Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

  • 27 Days
Price per personUS$2390
27 September, 2022
$2390 x 1 guests:
$2390

Total
$2390
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  • Trip Duration27 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate - Strenuous
  • Best SeasonMarch - June & Sept - December
  • Max Altitude5,390M

Overview

“Climb to high-altitude passes, stay in remote villages where foreign travelers rarely visit, and feast your eyes upon the desolate beauty of the high Himalaya—this is eastern Nepal, where the mighty mountain Kanchenjunga dominates the sky.”

Are you ready for a challenging and rewarding trek in Nepal?

Are you a seasoned Himalayan traveler who has already experienced the thrills of the Everest Base Camp Trek or one of the many available Annapurna trekking routes? Or are you the type of traveler who prefers to tread far from the beaten path, venturing into remote territories where craggy, ice-covered mountains tower over crowd-free trails? Whatever your background, you may find it hard to resist the call of Kanchenjunga: the world’s third-highest mountain.

With our 27-day Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, Alpine Ramble Treks has developed what is arguably the most epic hiking itinerary in the entirety of the Himalayas. Over the course of almost four weeks, you’ll have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore this fascinating region to its fullest. Read on to discover more about our Kanchenjunga trekking itinerary.
 

Trek to Kanchenjunga: the Five Treasures of Snow

Kanchenjunga is situated in eastern Nepal, where it straddles the border with the Indian state of Sikkim. This is a far-off land where myth, legend, and first-class Himalayan scenery collide to create a trekking destination that is nothing short of unforgettable.

Kanchenjunga itself rises to the breathless elevation of 8,586 meters, and the mountain gets its name from the Tibetan language, where it translates to the “five treasures of snow.” This evocative name refers to the local belief that the mountain conceals hidden riches of gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy texts—although some modern mountaineers have attributed the name to the mountain’s five distinct summits.

Whatever the origin of its name, the holy mountain of Kanchenjunga offers a tempting prospect for trekkers keen to explore its vibrant tapestry of cultural traditions, soaring mountain heights, and stunning hidden valleys.

What can you expect on the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek?

The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is also known as the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, but it actually represents the combination of two distinct paths, visiting both the north and south base camps.

Our adventure begins in the relative lowlands at Taplejung, and we’ll traverse a stunning breadth of landscapes as we ascend through subtropical jungles, fields of rhododendron, and alpine pastures, and—of course—frozen stretches of rock and ice where mountains scrape the sky.

Our path will bring us to both of Kanchenjunga’s base camps over the course of more than three weeks; there are few treks in Nepal that can rival the sheer scope of this ambitious hike.

When you’re ready to embark upon the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, get in touch with Alpine Ramble Treks via WhatsApp at +977 9851175531. We can’t wait to help you plan the adventure of a lifetime!

Best Time of Year for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Eastern Nepal experiences slightly different weather patterns than the rest of the country’s trekking regions. Rainfall is more frequent in this part of Nepal, and the lowlands here are often layered with curtains of mist.

Trekking in the Kanchenjunga region is at its very best between September and November when you can anticipate fine blue skies and clear mountain views as you ascend to the heights of this itinerary.

The Himalayas of eastern Nepal is also spectacular in springtime, particularly between March and May when rhododendron flowers bloom across the slopes and foothills of the mountains.

Winter trekking is not always possible, however, as the high mountain passes may be blocked in times of heavy snowfall. However, Alpine Ramble Treks can work with you to determine the best possible itinerary, according to your own needs and interests. Please contact us for more detailed information and to begin planning your own adventure.

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Difficulty

Kanchenjunga trekking represents a serious challenge even for veteran hikers: this is a long trekking itinerary by any metrics, and it involves climbing multiple mountain passes.

The maximum altitude on this trek exceeds 5,000 meters above sea level, so there is also the potential for unprepared travelers to experience altitude sickness.

Fortunately, Alpine Ramble Treks will pair your group with an experienced guide who understands the mountains of eastern Nepal and who will guide you safely along the winding alpine trails.

This makes the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek possible for most trekkers in reasonable physical condition. To prepare for your trek, consider engaging in regular cardiovascular exercise such as running and walking in the weeks and months leading up to your trip.

More Nepal Trekking Options

The most intrepid travelers are naturally drawn to the remote allure of eastern Nepal, but you can have a spectacular trekking experience in many different regions of our country.

While the trails are a little more crowded, the majesty of Everest trekking never fails to impress. Trekking in the Annapurna region or visiting the lesser-known Langtang Valley are also great ways to explore the best that Nepal has to offer.

If you’re not sure which itinerary is right for you, reach out to us at any time to begin putting together the trekking package of your dreams.

Highlights of the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

  • Visit the north and south base camps of the mighty Kanchenjunga.
  • Trek for more than three weeks on this unforgettable journey into remote eastern Nepal.
  • Enjoy crowd-free trails as you approach the world’s third-highest mountain.
  • Visit far-flung Himalayan villages and experience authentic encounters with the local people.

Additional Benefits of this trek with ART 

  • Free transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival and departure.
  • Complimentary use of any necessary trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walkie-talkies, trekking poles, and an oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse.
  • Fun souvenirs of your Himalayan adventure: a trekking route map, a t-shirt emblazoned with the Alpine Ramble Treks logo, and a hat!

Itinerary

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Welcome to Nepal! When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, a friendly representative from Alpine Ramble Treks will be waiting to welcome you to our exciting capital city. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may have the opportunity to visit the colorful markets of the Thamel district, where you’ll find an astonishing array of shops and local eateries. Tonight, you’ll enjoy first-rate accommodations at your hotel in town.

    Welcome to Nepal! When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, a friendly representative from Alpine Ramble Treks will be waiting to welcome you to our exciting capital city. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may have the opportunity to visit the colorful markets of the Thamel district, where you’ll find an astonishing array of shops and local eateries. Tonight, you’ll enjoy first-rate accommodations at your hotel in town.

      This morning, we’ll return to the airport to take a brief flight to Biratnagar. This is the first step on the road to our remote Kanchenjunga trek, but Biratnagar is a modern city of considerable size. There’s plenty to see here, including beautifully tended gardens, busy markets where produce and spices are sold, and hilltop viewpoints with far-reaching views of the city. We’ll get checked into a comfortable hotel before heading off to stroll along streets packed with aromatic restaurants, vibrant handicrafts and clothes, and rickshaws hustling to and fro. This evening, we’ll enjoy dinner before returning to our hotel to spend the night.

        Today, we’ll begin our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek in earnest. But before we can get started, we need to reach Taplejung, the proverbial gateway to Kanchenjunga. While it’s possible to leave early in the morning and make the nine-hour drive to Taplejung, this is a long and slow trip on winding mountain roads. Most visitors prefer to fly to the nearby airport at Suketar instead, which allows us to start trekking right away. Today’s trek should take approximately five or six hours, passing through a handful of little villages and terraced fields of rice, millet, and cardamom. Continuing on, we’ll follow the banks of the Tamur river across rocky landscapes to reach Mitlung. It’s here that we’ll stop for the day, enjoying a hot meal and cozy accommodations at a local teahouse.

          You can expect to spend about five hours on the trail today, ascending and descending alternately on the approach to Chirwa. We’ll depart from Mitlung after breakfast, making our way across rock-strewn terrain to reach the community of Sinwa, were some trekkers choose to stay. Moving on, we’ll hike through a valley, cross a wooden bridge spanning the Thiwa Khola river, and finally reach the startlingly beautiful hillside village of Chirwa. We’ll stop here for the night, getting to know the locals over a home-cooked meal. The villagers of Chirwa belong to the Limbu ethnic group and are known for their unique religious traditions and folk songs. After dinner, we’ll settle into comfortable accommodations to spend the night.

            Our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek continues this morning after breakfast when we’ll bid our fond farewells to the friendly inhabitants of Chirwa before moving on to follow the riverbank of the Tamur to the north, passing green fields of cardamom and registering our permits at a nearby checkpoint. From here, we’ll cross the river and trek through forested slopes of pine to reach the village of Lelep. This is an especially scenic place to stop for lunch, and you’re sure to appreciate the town’s picturesque stone-built homes and Buddhist stupas. After lunch, we’ll cross the Tamur river once again, this time using a suspension bridge. Then it’s on through the Ghunsa Valley to reach Sakathum, where we’ll stop for a hard-earned meal and a good night’s rest. 

              Are you ready for a climb? We’ll be ascending almost 900 meters in elevation today, leaving the hamlet of Sakathum behind as we cross a suspension bridge and hike alongside the river. We’ll take our time on the ascent, climbing carefully on a series of stone steps to reach the village of Ghaiyabari. On a clear day, you can anticipate the chance to enjoy superb views of the surrounding green hills reaching above layers of mist-veiled forests. The sheer diversity of landscapes here is just one of the many perks that make the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek so rewarding. Moving on, we’ll continue to climb steeply, arriving at Amjilosa after approximately four or five hours of hiking in all. This is a fantastic place to stop and savor the village ambience; we’ll pick out a local teahouse or trekking lodge for tonight’s accommodations.

                The natural beauty of eastern Nepal is sure to make an impression upon you today; as we walk further into the Ghunsa Valley, we’ll find ourselves encountering wide-open plains, forests of rhododendron and bamboo, and even a few waterfalls sparkling in the light of late morning. We’ll only be on the trail for about four or five hours today, but the latter half of our hike will include a steep ascent. The climb begins at an especially large and beautiful waterfall, and the path rises sharply before bringing us into Gyabla huffing and puffing. The village itself makes for a great reward; with its friendly Sherpa villagers and pleasant views of the forested valley below, you’ll feel right at home. We’ll check into the best available trekking lodge to spend the night.

                  This morning’s hike continues along the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek by plunging into a ravine, giving our lungs a welcome rest as the terrain flattens out and brings us to the riverbank. From here, we’ll enjoy relatively easy hiking through shaded woodlands of rhododendron and fir before emerging into the open pastures surrounding the Tibetan refugee settlement of Phole. This is an ideal place to break for lunch and support the local community by purchasing some authentic Tibetan souvenirs and curios. Moving on, we’ll continue through the valley, cross the Ghunsa Khola river, and arrive at Ghunsa itself. We’ll get checked into our lodge in town, where we’ll spend the next two nights.

                    The village of Ghunsa is situated at an altitude of 3,410 meters, and we need some time to adjust to this marked increase in elevation. We’ll use today as an opportunity to acclimatize and enjoy the pleasant surroundings of Ghunsa. While you can certainly choose to relax, chat with the Sherpa locals, and rest your feet, there are also some hiking options for restless travelers. We can trace the route of the nearby Yamatari Khola to a beautiful glacial moraine, or we can visit the local monastery at Lapsang La. Of course, nature lovers may be content to find a nice place to sit in the uncommonly flat village terrain and simply watch the river rush by. However you choose to spend the day, we’ll return to Ghunsa this afternoon and spend a second night in town.

                      Today, we’ll lace up our boots and continue drawing nearer to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Our path leads north from Ghunsa, bringing us through sweet-smelling forests of pine and juniper—and rewarding our efforts with some truly spectacular mountain views. We’ll hike past a collection of Buddhist mani walls and stupas, eventually crossing the river and glimpsing a waterfall that signals our imminent ascent. From here, it’s a steep climb along scree-covered slopes to reach our destination: the Tibetan community of Khambachen. We’ll take our pick of the best available teahouse before tucking into our dinner and savoring marvelous views of Kumbhakarna, or Jannu. This is the only the world’s 32nd-highest mountain, but it’s a sure sign that we are approaching the mighty Kanchenjunga at last.

                        Believe it or not, we’ve already ascended to 4,150 meters. This means that we’ll need to spend another day here in Khambachen to allow our bodies enough time to adjust to the altitude. But you don’t have to worry about getting bored—with the monumental snow-covered peaks of Jannu, Phole, and Khabur looming overhead to the east, there’s enough astounding scenery here to satisfy the soul of any traveler yearning for distant mountains. We can spend the day relaxing and chatting with villagers, or we can make the short hike above the town to gain an even better glimpse of the surrounding scenery. We’ll spend a second night here in Khambachen; tomorrow, our journey on the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek continues in earnest.

                          You’ll notice a distinct chill in the air as we climb higher on today’s hike, ascending beyond Khambachen on steep slopes to skirt Kanchenjunga’s massive glacier. Our terrain today is covered with scree, rocks, and the occasional boulder, and we’ll take our time to reach a waterfall before climbing to Ramtang and visiting its fascinating monastery. From here, we’ll follow the edge of the glacier and cross a bridge to reach our destination: Lhonak. The village is situated on a high-altitude plateau at 4,790 meters. After checking in at our guesthouse, you’ll have the rest of the day free to revel in Lhonak’s all-encompassing mountain views. Two of the most impressive mountains here are known locally as Mera Peak and Wedge Peak; you’ll feel positively inspired as the light of the setting sun casts their shadows over this little Himalayan village.

                            Are you ready to set foot in the first of Kanchenjunga’s two base camps? Our path today leads east to Pang Pema, where we’ll gain an obstructed look at the magnificent Kanchenjunga in all its glory. To reach Pang Pema, we’ll trek for about three hours, proceeding with caution to cross rocky terrain following the glacier’s edge. Pang Pema itself lies on a flat field, which comes as a welcome relief after all of the ups and downs of our hike. After reaching base camp and basking in the splendor of the world’s third-highest mountain, we’ll take the last of our photos and make the return trip back to Lhonak.

                              We may have visited Kanchenjunga’s northern base camp, but our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek isn’t over—not by a long shot. We’ll set off early this morning, likely still brimming with excitement over the fantastic views we’ve already seen. We’ll return to Ghunsa along the same path we’ve followed over the course of the last few days. Fortunately, descending is easier than ascending, and we can make it all the way back to Ghunsa in approximately seven hours. When we arrive, we’ll get checked into our lodge to enjoy a hot meal and some much-needed rest.

                                Today is the day that our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek really becomes something special. After breakfast this morning, we’ll diverge from the route we previously followed; rather than returning to Gyabla and Amjilosa, we’ll instead climb a series of mountain passes over the next two days. This path effectively combines the northern and southern Kanchenjunga treks into a single epic adventure—and it’s one you won’t soon forget. To reach Sele La, we’ll head south from Ghunsa, crossing the Yamatari Khola and climbing to the first pass: Tamo La, which sits at 3,900 meters. The views from here are nothing to scoff at, but we’ll be climbing even higher. Our destination for today is Sele La at 4,115 meters. We’ll have more climbing ahead of us, but we’ll save the rest for tomorrow. Accommodations at Sele La are basic but comfortable, and thanks to the near-constant shroud of mist hanging over the mountains, the atmosphere here is unforgettable.

                                  This is a day of high passes—leaving our teahouse behind, we’ll climb to Sinion La, Mirgin La, and Sinelapche La today. The last of these passes is also the highest, situated at a staggering 4,724 meters. We’ll take our time to ascend carefully, making sure to enjoy the spectacular scenery along the way. Despite the strenuous hiking—or maybe because of it—we’ll be rewarded with fantastic views of Jannu, Makalu, and other Himalayan peaks straddling the border with Sikkim. After taking in the view, we’ll begin a steep descent to Tseram, or Cheram. This village marks the point where our trail connects with the Kanchenjunga South route, and it makes for a great place to stop for today. Tomorrow, we’ll make for Kanchenjunga’s second base camp.

                                    After breakfast this morning, we’ll embark upon an out-and-back hike which constitutes the second major achievement on our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. We’ll ascend past Tseram, climbing onto alpine meadows, walking past cold lakes, and trekking along sparsely vegetated slopes where we’re likely to see herds of blue sheep. Our destination is Ramche, perched in a valley at 4,620 meters, and it affords unforgettable views of Kanchenjunga’s sheer southern face. Depending on the time of day, we can even go a little further to the monastery at Oktang. The mountain’s actual southern base camp lies two days beyond, at the end of a path on the Yalung Glacier which is inaccessible to trekkers. For all intents and purposes, though, we’ve now visited both of Kanchenjunga’s base camps! This afternoon, we’ll return to Tseram to spend a second night.

                                      Even though we’ll be turning our backs on Kanchenjunga this morning, that path that lies ahead may well represent one of the most scenic days on our entire Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. We’ll be spending about six or seven hours on our feet today, and much of that time will be spent hiking amongst forests of pine, rhododendron, orchids, and hanging moss. Of course, the mountain views are still as spectacular as ever—just be sure to watch where you’re walking, as this territory is prone to landslides, especially during the monsoon. We’ll take our time on the descent to Lamite Bhanjyang, which is situated at just 3,410 meters. When we arrive, we’ll sit down to another satisfying meal before spending the night at a guesthouse here in town.

                                        This morning, we’ll set off by descending through the forest for just about an hour. Next, we’ll cross a suspension bridge and climb through more woodland to reach the grazing pastures and cultivated fields near the village of Darachuk. This is a pleasant spot to stop and enjoy our packed lunch as we watch the wandering livestock and listen to the forest’s lively birdsong. Moving on, our path then leads across a suspension bridge to arrive at the community of Yamphudin. All told, today’s stretch of the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek should take approximately four or five hours. Yamphudin is populated by Nepali people of various ethnicities, including both Sherpas and Gurungs. We’re sure to receive a warm welcome when we arrive in town and pick out our lodge for the night.

                                          For our next day on the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, we’ll spend some time simply relaxing and enjoying the ambience of Yamphudin. All too often, trekking in the Himalayas is all about relentlessly pressing onto the next destination—and keeping up such a steady pace means that you’re often too tired to truly appreciate village life in each of the towns you visit. We’ll break that mold here, allowing you to meet plenty of the Sherpa, Rai, Gurung, and Limbu villagers who call Yamphudin home. Consider grabbing a local beer, playing cards, chatting with the folks who own your guesthouse, and watching the clouds alternately collect and dissipate over the green hills and snowcapped mountains above the village. There’s still some trekking ahead of us, so today will serve as a welcome respite from the exertion of trotting up and down the mountains.

                                            From Yamphudin, we’ll continue our Kanchenjunga trek by hiking for about five hours in the direction of Yangpang. Our path today will bring us along the Kabeli Khola river, passing a number of charming villages situated on terraced hillsides where traditional crops are sown. This is an excellent opportunity to really get acquainted with Nepali village life, which offers a unique window into the past when compared with the urban hustle and bustle that characterizes cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, and even Biratnagar. There’s a cultural museum at the village of Mamanke where curious travelers can learn more about Limbu culture. After visiting, we’ll continue to the little community of Yangpang. We’ll get unpacked at our guesthouse here, check out the nearby Hindu temple, and sit down for a hot meal with great views of the always-impressive mountain of Jannu.

                                              As our Kanchenjunga trek approaches its final stretch, we’ll find ourselves walking for about five or six hours through pleasant farmlands and pastures. We’ll finally be leaving the mountains behind, so be sure to enjoy your last glimpses of the mighty Himalayas of eastern Nepal. When we’ve completed our descent to Thorpu, we’ll enjoy our last night of traditional teahouse accommodations—so make sure to ask for a second helping of home-cooked dal bhat!

                                                While it’s possible to drive from Thorpu to Birtamod, we’ll take the scenic road this morning by following our own two feet. As we continue to descend from the mountains, the weather becomes noticeably warmer, but the scenery remains nothing short of captivating. Arriving in Birtamod, you might be surprised to discover a modern town with excellent hotels, busy streets, and plenty of travelers coming and going. We’ll get checked into our hotel, where you can set aside your trekking poles and enjoy a hot shower and a good meal.

                                                  The final stretch of our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek will actually proceed on four wheels today, as we make the short morning drive from our hotel in Birtamod to the airport at Bhadrapur. This short trip should take only about half an hour, and then it’s back to Kathmandu by air. All flights in Nepal are guaranteed to be scenic, but the 45-minute jaunt from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu is sure to have your eyes glued to the window. When our plane touches down in Kathmandu, you’ll get checked into your hotel in the city to spend the night—and you’ll have plenty of time to hunt down a great restaurant for dinner.

                                                    No visit to Nepal would be complete without spending plenty of time in Kathmandu. Today makes for a great opportunity to visit any of the cultural attractions you didn’t check out at the beginning of our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. You’ll also want to shop for local souvenirs in the colorful markets and curio shops in the tourist district of Thamel. This evening, you’ll return to your hotel to spend the last night on our epic trekking itinerary.

                                                      This morning marks the end of the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek! We hope you’ve enjoyed hiking all the way to the twin base camps of the world’s third-highest mountain. When it’s time for your departure, a representative from Alpine Ramble Treks will transport you back to Tribhuvan International Airport in time for your flight. When the Himalayas call you back to Nepal again, we’ll be there to craft another itinerary that’s sure to fulfill your wildest dreams.

                                                        Trip inclusion

                                                        • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop-off and all transportation by tourist bus & private vehicle in the city.
                                                        • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with a tour guide. 
                                                        • Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
                                                        • A highly experienced and knowledgeable English-speaking guide and a porter.
                                                        • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for a porter and guide your guide.
                                                        • All required permits
                                                        • Accommodation 2-night standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
                                                        • Tea house/Trekking lodges during the trek
                                                        • Arranged emergency helicopter services (paid by your travel insurance)
                                                        • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket, etc.. on return basic
                                                        • Exclusives First aids box.
                                                        • Kathmandu to Kathmandu by local vehicle.
                                                        • Assistant guide group size more than 4 people in a group.
                                                        • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.   
                                                        • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
                                                        • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
                                                        • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
                                                        • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
                                                        • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition etc.
                                                        • Personal expense such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wife, hot shower etc.
                                                        • Travel insurance 
                                                        • Tips for guide and porter

                                                         

                                                        Above the information is for a guide and standard pattern of what basically, we provide. the trip can be customized at your request and interests to accommodate your specific requirements. Thank you!

                                                        Trip Info

                                                        Trip Note

                                                        Alpine Ramble Treks guarantee our valuable client’s safety and satisfaction during the trek in Nepal. Your safety is our paramount concern in your whole journey in Nepal. In every trip, considering the safety wise, our guide and porters will be carrying useful and necessary equipment as well as the medical kit, you will be provided by our leaders who have widespread knowledge of first aid training if required. 

                                                        Travel Insurance

                                                        Travel Insurance is mandatory for all the clients who are going to participate in our Annapurna Base Camp Trek. We highly recommend a compressive travel insurance package to all our clients, the insurance must cover helicopter rescue and evacuation expense at Height altitude for the trekkers to Annapurna base camp, it will be assisted inadequate protection tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Alpine Ramble Treks kindly ask for any of our travelers to send the reliable travel insurance copy through the email once you book the trip with us.  Your travel insurance must cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency repatriation, and personal liability. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that may go wrong.

                                                        A Typical Day On The Trek

                                                        Every morning during the trek, you will be greeted by our guide or porter with wake up tea at about 6 am in the morning and after being a bit fresh and you will have to take some time to pack your bag then time for the breakfast,

                                                        Breakfast, normally the breakfast serve around 7 am. After having our breakfast, the walking will begin but take 5 minutes time for the stretching and warm up before you start, you should expect to walk for 45 minutes to 1 hour and rest for 3-4 minutes along the way. Our walk will be around 2-3 hours to the lunch camp.

                                                        Lunch during the trek is usually held around 12- 1 pm with 40-minute duration, the lunch will be typically taken from the menu which will serve as fast as possible with the cup of tea or coffee.

                                                        Dinner and Overnight camp, Usually, our walk is about 2-3 hours after the lunch, as we arrive at our camp (Trekking lodge) than we might take some rest before we go to dinner and but our guide and porter will be glad to serve the cup of tea in your room while resting and we alert that for our dinner order before 5 pm and set up our own preferable time to have the dinner together with team members.  

                                                        The termination of the day our trekking guide encourages you to visit the local Sherpa settlements to know more about their culture and lifestyle in the Himalayas region while preparing our meals or you may like the shower or reading the book.

                                                        Every day our trekking will be nicely pleasured by rewarding Himalayas mountain views and it's landscape, exploring the mountain villages and taking the captivating photos and video of untouchable mountains.

                                                        Note: Every day, after the dinner our guide will be a briefing about the program for the further programs.

                                                        Physical Condition And Experience Requirements 

                                                        The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a moderate trekking route of Kanchenjunga region, it is possible to trek with a basic level of fitness, a good training plan prior to your Kanchenjunga Circuit trip will make that much more enjoyable. It doesn’t require any climbing skills. We have seen many different ages of travelers are completing this trek like old, young, overweight and underweight and they all are very much appreciated about the journey, as a non-technical trek that does not require crampons, walking poles, oxygen cylinders, ropes, and technical equipment.  But our company will be provided the warm down jackets and sleeping bags if you do not have your own. A challenging Kanchanjunga trek is accessible to most trekkers who have some genus of fitness level and decent drive with a lot of stamina to last two weeks on the cold weather in the mountain.

                                                        Before trek come to do this trek, if you could convenience yourself to take some normal pre-training courses like daily physical exercises, jogging, running, climb the staircase and walking down, cycling, swimming and hitting gym etc that would be greatly helped to accomplish the journey easier.

                                                        Accommodation during the Trek

                                                        Alpine Ramble Treks will be provided standards tourist hotel in Kathmandu after and before the trek with breakfast. Normally, the hotel will be on a twin-sharing basis. The single supplement will be served if you are a single traveler. Accommodations during the trek in the mountains, basically you will be staying at basic trekking lodges where you will have a nice and clean room with the warm blankets, pillows, and comfortable matrices ( matrices size cannot be very thick size but still comfortable). All the facilities during the Annapurna base camp trek are not as same as Kathmandu but still very pleasant and suitable. Do not expect everything is the high level of standards in the mountain. Alpine Ramble Treks would be glad to ensure the attached bathroom in every possible place even on Annapurna region in advance booking, in some places; you have to compromise in sharing a bathroom at high altitudes area because there is no room with attached bath have being built at this elevations area.

                                                        NOTE:  High standers Hotels in Kathmandu like 4-5 stars will be provided on your request with the extra cost basis

                                                        Meals

                                                        The meals during the trek are included in our price of the Kanchanjunga Circuit trek and they are taken in lodges, basically, Dal baht is a standard option it provides great sustenance for trekking, There are also combined a range of typical and western foods but do not expect all the western items are like the same. The meal in this trek is very convenient and fresh except meat items, usually, we take our breakfast and dinner at the same lodge where we stay and for the lunch, our trekking guide will be chosen every day at the best place possible along the way,

                                                        Food during the trek, you will have full options to select your preferred meals items from the menu which are provided by the lodges, the Menu offers verities of ethnic cuisines foods as well as western styles meals including Sherpa stew, Fresh vegetable items, Rara noodles, different soups, handmade bread items, rice items, spaghetti, pizza, eggs, potatoes items, Apple pie, Dal Bhat and various of drinking like Black tea, lemon tea, Hot chocolates, Ginger tea, Milk coffee/tea, green tea, black coffee, Lemon ginger tea are available on menu in this trek. The meals are quite surprising on this trek then other trekking routes Like Everest and Langtang regions of Nepal, all are selected items from the menu of the lodge will be fresh, hygienic and tasty. Some places, there are non-veg item meals are available however we do not recommend to take these meat items in the Kanchenjunga region as they are not hygienic and healthy during the trek. The fresh and healthy meals during the trek like  Dal Bhat, Vegetable items and soups items ( Garlic soup, potato soup, onion soup with the food, ) are recommended which are prepared by the local supplement and do not store as a long period of time to serve it.

                                                        Note: The water is available everywhere during KBC trek which cost around 1-3 dollars per liter of botels or you can also use the normal tap water for free but water purification pills are required to filter. And we would like you to take a separate proper bottle for hot water reason because cold water cannot be fit every time in the high altitude area and it’s too cold.

                                                        Passport and Visa

                                                        All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months prior validity from return date  Nepalese visas can be obtained from the immigration office or Consulate in your country or arrival in Kathmandu Airport.

                                                        Last minute booking

                                                        Concerning your desirable interested for any trip with us we even accept the last minute booking. You can book a trip directly by calling or sending a message anytime. But eventually, Last minute booking may not acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

                                                        Extra personal expenses on trekking

                                                        During the trek, all the food are included (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks) which will be provided by the company, behind the schedule of our package the meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by yourself.

                                                        Equipment lists for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking 

                                                        Head

                                                        • Sun hat
                                                        • Warm hat and scarf
                                                        • Headlight

                                                        Face

                                                        • Sunscreen +40
                                                        • Sunglass
                                                        • Face wipes and towels

                                                        List for Hands

                                                        • Lightweight gloves
                                                        • And warm Globes

                                                        Body clothing

                                                        • Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
                                                        • Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
                                                        • 2 pairs of hiking t-shirts, preferably quick drying, possibly thermal tops for the treks
                                                        • Fleece jacket and sweaters
                                                        • Poncho and rain jacket
                                                        • Socks, preferably cotton –mix
                                                        • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

                                                        Lists of Footwear

                                                        • The proper Trekking Boots
                                                        • socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
                                                        • crampon (optional)

                                                        Essential gear

                                                        • Day Backpack above the 30 L
                                                        • Pack covers and Thermal bottle
                                                        • Water peals
                                                        • Umbrella
                                                        • Walking  pole if you need it
                                                        • Thick Sleeping bag
                                                        • Deodorant
                                                        • Laundry soap
                                                        • Antibacterial Gel
                                                        • Toiletries
                                                        • toothbrush
                                                        • Shampoo

                                                        Personal accessories

                                                        • Camera
                                                        • Cell Phone
                                                        • Money wallet with Money
                                                        • Padlocks
                                                        • Plastic bag
                                                        • Watch
                                                        • Sewing kit
                                                        • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

                                                        Alpine Ramble Treks Crews

                                                        Kanchanjunga Circuit trek Annapurna region; your trek will be escorted by our well trained and experienced certified guide and porter to make your journey the best and comfortable, our years of experiences guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trip worthy and memorable. We also provide one porter to carry your luggage, one porter for 2 trekkers and basically, your luggage should not surpass heavier than 18 kegs. We never overload our porters; we respect them equally and respect everyone’s work as a human being, porters can be provided for each of you if required. Especially, our guides and porters are from the mountains area, we believe in their hard work and dedication, All our crew are very much passionate and hard working persons as well as honest which greatly admired by our thousands of previous clients and appreciated our hard work, this is why, we have now a really good relationship with our previous clients as a good friendship, they would always like to come back and work again with us. However, Our team always ensure that our clients are happy and satisfy with our team and our presentation As we strongly believe that only happy person make his/her client happy so this is the way that our ART family has been believing in since its establishment.

                                                        Responsible for Tourism

                                                        Our experience field staffs/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role following the rules. 

                                                        • please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
                                                        • Please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community. 
                                                        • please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
                                                        • Please help the local community to encourage the positive sides of tourism as long as possible.

                                                        We Alpine Ramble Treks involved in Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.

                                                        Best Time To Travel

                                                        TheKanchanjunga Circuit trek can be done throughout the year however during the dry season (Autumn) which runs from the mid of September to May and pre-monsoon season (Spring) March to May, these months are the absolute time and favorable months for trekking in Nepal Himalayas, offers crystal clear view of fresh snowy mountains with the nice temperature and nights are quite cold normally temperature drops to the negative during the nights.

                                                        Transportation

                                                        We at Alpine Ramble Treks provide free transportation to and from  Airport for our valuable clients; on your arrival, you will be greeted by our airport representative in our traditional way and you will be reassigned to your Hotel.

                                                        Similarly, we also provide private vehicles for the Kathmandu valley sightseeing and a small tour of Cities areas.

                                                        Booking and payment process

                                                        Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075 we are also associated with various local tourism sectors in order to process the trip booking with Alpine Ramble the percent of full trip payments can be made with required documents such as passport, travel insurance copies and flight details to Nepal with a two weeks period from the booking date.

                                                        Our respected traveler can be made the Payment through the Online directly from our website, bank transfer, western union or any other remittances, the remaining can be paid on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Hotel or office.   

                                                        Your safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with Alpine Ramble Treks, come and enjoy the trip, for booking through the Online Click here  "BOOK YOUR TRIP"

                                                        We look forward to guiding you in the Himalayas for a wonderful trekking experience of a lifetime