Kanchenjunga world's third-highest mountain lies east of Nepal that shares a border with India is known as the “queen of the Himalayas”, “Five Treasures of Great Snow”, standing at a staggering altitude of 8586m. The word Kanchenjunga translates as “crystal clear”. The most isolated mountain among the eight-thousander Kanchenjunga has been a solidified expedition due to its unique geography. Although not popular, the Kanchenjunga trek is not for the faint-hearted, it's one of the premier trekking routes of Nepal, one of the most adventurous routes that reflect the traditional style of camping trekking which isn’t as popular these days. Kanchenjunga is the home to some of the rarest flora and fauna with unique culture and tradition engulfed in it.
Kanchenjunga trekking is a challenging yet adventurous route leading up to the northern base camp of Kanchenjunga standing at an elevation of 5,140m and is the most prominent point to view the diverse views of Kanchenjunga. The panoramic views of Kanchenjunga Himal, Kanchanjungha Madhya, Kanchenjunga South, Faktanglung, Yalung Kang, Kangbachen, Kirat Chuli, Jongsang, Kabru, Gimigela, Doma and Pathibhara can be observed from the base of the Kanchenjunga which is the ultimate point for trekking. Kanchenjunga has been climbed very little as compared to other mountains that have ultimately led as an off-beat trekking trail leading to Kanchenjunga. The northern and southern base camps of Kanchenjunga and Faktanglung Himal are the most important landmarks of this region.
Kanchenjunga is one of the remote and challenging trekking trials, if you are new to trekking and don’t have enough experience of hikes and trials Luxury Holidays Nepal doesn’t recommend you to get engaged in the Kanchenjunga trail but to try out some of the more luxurious and comfortable treks including Langtang Trekking, Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking, Mardi Himal Trekking, Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking. Kanchenjunga trekking tests your physical and mental limits so you are recommended to get the prior experience of trekking or to get engaged in a physical fitness program before a month or two of trekking.
The greatest months to travel in the Kanchenjunga district are from early March to mid-May and from October to late November. We suggest keeping away from the rainstorm season which runs from roughly late May to mid/late September. During the period of Spring and Autumn the weather seems to be calm and comfortable required for trekking in the remote area of trekking as a major part of the trek may be carried out through tents and hunts and definitely, calmer weather is preferred over rain and storm.
One of the less-visited trekking trails of Nepal, which has not been exploited by many and remains as natural as possible. If you are looking to experience the true aura of nature and the feel it gives then the Kanchenjunga trekking trail is for you. The trail remains unexplored yet offers some of the majestic views of snow-capped mountains, hills and landscapes, waterfalls, running waters, icefalls, glaciers, and many more.
Kanchenjunga comes under the protected area of Kanchenjunga national park with elusive snow leopards, the Himalayan black bear, and the Assamese macaque present under it, as well as an unforgettable landscape of towering peaks, cascading waterfalls, and verdant forests of rhododendron and bamboo. During the period of spring, the dense forest is covered with lust Rhododendron which is a unique experience of walking on.
In the Kanchenjunga trek, you will notice the sparse population scattered throughout the mountains living off warm-hearted Rai and Limbu people, with a culture that traces back to Tibetan origins and a unique belief system based on an amalgamation of Buddhist, Hindu, and animist principles. The culture and tradition of these Himalayan people are one of a kind, even though living up in the Himalayas is truly difficult you will be always welcomed by them with warm Hospitality.