Kanchenjunga Region is quite popular by the name of Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586 meters high from sea level is situated in northeastern Nepal. Kanchenjunga region is under by Kanchenjunga conservation area, known as KCA, is established in 1998 with area of 2035 sq km. This area lies in the Taplejung district which represent high mountain.
Kanchenjunga region is well known for its three river valleys, which are Ghunsa, Tamur and Simbua river. Four villages development committees Lelep, Tapeyhok, Walangchung Gola and Yamphudin are includes in this region. The conservation area has a lot of ethnic diversity and culture, approximately 5000 people of about 11 ethnic community live in the area. As the original settlers of the Upper Tamur Valley, the Limbu are the dominant ethnic group in the lower regions. The Sherpa/Lama people are in the higher altitude where they arrived from Tibet more than four hundred years ago. These Sherpas have a distinct culture and tradition from those in the Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha Region. Also Rais, Chhetris, Brahmins and others live in Kanchanjunga. Gompas, Chortens, prayer wall are the icons of the KCA cultural heritage.