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Kanchenjunga Expedition

Kanchenjunga Expedition

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Trip Facts

Duration : 50 Days Max-Altitude : 8,586 M Program Type : tea house / camping Best Season : autumn & spring Per Day Walking : 5/6 h Trek Grade : Grade 2:

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.


Start From

All price inclusive
$ 20000 $ 19000
USD per person

Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $20000
2 Paxes $19000
2-4 Paxes $18500
4-6 Paxes $18000
6-10 Paxes $17800
10+Paxes $17800

Number of Travellers


Kanchenjunga Expeditions: Conquering the Third-Highest Peak in the World

The Kanchenjunga Expedition presents a formidable challenge, offering adventurers the opportunity to conquer one of Nepal’s most challenging peaks and the world’s third-highest mountain. The Kanchenjunga massif boasts four distinct summits, with three of them soaring beyond the remarkable altitude of 8,000 meters above sea level. The highest among them is Kanchenjunga I, standing proudly at 8,586 meters. Following closely is Kanchenjunga West at 8,505 meters, while Kanchenjunga South reaches an impressive 8,494 meters. The lowest of these summits, Kangbachen, still commands a formidable presence at 7,903 meters. Collectively, these peaks form a majestic cross-like structure, with each summit representing one of its arms, connected by four primary ridges.

Kanchenjunga’s Rich History

Kanchenjunga, often referred to as one of the ‘five treasures of the high snow,’ holds a significant place in the history of mountaineering. It was once believed to be the tallest mountain in the world before George Band and his team from the British Kanchenjunga Expedition successfully conquered its summit in 1955. This achievement came half a century after the initial attempt in 1905.

Navigating the Kanchenjunga Expedition Route

The trekking route leading to Kanchenjunga is traversed by the Tamur River, which converges with the Arun River below Mulghat. This is a region fed by numerous glaciers, contributing to the majestic flow of the Tamur. Among these glaciers, the notable ones include Nupchu, Lhonak, Chichima, Gimsung, Pyramid, Kanchenjunga, and Ramtang, all located on the northern slopes of the main peaks.

Myths and Mysteries Surrounding Kanchenjunga

The enigmatic slopes of Kanchenjunga have given rise to myths and legends. Both Indians and Nepalese have claimed sightings of a mysterious creature on the mountain, which locals often describe as the “demon” of the mountain. Additionally, there is a legend associated with the “Valley of Immortality,” known as Beyul Demoshong in Tibetan folklore. This hidden valley is said to be concealed somewhere amidst Kanchenjunga’s snowy expanse, adding an air of mystique to the mountain.

The Technical Challenges of the Kanchenjunga Expedition

Climbing Kanchenjunga involves a series of technical challenges. It begins with intricate mixed climbing, gradually transitioning into an extensive horizontal ascent beyond 8,000 meters. These factors make Kanchenjunga an exceptionally demanding mountain, necessitating effective logistics and unwavering support. Surprisingly, despite its status as the world’s third-highest peak, Kanchenjunga remains relatively less frequented by climbers, mainly due to the immense technical and physical demands it presents.

Choosing the Ideal Time for Kanchenjunga Expeditions

The most enjoyable window for Kanchenjunga expeditions in Nepal typically spans from late March to late May. During this period, the weather is exceptionally pleasant, offering breathtaking views and clear skies. Rhododendron blooms grace the Kanchenjunga Base Camp (KBC) trail, adding a touch of romance to the trek. Rainfall and snowfall are minimal in the Kanchenjunga region during this season, rendering the trail ideal for trekking. With a reasonable level of fitness and determination, anyone can embark on the KBC trek, transforming it into a cherished memory that lasts a lifetime.

In conclusion, the Kanchenjunga Expedition beckons those with a passion for adventure to conquer the world’s third-highest peak. With its rich history, technical challenges, and mystical allure, Kanchenjunga offers a unique and unforgettable mountaineering experience. Amidst the towering peaks and serene landscapes, you’ll discover a sense of accomplishment that only a journey to the summit of Kanchenjunga can provide.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02: Preparation for Mt. Kanchenjunga Expedition
  • Day 03: Kanchenjunga Expedition briefing by the tourism department
  • Day 04: Fly to Suketar - Taplejung and stay at a lodge
  • Day 05: Trek from Suketar to LaliKhark camping
  • Day 06: Trek from LaliKharka to Kewan
  • Day 07: Trek from Khewan to Yamphudin camping
  • Day 08: Yamphudin to AmjeKhola
  • Day 09: Trek from AmjeKhola to Toronto
  • Day 10: Trek from Toronto to Tseram camping
  • Day 11: Trekking from Tseram to Ramje and camping
  • Day 12: Acclimatization/hiking/camping in Ramje
  • Day 13: Campsites at the Ramje and Kanchenjunga glaciers
  • Day 14: Glacier/Kanchenjunga Base Camp camp
  • Day 15-42: Climbing Mount Kanchanjunga
  • Day 43: Trek from base camp to Ramje and camping
  • Day 44: Trek to AmjeKhole from Ramje & camping
  • Day 45: Trekking from Amije to Yamphudin & camping
  • Day 46: Trekking Yamphuding to Khewang and camping
  • Day 47: Trek from Khewang-LaliKharka & camping
  • Day 48: Trek LaliKharka to Suketar and stay at the lodge
  • Day 59: Fly from Suketar to Kathmandu and stay in a hotel
  • Day 50: Transfer to the airport for your final departure

Cost Included

  • Arrival and departure on domestic flights.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a B/B basis
  • Charges for all domestic flights.
  • Transport from and to Mt. Kanchenjunga Expedition starting and ending points.
  • Sherpa guide for Kanchenjunga Himal expedition.
  • Mt. Kanchenjunga Expeditions Group climbing gear, such as rope and ice bars.
  • Mt. Kanchenjunga expedition permits.
  • Meals at high altitude (Full Board) while trekking to Kanchenjunga Base Camp and climbing the mountain.
  • The expenses and insurance of the liaison officer (Govt. of Nepal).
  • The cook, support crew, and porters with their equipment, daily wages, food, and insurance.
  • Equipment like base camp tents, dining tents with table and chairs, kitchen tents with all utensils, and toilet tents.
  • Tents for high altitude and essential gadgets like EPI gas and a burner.
  • Nepali staff, including porters, are provided with warm clothing and trek gear
  • Nepali staff and porters are covered by life and medical insurance.
  • Gamow Bag & Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) along with a comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • An emergency communication device such as a satellite phone and a walkie-talkie (pay).
  • On Mt. Kanchenjunga Expeditions, emergency oxygen was provided with a regulator and mask (Pay).
  • Charges for agency services.
  • Farewell dinner with Nepali song and dance.

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international travel
  • Fees for Nepal entry visas
  • High-risk medical and personal insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Personal equipment and climbing gear.
  • Evacuation in an emergency
  • Bonus for Kanchenjunga base camp staff, tips, and personal expenses.
  • During the Kanchenjunga expedition, additional fees were charged for custom trips, communication gadgets, and commercial filming.
  • The Garbage Deposit is USD 3,000.00 (sharing of the total person) and the deposit fee will not be refunded if the clients (climbers) do not return their garbage to Kathmandu.


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