The third-highest peak in the world, Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), is the dominant force in a high-mountain region that is less frequented but rivals the beauty of the Annapurna. Explore the lifestyles and cultures of numerous ethnic groups like as the Limbus, Sherpas, and Tibetans by heading east. The Kanchenjunga region, which borders Tibet in the north and Sikkim in the east, is known for its rhododendron woods, which bloom in the spring (34 species are recorded in the region). We hike and bivouac in the beautiful solitude of this incredible high-altitude environment for three weeks. Kanchenjunga, Jannu (7,710 m), Sobithongie (6,670 m), Phole Peak (6,645 m), Khabur (6,332 m), and many more peaks soar majestically to the sky from all sides! A fascinating journey in Nepal’s isolated far east!
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek FAQs
The Kanchenjunga trip is demanding due to its remote location and high altitude in Nepal. Kanchenjunga North Base Camp’s highest peak is 5200 meters… As a result, you should be emotionally and physically prepared for the challenge of the Kanchenjunga Trek. On average, you will gain 400-800 meters of altitude per day.
The Kanchenjunga trek is long (220 kilometers) and hard, demanding a high level of fitness for three weeks of continuous trekking while carrying a light rucksack.
The cost to summit Kanchenjunga start from $1950 per person for 18-22 days of trek.
Kanchenjunga is the most difficult of the 8000ers to climb to the summit from the last camp, and it also takes the longest. Climbers begin their ascent from Camp IV at 21.00-22.00 pm for Mt. Kanchenjunga, which stands at 1036m, the highest peak in the 8000m range.
With an elevation of 28,169 feet, Kanchenjunga, also written Kangchenjunga or Kinchinjunga, and Nepali Kumbhkaran Lungur, is the world’s third highest peak (8,586 metres).
The finest months to trek Kanchenjunga are March to May and September to Late November.
All trekkers should make sure they have proper travel insurance coverage. High altitude illness and diarrhea are the greatest dangers for trekkers in the Kanchenjunga region.
At night, the temperature can drop to -10 C / 14 F. It will be generally warm during the day. The temperature may fluctuate depending on the month. We advise against relying on weather forecasts. It is still in its early stages.
For the trek, you’ll need two different permits. Restricted Area Permit and Conservation Area Permit for Kanchenjunga. The permission can only be obtained if there are at least two trekkers.
Unless you are a very skilled hiker, we strongly advise you to hire a porter for the trek. It will allow you to relax and enjoy the walk without having to worry about your backpack. The porters’ maximum weight is 20 kilograms, which includes his 3 to 4 kg load. We outfit the porters with appropriate clothing and footwear. They are used to snow and like to walk in light shoes.
First ascenders to climb Mt. Kanchenjunga were George Band and Joe Brown.
Pangpema is the first base of Kanchenjunga at an elevation of (5143m) above sea level.