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Kanchenjunga Region

The Kanchenjunga region translates into ‘Five Treasures of Snow’ is one of the most revered sites for adventure fanatics who wish to divulge into its extreme wilderness and learn the meaning of thrill. The region is famous for the Kanchenjunga Mountain (8586m), which sits in the eastern side of Nepal and in the northwest of Sikkim and Darjeeling. This region provides travelers with a unique opportunity to explore rare wildlife, vegetation, and interact with the friendly Nepalese commute to learn their way of life.

The Kanchenjunga region is seldom visited by travelers which further adds mystique to it. The journey normally commences from Bhadrapur and heads to Tumlingtar. Most of the trek revolves in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, which provides the display of soaring giants like Kambachen (7802m), Januu (7711m), Jhinsang (7462m), Kabru (7412m), and the Tent Peak (7362m). The region is the abode of the elusive snow leopard along with other creatures like Himalayan black bear and Assam macaque. The picturesque trail takes you through lush rhododendron forests and Buddhism influenced settlements like Amjilosa, Kambachen, and Ghunsa. Walking on the glacial moraines lead us to the Yalung Base Camp (4500m) with a pristine view of the Kanchenjunga glacier. Another landmark of the Kanchenjunga region is the Sele la pass (4480m) which is scary yet simultaneously breathtaking. Interact with the locals over a hot Tongba and learn about life in the countryside. Take the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek or the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek to learn more about it. Even Kanchenjunga Expedition is a feasible option after proper training and preparations.

Good to Know

Country
Nepal
Mountains
Kambachen (7802m), Januu (7711m), Jhinsang (7462m), Kabru (7412m), and the Tent Peak (7362m).
Main City
Tumlingtar
Popular Treks
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
Places to see
Kanchenjunga glacier, Sele la pass (4480m), Yalung Base Camp (4500m)
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