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Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Itinerary

The time of 18 to 20 days will be enough for your Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. We will focus on designing the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Itinerary according to your holiday time and interest. Likewise, if you have different types of interests and you have more or less time than 18 to 20 days. You can inform us, that we will make Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Itinerary according to your preference.

There are many possibilities to start and end your Kanchenjunga Trek. It means you can take a direct flight to Suketar from Kathmandu. But there are no available flights every day, it so will be not suitable for your time and scheduled itinerary. You have another option, you can fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (eastern Terai region) then you can drive to Ilam Bazaar and continue to drive to Taplejung (your trekking starting point). It will be most suitable for your Kanchenjunga Trek.

Kanchenjunga Trek Highlights

  • Great views of Mt Kanchenjunga 8,586m (The 3rd highest mountain in the world). Popularly known as the ‘Five Treasures of the Great Snow’.
  • As well as off-the-beat trekking trails in eastern Nepal.
  • Beautiful, untouched wilderness of floras and faunas inside the national conservation area.
  • Amazing scene of the north face of Kanchenjunga from north base camp (Pangpema) 5,140m and south face of Kanchenjunga from south base camp (Yalung) 4,810m.
  • Experience the villages and Himalayan cultures of the Sherpa, Rai, and Limbu communities.
  • Trekking through the rhododendron forest from March to May month is amazing with colorful blooms of rhododendron flowers.
  • Enjoy views of Kanchenjunga and Yalung Glacier, Glacial Lakes, Waterfall, and Wildlife.
  • Incredible view of Janu Himal 7,710 in front of your eyes.
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Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Itinerary

1, Arrival in Kathmandu (1,335m) and transfer to hotel.

2, Free day or Sightseeing in Kathmandu, This day is required to make a Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek special permit with your original passport.

3, Flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Ilam Bazaar/Kanya. Stay at the hotel.

4, Drive from Ilam/Kanyam to Taplejung (Phungling Bazaar). Stay at the hotel.

5, Drive to Ranipul anda a short trek to Sekathum. Stay at the t tea house.

6, Trek to Amjilasa (2,498m), stay at tea house.

7, Trek to Gyabla (2725m). Stay at hotel

8, Trek to Ghunsa village (3,415m). Stay at hotel

9, Trek to Khambachen (4,146m), Stay at tea house. Beautiful views of Ghabur Peak (6,305m), Pholesobi Peak (6,652m), and Janu Himal (7,710m) (Kumbhakarna).

10, Acclimatization Day, Hiking to (Kumbhakarna) Janu ViewPoint 4,420m. Enjoy the great view of Janu Himal and many more.

11, Trek to Lhonak (4,795m), stay at tea house.

12, Hiking to Pangpema (5,140m) (Kanchenjunga North Base Camp). Enjoying great views of Mt Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Yalung Kang (8,505m) (Kanchenjunga west), and beautiful Himalayan panorama, Kanchenjunga glacier, Blue sheep, etc. And trek back to Lhonak.

13, Trek back to Ghunsa village (3,415m).

14, Trek to Sele La Camp (4,200m), and stay at the teahouse (It is also possible to trek directly from Ghunsa to Cheram).

15, Trek to Cheram (3,870m) via Mirgin La Pass (4,800m), Sinelapche Bhanjyang (4,700m) (You can enjoy incredible views of Janu Himal, Mt Makalu 8,463m, and Bharuntse Himal from the Mirgin La top). Likewise, Views of Rathong Peak, Kabru Himalayan range, and Kanchenjunga south from the Sinelapche La Pass (4,650m).

16, Trek to Ramche (4,610m), stay at tea house.

17, Hiking to Okhtang (4,810m) (Kanchenjunga South Base Camp). Enjoy spectacular views of Mt Kanchenjunga Himalayan range, Khambachen Peak, Kabru Himalayan Range, and Rathong Peak. As well as Yalung Glacier, Glacial lakes, Wildlife, Blue sheep, etc. Trek back to Cheram (3,870m).

18, Trek to Yamphuding (Sherpa gaon).

17, Drive to Ilam Bazaar. Stay at the hotel.

18, Drive from Ilam Bazaar to Bhadrapur and flight to Kathmandu.

Note- The above Itinerary is only for a rough itinerary so you change and modify it according to your holiday time and interest.