Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is an adventurous trek to reach the base camp of Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586 m (28,169 ft)). Mt Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world which is encompassed by the Tamur River in the west, the Lhonak Chu and Jongsang La in the north, and the Teesta River in the east.
The Kanchenjunga trekking route is situated in the northeastern part of Nepal in Taplejung. It has held its pristine beauty and is located far from the influence of modern society. The Circuit of Kanchenjunga is surrounded by beautiful Himalayan peaks of Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m), Jannu (also called Kumbhakarna, 7710m), Gimmigela (also called The Twins, 7350m), Kabru (7412m), Rathong (6682 m) and Kokthang (6148m). The view around the trial is a treat to the eye for its travelers.
The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek has filled means of encounters with the famous valleys of Simbua Khola, Ghunsa, and Tamur where you can observe the local culture and traditions of people. Watching their amazing culture, listening to their stories, observing their unique lifestyle, and gazing at the snow-capped peaks leave a wonderful experience for its visitors. The trek is also a famous destination for sighting the ‘Demon of Kanchenjunga’, a type of yeti or rakshasa. It is often said that a British geological expedition in 1925 spotted a mysterious creature over this circuit trek to Kanchenjunga which they believed to be the 'Yeti'.
The Kanchanjunga circuit route also explores the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project (KCAP) where many rare species of mammals exist. The famous ones are the Snow-Leopard, Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, and Musk Deer. Some famous and threatened species of birds like Impedance Pleasant, Red-Billed Blue Magpie, Shy Dragon, etc are also seen in the region. This protected area is also a renowned habitat for many globally significant plant species such as rhododendron and orchids.
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is not only vast in biodiversity, but it is also a famous destination because of its scenic location. The beautiful mountain views of the Kanchenjunga North and Kanchenjunga South Face are an amazing experience from the Circuit Trek. Many travelers from around the world have respected Kanchenjunga as one of the most important places on earth because of its pristine beauty and cultural significance. To add more to its prestige, the Circuit trek is also famous as it is said that Kanchenjunga massif holds ‘The Dwelling of Immortals’.
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Route
Kathmandu (night stay at Taplejung) -> Taplethok -> Gyabla -> Ghunsa -> Kambachen -> Rest (Acclimatization Day at Kambachen) -> Lhonak -> Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (night stay at Kambachen) -> Ghunsa -> Sele Le -> Tseram -> Kanchenjunga South Base Camp (night stay at Tseram) -> Torongding -> Yamphuding -> Khamdime -> illam -> Kathmandu
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek route progressively scrambles from 1,200 meters (4,000 feet) to 5,180 meters (17,094 feet) above sea level. The atmosphere, in this trek to Kanchenjunga, differs from the subtropical rainstorm and sticky summer at the lower rises to cold and wet winter in the snow-capped district. In the circuit trek route, you will move along trails utilized by local people and yaks (and yak herders), while the fundamental Kanchenjunga trekking has still been portrayed as 'untracked'. Along with this beautiful trekking experience, we will likewise traverse a few passes including Mirgin La Pass, which offers magnificent perspectives on Kanchenjunga Massif.
Best Season for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking
Autumn and Spring are considered to be the best months for a circuit trek to Kanchenjunga. From September to November and March to May, the climate is best for trekking. With green hills and snowcapped mountains along the trail, one can observe the magnificent views of the Kanchenjunga Massif. The flora and fauna also flourished more in these seasons which adds excitement to the adventure. The trek will be in just the right climate to explore the circuit of Kanchenjunga. Local people are also seen more during these seasons so it is also the best time for interacting with local people along with the villages. Also, the best local delicacies of the regions are available during these seasons.
Accommodation for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
Nepal Trek Adventures provides the best Accommodation for trekking along the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek. With great hotels, tea houses, and lodges along the trek, there will be no problem for an overnight stay. Also, the guides provided by the Nepal Trek Adventures team are highly experienced and local to the region. You can stay comfortably over the teahouses and lodges along the circuit.
Is Kanchenjunga Circuit Solo Trek available?
Kanchenjunga Circuit Solo Trek is not available in the present day. The route doesn’t allow a solo traveler to trek around the Kanchenjunga circuit. Due to the high risk in wild and uneven topology around the Kanchenjunga massif, you need at least 2 people for the trek. You will rarely find a large group of people on the trekking route except during your night stays.
Nepal Trek Adventures & Expedition makes the best effort to make your trekking experience in the Kanchenjunga Circuit as much fun as possible. The company aims to help travelers explore the best locations around the trails with safety as the number one priority. With the best guides and accommodation services, you will have a wonderful trekking adventure around the Kanchenjunga Massif. The itinerary covers a total of 18 days. You will not find this package available in just short days anywhere else in Nepal. In 18 days, you will get to see all the beautiful locations and sceneries of the Natural environment around the Kanchenjunga Region which is not possible anywhere else than with Nepal Trek Adventures. The itinerary is made for travelers looking for a shorter version of the trip around the Kanchenjunga circuit without missing the beautiful background around the region.