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OVERVIEW

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek 

  • Region -  Nepal

  • Duration - 24 Days

  • Grade - Moderate - Difficult

  • Max Altitude -  5143m/16,875ft

  • Best Season - Spring & Autumn

 

Kanchenjunga (8,586m) is the third highest peak in the World. This is one of the unexplored and virgin trekking routes locating in the eastern part of Nepal. Trekking in Kanchenjunga is a really pleasing trail that offers us wonderful snow-capped mountains, Landscape, and exotic scenic view of the Himalayas. You can enjoy different types of small and high snowy peaks above 8,000 m and below 8,000m popular peaks such as Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Makalu (8,201m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), etc.

 

Kanchenjunga Trekking route can be used from Nepal and Sikkim side too, where we can find many mysterious stories concerning on Himalayan Yeti, the abdominal snowman is believed to be found in this region. Kanchenjunga trek is a special and unforgettable destination among the trekkers because of its landscape, an amazing topography of the land. We can see massive wildlife during the trekking such as snow Leopard, Musk deer, Red Panda many more. Kanchenjunga Trekking trail has more exciting and challenging daredevil and popular organizing trip to situated in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area which is spread over 2,035m sq km from enriching in wildlife diversities also many threatened species of birds such as the Impedance Pheasant, Red-Billed Blue Magpie, Shy Dragon, Amphibian and Mammals are found in this region and preserved including Snow-leopard, Himalayan black bear, Musk Deer, Red Panda, etc. While, Passing along this trekking trail will provide us to observe the remarkable valleys with their an amazing culture, traditions of the local inhabitants, magnificent views of the frozen lake crystal clear stream, Oktang (Yalung) glacier, an amazing ascend of Rathong and Kabru, glacial excursion around Ramche, etc are the best point view of the Kanchenjunga trekking trail.

 

ITINERARY

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive at Kathmandu (1400m/4590ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 02 - Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Illam (1205m/4100ft)

 

Day 03 - Drive from Illa to Taplejung and Trek to Mitlung (920m/3020ft)

 

Day 04 - Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa (1280m/4200ft)

 

Day 05 - Trek from Chirwa to Sekathum (1650m/5415ft)

 

Day 06 - Trek from Sekathum to Amjilosa (2310m/7580ft)

 

Day 07 - Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla (2750m/9020ft)

 

Day 08 - Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3550m/11,650ft)

 

Day 09 - Ghunsa – Acclimatization and Rest Day

 

Day 10 - Trek from Ghunsa to Khambachen (4050m/13,290ft)

 

Day 11 - Trek from Khambachen to Lhonak (4780m/15,680ft)

 

Day 12 - Trek from Lhonak to Pangpema viewpoint (5390m/17,685ft) and back to Lhonak

 

Day 13 - Trek from Lhonak to Ghunsa (3550m/11,650ft)

 

Day 14 - Trek from Ghunsa to Sela La Base Camp (4200m/13,780ft)

 

Day 15 - Trek from Sela La Base Camp to Tseram (3870m/15,680ft) via Sela La High Pass

 

Day 16 - Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4580m/15,025ft)
 

Day 17 - Trek from Ramche to Tseram via Oktang (Yalung glacier) Temple (4750m/15,585ft)

 

Day 18 - Trek from Tseram to Tortong (3000m/9840ft)

 

Day 19 - Trek from Tortong to Yamphudin (2100m/6890ft)

 

Day 20 - Trek from Yamphudin to Khewang (1400m/4590ft)

 

Day 21 - Trek from Khewang to Khandenba (1740m/5710ft)

 

Day 22 - Drive from Khandenba to Bhadrapur and Check-in to the Hotel

 

Day 23 - Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu. Rest and overnight in the Hotel

 

Day 24 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

COST TERM

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Cost

Cost Inclusions

  • Roundtrip airfare between Kathmandu - Bhadrapur - Kathmandu

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop

  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis

  • All hotel accommodation in Bhadrapur as per itinerary on Bed & Breakfast basis

  • All Accommodation while trekking in Tea House/Camping on twin sharing basis

  • Full board meals during the trek in hygienic campsites (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • All Necessary equipment for Camping while on the trek

  • Mattress, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Store tents; individual tents for Members; Guide and entire crew accommodation

  • All cooking equipment and necessary items

  • Experienced and well-trained cook & support staff for group

  • Mules/Porters to carry the central luggage

  • Welcome Dinner with Protrek Adventure team

  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits – Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit (KCAP), Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card and entry fee

  • All ground transportation during the trip as per Itinerary
  • Transfers from Bhadrapur to Illam to Taplejung & return Khandenba to Bhadrapur

  • Transportation of staffs, food supplies, and equipment from Pokhara to Takam (Vehicle) and return

  • Mountaineering qualified & professional Trek Leader

  • Experienced, English-speaking & government-licensed trekking guide

  • A comprehensive First-Aid medical kit

  • Oxygen Cylinder in case of emergency (carried by your trek leader)

  • Accommodation, Food, Wages, Insurance of trekking guides and porters

  • Insurance for all our Nepalese Staffs during the trek

  • All government and local taxes 

 

Cost Exclusions

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Drinking water bottles, hot showers, Wi-Fi, charging batteries

  • Insurance and Any emergency evacuation charge

  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc

  • Mules/Porters for carrying personal luggage

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusions

 

Registering for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Eligibility: Is this trek suitable for me?

Kanchenjunga Circuit trek is graded as a challenging trek. This trek helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude treks should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Offloading

Protrek Adventure highly recommends the participants to carry their personal backpacks by themselves. However, in case you are absolutely not able to carry the same and would like to offload, then you have to inform us during the booking process and pre-book the offloading. Each bag should not weigh more than 10 kgs. The bag should be of rucksack style only. Duffle bags would not be accepted for offloading. Kindly inform our booking office if you will need to offload your personal backpack for the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek.

 

Trek Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 20%

We suggest that you book your Kanchenjunga Circuit trek at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently. 

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Kanchenjunga Circuit trek booking, please e-mail us on info@protrekadventure.com

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— no cash refund

For more details, please check our Cancellation Policy

 

HOW TO REACH

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Referencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 

TREK ESSENTIAL


BASIC GEARS

Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Term
  • How to reach
  • Trek Essential
  • Fitness

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek 

  • Region -  Nepal

  • Duration - 24 Days

  • Grade - Moderate - Difficult

  • Max Altitude -  5143m/16,875ft

  • Best Season - Spring & Autumn

 

Kanchenjunga (8,586m) is the third highest peak in the World. This is one of the unexplored and virgin trekking routes locating in the eastern part of Nepal. Trekking in Kanchenjunga is a really pleasing trail that offers us wonderful snow-capped mountains, Landscape, and exotic scenic view of the Himalayas. You can enjoy different types of small and high snowy peaks above 8,000 m and below 8,000m popular peaks such as Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Makalu (8,201m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), etc.

 

Kanchenjunga Trekking route can be used from Nepal and Sikkim side too, where we can find many mysterious stories concerning on Himalayan Yeti, the abdominal snowman is believed to be found in this region. Kanchenjunga trek is a special and unforgettable destination among the trekkers because of its landscape, an amazing topography of the land. We can see massive wildlife during the trekking such as snow Leopard, Musk deer, Red Panda many more. Kanchenjunga Trekking trail has more exciting and challenging daredevil and popular organizing trip to situated in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area which is spread over 2,035m sq km from enriching in wildlife diversities also many threatened species of birds such as the Impedance Pheasant, Red-Billed Blue Magpie, Shy Dragon, Amphibian and Mammals are found in this region and preserved including Snow-leopard, Himalayan black bear, Musk Deer, Red Panda, etc. While, Passing along this trekking trail will provide us to observe the remarkable valleys with their an amazing culture, traditions of the local inhabitants, magnificent views of the frozen lake crystal clear stream, Oktang (Yalung) glacier, an amazing ascend of Rathong and Kabru, glacial excursion around Ramche, etc are the best point view of the Kanchenjunga trekking trail.

 

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive at Kathmandu (1400m/4590ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 02 - Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Illam (1205m/4100ft)

 

Day 03 - Drive from Illa to Taplejung and Trek to Mitlung (920m/3020ft)

 

Day 04 - Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa (1280m/4200ft)

 

Day 05 - Trek from Chirwa to Sekathum (1650m/5415ft)

 

Day 06 - Trek from Sekathum to Amjilosa (2310m/7580ft)

 

Day 07 - Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla (2750m/9020ft)

 

Day 08 - Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3550m/11,650ft)

 

Day 09 - Ghunsa – Acclimatization and Rest Day

 

Day 10 - Trek from Ghunsa to Khambachen (4050m/13,290ft)

 

Day 11 - Trek from Khambachen to Lhonak (4780m/15,680ft)

 

Day 12 - Trek from Lhonak to Pangpema viewpoint (5390m/17,685ft) and back to Lhonak

 

Day 13 - Trek from Lhonak to Ghunsa (3550m/11,650ft)

 

Day 14 - Trek from Ghunsa to Sela La Base Camp (4200m/13,780ft)

 

Day 15 - Trek from Sela La Base Camp to Tseram (3870m/15,680ft) via Sela La High Pass

 

Day 16 - Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4580m/15,025ft)
 

Day 17 - Trek from Ramche to Tseram via Oktang (Yalung glacier) Temple (4750m/15,585ft)

 

Day 18 - Trek from Tseram to Tortong (3000m/9840ft)

 

Day 19 - Trek from Tortong to Yamphudin (2100m/6890ft)

 

Day 20 - Trek from Yamphudin to Khewang (1400m/4590ft)

 

Day 21 - Trek from Khewang to Khandenba (1740m/5710ft)

 

Day 22 - Drive from Khandenba to Bhadrapur and Check-in to the Hotel

 

Day 23 - Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu. Rest and overnight in the Hotel

 

Day 24 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Cost

Cost Inclusions

  • Roundtrip airfare between Kathmandu - Bhadrapur - Kathmandu

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop

  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis

  • All hotel accommodation in Bhadrapur as per itinerary on Bed & Breakfast basis

  • All Accommodation while trekking in Tea House/Camping on twin sharing basis

  • Full board meals during the trek in hygienic campsites (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • All Necessary equipment for Camping while on the trek

  • Mattress, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Store tents; individual tents for Members; Guide and entire crew accommodation

  • All cooking equipment and necessary items

  • Experienced and well-trained cook & support staff for group

  • Mules/Porters to carry the central luggage

  • Welcome Dinner with Protrek Adventure team

  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits – Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit (KCAP), Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card and entry fee

  • All ground transportation during the trip as per Itinerary
  • Transfers from Bhadrapur to Illam to Taplejung & return Khandenba to Bhadrapur

  • Transportation of staffs, food supplies, and equipment from Pokhara to Takam (Vehicle) and return

  • Mountaineering qualified & professional Trek Leader

  • Experienced, English-speaking & government-licensed trekking guide

  • A comprehensive First-Aid medical kit

  • Oxygen Cylinder in case of emergency (carried by your trek leader)

  • Accommodation, Food, Wages, Insurance of trekking guides and porters

  • Insurance for all our Nepalese Staffs during the trek

  • All government and local taxes 

 

Cost Exclusions

  • Any kind of personal expenses

  • Drinking water bottles, hot showers, Wi-Fi, charging batteries

  • Insurance and Any emergency evacuation charge

  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc

  • Mules/Porters for carrying personal luggage

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusions

 

Registering for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Eligibility: Is this trek suitable for me?

Kanchenjunga Circuit trek is graded as a challenging trek. This trek helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude treks should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Offloading

Protrek Adventure highly recommends the participants to carry their personal backpacks by themselves. However, in case you are absolutely not able to carry the same and would like to offload, then you have to inform us during the booking process and pre-book the offloading. Each bag should not weigh more than 10 kgs. The bag should be of rucksack style only. Duffle bags would not be accepted for offloading. Kindly inform our booking office if you will need to offload your personal backpack for the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek.

 

Trek Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 20%

We suggest that you book your Kanchenjunga Circuit trek at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently. 

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Kanchenjunga Circuit trek booking, please e-mail us on info@protrekadventure.com

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— no cash refund

For more details, please check our Cancellation Policy

 

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Referencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 


BASIC GEARS

Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage