This trek is also called Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, so do not get confused. Kanchenjunga Circuit borders Tibet and Sikkim (India). Home to Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, it is a restricted part of Nepal that demands a special permit from the government of Nepal to enter. Unlike the famous Annapurna circuit trek and Manaslu circuit trek, 26 days Kanchenjunga circuit trek is rarely visited by trekkers. The trail is unspoiled and less crowded.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek explores the eastern part of Nepal overflowing with Buddhist culture and diverse flora & fauna. It is the trek for true adventurous hearts who are willing to get uncomfortable and ready to accept challenges.
The word Kanchenjunga means five great treasures in the snow- gold, silver, grain, holy scriptures, and precious stones. Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m) is the third highest mountain in the world, and Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek takes you to the north (5,160 m) & south (4,780 m) base camps of this giant mountain. The region was long prohibited to enter for foreign travels and only opened in 1988. And thanks to that, to this date Kanchenjunga is thriving in terms of natural heritage and wildlife.
If you wish to experience authentic Nepali culture and village lifestyle not hampered by the modern world, then this trek is perfect. As it is a tea house trek, the services are very limited and basic. The locals mostly follow Tibetan Buddhism and are descendants of Tibetans. Their houses are built of stones, not found in any other place. Along the way, you visit ancient monasteries and stupas decorated with colorful prayer flags.
Views during the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
During the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking, we see breathtaking mountain views of Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Everest (8,489 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,162 m), Mt. Jannu (7,710 m), Mera Peak (6,476 m), etc. The trek offers diverse sceneries, from verdant valleys to rocky hills, frozen streams, and stunning glaciers.
How difficult is Kanchenjunga Trek?
Not many travelers know about Kanchenjunga Circuit because of the other iconic treks in the Himalayas. This long 26 days journey amidst high Himalayan mountains, streams, and remote villages is only for experienced trekkers who are physically strong and can go without internet for multiple days. The terrain is rough and steep. It is an off-beat trek. A lot of long walks and numerous ups & downs throughout the trek. So this trekking is graded as strenuos
Preparation for the trek
Kanchenjunga Trek requires serious preparation. You have to bring yourself to walk 7 to 8 hours a day on a rough path. Stamina, core body strength, and mental preparation are needed too. Hit the gym, do cardio, and muscle training.
Our team will provide you with a packing list that you can choose to shop for the journey. Packing accurately is crucial for having a smooth journey.
What do we offer?
We offer the best Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek package and cost. Our itinerary has multiple rest days. You trek with a friendly guide who can speak your language. Likewise, our service standard, attention, and safety guarantee allow our guests to freely trek with us.
For more information or to book Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek 2022/2023, you can contact us. Check out these other strenuous treks in the Himalayas- Makalu Base Camp Trek, Lower Dolpo Trek, Everest Three High Passes Trek, and Gosaikunda Laurabinayak Trek.