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Govt. Reg: 143047/072/073 Phone: +977-1-4811067 Mobile: +9779818288444 +9779813449810

Mt. Kanchenjunga Expedition

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 are over 8,450 meters. Three of these five peaks (main, central, and south) are on the border of North Sikkim of India and Taplejung District of Nepal, while the other two are completely in Taplejung District of 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.

Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,265ft)

Expedition preparation

Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur then drive to Phidim

Drive from Phidim to Khewadenba by Jeep

Trek from Khandenba to Khewang (1,740m)

Trek from Khewang to Yamphudin (2,080m)

Acclimatization in Yamphudin (rest day)

Trek from Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m)

Trek from Tortong to Tseram (3,870m)

Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4,580m)

Acclimatization in Ramche (rest day)

Trek from Ramche to Glacier camp (4,890m)

Trek from Glacier Camp to Pangpema (Kanchenjunga base camp – 5,143m)

Kanchenjunga base camp rituals prayer preparations and climbing training

Climbing period base camp – Kanchenjunga summit (8,586m) – base camp

Trek from Basecamp to Ramche

Trek from Ramche to Tortong

Trek from Tortong to Yamphudin

Trek from Yamohudin toa Khewang

Trek from Khewang to Khandenba

Trek from Khandenba to Bhadrapur & transfer to the hotel via Phidin

Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel

Free day in Kathmandu

Final Departure

  • International and domestic airport transfers
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 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 his equipment allowance, insurance, salary and accommodation
  • Garbage management and Deposal 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
  • 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
  • Oxygen - 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$ 50 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 90 days (US$ 120)
  • 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
  • Summit bonus for Climbing Sherpa US $.