The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area has been recognized by WWF as a Global Eco Region.
This area was only opened for trekkers since 1988. This area is basically dominated by Limbu ethnic communities. Even though other ethnic communities like Rai, Chhetris,Brahmins also have been cohesively dwelling in this region for a long time despite of variation of their rituals and traditions. The people of the region are co-operative and friendly as well as their life style is also simple one, not affected by the modernity.
The area is protected as a conservation park by the Nepal Government which is called Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. This Conservation Area is spread in an area of 2038 square km. This region was declared as the gift of the earth full of alpine grass, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and sub tropical forest and low river valley. This enchanting area offers display of flowering glory of rhododendron, lilies, orchids and many more flowers. The wildlife including snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer red panda and others are also available in this national park.
Passing through some of the country's most pristine oak and rhododendron forests brings you to harsher high terrain. Crossing the Mirgin-La pass at 4725 meters, it gives you the views of Makalu, Chamlang and Everest. In next step, you will pass the Kanchanjunga glacier, and finally you will be rewarded with an incredible, close-up view of Kanchanjunga Peak as you already approached the Kanchenjunga Base Camp at Pang Pema. Whilst exploring the surrounding area you will also see a panorama of Wedge Peak, The Twins, Pyramid Peak, Janu Himal and Tent Peak.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek itinerary;
Day 01: Flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Illam.
Day 02: Drive to Taplejung / Suketar over night at Hotel.
Day 03: Trek to Tawa (1170 meters) about 6 – 7 hours walk.
Day 04: Trek to Lelep (1750 meters) 5 –6 hours trek
Day 05: Amjilosa 2308 meters.
Day 06: Trek to Gyabla (kyapra) 2730 meters.
Day 07: Trek Ghunsa (3595 meters)
Day 08: Trek to Khangpachen (Khambachen) 4050 meters.
Day 09: Acclimatization day at Khangpachen (Khambachen) 4050 meters.
Day 10: Trek to Lhonak (4780 meters)
Day 11: Side trip to Pangpema(5143 meters) and back to Lhonak
Day 12: Another side trip to Lhonak and around.
Day 13: Trek back to Ghunsa.
Day 14: Trek to Sele La (4290 meters)
Day 15: Trek to Cheram (Tseram ) 3870 meters.
Day 16: Trek to Ramche (4580 meters)
Day 17: Trek to Cheram (Tseram).
Day 18: Trek Tortong (2995 meters)
Day 19: Trek to Yamphuding (2080 meters)
Day 20: Trek to Phumphe Danda (1858 meters)
Day 21: Trek to Kade Banjyang (2130 meters)
Day 22: Trek to Suketar (2420 meters)
Day 23: Drive back to Illam.
Day 24: Drive to Bhadrapur airport and take flight to Kathmandu.