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Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 26 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 15-90 yrs
  • max group size 8
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Trek difficulty Medium
  • Tour Code BM-38461
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +15
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the less traversed eastern mountainous regions of Nepal
  • Trek and sleep in the laps of the giant peaks
  • Visit monasteries, villages and glacial lakes
  • Trek through the diverse flora and fauna of the region
If you are looking for an escape from the bustling crowds and a challenge in a remote part of the world, then the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is just for you. This is a remote and unexplored region of Nepal, rich in fauna and flora, terraced farms and beautiful valleys, and home to various ethnicities that include Sherpa, Limbu, Rai and Tamang. You will need a reasonable level of fitness for this trek; the days can be long and physically demanding.

Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m) is the world’s 3rd highest mountain and in translation means “the five treasures of the great snows”. On this trek, you will visit the south and north base camps of Kanchenjunga, in a region bordering India’s northeast, near Sikkim. The region has a diverse landscape, with green meadows, rhododendron and birch forests, waterfalls, and glaciers. See how the resilient villagers in this region survive and learn more about their faith and spirituality. Along the trail, visit several Buddhist monasteries, including Ramtang and Oktang. The region is protected and is within the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, which requires a special trekking permit from the Nepal government to enter. The World Wildlife Fund and the Nepali government jointly manage this amazing unspoiled area.

This is a great opportunity to explore the Himalayas in a remote region of Nepal on the border with India. You may even encounter the shy and secretive snow leopard or red panda along the trail.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m) transfer to hotel.
  • Day 2: Explore around Kathmandu valley & trek preparation day.
  • Day 3: Fly to Bhadrapur, drive to Suketar (2,420m)
  • Day 4: Trek from Suketar to Lali Kharka (2,266 m)
  • Day 5: Trek from Lalikharka to Kande Bhanjyang (2,190m)
  • Day 6: Trek from Kande Bhanjyang to Phumphe Danda (1,860m)
  • Day 7: Trek phumphe Danda to Yamphudin (2,080m)
  • Day 8: Trek from Yamphudin to Tortong (2,980m)
  • Day 9: Trek from Tortong to Ramche (4,610m)
  • Day 10: Explore Ramche (4,610 m) and Trek to Oktang (4,730 m)
  • Day 11: Hike from Ramche to Yalung Ri Base Camp (4,840 m)
  • Day 12: Trek back to Cheram (3,870m)
  • Day 13: Trek to Salele kharka via Mirgin La (4,480 m)
  • Day 14: Trek from Selele to Ghunsa (3,415 m)
  • Day 15: Trek from Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,145 m)
  • Day 16: Trek from Kambachen to Lhonak (4,792m)
  • Day 17: Trek from Lhonak to Pang Pema (5,143m)
  • Day 18: Explore around KBC (5,143m) and Return to Kambachen.
  • Day 19: Trek from Khambachen to Ghusa (3550m)
  • Day 20: Trek from Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2,498m)
  • Day 21: Trek from Amjilosa to Sekathum (1600m)
  • Day 22: Trek from Sekathum to Chirwa (1200m)
  • Day 23: Trek from Chirwa to Taplejung (1,820m)
  • Day 24: Drive from Taplejung to Bhadrapur (91m)
  • Day 25: Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m)
  • Day 26: Final Departure Day.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • All meals during the trek
  • All teahouse/lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (3 nights only)
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a guesthouse in Bhadrapur including breakfast (One night only)
  • Both way flight fare from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur including airport departure tax
  • An experienced, helpful, and friendly Government license holder trekking guide
  • Special permit and Kanchanjunga Conservation area (KCAP) project permits fee. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Use of sleeping bags, down jacket, duffel bag, and walking poles (if you do not have your own, to be returned after you complete the trip)
  • Inclusive of government tax
  • Airport to hotel pick up and drop off
  • Kathmandu to Bhadrapur pick up and drop off
  • Transportation from Bhadrapur - Suketar/ Suketar - Bhadrapur by shared jeep
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. We assign one porter for every two guests. Available as an add-on during checkout.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Beverages, telephone calls, mineral water, wifi, battery charge, and any other personal costs during the trek
  • Nepal entry visa: You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu
  • Tips for Guide and Porter
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CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical InformationThe following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek. General: all season sleeping bag and down jacket (we can provide if you need it, but has to be returned after the trek), duffle bag (we provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek), a wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a musthave for morning and evenings above 3,000m), daypack Head / ears / eyewear: a pair of half gloves, a warmer hat that covers the ears, sunglasses, neckwarmer, sunscreen, headlamp and an extra set of batteries Hands: pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer), warmer shell gloves and liner Upper body: long sleeve tshirts, thermal tops, wool jacket or pullover, sports bras for women and girls, water and windproof shell jacket Lower body: thermal underwear (especially trousers), windproof and waterproof trousers, warmer trousers, comfortable trekking pants, extra casual sport pants Footwear: a pair of good waterproof trekking boots, pair of sandals, 45 pairs of woolen socks, sock liners, light shoes and sneakers First aid kits and medicines, assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred), blister treatment cream or similar, insect / antiitch ointment, ibuprofen or other painrelief medication, diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness), warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage, water purifying pills. Please note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal firstaid kit as well. Miscellaneous: 4 passport size photos with original passport, water bottle & filter, flight details, bathroom kit (should include toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.) Extra things: comfortable trekking poles, quality energy dry foods (up to you), power bank and music players, camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • 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.

     

  • How much will a trip to Nepal cost?

    How much you spend in Nepal is largely decided by things you want to do in the country. A 5-day trekking trip in Nepal can start from as little at USD 400 per person. A weekend-long safari in Chitwan National Park is available at less than USD 200.

    On average, seven days in Nepal with accommodation and some or all meals included costs anywhere between USD 700 to USD 1500 per person. Good rooms at hotels in Nepal range from USD 25 to over USD 150 per person, per night, while around USD 1.5 a day can buy you three meals in decent restaurants. 

  • 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. 

  • 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 Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.

     

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