THE GREAT KANCHANJUNGA Camping Trek
To North & South Base Camps Of The Third Highest Mountain
eastern Nepal on the border with Sikkim lies Kanchenjunga,
the world's third highest mountain. At 8,598m Kanchenjunga
was first climbed by the south-west face in 1955 by Charles
Evans and has only been open to group trekkers since 1988.
Recently this beautiful unspoilt region has been designated
a conservation area. Our route gradually climbs through the
rich farmland of the Limbu people famous for their distinctive
tall topi or caps to the upland Buddhist communities whose
inhabitants have their origins in Tibet. On higher ground
we may see musk deer or blue sheep on the crossing from north
to south base camp.
Our point of departure is the Limbu village
of Taplejung, nestled in the hill region beneath the landing
strip at Suketar, 500m above.
Nepal is a remote region that has remained largely unspoilt
by tourism. There are few facilities for the trekker and most
of our supplies will be brought from Kathmandu. It is a long
but rewarding trek that is suitable for people who are confident
about their fitness and used to extended walks in the British
hills. Some days may involve 8 hours of trekking. High altitudes
will be experienced and we have allowed time for acclimatisation.
On the crossing between north and south basecamp snow may
be encountered and we have the option of crossing the shorter
but higher Lapsang La or the lower but very scenic Mirgin
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