Kanchanjunga Circuit Trek
Kanchanjunga Circuit Trek
Kanchanjunga Circuit Trek
Kanchanjunga Circuit Trek
Kanchanjunga Circuit Trek

Duration 25 days
Group Any
Activities Treking & Hiking

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is one of the most famous treks in Nepal. Every year, thousands of hikers go to the Kanchenjunga circuit. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m) is the third highest peak in the world. It is one of the unexplored and intact hiking routes in the eastern part of Nepal. The trekking in Kanchenjunga is a very pleasant path that offers us beautiful snow-capped mountains, a landscape and an exotic panoramic view of the Himalayas. You can enjoy different types of snowy peaks and snowy peaks of more than 8,000 m and less than 8,000 m, such as Mount. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Makalu (8,201 m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m) etc.

The word Kanchenjunga comes from the Tibetan word Chen gangs mdzod lnga meaning "The five treasures of snow", which refers to the five peaks that form Kanchenjunga. The highlight of the trip is the Mt. Kanchenjunga, which is the third highest mountain in the world at 8586 meters above sea level. Since then, the stroll to Kanchenjunga is more remote and less crowded than other popular excursions such as those in the Everest and Annapurna region. The trek to Kanchenjunga is a special and unforgettable destination for hikers because of its landscape and its incredible topography. We can see an impressive wildlife during the walk, such as the snow leopard, the musk deer, the red panda, etc.

Kanchenjunga Trekking trail has more exciting and challenging daredevil and popular organizing trip to situated in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area which is spread over 2,035m sq km from enrich in wildlife diversities also many threatened species of birds such as Impedance Pheasant, Red –Billed blue Magpie, Shy Dragon, Amphibian and Mammals are found in this region and preserved including Snow-leopard, Himalayan black Bear, Musk Deer, Red Panda etc. This trek also includes steamy jungles to massive glaciers and also a chance to see the flora and fauna throughout the trip. This trek will give you sense of relaxation and satisfaction that will make you wanting for more.

Facts and highlights of the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek:

1. Mt Kanchenjunga- Third highest peak in the world.

2. Popular organizing trip to situated in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area.

3. Tibetan hospitality.

4. Traditional Nepali cultures.

5. Distance and preserved natural heritage.

6. Wildlife such as Snow leopard, musk deer, red panda, etc.

7. Different landscapes from forests to meadows.

8. Snowy mountains above 8000m.

9. Kanchenjunga Glacier and many more.

10. Rivers and waterfalls all along the trip.

Itineries

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
  • Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation
  • Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (2,420m/7938ft), Drive to Taplejung; 45 min flight & 9 hours’ drive
  • Day 4: Taplejung to Lalikharka (2265m/7,431ft): 4 – 5 hours trek
  • Day 5: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m/6,955ft): 5 - 6 hours trek
  • Day 6: Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m/5,856ft): 5 - 6 hours trek
  • Day 7: Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m/6824ft): 4 -5 hours
  • Day 8: Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft): 7 -8 hours
  • Day 9: Tortong to Cheram (3,870m/12,696ft): 2 -3 hours
  • Day 10: Cheram: Acclimatization and Rest
  • Day 11: Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche) (4,580m/15,026ft): 3 – 4 hours
  • Day 12: Ramchaur (Ramche) to Yalung Base Camp (4500m), back to Cheram: 3 – 4 hours
  • Day 13: Cheram to Sele La (4290m/ 14,074ft): 6 -7 hours
  • Day 14: Sele La to Ghunsa (3,595/11,794): 2 -3 hours
  • Day 15: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m/13,287ft): 5 -6 hours
  • Day 16: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,682ft): 5 -6 hours
  • Day 17: Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema (5,143/16,873ft): 6 -7 hours
  • Day 18: Pangpema to Lhonak: 3 – 4 hours
  • Day 19: Lhonak to Ghunsa (3475m/11,400ft): 6 -7 hours
  • Day 20: Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,572ft): 5 -6 hours
  • Day 21: Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m/4,166ft): 6 -7 hours
  • Day 22: Chirwa to Taplejung via Mitlung (921m/3020 m): 7 -8 hours trek
  • Day 23: Taplejung to Bhadrapur: 9 hours’ drive
  • Day 24: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 25: Final departure
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

    Today you’ll arrive at Kathmandu international airport. Our agent will pick you and take you to the respective hotel where you refresh and rest. All the necessary information of tour provided in hotel. In the evening a welcome dinner will be hosted by Taleju Adventure. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation

    We visit Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Bouddhanath Stupa, all of which are World Heritage Sites. The Durbar Square highlights the life of royalty in antiquity. The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the monkey temple and the Bouddhanath stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At evening, we introduce ourselves to our fellow participants and discuss our trip to the Everest Base Camp. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (2,420m/7938ft), Drive to Taplejung; 45 min flight & 9 hours’ drive

    From Kathmandu, we take an early flight to Bhadrapur, located in the Mechi area of southeastern Nepal. We will take a little break here for tea or coffee then we drive to Taplejung. Overnight in Taplejung.

    Day 4: Taplejung to Lalikharka (2265m/7,431ft): 4 – 5 hours trek

    On day 4 today here we will go to Lalikharka after 5 hours of walking. Lalikharka is a beautiful village in the district of Panchthar in the Mechi area in eastern Nepal. It is a simultaneous ascent and descent on a road that runs mainly through leafy forests to Lalikharkha. We will spend the night at Lalikharkha.

    Day 5: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m/6,955ft): 5 - 6 hours trek

    We start our trek to Khesewa after early morning breakfast. It is especially an easy descent to Phundrawa. From here we begin our ascent. It is a steep climb to Yangpang, from where we climb regularly to Phumphe Danda, then another climb to Khesewa. Our walk will be through forests and small towns. We will spend the night in Khesewa.

    Day 6: Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m/5,856ft): 5 - 6 hours trek

    After breakfast, we start our trek to Kabeli Khola. Then we take a path that crosses forests before crossing a small stream. On the way, we enjoy a breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks as we cross several beautiful villages before arriving at Mamankhe. We will spend the night in Mamankhe.

    Day 7: Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m/6824ft): 4 -5 hours

    Today's walk will be mainly uphill in an easy way, along which we will walk mainly by Kabeli Khola. During the walk, we also admire the beautiful ridge behind the stream. We continue our walk and admire a beautiful waterfall nearby. After walking for a while, we cross a small suspension bridge. We then cross small settlements before arriving at Yamphudin to spend the night.

    Day 8: Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft): 7 -8 hours

    We start our walk on a path commonly used by the villagers and we pass by farms on terraces and green meadows. On the way, we have the constant company of the Himalayas to enjoy. Our walk will be along a path with the Amji Khola. We also had to pass Lassiya Bhanjyang before arriving in Tortong. Overnight in Tortong.

    Day 9: Tortong to Cheram (3,870m/12,696ft): 2 -3 hours

    We begin our constant ascent to Cheram after breakfast. Our path is right next to Simbuwa Khola. We enjoy walking in the beautiful Lalung Valley and we have the Tuplung summit for the company to the fullest of our current trip. We cross a thick forest of rhododendrons and enjoy the magnificence of the Yalung glacier. Night in Cheram.

    Day 10: Cheram: Acclimatization and Rest

    We spend a day in Cheram, which will help us get used to the high altitude. We can spend the rest of the day resting and participating in short walks. We can explore the surroundings of the Yalung glacier. There is also a point of view for the peaks of Kabaru and Rathong. Night in Cheram.

    Day 11: Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche) (4,580m/15,026ft): 3 – 4 hours

    We start our short walk after breakfast. From Cheram, we climb some time before arriving at the Yalung glacier canyon. It is a beautiful walk along a valley path. We also appreciate the views of several peaks of the Himalayas. We cross a small settlement of Lapsang before arriving at Ramche. Night in Ramche.

    Day 12: Ramchaur (Ramche) to Yalung Base Camp (4500m), back to Cheram: 3 – 4 hours

    From Ramche, we climb the valley. Then we follow a stream before climbing to the top of the moraine until we face the south face of Kanchenjunga. We walk further to see the Jannu Himal. We continue our walk to the Oktang Monastery. From there, we climb higher and reach the base camp of Yalung. The view from the base camp is extraordinary. Kumbakarna (Jannu), Nyukla Lachung and other peaks of the Himalayas are nearby. We then climb down and spend the night in Cheram.

    Day 13: Cheram to Sele La (4290m/ 14,074ft): 6 -7 hours

    We start our walk after breakfast. We cross four passes today starting with Sinelapche Bhanjyang. After crossing the pass, we continue towards the Col de Mirgin La. We continue the walk and we arrive at the pass of Sinion La, which is not far away. From here we move upwards to the Sele La pass. The prayer flags are hung on the steepest sections of the trail, very close to the Sele La pass. Overnight in Sele La.

    Day 14: Sele La to Ghunsa (3,595/11,794): 2 -3 hours

    We start our walk after breakfast. We walk north with Tangbgharma Danda nearby. We arrive at a chorten marked by prayer flags that marks the beginning of a steep path. We descend through the rhododendron, birch and pine forests before reaching Ghunsa. It is a beautiful village with houses with dark and worn pine walls and Buddhist prayer flags. Night in Ghunsa.

    Day 15: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m/13,287ft): 5 -6 hours

    From Ghunsa, we walk further north along the river bank which offers us a magnificent mountain scenery. We cross meadows filled up with beautiful wild flowers, then cross forests of rhododendrons and pines. We cross a bridge at Rampuk Kharka, then pass a waterfall and cross the delicate part of a landslide. After crossing the landslide area, we begin to see the spectacular view of Mt. Jannu. By exploring further and approaching the challenging mountain trail, we finally arrive in Kambachen. Night in Kambachen.

    Day 16: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,682ft): 5 -6 hours

    Today will be another difficult day and it is necessary to start early. We walk through rocky fields and large rocks on the hill to the river bank and arrive to a waterfall. Then we cross a bridge to the Ramtang monastery. Then we find a section of landslides that we must cross at a constant rate before descending towards the river and finally reaching Lhonak. Overnight in Lhonak.

    Day 17: Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema (5,143/16,873ft): 6 -7 hours

    From Lhonak, we walk to the base camp of Kanchenjunga. Our path runs through the gigantic Kanchenjunga glacier. After passing Pangpema, we return to the base camp of Kanchenjunga. The view from the base camp is extraordinary. Mount Kanchenjunga, Jannu Himal and other peaks of the Himalayas are ours to admire the beauty of this trek. We will go down to Pangpema to spend the night.

    Day 18: Pangpema to Lhonak: 3 – 4 hours

    From Pangpema, we return to Lhonak. Overnight in Lhonak.

    Day 19: Lhonak to Ghunsa (3475m/11,400ft): 6 -7 hours

    From Lhonak, we descend to Ghunsa through Kambache. It's the same route we took when we climbed. Overnight in Ghunsa.

    Day 20: Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,572ft): 5 -6 hours

    From Ghunsa, we descend towards Phale. We cross several Manes and a nearby monastery. We cross juniper forests and arrive at Phale. From there, the descent is regular towards Gyabla. We cross a bridge over Chhundatangka Khola to get to Gyabla. As we continue our walk, we see a nearby waterfall. We also cross a suspension bridge in Sumbung Khola before reaching Amjilosa. Night in Amjilosa.

    Day 21: Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m/4,166ft): 6 -7 hours

    After walking for a while, we see a beautiful waterfall nearby. We continue our walk and we pass through a small village of Solima before crossing a suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola. We cross then another suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola and arrived at Sukathum. Our road crosses several villages and followed by Thunsa Khola and Tamor Nadi before arriving at Chirwa. Night in Chirwa.

    Day 22: Chirwa to Taplejung via Mitlung (921m/3020 m): 7 -8 hours trek

    After a wonderful time in Chirwa, we head towards the Taplejung for an 8-hour hike. The hiking trails along the road to Mitlung which offers optimal vegetation, flora and fauna and picturesque villages. Overnight at Taplejung.

    Day 23: Taplejung to Bhadrapur: 9 hours’ drive

    We move from Taplejung to Bhadrapur by bus. The trip will last 9 hours.

    Day 24: Fly to Kathmandu

    Our incredible trip to the Kanchenjunga circuit comes to an end today. There will be a farewell dinner organized by the Taleju Adventure at night to celebrate the successful completion of our Kanchenjunga Circuit. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Day 25: Final departure

    We check our stuff once again before leaving for the airport. A representative from the Taleju Adventure will pick us up at the hotel and drop us off at the airport three hours before the scheduled flight.

    As Per Taleju

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