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Mt. Kanchenjunga Main Expeditions

Autumn
Fixed Departure: August 28, 2019

 

Kanchenjunga Himal

Height: 8586m. - (28,169 ft)
Latitude: 27º 42’ 09”. N  
Longitude: 88º 09’ 25”. E
Trip Duration: 55 Days
Normal Ascent Route: South West Face
Grade: Mountaineering
Caravan Route: Taplejung-Mamanke-Yamphudin-Tseram-Kanchenjunga Main BC

Kanchenjunga Base CampMt. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. From 1838 until 1849, it was believed to be the highest. It is an enormous mountain mass, and many satellite peaks rise from its narrow icy ridges. It is located on the border of Nepal and Sikkim, just 46 miles northwest of Darjeeling (India). It is the most easterly of the great 8,000 meter peaks of the Himalaya. In keeping with its name "five treasure houses of the great snows" the Kanchenjunga Mountain is a grand collection of shapely spires. It is unique in as much as it is buttressed north and south as well as east and west by mountains of equal stature. This multi-topped massif comprises of four summits. Each one measuring over eight thousand meter called Kanchenjunga Main (Main 8,586m.), Kanchenjunga (South 8,476m.,) Kanchenjunga (8,476m.) West face Summit and Yalung-Kang 8,505m. Peak.

Mt. Kanchenjunga 3 summit views from Base CampIn May 1955, Joe Brown and George Band made the first ascent on May 25, followed by Norman Hardie and Tony Streather on May 26. The full team also included John Clegg (team doctor), Charles Evans (team leader), John Angelo Jackson, Neil Mather, and Tom Mackinnon. 1986. On January 11, Krzysztof Wielicki and Jerzy Kukuczka, Polish climbers make the first winter ascent on Kanchenjunga Main.

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 4654m. pass, Tseram 3770m. and end at Taplejung from where we will fly back to back to Kathmandu.

  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.

 

Expedition Outline Itinerary:

  • Hotel/Lodges/Camping
  • 55 Days Trek/Climbing
  • Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation: 5 Nights Kathmandu, 49 Nights Camping
  • Recommended Season: Spring, Autumn & Winter


25 Aug. Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
26 Aug. Day 02: Preparation for Expedition or, free.
27 Aug. Day 03: Official work for expedition and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
28 Aug. Day 04: Fly to Bhadrapur-drive to Ilam Bazar. O/N at T. H. Lodge.
29 Aug. Day 05: Drive to Jorpul (9/10hrs.) via Phidim. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
30 Aug. Day 06: Trek to Khebang 1740m. 5hrs. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
31 Aug. Day 07: Trek to Yamphudin 2070m. 7hrs. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
01 Sep. Day 08: Trek to Torongdin 2995m. 11hrs. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
02 Sep. Day 09: Trek to Tseram 3870m. 4hrs. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
03 Sep. Day 10: Rest and Acclimatization in Tseram. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
04 Sep. Day 11: Trek to Ramche (4620m. 5hrs. Tented Camp.
05 Sep. Day 12: Trek to Middle Camp 4900m. 7 Hrs. Tented Camp.
06 Sep. Day 13: Trek Kanchenjunga Base camp & set up Advance Base Camp.
07 Sep-09 Oct. Days 14-46: Climbing period & summit Kanchenjunga 8586m.
10 Oct. Day 47: Preparation to return to Kathmandu, Cleanup the Base Camp.
11 Oct. Day 48: Trek to Ramche 4620m. 9hrs. Lodge/Camping.
12 Oct. Day 49: Trek to Torongdin 2995m. 7hrs. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
13 Oct. Day 50: Trek to Yamphudin 2070m. 9hrs. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
14 Oct. Day 51: Drive to Jorpul 9/10hrs. via Khebang. O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
17 Oct. Day 52: Drive to Birtamod then transfer to Hotel/Lodge.
16 Oct. Day 53: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
17 Oct. Day 54: Free for D-briefing and rest, farewell dinner at evening.
18 Oct. Day 55: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Expedition Cost:

Service up to Base Camp on group joining basis:

USD 8,200 Per Person.

 

  • 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 2000. 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 Includes up to Base Camp

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Toyota Hiace, Tourist Bus, Local Jeep or Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up & drop).
  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before & after expedition).
  • Schedule flight: Kathmandu/Bhadrapur/Kathmandu for member, Liaison officer & Expedition staffs.
  • 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.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or barrel for each member.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Service does not include

  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Expedition Cost: Service up to summit: USD 15,500 Per Person.

Expedition service up to Summit:

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Toyota Hiace, Tourist Bus, Local Jeep or Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up & drop).
  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before & after expedition).
  • Schedule flight: Kathmandu/Bhadrapur/Kathmandu for member, Liaison officer & Expedition staffs.
  • 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.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or barrel for each member.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Service does not include

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and summit bonus.

 

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

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