Kanchenjunga trekking Trip is a full adventure in Nepal’s far-eastern corner. Cultural blend with nature in the villages of Nepal bordering India’s Sikkim province is worth a visit to Kanchenjunga region.
The least traveled section of the Nepal Himalayas, Kanchenjunga trekking still awaits trekkers and adventure seekers to discover its magnificent scenery and mysteriously isolated communities with rural life and interesting cultures.
Rhododendron, pine, and birch in the pristine alpine meadows; and rural Sherpa settlements make Kanchenjunga an adventure home in Nepal.
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Kanchenjunga is a Circuit Trek with 2 basecamps
Kanchenjunga is a circuit trek across the rural area of eastern Nepal. Good shape and some trekking experience is beneficial for Kanchenjunga circuit trekking. Besides its remoteness, trekkers sees local culture and religion at the Ramtang and Oktang Monasteries.
The beauty of the Himalaya along this circuit trekking is beautified with the rivers, waterfalls, lush forests, rhododendron, birch, and pine forests, the Yalung Glacier, and, of course, the mountain views.
Until the mid-18th century, Mt. Kanchenjunga was thought to be the highest mountain in the world. Later they started saying Mt Dhaulagiri as the highest Mountain in the world before George Everest scaled Mt Everest to be the tallest peak in the world.
Kanchenjunga Conservation Area protects the trekking trails inside the warmth of nature and mountains.
Trekking trip to Kanchenjunga requires special trekking permit issued by Nepal government, department of immigration. Restrictions in the area has preserved the area’s unique ecosystem, flora and fauna along with cultural & traditional remains in excellent state till date.
Mt. Kanchenjunga has four subsidiary summits all exceeding 8,000 meters. Kanchenjunga West also known as Yalung Kang (8,505m) is admired and the tallest. There are approximately twenty peaks above 7,000 meters in Kanchenjunga conservation area. Among many named mountains we see in Kanchenjunga trekking trip the highest is Kambachen (7,903m) followed by Janu (7,710m), Jongsong (7,483m), Kabru (7,353m), Tent Peak (7,365m), and there are many other unnammed mountains in the region. Video Gallery
There are also hundreds of summits above 6,000 meters extending all the way to India and China.
5 major glacial systems can be studied in Kanchenjunga conservation area. Zumu, Talung, and Rathong glaciers flow into Sikkim, while the Kanchenjunga and Yalung glaciers flow into Nepal’s great Tamor River.
One of the famous section of Great Himalayan Trail added to the Nepal trekking map has pushed Nepal tourism into far & wild. Many remote places of far eastern Nepal building of more tea houses along the Kanchenjunga trekking route is good. As this is good source of income for the locals from tourism. This kanchenjunga region has also given birth to many trekking guides, trekking agencies in Nepal & veteran mountaineers.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
21 days of actual trekking covering 220 kilometers in far eastern Nepal is peaceful adventure in the much less visited region of Nepali base camps. Not like Everest or Annapurna base camp, Kanchenjunga base camp is also a circuit trekking trail with very less people and wide excursion sites, along with.
As a restricted base camp trekking trip, you’ll require a local guide and at least two trekkers to obtain the necessary special permits to trek Kanchenjunga base camp.
Kanchenjunga trekking trip meets both the base camps of Kanchenjunga – north and south base camps. Being the world’s 3rd highest peak summit of kanchenjunga is standing at 8,586 meters above the sea level.
Kanchenjunga Trekking Route
Kanchenjunga circuit trekking route covers both base camps on the north and south sides of the mountain. As a restricted long trekking trip in Nepal – only a small numbers of people searching for customized dates joint Kanchenjunga trekking trip. Nepalgram Adventure provides in depth advice and preparation for the trip. Booking local trekking agency like Nepalgram adventure – we assure the best guide who is close to the trekking route and both the basecamps excursion. As well as a high degree of professionalism and care on trek with exceptional team is promised.
The route to Kanchenjunga trekking trip traverses through the Arun valley. Arun valley trekking itself is one of Nepal’s most attractive trekking destinations. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area covers 2035 square kilometers making Kanchenjunga Trekking trip appealing.
The Kanchenjunga trek with full board approximately costs USD $2000 to USD $3190 per individual for a private trip with Nepalgram Adventure. This price gives high degree of personal attention and the most affordable price for Kanchenjunga trekking trip.
Kanchenjunga Trekking Trip Info
Due to its remoteness, travel expenses (roadway and airway), and special permit pricing issued by Nepal government, trekking to Kanchenjunga is relatively expensive when compared to other tea house treks in Nepal. Kanchenjunga trekking being longer than Everest base camp or Manaslu circuit trekking – the cost is high along with the number of days you will have to spend in the Himalayas of Kanchenjunga conservation area.
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Permit for Kanchenjunga trekking permit can only be issued after your passport gets arrival stamp. Saying that you will compulsorily have to have a buffer day so as to start Kanchenjuga trekking.
However – arrangement of trekking is possible if you want to leave to the trek start point on the next day of arrival in Nepal.
The cost of our Kanchenjunga trek includes many other details along with the cost of a guide and porter. There are several trekking regions in Nepal where you can go without a guide, save the price for the Kanchenjunga because this trek must-have guide.
Apart from guide all inclusive package for Kanchenjunga trekking trip includes food, accommodation, transportation, special permit, shuttle service and many more.
The cost of our guide and porter covers their meals, lodging, and insurance. In comparison to other trekking regions of Nepal, the cost of food and lodging for the guide & porter is more in Kanchenjunga region; thus open your heart while tipping your support team at the end of the Kanchenjunga trekking trip.