Accommodation: Hotel accommodation + Camping
Transportation: By Flight to Bhadrapur
Best Season: Autumn and Spring.
Maximum Altitude: 8598 m
Duration: 51 days
Trip Grade: Challenging.
Kanchenjunga Expedition at 8598 meters is world’s third highest mountain consisting of four summits rising from its narrow icy ridges. The west summit, Yalung Kang (8220 meters) is also classified as a separate 8000 meters peak. Ever since a British team first climbed Kanchenjunga in 1956, Kanchenjunga has been extremely popular among mountaineers.
Kanchenjunga lies on the border of Sikkim and Nepal, just 46 miles northwest of Darjeeling. The North face route to the mountain is considered the safest, although not the easiest. We begin climbing Kanchenjunga from a base camp in the meadows of Panorama at 5,180 meters. The start itself is pretty challenging, as we need to fix lines up 900 meters of intricate mixed climbing to the North col. Once, we have create a lifeline to-and-from the North Col, we can begin the lengthy process of establishing three camps up the complicated North ridge. Before setting you up for Kanchenjunga expedition, it’s important for us to gain a full understanding of your body's response to altitude and help you gain experience with Himalayan conditions. That’s why we highly recommend you to join our preparatory programs of mountaineering, which is conducted in other mountains a bit easier to attempt.
If you have any confusion or questions on the expedition, then please feel free to contact us for more details. Our team of mountaineering experts will try the level best to discuss your queries.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 02: Prepare for expedition
Day 03: Expedition Briefing in Ministry of Tourism
Day 04: Fly to Bhadrapur & drive Ilam & Kabeli Khola -Camping
Day 05: Kabeli Khola – Sikaicha - Camping
Day 06: Sikaicha – Khesewa – Camping
Day 07: Khesewa – Mamankhe – Camping
Day 08: Mamakhe – Yamphudin 1670m – Camping
Day 09: Yamphudin – Chittre (Omje Khola) Camping
Day 10: Chittre – Torontan - Camping
Day 11: Torontan – Tseram - Camping
Day 12: Tseram – Ramze – Camping
Day 13: Ramze – Glacier – Camping
Day 14: Glacier – Kanchanjunga B.C.
Day 15 –43: Climbing period Kanchanjunga 8586m.
Day 44: Base Camp – Ramje - Camp
Day 45: Ramje – Amije Khole - Camp
Day 46: Amije – Yamphudin - Camp
Day 47: Yamphuding – Khewang - Camp
Day 48: Khewang – Panchami - Camp. 2014 Day 52: Panchami - Gopetar
Day 49: Gopetar drive to Bhadrapur & fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 50: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping
Day 51: Final departure to the airport