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Kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga is the 3rd highest mountain in the world – be one of only a very small number of people who venture onto its treasured slopes


In far eastern Nepal, away from the crowds surrounding Mt Everest, lies an understated Himalayan giant: Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest mountain in the world and 2nd highest in Nepal. Sitting on the border between Nepal and India (Sikkim), Kanchenjunga is an awe inspiring challenging mountain with five summit peaks, hence the meaning of Kanchenjunga ‘the five treasures of the great snows’. Four of the five summits are above 8,000m: main (8,586m), west (8,505m), central (8,482m) and south (8,494m).

In April 2018, Expedition Base plans to lead an expedition on Kanchenjunga to the main summit from the Southwest face. The trek to base camp on the Yalung glacier is remote and largely unsupported by teahouses, therefore a good deal of the route is camping. From base camp, we will rotate through 4 camps up to the summit. The route is technical including a steep ice wall climb above 8,000m. This expedition is recommended for climbers with prior experience of 8000m mountains, with good endurance and a desire to join one of the most prepared, strategic thinking, success and safety minded teams on the mountain.

2018 expedition itinerary

Please note that the 2018 itinerary for Kanchenjunga differs to the itinerary listed below, and includes acclimatisation on Mera Peak and heli into and out of Kanchenjunga base camp. For this trip we are also offering an early bird discount for bookings made by 7 January, 2018 - conditions apply. Please contact us at info@expeditionbase.com for details.

 
 
 
 

Trip Facts

  • Price Starts From: USD 29,500

  • Duration: 61 Days, 60 Nights

  • Difficulty Level: Advanced Mountaineering

  • Type: 8000m+

  • Activity: Expedition, 8,000m+

  • Max. Altitude: 8,586m

  • Destination: Nepal

Trip Highlights

  • Third highest mountain in the world
  • Remote and challenging trek into the mountain
  • Unique Limbu villages on trek
  • Awe inspiring scenery getting to on the mountain, and on the mountain

Inclusions

4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu eg. Hotel Radisson or Hotel Tibet, Lazimpat (or similar), airport transfers to hotel (and back to airport), welcome team dinner, all necessary climbing and trekking permits, team transport in Kathmandu, experienced expedition leader, government liaison officer fee, fixed wing flights to and from Bhadrapur, all meals and accommodation during trek to base camp and return, porter service to carry up to 60kg personal gear to base camp, fully serviced powered base
camp (including personal tent, heated dining tent and communication tent, full satellite communication system (pay per use), all meals/snacks and hot showers), 2-way radio system for guides to communicate between camps, team of climbing guides to set up and stock higher camps, climbing guides to assist to carry personal gear to higher camps, all meals and tents above base camp, minimum 1:2 guide: client ratio on summit day, O2 allowance with quality delivery system, high altitude wilderness first aid kit, transport of group equipment to base camp, all group climbing equipment supplied, all other charges for route setting and two complimentary expedition duffels for client to use and keep.

Exclusions

International flights to and from Kathmandu, tips and summit bonuses for climbing guides, tourist visa fees, meals in Kathmandu (allow USD $10-15 per meal), aerated and alcoholic beverages, personal items (e.g. phone calls, laundry, internet), personal transport in and around Kathmandu, travel insurance (including early departure and mountain search/rescue) and personal climbing gear, helicopter flights (at client option).

 
 
 
 

Trip Map

Short Itinerary

Day 1:   Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2:   In Kathmandu (Personal and team preparation, briefings)
Day 3:   Fly Bhadrapur
Day 4:   Drive to Tharpu
Day 5-6:   Trek to Yamphudin
Day 7-13:   Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp
Day 14-15:   Set up base camp
Day 16-50:   Climb Kanchenjunga
Day 51-52:   Pack up base camp
Day 53-58:   Return trek/drive/flight to Kathmandu
Day 59-60:   In Kathmandu
Day 61:   Depart Kathmandu
 
 
 
 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2

In Kathmandu (Personal and team preparation, briefings)

In Kathmandu (Personal and team preparation, briefings)

Day 3

Fly Bhadrapur

Fly Bhadrapur

Day 4

Drive to Tharpu

Drive to Tharpu

Day 5-6

Trek to Yamphudin

Trek to Yamphudin

Day 7-13

Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp

Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp

Day 14-15

Set up base camp

Set up base camp

Day 16-50

Climb Kanchenjunga

Climb Kanchenjunga

Day 51-52

Pack up base camp

Pack up base camp

Day 53-58

Return trek/drive/flight to Kathmandu

Return trek/drive/flight to Kathmandu

Day 59-60

In Kathmandu

In Kathmandu

Day 61

Depart Kathmandu

Depart Kathmandu
   
 
 
 
 

Expedition Base Pvt. Ltd.

Bansbari-3, Kathmandu, Nepal, Tel: +977 01 4371291
Email: info@expeditionbase.com


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