Kanchenjunga trek lies in the extreme northeastern part of Nepal in Taplejung district, (27.7155° N, 87.9282° E).It covers an area of 2035 km2 bordering Sankhuwasabha district to the west, Sikkim-India in the east and Tibet in the north. The reason Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project was declared as “Gift to the Earth” as a part of WWF’s Living Planet Campaign and later made a conservation Area in 1997 by Government of Nepal. It is also included in Sacred Himalayan Landscape (SHL) with the support of Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC), World Wildlife Fund for Nature Conservation (WWF) and International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). Globally threatened species like Wood Snipe (Gallina gonemoricola) and Saker Falcon (Falco cherru), near-threatened Satyr Tragopan (Tragopansatyra), Spiny Babbler (Turdoides nipalensis),which is endemic to Nepal, and many nationally threatened species are found in KCA. Also, globally threatened mammals like theSnow Leopard (Uncia uncial), Himalayan Musk Deer (Moschuschrysogaster), Himalayan Black Bear (Ursusthibetanu)s, Red Panda (Ailurusfulgens), Dhole (Cuon alpines) etc. are found here.
Kanchenjunga Trek is one of the most famous treks in Nepal. Every year thousands of trekkers hike to Kanchenjunga Trek. Kanchenjunga Trek is a restricted trekking area. So to trek in Kanchenjunga area, you need a local guide and at least 2 trekkers to obtain necessary permits to trek through Kanchenjunga. Kanchenjunga trek is not as popular as Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek. That means it is not crowded and still remote. So you can experience remote Nepali cultures, foods and lifestyle in its traditional form while trekking in Kanchenjunga area. Kanchenjunga trek is tea-house trek. Tea-house treks have small lodges with minimum variety of food and lodges that come along the trek route. The eastern part of Nepal was not affected much by the earthquake compared to the western and central regions. It has been declared safe to be travel. Moreover, the trails have not been obstructed and the landscape is also in good conditions. The mountains stand tall for the trekkers to view its magnificent beauty. The most favorable seasons for trekking in Nepal are autumn (September-November) and spring (March-May).