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Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code HT-43
  • Duration: 24 Days
  • Trip Grade NA

On your three-weeks long Kanchenjunga circuit trek, experience the wilderness and lifestyle in the vicinity of world’s third highest mountain. Introduction. Kanchenjunga circuit trek has brought a great opportunity to reach out the base camp of the world’s third highest snow-capped mountain “Kanchenjunga.”  It lies at the eastern Himalayas region of Nepal The term “Kanchenjunga” is derived originally from the word “kang-chen-dzo-nga” which translates as “the five treasures of great snow.” In other words, Kanchenjunga is the mountain of five summits.

Autumn that prevails from September to November and Spring prevailing from March to May are the best trekking seasons for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. Weather remains mostly clear, and the temperature is quite moderate on these seasons. Moreover, the forests are full of blooming flowers including different species of rhododendron in the Spring. Although Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a long trip as compared to many other treks of Nepal, this is not too hard for trekkers. You do not require past experience. However, having prior experience of the trek is always a good thing. But, make sure you are physically fit for this trek.

This circuit trek commences after we fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and drive to Taplejung. Then, you will trek through villages and rhododendron forest, cross countless streams on your way. You will pass through Mitlung, Chirwa, Sekathum, Gybala and many other settlements on the way to reach Gunsa where you will spend a day acclimating to the high altitude. You will then explore the Kanchenjunga Region, reach the base camp, and then return to Taplejung.

And the next day, you will travel to Bhadrapur. From Bhadrapur, you will fly to Kathmandu to wind up your trek. At the time of trek, we will get a chance of learning living standard of Nepalese community of mountain region. You get the majestic view of Mount Kanchenjunga along with the diversification of vegetation and wildlife as we continue our journey further.

Trip Highlights:

  • Majestic view of Mt Kanchenjunga along with other Himalayan range.
  • The community settled by Tibetan with Sherpas, Rais, Limbus on the route to Kanchenjunga
  • Forests decorated by different varieties of rhododendron, moss, alpine forest alongside changes in the landscape.
  • An inhabitant of different species such as Snow Leopard, Musk deer, Blue sheep, Red Panda
  • Lakes, streams, glaciers on the route.
  • Preservation of endangered species like; Himalayan Black Bear, Shy Dragon, Impedance Pheasant in Kanchenjunga Conservation area

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