Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is also called the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, so do not get confused. Kanchenjunga Circuit borders Tibet and Sikkim (India). Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is a restricted part of Nepal that demands a special permit from the government of Nepal to enter. Unlike the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek and Manaslu Circuit Trek, the 26 days Kanchenjunga circuit trek is rarely visited by trekkers. The trail is unspoiled and less crowded.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek explores the eastern part of Nepal overflowing with Buddhist culture and diverse flora & fauna. It is the trek for true adventurous hearts who are willing to get uncomfortable and ready to accept challenges.
The word Kanchenjunga means five great treasures in the snow: gold, silver, grain, holy scriptures, and precious stones. Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m) is the third highest mountain in the world, and the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek takes you to the north (5,160 m) and south (4,780 m) base camps of this giant mountain. The region was long prohibited to enter for foreign travel and only opened in 1988. And thanks to that, to this date, Kanchenjunga is thriving in terms of natural heritage and wildlife.
If you wish to experience authentic Nepali culture and village lifestyles not hampered by the modern world, then this trek is perfect. As it is a teahouse trek, the services are very limited and basic. The locals mostly follow Tibetan Buddhism and are descendants of Tibetans. Their houses are built of stones, not found in any other place. Along the way, you visit ancient monasteries and stupas decorated with colorful prayer flags.
Things to experience on Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking
- No crowds and unspoiled scenery
- Reach the north and south base camps of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world.
- Experience the rich cultural heritage of Tibetan Buddhists.
- Pass by beautiful remote villages and lush forests.
- Come across a range of flora and fauna.
- Witness diverse landscapes.
- Enjoy surreal mountain views.
- Off-beat trails, steep paths, and crossing many gorges
- Trek in the restricted area of Nepal
Views during the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking
During the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking, you see breathtaking mountain views of Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Everest (8,489 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,162 m), Mt. Jannu (7,710 m), Mera Peak (6,476 m), etc. The trek offers diverse scenery, from verdant valleys to rocky hills, frozen streams, and stunning glaciers.
How difficult is Kanchenjunga base camp Trek route?
Not many travelers know about Kanchenjunga Circuit because of the other iconic treks in the Himalayas. This long 26 days journey amidst high Himalayan mountains, streams, and remote villages is only for experienced trekkers who are physically strong and can go without internet for multiple days. The terrain is rough and steep. It is an off-beat trek. There were a lot of long walks and numerous ups and downs throughout the trek. So this trekking is graded as strenuous.
Preparation for the Kanchenjunga circuit trekking
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek requires serious preparation. You have to bring yourself to walk 7 to 8 hours a day on a rough path. Stamina, core body strength, and mental preparation are also needed. Hit the gym, do cardio, and do muscle training.
Our team will provide you with a packing list that you can choose to shop for on the journey. Packing accurately is crucial for having a smooth journey.
What do we offer in our Kanchenjunga ciruict trek package 2024?
We offer the best Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek package and price. Our itinerary has multiple rest days. You trek with a friendly guide who can speak your language. Likewise, our service standard, attention, and safety guarantee allow our guests to freely trek with us.
For more information or to book Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek 2024, you can contact us. Check out these other strenuous treks in the Himalayas - Makalu Base Camp Trek, Lower Dolpo Trek, Everest Three High Passes Trek, and Gosaikunda Laurabinayak Trek.