Kanchenjunga Trek Package – 23 Days

kanchenjunga circuit trek

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is one of the most beautiful and exciting trekking activities in Nepal. The trek is considered by many, as one of the finest remote trekking routes in Nepal. Mainly the trekking package duration is 18 to 28 days trekking, in eastern Nepal.

Mt Kanchenjunga, which is known as the third highest peak in the world, is a less crowded trekking destination of Nepal Himalaya. During Kanchenjunga Trek in Nepal, you may witness an unspoiled trekking trail in eastern villages of Nepal. Many people believe that, the trek requires your good physics; because the trek is not easy for all people, there are many unidentified trails & rough ups/downs.

Kanchenjunga means ‘Five Treasures of the Great Snow’ in the Tibetan language, which denotes the five summits that make up Kanchenjunga range.

How exciting is Kanchenjunga Trek?

Trekking in Kanchenjunga offers the view of the most beautiful and attractive Himalayan scenery. You will witness the best views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, and Jahnu Himal. You will also see towering heights of Kabru and Mt. Rothang above a moraine on the Nepal-Sikkim border.

During the trek, the landscape is gradually changed. The trek offers diversified wildlife and vegetation.

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During the trek, you need to pass the protected areas of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. There you can experience several wildlife and birds. The type of birds like; pheasant, dragon and animals like; snow leopard, black bear, red panda, etc are found in Kanchenjunga conservation area.

The trek route then passes through Himalayan coniferous forests, alpine shrubs, meadows, and grasslands. The natural beauty you may witness during the trek is mesmerizing! The trekking trail is culturally rewarding. Along the route, you will encounter mixed cultures, ethnic communities, and tribes which is the most exciting part of the tour.

The trek is a combination of the camp trekking and tea house. This trekking adventure rewards you with amazing memories to cherish for your long life period.

Where is Kanchenjunga Located ? is It in Nepal or in India?

Where does Kanhenjunga exist ? Kanchenjunga exist in both Nepal & India

Kanchenjunga which is the third highest peak in the world with an elevation of 8,586 meters lies between Sikkim – India, and Taplejung – Nepal. Kanchenjunga had a major controversy until 1852 as it was assumed as a highest mountain in the world before 1852 A.D. Himalaya Exists on both countries i.e : Nepal and India When a survey in 1849 came to the conclusion that Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world, thereafter, Kanchenjunga was considered the third highest peak in the world.

Many people are confused as either Kanchenjunga lies in Nepal or in India? but, either answer is correct as it exists in both countries. The north peak lies in India while the south, center and main peaks lie in Nepal. Bhutan also shares some portion of Kanchenjunga, that’s why Kanchenjunga is known as a shared tourist attraction in the world.

What is the other name of Kanchenjunga?

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Other names of Kanchenjunga: Kanchenjunga is also known as the ‘King of the Mountains’ which is popularly known as Kanchanjanga or Kinchinjunga. Other names which are offered to the mountain are, Kangchen Dzo-Nga, Kachendzonga, ‘The five treasures of the snow’, Kangchanfanga, Kanchenjunga, later spelled as Kangchenjunga or Kinchinjunga, Nepali Kumbhkaran Lungur and also known as world’s third-highest mountain.

How difficult is Kanchenjunga trek?

Being one of the most adventurous and difficult treks of Nepal, you must understand that Kanchenjunga trek is a difficult trek. The Kanchenjunga Trek is a difficult trek as you must pass rocky paths, difficult passes, wild glacier rivers, valleys, and forests. You must be healthy and fit to trek Kanchenjunga.

You may need a special permit from the government of Nepal to trek Kanchenjunga. The scenario describes how difficult is trekking in Kanchenjunga?

Find more about the difficulty of Kanchenjunga Trek.

What is the best time to trek?

The best time to trek Kanchenjunga are from early March to mid-May and from October to late November. It’s always a good idea to avoid the monsoon season. Means, May to mid/late September is not good for trekking in Kanchenjunga.

During the winter, tea-houses will be closed, and most of the local people will move to lower elevations so the only option will be camping, which will be extremely cold, in rainy season.

If you want to see an incredible show of the Rhododendrons in bloom, with the many varieties flowers growing here, flowering in different colors – the spring time is great. Though In spring, the trails are drier and in autumn the skies will be crystal clear. Now, it’s up to you when to choose and it’s your own decision to choose the best time for Kanchenjunga Trekking.

Can I Trek Solo?

The answer cannot be specific as the answer is both Yes or No. To get the permit of Kanchenjunga Trekking you must have at least two hikers in the group and a guide. In that case, you can’t do Kanchenjunga Trek solo or Trekking in Kanchenjunga without a trekking guide. Independent hikers cannot do the Kanchenjunga trek solo or without a guide.

But a question arises, How do trekkers trek Kanchenjunga Solo? So, is it possible to trek Kanchenjunga without a guide? Let’s say you strictly want to do a solo trek to Kanchenjunga. In that case, you can try paying double the permitted amount and travel with a guide. The fact is that you must need a trekking permit, and to get a permit you must show in a document that you are not trekking alone. Otherwise, you will not get a trekking permit, practically it is annoying.

How to get trek permits of Kanchenjunga?

You need a special Restricted Area Entry Permit for Kanchenjunga. The charge to get the trek permit is about 10 USD per person / per week. The permit allows you to start your trek from Tapethok VDC which ends at Yamphuding VDC. The permit can be obtained from Immigration in Kathmandu before your departure.

Note. – If you are not a Nepali citizen but interested for trekking in Nepal Himalaya, you need a Trekking Permit Nepal, before starting any trek. The policies are different for trekking based on remote areas, which are declared as restricted or not restricted regions. Source : Trekking Notice of Nepal Government.

Trekking permit of Kanchenjunga                                                          Nepal Trekking Permit

Documents required to get Kanchenjunga Trek permit

  • A registered travel and trekking agency in NEPAL.
  • Minimum two number of trekkers
  • One professional government registered guide.
  • Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit, which can be obtained either in Kathmandu or during trek checkpoint.
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by Marry on Kanchenjunga Trek
The trek was my lifetime experience

Nepalgram is the best service provider I ever encountered! I did Kanchenjunga Trek with them last October. Guide Phinjo was helpful and always taking care of me. From the first day of the trek, he took care of our entire team. A small group to Kanchenjunga trek with Nepalgram was a nice experience.

I recommend them with no reservation.

Can not thank my friend Phinjo enough for his support while trekking and making memorable time while trekking in remote and beautiful Kanchenjunga.