Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking - 29 days

Circuit of world’s third highest Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), a part of Great Himalayan Trail, one of the longest trekking trail of Nepal

Trip Facts

Max-Altitude 5,388m/17,672ft at Pangpema View Point Transportation Private Vehicle and Flight
Grade Adventurous Accommodation Tea House Lodge or Home Stay
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner During Trekking Best Season Spring (March, April, May) & Autumn (September, October & November)
Communication Satellite Phone/ Internet Access in some places Group Size Minimum 02 for private trip/ any size for group joining

Trip Introduction: 

Mt. Kanchenjunga also spelled as Kangchenjunga in the third highest mountain in the planet and second highest mountain in Nepal with an altitude of 8,586m/28,169ft above from sea level. The word Kanchenjunga is derived from Tibetan word which means “5 treasures of snow”. Locals still has been worshiping as a holy mount where the five treasures are Gold, Silver, Grain, Precious Stone and Holy Scriptures reflects five different peaks of Kanchenjunga range. The mount is impressively rises in the eastern corner of Nepal, bordered with North Sikkim. Mt. Kanchenjunga has an interesting legend that it was recognized as a world’s highest mountain before the end of 18th century. Mt. Kanchenjunga was first ascended by British Expedition Team in 25 may 1955. Again in 1979 the British mountaineer Peter Boardman walked across the route of Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking, he considered the route as one of the most beautiful trek in the world.

One of the longest and remote area trekking, a part of Great Himalayan Trail, Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking is a lifetime opportunity to reach at the base camp of world’s third highest mountain. Officially regulated day to day itinerary of 28 days Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking adventure package trip with Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing Pvt. Ltd begins after spending a day in capital city Kathmandu with a day guided sightseeing tour around world heritage sites of UNESCO. Leaving Kathmandu, we make a flight to Bhadrapur and full day jeep drive through bumpy road to get started our walks. The trek begins from very low altitude of eastern Terai gradually towards green hills, remote valleys and closer of Himalayas day by day. Highest point of the entire trek is Pangpema at 5,388 meters above from sea level from where we can have splendid views of Kanchenjunga north face, Chang Himal, Kirat Chuli and many snow-capped peaks. During our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking adventure journey we reach several amazing places and scenic viewpoints which include Sekathum, Amjilosa, Ghumsa, Khambachen, Lhonak, Sele La Base Camp, Cheram, Yalung Base Camp, Tortong, Yamphudin etc.

Outline Itinerary: 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your request.
Meal includes: Breakfast. In general we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

Day 02: Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 03: Fly to Biratnagar or Bhadrapur (45 min fly). Evening  visit around the town
ccommodation: Hotel/Guest House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 04: Drive from Biratnagar/Bhadrapur to Taplejung (1,442m/4,729ft altitude) (6-7 Hrs Drive)
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 05: Trek from Taplejung to Mitlung (920m/3,017ft altitude) (4-5 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 06: Trek from Mitlung to Chiruwa (1,270m/4,165ft altitude) (4-5 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 07:  Trek from Chiruwa Trek to Sekathum (1,576m/5,169ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 08: Trek from Sekathum to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,570ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 09: Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla (2,730m/8,954ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 10: Trek from Gyabla to Ghumsa (3,550m/11,644ft altitude) (3-4 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 11: Rest and acclimatization at Ghumsa
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 12: Trek from Ghumsa to Khambachen (4,050m/13,284ft altitude) (4-5 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 13: Trek from Khambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,678ft altitude) (4-5 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 14: Ascend to the Pangpema view point (5,388m/17,672ft altitude) and back to Lhonak (7-8 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 15: Trek back from Lhonak to Ghumsa (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 16: Trek from Ghumsa to Sele La base camp (4,200m/13,776ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 17: Trek from Sele La Base Camp to Cheram (3,870m/12,693ft altitude) (6-7 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 18: Trek from Cheram to Ramche (4,580m/15,022ft altitude)  (4-5 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 19: Trek to Yalung base camp (4,500m/15,022ft altitude) & back to Cheram  (7-8 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 20: Trek from Cheram to Tortong (2,995m/9,823ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 21: Trek from Tortong to Yamphudin (2,080m/6,822ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 22: Trek from Yamphudin to Mamangkhe (1,785m/5,855ft altitude)  (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 23: Trek from Mamangkhe to Ksesuwa (2,120m/6,953ft altitude) (4-5 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 24: Trek from Ksesuwa to Lalikharka (2,265m/7,429ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 25: Trek from Lalikharka to Taplejung (4-5 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 26: Drive back to Biratnagar or Bhadrapur
Accommodation: Guest House/Hotel
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 27: Fly back to Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 28: Spare day. Free for personal activities or additional activities on request.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Day 29: Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport.
Meal includes: Breakfast

Remember: This itinerary outline can be easily changed as per your duration of stay, purpose of holiday and your preference. Cost of the package also depends upon Deluxe, Standard, Budget and your group size. You can easily feel free to CONTACT US any time for any queries.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel.
Land at Kathmandu International Airport. Transfer to the hotel or resort by our tour representative. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. Relax.
Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your preference.
Meal includes: Breakfast.

Day 02: Guided tour to Kathmandu’s World Heritage sites
Early morning breakfast at hotel. Our guide will pick you up from hotel for sightseeing of World Heritage Sites. Actually there are seven World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and we arrange sightseeing spots according to your choice, you have to choose only 3/4 spots for a day since it is not possible to visit all places in a single day – at least 2/3 days requires to have sightseeing tour of all heritage sites in Kathmandu. World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu are; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Temple, Pashuapatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Changu Narayan Temple. In the evening we again can have pre trek discussion.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 03: Flight: Biratnagar or Bhadrapur (45 min. flight). Visit the town
After breakfast, we will take a picturesque flight from Kathmandu to the Biratnagar. Rest of the day to wander around the town.
Accommodation: Hotel/Guest House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 04: Drive: Biratnagar/Bhadrapur to Taplejung (1,442m/4,729ft altitude- 6-7 Hrs. Drive)
Today we will drive from Biratnagar/Bhadrapur to land at Taplejung. It is the beginning stage of our trek.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 05: Trek: Taplejung to Mitlung (920m/3,017ft altitude- 4-5 Hrs. trek)
Early morning, we proceed with the trek to Mitlung. The trails all through the lower segments of the Kanchenjunga locale go through lush valleys with small villages and wonderful fields. We then trail along the seething Tamor River. As we bit by bit head in a north direction the route steepens following a couple of hours before the last plunge of 350 m. on a sloppy trail to Mitlung.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 06: Trek: Mitlung to Chiruwa (1,270m/4,165ft altitude- 4-5 Hrs. trek)
Today the trail climbs and slides relentlessly as we advance to the Sinwa village. We keep trekking downhill to stop at Tawa. From here we climb to a few hills crossing the suspension bridge at Thiwa. We pass by wonderful countryside scene en-route and achieve Chirwa, an excellent village of Limbu.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 07:  Trek: Chiruwa Trek to Sekathum (1,576m/5,169ft altitude- 5-6 Hrs. trek)
Today the trail goes through different scenes, like- thick forests and cardamom fields. We trek for a while is ascending then go down to the lavish green fields and keep trekking alongside Tamor River going through a thick woodland. Then cross the Ghunsa River to land at Sukathum.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 08: Trek: Sekathum to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,570ft altitude- 5-6 Hrs. walk)
The trekking from Sukathum to Amjilosa is testing. Cross the suspension bridge outside Sukathum to enter a thick forest. Climb the lofty trail, then go down and cross the stream once more. We likewise climb a gorge from below and trail by Solima village.  The downward trail takes us to the river level. Be careful while trekking on the trail through the gorge. We later take a precarious route which goes ascends and descends both. Reach Amjilosa.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 09: Trek: Amjilosa to Gyabla (2,730m/8,954ft altitude- 5-6 Hrs. trek)
Today begin the trek from the bank of a river, go through thick woods of fir, bamboo, and rhododendrons. Further, ascend and then cross a couple of little bridges en-route. Here, we get the chance to appreciate the combination of mesmerizing waterfalls that start from the mountains. Later climb ahead to land at Gyabla- Tibetan settlement.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 10: Trek: Gyabla to Ghumsa (3,550m/11,644ft altitude- 3-4 Hrs. trek)
We go down the waterway and watch the valley as it gradually opens up before achieving Phale. Here you can buy handcrafted mats from local people. Then we trail through conifer and pine woods to achieve the Ghunsa, Sherpa village. This place is popular for its hydroelectricity plant.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 11: Rest and acclimatization day at Ghumsa
Today spend the day to get acclimatized around Ghunsa before proceeding with the trek ahead. Also, we take a short climb through the lavish green woods to visit the Laspsan La monastery. Return to Ghunsa and unwind.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 12: Trek: Ghumsa to Khambachen (4,050m/13,284ft altitude- 4-5 Hrs. trek)
From Ghunsa we trek along the river bank toward north which presents us with eminent mountain landscape. We go through knolls with lovely wildflowers, pine and rhododendron forests. At Rampuk Kharka we cross the bridge, proceed through the waterfall and cross the dubious region of the avalanche. Later we start to see the fabulous perspective of Mt. Jannu. Additionally investigating and handling the dubious mountain trek we at last touch base at Kambachen.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 13: Trek: Khambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,678ft altitude- 4-5 Hrs. trek)
Today will be another testing day. Early morning, we trail through rough fields and large rocks on the slope along the riverbank and land at a waterfall. At Ramtang monastery cross the bridge. Then trail through an avalanche area which we should pass speedily before going down to the waterway. Reach Lhonak.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 14: Climb to the Pangpema viewpoint (5,388m/17,672ft altitude) & return to Lhonak (7-8 Hrs. trek)
Today we trek along the Kanchenjunga Glacier. We advise you to be cautious around the rockier areas as they are inclined to avalanches. After a brief time, you will achieve Pangpema, a flat lush base camp. Ascend somewhat higher and appreciate the wonder of Kanchenjunga, Jannu, and Chang Himal mountains.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 15: Trek back from Lhonak to Ghumsa (5-6 Hrs. trek)
We will trail down the valley to reach from Lhonak to Ramtang. We will have the chance to spot blue sheep on mountainsides. We will proceed with our trekking till we achieve Ghumsa.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 16: Trek: Ghumsa to Sele La base camp (4,200m/13,776ft altitude- 5-6 Hrs. trek)
Today the trail that goes through the hydroelectricity plant and villages before climbing into the thick woodland loaded with juniper and rhododendron. We proceed with the trail with a precarious ascend and reach over a ridge. Then the trail goes to the southern side of the moraine. Keep trekking until landing at Sele Le.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 17: Trek: Sele La Base Camp to Cheram (3,870m/12,693ft altitude- 6-7 Hrs. trek)
Today we begin our trek climbing towards moraine. Enjoy great perspectives of the south side of Jannu and east face of the Makalu. Reach the intersection of Mirgin La Pass at 4480 m and after that go down then ascend again to reach Sinelapche La at 4730 m. We will make a precarious downward trail from there to achieve Cheram.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 18: Trek: Cheram to Ramche (4,580m/15,022ft altitude- 4-5 Hrs. trek)
Today the trek goes through high knolls alongside the moraine of Yalung Glacier. After few hours of trekking reach Ramche. The panoramas of encompassing mountains in evening is an exceptional ordeal as the sunlight spreads at the high snow-topped mountains.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 19: Trek: Yalung base camp (4,500m/15,022ft altitude) & back to Cheram (7-8 Hrs. trek)
Today we will trek towards Yalung base camp. After a short trip to the base camp, we will backtrack taking the similar trail back to Cheram.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 20: Trek: Cheram to Tortong (2,995m/9,823ft altitude- 5-6 Hrs. trek)
The trail will delicately go down the valley through forests. Keep trekking beside the Simbuwa waterway to touch base at Tortong. Tortong is arranged alongside the Simbuwa river bank. It is a beautiful campsite location.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 21: Trek: Tortong to Yamphudin (2,080m/6,822ft altitude- 5-6 Hrs. trek)
Start the trail by traversing bridge at the Simbuwa Khola. After that take the trail through the left bank of the canyon before climbing over the valley to reach Lasiya Bhanjyang. Then we will take the downward trail to touch base at the stream. LAter cross the stream and proceed trekking into a lovely Yamphudin- a Sherpa village.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 22: Trek: Yamphudin to Mamangkhe (1,785m/5,855ft altitude- 5-6 Hrs. trek)
The trail goes down toward the west side of Kabeli Khola through the less thick woodland. We will ascend a switchback towards a ridge with prayer flags and chortens. Later climb over the Kabeli Khola to achieve the Mamangkhe village occupied by Limbu society.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 23: Trek: Mamangkhe to Ksesuwa (2,120m/6,953ft altitude- 4-5 Hrs. trek)
The initial segment of the trek today is a climb through rice terraced fields beside the cannon. Further, cross the suspension bridge to reach the village of Phonpe. Then it is a simple downhill trail through small rivers and a few waterfalls en-route to Ksesuwa village. The region is the settlement of Gurung and Limbu community.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 24: Trek: Ksesuwa to Lalikharka (2,265m/7,429ft altitude- 5-6 Hrs. trek)
The trail from Kesuwa has a few ups and downs. We will trail via the villages of Bhanjyang and Kunjari with superb perspectives of Kanchenjunga and Kyabru. We will go into the Kabeli Khola valley. Then ascend through thick woods loaded with rhododendron trees. Reach Lali Kharka.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 25: Trek from Lalikharka to Taplejung (4-5 Hrs. trek)
Leave Lalikharka for our last trek. We will trek through the fields and brilliant settlements. After a few ascends and descends, we will touch base at Taplejung.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 26: Drive back to Biratnagar or Bhadrapur
After breakfast, we will drive from Taplejung to Biratnagar. Along the path discover the daily life of locals while we drive through a few towns and villages. Land at Biratnagar, rest of the day to unwind.
Accommodation: Guest House/Hotel
Meal includes: Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 27: Fly back to Kathmandu
Today first we will take an early morning flight back to Nepalgunj. Our tour representative will transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 28: Free day
Today is free for personal activities. Or our tour representative can help you to customize additional city tour.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Day 29: Takeoff from Tribhuvan International Airport.
After breakfast transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport. Return to home with the cherishing memories of your adventure.
Meal includes: Breakfast

Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by private vehicle including Airport Pick up & Drop
  • 4 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan (3 star category Hotel/Resort)
  • A day guided sightseeing tour in world heritage sites of Kathmandu including private vehicle, experienced city tour guide, all entrance permits
  • Kathmandu – Bhadrapur – Kathmandu flight
  • Organized camping accommodation during the entire trekking as per mentioned in itinerary
  • All required camping equipment and kitchen team
  • Three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the entire trek as per mentioned in itinerary
  • A duffel bag, Trekking Map and trekking pole
  • Kanchenjunga Conservation Area fee
  • Restricted area permit
  • An experienced government certified Trekking Guide
  • Required numbers of experienced porters
  • Staff’s foods, salary and insurance
  • General first Aid Kid
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu with entire Adventure Mountain Trekking Team
  • All government taxes and applicable paperwork

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance (essential for high altitude trekking)
  • Lunch and Dinner in city as per itinerary
  • Personal expenses (bar, laundry, personal shopping, internet usages during the trek, hot shower during the trek, battery charge during the trek etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • TIPS for Staff
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