About Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is one of the greatest treks in Nepal Himalayas. The trekking trail follows the mountainous border of Nepal with India and Tibet.
Mount Kanchenjunga is the 3rd tallest mountain in the world at an altitude of 8,586m.
On the trail, the scenery is full of rivers, waterfalls, green meadows, rhododendrons, birch and pine forests, the Yalung Glacier and, of course, travelers are accompanied by the magical Himalayan mountains.
Kanchenjunga area was closed to travelers / trekkers until the late-1980. Today the area is protected by the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and a special trekking permit is required. With this restriction, the spectacular and unique flora and fauna of the region is still in pristine condition today.
In fact, there are several peaks above 6,000m Among the impressive cluster of mountain ranges are five main glacial systems. Of these, Talung, Zumuand Rathong flow to Sikkim, while the Kanchenjunga and Yalung glaciers flow west into the mighty Tamor River of Nepal.Due to the fact that this is a remote trek, a good fitness level and some trekking experience is necessary.
The recent addition to the hiking map of the Great Himalayan Trail, tourism is also being promoted in this, and other, remote regions so there are opening up of more guest houses on the route.
While it is positive for the local people and communities, this would be a good time to go to Kanchenjunga before more travelers/hikers discover the region!