Mt. Kanchenjunga is the world’s 3rd highest mountain and 2nd highest in Nepal standing tall at  8,586m / 28,169 ft is a dream of many avid adventurers. Situated on the Nepal-Sikkim ( India) border, in Eastern Nepal, Mt. Kanchenjunga lures expert climbers every year.

Both on the Nepal side and the India (Sikkim) side of Mt. Kanchenjunga, conservation areas and national parks have been established. On the Nepal side, Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project run by the World Wildlife Fund in association with the government of Nepal has a protective sanctuary for the Red Panda and many species of birds and plants where as the India's side of Kanchenjunga has a protected park area called the Khangchendzonga National Park.

Expedition to Mt. Kanchenjunga – The climb

Mt. Kanchenjunga Expedition is organized through Nepal due to the availability of logistic supports and accessibility. Whereas, restrictions have been placed to climb from Sikkim (India) side. Mount Kanchenjunga is a huge massif, and many satellite peaks rise from its narrow icy ridges. There are five distinct peaks among the Mt. Kanchenjunga massif.  Four of which viz., Main Summit, Middle Summit, South Summit, and West Summit (Yalung Khang), are over 8,540m. The highest among these summits is the West Summit standing at an altitude of 8,420m.  Some experts even go further to categorize it as a separate 8000m peak.

Mt Kanchenjunga Expedition begins by taking a flight to Bhadrapur. We then, drive to the trek starting point passing through beautiful remote hill villages, where few visitors trek. The trek then leads us to Mount Kanchenjunga’s classic southern Base Camp. From the base camp, we start to ascent the summit of Mt. Kanchenjunga. It is a technical climb, even along the normal route. It is an extremely adventurous climb with technical and intricately mixed rock and ice to the South Col. The entire climb provides stunning views of the mountains and its surroundings. After the successful summit, we climb down and trek back safely to reach Khandenba where we are transported to Bhadrapur and the next day we take the flight back to Kathmandu.

 

Trip Highlights

  • Great Mountain that involves Rock and Ice climb
  • Insightful Buddhism Sherpa Monasteries and their cultures/traditions
  •  Cross High Mountain passes and glaciers
  •  Walk through forests of rhododendron
  • Opportunity to see many of the native Nepali communities during the trek

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport & transfer to hotel

Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

Day 03: Official formalities Briefing in Ministry of Tourism

Day 04: Fly to Bhadrapur (700m, 50 min) & drive to Phidim

Day 05: Drive from Phidim to Khandenba by local Jeep

Day 06: Trek from Khandenba to Khewang (1,740m)

Day 07: Trek from Khewang to Yamphudin (2,080m)

Day 08: Rest and Acclimatization in Yamphudin

Day 09: Trek from Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m)

Day 10: Trek from Tortong to Tseram (3,870m)

Day 11: Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4,580m)

Day 12: Rest and Acclimatization in Ramche

Day 13: Trek from Ramche to Glacier Camp (4,890m)

Day 14: Trek from Glacier Camp to Kanchenjunga Base Camp ( South) 5,475m

Day 15 –45: Climbing Period (Base camp – Kanchenjunga Summit (8,586m) – Base camp)

Day 46: Trek back from Base Bamp to Ramche

Day 47: Trek back from Ramche to Tortong

Day 48: Trek back from Tortong to Yamphudin

Day 49: Trek back from Yamphudin to Khewang

Day 50 : Trek back from Khewang to Khandenba

Day 51: Drive back from Khandenba to Bhadrapur & Transfer to the Hotel: via Phidim

Day 52: Fly back from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel

Day 53: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 54: Transfer to the International Airport for final departure

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