Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is one of the finest trekking in Nepal which takes into the foothill of Mount Kanchenjunga- 3rd highest mountain in the world. Kanchenjunga Trekking is a trek in Nepal which goes to the border of Sikkim and Tibet.
Kanchenjunga Trekking is one of the restricted trekking route of Nepal where foreigners have to issue a special permit and should take Nepali local trekking guide while trekking. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking offers the range of scenery views of snowcapped mountains as well as the local culture and living styles of locals of Kanchenjunga region.
As Kanchenjunga (8,586m) is the third tallest mountain in the world it was first summited by two British climbers in 1955. Kanchenjunga circuit trek is described as one of the extreme trekking in Nepal which is relatively untouched and unspoilt than other trekking regions in Nepal.
As Trekking in Kanchenjunga Region is a seasonal adventure tour and trek activities, we’ve two best seasons for this Kanchenjunga Trek and they are as follows:
Spring(March, April, May): The season in which rhododendron blooms with its decent color and beauty and due to which colorful hills are spotted throughout the journey wherever possible. One also gets an opportunity to collect the clear and picturesque view of snowcapped mountains including Mount Kanchenjunga(8586 m).
Autumn(September, October, November): The perfect season to trek in which dry air is dispersed all over the nation and due to which the sky seems to be crystal clear. The trekking trails are also neither too wet nor too slippery. One can enjoy the breathtaking transparent views of snowcapped mountains including Mount Kanchenjunga(8586 m).
As it is one of the challenging treks with a quite long duration as compared to Annapurna Sunrise Trek or Everest Sunrise Trek, it is highly not recommended in the winter season(December, January, February). And similarly, due to wet and slippery trail, the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is absolutely not possible during rainy season(June, July, August) as well.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Upon you arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, a Visit Heaven Trek representative will be there for your warm welcome and help you to transfer to the hotel. In free time take rest and get a refresh from the jetlag. In evening join, a welcome dinner organises by Visit Heaven Trek Team. Overnight.
A guided full day sightseeing is dedicated to introducing some of the UNESCO World Heritage listed sites of Kathmandu including, Soyambhunath-“The Monkey Temple”, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight.
Today we fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar. From Biratnagar, we take the private vehicle and drive to Phidim for overnight. Overnight in Phidim.
This day we will drive to Suketar from Phidim. We will stay overnight at Suketar. Overnight.
Starting day of trekking. The trail from Suketar descends and we cross several small local settlements before reaching Mitlung. It takes approx. 4-5 hours walk to reach Mitlung. Overnight.
With some ups and downs today we first trek to Sinwa. The trail from Sinwa first descends to Tawa it then ascends which gradually take us to Chirwa for
Setting destination Sukathum today we will trek through the dense forest , with some uphill and downhill along Tamor river and eventually reach to Sukatham. Overnight.
From Sukatham we first cross the suspension bridge we then walk through the dense forest. As we have to walk through difficult trail this day is levelled as tough trekking day. With a challenging 7 hours walk, we will reach to Amjilosa for overnight.
After a challenging previous day, today’s trail is relatively easy one. From Amjilosa, the route goes through the dense forest and with some uphill and downhill we reach Gyabla for overnight. Gyabla is a Tibetan settlement where we can enjoy local foods and hospitality. Overnight.
From Gyabla we take descending trail to Phale. Phale is a Tibetan refugee settlement and a small market for handicrafts. From Phale, we trek through forest and reach Ghunsa for overnight. Stay overnight at Ghunsa.
As we are gaining elevation we take rest this day. In the afternoon, we can do short trekking to Laspan La monastery. Enjoy free day. Overnight.
From Ghunsa, today we will trek through rhododendron and pine forest and will also experience some challenging mountain walk to reach Kambachen. Along the way, we will be rewarded by spectacular mountain views. Reach Kambachen and stay overnight.
Another rest in Kambachen, this day we will enjoy exploring Kambachen. Stay overnight in Kambachen.
A challenging trekking day today we have to start early morning. We first trek through rocky fields. Further, we cross the bridge and reach Ramtang monastery. From there we descend down to get Lhonak for overnight.
Our trail today goes through Kanchenjunga Glacier. We will trek through difficult sections to Pangpema, we then climb up where we can get magnificent views Mount Kanchenjunga, Chang Himal and Jannu. Enjoy the views at stay overnight.
This day we return same way back to Kambachen. It will be a descending trail all the way back to Kambachen. Reach Kambachen and stay overnight there. Overnight.
The trail from Kambachen descends through forests. On the way back we can also enjoy wonderful mountain views. Reach Ghunasa for overnight.
The trail from Ghunasa climbs steep up and gradually leads us to Sele Le. As it is an uphill we walk slowly. Overnight in Sele Le.
This is levelled as one of the tough trekking days of Kanchenjunga. We will pass several pass including. Mirgin La, Sinon La and Sinepache. With experiencing tough trekking, we will reach to Cheram for overnight.
The trail to Ramche first passes Yamlung Glacier then pass Lapsang Village before reaching Ramche. From there we continue our walk to the southern face of Kanchenjunga and even up from there for mesmerising views of Jannu Himal and to explore Oktang Monastery. Enjoy exploring. After then we will come back to Cheram for today’s overnight.
The trail from Cheram to Tortong is all the way down through rhododendron forest. Enjoy walking on the virgin trails. Overnight in Tortong.
Setting destination Yampudin, we take descend trail and continue our walk to Yamphudin which is a wonderful village. Enjoy local culture and explore the beautiful village. Overnight at Yamphudin.
Today we will trek to Yangpang passing several small streams and villages to reach Yangpang. The trail also passes Mamankhe where we can find Limbu Museum and Cultural centre. Overnight at Yangpang.
This day we will trek to Thorpu where we will cross several small but wonderful local settlements. It will be a nice experience to interact with local along the way to Thorpu. Reach Thorpu and stay overnight.
This day we will drive to Birtamod from Thorpu. We spend our night it Birtamod in a guest house. Overnight.
Final day of Kanchenjunga trekking. We first drive to Bhadrapur. From Bhadrapur, we fly back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu take some rest in free time. In evening join, farewell dinner organise by Visit Heaven Trek Team. Enjoy Nepali food with your trekking team. Overnight.
A Visit Heaven Trek representative will help you to transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport to catch your returning flight. We hope to see you again in Nepal. Namaste.