Kanchenjunga Region is a less explored area of eastern Nepal that encompasses both northern and southern base camps of Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. Apart from the local people, only a few foreigners tread into these wild eastern alpine valleys for trekking and climbing.
Kanchenjunga Region is a less explored area of eastern Nepal that encompasses both northern and southern base camps of Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. Apart from the local people, only a few foreigners tread into these wild eastern alpine valleys for trekking and climbing. Views of stretched Kanchenjunga Range and Jannu Himal (7710 meters), dominating the sky are common in Kanchenjunga Region. Treading through pristine Rhododendron forest with mountain views is a real pleasure one can experience. Having jungles and glaciers with some of the world’s highest peaks make Kanchenjunga Region a truly fascinating destination for every adventure enthusiasts. Kanchenjunga Region is also home to some of the richest rhododendron forests in Nepal and also the elusive snow leopards.
The higher valleys are separated into two different valleys, south and north, with Oktang being the final point of the southern side and Pangpema of the other. These two valleys are separated by Sele La Pass ( meters). Oktang (4730 meters) is a spectacular viewpoint that provides views of Kokthang (6148 meters), Rathong (6678 meters), Kabru Range, Kanchenjunga Range and Jannu (7710 meters) in the southern side. One can trek to the southern base camp of Kanchenjunga.
On the northern part, there are more settlements in the higher valleys, compared to that of the southern side of Kanchenjunga. Ghunsa (3475 meters), a lovely Tibetans Buddhist village in the southern part, is one of the biggest villages in the whole of higher valleys of Kanchenjunga Region. At the end of this valley, Pangpema (5150 meters) offers full circular views of Kanchenjunga (8586 meters), Kangbachen (7903 meters), Ramtang Peak (6601 meters), Taple Sikhar (6341 meters), Nepal Chuli (6910 meters) and Kirat Chuli (7365 meters). Kanchenjunga Region also provides an excellent opportunity to observe the real Nepali lifestyle. There are several typical hilly villages en route to higher valleys of Kanchenjunga region. These villages and their lifestyles represent most of the other hilly regions of Nepal.
The tradition and culture may differ but the way of living is almost similar throughout the hilly regions of the country. Once someone explores the Kanchenjunga region, one is bound to have an unforgettable experience. A demanding and “off the beaten path” trek, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek covers most parts of Kanchenjunga Region like Kanchenjunga North and South Base Camp