Kanchenjunga Circuit TrekKanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek-20 Days 2024\2025

Key Information
  • Duration20 Days
  • Difficulty LevelDifficult
  • Max Altitude5,100m/16,732ft
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch-May/Sep.-Dec.
  • Group Size2-16

Kanchenjunga - five jewels of snow peaks

Kanchenjunga (8,585 m.), is the third-highest mountain in the world. This mountain is the abode of gods who give success and kindness to them. Anyone seeking this long trek in a secluded region of Nepal, visiting fewer trekkers. This is a culturally fascinating trip with Rai, Limbu, Sherpa, and Tibetan peoples.

Why Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek?

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek in Nepal is a long and remarkable journey full of adventure. During this trek, you will be visiting both base camps of north and south. Mt. Kanchenjunga is also said as ‘Kanchendzonga,’ a Tibetan word that suggests five jewels of snow peaks.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking in 20 days is an inspiring walk with the 3rd highest peak in the world. It is sitting at the end of the Himalayan range towards the far northeastern border of Nepal.

Trek to Kanchenjunga Circuit is an unforgettable experience. You will get into the heart of remote, less trekked, majestic mountains and beautiful valleys. During the trek, you will see the beautiful peaks Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Everest (8,848.86), Makalu (8,481 m), Kambachen (7,903 m), Janu (7,710 m), Jongsong (7,483 m), Kabru (7,353 m), Tent Peak (7,365 m), and Twins (7,350 m), Chang Himal (6,802 m.).

Besides these, you can see other uncountable peaks over 5-6 thousand mountains. Flanked by the astonishing cluster of the peak. Rathong flows into Sikkim and west Kanchenjunga. Yulang Glacier flows into an impressive fast-flowing Tamor River in Nepal.

The trek starts with the subtropical region of Taplejung. You will then pass through the beautiful Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. The forest is dense with maple, Chestnut, and birch trees.

From Chitre, you will enter the Upper-temperature climatic vegetation. Above Sele La towards Ghinsa begins subalpine and alpine climatic zone. You will find shallow and dwarf shrubs and open meadows here.

From the range of 5,000 is the snowline with a rocky and icy landscape. During the trek, you may observe Snow Leopard, Himalayan Asian black bear, and Red Panda.

These animals are shy and difficult to spot during the trek. You will also be able to witness some birds during the trek. Some common birds are Blood pheasant, Chestnut-breasted partridge, and many more.

This remote zone trekking is an extraordinary degree of wellness, with some beautiful peaks in the background. Trekkers will know the knowledge of local peoples groups and their lifestyles. You will also get a chance to visit Ramtang and Oktang monasteries.

At the lower altitudes, you can see a mix of people from many parts of Nepal. As we trek higher, you will see Limbu and Rai communities, an ethnic group known for their bravery. As we reach the highest point, we will see Sherpa and Tibetan settlements.

They are famous for their attractive traditional dresses, foods, and drinks. You will also find a famous drink "Tongba", which is serve with hot water.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Itinerary is a marvelous route. The trial is less explored with virgin lands like Nar Phu Trek and Makalu Base Camp Trek, Lumba Sumba Pass Trek. We will soak into old and aged Nepali culture, traditions, food, and lifestyle during the trek.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek in 2024 and 2025

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek 2024 gives you an experience of rural Nepal. Long and remarkable journeys full of adventure creates unforgettable memories for a lifetime. The best time to do Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek for 18 days is spring ( March to May) and Autumn ( September to November).

We have departure dates to join this Kanchenjunga Trekking in Spring and Autumn 2024 and 2025. You can join any dates that suit best to you. If you desire to have a personal trek and customize the Itinerary, we are flexible to customize it.

For those who have more time and want to explore Kanchenjunga Region more. We can design you a longer Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Itinerary which will be best for you. So, sign up with The Himalayan Odyssey to make your trek free from irrelevant worries.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek 18 Days Route

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek in the Himalayas will be a long walking journey. You will be viewing the mesmerizing view of nature and local peoples during the period.

After the scenic flight and drive through the green hills, we will finally reach Taplejung. As we start our walk toward high terrain and valley with a pleasant view of mountain peaks, we will be at Amjilosa. As we ascend up, we will witness an elevated landscape and beautiful valley.

We will then into the arctic zone at Kanchenjunga North Base Camp around a place called Pangpema. After we trek further, we will head towards the pleasant village of Gunsa. Our trial will then heads towards the southeast. We then pass through a beautiful forest of rhododendrons and pine trees as we cross Sele La.

After that, we cross Sinon La Pass to reach South Kanchenjunga Base Camp. As we trek ahead, we will cross Yalung Glacier, Ramche, Totongdin, Hapu Khola. After that, we will finally reach Kathmandu through Bhadrapur.

How Difficult is Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek?

We rate the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek as “Moderate-Difficult.” There are some major reasons this trek is considered Moderate-Difficult.

You don’t have to be a professional athlete to achieve the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. It doesn’t mean that the trek to Kanchenjunga is simple as walking or running in the park! A certain level of good health and training is required.

During the trek, you will reach 500 m to 700 m (in 6 to 8 hours) of elevation per day. If you have not experienced any high-altitude trek, it could be hard to reach a certain height.

The good thing about the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is that the height increased firmly before reaching the top. This makes easy to acclimatize and makes it relatively safer than other treks in Nepal.

The temperatures at Base Camp will reach the maximum of 15°C to a least -10°C with a wind speed of 8 to 10 mph. Weather of Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek might be one of the challenging parts after the North Base Camp.

Take extra attention and check the weather forecast, if are planning to finish the circuit. Weather-wise, this trek is likely 2nd most strenuous trek after Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek.

Acclimatizing should be top of your list when you consider the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. Always plan an itinerary with enough days of acclimatization between the trek.

The updated trekking route is for 17 to 20 days. Please do not be confuse if you see 26-30 days itineraries as they have not updating with the new trail changes.

What will be the Cost for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking?

When you imagine doing Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking, there will be many factors to take into a study. It includes route, best time, and how fit we need to be? But one of the most essential confusion will be, “How much does Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek cost?”

This is apparently one of the best off-the-beaten trails in the world. In addition, the cost of the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is not as expensive as you assume. The number of tea houses is increasing each season on the trail. This trek has all the logistics and other facilities available at designated places.

The price depends on the itinerary and route you are trekking with. This trek can be done in a short or long time depending upon your decisions. The number of days and facilities you are taking during the trek also determines the cost of this trek.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek cost is more average than other normal trekking in Nepal. This trek will usually take 17-20 days, and the cost ranges from $2270 to $2410. This price covers transportation, trekking permits, meals, professional trekking guides, accommodation, entry fees, and others. You will get some discounts if you are in groups. The cost of the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek highly depends upon travelling in private or in a group.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Permit

As Kanchenjunga is a protected area, the government needs several permits to support the preservation of the area, limit the number of tourists and manage the borders with Tibet. These permits are required solely for Kanchenjunga Conservation Areas.

You will need 2 kinds of permits issued by the Government of Nepal.

  • Kanchenjunga Restricted Area Permit (RAP)
  • Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Entry Fee


  • Beautiful mountains view of the third highest peak in the world-Mount Kanchenjunga central, north and south.
  • Visit Limbu and Sherpa culture and their regular lifestyle.
  • Remarkable valleys with amazing culture and regular lifestyle of Sherpa and Limbu culture.
  • Walkthrough the Cardamom farm.
  • Encounter with wildlife and domestic animals like yak, snow leopard, musk deer, red panda, etc.
  • Home of endangered varieties of birds like Impedance Pheasant, Red-Billed Blue Magpie, Shy Dragon, Amphibian, etc.
  • Pass margin-la pass and enjoy watching a beautiful mountain view.
  • Remoteness and untouched natural heritage inside Kanchenjunga Conservation Area which is spread over 2,035m sq. km
  • Diverse landscapes from forests to meadows.
  • Glorious sights of the frozen lake crystal clear stream, Okthan glacier, etc.
  • Traverse the most excellent picture of the Kanchenjunga trekking trail including Rathong and Kabru, glacial excursion around Ramche, etc.


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We, The Himalayan Odyssey, will organize the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek with proper arrangements. However, there can be some issues that are beyond our handle. Heavy rainfall, snowing, avalanches and landslides can extend the trip to the lower altitude.

This itinerary is only for guidelines. We can customize the itinerary according to your requirement and the time you have. All above trekking hours and distances are estimated, and it is certainly for general ideas only.



B - Breakfast
L - Lunch
D - Dinner

  • Pre-trip discussion, and safety briefing on Kanchenjunga trek
  • Meet up with trek members
  • Last minute shopping for personal ites before the trip
  • Interact with your guide and do some shopping for your trek
  • Spend night in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • TimeFree day
  • Maximum Altitude1,300 m/4,265 ft.
Kathmandu,Bhaktapur and lalitpur are historical and cultural heart of Nepal, encircle by name of kathmandu valley. which are popular destination for tourists, trekkers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western cultures and influences. These cities have a rich historical, cultural and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments, and artifacts that they contain. We will provide you a half-day guided tour of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur cities. In Kathmandu, you will be visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine in the country; Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Soyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the religious harmony that exists in the country; and the 15th-century 55-window palace in Bhaktapur. stay overnight at Hotel.
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Time2-3 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,300 m/4,265 ft.
  • Hotel pick up
  • You will fly to Bhadrapur, which will take approximately 45 minutes
  • Further, you will take a jeep to the Ilam tea garden
  • Overnight at Ilam
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,308 m/4,291 ft.
  • 6 to 7 hours of drive from Illam to Taplejung
  • Pass through terraced rice fields and tea plantations in several places
  • Overnight at Taplejung Bazar.
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,820 m/5,971 ft.

The trail starts fromTeplejung to Chiruwa.  We will start by descending to the terraced farm fields and we will keep walking alongside the river Tamor.The trail starts fromTeplejung to Chiruwa.  We will start by descending to the terraced farm fields and we will keep walking alongside the river Tamor.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Time5-6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,270 m/4,167 ft

With permits checked at the regional KBC park office, we head into the conservation area. We will then go ahead over a bridge, scenic sub-tropical landscape and beautiful cardamon farm until we reach Lelep.

  • Accommodation Teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,576 m/5,171 ft.

We will walk through the forest trail, and our first stop of the day will be Solima. After Solima, the trail ascends, and it can get quite challenging. After further climbing through the rocky forest trail, we will reach Amjilosa.

Further, we will head to Gyabla on this day. We pass through thick woods, which are usually covered with rhododendron flowers during spring and summer. After going downhill for a while, we again start to pick altitude before reaching the Tibetan settlement of Gyabla.

  • Accommodation Teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,730 m/ 8,957 ft.

We head down the trail until the trail opens up to a valley and we will reach Phale. We will then head through a forest trail and climb higher before we reach the Sherpa town of Ghunsa. Ghunsa is a place known for its hydroelectricity.

  • Accommodation Teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Time3-4 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,595 m/11,795 ft.

The hike from Ghunsa to Khambachen rewards you with spectacular vistas of the snow-capped mountains. Kumbhakarna (7710m), Phole Peak (6645m), Sobithongie (6670m), and Khabur Peak (6332m) are all notable views.

We will make our way north down the riverbank. We will gradually ascend through high land trees and flora after following the track for a while. We will then make our way to Rampuk Kharka.

Then cross a bridge and see a lovely waterfall. We reach Jannu and then Khambachen if we continue on the trail. At Khambachen, you spend the night.

  • Accommodation Teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,050 m/ 13,287 ft.

There comes the point where you will need to rest and acclimatize to the changing altitude. But we won’t sit idle as we have many places to visit here. 

Related Article:Acclimatization Day at Kambachen

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,780 m/15,682 ft.

We climb higher as we make our way to Lhonak. We will walk through narrow paths and will come across a rocky trail. After descending for a while we again climb a steep trail before finally reaching Lhonak.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,780 m/15,682 ft.

On this day we will reach the highest point of the trek. We will cross the 5000 meters mark as we head through a treacherous route. We will reach Pangpema where we will rest for the night. Enjoy the stunning view of the mountains such as Jannu, Kanchenjunga, and Chang Himal. 

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Time7-8 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,143 m/16,873 ft.

We will retrace our steps to Ghunsa after we head down the trail and walk through rocky paths and narrow passes on the hillside. We will stop at Ramtang monastery for a while.

Again, we will carry on with our journey until we reach Kambachen. On our way, we will be blessed with the view of Kanchenjunga, Taple Shikhar, Gimmigela, and Mera Peak. 

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Time7-8 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,475 m/11,401 ft.

A precipitous trail leads us through woodland towards a trailhead of striking mountain views. It includes mysterious Makalu sitting in isolation on the far horizon. The trail takes us on a challenging roller coaster hike today.

We will cross an undulating passage over two passes, firstly Sinon La (4646m) then Mirgin La (4470m). Everest and Makalu add to the extraordinary panorama before us as we hike through the region until the path gradually leads down to our rest stop at Tseram.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,864 m | 12,677 ft.

 After breakfast we head towards Oktang lake through ablation valley for magnificent view of South West face of Mount Kanchenjunga.From there we can see the route to the summit of Kanchanjunga,first climed by Joe Brown and George Band in 1955.

After lunch,our trail leads out through woodland until we clear the tree line and approach the moraine field of Yarlung Glacier, with Jannu, Kanchenjunga, and other peaks in the area soaring high above us in the valley.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Time8-9 hours'
  • Maximum Altitude4580m/ 13,740ft

We trek an easy trail through varieties of pine and rhododendron forests, descending and following Simbua Khola towards Dorongdin. Ahead, our path taking us along tree-lined slopes and grass-green pastures hanging precariously to existence on the steep inclines.

Our arrival at Yamphuding brings us back to the main road running through the region.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Time7-8 hours
  • Maximum Altitude1692 m | 5,551 ft.

After the experience and thrill of the alpine heights, the terraced fields, peaceful villages, and vivid colors of the lower. We will walk through Limbu villages and a steady patchwork of farmland and pastures.

We will walk ahead with the smiling faces of the ever-curious locals greeting. Our arrival in Hapu Khola gives us pause to relax and reflect on a fantastic journey through one of Nepal's most remote regions.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Time7-8 hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,100m/3,609ft

A long day sees us make the bumpy ride to the main road, then turn towards Illam.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Time2-3 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,308 m/4,291 ft.

A short drive takes us to Bhadrapur, where we pick up our return flight to Kathmandu in plenty of time to relax, unwind, and perhaps celebrate the trek with friends over dinner.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch
  • Time2-3 Hours

    Cost Details

    • Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
    • First Aid Kit
    • Kanchenjunga Conservation Area entry fee and TIMS card
    • Experienced English-speaking trek guide and porter (2 trekkers: 1 guide and porter)
    • Staff Insurance
    • Salary, food, and accommodation of your staff during the trek
    • All ground transportation as per itinerary
    • Round Flight Kathmandu to Bhadrapur to Kathmandu
    • Private Vehicle from Bhadrapur to Illam
    • Sharing Jeep from Illam to Taplejung
    • Sharing Jeep from Hapu Khola to Bhadrapur
    • Arrival transfer from the international airport to your hotel
    • Tea house lodge during your trek
    • Tour Certificate
    • Farewell Dinner
    • First Aid Kit during the trek
    • Staff Insurance
    • International flight ticket
    • International airport tax
    • Visa Fee
    • Other personal items. (Phone calls, snacks, hot and cold drinks, laundry, alcohol, extra porter, shower, etc )
    • Private Travel Equipment
    • Excess baggage cost during your domestic flight
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips for staff and guide
    • Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above

    Good to Know

    We focus on our valuable client’s safety and satisfaction while travelling with The Himalayan Odyssey Treks. Your safety is our eminent concern. On every trip with us, our teams will be carrying useful and essential equipment as well as the medical kit.

    But, during the trek beyond our control may change the itinerary or cancel the trip. Which includes natural calamities, climate irregularities, health conditions, politics, or other factors.

    Yet, our trekking guide holds full right to change or even drop the planned itinerary for safety concerns. In this case, you need to be flexible with your planned itinerary. Also, take the guideline as told by your guide/ leader.

    Note:- We do everything to reduce the effect, but we won’t be responsible for any result of modifications on itineraries or any delays due to unexpected circumstances.

    Travel Insurance

    Travel Insurance is compulsory for all the trekkers who are going to Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. We recommend a comprehensive travel insurance package to all our clients. The insurance must cover helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes.

    It will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. The Himalayan Odyssey Treks kindly ask any of our travellers to send a reliable travel insurance copy through email once you book the trip with us.

    Your travel insurance must include personal accidents, medical expenses, and emergency repatriation. Having good travel insurance will not only assure your peace of mind while you trek with us but also provide you with full coverage for anything that may go wrong.

    Some Tips for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

    • Guide and a Porter for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

    It is always a good and safe option to trek with a guide and porter for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. We have an experienced trekking guide and 1 porter for 2 trekkers. A guide will always be there to support you throughout your trip.

    The guide will assist you to locate the trail, makes it easy to interact with local people, and also help to book nice tea houses. He is also well educated about the terrain, wildlife, and vegetation inside the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. Thus, choosing a guide and porter would be the best choice for a relaxed trekking experience.

    • Altitude Sickness & Acclimatization for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

    Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek takes you to the highest point of your trek is goes 5,143 m above sea level. Trekking below 3000m is not a problem but above there are low levels of oxygen that will sometimes make breathing complex.

    While you are at a high altitude, you need to trek slowly, steadily, and keep your body hydrated. If you are walking fast to succeed in your destination in less time, the probability you will suffer from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

    Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the mildest form and it is very common at higher altitudes. The symptoms can appear – dizziness, headache, muscle aches, nausea. Taking Diamox and a good night’s rest may go for mild cases. Drinking sufficient fluids like water, tea, soup, etc. will help to stay away from altitude sickness.

    If the condition is worsening then, one may need to return to a lower elevation and receive medical help. Teams should make sure that the condition will not worsen and should take precautions quickly. If there is a worst-case scenario then the air evacuation should be arranged to receive medical care.

    If AMS is untreated or ignored, it can take your life. Our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek itinerary has been designed to reduce the Altitude problems and make the trekking smooth. The itinerary is well-paced and enables your body to adapt your body levels of oxygen within the mountain air.

    • Extra personal expenses for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

    All your foods are included in your package including Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner. The food will be served as per the package and besides that cost will be extra if you extend the trip more than the schedule of our package.

    We would also like to suggest that our client carry some snacks like energy bars, snickers, waters, chocolates, cookies, and personal belonging materials like passports, battery chargers, etc. during the trek.

    Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Weather

    Kanchenjunga Circuit Weather goes across diverse climate zones, so it is difficult to predict weather conditions during the trek. Trek to Kanchenjunga Circuit holds a diverse landscape from 1,820 m at Taplejung to 5,140 m at Kanchenjunga Base Camp, which causes a dramatic change in the temperature.

    Weather and climate vary from different altitudes and seasons, but we can somehow figure out the pattern of climatic conditions at different altitudes.

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in spring

    Spring month starts from March and continues up until May. You will experience perfect temperatures at high altitudes but still cold during the early season. The tea houses and lodges will open in an alpine zone that was closed during the winter.

    You can cross the Sele La Pass without any difficulties in this season. Forest inside Kanchenjunga National Park starts to blossom, giving new greener looks. You will get a chance to see many exotic and even endangered wildlife on the way to trek.

    Around mid-spring, the temperature in lower elevation starts to rise. It will be even hotter in late spring. Still, the upper height is perfect to trek during this weather. You will experience the blooming of flowers in the entire lush green forest in late spring. Green hills and snow-capped mountains in the background view are quite stunning.

    If you are in lower elevation, we will recommend you to wear sunscreen, a sunhat, and sunglasses. Wear sunglasses as the direct sun to white snow causes difficulties. Spring is the best season to trek Kanchenjunga Base Camp.

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in summer

    June to August months fall in the summer season in Nepal and are also known as the monsoon or rainy season. During this season, you will experience the super-hot in the lower region, especially in the eastern part of the Terai and Hilly region.

    The month of June is the pre-monsoon period, and temperature decreases during the downpours and rises on sunny days. Clouds are most likely covers majestic views of mountains, but you may see mountains occasionally. From July to August, you will experience frequent rainfall in Kanchenjunga Trek. Flight cancellation occurs during these months.

    As Nepal is located in a hilly area, there will be a chance to occur landslide problems in monsoon seasons. If you decide to trek in this season, just be sure to take precautions and safety measures. Your trek will be memorable if you have a good guide who knew the route well. As this is the offseason so there will be few lodges that remain open in this weather condition.

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in autumn

    The autumn season starts from September to November when the monsoon is just leaving its effect. But still, the probability of rainfall is high in the first two weeks. Downpour gradually decreases, and slowly skies turn out to be clear where the lush green forest and stunning snow-capped mountain views will come to life.

    During the season, the trek route will be perfect with not much wind or clouds resulting in the best view of nature and mountains. The autumn season is also the perfect time of the year, and many Nepalese festivals fall in this season.

    Taking part in local culture and festivals is an experience not to be missed. During the late autumn, you will experience cool weather at high altitudes. The number of tourists will gradually decrease in late autumn. Even the weather is cold, it doesn’t affect the scenic view of the mountains.

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in winter

    December to February is the winter season in Nepal. The beginning of winter is one of the best times to trek Kanchenjunga Base Camp. It is pretty cold at high altitudes, but the aspects of the landscape are crystal clear.

    In mid-winter, massive snowfall will make your trek difficult or impossible sometimes. Sele Le Pass is yet possible to cross before thick snow seals it down. This pass will be tremendously challenging at this time. You can pass the trail but only with the best trekking gears.

    The lodges will be closed this season, and you may have to camp at some stops. As the weather at a high altitude is challenging, it will add to the adventure. In the late winter, the temperature begins to improve. The snow deposits start to melt down, and wildflowers begin to blossom everywhere at the lower altitudes.

    Packing List for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

    Every trekking requires certain preparation of gears and types of equipment for the journey to make your trip more comfortable. It is recommended to carry the necessary and light things so that it will be easy while you are walking.

    The following belongings are recommended that should be brought, although we concede that our clients have their own decision for the clothing. To know what to expect in the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, we have prepared some useful clothing & gear during the trek.

    Travel Documents

    • Airline tickets (confirmation and itinerary)
    • Nepal Visa form (may be obtained at Kathmandu Airport)
    • Travel insurance policy documents
    • Valid passport
    • Copy of passport (2 copies, first page only)
    • Passport photos (4)

    Travel Equipment

    • Duffel bag (100 liters; no wheels or rigid handles)
    • Lightweight, duffel bag
    • Luggage locks
    • Travel wallet
    • Passport/money belt
    • Sleeping bag liner
    • Travel plug adapters
    • Electrical converter

    Travel Clothing

    • Quick-dry undergarments
    • Synthetic or wool T-shirt
    • Long-sleeve, travel-friendly shirt and pants
    • Casual shoes
    • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks

    Trekking Equipment

    • Day pack (25–35 liters)
    • Sleeping bag comfortable to 0°F (dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference)
    • Waterproof hiking boots
    • Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)
    • LED headlamp with extra batteries
    • Trekking poles

    Trekking Clothing

    • Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)
    • Mid-weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)
    • Mid-weight down or synthetic parka with hood
    • Convertible hiking pants
    • Fleece pants or insulated pants
    • Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain jacket and pants
    • Mid-weight waterproof and fleece gloves or mittens
    • Sun hat
    • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)
    • Liner socks (optional)
    • Glacier sunglasses
    • Neck gaiter, balaclava, Buff or bandana


    • Energy bars
    • Electrolyte replacement drink mix
    • Snacks (cookies, GORP, Snickers, etc.)

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    • Q1. Where is Kanchenjunga Circuit?

      Kanchenjunga Circuit is a trek to the North and South Base Camp of Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal. Kangchenjunga Himal sits in the west by the Tamur River, in the north by the Lhonak Chu and Jongsang La, and in the east by the Testa River.

    • For anyone who is seeking a stretching trek in a secluded region of Nepal visited by fewer other trekkers, then Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is best for you. During the trek, you will see the beautiful peaks of Kanchenjunga, Everest, Makalu, Kambachen, and many more.

    • With the scenic flight and drive through the green hills we will reach Taplejung.

    • Based on the consideration of many factors like temperature, climate, and scenic view, spring and autumn are the best seasons for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. Autumn lies from September to mid-December and Spring lies from March to May.

    • It takes 18 to 25 days to complete Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek.

    • Kanchenjunga Circuit is a challenging yet rewarding trek. Per day walk in low land ranges from 5 to 7 hours, in high land from 3 to 4 hours. So, proactive preparation regarding physical fitness is required-the ability to walk 5 to 7 hours a day.

    • The highest elevation of the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is Pangpema with an altitude of 5,143 m/16,873 ft.

    • The meal on this trek is very comfortable but not as in cities. The menu is a mixture of local foods, and western food almost everywhere but as we go higher altitude, the menu list will be limited.

    • To accomplish Kanchenjunga Circuit, past trekking experience would be an asset although no technical skills are required. Novice trekkers can do this trek but should be able to walk 5 to 7 hours a day at a fair pace with a light day pack. 

    • Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is moderate for family trekkers with kids. This trekking is comfortable to trek above 12 years fit teenagers.

    • The daily gain in altitude during Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is from 450 to 500 meters.

    • yes, it is possible to do Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek without a guide. But, this it is full of adventure so you will have a better experience with the guide during the trek.

    • You will need Kanchenjunga Conservation Area permit and TIMS card during the trek.

    • If you are allergic to specific medicines, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your own medicine for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. The Himalayan Odyssey will facilitate you with medical kits and other safety concerns to avoid altitude sickness and other sicknesses.

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