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- Accommodations in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
- Airport – hotel -airport picks up and drops by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
- All land transportation as per itinerary
- All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners)oneitem Menu.
- An experienced Government license holder guide.
- assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porters) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Suketar -Kathmandu)
- Go for Nepal duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) if required.
- Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
- Excess baggage charges.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (Due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (And also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, bar bills during the trekking, Battery recharge of camera or mobile, extra porters if you wish to take, mineral water, Shower etc.)
- Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
- Travel Insurance
- Travel, Trekking and Helicopter Rescue insurance.
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Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft).
From Kathmandu Airport, you will move to the hotel. One of our team members will take you to the hotel. He will inform you about the day program. Later, in the evening, you will meet with your guide and end your day with a delicious welcome dinner organized by the company.
Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation.
Today, you will go guided sightseeing tour. You will visit different UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhnath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After a short tour, you will prepare for the trek along with your guide.
Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (2,420m/7938ft) and drive to Taplejung; 45 min flight & 9 hours drive.
Today, you will take an early morning flight to Bhadrapu. From here, you will drive to Taplejung. The drive will be long so bare yourself and don't forget to pack snacks. On the way, you will get to see scenic views.
Taplejung to Lalikharka (2,265m/7,431ft); 4/5 hrs trek.
From today, you will begin trekking. The first stop is Lalikhaka, a beautiful village. This village is located in Panchthar District in eastern Nepal. The trail will include simultaneous ascent and descent through lush green forests.
Lalikharka to Kheswa (2,120m/6,955ft); 5/6 hrs trek.
The trail descends to Phundrawa and then steeply ascends to Yangpang. From here, you will continue ascending to Phumphe Danda. Further, you will climb through forests and villages to Khesewa.
Kesewa to Mamankhe (1,785m/5,856ft); 5/6 hrs trek.
The trail heads to Kabeli Khola and passes through forests. Crossing a small stream, you will walk through small villages and reach Mamankhe. On the way, you will get to see beautiful views of the Himalayan mountains.
Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m/6824ft); 4/5 hrs.
Most parts of the trail ascend along the Kabeli Khola. On the way, you will get to see stunning views of streams, waterfalls, and lush forests. Further, you will cross a small suspension bridge and pass through a settlement area and reach Yamphudin.
Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft); 7/8 hrs.
Trekking through terraced farms and green meadows, you will continue trekking. The superb views of Himalayan mountains will accompany you throughout the trail. Further, you will trek along the Amji Khola, and cross Lassuya Bhanjyang and reach Tortong.
Tortong to Cheram (3,870m/12,696ft); 2/3 hrs.
After breakfast, you will gradually move towards Cherma. The trail will move along Simbuwa Khola, and further, goes through beautiful Lalung Valley. You will get to see a wonderful view of Tuplung Peak on the way. The trail also passes by dense rhododendron forests along with offering a stunning view of Yalung Glacier and take you to Cherma.
Cheram: Acclimatization and Rest.
Today is a rest day to acclimate your body with the increased altitude. You will go on small hikes and explore the village. if you want, you can also trek to the viewpoint from where you will get to witness superb views of Kabaru Peak and Rathong Peak.
Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche) (4,580m/15,026ft); 3/4 hrs.
The trail ascends and leads you to the snout of Yalung Glacier. From here, you will pass through a valley enjoying a beautiful view of the snow-capped mountains. Further, passing through small Lapsang, you will reach Ramche.
Ramchaur (Ramche) to Yalung Base Camp (4500m) and back to Cheram; 3/4 hrs.
The trail moves further up the valley. Following a stream, you will ascend on a moraine top. Soon, you will get to see the south face of Kanchenjunga and Jannu Himal. The trail will take you to the Oktang monastery and ascend to Yalung Base Camp. The view from here is mesmerizing. After spending some time, you will descend to Cherma for a night stay.
Cheram to Sele La (4,290m/ 14,074ft); 6/7 hrs.
Today, you will cross four passes. The trail will ascend to Sinelapche Bhanjyang and head towards Mirgin La Pass. Further, the trail will move to Sinion La Pass and take you to Sele La Pass.
Sele La to Ghunsa (3,595/11,794); 2/3 hrs.
Following the trail in the north, you will move towards Tangbgharma Danda. You will come across a chorten decorated with prayer flags. From here, the trail becomes steeper. You will descend through lovely forest birch, pine, and rhododendron forest to reach Ghunsa.
Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m/13,287ft); 5/6 hrs.
Trekking along a riverbank, you will pass through meadows covered with wildflowers. Further, crossing pine and rhododendron forests, you will pass a bridge at Rampuk Kharka. You will then pass by a waterfall and landslide ara. The trail then gets a little tricky and takes you to Kambachen.
Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,682ft); 5/6 hrs.
It is going to be a challenging day today. Trekking through the rugged field along a riverbank, you will reach a waterfall. You will then cross a bridge and reach the Ramtang monastery. The trail will take you near the landslide section that you will cross and descend to a river near Lhonak.
Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema (5,143/16,873ft); 6/7 hrs.
You will ascend along enormous Kanchenjunga Glacier. On the way, you will get to see stunning views of Jannu Himal, Mt. Kanchenjunga, and several other Himalayan mountains. Later, you will get to Pangpema for a night stay.
Pangpema to Lhonak; 3/4 hrs.
Retracing the same route, you will trek back to Lhonak to spend the night.
Lhonak to Ghunsa (3,475m/11,400ft); 6/7 hrs.
After having breakfast, you will descend to Ghunsa passing by Kambachen. The trail will be the same as before.
Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,572ft); 5/6 hrs.
The trail drops down to Phale and passes through numerous Manes, monasteries and juniper forests. Further, the trail descends and crossing a bridge over Chhundatangka Khola, you will reach Gyabla. Crossing another bridge over Sumbung Khola, you will arrive at Amjilosa.
Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m/4,166ft); 6/7 hrs.
Passing through a beautiful waterfall and settlement of Solima, you will cross a suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola. The trail then takes you to another suspension bridge that you will cross over Ghunsa Khola and reach Sukathum. You will then trek through many villages and follow Tamor Nadi to reach Chirwa.
Chirwa to Taplejung via Mitlung (921m/3,020 m); 7/8 hrs.
After having a warm breakfast, you will trek towards Mitlung. It is a beautiful village abundant in flora and greenery.
Taplejung to Bhadrapur; 9 hrs.
You will drive to Bhadrapur by bus. The drive will be long and scenic.
Fly to Kathmandu.
Today, you will fly back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will head to the hotel. You can do whatever you want for the rest of the day. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.
As per your flight departure time, you will get moved to the International Airport for your flight back home.
More about this tour
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek will present to you the untouched natural heritage of Nepal. From the world's third-highest mountain to the stunning glacier and rich culture, you will find everything during the trek. The gorgeous landscape view will keep you company and motivate you to move further. Likewise, the panoramic views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Makalu (8,201m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Tent Peak (7,365 m), Jongsong (7,483 m), Kabru (7,353 m), etc. will increase the beauty of the trek.
Kanchenjunga Circuit landmark
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek will take you through Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, the habitat of various flora & fauna. Likewise, South Base Camp and North Base Camps are two of the major landmarks of this trek. You can choose one of them or if you want you can trek to both base camp. The Pangpema View Point (5,388 m) in North Base Camp is more adventurous and rich in vegetation & wildlife than the South Base camp.
Culture & Ethnic Diversity
Trekking in the Kanchenjunga region will allow you to experience diverse cultures and traditions. You will get to see many ethnic groups during your stay in the teahouse/guesthouse. You will get to taste their food and know their language. Brahmins and Chhetris reside in the lower parts, whereas you will meet Limbu and Sherpa at the upperparts.
People here are kind and friendly and can speak understandable English as well. As you move further, you will notice the Tibetan lifestyle and food. On the way, you will come across several stupas and Bihar as well.
The trail will present you variety of landscape and vegetation. Beginning from the low land of Terai, you will pass through coniferous forests, grasslands, and meadows. You will trek in Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, which is a global eco-region according to World Wildlife Fund. This area is home to numerous wildlife like musk deer, red panda, snow leopard, black bear, red pheasant, etc.
As the trail moves up, you will trek through beautiful rhododendron, fir, bamboo, pine, juniper, and hemlock forests. Moreover, this region has 69 species of orchids. The enchanting sounds of birds and wildlife will add zest of wilderness in this adventurous trek.
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek difficulty
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a difficult trek. The unique terrain and remoteness of the region makes the trekking difficult. As the altitude increases, the difficulty level will also increase. The trail is demanding. You have to walk for around 6 to 7 hours on a daily basis. However, with proper guidance and expertise, you will be able to complete this trek successfully.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
Altitude sickness becomes a major issue while going on a high altitude journey. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is also a high altitude trek that will take you above 5,000 meters, which involves chances of altitude sickness. Therefore, it is very important to acclimatize properly between the trek. Also, drinking plenty of water can keep you away from AMS.
Transportation and Bag Pack
The trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and then to Taplejung. From here, you will pass through several beautiful villages and cross different passes.
Here is the list of things that you should carry during Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek:
- Pair of hiking pants and casual pants
- Thermal Wears
- Breathable Underwears
- Trekking shoes/socks
- Rain jacket
- Sun hat
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking Pole
- First aid kit
- Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
- Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)
Food and Accommodation during Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
During Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking, you will stay in a guesthouse or teahouse. The rooms will be small and cozy. You can find a single bedroom, double bedroom, and a triple bedroom. The facilities will be basic but enough to spend a night.
For food, you can easily find Dal Bhat Tarkari and Thukpa in most of the villages. Some places do offer dishes like momo, macaroni, and pasta. Green vegetables, milk, meat, eggs, tea, etc can be found as well but will cost higher than the usual price.
Best Season to go on Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (October to November) is the best time to go on the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. The stable weather and clear sky make the journey less difficult and joyful. The temperature is also not too cold or hot.
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek cost
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek cost depends on the services you are using during the trek. You can check our cost includes and excludes to know more in detail about the cost. We assure you that with us, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition, you will get the comprehensive cost. Contact us for further information.
- Carry extra cash as there will be no ATMs on the trail or villages
- Make sure to take out insurance
- Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated
- Get a good map
- Carefully follow the lead of your guide
- Walk slowly & safely