Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek 5,160m 26 Days

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
Trip Code : AHC/KCT
Destination : Kanchenjunga
Duration : 26 Days
Grading : Hard
Max Altitude : 5,160m
Activity : Trekking
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Best Season : Autumn, Spring


Explore the magnificence of Kanchenjunga and the surroundings of a beautiful trekking adventure. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a wonderful trip to the region of the third highest mountain on earth - Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m).

Trekking to the Kanchenjunga region is to set off on a remote area trekking trip that brings you one of the best wilderness experiences. The region is in the far eastern part of the Himalayas in Nepal and has kept the best of its natural beauty and pristine environment. 

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek: A wonderful Remote Area Trekking Trip in the Himalayas

One of the trekking adventures that require special permission of the Nepali government to go trekking, Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a beautiful trip. This trip takes you to a remote mountain area to explore the spectacular Kanchenjunga region. 

While you are on this trek, you will trek through local villages that offer you a great mountain lifestyle experience. But as you reach towards the higher elevations, you will find sparse villages. The higher altitudes of the mountains have only fewer villages along the trail as life gets more difficult up in the mountains.

However, you can get the best experience of nature and mountains as you trek higher in the mountains. The quiet and serene surroundings of the trail with beautiful nature offer you one of the best experiences that you will ever have in your life. 

Kanchenjunga region is beautiful not only because it has the third highest mountain in the world but also because of the unparalleled nature and view of the Himalayan range. As an off-the-beaten-path adventure, Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek receives fewer trekkers unlike the popular treks in Nepal. 
But, whatever number of the trekkers make it to the adventure have an incredible experience of a lifetime. You cannot compare the experience of spending time walking through the remote mountain wilderness of Kanchenjunga to any other place. 

You will get to witness and enjoy the beauty of the Himalayan peaks in the Kanchenjunga range that most of the people traveling to Nepal miss. 

Highlights of the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

  • Peaceful natural surroundings at the best
  • Spectacular view of the mountains
  • Remote mountain wilderness
  • Beautiful local villages and rural lifestyle

Find here what to expect in a trekking adventure to Kanchenjunga.

Difficulty Level

Kanchenjunga trek challenges trekkers in so many factors, from physical to mental aspects. Naturally, a long trek in the higher Himalayan altitude takes sound physical fitness. In addition, this adventure goes to a remote area where there are fewer facilities for accommodation and food. The trails are unmarked and, thus, confusing.

The difficulty level of this trek is something that you need to be aware of before you decide to go on the adventure. It is a difficult trek not only because of longer trekking days but also because of the altitude you achieve during the trek. 

Cost of the Trek

The cost of this trek covers you from necessary transportation to accommodation and human resources and foods in the mountains are covered in the cost.

Your hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu basic guesthouses homestay accommodation and all meals in the mountains are included in the package. You will also have a necessary number of guides and porters for the trip to take you to the remote area of Kanchenjunga. 

The most essential part of the trek, special permit, is also a part of the cost that you pay for the trek. As you spend a long time in the remote wilderness of mountains, you need to carry a lot of logistics along with you on the trip. The cost of the trek covers all the basic things that you need during the adventure in the mountains.


The trekking adventure in Kanchenjunga is a long walking trip that challenges you with long hours of trekking every day. You will also need to trek longer days than any other trekking adventure in Nepal. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is of 26 days in total.

You need to be ready to spend more time in the mountains and trek for almost three weeks. Our guided trip to Kanchenjunga takes you to explore the region in a fun-filled atmosphere in the mountains with safety as your first priority.


As a remote area trekking adventure, the accommodation facility in the region is quite basic. Although lower altitude overnight places have a few teahouses to stay in, it is either camping or homestay accommodation. 

If you are good to stay at basic accommodation of teahouses and tented camps, you will certainly enjoy the adventure. But if you are looking for comfortable accommodation, the Kanchenjunga trek is not the right trip for you. 


The most common food that you will eat while you are on the adventure is Dal Bhat. It is a platter of rice, vegetables, pickle, curry, and lentil soup. You will not have many options for food to choose from. 

As a remote mountain area, the food items that you can eat are limited but you will not remain hungry. 

Trekking Guide and Porters

Trekking in Kanchenjunga is a guided adventure. You are not allowed to trek without a guide in the region because of its remote location and unexplored landscapes.  Our trekking adventures in the region use experienced guides who have explored and guided in the region several times. We also use the porters to help in the adventure to carry your backpack and other essential stuff for the adventure. 


Day 1 : Kathmandu Arrival

Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

Day 3 : Kathmandu - Bhadrapur - Ilam

Day 4 : Ilam - Taplejung

Day 5 : Taplejung - Chirwa

Day 6 : Chirwa - Lelep

Day 7 : Lelep - Amjilosa

Day 8 : Amjilosa - Gyabla

Day 9 : Gyabla - Ghunsa

Day 10 : Acclimatization Day at Ghunsa

Day 11 : Ghunsa - Kambachen

Day 12 : Acclimatization Day at Kambachen

Day 13 : Kambachen - Lhonak

Day 14 : Hike to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp

Day 15 : Lhonak - Ghunsa

Day 16 : Ghunsa - Sele Le

Day 17 : Sele Le - Cheram

Day 18 : Hike Kanchenjunga South Base Camp

Day 19 : Cheram - Torongding

Day 20 : Torongding - Yamphuding

Day 21 : Yamphuding - Khebang

Day 22 : Khebang - Khamdime

Day 23 : Khamdime - Bhadrapur Drive

Day 24 : Bhadrapur - Kathmandu Flight

Day 25 : Rest Day

Day 26 : Departure Day

What's included

  • Pick up and drop off on arrival and departure
  • Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis in Kathmandu
  • Basic teahouse and camping accommodation in the mountains
  • Breakfasts in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in the mountains
  • A licensed and experienced guide
  • Necessary permit for trekking
  • A necessary number of porters for the trek
  • All overland transportation required for the trip
  • Domestic flight tickets required for the trip

What's not included

  • International flight ticket and travel insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any kind drinks and other expenses of personal nature
  • Any other costs incurred due to any unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances
  • Gratuities to guide and porters
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