Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 24 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 12+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5530 meters
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • 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
Join us on 24-day trek that takes on a journey to the foothills of one of the tallest mountains on earth. Geographically located on the eastern border of Nepal, Kangchenjunga stands at the height of 8,585 meters above sea level and is renowned as the third highest mountain in the world. Spiritually, it is believed to be the abode of the gods who bestow prosperity upon mankind.

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.
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  • Alicia
  • From Argentina
  • On Jun 22 2015
5 - Excellent
Alicia's review for another Outshine Adventure Pvt Ltd tour
“Un trekking maravilloso. Con profesionales que ngel lo que hacer.”
  • Anonymous
  • From Chile
  • On Mar 01 2015
5 - Excellent
Review for another Outshine Adventure Pvt Ltd tour
“Great experience!”
  • Jon
  • From UAE
  • On Nov 04 2019
5 - Excellent
Jon's review for another Outshine Adventure Pvt Ltd tour
“Outshine provided us a car with knowledgeable and safe driver who took us to all the major sites in and around Kathmandu over two days. Outshine then arranged our travel and two day tour of Pokhara. A++ Service!”
  • 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.

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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