Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

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  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 12+ years old
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +15
  • 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.

5 - Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From Denmark
  • On Nov 22 2018
5 - Excellent
Best experience of "PRISTINE MOUNTAIN"
“Recalling back to this trek i feel good every time, i had the best experience of this trek with the pristine views of mountains,wilderness and nature.I am very glad that i had the best organized trek during the whole adventure with great service from our fellow guide and staff team, and i thought that this trek was very refreshing to me to get rid of my daily busy schedules.I am very much pleased with this trek as i get chance to be in the best parts of the "KANCHENJUNGA" with the precious and pure experience of nature.”
  • Mirko Razzini
  • From France
  • On Oct 04 2018
5 - Excellent
Best Camping with tea house trek
“This is my first trek experience to Kanchenjunga and it was just amazing and great with all the mountains,wilderness,flora and fauna,local people and life style and i must say it has been my best trek up to now comparing to others. And i hope to do this same trek with my family next year with Mount Adventure Holidays.

Talking about the crew members and guide they were all kind,helpful and cheerful throughout the trek and i want to pay my warm thank you to all the teams for taking care of me through out the trek.”
  • Andrea Pirondini
  • From Italy
  • On Aug 31 2018
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Australia
  • On Jun 24 2018
5 - Excellent
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek In Nepal
“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.”
  • Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (2,420m), trek toLalikhar
  • Day 2: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m/6,955ft)
  • Day 3: Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m/5,856ft)
  • Day 4: Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m/6824ft)
  • Day 5: Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft)
  • Day 6: Tortong to Cheram (3,870m/12,696ft)
  • Day 7: Cheram: Acclimatization and rest
  • Day 8: Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche) (4,580m/15,026ft)
  • Day 9: Ramche to Yalung Base Camp (4500m) to Cheram
  • Day 10: Cheram to Sele La (4290m/ 14,074ft)
  • Day 11: Sele La to Ghunsa (3,595/11,794)
  • Day 12: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m/13,287ft)
  • Day 13: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,682ft)
  • Day 14: Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema (5,143m)
  • Day 15: Pangpema to Lhonak
  • Day 16: Lhonak to Ghunsa (3475m/11,400ft)
  • Day 17: Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,572ft)
  • Day 18: Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m/4,166ft)
  • Day 19: Chirwa to Phurumbu (1,549/5,082ft)
  • Day 20: Phurumbu to Suketar
  • Day 21: Fly to Kathmandu
  • 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
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Beverage bills, bar bills, telephone bills and Personal expenses.
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


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