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Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a chance to reach the base camp of the world’s third tallest mountain on a
remote mountain trail ideal for trekkers who enjoy the solitude. Located in the far north-eastern corner of
Nepal, Mt. Kanchenjunga is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountain massifs in the world.
The name Kanchenjunga means ‘Five Treasures of the Great Snow’ which is in reference to the five
summits that make up Kanchenjunga. The 24-day circuit trek begins after we fly to Suketar from
Kathmandu. The long journey on a less crowded path also rewards us with a unique insight into the rural
Nepalese lifestyle of the country’s eastern region.

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Day 1


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)

Day 2


Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 3


Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (2,420m/7938ft), trek to Lalikharka (2265m/7,431ft)

Day 4


Day 04: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m/6,955ft)

Day 5


Day 05: Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m/5,856ft)

Day 6


Day 06: Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m/6824ft)

Day 7


Day 07: Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft)

Day 8


Day 08: Tortong to Cheram (3,870m/12,696ft)

Day 9


Day 09: Cheram: Acclimatization and Rest

Day 10


Day 10: Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche) (4,580m/15,026ft)

Day 18


Day 18: Lhonak to Ghunsa (3475m/11,400ft)

Day 12

Sele La

Day 12: Cheram to Sele La (4290m/ 14,074ft)

Day 13


Day 13: Sele La to Ghunsa (3,595/11,794)

Day 14


Day 14: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m/13,287ft)

Day 15


Day 15: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,682ft)

Day 16

Kanchenjunga Base Camp

Day 16: Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema (5,143/16,873ft)

Day 17


Day 17: Pangpema to Lhonak

Day 19


Day 19: Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,572ft)

Day 20


Day 20: Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m/4,166ft)

Day 21


Day 21: Chirwa to Phurumbu (1,549/5,082ft)

Day 22


Day 22: Phurumbu to Suketar

Day 23

Back to Kathmandu

Day 23: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 24

Final Departure

The end of this adventure!

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the Kanchenjunga circuit trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Suketar -Kathmandu)
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4
trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation

Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes

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Accommodations will be provided at Nepalese 3-star hotel in Kathmandu; and teahouses during the trek. All
accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an
additional USD 290. Understand that the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek involves trekking in remote locations
so the restroom facilities in the tea-houses will be basic.

We will be served buffet-style breakfast in Kathmandu whereas all meals including breakfast, lunch and
dinner will be available during the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. While on trek, we have breakfast and
dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination.
Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
The trip is categorized as difficult as we will be travelling in high altitude for a long duration and cross a
few Himalayan passes. Therefore, previous trekking experience, physical fitness and positive attitude are
essential. It is always best to start jogging and exercising regularly at least a few months before the
actual trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases are
required to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform us about any medical condition before booking the trek.