• Adventurous trail
  • Trek in one of the secluded regions of Nepal
  • Less traveled route
  • Trek through Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, which is home to numerous wildlife and flora
  • Get to see the wonderful landscape through the trail
  • Spend the night in fine villages, where you will experience rich culture and tradition
  • Reach the base of the world's third-highest mountain, Mt. Kanchenjunga
  • Observe stunning waterfalls and glaciers on the way
  • Witness scenic views of numerous Himalayan mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Ten Peak, etc
Trip Details

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is an adventurous journey to one of the isolated regions of Nepal. The trail will extremely beautiful and boasts a huge variety of flora & fauna. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek 25 Days is a less explored region, where the only handful of travelers travels to every year. This has immensely helped to preserve the raw nature of the region. Not only the trail is beautiful, but it also offers a rich culture and a unique lifestyle of the locals.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking will take you to the base of the world's third-highest mountain, Mt. Kanchenjunga. As the region is declared restricted by the government of Nepal, you have to take a special permit to go to Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. Moreover, you mandatory have to be in a group of two people and hire an experienced guide to get the permit. Even though this trek is less popular than other treks like Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek, but the experienced it offers if unbelievable.

We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition has designed our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek itinerary professionally including an adequate number of rest days in between the trek. We assure you that Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek 25 Days will be the most memorable journey of your life.

Be a part of this adventurous and thrilling journey with us. We will make sure you enjoy and learn in every part of the trek. We have been running Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek for years now. Contact us for further information.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft).
  • Day 02Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation.
  • Day 03Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (2,420m/7938ft) and drive to Taplejung; 45 min flight & 9 hours drive.
  • Day 04Taplejung to Lalikharka (2,265m/7,431ft); 4/5 hrs trek.
  • Day 05Lalikharka to Kheswa (2,120m/6,955ft); 5/6 hrs trek.
  • Day 06Kesewa to Mamankhe (1,785m/5,856ft); 5/6 hrs trek.
  • Day 07Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m/6824ft); 4/5 hrs.
  • Day 08Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft); 7/8 hrs.
  • Day 09Tortong to Cheram (3,870m/12,696ft); 2/3 hrs.
  • Day 10Cheram: Acclimatization and Rest.
  • Day 11Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche) (4,580m/15,026ft); 3/4 hrs.
  • Day 12Ramchaur (Ramche) to Yalung Base Camp (4500m) and back to Cheram; 3/4 hrs.
  • Day 13Cheram to Sele La (4,290m/ 14,074ft); 6/7 hrs.
  • Day 14Sele La to Ghunsa (3,595/11,794); 2/3 hrs.
  • Day 15Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m/13,287ft); 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 16Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,682ft); 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 17Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema (5,143/16,873ft); 6/7 hrs.
  • Day 18Pangpema to Lhonak; 3/4 hrs.
  • Day 19Lhonak to Ghunsa (3,475m/11,400ft); 6/7 hrs.
  • Day 20Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,572ft); 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 21Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m/4,166ft); 6/7 hrs.
  • Day 22Chirwa to Taplejung via Mitlung (921m/3,020 m); 7/8 hrs.
  • Day 23Taplejung to Bhadrapur; 9 hrs.
  • Day 24Fly to Kathmandu.
  • Day 25Final departure.
Day to Day detail itinerary

What to Expect

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the Kanchenjunga circuit trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Suketar -Kathmandu)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • duffel bag, a t-shirt with Go for Nepal logo and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • 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)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Useful Info

Himalayan Penchant

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.

Natural Aptitude

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
  • T-shirts
  • Thermal Wears
  • Breathable Underwears
  • Trekking shoes/socks
  • Rain jacket
  • Gloves
  • 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

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