November 12, 2022
Kanchenjunga Region lies in the northeastern part of Nepal in the Taplejung district. It is famous for hosting Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak on earth, located at 8586 m above sea level.
The Kanchenjunga region is protected by the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, established in 1997. It covers about 2035 km/ 786 sq mi area and the altitude ranges from 1200 m/ 3937 ft to 8586 m/ 28169 ft.
This beautiful region comprises high-altitude lakes, glaciers, cultivated lands, dense forests, and spectacular rivers. It also homes several species, including Asian black bears, red panda, snow leopard, snow cock, leopard cat, and more.
Kanchenjunga region is also well-known for its trekking routes, and some of them are Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, Limbu Cultural Trek, and Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, and many more.
This region is culturally rich like any other region of Nepal. Several ethnic groups reside here, most belonging to the Limbu community. The route around the Kanchenjunga region is non-spoiled, making the journey daring.
Kanchenjunga region is also home to several mountains such as Kirat Chluli, Jongsang, Kabru, Kanchenjunga, Yalung Kang, Gimigela, Doma, Faktanglung, and many more.
Overall, the Kanchenjunga region lies far from the busy cities in the remoteness of beautiful landscapes. Visit this region to get lost in its beauty and adventures.Read More
Kanchenjunga Base Camp
Kanchenjunga Base Camp is the major highlight of the Kanchenjunga region. Travelers from around the globe visit Nepal to reach the base of the third highest mountain.
Reaching Kanchenjunga Base Camp takes you on an exotic journey through traditional villages, high passes, and beautiful landscapes.
Pristine Forests and Blue Poppies
Kanchenjunga is the dreamland of the botanists as the region is covered with beautiful floras during spring and autumn. In higher areas, the slopes gleam with colorful rhododendrons and the elusive blue poppy.
The Limbu community inhabits the majority of the Kanchenjunga region. They belong to the Sino-Tibetan native tribe and have lived in these lands for centuries.
Limbu people have their rituals, customs, and lifestyle. During your visit to the Kanchenjunga region, you will stay in these traditional villages and know their culture more closely.
Pathivara temple is a primary holy site in Nepal located at 3794 m altitude. This pilgrimage site is mainly sacred to the Limbu people, but worshippers from around the country and India also visit it.
Pathivara Temple is dedicated to Parvati Mata, Goddess of Power and purity. It is believed that the goddess fulfills her devotees’ long-cherished wishes and dreams.
Like other places in Nepal, Exploring Kanchenjunga Region is suitable in spring, autumn, winter, and monsoon. However, many visitors best explore the Kanchenjunga region in spring and autumn.
Spring (March to May) is the beginning season when flowers bud and trees become green. The weather is suitable with a clear sky and bright sun. There is no rain or snow during this time.
Autumn (September to November) is the season after rain, so everything looks fresh. New species of flowers blooming in the forests and rain-washed environment is not to be missed.
Winter and monsoon are preferable, but the heavy snowfall and rainfall make it a little disappointing. However, these seasons are the best choice if you like silent trails.
Kanchenjunga region trek routes are graded between moderate to difficult. It gets strenuous depending on the altitude, as climbing higher increases the risk of AMS.
AMS is a high risk when traveling above 3500 m due to low oxygen levels. So, to prevent and lower altitude sickness, acclimatization should be done in several places.
Acclimatization is a rest day where you walk around the area to let your body familiarize yourself with the new environment.