Kanchanjunga is opened in 1988 for trekkers and climbers. Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,586 meters (28,169 ft). Kangchenjunga translated means “The Five Treasures of Snows”, as it contains five peaks, four of them over 8,450 meters, the treasures representing the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver, gems, grain and holy books. Kangchenjunga is also called SewaLungma in the local Limbu language and is considered sacred in the Kirant religion. The majority of the residents are Kirant, Rai, and Limbu. Limbu dominates the region east of the Arun river and few live elsewhere.
Three of the five peaks are situated on the border of Nepal India but two peaks are completely in Taplejung District. Nepal. Kangchenjunga Conservation Area Project run by the World Wildlife Fund in association with HMG in Nepal is the home of Red Panda and other snow animals, birds, and plants. Basantapur to Kanchanjunga North, Taplejung to Kanchanjunga South and Kanchanjunga North to South treks are famous in this region.