Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Kanchenjunga circuit trekKanchenjunga Circuit Trek lays in the remote and unspoiled far eastern region of Nepal, which is the homeland of Mt Kanchenjunga 8,596m above the sea-level, the third highest peak of the world; which provides an incredible variety of scenery and cultural diversity. Starting from the low valleys of eastern Nepal, the route passes trough cultivated farmland and villages and leads along rivers drained by Tamur River that meets Arun below Mulghat and through picturesque landscape. Higher up, Tibetan villages with wooden houses, prayer flags and mani stone are encountered. On the way, there are stunning views of Jannu. Then Pangpema, the base camp of Kanchenjunga, is reached, surrounded by an incredible array of high peaks. The formidable north face of Kanchenjunga is revealed, and walks up the glacier offer fascinating close-up views. This is one of the most beautiful treks in the Himalaya. At 8596 meters this massive peak dominates the southern range of the Himalayas. This section of Nepal has only been open to trekking since 1988, which explains its richness of traditional culture. This is one of the longer treks we offer and has many possibilities for extra days to explore different areas that are surrounded by many great mountains of eastern Nepal. The Kanchangunga area has a profusion of high summits of which three are above 8,000 meters and 11 above 7,000 meters. Numerous glaciers feed the river. The glaciers north of the main peak are clockwise Nupchu, Lhonak, Chichima, Gimsung, Pyramid, Kanchenjunga and Ramtang. West and South of the main peak are Kumbhakarna (Jannu), Yamatari and Yalung glaciers. Kangbachenga (4038) in Ghunsa valley and Walungchung (3,200m) in Tamur valley are the highest settlements in the area. The latter was an important trading centre between the towns of Darjeeling and Tipta La in Tibet. The only access to the Kanchenjunga area is a road link to Basantapur and a direct air link to the town of Taplejung bazar.

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Fact of Kanchenjunga Trek

Name of Trek:

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek


Kanchenjunga Region

Trekking Grade:

Moderate to Strenous 


Tour and Trekking

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Spring and Autumn


Camping and Lodge Trek


Land Transportation and domestic airline

Trek duration:

27 Days (23 Days for Trek)

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Walking hour per day:

5 to 7 hours

Group Size:

2 to 10 peoples