Kanchenjunga region is one of the most sought after trekking destinations in Nepal. It is only 125 km south-east of Mount Everest. It is adored for its unmatched beauty and uniqueness. But, it is also one of the longest and remotest treks to the eastern side of Nepal.
Kanchenjunga is still a restricted area which is why you will need special permits to trek this region. But, with the growing popularity of trekkers to this region, the facilities and services have improved making it one of a kind trekking destination.
A lot of tea houses are functional and work on serving its passerby with the best services it can offer. Which is why Kanchenjunga tea house trek is quite comfortable.
Definitely, tea houses offer unmatched facilities and offers.
But the lack of accessible roads and transportation facilities causes compromising in a lot of luxuries. This, however ,should not be an issue when it comes to embracing the glory of such a magnificent mountain.
You will be staying overnight at Illam and Taplejung after you leave Kathmandu. There are plenty of hotels that you might fancy and suit your needs. You can choose among luxurious hotels, homestays and common hotel or lodges( in local language).
The rugged beauty of Kanchenjunga can be best enjoyed when you embrace the local culture and the people in its natural form. Teahouse treks are the best way to do so.
Highlights of Kanchenjunga tea house trek
- Experience and enjoy the local culture and the way of life.
- Developed and economically stable eastern region of Nepal allows you to experience better facilities and services
- Rich in biodiversity this region is a great place submerge into the goodness of nature.
- Trekking to the third highest mountain in the world which is also one of a kind in aesthetic value.
- At 4500m, crossing the Mirgin La Pass is an experience of a lifetime.
Facilities of Tea House Trek Nepal
In Nepal, Tea house Trek is a newer form of homestays. It is a better way to experience traveling and an amazing opportunity to witness the local culture. Hotels or Lodges have a significant local definition to it.
Lodges are considered places that provide you with resting or sleeping facilities. Provided you can expect beds, toilets and in some cases an in-house menu.
Hotels, on the other hand, could mean restaurants where you are offered food. However, the definition varies. Sometimes it could mean places where you go for meals but could offer you accommodation facilities. Hotels usually have a restaurant that can be used by people not using the accommodation.
Well, then homestays sweep in giving hotels and lodges a new definition. These are places you stay for accommodation and can expect meals. Unlike the hotels or lodges, travelers will be staying as paying guests. They will be staying in and dining with the family. This is a new experience.
Finally, tea houses are a mix of all the above. These are small houses (or big luxurious ones) that are made to accommodate travelers and provide them with food. Tea houses are built and designed so that it doesn’t clash with the local environment.
They provide basic accommodation and locally grown food.
The sanitary facilities are basic too.
Kanchenjunga Tea House Trekking routes
It wasn’t long before when trekkers carried their tents and a large crew to facilitate them. All this in order for a trek to the peak or the base camps.
After the introduction of tea houses, it is a completely different scenario.
Kanchenjunga Region too welcomes trekkers from all over the world to enjoy the ease and comfort of tea houses.
Villages like Chirwa, Amilosa provides a few tea houses. So, during peak seasons it is best to pre-book. Up to Ghusa, the tea houses are in great condition. At Kambachen, Pang Pema and Lonak you can expect stone huts that provide you with the basic facilities.
Despite all the basic services, the hospitality and comfort the tea house owners and the locals give you are one of a kind.
Prospective trekking routes to Kanchenjunga region can be as follows:
Kanchenjunga Circuit trek
The Kanchenjunga Circuit trek offers you with both the south and north base camp trek. It is an amazing way of experiencing the wilderness and adventures of both the base camps.
This is a longer trek and involves a lot of energy and patience while giving back amazing experiences.
Kanchenjunga North Base Camp
Kanchenjunga North Base Camp Trek is the easiest and the most popular trekking routes of this region. This is also a reason that you can be facilitated by a lot of tea houses in this region.
You can expect comfortable beds and added facilities. Don’t be surprised if you do not face any electrical problems.
For a change, you can camp at some places like Lhonak. The surrounding and the picturesque views of the towering mountains are some of the experiences you should opt for.
The Kanchenjunga North Base Camp is a 24- day trekking trip that will take you into the rugged trails and scattered settlements of this region.
Kanchenjunga South Base Camp
The Kanchenjunga South Base Camp is an adventurous trekking destinations to the foothills of the mysterious Mt. Kanchenjunga. It takes you to the remote mountain ranges in the border of Nepal, Sikkim, and Tibet.
It is a 28- day trek in one of the finest trekking routes of Nepal. The best time to trek to this region would be March-May and September-December.
Some of the regions of the Kanchenjunga Region is restricted so you will need special permits to trek to some of the regions here.
Other Tea House Treks
Teahouse treks are quite popular in many of the trekking destinations in Nepal. If you are looking for other tea house trek options, make sure to browse through a few.
Everest Base Camp Trek
No doubt, the Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. This is a major reason behind the improving facilities and services in this region.
The Namche Bazaar is a well-facilitated marketplace. It is also a market at the highest altitude.
Tea houses in the Everest Regions are lot facilitated and you can also find a wider food menu. But as you tend to ascend, the services are usually basic.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The Annapurna Region offers a lot of simple trekking options compared to Everest Region. The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Annapurna Panorama Trek and Royal Trekking are to name a few short treks in this region.
But, the Annapurna Base Camp trek is an ultimate trek in this region that allows you to experience the nature in its truest form.
The trek in this region is popular for its spectacular beauty and short treks.
There are a lot of tea houses en route. Most of the tea houses in the lower altitudes are well facilitated in compares to the ones at the higher altitudes.
Manaslu Circuit Trek
The Manaslu Region is among the restricted region of Nepal. This means you need to abide by quite a few rules while on the trek. There are certain areas that don’t allow trekkers. You should be well guided by your trekking guide to the dos and don’ts in the region.
In contrast to the past, this region has been providing better facilities at the tea houses. These days you can find a variety of options to suit your budget.
Langtang Valley Trek
With spectacular peaks like Gang Chhenpo, Lenpo Gang, Langtang Lirung, and Dorje Lakpa, the Langtang Valley Trek is simply spectacular. The scenic mountains and landscapes are simply spellbinding.
It is a short and easy trek in the Langtang Region.
This 11- day trek is a great option to experience the amazing Himalayas in a short period of time. Which is why this is a popular short trek destination.
Tea houses will charge you around $2-$5 a night and food will cost you around $2- $6 depending on the option you pick.
A bed, hot meal, shower, lavatory, and basic electricity is provided in a tea house. A tea house in Nepal will provide you with the basic amenities that you might require during your trek.
These are places where you can refresh and refuel your energy so that your further journey would be a lot comfortable.
Kanchenjunga tea house trek offers you the experience of the local culture and the daily lifestyle of the locals. What you experience is equally thrilling and unique.
Whether you choose the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek or the Kanchenjunga north/ south trek, you will not be disappointed by the tea houses there.
In fact, the hospitality and comfort you experience there should make your tea house treks a lot fruitful.
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