Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek lies in the Eastern border of Nepal and is widely considered to be the best trekking trail in rural Nepal by trekkers. During the trek, you will see plenty of forests booming with rhododendron and bamboo. You will also get a chance to get up close to the panoramic view of the mountains and get in touch with the local culture of the region.
The trek to the Base Camp of Kanchenjunga is one of the longest in Nepal as scaling this completing this trek will take you around 25 days. As you will spend so many days trekking in this region, the cost of this trek is slightly higher than trekking in other trekking trails. But there is no reason to worry as the trek is worth every penny that you spend.
Your itinerary to Kanchenjunga Base Camp starts with a flight to Bhadrapur, a town in the Terai parts of Nepal. From there, you will walk through trails that will take you to beautiful valleys, rugged hills, and snow-capped mountains.
One of the most enjoyable places in the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is the trek through Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. This conservation area, which is home to many flora and fauna, covers an area of 2035 square kilometers. Various wild animals like red panda, snow leopard, wild boar, and various species of deer are found in this region.
The trekking route to Kanchenjunga Base Camp was opened to foreign trekkers in 1998. Since then, it has been regarded as one of the most serene treks as it doesn’t receive as many trekkers as the Annapurna or Everest region. It also offers a unique perspective into the lives and culture of this region which is quite diverse.
This trek takes you to an altitude of more than 5000 meters and takes more than three weeks to complete. Along the trails, you will go through Migrin La pass (Sele-La pass), Yalung glaciers, rivers, hills, and beautiful villages. This trek will be one of the most authentic treks you have undertaken and a first-hand experience of the culture of the Eastern part of Nepal.
Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world.and stands at an altitude of 8586 meters. Kanchenjunga Mountain range lies in both India and Nepal. It covers around 16 peaks that are more than 7000 meters high. The name Kanchenjunga has a Tibetan origin and can be broken down as “Kang-Chen-Dzo-Nga”. It is interpreted in Sikkim as the “Five Treasuries of the Great Snow”.
Kanchenjunga Conservation Area
Kanchenjunga Conservation Area was formed in 1997. Sapping an area of 2035 square kilometers, it is home to two peaks in the Annapurna range. The conservation area is home to some exotic animal species like snow leopard, red panda, and Asian Black Bear. There are many species of birds in this region like blood pheasant, snow cock, red-billed cough, and golden-breasted full Vetta.