Kanchenjunga Circuit Tea House Trek

Kanchenjunga Circuit Tea House Trek is one of the outstanding trekking destinations located far east of Nepal on the boarder of Nepal, Tibet and India.  Mount Kangchenjunga means “The Five Treasure of Snow”. Kanchenjunga Trek is less travelled area comparing with other popular trekking destinations as like Everest and Annapurna. Visit Himalaya Treks offers 23 days tea house trekking to Kanchenjunga Circuit.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration - 23 Days
Trekking Duration - 20 Days
Trekking Mode - Tea House Trek
Trip Level - Demanding
Max. Altitude - 5143 Meters
Min. Group Size - 2+

Kanchenjunga Circuit Tea House Trek offers awe-inspiring Tea house trekking holidays dominating around the world’s third highest mount Kangchenjunga in Nepal.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Tea House Trek is one of the outstanding trekking destinations located far east of Nepal on the border of Nepal, Tibet, and India.  Mount Kangchenjunga means “The Five Treasure of Snow”. Kanchenjunga Trek is less traveled area comparing with other popular trekking destinations as like Everest and Annapurna. Visit Himalaya Treks offers 23 days tea house trekking to Kanchenjunga Circuit.

The thrilling trek to Kanchenjunga Circuit originates from Taplejung further it continues toward Lelep, Gyapla, Fale, Ghunsa, Khambachen, Lhonak and finally at the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp (Pangpema). During our trekking to Kanchenjunga Circuit will see the wild range of scenery from the lush, tropical Jungle through to Rhododendron and Oak forest and at higher elevation into the alpine zone.  Another attraction segment is rich of Nepalese culture and lifestyle from the Limbus in lower valley and Tibetans Buddhist villages are in the higher part of the valley. Remarkable Himalayan views are just standing next to us like Jannu Himal (7711 meters), Gimmigela (6415 meters), Wedge Peak (6802 meters), Nepal Peak (7177 meters) Kirat Chuli (7362 meters) and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp itself.

Returning to Ghunsa following the same route we walked earlier our Kanchenjunga Circuit tea house trek begin over the Sele La pass (4290 meters), Mirginla Pass (4480 meters) and Sinelapcha Pass 4646 meters toward to Tseram, the Yak grazing land Ramche finally Kanchenjunga south base camp. Hike to Oktang viewpoint from Ramche is another high light of the trip, Impressive views of Kanchenjunga south face can be visible from the Oktang viewpoint. Similarly Kabru, Rathong, and Kokthang.

Trekking to Kanchenjunga Circuit is not requiring fully Camping arrangements for the small group. Basic Tea houses are available along the entire route and Visit Himalaya Treks design the Kanchenjunga Circuit tea house Trek itinerary to meet small group’s requirements. Also Kanchenjunga Tea house trek in shorter then Camping Trek. Kanchenjunga is located in the restricted area requires special permits, Kanchenjunga conservation entry permits, and TIMS card. Travelers are not allowed to trek without Guide and trek has to be organized through government authorizes company only and minimum travelers require 2 peoples. Visit Himalaya Treks Offers Kanchenjunga Tea house Trek and also full wilderness camping trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp with full of supporters’ team.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Tea House Trek Itinerary,
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 meters)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Kanyam.
Day 04: Drive to Taplejung and continue to Chiruwa 1185 meters.
Day 05: Trek to Sekathum (1650 meters)
Day 06: Trek to Gyabla (Kyapra) 2730 meters.
Day 07: Trek Ghunsa (3595 meters)
Day 08: Trek to Khangpachen (Khambachen) 4050 meters.
Day 09: Acclimatization day at Khangpachen (Khambachen) 4050 meters.
Day 10: Trek to Lhonak (4780 meters)
Day 11: Side trip to Pangpema(5143 meters) and back to Lhonak
Day 12: Trek back to Ghunsa.
Day 13: Trek to Sele La (4290 meters)
Day 14: Trek to Cheram (Tseram ) 3870 meters.
Day 15: Trek to Ramche (4580 meters)
Day 16: Trek to Cheram  (Tseram).
Day 17: Trek Tortong (2995 meters)
Day 18: Trek to Sherpaguan / Yamphuding (2080 meters)
Day 19: Trek to Khebang (1910 meters)
Day 20: Trek to Sinam (1200 meters)
Day 21: Drive to Kanyam.
Day 22: Drive to Bhadrapur and flight to Kathmandu.
Day 23: Departure

Trek to Sele La

Detail Itinenary

Arrival In Kathmandu Day 01
Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 meters)
upon arrive in Kathmandu airport our airport representative will receive you and transfer to Hotel stay overnight at Kathmandu. Breakfast Included.
Sightseeing in Kathmansu Day 02
Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation.
Flight to Bhadrapur Day 03
Flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Kanyam.
We will take flight to Bhadrapur hot and humid Bhadrapur near India Boarder and drive to Kanyam nice and peaceful tea garden stay overnight at Guest House.
Drive to sotikhola Day 04
Drive to Taplejung and continue to Chiruwa 1185 meters.
Drive toward the eastern high way to Taplejung and after Taplejung recently build dirt road to Chiruwa via mitlung and Tawa village about 7 hours stay overnight at Teahouse.
Trek back to Sekathum Day 05
Trek to Sekathum (1650 meters)
Trek from Chiruwa passing through Tapethok lovely rice field ; from Tapethok restricted area is start following the Ghunsa Khola lead us the Sekatham via Lelep stay overnight at Sekathum. (About 6 hours walk)
Trek back to Gyabla Day 06
Trek to Gyabla (kyapra) 2730 meters.
The track passes through a series of waterfalls which makes the track slippery in places following continue Ghunsa Khola. A cultural change occurs and locals start to be more Buddhist. You begin seeing yaks, the symbols of the high Himalaya stay overnight at Tea House. (About 8 hours walk)
Day 07
Trek Ghunsa (3595 meters)
Trek lead us along the Ghunsa Khola; deep valley becomes more open appearing lovely Tibetans village Phale. Continue walking through the rhododendrons forest lead us Ghunsa village is like the capital of Kanchenjunga. It’s a large Sherpa village, with a very old monastery stay overnight at tea house. (About 6 hours walk)
Trek to Kambachen Day 08
Trek to Khangpachen (Khambachen) 4050 meters.
Walking continue through the excellent open pine forest lead us Rambuk Kharka. Now we cross several wooden bridges and a section prone to landslides which can alter the trail. Pack lunch is requiring because between Ghunsa and Khambachen not any tea house available; stay overnight at tea house. (About 6 hours walk)
Acclimatization day at Khangpachen (Khambachen) Day 09
Acclimatization day at Khangpachen (Khambachen) 4050 meters.
One of the memorable day entire trekking to Kanchenjunga trek making side trip to Janu Himal base camp. Janu Himal is known by Kumbhakarna attractive snow caped Himalayan peak in the Kanchenjunga region of Nepal.
Trek to Lhonak Day 10
Trek to Lhonak (4780 meters)
We trek up a wide valley next to the glacier with excellent views on both sides. The trail becomes rough with large boulders and accommodation in Lhonak is basic but views are great and a large grassy plain for camping stay overnight at Tea house. (About 5 hours trek)
Trek to Pang Pema and back to Lhonak. Day 11
Side trip to Pangpema(5143 meters) and back to Lhonak
Accommodation at the teahouse in Pangpema is not available and mostly tea house/ lodge base trek makes day hikes to Pangpema from Lhonak. Trekking through the side of Kanchenjunga Glacier lead us to Pangpema (5143 meters) also known by Kanchenjunga noth base camp. Exploring around and capturing Images of Kanchenjunga back to Lhonak following the same trail we walk earlier stay overnight at Tea house. (About 7 hours walk)
Day 12
Trek back to Ghunsa.
We trek back to Ghunsa taking same trail we walked up earlier day stay overnight at Ghunsa. (About 7 hours walk)
Trek to Sele La Day 13
Trek to Sele La (4290 meters)
Our trek begins to direction of Kanchenjunga south base camp, In Sele La there is only very basic tea house or better word to say hut. Many trekkers have spotted snow leopards in this section of the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek stay overnight at tea house. (About 4 hours trek)
Trek to Tseram Day 14
Trek to Cheram (Tseram ) 3870 meters.
From the top of the Sinion la pass (4440 meters) in the clear weather we can see the Mount Makalu and Everest view. Leaving behind Ghunsa valley continues toward to south side via middle pass Mirginla La 4480 meters continue over Sinelapche Bhanjyang 4646 meters highest pass. There is no teahouse in between Sele Le to Cheram, so a packed lunch is needed. From the Last pass Sinepalche trail lead steep downhill to Tseram stay overnight at Tea house. (About 8 hours trek)
Trek to Ramche Day 15
Trek to Ramche (4580 meters)
Trek toward to Ramche about 4 hours gently climbing up hill. Basic Accommodation is available at Ramche. If weather is clear hike up to Oktang view point 4730 meters for view for Kanchenjunga south stay overnight at Ramche.
Trek back to Tseram Day 16
Trek to Cheram (Tseram).
Morning hike up to Oktang view point for Kanchenjunga south view. After enjoying views of the majestic Kanchenjunga peak; back to Ramche and have lunch. After lunch trek back to Cheram (Tseram) stay overnight at tea house. (About 5 hours walk)
Trek to Torongton Day 17
Trek Tortong (2995 meters)
Leaving behind green clean valley Cheram, today late breakfast in Tseram and trek down to Tortong following simbu Khola overnight at tea house. (About 4 hours walk)
Trek to Sherpaguan Day 18
Trek to Sherpaguan / Yamphuding (2080 meters)
A little tough with frequent accents and descents. Yamphuding is the biggest village on the south side of Kanchenjunga, Kanchenjunga restricted area is end here in Yamphuding stay overnight at Tea house. (About 9 hours walk)
Trek to Khebang Day 19
Trek to Khebang (1910 meters)
Trail descent through the forest, cardamom field and through the Limbu village lead us to Khebang village stay overnight at tea house. (About 6 hours trek)
Trek to Sinam Day 20
Trek to Sinam (1200 meters)
Walking through the beautiful local village and cardamom field lead us to Pedang. Following the Kabeli Khola finally lead us to Sinam village and dirt road connected in this hilly region and from here we will drive our way to Bhadrapur next morning stay overnight at Sinam (about 6 hours trek)
Drive to Kanyam. Day 21
Drive to Kanyam.
Drive back to Kanyam stay overnight at tea house in beautiful tea garden in Nepal.
Day 22
Drive to Bhadrapur and flight to Kathmandu
Drive to Bhadrapur and flight to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel stay overnight at Hotel Kathmandu.
Final-Departure Day 23
Departure
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.

Service includes on trip cost;

  • Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
  • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudhanath and Pashupatinath) with city guide and necessary transport.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation (2 persons per room) in Kathmandu in a 3* standard Hotel with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu – Bhadrapur – Kathmandu airfare including airport taxes.
  • Bhadrapur – Taplejung – Chiruwa & Sinam – Bhadrapur Land transport by Private Jeep.
  • Teahouse accommodation while on trek including all meal (Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, Tea coffee)
  • Experience Guide including his accommodation, food, Salary & insurance,
  • Porter to carry your luggage on treks (Per person 15-kilogram luggage) (1 porter for 2 members)
  • Kanchenjunga restricted area entry permits, Kanchenjunga conservation entry permits & TIMS.
  • All necessary local land transport by private Car, Van, Hice, and Bus.
  • Government taxes and Service charges.

 

Service Exclusion on cost;

  • Nepal entry Visa Fee.
  • Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Entry fee at the sightseeing sites.
  • Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips for Guide, Porter and driver.

Gear List

Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen on safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Thermal shirts/underwear
  • Nightwear thermals
  • Fleece/sweatpants
  •  Day-wear shirt/rain pants
  •  Trekking pants
  • Wind pants
  • Warm hat/balaclava
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mittens/gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Torch / Flashlight
  • Quick drier Towel
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen 35++
  • Water purification
  • A set of Earplugs
  • Trekking Poles
  • Hiking Boots
  • Socks
  • First aid kit
  • Antiseptics
  • Camera and video camera
Medical
  • Betadine / Dettol.
  • Hand-plaster
  • Bandage
  •  Eye drop.
  • Eardrop
  •  Sinex.
  • Gauge
  • Cotton
  • Move / Spray
  • Design
  • Diamox
  •  D-Cold
  • Vicks
  • Paracetamol
  • Medicine for diarrhea
  • Medicine for a toothache

 

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