MOUNT KANCHANJUNGA EXPEDITION (8,586m)


Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world and the second highest in Nepal with an altitude of 8,586 meters (28,169 feet). It is a massif mountain with many satellite peaks  soaring high from its narrow icy ridges  located at  the border of Nepal and Sikkim (India), just 46 miles northwest of Darjeeling (India as part of the Great  Himalayan mountain range at longitude 27º42′ North and 88º08′ East. Mt.Kanchenjunga has 5 peaks, four of them over 8,450 meters. Three of these five peaks (main, central, and south) are on the border of North Sikkim, India and Taplejung District of Nepal, while the other two are completely in Taplejung District in Nepal. The true Summit for expedition is 8,586 meters /28,170 feet. The route (North Face) is definitely the safest, but not the easiest.

Kanchenjunga region is also home to the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project run by the World Wildlife Fund in association with Nepal Government. The sanctuary is home to the Red Panda and other animals, birds and plants. India’s side of Kanchenjunga also has a protected park area called the Khangchendzonga National Park.

Kangchenjunga was first scaled on May 25, 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band of a British expedition team. The British expedition honored the beliefs of the Sikkimese people, who treat the summit as sacred.  This British expedition team stopped a few feet below from the actual summit. The other expedition parties since then have followed this tradition and none of the expedition teams have summited Mt. Kanchanjunga from Sikkim side till date.

The Japanese expedition team took up the challenge and did expeditions in 1973, 1974 and 1976 during which they climbed Yalung Kang. A German Expedition team climbed Yalung Kang in the year 1975. Similarly in 1977 an Indian army team climbed the Yalung Kang peak suceessfully.

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel (1,350m)
Day 02: Expedition preparation
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur then drive to Phidim
Day 04: Drive from Phidim to Khewadenba by Jeep
Day 05: Trek from Khandenba to Khewang (1,740m)
Day 06: Trek from Khewang to Yamphudin (2,080m)
Day 07: Acclimatization in Yamphudin (rest day)
Day 08: Trek from Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m)
Day 09: Trek from Tortong to Tseram (3,870m)
Day 10: Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4,580m)
Day 11: Acclimatization in Ramche (rest day)
Day 12: Trek from Ramche to Glacier camp (4,890m)
Day 13: Trek from Glacier Camp to Pangpema (Kanchenjunga base camp – 5,143m)
Day 14-16: Kanchenjunga base camp rituals prayer preparations and climbing training
Day 17-41: Climbing period base camp -- Kanchenjunga summit (8,586m) – base camp
Day 42: Trek from Basecamp to Ramche
Day 43: Trek from Ramche to Tortong
Day 44: Trek from Tortong to Yamphudin
Day 45: Trek from Yamohudin to Khewang
Day 46: Trek from Khewang to Khandenba
Day 47: Trek from Khandenba to Bhadrapur & transfer to the hotel via Phidin
Day 48: Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel
Day 49: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 50: Final departure

  • Airport pick up and drop

  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast Basis

  • A welcome dinner in Kathmandu with expedition Staffs

  • All necessary documents such as expedition permit, (TIMS) card, national park & entry fees

  • A Government Liaison officer and hes equipment allowance, insurance, salary and accommodation

  • Garbage deposit fees

  • Medical & emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese crew during the trekking and expedition

  • All necessary transportation for members and crew from Kathmandu to base camp & base camp to Kathmandu

  • Fresh meals on full board (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) with hot drinks/ tea/ coffee, soup items, fresh meat and fresh vegetable

  • Climbing guide, base camp cook, kitchen helper, porter & their daily wages, equipment, food etc.

  • We will provide individual tent with form mattress & pillow for each member at base camp

  • Dinning, kitchen, communication, store, toilet & shower tents at base camp

  • Tables, chairs & all necessary cooking gears

  • Heater at base camp in member and staff dinning tent

  • Generator or solar panel for battery recharge, light or any other electronic devices at base camp

  • A professional climbing Sherpa per member

  • Equipment that requires advance payment, daily wages and carrying bonus for climbing Sherpa

  • Poisk O2 oxygen (4ltrs) 4 bottles for each member and 2 bottles for each climbing sherpa

  • Mask & regulator for each member and climbing Sherpa

  • Satellite phone carrying by team guide for emergency communication with appropriate charge

  • Walkie-Talkie & satellite Phone for communication during the expedition

  • High altitude food, Tent, EPI gas & cooking pot for the expedition

  • Weather forecast during the entire expedition

  • Medical kit for the expedition crew


  • International flight Airfare (from and to Kathmandu)

  • Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days ( US$ 100)

  • Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu hotel

  • Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical and emergency evacuation

  • Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages during the trekking and expedition

  • personal trekking and climbing gears

  • Special filming, camera and Drone permit fee

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Note : If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, wishes, itinerary can be customized as per your requirement.
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