Kanchenjunga is on the border of Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim. This region was declared as a restricted to protect environment, remote culture and security for border and local people, When China controlled Tibet.
Kanchenjunga region was opened for the first time to the trekkers in 1988. But, before this, there were lot of mountaineering activities. Trekkers must organize their trek from Govt. Register Trekking Company with especial permit and follow all the terms and condition too. Individual trekkers aren’t allowed to trek in this region. This is the 3rd highest Mountain whereas there are two trekking routes south face route north face route. The Northern route is more long, high and danger but it provides the vantage for Mountain like: Kanchenjunga (8586 m),Wedge Peak(6750 m),The Twins (7350 m), Pyramid Peak (7168 m) and Tent Peak (7365 m). It is really dramatic but this route leads to Yalung Base Camp (4500 m) through beautiful vegetation, landscape, Yak meadows to the Glaciers. through which dramatic views can be enjoyed of south face of Kanchenjunga, Jannu (7711 m),Yalung Khang (8505 m).
This trek can be possible if trekkers have enough time, well-equipped and good weather. The region is dominated by Limbu people and its relative Rai. They claim that they are the original people. Their hat and dress have distinctive feature than other group and Tongba is their traditional local drink which is made from fermented millet seed put in the wooden put with hot water straw it by pipe, they belief in both Hindus and Buddhist. Anyway, this long trek offers colorful experiences like; - mixture culture of low land to distinctive culture of upper land, colorful landscape, flora, fauna, animal and high Mountain to hot plain land. The trek can do from Basantapur via Taplejung flight from kathmandu.