Trekking in Kanchenjunga Region in Nepal is another amazing experience for those trekkers who really love off the beaten paths. If you are really a nature lover, this trek will be your best selection that will add high satisfaction and lifetime memory. Kanchenjunga Region which is named after the world’s 3rd highest mountain with the elevation of 8586-meters lies in the Eastern part of Nepal is less trekked destination. Trekking in Kanchenjunga Region has only granted permission for trekking in 1988. Literally the Tibetan meaning of Kanchenjunga means “The Five Treasure houses of Snow.”
This region stands as a border between India(Sikkim) and Nepal. This region is declared as Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) in March 1998 covering 2035 sq.km in the Taplejung District of eastern Nepal. This region is the home for more than Eleven tallest mountains with an elevation of more than 7000m. Most of the trekkers prefer the Milke Danda trekking route to explore the Kanchenjunga region. Trekking in the Kanchenjunga region takes you through very pleasant villages and dense forests observing several ethnic communities.
You will be exposed with dense Twenty Three species of colorful Rhododendron forest. It is recorded that this region is a special home to 2000 different flowering plants, 250 types of birds, numerous wild animals such as Red Panda, and different vegetation. Since this is the very virgin destination, many researchers are digging several natural facts about amazing flora and fauna around this region which are yet to disclose.
Several azure lakes, few organic basic tea houses, interaction with several locals might be using their handlooms for making dresses, fragrances of colorful wildflowers, crossing several adventurous wooden bridges, visit several Gumbas, following the bells of several mules carrying foods, grazing of yaks are very interesting phenomena that are observed during the trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Most of the local tea houses produce homemade food materials like thukpa, Tibetan salty tea in a unique pot, etc.
They practice animal husbandry and agriculture as their occupation apart from tourism since the tourist is very slow. You will also get a good chance to taste tasty tea prepared from the firewood of Yak dung. You can observe closely the marathon of several blue sheep scatter over the rocky mountain. You can see several footprints of snow leopard on the way. If you are lucky, you can encounter face to face with them and have an eye to eye communication.
Since the facilities are very low within this region, we suggest the camping trekking. Enjoy the hospitality of locals especially from Sherpa, Limbu, Rai, and Lhomi communities following unique and diverse culture, traditions, and their own occupation. Enjoy sipping “Hot Tongba” in a wooden pot with a straw made from the fermented millet which is very popular among the locals of eastern Nepal. The Trekking Kanchenjunga region in Nepal is a very interesting program. During the trek, you will encounter four highest mountains in the world Everest (8848-metre), Kanchenjunga (8586-metre), Lhotse (8516-metre), Makalu (8463-metre), and more than 16 snow-capped Mountains of Nepal.
It is very difficult to trek Kanchenjunga Region during offseason. The best Time for Kanchenjunga Trekking is in the Spring between the month of March, April, and May whereas September, October, and November are considered normal months during the autumn season in Nepal.
Most of the trekkers might be curious about the query “Where does Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek start from?” There are different alternative ways to reach the trekking point of the Kanchenjunga Region.
You can either take a private vehicle from Kathmandu to Tapejung that may take 10 to 11 hours driving or you can enjoy night bus services too. The convenient way to reach there is by taking a direct flight to Bhadrapur which may take around 45 minutes and drive out 6-7 hours till Taplejung from where your trekking schedule starts. There is another airport in Taplejung district of province one itself known as Suketar Airport. The flights are not regular due to its uncertain weather condition so we never recommend that.
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