The third-highest peak in the globe is surrounded by lush rhododendron woods, breathtaking mountain views, and traditional communities that are rooted in local folk law and traditions. The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, which lies in the extreme east of Nepal and shares a border with Sikkim, was one of the first places to be discovered but is still relatively unexplored. You would struggle to find any other hikers on the trails outside of November.
Communities located along the upper paths are cut off from the lower valleys by a confusing network of peaks and summits. As you explore one of the more expansive parts of the Himalayas, treks in this area are a little bit longer, a little bit harder, and ultimately rewarding.
The return trek to Kanchenjunga base camp takes about 20 days, but it can be combined with several lesser trails that lead to some of Nepal’s most beautiful wilderness areas. Whether you choose to trek to the south base camp, the north base camp, or combine the two, your journey will take you through the fascinating communities of Olangchun Gola and Yangma. Remote takes on new meaning from here, and the chances of seeing a snow leopard are better than in any other area.
The seasons are divided into two groups: April to May and October to November. Both provide extremely distinct sensations. The pre-monsoon season in April and May offers lovely rhododendron woods, although clouds can persist. The months of October through November are ideal for weather and cloudless days. Kanchenjunga creates its weather and experiences severe monsoonal rains at times. Trekking in December can be difficult due to heavy snows that close the passes from mid-December to late February.
Nepal Everest Holidays has significant expertise in the Kanchenjunga region and can accommodate parties of two or more trekkers on camping or teahouse treks. This is the trek for you if you are physically healthy and want to experience Nepal as it was 50 years ago.