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Kanchenjunga Expedition (8596m)

Trip Description

Kanchenjunga (8596m) range in the extreme north-west of Nepal is aligned north to south along the Nepal-Sikkim border. Thus, Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest peak is the most southerly of the major Himalayan peaks. And its proximity to the old hill resort of Darjeeling made it one of the better known mountains during the initial phase of Himalayan exploration.

Trekking route of Kanchenjunga is drained by Tamur River that meets Arun below Mulghat. The river is fed by numerous glaciers. The glaciers north of the main peak are clockwise Nupchu, Lhonak, Chichima, Gimsung, Pyramid, Kanchenjunga and Ramtang. West and south of the main peak are Kumbhakarna (Jannu), Yamatari and Yalung glaciers. The Kanchangunga area has a profusion of high summits of which three are above 8,000m. & 11 above 7,000m.

Kangbachen (4038) in Ghunsa valley and Walungchung (3,200m) in Tamur valley are the highest settlements in the area. The latter was an important trading centre between Darjeeling and across Tipta La in Tibet. Access to Kanchenjunga area is road link to Basantapur or through Taplejung bazaar that has direct air link with Biratnagar. There is also a fair weather road from Ilam and traverses Milke Danda. The area is rich with vegetation, particularly variety of rhododendrons.

Kanchenjunga Expedition Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02/04: Climbing Preparation days in Kathmandu.

Day 05: Drive to Phidim (3158m). Overnight in camp.

Day 06: Stay in Phidim for arrangement of porters.

Day 07: Trek to Panchami. Overnight in Camp.

Day 08: Trek to Doban. Overnight in Camp.

Day 09: Trek to Khewang. Overnight in Camp.

Day 10: Trek to Yamphudin. Overnight in Camp.

Day 11: Trek to Amje Khola. Overnight in Camp.

Day 12: Trek to Toronto. Overnight in Camp.

Day 13: Trek to Tseram. Overnight in Camp.

Day 14: Trek to Ramje. Overnight in Camp.

Day 15: Trek to Glacier Camp. Overnight in Camp.

Day 16: Trek to Kanchenjunga B.C.

Day 17/19: Free times at B.C. for acclimatization.

Day 20/50: Climbing Period

Day 51: Return treks to Ramje. Overnight in Camp.

Day 52: Trek to Amje Khola. Overnight in Camp.

Day 53: Trek to Yamphudin. Overnight in Camp.

Day 54: Trek to Khewang. Overnight in Camp.

Day 55: Trek to Panchami. Overnight in Camp.

Day 56: Trek to Ghopetar. Overnight in Camp.

Day 57: Drive from Gopetar to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.

Day 58: Stay in Kathmandu.

Day 59: Final Departure to the Airport.

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Trip Facts

Duration: 60 days

Region: Everest /Khumbu

Climbing Type: Mt Everest Expedition

Trekking Type: Lodge/Camping Organize

Trekking Grade: ****

Peak Height: 8848m

Best Season: September - October, April – May

Trip Itinerary

Trip Cost

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Cost includes:

  • Two nights accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.
  • Trek permit
  • Three times meal during the trekking (breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Guide, Cook, Kitchen staff, and necessary porters.
  • Flight fare from Tumlingtar- Biratnagar – Kathmandu.

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa and airport tax.
  • All the bottled drinks and snacks.
  • All the personal gears i.e. Trekking booth, warm cloths, sleeping bag, raincoat, suns cream etc.

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