Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking is one of the most challenging treks out there. The terrain, the high altitude, the temperature, and the journey’s length make this trek difficult. However, what makes it challenging also makes it exciting and thrilling. The high level of exhilaration that this trek offers makes it different from the rest of the excursions.
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek Nepal takes you to Kanchenjunga Base Camp, where Kanchenjunga Expedition starts. Altogether, there are two base camps to begin Kanchenjunga Expedition. The north is Pangpema (5143 m), and the south is Yalung Base Camp (4500 m). Therefore, you must trek the Kanchenjunga Base Camp route to reach any of these places.
The itinerary we’re focusing on today focuses on both destinations. These are the 5 Ways Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking fires up your adrenaline.
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking: Amazing Mountain Views
Walking on the route will bring you up close to the mountains. Throughout the journey, you will have a 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 Circuit Trekking & its strenuous Itinerary
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a 19 days trek altogether. Only two out of 19 days are spent acclimatizing. The remaining 17 days are spent walking on rugged, steep terrains. The main tour 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 occur at an 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 a cold and freezing climate. It sometimes feels like a punishment, but it also keeps us going. Adding to this is the lack of proper tea houses that could have made the trek more comforting. So, we must rely on our handy sleeping bags and a tent to keep us warm. But it can’t get more exciting than this.
Kanchenjunga Conservation Area
The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek route makes its way through the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, 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. The region also has many rivers, high-altitude lakes, and glaciers.
If these five things don’t fire up your adrenaline, I’m not sure what will. So try them out to know for sure. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is worth your time and energy.
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