Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Trekking Summary

The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek has been marked as the best trekking destination in remote parts of Nepal by hundreds of hikers worldwide. The trek offers in-depth insight into unique local people’s lifestyles, flora and fauna, and mesmerizing panoramas by going into the remote mountain ranges of eastern Nepal bordering India and Tibet. The trek explores the area of Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), the third-highest mountain among the fourteen eighth-thousanders in the world. Visitors can see a variety of scenery, from lush, tropical jungles to rhododendron, chestnut, and oak forests, and then, at higher altitudes, into the alpine zone. Trekkers will observe a diversity of Nepalese culture and lifestyles from Rai and Tibetan Buddhist-influenced villages.

The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek itinerary starts by reaching the north base camp of Kanchenjunga, where you see views of Tent Peak, Nepal Peak, and Cross Peak, and then Pang Pema itself becomes visible in front of us. From Pangpema, our trek returns to Lumba Samba and then crosses the Mirgin La, or local Lapsang La, passing over to the south side of Kanchenjunga. Once over this pass, we visit the yak pastures of Ramche and Oktang, where there are impressive views of the southwest face of Kanchenjunga, considered one of the most beautiful mountain massifs in the world.

The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek to the base of the world’s third peak, Mt. Kanchenjunga, offers an infinite variety of landscapes, cultures, and Himalayan panoramas. Walking on rice-terraced fields on the lowlands of Nepal passes by beautiful villages, and green forests, and the trek goes into a ridge line of rhododendron forests. As the path gains elevation, the striking views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga, four of the world's five highest mountains, make the trek amazingly wonderful. Approaching Yalung ice mass and crossing a series of passes, the views become more glorious. The path reaches Pangpema (4800 m), which is the base camp for the Kanchenjunga expedition. Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is very well-liked among nature enthusiasts since it's connected in the nursing extended journey to the foremost remote and exquisite space of a chain of mountains in Nepal’s eastern region.

The name Kanchenjunga suggests the 5 treasures of the nice snow that are in respect to the 5 summits that frame Kanchenjunga, This route is smaller and less crowded, and you will be pleased with a unique insight into the Nepalese way of life and its prosperous culture. You will also gain expertise in each climate the Kingdom of Nepal has to offer, from muggy jungles to cold glaciers. The foothills of Kanchenjunga have been open to foreign trekkers since 1988. The area is the homeland of the Limbu people, who speak a language related to Tibetan and follow a mixture of Buddhist, Hindu, and animist beliefs. This trekking trail is wonderfully free from crowds found around Everest and Annapurna. We guide in the Himalayas, operate the finest budget trek to Kanchenjunga with quality service and affordable prices, and provide local trekking guides and porters for the trip.

Trip Highlights

  • Trekking to the base of the world’s third-highest peak. 
  • Exploration of both Kanchenjunga North and South base camps.
  • A special experience of glacier walks rather than normal walk on routes 
  • Beautiful view of Mt. Makalu, the 5th highest mountain in the world 
  • Popular but yet less touristic and peaceful environment. 
  • The ethnic diversity of castes and groups in Nepal, like Sherpa, Rai, and Limbu,
  • Lush green rhododendron forest, native vegetation, high alpine passes and typical agriculture 
  • There are abundant wildlife species, like musk deer, snow leopards, and blue sheep.
  • Kanchenjunga Trek is the starting point for The Great Himalayan Trail and gaining fame among western trekkers.
  • Wild and wonderful, as it offers a wilderness experience. Don’t miss it!!


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Day 01:Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Taplejung

We get an early exciting morning flight of 45 minutes to Bhadrapur from Kathmandu. Bhadrapur; which is located in the Mechi Zone of southeastern Nepal and then drive to Taplejung which takes some 7-8 hours depending on road conditions.

Cost Includes:

  • A registered Kanchenjunga trekking guide from Kathmandu. 
  • One porter between two trekkers to carry your main pack (weight limit: 25/porter) 
  • Kathmandu - Bhadrapur - Bhadrapur by domestic flight and airport taxes.
  • Your guide and porter's flight/transportation fare and all their expenses.
  • Local ground-sharing transportation to and from trekking.
  • Local sharing jeep transfers to Taplejung from Bhadrapur.
  • Meals: 16 Breakfasts, 17 Lunches, and 16 Dinners
  • Lodge accommodation on a sharing basis during the trek. 
  • All necessary Kanchenjunga trekking permits.
  • Taxes and documentation fees.

Cost Excludes:

  • Accommodation, meals, and transfers in Kathmandu.
  • Bar and beverage drinks (coke, Fanta, mineral water, beer, etc.).
  • Laundry, toiletries, internet, phone calls, and personal nature expenses.
  • Personal travel insurance, trekking gear.
  • International air ticket, Nepal visa, etc.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary because of landslides, political trouble, strikes, flight delays, etc.
  • Tips for your guide and porter.

Dates & Prices

We are a local tour and trekking operator based in Kathmandu, so we guarantee small private group departures on any dates that suit your date and time. Contact us for your customized departure date, itinerary, and price. 

Start Date End Date Availability Price  
20 July, 2024 05 August, 2024 Available US$ 1599
27 July, 2024 12 August, 2024 Available US$ 1599

Useful Info

This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

Trip Price: US$ 1599
  • Trip Duration 17 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • AccomodationTeahouse and Lodge
  • Transportation: Domestic Flight, Bus
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max Person: 12
  • Min Person: 2
  • Best time to trek: Sept, Oct, Nov, Mar, April and May
  • Max. Altitude : 5180m
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