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OVERVIEW

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek 

  • Region -  Nepal

  • Duration - 22 Days

  • Grade - Moderate - Difficult

  • Max Altitude -  5143m/16,875ft

  • Best Season - Spring & Autumn

 

Mount Kanchenjunga 8,586m is the third highest peak in the world. This is one of the unexplored and virgin trekking routes located in the eastern part of Nepal. Trekking in Kanchenjunga is a pleasing experience that offers wonderful snow-capped mountains, stunning landscape, and exotic scenic view of the Himalayas. You can enjoy the breath-taking views of peaks above 8,000m such as Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Makalu (8,201m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516m).

 

Kanchenjunga Trekking route can be used from Nepal and Sikkim side too, where we can find many mysterious stories on Himalayan Yeti. Kanchenjunga trek is a special and unforgettable destination among the trekkers because of its landscape, an amazing topography of the land. We can see massive wildlife during the trek such as snow Leopard, Musk deer, Red Panda, and many more. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is spread over 2,035m sq. km and enriched with wildlife and many rare species of birds. Passing along this trekking trail will provide us with remarkable mountain valleys with their amazing culture, traditions of the local inhabitants, magnificent views of the frozen lake, crystal clear stream, Oktang (Yalung) glacier, an amazing ascend of Rathong and Kabru, glacial excursion around Ramche, etc are the best of the Kanchenjunga trekking trail.     

 

ITINERARY

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive at Kathmandu (1400m/4590ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 02 - Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Taplejung (1700m/5580ft)

 

Day 03 - Trek from Taplejung to Chirwa (1280m/4200ft)

 

Day 04 - Trek from Chirwa to Sekathum (1650m/5415ft)

 

Day 05 - Trek from Sekathum to Amjilosa (2310m/7580ft)

 

Day 06 - Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla (2750m/9020ft)

 

Day 07 - Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3550m/11,650ft)

 

Day 08 - Ghunsa – Acclimatization and Rest Day

 

Day 09 - Trek from Ghunsa to Khambachen (4050m/13,290ft)

 

Day 10 - Trek from Khambachen to Lhonak (4780m/15,680ft)

 

Day 11 - Trek from Lhonak to Pangpema North Base Camp (5390m/17,685ft) and back to Lhonak

 

Day 12 - Trek from Lhonak to Ghunsa (3550m/11,650ft)

 

Day 13 - Trek from Ghunsa to Sele Le Base Camp (4200m/13,780ft)

 

Day 14 - Trek from Sele Le Base Camp to Tseram (3870m/15,680ft) via Sinion La

 

Day 15 - Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4580m/15,025ft) to Oktang South Base Camp (4750m/15,585ft) and descend back to Tseram

 

Day 16 - Trek from Tseram to Tortong (3000m/9840ft)

 

Day 17 - Trek from Tortong to Yamphudin (2100m/6890ft)

 

Day 18 - Trek from Yamphudin to Khewang (1400m/4590ft)

 

Day 19 - Trek from Khewang to Khandenba (1740m/5710ft)

 

Day 20 - Drive from Khandenba to Bhadrapur and Check-in to the Hotel

 

Day 21 - Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu. Rest and overnight in the Hotel

 

Day 22 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

COST TERM

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Cost

Cost Inclusions

  • Roundtrip airfare between Kathmandu - Bhadrapur - Kathmandu

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop

  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis

  • All hotel accommodation in Bhadrapur as per itinerary on Bed & Breakfast basis

  • All Accommodation while trekking in Tea House/ Camping 

  • Full board meals during the trek in tea houses/lodges (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

  • Welcome Dinner with Protrek Adventure team

  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits – Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit (KCAP), Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card and entry fee

  • All ground transportation during the trip as per Itinerary

  • Transfers from Bhadrapur to Illam to Taplejung & return Khandenba to Bhadrapur

  • Mountaineering qualified & professional Trek Leader

  • Experienced, English-speaking & government-licensed trekking guide

  • A comprehensive First-Aid medical kit

  • Oxygen Cylinder in case of emergency (carried by your trek leader)

  • Accommodation, Food, Wages, Insurance of trekking guides and porters

  • Insurance for all our Nepalese Staffs during the trek

  • All government and local taxes 

 

Cost Exclusions

  • Nepal entry Visa fee

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Drinking water bottles, hot showers, Wi-Fi, charging batteries

  • Insurance and Any emergency evacuation charge

  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc

  • Mules/Porters for carrying personal luggage

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusions

  • Tips for Guide, Porters and Staff

 

Registering for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Eligibility: Is this trek suitable for me?

Kanchenjunga Circuit trek is graded as a challenging trek. This trek helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude treks should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Trek Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 30%

We suggest that you book your Kanchenjunga Circuit trek at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at [email protected] so that we can follow up efficiently. 

 

COVID-19 Full Travel Credits

After confirmation of the trip, if you cannot travel on the booked dates due to the COVID-19 travel restriction, you can postpone the trip to a future date whichever seems safe and suitable for you. You can choose any departure date that is convenient for you and we will offer a Full Travel Credit without applying any charge. Travel Credits can be redeemed on any trip which departs within 1 year of the original departure date. It cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Travel credit can be transferred once to a friend or family member to be used against a new booking. The transfer is subject to our approval prior to the creation of the new booking.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Kanchenjunga Circuit trek booking, please e-mail us at [email protected]

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— No refund

 

HOW TO REACH

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Referencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 

TREK ESSENTIAL


Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Term
  • How to reach
  • Trek Essential
  • Fitness

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek 

  • Region -  Nepal

  • Duration - 22 Days

  • Grade - Moderate - Difficult

  • Max Altitude -  5143m/16,875ft

  • Best Season - Spring & Autumn

 

Mount Kanchenjunga 8,586m is the third highest peak in the world. This is one of the unexplored and virgin trekking routes located in the eastern part of Nepal. Trekking in Kanchenjunga is a pleasing experience that offers wonderful snow-capped mountains, stunning landscape, and exotic scenic view of the Himalayas. You can enjoy the breath-taking views of peaks above 8,000m such as Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Makalu (8,201m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516m).

 

Kanchenjunga Trekking route can be used from Nepal and Sikkim side too, where we can find many mysterious stories on Himalayan Yeti. Kanchenjunga trek is a special and unforgettable destination among the trekkers because of its landscape, an amazing topography of the land. We can see massive wildlife during the trek such as snow Leopard, Musk deer, Red Panda, and many more. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is spread over 2,035m sq. km and enriched with wildlife and many rare species of birds. Passing along this trekking trail will provide us with remarkable mountain valleys with their amazing culture, traditions of the local inhabitants, magnificent views of the frozen lake, crystal clear stream, Oktang (Yalung) glacier, an amazing ascend of Rathong and Kabru, glacial excursion around Ramche, etc are the best of the Kanchenjunga trekking trail.     

 

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive at Kathmandu (1400m/4590ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 02 - Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Taplejung (1700m/5580ft)

 

Day 03 - Trek from Taplejung to Chirwa (1280m/4200ft)

 

Day 04 - Trek from Chirwa to Sekathum (1650m/5415ft)

 

Day 05 - Trek from Sekathum to Amjilosa (2310m/7580ft)

 

Day 06 - Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla (2750m/9020ft)

 

Day 07 - Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3550m/11,650ft)

 

Day 08 - Ghunsa – Acclimatization and Rest Day

 

Day 09 - Trek from Ghunsa to Khambachen (4050m/13,290ft)

 

Day 10 - Trek from Khambachen to Lhonak (4780m/15,680ft)

 

Day 11 - Trek from Lhonak to Pangpema North Base Camp (5390m/17,685ft) and back to Lhonak

 

Day 12 - Trek from Lhonak to Ghunsa (3550m/11,650ft)

 

Day 13 - Trek from Ghunsa to Sele Le Base Camp (4200m/13,780ft)

 

Day 14 - Trek from Sele Le Base Camp to Tseram (3870m/15,680ft) via Sinion La

 

Day 15 - Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4580m/15,025ft) to Oktang South Base Camp (4750m/15,585ft) and descend back to Tseram

 

Day 16 - Trek from Tseram to Tortong (3000m/9840ft)

 

Day 17 - Trek from Tortong to Yamphudin (2100m/6890ft)

 

Day 18 - Trek from Yamphudin to Khewang (1400m/4590ft)

 

Day 19 - Trek from Khewang to Khandenba (1740m/5710ft)

 

Day 20 - Drive from Khandenba to Bhadrapur and Check-in to the Hotel

 

Day 21 - Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu. Rest and overnight in the Hotel

 

Day 22 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Cost

Cost Inclusions

  • Roundtrip airfare between Kathmandu - Bhadrapur - Kathmandu

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop

  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis

  • All hotel accommodation in Bhadrapur as per itinerary on Bed & Breakfast basis

  • All Accommodation while trekking in Tea House/ Camping 

  • Full board meals during the trek in tea houses/lodges (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

  • Welcome Dinner with Protrek Adventure team

  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits – Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit (KCAP), Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card and entry fee

  • All ground transportation during the trip as per Itinerary

  • Transfers from Bhadrapur to Illam to Taplejung & return Khandenba to Bhadrapur

  • Mountaineering qualified & professional Trek Leader

  • Experienced, English-speaking & government-licensed trekking guide

  • A comprehensive First-Aid medical kit

  • Oxygen Cylinder in case of emergency (carried by your trek leader)

  • Accommodation, Food, Wages, Insurance of trekking guides and porters

  • Insurance for all our Nepalese Staffs during the trek

  • All government and local taxes 

 

Cost Exclusions

  • Nepal entry Visa fee

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Drinking water bottles, hot showers, Wi-Fi, charging batteries

  • Insurance and Any emergency evacuation charge

  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc

  • Mules/Porters for carrying personal luggage

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusions

  • Tips for Guide, Porters and Staff

 

Registering for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Eligibility: Is this trek suitable for me?

Kanchenjunga Circuit trek is graded as a challenging trek. This trek helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude treks should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Trek Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 30%

We suggest that you book your Kanchenjunga Circuit trek at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at [email protected] so that we can follow up efficiently. 

 

COVID-19 Full Travel Credits

After confirmation of the trip, if you cannot travel on the booked dates due to the COVID-19 travel restriction, you can postpone the trip to a future date whichever seems safe and suitable for you. You can choose any departure date that is convenient for you and we will offer a Full Travel Credit without applying any charge. Travel Credits can be redeemed on any trip which departs within 1 year of the original departure date. It cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Travel credit can be transferred once to a friend or family member to be used against a new booking. The transfer is subject to our approval prior to the creation of the new booking.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Kanchenjunga Circuit trek booking, please e-mail us at [email protected]

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— No refund

 

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Referencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 


Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage

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