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Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Package

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Package

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Duration:
19 Days
Group size:
2-6
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Introduction Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Package

The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is an awe-inspiring journey through the remote and pristine landscapes of the Kanchenjunga region, offering trekkers an opportunity to explore one of the least visited areas of Nepal. Named after the third highest mountain in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586 meters), this trek provides an authentic wilderness experience, rich cultural encounters, and breathtaking views of towering peaks, glaciers, and lush valleys.

Highlights of Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Package

  • Mount Kanchenjunga: Marvel at the majestic presence of the world’s third-highest peak.
  • Varied Landscapes: Traverse through diverse landscapes including subtropical forests, alpine meadows, and high-altitude glaciers.
  • Remote Villages: Encounter traditional villages inhabited by indigenous communities like the Rai and Limbu people, known for their unique culture and hospitality.
  • Kanchenjunga Conservation Area: Explore one of Nepal’s largest protected areas, home to a rich array of flora and fauna including rare species like the snow leopard and red panda.
  • Panoramic Views: Enjoy breathtaking vistas of Mount Kanchenjunga, Jannu, Kabru, and other surrounding peaks.

Best Time to Trek Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

The best time to undertake the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and optimal trekking conditions. However, the trek can also be done in the monsoon season (June to August), but expect heavy rainfall and leeches in the lower elevations.

Packing List and Gear  for Trek Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

  • Clothing: Base layers, trekking pants, insulated jacket, waterproof jacket, hat, gloves, and trekking boots
  • Gear: Backpack, sleeping bag, trekking poles, water purification tablets, and headlamp
  • Accessories: Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, first aid kit, and toiletries
  • Documents: Passport, trekking permits, and travel insurance details

Trek Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Cost

  • Solo Trekker: The cost typically ranges from $2,000 to $2,500, depending on the services and inclusions.
  • Group Trekkers: Costs can vary between $1,800 to $2,200 per person for a group of 4-6 trekkers. Larger groups might benefit from discounted rates.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Package Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft)

  • Activities: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel, and prepare for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek.
  • Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu.
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Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (2,420m/7,940ft) and trek to Mitlung (921m/3,022ft)

  • Flight: 45 minutes.
  • Trek: 4-5 hours.
  • Highlights: Scenic flight, begin Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek through lush forests and small villages.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Mitlung.
3

Day 3: Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa (1,270m/4,166ft)

  • Trek: 5-6 hours.
  • Highlights: Trek alongside the Tamor River, pass through scenic landscapes and traditional villages.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Chirwa.
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Day 4: Trek from Chirwa to Sekathum (1,660m/5,446ft)

  • Trek: 5-6 hours.
  • Highlights: Cross suspension bridges, trek through lush forests and terraced fields.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Sekathum.
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Day 5: Trek from Sekathum to Amjilosa (2,390m/7,841ft)

  • Trek: 5-6 hours.
  • Highlights: Ascend through rhododendron and bamboo forests, enjoy views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Amjilosa.
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Day 6: Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla (2,730m/8,956ft)

  • Trek: 5-6 hours.
  • Highlights: Continue through dense forests, pass waterfalls, and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Gyabla.
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Day 7: Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,595m/11,794ft)

  • Trek: 5-6 hours.
  • Highlights: Enter the alpine zone, trek alongside the Ghunsa Khola, reach the Tibetan-influenced village of Ghunsa.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Ghunsa.
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Day 8: Acclimatization Day in Ghunsa

  • Activities: Rest day for acclimatization, explore Ghunsa village, visit monasteries.
  • Highlights: Stunning views of Jannu and other surrounding peaks.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Ghunsa.
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Day 9: Trek from Ghunsa to Khangpachen (4,000m/13,123ft)

  • Trek: 5-6 hours.
  • Highlights: Ascend gradually, pass through beautiful forests and meadows.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Khangpachen.
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Day 10: Trek from Khangpachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,682ft)

  • Trek: 4-5 hours.
  • Highlights: Trek alongside the Kanchenjunga Glacier, stunning mountain views.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Lhonak.
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Day 11: Acclimatization Day in Lhonak

  • Activities: Rest day for acclimatization, optional hike to explore nearby viewpoints.
  • Highlights: Spectacular views of Kanchenjunga and its surrounding peaks.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Lhonak.
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Day 12: Trek from Lhonak to Pangpema (5,143m/16,873ft) and back to Lhonak

  • Trek: 5-6 hours.
  • Highlights: Reach the base camp of Kanchenjunga, breathtaking views of the mountain.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Lhonak.
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Day 13: Trek from Lhonak to Ghunsa

  • Trek: 6-7 hours.
  • Highlights: Descend through the valley, return to Ghunsa.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Ghunsa.
14

Day 14: Trek from Ghunsa to Sele La Pass Base Camp (4,290m/14,074ft)

  • Trek: 5-6 hours.
  • Highlights: Begin ascent towards Sele La Pass, trek through rhododendron forests.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Sele La Pass Base Camp.
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Day 15: Cross Sele La Pass (4,290m/14,074ft) and trek to Tseram (3,870m/12,696ft)

  • Trek: 7-8 hours.
  • Highlights: Challenging ascent of Sele La Pass, descend to Tseram.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Tseram.
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Day 16: Trek from Tseram to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft)

  • Trek: 5-6 hours.
  • Highlights: Descend through forests, pass by the Yalung Glacier.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Tortong.
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Day 17: Trek from Tortong to Yamphudin (2,080m/6,824ft)

  • Trek: 6-7 hours.
  • Highlights: Descend through picturesque villages, terraced fields, and forests.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Yamphudin.
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Day 18: Trek from Yamphudin to Khebang (1,910m/6,266ft) and drive to Suketar

  • Trek: 6-7 hours.
  • Drive: 3-4 hours.
  • Highlights: Final trekking day, descend to Khebang, drive to Suketar.
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Suketar.
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Day 19: Fly from Suketar to Kathmandu

  • Flight: 45 minutes.
  • Activities: Free day in Kathmandu, explore local markets and historical sites, transfer to airport for your departure if on a late flight.
  • Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu or departure.

Note

Our standard itinerary may change due to unpredictable events like flight delays, weather issues, natural disasters, new government rules, political situations, or health problems. We will adapt the trek accordingly and appreciate your cooperation and flexibility.

From USD $2000
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What is Included Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Package

Domestic flights (Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and back)
Accommodation in teahouses and camping during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
Experienced and licensed trekking guide
Porters to carry luggage (with weight limits)
Kanchenjunga Conservation Area entry fee and TIMS card
First aid medical kit
Necessary trekking permits

What is Exclude Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Package

International airfare
Nepal visa fees
Travel insurance
Personal trekking gear
Tips for guide and porters
Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu due to early return or late departure
Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, internet, etc.)
Snacks, beverages, and bottled water

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