Kanchanjunga Circuit Trek

Go Nepal, Kathmandu Nepal

  • 25 days
  • Treking & Hiking
  • Any

Package Details

The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is one of Nepal's most well-known treks. Thousands of hikers visit the Kanchenjunga circuit each year. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m) is the world's third highest peak. It is one of the few unexplored and untouched hiking trails in Nepal's eastern region. Kanchenjunga trekking is a very pleasant path that provides us with beautiful snow-capped mountains, a landscape, and an exotic panoramic view of the Himalayas. You can enjoy various types of snowy peaks and snowy peaks higher than 8,000 meters and lower than 8,000 meters, such as Mount Everest (8,848 meters), Mt. Makalu (8,201 meters), and Mt. Lhotse (8,516 meters), among others.

Kanchenjunga is derived from the Tibetan phrase Chen gangs mdzod lnga, which means "the five treasures of snow" and refers to the five peaks that comprise Kanchenjunga. The trip's highlight is Mt. Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest mountain at 8586 meters above sea level. Since then, the trek to Kanchenjunga has become more remote and less crowded than other popular excursions in the Everest and Annapurna regions. Because of its incredible topography and landscape, the trek to Kanchenjunga is a unique and unforgettable destination for hikers. During the walk, we can see a variety of wildlife, including the snow leopard, musk deer, and red pandas.

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 enrich in wildlife diversities and many threatened species of birds such as 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. This trek also includes steamy jungles, massive glaciers, and the opportunity to see flora and fauna along the way. This trek will provide you with a sense of relaxation and satisfaction, leaving you wanting more.

Facts and highlights of the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek:

1. Mt Kanchenjunga- Third highest peak in the world.

2. Popular organizing trip to situated in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area.

3. Tibetan hospitality.

4. Traditional Nepali cultures.

5. Distance and preserved natural heritage.

6. Wildlife such as Snow leopard, musk deer, red panda, etc.

7. Different landscapes from forests to meadows.

8. Snowy mountains above 8000m.

9. Kanchenjunga Glacier and many more.

10. Rivers and waterfalls all along the trip.

Detail Itineries

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Today you’ll arrive at Kathmandu international airport. Our agent will pick you and take you to the respective hotel where you refresh and rest. All the necessary information of tour provided in hotel. In the evening a welcome dinner will be hosted by Go Nepal. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2 : Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation

We visit Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Bouddhanath Stupa, all of which are World Heritage Sites. The Durbar Square highlights the life of royalty in antiquity. The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the monkey temple and the Bouddhanath stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At evening, we introduce ourselves to our fellow participants and discuss our trip to the Everest Base Camp. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3 : Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (2,420m/7938ft), Drive to Taplejung; 45 min flight & 9 hours’ drive

From Kathmandu, we take an early flight to Bhadrapur, located in the Mechi area of southeastern Nepal. We will take a little break here for tea or coffee then we drive to Taplejung. Overnight in Taplejung.

Day 4 : Taplejung to Lalikharka (2265m/7,431ft): 4 – 5 hours trek

On day 4 today here we will go to Lalikharka after 5 hours of walking. Lalikharka is a beautiful village in the district of Panchthar in the Mechi area in eastern Nepal. It is a simultaneous ascent and descent on a road that runs mainly through leafy forests to Lalikharkha. We will spend the night at Lalikharkha.

Day 5 : Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m/6,955ft): 5 - 6 hours trek

We start our trek to Khesewa after early morning breakfast. It is especially an easy descent to Phundrawa. From here we begin our ascent. It is a steep climb to Yangpang, from where we climb regularly to Phumphe Danda, then another climb to Khesewa. Our walk will be through forests and small towns. We will spend the night in Khesewa.

Day 6 : Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m/5,856ft): 5 - 6 hours trek

After breakfast, we start our trek to Kabeli Khola. Then we take a path that crosses forests before crossing a small stream. On the way, we enjoy a breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks as we cross several beautiful villages before arriving at Mamankhe. We will spend the night in Mamankhe.

Day 7 : Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m/6824ft): 4 -5 hours

Today's walk will be mainly uphill in an easy way, along which we will walk mainly by Kabeli Khola. During the walk, we also admire the beautiful ridge behind the stream. We continue our walk and admire a beautiful waterfall nearby. After walking for a while, we cross a small suspension bridge. We then cross small settlements before arriving at Yamphudin to spend the night.

Day 8 : Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft): 7 -8 hours

We start our walk on a path commonly used by the villagers and we pass by farms on terraces and green meadows. On the way, we have the constant company of the Himalayas to enjoy. Our walk will be along a path with the Amji Khola. We also had to pass Lassiya Bhanjyang before arriving in Tortong. Overnight in Tortong.

Day 9 : Tortong to Cheram (3,870m/12,696ft): 2 -3 hours

We begin our constant ascent to Cheram after breakfast. Our path is right next to Simbuwa Khola. We enjoy walking in the beautiful Lalung Valley and we have the Tuplung summit for the company to the fullest of our current trip. We cross a thick forest of rhododendrons and enjoy the magnificence of the Yalung glacier. Night in Cheram.

Day 10 : Cheram: Acclimatization and Rest

We spend a day in Cheram, which will help us get used to the high altitude. We can spend the rest of the day resting and participating in short walks. We can explore the surroundings of the Yalung glacier. There is also a point of view for the peaks of Kabaru and Rathong. Night in Cheram.

Day 11 : Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche) (4,580m/15,026ft): 3 – 4 hours

We start our short walk after breakfast. From Cheram, we climb some time before arriving at the Yalung glacier canyon. It is a beautiful walk along a valley path. We also appreciate the views of several peaks of the Himalayas. We cross a small settlement of Lapsang before arriving at Ramche. Night in Ramche.

Day 12 : Ramchaur (Ramche) to Yalung Base Camp (4500m), back to Cheram: 3 – 4 hours

From Ramche, we climb the valley. Then we follow a stream before climbing to the top of the moraine until we face the south face of Kanchenjunga. We walk further to see the Jannu Himal. We continue our walk to the Oktang Monastery. From there, we climb higher and reach the base camp of Yalung. The view from the base camp is extraordinary. Kumbakarna (Jannu), Nyukla Lachung and other peaks of the Himalayas are nearby. We then climb down and spend the night in Cheram.

Day 13 : Cheram to Sele La (4290m/ 14,074ft): 6 -7 hours

We start our walk after breakfast. We cross four passes today starting with Sinelapche Bhanjyang. After crossing the pass, we continue towards the Col de Mirgin La. We continue the walk and we arrive at the pass of Sinion La, which is not far away. From here we move upwards to the Sele La pass. The prayer flags are hung on the steepest sections of the trail, very close to the Sele La pass. Overnight in Sele La.

Day 14 : Sele La to Ghunsa (3,595/11,794): 2 -3 hours

We start our walk after breakfast. We walk north with Tangbgharma Danda nearby. We arrive at a chorten marked by prayer flags that marks the beginning of a steep path. We descend through the rhododendron, birch and pine forests before reaching Ghunsa. It is a beautiful village with houses with dark and worn pine walls and Buddhist prayer flags. Night in Ghunsa.

Day 15 : Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m/13,287ft): 5 -6 hours

From Ghunsa, we walk further north along the river bank which offers us a magnificent mountain scenery. We cross meadows filled up with beautiful wild flowers, then cross forests of rhododendrons and pines. We cross a bridge at Rampuk Kharka, then pass a waterfall and cross the delicate part of a landslide. After crossing the landslide area, we begin to see the spectacular view of Mt. Jannu. By exploring further and approaching the challenging mountain trail, we finally arrive in Kambachen. Night in Kambachen.

Day 16 : Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,682ft): 5 -6 hours

Today will be another difficult day and it is necessary to start early. We walk through rocky fields and large rocks on the hill to the river bank and arrive to a waterfall. Then we cross a bridge to the Ramtang monastery. Then we find a section of landslides that we must cross at a constant rate before descending towards the river and finally reaching Lhonak. Overnight in Lhonak.

Day 17 : Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema (5,143/16,873ft): 6 -7 hours

From Lhonak, we walk to the base camp of Kanchenjunga. Our path runs through the gigantic Kanchenjunga glacier. After passing Pangpema, we return to the base camp of Kanchenjunga. The view from the base camp is extraordinary. Mount Kanchenjunga, Jannu Himal and other peaks of the Himalayas are ours to admire the beauty of this trek. We will go down to Pangpema to spend the night.

Day 18 : Pangpema to Lhonak: 3 – 4 hours

From Pangpema, we return to Lhonak. Overnight in Lhonak.

Day 19 : Lhonak to Ghunsa (3475m/11,400ft): 6 -7 hours

From Lhonak, we descend to Ghunsa through Kambache. It's the same route we took when we climbed. Overnight in Ghunsa.

Day 20 : Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,572ft): 5 -6 hours

From Ghunsa, we descend towards Phale. We cross several Manes and a nearby monastery. We cross juniper forests and arrive at Phale. From there, the descent is regular towards Gyabla. We cross a bridge over Chhundatangka Khola to get to Gyabla. As we continue our walk, we see a nearby waterfall. We also cross a suspension bridge in Sumbung Khola before reaching Amjilosa. Night in Amjilosa.

Day 21 : Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m/4,166ft): 6 -7 hours

After walking for a while, we see a beautiful waterfall nearby. We continue our walk and we pass through a small village of Solima before crossing a suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola. We cross then another suspension bridge over Ghunsa Khola and arrived at Sukathum. Our road crosses several villages and followed by Thunsa Khola and Tamor Nadi before arriving at Chirwa. Night in Chirwa.

Day 22 : Chirwa to Taplejung via Mitlung (921m/3020 m): 7 -8 hours trek

After a wonderful time in Chirwa, we head towards the Taplejung for an 8-hour hike. The hiking trails along the road to Mitlung which offers optimal vegetation, flora and fauna and picturesque villages. Overnight at Taplejung.

Day 23 : Taplejung to Bhadrapur: 9 hours’ drive

We move from Taplejung to Bhadrapur by bus. The trip will last 9 hours.

Day 24 : Fly to Kathmandu

Our incredible trip to the Kanchenjunga circuit comes to an end today. There will be a farewell dinner organized by the Taleju Adventure at night to celebrate the successful completion of our Kanchenjunga Circuit. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 25 : Final departure

We check our stuff once again before leaving for the airport. A representative from the Go Nepal will pick us up at the hotel and drop us off at the airport three hours before the scheduled flight.



  • All arrival and departure transfer in private vehicle
  • Hotels will be of tourist standard and during trekking will be local tea house/ guests house
  • All meals (lunch and dinner) as described in itinerary
  • A private vehicle as per group size
  • An English-speaking guide throughout the tour Trekking
  • TIMS and permit.
  • 2 guests = 01 Porter
  • Tea House Trekking package (Room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)


  • Any kind of medical and personal insurance
  • Any kind of personal nature items like bar and Laundry bills.
  • Evacuation in case of emergency
  • Domestic flights
  • Tips to the guide and driver
  • Entrance Fees

IUseful Information

1. Mt. Kanchenjunga is regarded as one of the world's most beautiful mountain massifs.

2. Kanchenjunga's name translates as "Five Treasures of the Great Snow," referring to the five summits that comprise the mountain.

3. Explore the solitary trails of Nepal's remote eastern regions.

4. Examine the world's most enticing mountain massifs.

5. Mt. Kanchenjunga's majesty should not be underestimated.

6. Be amazed by the one-of-a-kind sights of rural Nepalese life.

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