Kanchenjunga known best as the third highest mountain in the world lies in the lap of the Himalayas with Tamur River on its west and Teesta River on the east. Dubbed as the “Five Treasures of Snow”, the Kanchanjunga range is worshipped by Buddhists as well as Hindus. Kanchanjunga was first climbed by British, George Band and his friends through the south ridge.
The Kanchenjunga trekking region falls in three eco-regions namely eastern Himalayan broad-leaved and coniferous forests, Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows and the Terai-Duar Savanna and grassland providing a wide range of geographical experiences.
Falling on the Kanchenjunga Conservation area, the Kanchanjunga Trekking route passes through a line of rhododendron, pines, oaks, and fir trees. The conservation area is also home to wildlife which is on the verge of extinction. The trek gives way to mid-hill Illam villages famous for tea, Tembawa village, LaliKharka village, and Gybala village for the distinct Bahun, Chettri, and Rai settlements.
Making the trek so famous is perhaps the walk to Pang Pema above 5000m at North Base Camp, showing off panoramic views of TapleSikhar, and GivegelaChuli. Unhindered views of Mt. Makalu, Chamlang peaks. Mt. Baruntse, and of course the Kanchenjunga range is what makes the trek all the more special.