Kanchenjunga Expedition

Kanchenjunga Expedition

TripGrade: Technical Challenging
Technical Challenging Trekking Grade - is for those who really love to do extremely adventurous treks/trips. Its elevation reaches up to 6000 meters and consists 15-25 days of the itinerary. It is not less than peak climbing. Must be mentally and physically fit. Prior experience of trekking to higher altitude is also required.

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Duration:

61 Days

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Max Altitude:

8586m Peak Kanchenjunga

Group Size

2-10 pax

Trial Access:

Private and comfortable drive. Domestic flights are also available.

Best Season:

Late spring and autumn.

Kanchenjunga Expedition takes you to the second highest peak in Nepal: Mount Kanchenjunga at the altitude of 8586 meters. Located in eastern Nepal, at the border of Nepal and Sikkim, about 46 miles North West of Darjeeling (India), this snow-covered peak is in a very pristine region and is still being explored.

Kanchenjunga expedition is full of adventure and you are likely to find it in the bucket list of many thrill seekers on this uncovered hidden and unspoiled land of the pristine beauty of this magnificent region.

This peak was initially scaled in 1955 by a British expedition team.

Mount Kanchenjunga would be inadequate without mentioning its four peripheral and subsidiary peaks. These peaks are Kanchenjunga west also known as Yalung Kang (8505 meters), Kanchenjunga Central (88482 meters), Kanchenjunga South (8494 meters) and the last one below 8000 meters i.e. Kangbachen (7903 meters). 

A team led by Douglas William Freshfield (British mountaineer and author) discovered a route of Kanchenjunga and shape which is still considered as the reliable maps of the area.

The trail of Northern Face is considered as the toughest and at the same time the safest to climb. Ascending of Kanchenjunga starts from a pleasant base camp in the landscape field at 5180 m. Next is to fasten lines up to 900 m of complicated and diverse mounting up to the North Col.

This gives the most adorable and challenging ascending to the Kanchenjunga expedition. Once generating a link to and from the North Col, we can start making three camps to the narrow Northern ridge. We then start slowly and systematically to the higher peaks with the helping hands of the Sherpa’s and additional oxygen.


How difficult is the Kanchenjunga Expedition? 

The difficulty of this expedition falls in the category of technically challenging. However, the experience is very rewarding and completely worth the trouble so you won’t regret your decision.

Given that you will have to reach the height beyond 8000 meters and you will have to trek to the Kanchenjunga base camp located at 5400 meters, it would be fair to say this expedition is very strenuous. In the positive light, previous experience on climbing with some exercises, a basic level maintained fitness and preparation, you can conquer this journey.

The terrains of this expedition are rugged and you will have to trek for approximately 10 hours a day until you reach the base camp. The weather can be harsh and too extreme. Furthermore, the high altitude can be more challenging. Having said that, this is one of the extremely pleasing climbs for professional hikers.


For more details, information for Kanchenjunga Expedition (8586 m), please contact Himalayan trekkers at info@himalayantrekkers.com.

Starting Price

USD 9999 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in city of temples; Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

After arrival, a representative of Himalayan trekkers will be standing with your nameplate. After meeting and welcoming to Nepal, he/ she will transfer you to the hotel where you will spend your overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2-3

Official Preparation days in Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

During these days, you will enjoy sightseeing to some heritage sites around Kathmandu valley and be prepared for a long journey to the mountain where you will spend 50 days; by consulting to expedition guide team of Himalayan trekkers. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 4

Scenic drive to Phidim (1,200m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, you will have a long drive on the eastern highway of Nepal to reach Phidim for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 12 hrs drive

Day 5

Jeep drive to Khamdani (1,650m) via Dahalgaon.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, we will start our offroad drive after lunch only. Explore Phidim in the morning and drive towards Khamdani via Dahalgaon. Overnight stay at Khamdani.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs drive

Day 6

Trek to Khebang (1910m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, we will be trekking with our whole expedition team to a destination called Khebang (1910m) for overnight stay. today's walk will be easier as we will be walking for around 6 hrs.

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Yamphudin (2,080m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will move forward to a place called Yamphudin (2080m) for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 8

Trek to Tortong (2,995m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

By enjoying the breakfast prepared by Himalayan trekkers staff the whole team march towards Tortong (2995m), saying goodbye for Yamphudin, for overnight stay. 

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs

Day 9

Trek to Tseram (3,870m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today after warm and good breakfast, we will be heading towards Tseram (3870m) for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tea house/tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 10

Trek to Ramche / Ramchaur (4,530m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Starting our trek after a good breakfast to a new destination called Ramche (4530m) where all team members will be enjoying their overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 11

Acclimatization day.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You will be taking rest this day. As you have to be fit for 40 upcoming days, you can consult the expedition team to make a short hike or you can explore on your own.

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp

Day 12

Trek to Glacier camp (5,176m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

As we will be reaching above the height of 5000m, it could be difficult on day time so, we will start our trek just after grabbing our good breakfast and move forward. 

Today we will be reaching the glacier camp (5176m) for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 13

Trek to Kanchenjunga advance base camp (5,400m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

With all members, we will be moving towards the base camp of Mount Kanchenjunga, which will be summited by you with our expedition team. Overnight stay at the Kanchenjunga base camp (5400m).  

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 14-51

Kanchenjunga climbing period. (8586m) Kanchenjunga peak summit.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This is the time period where you will be involved in the Mount Kanchenjunga summit.

With the experienced expedition team of Himalayan trekkers, you will successfully conquer the expedition of Mount Kanchenjunga which will be an unforgettable moment of your life. 

You will be taking rest/ acclimatize throughout the expedition period. You will be climbing with the help of 4 different camps build by the expedition team members and complete the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga.

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 52

Sanitation of camp and preparation to return.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, we will be cleaning up our campsite and be prepared to return back.

Accommodation: Tented camp.

Day 53

Trek back to Ramche (4530m) from Base camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After delicious breakfast, we will hike down the mountain to reach our destination called Ramche for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tented camp/ local lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs

Day 54

Trek back to Tortang (2,995m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, we will trek down to Tortang by leaving Ramche for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 8-9 hrs

Day 55

Trek back to Yamphudin (2,080m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After enjoying the warm breakfast, we will start our trek from Tortong to Yamphudin where we will be staying overnight.

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 56

Trek back to Khebang (1,910m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

with great breakfast, we will begin our trek to Khabang where we will be spending our overnight.

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 57

Trek back to Khamdani via Dahalgaon.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The way, where we drove in the time of going for the expedition, will be trekked by us today. 

After a good breakfast, we will start our trek. The rough and rocky trail leads us to Khamdani where we will be staying overnight.

Celebration with the team after a successful trek and expedition of Mount Kanchenjunga.

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 58

Drive to Ilam (3,636m).

Meals included: BL

Today, you will drive to the beautiful town called Ilam (Tea garden of Nepal). you will explore this beautiful city and also visit the Tea factory and field. Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel/ guest house/ lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs drive.

Day 59

Scenic drive/ flight to Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

Today, you can choose the mode of transportation to return back Kathmandu.

You can enjoy the scenic drive/ flight back to Kathmandu.

After reaching Kathmandu, free on your own. (visit good spa and massage center to get relief from pain). 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 10 hrs drive/ an hour flight.

Day 60

Free/spare day.

Meals included: BB

You can explore the old markets of Kathmandu valley for souvenirs to your family members and friends.

In the evening, farewell dinner with the team of Himalayan trekkers.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 61

Final departure.

Himalayan trekkers representative will assist and transfer you to the airport for your scheduled flight back to your hometown.

Have a safe journey and please do visit Nepal again on your upcoming holidays too!

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu and Phidim, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!
On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome and Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance & insurance for base camp staff ( climbing Sherpa, cook, kitchen boy and liaison officer )
  • Flights to transfer climbing members, staff, liaison officer and cargo of the climbing gear.
  • Food and fuel at the base camp
  • All camping equipment at the base camp such as member tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, chairs, tables.
  • Trek support for climbing members.
  • Porters to carry loads.
  • Royalty and peak permit
  • Airport arrival and departure
  • Accommodation at 4 star hotels in Kathmandu before and after the expedition on bed and breakfast basis (BB) plan.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Domestic airfares and transportation cost with all taxes and permits.
  • All the government tax.

Whats Not Included

  • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Climbing equipment, tents and personal equipment above base camp.
  • Personal accident insurance and emergency rescue operation.
  • Hard and soft drinks.
  • Tips for all staff.


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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