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Kanchenjunga Expedition (48 days)

Mount KanchenjungaKanchenjunga is the third-tallest mountain in the world after Mt. Everest and Mt. K2. Kanchenjunga is situated in eastern part of Nepal at 8598m. It was first climbed by a British team in 1956. It is an enormous mountain mass, and many satellite peaks rise from its narrow icy ridges. It is located on the border of Nepal and Sikkim, just 46 miles northwest of Darjeeling. The peak consists of four summits. The west summit, Yalung Kang, is 8420m high and some people classify it as a separate 8000m peak.

Three first Westerners to explore Kanchenjunga were the British botanist JD Hooker, who visited the area twice in 1848 and 1849. Exploration of the side of the peak continued with both British and veteran explorers mapping and photographing until 1899. In that year a party led by Douglas fresh field made a circuit of Kanchenjunga and produced what is still one of the most authoritative maps of the region.

The Japanese then took up the challenge and mounted expeditions in 1976, 1973 and 1974 during which they climbed Yalung Kang. A German Expedition climbed Yalung Kang in 1975 and in 1977 an Indian army team mounted the second successful expedition to the main peak of Kanchenjunga.

The route (North Face) is definitely the safest, although not the easiest climb. Climb of Kanchenjunga begin from a charming base camp, the meadows of Panorama at 5,180 m. First challenge is to fix lines up 900 m of intricate mixed climbing to the North col. This provides the most challenging climbing of the expedition. Once creating a lifeline to and from the North Col you can begin the long process of establishing three camps up the long and complicated North ridge. Using Sherpa support and oxygen, you can move at a systematically slow velocity higher and higher up the mountain. This is a highly satisfying climb for the expert climbers.

Trip Highlights

Duration: 48 Days
Type of Trek : Camping
Max Altitude: 8598 m.
Minimum Pax: 1 +
Mode of travel: Flight
Grade: Strenous

Detail Itinerary of Kanchenjunga Expedition:

Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2 Preparation day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3 Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar by airplane and by plane to Taplejung and Suketar (2300m). This morning you fly to Biratnagar in the eastern Terai. It is Nepal's second largest city and an energetic, bustling place. You take the short 30 to 40 minute flight to Sukhetar/Taplejung, where the trek crew will be waiting for your arrival. After landing, you take a little time for refreshments and for the porters to prepare their loads before beginning your walk along the ridge line above Taplejung village.
Day 4 Trek from Taplejung to Mitlung.
Day 5 Trek from Mitlung to Chirwa.
Day 6 Trek from Chirwa to Sekhatum.
Day 7 Trek from Sekhatum to Amjilesa.
Day 8 Trek from Amjilesa to Gyabla.
Day 9 Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa.
Day 10 Trek from Ghunsa to Khambachen.
Day 11 Trek from Khambachen to Lhonak.
Day 12 Trek from Lhonak to Pang Pema.
Day 13 Trek from Pang Pema to Kanchenjunga Base Camp.
Day 14 Rest day at Base Camp for acclimatization
Day 15- 34 Climbing period of Kanchenjunga
Day 35 Trek from Base Camp to Pang Pema.
Day 36 Trek from Pang Pema to Lhonak.
Day 37 Trek from Lhonak to Ghunsa.
Day 38 Trek from Ghunsa to Selely.
Day 39 Trek from Selely to Mirgin La to Tseram.
Day 40 Trek from Mirgin La -Tseram to Oktang-Torotan.
Day 41 Trek from Oktang -Torotan to Omje Khola.
Day 42 Trek from Omje Khola to Mamanke.
Day 43 Trek from Mamanke to Bhanjyang.
Day 44 Trek from Bhanjyang to Lali Kharka.
Day 45 Trek from Lali Kharka to Suketar.
Day 46 Fly from Suketar to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 47 Rest day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 48 Fly out from Kathmandu.

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