Mount Kanchenjunga

  • Trip duration 43 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate + Hard
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Overview:

Mount Kangchenjung, is the third highest mountain in the world, and lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim, India. It rises with an elevation of (8,586m/28,169 ft) in a section of the Himalayas called Kangchenjunga Himal that is limited in the west by the Tamur River, in the north by the Lhonak Chu and Jongsang La, and in the east by the Teesta River. Which lies about 125 km east-south-east of Mount Everest?  It is the second highest mountain of the Himalayas. Three of the five peaks Main, Central and South are on the border between North Sikkim and Nepal. Two peaks are in Nepal's Taplejung District.

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 Trigonometrical Survey of India in 1849 came to the conclusion that Mount Everest, known as Peak XV at the time, was the highest. Allowing for further verification of all calculations, it was officially announced in 1856 that Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world.

Kangchenjunga was first climbed on 25 May 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of a British expedition. They stopped short of the summit in accordance with the promise given to the Chogyal that the top of the mountain would remain inviolate. Every climber or climbing group that has reached the summit has followed this tradition. Other members of this expedition included John Angelo Jackson and Tom Mackinon.

The Expedition is the most easterly of the great 8,000 meter peaks of the Himalaya. The climb is technical, even along the normal route but it is extremely interesting to climb with technical and intricate mixed rock and ice climb to the North Col followed by a not too technical steady 1500m ascent to the summit. The section past North Col in Kanchenjunga Expedition is exposed to the weather. The views are stunning both from the Base Camp as well as during entire climb of this Climbing Higher Peak. Kanchenjunga Expedition is an enormous mountain mass, and many satellite peaks rise from its narrow icy ridges.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar (236 M/7,74ft) and connecting flight to Suketar (2,300 M/7,545ft), (Lodging + B),
  • Day 02: Trek from Taplejung to Mitlung (980 M/3,215ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 03: Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa (1,270 M/3,920ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 04: Trek from Chirwa to Sekhatum (1,576 M/5,170ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 05: Trek from Sekhatum to Amjilesa (2,308 M/7,572ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 06: Trek from Amjilesa to Gyabla (2,730 M/8,956ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 07: Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,595 M/11,794ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 08: Trek from Ghunsa to Khambachen (4,050 M/13,286ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 09: Trek from Khambachen to Lhonak (4,780 M/15,682ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 10: Trek from Lhonak to Pang Pema (5,143 M/16,873ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 11: Trek from Pang Pema to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5,388 M/17,677ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 12: Rest acclimatize and exploring day around (5,388 M/17,677ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 13: Climbing period of Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586 M/28,169ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 32: Trek from Base Camp to Pang Pema (5,143 M/16,873ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 33: Trek from Pang Pema to Lhonak (4,780 M/15,682ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 34: Trek from Lhonak to Ghunsa (3,595 M/11,794ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 35: Trek from Ghunsa to Selely (4,290 M/14,074ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 36: Trek from Selely to Tseram (3,870 M/12,696ft) via Mirgin-La (4,480 M/14,698ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 37: Trek from Tseram to Oktang-Torotan (2,995 M/9,826ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 38: Trek from Torotan to Omje Khola (2,080 M/6,824ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 39: Trek from Omje Khola to Mamanke (1,785 M/5,856ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 40: Trek from Mamanke to Bhanjyang (2,129 M/6,984ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 41: Trek from Bhanjyang to Lali Kharka (2,715 M/8,907ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 42: Trek from Lali Kharka to Suketar (2,420 M/7,939ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 43: Take a flight from Suketar to Biratnagar (72 M/236ft) and again connecting flight to Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,429ft), (Lodging + B).

Cost Includes:

  • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers,
  • Kathmandu Hotel (3*-4*-5*) accommodation,
  • Flight from Kathmandu-Biratnagar-Suketar-Biratnagar-Kathmandu,
  • Expedition Cargo from Kathmandu-Suketar-Kathmandu,
  • Kanchenjunga Expedition permit,
  • Kanchenjunga restricted area entry permit,
  • TIMS permit (Trekkers Information Management System),
  • Stool shipment transfer,
  • Garbage deposit fees,
  • Three meals a day up to Base Camp: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for member Staffs,
  • One Government Liaison officer,
  • One Base Camp manager,
  • One High Altitude Climbing Sherpa (Kanchenjunga Submitter) each member,
  • One Base Camp cook & Base Camp kitchen helpers,
  • Twelve porters each member going up to Base Camp,
  • Five porters each member return back from Base Camp,
  • Above mentioned porters to carry members bags and food equipments,
  • All Nepali staffs’ insurance, wages, transportation & equipment allowance,
  • Meals & Teahouse accommodations from Suketar to Base Camp regarding the program,
  • 90 KG per member for personal equipments,
  • Foam Mattresses, Dinning / Kitchen / Toilet / Store / Hot Shower Tents,
  • All necessary cooking gears, tables-chairs, one gas heater,
  • One generator with fuel / one solar panel for light, battery charge at Base Camp,
  • Three High Altitude tents for members Sherpa,
  • One Base Camp Tent (each members),
  • High Altitude food for member staffs,
  • Fifteen Epi gas / High Altitude cooking pot stove,
  • Six bottle oxygen with one set mask regulator (each member),
  • Four bottle oxygen with one set mask regulator (each Sherpa),
  • All necessary climbing route equipments,
  • International Air Cargo clearance,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • All kind of rescue arrangements,
  • All kind of local and government TAX/VAT etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu,
  • Insurance for Travel/Accident/Medical /Emergency evacuation,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • Sherpa summit & climbing bonus,
  • All kind of alcoholic,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking & expedition equipments,
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned “Trip Includes” section.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar (236 M/7,74ft) and connecting flight to Suketar (2,300 M/7,545ft), (Lodging + B),
  • Day 02 Trek from Taplejung to Mitlung (980 M/3,215ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 03Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa (1,270 M/3,920ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 04Trek from Chirwa to Sekhatum (1,576 M/5,170ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 05 Trek from Sekhatum to Amjilesa (2,308 M/7,572ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 06Trek from Amjilesa to Gyabla (2,730 M/8,956ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 07Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3,595 M/11,794ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 08Trek from Ghunsa to Khambachen (4,050 M/13,286ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 09Trek from Khambachen to Lhonak (4,780 M/15,682ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 10Trek from Lhonak to Pang Pema (5,143 M/16,873ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 11Trek from Pang Pema to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5,388 M/17,677ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 12Rest acclimatize and exploring day around (5,388 M/17,677ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 13 Climbing period of Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586 M/28,169ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 32 Trek from Base Camp to Pang Pema (5,143 M/16,873ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 33Trek from Pang Pema to Lhonak (4,780 M/15,682ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 34 Trek from Lhonak to Ghunsa (3,595 M/11,794ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 35Trek from Ghunsa to Selely (4,290 M/14,074ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 36Trek from Selely to Tseram (3,870 M/12,696ft) via Mirgin-La (4,480 M/14,698ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 37Trek from Tseram to Oktang-Torotan (2,995 M/9,826ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 38 Trek from Torotan to Omje Khola (2,080 M/6,824ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 39Trek from Omje Khola to Mamanke (1,785 M/5,856ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 40Trek from Mamanke to Bhanjyang (2,129 M/6,984ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 41Trek from Bhanjyang to Lali Kharka (2,715 M/8,907ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 42Trek from Lali Kharka to Suketar (2,420 M/7,939ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 43Take a flight from Suketar to Biratnagar (72 M/236ft) and again connecting flight to Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,429ft), (Lodging + B).

Trip Note

The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes etc.

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