22 Days Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek – Complete Tour Guide

Kanchenjunga is located in the far north-eastern side of Nepal aligning with the India border. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain massifs in the globe. The title Kanchenjunga means “5 jewels of the great snow” adjoining the five different peaks that able to make Kanchenjunga such a massive peak.  The long trip on a less populated path also prizes us with a special insight into the rural Nepalese lifestyle of the country’s eastern area.

As per geographical information, Kangchenjunga along with its 5 great massifs form the 3rd highest peaks in the globe. These 5 massifs are Himalaya in Sikkim area begun witnessing big football in the year 1988. Primary, trekking in the place limited so as to preserve its ecosphere. Gradually the explorers unfolded the remote valleys and the secret treasures, tribal villages, lakes, and forest embedded with a range of flora and fauna.


The amazing trek to base of Kanchenjunga begins from Yuksom; additional it continues towards Bikhbari, Rathong Glacier, Chaurikhang, Laxmi Pokhari, Dzongri, Bakhim, and then finally ends at Bakkim.

Isolated villages, top verdant, beautiful mountains blanketed in snow, foggy clouds forming a cover around rhododendron and magnolia forest and remarkable landscapes, makes Kanchenjunga trek a best platform for trekkers.

22 days kanchenjunga Trek outline literally

  1. Day one: Arrival in Kathmandu (4,264 ft/ 1,300m)
  2. Day two: sightseeing and trek preparation
  3. Day three: Fly from capital of Nepal to Suketar (7938ft/2,420m), trek to Lalikharka (7,431ft/2265m/)
  4. Day four: Lalikharka to Khesewa (6,955ft/2120m)
  5. Day five: Mamankhe to Khesewa (5,856ft/1785m)
  6. Day six: Mamankhe to Yamphudin (6824ft/2080m).
  7. Day seven: Yamphudin to Tortong (9,826ft/2,995m).
  8. Day eight: Tortong to Cheram(12,696ft/3,870m).
  9. Day nine: Cheram
  10. Day ten: Cheram to Ramchaur (15,026ft/4,580m).
  11. Day eleven: Ramchaur to Yalung Base Camp (4500m)
  12. Day twelve:  Cheram to Sele La (14,074ft/4290m)
  13. Day thirteen: Sele La to Ghunsa (11,794/3,595)
  14. Day fourteen: Ghunsa to Kambachen (13,287ft/4,050m)
  15. Day fifteen: Kambachen to Lhonak (5,682ft/4,780m)
  16. Day sixteen: Kanchenjunga base camp (16,873ft/5,143m)
  17. Day seventeen: Pangpema to Lhonak
  18. Day eighteen: Lhonak to Ghunsa (11,400ft/3475m)
  19. Day nineteen: Ghunsa to Amjilosa (7,572ft/2,308m)
  20. Day twenty: Amjilosa to Chirwa (4,166ft/1,270m)
  21. Day twenty one: Day 23: Fly to Kathmandu
  22. Day twenty two: Final departure

Highlights of kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

  • Relish the beautiful view of neighbouring mountains Koktang (6,148m), Frey Peak (5830m), Kabru Peak (7,412 m), Chandra Peak and the Kabru Dome (6600m), and Chandra Peak.
  • Meet amazing people of remote villages.
  • Trek to the base camp of the 3rd highest mountain in the globe is an experience to remember.
  • Take a trip of a Sikkim tea area, learn about the different types of teas, and spend some time in the middle of nature.
  • Discover the amazing culture of Sikkim by going for a monastery trip.

Since trekking needs covering big distances, generally by walking down and up mountains and hills, it is very important that the travelers should be physical fit. Height acclimatization is very important as the air gets lower and with lower oxygen beyond Dzongri.

We recommend to have at least two rest days to acclimatize your body for acclimatization. Kanchenjunga trek start from the elevation of 600 m, which is quite low. Kathmandu itself is 1400 meter. You will gradually increase the elevation by 300 m to 400 m a day that is quite good for acclamation.

The trek gives you the immense explore of rural part of Nepal which you can’t see in other famous trek like Everest and Annapurna.

Kanchenjunga trek is recommended for those who wants to see the real part of Nepal without considering luxury as an option. It can be done entirely on tea house trek. You don’t need to carry all your food supplies, porters, tents for the trek. Enjoy the Kanchenjunga trek with local and experience the Nepali lifestyle.