Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking
Kanchenjunga Circuit trekking is prominently popular as one of the rewarding trekking trails among the trekkers who come to visit Nepal. Kanchenjunga circuit trekking also is known as Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek include both Pangpema base camp & Oktang base camp. Kanchenjungha is very popular among tourists as the third world highest mountain and the second highest mountain in Nepal. Kanchenjunga Circuit treks were first opened in 1998 for the travelers. It is absolutely rewarding trekking in the Eastern region of Nepal. Kanchenjungha Circuit might be the best choice for those who can enjoy their enough time to enjoy the wilderness of nature. Actually, it is a venture to one of the most remote and pure forms of nature experiencing a wide variety of flora and fauna into the lap of Himalayas. The trekking, Kanchenjungha Circuit follows an exciting exploration of unspoiled and less beaten trails, less crowded countryside which offers a typical insight into rural life and culture. Kanchenjungha Circuit trekking is getting its popularity among the nature enthusiasts these days. The trail is protected by Kanchenjungha Conservation Area Project. The protected area offers the insight of lush and dense forests along with amazing species of wildlife including the famous musk deer and blue sheep. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek offers some but extraordinarily magnificent Himalayan views of Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586m, Mt. Lhotse 8516, Mt. Makalu 8463m, Jhanu Himal, Nepal peak, and also an insight of holy Tibetan monasteries and experience of a dialect culture. The major attractions of the Kanchenjunga base camp trek the magnificent views of the snow capped mountains, superb landscapes from the subtropical lowlands to the stunning glacial plateau, lush and dense forests along with amazing wildlife including the famous musk deer and blue sheep. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek commences from Basantapur after 6-7 hours drive from Dharan. Dharan is a beautiful city in the eastern part of Nepal. To get Dharan, either you have to drive for 10-12 hours or you have to take a short flight. Minimum two days required for overland transportation from Kathmandu. Then the trails follow through the beautiful village of Chauki Bhanjyang Dovan sekathum Amjelasa Gyapla Gunsa Lhonak and ultimately, get Kanchenjunga Pangpema Base Camp ( southern base camp) then trail return to the Gunsa village & heading through Sele Le Pass / Mirgin la pass 4674m to Kanchenjunga Oktang Base Camp ( Northern Base Camp). The trail continues descending via Andaphedi Yamphudin Lali kharka Phuphe danda & finally gets Suketar then you will drive or fly back to Kathmandu. Autumn & spring season is best time to make Kanchenjunga Circuit trekking, however, we Magic Expedition organize it all around the year as per travelers wish and time schedule. Minimum four weeks holidays is required for Kanchenjunga Circuit or Sele Le Pass trekking. For the trekking, you need to obtain Kanchenjunga trekking permit through government registered Nepal trekking agency.
- 24 Days
- 5143 m
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Tea House
- Autumn and Spring
Tea house trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.
Carrying my stuffs when trekking?
We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance to the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general 12kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuffs that are not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 peoples rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.
Can I drink the tap water?
We don’t recommend you to drink the tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:
1) Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
2) Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.
3) Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chloride tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetising, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavour.
The more you ascend to higher altitude, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhoea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above-mentioned symptoms, inform to our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.
It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you have suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur. Many standard policies cover you for trekking to high altitudes, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
We recommend companies such as Ensure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you choose to cancel the service(s) that you have paid to Magic Adventure, we will refund your payment in accordance with the following schedule:
75% refund of total trip price for a cancellation made 14 days prior to the original departure date.
50% refund of total trip price for cancellation made 7 days prior to the original departure date.
0% refund of total trip price for cancellation made 3 days or fewer days prior to the original departure date.
Please note that you can transfer your bookings to another trip if desired less any costs incurred by us in organizing your trip.
What to Take During Trekking?
|Trekking Boot: one Pair||Down or Fiber filled water and windproof jacket and trouser: 1|
|Socks: 4, Light socks : 3, Sandle: 1||Fleece Jacket / Pullover: 1|
|Warm cotton trousers: 2|
|Down Jacket: 1||Shirt and T-shirts: 4|
|Day Pack at Least 25 kg||Lightweight cotton long trouser :3|
|Water Bottle 1||Long underwear: 2, Short underwear: 4|
|Sun Cream 1||Sun hat / Scarft/ Woolen hat :1|
|Sun Glass 1||Lightweight gloves: 1 , Raincoat:1|
|Towel||Heavyweight glove or mitten with a waterproof: 1|
|Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, gaiters.|
|Laundry soap||NoteBook and Pen|
|Pocket Knife||Toilet articles|
|Sewing Kit, Camera, Film, Cards and Personal Medical Kit.||Toilet Roll|