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Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

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Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world at 8586m/28,169ft and is on the border between Nepal and Sikkim (India). The name Kanchenjunga means five treasures of the great snow which is in reference to the five summits that make up Kanchenjunga. The peaks are visible in the distance for days, floating like ships on a distant sea. Plan Holidays offers incredible trek for those trekkers who wants to experience the mountain and spot of mountain in Nepal. The usual trekking destinations are the viewpoint near the climbing base camps on the south and/or north sides of this massive mountain. The trails throughout the lower sections of the Kanchenjunga region pass through fertile valleys with beautiful pastures and small villages. This trek is also known as fabulous tea house trek. At the start and end of these periods there may be some lodges closed, particularly at higher altitudes. You will get a chance to see a wide range of scenery from lush, tropical jungle through to rhododendron, chestnut and oak forests and then at higher altitudes into the alpine zone. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek offers a different perspective of the mountains Kanchenjunga, Taple Shikhar, Gimmigela, and Mera Peak among others.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

A trek to Kanchenjunga is an unforgettable adventure into the heart of the Himalaya where the scale of both mountain and valley is difficult to comprehend. It is a long trek going deep into the remote mountain ranges on Nepals border with Sikkim and Tibet. All around, massive yet elegant peaks thrust up into the Himalayan blue, then suddenly the immense north wall of Kanchenjunga bursts into view, with a shelf of grass spilling down the slope towards its base. During this trek, you will see a range of Nepalese culture and life-style from Rai and Limbus to Tibetan Buddhist villages. Within these 26 days trekking enjoy the beautiful forests along with a backdrop of impressive mountain scenery.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Day 01: Kathmandu
Day 02: Biratnagar
Day 03: fly to Suketar trek to Mitlung
Day 04: Chhiruwa
Day 05: Sekathum
Day 06: Amjilassa
Day 07: Gyabla
Day 08: Ghunsa
Day 09: Ghunsa
Day 10: Khangbachen
Day 11: Lhonak
Day 12: Pangpema
Day 13: Khangbachen
Day 14: Ghunsa
Day 15: Salele Base Camp
Day 16: Tseram
Day 17: Ramjer
Day 18: okthang-Back Ramjer
Day 19: Tseram
Day 20: Torangden
Day 21: Yamphudin
Day 22: Phumpedan Dada
Day 23: Lali Kharke
Day 24: Suketar
Day 25: Fly to Biratnagar /Back To Kathmandu
Day 26: Departure

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Day 01: Kathmandu
Meet at the airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Biratnagar
You will fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar.
Day 03: fly to Suketar trek to Mitlung
start the day with a downhill walk to Mitlung. The trails throughout the lower sections of the Kanchenjunga region pass through fertile valleys with beautiful pastures and small villages. We then cross Hangdewa River and walk alongside the raging Tamor River. As we gradually head in a northerly direction the trail steepens after a few hours before a final descent of 350 meters on a muddy trail to Mitlung.Overnight at Mitlung
Day 04: Chhiruwa
trek to Chhirwa 1185m 6/7 hours.The trail ascends and descends steadily as we make our way towards the village of Sinwa. We continue trekking downhill until we reach Tawa. At Tawa, we ascend to some heights and cross the suspension bridge at Thiwa. overnight at tea house.
Day 05: Sekathum
Trek to Sekathum 1650m 5/6 hours . We trek uphill for sometime then descend to the lush green fields below and continue trekking along the Tamor River passing through a dense forest.
Day 06: Amjilassa
Trek to Amjilass 2,308 m /7,570 ft 6-7 hrs.After crossing the suspension bridge outside Sukathum we enter a dense forest, ascend the steep trail, descend and cross the river again. We climb a gorge from the bottom and pass by Solima village and descend again to the level of the river. it is advisable to be very careful especially while walking the trail that passes the gorge.overnight at Amjilassa
Day 07: Gyabla
Trek to Gyablam from Amjilassa 2,730 m /8,954 ft 6-7 hrs.Trekking start  from the river bank, pass through a densely forest of rhododendrons, bamboo and fir,  reaching a small stone house by the river. Then climb uphill crossing a few small bridges along the way. Here, we get to enjoy the company of stunning waterfalls that originate from the mountains. After yet another short uphill walk we reach the Tibetan settlement to Gyabla.  Overnight at Gyablam
Day 08: Ghunsa
Trek Ghunsa 3,595 m/11,792 ft 5-6 hrs. Today We descend down the river and notice the valley as it slowly opens up before reaching Phale, a Tibetan refugee settlement where it is possible to purchase handicrafts and homemade rugs from locals. After purchasing a few souvenirs we travel through conifer and pine forest and reach the Sherpa village of Ghunsa .overnight at Ghunsa
Day 09: Ghunsa
Acclimatisation day at Ghunsa
Day 10: KhangbachenFrom Ghunsa to khangbachen our  trek further north along the river bank, We pass through meadows full with beautiful wildflowers, rhododendron and pine forests.Then cross a bridge at Rampuk Kharka, continue past the waterfall and cross the tricky section of the landslide. After crossing the landslide area we begin to see the spectacular view of Mt. Jannu. Further exploring and tackling the tricky mountain trail we finally arrive at Kambachen and spend the night.overnight at Khangbachen.
Day 11: Lhonak
 We trek through rocky fields and large boulders on the hillside along the riverbank and arrive at a waterfall. We then cross a bridge to Ramtang monastery. Then We come across a landslide section which we must pass through at a steady pace before descending to the river and finally arriving at Lhonak. Overnight at Lhonak.
Day 12: Pangpema
Today We trek along the Kanchenjunga Glacier. Kanchenjunga base camp on the north side. We urge you to be careful around the rockier sections as they are prone to landslides. After a short while you reach Pangpema, a flat grassy base camp.  Climb a little higher and enjoy the splendor of Jannu, Kanchenjunga and Chang Himal.overnight at Pangpema
Day 13: Khangbachen
Trek back to Kambachen (4,050 m/13,284 ft) 6-7 hrs. We retrace our path to Lhonak and continue down the valley to Ramtang Monastery. The return journey offers a different perspective of the mountains Kanchenjunga, Taple Shikhar, Gimmigela, and Mera Peak among others.overnight at Khangbachen
Day 14: Ghunsa

Today we trek to Ghunsa (3,595 m/11,792 ft) 3-4 hrs. We descend to Ghunsa from Kambachen which means that we get to enjoy the beautiful forests along with a backdrop of impressive mountain scenery. Overnight at Ghunsa.
Day 15: Salele Base Camp
It’s a steep trek upward from Ghunsa to Sele-Le. Upon reaching Sele Le we climb through a dense forest of moss, rhododendron and juniper. Lunch will be served in an appropriate place with the availability of water. Overnight in Sele Le.
Day 16: Tseram
we descend 1000m to Tseram, where we will camp for the night, approx. 8 hours.
Day 17: Ramjer
Day 18: okthang-Back Ramjer
Day 19: Tseram
Day 20: Torangden
Day 21: Yamphudin
Day 22: Phumpedan Dada
Day 23: Lali Kharke
Day 24: Suketar
Day 25: Fly to Biratnagar /Back To Kathmandu
We fly back to Kathmandu from Biratnagar Airport. Upon arriving in Kathmandu. take a rest and relax or if you are interested in taking souvenirs for your loved ones, you can shop around the tourist area of Thamel. we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 26: Departure
Transfer to the airport for departure

Price include:
In kathmandu Twin sharing basis with breakfast.
All transfers from and to airport.
An experienced English speaking trekking guide, porters to carry luggage
(2 trekkers: 1 porter)
21 Nights in lodge accommodation during trekking,
3 meals a day ( Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner ) during trekking
Plan holidays duffle bag for trekking
Trekking map
Sleeping bag for trekking, a used one  (return after completion of trekking)
Trekking permit and paper work
Trekking information management system fees (TIMS Card)
All government taxes
First aid kit

Price does not include:
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara
Personal travel health insurance,
Drinks and tip,
Extra expenses due to inclement weather,
Flight cancellation or any unforeseen events beyond human control
Evacuation cost