The 3rd highest peak in the world, Kanchenjunga stands extensive and tall at a peak of 8586 meters. But the highest in the terms of the fatality rate, it requires a very correct physique and proper mountain climbing skills for the Kanchenjunga Expedition. The Kanchenjunga is a border of eastern Nepal with Sikkim. Due to the fact, it is composed of 4 major peaks namely the principal summit, middle summit, south summit and the Yalung yang. From time to time, Yalung Yang seems separate to the other three summits. The Yalung Yang climbed in 1975 whereas the main summit was on 1977 because of remoteness territory and tough ascension. Therefore, rated it as a least climbed peak among 8000 meters.
Kanchenjunga Expedition itinerary as we follow.
The Kanchenjunga expedition begins with a flight either from Biratnagar to Suketar or a flight to Bhadrapur and drives towards Taplejung. It follows the villages all the ways into the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. It lies at an altitude of 4500 meters at the same time as some consider the northern route up to the mountain to be straightforward. There is no such straightforward route as all the routes disclose to avalanche and rock fall possibilities. Acclimatization on every step is obligatory and a previous mountaineering experience required as nicely. Following the strenuous trek to the base camp, acclimatization procedure will conduct regularly. Being properly acclimatized with the weather conditions and altitude issues, climbers are prepared to make the final attempt. For the Kanchenjunga Expedition, it is compulsory for placing up different camp to try the summit.
Camp 1st lie at a height of 6050 meters and Camp 2nd lies at 6800 meters. After spending a night or two, making a return to the base camp. It is noteworthy for proper acclimatization while setting up 3rd Camp at 7300 meters and camp 4th lies at an altitude of 7800 meters. Eventually, attempts to the summit. The climb to the summit from the base camp is a long tiring manner. The Kanchenjunga Expedition ends with a retrace to Ghunsa. It starts over another trail via col of Selele toward Tsaram. Besides, a possibility to explore South Kanchenjunga Base Camp and expand a journey to Makalu via Lumba Sumba Pass. This whole expedition is a one in a million, adventurous experience and requires almost 45- 50 days for completing.
Kanchenjunga Expedition: Highlights
|DEPARTURE/RETURN||Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.|
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Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.
Day 3: Flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Kanyam.
Day 4: Drive to Taplejung and continue to Chiruwa 1185 m.
Day 5: Trek from Chirwa to Sekathum (1640m)
Day 6: Trek to Amjilosa (2490m).
Day 7: Trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla (2730m)
Day 8: Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa (3430m)
Day 9: Rest & Acclimatization day!
Day 10: Trek to Khangpachen or Khangbachen (4040m)
Day 11: Rest and exploration day!!
Day 12: Trek to Lhonak (2790m)
Day 13: Trek from Lhonak to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5140m)
Day 14: Rest Day
Day 15 - 35: Climbing period of Kanchenjunga
Day 36: Cleaning Base Camp.
Day 37: Trek back to Lhonak (4790m)
Day 38: Trek from Lhonak to Kambachen (4040 m)
Day 39: Khambachen to Ghunsa (3430m)
Today, the same trail which we follow while climb back to Ghunsa.
Day 40: Trek from Ghunsa to Sele Le (4685m)
Day 41: Trek from Sele Le to Tseram (3870m)
Day 42: Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4360m)
Day 43: Trek from Ramche to Tseram (3870m)
Today, we will back same route to Tseram. Mostly, we walk downhill.