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Kanchenjunga Expedition

Trip Facts:

Duration: 58 Days

Starts In: Kathmandu

Ends In: Kathmandu

Maximum altitude: 8,586 m

Grade: Strenuous Plus

Trekking Type: Expedition

Best Season: April and May & October and November

Attractions: Mt. Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. Also known as the queen of the mountains it is famous for its mighty Kangchenjunga glacier.

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Rising to a height of 8,586m, Mt Kanchenjunga, situated on the Nepal-Sikkim border, is the world’s third highest mountain. Meaning “Five Treasures of Snow” in Tibetan, the name Kangchenjunga refers to the mountain’s five peaks, four of which – Main Summit, Middle Summit, South Summit and West Summit (Yalung Khang) – are over 8,540m. The highest among these summits is the West summit with an altitude of 8,420m. 

The first successful ascent of Kanchenjunga was made on May 25, 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band, both members of a British Expedition, who stopped a few feet short of the actual summit in deference to the beliefs of the Sikkimese who hold the summit sacred – a tradition that most successful summit parties have since then followed.

The North Face route is regarded as the safest, though not the easiest, while the east flank of the South Summit is believed to be the most difficult route.

  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Nepal Visa

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02: Rest/Preparation

Day 03: Preparation

Day 04: Fly Suketar; trek Lali Kharka 2220m

Day 05: Trek Kande Banjyang (2240m)

Day 06: Trek Phomphe (1890m)

Day 07: Trek Yamphudin (1690m)

Day 08: Trek Amji Khola (2340)

Day 09: Trek Torontan (2990m)

Day 10: Trek Tseram (3870m)

Day 11: Trek Ramche (4620m)

Day 12: Rest/acclimatization

Day 13: Kanchunjunga Glacier

Day 14: Kanchanjunga Base Camp

Day 15/49: limbing period

Day 50: Trek Ramche

Day 51: Trek Amji Khola

Day 52: Trek Yamphudin

Day 53: Trek Khewang

Day 54: Trek Lali Kharka

Day 55: Trek Suketar

Day 56: Fly Kathmandu

Day 57: Rest

Day 58: Depart Kathmandu

Price Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 5 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • Teahouse accommodation, wherever available, on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during trek
  • Camping accommodation, wherever teahouses are not available, on full board during trek
  • Base Camp accommodation with individual sleeping tent with mattress
  • Base Camp service (shared with group)-kitchen tent with cook, kitchen boy, dining tent with tables and chairs, shower tent, toilet tent, storage tent, gas heater etc.
  • High camps during the climb with high food
  • Kathmandu-Suketar-Kathmandu flight
  • 1 climbing Sherpa for 1 climbing member during the expedition
  • Cost of Liaison officer
  • Royalty, permit & other fees
  • Required number of porters
  • 3 bottles of oxygen with mask regulator for member & 2 bottles of oxygen for Sherpa
  • Rope fixing charge
  • Medical Kit & Walkie Talkie
  • Salary & load carrying bonus for Sherpa (this bonus does not include the summit bonus)
  • Climbing equipment, transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for Sherpa and other staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

Price Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc. 
  • Trekking/climbing gear (also available on hire)
  • Summit bonus for Sherpa & tips for local staffs
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’

Footwear

  • Climbing boots
  • Cold weather boots for base camp
  • Trainers
  • Comfortable sandals
  • Lightweight hiking boots
  • Gaiters
  • Booties
  • Light socks
  • Heavy socks

Clothing

  • Lightweight long underwear top
  • Expedition weight long underwear tops
  • Lightweight long underwear bottoms
  • Expedition weight underwear bottoms
  • Briefs/Underwear
  • Short-sleeved shirts/T-shirts
  • Jacket synthetic or fleece
  • Synthetic insulated pants
  • Down suit
  • Down insulated jacket with hood
  • Down pants
  • Waterproof breathable jacket & pants
  • Wind shirts/light shell jacket
  • One piece climbing shell (optional)

Head & Hand Gear

  • Lightweight syntheticliner glove
  • Headlamp with spare bulb and extra alkaline batteries
  • Windstopper fleece gloves
  • Insulated climbing gloves
  • Mittens with liners
  • Sun hat
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask
  • Mountain helmet

Accessories

  • UV Sunglasses
  • Glacier glasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Spare batteries

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Webbing
  • Perlon cord
  • Ascenders
  • Rappel device
  • Camping Gear
  • Backpack
  • Day pack
  • Two Sleeping bags:-40C/-30F
  • Compression stuff sacks
  • THermal sleeping pad
  • Foam pad
  • 2 Water bottles
  • Lightweight steel thermal bottle
  • Pee bottle
  • Pee Funnel for Women.
  • Pack towel
  • Extendable 2 trekking poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • Large mug, plastic bowl, fork and spoon

Medical & Personal

  • Sunscreen
  • Lipscreen
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal medication
  • Water purification tablets
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs

Travel Items

  • 2 large expedition duffel bag
  • Small travel bag
  • Nylon stuff sacks
  • Lightweight cotton long sleeve shirt
  • Hiking pants and/or skirt/sarong
  • Lightweight pants

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)

http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/tourist-visa.html

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