50 days
Duration
Extreme
Trip Level
2
Group Size
8586 m
Max-altitude

Standing tall at 8586 meters, Kanchenjunga is the third-highest peak in the world. However, climbing Kanchenjunga is not for the faint of heart as it has the highest fatality rate among all the high mountains and requires a fit physique and proper mountain climbing skills. Kanchenjunga is located on the eastern border between Nepal and Sikkim and comprises four significant peaks – the principal summit, middle summit, south summit, and Yalung Yang. The Yalung Yang peak appears separate from the other three mountains from time to time. In 1975, the first successful climb was made, while the primary summit was conquered two years later in 1977 due to the remoteness of the area and the arduous ascent. Kanchenjunga is considered the least climbed peak among all 8000-meter mountains. Therefore, one should be well-prepared and knowledgeable about the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek before climbing.

Kanchenjunga Climbing routes.

To embark on the Kanchenjunga expedition, fly from Biratnagar to Suketar or drive to Taplejung via Bhadrapur. The journey takes you through villages and forests until you reach the Kanchenjunga Base Camp, located at an altitude of 4500 meters. While some consider the northern route up the mountain to be relatively straightforward, it requires careful planning and preparation.

Reaching the summit of Kanchenjunga is a challenging feat. All routes pose a risk of avalanches and rockfalls, making each step a careful consideration. Climbing experience is necessary for such a challenge. Regular acclimatization is required after a strenuous trek to the base camp to prepare for the climb. Even after becoming accustomed to the weather and altitude, climbers must set up multiple camps to ensure a successful summit attempt.

The first camp is located at a height of 6050 meters, while the second camp is at 6800 meters. It takes about a night or two to return to the base camp when climbing Kanchenjunga. Proper acclimatization is essential while setting up the third camp at 7300 meters and the fourth camp at 7800 meters, as these are necessary to reach the summit. Getting to the summit from the base camp takes a long time. Usually, Kanchenjunga climbing ends by retracing steps to Guns and starting over on a different trail via the Selele col towards Tsaram. Additionally, you can explore the South Kanchenjunga Base Camp and embark on a journey to Makalu via Lumba Sumba Pass. This expedition is a unique and adventurous experience, but it takes around 45-50 days to complete.

Kanchenjunga Expedition: A Mountain Like No Other

Technically difficult to climb, World’s 3rd highest Mountain
360 degrees view from the summit, adventurous experience
Four camps are required for the summit, but rock and ice climb with dangers of avalanche between Camp II & IV
Trekking to the pure wilderness and remote treks to the world’s third-highest Mt. Kanchenjunga

Shifting gears from the labyrinth of diverse exploration ventures, let’s tune into the melody of mountains – specifically, the captivating Kanchenjunga. Nestled between Nepal and Sikkim, Kanchenjunga is a unique peak in the Himalayan range.

Kanchenjunga is the third-highest peak in the world and is famous for its five distinct summits. Each offering breathtaking beauty and unique challenges to climbers. The snow-capped peaks sparkle under the sun, creating a jaw-dropping spectacle against the backdrop of the blue sky. The mountain’s distinct aroma of adventure ignites a sense of thrill in every alpinist who dares to conquer it.

The Kanchenjunga offers a physical challenge and a spiritual journey deeply rooted in the local folklore. People have always regarded it as something sacred that has endured for a long time.

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Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be greeted and welcomed by our agency’s representative in front of the Arrival gate with the Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.
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Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit the heritage site of Kathmandu Valley, followed by a pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing, where you meet the trek guide and other team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment, and nature of peak climbing and other necessary information
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Day 3: Flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Kanyam.

We will fly to Bhadrapur hot and humid Bhadrapur near the Indian border and drive to Kanyam, a nice and peaceful tea garden, overnight at a Guest House.
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Day 4: Drive to Taplejung and continue to Chiruwa 1185 m.

Drive toward the eastern highway to Taplejung, and after Taplejung recently built dirt road to Chiruwa via mitlung and Tawa village, about 7 hours stay overnight at Tea house.
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Day 5: Trek from Chirwa to Sekathum (1640m)

We are gradually climbing up for a couple of hours, then descend to the lush green forest. The trail follows the Tamor River to get to Olangchung Gola This day. Also, we walk uphill for some time and descend to the lush green vegetation. Then, we follow the Tamur River to the OlangChungGola, the entry point of Kanchenjunga National Park. An easy and short walk to Sekathum.
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Day 6: Trek to Amjilosa (2490m).

We cross the River and take a steep trail up to the hill, then descend to another side of a hill and cross the river again. Walk along the steep pathway and descend to Amjilosa.
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Day 7: Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla (2730m)

We walk along the river bank, traverse through the dense forests of Bamboo, Rhododendron, and others in lush green scenery and accompany of the waterfall along the trail, then finally we reach in the Tibetan settlement of Gyabla.
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Day 8: Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3430m)

This is a famous place in the region where popular conservationist was a tragic end in the Helicopter crash. We descend towards the river valley after a couple of hours and can reach Gunsa.
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Day 9: Rest & Acclimatization day!

On this day, we take full rest for acclimatization by exploring local areas. We briefly hike towards the Lapsan La through the lush green forest. We will stay overnight at our campsite.
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Day 10: Trek to Khangpachen or Khangbachen (4040m)

After exploring Ghunsa and its surroundings, we continue our trek further north along the river bank. We walk through the trees and plants. We cross many suspension bridges over the river, pass waterfalls, and finally reach Kambachen.
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Day 11: Rest and exploration day!!

We will take an opportunity for acclimatization by exploring local areas and making a possible side trip to Junu Himal Base Camp. Junu Himal is known as Kumbhakarna Himal. It was one of the most memorable days of the trek to Kanchenjunga.
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Day 12: Trek to Lhonak (2790m)

The trail gradually goes uphill through the rocky fields in the hillside along the river, passes the waterfalls and crosses a bridge, then descend toward the river to get Lhonak.
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Day 13: Trek from Lhonak to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5140m)

This day, snow paced walk up ascending path on grassy trails. We see the splendid view of the Chang Himal on our right. Finally, we reach the Pangpema, known as Kanchenjunga North Base Camp.
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Day 14: Rest Day

Rest day!! prepare for the expedition and walk a side trip for acclimatization.
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Day 15 - 35: Climbing period of Kanchenjunga

Following the strenuous trek to the Base Camp, trekkers are advised to climb to a certain higher level from the base camp and return and climb higher the next time and repeat the process. After properly acclimatizing to the weather conditions and altitude issues, climbers are ready to make the final attempt.
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Day 36: Cleaning Base Camp.

After the final successful climbing of Kanchenjunga, collect all the garbage produced by expedition activity that must be cleaned up to protect the environmental concern.
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Day 37: Trek back to Lhonak (4790m)

We walk around our path to Lhonak and continue downhill walk the valley to Ramtang. On the way, we will get an opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views of Kanchenjunga, Gimmigela Chuli, Taple Shikhar, Kirat Chuli, and many more. Finally, we descend to Kambachen by evening.
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Day 38: Trek from Lhonak to Kambachen (4040 m)

We retrace the same trail while we climb to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Finally, we descend to Kambachen by evening.
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Day 39: Khambachen to Ghunsa (3430m)


Today, the same trail which we follow while climbing back to Ghunsa.
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Day 40: Trek from Ghunsa to Sele Le (4685m)

Today, we walk to the dense forest of rhododendron and contouring the hillside with more fantastic views then we cross two low passes to the Sele Le.
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Day 41: Trek from Sele Le to Tseram (3870m)

A super day of trekking Today, as we cross three passes, including the Sinon La, Mirgin La (4480m) Sinelapcha La (4640m) and the en route for the north side of the mountain. Superb views, afterward to Tseram.
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Day 42: Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4360m)

Today, we have the option to trek up to the south side base camp for Kangchenjunga at Ramze. This area beside the Yalung Glacier has superb mountain views.
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Day 43: Trek from Ramche to Tseram (3870m)


Today, we will go back the same route to Tseram. Mostly, we walk downhill.
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Day 44: Trek from Tseram to Yamphudin (1690m)

Today, we gradually walk in the descending path to Yamphudin, where inhabitants by different ethnic groups, including Tamang, Rai, Limbu and as well as Sherpa.
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Day 45: Trek from Yamphudin to Anpan

This day, as we walk along the Kabeli Khola negotiating terrace fields system above the stream, we pass small hamlets and cross low ridges to Anpan.
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Day 46: Trek from Anpan to Taplejung

This day, it is just a hike to Taplejung. We visited the Taplejung bazaar.
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Day 47: Trek from Taplejung to Suketar (2400m)

From Taplejung, we return to Sukhetar. After walking uphill for a few hours, we reached the STOL airstrip of Sukhetar.
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Day 48: Flight from Suketar to Biratnagar and again flight to Kathmandu

In the morning, you take a flight to Biratnagar. And then, in the afternoon, you take the flight to Kathmandu.
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Day 49: Free day in Kathmandu.

The day can be occupied as security day if the plane doesn’t fly in case of bad weather.
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Day 50: Final departure

You will be transferred to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight to your home country.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Airport transfer
Accommodations
Meal during the trek
Kanchenjunga Expedition permits
Transportation as per itinerary
All kitchen equipment
All necessary climbing gears
Oxygen cylinder: 4ltr -3 bottle each member 2 bottle each Sherpa
Experiences climbing Sherpa 2:1
Professional guide & porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
NOT INCLUDED
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fees
Meals in City
Personal Expenses
Travel Insurance
Emergency rescue Evacuation
Personal climbing gears
Personal beverages
Summit bonus of climbing Sherpa
Gratuity for Guide & Porters.

Prices are quoted and payable only in (US$ dollars). All published costs on our website are set as low as possible. The Prices may vary at any time due to currency fluctuation, fuel prices, and unforeseen economic circumstances. However, we guarantee our prices which already signed up for your tour. Please consult us for a custom quote.

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