trekker who is truly interested in Nepal, in the places, the culture, and religion and people and villages, and like to understand what is happening around you, hire Rabin as your guide, you won’t be disappointed. Indeed, like us (except for one, the same group that went around Manaslu with Rabin three years earlier), perhaps you will want to return to Nepal and go on another trek with Rabin Gurung!


Alex Lim


Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Rabin Gurung

This is my second trip with Rabin and I am already looking forward to a third trip with him soon. That shows how much I value his services, his extensive experiences with the treks, his honesty, and of course, the great supporting staff he have.

I feel safe and well taken care of with Rabin as my guide. He is a man with integrity and deal in a most honest way with us. This is unlike lots of horror stories you read about guides and tea-house owners collaborating to fleece hikers. We pay exactly what we consumed at the tea houses based on the published menu prices, no more and no less. With Rabin, there is no hidden cost.

With more than 20 years of trekking experience, he gave good advises on the route and safety measures to take. For example, he insisted that we started off early on a particular day so that we will reach a section with an ice sheet before the ice started to melt and traversing the ice-sheet becomes dangerous and difficult.

We have a large team of porters and assistant guides to take care of our team of 12 hikers and everyone on Rabin’s team have been extremely helpful and friendly. My teenage son enjoyed playing Uno and sliding down the ABC  Trek icy slope with a teenage porter, a fellow hiker who has walking difficulties was supported all the way by assistant guides and porters and our meals were all ordered in advance so the group don’t have to wait long for food to be served.


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Rechard Boston

California, U. S. A.

Annapurna Circuit Thorong La Pass Trek

After reading online reviews we contacted Rabin and several other “Trekking companies” inquiring about trekking the Annapurna Circuit. This was our first visit to Nepal so we were a little apprehensive about selecting a guide via web endorsements and email. After receiving several quotes and descriptions of the trek we focused on Adventure Guides. I had done some research on where to stay in Kathmandu and when I asked Rabin where he recommended he suggested The International Guest House. The very same place i was interested in. He met us at the airport and had a vehicle to take us to the hotel. Rabin and porter Suk were great to travel with. They took care of all the tedious details so that we could enjoy Nepal and the trek. It was a fabulous journey and we are planning to come back next year and trek with Rabin. Visited October 2016

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