Kanchenjunga Ridge trek is a journey through a Himalayan wonderland

The Ultimate Kanchenjunga Ridge trek offers spectacular views. Photo by Rimo Expeditions

The Ultimate Kanchenjunga Ridge trek (20 days) is one of the most spectacular treks in India.

Starting out at the tiny Sikkimese village of Uttarey, you travel along the Singalila ridge until you arrive at the high Himalayan meadow of Dzongri and trek to the high point of Goechala, just kilometres away from Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world.

It’s a relatively new and challenging trek and travels mostly along a path used by Sikkimese yak herders. The added bonus is that you encounter few other travellers as the route was only opened in 2000.

As you walk along the ridge which straddles the border with Nepal and cross several high passes, trekkers are offered fantastic views of peaks such as Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu and of course, repeated views of the Kanchenjunga massif.

On a clear day fall day, the best time to visit the region; you can even see the mountains of the Kingdom of Bhutan.

The round trip trek means you don’t have to retrace your steps and trek ends in the village of Yuksom, a place that is historically and religiously significant in Sikkim.

Booking details can be found here.

Dzongri. Photo by Rimo Expeditions

Kanchenjunga. Photo by Rimo Expeditions

Good morning!

Campsite along the way. Photo by Rimo Expeditions

Goodbye. Photo by Rimo Expeditions

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