Kanchenjunga Region Trek leads us into the Eastern part of Nepal. Only two mountains in the world are taller than Kanchenjunga (8,586 meters/28,169 feet). The foothills beneath this mass of rock and ice consuming the border between Nepal and Sikkim in India creates some of the best trekking you’ll ever experience. Like most trails in far-eastern Nepal, it’s possible to walk for several days without seeing another trekker. Find yourself in pure bliss as you peacefully roam these high mountains and glaciers, hearing nothing but the wind and the snow crunching beneath your feet in the Kanchenjunga Region Trek.
The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area lies in the easternmost part of Nepal. The conservation area is unique in that it spans three countries (India, Nepal, and the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). Wandering through the remote valleys and refreshing forests of the region, you might run into one of the 250 unique birds and other animal species. With thousands and thousands of meters in altitude changes, the trail environments are constantly changing. One day you are weaving around the contours of terraced hillsides, and the next you find yourself in a pasture of alpine wildflowers, staring at the world’s tallest mountains.
For most trekkers, the highlight of the Kanchenjunga region trekking is the superb mountain vistas. For example, at Pang Pema (5140 meters), you have mesmerizing views of over 16 Himalayan peaks, including Kanchenjunga(8586 meters), Makalu (8481 meters), Jannu (7710 meters), Kabru (7412 meters), and TharpuChuli (Tent Peak) (5663 meters), and more.
During the Kanchenjunga Region Trek, trekkers meet a multitude of ethnic groups in the region including Rai, Limbu, Sherpa, and Tamang. Each group is different from the next, and in learning about each group, you will realize the charm of trekking in the Kanchenjunga Region. How many countries have trails that promise smiling faces and a warm dinner at the end of the day?
There are teahouses for the majority of the trail (during high season), so we can arrange a teahouse trek in the Kanchenjunga region. Trails are accessible via car/bus; however, flights can be arranged for an additional cost. The TIMS Permit is not necessary for trekking here, though you will need to purchase a Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Permit for 2000 rupees (roughly $20 USD). Let us know if you have any questions about the logistics of the Kanchenjunga Region treks.