The Kanchenjunga trek takes place in one of the most beautiful and remote areas in Nepal on the border with Sikkim (India). Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m) is the third highest mountain in the world and the second highest mountain in Nepal. It is considered as one of the most beautiful mountain massifs in the world. 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 area provides a chance to experience remoteness, spectacular mountain scenery, diverse flora and fauna, fascinating old monasteries and exotic culture lifestyles.
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 of Nepal which has to offer from steamy jungles to jumbled glaciers. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking offers it all.
Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (2,420 m/7,938 ft) or flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Suketar
Day 02: Suketar to Mitlung (921 m/3,021 ft) 4-5 hrs
Day 03: Mitlung to Chirwa (1,270 m/4166 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 04: Chirwa to Sekathum (1,576 m/5,169 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 05: Sekathum to Amjilosa (2,308 m /7,570 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 06: Amjilosa to Gyabla (2,730 m /8,954 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 07: Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,595 m/11,792 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 08: Acclimatisation day at Ghunsa
Day 09: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050 m/13,284 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 10: Acclimatisation Day at Kambachen
Day 11: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780 m/15,678 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Pangpema/Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5,388 m/17,673 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 13: Trek back to Kambachen (4,050 m/13,284 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 14: Kambachen to Ghunsa (3,595 m/11,792 ft) 3-4 hrs
Day 15: Ghunsa to Sele Le (4,290 m/14,071 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 16: Sele Le to Cheram (3,870 m/12,694 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 17: Cheram to Ramche (4,580 m/15,022 ft) and return back to Cheram, 4-5 hrs
Day 18: Cheram to Tortong (2,995 m/9,824 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 19: Tortong to Yamphuding (2,080 m/6,822 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 20: Yamphuding to Yangpang (1,007 m/3,304 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 21: Yangpang to Thorpu (1,500 m/4,290 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 22: Thorpu to Birtamod (300 m/ 984 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 23: Drive from Birtamod to Bhadrapur then Fly to Kathmandu
- Kanchenjunga Conservation area project (ACAP) Permit and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card.
- Kanchenjunga special permit
- All the meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with Lodge accommodation during the trek.
- One English speaking trekking guide.
- Guide: foods, accommodation, insurance, salary,transportation and equipment etc.
- Seasonal fresh fruit such as Pomegranate, Banana, Apple etc.
- First Aids Kid.
- Duffel Bag if require.
- 13% Government VAT and official expense.
Cost Exluds :
- International airfare and visa fees ((15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40).
- Hotels and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (We arrange Hotel if you ask) .
- internal flight or bus
- Your Trekking gears.
- All the drinks like Coke, Fanta, mineral water, juice, beer etc.
- Tips for Guide and Porters.
In October 2015 my wife and I did the Kanchenjunga circuit with Mustang Trekking ( Nord Extreme Himalaya P. Ltd.) run by Mr. Sonam G. Sherpa. I have been to Nepal 10 times over the years and have done 8 treks in Nepal and numerous others in the Andes, the Alps, Africa, Tibet, and Thailand. This was my wife’s first Nepal trek and I wanted to make it special. I started to research the trek one full year in advance and contacted a number of trekking companies. I narrowed it down to 3 companies that appeared to have intimate knowledge of the Kanchenjunga region. Eventually I selected Nord Extreme Himalaya P. Ltd. due to their familiarity with the area and the answers from Sonam to my exceedingly numerous questions. His responses were clear, detailed, prompt, and friendly. And the price was very reasonable.
In summary, this was the best trekking experience I have ever had. The team was superb and Sonam was very attentive to our every desire, checking in with us frequently in Kathmandu and during the trek. I would not hesitate to recommend Mustang Trekking (Nord Extreme Himalaya) for treks anywhere in Nepal.