Kanchanjunga Expedition

Trip Details
  • Duration: 50 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Grade: Moderate

Kanchanjunga, at 8,586m, is the third-highest peak in the world and the second-highest in Nepal. It was first climbed by a British team in 1956. The peak consists of four summits. The west summit, Yalung Kang, is 8420m high and some people classify it as a separate 8000m. Peak.

Thee first Westerner to explore Kanchanjunga was the British botanist JD Hooker, who visited the area twice in 1848 and 1849. Exploration of the Sikkim, side of the peak continued with both British and pundit 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 authoritative 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 AM Kellas, who later died in Tibet during the approach of the 1921 Everest expedition. German expeditions attacked the peak in 1929, 1930 and again in 1931, but none was successful. After the Sikkim was closed but Nepal was open. In 1955 a team led by Dr Charl as Evans approached the peak via the Yalung Glacier.

The Japanese then took up the challenge and mounted expeditions in 1967, 1973 and n1974. When they climbed Yalung Kang. A German Expedition climbed Yalung Kang in 1975, and in Indian army team mounted the second successful expeditions to the main peak of Kanchanjunga.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
  • Day 02: Prepare for expedition & briefing
  • Day 03: Drive to Ilam, Fhidim, Kabeli Khola -Camp
  • Day 04: Kabeli Khola – Sikaicha - Camp
  • Day 05: Sikaicha – Khesewa - Camp
  • Day 06: Khesewa – Mamankhe - Camp
  • Day 07: Mamakhe – Yamphudin 1670m - Camp
  • Day 08: Yamphudin – Chittre (Omje Khola) Camp
  • Day 09: Chittre – Torontan - Camp
  • Day 10: Torontan – Tseram - Camp
  • Day 11: Tseram – Ramze - Camp
  • Day 12: Ramze – Glacier - Camp
  • Day 13: Glacier – Kanchanjunga Base Camp
  • Day 14: Climbing period Kanchanjunga 8586m.
  • Day 41: Base Camp – Ramje - Camp
  • Day 42: Ramje – Amije Khole - Camp
  • Day 43: Amije – Yamphudin - Camp
  • Day 44: Yamphuding – Khewang - Camp
  • Day 45: Khewang – Panchami - Camp
  • Day 46: Panchami - Ghopetar
  • Day 47: Ghopetar drive to Biratnagar & fly back Kathmandu
  • Day 48: Kathmandu
  • Day 49: Kathmandu
  • Day 50: Final departure, transfer to airport

What’s Included

  • Permit Fee (Royalty) Kanchanjunga
  • 5 nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast
  • Itinerary is all drive to Ilam Bazaar, drive to Biratnagar & fly Kathmandu.
  • Full board trekking with lodge & Food for BC Expedition period
  • Porter or Kanchanjunga BC & while back
  • Equipment: trekking equipment for BC, 1 tent for 2 persons, dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses
  • All kitchen equipment for BC
  • Staff allowance, Liaison office allowances, equipment allowances, flight ticket, insurance
  • Permit and National park fees
  • All transfer airport-hotel-airport
  • Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Kitchen helper
  • All necessary taxes
  • Agency service charge

What’s not Included

  • PERSONAL equipment for climbing
  • Personal Insurance of
  • Climbing food, Gas & stove.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter
  • Radio Permit
  • Climbing Sherpa,
  • Personal expenses etc.
  • Custom clearances in Kathmandu airport.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
  • Day 02Prepare for expedition & briefing
  • Day 03Drive to Ilam, Fhidim, Kabeli Khola -Camp
  • Day 04Kabeli Khola – Sikaicha - Camp
  • Day 05Sikaicha – Khesewa - Camp
  • Day 06Khesewa – Mamankhe - Camp
  • Day 07Mamakhe – Yamphudin 1670m - Camp
  • Day 08Yamphudin – Chittre (Omje Khola) Camp
  • Day 09Chittre – Torontan - Camp
  • Day 10Torontan – Tseram - Camp
  • Day 11Tseram – Ramze - Camp
  • Day 12Ramze – Glacier - Camp
  • Day 13Glacier – Kanchanjunga Base Camp
  • Day 14 Climbing period Kanchanjunga 8586m.
  • Day 41Base Camp – Ramje - Camp
  • Day 42Ramje – Amije Khole - Camp
  • Day 43Amije – Yamphudin - Camp
  • Day 44Yamphuding – Khewang - Camp
  • Day 45Khewang – Panchami - Camp
  • Day 46Panchami - Ghopetar
  • Day 47Ghopetar drive to Biratnagar & fly back Kathmandu
  • Day 48Kathmandu
  • Day 49Kathmandu
  • Day 50Final departure, transfer to airport

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