Everyone knows about Mt. Everest being the tallest peak, but do you know who is second on the list? Yes, it’s Kanchenjunga mountain where you can explore the culture and natural beauty of eastern Nepal right in the border of Nepal and Sikkim. Kanchenjunga elevation of about 8,586 m makes it the second tallest mountain in the world. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is an untouched remote land that explores the great Himalayan culture and wildlife in camping accommodation.
The Kanchenjunga trek shall be difficult when you have to step up to wild high-mountain terrain for 20 days, but isn’t difficulty what an adventurous mind looks for? Kanchenjunga, meaning ‘five great treasures of snow’ in Tibet, is a spectacular massive range of Himalayas.
Things to around Kanchenjunga mountain
Definitely not- abundant rhododendron and bamboo forests, highland flora and fauna full of alpine grasslands, rocky outcrops, dense temperate, sub-tropical forests and low river valley make the trek enthralling. Rai and Limbu tribes’ communities with ancient history makes your trip culturally rich. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is another rewarding destination where you can clash with the Himalayan black bear, musk deer red panda, Impheyan, pheasant, red-billed blue magpies, shy drongo and so forth. The panorama of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga makes the trip complete. And who knows, you might encounter a “Yeti” as well?
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Best time for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
From March to May just before the monsoon season when it’s still hot and warm, trekkers love to ascend. November to January when the temperature is low and snow is divulged and thick the trek is amazing. Learn about costs of trekking in Nepal.
Kanchenjunga trek guide
Well, yes it’s possible, but I suggest not to. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is far more remote than Everest Base Camp trek and Annapurna Base Camp trek, so it’s not safe to go without a guide. And when you can get one in less than $20 dollar a day, why to risk up things? If you are not hiring a guide, hire a porter who can make your trip far less strenuous and help give you a better insight into the culture.
Kanchenjunga climb travel package
Travel package offers everything neatly arranged for you, from airport transfers, accommodation, porters and/or guides and their insurance. So it’s an easier and safe option. The packages are analogously cheap if you book it on Kathmandu. But without a package, you would save almost 40% to 25%, so backpackers trekkers might also go without one. For Langtang valley trek, compulsorily hire a guide if you are not taking a package.
Pack for Kanchenjunga Trek?
Pack lightly- aim for less than 15kg. A fleece jacket, three pairs of long pants, four T-shirts (synthetic fabrics – not cotton), and a warm jumper or light fleece goes best. Lightly broken-in boots, trekking socks, and also sneakers or sandals make the hike possible. Don’t forget- raincoat, gloves, woolen hat, sunhat, polarized sunglasses and a good sleeping bag.
Toiletries, good sunscreen, lip balm, travel towel, and tissues are compulsory. Your first aid kit and 1L water bottles with water purification tablets make the trip safe and healthy. Maybe this female packing list will help you.
Kanchenjunga elevation dificulty
Now, this may be of the real problem- Kanchenjunga Conservation Area trek is highly steep and possible for people with some regular practice. Prepare your body for some tough time by regular swimming, jogging, and workouts for more than two months. The trek is moderately hard, and easily possible if you go slow and steady.
That was all about Kanchenjunga elevation and Kanchenjunga mountain trek.
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