Kanchenjanga Circuit Trek – 24 days
The ‘Kanchenjanga Circuit Trek’ is in the eastern Himalayas of Nepal. Mt. Kanchenjanga is the third highest peak in the world at 8586m.
Circuit trek around Kanchenjanga is getting popular now a day because it is currently basic teahouse trek (September to November and April to May). One can not only see panoramic view of Kanchenjanga, Makalu and Everest but also offers high alpine vegetation and verity of Rhododendrons, Fir, Pine, Home Lock and Oak trees. This region is also rich in wildlife such as the Snow Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Blue Sheep, Wild Goad, Marmot and Weasel etc.
During our Kanchenjanga Trekking, we visit Ghunsa; the Bhotia (similar Tibetan) village by passing several villages of Rai and Limbu who are the mainstays in the Brithish Gorkha Regiments. There is acclimatizing days at Ghunsa before starting Kanchenjanga North Base Camp – Pangpenga 5160m. There are spectacular views of Jannu Himal, Nepal Peak, Kanchenjanga I (8586m) and it’s glacier from Pangpenga. Then, decent to Ghunsa again and starting South Base Camp of Kanchenjanga by Crossing Sininon (Selele) La 4646m. After Kanchenjanga South Base Camp, we go to Taplejung with up and down hill walk on narrow trekking trail some places which is more adventurous in the remote area.
The Suktar/Taplejung Airport has been upgraded. There is operating direct flight between Kathmandu and Suktar/Taplejung. The North and South Base Camp Trek of Kanchenjanga start and end at Suktar/Taplejung Airport now a day.