A Complete Guide To The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

From its history and impressive highlights along the way to various trek routes and a rough trek itinerary, find out all you need to know about the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Beautiful Himalaya Views on the way to Pangpema during Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek in Nepal Photo: Shutterstock

Nestled in the far eastern reaches of Nepal, near the borders of Tibet and the Indian state of Sikkim, lies the formidable Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,566 metres. The name Kanchenjunga literally translates to 'Five Treasures of the Snows.' The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek offers intrepid adventurers an opportunity to explore this remote and stunning region with breathtaking landscapes, rich biodiversity, and a unique cultural fold. Besides the breathtaking landscape, the area houses ethnic groups such as the Limbu, Rai, Sherpa and Tamang, each diversely distinct in their culture and customs full of vibrant dances, festivals and daily lifestyles. Let us delve into the history and geography of the region and explore its diverse flora and fauna, alongside activities to engage in and a rough itinerary for this unforgettable journey.