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Kanchenjunga region trek is the picturesque indigenous trek with varied lifestyle and culture trekkers.

Most of the trekking routes pass towards adorable cultivation rural villages alongside farming hillock between glacial water rivers valley, Hazy conifers trees, and alpine grassland. This kind of hiking trail in this region is long till the Kanchenjunga view appears. So the Kanchenjunga trek is the most awesome thrilling trek in Nepal's eastern Himalayas.

Endless uphill and downhill topography and far away from the capital of Nepal- Kathmandu only a few hikers visit this route even it's a very popular region of the trek due to the world's third-highest mountain. Before monsoon and after monsoon few homestay and teahouses with basic facilities and foods provided. The rest of the year they close the lodges so before confirming your holiday consult with Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions travel experts about camping materials, food gear, and other trekking essentials and arrangements.

Top treks in Kanchenjunga:

North Kanchenjunga treks:

North Kanchenjunga base camp trekking provides sight of astonishing snow-covered Himalayan ranges and scenery tropical landscape, subtropical forest with tundra, and eye-catching glaciers.

Kanchenjunga treks is a demanding trek so we advise those hikers who had prior hiking experience and excellent body health and strength. KBC north locates at the elevation of 5100m typically as ridges at its edges or extremity of Kanchenjunga glaciers.

Kanchenjunga North BC provides the extraordinary eyeshot of the North face of Kanchenjunga, Kanchenjunga west with Yalungkang peak and Jugal ranges.

In comparison to the 2 principal Kanchenjunga treks, the north KBC trek is a challenging, extensive, and dazzling trekking trail. Kanchenjunga trek route encounters a woodland ravine and uphill trails alongside the sharp gradual hill. Beginning hiking trails offers the pastoral community to the community with various racial interlinking but at the ending the forest trails and the single meander over the Alps meadow grassland.

Pang Pema (5140m) is a mass of small loose stones that form or cover a slope on an MT Kanchenjunga mountain. One extra day of exploration can give a cheer-up delight to the Drohmo Ri(5914m) and the scenery as best as climbers of a peak and a few chances of Mountain Sickness(AMS).

The disadvantage or demerit of the trek is to back the trek from the same trails you reach to the base camp.

KBC North Trip Facts:

  • Trek period: 18 to 20 days.
  • Highest Elevation: 5140m
  • Trip grade: Strenuous due to numerous uphill and downhill.
  • The starting point of trek: Taplejung
  • The ending point of trek: Taplejung
  • Accommodation: Primary lodges just provide basic facilities, Best idea is camping trekking.

Kanchenjunga south Treks:

KBC South trek is also mostly interchangeable like KBC north trek route. Various landscape, Fascinating villages life, developing greenery cultivation, many high altitude Himalayan peaks rather than northern routes, that enormous snow peaks mirror at the glacial lakes so this trek is spellbound. This trek route also many trekkers trek back from the same trekking trails. This trek brings hikers at the elevation of 4800m its lower altitude than northern base camp but the uncountable up and down treks makes this trek difficult and tiring.

KBC North Trip Facts:

Trek period: 15 days.

Highest Elevation: 4800m

Trip grade: Strenuous due to numerous uphill and downhill.

The starting point of trek: Taplejung

The ending point of trek: Taplejung

Accommodation: Primary lodges just provide basic facilities, Best idea is camping trekking.

Kanchenjunga north to south base camp:

Kanchenjunga circular trekking brings trekkers both KBC north and South. Due to hikers not needing to trek back from the same route but adventure lovers need to Stay 4 to 5 days above 4000m elevation of the Himalayas.

The Himalayas pass Lapsang La (5160m) need to pass for combined north and south Kanchenjunga trek. The pass is a little strenuous due to snow and ice covering the pass almost any season all-around the year. Some trekkers pass Mirgin la (4663m) for covering both KBC north and South treks.

Trip facts of Kanchenjunga north and south base camp combined trek:

Trek trade: difficult due to remote region hiking. No facilities. Camping is only one choice in higher elevation.

Trek period: 24 days.

Highest Elevation: 5160m

The starting point of trek: Taplejung

The ending point of trek: Taplejung

Accommodation: Appropriate suggestion is camping. Some basic lodges are available.

The climax of Kanchenjunga Treks:

1. Hidden remote trek:

Kanchenjunga trekking is recognized as off the beaten trail only a few trekkers trek as compared as Everest Region and Annapurna region in Nepal. So this trek is a calm, tranquil, and relaxing trekking for the trekkers who do not love the crowd.

2. Himalayan Scenery:

Kanchenjunga trekking not only provides the snowcapped Himalayan vistas but also gives the sights of rock walls covered with the ice so it’s the best Himalayan views trek.

3. untouched alpine woodland:

The biological buckle travel destination is Kanchenjunga. Brilliant Bud of National flower- Rhododendron purple at beginning of spring and middle of the spring season flew with numerous colors of red white and pink and all the season different kinds of flower and trees available in Kanchenjunga region which cannot compare with other trek destination of Nepal. The admired flower blue poppy in this region, the very old spotless alpine forest absolutely puzzling and beautiful.

4. Specific Lifestyle of countryside Locals.

Kanchenjunga region trek provides to explore the countryside local life in the east region of Nepali people which the main occupation is agriculture so you can have a look of each of a series of flat areas made on a slope, used for cultivation, Timber wood adobe with wood With access from an upper-floor door named Bardali by locals this place used to put corn to protect by mouse and for the sundry.

5. Fauna

Due to Various elevations and tolerance in climate many wildlife in the jungle is home to Blue sheep, Pheasants, and rare snow leopards in higher elevations. At the lower elevation, eastern Nepal is very hot with Humid so few birds and black-headed Monkeys are available.

Kanchenjunga Trek FAQs:

1, What kinds of Permits are essential for Kanchenjunga Trek:

3 types of trekking permits are required to trek in the Kanchenjunga region.

A. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project (KCAP) permits at a cost of RS 3000.

B. Kanchenjunga restricted area permits for the route in Tapethok and Yamphuding VDCs US$ 10 per person for a week.

C. Trekkers Information Management System permits (TIMS) issued by Trekking agency Association of Nepal.

Note: Min person two is necessary to trek in this region.

2, the Kanchenjunga trek just a camping trek?

Many Guidebooks indicate that the Kanchenjunga region trek is just a Camping trek it’s not accurate due to many local villages offering Homestay trips and small guesthouses also available in trekking routes they offer trekkers private to dormitory rooms in the higher season of trekking in spring and autumn.

3, The Best season of KBC trek:

From October beginning to November Ending(Autumn) and March to May(spring) are two appropriate seasons of the trek due to clear sky, Less cold in higher elevation, can find basic accommodation and food until the last village, can observe the flower and wildlife so before monsoon and after monsoon is the best time to visit Kanchenjunga.

4, Flight information and transportation:

Until Taplejung you can take the long drive from Kathmandu or flight. Also, a tiny airstrip until suketar can available. If the weather is not appropriate it's delayed or canceled easily. So we advise our valuable trekkers to bring at least 2 days of contingency due to weather conditions and long drive tiredness rest.

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