Kanchanjunga is the third highest mountain of the world. Mount Kanchanjunga is located in the eastern part of Nepal. Some part of this mountain also lies in Sikkim, India. The height of Mount Kanchanjunga is 8,586m. Kanchangunja borders Tamur River in the west, Teesta River in the East and Lhonak Chu and Jongsang La in the North. This entire Kanchanjunga Region is situated in the Taplejung district of Nepal.
Mount Kanchanjunga is also known as Five Treasures of Snow as there are five peaks here. People from Nepal and Darjeeling and Sikkim have been worshipping these five peaks since many years back. Until 1852 Kanchangunja was regarded as the highest mountain of the world but after discovering Mount Everest it was corrected as third highest peak of the world.
There are three distinct eco-regions in Kanchangunja region. They are named as: Eastern Himalayan broad-leaved and coniferous forests, Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows and Terai-Duar Savanna and grasslands. Nepal, China, India and Bhutan share the landscapes of Kanchanjunga transboundary. All total there are 14 protected areas covering 6,032 square kilometers across the countries.
Within Nepal, Kanchanjunga Conservation Area covers 2,035 square kilometer in Taplejung district. The conservation area was established in 1997 by the then Government of Nepal. Two peaks of Kanchanjunga are located here. The Kanchanjunga Conservation Area adjoins Qomolangma National Nature Preserve in Tibet in North and Kanchanjunga Biosphere Reserve in Sikkkim in East. The landscape ranges from 1200m to 8,586m.
Kanchanjunga area is rich in natural and biological diversity. More than 70 species of mammals and 400 species of birds are found here. Snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan bear and leopard cat are main inhabitants of this region. Similarly more than 3000 species of plants including herbal plants are found here.
From the social perspective, Limbu and Rai are the main ethnic group of Kanchanjunga area. The local inhabitants of Kanchanjunga have distinct culture, tradition and customs. They are Kirati people of Tibetan origin. Around 700,000 Limbu people inhabit in different nine districts of eastern Nepal. There social code of conduct is based on Mundum (oral scripture). Most of them follow Tibetan Buddhism. They celebrate various festivals and Lhosar is their main festival.
Trekking in Kanchanjunga region with Regulus Nepal is an unforgetable adventure of life time to a hardly visited & the most remote but beautiful area of Nepal. Kanchanjunga region trek is perfect to those people who really look at unspoiled trekking routes rich in nature & culture &also want to be far from the well known areas of Nepal. Kanchanjunga region trek caters you different adventure trekking trails among which Kanchanjunga Base Camp trek is the most prefered & popular trek in Kanchanjunga region, the trekking trails offers you to view picturesque villages, monasteries, chhortens, temples, prayer walls and unforgettable scenery.
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