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Kanchenjunga Mountain

Towering High

KanchenjungaMount Kanchenjunga, one of the world's most spectacular mountains, is renowned as the queen of mountains. Kangchenjunga, the third highest peak on the planet, can boast of varied ecological zones, from the subtropical land to glacial wilderness. Mighty Kangchenjunga glacier is the most famous attraction of Kanchenjunga. Great valleys, encircled by high peaks, are another feature of Kanchenjunga. Mt. Kanchenjunga is a massif with its highest peak reaching 8,586metres. It is encircled with dozens of peaks, each of them competing with their queen.

Fast Facts
Location Far-east Nepal
Altitude 8,586 metres (28,169 feet)
Significance 3rd Highest Peak in the World
Season September to December, early February to late June
Peaks
  • Kangchenjunga Main (8586 m/ 28,169 ft)
  • Kangchenjunga West (Yalung Kang) (8505 m/27,904 ft)
  • Kangchenjunga Central (Middle) (8482 m/ 27,828 ft)
  • Kangchenjunga South (8494 m/ 27,867 ft)
  • Kangbachen (7903 m/ 25,925 ft)

Trekking Route to Kanchenjunga
The long trekking trail to Kangchenjunga takes one through some of the country's most pristine forests. The region is an ideal place for the tourists who desire for some time in seclusion. The following is a possible day-to-day trek to Kanchenjunga.

Day 01: Fly from Kaathmandu to Birathagar/ drive to Basantpur (2200m)

Day 02: Trek to Chauki (2700m)

Day 03: Chauki / Gupha Pokhari (2930m)

Day 04: Gupha Pokhari/ Nisum (2000m)

Day 05: Nisum / Dovan (921m)

Day 06: Dovan / Chirwa (1270m)

Day 07: Chirwa / Sekhathum (1660m)

Day 08: Sekhathum / Amjilassa (2510m)

Day 09: Amjilassa / Kyapra (2730m)

Day 10: Kyapra / Ghunsa (3595m)

Day 11: Ghunsa rest

Day 12: Ghunsa / Khambachen (4040m)

Day 13: Khambachen / Lhonak (4785m)

Day 14: Day trip / Pangpema

Day 15: Pangpema / Khambachen

Day 16: Khambachen / Ghunsa

Day 17: Trek around Glacier (up to 5540m, if you want) / high camp

Day 18: High camp / Ramche

Day 19: Ramche / Tseram (3870m) back to Ramche

Day 20: Ramche / Amchekhola

Day 21: Amchekhola / Ponphe

Day 22: Ponphe / Kande Bhanjyang

Day 23: Kande Bhanjyang / Lal Kharka

Day 24: Lal Kharka / Taplejung

Day 25: Taplejung / fly Kathmandu /transfer hotel

Highlights
Although the whole trekking trail to Kanchenjanga is adventurous and brimming with thrill, there are certain spots which are unmissable. Few of them are cited below:

Tit Bits

How to Reach
The trek to Kanchenunga begins at Tumlingtar or Taplejung that is accessible by air or by road through Ilam or Basantpur.
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