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Mount Kanchenjunga Main 8,586m. Expedition

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 55 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Mountaineering
Activity Expedition
Max. Altitude 8,586m. - (28,169 ft)
Accomodation Lodge + Camping
Transportation By Bus
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Recommended Season Spring, Autumn & Winter
Minimum Pax 4
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Mount Kanchenjunga Main is the third highest mountain in the world. From 1838 until 1849, it was believed to be the highest. 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 (India). It is the most easterly of the great 8,000 meter peaks of the Himalaya. In keeping with its name "five treasure houses of the great snows" the Kanchenjunga Mountain is a grand collection of shapely spires. It is unique in as much as it is buttressed north and south as well as east and west by mountains of equal stature. This multi-topped massif comprises of four summits. Each one measuring over eight thousand meter called Kanchenjunga Main (Main 8,586m.), Kanchenjunga (South 8,476m.,) Kanchenjunga (8,476m.) West face Summit and Yalung-Kang 8,505m. Peak.

In May 1955, Joe Brown and George Band made the first ascent on May 25, followed by Norman Hardie and Tony Streather on May 26. The full team also included John Clegg (team doctor), Charles Evans (team leader), John Angelo Jackson, Neil Mather, and Tom Mackinnon. 1986. On January 11, Krzysztof Wielicki and Jerzy Kukuczka, Polish climbers make the first winter ascent on Kanchenjunga Main.

Kanchenjunga Main Climbing Route: There are 4 different routes to the mountain peak with both its south and east side providing opportunities for new routes. It is believed that the east flank of the South Summit is by far the most difficult face route. Our trip starts from Taplejung to Base Camp through Dandagaon and Mitlung. Our trek path back through another trekking route called Selele, Milgin-La (4,654m.) pass, Tseram (3,770m.) and end at Taplejung from where we will fly back to back to Kathmandu.

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Itinerary:

    05 April Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
    06 April Day 02: Preparation for Expedition and free.
    07 April Day 03: Official work and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
    08 April Day 04: Fly to Bhadrapur then drive to Ilam Bazar (370m.). O/N at Lodge.
    09 April Day 05: Drive to Jorpul (9/10hrs.) via Phidim. O/N at Lodge.
    10 April Day 06: Trek to Khewang (1,740m.) 5hrs. O/N at Lodge.
    11 April Day 07: Trek to Yamphudin (1,670m.) 7hrs. O/N at Lodge.
    12 April Day 08: Trek to Torontan (2,995m.) 11hrs. O/N at Lodge.
    13 April Day 09: Trek to Tseram (3,770m.) 4hrs. O/N at Lodge.
    14 April Day 10: Rest and Acclimatization in Tseram. O/N at Lodge.
    15 April Day 11: Trek to Ramche (4,580m.- Ramze). 5hrs. Tented Camp.
    16 April Day 12: Trek to Middle Camp (4,900m.) 7hrs. Tented Camp.
    17 April Day 13: Trek to Kanchenjunga Base camp, set up Advance Base Camp.
    18 April - 20 May Days 14-46: Climbing period for Mount Kanchenjunga South Face (8,586m.).
    21 May Day 47: Pack pack and clean base camp for return.
    22 May Day 48: Trek back to Ramche (4,620m.) 9hrs. Lodge/Camping.
    23 May Day 49: Trek to Torontan (2,995m.) 7hrs. O/N at Lodge.
    24 May Day 50: Trek to Yamphudin (1,670m.) 9rs. O/N at Lodge.
    25 May Day 51: Drive to Jorpul (9/10hrs.) via Khebang. O/N at Lodge.
    26 May Day 52: Drive to Birtamod then overnight at Hotel.
    27 May Day 53: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.
    28 May Day 54: Kathmandu free for D-briefing and rest, farewell dinner at evening.
    29 May Day 55: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Detail Itinerary

Departure Detail

Trip arrival in Kathmandu
April 05, 2020 Spring
August 25, 2020 Autumn

Summit Bonus: Camp 8000m. = USD 500 & over 8000m. to summit= USD 500 = 1000 USD extra payable for per climbing Sherpa on the spot.

Start Date End Date Price Season Status Booking
08 April, 2020 27 May, 2020 US$ 8,200 ( Upto Basecamp )
US$ 15,500 ( Upto Summit )
Spring Available Book Now
28 August, 2020 16 October, 2020 US$ 8,200 ( Upto Basecamp )
US$ 15,500 ( Upto Summit )
Autumn Available Book Now

Service Includes up to Base Camp:

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Toyota Hiace or, local jeep/Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up and drop).
  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before and after expedition). Itinerary A
  • 6 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before and after expedition). Itinerary B
  • Schedule flight: Kathmandu/Bhadrapur/Kathmandu for member, Liaison officer and Expedition staffs. Itinerary A
  • Schedule flight: Biratnagar/Kathmandu for member, Liaison officer and Expedition staffs. Itinerary B
  • Transport of food supply and expedition equipments to Base Camp and back.
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp and back.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member, BC staffs and Liaison officer.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs and cooking utensils for BC.
  • Food and fuel at Base Camp.
  • Service of Government Liaison officer.
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
  • Equipments allowance, daily wages of cook, kitchen boys and Liaison officer.
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters.
  • Peak Permit fee of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
  • Kanchenjunga Conservation Park entrance fee.
  • Per Person 50 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels allowed for expedition till Base Camp.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or Barrel for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency medical Oxygen at Base Camp.
  • Visa extension fee.
  • Garbage deposit fees.
  • Official tax and agency service charge.

Service does not include:

  • International airfare from/to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport at upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 6 night stay in Kathmandu. Itinerary A
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu. Itinerary B
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
  • High Tents above Base Camp.
  • High altitude food and fuel above Base Camp.
  • Oxygen and Mask and regulator (will be provided as per request).
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie Talkies communication equipment and commercial filming.
  • International airport departure tax at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and summit bonus.

Expedition service up to Summit:

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Toyota Hiace or, local jeep/Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up and drop).
  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before and after expedition). Itinerary A
  • 6 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before and after expedition). Itinerary B
  • Schedule flight: Kathmandu/Bhadrapur/Kathmandu for member, Liaison officer and Expedition staffs. Itinerary A
  • Schedule flight: Biratnagar/Kathmandu for member, Liaison officer and Expedition staffs. Itinerary B
  • Transport of food supply and expedition equipments to Base Camp and back.
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp and back.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs and cooking utensils for BC.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member, Base Camp staffs and Liaison officer.
  • Food and fuel at Base Camp.
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
  • Service of Government Liaison officer.
  • Equipments allowance, wages of cook, kitchen boy and Liaison officer.
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters.
  • Peak Permit fee of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
  • Kanchenjunga Conservation Park entrance fee.
  • One high altitude Sherpa per climber to carry all food and gear to higher camps. Also assist the member during climb and summit attempt.
  • Common climbing equipment such as ropes, ice screws, ice bar, pitons, etc.
  • High altitude food.
  • High altitude fuel.
  • High altitude tents.
  • Per Person 50 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels allowed for expedition till Base Camp.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or Barrel for each member.
  • Generator or, Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency medical Oxygen at Base Camp.
  • Visa extension fee.
  • Garbage deposit fees.
  • Official tax and agency service charge.

Full Service does not include:

  • International airfare from/to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport at upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 6 night stay in Kathmandu. Itinerary A
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu. Itinerary B
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
  • High Tents above Base Camp.
  • High altitude food and fuel above Base Camp.
  • Oxygen & Mask and regulator (will be provided as per request).
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie Talkies communication equipment and commercial filming.
  • International airport departure tax at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and summit bonus.

Spring Itinerary

Expedition Itinerary: A
Hotel/Lodges/Camping
55 Days Trek/Climbing
Food:
Included except main meals in Kathmandu
Accommodation: 5 Nights Kathmandu, 49 Nights in Tea-house Lodge/Camping
Recommended Season: Spring, Autumn & Winter

05 April Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
06 April Day 02: Preparation for Expedition and free.
07 April Day 03: Official work and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
08 April Day 04: Fly to Bhadrapur then drive to Ilam Bazar (370m.). O/N at Lodge.
09 April Day 05: Drive to Jorpul (9/10hrs.) via Phidim. O/N at Lodge.
10 April Day 06: Trek to Khewang (1,740m.) 5hrs. O/N at Lodge.
11 April Day 07: Trek to Yamphudin (1,670m.) 7hrs. O/N at Lodge.
12 April Day 08: Trek to Torontan (2,995m.) 11hrs. O/N at Lodge.
13 April Day 09: Trek to Tseram (3,770m.) 4hrs. O/N at Lodge.
14 April Day 10: Rest and Acclimatization in Tseram. O/N at Lodge.
15 April Day 11: Trek to Ramche (4,580m.- Ramze). 5hrs. Tented Camp.
16 April Day 12: Trek to Middle Camp (4,900m.) 7hrs. Tented Camp.
17 April Day 13: Trek to Kanchenjunga Base camp, set up Advance Base Camp.
18 April - 20 May Days 14-46: Climbing period for Mount Kanchenjunga South Face (8,586m.).
21 May Day 47: Pack pack and clean base camp for return.
22 May Day 48: Trek back to Ramche (4,620m.) 9hrs. Lodge/Camping.
23 May Day 49: Trek to Torontan (2,995m.) 7hrs. O/N at Lodge.
24 May Day 50: Trek to Yamphudin (1,670m.) 9rs. O/N at Lodge.
25 May Day 51: Drive to Jorpul (9/10hrs.) via Khebang. O/N at Lodge.
26 May Day 52: Drive to Birtamod then overnight at Hotel.
27 May Day 53: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.
28 May Day 54: Free for D-briefing and rest, farewell dinner at evening.
29 May Day 55: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Optional - Expedition Itinerary: B
Hotel/Lodges/Camping
50 Days Trek/Climbing
Food:
Included except main meals in Kathmandu
Accommodation: 6 Nights Kathmandu, 43 Nights in Tea-house Lodge/Camping
Recommended Season: Spring, Autumn & Winter

April 05 Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
April 06 Day 02: Preparation for Expedition or, free.
April 07 Day 03: Official work and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
April 08 Day 04: Drive to Taplejung Bazar (1,824m.) O/N at tented Camp.
April 09 Day 05: Taplejung rest for porter arrangement and preparation.
April 10 Day 06: Taplejung –  Lali Kharka. (2,200m.).
April 11 Day 07: Lali Kharka – Khesewa. (1,915m.- Kande Danda)
April 12 Day 08: Khesewa – Mamankhe (1,915m.).
April 13 Day 09: Mamakhe – Yamphudin (1,670m.)
April 14 Day 10: Yamphudin – Chittre (Omje Khola - 2,400m.)
April 15 Day 11: Chittre – Torontan (2,995m.)
April 16 Day 12: Torontan – Tseram (3,770m.)
April 17 Day 13: Tseram – Ramche Glacier Camp. (4,580m.- Ramze).
April 18 Day 14: Preparation day for expedition.
April 19 Day 15: Ramche – Kanchenjunga Base Camp (South face).
April 20 - May 14 Day 16 –40: Climbing period of Mount Kanchenjunga South Face (8,586m.).
May 15 Day 41: Clean Base Camp and trek back to Ramche.
May 16 Day 42: Ramje – Amije Khole.
May 17 Day 43: Amije – Yamphudin.
May 18 Day 44: Yamphuding – Khewang (1,740m.).
May 19 Day 45: Khewang – Panchami.
May 20 Day 46: Panchami – Gopetar (2,454m.).
May 21 Day 47: Drive to Biratnagar, fly back Kathmandu. O/N at Hotel.
May 22 Day 48: Kathmandu free.
May 23 Day 49: Kathmandu free for D-briefing and rest, farewell dinner at evening.
May 24 Day 50: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Autumn Itinerary

Kanchenjunga Expedition Itinerary: A
Hotel/Lodges/Camping
55 Days Trek/Climbing
Food:
Included except main meals in Kathmandu
Accommodation: 5 Nights Kathmandu, 49 Nights in Tea-house Lodge/Camping
Recommended Season: Spring, Autumn & Winter

25 August Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
26 August Day 02: Preparation for Expedition or, free.
27 August Day 03: Official work for expedition and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
28 August Day 04: Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Ilam Bazar. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
29 August Day 05: Drive to Jorpul (9/10hrs.) via Phidim. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
30 August Day 06: Trek to Khebang (1,740m.) 5hrs. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
31 August Day 07: Trek to Yamphudin (2,070m.) 7hrs. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
01 September Day 08: Trek to Torongdin (2,995m.) 11hrs. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
02 September Day 09: Trek to Tseram (3,870m.) 4hrs. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
03 September Day 10: Rest and Acclimatization in Tseram. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
04 September Day 11: Trek to Ramche (4,620m.) 5hrs. Tented Camp.
05 September Day 12: Trek to Middle Camp (4,900m.) 7 Hrs. Tented Camp.
06 September Day 13: Trek Kanchenjunga Base camp and set up Advance Base Camp.
07 Sept.-09 Oct. Days 14-46: Climbing period and summit Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586m.).
10 October Day 47: Preparation to return to Kathmandu, Cleanup the Base Camp.
11 October Day 48: Trek to Ramche (4,620m.) 9hrs. Lodge/Camping.
12 October Day 49: Trek to Torongdin (2,995m.) 7hrs. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
13 October Day 50: Trek to Yamphudin (2,070m.) 9hrs. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
14 October Day 51: Drive to Jorpul 9/10hrs. via Khebang. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
17 October Day 52: Drive to Birtamod then transfer to Hotel/Lodge.
16 October Day 53: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
17 October Day 54: Kathmandu free for D-briefing and rest, farewell dinner at evening.
18 October Day 55: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Optional-Kanchenjunga Expedition Itinerary: B
Hotel/Lodges/Camping
50 Days Trek/Climbing
Food:
Included except main meals in Kathmandu
Accommodation: 6 Nights Kathmandu, 43 Nights Camping
Recommended Season: Spring, Autumn & Winter

25 August Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
26 August Day 02: Preparation for Expedition or, free.
27 August Day 03: Official work and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
28 August Day 04: Drive to Taplejung Bazar (1,442m.) O/N at tented Camp.
29 August Day 05: Taplejung rest for porter arrangement and preparation.
30 August Day 06: Taplejung – Danda Gaon.
31 August Day 07: Danda Gaon – Khesewa.
01 September Day 08: Khesewa – Mamankhe.
02 September Day 09: Mamakhe – Yamphudin (1,721m.)
03 September Day 10: Yamphudin – Chittre (Omje Khola 2,400m.)
04 September Day 11: Chittre – Torontan (3,070m.)
05 September Day 12: Torontan – Tseram (3,700m.)
06 September Day 13: Tseram – Ramze Glacier Camp.
07 September Day 14: Ramze – Glacier.
08 September Day 15: Glacier – Kanchenjunga Base Camp (South).
09 Sept. - 02 Oct. Day 16 –40: Climbing period for Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586m.).
03 October Day 41: Clean Base Camp and trek back to Ramje.
04 October Day 42: Ramje – Amije Khole.
05 October Day 43: Amije – Yamphudin.
06 October Day 44: Yamphuding – Khewang.
07 October Day 45: Khewang – Panchami.
08 October Day 46: Panchami – Ghopetar.
09 October Day 47: Drive to Biratnagar and fly back Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
10 October Day 48: Kathmandu free.
11 October Day 49: Kathmandu free for D-briefing and rest, farewell dinner at evening.
12 October Day 50: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Mountain Info

    Location: Asia, Nepal (Nepal-India Border)
    Himalayan Range: Kanchenjunga Himal
    Height: 8,586m. - (28,169 ft)
    Latitude: 27º 42’ 09” N  
    Longitude: 88º 09’ 48” E
    Trip Duration: 55, 50 Days
    First Ascent: May 25, 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band - First winter ascent 11 January 1986 Jerzy Kukuczka and Krzysztof Wielicki
    Normal Ascent Route: South West Face
    Easiest Route: Glacier/Snow/Ice climb
    Grade: Mountaineering
    Caravan Route: Kathmandu - Taplejung - Mamanke - Yamphudin - Tseram - Kanchenjunga Base Camp - Taplejung - Kathmandu

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