Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek takes you to the northeast side of Nepal traveling through the trails of remote villages and cultures of eastern part of Nepal. While covering Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek you you land at the mesmerizing backdrops of Kanchenjunga and its subsidiary Himalayas. Kanchenjunga region keeps numerous impressive peaks over 6,000m.
In addition to the main peak, four subsidiary summits exceed 8000m, the most important being Kangchenjunga West. In reality, Kanchenjunga is cluster of peaks 7,000m and some of them are Kambachen (7,903m), Jannu (7,710m), Jongsong (7,483m), Kabru (7,353m), Tent Peak (7,365m) and the Twins (7,350m).
Kanchenjunga, the cluster of peaks is highly glaciated and cradles five major glacial systems in this region of Nepal and India. Three of these, the Zemu, Talung, and Rathong, lie to the east of the peak and flow into Sikkim, eventually feeding the mighty Tista river. In Nepal, to the west, the Kangchenjunga and Yalung glaciers form the major sources of the Tamur river.
Adding to the taste of preserved culture, Trekking to Kanchenjunga is also famous for botanical view of flora and fauna of the region. Tibetan Buddhism is the most important religion in Sikkim and there are numerous monasteries dotted throughout the hills. By contrast, Hinduism is the main religion on the Nepal side of the border, where the tiny hill villages are inhabited by Rai and Limbu ethinc communities.
Trekking into Kanchenjunga also enhence to observe The Makalu – Barun National Park and Conservation Area. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek basically receives few foreign trekkers due to its relative inaccessibility. In the forests there are many varieties of orchids and more than 3,000 species of flowering plants. The national park protects an abundant wildlife including the endangered red panda, musk deer, Himalayan tahr and leopard. There are more than 400 bird species, some of which are extremely rare.
Mountains like Makalu, Everest, Lhotse and Chhamlang that form a stunning backdrop at the head of the Barun Valley. This is an extremely rewarding trek that remains largely untouched by tourism. It is definitely one for the connoisseur of wild places!
Himalaya Glacier’s itinerary has been carefully planned to allow for acclimatization and for further exploration. Be part of The Kanchenjunga Trek and gather an unforgettable experience.