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Mt.Kanchenjunga Expedition

  • Duration:
    60 Days
  • Max-Altitude:
    8586mm

Trip Introduction

Kangchenjunga is third highest mountain in the world, and the most easterly of the 8000 meter peaks of the Himalaya. The name means Five Treasures of the Great Snow, a reference to its five summits. The name is also spelled Kanchenjunga, but according to the Himalayan Journal article, people who know the Tibetan language strongly insist that the ‘g’ should be there.

The huge massif of Kangchenjunga is buttressed by great ridges running roughly due east to west and north to south, forming a giant ‘X’. These ridges contain a host of spectacular 6-7000 meter peaks. On the East Ridge in Sikkim, is Siniolchu (22,600′ / 6888m), regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The west ridge culminates in the magnificent Jannu (25,294′ / 7710m) with its imposing north face. To the south, clearly visible form Darjeeling, is Kabru (24,002′ / 7,316 m). The north ridge contains The Twins and Tent Peak, and runs up to the Tibetan border by the Jongsong La, a 20,080′ (6,120 m) pass.

Kangchenjunga does not have an “easy” route as the threat of avalanche is high. Since it is in the eastern Himalaya it receives the brunt of the monsoon moisture. The summit is considered sacred by the people of Sikkim. Early expeditions that climbed the mountain stopped a few feet from the top to respect this belief

First Ascent. In 1955 Charles Evans, who was in the first team to reach the South Summit of Everest in 1953, led another British expedition to the Yalung face, setting base camp in April. They avoided the huge lower icefall by climbing to the west of a prominent buttress and over a feature they named The Hump. They crossed an upper icefall, and set Camp 4 at the Great Shelf, a goal of the 1955 expedition. They continued, now on the east side of the glacier up a ramp called The Gangway. This allowed them to pass a curved cliff known as the Sickle, and Camp 6 was established at 26,900′ (8,199 m). On May 25, Joe Brown and George Band made the first ascent of Kangchenjunga, with Brown leading Very Severe (5.7-5.8) rock climbing. Norman Hardie and Tony Streather summit the next day, but they find a snow ramp and avoid the difficult rock. Respecting the wishes of the people of Sikkim, all parties leave the least few steps to the summit untrodden.

Outline Itinerary

    • Day 01
    • Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)
    • Day 02
    • Preparation Day In Kathmandu
    • Day 03
    • Preparation day In kathmandu
    • Day 04
    • Fly from kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Phidim
    • Day 05
    • Drive from Phidim to khangdin
    • Day 06
    • Trek from khangdin to Khewang (1915m)
    • Day 07
    • Trek from khebang to Yamphuding (2095m)
    • Day 08
    • Trek from Yamphuding to Tortang(2995m)
    • Day 09
    • Trek from Tortang to Tserem (3770m)
    • Day 10
    • Acclimatization day at Tserem
    • Day 11
    • Trek from Tserem to Ramche (4450m)
    • Day 12
    • Acclimatization Day Ramche
    • Day 13
    • Trek from Ramche to Glaicier Camp (4890m)
    • Day 14
    • Trek from Glacier camp to Kanchenjunga Base camp (5475m)
    • Day 15-50
    • Climbing Period of Kanchenjunga (8586m)
    • Day 51
    • Trek Back to Ramche
    • Day 52
    • Trek from ramche to Tortang
    • Day 53
    • Trek from Tortang to Yamphuding
    • Day 54
    • Trek from Yamphuding to Khewang
    • Day 55
    • Trek from Khewang to Khangdim
    • Day 56
    • Drive from Khangdim to Bhadrapur
    • Day 57
    • Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu
    • Day 58
    • free day in kathmandu
    • Day 59
    • free day in kathmandu
    • Day 60
    • Final departue
    • Day 01
    • Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)
    • Day 02
    • Preparation Day In Kathmandu
    • Day 03
    • Preparation day In kathmandu
    • Day 04
    • Fly from kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Phidim
    • Day 05
    • Drive from Phidim to khangdin
    • Day 06
    • Trek from khangdin to Khewang (1915m)
    • Day 07
    • Trek from khebang to Yamphuding (2095m)
    • Day 08
    • Trek from Yamphuding to Tortang(2995m)
    • Day 09
    • Trek from Tortang to Tserem (3770m)
    • Day 10
    • Acclimatization day at Tserem
    • Day 11
    • Trek from Tserem to Ramche (4450m)
    • Day 12
    • Acclimatization Day Ramche
    • Day 13
    • Trek from Ramche to Glaicier Camp (4890m)
    • Day 14
    • Trek from Glacier camp to Kanchenjunga Base camp (5475m)
    • Day 15-50
    • Climbing Period of Kanchenjunga (8586m)
    • Day 51
    • Trek Back to Ramche
    • Day 52
    • Trek from ramche to Tortang
    • Day 53
    • Trek from Tortang to Yamphuding
    • Day 54
    • Trek from Yamphuding to Khewang
    • Day 55
    • Trek from Khewang to Khangdim
    • Day 56
    • Drive from Khangdim to Bhadrapur
    • Day 57
    • Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu
    • Day 58
    • free day in kathmandu
    • Day 59
    • free day in kathmandu
    • Day 60
    • Final departue
Cost Include:
  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from KTM international airport with other necessary transport as per itinerary
  • 5 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis
  • Domestic Flight Kathmandu to Bhadhrapur and Kathmandu
  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period
  • Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period
  • Land transportation from Bhadhrapur-Taplejung- Taplejung- Bhadhrapur for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff
  • Accommodation  storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for base camp
  • Common climbing equipment such as: Rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar
  • 3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee
  • Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period
  • All camping accommodation for members and staff during trekking and climbing period. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other member
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period
  • 50kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advance base camp
  • Trekking Permit (Kanchenjunga Conservation entry fee)
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal government to climb Mt.Kanchenjunga
  • Nepalese Government Royalty
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed and  summiteer climbing guide (Sherpa) per person
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staffs during the trekking and climbing period
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at base camp
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen assistant and government liaison officer
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff
  • Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients at a cost of $3USD per minute
  • Appropriate high altitude food for all clients and staff at base camp and above as required
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period
  • The heater will be provided at the base camp for the dining tent
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of the client with requirement appropriate charge
  • Each client will have an individual tent available in the Annapurna first advanced base camp
  • Solar panel for light and electronics charging
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Icefall charges
  • 6 Bottles (8L) of  Oxygen will be provided for each member
  • The latest model of Summit or Top out system mask and regulators will be provided
  • We provide Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing and insurance
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties
  • EPI cooking gas and stove will be provided in camp 1,2, 3, 4  for cooking food
  • The generator will be providing to back-up the lighting in base camp
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules
  • Company service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal
  • Farewell dinner in  Kathmandu
Cost Exclude:

 

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet expenses
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc
  • Transportation services includes only what is listed on the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be appropriately charged
  • Any additional staff other than specified
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Filming permit (if you have a special camera)
  • Personal climbing gear
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips
  • Summit bonus minimum $100.00USD per climbing Sherpa guide
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs
  • Airfare of international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa insurance is easy upon arrival)
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section

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