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Kanchenjunga Expedition

Mt. Kanchenjunga Expedition
Kangchenjunga, also spelled Kanchenjunga, is the third highest mountain in the world. It rises to an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) in a section of the Himalayas called the Kangchenjunga Himal, which is delimited in the west by the Tamur River, in the north by the Lhonak the Chu and Jongsang La, and in the east by the Teesta River. It lies between India and Nepal, with three of the five peaks, namely Main, Central, and South, directly on the border, and the peaks West and Kangbachen in Nepal's Taplejung District.

Until 1852, Kangchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world, but calculations based on various readings and measurements made by the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India in 1849 came to the conclusion that Mount Everest, known as Peak XV at the time, was the highest. Allowing for further verification of all calculations, it was officially announced in 1856 that Kangchenjunga was the third highest mountain in the world.

Kangchenjunga was first climbed on May 25, 1955, by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of the 1955 British Kangchenjunga expedition. They stopped short of the summit in accordance with the promise given to the Chogyal that the top of the mountain would remain inviolate.

The Kanchenjunga region lies extremely to the northwest of Nepal, alongside the Nepal-Sikkim frontier. Kanchenjunga provides some of the best trekking in the Himalayas. The view from the initial base camp to the summit is spectacular. Because the avalanche is so large, the climbing grade is not easy, and the climbing is of a technical nature.

Mt. Kanchenjunga holds great beauty, attracting numerous tourists for expeditions. The mountain is regarded as scary by Sikkim locals. October to mid-December and April to May will have fair weather and, therefore, be the best time for this expedition.

Country:  Nepal

Duration: 55 Days

Min. Altitude: (0m./0ft.)

Max. Altitude: (8,586m / 28,169ft)

Walking Per Day: Approximately: 5-6hrs

Nature: Camping

Grade: Hard

Best Season:  Mar-May-Jun (Spring)

Price Per Person: Contact us 

Day 1

Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and rest at the hotel. (1,350 m) -----Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will need to obtain an entry visa for Nepal. As soon as you complete the immigration procedures, you will be greeted by one of our representatives and transferred to the hotel booked for you. You can rest, relax, and freshen up at your hotel and go sightseeing in the evening around the tourist hub of Thamel in the evening.

Day 2

Official Formalities, Expedition Preparation, Briefing -----Before we start our expedition, we will need to obtain the required permits for the Kanchenjunga Expedition. We will also prepare all our documents and go shopping for last-minute gifts. At our Eight K Expeditions premise, we will conduct a short briefing about the expedition. Enjoy your day in Kathmandu and prepare to head out for a wonderful adventure experience.

Day 3

Fly To Bhadrapur (91 M) And Drive To Illam Bazaar (1206 M) -----We wake up to a warm breakfast in the morning. Then, we will drive to the airport to catch a short flight to Bhadrapur, a town in eastern Nepal. Then, we will drive to Illam, a beautiful and old market in the Eastern Region of Nepal. It is very popular for tea gardens and exports high-quality tea leaves around the world. We will explore the Illam Bazaar and rest overnight in a hotel.

Day 4

Drive To Jorpul (1500 M) Via Phidim -----The next day, we will drive from Illam Bazaar to Jorpul via Phidim village. As we move higher, we will behold the pleasing sights of terraced farmlands, vegetation, tea gardens, and cardamom plantations. We will finally reach Jorpul to rest overnight to release the pain due to the 9–10-hour drive.

Day 5

Trek from Jorpul to Khewang (1740 M). -----Our trek starts from Jorpul as we slowly ascend toward Khebang thru the lush green forests of rhododendrons, pines, oaks, and deodars. After a series of ascents and descents for about 5 hours, we will reach Khewang to rest overnight.

Day 6

Trek to Yamphudin (2070 M) -----From Khewang, we walk along the Kabeli Khola and cross many streams over the suspension bridges. We start ascending thru valleys, dense forests, and waterfalls. As we move from subtropical to temperate regions, we will notice diverse vegetation and forest density.

Day 7

Trek from Yamphudin to Torongdin (2995 M) -----Yamphudin is a village populated by people from diverse cultures and ethnicities. From there, we ascend toward Dhupo Bhanjyang and further to Lasiya Bhanjyang (3310 m). Then, we descend to Amji Khola and walk along until we reach Torongdin at 2995 m, where we rest overnight. This will be a very tiring day as we trek for almost 11 hours.

Day 8-9

Trek From Torongdin To Tseram And Acclimatize (3870 M) -----We start after breakfast at Torongdin and trek toward Tseram. As we slowly enter the subalpine zone, green trees are fewer, and shrubs and wildflowers are abundant. We will be gaining subsequent height, so we will spend a day in Tseram for acclimatization.

Day 10

Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4620 M) -----We will wake up for a warm breakfast and start our trek to Ramche. We will be crossing the Yalung Glacier moraine and beautiful lakes and meadows. After a 6-7-hour trek, we will finally reach Ramche to rest overnight. At Ramche, our team will set up comfortable tents for us to sleep in.

Day 11

Trek to Glacier Camp (4900 M) -----From Ramche, we start early as we will be elevating to the Middle Base Camp at 4900 m. The trail takes us thru the glacier moraines and rugged path until we reach the middle base camp in the meadows.

Day 12

Trek To Kanchenjunga Base Camp And Establish An Advance Base Camp (5143 M) -----Following the glaciers of the northern ridge, we will hike up to the base of Kanchenjunga Base Camp and set up our tents. We will be welcomed by the panoramic views of giant snow-capped mountains, including the mystic Mt. Kanchenjunga.

Day 13-45

Climbing Period [Basecamp – Kanchenjung Summit (8,586m) – Basecamp] -----We will allocate 26 days of our trip for the climbing period of Mt. Kanchenjunga. During this course, we will conduct multiple rotations around the higher camps. We will allocate enough days for acclimatization as it is extremely important for good health at a high altitude. Climbing up and returning to a lower height is our key strategy for acclimatizing. Most of the climb will be over the snow, ice, and glaciers, so we will train with an ice ax, crampons, and ladder climbing before heading to the summit. The last part involves climbing on a steep, horizontal rocky section. We will climb up to a step short of the main summit, as it is considered pious and sacred. As we reach the top, we will be gifted with vistas of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, the Kanchenjunga massif, and other giant snow-capped peaks.

Day 46

Return To Base Camp, Clean Up And Prepare To Leave. -----After a successful ascent to the third highest peak in the world, we return to the base camp and pack up our expedition logistics. We then clean up the base camp and prepare to leave.

Day 47

Trek to Ramche (4620 M) -----We retrace our path back to Ramche, walking on the rugged terrain for nine hours. We then rest overnight in a lodge or a tented camp.

Day 48

Trek to Torongdin (2995 M) -----Our trek starts from Ramche and we reach Tseram for lunch. We then walk thru the forests down to Torongdin to rest overnight.

Day 49

Trek to Yamphudin (2070 M) -----Our trek continues to descend back to Yamphudin until we reach our lodge to rest overnight.

Day 50

Trek to Jorpul (1500 M) -----We start early after breakfast and continue our trek to Jorpul. We will cross the Khebang village and continue toward Jorpul. The total trekking hours will be about 9–10 hours.

Day 51

Drive to Birtamod, Jhapa -----Our trek ends at Jorpul, from where we take a private vehicle to reach the commercial city of Birtamod. We will rest at a very comfortable hotel in Birtamod.

Day 52

Fly/Drive to Kathmandu, -----After a night's rest in Birtamod, we will drive back to Kathmandu. You may choose to take a flight as well, at some extra cost. Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, you will be escorted to the hotel to rest and relax.

Day 53

Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner -----This leisure day is for you to explore Kathmandu city. You can go sightseeing to different world heritage sites like Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Basantapur and Thamel areas, and many more. In the evening, we will all meet for a wonderful farewell dinner at a typical restaurant.

Day 54

Final Departure -----If you have not booked any other packages or extended your holiday/stay in Nepal, one of our representatives will drop you off at the airport for your departure to your home country. We will look forward to traveling with you again.


  • 1-Airport transportation as per your arrival date to join the Kanchenjunga expedition.

    2-Accommodation at a standard hotel in Kathmandu.

    3-Private transportation to and from the expedition starting points

    4-Summiteers of Mt. Kanchenjunga climbing with Sherpas (1 Sherpa for every 2 climbers).

    5-Climbing gear like ropes, ice bars, etc.

    6-All government taxes and the Lhotse expedition peak climbing permit are included.

    7-Everest National Park permits fee.

    8-Full-board high-altitude meals while trekking to base camp and climbing Kanchenjunga.

    9-Liaison officer is reimbursed for all of his expenses.

    10-Expedition manager, Expedition cook, support crew, and porters with their equipment, daily wages, food, insurance, etc.

    11-All camping and kitchen equipment, including base camp tents, dining tents with tables and chairs, kitchen tents, toilet tents, etc.

    12-While climbing the Kanchenjunga expedition, Mountain Hardware provides high-altitude tents.

    13-4 liters of oxygen with a TOP OUT regulator and mask are available for use on the Kanchenjunga expedition.

    14-EPI gas and burner for extreme temperatures.

    15-All the necessary climbing hardware and group equipment.

    16-A satellite phone and a walkie-talkie are available in case of emergency.

    17-Agency service charge.

    18-An ample farewell dinner with Nepali song and dance.

    19-Weather Forecast.

    20-A medical checkup is required for each climber at the base camp before the summit attempt.

    21-1 solar panel and 1 generator for base camp lighting and charging laptops and other electronic devices.

    22-Three meals a day (including tea and coffee) are served, in addition to accessible accommodation at a hotel or lodge during the trek and at basecamp. -managed base camp set up for members and staff.

    23-Experienced and well-trained base camp cooks and kitchen helpers as required.

    24-Each member will have an individual tent in Base Camp.

    25-Expedition Stuffs Transportation

    26- Trekking and climbing map.

    27-Garbage Management: Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.

    28-Medical and emergency rescue insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.

    29-Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.

    30-Kanchenjunga climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Kanchenjunga successfully).



  • International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).

  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu An early return from trekking or expedition (for any reason) is permitted in the event of an early arrival or late departure.

  • Travel and high altitude insurance, accidents, helicopter medical and emergency evacuation.

  • If necessary, medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs will be incurred.(Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization Costs).

  • 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 provide members with soft drinks at base camp).

  • Internet Service not included during the trek.

  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa-Minimum of 1500 USD(This applies to full board members). 

  • Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff.

  • Our company’s service will be "Zero" above Base Camp (if a company offers just Base Camp services).

  • Additional: Any other services or activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary will be charged.

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.

  • Fee for Nepal entry visa.

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