Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration23 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Technical Challenging
  • Maximum Altitude5143 m / 16873 ft
  • ActivityRestricted Area Off The Beaten Trekking
  • Group Size1-15
  • StartsKathmandu
  • EndsKathmandu
  • Best SeasonMarch, April, May And September, October, November
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Highlights
  • Traverse through the Restricted Region and Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, 
  • First-hand experience of the unique culture of Limbu and Rai, along with a glimpse of the Kiran religion,
  • Views of the Himalayas like Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Yalung Kang, Mt. Kambachen, Mt. Janu, Mt. Jongsong, Mt. Kabru, Mt. Tent Peak and the Twins,Walk past the Glaciers,
  • Venture into the off-the-beaten-path of the Eastern Region,
  • Visit the century-old Monasteries - Ramtang Monastery and Oktang Monastery. 

The Kanchenjunga circuit trek is considered one of the most beautiful and thrilling adventures in the eastern part of Nepal. The Kanchenjunga words stand crystal clear in Nepal and it is commonly known as the Five Treasures of the Great Snow ie Gold, Precious stones, silver, and Holy Scriptures. Before measuring the height of Mount Kanchenjunga, Mount Everest, and Mount Annapurna people used to think that Mount Kanchenjunga was the world highest alpine in the world but when Radhanath (The brilliant mathematician ) measured the height of Kangchenjunga in the order of Colonel Waugh, they discovered that the height of Kanchenjunga is 8586 m in1852 A.d . Since that day mount Kanchenjunga is known as the third highest alpine in the world and second highest mountain peak of Nepal.

The 23 Days Kanchenjunga base camp path goes via or with the beautiful hiking regions, less crowded villages or valleys and features attractions including the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (which is the home for flora and fauna)for example rare black bears, wild boars, red pandas, snow leopards and many more, that has covered around 2035 square kilometers of Nepal's total area. If you are interested in this trek then you get the opportunity to cover two base camps (on the same trekking journey) which are located on the south and north sides of the mountain. Throughout the walk or hike, trekkers can have opportunities to observe the breathtaking panoramic vista of the large alpine which includes the world's highest peak, Mount Everest which is situated at an elevation of 8848 m, Mount Makalu recognized as the world’s 5 th tallest alpine in the world (8481m), Kanchenjunga (world’s 3 rd highest peak in the world ) situated at the elevation of 8568 m and many other alpines. Although Mount Kanchenjunga possesses the globe’s 3 rd highest peak only a few numbers of hikers have chosen this trekking journey, due to a few knowledge about it, and this is not the most popular hike compared to other base camp hiking like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna circuit, or base camp and the main one is its distance position and longest trekking journey.

Additional information, the area has been the home to diverse communities of Nepal's, Gurung, Rai, Sherpa, and many more. 

In conclusion, although Kanchenjunga is a secluded or isolated, underdeveloped region, it offers every trekker an unforgettable vista and a chance to learn or be familiar with the local people. Make sure you visit Ramtang and Oktang monasteries for more experience in your life. Mostly dominated by Buddhism, you can visit monasteries like Ramtang, and Oktang Monasteries. You will also witness the Kirat Religion, an indigenous religion prevailing in the eastern region of Nepal. 

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a Restricted Region within the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, and hence, the natural and cultural beauty is still raw and untouched with rich cultural heritage, and the grandeur of towering peaks. With new teahouses gradually opening, the warm hospitality and enthusiasm of the locals will surely boost your travel journey to the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. The trek offers a truly immersive experience in the lap of the Himalayas into an expedition that demands physical endurance, but the rewards it offers are unparalleled, leaving trekkers with unforgettable memories of the untamed beauty of Eastern Nepal.

Restricted Region:

Trekking in the Restricted Region has its different charm. Restricted Region trails are less crowded and usually in the most rural part of the country with untouched nature and ancient cultures. 

Nepal has allocated a few parts as restricted regions. This is to prevent the overflow of international tourists. These regions are susceptible due to various reasons, including the climate and ethnic values, and hence Restricted Regions are carefully monitored by government officials. 

Apart from the general trekking and Conservation Area or National Park fees, if you are traveling to a Restricted region, you will also have to pay additional Permit fees, varying from place to place. Further, single travelers are not allowed to trek in this region. There need to be at least two travelers traveling in the Restricted Region apart from your guide and crew members.

The permits are issued by government-registered Trekking Companies in Nepal.  While the trekking permits can be issued before you arrive in Nepal, issuing the Restricted Region permits requires a hard passport copy of the traveler. So make sure you plan to stay for additional days in Kathmandu. 

How Difficult is Mount Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek:

As you all know Kanchenjunga circuit trail is the most isolated, ruler, underdeveloped, and demanding hiking area in Nepal, so many trekkers can face many obstacles compared to other hikes, Since these trails have been popular among adventure seekers and nature lovers. It has been on the bucket list of every traveler. To cover both the south and north base camp of Kanchanjunga it requires at least 21 days to complete your trek, due to its long distance these trekking routes will not go as easy as you are thinking right now. Although the Kanchenjunga circle climbing is seen as difficult the proper preparation helps to reach your destination Mount Kanchanjunga Third highest peak in the world. Well let's move forward to its difficulties –

Frost and Snow climbing difficulties

While walking trekkers typically encounter frost and snowfall problems throughout the winter periods. The climate might be extremely cold with significant snowfall across the entire regions of the Himalayas. Due to its location in the Himalayas range heavy snowfall is common during the winter season on the Kanchenjunga. This renders the paths slick and difficult to traverse, affecting your trip's outcome. Visitors could have to ascend cold cliffs while crossing glacial rivers at incredibly high heights. Therefore we must be completely prepared regarding this.

Kanchenjunga Headquarters Trekking Lodging

Kanchenjunga is less popular with hikers due to its distant location. fortunately, among individuals who want to discover the spectacular Himalayan Mountains, this may be among Nepal's top paths. There shall be fewer hikers, therefore the route is unlikely to be overcrowded. Residents are generally quite polite and hospitable; the atmosphere is warm. Its lifestyle and customs remain different compared to those found elsewhere in Asia A positive aspect of taking this isolated walk is, that while there are considerably fewer teahouses compared to alternative locations like Everest, and Annapurna, Manaslu, As Kanchenjunga grows in appeal, residents are focusing on providing homestay accommodations for tourists. During the excursion, guests will spend evenings in local cottages or tea house hotels, eating regionally farmed dishes.

Physical fitness required

A further important factor influencing the challenging nature associated with the circle Kanchenjunga trip depends on the trekker’s physical fitness condition, the length of the Kanchenjunga circuit path lasts 20 -23 days. Travelers need to walk uphill and downhill so this journey requires an exceptional degree of the physical condition of the human body. To effectively complete the walk, one has to be at the highest level of fitness, stamina, and condition. I suggest all my readers practice cardio endurance, flexibility, and power to reach our planned destination.

High-elevation

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trip is renowned as a high-altitude journey that covers an average elevation of 5200 meters. This component poses significant complications throughout the travel. Every traveler encounters several problems in high-altitude mountain regions, our body becomes sick when our body gets insufficient oxygen Furthermore, this high-altitude location contains a thin atmosphere, low atmospheric pressure, and inadequate oxygen concentrations. As a result, take precautions to avoid altitude sickness when trekking is critical. Adequate acclimation with frequent hydration is essential, thus all hikers should plan to acclimatization stops. Aside from this, we must only climb 600m during a typical hiking trip to reduce the likelihood.

Unexpected Weather

Weather conditions within the Alps are frequently unexpected and severe. Whenever we climb greater, the temperature varies often. Once the climate worsens, you might come across new threats. Some instances include the potential of rocky presentations, unstable landscapes, avalanches, and plenty more. in case of heavy storms, we suggest to stay a safe place. 
Aside from sickness caused by altitude, other of the more frequent medical issues that individuals might experience owing to harsh climate conditions include.

Hypothermia can lead to dehydration.

A sunburn and frost Pulmonary difficulties such as coughing, shortness of respiration, severe chest tightness.

Best Time to do Kanchenjunga Trek:

There are no perfect or best periods for hiking on Mount Kanchenjunga region, each and every month, season, or period offers different views and it has its advantages and challenges. According to export, residents and hikers in autumn and spring are considered the best periods for climbing Kanchenjunga circuit base camp because of good weather, climate, and temperature of this area will remain stable compared to other seasons like summer, winter, and monsoon. Throughout the entire remote Himalayan passes the conditions will be dry so your journey will be beautiful with unforgettable memories in individual life. Eastern Nepal trials include lonely and rocky landscapes which might prove or identify the difficulties of the Himalayan's trekking adventure. if you are seeking high-altitude climbing experience then Kumvhakaran Lungu ( Kanchenjunga) offers to experience two base camps at the same Himalayan range.

Spring Season(March,April and May):

Every individual trekker refers to and continues between March, April, and May. The Kanchenjunga 2 base camp offers a breathtaking vista with gorgeous snowcapped hills throughout a 360-degree view. This hiking route might seem like consistent weather this season. During this season you can experience a fantastic journey in the Himalayas regions. Due to the clear blue sky, you can enjoy the amazing views of the surroundings, and different varieties of flowering flourish around the slopes, converting the normal and green hills to look colorful. At last, many travelers from all around the globe prefer to hike in the spring season so the path will be crowded I suggest my reader choose the best alternative season or periods for traveling two base camps of the Kanchenjunga circuit trip.

Autumn period (the month of September, October and November)

Autumn is the second high and finest period for strolling in the Nepalese Himalayan Mountains, particularly in the Kanchenjunga zone. Throughout these times of the year, the scenery appears at its most stunning, decked alongside the environment's best. After the monsoon rainy season, various post-monsoon era adds an energizing element to the landscape as rainfall washes the natural environments, making them lively and renewed. The level of difficulty that we are going to encounter, Perhaps the most wonderful period of the month to go backpacking and hiking in remote regions of the Himalayan Mountains, especially notably the Kanchenjunga location. everybody with decent endurance and persistence will love the two-base camp mountain journey in Kanchenjunga Alpine. It is a long, high-elevation trip across the universe's highest point, but it offers both beautiful and fun. Adventures in the range of Himalayas of Nepal. 

Summer season (June–August):

This summer season is not considered unsuitable for hiking in the isolated Himalayas of Nepal. Summertime at Kanchenjunga Alpine brings regular rains. The rainfall likewise renders paths treacherous and challenging to stroll through, however, it further restricts the duration and opportunities to view magnificent panoramic views. Because it's located in the eastern Himalayan residents, it gets most of the rainy precipitation. The pathway should be avoided because of the mists in the atmosphere with the possibility of harm. But you get a chance to experience new activities compared to other alternative seasons.

Winter Season (December–February):

Select January, December, and February month, when you desire an unpleasant snowstorm, terrifyingly frigid winds, and shuttered tea rooms. Furthermore, Kangchenjunga lacks a "simple" wintertime path because the possibility of a snow explosion is considerable. During the winter season, the flight might be canceled or delayed every time and the runways are mostly covered with snow so it can be visible so it remains closed in winter time. So we at  Mount Glory Trek company suggest you not to choose the winter season.

In conclusion, each season provides a different and unique experience, a view that selects the perfect period for successful hiking in remote areas and mountains. Kanchenjunga has the biggest visitors in the Alps during October. Something numerous individuals had avoided for a while is now considered a fad along with an examination of their stamina and endurance. Therefore, assuming that you lack a vacation break limitation, select November, and you' ll be able to have the entire route entirely to yourself, nearly.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Cost for 2024/2025:

The cost of the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek starts from USD 2550 Per Person and this cost might down depending on the number of trekkers. The exact price of Kanchenjunga Trek is not the same which is related to the Services Like Hotels, Food, flights, number of Guides, and Porters. As per the below group price breakdown, we provide all-inclusive costs for 23 days of the Kanchenjunga Hiking Journey.

Please check this group breakdown cost of  23 Days Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking in 2024/2025:

No of TravelersCost Per Person
1-1USD 2550
2-2USD 2250
3-5USD 2150
6-9USD 1990
10-15USD 1850

Note: If you have a bigger group size of more than 15 you can directly contact us for a special group discount offer.

Itinerary

Upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, clear all the necessary immigration formalities claim your baggage, and head outside the airport.

Our representative will be waiting outside the airport with a placard. You will be assisted by our team and transferred to the hotel. 

Kathmandu is the first stop for those traveling to Nepal by air. The city is the capital of the country and a political and cultural hub. Once a medieval town ruled by the Mallas and Lichivi, Kathmandu displays the fine architecture of the Newari ethnic group. The city host 7 UNESCO Heritage site. The buzzing traffic and folks of birds in the sky, the fluttering prayer flags, monasteries within the Hindu temple, and the busy yet charming people make Kathmandu a surreal place to be. 

Upon arrival at the hotel, meet your guide and discuss the details of your journey towards the Himalayas. 

Make sure that you have all the necessary gear available with you. If you have missed anything, worry note, there are several stores where you can buy according to your needs. 

    After breakfast, explore Kathmandu City. 

    Walk past the buzzing town and narrow street of Ason Bazaar with a mix of modern and ancient houses with the aroma of spices. Then explore Kathmandu Durbar Square, the live museum. 

    The UNESCO World Heritage Site is located at the heart of Kathmandu surrounded by ancient palaces, temples, courtyards, and other architectural marvels, intricate wood carvings, and beautiful stone sculptures. Kathmandu Durbar Square is a hub for festivals, religious ceremonies, and cultural events offering the vibrant traditions and rituals of the Nepalese people.

    Visit Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar - the House of the Living Goddess and catch a glimpse of the Kumari, a young girl revered as a living goddess, Taleju Temple, Jagannath Temple, and Kal Bhairav Temple, each showcasing unique architectural styles and religious significance.

    Also, you will apply for a special permit to travel to Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

    Later, explore Thamel to do some last-minute shopping. 

      Breakfast at the hotel.

      Depending on your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Bhadrapur. The 45-minute flight takes you to eastern Nepal with a view of the Himalayas over the hilly region.

      Upon arrival at Bhardapur, you will be transferred to Birtamod on a locally hired jeep. This 30-minute flight takes you through the scenic drive with a glimpse of farmlands and semi-local houses with concrete buildings. 

      Upon arrival, check in to the hotel, where the remaining day is at leisure. You can also explore the city area on your own. 

      Birtamod is a bustling town in the Jhapa District of eastern Nepal of the Terai region. Birtamod is a major commercial and transportation hub offering a vibrant and lively atmosphere with busy markets, shops, and bustling streets. Also known for its agricultural productivity, particularly in tea and rice cultivation, the city offers a blend of cultures and traditions. 

      Birtamod is a perfect place to spend a fairly luxurious day with decent hotels, restaurants, and maybe for last-minute shopping.

        Start a bit early. After breakfast, begin your journey to Taplejing on a locally hired jeep.

        The drive takes you approx. 8-9 hrs, through the scenic view. In clear weather, you can catch a glimpse of the Himalayas along the bank of the Tamor River.  

        Upon arrival, check in to the hotel, where the remaining evening will be at leisure. 

        Taplejung is a charming town located in the Taplejung District of eastern Nepal and the gateway to the pristine Kanchenjunga region. Surrounded by verdant hills and terraced fields, it provides breathtaking views of the Himalayan landscape, while the town itself is dotted with traditional houses, bustling markets, and welcoming tea houses. 

          After breakfast, commence your trek into the Kanchenjunga Circuit. Today the trail is mostly downhill with few uphills. 

          With a gradually ascending walk through terraced fields and lush forests offering glimpses of the local rural lifestyle. 

          Once you pass Panisar, cross the Hangdewa Khola and proceed following the river bank. Along the way, you will pass through charming villages such as Mitlung and Sinwa, inhabited by ethnic groups of the Limbu and Rai. 

          Once you cross Sinwa, keep following the trail meandering through rhododendron forests till you reach Chirwa, a charming village on the bank of the Tamor River surrounded by terraced fields and dense forests.

            After breakfast, begin your trek with gradual ascends through dense forests, crossing suspension bridges over rivers and streams. 

            As the trail progresses, pass through several traditional villages, including Tapethok and Sekathum. 

            Once you reach Tapethok, you officially enter the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. 

            The route continues through the forest trail passing some bridges offering breathtaking views of waterfalls, terraced fields, and snow-capped peaks in the distance leading you to Lelep. 

            Once you enter Lelep, you now enter the restricted region. 

              Breakfast at the lodge. Then start venturing into the captivating and adventurous segment.  

              From Lelep, take your right and pass the suspension bridge. The trail continues following the Ghunsa Khola while crossing the bridges passing through Suketham and Jongim while slowly transitioning the settlements of Sherpas. 

              Along the trail through the rugged terrain, you can witness the stunning vistas of towering mountains, cascading waterfalls, and picturesque landscapes. 

              Amjilosa is a small village located offering a serene and peaceful atmosphere, nestled amidst the mountains. The area is mostly used for herding, and so only a few locals stay here with their temporary settlements. 

                After breakfast, make your way slowly to Gyabla. 

                The trail takes you through the rugged terrain followed by a short ascend into a flat ridge and into the lush and enchanting forest of rhododendron and bamboo forests, providing a picturesque backdrop and a chance to catch a glimpse of the rear flora and fauna. 

                Continuing through the forest leading you to Gyablea. Gyabla seems like a small village as you see only a few houses around, however, the actual village is hidden by a ridge surrounded by towing hills native to the Sherpa community. 

                  After breakfast, leave Gyabla passing by a small stream. 

                  Continue following the Ghunsa River through the dense forest leading. After a short ascent, you will reach a wide valley with yak pasture which is Phale. Phale is a refugee village where Tibetans started settling while fleeing from the communist regime in China. 

                  There is a small and ancient Buddhist Monastery, where you can witness the Purang Jhoho, a sacred statue of Buddha brought from Tibet. 

                  Once you cross a bridge, the trail starts to ascend. From here, you will be walking along a small section of the Great Himalayan Trail until you pass yet another bridge leading you to Ghunsa. 

                  Ghunsa is the largest village in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. Here you have a health post, police station, and Kanchenjunga Conservation Office along with Telephone and internet services, so it is a good time to connect with your close ones or maybe post some updates to the world. Ghunsa refers to Winter Place in the Tibetan language. 

                    At the higher, it is indeed essential to take the time to relax and acclimatize before proceeding further to a higher altitude. As Ghunsa offers an ideal location for this purpose, explore its serene environment. 

                    One of the highlights of Ghunsa is the Tashi Choding Monastery, which is worth exploring during your stay. The monastery holds cultural and religious significance, and you can immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere, observe the monks' daily rituals, and gain insights into Buddhist traditions.

                    Additionally, there is a ridge near Ghunsa offering a breathtaking view of Jannu Peak. The hike takes approx. 5 hours or more for a round trip, depending on your pace and fitness level.

                    During the ridge climb, be mindful of your own physical limitations and the signs of altitude sickness. It's crucial to listen to your body, take regular breaks, and descend if you experience any severe symptoms.

                      After breakfast, leave Ghunsa walking uphill. This section takes you into higher altitudes, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, glacial landscapes, and the raw beauty of the Himalayas.

                      Trek into rugged and dramatic alpine terrain. A small section between the way is exposed to a landside region, so make sure to walk carefully. 

                      Walk past moraines, traverse glacial valleys, and navigate rocky slopes. The journey is physically demanding but exceptionally scenic, with views of towering peaks, including the impressive Jannu (Kumbhakarna). 

                      Once you reach Kambachen, relax admiring the view. Along the way, you pass through a high-altitude grazing area for yaks offering a unique experience of the remote mountain lifestyle, with the chance to see yak herders tending their herds and witness the simplicity of their way of life.

                        Start your day a bit early as the afternoon gets a bit windy making it difficult to walk. 

                        Leaving Kambachen, the trail takes you along the glacial moraines and rocky slopes surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes, with towering peaks and vast glaciers adorning the horizon.

                        The trail winds through the mesmerizing Lhonak Valley. The path traverses alongside the Kanchenjunga Glacier, providing an up-close experience of the immense ice formations. The glacial landscape is awe-inspiring and humbling. 

                        As trekkers approach Lhonak, venture along the Snow Leopard Territory, so keep your eyes and ears sharp. Who knows if you can beat this camouflaging Himalayan queen and see one?

                        Lhonak is the highest settlement in Kanchenjunga Base Camp.  

                          Today, make your way to Kanchenjunga Base Camp.

                          After an early breakfast, embark on an adventure, crossing the moraine from the Kanchenjunga Glacier. The trail gradually ascends, leading us to the Base Camp of Kanchenjunga. The Base Camp rewards you with the majestic panorama of the Himalayas that leaves you in awe of their grandeur. Buddhist prayer flags flutter in the wind, adding a spiritual touch to the atmosphere.

                          Spend some time at the camp and take a moment to absorb the serenity and beauty of the pristine peaks, the vastness of the glacial landscape, and the tranquillity of the surroundings creating a profound sense of peace. 

                          Later hike back to Lhonak. 

                            Today after breakfast, retrace your way back to Ghunsa. Walk past the glacial moraines and give yourself another chance to witness the rear species as you make your way back mostly downhill to Ghunsa. 

                              After breakfast, you will be heading towards Sele Le. 

                              The portion of the trek takes you through a captivating landscape of forests and grassy ridges, offering a mix of natural beauty and breathtaking vistas. 

                              The forested sections provide a serene atmosphere as you walk amidst the tall trees and lush vegetation, accompanied by the sounds of nature, creating a soothing ambiance.

                              As you ascend along the grassy ridge, the scenery opens up, revealing a picturesque panorama. From this vantage point,  catch a glimpse of the towering Mount Makalu in the distance, the fifth-highest peak in the world. 

                              Continue your journey along the trail, and before approaching Selele, make your way through a sharp ascend. 

                                With an early breakfast, head towards Kanchenjunga South Base Camp through a series of exhilarating passes offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains through some rather challenging rocky and steep terrain. 

                                Make your way uphill to Selele Pass, 4,480 m. From the Pass, the landscape unfolds, revealing breathtaking vistas of the Kanchenjunga region with panoramic views of the mountains, and the valley below is truly awe-inspiring, showcasing the grandeur of this majestic Himalayan peak.

                                Continuing along the ridge, you reach the Sinelapche La pass,4,830 m. The vantage point offers even more magnificent views of Mount Kanchenjunga and its surrounding valley. The sight of the snow-capped peaks, the vastness of the valley, and the untouched beauty of the landscape create a sense of awe and wonder.

                                Then head to Cheram through a steep and narrow downhill trail. Cheram is the only settlement you will encounter on this particular route. 

                                  After breakfast, walk on a relatively easy trail to Ramche. The route takes you through a gradual uphill path passing through moraine and yak pasture. 

                                  Ramche is on the way to the Kanchenjunga South Base Camp. So if interested, you can take a short 40-minute hike to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp. 

                                  During the hike to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp, the landscape undergoes a remarkable transformation as you find yourself on the edge of the glacier, surrounded by the awe-inspiring presence of the Himalayas. The base camp offers captivating views of Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt. Yarlung, Kabru 1,   Kabru 2,  Kabru 3, Ratong, and Sikkim Peak. The Base Camp has a small temple named Oktong, adorned with colorful Tibetan prayer flags fluttering in the mountain breeze. 

                                  Later make your way back to Ramche overnight. 

                                    After breakfast, retrace your way back to Cheram, from where you will embark on a predominantly downhill journey towards Tortong Khola.

                                    The trail is divided into two. Following the forested path, make your way through a gorge. 

                                    While the initial part of the trail involves descending, the final section is challenging with an uphill climb through forests and areas prone to landslides. This segment of the trek does not pass through any settlements until you reach Torongding, where a few teahouses await us.

                                    Torongding is a small village with teahouses that nestles on a George. 

                                      As you hike upward, traverse through a region prone to landslides, requiring caution and careful navigation. Continuing along the trail, you eventually reach Lasiya Bhanjyang, where you encounter a teashop.

                                      Leaving Lasiya Bhanjyang, the trail takes another steep descent through dense forests with lush vegetation. The path winds its way down, guiding you through the verdant landscape, and you will eventually reach the vibrant village of Yamphuding. 

                                      Yamphuding is a larger settlement that marks a significant milestone in your trek, providing a glimpse into the local culture and way of life. The beginning of the trail leads you to a downhill hike followed by a steep and prolonged uphill hike.

                                       

                                        After breakfast, make your way downhill through the lush green forest towards Happu Lhola. With the lower altitude, The walk becomes easier and more enjoyable. 

                                        You will cross several small bridges as you walk towards Samekham. Traverse your way through the picturesque landscapes with the mesmerizing village of Khebang. The terraced fields and traditional houses around add a touch of cultural charm and the warmth of the inhabitants to our route.

                                        Once you cross a bridge over Jhorpo, head downhill towards a cardamom field leading to Kamdime. 

                                        With this, your walking journey comes to an end. 

                                          After a leisurely breakfast, you are transferred to Birtamod on a locally hired jeep. The first half of the path leads you through a gravelled road followed by a smooth drive along the pitched black road along with the mesmerizing view around. 

                                          Upon arrival, check in to the hotel where the remaining day is at leisure.

                                          Evening, spend time with your team celebrating the successful end of the trip. 

                                            After breakfast, you are transferred to Bhadrapur Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu.

                                            Upon arrival, drive back to your hotel in Kathmandu, where the remaining day is at leisure, or go to the spa to relax your body after a long trek.

                                            Evening, spend your last day with the crew and share your experience with everyone. 

                                              Breakfast at the hotel.

                                              Depending on your flight, you will be transferred to the airport for your final departure. 

                                                NOTE: All information in this itinerary is accurate to the best of our knowledge, considering the current situation of the itinerary. But please note that the changes might occur at any time despite our best efforts to improve our program or due to logistical regions such as traffic jams, flight schedules, weather conditions, governmental policies, or any external reasons.  

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                                                B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner 

                                                What's Included
                                                • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
                                                • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
                                                • 02 Nights Twin sharing 3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu); Breakfast included. (A single room can be arranged upon payment of an extra price of USD 60 per night). Standard Guest House accommodation while trekking time on a twin-sharing basis.
                                                • Airfare from Kathmandu – Bhadrapur - Kathmandu includes airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
                                                • Well, I English-speaking Government License Holder and Experienced Trek leader/Guide.
                                                • Porters to carry your bags(1 porter for 2 guests).
                                                • Food, Accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment are for all staff.
                                                • Free Mount Glory Duffle, and T-shirt.
                                                • Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Special Restricted Area Permit.
                                                • All government, hotel, and other applicable taxes.
                                                • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with a cultural dance show.
                                                • Trip Completion Certificate.
                                                • Official expenses.
                                                What's not Included
                                                • International Airfare and taxes.
                                                • Personal Travel Insurance.
                                                • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
                                                • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
                                                • All items of personal expenses.
                                                • Tipping for a guide, porters, and drivers(tipping is expected).
                                                • Any other expense which is not mentioned in the price Includes' section.

                                                Note: Please bring 4 passport-size photos, a copy of your passport, and travel insurance at Our First Meeting In Our Office.

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                                                Useful Information

                                                Required Permits For The Kanchenjunga Circuit Journey:

                                                As we already discussed the Kanchenjunga circuit trek, which is situated alongside the border of three countries Nepal, China(Tibet), and India, nowadays this base camp is gaining the attention of adventure seekers throughout the entire world. In the region of the Himalayas, Kanchenjunga base camp contains two base camps, the north base camp situated at an elevation of 5150 meters (16900 feet), and the south base camp which is located at 4610meter which provides a gratifying experience and offers another opportunity to discover or research the splendor and culture of the cold Himalayans of Nepal.

                                                If you are looking for permit information, our Mount Glory Trek organization blog will provide all the required information regarding to required permits which are listed below so travelers can easily understand the permits.

                                                1:Restricted Area Special Permit

                                                2:Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project Permit (KCAP)

                                                Now we will discuss how to obtain and the cost of these individual permits.

                                                How to obtain the required permits for the Kanchenjunga circuit trek

                                                Well, special permits are necessary because the Kanchenjunga Trail of Nepal is considered a protected region. The principal permission relates to the Kanchenjunga Limited or restricted Area permission, which must be obtained while mountaineering in the mountain range of Kanchenjunga.

                                                1. Special Restricted Area Permit

                                                The group size of a Minimum 2 (Solo Travelers are not allowed for the restricted Area Trekking Zone) or more than 2 trekkers are interested in the extraordinary journey through the heart of beautiful towering alpine, for a smooth trip on this sports of the mountain while on a Kanchenjunga excursion, the climber must be required to get a Restricted area permit which costs around $20 US for the first four weeks and for beyond the first four weeks the USD 25 per individual for additional weeks. This region is connected by the border of the republic Chinese country and Sikkim. These restricted area permits serve to govern tourism and protect, wild flora and fauna with different varieties and the last important one is to prevent illicit activities throughout this zone or Himalayan range.

                                                To visit these spots while on a Kanchenjunga, hikers must get a Restricted Area Permit (RAP). The area has been classed as restricted because it borders Tibet and India. This serves to govern tourism, protect flora and species, and prevent illicit activity in the area.

                                                2. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project Permit

                                                For the smooth, you need to obtain a Kanchenjunga conversation area project permit This Kanchenjunga preservation zone project permits help to support the growth and safeguarding of the Kanchenjunga geographical area, which occupies or covers 2035 square kilometers. There is additionally no duration restriction to obtain permission. The cost of these permits is listed below.

                                                • The cost for all Nepali citizens is NPR100
                                                • The cost for other nations is USD 20 for an individual
                                                • The cost for other SAARC nationals is NRP 500 around US 5.

                                                Certain Things That Our Mount Glory Treks Permiss Some Things That Our Hikers Can Experience Through The Entire Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking Trail:

                                                • Gorgeous images of Alpine terrain, tranquil waterways or water resources, and additional magnificent and picturesque surroundings.
                                                • Explore an area with rich and rare vegetation and animals, for example, polar bears, snow leopards, rare red pandas, and many other species.
                                                • Ascending Mirgin La Pass at an elevation of 4480 meters
                                                • Get opportunities to learn about the unique heritage of Himalayan, culture, plus the style of existence that defines the alpine Himalayan area people.
                                                • The extraordinary friendliness and hospitality of residents of Kanchenjunga base camp.
                                                • Gorgeous vista of mountains like MT Everest (the world’s highest peak), Mt Lhotse, and Mt Makalu located at an elevation of 8516 m and 8485 m respectively, and particularly Mt Kanchenjunga with two base camps.

                                                Travel Insurance For The Longest Trekking Pathways to Kanchenjunga Base Camp:

                                                Several Clint usually raise or ask similar questions (it is necessary to have travel insurance and what are the advantages of having travel insurance, while hiking to the Kanchenjunga region?) Well, let me clear up your all queries regarding travel insurance. Travel protection is required to undertake the high-altitude Kanchenjunga loop trip, which involves numerous dangers. Appropriate trip insurance for 4000m and higher will safeguard visitors against sickness from altitude, wounds, suffering, incidents, theft, damage, delays, and other issues. If a serious condition or situation your travel protection card can cover all your costs throughout the trial during an emergency.

                                                Individual incidents, healthcare expenses, and even urgent evacuation should all be covered under the trip insurance policy. Getting decent travel protection would additionally give you the comfort of heart as you embark on a stroll with our company, however, it will additionally supply you with comprehensive coverage against whatever injuries occur during the hike.

                                                So our company suggests each individual to get this permit due to its importance and advantages.

                                                Culture, Festivals, Food, and Lifestyle of Kanchenjunga Region:

                                                This part of the world contains or has an identity of a diverse range of civilizations in the Himalayan area of Nepal. Our travelers can get a chance to explore and understand all of the variety of wonderful memories through the route. The guest house and tea house will provide you with glimpses into the range of ethnic communities. Also, their cuisines change as the elevation rises after a long walk, you can relax and involved with local people to learn about their culture of different communities, language, clothes, meals, and way of living.

                                                As you start your adventure, you will encounter Chhetri, Brahmins, Limbu, Sherpa, Gurung, Thapa, and many other ethnic groups. there will be one benefit for you because the residents of this region can fluently speak and understand English so there will be less chance of misunderstanding between the hikers and residents although their primary or mother language is Nepali. They follow the culture of both Buddhism, and Hinduism, they all celebrate festivals like Dashain, Tihar chaat, share, and many more. In this region and throughout the nation there are more than 123 languages and 125 ethnic groups, these individual groups have their own culture, traditions, festivals, and language but they live life as one family. Just close your eyes for 2 seconds and imagine, you celebrating more than 125 ethnic group's festivals, cultures, and food in Nepal.

                                                Finally, if you want to experience all these kinds of culture, festivals, and food then start planning for your adventurous journey with Mount Glory Trek and Expedition Company.

                                                Accommodation and Facilities During Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking:

                                                Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek has been on the trekking map for a pretty long. But to this date, the area is still remote, making this place an incredible heaven for trekkers but challenging due to the facilities available. 

                                                For the past few years, this was a camping trek, requiring tents, food, and utensils to be carried by potters and mules. But this is not the case now. Few basic lodges have been established, well enough to rest your body from long extensive walks and a portion of good food to keep you going. With the warm hospitality of the locals and the view it laps upon, what else do you need? 

                                                Most lodges have shared rooms with common bathrooms with hot and cold showers available. Like the most trekking trail, a hot shower will cost you extra. 

                                                Although beds with warm blankets and pillows are available, we recommend bringing your sleeping bag if you are conscious about hygiene, and the higher you go, the colder it gets. 

                                                Dal Bhat is the most common and recommended food during the trek. Rice (Bhat), lentils ( Dal), vegetables, and chutney are the ultimate portion of food. 

                                                Charging stations are available in the common dining room, mostly run by solar power, which will cost you extra. But make sure to be economical when it's cloudy, as it is the only source. Carrying portable solar is recommended. 

                                                Who can join the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek:

                                                The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is one of the most challenging treks. The trekkers are required to be both physically and mentally fit. 

                                                Walking along the remote paths with steep ascend and descending for an extensive number of days with limited facilities, this trek will test both your physical and mental endurance. 

                                                Make sure that you are well prepared. We recommend indulging in some exercises like regular running, cycling, and swimming before the trek. A body check-up with the doctor is also advised. 

                                                Carry necessary items like sleeping bags, portable solar batteries, medications, water purifiers, and some of your favorite bars. 

                                                We encourage all travelers to have travel insurance covering rescue from high altitudes. 

                                                But relax and don't get intimidated. If you cover most of our advice, our expert guide, helpful potters, friendly locals, and beautiful views are there for you. 

                                                Guide & Potters:

                                                Our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking itinerary will be longer compared with the Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna circuit, base camp hike, Manaslu, and many more. So, to complete your journey you need the support of a porter and guides. As you all know Kanchenjunga circuit trek is a restricted area so you can’t hike alone, you need to hire a local or license-holder guide for a smooth trial.

                                                Our Mount Glory company will provide a guide and porter for your support. if you are hiking in a group of 5-6 members in the restricted Himalayan region of Kanchenjunga we will provide a fully exported local guide of the Kanchenjunga area because they can provide all the information in detail and 1 porter for 2 travelers In addition, the porter will carry up to 20 kg so we suggest to our clients pack a backpack of 20 kg with all the essential items for an adventurous journey in the mountain area of Nepal if you want to save money.

                                                The expenses of the porter will be around USD 25 0USD 30 per day and the porter will pay their own cost for food and accommodation. And local guide can charge 30 $ USD -35$ USD per day inclusive of food, accommodation, salary, and insurance of the guide.

                                                If trekkers book our full board travel package to Kanchenjunga they are not worried about guides and porters we will arrange an expert team for enthusiastic hikers.

                                                Safety and Security During Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking In Nepal:

                                                With a guide and potter by your side, you are all safe to traverse the adventurous journey. Though the trek is challenging, if you are well prepared, then you are good to venture into the journey.

                                                Make sure you have travel insurance covering rescue for unforeseen circumstances, your medication, and travel permits, the locals await to treat you with warm hospitality. 

                                                Drinking Water:

                                                If you are interested in high altitude trial experience, Nepal offers an amazing, beautiful, and wonderful journey to every hiker. Trekking in Kanchenjunga, beverage plays a vital role in remote and high-elevation, which helps climbers protect themselves from dehydration. Throughout the Kanchenjunga conservation area, you will come up against several water sources like rivers, pond lakes, springs, and many more but our Mount Glory treks organization propound to carry a purification water bottle or filter tablet.

                                                Important note for every Individual, our organization will provide mineral water bottles throughout the entire journey but the cost of the water depends upon the elevation of Kanchenjunga. At a lower altitude, the cost of the 1-liter mineral will be less expensive but when you reach an underdeveloped area of the Himalayan region the cost of the water will be higher compared to low-altitude settlements. And I strongly request you to avoid the spring water because it might contain bacteria.

                                                Electricity and Charging During The Trail:

                                                At lower altitudes, lodges, and tea houses will provide and offer many facilities like electricity, recharging batteries, and cameras but as you come closer to Kanchenjunga's two base camps only a few you will be charged some money to obtain these apparatus. We encourage our applicant to carry satellite communication devices and a power bank because at a higher elevation, you will come across local tea houses that offer these furnishings but the cost of utilizing facilities will be highly expensive.

                                                Hot Shower:

                                                Throughout the entire journey, you will encounter many hotels and guest houses like hotels in Illam, hotel and guest house in Taplejung, hotel at Lelep, guest house at Ghunsa, the hotel in Kambache, and many more accommodations that offer hot showers but they charge extra money.

                                                ATM and Money:

                                                During the entire eastern Nepal Himalayan's remote trekking path will only offer ATM facilities at Bhadrapur and Taplejung so we recommend our guests exchange their currency at Kathmandu, Thamel where you can discover more the 100 money exchange organizations or financial institutions like banks, ATMs, and many more. We request you keep some extra money for the Kanchenjunga circuit trek because the cost at higher elevations might be expensive and for any unpredictable incident.

                                                Travel Insurance:

                                                For a more pleasant journey and detailed information about the Kanchenjunga area we need a guide, so for the safety and safeguard of your body travel insurance is very essential. We highly suggest all hikers have travel insurance because it pays for all medical and travel-related difficulties, and unpredictable accidents and provides services like helicopter rescue at high elevations. And more importance of having travel insurance is listed in point

                                                • Flight Cancellation
                                                • Trip cancellation
                                                • Emergency Medical Coverage
                                                • Helicopter Rescue during Emergency AMS Problem
                                                • Lost and Stolen Belongings and many more facilities

                                                Weather During Kanchenjunga Circuit Area:

                                                Kanchenjunga circuit area weather varies among temperate zones, so it will be difficult to anticipate climate and weather conditions throughout the trip. The journey to isolated Kanchenjunga two base camps offers every individual hiker a wide scenery ranging at Taplejung and Kanchenjunga from 1820 m and 5140m respectively, resulting in a dramatic temperature variation. Climate and weather vary with altitude and periods, however, you might identify a pattern of climatic conditions at various altitudes.

                                                Tipping Culture in Nepal:

                                                In correlation, tipping culture is less practiced or less common in Nepal but it will be always appreciated and have some conditions where it is expected. Tipping simply means some amount of money offered to people for their service and hospitalities. If you are pleased with their activities and service you can offer certain more money including his wages or payment.

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