Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a chance to reach the base camp of the world’s third tallest mountain on a remote mountain trail ideal for trekkers who enjoy the solitude. Located in the far north-eastern corner of Nepal, Mt. Kanchenjunga is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountain massifs in the world. The name Kanchenjunga means ‘Five Treasures of the Great Snow’ which is in reference to the five summits that make up Kanchenjunga. The 25-day circuit trek begins after we fly to Suketar from Kathmandu.  The long journey on a less crowded path also rewards us with a unique insight into the rural Nepalese lifestyle of the country’s eastern region.

Itinerary Details

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (2,420m/7938ft), Drive to Taplejung; 45 min flight & 9 hours drive

Day 04: Taplejung to Lalikharka (2265m/7,431ft): 4 – 5 hours trek

Day 05: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m/6,955ft): 5 – 6 hours trek

Day 06: Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m/5,856ft): 5 – 6 hours trek

Day 07: Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m/6824ft): 4 -5 hours

Day 08: Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft): 7 -8 hours

Day 09: 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

 

Trip Facts

  • Trip duration: 25 days
  • Grade: A
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Starts in:
  • Ends in:
  • Trek type: Strenuous to Medium
  • Accommodation: Lodge, Teahouse
  • Transportation: Jeep, Bus
  • Max Altitude: 5143m