Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is one of the toughest treks out there. The terrain, the high altitude, the temperature, the length of the journey, everything contributes to making this trek tough. What makes it tough also makes it exciting and thrilling. The high level of exhilaration that this trek offers makes it different from the rest of the treks.
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Nepal takes you to Kanchenjunga Base Camp, the point where Kanchenjunga Expedition starts. Altogether, there are two base camps to begin Kanchenjunga Expedition. The north one is at Pangpema (5143 m), and the south one is at Yalung Base Camp (4500 m). To reach any of these places, you need to trek the Kanchenjunga Base Camp route.
The itinerary we’re focusing on today focuses on both the destinations. These are the 5 Ways Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek fires up your adrenaline.
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek: Amazing Mountain Views
Walking on the route will bring you up close to the mountains. Throughout the journey, you will have the fantastic view of peaks such as Mt. Kumbhakarna (7710 m), Kangbachen (7902 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586 m), Ramthang Chang (6802 m) and so on. The mountains act as a source of inspiration and excitement to the trekkers and the Mountaineers heading their way.
Kanchenjunga Circuits & it’s strenuous Itinerary
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a 19 days trek altogether. Only two out of 19 days are spending for acclimatizing. The rest of the 17 days are spent walking on tough steep terrains. The main trek starts from Chirwa (1185 m) and ends at Sinam (1200 m). Apart from many other settlements like Amjilosa (2490 m), Ghunsa (3430 m), Lhonak (2790 m), Ramche (4360 m), Tseram (3870 m), and so on. It covers both the base camps, the north one at Pangpema, and the south one at Yalung.
High Altitude Settlement
Most of your journey will take place at the altitude of 3000 m or above. Even the settlements are at that altitude. You will make your way through high altitude passes such as Sele La (4290 m), Lapsang La, Sinon La, Mirgin La (4480m), and Sinelapcha La (4640m). Challenging as it is, the high altitude also gets us thrilled and amazed at what we’re experiencing.
Extreme Cold Climate
Needless to say that with high altitude comes cold and freezing climate. It feels like a punishment at times, but it’s also something that makes us keep going. Adding to this is the lack of proper tea houses that could have built the trek a bit more comforting. So, we need to rely on our handy sleeping bags, and a tent to keep us warm. It can’t get more exciting than this.
Kanchenjunga Conservation Area
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek route makes its way through the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, which is rich in wildlife and vegetation. Apart from animals and birds such as Snow Leopard, Asian Black Bear, Red Billed Chough, Golden Breasted Fulvetta, and so on, the area has different species of plants. There are also many rivers, high altitude lakes, and glaciers in the region.
If these five things don’t fire up your adrenaline, I’m not sure what will. Try them out to know for sure. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is worth your time and energy.
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