Expedition in Nepal » Mt. Kanchenjunga Expedition (8586 m.)

Kanchenjunga ExpeditionMt. Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world, with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) and located along the India-Nepal border in the Himalayas. Kangchenjunga is also the name of the surrounding section of the Himalayas and means "The Five Treasures of Snows", as it contains five peaks, four of them over 8,450 m (27,720 ft). The treasures represent the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books.

Three of the five peaks main, central, and south are on the border of North Sikkim in India and Taplejung District of Nepal, while the other two are completely in Taplejung District. The Kangchenjunga Himal, or region, includes twelve more peaks over 7,000 m (23,000 ft).

Until 1852, Kangchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world, but calculations based on various readings and measurements made by the Great Trigonometric Survey of India in 1849 came to the conclusion that Mount Everest (known as Peak XV at the time) was the highest.

It would be 1856, allowing for further verification of all calculations, before it was officially announced that Kangchenjunga had moved from highest to the third-highest. Kangchenjunga was first climbed on May 25, 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of a British expedition. The British expedition honoured the beliefs of the Sikkimese, who hold the summit sacred, by stopping a few feet short of the actual summit. Most successful summit parties since then have followed this tradition. Kanchenjunga Expedition is one of the challenging peak in Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : pick up from the International Airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02-03 : Kathmandu sightseeing. We will spend a couple of days organizing permits and sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. The valley is the site of four ancient capitals with their attendant palaces, temples and squares, and the modern city's chaotic and fascinating streets, markets, shops and restaurants with intermingled Buddhist and Hindu temples can keep you occupied for days. One night there will be a welcome dinner.
Day 04 : Flight Kathmandu to Biratnager over night in Hotel.
Day 05 : From Biratnagar fly to Taplejung (2300m) trek to Purumba (1980m) Overnight camp, or direct chatter flight Kathmandu to Taplejung.
Day 06 : Purumba to Chirawa (1190m) 7 hrs overnight in camp.
Day 07 : Chirawa to Sokathum (1640m) 7 hrs overnight in camp.
Day 08 : Sokathum to Amjilassa (2500m) 6:30 hrs overnight in camp.
Day 09 : Amjilassa to Yanza (2700m) 7 hrs overnight in camp.
Day 10 : Yanza to Ghunsa (3500m) 5 hrs overnight in camp.
Day 11 : Rest day in Ghunsa (for Acclimatization).
Day 12 : Ghunsa to Kambachen (4000m) 6 hrs overnight camp.
Day 13 : Kambachen to Lonack (4790m) 6 hrs overnight camp.
Day 14 : Lonack to Pang pema (Kanchanjunga Base Camp) (5140m) 5:30hrs Camp.
Day 15-49 : Climbing Period Kanchanjunga.
Day 40 : Cleaning up Base Camp.
Day 51 : Pang pema back to Khambachen Camp.
Day 52 : Khambachen to Ghunsa Camp.
Day 53 : Ghunsa to Yanza Camp.
Day 54 : Yanza to Amjilassa Camp.
Day 55 : Amjilassa to Sokathum Camp.
Day 56 : Sokathum to Chirawa Camp.
Day 57 : Chirawa to Taplejung Camp.
Day 58 : Flight Back to Tumlingtar/Kathmandu overnight Hotel.
Day 59 : Rest and free day in Kathmandu and farewell Diner.
Day 60 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.

Const Includes

  • Arrival in International Airport and Departure.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast.
  • Royalty of Kanchanjunga and Conservation fee.
  • Full board accommodation at Adventure Tented Camp and a day long hike with a guide and Sherpa.
  • Full board accommodation at Himalayan Resort (Tea House).
  • All-inclusive full board tented camp trek with food, foam mattresses, sleeping tent, dining tent, toilet tent.
  • Services of a Guide, cook, Sherpa, Kitchen staff and porters on trek.
  • Local taxes and insurance for climbing staffs.
  • All the Transportation kathmandu-Taplejung-kathmandu.
  • Domestic airport departure taxes.
  • Equipment allowance of climbing guide, Liaisons officer, equipment and clothing for camp staff and porters for climbing peak.

Const Excludes

  • Personal equipment for Climbing.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Personal expenses/Bar bills.
  • Tipping for Expeditions staff.
  • Alcoholic beverages and canned or bottled cold drinks.
  • Cargo or Extra baggage charge over 20 kg Nepal.