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Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek

Trip Overview

  • 21 Days
  • Nepal
  • Spring, autumn
  • 5,388m/17,677ft
  • Moderate

Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8,586m (28,169 ft) is situated in Nepal's eastern border with India. The name Kanchenjunga means 'Crystal clear' in Nepali. It is known as the 'Five treasures of the Great Snow'. Trek to Mt. Kanchenjunga is one of the least visited and unexplored trekking routes in Nepal. The journey to the Queen of the mountains comprises of three trekking trails- Northern Base Camp, Southern Base Camp or the combination of two routes. If you are seeking for peace in nature, this trek can be your ultimate choice. With the variation in the landscape, you will witness the slow change of routes from sub-tropical forest to alpine grasslands and low river valley to rocky slopes. This beautiful trekking destination leads to the most magnificent wilderness and natural heritage areas in Nepal. Another highlight of the trek in the Kanchenjunga region is Kanchenjunga Conservation Area with several species such as pheasant, wild boar, snow leopard, black bear, red panda, etc.

Trekking in this region also offers you the experience of Nepali culture, foods, and lifestyle of different ethnic groups like Rai, Limbus, Gurungs, and Sherpas. It is one of the challenging treks with plenty of adventures to cherish for a lifetime.

The two main best seasons to trek in the Mt. Kanchenjunga region is April to May and October to November.