Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek


Trip Summary

Trek to the remote and infrequently visited region of Kanchenjunga and visit the base camp of the world’s third highest peak, Kanchenjunga (8586m). See spectacular mountain scenery. Catch stunning mountain views of Makalu, Jannu north face, Kumbhakarna, Kanchenjunga west face and Gapur as well as the Kumbhakarna Glacier. Trek through forests, past Buddhist monasteries through local villages and meet nomadic herders. 

Stay in local teahouses and camp in the wilderness.

Trip Duration29 days


Best Season

October-November, March - May

Maximum Altitude5140m

Departure from/Return toKathmandu

Minimum Group Size2 people

Price$3249 per person *

* The price is based on a group of two people and is valid as of February 2018. This may be subject to fluctuations in exchange rates and supply costs.

For booking enquiresplease contact us at pokharamountaintiger@gmail.com 


Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel and process permits.

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. Drive to Phidim (5 hours)

Day 3: Drive to Suketar

Day 4 – 5: Trek from Suketar to Chiruwa

Day 6: Trek from Chiruwa to Lelep (5-6 hours)

Day 7: Trek from Lelep to Amjilosa (5 hours)

Day 8: Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla (5-6 hours)

Day 9: Trek from Gyable to Ghunsa (5 hours)

Day 10: Acclimatisation day in Ghunsa (3415m)

Day 11: Trek from Ghunsa to Khangpachen (5-6 hours

Day 12: Acclimatisation day in Khangpachen (4145m) 

Day 13: Trek from Khangpachen to Lhonak (5-6 hours)

Day 14: Acclimatisation day in Lhonak (4792m)

Day 15: Trek from Lhonak to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5140m) and return to Lonak (6-7 hours)

Day 16: Trek from Lhonak to Ghunsa (6-8 hours)

Day 17: Trek from Ghunsa to Selele La (4-5 hours)

Day 18: Trek from Selele La to Cheram (8-9 hours)

Day 19: Trek from Cheram to Ramchaur (4-5 hours)

Day 20: Trek from Ramchaur to Oktang view point and back to Ramchaur (3-4 hours)

Day 21: Trek from Ramchaur to Tortong (5 hours)

Day 22: Trek from Tortong to Yamphudin (6-7 hours)

Day 23 - 26: Trek from Yamphudin to Suketar through multiple local villages.

Day 27: Drive from Suketar to Ilam (3 hours)

Day 28: Drive to Bhadrapur (2 hours) and fly to Kathmandu. Farewell dinner.

Day 29: Transfer to airport


Options for a shorter itinerary can be developed on request.

Please contact us at pokharamountaintiger@gmail.com for further information.

What’s Included

  • All meals during trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All accommodation during trek (local teahouses and camping)
  • 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (bed & breakfast)
  • Return flights from Kathamandu to Bhadrapur
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking guide and, dependent on group size, assistant trekking guide (4 trekkers: 1 guide)
  • Tent, sleeping bag and ground mat rental
  • Porters (carrying a maximum of 12kg baggage per trekker)
  • All staff costs (including salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation)
  • All paperwork and trekking permits
  • National park fee
  • All government and local taxes
  • Medical kit (carried by guide)
  • Farewell meal in Kathmandu
  • Airport collection and drop off

What’s Excluded

  • Personal insurance
  • Personal equipment rental
  • International flights
  • Nepalese visas
  • Tips for guides
  • Alcoholic and other drinks (filtered and boiled drinking water is provided)
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals in Kathmandu not mentioned above

Meals provided

  • Local meals in teahouses throughout the trek
  • Meals in local guesthouse / hotel in Bhadrapur are provided
  • Breakfast in the hotel in Kathmandu
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu. 

Accommodation provided

  • Local teahouses and camping throughout the trek 
  • 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights)
  • Local hotel / guesthouse accommodation in Bhadrapur and Suketar (4 nights)

Please note, some teahouses charge extra for access to wifi, use of a power socket to charge electrical devices, use of a heater, and hot showers. These costs are not included in the package price.

Physical condition and prior experience

You need to be in good physical condition to join this trip. You will be required to walk up to 7-8 hours per day whilst carrying a small day pack.

To book now please email pokharamountaintiger@gmail.com 


"After two treks with a guide from Pokhara Mountain Tiger, I can highly recommend the services of Neema and his agency. My guide/porter was extremely trustworthy and friendly... They were quick and competent to answer my messages. Neema organised my trekking permits and the flight from Pokhara to Jomsom as well. Everything was perfect and very friendly."

Hans Fürer

“This was my first trekking experience and also my first time in Nepal. I cannot speak highly enough of the excellent care and support I recieved from my guide... Nepal is a wonderful country: come and see for yourself!”

Anjela Prentice

In 2007, I trekked the full Annapurna Circuit. Neema was my guide, porter, translator, cultural interpreter, and friend. Trekking with Neema was a delight. Neema’s knowledge of the trails was invaluable. I highly recommend him to take care of youl. He is friendly, funny, and super experienced. Have a great trek!

Bellingham, Washington, USA



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