- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 24 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 12+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 5530 meters
- Enjoy trekking in the region that is home to the third highest mountain in the world
- Trek to Oktang Base Camp
- See Mount Kangchenjunga and 15 other peaks from Pang Pema
Starting with a pickup on arrival in Kathmandu, you will travel by air and land to Mithung, the starting point of the trek. From there you will trek through terraced fields, forests and steep hills to reach Khambachen (4099 m), where you will spend a day acclimatizing.
Your journey from Khambachen takes you past the moraines of the Kanchenjunga Glacier to reach Lhonak (4785 m) on Day 13. Enjoy magnificent views of Mount Kangchenjunga and 15 other peaks in the Himalayas from Pang Pema, located at an altitude of 5160 m.
The sixteenth day of this trek involves crossing the passes of Sinion La (4460 m), Mirgin La (4480 m) and Sinelapcha La (4646 m). Reach Oktang Base Camp the next day. Time to return to Kathmandu and prepare for departure. Continue your journey downhill to Medibung and drive to Ilam. Catch the flight to Kathmandu either from Bhadrapur or Biratnagar.
Although far less crowded than Everest Base Camp trail and Annapurna Circuit, Kanchenjunga Circuit is equally beautiful and allows ample opportunities to travellers to see the mighty Himalayas. Book with us and grab the opportunity to see close-up views the enchanting Himalayas while travelling through a trail less trodden.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu airport & transfer to your hotel
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3: Kathmandu – Bhadrapur or Biratnagar (flight) & drive to Phidim
Day 4: Phidim – Taplejung & trek to Mitlung: 6 to 7 hours
Day 5: Mitlung – Chirwa (1800 m): 7 hours
Day 6: Chirwa – Sakathum (1660 m): 6 hours
Day 7: Sakathum – Amjilosa (2510 m): 5 hours
Day 8: Amjilassa to Kyapar (2730 m): 7 hours
Day 9: Kyapar to Ghunsa (3695 m): 6 hours
Day 10: Ghunsa – Khambachen (4099 m): 7 hours
Day 11: Rest day in Khambachen
Day 12: Khambachen – Lhonak (4785 m)
Day 13: Lonak – Pang Pema (5143 m)
Day 14: Pang Pema – Ghunsa (3595 m)
Day 15: Ghunsa – Selele (4300 m): 6 hours
Day 16: Selele – Tseram (3870 m): 7 to 8 hours
Day 17: Tseram – Oktang Base Camp (4730 m) – Tseram: 5 to 6 hours
Day 18: Tseram – Torangden (2995 m): 3 to 4 hours
Day 19: Torangden – Yamphudin (2080 m): 5 to 6 hours
Day 20: Yamphudin – Khebang (1910m): 4 to 5 hours
Day 21: Khebang – Khandembe (1420 m): 5 to 6 hours
Day 22: Khandembe – Medibung (1510 m) and drive to Ilam: 3 hours' walk and 2 hours' drive
Day 23: Ilam to Bhadrapur or Biratnagar by road and fly to Kathmandu
Day 24: Kathmandu departure
- Pickup and drop-off by private car. Kathmandu - Bhadrapur - Kathmandu airfare
- Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu only (no meals during the trek)
- Accommodation: Rooms at a standard hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights total. Best available guesthouses accommodation during the trek
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car
- An expert, licensed-holding, English-speaking Sherpa guide
- Porters to carry your luggage during the trek ( one porter for two travellers)
- National Park permits
- TIMS card
- Down jackets and sleeping bags by Outshine Adventure if needed. To be returned after the completion of the trek
- All government taxes
- Travel insurance
- International flight tickets
- Nepal visa fees
- Entrance fees to heritage sites during Kathmandu city tour
- Breakfast, lunch & dinner during the trek. Lunch & dinner during Kathmandu stay
- Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks
- Expenses that are personal in nature like laundry, phone calls & internet
- Tips for trekking staff. Tipping is recommended
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.