Kanchenjunga circuit trekking

Kanchenjunga circuit trekking

Kanchenjunga circuit trekking is one of the challenging treks in Kanchenjunga region. Kanchenjunga circuit trek is adventure trekking in Nepal to explore the  third highest mountain on the planet. Kanchenjunga hiking through the  Kanchenjunga conservation area Project (KCAP) with geographical remoteness indigenous valley. Kanchenjunga circuit trek known as a  Kanchenjunga base camp hiking  include the Pangpema base camp and Oktang base camp. Trekking in Kanchenjunga circuit  offer beautiful Himalayan views of Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586 m  Mt. Lhotse 8516 m , Mt. Makalu 8463 m, Jhanu Himal , Nepal peak, Tibetan monasteries, mixed culture with rhododendrons forest.  Kanchenjunga means five treasures of the great snow which is in reference to the five summits that make up Kanchenjunga trekking become more popular.

Kanchenjunga circuit trekking tour is longest adventure treks in Nepal for  discover the wilderness and beautiful valley of  Nepal’s eastern regions Himalayan zone. Autumn and spring season is best time treks in Kanchenjunga circuit. Trekking in Kanchenjunga base camp categorized as control / restricted trekking destination in Nepal and minimum two person participant required to obtain the special Kanchenjunga trekking permit through the government registered Nepal trekking companies.  Minimum three weeks holidays required to do the both Kanchenjunga base camp trekking with best mountains vistas of whole Kanchenjunga trekking trails.  Kanchenjunga trek trails is less teeming trekking route comparing other trekking destination  such as Everest , Annapurna and langtang region.HJT generate Kanchenjunga circuit hiking itinerary in well designed but trip may extend as per trekkers choice. Kanchenjunga circuit treks distance approximatley 223km from Taplejung. 

Kanchenjunga circuit trek commence at Basantapur after 6-7 hours drive from Dharan. Minimum two days required for overland transportation from Kathmandu . Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s guide led you through beautiful village of Chauki Bhanjyang Dovan sekathum Amjelasa Gyapla Gunsa Lhonak and finally reach at Kanchenjunga pangpema base camp ( southern base camp) then trail return to the Gunsa village & heading through sele le pass / Mirgin la pass 4674m to Kanchenjunga Oktang base camp ( northern base camp). Kanchenjunga circuit trekkign map has  well mentioned for relevant areas details. Trail continue descend via Andaphedi Yamphudin Lali kharka Phuphe danda & finally reach at Suketar then by bus or by flight back to Kathmandu.

 Kanchenjunga circuit trekking Major Highlights

* Kanchenjunga circuit trekking explore the wilderness and remoteness of  eastern region Himalayan.
* Kanchenjunga circuit trek is less crowded trekking route of Nepal with best views of Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586m, Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Makalu 8463m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Jhanu Himal, Nepal peak, Bokta peak and Tibetan Himalayan range.
* Hiking through Kanchenjunga conservation area project with exploration of  indigenous valley and assemble with the great Himalayan trails.
* Kanchenjunga circuit treks discover both Kanchenjunga base camp ( Kanchenjunga Oktang and pangpema base camp) through the green forest and rocky mountains hills.  

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How difficult is Kanchenjunga circuit trek ?

Kanchenjunga circuit trek is challenging and exciting trekking tour in Kanchenjunga. Good physical is required for the trip. Kanchenjunga base camp trek  gradually ascend  from low level elevation from  Basantapur 2234m   so trekkers continuation doable this trip without any difficulties.

When is the best time to do the Kanchenjunga base camp  trek ?

Autumn (from mid-September to November and Spring (March to May) are the best time to do  Kanchejunga base camp trek  but we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange around the year as per your holiday frame .. June to August (monsoon) is the rainy months  and Himalayan views may not clear and trekking trails are slippery . Winter season (December – February) is too cold and temperature almost minus

How many hours need to walk each day?

Minimum 5-6 hours need to walk each day except the Selele la pass 5167m (8-9 hours) but it is depend on the your speed but HJT team always suggest walk slow but continuation that make sense to reach the Kanchenjunga circuit treks   destination . Kanchenjunga circuit  trek map has also clear vision one to next destination. 


Kanchenjunga circuit trekking itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu 1334m, Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s representative will transfer to hotel , Kanchenjunga  circuit trekking briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: After breakfast, Himalaya Journey tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath : visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the best Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley etc and prepare for the Kanchenjunga trekking because this day is required to make Kanchenjunga trekking permit with original passport. Overnight at kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu drive bus to Dharan Bazaar 1540m.Drive approximately 6-7 hours

Day 04: Dharan Bazaar drive bus to Basantpur 2200m .Drive approximately 6-7 hours

Day 05: Basantapur Trek to Gupha pokhari 1876m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 06: Gupha Pokhari trek to Dobhan 1567m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 07: Dobhan trek to Chhirwa 1190m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 08: Chhirwa trek to Sekathum 1640m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 09: Sekathum trek to Amjilessa 2490m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 10: Amjilessa trek to Gyapla /Kyapra 2730m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 11: Gyapla /Kypra trek to Gunsa village 3430m . walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 12: Acclimatization or rest day in Gunsa village. During this day you can hike up to the selele pass base camp.

Day 13: Gunsa trek to  Lhonak 4790m. walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 14: Lhonak trek to Pang pema 5140m. (northern Base Camp) walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 15: Pang Pema trek to Lhonak 4790m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 16: Lhonak trek to Gunsa 3430m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 17: Gunsa trek to Sinion/ selele Phedi 3546m . walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 18: Sinion /selele phedi via Selele pass 4854m trek to Tseram 3870m walk approximately 6-7 hours

Day 19: Tseram trek to Kanchenjunga Oktang Base camp back to Ramche 4620m . walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 20: Ramche trek to Torontan 3256m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 21: Torontan Trek to  Yamphudin 1810m . walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 22: Yamphudin trek to Kande Bhanjang 2134m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 23: Kande Bhanjang trek Lali Kharka 2213m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 24: Lali Kharka trek to Suketar / Taplejung Bazaar 1824m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 25: Taplejung Bazaar drive to  Ilam Bazaar 1667m. Drive approximately 5-6 hours

Day 26: Ilam Bazaar drive to Kathmandu. Drive approximately 6-7 hours.

Day 27: After breakfast, Relaxing or shopping with own activities than in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at Kathmandu in Hotel

Day 28: After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities , Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition's representative will drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journeys or if you have time to stay in Nepal will arrange any other trip such as Chitwan Junlge safari tour, Lumbini tour, Chitwan jungle safari tour , river rafting etc.

Kanchenjunga circuit trekking Cost: 

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Service includes:-

  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel.
  • Three night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis ( 3 star category hotel) on twin sharing as mentioned in itinerary
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder trekking Guide.
  • Trekking porter /sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking.(two person will get one trekking sherpa/ porter)
  • Kathmandu Dharan Bazaar overland transportation by bus as mentioned in itinerary
  • Dharan Bazaar to Basantapur overland transportation by bus as mentioned in itinerary 
  • Trekking accomodation in tea house / Lodge entire the trekking tour 
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
  • Kanchenjunga trekking permit 
  • Kanchennjunga conservation area project permit (KCAP permit) 
  • Taplejung Ilam bazaar overland transportation by bus as mentioned in itinerary
  • Ilam bazaar to Kathmandu overland transportation by bus as mentioned in itinerary 
  • Kathmandu valley tour with tour guide as mentioned in itinerary 
  • Kathmandu valley tour with private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary 
  • All program as mentioned in itinerary
  • Overland transportation
  • Trekking guide both way flight ticket
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff. ( Trekking guide,  and porters)
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.Government Tax and office service charge.
  • Airport drop

Service Excludes:-

  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • International flight ticket
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal -  approx. US$ 24. al equipments
  • High risk medical insurance
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
  • Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls
  • Hot drinks, Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Purely personal nature expenses
  • Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected).

Kanchenjunga circuit trekking Equipments

  • Trekking Bag pack.
  • Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Trekking stick.
  • Trekking Hat, cat
  • Trekking woollen cap.
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock .
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of Trekking shirts .
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Sun cream.


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Useful Information:

Kanchenjunga circuit trekking is one of the most popular trekking route in Kanchenjunga region. Kanchenjunga circuit trek known as Kanchenjunga base camp trek include both Pangpema base camp & Oktang base camp. Kanchenjunga trek offer beautiful Himalayan views of  Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586m, Mt. Lhotse 8516, Mt. Makalu 8463m, Jhanu Himal , Nepal peak, Tibetan monasteries, mixed culture with rhododendrons forest. 

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