Among the most popular trekking trails in the eastern part of Nepal, Kanchenjunga trekking is one of the less crowded trekking in Nepal. Even though the trail was open for trekkers in 1988, the trail still remains unexplored till the date as only a few trekkers have stepped on this trail. The name Kanchenjunga means “the five treasure of high snow” in the Tibetan language which refers to the five peaks; Kanchenjunga main (8,586 m), Kanchenjunga west“ Yalung Kang” (8,505 m), Kanchenjunga central (8,482 m), Kanchenjunga South (8,494 m) and kangbachen (7,903 m). Trekking in Kanchenjunga offers you a tremendous view of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse(8,516 m), Mt.Makalu(8,201 m), and Mt. Kanchenjunga itself. Standing at an elevation of 8586 m Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world, was first climbed in 1995 by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of a British expedition. Highly pleasing Kanchenjunga trekking provides you immense pleasure through magnificent scenario decorated by terrace landscape, remote mountain ranges, and pristine Rhododendron forest.
The Transboundary landscape of Kanchenjunga is shared by Bhutan, China, India, and Nepal. One of the main highlights of the adventurous and thrilling Kanchenjunga trek is walking through the beautiful villages’ of the Kanchenjunga conservation area (KCA, 1997). Covering an area of 2035 square kilometer is home to many globally significant flora and fauna and endangered species such as red panda, the Himalayan black bear, musk deer, elusive snow leopard, and many more. Due to its remoteness, some trekkers and locals believed that the abdominal snowman or “Yeti” is found in the Kanchenjunga region but the existence of Yeti still remains as the mystery unsolved stories which will surely excite any travelers and passersby. Besides, that you will explore the beautiful vibrant village of the Kanchenjunga region, inhabited by different communities of Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, and Gurung. Discovering their richly diverse culture, traditions, and customs, the trail lets you interact with local people and gives you a chance to observe the lifestyle of rural Nepalese people. s
Kanchenjunga trekking starts with your flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur then travel by a road to Taplejung, it is roughly 9-10 hours of drive. As you trek above, you slowly gain altitude which might make you feel like vomiting, nausea, pressure low, etc which is normal in high altitude but proper acclimatization helps you to reduce Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Along with the stunning views of Mt. Jannu, Jongsong, Kabru, Tent Peak and the twins, Kanchenjunga trekking leads you to the highest point of your trek, Pang Pema (5,140 m) from Northern Kanchenjunga valley. Before reaching Pang Pema, you can see Yalung Base camp (4,850 m) from southern Kanchenjunga valley. The Sele Le (4,290 m) connects both Kanchenjunga North Base Camp and South Base Camp. There are other remarkable places such as Lalikharka (2,220 m), Keswa (2,100 m), Mamanke (2,000 m) and many more in the Kanchenjunga region. You require a Special Restricted Area Entry Permit along with Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit to explore the Kanchenjunga region. You will have limited options or choices regarding food or accommodation, although there are few tea houses available with basic facilities. Thus, Kanchenjunga trekking might be challenging but a good level of fitness, little precautions, and a heart full of confidence will definitely help you to complete this trek.
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