Now you can experience one of the most exciting journeys in Nepal. The “Kanchenjunga Trek”. Kanchenjunga is located on the eastern border of Nepal in what was a fairly remote area that was only accessible to climbers who were willing to camp. Now that affordable teahouses have opened up, this area is available to trekking enthusiasts.
Kanchenjunga will appeal to anyone looking for a challenging trek visited by few other. It is a more tranquil and authentic experience in comparison to the often crowded more well-known treks.
Total number of days: 27 days
Level of Difficulty: Strenuous, 21 days trekking
Accommodation: 5 nights in a hotel, 21 nights in teahouses. Some Teahouses are basic.
Maximum Group Size: 12
While this trek is not the most difficult in the area, it is challenging due to the fact that the trail is narrow, and the accommodations can be primitive at times. However, if you are searching for an authentic experience, you have found the right trek.One interesting aspect of the journey is that for a number of days, you will climb to a height but return to a lower level to sleep. This assists your body acclimatize to the changing conditions.
From your arrival to flying home, for all of the 27 days, you will be immersed in the spirit of Nepal. Enjoy!
“Breathtakingly Stunning” is the word that comes to mind to describe what awaits you. Exquisite Himalayan scenes, old growth forests, primitive wildlife expanses, one of a kind cultural experiences and the warm welcome from the native peoples of the area.
The walk starts by approaching the northern side of Kanchenjunga making your way to the North Base camp. Upon reaching Pangpema the trek returns as far as Ghunsa to then cross the Mirgin La Pass to the southern side of the mountain. On this side you journey through the Yak pastures of Oktang and Ramche making your way to the South Base Camp.
Your Journey Highlights
- On route to the North and South Kanchenjunga Base camps you will be amazed by the breathtaking views
- Kanchenjunga is the world’s third highest peak at 8,586 meters, expect the unimaginable from this great height
- Travel through a range of climate zones from subtropical jungle valleys, to rhododendron vistas to the alpine meadows that are devoid of any trees to rugged moraine and glaciers
- Grasp an understanding of the unique wildlife: Himalayan Black Bear, Blue Sheep, Snow Leopard and the Red Panda.
- Be immersed in the warmth of the hospitality of the local inhabitants of this mountain region.
- Learn about the cultures of the Chhetri, Rai, Limbu, Gurung, Sherpa, and Tibetan
- Establish life-long friendships with other trekkers on your journey.