After two years, the Kanchanjanga area has seen a gradual increase in tourist arrivals.


Since 2012, the number of visitors to Kanchanjanga, India’s third highest mountain, has been steadily increasing. This follows two years of relative emptiness in the area surrounding the world’s third tallest mountain.

Since last month, the Kanchanjanga region has been a hive of activity for both domestic and international tourists.

100 domestic visitors from different of Nepal have visited the Kanchanjanga Conservation Area Management Council Office, according to information provided by the organization.

According to Tashi Tenjing Sherpa, tourism assistant at the Kanchanjanga Tourism Office, 65 foreign tourists from the United States, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and India visited the Kanchanjanga region.

According to the Ghunsa Check Office, a team of two American climbers who had traveled to Faktanglung (Kumbhakarna-7710 m) to attempt to summit the mountain had returned to Phungling, the district headquarters of Taplejung, after attempting to summit the mountain for around a month.

The tourist village of Ghunsa, which is 3,450 meters above level, has become increasingly crowded as a result of the increase in visitor activity.

In a recent interview, Khagendra Fembu Limbu, the chair of the Kanchanjanga Conservation Area Management Council, stated that the Great Himalayan Trail (East-West Foot Trail) has recently gained popularity among tourists visiting the region.

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Meanwhile, in the Kanchenjunga region that had been shuttered for an extended period of time as a result of COVID-19 have reopened and are back in full operation.

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