The Kanchenjunga trek is one of the most impressive in Nepal, located in a remote area in the northeast, right on the border with Sikkim, in the middle of a huge territory and where it is difficult to reach. From the first days we will see the Kanchenjunga in the distance, beyond the line of the many valleys that we will have to cross. Some incredible days await us through all kinds of landscapes and far from the comforts of other treks.
25 days / 24 nights full trip in Nepal (minimum recommended)
18 days’ trek + 4 days to go and back
Highest altitude 5140m
Highest altitude overnight 4780m
Local mountain guide English speaking
Accommodation in hotel in Kathmandu
Meals and overnight in basic lodges during the trek
Transfers in private vehicle, flights and local bus/collective jeep
The Kanchenjunga circuit, which visits the south side and then links up with the north side, is a demanding trek, but at the same time, it is an unforgettable one. It takes a couple of days to get to the starting point, to get into terraced fields and small villages and farms scattered where their inhabitants subsist on agriculture and some livestock. Beyond it seems that we enter into an almost empty area, with dense forests and very few human settlements, to finally, as suddenly, enter into alpine areas, with yaks grazing here and there, among small seasonal huts for shepherds. Approaching 5000 meters of altitude, we cross through successive small passes to reach the valley of the northern side, which is much more humanized. Here the landscape becomes more spectacular if possible. We enter fully into areas of high and icy peaks and glaciers, with the beautiful Jannu Peak watching our steps. We are really far from everything and finally, we will reach the foot of the Kanchenjunga, “the five snow treasures”. It is not all done, we still have to return through an impressive valley, sometimes at a high altitude above the cliff, others perhaps too close to the river, entering to a lower and more humanized lands, in a journey that we will never forget.
Here the paths are neither easy nor, many times, clear. This is a trek for which you must be ready for any contingency. The infrastructure is scarce, far from the luxurious lodges, steel suspension bridges and “highways” for hikers. Relatively long days where we will feel very small in the midst of so much grandeur, and where every day is a small challenge. Enjoy it!
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