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Kanchanjunga Expedition

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 60 days
Max. Altitude: 29,035 feet
Grade: Challenging
Best season: Late Sept. to Oct.& April to May
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Overview

Kanchenjunga is the third-tallest mountain in the world after Mt. Everest and Mt. K2. Kanchenjunga is situated in 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. It is the most easterly of the great 8,000 meter 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 to explore Kanchenjunga was the British botanist JD Hooker, who visited the area twice in 1848 and 1849. Exploration of the Skim, 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 Kanchenjunga and produced what is still one of the most authoritative maps of the region.

The Japanese now 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, and in 1977 an Indian army team mounted the second successful expedition to the main peak of Kanchenjunga.

The route (North Face) is definitely the safest, although not the easiest. Climb of Kanchenjunga begin from a charming base camp in 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.

    Day 01: Upon arival in kathmandu international airport pickup by Ghale Treks representative and transfer to Hotel.
    Day 02-03: full day Kathmandu sightseeing. We will process 2 days for issue permit and other governmental works, during these 2 days you will explore cisty sightseeing in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur.
    Day 04: Flight Kathmandu to Biratnager over night in Hotel.
    Day 05: From Biratnagar fly to Taplejung (2300m) trek to Purumba (1980m) Overnight camp, or direct chatter flight Kathmandu to Taplejung.
    Day 06: Purumba to Chirawa (1190m) 7 hrs overnight in camp.
    Day 07: Chirawa to Sokathum (1640m) 7 hrs overnight in camp.
    Day 08: Sokathum to Amjilassa (2500m) 6: 30 hrs overnight in camp.
    Day 09: Amjilassa to Yanza (2700m) 7 hrs overnight in camp.
    Day 10: Yanza to Ghunsa (3500m) 5 hrs overnight in camp.
    Day 11: Rest day in Ghunsa (for Acclimatization).
    Day 12: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4000m) 6 hrs overnight camp.
    Day 13: Kambachen to Lonack (4790m) 6 hrs overnight camp.
    Day 14: Lonack to Pang pema (Kanchanjunga Base Camp) (5140m) 5: 30hrs Camp.
    Day 15-49: Climbing Period Kanchanjunga.
    Day 40: Cleaning up Base Camp.
    Day 51: Pang pema back to Khambachen Camp.
    Day 52: Khambachen to Ghunsa Camp.
    Day 53: Ghunsa to Yanza Camp.
    Day 54: Yanza to Amjilassa Camp.
    Day 55: Amjilassa to Sokathum Camp.
    Day 56: Sokathum to Chirawa Camp.
    Day 57: Chirawa to Taplejung Camp.
    Day 58: Flight Back to Tumlingtar/Kathmandu overnight Hotel.
    Day 59: Rest and free day in Kathmandu and farewell Diner.
    Day 60: Departure, Transfer to International Airport and fly home.

Day 01: Upon arival in kathmandu international airport pickup by Ghale Treks representative and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02-03: full day Kathmandu sightseeing. We will process 2 days for issue permit and other governmental works, during these 2 days you will explore cisty sightseeing in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur.
Day 04: Flight Kathmandu to Biratnager over night in Hotel.
Day 05: From Biratnagar fly to Taplejung (2300m) trek to Purumba (1980m) Overnight camp, or direct chatter flight Kathmandu to Taplejung.
Day 06: Purumba to Chirawa (1190m) 7 hrs overnight in camp.
Day 07: Chirawa to Sokathum (1640m) 7 hrs overnight in camp.
Day 08: Sokathum to Amjilassa (2500m) 6: 30 hrs overnight in camp.
Day 09: Amjilassa to Yanza (2700m) 7 hrs overnight in camp.
Day 10: Yanza to Ghunsa (3500m) 5 hrs overnight in camp.
Day 11: Rest day in Ghunsa (for Acclimatization).
Day 12: Ghunsa to Kambachen (4000m) 6 hrs overnight camp.
Day 13: Kambachen to Lonack (4790m) 6 hrs overnight camp.
Day 14: Lonack to Pang pema (Kanchanjunga Base Camp) (5140m) 5: 30hrs Camp.
Day 15-49: Climbing Period Kanchanjunga.
Day 40: Cleaning up Base Camp.
Day 51: Pang pema back to Khambachen Camp.
Day 52: Khambachen to Ghunsa Camp.
Day 53: Ghunsa to Yanza Camp.
Day 54: Yanza to Amjilassa Camp.
Day 55: Amjilassa to Sokathum Camp.
Day 56: Sokathum to Chirawa Camp.
Day 57: Chirawa to Taplejung Camp.
Day 58: Flight Back to Tumlingtar/Kathmandu overnight Hotel.
Day 59: Rest and free day in Kathmandu and farewell Diner.
Day 60: Departure, Transfer to International Airport and fly home.

Cost Excludes

    • Airfare from / to your country.
    • Nepal entry visa fee. (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival)
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
    • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp.
    • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical and emergency evacuation.
    • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving to Nepal by air or road.
    • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone and Email, etc.
    • International airport departure tax, tourist tax.
    • Tips and bonuses.
    • Garbage fee. (refundable)

Cost Included

    • Airfare from / to your country.
    • Nepal entry visa fee. (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival)
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
    • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp.
    • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical and emergency evacuation.
    • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving to Nepal by air or road.
    • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone and Email, etc.
    • International airport departure tax, tourist tax.
    • Tips and bonuses.
    • Garbage fee. (refundable)

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