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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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KathmanduDay 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)
KathmanduDay 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
LalikharkaDay 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (2,420m/7938ft), trek to Lalikharka (2265m/7,431ft)
KhesewaDay 04: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m/6,955ft)
MamankheDay 05: Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m/5,856ft)
YamphudinDay 06: Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m/6824ft)
TortongDay 07: Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft)
CheramDay 08: Tortong to Cheram (3,870m/12,696ft)
CheramDay 09: Cheram: Acclimatization and Rest
RamchaurDay 10: Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche) (4,580m/15,026ft)
GhunsaDay 18: Lhonak to Ghunsa (3475m/11,400ft)
Sele LaDay 12: Cheram to Sele La (4290m/ 14,074ft)
GhunsaDay 13: Sele La to Ghunsa (3,595/11,794)
KambachenDay 14: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m/13,287ft)
LhonakDay 15: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,682ft)
Kanchenjunga Base CampDay 16: Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema (5,143/16,873ft)
LhonakDay 17: Pangpema to Lhonak
AmjilosaDay 19: Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,572ft)
ChirwaDay 20: Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m/4,166ft)
PhurumbuDay 21: Chirwa to Phurumbu (1,549/5,082ft)
SuketarDay 22: Phurumbu to Suketar
Back to KathmanduDay 23: Fly to Kathmandu
Final DepartureThe 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.