Kanchenjunga Trek has been ranked by many trekkers as the best trekking route in rural Nepal extensive trek going deep into the remote mountain ranges on Nepal’s border with Sikkim and Tibet. The trail explores the area around Kanchenjunga the third highest mountain in the world. You will see a wide range of scenery from lush, tropical jungle through to rhododendron, chestnut and oak forests and then at higher altitudes into the alpine zone. You will see a range of Nepalese culture and life-style from Rai and Limbus to Tibetan Buddhist villages. Kanchenjunga region offers unbelievable trekking, and now in addition to the traditional full camping trek style, it’s possible to do teahouse trek to the region as well. Here is all you need to know!
The trek around Kanchenjunga Base Camp can be done entirely as a basic lodge or tea-house trek in September-October- November and in March-April-May. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world at 8586m/28,169ft and is on the border between Nepal and Sikkim (India). Wilderness Excursion’s trekking itinerary to Kanchenjunga only covers trekking route in Nepal on this site. The usual trekking destinations are the viewpoint near the climbing base camps on the south and north sides of this massive mountain traversing between north and south base camps is also highly enjoyable, making for a very pleasing and wilderness experience. The Kanchenjunga Trekking trail is not formed tracks of the Everest and Annapurna regions, though tracks are being rapidly improved up the north side. If you are grateful for a stone hut, wooden bed, evening Daal bhat and daily rough country, you will greatly enjoy this remote trek.
Only about 1,000 trekkers a year trek this place compared to over 35,000 in the Everest Region of Khumbu, so it is possible to walk blissfully all day and see nobody else. Most people you will meet will be in camping groups but you may meet some small private groups teahouse trekkers with their guides and porters. Note that there is considerable exposure on many of the tracks, so don’t go if you have vertigo or a fear of heights. This matrilineal Limbu (‘the bearer of bows and arrows’) homeland is not highly populated, particularly on the south side, and the people follow animist, Buddhist and some Hindu beliefs. Phale and Ghunsa on the northern side are uniquely Tibetan in architecture and religious practice but surprisingly by the general lack of outward religious signs that characterize the Khumbu region, for instance. There is a focus on tongba, a local drink; warm millet beer served in brass-decorated wooden pots with a straw. The around Kanchenjunga Trek can be done entirely as a lodge trek in September-October- November and in March-April-May. At the start and end of these periods there may be some lodges closed, particularly at higher altitudes. Always enquire before relying on these notes. There are toilets in nearly all places and phone access, limited on the south side. Wilderness Excursion provides tents just in case the lodges are closed with light meal.
Kanchenjunga range consists of five individual peaks where Kanchenjunga II is the highest among those. People from Kanchenjunga Region believe this mountain as sacred mountain as well as five treasures of snow in the form of gold, silver, gem, grain and holy books in each different summit. Joe Brown and George Band part of British expedition team first conquer the summit of Kanchenjunga in 1955. Entire range generates four different glaciers, which result in couple of famous river for Rafting in Nepal. This is basic Kanchenjunga Information now lets discuss a bit about Kanchenjunga Trekking that is conducted on state of Kanchenjunga Nepal. The first thing foreigner need to know is Trekking in Kanchenjunga is declared as restricted area trekking region in Nepal with strict policy of controlled tourism which clearly state that one need to obtain special restricted area permit as well as need to be accompanied by Nepali citizen before Trekking Kanchenjunga. Since trekkers’ posses special permits there is no necessities of Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card although conservation area project entry permit card is mandatory to obtain. If Trekking Kanchenjunga were in one’s to do list then it would be fruitful to obtain Information about Kanchenjunga.
A teahouse basis trek to Kanchenjunga is now encouraged and promoted as government of Nepal is emphasizing on development of infrastructure on Kanchenjunga Nepal to support the local economy in Kanchenjunga for involving in tourism sector. Trekking in Kanchenjunga can be one of the most adventurous treks with close interaction to Tibetan refugee whose settlement is all the way during Kanchenjunga Circuit.