Mount Kanchenjunga lies in the far eastern part of Nepal in Taplejung District on the Nepal-Sikkim border with Tibet in the north and India to the east.
Mount Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world and the second-highest in Nepal falls in the Kanchenjunga conservation area which was established in 1997 covering an area of 2,035 square kilometers.
Kanchenjunga translates “Five treasures of snow” name coming from the 5 main peaks around it, namely Kanchenjunga I (8,586 m.), Kanchenjunga West or Yalung Kang (8,505 m.), Kanchenjunga Central (8,482 m.), Kanchenjunga South (8,494 m.) Kangbachen (7,903 m.).
Although Kanchenjunga Base Camp is relatively far from Kathmandu thus least it is the least traveled destination. however, it is truly beautiful, unspoiled, and unique like other areas of Nepal, this region is filled with majestic mountains, incredible diversity, natural beauty, and amazing culture.
Kanchenjunga region is rich with diverse wildlife like red panda, Asian black bear, leopard cat, common leopard, and the queen of the Himalaya snow leopard. Visitors will have a good chance to see one of the snow leopards as it is believed that they inhabit more in this area than any others in Nepal.
Kanchenjunga region is also home to different cultures and traditions of various ethnic groups like Brahmin, Chettri, Rai, Limbus, and Sherpa. With its far distance, the areas were explored by only fewer visitors so, the Kanchenjunga Base Camps trekking is an ideal trek for those who want something different from the regular treks.
Although it's not possible to make a circuit around mount Kanchenjunga Our 25 days trekking itinerary to Kanchenjunga base camps is designed at best which takes you to both Kanchenjunga north base camp and Kanchenjunga south base camp to enjoy and cover the best in Kanchenjunga region not missing anything.
We also operate normal mountain lodge trekking, also known as teahouse trekking which reduces a good amount of the cost than Camping trek operation. so, if you wish to do so please inquire us for more detail and cost.
Which is a better option: camping trek or teahouse trek for Kanchenjunga?
It's not been long since the basic teahouses have been established along with the main villages to Kanchenjunga base camps. Doing a teahouse trek reduces the cost of Kanchenjunga trekking But they are not as good as other parts of the trekking region of Nepal. Ghunsa has good accommodation compared to any other villages in Kanchenjunga trekking.
Except for the peak season, it is hard to tell whether the guest is open or closed, and most of the days you don't find any places to eat in between.
Regarding the food, there are limited choices as many guesthouses don't present menus like other trekking areas of Nepal. You can find such things as rice items, noodle items, potatoes, soups, and if you get lucky some pasta. For breakfast local bread and eggs and tea or coffee.
The best way to travel is by camping and being sufficient with all supplies that you need. Doing camping gives you the best experience and services needed for trekking while being in the remote region of Kanchenjunga
However, at your request, we can organize a Teahouse trek which will be a lot cheaper, the cost will be almost half of the price! please inquire us for more details.