Kanchenjunga Expedition(8586M)

Days 54




Mount Kanchenjunga Standing at 8586m. Kanchanjunga is the third highest peak in the world and the second highest in Nepal. Kanchenjunga Climbing Expedition was first climbed by a British team in 1956. The peak consists of four summits. The west summit, Yalung Kang, 8420m high, and some people classify it as a separate 8000m peak.

The first westerner to explore Kanchenjunga Climbing Expedition was a British botanist J.D. Hooker, who visited the area twice in 1848 and 1849. Exploration from the Sikkim side of the peak was continued by the British explorers mapping and photographing until 1899. In that year a party led by Douglas Fresh Field made a circuit of Kanchanjunga and produced what is still one of the most authentic maps of the region.

Exploration continued, mostly from the Sikkim side, starting from Darjeeling in British India. One of the major contributors to Western knowledge about the region was Dr. A.M Kellas, who later died in Tibet during the approach of the 1921 Everest expedition. German expeditions attempted on several occasion to the peak like 1929, 1930 and again in 1931, but all failed .When the Sikkim entrance was closed, Nepal entrance was still open, a team in 1955 led by Dr. Charl as Evans approached the peak via the Yalung Glacier.

The Japanese then took up the Kanchenjunga Climbing Expedition and mounted expeditions in 1967, 1973 and 1974. When they had climbed Yalung Kang, a German Expedition climbed Yalung Kang in 1975, and an Indian army team also mounted the second successful expeditions to the main peak of mount Kanchanjunga.

Includes and excludes :


All meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee).
Arrival pick up & departure.
All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
Internal flights
All trekking arrangements including trekking permits, climbing permits, National Park entrance fees.
Accommodation in twin sharing local lodges or best available places for accommodation,
Trekking & Climbing leader & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).
Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.
All hard ware gears
Fare well dinner after the trip


Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
International flights to Kathmandu,
Tips for Porter, guide & other
Personal climbing gears and climbing boot, clothing & equipment
Personal expenditure, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain region, mineral water, snacks, desserts.
Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs
Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
Visa fees & Travel insurance. Airport taxes
Meals or drinks except the 3 main meals specified in itinerary
Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above.

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Itinerary breakdown

Kanchenjunga Expedition (8586M)

1 Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,350m)

2 Rest in Kathmandu: Expedition briefing and Preparation

3 Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Phidim

4 Drive from Phidim to Khandenba by Jeep

5 Trek from Khandenba to Khewang (1,740m) : Camping

6 Trek from Khewang to Yamphudin (2,080m) : Camping

7 Acclimatization in Yamphudin (rest day) : Camping

8 Trek from Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m) : Camping

9 Trek from Tortong to Tseram (3,870m) : Camping

10 Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4,580m) : 3 more nights : Camping

11 Acclimatization in Ramche (rest day) : Camping

12 Acclimatization in Ramche (rest day)  : Camping

13 Trek from Ramche to Glacier Camp (4,890m) : Camping

14 Trek from Glacier Camp to Pangpema (Kanchenjunga Basecamp – 5,143m) : Camping

15 – 45 Day 15 – Day 45 : Climbing Period [Basecamp – Kanchenjung Summit (8,586m) – Basecamp]

46 Trek from Basecamp to Ramche : Camping

47 Trek from Ramche to Tortong : Camping

48 Trek from Tortong to Yamphudin : Camping

49 Trek from Yamphudin to Khewang : Camping

50 Trek from Khewang to Khandenba

51 Drive from Khandenba to Bhadrapur & Transfer to the Hotel: via Phidim

52 Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel

53 Leisure day in Kathmandu City

54 Transfer to the International Airport for final departu

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