Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek – 3rd highest mountain holds the longest trek in Nepal insight the Kanchenjunga conservation area, a newly formed tea-house trek in Eastern Nepal. The trekking lies in the east corner of Nepal between the Sikkim border. It is one of the outstanding treks for those people who are looking real wilderness, non-touristic and explore the hidden villages. Only a few hundreds of trekkers join this trek route with the support of guide, porter and special trekking permit from Nepal Government. The Kanchenjunga trekking route still able to preserve their respective tradition, culture, and environment which is best for nature and culture lovers.
Kanchenjunga region offers worthwhile trekking through lush, low land valleys, unbelievable forests and into the high alpine meadow and Nepal’s longest glaciers on the lap of Mt Kanchenjunga. On the trekking route, you will pass through beautiful Buddhist temples and villages. The Kanchenjunga region is home to a mixed community of Sherpa, Lai, Limbu and Gurung, giving trekkers an opportunity to understand their culture and lifestyle.
While trekking to Kanchenjunga Base Camp to Ghunsa Village, you will connect through GHT – Great Himalayan Trail from east Nepal.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek highlights are:
- Ultimate Himalaya hiking experience in the rural and remote areas of Nepal
- One of the most popular remote and less touristic trekking areas of Nepal
- The trek from subtropical green valleys in east Nepal to rhododendron forest to the highest summit and get close views of 8,500-meter view from the alpine zone
- Multiple options stay with local families or tented camp and get involved with local tribes of the Kanchenjunga Area
- Breathtaking views of natural beauties of Mt. Kanchenjunga base camp en route
- Eyes catch views of wildlife, including snow leopard, blue sheep, black bears, red pandas, and Himalayan Yaks
How to Trek Kanchenjunga Base Camp
The trekking route to Kangchenjunga Base Camp passes through the Arun Valley, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful trekking areas in Nepal. One of the main highlights of this trek is the Kanchenjunga Nature Reserve, which covers an area of 2,035 sq. kilometers. The area is home to many flora and fauna, as well as a variety of wildlife, including Himalayan black bears, musk deers, snow leopards, red pandas, and wild boars. Routes to base camps offer a variety of landscapes, from alpine meadows to subtropical forests, low river valleys, glacier moraines, and rocky scree slopes. During the trek, the trekker gets stunning panoramic views of the huge summits of Lhotse (8,516m), Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m) and Makalu (8,481m).
Best Time to Trek Kanchenjunga Base Camp
Best time and months for Kanchenjunga trekking from March till mid-May and October till the end of November. Although, some people they hike may June and Early September and till December as well. Those months are monsoon and winter season. In general, expect stable weather, sunny days, warm days and cool nights during this trekking season. During the wintertime, some of the local village people from the upper part move down to the lower valley for a warm place. In that case, some of the tea houses and campsites may be without people and layers.