Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world which is in the remote region of the east encompass of Nepal. The pinpoint of Mt. Kanchenjunga, moiety part at Taplejung of Nepal and at Sikkim, India. It takes the trekkers through the off-beaten trail of wild adventurous embodied Nepal while strolling for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.
The essence of Kanchenjunga is that ‘Kanchen’ means pure and ‘junga’ means clear. This hiking explores the wonderful scene and culture of Buddhist people of rural Nepal which is far less befell by foreigners.
In Nepal, there are 8 highest mountains among them Kanchenjunga is the second highest mountain with an elevation of 28168 ft. Trek to Kanchenjunga was a strictly confined area before. However nowadays the number of tourists started visiting and made this place a base camp area for hiking. Joe Brown and George band were the first ascents to climb Kanchenjunga in 1955.
Though this trek is a minimally befallen trek, the strenuous trail, dense forest, fast-flowing rivers and quaint hills at a distance will assuredly satisfy you.
The trek starts from Taplejung and ends at Suketar. This trek will explore the beauty of the Kanchenjunga region through stunning forests, landscapes, and alpine Mountains. Trekkers who prefer long hikes with good health can enjoy both the southern and northern Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.
However, to overcome the challenge to some extent instead of choosing this Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek endeavor either Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek or Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek. This trek will be worth visiting to get a lifetime experience. There are three routes to get to Kanchenjunga from Nepal and only one from India.
In earlier periods before 2015, Kanchenjunga Trek was a Camping trek. Trek at that time was more difficult than now. But with the construction of a few teahouses on the route, it is no more a camping trek. Nowadays there are the facilities of teahouses on the trail to Kanchenjunga village. Though Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek has uplifted from camping to teahouse trek, trekkers can’t go for the adventurous trekking alone to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp.
Trekkers can find simple accommodation facilities in a certain hamlet with narrow and rough trails. There is the settlement of different ethnic groups like Hinduism and Buddhism but there is mostly Tibetian Burman who follow Tibetan culture. The trails are still offbeat, so you better visit this destination in a group of a few trekking junkies.
To join this Kanchenjunga Circuit trek it is compulsory for you to have a group of at least two. Furthermore, it is equally important to have a local guide. Few of the trekkers lost their lives during a trek to Kanchenjunga. You should take the foremost gear and equipment for safety while trekking in this area which is at a high altitude. The teahouse and hotel might sometimes remain closed so you must carry a sleeping bag with you.
The unique taste of the foods and culture of the Kanchenjunga area attracts many tourists. The famous drink which is called Tong- Ba is the local drink that is the prime and unique charisma of this trek. This drink is made up of fermented millet with a mixture of hot water which is served in a bamboo jar with a straw on it.
Only simple food is available in this region. In some embodies, you can find thukpa, pasta, and momo but mostly you can find ordinary food: rice, pulse, and vegetables.
The difficulty of the trek - Difficult travelers experience.
Trek duration": 14 to 24 days.
Accommodation on the trek: - many parts in Lodges, some days in Tent.
Transportation: by air to Suketar or by air to Bhadrapur bus to Basantapur or Taplejung.
Necessary Information for the trek:
- Packing Gear for the worst condition with warm clothes and - 10 to -15 sleeping Bag, and a down jacket for extreme cold.
- Extra spare Battery and power bank due to electricity rare available on this trek.
- Trekking staff and trekkers sleep in lodges and tents. Lodges on this trek are very basic. There are plenty of good Camps paid but for a few bucks.
- Many Guesthouses are open from March to November. Except for those times they may be closed. so bring a sleeping Bag and tents we warmly suggested.
- Ghunsa has some good lodges that have a hot shower.
- At the higher elevation at Lhonak, probably trekkers do have not enough sleep due to moving glaciers at a higher elevation. After the morning Kanchenjunga view you feel better.
- Until 1852 Mount Kanchenjunga was thought to be the highest mountain in the world but after MT Everest and Mt. K2 find it was the third-highest mountain.
- Along the trek, there are numerous guest houses. Trekkers have the opportunity to buy food and drinks.
- Good Physical fitness trekkers with enough holiday can enjoy both south and North view with the Kanchenjunga circuit crossing over Mirgin La (4663m) and Lapsang La (5160 m). It takes 3 weeks.