Tour itinerary: Kathmandu
Kanchenjunga is the 3rd highest mountain peak in the world which proudly lies at the height of 8585m. It is beautifully located in the far eastern region, Taplejung District, Nepal. Kanchenjunga has got its name from the Tibetan word which refers to five great “treasures in the snow”. This basically symbolizes its five peaks as gold, silver, precious stones, grain, and holy scripture. Kanchenjunga was a forbidden area and was publicly opened in 1988. However, it is still in a restricted area and requires a special permit to enter. Also, there is a restriction for trekking solo and without a licensed guide in Kanchenjunga. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is a great way to experience the beauty of Kanchenjungha.
The Kanchenjunga circuit trek is one of the most explored and popular trekking destinations. The place is highly protected by Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. The trail passes through hundreds of rare flora and fauna. Rhododendrons, green meadows, birch and pines, snow leopard, red panda, musk deer, etc are the major vegetation here. There is basically two base camp in the Kanchenjunga circuit. One being the south base camp (4610m) and the other North base camp (5190m). Kanchenjunga is one of the best yet less crowded areas which makes the journey more peaceful.
The Kanchenjunga trek takes around 23-24 days if you take proper rest and take some days off. This trek will cost you around 2000-2500$ with all the cost of flights, food and accommodation. However you need to know that the cost usually depends on mode of transportation, foods and accommodation and the number of days you take.
Kanchenjunga is a remote region, and you will need to obtain a permit from the government of Nepal to trek here. The trek is challenging and requires a good level of physical fitness and stamina. Altitude sickness can also be a concern, so it's important to acclimatize properly. The best time to trek in Kanchenjunga is from March to May and from September to November. You will need to bring warm clothing and a good quality sleeping bag, as temperatures can drop significantly at higher altitudes. It's important to respect local customs and traditions, and to be aware of the impact of your actions on the environment. Carry out all your trash and leave no trace. Always trek with a licensed guide and porter, as they can provide valuable support and assistance, as well as local knowledge and insights.
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