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KANGCHENJUNGA CIRCUIT TREK

26 Days
5 Excellent

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  • Max. Elevation:
    5,143m / 16,873ft
  • Walking Per Day:
    5 - 7 Hours
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel + Lodge + Tent
  • Best Season:
    Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size:
    2 - 15 PAX

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Country

Nepal

Duration

26 Days

Route

via Ghunsa

Range

Kangchenjunga Region

Trip Overview

Kangchenjunga (8,586m) is the third highest peak in the World. This is one of the unexplored and virgin trekking routes located in the eastern part of Nepal. Trekking in Kanchenjunga is a pleasing trail that offers us wonderful snow-capped mountains, a landscape, and an exotic scenic view of the Himalayas. You can enjoy different types of small and high snowy peaks above 8,000 m and below 8,000m popular peaks such as Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Makalu (8,201m), and Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), etc.

Kanchenjunga Trekking route can be used from Nepal and Sikkim side too, where we can find many mysterious stories concerning Himalayan Yeti, the abdominal snowman is believed to be found in this region. Kanchenjunga trek is a special and unforgettable destination for the trekkers because of its landscape, and amazing topography of the land. We can see massive wildlife during the trekking such as snow Leopard, Musk deer, Red Panda many more. Kanchenjunga Trekking trail has more exciting and challenging daredevil and popular organizing trip to situated in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area which is spread over 2,035m sq. km from enriching in wildlife diversities also many threatened species of birds such as Impedance Pheasant, Red-Billed Blue Magpie, Shy Dragon, Amphibian and Mammals are found in this region and preserved including Snow-leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Musk Deer, Red Panda, etc. While, passing along this trekking trail will provide us to observe the remarkable valleys with an amazing culture, traditions of the local inhabitants, magnificent views of the frozen lake crystal clear stream, Okthan glacier, an amazing ascend of Rathong and Kabru glacial excursion around Ramche, etc. are the best point view of the Kanchenjunga trekking trail.

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the Hotel
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 2
    Preparation and briefing of the Trip
    B/D
    Hotel

  • Day 3
    Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Illam (1,205m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 4
    Drive to Taplejung and trek to Mitlung (921m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 5
    Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa (1,270m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 6
    Trek from Chhirwa to Sekathum (1,660m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 7
    Trek from Sekathum to Amjilosa (2,308m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 8
    Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla (2,730m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 9
    Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,550m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 10
    Acclimatization at Ghunsa (Rest day)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 11
    Trek from Ghunsa to Khambachen (4,050m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 12
    Trek from Khambachen to Lhonak (4,780m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 13
    Hike to the Pangpema viewpoint (5,388m) and back to Lhonak
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 14
    Trek from Lhonak to Ghunsa
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 15
    Trek from Ghunsa to Sele La Base Camp (4,200m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 16
    Trek from Sere La to Tseram (3,870m) via crossing High pass
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 17
    Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4,580m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 18
    Trek from Tseram to Oktang Temple and return to Tseram
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 19
    Trek from Cheram to Tortong (2,995m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 20
    Trek from Tortong to Yamphudin (2,080m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 21
    Trek from Yamphudin to Khewang
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 22
    Trek from Khewang to Khandenba
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 23
    Drive from Khandenba to Bhadrapur & Transfer to the Hotel: via Phidim
    B/L/D
    Hotel

  • Day 24
    Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel
    B/L
    Hotel

  • Day 25
    Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 26
    Transfer to International Airport for final departure
    Breakfast

Route Map

Cost Includes

  • AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 4 nights sharing a twin bedroom at the hotel (3 Star category) in Kathmandu on a bed & breakfast basis.
  • ACCOMMODATION IN BHADRAPUR : 1-night hotel in Kathmandu with sharing a twin bedroom.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office Staff.
  • PERMITS : All necessary paper works: Trekking Permits, TIMS permits & Kangchenjung conservation area entry fee.
  • RESTRICTED AREA PERMIT : Permit from Immigration Department to enter the Restricted Area.
  • STAFF INSURANCE : Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
  • MAP : Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking map.
  • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Transportation:(Domestic Flight): Fly from Kathmandu – to Bhadrapur and drive from Bhadrapur up to Taplejung (by Jeep). While returning Drive from Khadenba up to Bhadrapur and from Bhadrapur Fly to Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 15 Kg of personal baggage per member during the trek carrying by porters.
  • FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation sharing a twin bedroom at Hotel/Lodge/Tent during the trek.
  • GUIDE : A local government licensed Guide during the trek and in Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • PORTER : Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek.
  • CAMPING EQUIPMENT : All Necessary equipment for camping during the trek.
  • STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley [Swoyambu (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square] by a professional guide.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit.

Cost Excludes

  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL VISA FEES : Nepali Visa fee is $60 USD per person for 30 days and to be applied for 60 days is $120 USD.
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  • EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE : Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
  • RESCUE EVACUATION : Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs.)
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve soft drinks for members in base camp).
  • PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  • TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek.
  • EXTRA PORTER : USD 35 USD for an extra porter per day (If an extra porter is demanded).
  • TIPS : Tips for Basecamp and other staff.
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

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    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Expeditions

    1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
    2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
    3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
    5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.

    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Trekking

    1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
    2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
    3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.

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    Bahrain

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    Great Britain

    My wife and I had an amazing experience with Seven Summits for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The company was extremely hospitable with a welcome dinner on day 1, including an introduction to our guide. Speaking of our guide, Phurkitar, he was simply brilliant. During the trek, he was very patient as both of us went through physical and emotional tiredness, and he ensured we reached EBC without any major issues. In addition, he helped cater to my vegan and my wife's vegetarian diets throughout the trek. Cannot compliment Phurkitar enough for all his efforts.

    Would readily book with Seven Summits again.

    Chris Huntsman

    USA

    These guys are the real deal. Incredibly professional and helpful; I genuinely couldn’t imagine hiking to base camp any other way.

    Seven summits planned everything, lodging, flights, and meals. All I had to do was show up and hike. My bag got lost on the way into Lukla (the airlines' fault not Seven Summits) but these guys (Sherpa Chhepal) organized a personal porter to bring my pack up to us since we’d already started our trek.

    Not only did Chhepal square away a porter but he did even more digging and got my bag on a helicopter instead. I had it first thing in the morning; it was incredible. When I was heading back to Kathmandu once we were finished, I realized I had time to catch an earlier flight if I could get out of Lukla on time. Well our flight was delayed but Seven Summits squoze me on a helicopter, got me to KTM, and I started making my journey home an entire day early because of that.

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    Canada

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    UK/Bahrain

    Simply the best in the business.

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    Both Lobuche and Manaslu were a huge success, the basecamp and higher camp setup were fantastic, the staff was amazing throughout and it made us look forward to Everest.

    Everest was even better, the training, trek, and climbing were fully supported, we didn’t have to ask for anything, SST fixed the ropes to the summit and planned our climb perfectly, and we were the first team to the summit on the first day of the first weather window… couldn’t have planned it any better. We felt fully supported and safe throughout!

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