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Kanchenjunga Expedition (48 days)

Trip Code:NET-EXP-KAN1

  • Trip Type Camping
  • Duration 48 days
  • Grade Difficult
  • Max.Altitude 8598 m.
  • Group Size 1
  • Travel Mode Flight
Kanchenjunga Expedition

Kanchenjunga Expedition

Kanchenjunga at 8598m is the third-tallest mountain in the world after Mt. Everest and Mt. K2. Kanchenjunga is situated in eastern part of Nepal. 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. The peak consists of four summits. The west summit is called Yalung Kang, which is 8420m high and which some people classify as a separate 8000m peak. 
 
Three 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 fresh field 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 1976, 1973 and 1974 during which they climbed Yalung Kang. A German Expedition climbed Yalung Kang in 1975. 
 
The route (North Face) is definitely the safest, although not the easiest climb. Climb of Kanchenjunga begin from a charming base camp, the meadows of Panorama at 5,180 m. First challenge is to fix lines up 900 m 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. Using Sherpa support and oxygen, you can move at a systematically slow velocity higher and higher up the mountain. This is a highly satisfying climb for the expert climbers. 

 Trip code: NET-EXP-KAN1
  Region Kanchenjunga Region
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 48 days
 Trip Type: Camping
 Trip Grade: Difficult
 Min. Group Size 1
 Max Altitude: 8598 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Flight
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu.
Camping Accomodation during Expedition

Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Preparation day for expedition. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar by airplane and by plane to Taplejung and Suketar (2300m). This morning you fly to Biratnagar in the eastern Terai. It is Nepal's second largest city and an energetic, bustling place. You take the short 30 to 40 minute flight to Sukhetar/Taplejung, where the trek crew will be waiting for your arrival. After landing, you take a little time for refreshments and for the porters to prepare their loads before beginning your walk along the ridge line above Taplejung village.

Trek from Taplejung to Mitlung.

Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa.

Trek from Chirwa to Sekhatum.

Trek from Sekhatum to Amjilesa.

Trek from Amjilesa to Gyabla.

Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa.

Trek from Ghunsa to Khambachen.

Trek from Khambachen to Lhonak.

Trek from Lhonak to Pang Pema.

Trek from Pang Pema to Kanchenjunga Base Camp.

Rest day at Base Camp for acclimatization

Climbing period of Kanchenjunga

Trek from Base Camp to Pang Pema.

Trek from Pang Pema to Lhonak.

Trek from Lhonak to Ghunsa.

Trek from Ghunsa to Selely.

Trek from Selely to Mirgin La to Tseram.

Trek from Mirgin La -Tseram to Oktang-Torotan.

Trek from Oktang -Torotan to Omje Khola.

Trek from Omje Khola to Mamanke.

Trek from Mamanke to Bhanjyang.

Trek from Bhanjyang to Lali Kharka.

Trek from Lali Kharka to Suketar.

Fly from Suketar to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Rest day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Fly out from Kathmandu.


The Trip includes following services:
  • All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or van
  • 5 Star hotel accommodation for 5 nights  in Kathmandu (Bed and Breakfast basis)
  • 4 star accommodation in Pokhara (Bed and Breakfast)
  • Experienced expedition leaders, guides and porters.
  • Porter (One porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • All Tents, kitchen equipments
  • Food and accommodation in lodges along the trekking route
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags and trekking sticks if required
  • Conservation Area, national park fees and Royalties for Kanchenjunga expedition
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Biratnagar to Suketar
  • Flight ticket from Suketar to Kathmandu
  • Wages, Insurance and equipments for all trekking staffs
  • Facility of Satellite phone, internet
  • Oxygen cylinders, Gamow bags ropes, ice axes etc
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.)
  • One farewell dinner with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • Vehicle transfers between hotel and airport

The Trip does not include:
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Expenses of personal nature such as laundries, beverages, cigarettes, etc.
  • Expenses related to the use of satellite phone and internet
  • Medical, Rescue and evacuation insurance
  • Personal climbing gears and equipment
  • Tips for staffs
  • Airfare for international flights from your country to Nepal and back.
  • Visa fees and custom clearances

 

Equipments Required:

  • Personal Gear: Backpack, Day pack, Two Sleeping bags, Compression stuff sacks, Sleeping pad, Foam pad, Water bottles, Lightweight steel thermal bottle, Pee bottle, Pee Funnel for Women, Pack towel, Trekking poles, Swiss army knife/multitool, Large mug, plastic bowl, fork and spoon.
  • Climbing Items: Ice axe, Crampons, Harness, Carabiners, Webbing, Perlon cord, Ascenders, Rappel device etc.

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

 

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