Mt Kanchenjunga Expedition in Nepal

59 Days
Nepal
2
Strenuous
  • Trip Code: Mt Kanchenjunga Expedition
  • Trip Type: Expedition
  • Max. Altitude: 8,586m
  • Travel Mode: Surface/Air

Kanchenjunga at 8,586m, 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.

The first Westerner to explore Kanchenjunga 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, 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 of the 1921 Everest expedition. German expeditions attacked the peak in 1929, 1930 and again in 1931, but none was successful. After the Sikkim was closed but Nepal was open. In 1955 a team led by Dr Charl as Evans approached the peak via the Yalung Glacier.

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.

Overview
Trip Code Mt Kanchenjunga Expedition
Trip Duration 59 Days
Trip Type Expedition
Trip Grade Strenuous
Min Group Size 2
Max Altitude 8,586m
Trip Start Kathmandu
Trip End Kathmandu
Best Season Mar-May & Sep-Nov
Transportaion Surface/Air
Meals All meals during the trekking and Expedition & Rest of the part on Bed and Breakfast basis
Acommodation Lodges/Tented camp during Trekking and Expedition. Rest of the Parts in Hotel.
Itinerary

Arrival in Katmandu and transfer to hotel

Climbing Preparation days in Kathmandu

Drive to Phidim Overnight in camp

Stay in Phidim for arrangement of porters

Trek to Panchami. Overnight in Camp

Trek to Doban. Overnight in Camp

Trek to Khewang. Overnight in Camp

Trek to Yamphudin. Overnight in Camp

Trek to Amje Khola. Overnight in Camp

Trek to Toronto. Overnight in Camp

Trek to Tseram. Overnight in Camp

Trek to Ramje. Overnight in Camp

Trek to Glacier Camp. Overnight in Camp

Trek to Kanchenjunga B.C

Free times at B.C. for acclimatization

Return treks to Ramje. Overnight in Camp

Trek to Amje Khola. Overnight in Camp

Trek to Yamphudin. Overnight in Camp

Trek to Khewang. Overnight in Camp

Trek to Panchami. Overnight in Camp

Trek to Ghopetar. Overnight in Camp

Drive from Gopetar to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel

Stay in Kathmandu

Final Departure to the Airport

Service Includes/Excludes

Tour cost include
Arrival & Departure: Airport – Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu (3-star category) on BB plan- Sharing Twin Bed Room.
Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
Hotel in Bhadrapur:1 nights Hotel in Bhadrapur, twin bed room sharing basis.
Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Kanchenjunga, Restricted area permit and all necessary paper work and its fee.
Liaison Officer:1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary and accommodation.
Garbage Management:Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
Insurance:Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance of all involved Nepalese staffs during the trek and expedition.
Map: Trekking Route Map.
Cargo Clearance:International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Nepal. *Before the expedition.
Member transportation:
-(Standard Route Itinerary)Transportation (Domestic Flight): Fly from Kathmandu – Bhadrapur and drive from Bhadrapur up to Khadenba (by Jeep). While returningDrive from Khadenba up to Bhadrapur and from Bhadrapur Fly to Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
-(Heli) : Flight from Tseram to Basecamp and Basecamp to Tseram.

Expedition Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Phidim / Khadenba (by Truck) and from Phidim / Khadenba to Basecamp (By Porters) – While returning:Basecamp to Khadenba / Phidim (by Porters) and to Kathmandu (by Truck).
Member Luggage:Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porter.
Food and Lodging: 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek and Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staffs.
All Necessary equipment for Campingduring the trek.
Porter:Porters per member up to Base camp from Khadenba & while returning porters from Base camp to Khadenba.
Base Camp Staff: Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
Staff Salary and allowance:All Nepalese staff’s & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
Base Camp Tent: Each member will have individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
Base Camp equipment: At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
Heater:Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp.
Solar/Generator/Light:1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 veteran and Government Licensed Climbing Sherpa per member. (1 Member : 1 Sherpa).
Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance:Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food and Clothing.
Oxygen Bottle (O2):Summit Oxygen: 3 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 2-oxygen bottles for each high-altitude Sherpa. **
Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask & regulaot for each member and high-altitude Sherpa. **
Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator (with appropriate charge).
High camp service: High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for member, Sherpa and other crews at (C1) (C2) (C3) and (C4). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
Rope Fixing Team:The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route on Kangchenjunga (no extra charge will be applied to full board members).
Satellite Phone for emergency communication carrying by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
Permit: Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permit for all members and staffs.
Weather Forecast: Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
Comprehensive Medical kit for group and staffs.
Certificate: Kanchenjunga climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Kanchenjunga successfully).

Tour cost exclude
Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee $60 USD per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days is $120 USD).
Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in 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 cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs).
Personal Expenses: Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will soft drinks for members at 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.
Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD (Applies for Full Board members).
Tips: Calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs.
Rope Fixing: The cost for using fixed rope during the expedition. (Applies to Basecamp Member).
Our Company’s Service will be “Zero” above Base Camp (If company offers just Base Camp services).
Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
Any other item not listed in “Cost Includes” section

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