Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
I’m definitely doing the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek in mid-November (probably leaving on the 17th but can be a bit flexible) and am looking for others to join the trip. There are already two of us going, but one or two more are welcome to join.
I know a good guide who I have used before. He charges approx $30 per day (which is shared). His English is decent if a bit broken, but he’s very helpful and friendly and has done this trek a bunch of times.
The plan is to get the long night bus (on the 17th) and trek to the usual starting point of Taplelung (which takes a day I think). If you prefer to fly that’s up to you – but it’s pricey and would have to arrange a meet up in Taplejung. Then it is a trek to the North Base Camp followed by the South BC at Yalung, before heading back to Taplejung. It will take approx 21+ days and it is teahouse trekking (pretty basic in some places) the whole way so no camping gear required.
(Permits for everything will come to $60 btw)
I’ve done a lot of trekking (and a bit of not so technical climbing) in Nepal and although I’m quite a good walker (not super fast or super slow) I always like to trek in a relaxed way without rushing, having tight deadlines to get back, etc. I am always happy to spend an extra day somewhere if it is nice, to acclimatize/rest, or if someone is feeling tired or a bit ill, etc.
So, if you are genuinely interested (please don’t waste my time), have a fairly flexible schedule, and are an easy-going, relaxed person with a sense of fun and adventure (please no drama queens, whingers or bossy types!) then please get in touch.
I am in Nepal now by the way (but might be in the mountains so sorry if I don’t respond immediately) so if you want to meet up over a beer or coffee or whatever in Thamel to discuss (I’ll definitely be there from Nov 13th onwards) then drop me a message.
David (36, from London)Reply