Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
All journeys have secret destination of which the travelers are unaware of and same goes to Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek. This region was open for trekking in 1988 and is termed restricted area, thus requiring special permit. Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek – 25 days will take you towards the heart of Kanchenjunga region all the while letting you experience the majestic views of stupendous mountains, valleys, glaciers, indigenous culture and diverse flora and fauna.
Mt Kanchenjunga (8,585 m) is the 3rd highest peak in the world and second highest in Nepal, which lies partly in Nepal and partly in (Sikkim) India. The word ‘Kanchenjunga’ is derived from Tibetan language, which means “Five great treasures in the snow”. This symbolizes its five peaks as gold, silver, precious stones, grain and holy scriptures. Kanchenjunga Circuit trek can be completed in 29 days.
Also we offer different but very adventurous off the beat trek trips in Nepal. These treks with its different topography will give you one of the best moments of your life with its different experience of diverse nature, culture and human civilization.
“The most beautiful walk in the world.”
– Pete Boardman (British climber)
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is not a mainstream trekking destination when compared to Everest base camp trek and Annapurna base camp trek. Which is to say, it is not as crowded and still remains unspoiled from the unwanted tentacles of modernity. As such, you can experience untouched natural beauty, authentic ethnic foods and unique lifestyles in its traditional form during this trek. Kanchenjunga circuit is protected under the Kanchenjunga conservation area project and this has ensured that the conservation of endangered species of flora and fauna has been a high priority. The area boasts several animal species like musk deer, snow leopard, sloth bear, civet, Himalayan black bear, red panda, Tibetan wild ass, Himalayan blue sheep, goral and takin, as well as reptiles including Russell’s viper.
The best time for trekking in the Kanchenjunga circuit is in the autumn (September to November), as it ensures clear weather, perfect temperature and less slippery trails.
One can see various vegetation ranging from lush tropical jungle to rhododendron forests, chestnut and oak forests. As you go through the pristine and remote villages, you will be able to witness unique side of Nepalese culture and life-style of indigenous Rai and Limbu people.
To hike through a pristine Landscape, that is surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges, with peaks eager to prove their uniqueness in shape and height that tower over the lush green vegetation and hills and be around the most welcoming people with centuries old culture and tradition of their own is quite an experience. If you want to venture out in this less trodden path, you are advised to condition your body for the challenges this trek will surely bring. You are expected to be in healthy shape, have good stamina and proper mindset helps as well. You ought to have previous trekking experience as you will pass through some high passes, spend longer duration in high altitude and will be walking for longer hours. For those who are prepared for this arduous adventure, the reward will be immense.