Kanchanjunga circuit Trekking

Kanchanjunga circuit Trekking

  • 23 Days
  • Nepal
  • Moderate
  • Min: 2 Pax

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour in World Heritage Sites
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu – Bhadrapur/Suketar
  • Panoramic Views of Kanchanjunga and Mt.Makalu 
  • Trekking Route Open Since 1988
  • Their Traditional Culture and Life Style of ethnic groups
  • Peaceful trip through rhododendron forest and terraced fields
  • Rare Mountain animals like bear, barking deer and panda

Kanchanjunga Circuit Trekking 

Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world at (8586m/28,169ft) and is on the border between Nepal and Sikkim (India). We only cover trekking in Nepal on this site. The usual trekking destinations are the viewpoint near the climbing base camps on the south and north sides of this massive mountain. Kanchenjunga circuit trekking is getting popular these days among nature enthusiasts as it is a long adventure to the most remote and beautiful area of Himalayas in Nepal’s eastern regions. The name Kanchenjunga means five treasures of the great snow which is in reference to the five summits that make up Kanchenjunga. Since, this trekking is less crowded you will be rewarded with a unique insight into Nepali rural lifestyle and its rich culture. You will also experience every climate Nepal has to offer from steamy jungles to jumbled glaciers. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking offers it all.

We provide the closest view of the world’s third highest mount Kanchenjunga (8586m) along with other mountains. The trail of the trek follows pleasantly beautiful natural scenarios and panoramic view of high mountains. Kanchenjunga region is one of the popular remote treks in Nepal. The region has full of flora and fauna along with different wildlife and birds. Kanchenjunga Trek offers the exploration of Nepal’s eastern life to the Border of Eastern Nepal. As the trail ascends high mountains, the picturesque view of the grassy lands, rocky outgrowths and the sub-tropical forests make you feel charmed by the magic of nature. The superb scene of flowery forest of rhododendron, lilies, premolar and orchids is unforgettable along with the views of green valleys and pasture lands and terraced fields.

There is a focus on Tongba, warm millet beer served in brass-decorated wooden pots with a straw. The trek around Kanchenjunga can be done entirely as a lodge trek in September-October- November and in March-April-May. At the start and end of these periods there may be some lodges closed, particularly at higher altitudes. Always enquire before relying on these notes. There are toilets in nearly all places and phone access, limited on the south side.

Trekking in this region is also the opportunity to explore Nepal’s remote area and the life style of high mountain people. The cultural and religious practices of the remote area and their simple life style in this age of modern technology give a deep insight about their status. The economic activities and their daily routines are far more difficult than your imaginations. Hospitality of the local people and warm smile adds energy while trekking. The trekking continues to the wilderness for some days. The Trek to Kanchenjunga follows the route to the Onglakhing Glacier and Samity Lake. The ascend to the pass also provides superb scenery of Talung Glacier and the gigantic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Around view is of Kirat Chuli (7365m), Talung (7349m), Kabru (7338m), Pyramid Peak (7123m) and Rathong (6679m) etc. is breath stopping and life memorable.

Kanchenjunga Trek is to the remote area of Nepal which is very rich in its hidden beauty of the nature. Trekking in this trail needs good health and fitness. Previous experience of the trekking in high altitude can be helpful though committed trekkers with the spirit of having adventure can make trekking their life adventure while trekking in Kanchenjunga region. We have optional itinerary please see below link. 



Day to Day Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Kathmandu flight to Bhadrapur 45 minute , take Private Jeep to Ilam 4 Hours, overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Drive to Taplejung (2300m) ,7 hours, overnight at Guest house.
Day 05: Trek to Chirwa (1190m) ,7 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Sokathum (1640m) ,5 hours .
Day 07: Trek to Amjilesa (2500m) ,5 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Gyapla (2730m) ,5 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Ghunsa (3400m),5 hours.
Day 10: Acclimatization day in Ghunsa.
Day 11: Trek to Khambachen (4000m) ,5 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Lhonak (4790m) ,4 hours .
Day 13: Rest day in Lhonak via Trek to Kanchanjunga Base Camp (5140m) come back to Lhonak ,6hours, Overnight at Guest House.
Day 14: Trek Ghunsa(3400m) ,6/7 hours .
Day 15: Trek Selele Kharka (4200m), 5 hours .
Day 16: Trek to Ramche (4200m), 6/7 hours.
Day 17: Trek to Toro Tang(3410m) ,5 hours .
Day 18: Trek to Yamphudin (1690m), 5/ 6 hours .
Day 19: Trek to Kesaewa (1510m), 5 hours.
Day 20: Trek to Lalikharka (2100m), 5 hours .
Day 21: Trek to Taplejung( Suketar), 5 hours .
Day 22: Suketar flight back to Kathmandu 45 minute
Day 23: Free day /Leisure day at Kathmandu, for relaxation.
Day 24: Departure to airport for your homeland or next destination.

Option -A

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Guided sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu and preparation for trekking.
Day 03: Flight Kathmandu to Suketar (2300m), overnight at hotel.45 minute, trek to Mitlung (921m) ,2 hours
Day 04: Trek to Chirawa (1270m) 6 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Sukathum (1,576m), 5/6 hours.
Day 06:Trek to Amjilesa (2,308m), 6/7hours.
Day 07: Trek to Gyabla (2,730m), 6/7 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Gyabla (2,730m), 6/7 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Ghunsa (3,595m), 5/6 hours.
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Ghunsa.
Day 11: Trek to Khambachen (4,050m), 5/6 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Lhonak (4,780m), 5/6 hours.
Day 13: Rest Day in Lhonak Trek to Pangpema/Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5,388m), 6/7 hour. back to Lhonak , Overnight at Guest House.
Day 14: Trek to Ghunsa (3,595m), 3/4 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Sele Le Kharka (4,290m), 6 hours.
Day 16: Trek to Ramche (4,580m) ,6/7 hours.
Day 17: Rest Day in Ramche.
Day 18: Trek to Tortong (2,995m/9,824ft), 5/6 hour.
Day 19: Trek to Yamphudin (2,080m/6,822ft), 6/7 hours.
Day 20: Trek to Yang pang (1,007m/3,304ft), 6/7 hours.
Day 21: Trek to Tharpu (1,500m), 5 hour. Drive back to Ilam,3 hours.
Day 22:Drive Ilam to Bhadrapur then Flight to Kathmandu.
Day 23:Final departure, transfer to international airport for your onward destination.


Your safety is paramount concern while travelling with our agency. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the Itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep the above Itinerary, However since this adventure entails travelling in remote region of Himalaya, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of group member, unexpected Natural disaster, etc. Can all contribute to change in the itinerary? The team will try to ensure that the trips runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required on conform.

Following are included on the above package cost

  • Airport Pick up and drops by private tourist Vehicle.
  • Standard twin-sharing hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast . 
  • Sightseeing Tour with Guide , entries fees and private transfer. 
  • Domestic Flight ticket Kathmandu- Bhadrapur- Kathmandu/Kathmandu-Suketar-kathmandu.
  • Grounded transportation Bhadrapur- Ilam- Bhadrapur-Suketar by private Jeep or normal bus.
  • All accommodations in Local lodges (  Tents supply is Depend on the groups size) and Three times meals in during the treks.
  • Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag by Gorkha Adventure (If required)
  • Guide ,porters, Sherpa's salary and travel Medical Insurance During the Trekking period. 
  • Special Trekking Permit and Kanchanjunga Conservation park permit Fees. 
  • First aid Compraihandship medical kit bag.
  • Nepal government Tax, vat and local taxes 
  • Service charge.
  • Group Farewell Dinner in tipical nepalease Culrural show restaurant with Delicious Food.

Following are excluded on the above package cost.

  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days).
  • Personal trekking equipments & clothing.
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone calls & all type of hot drinks.
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc.
  • Personal nature expenses .
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Compulsory your travel and rescue insurance.
  • Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for safety measures (if required:- request by Clients)
  • Tips for guides, porter and Driver (It is Expected).

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