Kanchenjunga is third highest mountain in the world, and the most easterly of the 8000 meter peaks of the Himalaya. The name means Five Treasures of the Great Snow, a reference to its five summits. The name is also spelled Kanchenjunga, but according to the Himalayan Journal article, people who know the Tibetan language strongly insist that the ‘g’ should be there.
The huge massif of Kanchenjunga is buttressed by great ridges running roughly due east to west and north to south, forming a giant ‘X’. These ridges contain a host of spectacular 6-7000 meter peaks. On the East Ridge in Sikkim, is Siniolchu (22,600′ / 6888m), regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The west ridge culminates in the magnificent Jannu (25,294′ / 7710m) with its imposing north face. To the south, clearly visible form Darjeeling, is Kabru (24,002′ / 7,316 m). The north ridge contains The Twins and Tent Peak, and runs up to the Tibetan border by the Jongsong La, a 20,080′ (6,120 m) pass. Himalayan Pioneer’s 27 days Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is full of adrenaline and thrill. You will experience an extreme trekking lesson, far from city’s hustle on the lap of the Himalayas that is for sure!
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: Trekking Preparation in Kathmandu
Day 03-04: Fly Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (81m) and to Suketar (2450m) to Taplejung, 3-4 hours trek
Day 05: Taplejung to Mitlung (921 m/3,021 feet) 4-5 hours
Day 06: Mitlung to Chirwa (1,270 m/4166 feet) 5-6 hours
Day 07: Chirwa to Sukathum (1,576 m/5,169 feet) 5-6 hours
Day 08: Sukathum to Amjilosa (2,308 m /7,570 feet) 6-7 hours
Day 09: Amjilosa to Gyabla (2,730 m /8,954 feet) 6-7 hours
Day 10: Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,595 m/11,792 feet) 5-6 hours
Day 11: Acclimatisation day at Ghunsa
Day 12: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050 m/13,284 feet) 5-6 hours
Day 12: Acclimatisation Day Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050 m/13,284 feet) 5-6 hours at Kambachen
Day 13: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780 m/15,678 feet) 6-7 hours
Day 14: Trek to Pangpema/Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (5,388 m/17,673 feet) 6-7 hours
Day 15: Trek back to Kambachen (4,050 m/13,284 feet) 6-7 hours
Day 16: Kambachen to Ghunsa (3,595 m/11,792 feet) 3-4 hours
Day 17: Ghunsa to Sele Le (4,290 m/14,071 feet) 6-7 hours
Day 18: Sele Le to Cheram (3,870 m/12,694 feet) 6-7 hours
Day 19: Cheram to Lhase Danda (2,995 m/9,824 feet) 6-7 hours
Day 20: Lhase Danda to Yamphudin (2,080 m/6,822 feet) 6-7 hours
Day 21: Yamphudin to Mamangkhe (1,007 m/3,304 feet) 6-7 hours
Day 22: Mamangkhe to Khesiwa (2300m), 5-6 hours
Day 23: Khesiwa to Lalikharka, 4-5 hours
Day 24: Lalikharka to Suketar (2450m), 3-5 hours
Day 25: Drive or Take a flight to Birtamod
Day 26: Drive from Birtamod to Bhadrapur then Fly to Kathmandu
Day 27: Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 28: Final Departure
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As you are picked from Tribhuwan International Airpot, Kathmandu you will be accommodated in a three-star level Hotel with Bed and Breakfast. We accommodate on the basis of twin shared room. A single room can be also accommodated upon your request. Your room will be facilitated with attached restrooms in the Kathmandu. During the Trekking premises, in some places, they only have a shared washroom and restroom. As you reach higher elevation single rooms may be difficult to manage.
During our Trek Authentic Nepali food is available and more common. You will also get international Cuisine such as Continental, Italian, Indian, etc. Breakfast-Dinner will be served as per lodge menu where we stay overnight. Lunch will be served on the trail of Next destination. During Trek, all meals will be provided whereas, only breakfast is served in Kathmandu. Sherpa Himalaya will serve you special last day dinner.
This Trek is a moderate level Trek. You will be walking for 6-7 hour a day on average. We will face the steep hill, cross steep, hilly terrain etc. We will be heading mostly uphill where we will face an average of 4000m altitude change. You will be given acclimatization day in between the trail so that you will not face altitude sickness. If you have strong determination and hope in yourself to reach the base of Mt. Annapurna then this Trek will not be that difficult.
If you have done any Trek before it will be your skill but you don’t require pre-experience or any training for this Trek. If you have any health problems it would be better if you consult with a doctor before your visit and give the details to Sherpa Himalaya so that we could customize your trip as per your body requirement.
Weather in Nepal is quite a favorable. For trekking we have two peak season; Spring & Autumn. Autumn season starts from September to November whereas Spring season starts from March to May. Beside this two season, you can visit Nepal in other months too but it is quite cold in January and rainy in the month of July & August.
Your health safety and last destination with high-quality service is our Main priority. Your Guide has the authority to bring change in itinerary, stop or cancel any part of your itinerary if it is very necessary due to safety concern. However, these kinds of problem rarely arise. Our effort will be to follow our given itinerary. Weather condition, health problem or any natural disaster and flight cancellation due to bad weather in the mountain may bring change in itinerary.