Mount Kanchanjunga; Standing at 8586m Kanchanjunga is the third highest peak in the world and the second highest in Nepal. It was first climbed by a British team in 1956. The peak consists of four summits. The west summit, Yalung Kang, 8420m high, and some people classify it as a separate 8000m peak. Firstly, three foreigners to discover Kanchenjunga was British Botanist JD Hooker, who explored the region in 1848 and 1849. Discovery of the Sikkim side of the summit sustained with both explorers of Pundit and British mapping as well as capturing photographs till 1899. At the same time, a team led by Douglas fresh field discovers a route of Kanchenjunga and shaped which is still considered as the reliable maps of the area. Similarly, Japanese team climbed Yalung Kang in 1976, 1973 and 1974. However, in 1975 group of German mounted Yalung Kang and a squad of Indian army climbed the summit of Kanchenjunga successfully in 1977.
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Preparation for the climbing period and Sighseeing.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Phidim.
Day 04: Drive from Phidim to Khandenba by Jeep.
Day 05: Trek from Khandenba to Khewang (1,740m) : Camping.
Day 06: Trek from Khewang to Yamphudin (2,080m) : Camping.
Day 07: Acclimatization in Yamphudin (rest day) : Camping
Day 08: Trek from Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m) : Camping.
Day 09: Trek from Tortong to Tseram (3,870m) : Camping.
Day 10: Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4,580m) : 3 more nights : Camping.
Day 11: Acclimatization in Ramche (rest day) : Camping.
Day 12: Acclimatization in Ramche (rest day) : Camping.
Day 13: Trek from Ramche to Glacier Camp (4,890m) : Camping
Day 14: Trek from Glacier Camp to Pangpema (Kanchenjunga Basecamp – 5,143m) : Camping.
Day 15/45: Climbing Period [Basecamp – Kanchenjung Summit (8,586m) – Basecamp].
Day 46: Trek from Basecamp to Ramche : Camping.
Day 47: Trek from Ramche to Tortong : Camping.
Day 48: Trek from Tortong to Yamphudin : Camping.
Day 49: Trek from Yamphudin to Khewang : Camping.
Day 50: Trek from Khewang to Khandenba.
Day 51: Drive from Khandenba to Bhadrapur & Transfer to the Hotel: via Phidim.
Day 52: Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel.
Day 53: Leisure day in Kathmandu City.
Day 54: Final Departure.
- All arrival and departure transfers to and from Airport both domestic and international.
- Assistance in airport with its representative.
- 2 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
- 1:1 Experienced private climbing Sherpa guide during trek and climb.
- All surface transport to Phidim and back to Kathmandu as per itinerary.
- All camping equipments like camp furniture (table, chairs), kitchenware, kitchen, dining, guest and toilet tents in Advance Base Camp.
- Three meals a day (BLD-tea-coffee) and twin sharing teahouse accommodation during trek, freshly cooked 3 meals, tea or coffee by Snowy professional cook in Base Camp.
- Baggage allowance for trekking up and down is 60kg: 50kg ration per person.
- Kanchanjunga Conservation entry fee.
- Expedition royalty and climbing permit for climbing Kanchanjunga.
- 3 Oxygen bottles (4L) for climbing member and 2 for Sherpa
- Official Liaison Officer fully paid and equipped.
- Wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for Sherpa guide and other staffs.
- Required base camp and high altitude food for climbing member and all involved staffs.
- Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
- Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator upon requirement of guest with reliable charge.
- Each expedition member will have an individual tent in the ABC.
- Solar panel for light and battery charger in Base Camp.
- All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Ice fall charges.
- First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
- Free assistance service for cargo and duty clearance.
- Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
- Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket date change or reconfirmation and visa extension procedure assistance (where necessary).
- Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with culture show in Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Travel insurance
- Personal trekking equipment
- International airfares and departure tax
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- All alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks …
- Sweets, such as chocolate and dessert
- Hot showers during the trek
- Tips for guides & porters