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Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek

Highlights of Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek

  • Spending a night in the lap of 3rd highest mountain in the world
  • Stunning view of Kanchenjunga South and Yalung glacier
  • The Typical lifestyle of Rai, Limbu, and Sherpa people residing in Eastern Nepal
  • Explore Kanchenjunga Conservation Area
  • Get a chance to observe snow leopard
  • Walking through subtropical lowlands, alpine forests, and forests of rhododendrons and magnolia

The Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek allows you to observe the Yalung Glacier, and Kanchenjunga’s southern slope, which is the third highest mountain on the planet. Ascending gently along the valleys the trail climbs up to the base camp at Ramche at 4,610 m across virgin woods, crop fields, and peaceful villages. The whole trek needs a strong physical fitness and previous trekking analysis to help that this demanding and gorgeous adventure is enjoyed in this remote eastern edge of Nepal.

The Base Camp is situated at Ramche (4,610m), following the trail through the Yalung Glacier, taking rest at the viewpoint for Kabru, and Rathong peaks, which surrounds south from Kanchenjunga. Likewise, From Ramche you can hike to a peak that provides sights of the impressive Kanchenjunga South Face, and little by little you can also see views of Mount Janu’s southern face, Nyukla Lanchung, and several other magnificent Himalayan peaks.

Similarly, the magnificent view of snow-capped mountains and landscape of subtropical lowlands, rhododendron and alpine forests, and spectacular glaciers are the main attraction of the Kanchenjunga region. Supported by the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area and the World Wild Life Fund (WWF) Holy Himalayan Landscape Project, there is a variety of wildlife like the endangered snow leopard, Asian black bear, and red panda, few numbers of mammals. Along with other features, this place is best for nature as well as a bird lover. There is a great possibility of observing golden-breasted fulvetta, snow cock, and blood pheasant.

For those with a perfect health condition, a desire to observe the world’s highest mountain after Everest and K2, Kanchenjunga is a highly recommended trek in Nepal.

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Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek