Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek offers awe-inspiring Tea house trekking holidays dominating around the world’s third highest mount Kangchenjunga in Nepal. Visit Himalaya Treks offer 18 days tea house trek along the Kanchenjunga Circuit visiting Kanchenjunga North and South Base Camp via Sele la, Mirgin la pass to Ramche.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Cost & Departure Date

Visit Himalaya Treks Offer Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek (Kanchenjunga north & Kanchenjunga South Base Camp). We offer a fixed departure trek to Kanchenjunga with trek minimum group size of 2+ people and a maximum group size of 12 people at a very reasonable cost of USD 1180 per person including everything for the 18-day trek. Join our Kangchenjunga circuit trek for an experience of this pure “off-the-beaten trek” around the world’s third-highest peak.

 Trek Highlights

  • Trekking to pure wilderness and remote treks to the world’s third highest Mt. Kanchenjunga.
  • The world’s best tea house trek leads to Kanchenjunga's north and south base camps.
  • Great combination of the Limbu culture in the lower valley and Tibetan culture in the upper valley.
  • Breathtaking views of Mount Kanchenjunga, Jannu, Gimmigela, Kabru, Rathong, and Kokthang Himalayan peaks.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is one of the outstanding trekking destinations located far east of Nepal on the border of Nepal, Tibet, and India.  Mount Kangchenjunga means “The Five Treasures of Snow”. Kanchenjunga Trek is a less traveled area compared with other popular trekking destinations like Everest and Annapurna. Visit Himalaya Treks offers 18 days of tea house trekking to Kanchenjunga Circuit. The thrilling trek to Kanchenjunga Circuit originates from Taplejung further it continues toward Lelep, Gyapla, Fale, Ghunsa, Khambachen, Lhonak, and finally at the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (Pangpema).

During our trekking to Kanchenjunga Circuit will see a wild range of scenery from the lush, tropical Jungle through to Rhododendron and Oak forests and at higher elevations into the alpine zone.  Another attraction segment is rich in Nepalese culture and lifestyle from the Limbus in the lower valley and Tibetan Buddhist villages in the higher part of the valley. Remarkable Himalayan views are just standing next to us like Jannu Himal (7711 meters), Gimmigela (6415 meters), Wedge Peak (6802 meters), Nepal Peak (7177 meters) Kirat Chuli (7362 meters) and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp itself.

Kanchenjunga tea house trek route;

We will follow the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp and return to Ghunsa following the same route we walked earlier our Kanchenjunga Circuit trek begin over the Sele La Pass (4290 meters), Mirginla Pass (4480 meters) and Sinelapcha Pass 4646 meters toward to Tseram, the Yak grazing land Ramche finally Kanchenjunga south base camp. Hike to the Oktang viewpoint from Ramche is another highlight of the trip, Impressive views of Kanchenjunga's south face can be visible from the Oktang viewpoint. Similarly Kabru, Rathong, and Kokthang.

Accommodation available during the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Trekking to Kanchenjunga Circuit is not requiring full Camping arrangements for the small group. Basic Tea houses are available along the entire route and Visit Himalaya Treks design the Kanchenjunga Circuit tea house Trek itinerary to meet small group’s requirements. Also, the Kanchenjunga Tea House trek is shorter than Camping Trek.

Kanchenjunga Trekking Permits and Cost details;

Kanchenjunga Trek is located in the Kanchenjunga National Park and it is a restricted area as well, we will require Kanchenjunga restricted area entry permits and Kanchenjunga Conservation entry permits including TIMS Card as well. Kanchenjunga restricted area entry permits cost USD 20 per person per week. 2 to 3 weeks of valid Kanchenjunga restricted area entry permits are fairly covered by the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek.

Kanchenjunga conservation entry permits cost USD 20 per person and TIMS Card will cost USD 20 per person. Trekking to Kanchenjunga requires a minimum of 2 travelers and a Guide is mandatory for this trek, trekkers have to trek in a restricted trekking destination with Nepal government-authorized operators. Visit Himalaya Treks Offers Kanchenjunga Tea House Trek and also a full wilderness Camping trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp with a full supporters’ team.


01: Everything you need to know about trekking to Kanchenjunga in Nepal.
02: Best Itinerary For Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking In Nepal.
03: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, A Wilderness Trekking Holidays In Eastern Nepal.

04: Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Video.


Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking Itinerary,
Day 01:
Preparation for Permits.
Day 02: Flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Kanyam.
Day 03: Drive to Taplejung and continue to Ranipul 1740 meters half an hour trek to  Sekathum (1650 meters)
Day 04: Trek to Gyabla (kyapra) 2730 meters.
Day 05: Trek Ghunsa (3595 meters)
Day 06: Trek to Khangpachen (Khambachen) 4050 meters.
Day 07: Acclimatization day at Khangpachen (Khambachen) 4050 meters.
Day 08: Trek to Lhonak (4780 meters)
Day 09: Side trip to Pangpema(5143 meters)
Day 10: Trek back to Ghunsa.
Day 11: Trek to Sele La (4290 meters)
Day 12: Trek to Cheram (Tseram ) 3870 meters.
Day 13: Trek to Ramche (4580 meters)
Day 14: Trek to Cheram (Tseram).
Day 15: Trek Tortong (2995 meters)
Day 16: Trek to Sherpaguan / Yamphuding (2080 meters)
Day 17: Drive to Kanyam
Day 18: Drive to Bhadrapur and flight to Kathmandu

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Detail Itinerary

  • 1

    We will meet at the meeting Point or in the office and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek will be provided.

    Altitude 1335 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation No
  • 2

    We will take flight to Bhadrapur hot and humid Bhadrapur near India Boarder and drive to Kanyam nice and peaceful tea garden stay overnight at Guest House.

    Altitude 1633 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation No
  • 3

    Drive toward an eastern highway to Taplejung and after Taplejung's recently built dirt road to Ranipul via Mitlung Tawa and Chiruwa village about 8 hours and half an hour trek to  Sekathum (1650 meters) stay overnight at a Tea house.

    Altitude 1185 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation No
  • 4

    The track passes through a series of waterfalls which makes the track slippery in places following continuing Ghunsa Khola.  A cultural change occurs and locals start to be more Buddhist.  You begin seeing yaks, the symbols of the high Himalayas stay overnight at Tea House. (About 6-7 hours walk)

    Altitude 2410 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation No
  • 5

    Trek leads us along the Ghunsa Khola; the deep valley becomes more open appearing the lovely Tibetan village Phale. Continue walking through the rhododendrons forest leading us to Ghunsa village is like the capital of Kanchenjunga. It’s a large Sherpa village, with a very old monastery stay overnight at a tea house. (About 6 hours walk)

    Altitude 3595 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation No
  • 6

    Walking continue through the excellent open pine forest lead us Rambuk Kharka. Now we cross several wooden bridges and a section prone to landslides which can alter the trail. Pack lunch is requiring because between Ghunsa and Khambachen not any tea house available; stay overnight at tea house. (About 6 hours walk)

    Altitude 4050 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation No
  • 7

    One of the memorable day entire trekking to Kanchenjunga trek making side trip to Janu Himal base camp. Janu Himal is known by Kumbhakarna attractive snow caped Himalayan peak in the Kanchenjunga region of Nepal.

    Altitude 4050 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation No
  • 8

    We trek up a wide valley next to the glacier with excellent views on both sides. The trail becomes rough with large boulders and accommodation in Lhonak is basic but views are great and a large grassy plain for camping stay overnight at Tea house. (About 5 hours trek)

    Altitude 4780 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation No
  • 9

    Trekking through the side of Kanchenjunga Glacier lead us to Pangpema (5143 meters) also known by Kanchenjunga noth base camp. Exploring around and capturing Images of Kanchenjunga back to Lhonak following the same trail we walk earlier stay overnight at Tea house. (About 7 hours walk) 

    Altitude 5143 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation No
  • 10

    We trek back to Ghunsa taking same trail we walked up earlier day stay overnight at Ghunsa. (About 7 hours walk)

    Altitude 3595 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation No
  • 11

    Our trek begins to direction of Kanchenjunga south base camp, In Sele La there is only very basic tea house or better word to say hut. Many trekkers have spotted snow leopards in this section of the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek stay overnight at tea house. (About 4 hours trek)

    Altitude 4290 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation No
  • 12

    From the top of the Sinion la pass (4440 meters) in the clear weather we can see the Mount Makalu and Everest view. Leaving behind Ghunsa valley continues toward to south side via middle pass Mirginla La 4480 meters continue over Sinelapche Bhanjyang 4646 meters highest pass. There is no teahouse in between Sele Le to Cheram, so a packed lunch is needed. From the Last pass Sinepalche trail lead steep downhill to Tseram stay overnight at Tea house. (About 8 hours trek) 

    Altitude 4646 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation No
  • 13

    Trek toward to Ramche about 4 hours gently climbing up hill. Basic Accommodation is available at Ramche. If weather is clear hike up to Oktang view point 4730 meters for view for Kanchenjunga south stay overnight at Ramche. 

    Altitude 4580 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation No
  • 14

    Morning hike up to Oktang view point for Kanchenjunga south view. After enjoying views of the majestic Kanchenjunga peak; back to Ramche and have lunch. After lunch trek back to Cheram (Tseram) stay overnight at tea house. (About 5 hours walk)

    Altitude 3870 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation No
  • 15

    Leaving behind green clean valley Cheram, today late breakfast  in Tseram and trek down to Tortong following simbu Khola overnight at tea house. (About 4 hours walk)

    Altitude 2995 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation No
  • 16

    A little tough with frequent accents and descents. Yamphuding is the biggest village on the south side of Kanchenjunga, Kanchenjunga restricted area is end here in Yamphuding stay overnight at Tea house. (About 9 hours walk)

    Altitude 2080 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation No
  • 17

    Drive back to Kanyam stay overnight at tea house in beautiful tea garden in Nepal.

    Altitude 1633 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation No
  • 18

    Drive to Bhadrapur and flight to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel stay overnight at Hotel Kathmandu.

    Altitude 1335 m
    Meals No
    Accommodation No

Cost Includes

    • Kathmandu - Bhadrapur - Kathmandu airfare including airport taxes. 
    • Bhadrapur – Taplejung – Ranipul & Yamphuding – Bhadrapur Land transport by Private Jeep. 
    • Porter to carry your luggage on treks (Per person 15-kilogram luggage) (1 porter for 2 members)
    • Kanchenjunga restricted area entry permits, Kanchenjunga conservation entry permits & TIMS.
    • All necessary local land transport by private Car, Van, Hice, and Bus.
    • Government taxes and Service charges.

Cost Excludes

    • Nepal entry Visa Fee. 
    • Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory). 
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu
    • All Meal and accommodations during trekking
    • Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills
    • Personal tips for Guide, Porter, and driver.

Cost & Date

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews ( 15 Reviews For This Package )

Priya Singh And Cathrina, From - Denmark

Excellent trek and great company to use! Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

This is the 3rd time I'm in Nepal and each time I have asked Himal at Visit Himalaya Treks to arrange my trips - it's always suberb! Good and flexible itineraries. This time we enjoyed trek in the Kangenjunga area - highly recommendable! Our guide Krishna did a great job, just like our porter. We always felt like we were in good and safe hands. I can highly recommend using this company, I for sure will next time I come to Nepal! :) April -2019.

Hendrik Van Norden, From - The Netherlands

Kanchenjunga: my most challenging trek yet!

Visit Himalaya Treks organised a 23-day trek, over-300 kilometres, to the Kanchenjunga national park in Eastern Nepal. The company made all travel arrangements, incl special permits, flights to/from Bhadrapur, jeep taxi to/from Taplejung and the teahouse accommodation along the way. Their guide, Mr Shambhu Tamang, knew the area well and provided excellent guidance. I was able to visit both Kanchenjunga north and south basecamp, the Jannu basecamp and cross the four passes on the route from Ghunsa to Tseram. A truly memorable trip! Well done, Himal! April – 2019.

Peter Tate, Karagoch Sakarin, Oliver Hargreave & Michael Barraclough., From - USA

Excellent Company!! You will NOT be disappointed!

This was our 5th trekking trip to Nepal and we knew exactly what we wanted for our Kanchenjunga South to North Base Camp Trek. We began planning in Dec 18 for a Mar-Apr 2019 and all contact with Himal in the office was very professional and responses quick. All questions answered truthfully and a good relationship was established. Final negotiations were smooth and we had a happy agreement for the trek. We met Himal and Raj in the office in KTM along with our Guide Tek and finalized all the details. All technical aspects of the trek were superb! Great Porters, Dil and Suntos, helped make the trek easier and Tek did a fantastic job as our Guide. We miss them already!! Use Visit Himalaya Treks and Himal for all your trekking needs. They provided 100% of what we wanted and are very nice to deal with!! See you next year for our Dolpo Trek!!!! April -2019.

Helena And Pavel, From - Colorado

Honest owner! Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Visit Himalaya Trek was recommended to us by their longtime client and we could not have been more satisfied with them. Initially we were in touch with several agencies but after few emails it became quite clear Himal, the owner, is much more knowledgeable about the trek, side trips and open to any requests we had.

The email communication prior the trek was prompt, professional, the pricing is very competitive and transparent. We never trekked with a guide before as we prefer to be in charge of our route, time frame, accommodation etc. As we wanted to trek around Kanchenjunga, where the guide is mandatory, we have expressed our concern of losing the independent decision to Himal. He assured us that this should not be a problem. His knowledge of the area made us decide to give his agency a chance.

Our trek turned out to be wonderful, the weather was great, the mountains incredible; our guide was respecting our schedule decisions, including the side trips, accommodation needs, never pushing us. Himal proved to be very professional and caring; we found out that he keeps on checking our hiking progress during the trek, not only by calling the guide but also phoning some owners of the lodges where we stayed.

There are so many agencies in Kathmandu and one never knows what agency to choose as some of them are not honest. We were told about that guide participate in the helicopter scam, where they put baking soda in the clients’ meals, which mimics AMS and then force the client to take a helicopter back to Kathmandu (for a nice bonus ).

So it is very important to choose the agency that will never support such practice. Visit Himalaya will do everything in their power to ensure your trip is a success. November 2018.

Jason Chow, From - United Kingdom

Flawless Kanchenjunga Trek

Just back from a highly enjoyable 20-day trek around the Kanchenjunga circuit in Eastern Nepal, arranged by Visit Himalaya Treks who I'd heard were experienced specialists in that particular region. From the outset Himal was very good at responding to my e-mails quickly and comprehensively, resolving any concerns or questions that I had. Prices were competitive and transparent, with a full breakdown of costs being provided.

A very professional outfit - when I arrived in Kathmandu everything was ready after VHT had made all the necessary arrangements with regards to transport and permits. Great service from my guide Parsharam, "the singing Guide", who knew the area very well and proved pleasant and well-humoured company for the trek. The trek itself went very smoothly with no major issues encountered; we were very lucky with the weather and had amazing views of the peaks which are stunning in this area of the Himalayas.

In closing, I can highly recommend both the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek and Visit Himalaya Treks in particular, who made for a well-organised and unforgettable trip. December 2018.


We always try to be flexible to design the trip itinerary for our client’s needs. However, if you are not convinced as our suggested itinerary then off-course you are always welcome to customize or change the trip itinerary.

Holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.

An average physical fitness should be maintained prior to booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you maximum time to acclimatize and pace-setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience. If you are having regular medication then tell us before the trip started which would be better for us to give you the physical feedback.

Our main concern is your safety. We never compromised on your safety during the Trekking and all our guides are properly trained and well equipped to take care of our client's safety even in remote areas as well.

There would be always back support in case of an emergency situation like severe high-altitude sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be sent to the nearest hospital, if possible, otherwise rescued by a helicopter and sent you to the hospital as soon as possible. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers both- medical and emergency evacuation costs.

It is not a problem at all because in a mountain most of the tea houses/lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide will take care at the time of cooking and on a camping trek, our cook and staffs will care all about the food section.

Most of the lodges in the mountains are basic like a guest house or tea house style. In a few major settlements Lodges are upgraded, where are the possibilities we provide you with the best accommodation! Also, it depends upon the service packages. 

Lately, most of the teahouses have electricity supply even with solar panels. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. But charging your battery you should have to pay an additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx. per hour.), in order to get your gadgets to be charged.

Now a day’s most of the major village has a cell phone network connection. However, in a remote area where cell phone does not work, and even if there is not any other communication access then we send satellite phone along with our guide so you can easily be in touch with your family.

Yes, either you can store at the same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.

The luggage must not exceed up to 20 kilograms. A trekking helper (porter) carries the baggage of fewer than 20 kilograms. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.

This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff.

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$ 1180 / Person
18 Days Nepal
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
Altitude 5150 m
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
Region Kanchenjunga Region
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
Difficulty Demanding
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
Group size 2 Pax Minimum Peoples
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
Best Season October to Mid December & March to May