• Kanchenjunga Expedition

Kanchenjunga Expedition

Trip Facts :

Program Code: TT-MEK04
Duration: 66 days
Program Type: Camping
Minimum Pax: 1+
Maximum Altitude: 8598m
Mode of Travel: Flight / Land
Start Trip: Phidim
End Trip: Gopetar
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Overview

Kanchenjunga is 3rd highest mountain in the world after Mt. Everest and Mt. K2. Kanchenjunga is situated in the eastern part of Nepal at 8598m. It was first climbed by a British team in 1956. It is an enormous mountain mass, and many satellite peaks rise from its narrow icy ridges. It is located on the border of Nepal and Sikkim, just 46 miles northwest of Darjeeling. The peak consists of four summits. The west summit, Yalung Kang, is 8420m high and some people classify it as a separate 8000m peak.

The first Westerners to explore Kanchenjunga were the British botanist JD Hooker, who visited the area twice in 1848 and 1849. Exploration of the side of the peak continued with both British and veteran explorers mapping and photographing until 1899. In that year, 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 then took up the challenge and mounted expeditions in 1973, 1974 and 1976 during which they climbed Yalung Kang. A German expedition climbed Yalung Kang in 1975 and in 1977 an Indian army team mounted the second successful expedition to the main peak of Kanchenjunga.

Kanchenjunga North Face is definitely the safest, although not the easiest climb. The climb of 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 intricate mixed climbing to the North col. This provides the most challenging climbing of the expedition. Once creating a lifeline to and from the North Col you can begin the long process of establishing three camps up the long and complicated North ridge.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu,

Day 02-04: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.

Day 05: Fly to Biratnagar

Days 06: Phidim to Panchami.

Day 07: Panchami to Doban.

Day 08: Doban to Khewang.

Day 09: Khewang to Yamphudin.

Day 10: Yamphudin to Amje Khola.

Day 11: Amje Khola to Torontang forest camp.

Day 12: Torontang forest camp to Tseram.

Day 13: Tseram to Ramje.

Day 14: Ramje to Kuna Camp.

Day 15: Kuna Camp to (Moraine) glacier camp.

Day 16: Glacier camp to Kanchenjunga BC.

Day 17/20: Leisure at Kanchenjunga Base Camp for acclimatization,

Day 21/55: Mt. Kanchenjunga climbing period.

Day 56: Return Kanchenjunga to Ramje.

Day 57: Ramje down to Tarantang forest camp.

Day 58: Tarantang forest camp to Yamphudin.

Day 59: Yamphudin to Khewang.

Day 60: Khewang to Panchami.

Day 61: Panchami to Ghopetar.

Day 62/63: Drive from Gopetar to Kathmandu

Day 64/65: Leisure in Kathmandu

Day 66: Final departure, transfer to airport

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel and welcome dinner in the evening

Day 02-04: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.

Day 05: Fly to Biratnagar early morning & Drive to Phidim trek. Overnight in Lodge

Days 06: Phidim to Panchami. Overnight in Camp

Day 07: Panchami to Doban. Overnight in Camp

Day 08: Doban to Khewang. Overnight in Camp.

Day 09: Khewang to Yamphudin. Overnight in Camp

Day 10: Yamphudin to Amje Khola. Overnight in Camp

Day 11: Amje Khola to Torontang forest camp. Overnight in Camp

Day 12: Torontang forest camp to Tseram. Overnight in Camp

Day 13: Tseram to Ramje. Overnight in Camp

Day 14: Ramje to Kuna Camp. Overnight in Camp

Day 15: Kuna Camp to (Moraine) glacier camp. Overnight at camp.

Day 16: Glacier camp to Kanchenjunga BC. Overnight at camp.

Day 17/20: Leisure at Kanchenjunga Base Camp for acclimatization, blessing ceremony & climbing preparation.

Day 21/55: Mt. Kanchenjunga climbing period.

Day 56: Return Kanchenjunga to Ramje. Overnight in Camp

Day 57: Ramje down to Tarantang forest camp. Overnight in Camp

Day 58: Tarantang forest camp to Yamphudin. Overnight in Camp

Day 59: Yamphudin to Khewang. Overnight in Camp

Day 60: Khewang to Panchami. Overnight in Camp

Day 61: Panchami to Ghopetar. Overnight in Camp

Day 62/63: Drive from Gopetar to Kathmandu & Transfer to hotel

Day 64/65: Leisure in Kathmandu

Day 66: Final departure, transfer to airport

Cost Include

  • Expedition Sherpa Guide
  • Oxygen bottles with mask and regulator (for use only) ” POISK OXYGEN SYSTEM”
  • Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc)
  • Clean Mountain Cans at Camp
  • Restop toilet bags to bring human waste of the mountain for all members.
  • Parabolic Solar Cookers at Base Camp,
  • Sat Phone available at Base camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Email, Internet services available with nominal charge for use.
  • Walkie-talkies for each member base unit at Base Camp.
  • High altitude tents (North Face or similar quality) for all members and climbing Sherpas
  • Base Camp single tent for each members, climbing Sherpa, BC staff and Liaison Officer
  • Transportation of food supply to Base Camp
  • Conservation and National Park fee
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition
  • Solar panel at Base Camp for light
  • Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp
  • All kitchen tent, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables and chairs, and cooking utensils for Base Camp
  • Insurance for Climbing Sherpas, Cooks, Liaison Officer, and local porters
  • Equipment allowances and wages for Climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen boys and Government Liaison Officer
  • Hotel in Kathmandu

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare from / to your country
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal climbing gear above base camp
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, Email, etc.
  • Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all personal expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo
  • Tips and bonuses

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