- 2 to 8
- 5143 meter/16869 feet
- Somewhat Active
- Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
- In Person
- Restricted Region Trek
Kanchenjunga Conservation Area 2,035 Sq.Km, is one of the attraction for trekkers to explore the first-hand experience on variation of Flora and Fauna inside the conservation area with Sherpa, Tamang, Chhetri, and many other tribes. People living here, who are warm-hearted and generous for trekkers and live in harmony. Their local food, culture, tradition, and respect towards guest are treasure valued here which is the loveliest part of Kanchenjunga Trek
Kanchenjunga Trekking is one of the demanding treks since we pass high altitude around 5000m during our trekking in this hidden, beautiful, panoramic region. We start our trekking after driving in a tourist bus or by direct flight to Suketar. Trail follows, two base camps and one Vanjyang (narrow valley), this signifies the adventure in this trekking. Since this is a base camp trekking, we can organize as per your need and requirement, please feel free to contact us for further changes in the suggested itinerary Kanchenjunga Trekking.
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is one of the most beautiful and exciting trekking activities in Nepal. The trek is considered by many, as one of the finest remote trekking routes in Nepal. Mainly the trekking package duration is 18 to 28 days trekking, in eastern Nepal.
Mt Kanchenjunga, which is known as the third highest peak in the world, is a less crowded trekking destination of Nepal Himalaya. During Kanchenjunga Trek in Nepal, you may witness an unspoiled trekking trail in eastern villages of Nepal. Many people believe that, the trek requires your good physics; because the trek is not easy for all people, there are many unidentified trails & rough ups/downs.
Kanchenjunga means ‘Five Treasures of the Great Snow’ in the Tibetan language, which denotes the five summits that make up Kanchenjunga range.
How exciting is Kanchenjunga Trek?
Trekking in Kanchenjunga offers the view of the most beautiful and attractive Himalayan scenery. You will witness the best views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, and Jahnu Himal. You will also see towering heights of Kabru and Mt. Rothang above a moraine on the Nepal-Sikkim border.
During the trek, the landscape is gradually changed. The trek offers diversified wildlife and vegetation.
During the trek, you need to pass the protected areas of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. There you can experience several wildlife and birds. The type of birds like; pheasant, dragon and animals like; snow leopard, black bear, red panda, etc are found in Kanchenjunga conservation area.
The trek route then passes through Himalayan coniferous forests, alpine shrubs, meadows, and grasslands. The natural beauty you may witness during the trek is mesmerizing! The trekking trail is culturally rewarding. Along the route, you will encounter mixed cultures, ethnic communities, and tribes which is the most exciting part of the tour.
The trek is a combination of the camp trekking and tea house. This trekking adventure rewards you with amazing memories to cherish for your long life period.
Where is Kanchenjunga Located? Is It in Nepal or in India?
Kanchenjunga which is the third highest peak in the world with an elevation of 8,586 meters lies between Sikkim – India, and Taplejung – Nepal. Kanchenjunga had a major controversy until 1852 as it was assumed as a highest mountain in the world before 1852 A.D.
Himalaya Exists on both countries i.e : Nepal and India
When a survey in 1849 came to the conclusion that Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world, thereafter, Kanchenjunga was considered the third highest peak in the world.
Many people are confused as either Kanchenjunga lies in Nepal or in India? but, either answer is correct as it exists in both countries. The north peak lies in India while the south, center and main peaks lie in Nepal. Bhutan also shares some portion of Kanchenjunga, that’s why Kanchenjunga is known as a shared tourist attraction in the world.
What is the other name of Kanchenjunga?
Other names of Kanchenjunga: Kanchenjunga is also known as the ‘King of the Mountains’ which is popularly known as Kanchanjanga or Kinchinjunga. Other names which are offered to the mountain are, Kangchen Dzo-Nga, Kachendzonga, ‘The five treasures of the snow’, Kangchanfanga, Kanchenjunga, later spelled as Kangchenjunga or Kinchinjunga, Nepali Kumbhkaran Lungur and also known as world’s third-highest mountain.
How difficult is Kanchenjunga trek?
Being one of the most adventurous and difficult treks of Nepal, you must understand that Kanchenjunga trek is a difficult trek. The Kanchenjunga Trek is a difficult trek as you must pass rocky paths, difficult passes, wild glacier rivers, valleys, and forests. You must be healthy and fit to trek Kanchenjunga.
You may need a special permit from the government of Nepal to trek Kanchenjunga. The scenario describes how difficult is trekking in Kanchenjunga?
Find more about the difficulty of Kanchenjunga Trek.
What is the best time to trek?
The best time to trek Kanchenjunga are from early March to mid-May and from October to late November. It’s always a good idea to avoid the monsoon season. Means, May to mid/late September is not good for trekking in Kanchenjunga.
During the winter, tea-houses will be closed, and most of the local people will move to lower elevations so the only option will be camping, which will be extremely cold, in rainy season.
If you want to see an incredible show of the Rhododendrons in bloom, with the many varieties flowers growing here, flowering in different colors – the spring time is great. Though In spring, the trails are drier and in autumn the skies will be crystal clear. Now, it’s up to you when to choose and it’s your own decision to choose the best time for Kanchenjunga Trekking.
Can I Trek Solo?
The answer cannot be specific as the answer is both Yes or No. To get the permit of Kanchenjunga Trekking you must have at least two hikers in the group and a guide. In that case, you can’t do Kanchenjunga Trek solo or Trekking in Kanchenjunga without a trekking guide. Independent hikers cannot do the Kanchenjunga trek solo or without a guide.
But a question arises, How do trekkers trek Kanchenjunga Solo? So, is it possible to trek Kanchenjunga without a guide? Let’s say you strictly want to do a solo trek to Kanchenjunga. In that case, you can try paying double the permitted amount and travel with a guide. The fact is that you must need a trekking permit, and to get a permit you must show in a document that you are not trekking alone. Otherwise, you will not get a trekking permit, practically it is annoying.
How to get trek permits of Kanchenjunga?
You need a special Restricted Area Entry Permit for Kanchenjunga. The charge to get the trek permit is about 10 USD per person / per week. The permit allows you to start your trek from Tapethok VDC which ends at Yamphuding VDC. The permit can be obtained from Immigration in Kathmandu before your departure.
Note. – If you are not a Nepali citizen but interested for trekking in Nepal Himalaya, you need a Trekking Permit Nepal, before starting any trek. The policies are different for trekking based on remote areas, which are declared as restricted or not restricted regions.
Documents required to get Kanchenjunga Trek permit
- A registered travel and trekking agency in NEPAL.
- Minimum two number of trekkers
- One professional government registered guide.
- Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit, which can be obtained either in Kathmandu or during trek checkpoint.
Off the beaten trail in Kanchenjunga conservation area, the Kanchenjunga trek is a most admired trekking destination of Nepal. Trending trek but less visited region of penal – Kanchenjunga stands out as a virgin trekking trail.
Less visited trekking route and rarely explored village of Nepal in Kanchenjunga national park is rich in culture, tradition and the bio diversity.
Ways to trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp?
As we have already discussed that the solo trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp is not permitted by the Nepal government. Here you have options to trek Kanchenjunga.
1. With a group
Whether you want to travel privately or travel with a group, you will need to be accompanied by a licensed trekking guide to start your trek.
The trekking trails on Kanchenjunga is a less crowded trek. You may need to walk miles before you actually meet another trekker. With a group, you will feel more comfortable.
Kanchenjunga base camp trek with a group
A group with a minimum of 2 trekkers and an experienced trekking guide is crucial. You can get such after you contact registered trekking company in Nepal.
The company will manage and brief you well about the trek details . This is the only way to start your group trek legally. The trek costs, charges, proper good porters, and, accommodation will also be managed by them.
You can overcome all your worries and all you will be doing is enjoying your trek to Kanchenjunga.
Likewise, private treks are also another consideration to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. This involves a minimum of two trekkers and a licensed trekking guide. If you want to enjoy the trek at your own pace, private treks are an awesome choice.
According to the Nepal government law, at least one government authorized person has to accompany a tourist during their visit to a restricted area like Kanchenjunga. It’s Because Kanchenjunga lies in both Nepal and India, however, most of the trekking routes of Kanchenjunga lie in Nepal.
Yes, it’s easy for you to hire a licensed porter guide to accompany you and your friend. But, for factual information of places and trekking routes and for better communication with the locals and for emergency situations that may happen, opt to do it with a registered trekking company in Nepal.
How to deal with difficulty during Kanchenjunga trekking?
Furthermore, Kanchenjunga trekking is described as a difficult trek in Nepal but In general, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek may not be difficult if you follow some advice. Most of the people get AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) and the harsh unpredictable weather. Due to these reasons, the helicopter rescue service is always on standby in case of any emergency evacuation.
Ideas to deal with difficulties during Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
- Trek with the pulse Oximeter which helps to measure the level of oxygen in your blood. In case the oxygen level drops down, you may contact for rescue or take a break.
- Monitor your health at least two times a day.
- Drink at least 2-liters of water daily.
- Be sure to have enough acclimatization days.
- Be sure to check your gears thoroughly before you start a trek.
Major things to explore on the route to Kanchenjunga :
- Two Base Camps
- Mt. Kanchanjunga (3rd highest mountain of the world)
- Highest altitude 5150 meters
- Circuit trekking through jungle & remote village
- New trekking trail in Nepal
- Off the beaten trekking trail with very few trekkers
- Eastern region of Nepal