World third highest peak and second highest peak in Nepal after Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga (8,586m) is located in the eastern part of Nepal and north-eastern at Taplejung district. Among five peaks of Kanchenjunga, two peaks Kangbachen (7903m) and Yalung Kang (8505m) are inside Nepal and other three Kangchenjunga Main (8586m), Kangchenjunga Central (8482m) and Kangchenjunga South (8476m) are at boarder of Nepal and India. So people of Taplejung are worship for this mountain as Five Treasures of Snow. Now a day Kanchenjunga South Base Camp Trek can do as basic tea House trekking.
Kanchenjunga is quite far from the capital city Kathmandu, air and road are main access for this trip. There is regular flight from Kathmandu to Suketar or you may fly Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and drive about seven to eight hours to Taplejung by private vehicle or public bus via Birtamod too. As another option fly Kathmandu to Biratnagar and drive Basantapur through the Dharan, Chainpur and Dhankuta. If you are curious to explore more, then you can direct drive Kathmandu to Birtamod and change bus to Taplejung also. Anyway, Kanchanjangha is less trodden trekking trail in Nepal. Beautiful land escape, amazing mountains view, Glacier, thundering rivers, people unique culture and tradition are main attraction of this trip. Rarely flora and fauna, including endangers Red Panda has been conserve by Kanchanjungha Conservation Area Project (KCAP). Normally, this trek start from Suketar after scenic flight from Kathmandu then goes through the Tembewa, Khesewa, Mamanke, Yamphudin, Tortang, Cheram, Ramche (4580m) and Yalung Base Camp or Kanchanjangha South Base Camp (4730m). Or there is alternative trail from Suketar to Mitlung, Sinwa, Chiruwa, Tapethok, Lelep, Hellok, Lapsetar, Yasang (need one night tented Camping or stay Yak Harder’s hut here) then get in Tortang for Kanchanjangha South Base Camp and back to Talpejung via Yamphudin, Phumphe, Simbu. Different ethnic group like Sherpa, Limbu, Bhraman, Chetri, Magar and Rai etc. are live at lower area and mostly Sherpa and Bhotiya at high elevation.
As Kanchanjangha South Base Camp Trek is in restricted area, you need minimum two people and at list one professional Guide to obtain special permit, which is need to apply from Immigration office at Kathmandu. This trek starts lowest elevation 75 meters at Jhapa to until Yalung Base camp 4730 meters, it can be combine with Kanchanjunga Circuit via Sele La Pass also. Kanchanjunga is one of the best tea houses trekking for less crowded and amazing natural scenery. As this is a recently open Tea house trekking, trekkers cannot expect many facilities like in other popular tea house trek in Nepal. We Nepal Mother House Treks are glade to organize your Kanchenjungha trip by expert local Guide and porters according to your requirements. September to November at autumn and March to May are best time for this trek. Why are not you getting in Kanchanjungha Base Camp before other done? Mountains are smiling for you worm welcome.