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Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

From US$ 2,599 per person
Based on 7 Reviews
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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
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 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.

customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 7 reviews
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek In Nepal
Anonymous From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“We are very much happy and satisfied with the excellent service of the Mount Adventure Holidays with very much friendly,kind and helpful guide and the staff with the high quality experience.So we had a wonderful time in this trek with beautiful memories of Kanchenjunga trek with astonishing view of wilderness and beautiful nature with wild flowers, rhododendron,orchid,wild animals like snow leopard,blue sheep, red panda, musk deer and many more flora and fauna . In this trek Pasang sherpa, our guide was very much talented and friendly with the experience of guiding and mountaineering, in this trek we visited both North and South Base Camp of Kanchenjunga which was pretty much breath taking view from both base camp of Kanchenjunga.And we hope to revisit Nepal for more Treks in near future with Mount Adventure Holidays and team.”
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David Deering From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“I have done the Kanchenjunga trek with Pemba as my guild staying in tea houses. Pemba introduced me to the local people and customs and he also introduced me to Tomba a local beer . there was no 5 star accommodation and no 5 star dining in the tea houses. if you want to meet the local people and see some beautiful county Pemba is the guy he will make it a very memorial trip. loved it.
one day I will be back to walk with Pemba .
I tried to upload some photos but my old laptop would not let me.”
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
Anonymous From Italy At
5 - Excellent
“I trekked the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area with Mount Adventure Holidays in Nov/Dec 2017.The fact that Kanchenjunga is an incredibly remote and isolated area, we spent 3 amazing weeks in some of the most unspoilt land imaginable. This was all due to the incredible organisation and local knowledge of both the Thamel based office staff at Mount Adventure Holidays and their highly qualified and experienced guides (Pasang, Lkapa and Pemba). A big thank you must also go out to all of the incredible guys that worked as our porters carrying our gear, setting up campsites, cooking food, entertaining us with their fun loving sense of humour, and showing us more care and compassion beyond what you would normally expect. I would recommend Mount Adventure Holidays to all and any of my friends, family and anyone else considering travelling in Nepal”
Excellent Expérience
Laurence Pangkarma From Belgium At
5 - Excellent
“I and my friend we did Kanchenjunga and Lumba Sumba trek including Kanchenjunga base camp north and south base camp we really fun on trek with local people and culture we enjoyed with views Janu Himal,Kanchenjunga Mount many range our Guide and Potter very experience our trip arranged by PEMBA Sherpa we full recommend Mount 8850 Adventure Holidays we will make trip again Manaslu touch again them. LAURENCE”
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
7 hours 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
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
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
6 hours 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
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
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
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.
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  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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
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
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
6 hours
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
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
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
5 hours Guest house
From Pangpema we trace back our steps to Lhonak. Overnight in Lhonak.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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
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
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
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
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
1 hours 2 Star 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
what’s 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
  • First aid kit
  • Domestic flight tickets KTM–BDR/Suketar
  • Trekking Map
what’s excluded
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 21 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Maximum altitude 5100 meters
Trek difficulty Hard
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
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