Kanchenjunga Trek is an ideal trek for those with the time and desire to venture into some of the remoter regions of Nepal. Features incredible mountain and glacial terrain inhabited by a variety of ethnic groups.
Eastern corner stone of the Nepal Himalaya, situated astride the Nepal-Sikkim border, Kanchenjunga – Five Great Treasure Houses of Snow – is, at 8,586 meters, the world’s third highest mountain. Because of its remoteness, Kanchenjunga Trek offer’s the rare opportunity to explore an area where traditional life continues, little touched by the outside world.
This is a trek that reveals an incredible variety of landscapes. Following the sparking, mica-flecked, Tamur River for the first trekking days allows plenty of time to relax beneath sacred pipal trees and interact with local peoples in the many villages along the way. Limbu people may tempt you with tongba, a potent millet brew, and in the village of Gunsa, wooden houses are adorned with prayer flags by the Tibetans who have been living here for the past 30 years.
Rhododendron forests slowly give way to increasingly barren hillsides dotted with yak and blue sheep. Despite the closeness of the mountains, it is not until you almost reach base camp at Pang Pema that the spectacular peak of Kanchenjunga itself becomes visible – and so close you feel you could touch it. Exploring the nearby glaciers and side valleys, the incredible panorama of Kanchenjunga, Wedge Peak, The Twins, Pyramid Peak and Tent Peak are a fitting reward for your efforts.
Kanchenjunga Mountain, the world’s third highest mountain
Encounter to biodiversity especially the butterflies and other insects in the upper Arun Valley and the tunning rhododendrons of the Milke Danda
Stunning forests, high mountain passes, glaciers
Exploration of Local culture of Rai, Sherpa, Limbu and their lifestyle
Steep, unexplored less trekked region of Kanchenjunga
Trek Grade: 4
Trek Code: RMT-KAN-24
Duration: 24 days
Trek Style: Fully supported camping trek
Best time to go: Mar-June / Oct – Nov
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