Kanchanjunga, at 8598m, 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, is 8420m high and some people classify it as a separate 8000m. peak.
Thee first Westerner to explore Kanchanjunga was the British botanist JD Hooker, who visited the area twice in 1848 and 1849. Exploration of the Sikkim, side of the peak continued with both British and pundit explorers mapping and photographing until 1899. In that year a party led by Douglas fresh field made a circuit of Kanchanjunga and produced what is still one of the most authoritative maps of the region.
Exploration continued, mostly from the Sikkim side, with expeditions starting from Darjeeling in British India. One of the major contributors to Western knowledge about the region was Dr AM Kellas, who later died in Tibet during the approach march of the 1921 Everest expedition. German expeditions attacked the peak in 1929, 1930 and again in 1931, but none was successful. After the was Sikkim was closed but Nepal was open. In 1955 a team led by Dr Charl es Evans approached the peak via the Yalung Glacier. Two teams climbed the peak, stopping just short of the summit to conform to an agreement with the Maharaja of Sikkim that the summit would remain inviolate.
The Japanese then took up the challenge and mounted expeditions in 1967, 1973 and n1974. when they climbed Yalung Kang. A German Expedition climbed Yalung Kang in 1975, and in Indian army team mounted the second successful expeditions to the main peak of Kanchanjunga.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Prepare for expedition & briefing
Day 03: Drive to Ilam, Fhidim, Kabeli Khola -Camp
Day 04: Kabeli Khola – Sikaicha - Camp
Day 05: Sikaicha – Khesewa - Camp
Day 06: Khesewa – Mamankhe - Camp
Day 07: Mamakhe – Yamphudin 1670m - Camp
Day 08: Yamphudin – Chittre (Omje Khola) Camp
Day 09: Chittre – Torontan - Camp
Day 10: Torontan – Tseram - Camp
Day 11: Tseram – Ramze - Camp
Day 12: Ramze – Glacier - Camp
Day 13: Glacier – Kanchanjunga Base Camp
Day 14 –40: Climbing period Kanchanjunga 8586m.
Day 41: Base Camp – Ramje - Camp
Day 42: Ramje – Amije Khole - Camp
Day 43: Amije – Yamphudin - Camp
Day 44: Yamphuding – Khewang - Camp
Day 45: Khewang – Panchami - Camp
Day 46: Panchami - Ghopetar
Day 47: Ghopetar drive to Biratnagar & fly back Kathmandu
Day 48: Kathmandu
Day 49: Kathmandu
Day 50: Final departure, transfer to airport
Join basis cost, Per person US$ 9,000.00
Climbing Sherpa, Per Person US$ 2,500.00
(Group Size minimum 4 person)
5 nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast [ Hotel Manang ].
Itinerary is all drive to Ilam Bazaar, drive to Biratnagar & fly Kathmandu.
Full board trekking with lodge & Food for BC Expedition period
Porter or Kanchanjunga BC & while back
Equipment: trekking equipment for BC, 1 tent for 2 persons, dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses
All kitchen equipment for BC
Staff allowance, Liaison office allowances, equipment allowances, flight ticket, insurance
Permit and National park fees
All transfer airport-hotel-airport
Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Kitchen helper
All necessary taxes
Agency service charge
Cost does not include:
PERSONAL equipment for climbing
Climbing food, Gas & stove.
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter
Personal expenses etc.
Custom clearances in Kathmandu airport.