Short Introduction of Kanchenjunga Region Trekking

A vast conservation area lies in the far eastern area of Nepal next to the Sikkim district of India, and south of the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area was designated in 1997 and is one part of a larger protected region comprised of the Qomolungma National Nature Preserve in the T.A.R., and the Kanchenjunga National Park in Sikkim, India.

Together they will form a proposed tri-national peace park. A trek in this region will take you through pleasant villages and beautiful forests up into the high alpine grass before nearing its namesake, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), 2nd highest mountain in Nepal and the 3rd highest in the world. It is an area renowned for being an enclave for those who follow the Bon religion that pre-dates Tibetan Buddhism. The Taplejung district (where the conservation area lies) is also distinguished for its high peaks with 11 that stand higher than 7,000 m and is full of sparkling glaciers. The conservation area is considered unique in the world as a mountain ecosystem. Teaming with wildlife such as the snow leopard, Asian black bear, red panda and other rare and elusive mammals, and bird species. Because it is a remote and not easily accessed area a traveler will not find all the facilities usually present on most tea-house treks. Categorically this area was once mostly camping, but some new infrastructure has been established. However, these are somewhat rough and thinly spaced. What this area lacks in amenities will more than be made up for natural splendor.

If wild spaces, thinly spaced distinct cultural villages, and chances of seeing wildlife are the high priority on your next adventure, then a trek to Kanchenjunga is a superior choice.