The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek route follows Nepal’s mountainous border with India and Tibet. Kanchenjunga conservation area is in the northeast corner of Nepal. First, the summit of Kanchenjunga was in 1955AD.There are exceptional views of the southwest face of Kanchenjunga and the Yalung glacier. Altogether there are four peaks; Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Kanchenjunga- Yalung Kang (8,505m), Kanchenjunga-South (8,494m)and Kanchenjunga Central (8,482m).The vegetation ranges from subtropical jungle through to rhododendron and the alpine. Red pandas live in the forests, and the elusive snow leopards prowl at higher elevations.
- Full-day sightseeing in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Pashupatinath Temple.
- Scenic flight to Suketar offers exquisite views of the Himalayas of Eastern Nepal including, Mt. Everest
- Kanchenjunga Base Camp covers both, North and south base camps of the mountain.
- Crossing Mirgin La Pass at 4,480 meters
- Visit Yalung Ri Base Camp
- Day 1 Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
Welcome to Nepal! We will receive you the airport and transport you to hotel.
- Day 2 Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
The day beings with a meeting and introducing with your trek and tour leader. After breakfast, we organize a short meeting at the hotel lobby. The meeting finalizes the preparation of the trek. In the meeting, you need to bring three copies of passport copy size photos, and travel insurance copy. Soon, the day tour will starts and on the tour visit most highlighted places of Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most visited and sacred places of Hindu. According to Hindu mythology, Pashupatinath is one of four Dham. It is not only a religious place also the cremation place. The dead body is burning with firewood in the bank of holy river Bagmati.
Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. While touring in Buddha you can meet the monks, learn Buddhism, gather the information about Thankas, and its significants.
BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a royal palace built in centuries ago when Nepal had 22 and 24 state kingdom. The palace is famous with the name of fifty-five windows durbar, Nyatapol Mandir the tallest temple in Nepal. The Lion Gate, Golden Gates, The statue of King BhupatindraMalla and the pottery where the potter makes are the main attractions of Bhaktapur.
After finished the tour, the evening time is to review the luggage for the trek. If you interested you can walk around Thamel, choose the restaurant for dinner.
- Day 3 Fly to Bhadrapur, Illam from Kathmandu and drive to Phidim, Illam
Today your guide picks you up and transfer you to Airport for your adventure. About 45mins flight and 3 hours drive take you to tea estate Phidim.
- Day 4 Drive to Taplejung (1820m)
After the morning meal, we leave for Taplejung. It is about a 4hrs drive to get there. We stay overnight at Taplejung.
- Day 5 Trek to Sinuwa (980m)
Today, we will trek through lush green hills and steep trails by crossing traditional villages, fruit gardens, and terraced farms. Most of the houses are with mud and stone. Finally, reach Tamang Village of Sinuwa.
- Day 6 Trek to Taplethok (1380m)
Today, we go through a landslide debris valley. Then we descend to Thiwakhola. After a little up and down trails, we will reach the Chiruwa market. We continue to follow the Tamur River and finally get to Taplethok.
- Day 7 Trek to Sakathum (1575m)
After the morning meal, we descend to Simbua Khola which, comes from Yalung Kang Glacier. Then we reach Ghunsan Khola Valley, get a junction of Tamur and Ghunsan Khola, and finally Sakathum.
- Day 8 Trek to Amjilosa (2310m)
After the morning meal, we trek along the northeast bank of Ghunsan Khola. We are getting elevation and reaching towards Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Finally, we reach Amjilosa Village, which is a Tibetan Village.
- Day 9 Trek to Gyable (2730m)
Today, after the morning meal, we leave for Gyable. Crossing waterfall, rhododendron, and bamboo forest reach Gyable. Waterfall spot is the best place with a gorgeous view of the surrounding.
- Day 10 Trek to Gunsa (3595m)
Today after the early meal, we left Gyable and headed toward Gunsa. The initial trial for today is crossing the meadowland, village, and up to the hill. Gunsa is a large Tibetan Village- made with wooden houses, where we can see hydropower.
- Day 11 Acclimatization day in Gunsa
Today is the first acclimatization day of the trip. To acclimatize, we hike 4hrs and gain about 400m elevations. In the late afternoon, we roam around Gunsa and explore the Tibetan villages.
- Day 12 Trek to Khambachen (4050m)
After the morning meal, we leave for Khambachen. We cross superb views of pine and rhododendron forest, chortens, and Mani walls. Finally, reach Khambachen, a small Tibetan village.
- Day 13 Trek to Lhonak (4780m)
Today we trek to Lhonak via the origins of GhunsaKhola. We will stay to the north of the Kanchenjunga glacier. Besides the high elevation and cold, we will enjoy the breathtaking views of Wedge Peak, Mera Peak, and more.
- Day 14 Trek to Kanchenjunga Base camp (5140m) and back to Lhonak
Wow, we are heading to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. We follow the same trail of the glacier and get there. After spending hours in base camp, we return to Lhonak.
- Day 15 Trek to Ghunsa (3595m)
After the morning meal, we return to Gunsa by following the same trail.
- Day 16 Trek to Sele la Kharka (4200m)
Today, we follow a steep, rocky trail through a forest that arises at High Camp. We get Sele la Kharka.
- Day 17 Trek over Sele la Pass – trek down to Tseram (3870m)
Again adventure day, today we cross two major passes; Sele La (4480m) and Sinion La (4660m). After the passes, we trek down about 1000m to reach Tseram.
- Day 18 Trek to Oktang Base camp (4730m) and back to Ramche (4580m)
Today, we cross the beak of Yalung Glacier into an eroded valley. We reach Ramche, where we can see a lake and a meadow. Sometimes blue sheep can also be spot on the grassy lands. Late afternoon, we reach Oktang Base Camp via rocky trails and moraines, and we return to Ramche.
- Day 19 Trek back to Tseram (3870m)
Today, we back to Tseram by following the same trace.
- Day 20 Trek to Lamite Bhanjyang (3370m)
Today, after the morning meal, we descend to Lamite Bhanjyang. We pass through Toronton and then reach Lamite Bhanjyang, below Amjikhola.
- Day 21 Trek to Yamphudin (1690m) T
Today, we trek through a dense forest of pine trees to Lamite Bhanjyang. We cross the Amji Khola and then drop to Yamphudin.
- Day 22 Trek to Phumphe (1780m)
Today, we again descend to Phumphe along the Kabeli Khola.
- Day 23 Trek to Kunjari (1700m)
After breakfast, initially, we climb up and again descend to Kesawa. From here, we climb up Bhanjyang, a Gurung settlement. After Gurung village, the trail traverses a ridge and drops to Kunjari, a Limbu village.
- Day 24 Trek to Taplejung (1580m)
Finally, we are reaching Taplejung. The up and down includes in the trail.
- Day 25 Drive to Birtamod
Today, we drive a long day Taplejung to Birtamod.
- Day 26 Fly back to Kathmandu
Trip end and flies back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the farewell dinner in a Nepal Cultural Restaurant.
- Day 27 Final departure
Officially, the trip ends here.
Standard Itinerary and Private TripIt is the notice about Standard Itinerary and Private Trip. The provided itinerary is standard, and if you want to customize it, you can do it. OR you can go through our Plan Your Holidays page.
Travel Insurance and CoversWe strongly recommend you to have travel insurance that covers the adventure activities such as trekking/hiking above 15,000feets. And must include flights delayed/canceled by bad weather, accidents, evacuations, etc.
Keep in MindSometimes, the unusual weather change, natural disasters, flight delays and cancellations, government rules, local political situation, health conditions of trekkers may change your itinerary. At that point, our leading guide will decide and try to minimize the impacts and run the trip smoothly, but we are not liable for any additional costs if needed.
Always options for UpgradePlease you can upgrade your accommodation and transportation service than regular. We can provide you with 5Star hotel accommodation and the best available private car/ jeep services. And also domestic flights including the Helicopter Charter.
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What Includes & Excludes
- From and to airport transfer to hotel on a private tourist vehicle
- Three Nights Hotel Accommodation in a standard Hotel
- Fullday guided sightseeing in Kathmandu.
- Full Board Meals during the trip as per itinerary
- Apex Asia Holiday provides English speaking local guide
- Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment, and medicine for field staffs.
- Trekking/tour permits, entrance fees.
- All ground transportion as per itinerary
- Farewell dinner one night before the client’s final departure in a typical Nepali Restaurant with culture dance. Your guide will accompany you.
- All government taxes and official expenses.
- International airfare to and from Nepal.
- Visa fees and travel insurance.
- All drinks including bottled/boiled water along the trekking route
- Lunch and dinner in the city.
- Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is expected).
- Personal trekking gears/equipment.
- Anything not mentioned in the price includes.
HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?
We operate this trip with aiming:
- To improve the lifestyle of local people
- To protect the environment
- To respect and promote the culture of the local community
- To create the Volunteering Opportunities
- To donate 5% of each trip cost to the COSD Nepal organization
We hire the local people as trekking staff, which creates the opportunity to learn and share the cultures, get exposure to local traditions. You can enjoy the local product feasts in the teahouses and lodges that directly help their business.
- Namaste [Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest] is the respectful greetings in Nepal.
- Walk-in clockwise direction around temples, monuments, MANE Stone, MANE-wall is the culture of Hinduism and Buddhism.
- Enter temples and with removing shoes and also leather.
- Ask permission to take any portrait of locals.
- Use right while giving and receiving food, eating, wiping mouth, etc.
- Please dress in loose-fitting clothes while entering temples and monasteries.
A small group of travelers led by the local trek leader, we try to minimize the impacts on natural resources and the environment during the trips. We emphasize reducing waste. Encourage travelers to use a refillable water bottle instead of a single-use bottle.
We are also a supporter of the Community Organization for Sustainable Development Nepal (COSD Nepal). And, we collect 5% of the total payment of each trek to contribute to the organization.
We have a volunteer trip operating in a local school in Gorkha. Through this trip, you can directly support the children also the teachers’ educational status.
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Linda Nguyen Australia
I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepal and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2014, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like me, he explained and shared with us his cultural heritage, his faith and his respect for the mountains.
Gyanu and his team always look out for our safety and comfort first. He was always humbled and considerate and would never push us beyond our limitations. I am thankful to the team, the porters and the guide that has made the trip so enjoyable and allowed myself to experience a magnificent place that they are proud to call home. I am looking forward to visiting Nepal again and I would gladly choose to organize my trip with Gyanu, this time, onto the Annapurna circuit.
Brain Rea South Africa
Raj was my guide on the Annapurna Circuit. He was not only professional but a great companion and, when the going got rough, proved very efficient in implementing the necessary safety procedures. I would not hesitate to recommend Raj as an able and proficient Himalayan guide.
Brett Peters United Kingdom
I returned to Nepal to trek Everest after falling in love with the Himalayas and Nepal 9 years earlier. It was imperative to choose an ethical, professional and quality tour company to provide an ideal platform for me to achieve one of my dreams, see the summit of Mount Everest. The pre and post tour support was fantastic but more than matched admirably by my guide Gyanu and porter Ratna during the 7-day trek to Namche Bazaar. During the trek, Gyanu was professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and flexible when faced with challenging weather ensuring the trek was a success. I would recommend any other independent travelers or groups to Nepal to use Gyanu as their guide.
Donna Coburn Lannone United States
I trekked to Everest Base Camp and Rajendra Neupane was my guide. I did a lot of research prior to my trip to make sure I found the right guide and I was so lucky to get Raj. My trip started off with my friend deciding she could not get on the flight to Lukla. I was immediately on my own with this young man I just met. I was a bit nervous about doing this trek alone and Raj made sure was I always taken care of. It was a bit daunting to be halfway around the world by myself with a strange person you are now trusting to get you through the trek. Raj did an amazing job. I was a 50-year-old woman and had never done anything quite like this. It had been a dream to see Everest. Every step of the way Raj was encouraging and made sure I was okay. He took his time with me and help me reach my dream of seeing Everest. I was thinking this poor young man stuck with this old lady yet it was always by my side. He checked on me at night made sure I was eating and drinking properly. We got to Gorak Shep and I developed health issues and we had to immediately go back down he was very compassionate and never seem upset with me. I would highly recommend Raj to anyone wanting to trek to Everest Base Camp.
Here you will get a basic idea of the equipment and items of clothing that you need to carry on the trip. Apex Asia Holidays provide you with a gratis duffel bag in Kathmandu to pack your trekking luggage.
- Non- trekking items can store at the Hotel lockers in Kathmandu.
- If you are trekking in Everest Region: Kathmandu- Lukla Flight only allows the 15KG including hand-carry bag.
- You must have to carry a down jacket from above 4000 meters to keep warms. You can hire a down jacket and sleeping bag for USD 30 with us.
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
- A cap to protect your ear and neck from sunlight
- Warm wool or synthetic hat
- Neck Warmer
- UV protective glaciers sunglasses - better to have side shield.
- A pair liner woolen gloves for mild days and heavy for morning and evening
- Three cotton t-shirts
- Three synthetic t-shirt
- Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days.
- A soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. The full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
- For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton.
- Two pairs of nylon hiking shorts.
- Underwear, stay away from cotton.
- Two pairs lightweight long underwear.
- Two pair trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees.
- At least four pairs of liner socks, synthetic. And three pair heavyweight socks to be worn over liner socks.
- A pair of lightweight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail and also on lodges at the time of dinner.
- A pair light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots. Make sure the size and should have to be avoidable for blister.
- A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers to wear in and about camps or lodge.
- Small Day Pack
Medicine and First Aid
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
- Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
- Anti-infection ointments
- Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
- Sunscreen (SPF 40)
Miscellaneous but Important
- Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies)
- Airline tickets
- Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
- Water bottle/bladder
- Water purification Iodine tablets
In Nepal, there are two kinds of transport, public and private. We mostly recommend you to use the private than the public because the roads two ways that make traffic, and the private vehicle can avoid the traffic by choosing the proper time for less traffic.
In Nepal, you will get the extensive food menu. From the international food menu to local foods. Dal Bhat is the main course of Nepal. Your guide will help you to choose the suitable food, on the trek and tour.
- ALTITUDE SICKNESS
Trekking is the popular trekking ventures in Nepal, which is always in the High Himalaya and where we have the chance to get altitude sickness. So, it is highly recommended to learn more about the High Altitude Sickness before you start the trek. Hurry can be deadly in Nepal Himalaya. Walk slow, and give enough time to your body to fit in the high altitude. Drinking more water and stepping slowly with rest is the best protection against altitude sickness.
It is necessary to have travel insurance before you embark on any trip. The insurance policy should include the cost of medical expenses, any damage or loss of your luggage, and cancellation.
Nepal is one of the safe and more peaceful countries around the world. Even though you must have your Travel Insurance and the should cover the area which is on your itinerary.
- RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL
Traveling is the way of getting in touch with the local peoples. It is important to recognize what is acceptable in the society, such as dresses, behaviors, and language. There might be different than your own country. Most of the people can communicate in English in the cities and also some touristy towns but if you have learned a few words Nepali, like greetings “Namaste” that make a huge difference.
- HEALTH & SAFETY
Apex Asia Holidays always concern about the health and safety of the clients. Our guide carries a first aid kit with the directed medicine by the doctors. We also recommend you to discuss with your doctor about your visit at least a month ago. In case of severe or emergency, we transfer you to the nearest hospital. Safety is the first important for us as a responsible tour agency, so we do not take unnecessary risk.
Why travel with apex asia holidays
Since 2015, we have operated unique itineraries and happy trips that are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We focused on the fun factor and challenged you aptly to reach that great feeling of personal accomplishment while enjoying the company of like-minded travelers.
Make your journey fruitful by choosing to travel with a local company. We know each holiday is different. With the guidance of our travel experts and first-hand experience, we can customize every element of your holiday. We create travel packages that transcend our clients’ expectations. We invite you to discover what you’ve been missing. These are some of the difference that makes All-Travel unique.Explore More
Join a small group of like-minded travelers that, like you, are eager to safely and confidently experience all the things that make our world worth exploring.
While traveling in a small group of up to 15 people gives an opportunity of making lifelong friendships. We can appreciate more intimate, personal connections, share experiences, and cherish memories.
We employ all local guides and porters because of their local knowledge expertise. They can deliver first-hand information to our valuable clients. And trekking in High Himalayas, the local guides and porters can lead you even in the extreme weather and conditions. In addition, we aim to employ the local guides to enhance their skill and empowerment them. We are always concerned about the local community to improve and support them through tourism.
Health and Saftey
Your safety is our top priority. Our trained and experienced team is always concerned with providing fresh and hygienic food, keeping First Aid, 24/7 communication services, and more. Before commencing the trek or tour, we always make sure whether the clients have good enough equipment, clothes or not.
Responsible for Tourism
Responsible tourism is significantly important because it becomes the responsibility of each individual in the tourism industry. Our dependency is on the existing environment we talk about business or livelihood. We focused on our policy to organize outdoor packages that leave less carbon footprint as possible.