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Kanchenjunga Expedition

08 Days
Price From

USD$ 1200

Trip Introduction




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Trip Duration

57 Days


Kanchenjunga (8595m) is situated in the eastern part of Nepal. It was climbed by a British Team in 1956. It is a huge 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 North West of Darjeeling. It is most easterly of the great 8000m peaks of the Himalaya. The peak consists of four summits. The west summit, Yalung Kang is 8420m high and some people classify it as a separate 8000m peak. Three first Westerner first explored Kanchenjunga, the British Botanist JD Hooker, who visited the area twice in 1848 and 1849. Exploration of the skim, side of peak continued with the both British and pundit explores mapping and photographing until 1899. In that year, a party led by Douglas fresh field made a circuit of Kanchenjunga and produced what is still one of the most authoritative maps of the region. The Japanese took up the challenge and mounted an expedition in 1976, 1973, & 1974 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. The first challenge is to fix lines up 9000 m of intricately mixed climbing to the North Col. This provides the most challenging climbing of the expedition. Using Sherpa support and oxygen, you can move at a systematically slow velocity of higher & higher of the mountain.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel. 

Day 02-03: Prepare for Expedition.

Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar - Suketar (2300m).

Day 05: Suketar (2300m) - Lali Kharka (2220m).

Day 06: Lali Kharka (2220m) - Keswa (1960m).

Day 07: Keswa (1960m) - Mamankhe (1810m).

Day 08: Mamankhe (1810m) - Yamphudin (1690m).

Day 09: Yamphudin (1690m) - Omje khola (2340m).

Day 10: Omje khola (2340m) - Torontan (2990m).

Day 11: Torontan (2990m) - Tseram (3870m).

Day 12: Tseram (3870m) - Ramche (4040m).

Day 13: Glacier Camp.

Day 14: South Base Camp.

Day 15-49: Climbing Period.

Day 50: Cleaning up Base Camp.

Day 51-55: Trek back to Suketar Airport.

Day 55: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 56: Kathmandu leisure/ rest /shopping.

Day 57: International Departure.


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