Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Immerse into the remote and less explored region of Nepal
  • Walk along the rivers, hilly gorges, waterfalls and alpine Valley
  • Take the photograph of picturesque surroundings from the high passes
  • Uncover the Sherpa and Tibetan Villages and their cultures
  • Get the closer views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Chang Himal, Makalu, and others

Mount Kanchenjunga stands for the second and the third highest mountains in Nepal and the world respectively. Besides, it is the first tallest mountain of India as it lies in the borders between Nepal and India. It is situated at an elevation of 8586m above sea level.

This mountain is regarded as the queen of the Himalayan peaks. Its structure is enchanting with five summits. Among them, two are totally inside Nepal and others are at the border. It was first climbed on 25 May 1955.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking in Nepal is located in a remote region. It is the less explored trekking trail in the eastern Himalayas of Nepal. It is designed for adventure-loving trekkers, which is a strenuous trek. It offers diverse natural sceneries and culturally loaded ethnic communities.

The Kanchenjunga trekking route lies in the Kanchenjunga National Park, which is a land of Snow Leopard and Himalayan Black bears. It goes through the rhododendron, oak, and chestnut forest in the high altitude, but the initial trekking area is a tropical region. Rai, Limbu, and other ethnic groups are populated in the local places.

Similarly, the different high passes, hilly gorges, waterfalls, and alpine valleys are the major attractions of this Kanchenjunga Circuit trekking trail. The Himalayan views include the Kanchenjunga and Makalu region are beautiful.

The trek begins from Suketar after having a flight to Biratnagar from Kathmandu and a drive to Philim. It goes along the Tamur and Arun Rivers. The glaciers like Kumbhakarna, Yalung, and Yamatari at the Kanchenjunga Himalayan regions are the sources of these rivers. Likewise, Phale Village is popular for handicrafts and other things made by the Tibetans.

Besides, crossing the passes like Sinon La Pass and Mirgin La Pass is interesting with the breathtaking sceneries of Mt. Makalu and the Kanchenjunga on the way which also helps to add charm to your trekking trail. After making a round trip, the trek descends to Suketar. Finally, you fly back to Kathmandu via Biratnagar.

The best time to take part in the Kanchenjunga Circuit trekking is May to June and September to October. We strictly recommend you not to join this trail during the monsoon as the routes are very slippery and roads remain blocked due to the heavy rainfall.

Rising Adventure Pvt. Ltd. is the leading organizer in the off-the-beaten route trek in Nepal. Our experienced trekking leaders have been leading for several years. Our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek itinerary is carefully designed with our experiences of guiding in the Nepal Himalayas. Please, contact us for more details.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by the representative from Rising Adventure at the arrival gate and transferred to the hotel.

    • 3 Star Hotel
    • Kathmandu
    • 1350 m
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

    This is your day for sightseeing. So, you are picked up by your tour guide from your hotel. Basically, Kathmandu Sightseeing involves the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. They are Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayabhunath Stupa, Boudhnath Stupa, and the Pashupatinath Temple. However, we also organize other sightseeing tours nearby Kathmandu in accordance with your desires like Patan and Bhaktapur Darbar Squares those too are enlisted in UNESCO.

    In the evening, Rising Adventure will discuss your trip and introduce our trekking guide as well as other members.

    • Breakfast
    • 3 Star Hotel
    • Kathmandu
    • 1350 m
  • Day 03: Fly to Biratnagar (45 min) and Drive to Philim(4-5 hrs)

    You will have a flight to Biratnagar and drive to Phidim where you are going to spend a night. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Philim
    • 1180 m
  • Day 04: Drive to Suketar (6-7 hrs)

    Today also you will have a drive to Suketar and spend a night there.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Suketar
    • 2420 m
  • Day 05: Trek to Mitlung (5-6 hrs)

    Today you are going to start your trekking. So, you will descend all the way to Mitlung through the lower part of the Kanchenjunga region bypassing and crossing the villages and rivers like Hangdewa and Tamor respectively.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Mitlung
    • 920 m
  • Day 06: Trek to Chirwa (5-6 hrs)

    Today your trail will go through the ups and downs and reach Chirwa, a beautiful village full of Limbu people. On the way, you will pass the villages like Sinwa and Tawa.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Chirwa
    • 1270 m
  • Day 07: Trek to Sukathum (5-6 hrs)

    Your trail will take you to Sukathum through the green fields and forest along the Tamor River

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Sukathum
    • 1570 m
  • Day 08: Trek to Amjilosa (5-6 hrs)

    This day is a lit bit hard as you are going to cross the gorge. So, you will walk both uphill and downhill through the forest and cross the suspension bridge too. Finally, you will reach Amjilosa

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Amjilosa
    • 2310 m
  • Day 09: Trek to Gyabla (5-6 hrs)

    You are going to Gyabla Village which is full of Tibetans. So, you will continue your trekking through the forest of bamboo, fir and so on bypassing the waterfalls.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Gyabla
    • 2730 m
  • Day 10: Trek to Gunsa (5-6 hrs)

    Today your trail will take you to the Sherpa Village, known as Gunsa. On the way, you will pass the Phale Village where you can buy the handicrafts and other things made by Tibetans.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Gunsa
    • 3590 m
  • Day 11: Rest Day

    Today you will have a rest at Gunsa, but you can spend your day by exploring the village as well as visiting the nearest monastery.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Gunsa
    • 3590 m
  • Day 12: Trek to Kambbachen (5-6 hrs)

    You will have to walk along the river at first. Then you will go through the forest of rhododendron, pine, etc and cross the bridge. After the continuation of your trekking with the stunning views of Jannu Himal will take you to Kambachen.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
  • Day 13: Trek to Lhohanak (5-6 hrs)

    Today you are going to start your trek a lit bit early than other days. So, you will reach at Lhonak bypassing the rocky hills and landslide area.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Lhohanak
    • 4049 m
  • Day 14: Trek to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (6-7 hrs)

    You are going to fulfill the final destination of your trekking. So, you will go to the northern part of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. After reaching there, you will climb to the vantage point which offers the splendid views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Chang Himal, and Jannu Himal. After spending some time there, you will return to the Base Camp.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tent
    • Kanchenjung North Base Camp
    • 5388 m
  • Day 15: Trek back to Kambachen (5-6 hrs)

    Today you are going back to Kambachen by retracing the previous route through Lhonak.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Kambachen
    • 4049
  • Day 16: Trek back to Gunsa (5-6 hrs)

    Today also you will retrace your route till to Gunsa.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Gunsa
    • 3590 m
  • Day 17: Trek to Sele-Le (6-7 hrs)

    Your trail will ascend steeply to Sele-Le through the dense forest and you will spend a night there.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Sele-Le
    • 4292 m
  • Day 18: Trek to Tserum (5-6 hrs)

    Your trail will take you to Cheram by crossing the passes like Sinion La, Mirgin La and so on. En route, you will enjoy the views of Jannu Himal and Mt. Makalu.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Tserum
    • 3870 m
  • Day 19: Trek to Ramche (6-7 hrs)

    Today you are going to have a hike to Ramche. So, you will reach at Ramche along the way of Glacier. After reaching there, you will enjoy the views of blue sheep as well as the southern part of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Jannu Himal. At last, you will return to Cheram for spending a night.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Ramche
    • 4580 m
  • Day 20: Trek to Tortang (6-7 hrs)

    Your trekking will be continuing through the forest of rhododendron along the Simbuwa River and reach Tortong where you are going to spend a night.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Tortang
    • 2990 m
  • Day 21: Trek to Yamphuding (5-6 hrs)

    Your walking will take you to Lasiya Bhanhyang at first along the way of the landslide area. Then the continuation of your descending will bring you to the small village known as Yamphudin.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Yamphuding
    • 2082 m
  • Day 22: Trek to Yampang (5-6 hrs)

    Today you will reach at Yangpang Village bypassing some villages like Samekham and Mamankhe. On the way, you will cross the bridges and walk through the Cardamom forest too.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Yampang
    • 1010 m
  • Day 23: Trek to Thorpu (5-6 hrs)

    You will go down through the beautiful terrace villages and reach Thorpu.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Thorpu
    • 1498 m
  • Day 24: Trek to Bhadrapur (7-8 hrs)

    Today you will have almost 6 hours' drive to Birtamod, a city located in the Terai region. On the way, as you get closer to Birtamod you can notice the climate of Terai which is totally different from the regions of hill and mountain. After reaching Birtamod, you will drive ahead again till at Bhadrapur.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Bhadrapur
    • 300 m
  • Day 25: Fly back to Kathmandu (45 min)

    Today you will have an early morning flight to Kathmandu. After reaching there, you will be transferred to the hotel.

    • Breakfast
    • 3 Star Hotel
    • Kathmandu
    • 1350 m
  • Day 26: Final Departure

    Today your trip in Nepal comes to an end and the representative from Rising Adventure will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. 

    • Breakfast

Trip note

The prime duty of Rising Adventure P. Ltd. is to provide the safety and security. During the trip, some factors may affect and cause to change our itinerary such as weather condition, transportation, health condition of our clients and other natural disasters. At this moment, our company gives full authority to our guides for deciding what to do or not to do concerning on the interest of our clients.

While talking about the flight, sometimes it may delay due to the weather condition or the technical problem.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle 
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle  
  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu 
  • Domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu-Biratnagar-Kathmandu)
  • Transportations to Philim and to Bhadrapur
  • Three times food for you in trekking (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ) according to your choice
  • English speaking, experienced, friendly and knowledgeable trekking guide during the trip(Salary + food + accommodation + insurance )
  • Friendly and strong porter (Salary + food + accommodation + insurance ), one porter= two trekkers
  • All necessary paper works, permit  and TIMS cards for trekking
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary
  • All the government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional dance

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fee at monument places in Kathmandu
  • Meals in Kathmandu 
  • All kinds of drinks and personal expenses
  • Hot shower, Battery charge and heater during the trekking
  • If you need extra porter during the trekking
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Other expenses that are not included in the trip "Cost Include"
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