Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek - 18 Days

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Know before you go
  • Duration 18 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Best Season Mar-May and Sept-Nov
  • Trip Area Kanchenjunga Region
  • Maximum Altitude 5143m.|16873ft.


  • Explore the hidden corners of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world
  • Trek in a restricted area in Nepal
  • A magical journey that takes you back in time and presents you with an adventurous trip full of the breathtaking mountain panorama
  • Walk in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area abundant in flora & fauna
  • Trodden less-crowded trail, lush forests, stunning waterfalls, rivers, beautiful villages, and welcoming villagers
  • Cross passes, thrilling suspension bridges, and meadows
  • Reach the north base camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga
  • Come across the Tibetan Buddhist lifestyle of the locals and visit ancient monasteries along the trail

Unspoiled views, trodden trails, barely any travelers on the trekking route, and abundant flora & fauna. This is the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek.

Kanchenjunga is a well-protected hidden treasure in Nepal located in the far eastern part of the country and borders Sikkim, India. Not many travelers know about the adventurous trekking route of the Kanchenjunga Circuit, and on top of that, the special permits & challenging trails keep most of the trekkers away from Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. 

Kanchenjunga Trek explores around the third-highest mountain in the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m). Our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek itinerary leads you to the north and south base camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Check out our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek map for information about the trial. We can also design a custom trekking itinerary to Kanchenjunga South Base Camp or Kanchenjunga North Base Camp only. 

Just to let you know, Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is also known as Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. It is not an easy trek and demands previous trekking experience. One cannot do Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek solo.

Unlike the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek and Manaslu Circuit trek, Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is even more difficult and remote. If you are in quest of something extraordinary and a magical venture in the Himalayas, then Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Nepal is the one for you. The trail crosses lush forests, meadows, rivers, waterfalls, and beautiful villages. 

You can get in touch with us to book Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek 2023|2024. We have also opened our early booking for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek 2023 spring & autumn. 

Views during the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

You will get to see stunning views of the Yalung Glaciers. The constant company of the heart-warming landscape and tranquility of the Kanchenjunga region will make you feel back in your forgotten home. Unchanged by the change of time, Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek will take you back in time.

The entire Kanchenjunga region is protected under the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. In Nepal, it is a restricted area. Trekkers have to get a special permit from the Nepal government to trek to Kanchenjunga. The trail is rich in flora & fauna. If luck is in your favor, you may come across some rare wildlife like Himalayan black bears, musk deer, snow-leopard, red pandas, etc. Likewise, many endangered species of birds are seen along the way. 

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek gets even more fascinating when you begin to hear stories about The Yeti from the locals. Yes, the snow monster or snowman, whatever you refer to it, is believed to be found in this part of the Himalayas.  

Then comes the breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek exclusively presents some of the most intriguing panoramas of the mountains like Tent Peak (5,663 m/18,684 ft), Mt. Kambachen (7,902 m/25,925 ft), Mt. Janu (7,710 m/25,300 ft), etc, including the eight-thousanders like Mt. Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m/27,765 ft) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft).

What makes Nepal Nirvana Trails unique?

Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is not like other treks in the Himalayas. To get the best out of the journey, you have to trek with a native who well understands the region and the locals. Trekking with us will allow you to trek with an experienced native trek guide. Our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek itinerary is well-designed and can be customized as per your needs.

All of our policies related to treks and tours in Nepal are transparent and involve no hidden clauses/charges. We are a team of very friendly and flexible travelers who love to explore and share journeys with like-minded people. Our two decades of expertise in the field make us your best trekking partner for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking. 

Check out these famous trekking packages- Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, and Nar Phu Valley trek.


Day to Day Details

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Let us know your arrival flight and airline schedule, and the airport representative of NNT will be at the Tribhuwan International Airport to receive you. He will transfer you to the hotel booked by yourself in a private vehicle. You can stroll on the road of Thamel in the evening and have good rest at the hotel.

  • 1400m.|4593ft.

Today, the team management will meet you at around 9 am and take your original passport for the preparation of the permit. At 5 pm, the team manager will meet you at our office, hand over your original passport, and introduce you to the trekking guide. He will check the trekking equipment you have and suggest that if you need to buy or rent it, it is available in the Trekking shops in Thamel. 

You can do the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage sites in the afternoon.

  • 1400m.|4593ft.

Today, we will fly from Kathmandu (TIA) to Bhadrapur (Chandragadhi Airport on a domestic flight of about 45 to 50 minutes. We will take a local jeep and drive through Kanyam. We drive via Mechi Highway from Kanyam viewing the tea cultivations on the way toward Taplejung from where the trek to Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek begins.

  • Hotel
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • 1820m.|5971ft.

We will have our breakfast and catch the local jeep and begin our second-day ride to reach our destination for the day, Sekathum. Usually, trekkers prefer to walk up to Sekathum from Taplejung but by making our itinerary short and utilizing the available services in the region, we reach Sekathum two days before other trekkers. The drive will take us through Mitlung, Chirwa, Thapethok, Lelep, and several other villages along the Tamor Nadi. There is the Kanchenjunga National Park entry point on our way, where our permits are checked and allowed to move forward to Sekathum.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1650m.|5413ft.

After two days of the drive, we will start our hike with breakfast at Sekathum. The Himalayas' adventurous journey begins with an ascent along the Ghunsa Khola and walking over many bridges along the way, exploring through verdant trees, the little settlements of Jonggim, and Ghaiyabari reaching Amjilosa. 

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2498m.|8195ft.

We move forward to Gyabla which is also known as Kyapra from Amjilosa after having breakfast. We continue to move in our path through a dense forest and trail without a Human settlement. Today, we can spot Red Pandas during our hike on the Kanchenjunga Trail, if we got lucky. After the uphill climb, we get to view the magnificent sceneries of the mountains and several waterfalls on the way. We slowly make our way and reach Gyabla village. 

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2725m.|8940ft.

The walk through the woodlands with a wide range of flora and fauna leads us to the Phale village. Continuing the trek at a pace, we will reach Ghunsa village. Many trekkers stop at Ghunsa for acclimatization, but we have our acclimation day at Khambachen. 

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3415m.|11204ft.

We will have our breakfast and begin the gradual ascent through an open pine forest and also have the chance to spot blue sheep and snow leopards. The trail passes through landslide-prone areas. We see the spectacular view of Mt. Jannu, encounter the green glacier valleys, and finally reach Khambachen village.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4145m.|13599ft.

We rest at Khambachen after several days of walking. For the adjustment of the body to the altitude, we will have a short hike to nearby glaciers, viewpoints, and lakes. We can meet numerous trekkers in Khambachen returning from and traveling to Kanchenjunga North Base Camp.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We move ahead to the trail of the Kanchenjunga glacier. We can meet the trekkers in the main trekking season walking toward and returning from the Kanchenjunga North Base Camp on this track. We move through the Ramdang and come across the Ramdang Monastery. We are on the difficult trail, now at the junction of the Lhonak and Kanchenjunga glaciers. Walking forward, we reach the tiny settlement of Lhonak with a few teahouses.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4792m.|15721ft.

Today, we will hike to the north base camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga, which is also known as Pang Pema. We will climb gradually following the moraines through the trail and reach Kanchenjunga Base Camp. The prayer flags around and the mesmerizing towering third-highest mount Kanchenjunga is the reward after multiple days of trekking. We will return to Lhonak for an overnight stay.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5143m.|16873ft.

Rejoicing the views of the Himalayas and leaving behind the Kanchenjunga Base Camp, retracing the track, we arrive at Ghunsa. The Kanchenjunga trail gives us memories of walking passing the stone huts, soaring mountain peaks, rocky fields nearby the trails, rock-falling zones, etc.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3415m.|11204ft.

We arrive at Sele Le, leaving the trail to Gyabla. There is a chance to see the snow leopards as we pass through the dense forest. There are isolated human settlements with few teahouses which are open only in the main trekking season. When there is heavy snowfall there is no other way connecting the pathway to reach South Base Camp until Sekathum. If the teahouses are closed and still we can cross the passes then, we can even reach Tseram in a day cutting a day off from our planned itinerary.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4240m.|13910ft.

Leaving Sele Le Pass, we will hike up to the high-altitude passes, Sinion La (4440m.|2758ft.), then Mirgin La (4480m.|2783ft.) and Sinelapche Bhanjyang (4645m.|2886ft.). We will see the spectacular panoramic view of Mt. Jannu, Everest, Makalu, Baruntse, Chamlang, and Kanchenjunga during our ascent. We descend to Tseram and stay overnight over there.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3868m.|12690ft.

Today, after early morning breakfast, we head forward through the Yalung glacier getting higher and close to the vistas. Passing by the Yalung which provides views of Rathong (6682m) and Kabru (7412m), we will stop for lunch at Ramche. We will hike to Oktang/ Okhordung the viewpoint of Yalung Base Camp or Kanchenjunga South Base Camp. Enjoying the closer view of three summits of Mt. Kanchenjunga 8420m, 8586m, and 8474m, and other towering peaks, exploring this untouched, unexplored by many trekkers, Kanchenjunga Base Camp, we will return to Tseram.  

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4740m.|15551ft.

The elevated snow-capped mountains behind us and the walk through the rhododendron forests give us tranquility. Our trek starts downhill and ends at Tortong passing through Simbuwa Khola with enchanting views of the Himalayas en route. We will stay overnight at Tortong.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2980m.|9776ft.

From Tortong, we persist to descend to the Amji Khola passing through Lasiya/Lamite Bhanjyang (3415m) and Dhupi Bhanjyang (2665m). Walking past the steep slope area, we reach Yamphudin village. There is the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area checkpost in Yamphudin, where our permits are checked if we had begun our trek with Kanchenjunga South Base Camp first.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1692m.|3910ft.

After having breakfast in Yamphudin, we walk exploring beautiful landscapes through the trails, and trekking alongside the pathway of Kabeli Khola, we will reach our destination for the day, Khebang. 

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1915m.|6282ft.

Leaving the mountain villages, we will take a drive to Kanyam, a beautiful place surrounded by tea gardens. Along the way to Kanyam, we can see the cardamom and tea cultivation through our windows. Keeping the bittersweet memories of the trek at the high altitudes, we are now at the lowlands. You can encounter many local tourists as Kanyam is a popular destination with tea gardens.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1210m.|3969ft.

We will have our breakfast and explore the green tea cultivation area for a while. Then, we will have a 2-3 hour drive to Bhadrapur. We will have a 45 to 50 minutes flight from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu in the late afternoon. We will escort you to your hotel and invite you to a farewell dinner with our management team in the evening.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Farewell Dinner
  • 1400m.|4593ft.

Our trek ends here. If you want to join any other trekking or adventure activities, we can organize that too.

If you return to your home or any foreign destination, we can arrange the airport transfer and wish to see you again in the future.

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    Route Map

    Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek - 18 Days map

    What's Included

    • Airport Pickup and drop service during both international and domestic flight
    • All necessary trekking permits 
    • All accommodations during the trek
    • Three meals a day (B/LD) during the trek and Tea and Coffee
    • Government Licensed and first aid-trained trekking guide
    • Salary, food, equipment, and insurance of the trekking guide
    • Flight of Kathmandu - Bhadrapur, and Bhadrapur - Kathmandu
    • Bhadrapur - Taplejung, Taplejung - Mitlung, Khebang - Ilam, and Ilam - Bhadrapur by local bus/ Jeep sharing
    • First aid kit with basic medication
    • Sleeping bag / Down Jacket if needed (it is refundable)
    • Nepal Nirvana T-shirt, Trekking Map, and Water Purifications Drop / Tablet
    • Farewell dinner in a fine Restaurant
    • Official expense, all local and government tax and vat.


    What's Excluded

    • International flight tickets and Nepal entry visa
    • Travel and health Insurance which cover emergency Rescues and evacuations
    • During trekking time personal expenses, snacks, Beer, coke, juice, water, WI-FI, etc.
    • Hotel and Food in Kathmandu 
    • One Porter costs $400 (Optional if you require a porter) 
    • Private Jeep $400 (Optional)
    • Sightseeing fees ( temples, monasteries)
    • Tips for treks guide and porter (it is expected)

    Upcoming Departures

    Start DateWednesdaySeptember 06, 2023End DateSaturdaySeptember 23, 2023PriceAvailableUS $1399
    Start DateMondaySeptember 11, 2023End DateThursdaySeptember 28, 2023PriceAvailableUS $1399
    Start DateWednesdaySeptember 13, 2023End DateSaturdaySeptember 30, 2023PriceAvailableUS $1399
    Start DateSundaySeptember 17, 2023End DateWednesdayOctober 04, 2023PriceAvailableUS $1399
    Start DateThursdaySeptember 21, 2023End DateSundayOctober 08, 2023PriceAvailableUS $1399
    Start DateWednesdaySeptember 27, 2023End DateSaturdayOctober 14, 2023PriceAvailableUS $1399

    Useful Info

    Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Difficulty

    Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is one of the wild and most strenuous treks in Nepal. It is a relatively long trek with many hurdles like passes, rivers, gorges, glaciers, rocky hills, many steep ascents & descents, etc.  

    There are multiple days with over 8 hours of walk. The region is very remote, so you cannot get any modern comforts, and the trail is quite empty. The thin air at high altitude exhausts sooner than you may think and add up to the difficulty. 

    Similarly, acute mountain sickness (AMS) or also referred to as altitude sickness, is something you constantly have to be careful about. One mistake, and you may begin to see the early symptoms of altitude sickness (breathing problem, headache, nausea, loss of appetite).

    Physical Fitness & Preparations for the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

    In a single day of walking, there will be many ascends & descends. The trail follows a rugged path with long walking hours. With the increase in elevation, the air gets thinner, and the cold climate may affect you. If you are not physically fit, then Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking can become a nightmare for you. 

    The trek is no doubt very rewarding, but it comes at the cost of difficult walking and endurance. Not only physical endurance but mental too. It's a tea house trek with no modern facility at all. The services will be the bare minimum, and you will be finding yourself paying for the little things like hot shower, internet, charging, drinking water, etc. 

    The best way to prepare for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Nepal is by doing physical training and if possible, a few small hikes & short treks. For exercise, work on cardio exercises, like jogging, running, long walks, cycling, climbing stairs, and swimming. Likewise, you can focus on building your muscles and core body strength.

    Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking Best Time

    The Himalayas have two trekking seasons with stable weather and moderate climate - spring (March to May and autumn (September to November). Now depending upon your needs, you can trek to Kanchenjunga Circuit in either of these two seasons. 

    If you want to enjoy the picture-perfect kind of route (bloomed with hundreds of colorful flowers and greeneries beneath white-snow capped mountains & foothills), spring is the ideal option. Likewise, if you would love to come across Nepalese biggest festivals and enjoy dry, barren exotic landscapes, then autumn is a perfect choice. 

    Can we make Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Shorter than 18 Days?

    Yes, we can do Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek in less than 18 days. By flying directly to Suketar, you can do the Kanchenjunga Trek in 13 days. Moreover, if you only go to the south base camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the trip can be done in less than 10 days as there is a road all the way up to the Yamphudin.

    Why are we not taking Kathmandu to Suketar (Taplejung) direct flight and rather driving Kathmandu to Bhadrapur?

    Instead of flying Kathmandu to Suketar and saving a few days of walking, we choose to drive to Bhadrapur from Kathmandu to offer you the best trekking experience. You will get to explore the lowlands and visit culturally rich villages that you may miss while flying. 

    Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek permit

    Kanchenjunga Circuit is a controlled area by the government of Nepal. The region is restricted and international travelers are only allowed to enter under certain rules. We will get the permit on your behalf, and our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek package cost involves all the costs of necessary permits. 

    First, you cannot trek to Kanchenjunga alone or with an independent trekker. The trip must be organized and managed by a local licensed trekking company. Second, there should be two trekkers in the group (not including the guide and porter). 

    Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project Entry Permit (KCAP): Nrs 2,000 per person

    Kanchenjunga Restricted Area Permit (KRAP): USD 20 per person, per week

    Tea House Condition in Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

    Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a teahouse trek with basic facilities, like shared toilets and limited amenities. The accommodation is very raw. You will get proper accommodation in Suketar and Gunsa. A countable number of teahouses are only available in some places.

    For instance, Lhonak has the last teahouse on the route to the north base camp. Whereas, Ramche is the last teahouse on the route to the south base camp. Likewise, on the Sele Pass high camp, there are only two tea houses available that accommodate ten to fifteen trekkers at a time. 


    The food along the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek route is basic. You will get breakfast and dinner in the same teahouse where you spend the night. And the lunch is eaten along the way. The most common and best menu is dal bhat tarkari with other side dishes. It will keep you healthy and provide all the needed nutrients. 

    Do pack enough snacks and bars to have while trekking. Better not hope to get any good snacks along the way. Even if you get one, the price will be way more than you can imagine.


    • Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek crosses the Sele La pass, reaches the Kanchenjunga North and South Base Camp, and involves rocky, steep terrain. The trek is marked strenuous by the professional trekkers and not advised for the new trekkers.

    • You can drive for 2 days from Kathmandu to reach the starting point of the Kanchenjunga region. There is also a flight option to Bhadrapur and a drive to the starting point of the trek. You can directly fly to Suketar and begin trekking if the weather is clear.

    • Depending upon your Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek itinerary, you can do the trek in 13 days and above. Our Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek itinerary is 23 days.

    • Kanchenjunga is situated in the far eastern part of Nepal and borders Sikkim and Tibet.

    • From Kathmandu, the aerial distance to Kanchenjunga is 260 km away. Roadways distance is approximately 670 km between Kathmandu and the starting point of the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, Taplejung.

    • No, you cannot trek to Kanchenjunga without a guide managed by a registered local trekking company. Moreover, there should be at least two trekkers in the group, and this does not count a guide or porters.

    • No, Kanchenjunga and K2 are two different mountains located in two countries. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m/28,169 ft) is the third highest mountain in the world, situated in Nepal. Likewise, K2 (8,611 m/28,251 ft) is the second-highest mountain in the world located in Pakistan.

    Client Reviews

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      Martin PilarskiGermanyMay 22, 2023

      Nepal Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek (South & North BC)

      Eine seeehr kurzfristige Entscheidung nach Nepal zu fliegen & Kanchenjunga Trek zu machen (- Feedback über Nacht
      - Angebot & Vorschläge innerhalb von paar Stunden
      - Selbst auf Flugänderung ohne Probleme reagiert und die Tour leicht verschoben

      Ohne Probleme wurde alles abgewickelt und Bhim - THE GUIDE - stand bereit. Tag Zwei nach der Landung in Kathmandu gings bereits los. Ich hatte eine fantastische Zeit - der Trek bietet alles und reflektiert den puren Reiz von Nepal & Himalaya.

      Ich war mehrmals in Nepal, aber diese Tour war wirklich was besonderes. Bhim sorgte stets dafür, das es mir an Nichs fehlte. Wir blieben flexibel und haben - mal wetterbedingt, mal durch unser Tempo - den Zeitplan um zwei Tage überholt. Die Tour war wirklich ein Erlebnis - auch weil die Natur mal die positiven mal negativen Seiten zeigte.

      Zum Abschluss gab es noch einen schönen Abend mit KP (und die Erkenntnis das nach einer Tour zwei Gorkha Strong Beers echt reinfahren).

      Wer nicht nur Preis und Service - und die stimmen hier absolut - sondern auch dieses kleine etwas "Mehr" sucht ist hier richtig. Gefühl trügt hier nicht - gerne nochmal, wenn ich mich mal wieder im Himalaya von der Welt abkoppeln möchte.
      Bhim - you and me.. next time again :-)

      Dear Martin, Namaste!
      Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. We’re very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the trek with our Guide, Bhim. Thanks a lot for your thoughts on the trek with our Nepal Nirvana Trails team. Wish to see you again for trekking in other regions of Nepal.
      Best Regards,
      Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.
      WhatsApp: +977 9841380469

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      Amy Lynn BrumfieldUnited StatesMay 19, 2023

      Kanchenjunga - Trip of a Lifetime!

      TRIP: 21 Day trek of the Kanchenjunga Circuit to North and South Base Camp
      DATES: April 16 - May 8, 2023
      Guide: Mr. Jangbu Sherpa
      Porter: Mr. Karma Sherpa

      This trip of a lifetime was the best we could have ever hoped for! From start to finish, Nepal Nirvana Trails offered the most exquisite service that far surpassed our expectations. KP was extremely helpful with all emails during the planning stages and was patient and kind, and promptly answered any questions I had. Upon arrival, we were greeted at the airport by Bishal and Jangbu, our soon to be guide whom we would be spending the next three weeks with. On departure day, our guide met us to take us to the domestic airport, and from then onwards, everything was in Jangbu's expert hands. We felt safe, happy, and well taken care of during our adventure. (And we saw the top of Everest from the flight!)

      To say the area we went to was "remote" would be an understatement. Flights, tuk tuks, jeeps, and days of walking after the roads finished, as just the "start". If you're looking for a very off the beaten track, away from the tourists, and diving into the full cultural experience of Nepal, living like a local, meeting mule and yak-cow shepherds and local families type of experience, this is the best choice. Don't expect Wi-Fi, much electricity, or many other tourists, but I think the people we met on the trip were looking for just that, to get away and really experience the great outdoors and the untouched beauty of the Himalayas.

      Throughout the trip, the views were absolutely stunning. We walked over numerous suspension bridges, through rhododendron forests, passed temples and monasteries, and even got to walk within a 40-strong mule herd along a large section of trail (until they just were too fast for us). Of all the gorgeous mountains we saw, we were repeatedly told they were just "hills", laughing because of course they would be the highest mountain in all of the UK and much of Europe if we were back home. Ok Jangbu...we will keep waiting for "mountains". ;-)

      Guide Jangbu, and our porter Karma were the absolute dream team. They worked so hard, were so happy and delightful at all times, and Jangbu was by far the most experienced of many of the other guides we met along the path, as some tourists had guides that had never even been over in this area before. They kept us remarkably well fed with delicious local meals of Dahl bat, momos, Thukpa, Sherpa Stew, as well as carrying and providing daily biscuits and fruit that was such a treat. We were so lucky and happy to have our team.

      There were days that were easier than others, but every day was an amazing adventure, and very doable for anyone that is reasonably fit and motivated. The spacing between the teahouses allowed us to walk for the first half of the day, and then be able to relax in the teahouses with lots of tea and delicious food for the second half of the day. We recommend taking a small notebook to pass the afternoons writing down memories from the day, as well as any of the local recipes you can manage to watch when the ladies are making Nepali delicacies on the open fires/stoves.

      When we finally got to Pangpema - North Base Camp, we were awarded with amazing views of Kanchenjunga - the 3rd tallest mountain in the world. What an unbelievable experience!

      We carried on back down the route we came, then over a high pass - Selele Pass, and then back up again towards South Base Camp for another view of Kanchenjunga.

      Upon return to Kathmandu, KP treated us to a lovely farewell dinner, and before we finally departed, he managed to see us off with lovely local gifts from Nepal. From start to finish, this company absolutely took care of everything. For the price for the trip, and the service we received, I would certainly say they are one of the best choices of companies in Nepal. We will be back! Highly recommended.

      Hello Amy, Namaste!
      Thank you for sharing your incredible experience trekking the Kanchenjunga Circuit with Nepal Nirvana Trails. We're thrilled to hear that your trip was a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and that the service provided by the company far exceeded your expectations. We're delighted to hear that Jangbu and Karma, your porter, formed an outstanding team. Thank you for highly recommending Nepal Nirvana Trails. We hope you will return for another adventure in the future.
      Best Regards,
      Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.
      WhatsApp: +977 9841380469

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