Kanchenjunga Trek, adventure that combines both sides of scenic and beautiful areas of massive Kanchenjunga range, often ventured by other main flow of trekkers. This trek leads to lively moments facing outmost scenery of dramatic landscapes. Feeling on top spirits as you stand beneath world 3rd highest mountains and 2nd highest in Nepal Himalaya, Mt. Kanchenjunga that rises at 8,586 m.
Mt. Kanchenjunga's first conquest was made by British Expedition in May 25th 1955 led by late Sir George Band and his team of mountaineers. The climb was made from south base camp near Oktang and Yarlung glacier where our walk leads to visit on this journey.
Kanchenjunga base camp trekking leads to an interesting adventure where short flight involves from Kathmandu to land at Nepal Far East Terai belt within low warm country. An exciting drive leads to cooler alpine hills at Ilam town famous for tea and its huge tea-garden. Then, a drive little further takes us to our trekking to Kanchenjunga base camps.
Kanchenjuga Trek Difficulty is considered strenuous since you have to cross different mountain passes facing tough ascends and descends.
Kanchenjunga Trek starts with a visit around remote farm villages and dense woodland and crossing number of streams to reach much higher areas. Walk continues where tree lines stops for few days to explore near Kanchenjunga south base camp at Oktang and then crossing scenic passes of Tsele-la to reach northern sides of Kanchenjunga at Gunsa village.
From Gunsa village one can notice dramatic change of vegetation, landscapes with impressive culture of High Mountain people the Sherpa and Bhotia tribes. The natives of North side of Kanchenjunga practice Buddhism religions and simple traditional farm life and herding Yaks and other domestic animals. After Gunsa, the walk leads to unique change of landscapes heading past tree lines to reach at arctic zone terrain around Lhonak and beyond at Pangpema within Kanchenjunga Base Camp.
Enjoy fabulous scenery of massive Kanchenjunga range of mountains with Wedge-Jannu and array of peaks that makes the bulk of Kanchenjunga mountain range. Kanchenjunga name actually comes from Tibetan origin as ‘Kanchendzonga’ means five jewels of snow. Mt. Kanchenjunga which consists of five main peaks also straddles border with Nepal and Sikkim (a small northeast states of India).
Enjoy grand marvelous time visiting both sides of Kanchenjunga base camps where return walk leads on alternative and scenic trails heading back into nice lovely farm villages around mid green hills.
Finally ending our adventure back at Sukhetar where drive leads to low warm town at Bhadrapur for scenic short flight to Kathmandu. Our overwhelming adventure and glorious experience on Kanchenjunga Trek itinerary completes on reaching back to your hotel in Kathmandu.
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