Everything you need to know about kanchenjunga trek
Kanchenjunga trek best time
The best months for trekking in Kanchenjunga are September to November and March to May. For more details see when to trek Kanchenjunga.
Kanchenjunga trek necessary permits
In order to trek Kanchenjunga you need to obtain two separate permits. The first is Kanchenjunga restricted area entry permit for which costs USD 10 per person per week. The second is a Kanchenjunga conservation area entry permit, which costs Npr 200 per person. Learn more about necessary permits.
The Nepalese Government states that you must have a minimum of two trekkers in a trekking group who are accompanied by an authorized trekking company and the guide. However you do not require a TIMS card.
Can I find my own guide?
There are a lot of freelance trekking guides in Nepal for Kanchenjunga. Only registered companies can apply for the Kanchenjunga restricted area permits required so it is better to use registered companies that at familiar with the permit application process.
What do I need to take with me?
Kanchenjunga trek is a remote trek with limited facilities along the way. Make sure you have self suffice during the trek. Check equipment checklist for Kanchenjunga.
What’s the best way to stay healthy on the trek?
- Drink adequate safe water
- Keep your hands clean all the times
- Trek high sleep low
- Tell your trekking guide how you are feeling everyday, especially at higher altitudes
- Also know more about Acute Mountain Sickness