name is derived from the Tibetan words, 'Kanchen' and 'Dzonga' meaning 'Five Treasures
of the Great Snow'. While the highest summit is 28,156 feet, the Second highest
peak is 27,820 feet, thus falling short of the former by 336 feet only. Four colossal
ridges of inconceivable dimensions of rocks, ice, and snow abut upon this massif,
which culminates in a peak 28,156 feet high. These ridges are named according
to their repective directions with reference to the great centrepiece to which
they are attached.
is absolutely no direct route to any of these summits, which are accessible, if
at all, by first ascending any of these ridges, and then, say, reaching some ice
terraces suitable for camping, and lastly attempting the summit. The final climbing
to the rock pyramid may ascent of a vertical height ranging from 1,000 to 1,500
feet is extremely trying, as at that tremendous altitude every step upward is
devitalizing to an incredible extent.
more than 250 species of birds and wildlife, and high mountain lakes in Olangchungola,
the Kanchenjunga area has some of the most stunning scenery. The indomitable bamboo
appears in many varieties, of¬ten the last lanky vegetation to give way to alpine
grasses and scrub rhododen¬dron. Above the crystalline lake of Ramser, a trail
skirts the massive Yalung Glacier up to Oktang for prime views of Jannu, the southern
face of Kanchenjunga and the line of peaks that divide Nepal from Sikkim. Yalung
Glacier is believed to be the longest blue glacier in the world.
Kanchenjunga region has been selected as one of the 200 Global Eco Regions recognized
by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and is protected by the government as the Kanchenjunga
Conservation Area (KCA). Ten species among Nepal's 20 indigenous gymnosperms and
15 among Nepal’s 28 endemic flowering plants are found here. Juniper and Himalayan
larch are abundant in the forests with more than 1,200 species of flowering plants.
The Kanchenjunga region also boasts of 30 varieties of rhododendrons and 69 varieties
of orchids. Birds found here include Impheyan pheasant, red-billed blue magpie
and shy drongo, while rare wildlife include Himalayan black bear, snow leopard,
musk deer, red panda, blue sheep and rhesus macaw.
Trek to the region also
appeases natural history interest, with ecological zones from the subtropics to
glacial wilderness. The hills are densely forested with rhododendron, oak, and
pine; and wooden houses and frequent waterfalls confirm a copious monsoon. At
Ghunsa, a Sherpa village marked with prayer flags and a gompa, two trails from
Kanchenjunga's southern flanks join the northbound route. Like treks into other
far-reaching areas, the Kanchenjunga trek encounters a vast range of elevations
and temperatures, and is best planned for September-November or March-May, with
the possibility of snowfall at any time of year.
you want to make Kanchenjunga
trek or peak climbing please
contact Nepal Ecology
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