Kanchenjunga Expedition

Duration: 48 Days     
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Style: Trekking, Culture Tours
  • Group Size: 01 - 10 pax
  • Max Elevation: 8598m
  • Type of Trek: Teahouse / Camping
  • Mode of travel: Flight
  • Trekking Hour: 5-6/ Day

Mount Kanchenjunga is the third-tallest mountain in the world after Mt. Everest and Mt. K2. Kanchenjunga is situated in the eastern part of Nepal at 8598m. Mt. Kanchanjunga was first climbed by a British team in 1956. Kanchanjunga is a huge mountain, and many satellite peaks rise from its narrow icy ridges. Mt. Kanchenjunga is located on the border of Nepal and Sikkim, just 46 miles northwest of Darjeeling. The west summit, Yalung Kang, is 8,420m high and some people classify it as a separate 8,000m peak.

The first Westerners to explore Kanchenjunga were the British botanist JD Hooker, who visited the area twice in 1848 and 1849. In 1899, a party led by Douglas Freshfield made a circuit of Kanchenjunga and produced what is still one of the most authoritative maps of the region.

The Japanese team took the challenge and mount Kanchanjunga expeditions in 1973, 1974 and 1976 then they climbed Yalung Kang. A German expedition climbed Yalung Kang in 1975 and in 1977 an Indian army team made successful expedition to the main peak of Kanchenjunga.

The route (North Face) of Mt. Kanchanjunga is definitely the safest, although not the easiest climb. The expedition of Mt. Kanchenjunga begins from a charming base camp with meadows and a Panoramic view at 5,180 m. First challenge is to fix lines up 900m of involved mixed climbing to the North col. This provides the most challenging climbing of the Mt. Kanchanjunga expedition. Mt. Kanchanjunga is a highly satisfying climb for the expert climbers.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 2Preparation day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 3Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar by airplane and by plane to Taplejung/Suketar (2,300m).
  • Day 4Trek from Taplejung to Mitlung.
  • Day 5Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa.
  • Day 6Trek from Chirwa to Sekhatum.
  • Day 7Trek from Sekhatum to Amjilesa.
  • Day 8Trek from Amjilesa to Gyabla.
  • Day 9Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa.
  • Day 10Trek from Ghunsa to Khambachen.
  • Day 11Trek from Khambachen to Lhonak.
  • Day 12Trek from Lhonak to Pang Pema.
  • Day 13Trek from Pang Pema to Kanchenjunga Base Camp.
  • Day 14Rest day at Base Camp for acclimatization.
  • Day 15-34Climbing period of Kanchenjunga.
  • Day 35Trek from Base Camp to Pang Pema.
  • Day 36Trek from Pang Pema to Lhonak.
  • Day 37Trek from Lhonak to Ghunsa.
  • Day 38Trek from Ghunsa to Selely.
  • Day 39Trek from Selely to Mirgin La to Tseram.
  • Day 40Trek from Mirgin La -Tseram to Oktang-Torotan.
  • Day 41Trek from Oktang -Torotan to Omje Khola.
  • Day 42Trek from Omje Khola to Mamanke.
  • Day 43Trek from Mamanke to Bhanjyang.
  • Day 44Trek from Bhanjyang to Lali Kharka.
  • Day 45Trek from Lali Kharka to Suketar.
  • Day 46Fly from Suketar to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 47Rest day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 48Fly out from Kathmandu.

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