The attraction of the Kanchenjunga Trekking in Nepal
05 Sep

The Attraction Of The Kanchenjunga Trekking In Nepal

Attractions of Kanchenjunga Trekking in Nepal are what's making it popular among travelers these days. If you're planning an adventurous trek to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp, knowing the details beforehand will enhance your excitement and make your journey even more enjoyable.

Even if you are not planning for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, it's interesting to get informed about the highlights of Kanchenjunga Trekking. In this blog post, we will walk you through the 11 attractions of Kanchenjunga trekking and why it has captured the hearts of intrepid explorers.


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11 Must-see Attractions of Kanchenjunga Trekking. You don't want to miss it


  1. Charming Beauty and cultural experience
  2. Tseram and Ramche Campsite
  3. Oktang Viewpoint 4730 meters
  4. Sinionla Pass 4646 meters, Mirginla Pass 4645 meters, and Selele La Pass 4480 meters
  5. Ghunsa Village elevation of 3400 meters
  6. Khambachen Valley and around
  7. Side trip to Janu Himal Base Camp
  8. Side trip to Nupchu Pokhari
  9. Lhonak 4792 meters
  10. Kanchenjunga North base camp Pang pema 5140 meters
  11. Day trip to Drohmo Ri viewpoint

How we know about the attractions of Kanchenjunga Trekking?


Visit Himalaya Treks has been operating treks and expeditions to this region and mainly for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek for over a decade. With all our firsthand experience and knowledge we have much more to give insights into the attractions of Kanchenjunga Trekking.

VHT has always provided the Itinerary for the Best price to Travelers who want to do Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. Our commitment to delivering thrilling and exciting adventures has made us a preferred choice for trekking in the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Without further ado let's get into the 11 captivating attractions of Kanchenjunga Trekking with Visit Himalaya Treks.

Our Beautiful Campsite at Tseram Kanchenjunga Southside. 


Charming Beauty and cultural experience


Kanchenjunga region is not present only with the breathtaking Himalayan views. It is connecting trekkers with typical local communities and their warm hospitality during our journey to this pristine landmark. Taplejung district is one of the popular districts for farming Cardamom. You will trek through the Cardamom farming land entering the base of Mt Kanchenjunga.

That is not all, a trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp connects travelers through the remote village and experiences the rich local culture, mixed with Limbu culture in the lower valley and Buddhist culture in the upper valley. Staying in a Local house with local people, and seeing their daily life, is a way to connect with Locals and experience their culture that will not be available in any other trekking destination.

Trekking to Kanchenjunga Base Camp route gets you to the Kanchenjunga conservation area which is rich in biodiversity with frequent rare and endangered species. Kanchenjunga Conservation region is home to various animals like Snow leopards, Asian black Bears, and red pandas. Bird Species symbolic of the area are golden breasted fulvetta, Snow Cock pheasant, and red-billed chough.

Pristine landscapes, with a lush forest of Bamboo, pine forest, and rhododendrons (Nepal's National flower Laliguras) flowers blooming makes the journey more attractive and memorable during the spring season from March – April.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek
Beautiful Campsite at Ramche Kabru 7318 meters and Rathong 6682 meters view from our Camp.


Tseram and Ramche Campsite


If you are a camping lover, I am sure you love these two beautiful campsites. One Tseram also named Cheram located at an altitude of 3870 meters. And another Ramche 4580 meters on the south side of Mount Kanchenjunga. Both places are picturesque campsites surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Tseram is the best place to do Acclimatization while trekking to Kanchenjunga south base camp. From Tseram it is absolutely possible to acclimatize day hike Yamgachha Khola Valley. As far as the direction of Khang la Pass 5202 meters that is connecting Nepal and Sikkim. Tseram offers peaceful and tranquil environments, far away from the noise and distraction of city life. It's a destination where you can fully embrace the tranquility of nature while disconnecting from the fast-paced modern world.

Ramche is located at an elevation of 4580 meters, better known as Kanchenjunga South Base. Which is the last camp for trekkers where you spend overnight on the south side of Kanchenjunga Tek. Ramche is also a popular Yak grazing spot where locals freely graze their Yaks in this beautiful spot. During the night Wild Animal blue Sheep will be exploring close to us to find food. They leisurely wander around our camp, as they typically engage in playful activities and graze, keeping humans at a distance from these locations. Ramche is a big valley where the trekking group set their camp. Probably one of the pristine campsites, from where we can explore close views of Rathong 6682 meters and the Kabru Himal range. 


Oktang Viewpoint 4730 meters: Main attraction of Kanchenjunga Trekking


Oktang viewpoint is the highest point of the trek on the south side we will visit during our Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. It is located at Height of 4730 meters in the lap of Mt. Kanchenjunga. If you are not able to get the Oktang viewpoint during your KBC trek you will miss one of the highlights of Kanchenjunga Trekking, from where we can explore eye-catching views of Kanchenjunga and Yalung Glacier. There is no other place than the Oktang viewpoint from where we can enjoy the breathtaking panorama view of Kanchenjunga South and surrounding Himalayan peaks.

The Key Objective of the KBC South Base Camp trek is to stand at Oktang viewpoint, which provides a breathtaking view of the world's third-highest Peak and its Glacier which is a massive glacier that descends from the slopes of Kanchenjunga and Yalung Khang.  A combination of mountains, glaciers, and Landscapes creates a fascinating panorama.


If you are a photography enthusiast then Oktang Viewpoint is the right place to capture stunning mountain vistas, glaciers, and surrounding landscapes. And you can also capture the beauty of the Kanchenjunga region. Oktang Viewpoint allows trekkers to experience the magnificence of Kanchenjunga's South Side. It is one of the main attractions of Kanchenjunga Trekking.

Main attraction of Kanchenjunga Trekking
Mt. Kanchenjunga South View from Oktang View Point.


Sinionla Pass 4646 meters, Mirginla Pass 4645 meters, and Selele La Pass 4480 meters


Flowing the anticlockwise direction, Sinionla Pass, Mirginla Pass, and Selele La Pass connect the Kanchenjunga South and Kanchenjunga North valley. Leaving Simbuwa Khola Valley behind, we enter Ghunsa Khola Valley. Traveling with very limited time, or any physical issue then it is possible to break the trek between the Kanchenjunga South section and the Kanchenjunga North section. It is possible to trek back after completing the Kanchenjunga South base camp without crossing these three high passes following the same trail you walked earlier on your trek up to the KBC South base camp.

During our journey from KBC south to north direction, crossing over three high passes crossing Sinionla Pass 4646 meters, Mirginla Pass 4645 meters and Selele La Pass 4480 meters. In clear weather, it is clearly visible one of the spectacular mountains in the Kanchenjunga region Mt. Janu also known as Khumbhakarna 7711 meters, and Mt Makalu from the Selele La Pass.


Ghunsa Village elevation of 3400 meters


Ghunsa village is located Height of 3400 meters in Ghunsa Khola Valley north of Kanchenjunga. It is the largest village in the upper Kanchenjunga region of Nepal. The village of Ghunsa is mainly inhabited by the Sherpa Community who believe in and follow Tibetan Buddhism. The Gunsa Village is known for its strong Buddhist culture, heritage, and Buddhist monasteries. You can see prayer flags hanging surrounding the village. The Local peoples from Ghunsa Village actively practice Buddhism and rituals are an important part of their way of life.


Khambachen Valley and around


Khambachen Valley is located in the Kanchenjunga north valley elevation of 4050 meters. It is one of the best places to rest and acclimate before climbing the higher elevation of Lhonak and Pangpema Kanchenjunga North base camp. Also, Khambachen is a perfect place for extending a side trip to Janu Himal Base Camp and Nupchu Pokhari.

Kumbhakarna (Janu Himal ) Close view from Its Base Camp. 
Kumbhakarna (Janu Himal ) Close view from Its Base Camp. 

Side trip to Janu Himal Base Camp


The designation Janu officially names Kumbhakarna is the 32nd highest peak in the world elevation of 7711 meters located west of Mt. Kanchenjunga. In the Limbu and Kirat cultures, they worship a sacred mountain named Phoktanglunma, precisely the mountain with shoulders. Phoktang means “shoulder” and Lungma means mountain in the Limbu language.

Kumbhakarna is one of the most beautiful mountains. To explore Kumbhakarna from a closer distance, it is absolutely possible to do a day trip to Kumbhakarna (JanuHimal) base camp from Khambachen. It will take about 3 hours to get to the base camp of Janu Himal and 1:30 hours to go back following along the Janu Himal Glacier. Janu Himal Base Camp is located about 4400 meters. It is a perfect acclimatization and good preparation before hiking higher up to Lhonak and Pang Pema.


Side trip to Nupchu Pokhari


Not many people know about this sacred Lake Nupchu Pokhari, located west north of Khambachen. Nupchu Pokhari is a Himalayan glacier lake located at an elevation of 5000 meters. It is about a whole day side trip from Khambachen following the Nupchu Khola valley. To reach Nupchu Pokhari takes about 5 hours of walking from Khambachen and on the way back about 3 hours. This is one of the big days but very worth doing it. From Nupchu Pokhari we can experience a breathtaking view of Nupchu Peak 6044 meters, Tha Nagphu Peak 5980 meters, Sarphu Peak 6328 meters, Janu Himal, and Kanchenjunga range.


Lhonak 4792 meters


Lhonak Valley is one of the coldest valleys located at the base of Kanchenjunga Glacier in Kanchenjunga's north valley. When the tea House is closed at Pang Pema, trekkers make a day trip to Kanchenjunga North base camp from Lhonak. Spending the night at Pang Pema you will need camping arrangements. So without staying the night at KBC North base camp also, it is possible to visit KBC North base camp from the Lhonak. It is about a whole day trip from Lhonak to Pang Pema and back to Lhonak.

Main attraction of Kanchenjunga Trekking
Visit Himalaya Treks's Group at Pang Pema (Kanchenjunga North Base Camp)


Pang Pema 5140 meters: Main attraction of Kanchenjunga Trekking


Not many people have the opportunity to spend the night at Pang Pema. Because the tea house or mountain hut is not big enough or it is not regularly open. Staying at Kanchenjunga North base camp, camping is the only option. There is a small mountain hut at Kanchenjunga North base camp but it does not have a enough capacity to accommodate many travelers. Traveling with camping arrangements can stay at Kanchenjunga North base camp. Spending the night at Kanchenjunga base camp is achieving your goal of standing in front of the world's third-highest peak. There are absolutely stunning views you will experience from the KBC north base camp including the world's third-highest Peak and surrounding Himalayan peaks.


Day trip to Drohmo Ri viewpoint


Did you know that from the Drohmo Ri viewpoint you can explore the close view of the Kanchenjunga during your trek to Mt Kanchenjunga? There are not many people who know about Drohmo Ri viewpoint. Drohmo Ri viewpoint is located at the top of Pang Pema (Kanchenjunga North base Camp) elevation of about 5900 meters. Climbing Drohmo Ri viewpoint is not required any climbing experience and not involved any technical climb. It takes about 4 – 5 hours to reach the Drohmo Ri viewpoint from Pang Pema.


From the Drohmo Ri view Point, we can explore 360-degree views of the world's Third highest peak and surrounding Himalayan peaks. There is not any other place than the Drohmo Ri viewpoint where we can explore the eye-catching Himalayan vista. From this viewpoint we can explore Jhinsang Peak 7462 meters, Dome Khang 7264 meters, Langchung Khang 6786 meters, Langpo Peak 6965 meters, Pathibhara East 6857 meters, Pyramid Peak 7140 meters, Kirat Chuli 7362 meters, Nepal Peak 7177 meters, Gimmigela Chuli (twins Peak) 7350 meters, Kanchenjunga 8586 meters, Kanchenjunga center 8473 meters, Kanchenjunga south 8476 meters, Yalung Khang 8505 meters, Wedge Peak 6802 meters and Gmmigela 6415 meters peak are visible from Drohmi Ri viewpoint.


Amazing Kanchenjunga and Surrounding Himalayan Peaks views from Drohmo Ri View Point.


In Conclusion to attractions of Kanchenjunga Trekking


Trekking to Kanchenjunga base camp is a lifetime travel experience in which you will experience this unique and untouched trekking destination around the world's third-highest peak. Kanchenjunga Trek provides magnificent views of the Himalayan peaks and natural landscapes to the cultural immersion and rich biodiversity. So, gear up, tie your boots, pick your backpack, and get ready to travel to the magnificent world's third-highest peak Mt. Kanchenjunga. Here we are ready to lead your journey into the Himalayas of Nepal.


Definitely, without a guide, it's complicated and almost impossible to experience the attractions of Kanchenjunga Trekking. Therefore VHT has 26 Days Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Itinerary for travelers like you. Check out our Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Package in detail.


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