Kanchenjunga (8586m) Expedition
Kanchenjunga (8586m) Expedition
Kanchenjunga (8586m) Expedition
Kanchenjunga (8586m) Expedition
Kanchenjunga (8586m) Expedition
Kanchenjunga (8586m) Expedition

Kanchenjunga (8586m) Expedition

  • Duration 54 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Ascent Route South Face
  • Elevation 8586 Meter
  • Grade Very Tough
  • Group Size 2-12 Pax
  • Price from USD 11965

ABOUT Kanchenjunga (8586m) Expedition

Mount Kanchejunga (8586 meter) is the third highest mountain in the world and it the second highest Himalayan peak of Nepal. This mountain is third after Mount Everest and Mount K2 in the world. Mount Kanchenjunga is located in the eastern part of Nepal. The name “Kanchenjunga” is derived from the Tibetan word ‘Kanchen’ and ‘Dzonga’. ‘Kanchenjunga’ means “The Five Treasures of the Great Snows”, as it contains five peaks, Kanchenjunga I (8586m), Kanchenjunga West (8505m), Kanchenjunga South (8494m) and Kangbachen (7903m).  The treasures represent the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books.

Kanchenjunga situated between Nepal and Sikkim. This mountain is in remote place and relatively less trekking in this region. Due to its beauty and size it is considered a sacred mountain by local people of Sikkim. It was first climbed by a British team in 1956.  This mountain is located in Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project run by the World Wildlife Fund in association with Government of Nepal. Kanchenjunga Expedition is the most easterly of the great 8,000 meter peaks of the Himalaya. To climb this mountain is technical, even along the normal route but it is extremely interesting to climb with technical and intricate mixed rock and ice climb to the North Col followed by a not too technical steady 1500m ascent to the summit. Sherpa Shepherds team support all climbers for logistic services, catering and climbing support.

Trip Itinerary

  1. 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan airport, Sherpa Shepherds representative welcome you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. Upon arrival at hotel, a Sherpa Shepherds tour manager will brief you about trip, check-up climbing gears and fix time for visit at Ministry of Tourism for permit along other necessary information. And then you’ll free time to explore Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***

    Included Meal: No

    Altitude of Kathmandu: 1310 meter

    Drive: 20 min  (airport to hotel)

  2. 2 Kathmandu

    Today is free day for preparation of Everest Expedition. You’ll have free time to check climbing gears or explore around Kathmandu while the leader will attend the Ministry of Tourism for a formal briefing. The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements.  If you explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu, you can visit Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites. We make a guided tour to some of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, and Boudhnath. You will be also briefed on the nature of expedition, equipments and team composition. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items if anything missed. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***.

    Included Meal: Breakfast

  3. 3 Kathmandu

    Nepal is land of many festivals and holidays. And this day is reserve day in case if previous day is holiday in Ministry of Tourism for climbing permit formalities. Also today you can do last minutes shopping if you missed to buy anything for this expedition. If there is no holiday in previous day, you’ll free time to res and explore around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***

    Included Meal: Breakfast

  4. 4 Flight: Kathmandu-Badrapur and drive to Phidim

    Depending on your flight time to Badrapur, you’ll be transferred to Kathmandu Domestic Airport Terminal. And you’ll fly to Badrapur which will be about one hour flight. Upon arrival at Badrapur airport, you’ll meet some of your team/guide and will drive to Phidim. You’ll overnight at Guest House in Phidim.

    Included Meal: Breakfast

  5. 5 Drive: Phidimg-Khangtenba

    After breakfast at Phidim, you’ll continue your drive to Khangtenba. Overnight at Lodge

    Altitude of Mitlung: 921m | Drive: Aprox. 7 hours

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  6. 6 Trek: Khangtenba –Khewang

    After breakfast at Khangtenba you’ll start walking to Khewang. Overnight at Tented Camp

    Altitude of Khewang: 1740m | Trek: Aprox. 5- 7 hours | Altitude Gain: 819m

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  7. 7 Day 07: Trek: Khewang-Yamphudin

    Today, you’ll trek to Yamphudin. The trail leads you towards short climb to the north along the Kabeli Khola. Along the way we meet some chortens. Descent between the rocks to the village of Yamphudin (1690m). People belonging to minorities around limbus, spokes and Gurungs. Overnight at Tented Camp

    Altitude of Yamphudin: 2080m | Trek: Aprox. 4-5 hours | Altitude Gain: 340m

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  8. 8 Trek: Yamphudin- Torton

    After breakfast, you’ll trek to Torton. You’ll cros the Kabeli Khola by a series of bridges and backed up on the ridge between two rivers. Overnight at Tented Camp

    Altitude of Torton: 2995m | Trek: Aprox. 4-5 hours | Altitude Gain: 915m

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  9. 9 Trek: Torton-Tseram

    From Torton you’ll towards south east part of Kanchenjunga to reach Tseram. The trail leads you towards a long climb uphill, between the two hamlets there are almost 900 meters of vertical drop. From here you are not away from neighboring Sikkim. Passage in the forest, and between piles of rocks from former landslides to reach. Overnight at Tented Camp

    Altitude of Torton: 3870m | Trek: Aprox. 4-5 hours | Altitude Gain: 875m

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  10. 10 Trek: Tseram-Ramche

    From Tseram you’ll trek to Ramche. Today you’ll  cross the limit for alpine shrub facing the peaks of Rathong and Kabru. The trail follows the terminal moraine of the Yalung glacier. On the heights, it is possible to see blue sheep (large bharals). A flat valley where some houses Ramche to mark the end of the occupation human is the place of our camp. Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Altitude of Ramche: 4432m | Trek: Aprox. 4 hours | Altitude Gain: 562m

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  11. 11 Rest and Acclimatization Day in Ramche

    Today you’ll rest at Ramche for acclimatization day. Overnight at Tented Camp

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  12. 12 Hike to Yalung Glacier and back to Ramche

    Today you’ll hike to Yalung Glacier for acclimatization and back to Ramche. The purpose of this day is to reach the highest point of the moraine overlooking the glacier and the majestic peaks! The path goes along the river and you can see the main mass of Kanchjenjunga (8586 m). Of crest of the moraine, the view is spectacular on the south side of Kanchenjuna; on the left edge to the west, the arrow Jannu or Khumbakarna.

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  13. 13 Trek: Ramche- Glacier Camp

    Today you’ll head towards to glacier camp. Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Altitude of Torton: 4950m | Trek: Aprox. 4 hours | Altitude Gain: 518m

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  14. 14 Glacier Camp- Kanchenjunga Advance Base Camp

    Today you’ll trek to Kanchenjunga Advance Base Camp. Upon arrival at base camp, we shall set up camp there. Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Altitude of Torton: 5400m | Trek: Aprox. 4-6 hours | Altitude Gain: 450m

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  15. 15 Base Camp Set

    After spending first night at Base Camp, today you’ll start your daily routine of climbing period. Your climbing guide/High Altitude Sherpa will brief you about your next days schedule for attempts to Camp 1, training at Icefall. Today we’ll set up base camp and conduct a Pooja Ceremony (worship/pray) for good luck of climbing. Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  16. 16/44 Kanchenunga Climbing Period

    During these days, you’ll spend and explore around base camp to get used to with local climate, acclimatization, rotation to higher camps and summit of Mount Kanchenjunga. Overnight at Tented Camp

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  17. 45 Clean Up and Base Camp Closing

    After summit, we shall clean up base camp and pack up all base camp equipments, wastes/garbage. Overnight at Tented Camp

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  18. 46 Trek: Everest Base Camp– Ramche

    From Base camp, now you’ll walk to down to Ramche. Overnight at Tented Camp

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  19. 47 : Trek: Ramche-Torton

    After having breakfast at Ramche, you’ll descent to Torton. Overnight at Tented Camp

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  20. 48 Trek: Torton-Yamphudin

    From Torton, you’ll walk down to Yamphudin. Overnight at Tented Camp

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  21. 49 Trek: Yamphudin-Khewang

    From Yamphudin, you’ll walk down to Khewang. Overnight at Tented Camp

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  22. 50 Khewang-Khangtenba

    From Khewang, you’ll walk down to Khangtenba. Overnight at Lodge

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  23. 51 Drive: Khangtenba-Badrapur

    From Khangtenba you’ll drive to Badrapur. And overnight stay at Badrapur. Overnight at Guest House

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  24. 52 Flight: Badrapur-Kathamndu

    From Badrapur, you’ll fly to Kathmandu by aero plan. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you’ll transfer to hotel. And then rest and relax at hotel. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***

    Included Meal: Breakfast

  25. 53 Kathmandu Free Day

    Today is fully free to relax, take shower and chill with beers. And it will be celebration party of successful summit of world’s highest peak Mount Everest while the tour leader will be visit Ministry of Tourism for formal de-briefing. And today, Sherpa Shepherds will organize a farewell dinner at typical Restaurant with cultural performances. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***

    Included Meal: Breakfast

  26. 54 Departure from Kathmandu

    Depending your flight time, Sherpa Shepherds will drop to you airport.

Trip Cost

Base Camp Services USD 0000 per person* See Whats Included
Semi Services USD 11960 per person* See Whats Included
Full Services USD 21000 per person* See Whats Included

*Above trip cost is per person and twin sharing basis. The trip cost is for joining basis. Mini-mum participant to run this trip is 5 person. If no. of participants in this trip is less than 5 persons, Sherpa Shepherds reserves right to cancel or postpone the trip. However if you would like to continue trip even if we do not reach minimum number to run this trip, we can run this trip upon your request. But supplemental charge will be applicable.

Semi Services

  • See what's included
    • All airport/hotel/airport transfers as per program by private A/C vehicles
    • Badrapur-Ilam-Taplejung by jeep/bus with trekking team + equipment
    • Taplejung –Birtamod by jeep/bus with trekking team + equipment
    • Kathmandu-Badrapur flight with airport taxes
    • Badrapur-Kathmandu flight with airport taxes
    • 60 kg per person baggage including personal baggage for flight and trek
    • 5 nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Vaishali or similar*** on twin sharing basis
    • 16 nights at local lodges /Guest houses during trek to BC and return as per above program on twin sharing basis
    • 32 nights in tented camps at base camps on single tent basis
    • 5 breakfasts in Kathmandu hotel
    • 3 meals a day during trip to BC for 16 night at local lodges and 32 night at tented camps (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
    • Farewell dinner at Bhojan Griha with typical Nepalese foods and cultural dances
    • Kanchenjunga Expedition Permit Fee USD 1800 per person
    • Kanchenjunga National Park Fee
    • Fees for Laison Officer, his/her insurance, food allowance and flights
    • Insurance of whole Nepali staff including porters in order to obtain permit
    • Garbage Deposit at ministry
    • 1 trekking guide for Taplejung-BC and BC- Taplejung
    • 1 Base Camp Cook
    • Required Kitchen boy and helpers
    • Required porters to carry loads for Taplejung -BC and BC- Taplejung
    • 1 sleeping tent for every member
    • Foam mattress for every member
    • Dinning tent, kitchen tent, shower tent, store tent and toilet tents
    • All require kitchen utensils with fuel
    • Tables and chairs
    • Solar Lights system
    • Comprehensive First Aid Kit
    • Gas Heater (for dinning tent only)
  • See what's not included
    • Personal climbing gears
    • All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc.
    • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
    • International airfare and taxes
    • Nepal Visa fees
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • High Altitude Sherpa USD 4700 per sherpa
    • Satellite Telephone & Walkie / Talkie
    • Oxygen 4 ltr bottle (New Russian) – USD 550 Per bottle
    • Oxygen 4 ltr. Bottle (Refill in Kathmandu ) – USD 350 per bottle
    • Mask & Regulator (UK –Renting) – USD 450 per set
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus USD 1400 & Non Summit Bonus USD 950 Per Sherpa
    • Carrying bonus in the mountain  USD 1200 per sherpa
    • Extra Porter  USD 390 Per porter (if personal baggage is more than 60 kg per person)
    • International Air Cargo Tax Fee USD 100 Per member
    • Tips for staff
    • All extra services if required (except motioned in ‘The Price Include’ section)

Full Services

  • See what's included
    • All airport/hotel/airport transfers as per program by private A/C vehicles
    • Badrapur-Ilam-Taplejung by jeep/bus with trekking team + equipment
    • Taplejung –Birtamod by jeep/bus with trekking team + equipment
    • Kathmandu-Badrapur flight with airport taxes
    • Badrapur-Kathmandu flight with airport taxes
    • 60 kg per person baggage including personal baggage for flight and trek
    • 5 nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Vaishali or similar*** on twin sharing basis
    • 16 nights at local lodges /Guest houses during trek to BC and return as per above program on twin sharing basis
    • 32 nights in tented camps at base camps on single tent basis
    • 5 breakfasts in Kathmandu hotel
    • 3 meals a day during trip to BC for 16 night at local lodges and 32 night at tented camps (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
    • Farewell dinner at Bhojan Griha with typical Nepalese foods and cultural dances
    • Kanchenjunga Expedition Permit Fee USD 1800 per person
    • Kanchenjunga National Park Fee
    • Fees for Laison Officer, his/her insurance, food allowance and flights
    • Insurance of whole Nepali staff including porters in order to obtain permit
    • Garbage Deposit at ministry
    • Supporting Staffs till/ at Base Camp:
    • 1 trekking guide for Taplejung-BC and BC- Taplejung
    • 1 Base Camp Cook
    • Required Kitchen boy and helpers
    • Required porters to carry loads for Taplejung -BC and BC- Taplejung
    • Equipments at BC:
    • 1 sleeping tent for every member
    • Foam mattress for every member
    • Dinning tent, kitchen tent, shower tent , store tent and toilet tents
    • All require kitchen utensils with fuel
    • Tables and chairs
    • Solar Lights system
    • Comprehensive First Aid Kit
    • Gas Heater (for dinning tent only)
    • Supporting Staffs in the mountain (Above BC):
    • 1 High Altitude Sherpa for every two members with his daily wages, food, flights, equipment allowance etc.
    • Equipments in the mountain (Above BC):
    • High Tents for both member and HA Sherpas
    • High Altitude Food for members and Sherpas
    • Climbing Gear in the mountains such as fixed rope, main rope, snow bars, snow shovel, carabiners etc.
    • 6 bottles oxygen for every member and 4 bottles oxygen for every HA Sherpa
    • One set of mask & regulator for every members and sherpas
    • 1 Satellite Phone, Walki-talkie
    • Cooking set in the mountain such as Epi gases, gas burner, cooking pots etc for members and sherpas
  • See what's not included
    • Personal climbing gears
    • All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc.
    • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
    • International airfare and taxes
    • Nepal Visa fees
    • Additional High Altitude Sherpa USD 4700 per sherpa
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus USD 1400 & Non Summit Bonus USD 950 Per Sherpa
    • Carrying bonus in the mountain USD 1200 per sherpa
    • Extra Porter USD 390 Per porter (if personal baggage is more than 60 kg per person)
    • International Air Cargo Tax Fee USD 100 Per member
    • Tips for staff
    • All extra services if required (except motioned in ‘The Price Include’ section)

Departure Dates

Trip Dates Trip Status Price (PP)  
15 April 2018 -
7 June 2018
Booking Available
USD 11965
03 September 2018 -
26 October 2018
Booking Available
USD 11965
10 April 2019 -
2 June 2019
Booking Available
USD 11965

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