Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Trip Overview

Kanchenjunga base camp trek is an ideal trekking route for those with time and desire to venture into some of the remote regions of Nepal. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world at 8586 meters, and is a magnificent peak striding the border between Nepal and India – the finest unspoiled trekking route. It is foreseen as a tri – national peace park with the link of Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve in Sikkim in India and the extension of Qumolungma Nature Reserve in Tibet. It is also called the gift to the Earth with remote mountain area and eleven peaks which are higher than 7000 m. It is worth to explore here with unspoiled region with the people and their own unique culture. Here you can experience the tropical to sub-tropical forest of rhododendron, oak and chestnut to the high Alpine zone dominated by enchanting views of snow-capped Himalayas with fascinating glacial plateau and beautiful landscape with the traditional village settlements of Rai, Limbu, Gurung and Sherpa with their solitary culture and lifestyle. Kanchenjunga region is also well known for home of the Red Panda, snow leopard and other snow animals, birds and plants. This area is protected and controlled by(KCAP) Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project established in 1997. There are two North and South Base Camp of this huge, massive Mountain situated right on the border of Sikkim in the east and Tibet in the north of Nepal.

Kanchenjunga trekking trail begins along the Tamur River through Pipal trees and villages where traditional life is little touched by the modern world. This includes those of the Limbu people, famous for inventing Tongba (the highland concoction made from fermented millet) and as the mainstays in the British Gorkha Regiments. Passing through some of the country’s most pristine oak and rhododendron forests brings you to harsher high terrain. Crossing the Mirgin-La pass at 4725 meters gives you views of Makalu, Chamlang and Everest. Next you will pass the glacier, and finally you are rewarded with an incredible, close-up view of Kanchenjunga peak as you approach the Kanchenjunga base camp at Pang Pema. Whilst exploring the surrounding area you will also see a panorama of Wedge Peak, The Twins, Pyramid Peak and Tent Peak in our Kanchenjung base camp trekking.

Trip Highlights

• Trek to arguably the most unspoiled region for its stunning biodiversity, with a multitude of settlements from different ethnic groups within the region, at various altitude ranges.

• Following its glacial river system of Tamur and Ghunsa, trek to the origin Mount Kanchanjungha, camp at Lohnak – 4,790m – and trek to base camp Pangpema – 5,140m.

• Visit both of its north and south side of the base camp, crossing over Mirringla Pass – 4,725m – where Mt. Kanchanjungha’s ‘five treasures of the world’ stands, with its enchanting views of other snow-capped peaks.

• Take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to its lowland town of Chandragadi Airport and return.

• Treat yourself with comfort in Kathmandu, visiting two historical sites with its colourful markets and durbar squares.

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Quick Facts

  • Trip Duration: 27 days
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Trip Grading: Easy
  • Max Altitude: 5,140m

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