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Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek - 22 Days

  • Duration 22 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and All Meals During the Trek
  • Accommodation Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House During the Trek
  • Max. Altitude Pang Pema (5140m)
  • Activity Trekking
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 2 to 10
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • The highlight of the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is reaching the base camp of Mount Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain. From the base camp, you will be able to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Kanchenjunga itself.
  • The trek offers breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga massif, including Kanchenjunga South and Kanchenjunga Central, as well as several other snow-capped peaks.
  • The Kanchenjunga region is home to a variety of wildlife, including the elusive snow leopard, blue sheep, Himalayan tahr, and red panda.
  • The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek also provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture, as you will pass through traditional villages and interact with local communities.
  • The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is not as well-trodden as some other trekking routes in the region, meaning you will be able to enjoy more solitude and fewer crowds.
  • The trek offers opportunities to visit several high-altitude glacial lakes, including the serene and pristine Lampokhari Lake.
  • The trek crosses several high-altitude passes, including the challenging Mirgin La Pass, which offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.
  • The trek also provides opportunities to see several stunning waterfalls along the way, including the majestic Jhapre waterfall.
  • The trek passes through several dense rhododendron forests, which are especially beautiful in spring when the flowers are in full bloom.
  • The trek takes you through several remote and traditional villages, providing a glimpse into the daily lives of local communities. You will have the opportunity to experience local customs, foods, and hospitality.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is one of the most beautiful and challenging treks in the world, situated in the eastern part of Nepal. It is an epic trek that takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes in the world, offering breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks, glaciers, forests, and meadows. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a journey of a lifetime that is perfect for those who love adventure and are looking for a unique experience.

One of the highlights of the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is the view of the Kanchenjunga massif, the third-highest mountain in the world, which is visible from several different angles along the trek. The trek also offers stunning views of other peaks such as Mount Jannu, Mount Everest, and Mount Lhotse, making it a perfect destination for mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is known for its unique and diverse landscapes, including dense forests, glaciers, and snow-capped peaks. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to experience the culture and lifestyle of the local communities, including the Sherpa people, who are known for their warm hospitality and rich culture.

The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is not for the faint-hearted, as it involves strenuous hiking and camping at high altitudes. It is recommended for experienced trekkers who are physically fit and have a good level of fitness. However, with the right preparation and support, even novice trekkers can complete this trek successfully. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Itinerary can be completed in 22 days, depending on your pace and the route you take. It is recommended to trek during the spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November) months when the weather is clear and the visibility is good. During these months, the temperature is also moderate, making it easier to complete the trek.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Itinerary will start after taking a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and a four-hour drive to Basantpur. The trail climbs through the settlements of the yak herders, Sherpa, and Chhetri villages with a backdrop of the Kanchenjunga massif. Crossing the ridge towards the Tamur River, panoramic views of Makalu and Chamlang appear. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking Trail will cross the Mewa Khola at Dobhan and follows the Tamur Koshi. Dense rhododendron, pine, and oak forests pass along the way.

At Ghunsa, a Sherpa village, prayer flags, and gompas can be seen in plenty. Jannu and other unclimbed peaks can be seen from a monastery nearby. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Route will pass through the edge of the Kanchenjunga Glacier. After crossing the junction of Lhonak Glacier and the valley, you will come to an extraordinarily beautiful clearing with a magnificent landscape of unspeakable beauty where you will set camps for the day. Lhonaks exploration will continue for some days which includes going to Pangpema to view Kanchenjunga's north face. Slowly descending through Tortong, Yamphudim, Khebang, Phakholing, and Tharpu, you will reach Bhadrapur from where you will take a flight back to Kathmandu, which will conclude your Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Itinerary successfully.

We at Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub are pleased to present our well-planned Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Detailes Itinerary, which will give you an experience of a lifetime. Green Valley Nepal Treks open booking for 2024 and 2025 to Kanchenjunga. Based on your time, budget, and endurance, we are willing to modify Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Itinerary to meet your requirements. For more questions regarding the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Itinereary and cost, please don't hesitate to contact us or WhatsApp

Benefits of Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Booking with us

  • International and Domestic Airport Pickup And Drop off service
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek Duffle Bag
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek T-Shirt
  • Free Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Map
  • An Oximeter to Check Blood Oxygen Saturation Levels.
  • Medical Kits - Which May Be Necessary In Certain Cases.
  • Free Excess Luggage Storing At Green Valley Nepal Store During The Trek

What you can expect from Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek?

The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a challenging and rewarding trek through the remote region of Eastern Nepal. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek offers stunning views of the third highest mountain in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga, as well as other towering peaks, rolling hills, and vibrant local cultures. Here's what you can expect from the trek:

  • You will be surrounded by the majestic peaks of Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and other mountains in the region, offering breathtaking views and a true sense of adventure.
  • The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek takes you through remote villages inhabited by different ethnic groups, offering a unique insight into the local culture and way of life.
  • The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a challenging trek, with steep ascents and descents, rough trails, and high altitudes. However, the sense of accomplishment that comes with completing the trek is unmatched.
  • As you trek through the dense forests of the region, you may encounter diverse wildlife such as the Himalayan black bear, red panda, and musk deer.
  • The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is less crowded compared to other popular treks in Nepal, offering a sense of solitude and peace.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a perfect blend of breathtaking mountain scenery, cultural diversity, and a true sense of adventure. Whether you are an experienced trekker or a beginner, it is an unforgettable experience that you won't regret.

Is Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Suitable For You?

The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and preparation. It is not suitable for everyone and you should consider the following factors before embarking on the trek:

  • The trek involves long days of hiking at high altitudes with steep ascents and descents. A good level of physical fitness and endurance is essential to complete the trek comfortably.
  • The trek takes you to high altitudes, up to 5,160 meters, which can lead to altitude sickness. You should acclimate yourself properly and be aware of the symptoms.
  • The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is not for beginners and requires a certain level of trekking experience. You should have previous experience trekking at high altitudes and be comfortable with rough trails and remote environments.
  • The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a long trek that requires a significant amount of time. You should be prepared to spend a minimum of two weeks on the trek.
  • The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek can be an costly due to its remote location and limited facilities compared with others trek. You should budget accordingly and be prepared for unexpected expenses. 

If you are an experienced trekker with a good level of physical fitness and a sense of adventure, the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a suitable trek for you. However, if you are not comfortable with rough trails, remote environments, or high altitudes, it's best to consider other trekking options.

Preparation for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Preparing for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is crucial for a successful and safe trek. Here are some important factors to consider when preparing for the trek:

  • To prepare for the physical demands of the trek, you should start training several months in advance, focusing on cardio, strength, and endurance exercises. Hiking, running, and cycling are great ways to improve your fitness level.
  • To prevent altitude sickness, you should acclimate yourself properly by gradually increasing your altitude exposure. This can be done by taking day hikes to higher altitudes or by spending several days in the high-altitude regions before starting the trek.
  • You will need appropriate trekking gear and equipment, including clothing, footwear, a sleeping bag, and a good-quality backpack. You should also consider purchasing or renting gear, such as trekking poles, crampons, and an ice axe.
  • It's essential to carry a well-stocked first-aid kit and adequate supplies, such as water bottles, energy bars, and snacks. You should also consider carrying a portable water filter or purification tablets.
  • Make sure you have comprehensive travel and medical insurance that covers high-altitude trekking. You will also need to obtain trekking permits for the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and pay the necessary fees.
  • Hiring a qualified and experienced guide is highly recommended for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. They can provide valuable guidance, support, and assistance during the trek.

By properly preparing for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, you can ensure a safe, enjoyable, and successful trekking experience.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Cost for 2024 and 2025

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Cost starts from USD 2120 and it might reach up to USD 2500 per person depending on group size and facilities. Daily expenses for the Kanchenjunga trek are very dependent on your style and how you plan to visit.

Green Valley Nepal Treks offers the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Cost based on group size.  Please follow for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Cost details:  

No. of PaxStarting PriceAction
1USD 2500Send Inquiry
2 to 4 USD 2200 per personSend Inquiry
5 to 7USD 2190 per personSend Inquiry
8 to 10USD 2150 per personSend Inquiry
11 to 14USD 2120 per personSend Inquiry

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Day to Day Itinerary
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At the Tribhuvan International Airport, our airport representative will receive you. A private tourist vehicle is available for drop-off at your hotel. You have the option of taking a break or meeting us at our office to learn more about the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Itinerary.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel
  • Welcome Dinner

You will meet your trek leader at your accommodation after breakfast. Briefings on the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek and other important information will be provided at this pre-trip meeting. Please remember to include a copy of your trip insurance policy, three passport-sized pictures, and your passport. You can take advantage of your free time to relax or go shopping. On request, a tour of one of Kathmandu's world heritage sites, such as Swayambhu, Boudha, Pashupatinath, or Kathmandu Durbar Square, may also be arranged.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel
  • Breakfast

You will be taken from your accommodation to the domestic terminal of the Kathmandu airport after an early breakfast so you can catch the earliest flight to Bhadrapur. The journey to Nepal's easternmost region takes 45 minutes. You will be taken to your hotel in Bhadrapur after arriving there so that you may rest well for your adventure the following day.

  • Standard Hotel
  • Lunch, and Dinner
  • 40 to 45 minutes

You will go through Kanyam today in a native jeep. Driving along the Mechi Highway from Kanyam to Taplejung, where the climb to the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek starts, you may see tea plantations along the road. The tranquil scenery of the tea and cardamom plantations can be seen all along the picturesque journey. Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Jannu play hide-and-seek with the slopes and high passes. You will reach Taplejung after passing through pastureland and a few hamlets. You will take a nap in your hotel room and get ready for your adventure the following day.

  • Tea House or Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 8 to 9 Hours

After eating breakfast, you will board a nearby jeep and go out for Sekathum, your day's destination. Normally, trekkers choose to go up to Sekathum from Taplejung, but by keeping your route brief and taking advantage of the local services, you will arrive at Sekathum two days earlier than other hikers. Along the Tamor Nadi, you will pass through the villages of Mitlung, Chirwa, Thapethok, Lelep, and a number of other places. Your permits will be reviewed and you will be given the go-ahead to continue to Sekathum at the Kanchenjunga National Park entry point, which is located along the road.

  • Tea House or Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours

After a sumptuous breakfast at Sekathum, you will finally begin your trekking excursion after two days of driving. The exciting trek through the Himalayas starts with an ascent through the Ghunsa Khola and includes crossing several bridges, strolling through lush woods, and discovering the little communities of Jonggim and Ghaiyabari before arriving at Amjilosa.

  • Tea House or Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours

After breakfast, you will continue from Amjilosa to Gyabla, also known as Kyapra. You will keep traveling in your direction through a wooded area and a track devoid of any human habitation. If you are lucky, you might be able to see Red Pandas today while hiking the Kanchenjunga Trail. After the ascent, you will be rewarded with stunning mountain views and a number of waterfalls along the way. Once you get to Gyabla village, you will have traveled slowly.

  • Tea House or Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours

You will set off on your adventure today from Gyabla in the direction of Ghunsa. On your way to the Phale settlement, you will stroll through forests that are home to a variety of flora and wildlife. You will arrive at Ghunsa village if you keep up a steady pace on the journey, where you will spend the night.

  • Tea House or Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 Hours

This is a crucial day for acclimating to a higher altitude since you must give your body time to adjust to the higher elevations in order to prevent altitude sickness. You have the option of ascending the glacier by foot at Ghunsa Ree or Selele La Pass's Chherpuk Kharka. Along the route to Lobsang La Pass, you may also climb up to a vantage point that is above the monastery. Amazing views of Phale, Ghunsa, Selele La, Ghunsa Peak, and a number of other unidentified peaks can be had from the summit of Lobsang La Pass.

  • Tea House or Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 Hours

On the eastern side of the Ghunsa River, the trail gradually ascends past meadows filled with wildflowers and lovely pine and rhododendron woods. As you continue further, you will come to Rampuk Kharka, a grassy area with one teahouse where you may rest for a bit. The route continues up and then flattens out after passing the waterfall and a bridge, however you must traverse an active landslide region with extreme caution. You will be able to see Mt. Jannu (Kumbhakarna) in all of its splendour once you have passed over the landslide region. You will soon descend to Khambachen, a tranquil Tibetan town resting in a grassy plain region surrounded by magnificent mountain backgrounds, as the route winds around the slope.

  • Tea House or Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 Hours

It's a difficult day today since you have to negotiate massive steep rocks and perilous pathways on a mountainside before you cross a waterfall and reach Ramtang, where there is a camp for temporary yak herders. You will be able to see Yalung Kang and the Kangbachen Himal along the route. You will reach Ramtang monastery after crossing a bridge, and then you will have to pass a landslide region where you must be extremely cautious of the falling rocks. You will now descend to the river and continue walking until you reach Lhonak.

  • Tea House or Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 Hours

You should use additional caution when walking on rocky, hilly terrain since landslides might occur. While walking, you will pass a number of enormous glaciers and be able to admire stunning views of the summits of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pathivara, Mt. Yalung Kang, Nepal Peak, Twin Peak, Tent Peak, and other peaks. You may reach Jorkin at 5021 meters after three hours of trekking while enjoying views of several animals, including blue sheep, and numerous bird species.

Then, continuing up the difficult, hilly route, you will eventually arrive at Pangpema, the North Base Camp of Kanchenjunga. You may witness magnificent views of the Kanchenjunga, Chang Himal, Jannu Himal, Nepal Peak, and numerous other Tibet Himalayan ranges by continuing your trip a little higher. A modest stone cabin serving as a tea store can be seen at Pangpema; it is available to hikers during the busy trekking season. You will spend a while in the Base Camp before returning to Lonak to spend the night.

  • Tea House or Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 8 Hours

Following the Ghunsa River, you will go back the entire way via Khambachen and down to Ghunsa. You will pass the monastery and the herder's camp at Ramtang while taking in the expansive vistas of the Himalayan ranges. You will eventually arrive at the Tibetan-influenced settlement of Ghunsa, where you may spend the night, by meandering down the valley on the same path you used to climb.

  • Tea House or Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 Hours

The track to Gyabla will be left behind as you reach Sele La. As you move through the deep forest, there is a possibility that you may spot snow leopards. There are sparsely populated, remote human communities that only have teahouses open during the peak hiking season. There is no alternative method to link the route to South Base Camp during periods of high snowfall until Sekathum. If the teahouses are closed but you can still get through the passes, you might even be able to go to Tseram in a single day, eliminating one day from your original schedule.

  • Tea House or Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 Hours

You will have to overcome three passes on the path today before you reach Cheram, making it a long and difficult day. After breakfast, you will leave Sele La and hike uphill while enjoying stunning southern views of Mt. Jannu and Mt. Makalu. The distance skirting the mountainside and brief hard climb to the Mirgin La Pass follow the ascent to the first pass, Sinion La.

The route then descends briefly before turning about and ascending steeply one last time to the summit of Sinelapche La Pass. Amazing views of the Himalayan peaks may be seen at the summit of the three passes. After passing through the passes, you will come to a region with yak kharka and roof huts after descending a steep route through a tiny lake. The lovely Cheram village is a little community above the Simbua River.

  • Tea House or Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 Hours

It takes around one and a half hours of moderate ascent to reach Yalung Glacier, also known as Kanchenjunga South Glacier. The second half of the route takes you through grassy meadows till you reach Ramche village, passing through Simbua River and Lapsang Village as well. A lake, a meadow, two stone homes, and yaks and blue sheep occasionally seen grazing on the grassy hills above may all be found in this settlement. The views of Mts. Kokthan, Rathong, and Kabru as you pass pristine streams and a frozen lake are sure to add to your excitement for the hike today.

  • Tea House or Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 Hours

On this day, the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek will pass by the stunning Oktang Base Camp. You will go across the valley's natural landscapes. You will traverse a number of lateral moraines in this segment as you follow the Yalung Glacier. You arrive at Oktang Base Camp after a strenuous journey. You may explore the base camp area there and get amazing photos. You will spend the night at the teahouse in Ramche after visiting the area.

  • Tea House or Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 Hours

The journey for the day starts with a steady descent through shady juniper and rhododendron trees while taking in the stunning vistas of Jannu Himal. You must walk carefully since the route is perilously rocky in some places and has loose dirt in others. You will pass a number of Mani walls and vibrant prayer flags flying in the woods. You will reach Tortong to call it a day after traveling down the Simbua River across the woodland regions.

  • Tea House or Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 Hours

After breakfast today, you will set off on your trip from Tortang toward Sekathum. Peaks like Semethulung Dand and Chanjalung Danda will keep you company as you follow Simbuwa Khola throughout your hiking path. After reaching Hellok, you will continue your journey by passing multiple suspension bridges as you descend toward Sekathum. Sekathum will be your overnight lodging.

  • Tea House or Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 Hours

Your trekking phase of the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek comes to a close at Sekathum. If you prefer Illam or Taplejung, you can take a jeep from Sekathum to go there, depending on the distance or other factors. You will pass through a number of towns along the way, including Lelep, Temewa, Chiruwa, Sinwa, Mitlung, and lastly Taplejung. Where you can stop for the night or continue traveling toward Illam after staying there sometimes.

  • Tea House or Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 9 Hours

The adventure to complete the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek ends today. You will take a local aircraft from Illam to Bhadrapur and then from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. You will have ample time in Kathmandu to see the Ason and Thamel markets and other unexplored areas. You may buy gifts for your loved ones in your hometown. To commemorate your successful completion of this incredible trek, you will join the Green Valley Nepal Trek team for a farewell supper in the evening.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Three hours before the flight's planned departure time, a drop-off in a private tourist car is provided from the hotel to the airport. You can extend your stay by selecting a different package from Green Valley Nepal Treks.

    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

    Cost Includes
    • Airports pick up from Kathmandu international airport as arrival date and time 
    • 3 stars hotel accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast included. (3 nights on twin sharing)
    • 3 times meals (brekfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek 
    • Twin-sharing Tea house/homestay accommodation while you are on Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
    • A professional English speaking Guide during the trek 
    • Water purification tablet for drinking water 
    • All necessary trekking permits and costs 
    • Flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and from Biratnagar to Kathmandu 
    • All ground transportation on Sharing vehicle as mentioned on the itinereary
    • Down Jacket, sleeping bag, and duffel bag bag by Green Valley Nepal Treks (return after the trek )
    • A general group first aid kit during the trek
    • All our government taxes, Tourist service charges, vat, and official expense
    Cost Excludes
    • Lunch, dinner and extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu
    • International airfare, Nepal visa fee and travel insurance 
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver and any others expenses which are not mentioned in price Includes section.
    Departure Dates
    • We have daily departures for this trip from March to May and from mid-September to mid-December. You can type in the number of passengers to book a reservation and select a date that is convenient for you. Due to group size, we never cancel a trip once you've made a reservation. If you would rather join the group, we will add more travelers on the selected date. You can let us know once you make a reservation or earlier.
    • If you want to cancel the trip for any reason, you can let us know at least 30 days in advance. Wewill refund your deposit. If you want to cancel the trip within a 30-day period, we will keep your deposit until you find out the next schedule.
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    Useful Info

    Best Time to do the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek: 

    The best time to trek the Kanchenjunga Circuit depends on several factors, including the weather, trail conditions, and availability of services. The trekking season in the Kanchenjunga region typically lasts from late September to late November and from late March to late May. Here's why these periods are considered the best time for the trek:

    • September to November: This is the autumn season, and the weather is typically dry and clear, offering stunning views of the mountains and good trail conditions. This is also the peak trekking season, and the trails are busier than in other months.
    • March to May: This is the spring season, and the weather is mild with occasional rain. The rhododendron forests in the region are in full bloom during this period, providing a picturesque backdrop for the trek.

    It's important to note that the Kanchenjunga region is prone to sudden changes in weather, and even during the best months, you may experience rain, snow, and other adverse weather conditions. You should always be prepared for changing weather and carry appropriate clothing and gear.

    Meals durining anchenjunga Circuit Trek: 

    Food and meal availability on the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek can vary, but there are usually basic food options available at local lodges and teahouses along the trail. Here is what you can expect in terms of food availability during the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek:

    • 21 Breakfasts: A typical breakfast on the trek may include porridge, eggs, toast, and tea or coffee.
    • 19 Lunches: Lunch options may include rice, dal, vegetables, and momos (Tibetan dumplings).
    • 19 Dinners: Dinner options may include rice, dal, vegetables, and a variety of meat dishes, including chicken, mutton, and buffalo.
    • Snacks: Snacks such as chocolate bars, energy bars, and dried fruit are available at some lodges and teahouses, but they may be more expensive than in cities.
    • Beverages: Tea, coffee, and soft drinks are widely available, along with locally-made alcoholic beverages, such as raksi (rice wine).

    Food and meal availability on the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is basic but adequate, with basic meals available at local lodges and teahouses along the trail. It is advisable to carry some snack items between meals and for emergency situations. Note that food at higher elevations may be more expensive, and it is also good to be prepared for limited food options during some parts of the trek.

    Accommodation Facility on Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

    Accommodation on the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is primarily provided by local lodges and teahouses. Here is what you can expect in terms of accommodation during the trek:

    • Teahouses: Teahouses are small, family-run lodges that offer basic accommodation and food. They are typically simple and may not have private bathrooms. Most teahouses have shared sleeping arrangements, with several beds in a room, often with shared blankets.
    • Lodges: Lodges are slightly more comfortable than teahouses, with private rooms and better facilities. Some lodges may also offer hot showers, although these may not be available at higher elevations.
    • Camping: Camping is also an option for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, although it is not as common as staying in teahouses or lodges. Camping is a good option for those who prefer more solitude, but it requires more gear and preparation.

    Accommodation on the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is basic but adequate, with teahouses and lodges providing the primary accommodation options. Teahouses offer basic facilities, while lodges offer slightly more comfort. Camping is an option for those who prefer more solitude, but it requires more gear and preparation. Regardless of your accommodation choice, be prepared for basic facilities and bring along a sleeping bag, as blankets may not be provided.

    Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Difficulty Level

    The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is considered to be a challenging trek with a high difficulty level. The trek involves long days of hiking at high altitudes, with steep ascents and descents, and remote and rugged terrain. Here are some factors that contribute to the difficulty level of the trek:

    • Altitude: The trek takes you to elevations as high as 5,160 meters, and high-altitude trekking comes with its own set of challenges, such as altitude sickness and reduced oxygen levels.
    • Distance and duration: The trek is approximately 170-200 kilometers long and typically takes 22 days to complete including arrival and departure, depending on the route and pace. This means that you will be hiking for long hours every day, which can be physically demanding.
    • Terrain: The trail is often steep and rocky, with loose stones, snow, and ice. You'll need to be comfortable with rough terrain, and be prepared for steep and challenging ascents and descents.
    • Remoteness: The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek takes you through remote and sparsely populated areas, with limited facilities and resources. You should be prepared for long days without access to hot showers, comfortable accommodations, or modern conveniences.

    Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is not for beginners and requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance, as well as a sense of adventure and a willingness to push beyond your limits. If you are an experienced trekker and are looking for a challenging and rewarding trek, the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is definitely worth considering.

    Requirement of Travel Insurance during Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

    Travel insurance is an essential requirement for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, as it provides financial protection in case of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, natural disasters, trip cancellations, and more. Here are some reasons why travel insurance is important for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek:

    • Medical emergencies: High-altitude trekking comes with its own set of medical risks, such as altitude sickness, frostbite, and hypothermia. In case of a medical emergency, travel insurance can cover the cost of medical evacuation, hospitalization, and other medical expenses.
    • Trip cancellations and interruptions: Travel insurance can provide coverage in case you have to cancel your trip or return home early due to unexpected events such as illness, natural disasters, or family emergencies.
    • Lost or stolen gear: Travel insurance can provide coverage for lost or stolen gear, including trekking equipment, cameras, and other personal belongings.
    • Emergency rescue and evacuation: In case of an emergency, travel insurance can provide coverage for emergency rescue and evacuation services, including helicopter evacuations.
    • Trip delay: Travel insurance can provide coverage for unexpected trip delays, such as flight cancellations or missed connections, and provide reimbursement for additional expenses such as meals, hotel stays, and transportation costs.

    Travel insurance is an important investment for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, providing peace of mind and financial protection in case of unexpected events. When choosing a travel insurance policy, make sure to read the fine print, understand the coverage and exclusions, and choose a policy that meets your specific needs.

    Altitude Sickness and Remedies during Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

    Altitude sickness is a common issue faced by trekkers on the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, as the trail takes you to elevations as high as 5,160 meters. Altitude sickness occurs when the body struggles to adapt to the reduced oxygen levels at high altitudes. Here are some ways to prevent and treat altitude sickness during the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek:

    • The best way to prevent altitude sickness is to follow a gradual ascent schedule and give your body time to acclimatize. Avoid climbing too quickly, and take regular rest days to allow your body to adjust to the changing altitude.
    • Staying hydrated is important for preventing altitude sickness, as dehydration can worsen symptoms. Make sure to drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol and caffeine, and carry water purification tablets or a water filter.
    • Eating a balanced and nutritious diet can help prevent altitude sickness and boost your overall health during the trek. Make sure to eat plenty of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats, and avoid fatty and junk foods.
    • Spending an extra day or two at a lower elevation can help your body acclimatize and reduce the risk of altitude sickness.
    • If you experience symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, nausea, dizziness, or fatigue, it's important to descend to a lower elevation and seek medical attention if necessary.

    Altitude sickness is a common issue faced by trekkers on the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, but it can be prevented and treated by following proper guidelines and taking the necessary precautions. If you have a history of altitude sickness or medical conditions, it's important to consult with a doctor before embarking on the trek.

    Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Packing List, Gears, Equipment: 

    Packing for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek requires careful consideration, as you need to be prepared for various weather conditions, altitude changes, and long days on the trail. Here is a comprehensive packing list for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek:

    • Backpack: A large and sturdy backpack with a capacity of at least 60 liters is ideal for carrying your gear and supplies.
    • Clothing: Pack lightweight, quick-drying, and moisture-wicking clothing, including a base layer, mid-layer, and outer layer, as well as warm and waterproof gear for cold and wet conditions.
    • Footwear: A sturdy pair of trekking shoes or boots with good support and traction is essential, along with a pair of lightweight, waterproof, and breathable socks.
    • Sleeping bag: A four-season sleeping bag is recommended, as the temperature can drop significantly at high altitudes.
    • Sleeping pad: A lightweight and compact sleeping pad is recommended for comfort and insulation during the night.
    • Headlamp: A headlamp is essential for nighttime navigation and should be carried along with extra batteries.
    • Trekking poles: Trekking poles can provide stability and support on the trail, especially during steep and uneven terrain.
    • First-aid kit: A basic first-aid kit should include bandages, pain relievers, blister care, and any personal medications you may need.
    • Water purification system: A water purification system, such as water purification tablets or a water filter, is essential for purifying water from streams and rivers.
    • Sun protection: Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat are important for protecting your skin and eyes from the sun's harmful rays.
    • Miscellaneous: Other items that you may want to pack include a camera, journal, books, insect repellent, hand sanitizer, and multi-tool.

    Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek requires careful packing and planning, as you need to be prepared for various weather conditions and long days on the trail. Make sure to pack essentials, and avoid overpacking, as carrying a heavy backpack can be tiring and uncomfortable.

    Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Guide: 

    A guide is an essential aspect of the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, as they provide local knowledge, navigation skills, and support during the trek. Here are some things to consider when choosing a guide for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek:

    • Look for a guide who has extensive experience in the region and a good understanding of the trail and local culture.
    • Look for a guide with a good reputation, and check references and reviews from previous clients.
    • Choose a guide who can communicate effectively in a language you understand, and who is friendly and approachable.
    • A guide should have first-aid training and should be equipped with appropriate gear and equipment for emergencies.
    • Shop around and compare prices, but remember that quality is more important than price. A more expensive guide may offer better service and more experience, but a cheaper guide may not have the same level of expertise.
    • Consider the size of the group, as larger groups may not be as flexible and may not offer as much individual attention.

    A guide is an important aspect of the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, as they provide local knowledge, navigation skills, and support during the trek. Make sure to choose a guide who has experience, a good reputation, and who can communicate effectively in a language you understand. Most importantly, choose a guide who prioritizes your safety and comfort during the trek.

    Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Booking Procedure: 

    With Green Valley Nepal Treks, one of Nepal's leading trekking companies, you can get the lowest price now on Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Package. With several qualified guides, we are completely government-approved and registered trekking and adventure specialists (the firm registration number is 71671/066/067). Additionally, we are affiliated with several national tourist organizations, including the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), TAAN, NMA, KEEP, and many others. The finest experience of a lifetime will undoubtedly be trekking with the most reputable and highly recommended local firm by many organizations. For this trip, we thus warmly welcome you all to the Green Valley Nepal Treks family. You simply need to pay a 20% deposit now and the rest when you arrive for the booking producers.

    Booking Procedure:

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    FAQs
    • The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a trek in the eastern part of Nepal that takes you through some of the most stunning landscapes in the world, offering breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks, glaciers, forests, and meadows.

    • The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is considered a challenging trek due to its strenuous hiking and camping at high altitudes. It is recommended for experienced trekkers or those with a good level of physical fitness.

    • The best time to trek Kanchenjunga Circuit is during the spring (April-May) or autumn (October-November) months, when the weather is clear and the temperature is moderate.

    • The trek can be completed in 26 days, depending on your pace and the route you take.

    • The cost of the trek typically includes accommodation, meals, transportation, permits, and a guide.

    • With the right preparation and support, even novice trekkers can complete the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek successfully.

    • Having prior trekking experience is helpful but not necessary. Physical fitness and proper preparation are more important.

    • The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek reaches an altitude of up to 5,100 meters (16,732 feet) at Yalung Base Camp.

    • Accommodation during the trek is usually in teahouses or lodges, where basic facilities are provided. Camping is also possible for some parts of the trek.

    • Taking proper rest and drinking plenty of fluids, especially water, can help you acclimatize to the high altitude. It is also important to follow the recommended pace set by your guide.

    • You will need warm clothing, good quality trekking shoes, a sleeping bag, a backpack, and other essential items. Your trekking company can provide a detailed list of what to bring.

    • Mobile network and internet connectivity can be limited in some areas of the trek, but most teahouses and lodges have Wi-Fi facilities that can be used for an extra fee.

    • Yes, it is possible to customize the trek according to your needs, such as adjusting the itinerary, choosing different accommodation options, and more. It is best to discuss your specific needs with your trekking company.

    • The cost of the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek can vary depending on the services included, the trekking company, and the time of year. On average, it can cost between $1,500 to $3,000 per person.

    • It is possible to trek independently, but it is recommended to have a guide and/or porter for safety reasons and to ensure a successful trek.

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