Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek - 21 Days

Kanchenjunga Circuit trek will lead you into the pristine Kanchenjunga Conservation Area of Nepal. This park is named after its massive snow treasure Mount Kanchenjunga with an elevation of 8,586m. Mount Kanchenjunga is 3rd highest mountain in world after Mount Everest and Mount K2. Kanchenjunga trek gives you a very rare taste of an unexploited wilderness, experienced by very less tourists. Mount Kanchenjunga is considered to be on of the most beautiful snow massif in the world.

Kangchenjunga, also spelled Kanchenjunga, is the third highest mountain in the world. It rises with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) in a section of the Himalaya’s called Kangchenjunga Himal delimited in the west by the Tamur River, in the north by the Lhonak Chu and Jongsang La, and in the east by the Teesta River.

Until 1852, Kangchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world , but calculations based on various readings and measurements made by the professional of India in 1849 came to the conclusion that Mount Everest, known as Peak XV at the time, was the highest. Allowing for further verification of all calculations, it was officially announced in 1856 that Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a remote mountain trail ideal for trekkers who enjoy the solitude. It is also an opportunity to reach the base camp of the world’s third tallest mountain.Located in the far north-eastern corner of Nepal, Mt. Kanchenjunga circuit trek is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountain massifs, scaling 8,586m. Kanchenjunga Park itself is a wilderness virtually untouched by time and tourism, perfect for the adventurous trekker looking for something unique.

The trek heads through diverse land topography, forests and villages. You’ll see central, south and north Kanchenjunga, as well as Yalungkang, Mt. Jannu, Makalu, Lhotse and Mt. Everest on the way to Selela Pass. Keep your eyes open and you might see snow leopards, mask deer and several species of birds, along with the country’s most pristine oak and rhododendron forests.After trekking through the forested area, the trail winds into higher and harsher terrain. Cross the Mirgin-La pass at 4725 meters and enjoy the views of Makalu, Chamlang and Everest. Next you will pass the glacier, and finally you are rewarded with an incredible, close-up view of Kanchenjunga peak as you approach the Kanchenjunga base camp at Pang Pema.

HIGHLIGHTS
-Explore two base camps in Kanchenjunga: Makalu and Everest
-Trek to Pangpema base camp at 5100m
-Discover different local ethnic communities such as Rai and Limbu
-Immerse yourself in the rich flora and fauna of the region

Day 1
Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (2,420m), trek toLalikhar 4 hours Guest house

From Kathmandu, we board an early morning flight to Suketar which is located in the eastern region of Nepal. We walk on an ascent and descent on a trail that mostly passes through lush green forests all the way to Lalikharkha.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 2
Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m/6,955ft) 7hours Guest house

We begin our trek to Khesewa after breakfast. It is mostly an easy descent until Phundrawa. From here we begin our ascent. It is a steep climb until Yangpang from where we climb steadily up until Phumphe Danda followed by another ascent to Khesewa. Our trek will be through forests and small villages. Overnight in Khesewa.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3
Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m/5,856ft) 6 hours Homestay

After breakfast we begin our trek towards the Kabeli Khola. Next, we walk on a trail that passes through forests before crossing a small stream. On the way, we enjoy amazing views of the Himalayan peaks while also passing through several beautiful small villages. Overnight in Mamankhe.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4
Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m/6824ft) 6 hours Homestay

Today’s trek will be mostly uphill on an easy trail whereby we mostly walk alongside the Kabeli Khola. During the walk we also admire the beautiful ridge behind the stream. We continue our walk and admire a beautiful waterfall nearby. After walking for some time, we cross a small suspension bridge. We pass through small settlements before reaching Yamphudin to spend the night.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5
Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft) 6hours Guest house

We begin our walk on a path commonly used by the villagers and pass through terraced farms and green meadows. Along the way, we have the constant company of the Himalayas to enjoy. Our walk will be on a trail along the Amji Khola. We also cross a pass at Lassiya Bhanjyang before reaching Tortong. Overnight in Tortong.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6
Tortong to Cheram (3,870m/12,696ft) 7 hours Guest house

We begin our steady climb to Cheram after breakfast. Our trail is right at the side of the Simbuwa Khola. We enjoy walking on the beautiful Lalung valley and have Tuplung peak for company for the most part of today’s journey. We pass through thick rhododendron forest and enjoy the magnificence of the Yalung Glacier. Overnight in Cheram.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7
Cheram: Acclimatization and rest 6 hours Guest house

We spend a day in Cheram which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude. We can spend the rest of the day resting and taking part in small hikes. We can explore the areas around the Yalung Glacier. There is also a viewpoint for Kabaru and Rathong peaks. Overnight in Cheram.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8
Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche) (4,580m/15,026ft) 4/5 hours Homestay

We begin our short trek after breakfast. From Cheram, we ascend for sometime before reaching the snout of the Yalung Glacier. It is a beautiful walk on a valley trail. We also cherish the views of several Himalayan peaks. We pass through a small settlement of Lapsang before reaching Ramche. Overnight in Ramche.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9
Ramche to Yalung Base Camp (4500m) to Cheram 4 hours Guest house

From Ramche, we walk further up the valley. We then follow a stream before climbing on the moraine top until confronted by Kanchenjunga’s southern face. We walk further ahead for a glimpse of the Jannu Himal. We continue our trek further towards the Oktang Monastery. From here, we climb further up and reach the Yalung Base Camp. The views from the base camp are extraordinary. Kumbakarna (Jannu), Nyukla Lachung and other Himalayan peaks are close by. We descend and spend the night at Cheram.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10
Cheram to Sele La (4290m/ 14,074ft) 6 hours Guest house

We begin our trek after breakfast. We cross four passes today beginning with Sinelapche Bhanjyang. After crossing the pass we continue to Mirgin La pass. We continue trekking and reach the Sinion La pass which is not very far. From here, we ascend to Sele La pass. There are prayer flags strung across one of the steeper sections of the trail which is very near to the Sele La pass. We cross the pass. Overnight in Sele La.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11
Sele La to Ghunsa (3,595/11,794) 4 hours Guest house

We begin our trek after breakfast. We walk towards the north with Tangbgharma Danda nearby. We reach a chorten marked by prayer flags which marks the start of a steep trail. We descend through rhododendron, birch and pine forests before reaching Ghunsa. It is a beautiful village of houses with dark and weathered pine walls and Buddhist prayer flags. Overnight in Ghunsa.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12
Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m/13,287ft) 6 hours Camping

From Ghunsa, we trek further north along the river bank which presents us with magnificent mountain scenery. We pass through meadows filled with beautiful wildflowers, then cross rhododendron and pine forests. We cross a bridge at Rampuk Kharka, continue past a waterfall and cross the tricky section of a landslide. After crossing the landslide area we begin to see the spectacular view of Mt. Jannu. Further exploring and tackling the tricky mountain trail we finally arrive at Kambachen and spend the night.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13
Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,682ft) 6 hours Guest house

Today will be another challenging day and an early start is needed. We trek through rocky fields and large boulders on the hillside along the riverbank and arrive at a waterfall. We then cross a bridge to Ramtang monastery. We then come across a landslide section which we must pass through at a steady pace before descending to the river and finally arriving at Lhonak. Overnight in Lhonak.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14
Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema (5,143m) 7 hours Guest house

From Lhonak, we trek towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Our trail is alongside the gigantic Kanchenjunga Glacier. After passing Pangpema we descend towards the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. The view from the base camp is extraordinary. Mt. Kanchenjunga, Jannu Himal and other Himalayan peaks are ours to admire. We descend back to Pangpema to spend the night.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15
Pangpema to Lhonak 5 hours Guest house

From Pangpema we trace back our steps to Lhonak. Overnight in Lhonak.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16
Lhonak to Ghunsa (3475m/11,400ft) 7 hours Guest house

From Lhonak, we descend all the way to Ghunsa via Kambache. It is the same route we took when we were climbing up.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 17
Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,572ft) 6 hours Homestay

From Ghunsa, we descend towards Phale. We pass through several Manes and a monastery nearby. We walk through Juniper forests and reach Phale. From here, it is a steady descent to Gyabla. We cross a bridge over Chhundatangka Khola to reach Gyabla. As we continue our trek, we see a waterfall nearby. We also cross a suspension bridge over Sumbung Khola before reaching Amjilosa. Overnight in Amjilosa.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 18
Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m/4,166ft) 7 hours Homestay

After walking for a while we see a beautiful waterfall nearby. We continue our trek and pass a small settlement of Solima before crossing a suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola. We cross another suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola and reach Sukathum. Our trail passes through several villages and is beside Thunsa Khola at first followed by Tamor Nadi before reaching Chirwa. Overnight in Chirwa.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 19
Chirwa to Phurumbu (1,549/5,082ft) 6 hours Homestay

We notice that the settlement starts to get thicker as we are descending. Our trail is alongside lush vegetation. We pass through several villages before reaching Sinwa. From here we continue our descent and cross a bridge over the Sisne Khola. Now we are in the Pathibhara Trek trail. We pass through another village and cross another suspension bridge this time over the Yaphre Khola to reach Phurumbu. Overnight.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 20
Phurumbu to Suketar 7 hours Guest house

Our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek ends today. We can take a much needed break after reaching Suketar. We continue our walk on the Pathibhara Trek trail.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 21
Fly to Kathmandu 1 hours Hotel

Spend the whole day resting, packing, sightseeing or souvenir shopping for loved ones in Kathmandu. There will be a farewell dinner hosted by our company in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

MEALS: Breakfast

Included

  • Airport/ hotel pick up and drop off by private vehicle.
  • Hotels in Kathmandu, inclusive of breakfast
  • Meals during the trek
  • Government licensed, experienced English speaking guide
  • One porter per two people
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • All government taxes
  • One trekking map per person
  • Kanchenjunga permit and conservation fee
  • Surface transportation
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets for the trek (should be refunded after trek)
  • First aid kit
  • Domestic flight tickets KTM–BDR/Suketar
  • Trekking Map

Excluded

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Price From USD $ 2,400/person
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Total $ 2,400 USD

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