Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek – Best 25 Days Trek

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

All journeys have secret destination of which the travelers are unaware of and same goes to Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek.  This region was open for trekking in 1988 and is termed restricted area, thus requiring special permit. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek – 25 days will take you towards the heart of Kanchenjunga region all the while letting you experience the majestic views of stupendous mountains, valleys, glaciers, indigenous culture and diverse flora and fauna.

Kanchenjunga Trek - 29 Days
Camping in Kanchenjunga Trek Route


Mt Kanchenjunga (8,585 m) is the 3rd highest peak in the world and second highest in Nepal, which lies partly in Nepal and partly in (Sikkim) India. The word ‘Kanchenjunga’ is derived from Tibetan language, which means “Five great treasures in the snow”. This symbolizes its five peaks as gold, silver, precious stones, grain and holy scriptures. Kanchenjunga Circuit trek can be completed in 29 days.

Also we offer different but very adventurous off the beat trek trips in Nepal. These treks with its different topography will give you one of the best moments of your life with its different experience of diverse nature, culture and human civilization.

Some of best off the beat treks in Nepal are – Rara to Khaptad Combo Trek – 17 Days , Makalu Base Camp Trek – 22 Days, Rolwaling Trek – 22 Days

Overview

“The most beautiful walk in the world.”

– Pete Boardman (British climber)

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is not a mainstream trekking destination when compared to Everest base camp trek and Annapurna base camp trek. Which is to say, it is not as crowded and still remains unspoiled from the unwanted tentacles of modernity. As such, you can experience untouched natural beauty, authentic ethnic foods and unique lifestyles in its traditional form during this trek. Kanchenjunga circuit is protected under the Kanchenjunga conservation area project and this has ensured that the conservation of endangered species of flora and fauna has been a high priority. The area boasts several animal species like musk deer, snow leopard, sloth bear, civet, Himalayan black bear, red panda, Tibetan wild ass, Himalayan blue sheep, goral and takin, as well as reptiles including Russell’s viper. 

The best time for trekking in the Kanchenjunga circuit is in the autumn (September to November), as it ensures clear weather, perfect temperature and less slippery trails. 

One can see various vegetation ranging from lush tropical jungle to rhododendron forests, chestnut and oak forests. As you go through the pristine and remote villages, you will be able to witness unique side of Nepalese culture and life-style of indigenous Rai and Limbu people. 

To hike through a pristine Landscape, that is surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges, with peaks eager to prove their uniqueness in shape and height that tower over the lush green vegetation and hills and be around the most welcoming people with centuries old culture and tradition of their own is quite an experience. If you want to venture out in this less trodden path, you are advised to condition your body for the challenges this trek will surely bring. You are expected to be in healthy shape, have good stamina and proper mindset helps as well. You ought to have previous trekking experience as you will pass through some high passes, spend longer duration in high altitude and will be walking for longer hours. For those who are prepared for this arduous adventure, the reward will be immense.

Itinerary

Welcome to Kathmandu, an ancient city rich in cultural heritages, vibrant and full of diversity in every sense of the word. Our guide will receive you at the gate of Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA) with your name on the board. He/she will brief you about your schedule and information you might need the most while driving towards hotel room. We make sure your are comfortable and leave the rest of the day to yourself to relax.
We start the day by a visiting one of the most revered, ancient and believed to have self-emerged atop green hillock west of Kathmandu, the great stupa of Swayambhunath, a site over 2,500 years old. Afterwards, we drive towards east of Kathmandu valley to one of the important World Heritage Sites “Pashupatinath”, a renowned Hindu temple. At the end of the day we return back to the hotel and go through pre-briefing about next schedule. Our guide will assist you to prepare your necessary gears as per the need of upcoming trek.
After having breakfast early in the morning, you fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur, which is located in south-eastern of Nepal, and then head to Taplejung, Philim.
On your fourth day, you go to Lalikharka after walking around 5 hours. Lalikharka is one of the beautiful villages in Panchthar district. It is a coincident ascent and descent on a path that mainly leads through lush green forests to Lalikharkha
After having breakfast, you start your journey to Khesewa. It is mainly an easy descent to Phundrawa. From here, you begin your ascent. It is a steep ascent to Yangpang, from there you walk steadily to Phumphe Danda, then again rise to Khesewa. Our hike leads through forests and small towns.
After breakfast, you head to the Kabeli Khola. Then, You hiked a trail that leads through the jungle before crossing a small stream. Along the way, you enjoy a breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks and walk through several small and beautiful villages.
Today's hike mostly leads uphill on an easy trail, by which you mainly go along the Kabeli Khola. During the trek, you also admire the beautiful ridge behind the stream. You continue your walk and admire a beautiful nearby waterfall. After walking for a while, you crossed a small suspension bridge and settlements before arriving in Yamphudin for the night.
You start the day by walking on a path that villagers frequently use through terraced farms, and green meadows and trekking will be on the way along Amji Khola, passing through Lassiya Bhanjyang before reaching Tortong. Stay overnight in Tortong.
After breakfast, you begin your constant climb to Cheram. Your route is located directly in Simbuwa Khola. You enjoy walking in the beautiful Lalung Valley and have a Tuplung peak. You will walk through the dense rhododendron forest and enjoy the splendour of the Yalung glacier. Night in Cheram.
You spent a day in Cheram to get used to the altitude. You can spend the rest of the day taking a resting or doing short hikes. There are also views of Kabaru and Rathong peaks.
After breakfast, you start your short walk. You climbed from Cheram for a while before reaching the snout of the Yalung Glacier. You also enjoy the view of various Himalayan peaks. You pass a small settlement in Lapsang before reaching Ramche.
From Ramche, you continue through the valley. Then you follow a stream before climbing to the top of the moray until you face the south face of Kanchenjunga. You continue to take a look at the Jannu Himal. You will keep your walk to the Oktang Monastery. From here, you climb further up to Yalung base camp. The view from base camp is exceptional. Kumbakarna, Nyukla Lachung, and other Himalayan peaks are nearby. You descend and spend the night in Cheram.
After breakfast, you start your walk. You crossed four passes today, beginning with Sinelapche Bhanjyang. After crossing the pass, you continue towards Mirgin La Pass. You keep walking and arrive at Sinion La Pass, which is not far away. From here, You go up to Paso Sele La. The prayer flags are placed on one of the steepest sections of the trail, which is very close to the Sele-La pass. You crossed the pass.
You start your walk after having breakfast. You go north with Tangbgharma Danda. You arrive at a choir that is marked with prayer flags and marks the beginning of a steep path. You will go down through rhododendron, birch, and pine forests before getting Ghunsa. It is an attractive place with houses with weathered dark pine walls and Buddhist prayer flags.
From Ghunsa, You walk further north along the river bank, which offers you an incredible mountain backdrop. You walk through meadows with beautiful wildflowers and then cross rhododendrons and pine forests. You crossed a bridge at Rampuk Kharka, passed a waterfall, and crossed the problematic section of a landslide. After crossing the landslide area, you see the spectacular view of Mount Jannu. If you continue to explore and complicated mountain trail, you will finally reach Kambachen and spend the night.
Today will be your challenging walk, and you need to start very early. You walked through rocky fields and large boulders on the hillside along the river bank and come to a waterfall. Then you cross a bridge to Ramtang Monastery. Then you find a section of a landslide that you must pass at a constant rate before descending into the river and finally reaching Lhonak.
From Lhonak, you walk to the Kanchenjunga base camp. Our path leads along the massive Kanchenjunga glacier. After passing Pangpema, you move down towards the Kanchenjunga base camp. The view from base camp is exceptional. You can admire Mount Kanchenjunga, Jannu Himal, and other peaks of the Himalayas. You return to Pangpema to spend the night.
From Pangpema, you follow your steps back to Lhonak. Night in Lhonak.
ou descend from Lhonak through Kambache to Ghunsa. It is the same route you took on the ascent.
From Ghunsa, you descend towards Phale. You passed several manes and a nearby monastery. You walked through the juniper forests and reached Phale. From here, you continuously go to Gyabla. You will cross a bridge over Chhundatangka Khola to get Gyabla. As you continue our walk, you see a waterfall nearby. You also passed a suspension bridge over Sumbung Khola before reaching Amjilosa.
After a while, you see a beautiful waterfall nearby. You continue your walk and pass a small settlement in Solima before crossing a suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola. You crossed another suspension bridge through Ghunsa Khola and reached Sukathum. Your path leads through various villages and leads to the Thunsa Khola, followed by Tamor Nadi before reaching Chirwa.
After having a wonderful time in Chirwa, you trek to Taplejung for 8 hours. The trails on the way to Mitlung offer a lot of green, flora, and fauna and mainly picturesque villages that are always ready to welcome you.
You take the car from Taplejung to Bhadrapur. The trip lasts 9 hours.
Our fantastic trip to Kanchenjunga base camp comes to an end today. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful conclusion of your Kanchenjunga trek.
According to your Departure schedule, our office representative will pick you up from the hotel and takes you to the airport three hours before the scheduled flight.

Price Includes

  • Pickups and drop-offs from airport/hotel
  • Accommodation in 3 star or any equivalent hotel in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation at Teahouse/Lodge during the trek
  • All three meals (BLD) per day during the trek/climb
  • Wages, lodging, accommodation, insurance and meals for the guide and porter
  • Professional, well-trained and multilingual guide
  • Strong, experienced and capable porter
  • Domestic flights ticket as well as airport taxes
  • All taxes (government and local), necessary paper works and permits
  • First-aid kit
  • Complimentary trekking map for the group
  • Guest tents, Sherpa tents, sleeping mattress, essential kitchen utensils for whole trek
  • Duffel bag and sleeping bag for use while trekking
  • Tented accommodation during trek on twin sharing basis
  • Trek permits, TIMS card and required trek documents
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Trekking completion certificate as a memento to all our valued guests
  • Welcome and farewell Nepalese Traditional dinner
  • Company T-shirt or Jumper

Price Excludes

  • Visa fees
  • Travel and Emergency Helicopter Evacuation Insurance
  • Meals( Lunch & Dinner) & other expenses during Kathmandu( breakfast included at Hotel)
  • Any types of bottled/boiled water, soft drinks or Alcoholic drinks during trek
  • Personal expenses like hot shower, laundry, unforeseen cost due to bad weather, flooding, landslide, urgent helicopter evacuation, etc.
  • Trekking gears and clothing
  • Tips for guide, driver and porter
  • Climbing gears & personal Equipment
  • Any other expenses not listed above.

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Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek – Best 25 Days Trek