About Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is one of the most adventurous trekking trails of Nepal that will take you to one of the isolated regions of Nepal. The trek is named after the world's third-highest peak, Kanchenjunga Peak (8586 M), which is located in the Taplejung District in the northeastern part of Nepal on the borders of Sikkim and Tibet. This region is also renowned for its three picturesque valleys- the Simbua Khola Valley, the Ghunsa Valley, and the Tamur Valley. The fascinating fact of this region is that in 1997, the Government of Nepal in support of WWF declared the main area of the Kanchenjunga region as a " Gift to the Earth". You will get to see marvelous views of Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586 M), beautiful rivers, diverse landscapes, glaciers, and dense forests of rhododendrons.
The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek allows you to discover the unique native culture and lifestyle of the indigenous people who live in peaceful villages that stretch to the far side of the border to Tibet and Sikkim. The region is abundant in ethnic diversity and culture with over 11 ethnic communities including Sherpa, Rai, Limbus, Chhetri, and Brahmins. This region conjointly includes numbers of monasteries, temples, prayer-walls, chortens, which makes the region rich in cultural heritage.
Spread in an area of 2035 sq. km., Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is another attraction of this trek where you'll find rare and unique flora and fauna such as Rhododendrons, Orchids, Asiatic Black Bear, Red Panda, Musk Deer, Blue Sheep, Snow Leopard, etc. Kanchenjunga area is additionally a global center for plant diverseness and as many as 23 species of rhododendrons and over 2000 flowering plants are known here.
The path gradually ascends from 1,200 meters to 5,180 meters higher than the sea level. You'll also cross over many passes including Mirgin La pass and two base camp; North and South, that offers majestic views of Kanchenjunga massif (8586 M).