Kanchenjunga is the coolest mountain in the Himalayas with a height of 8565m. Kanchenjunga Expedition is very famous for its challenging routes. Similarly, many people fun it adventurous. So, annually a lot of foreign and national visitors do this expedition. Similarly, it is the third-highest mountain in the world. But, in 1852 it was considered to be the tallest mountain in the world but shortly after the myth was resolved.
Mount Kanchenjunga lies between India and Nepal. Therefore, annually many Nepali and Indian tourists do this expedition. Spring and autumn seasons are the best seasons to do this expedition. George Band and Joe Brown were the first to do this Expedition successfully.
Mount Kanchenjunga is composed of rocks Neoproterozoic. Similarly, this rock is 445 million to 1 billion old. Likewise, the name Kanchenjunga was derived from 4 Tibetan words Kang-Chen-dzo-Nga or Yang-Chen-dzö-nga. Kanchenjunga has a harsh condition. So, it is very important to choose the right time to do this Expedition.
Whenever you are at the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga you feel like you are at the pinnacle of the world. Likewise, the belle of the place will be unforgettable. Furthermore, there are two Base Camps to climb Kangchenjunga, Kangchenjunga North Base Camp on the Kangchenjunga Glacier and the South Base Camp on Yalung Glacier. So, you will have enough time to acclimatize during the expedition.
Kanchenjunga Expedition is a very jollification adventure. But, you have to consider the risks and challenges of this Expedition before hedging the Expedition. So, our Expedition Team will take full care of you during the Kanchenjunga Expedition. We carefully observe the climate weather and routes before the climb. Similarly, the Sherpa guides we provide are very experienced they will guide you properly. However, saying that you should be prepared for the challenge.
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Who can do Kanchenjunga Expedition?
Considering the possibility of risks and challenges of the Expedition. The Expedition to reach the summit is possible. You will face several challenges during this expedition, long and steep roads, the possibility of altitude sickness, and so on. So, you have to be ready for any challenge it presents. Therefore to do this expedition successfully you have to be fit physically and mentally. Most importantly, you should be passionate about the trek. Similarly, you should not have any health issues.
So, if you have some health issues then you cannot do this trek. Your heart and lungs should be perfectly fine if you want to enjoy and complete this trek. Similarly, you should not have any blood-related diseases. In addition, walking and running before the Expedition is favorable. Furthermore, underage people cannot do this Expedition.
Why do Kanchenjunga Expedition?
There can be many reasons to do the Kanchenjunga Expedition. Similarly, it is famous for its beauty and attractions. Here you will see remote yet beautiful places of Nepal. Explore the different flora and fauna of the place. Likewise, the difficulty of this trek gives you a sense of adventure. Similarly, you will get to explore the challenging and technical climb of this Expedition.
Furthermore, you will not forget the experiences you had here. Most importantly, it is the perfect destination for mountain lovers and passionate climbers. In addition. This trek will get you even closer to nature. But, you have to be very careful during your Kanchenjunga Expedition.
Highlights of Kanchenjunga Expeditions
- Observe one of the most remote and beautiful areas in Nepal.
- Explore the diversity of flora and fauna.
- Experience rich local culture.
- View the third-highest mountain in the world
- Get a magnificent view of Makalu and Kanchenjunga,
- Observe the most exciting expedition in Nepal.
- Experience technically and physiologically challenging routes
- Get safe, qualified, and experienced staff.
- Obtain trained Sherpa climbing guides for the Expedition.
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel
Today is the first day of your Kanchenjunga Expedition. Therefore, today after your airport arrival our representative will pick you up and drop you at the hotel. After reaching the hotel you may either relax at the hotel or stroll around the city. Overnight at Hotel.
Free day in Kathmandu and preparation for the trip
On the second day of your Kanchenjunga Expedition, you will be doing the necessary preparation for the journey and you will be given a briefing of the trip by our expert team. Then after that start doing the necessary shopping for the climb after all the work at the department. Similarly, you can do last-minute shopping and get every essential thing to you for the expedition. Likewise, visit some of the famous temples of Kathmandu.
Drive from Kathmandu to Phidim(1200m/3,937ft)
On day four we will drive from Kathmandu to Phidim at an altitude of 1200m. Similarly, while driving from Kathmandu to Phidim you will see the biodiversity of the place. Likewise, you will get to experience the stunning view of Nepali hills.
Drive from Phidim to Khamdani via Dahalgaon by a local Jeep
Similar to day 4 on day 5 we continue our driving journey from Phidim to Khamdani. During this driving journey, you will see the variety of flora and fauna of the place. Furthermore, we will do this driving journey from Dhalagaon which is a very beautiful village in Nepal. Similarly, at Dahalgaon you will see the local traditional culture of the place. In addition, this driving journey continues for 4 hours. So, you will get enough time to enjoy nature
Trek from Khamdani to Khebang(1910m/6,267ft)
On day 6 after having enough sleep and at Khamdani and after consuming a good healthy local breakfast we will continue our trekking journey to Khebang at an altitude of 1910m. Similarly, our trekking journey is for 5 hours. Furthermore, while walking from Khebang you will get a glimpse of the Himalayas. After a 5 hour long walk, we will be resting at a comfortable tea house in Khebang. There you will experience the great hospitality of local people
Trek from Khebang to Yamphudin(2080m/6,824ft)
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and then embark on the seventh day of your expedition. After having a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast at Khebangi we will continue our trekking journey to Yamphudin. Yamohudin is a beautiful village on the route of our expedition. Similarly, while you are on this journey you will climb some uphill and downhill climbs to reach Yamphudin. Likewise, this trek is at 2080m altitude for almost 7 hours. After we reach Yamphudin we will be resting at a beautiful and comfortable tea house.
Trek from Yamphudin to Tortong(2995m/9,826ft)
Leaving Yamohudin early in the morning after a light breakfast toward Dobhan Kharka at an altitude of 2520m. During this journey to Thortong from Yamohudin, you will see a majestic view of the beautiful hills of Nepal. Similarly, you will mostly be doing uphill climbs after 5 hours of a long walk. We will rest in a comfortable tea house in Thortong and have tasty local food for dinner. Similarly, you can enjoy their good hospitality.
Trek from Tortong to Cheram(Tseram)(3870m/12,697ft)
After having a light breakfast in the morning at the hotel of Thorong. Similarly, Thorong is the village of your Expedition. We head towards Cheram at an altitude of 3870m. Likewise, you follow the upstream trail to the small village of Tortang. As you continue further, you encounter the natural beauty of Tortang. Which will make you realize the worth of this trek. Likewise, you will see some of the suspension bridges on the way. Similarly, you will be climbing at the bank of the river. Similarly, after 7 hours of the long walk, the ascending trail will lead you to Cheram. There you will have a facility of a good tea house where you can rest.
Trek from Tseram to Ramche call as Ramchaur (4530m/14,862ft)
Today, after a light breakfast at a tea house of Tseram we will continue our further trekking journey towards Ramchour at an altitude of 4530m for 5 hours. In addition, this trek is done at a high altitude so you have to be very careful. Similarly, you should drink enough water and acclimatize properly. Likewise while trekking you will see a wide-open field (chaur). Similarly, after walking for 5 hours you will reach Ramchaur and you will rest there at a comfortable tea house.
Rest and acclimatization day before reaching Tso Glassier camp.
Day 11 is an important day for you. Today you will acclimatize properly. Similarly, today you will get familiar with the environment and the temperature of the surrounding which will help you on your further journey. So, make sure you acclimatize and rest properly before reaching Tso Glacier Camp.
Trek from Ramche to glacier camp (5176m/16,981ft) 6hrs. Camping accommodation.
After having a good night’s sleep at the tea house of Ramche. We continue our trekking journey to the Glacier Camp. During this trek, you will see beautiful snowy peaks and a waterfall. Similarly, this trek to Glacier Camp takes around 6 hours to complete at an altitude of 5176m. Likewise, after reaching Glacier Camp you will be camping and resting for the night.
Trek from Tso glacier camp to Kanchenjunga Advance base camp (5400m/17,717ft)
Today, after a healthy breakfast at Tso Glacier we will continue our trekking journey to Kanchenjunga Advance Base Camp. Similarly, this trekking journey from Tso Glacier Camp to Kanchenjunga Advance Base Camp is at a very high altitude. So, you have to be very careful during this journey. You might fall victim to altitude sickness. So, make sure you are hydrated during the journey. Furthermore, this trek has an altitude of 5400m. In addition, the trekking journey is around 6 hours and we will rest in between.
Kanchenjunga climbing period (8586m/28,169ft)Summit.
From day 14 to 53 we will have a climbing period of 39 days at Kanchenjunga Summit at an altitude of 8586m.
Preparation and cleaning the camp for the return
After having a climbing period of 39 days at the summit. On day 54 we will prepare our return from the base camp. We will clean the Base Camp and start our preparation for return.
Trek from Yalung Base camp to Ramche(4530m/14,862ft)
On day 55, after cleaning the Base Camp we will continue our trekking journey from Yalung Base Camp(Glacier Base Camp) to Ramche from the same route we use to ascend. At an altitude of 4530m for 7 hours and rest at Ramche for the night.
Trek from Ramche to Tortang (2995m/9,826ft)
On the return journey of our expedition. On day 56 we will continue our trekking voyage from Ramche to Tortang at an altitude of 2995m for 8 hours. Similarly, while you are on this voyage you will climb some downhill climbs of Tortang and Ramche. After reaching Tortang we will be resting at a comfortable tea house.
Trek from Tortang to Yamphudin(2080m/6,824ft)
After a healthy breakfast at Tortang, we will continue our trekking journey from Tortang to Yamphudin. Similarly, while you are on this journey you will do some downhill climbs and enjoy the mesmerizing view of the surroundings. In addition, this trek is at an altitude of 2080m for 5 hours. Furthermore, after reaching Yamphudin we will be resting at a comfortable tea house and enjoying their good hospitality.
Trek from Yamphudin to Khebang(1910m/6,267ft)
On day 58 of our Expedition, we will continue our trekking journey from Yamphudin to Khebang at an altitude of 1910m. Similarly, you will do some uphill and downhill climbs in the trek for 5 hours and we will take a break in between after we reach Khebang we will do tea house accommodation and enjoy their delicious food.
Trek from Khebang to Khamdani via Dahalgaon(1650m/5,413ft)
On day 59 of our voyage, we will continue our trekking journey from Khebang to Khamdani via Dahalgaon at an altitude of 1650m. Likewise, while you are in Dahagaon you will experience the beauty of local traditions and people. Similarly, you will do some uphill and downhill climbs in the trek for 6 hours and we will take a break in between after we reach Khamdani we will do tea house accommodation and enjoy their tasty food.
Drive from Khamdani to Ilam(3636m/11,930ft)
After we reach the beautiful city of Khamdani our driving journey starts. On day 60. We will start our drive to Ilam at an altitude of 3636m. Similarly, this driving journey from Khamdani to Ilam takes around 7 hours. Furthermore, after we reach Ilam we will do lodge Accommodation for the night.
Drive from Ilam to Kathmandu (1350m/4,429ft)
After enjoying a comfortable night’s sleep at a suitable lodge in Ilam we will continue our driving journey to reach the capital for further formalities.
Free Day in Kathmandu
Today is the second last day of your trek. Furthermore, this is a free day so you can visit Kathmandu City. Similarly, you will have a farewell celebration dinner with a culture program in the evening. Where you will experience different cultural foods with some cultural traditions. Similarly, you can share your experience with your colleague about your Expedition journey.
Transfer to the airport for final departure.
Today is the last day of your Kanchenjunga Expedition. So, your airport departure representative will leave you at the airport for your final departure.
- Arrival & Departure: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop)
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3 Star Category) on bed & breakfast Basis- Sharing Twin Bed Room.
- Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
- Permit All necessary paperwork: Kanchenjunga climbing Perm Garbage Management: Garbage Deposit fees.
- Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and climbing.
- Map: Trekking and climbing map.
- Land Transportation: (Tourist Bus) Bus from Kathmandu and to Kathmandu as per itinerary. Climbing Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Phidim and to Base camp (by Porters)– While returning: Base camp to Phidim (by porters) and Ilam to Kathmandu by bus.
- Member Luggage: Up to 25 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters.
- Food and Lodging: 3 Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek.
- Drinking: 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member. Porter: Porters (1 member: 1 Porter) during the trek.
- Climbing Sherpa: Veteran and Government Licensed Climbing Guide.
- Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
- Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepali staff & porters daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
- Oxygen Bottle (O2): Oxygen bottles will be in stock at base camp in case of an emergency (with appropriate charge).
- High camp service: Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for members, high altitude tent (sharing basis), high food for members, Sherpa, and climbing crews. Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
- Light: Necessary light at all tents. * if required.
- Guide: Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley.
- Valley Sightseeing: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley [Swoyambhu (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square] by a professional guide.
- Comprehensive Medical kit.
- Certificate: Kanchenjunga climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (after climbing the Kanchenjunga successfully).
- Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
- Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee is USD 60 per person for 30 days and to be applied for 60 days is USD 120.
- Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
- Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
- Rescue Evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
- Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve soft drinks for members in base camp).
- Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
- Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
- Filming: Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
- Internet Service: Not included during the trek.
- USD 25 for an extra porter per day (If extra porter demanded).
- Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa.
- Tips: Tips for Basecamp and other staff.
- Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.
Best time for Kanchenjunga Expedition
Kanchenjunga Expedition is a wonderful journey to do any season. But, the ideal time to do this trek and expedition is between September to November. If not, you can do this expedition in the spring and autumn seasons. During this time of the year, you will find an ideal climate for the expedition. Similarly, April is the warmest month of the year in Nepal. So, you can do this trek and climb at this time of the year. During this time of the year, the climate is moderately stable and suitable. Therefore, it can be very helpful for people who want to enjoy the scenery and the surroundings. In addition, if you travel here during this time then you can enjoy a stunning view of Kanchenjunga and Annapurna peak.
The difficulty of the Kanchenjunga Expedition
There can be a lot of difficulties if you climb at a higher altitude. Similarly, the expedition to Mount Kanchenjunga is very troublesome. Likewise, you can face a lot of difficulties climbing here. The most common difficulty that you are going to face while trekking here is high altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is a condition when your body has shortness of breath and dizziness. Similarly, if you travel here during one season then there might be a shortage of suitable porters and accommodation facilities. Likewise, if you travel here during the winter season then you might find slippery trails which can hamper your journey. In addition, if you do this trek in the rainy seasons then the climate and weather can affect your journey.
Travel Insurance for Kanchenjunga Expedition
You must have your travel insurance with you. So, make sure your travel insurance company has covered all your safety measures. Make sure that the insurance company provides you with every facility. Because it has a lot of benefits during the trek. Therefore, make sure your travel insurance covers your injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property, etc. But, most importantly make sure your travel insurance is not expired. Furthermore, make sure that your Insurance policy has covered your 4000m trekking and adventure policy. Otherwise, it will be difficult for us to cooperate. Therefore, make sure you have it with you.
Meals and Accommodation during Kanchenjunga Expedition
We provide a wide range of food and accommodation to our visitors at the Kanchenjunga Expedition. Similarly, we provide a suitable and peaceful environment for our visitors for yoga and meditation. Likewise, at the routes of the Kanchenjunga Expedition, we provide a wide range of comfortable hotel lodges and accommodation facilities. As most of the accommodation facilities are run by the locals you will get a chance to experience quality local food and hospitality. In addition, the locals there also provide western foods though it’s a bit expensive compared to the local meals. Local dishes are less pricey because they prepare them with their local farm produce and spices. Whereas, most of the ingredients for western foods are imported from cities. So, western foods are slightly expensive. Furthermore, as you go higher up the altitude the price of the meals also increases.
Fitness and Experience Requirement for Kanchenjunga Expedition
Climbing at a higher altitude requires you to be mentally and physically fit. Similarly, if you can walk for around 6-7 hours with a light backpack then this trek and climb are very fruitful for you. This expedition is for around 60 days which is suitable for busy people. Similarly, you should not have any health issues. So, if you have some health issues then you cannot do this trek. Your heart and lungs should be perfectly fine if you want to enjoy and complete this trek. Similarly, you should not have any blood-related diseases. However, you should not be that experience for the climb. But, you should have a little knowledge about the Expedition. You should not go there blindly.
Climate and Weather of Kanchenjunga Expedition
Climate and weather are important factors to consider for your trek. Similarly, your trek success rate solely depends on this. So, it is very important to consider before heading on the trek. The spring and autumn season is the best time to climb here. During this time of the year, the weather is very pleasant and warm. However, it gets cold at night. It can probably show above 4000m altitudes. However, the climate of the Himalayas is unpredictable. It is usually warm during the day and cold during the night. So, you should have a reliable sleeping bag with you. But, it is quite warm if there is sunshine. Similarly, if there is sunshine during the trek then you can fully enjoy the view of the surroundings. Likewise, you will travel in clear visibility.
Safety and Security for Kanchenjunga Expedition
The Safety and Security of our trekkers are very important for us. Similarly, while trekking and climbing in Kanchenjunga Expedition we carefully check every route for the trek. So, don’t worry you will be safe with us. Similarly, we also take good care of the belongings of our trekkers on the lodges and during the trek as well. Therefore, you feel free and fully enjoy yourself during the trek, you should not worry about yourself and your belongings. We fully take care of that.
When is the best time for the Kanchenjunga Expedition?
Autumn (September, October, November) and spring (March, April, May) are suitable for Kanchenjunga Climbing. However, it is possible in monsoon seasons too.
How difficult is the Kanchenjunga Expedition?
The Kanchenjunga Expedition is difficult. But, almost anyone can complete it. You just have to be confident and believe in yourself.
How much will it cost to climb the Kanchenjunga Expedition?
The average cost of the Kanchenjunga Expedition is about USD 6500 per person for a 60 days itinerary.
Can you climb the Kanchenjunga Expedition alone?
It is not possible. Similarly, this trek would be very difficult for a single person. So, we would recommend hiring a guide.
Do I need a climbing permit for the Kanchenjunga Expedition?
Yes, it’s compulsory to have a Kanchenjunga Expedition permit from Kathmandu.
Can you have altitude sickness on the Kanchenjunga Expedition?
Altitude sickness is a common problem during the Kanchenjunga Expedition. So, you should drink a sufficient amount of water.
What is the food price at Kanchenjunga Expedition?
Food Prices differ from place to place. But, it usually costs USD 25 for lunch, dinner, and breakfast.
How many hours do I need to walk per day?
You usually walk about 5-6 hours on most of your trek days. The walks must be slow and
Can I carry children to the Kanchenjunga Expedition?
It is an unwise decision to carry your children with you to the Kanchenjunga Expedition. But, exceptions are made if they are old enough then you can take them with you following necessary protocols.
Is the Kanchenjunga Expedition trail crowded?
Usually, the walking trail is not crowded but it is generally jam-packed with travelers during the peak trekking season.
What will happen If I get sick during the Kanchenjunga Expedition?
While climbing it is possible that you feel uncomfortable. But, don’t worry, your guide will be there for you.
Is charging my phones and batteries possible in the route of the Kanchenjunga Expedition?
It is certainly possible to charge your phones and batteries in the tea houses and lodges during your trip to Kanchenjunga Expedition but they might charge you some money.
Can I buy or rent gear while trekking?
Big cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara have lots of trekking stores where you can buy any type of gear. There are also dedicated stores in Kathmandu that only rent gear required for the trekking at a very reasonable price.
What should be the weight of a backpack?
The weight of your backpack should be according to your needs of necessary items. Items such as the battery, camera, identification cards, permits, passport, cell phone charger, cash, credit cards. Besides all these items, if you feel any other items are useful then you may pack that too.