This 21 Days Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is famous! Add this to your Nepal bucket—list of things to do. Magnificent snow-clad peaks, alpine crossings, lush green valleys, and raging rivers in one complete package.
Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m) is the third highest mountain on the planet. This trek takes you around this massive mountain and along the border with Sikkim in India and Tibet. The north and south base camp of Kanchenjunga is remote, pristine, and will leave you spell-bound. This is a trek to heavenly heights and the memories will last a lifetime.
There are several challenges along the trail, such as the high altitude Lapsang La Pass (5108m) and Sinon/Mirgin La Pass (4650m) and Kanchenjunga Base Camp at 5140m.
Mount Kanchenjunga, meaning "Five treasures of the snow" is within the Kanchenjunga conservation area covering 2035 sq km and established in 1997.
WWF has classed the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project (KCAP) as a Global Eco Region. There are a number of species in this region, such as red panda, wild bear, musk deer, blue sheep, rhesus macaw, and the elusive snow leopard. The birdlife along the trek is prolific and brings the forests alive. There are an estimated 1200 types of flowering plants, 69 kinds of orchids and 30 rhododendron species that brighten the trail – especially during spring.
In addition to Kanchenjunga, there are four other peaks exceeding 8,000m, one of which is Kanchenjunga West, also known as Yalung Kang (8,586m). There are more than seventeen peaks with an altitude of more than 7000m, which include Kambachen (7,903m), Janu (7,710m), Jongsong (7,483m), Kabru (7,353m), Tent Peak (7,365m) and the Twins (7,350m). Besides these giants, there are a number of peaks over 6,000m.
Flanked by this astonishing cluster of peaks are five major glaciers, Zumu, Talung, and Rathong that flow into Sikkim, and in the west the Kanchenjunga and Yulang Glacier that flow into the impressive fast-flowing Tamor River in Nepal.
The trek along the Kanchenjunga Circuit is rugged and at times physically demanding, but this is what separates it from the rest.
The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
We offer you 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (3 nights) and Lodge/Teahouses during the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. Rooms are basic, normally just a bed with blankets and a pillow. All accommodation is on a twin share basis except at the higher elevations or after Kambachen, where you will enjoy homestay style accommodation. The Kanchenjunga trek is situated in some very areas so you may not have the same level of comfort as lower down the mountain. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide you down jackets, sleeping bags, and duffle bags (which need to be returned after the trek).
Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. Food along the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is much like it is elsewhere in Nepal, with a heavy reliance on rice, lentils and vegetable curries. We suggest you bring a water purification pill to avoid stomach problems from drinking the local water. Bottled water is sometimes available if you prefer.
We provide a private car for the airport transfers and sightseeing tour of Kathmandu on the day you arrive. Flights from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and return is also included. You will travel by jeep from Bhadrapur to Suketar.
Kanchenjunga circuit trek is graded as highly challenging and a tough trek due to the terrain and high altitudes. This trek takes you to many less-traveled and undeveloped areas, making it difficult in places to traverse rockfalls, moraines and streams Trekking in these remote areas can sometimes be difficult due to landslides. The roads at the beginning and end of the trek can also be affected too. It is recommended that you prepare yourself beforehand and get physically prepared. This will make it easier to manage the difficult terrain and high altitudes.
Note: The trek itinerary is a guide and will be provided by Sherpa Expedition & Trekking. The Kanchenjunga circuit trek can be modified according to your time, budget, and requirements. What we offer here is a tea house style trek and can be modified as a purely camping trek as well. Contact us for the latest updated information and price for the varied options available.
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This was an amazing trip with North Base camp and south base camp views , both of which we were spoilt on clear skies and lovely weather, The guides and porters were all amazing, trying to communicate with their broken english, our main guide Ram was fantastic , with his knowledge of mountains and other areas in nepal. I would highly recommend this trip, just be sure that you love steps and that you love mountains and breathtaking views!!
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