Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek (24 Days)

Basic Info ( KCT24D ) $ 3690 per person

Duration 24
Group Size Any
TransportaionPrivate Jeep / Car
Altitude 5,388 m/17,673 ft
Accomodations Hotel , teahouses and camps(tents)
Best Seasons Autumn months (September-November) and spring (March to May)
Activities Trekking, Hiking, Climbing
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during trek

Basic Intro

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a chance to reach the base camp of the world’s third tallest mountain on a remote mountain trail ideal for trekkers who enjoy the solitude. Located in the far north-eastern corner of Nepal, Mt. Kanchenjunga is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountain massifs in the world. The name Kanchenjunga means ‘Five Treasures of the Great Snow’ which is in reference to the five summits that make up Kanchenjunga. The 24-day circuit trek begins after we fly to Suketar from Kathmandu.  The long journey on a less crowded path also rewards us with a unique insight into the rural Nepalese lifestyle of the country’s eastern region.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar (2,420m/7938ft), trek to Lalikharka (2265m/7,431ft)
Day 04: Lalikharka to Khesewa (2120m/6,955ft)
Day 05: Khesewa to Mamankhe (1785m/5,856ft)
Day 06: Mamankhe to Yamphudin (2080m/6824ft)
Day 07: Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m/9,826ft)
Day 08: Tortong to Cheram (3,870m/12,696ft)
Day 09: Cheram: Acclimatization and Rest
Day 10: Cheram to Ramchaur (Ramche) (4,580m/15,026ft)
Day 11: Ramchaur (Ramche) to Yalung Base Camp (4500m), back to Cheram
Day 12: Cheram to Sele La (4290m/ 14,074ft)
Day 13: Sele La to Ghunsa (3,595/11,794)
Day 14: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4,050m/13,287ft)
Day 15: Kambachen to Lhonak (4,780m/15,682ft)
Day 16: Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight at Pangpema (5,143/16,873ft)
Day 17: Pangpema to Lhona
Day 18: Lhonak to Ghunsa (3475m/11,400ft)
Day 19: Ghunsa to Amjilosa (2,308m/7,572ft)
Day 20: Amjilosa to Chirwa (1,270m/4,166ft)
Day 21: Chirwa to Phurumbu (1,549/5,082ft)
Day 22: Phurumbu to Suketar
Day 23: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 24: Final departure


  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the Kanchenjunga circuit trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Suketar -Kathmandu)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • A duffel bag, t-shirt with the Himalayan Glacier’s logo, and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Includes

  • Nepal Visa fee.
  • International and airfare.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Private vehicle (Kathmandu-Jiri one way $230 up to 5 People).
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Extra night accommodation/s in Kathmandu and during the trek.
  • Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc).
  • Tips for guides and porters.

Equipment List

Sun hat or scarf 

  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: 

  •  Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts 
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) 
  •  Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


  • Thin, lightweight inner socks 
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks 
  • Hiking boots with spare laces 
  •  Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Upper Body

  • T-shirts 
  • Fleece jacket or pullover 
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 
  • Down vest and/or jacket 


  • Lightweight gloves


  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
  •  Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
  •  Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
  • Basic First Aid Kit 
  •  Large plastic bags or keeping items dry inside the trekking bag
  • Trekking Poles 
  • Water bottles 
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet paper, etc)

Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort label): 

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel 
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable) 
  •  Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) 
  •  Deodorants 
  •  Nail clippers 
  • Face and body moisturizer 
  • Feminine hygiene products 
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort label):

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes) 
  • Tissue /toilet roll 
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash 
  • Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness in case) 
  • Water purified pills

Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort label)

  • Binoculars (optional) 
  • Reading book 
  • Journal & Pen
  •  Pencils and small notebooks 
  • Travel games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Useful Information

Autumn months (September-November) and spring (March to May) are considered as the best seasons for Kanchenjunga Circuit trekking. There is better visibility of the landscape during these months, the rivers are lower and the temperature is cooler on the first few days of the trek.