Kanchenjunga Region

The Kanchenjunga Region inhabits the world’s third-highest mountain in the world after Everest and K2, Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), which shares the border with Tibet and India. You will be exploring far eastern Nepal, a very isolated area within the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. The trail has scenic landscape, exotic views of hills, and picturesque villages, which inhibits Sherpas, Gurungs, Rais, and Limbu people. This trek has just recently opened up as a teahouse trek. This means you no longer have to bring your own tent and food, there is, mainly very basic, accommodation along the way. Check food and accommodation. 

Popular Treks

  • Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
  • Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek
  • Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek

Major Attractions

Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and its wildlife richness, Remote Villages, Verdant forest, Lush farmlands, Traditional Villages, Monasteries, Chortens, Temples, Kanchenjunga Basecamp, Glaciers, etc. Enjoy panoramic views of mountains like Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Makalu (8,481m), Everest (8,848m), and Lhotse (8,516m), along with Yalung Glacier and Kanchenjunga Glacier.

Best Time

 The best time to explore the Kanchenjunga Region is from March, April and May (spring) and September, October and November (autumn). These months have stable weather and a pleasant climate, ideal for trekking. Trekking in summer/monsoon and winter is not recommended in Kanchenjunga Region.


Kanchenjunga is a restricted area. This means you need a special permit and registered trek guide to enter this area. Walking with a guide is advisable both for safety and for gaining valuable cultural and local insights. You will need a Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project Entry Permit (KCAP) and a Restricted Area Entry Permit. The permit Cost for (KCAP) is Nrs 2,000 per person and the Kanchenjunga Restricted Area Permit (RAP) is USD 20 per person/ week  (for the first 4 weeks) and USD 25 per person /week  ( beyond 4 weeks)