The Kanchenjunga (8586 m) is the third highest mountain in the world. This Queen of the Great Himalayas stands on the border of Nepal-Sikkim above the rhododendrons and large forests with rivers flowing at its sides. Nepal opened the Kanchenjunga area to hikers in 1988, although people have been trekking in the area in connection with mountaineering expeditions since the turn of the century.
Compared to other places, the area is far from Kathmandu, from the airport and the roads are far from the mountains. According to the rule of the Government of Nepal, there should be at least two hikers in one trekking group at a time. During the trip, you will be able to study the culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa, Tibetan, Rai and Limbu communities.
Your trekking route will be bathed by the Tamur River that meets Arun below Mulghat. Many glaciers feed the river. Glaciers north of the main peak are Nupchu, Lhonak, Chichima, Gimsung, Pyramid, Kanchenjunga and Ramtang in a clockwise direction. To the west and south of the main peak are the Kumbhakarna (Jannu), Yamatari and Yalung glaciers. Kangbachenga (4038) in the valley of Ghunsa and Walungchung (3200m) in the Tamur valley are the highest institutions in the region. The latter was an important trading center between the cities of Darjeeling and Tipta La in Tibet. The only access to the Kanchenjunga area is a road link to Basantapur and an air link to the city of Taplejung Bazaar. [