21 Days
  • Trip Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Start From: Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends At: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Treks
  • Trip Region: Kanchhenjunga
  • Package nature: Kanchhenjunga Trekking
  • Grade: Moderate To Hard
  • Trip Type: Tea House
  • Trek Duration: 21 Days
  • Seasons: All Season
  • Group Size: 02+ Pax

Trip Snapshot

  • Trip Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Start From: Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends At: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Treks
  • Trip Region: Kanchhenjunga
  • Package nature: Kanchhenjunga Trekking
  • Grade: Moderate To Hard
  • Trip Type: Tea House
  • Trek Duration: 21 Days
  • Seasons: All Season
  • Group Size: 02+ Pax

Overview

This is the alternative route for the classic Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek which, instead of taking you to the North Base Camp of the Kanchenjunga first, takes you to the South BC before the North.

A long trek in the wilderness of the remote Northeastern mountainside of Nepal around the third highest mountain in the world- the Kanchenjunga."Kanchenjunga" translates to "Five Great Treasure Houses of the High Snow"- in reference to the massif's five peaks. This trek covers both the North and South base camps of Kanchenjunga and offers spectacular views of the massif and surrounding mountains. Not as popular and less frequented compared to the Everest and Annapurna circuit treks, the Kanchenjunga circuit trek is regarded as a complete Nepali experience that spans a large area relatively untouched by modernization. Charming little Rai, Tamang and Magar villages dot the Southern areas of the trek, while mostly Sherpa villages adorn the North.

The moutains you will see along the trail: The five peaks of Kanchenjunga (Main- 8586m, West- 8505m, Central- 8482m, South- 8494m, Kangbachen-7903m), the Kabru mountains (all of which are 7000m+), and numerous other smaller peaks. The trek starts at Suketar Airport, to the Southwest of the mountain, and climbs up slowly, allowing for acclimatization. The trek takes you to Okhtang near the Southern base camp for spectacular views of the Southern face of Kanchenjunga.

The trek can be completed in fewer or more days depending on your ability and preference.

Teahouse treks are available but don't expect luxury. Tented trips are much more comfortable. For further information about all your options, contact us by email.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1 Get here!

    • Our representative will pick you up at the airport. Get a feel for the streets the first day, absorb the sights and sounds, or rest at the hotel. We discuss the journey in the evening.
  • Day 2 Namaste Kathmandu.

    • Kathmandu, the capital city, boasts an intense mix of cultures and religions unique to Nepal. Turn the Buddhist prayer wheels at Swoyambhu- the monkey temple, and meet the steady gaze of the Buddha's eyes at the famous Boudhanath stupa. Experience the valley's olden days at the Kathmandu Durbar Square- which has remained authentic even as modernization has crept in all around it. See Kathmandu, with your AdvoutTM guide.
  • Day 3 Biratnagar.

    • Today you fly to Biratnagar, where flights to Suketar take off early in the morning. You may have time to see a few sights in Kathmandu before your flight.
  • Day 4 A hair raising flight to Suketar

    • An unpaved runway on top of a tall hill to take your breath away. Makes for an interesting landing video for the so-inclined. Consult with your team and start trekking today or wait until the next day.
  • Day 5-11 The trek to Okhtang

    • Watch out for leeches days 05 to 08 in case of rainfall. Salt kills leeches easy A saline solution poured liberally on your feet might help. Mamangkhe (day 06) offers good views of the Kanchenjunga massif but you start seeing the mountains up close from Tseram on day 08. The vegetation gets more scarce everyday as you climb up along the trail.
      On Day 10 you drink in the amazing sights from Okhtang, near the Southern Base Camp. Assuming good weather, you may have a chance to camp around Okhtang today, or to go back to Ramche. Adventurous souls might want to traverse the glacier to Base Camp. But make sure your Sherpas and your team know about it.

      Day 05: Suketar to Kunjar -1928m
      Day 06: Kunjar to Mamangkhe -1920m
      Day 07: Mamangkhe to Yamphudin -2080m
      Day 08: Yamphudin to Larsya Bhanjyang - 3100m
      Day 09: Larsya Bhanjyang to Tseram -3870m
      Day 10: Tseram to Lapsang -4432m
      Day 11: Lapsang to Oktang (4730m) to Ramche - 4580m
  • Day 12 Ramche Base Camp to Tseram -3870m

    • Walk back to Tseram to cross the passes and head towards the North BC.
  • Day 13-14 Trek to Ghunsa

    • The trek to Ghunsa is exhausting but rewarding- great views of the surrounding landscape make up for the demanding hikes up the passes to Ghunsa.
      Day 13: Tseram to Milgin la (4480m) to Kharka -4000m
      Day 14: Kharka to Ghunsa -3595m
  • Day 15-23 Trek Back to Suketar

    • Trek Back to Suketar
  • Day 15 Ghunsa toAmjilosa -2510m

    • Ghunsa toAmjilosa -2510m
  • Day 16 Amjilosa to Chirwa -1270m

    • Amjilosa to Chirwa -1270m
  • Day 17 Chirwa to Mitlung -921m

    • Chirwa to Mitlung -921m
  • Day 18 Mitlung to Suketar

    • Mitlung to Suketar
  • Day 19 Fly to Biratnagar and then to Kathmandu

    • Fly to Biratnagar and then to Kathmandu
  • Day 20 Kathmandu

    • Finish seeing the sights and head to Thamel for some souvenir hunting or some heavy drinking.
  • Day 21 Departure

    • Departure

Trip Info

Includes

  • Pick up & Drop to airport by private car/ bus
  • Hotel room management
  • Accommodation in hotel/lodge as per contract
  • Accommodation in hotel/lodge as per contract
  • Management of meals according to contract (Breakfast, Lunches, and Dinners)
  • License holder local guide based your language
  • Available of local staff, porters
  • Accommodation, food, insurance, salary, and equipped staff throughout your trekking
  • Transport fares related to your trekking package
  • Government charges in the behalf of office site
  • Official expenses

Excludes

  • Except the lunch and dinner explained in itinerary
  • Your travel insurance
  • International tickets and airport tax
  • Visa fees
  • Laundry, cold and hot drinks, and alcoholic drinks
  • Trekking and other equipments related to yourself
  • Other sightseeing and mountain entrances fees not included in cost include section
  • Tips for guides/porters/other persons
  • Expect the things which are not mention in cost include parts