Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. Mt. Kanchenjunga lies in the eastern part of Nepal. Some part of this mountain also lies in Sikkim, India. The height of Mt. Kanchenjunga is 8,586m. Mt. Kanchenjunga borders Tamur River in the west, Teesta River in the East and Lhonak Chu and Jongsang La in the North. This entire Kanchenjunga Region is situated in the Taplejung district of Nepal.
Kanchenjunga is also known as 'Five Treasures of Snow ' in Tibetan as there are five peaks here. People from Nepal, Darjeeling, and Sikkim have been worshipping these five peaks for many years back. Until 1852 Kanchenjunga was regarded as the highest mountain in the world but after discovering Mount Everest it was corrected as the third highest peak of the world.
There are three distinct eco-regions in the Kanchenjunga 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, Kanchenjunga Conservation Area covers 2,035 square kilometers in Taplejung district. The conservation area was established in 1997 by the then Government of Nepal. Two peaks of Kanchenjunga are located here. The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area adjoins Qomolangma National Nature Preserve in Tibet in North and Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve in Sikkkim in East. The landscape ranges from 1200m to 8,586m.
Kanchenjunga 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 the 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 the Kanchenjunga area. The local inhabitants of Kanchenjunga 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. Their 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 Kanchenjunga region with Regulus Nepal is an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime to a hardly visited & the most remote but beautiful area of Nepal. Kanchenjunga region trek is perfect for 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. Kanchenjunga region trek caters you different adventure trekking trails among which Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is the most preferred & best trek in Kanchenjunga region, the trekking trails offers you to view picturesque villages, monasteries, chhortens, temples, prayer walls and unforgettable scenery.
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