‘The five treasure houses of snow’ in Tibetan isknown as ‘Kanchenjunga’ which gives you some idea of what to expect. Massive Kanchenjunga is the world’s third highest mountain, and marks the eastern border of Nepal with the Indian state of Sikkim. The conservation area that comprises a beautiful, unspoilt wilderness. This is Snow Leopard territory, but the reclusive predator shares the unbounded forests with the Himalayan Black Bear and the Assamese Macaque, among others. Cascading waterfalls, lush vegetation and thousands of species of plants await those who take the long trail to Kanchenjunga Base Camp.
Kanchenjunga is for the true adventurer within you. The east of area is more developed than the west, but the remoteness of this terrain, its rugged trails, scattered human habitation, and monsoonal downpours make for a perfectly challenging. Wending slowly up through Ghunsa for views of Kanchenjunga’s massive north face, you will reach base camp at Pangpema.
The area also provides a fascinating introduction to its cultural diversity. The villages tend to be more prosperous than elsewhere in Nepal, but the further you go the more isolated the communities.
Destination: Nepal | Trip Grade: Challenginng
A pretty roughshod journey through wild high-mountain wilderness, visiting Kangchenjunga's south base camps at the foot of the 3rd highest mountain in the world, if life is a rough cut adventure, then this is ...View Detail