Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586m. Expedition

Spring
Fixed Departure: April 02, 2018

Location: Asia, Nepal (Nepal-India Border)
Himalayan Range: Kanchenjunga Himal
Height: 8586m. - (28,169 ft)
Latitude: 27º 42’ 09” N  
Longitude: 88º 09’ 48” E
Trip Duration: 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: Strenuous High
Caravan Route: Kathmandu - Taplejung - Mamanke - Yamphudin - Tseram - Kanchenjunga Base Camp - Taplejung - Kathmandu

Kanchenjunga Main (Main 8,586m.), Kanchenjunga (South 8,476m.,) Kanchenjunga (8,476m.) West face Summit and Yalung-Kang 8,505m. Peak.Kanchenjunga, at (8,586m.) is the third-highest peak in the world and the second-highest in Nepal, located between Nepal and India. 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 full team also included John Clegg (team doctor), Charles Evans (team leader), John Angelo Jackson, Neil Mather, and Tom Mackinnon in 1986. 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. 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.

There are 4 different routes to the mountain peak with both its south and east side providing opportunities for new routes.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 Kanchenjunga.

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.

Expedition Itinerary: A
Hotel/Lodges/Camping
44 Days Trek/Climbing
Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu
Accommodation: 6 Nights Kathmandu and 43 Nights Camping
Best Season: Spring, Autumn & Winter

March 30 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
March 31 Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu, Preparation for Expedition.
April 01 Day 03: Official work for expedition and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
April 02 Day 04: Drive to Taplejung Bazaar 1442m. O/N at tented Camp.
April 03 Day 05: Taplejung rest for porter arrangement and preparation.
April 04 Day 06: Taplejung – Danda Gaon.
April 05 Day 07: Danda Gaon – Khesewa.
April 06 Day 08: Khesewa – Mamankhe.
April 07 Day 09: Mamakhe – Yamphudin 1721m.
April 08 Day 10: Yamphudin – Chittre (Omje Khola) 2400m.
April 09 Day 11: Chittre – Torontan 3070m.
April 10 Day 12: Torontan – Tseram 3700m.
April 11 Day 13: Tseram – Ramze Glacier Camp.
April 12 Day 14: Ramze – Glacier.
April 13 Day 15: Glacier – Kanchenjunga Base Camp ‘South).
April 14 - May 07 Day 16 –40: Climbing period Kanchenjunga 8586m.
May 08 Day 41: Clean Base Camp and trek back to Ramje.
May 09 Day 42: Ramje – Amije Khole.
May 10 Day 43: Amije – Yamphudin.
May 11 Day 44: Yamphuding – Khewang.
May 12 Day 45: Khewang – Panchami.
May 13 Day 46: Panchami – Ghopetar.
May 14 Day 47: Drive to Biratnagar & fly back KTM then transfer to Hotel.
May 15 Day 48: Free day in Kathmandu.
May 16 Day 49: Free day in Kathmandu.
May 17 Day 50: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Optional - Expedition Itinerary: B
Hotel/Lodges/Camping
45 Days Trek/Climbing
Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu
Accommodation: 5 Nights Kathmandu and 44 Nights Camping
Best Season: Spring, Autumn & Winter

March 30 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
March 31 Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu, Preparation for Expedition.
April 01 Day 03: Official work for expedition and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
April  02 Day 04: Fly to Biratnagar – Taplejung (Suketar) then transfer to Camp.
April 03 Day 05: Taplejung – Mitlung.
April 04 Day 06: Mitlung – Chirwa.
April 05 Day 07: Chirwa – Sokathom.
April 06 Day 08: Sokathom – Amjilessa.
April 07 Day 09: Amjilessa – Gepla.
April 08 Day 10: Gepla – Ghunsa.
April 09 Day 11: Ghunsa – Kambachen.
April 10 Day 12: Kambachen – Lhonak.
April 11 Day 13: Lhonak – Pangpema.
April 12 Day 14: Pangpema – Kanchenjunga BC set up camp.
April 13 Day 15: Expedition Puja and Base Camp Reserve day.
April 14-May 07 Day 16 – 36: Climbing period of Kanchenjunga 8,586m.
May 08 Day 37: Trek Back to Pangpema.
May 09 Day 38: Pangpema – Lhonak.
May 10 Day 39: Lhonak – Ghunsa.
May 11 Day 40: Ghunsa – Selele.
May 12 Day 41: Selele – Milgin-La 4654m.–Tseram 3770m.
May 13 Day 42: Tseram – Oktang – Torontan.
May 14 Day 43: Torontan – Omje Khola.
May 15 Day 44: Omje Khola – Mamankhe.
May 16 Day 45: Mamankhe – Khesewa Bhanjyang.
May 17 Day 46: Khesewa Bhasnjyang – Lali Kharka.
May 18 Day 47: Lali Kharka – Taplejung (Suketar) & transfer to Camp near by airport.
May 19 Day 48: Suketar – Kathmandu by flight then transfer to Hotel.
May 20 Day 49: Free day in Kathmandu.
May 21 Day 50: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

  1. If you have your own private group or team, please e-mail us to know the price and details of expedition.
  2. If you are alone and looking for a group to join then visit our fix-departure expedition information.


Note:

  • We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.
  • Above given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing gears and summit bonus above advance base camp.
  • Hiring a high altitude Sherpa does cost USD 2200. This cost includes equipment allowances, daily wages, food and fuel up to base camp, insurance, flight to and from Kathmandu, sleeping tents at BC etc.

Service up to Base Camp on group joining basis: USD 8,200 Per Person.
Expedition Cost: Service up to summit: USD 15,500 Per Person.

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

Package Includes:

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Toyota Hiace, local Jeep or Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up & drop).
  • 6 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before & after expedition). Itinerary A
  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before & after expedition). Itinerary B
  • Schedule flight Biratnagar/KTM for member, Liaison officer & Expedition staffs. Itinerary A
  • Schedule flight KTM/Biratnagar/Suketar/KTM 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 & Liaison officer.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs & 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 & Liaison officer.
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters.
  • Peak Permit fee of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
  • Kanchenjunga Conservation Area 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 & 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 taxes and agency service charge..

Package Excludes:

  • 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 & lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie Talkies communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • International airport departure tax at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and summit bonus for H. A. climbing Sherpa.

Package Includes:

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Toyota Hiace, local Jeep or Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up & drop).
  • 6 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before & after expedition). Itinerary A
  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before & after expedition). Itinerary B
  • Schedule flight Biratnagar/KTM for member, Liaison officer and Expedition staffs. Itinerary A
  • Schedule flight KTM/Biratnagar/Suketar/KTM for member, Liaison officer & Expedition staffs. Itinerary B
  • Transport of food supply and expedition equipments to Base Camp & back.
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp & back.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs & cooking utensils for BC.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member, BC staffs & 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 & Liaison officer.
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters.
  • Peak Permit fee of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
  • Kanchenjunga Conservation Area entrance fee.
  • One high altitude Sherpa per climber to carry all food and gear to higher camps. Also assist the member during climb & 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 taxes and agency service charge.

Package Excludes:

  • International airfare from/to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport 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.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkies, Communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • Oxygen & Mask and regulator (will be provided as per request on charge).
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and summit bonus for H. A. climbing Sherpa.

Cultural Treks & Expedition offers personal equipment rentals for climber, who have limited cargo allowance with their airfare or, do not wish to purchase expensive expedition grade gear but rent it instead. Climber purchasing Base Camp Services only may choose to hire or, purchase high camp equipment. Please let us know in advance prior to your arrival so that we can meet your needs. The quoted cost are for the duration of the expedition and we provide original North Face, Marmot or, Ozark company brand tent only.

Equipment Rental or Purchase Price List:

Item Rentle Cost in USD Purchase Cost in USD
Expedition Tent USD 150.00 USD 300.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -Small) USD 50.00 USD 150.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -Large) USD 100.00 USD 300.00
Gas Stove USD 25.00 USD 100.00
Oxygen Bottle USD 350.00 USD 500.00
Oxygen mask and Regulator USD 250.00 USD 900.00
Sleeping Bag USD 100.00 USD 400.00
Down Jacket USD 100.00 USD 300.00
High Camp Goose Down Jacket USD 200.00 USD 500.00

Climbing Sherpa Fee: Per H. A. Sherpa USD 3,500 Per Sherpa (if required by client for advance base camp service user)