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December 26, 2022

Trek to Kanchenjunga base camp

  • HB. Kham

Nepal is incredibly famous for being a haven for more than 3000 mountains besides the spellbound fascination of natural and cultural beauty that is endowed to Nepal by the nature.

Nepal also enjoys the pristine glory of being the peaceful land where Lord Buddha was born to spread the message of peace to the world, while the Lord of all animals and humans -Pashupatinath (Shiva) as Kirateswor primordially made Nepal his abode at the apex of the great Himalayas that are the sources of water and streams for the entire humanity.

The astounding agglomeration of mountains above 6000 meters above sea level makes Nepal a uniquely placed country where trekking to mountaineering is the major adventure sport for travel and expedition lovers.

Of all the 8 major higher mountains above 8000 meters located in Nepal besides the highest peak of Mt Everest, Mt Kanchenjunga is globally famous as the third highest mountain in the world which is perched at an elevation of 8,586 meters.

The base camp of Kanchenjunga situated in eastern Nepal lies at an altitude of  5,143 meters above sea level which can be reached and explored through trekking as well. The trekking groups could be small or large.

Embarking on this trek to the base camp could be time-consuming but the base camp will familiarize one with the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and its scanty populace.

How to reach there?

In order to reach the base camp of Kanchenjunga mountain, you should trek through the rural areas starting from Ghunsa to Panama. The cultural ethos and hospitality that you will receive from the indigenous people -Sherpas, Gurungs, and Rais all along this trek will mesmerize you.

The trek commences at Taplejung, which can be reached from Birtamod via a bus ride. You can come across blue sheep, snow leopards and musk deer while on the way to base camp.

The majestic and spectacular view of Mt Everest, Mt Makalu, Mt Lhotse, and other peaks will also keep you engaged during this trekking.

The other memorable part of this trek would be the incredible sight of sunset or sunrise in the morning and evening time here.

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