Kanchenjunga (8586m) is the world’s third-highest mountain and second highest in Nepal. This trek will take you into the wild along uncharted and less explored trails in the eastern region of Nepal. Kanchenjunga translates as “The Five Treasures of the great snows."
The Kanchenjunga Circuit trek visits the South and North Base Camp of Kanchenjunga. In such a remote area it is essential that you have a good level of fitness and preferably some trekking experience. Notwithstanding its remoteness, trekkers will witness how locals live in isolation and will visit the Ramtang and Oktang monasteries. The landscape in this region is chock-a-block with waterfalls, rivers, green meadows, and rhododendron, pine and birch forests. The trek begins at the Yalung Glacier. Throughout the trek, you will be immersed in the beauty of many magnificent peaks.
Mt. Kanchenjunga is in the far east of Nepal close to the border with Sikkim, in the northeast of India. Right up until 1852, Kanchenjunga was thought to be the highest mountain in the world and was closed off to climbers until the middle of the 1980s. Today the Kanchenjunga region is protected by the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and requires a special trekking permit. The area is run by the World Wildlife Fund in conjunction with the Nepali government. As a result, and due to certain restrictions, you can expect to see its unique flora and fauna as well as magnificent farmlands and valleys. Trekkers can experience the traditions of various ethnicities, such as Sherpa, Limbu, Rai &Tamang.
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 7,000m, 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, Zuma, 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.
This just adds to the fact Trek in the Kanchenjunga circuit is an unforgettable experience where trekkers get right into the heart of the remote, less trekked, majestic Himalaya Mountains and beautiful valleys. A new map of the Great Himalayan trekking Trail, trekkers now have access to more remote areas and has seen an increase in teahouses along these routes. There is no better time than the present to experience this brand new opportunity to discover these untouched and remote regions!
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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The 26 days long travel to Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek was a journey of a lifetime. I as of now did EBC journey with them and this journey was distinctive than EBC since of less commercialized and troublesome trials. I was as of now fulfilled with the administrations amid me to begin with journey but this time it was indeed more prominent. Sherpa Team was there to get me at the air terminal and overseen all the vital documentation counting residential flights, transport, inns and guides. My direct was exceptionally kind and supportive individual. He moreover appeared his best neighborliness all the way amid my journey. I profoundly prescribe this company. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Journey was a paramount involvement and I generously much appreciated to my direct and whole group of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team. The management was idealizing and the staffs were exceptionally neighborly. Made a difference me all the way to base camp and shared a few of a long time of information and involvement all through the way. Warm neighborliness and caring behavior are what I appreciated for.
I finished trek through the Kanchenjunga and its surrounding territories with Sherpa Expedition and Trekking. Our guide, and care staff team were very charming and proficient about both neighborhood and common issues. We reliably picked the most picturesque and least traveled outdoors spots, and the entirety of our dinners were innovative and new. I extraordinarily delighted in trekking through the wonderful landscape and towns of the Kanchenjunga.
We did the Kanchenjunga Trek in October. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team gave us such a great info by email, quick reply, which helped us a ton arranging our visit to Nepal. From the beginning of the trek to the latest possible time, we were helped and taken care. Our guide was brilliant!! He knows such a great amount about the area and the Nepali, Hindu and Buddhism societies. We could discuss everything with him, he is exceptionally receptive and his English is completely great. He was likewise relaxed on the trek, carrying us to the tea houses that would fit the most our desires. We truly valued each and every second spent on the trek together! We highly suggest Sherpa Expedition and Trekking.
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