Kanchenjunga (8,586m) is cited as the third highest peak in the world and is located in the north eastern part of Nepal. Kanchenjunga is popular for its exquisite structure Nepal has to offer, from steamy jungles to jumbled glaciers. Also known as "Five Treasures of the snow", this region was opened to trekkers in 1998. This destination is blessed with snowcapped peaks like Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Makalu, Jahnu peak which surrounds the valley making it look even more dramatic and beautiful. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is favored for its three river valley, namely SimbuaKhola, Ghunsa and Tamur valley.
Kanchenjunga region is a blend of ethnic diversity and culture. The conservation area resides people from Limbu, Sherpa, Rai, Chhetris and Tamang communities. The lifestyle of the people settled in this region is mostly dependent on traditional farming. Around this conservation area, one will bump into the local people of this place, their lifestyle, culture they follow and religious practices they observe.
Bio diversity in species of plants is for sure a treat to the eyes for the nature lovers. The vegetation of this area is diverse in nature both floristically and structurally as it is a home to 51 species of Leguminosae, 48 species of Orchid, 45 species of Rosacea, 42 species of Ericaceae, 10 species of Primula, 14 species of Rubus, 10 species of Pedicularis, 23 species of Rhododendrons, Taxusbaccata and Tetracentronsinense. Along with this wide variation of speciesone will also get a chance to enjoy the available wildlife that has been making this place a home so far. Two hundred fifty species of birds and dense forests perfectly complements each other.
September to November and March to May are supposed to be the best timing to visit this region because of the clearer sky and the climate. As this place lies in the higher altitude the trekkers not only gets a chance to admire Kanchenjunga's beauty but also can give a glance to the surrounding mountains, valleys and every possible piece of heaven seen from here.