Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Key Information:

Price:2500 Euro
Duration:25 Days
Group Size:1 - 10 People
Departure City:Kathmandu
Meals:All meals included
Maximum Altitude:5143 meters
Arrival City:Kathmandu

About Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek:

The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore an untouched region, immerse yourself in solitude, and witness the splendour of the world’s third-tallest mountain. Unravel the mysteries of this mystical trail, embrace the rural charm of Nepal’s eastern region, and create memories that will stay etched in your heart forever.

Embark on an extraordinary adventure to the base camp of the world’s third tallest mountain, Mt. Kanchenjunga, through a remote and serene mountain trail. Perfect for trekkers seeking solitude and a deep connection with nature, the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek takes you to the far north-eastern corner of Nepal, where the majestic mountain massif awaits, considered one of the most beautiful in the world. The name “Kanchenjunga” translates to the ‘Five Treasures of the Great Snow,’ alluding to the five awe-inspiring summits that comprise this breathtaking landmark.

Commencing after a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur, the 25-day circuit trek unravels a mesmerizing journey that unveils the hidden gems of the eastern region of Nepal. Unlike the crowded paths of popular treks, this trail offers a tranquil and less-trodden route, granting trekkers the opportunity to relish the splendour of nature in uninterrupted solitude.

Beyond the thrill of reaching the base camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga, this expedition offers a unique glimpse into the enchanting lifestyle of rural Nepalese communities. As you traverse through remote villages and picturesque landscapes, you’ll forge connections with the warm-hearted locals and gain a profound insight into their traditions and customs.

Prepare to be captivated by the raw beauty of the terrain, with snow-capped peaks, verdant valleys, and pristine glaciers decorating the landscape at every turn. The journey will challenge and reward you, as you navigate through lush forests, cross suspended bridges over gushing rivers, and ascend to breathtaking heights.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Highlights:

  • Stunning views of the world’s third-highest mountain, Mount Kanchenjunga.
  • Remote and less crowded trail compared to other popular trekking routes in Nepal.
  • Rich cultural experience, passing through traditional villages of different ethnic groups.
  • Diverse and breathtaking landscapes, from lush forests to high alpine meadows.
    Opportunity to spot a variety of flora and fauna, including unique Himalayan wildlife.
  • Crossing high mountain passes and challenging terrains for adventurous trekkers.
    Visiting the sacred and picturesque glacial lakes like Pangpema and Selele.
  • Immersion in the local culture, traditions, and warm hospitality of the Nepalese people.
  • Chance to see other towering peaks of the Eastern Himalayas along the journey.
  • A sense of accomplishment upon completing the trek to one of the world’s most iconic mountain regions.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu:

You will be picked up at the airport by one of the Tour and Trekking Nepal staff and driven to your Kathmandu host family or a hotel. Here you will be welcomed into the family, be given your own room and be provided with all your meals while in Kathmandu. This will be your home during your orientation and volunteering in Nepal. With easy bus routes into town and the surrounding countryside, this quiet and safe suburb is the perfect base for your time in Nepal. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation:

We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square sheds light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we are introduced to our fellow participants and discuss our trip at the Tour and Trekking Nepal office. Overnight in Kathmandu. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and drive to Taplejung:

We get an early morning flight to Bhadrapur which is located in the Mechi Zone of southeastern Nepal and then drive to Taplejung. Overnight in Taplejung.

Day 04: Taplejung to Lalikharka Trek:

We will head to Lalikharka by 5 hours of trekking. Lalikharka is a beautiful village in Panchthar District in the Mechi Zone of eastern Nepal. It is a simultaneous ascent and descent on a trail that mostly passes through lush green forests all the way to Lalikharkha

Day 05: Lalikharka to Khesewa Trek:

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.

Day 06: Khesewa to Mamankhe Trek:

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.

Day 07: Mamankhe to Yamphudin Trek:

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.

Day 08: Yamphudin to Tortong Trek:

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.

Day 09: Tortong to Cheram Trek:

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

Day 10: Cheram: Acclimatization and Rest Day:

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.

Day 11: Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche) Trek:

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.

Day 12: Ramchaur (Ramche) to Yalung Base Camp, back to Cheram

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.

Day 13: Cheram to Sele La Trek:

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.

Day 14: Sele La to Ghunsa Trek:

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 with houses with dark and weathered pine walls and Buddhist prayer flags. Overnight in Ghunsa.

Day 15: Ghunsa to Kambachen Trek:

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.

Day 16: Kambachen to Lhonak Trek:

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.

Day 17: Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema Trek:

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.

Day 18: Pangpema to Lhonak Trek:

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

Day 19: Lhonak to Ghunsa Trek:

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

Day 20: Ghunsa to Amjilosa Trek:

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.

Day 21: Amjilosa to Chirwa Trek:

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.

Day 22: Chirwa to Taplejung via Mitlung Trek:

After a wonderful time in Chirwa, we head to Taplejung by trekking for 8 hours. The trekking trails along the way to Mitlung offers greenery at it’s best, floras and faunas and especially quaint villages always ready to welcome us.

Day 23: Taplejung to Bhadrapur:

We move toward Bhadrapur from Taplejung by bus. The ride will last for 9 hours.

Day 24: Fly to Kathmandu from Bhadrapur:

Our amazing journey to the Kanchenjunga circuit comes to an end today. There will be a farewell dinner hosted by Tour and Trekking Nepal in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 25: Farewell Friend and Departure/Fly back Home:

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Tour and Trekking Nepal representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Service Included

  • Free airport picks upon your arrival and a drop at the end of your trip
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit. (ACAP Permit)
  • 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara.
  • All necessary ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Complete free trekking information before going to trek
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during trekking
  • An experienced licensed holder Trekking Guide
  • Foods, transportation, accommodations and local tax for guide and porters
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team)
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears are available on a hire
  • Trekking Map

Service Excluded

  • Your travel insurance ( Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical and emergency evacuation with a minimum cost of USD 100, 000.
  • Hot shower, WIFI, and any electronic battery charge only in trekking.
  • Bottled/alcoholic/cold drinks, room service, and cart meals.
  • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
  • Nepal entry visa fees

Note: The above-mentioned program itinerary is a sample. The period and cost of tour and trekking, volunteering and internship can be changed or extended as per travellers or volunteers' availability of duration.

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