Kanchenjunga Trekking is one of the most beautiful trekking trails in Nepal. The trek takes you to one of the mountain massifs in the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga. Kanchenjunga means ‘Five Treasures of the Great Snow’ in the Tibetan language. They denote the five summits that makeup Kanchenjunga range. Kanchenjunga Trekking is an unspoiled trekking trail in eastern Nepal. It is a restricted trekking region. You must trek with a local guide and at least 2 trekkers. This is the most follow rule set by the Government of Nepal. The trail to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is less crowded. The trek rewards the trekkers with a unique insight into the remote part of Eastern Nepal. Also, you can witness the rural lifestyles in the region.
- Magnificent views of Mt. Kanchenjunga (Third highest peak in the world, 8586m elevation), Mt. Jannu (7710m), Mera Peak (6476m), and many others.
- You get to experience walking over the glaciers like Zemung glacier, Yalung glacier and Changsang glacier.
- The trek route passes through Himalayan coniferous forests, alpine shrubs, meadows, and grasslands as well as Pristine Rhododendron forest and the high alpine passes. The natural beauty of the region is mesmerizing! The trail is culturally rewarding. There are rare wildlife species in Kanchenjunga region like musk deer, snow leopard, blue sheep.
- The trek is a combination of the tea house and camp trekking. Along the route, we can encounter mixed cultures, ethnic communities, and tribes. This adventure rewards you with amazing memories to cherish for a lifetime.
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Kanchenjunga trek is a demanding trek as it sits in the remote and high altitude of Nepal. The highest point of Kanchenjunga North Base Camp is 5200 meters. So, you can just imagine how tough the trek must be. But this does not mean that the trek is unachievable.
The route to Kanchenjunga Trekking goes through several difficult ascends and descends. As the altitude increases, the difficulty level of the trek also increases. So, you should be mentally and physically prepared for the Kanchenjunga Trek difficulty.
On average, you will gain an altitude of 400-800 meters a day. The average walking duration ranges between 6-7 days. So, make sure you are someone who can walk continuously for such hours. Kanchenjunga trek is one of the best off beaten trekking trails in Nepal. But it still receives fewer trekkers compared to Everest and Annapurna region.
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HOW TO GET THERE
There are two ways to trek to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Nepal, north to south and south to north. Both the trek begins at Taplejung after a 45 min flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur followed by a jeep ride to Birtamod finally a bus ride to Taplejung. A circuit trek, on the contrary, is a combination of both the south and the north trek.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is possible to conduct throughout the year however spring and autumn are the favorable and most loved season for trekking in Kanchenjunga. The best months to trek in the Kanchenjunga region are from early March to mid-May and from October to late November. We recommend avoiding the monsoon season which runs from approximately late May to mid/late September.