Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is one of the best treks to explore remote and less frequented far-eastern region of Nepal which is a home to Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m), the third highest peak in the world. Offering you breathtaking views of Himalayas, the trekking in Kanchenjunga region lets you catch awe-inspiring views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse and several others. Major highlights of this trek are scenic Himalayan vistas, amazing landscapes, lush forests adorned with rhododendron, local Tibetan villages, glacial excursion, culture and lifestyle of ethnic communities like Rai and Limbu, diverse flora and fauna of Kanchenjunga region, etc. Trekking in Kanchenjunga could only be done as traditional camping style in the past but now, it can be done as tea house trek with the availability of several local tea houses on the route.
Trekking in Kanchenjunga is a lifetime experience and it takes anybody away from crowds and commercialization. We offer Kanchenjunga Trek package of 20 days to explore the best of Kanchenjunga region. The actual trek begins from Taplejung and ends at Suketar. We reach Biratnagar from Kathmandu by Domestic Airlines and take a drive from Biratnagar to reach Taplejung. We begin our adventurous trekking in the remote areas of Nepal passing through stunning terrains, beautiful valleys, green hills and picturesque villages. Trekking is in Kanchenjunga Conservation Area which is rich in flora and fauna. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is a home to endangered animals like snow leopard, musk deer, red panda, etc and many threatened species of birds including impedance pheasant, shy dragon, red-billed blue magpie, etc. You get an opportunity to observe remarkable valleys and picturesque local villages where you can get insights into culture and rustic lifestyle of local inhabitants. Moreover, you admire the views of frozen lake and glaciers. This adventurous trekking ends at Suketar from where we take flight back to Kathmandu.
Join our package of Kanchenjunga circuit trekking to get exhilarating experience of trekking in the Himalayas. It is a strenuous trek with maximum altitude of 4785m and requires anybody to have cardiovascular fitness. Prior experience of trekking is not a must for this trek but it is sure an advantage. Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are considered the best time for Kanchenjunga circuit trek as the weather is clear, temperature is moderate and you can enjoy views without any obstruction.
Day 01: Kathmandu arrival (1350m)
Day 02: Kathmandu rest and trek preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Bhadrapur by flight: 1hrs
Day 04: Bhadrapur to Taplejung by drive: (1820m) 5-6hrs drive.
Day 05: Taplejung to Chirwa: (1270m) 6-7hrs
Day 06: Chirwa to Lepek: (1861m) 6-7hrs
Day 07: Lepek to Amjilosa: (2510m) 8-9hrs
Day 08: Amjilosa to Gyabla: (2730m) 4-5hrs
Day 09: Gyabla to Ghunsa: (3595m) 5-6hrs
Day 10: Acclimatization day.
Day 11: Ghunsa to Kambachen: (4100m) 4-5hrs
Day 12: Acclimatization day.
Day 13: Kambachen to Lhonak: (4785m) 4-5hrs
Day 14: Day hike to Kanchanjunga north base camp
Day 15: Lhonak to Ghunsa: (3595m) 6-7hrs
Day 16: Ghunsa to Selele: (4290m) 4-5hrs
Day 17: Selele to Cheram: (3870m) 8-9hrs
Day 18: Cheram to Ramche and trek to Kanchanjunga south BC: (4580m) 6-7hrs
Day 19: Ramche to Torongding: (2995m) 6-7hrs
Day 20: Torongding to Yamphuding: (2080m) 7-8hrs
Day 21: Yamphuding to Khebang: (1910m) 5-6hrs
Day 22: Khebang to Khamdime: (1500m) 5-6hrs
Day 23: Khamdime to Bhadrapur by drive: 9-10hrs
Day 24: Bhadrapur to Kathmandu by flight: 1hrs
Day 25: Kathmandu: (half day tour to world heritage site)
Day 26: Final Departure to TIA airport
We believe emergency medical coverage is very essential for any traveler traveling to Nepal. Travel insurance exists to ensure that trekkers/travelers get medical help if things go wrong. For our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal, you are highly recommended to get yourself insurance that takes account of trekking to 5000–6000m with helicopter evacuation. Lastly, make sure that you compare your insurance plans with others to get the right policy for you.
Yes! A 25 % deposit of the full payment is required to book the respective trip package. We have very simple cancellation policy in case of your trip cancelled.
The full payment due is after your arrival in Kathmandu and before the commencement of the particular trip package that was booked by the client. And if you deposit your full payment two month prior to your arrival we will give you the surprise gift upon your arrival at Hotel.
No, you don’t have to book anything else yourself because we provide a fully guided tour packages to all of our clients. From the airport pick up to your hotel rooms for your stay, all are inclusive to our trip packages, so, even during the entire trip, our guide will accommodate you entirely without the need to book anything yourself.
Cancellation policies are defined as the circumstances in which the “Host Company” will return (or in some cases doesn’t return) the money to their guest when the booked trip package is cancelled. Generally these policies tend to protect the “Host Company” in the event of unpredicted and unanticipated cancellations of a particular trip package. It is expected for our clients to keep in mind that each tour package available through Himalayan Trekking Alliance has a cancellation policy, and we try to do our best when you choose to cancel a tour package booked by or on your behalf.
As we asked for a 25% advance to confirm your trip, this amount will not be refunded if you don’t notify us about your cancellation or any re-scheduled date within five days before your scheduled arrival. However, if you provide us with your re-scheduled dates, we will keep your advance for up to one year from your scheduled arrival and apply it to the cost of your rescheduled trip. We may ask for an additional advance amount if the overall cost of the trip increases.
To apply for Nepal’s entry Visa, you can submit an application for a visa directly on the official website of the Department of Immigration in Nepal before traveling to Nepal. Click here for online application. You can also acquire and obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You can also obtain an entry visa at the following border points of entry in Nepal if you traveling overland:
Our trekking packages are all inclusive in the basic standards, but we suggest each of you carry Nepalese currency of about Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000 (about $400 to $500) for extra expenses for the trip. These includes:
For your safety, this is the suggested trekking gear list for any type of trekking in Nepal. Either you bring most of your trekking gear with you or you can buy all of the following gear in Thamel, Kathmandu from one of the many shops open from 10am to 8pm.
Note: Sleeping bag and down-jacket can be rented in Kathmandu.