Mt. Kanchenjunga is a third highest Mountain in the world. It rises with an elevation of 8,586 m in a section of eastern Himalayan region of Nepal. Delimited in the west by Tamor river, East by Teesta river, the north by Lhonak and South with Sikkim (India).
Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek through remote local village and beneath of high snow capped mountain, the way to its base camp is the most untouched trekking region of Nepal. The word Kanchenjunga comes from a Tibetan word referring to “Five great treasures in the snow.” This symbolizes its five peaks as gold, silver, precious stones, grain, and Holy Scriptures. Mt. Kanchenjunga ( 8,585m.) is the world’s third highest peak making this trek route even more intriguing. Kanchenjunga is towards the far-eastern part of Nepal protected under the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project (2,035 km2). The conservation area hosts several species such as impedance Pheasant, Shy Dragon, Snow Leopard, Black Bear, Red Panda and many more. If you are seeking peace in the nature, this route will be perfect for you. Popular for its remoteness, the trek was once a forbidden region and only opened for trekkers in 1988. So there are lesser trekkers in Kanchenjunga area and plenty of wildlife and natural heritages.
This route encompasses Himalayan coniferous forests, alpine shrub, meadows, and grasslands. It's a restricted trekking area, so you need a highly experienced trekking guide and at least 2 trekkers to obtain necessary permits to trek through Kanchenjunga. Kanchenjunga Base camp (5,150 m) is a tea-house trek and less crowded and still remote where you can experience traditional Nepali cultures and life-style from Rai and Limbus to Tibetan Buddhist villages and foods.
Kanchenjunga Base camp Trek 22 days long and challenging walk around Mt. Kanchenjunga visiting both North and South Base Camp. It is a long trek going deep into the remote mountain valley on Nepal’s border with Sikkim and Tibet. The route starts by approaching the north side of Kanchenjunga where you could see views of Tent peak, Nepal peak, Cross peak and then at Base Camp Kanchenjunga itself becomes visible. After Pangpema the trek returns to Ghunsa and then crosses the Mirgin La pass (4,580m) over to the south side of Kanchenjunga. Over this pass, visit the yak pastures of Ramche and Oktang where there are impressive views of the southwest face of Kanchenjunga.