The grandeur of the third highest peak of the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek must be a dream of every adventure seeker however the remoteness of the place attracts only those travelers who aren’t afraid of off the beaten tracks and are ready to explore natural glory in its undisturbed natural attire. Mt. Kanchenjunga lies on the beautiful terrain of the eastern region of Nepal and rises at a height of 8586 meters. Actually the word “Kanchenjunga” is derived from an old Tibetan word that means five treasures of snow. The five individual peaks of the Kanchenjunga range are considered gold, silver, precious stone, grain, and Holy Scriptures. These are the five treasures that the name Kanchenjunga depicts. The local people worship these mountains with the belief that has remained intact back from time.
The walk to the Kanchenjunga base camp is considered the best walk one can ever have. The long trekking trail takes you deep into the mountainous ecstasy and lets you endeavor the beauty that lies in the mountain ranges on Nepal’s border with Tibet and Sikkim. From the lush landscape, tropical jungles of rhododendron, oak, and chestnuts to the high altitude alpine forests, you will pass through a variety of vegetation on your way. With the vegetation, you will explore the variety of floras and faunas found in the eastern region of Nepal. Due to the high summer rainfall, the area preserves lots of unique birds and animals. If you are amongst the lucky ones, then you will be able to encounter snow leopard, red panda, or other species such as the Himalayan black bear or the Assamese macaque which are found here. Owing to its richness in biodiversity, it was declared as a conservation area.
Besides the richness in biodiversity and mountains, the region consists of mainly Rai and Limbu ethnic group people which makes it culturally rich too. The Rai and Limbu people have their own unique culture, tradition, and lifestyle. Tibetan Buddhist culture is most prevalent in this area therefore it is sure that you will encounter monasteries, stupas, and Gompas on your route.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek starts from Taplejung and goes all the way through Rai and Limbu villages, fields, terraced farmlands, and forests to Kanchenjunga Trek. During the journey, you will be able to relish the glory of the Himalayas as you meander through steep ridges, lush grasslands, and local Rai and Limbu villages. The Yulung glacier, mountain passes, and the panoramic views of mountains from the Kanchenjunga Base Camp is an amazing experience that one will hold for a lifetime.
So, if you think you have high endurance capacity and are fit for the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek then get ready to walk in a pristine environment to explore every original beauty of nature in its own undisturbed habitat. The lush valleys, landscapes, mountains, glaciers, passes, and vibrant villages will leave you in awe.