KANCHENJUNGA BASE CAMP TREK
Despite its stunning natural beauty, the Kanchenjunga region has remained off the radar of most trekkers given its remote location and lack of infrastructure (until recently it had been camping only).
In recent years, teahouses have opened within the villages and other convenient locations along the trail. This means that tiny groups can now trek here more affordably and payment for accommodation and meals goes on to the local economy.
This region offers rewarding trekking through lush, low-lying valleys and up through incredible forests and into the high alpine pastures and glaciers at the foot of Kanchenjunga. Along the way, you’ll undergo Hindu and Buddhist villages whose culture includes Chhetri, Rai, Limbu, Gurung, Sherpa, and Tibetan.
Keep in mind, the paths are narrow and therefore the teahouses simple as, still, relatively few trekkers visit this remote area. You won’t find the flamboyant meals and attached bathrooms available on the favored trekking routes, but you'll experience the important Nepal altogether its diversity of cultures and landscapes.
The most popular route takes 24 days and visits both the North and South Base Camps of Mt. Kanchenjunga. However, there are a couple of other shorter options, as well.