Mount Kanchanjunga; Standing at 8586m Kanchanjunga is the third highest peak in the world and the second-highest in Nepal. It was first climbed by a British team in 1955. The peak consists of four summits. The west summit, Yalung Kang, 8420m high, and some people classify it as a separate 8000m peak. Kanchanjunga (8586m) range lies in the extreme north-west of Nepal. which is aligned north to south along the Nepal-Sikkim border. The old hill resort of Darjeeling made it one of the better-known mountains during the initial phase of Himalayan exploration.

The name “Kanchenjunga” is delivered from the Tibetan word  ‘Kanchen’ and ‘Dzonga’  translated 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.

The trekking route of Kanchenjunga is drained by Tamur River that meets Arun below Mulghat. The river is fed by numerous glaciers. The north glaciers of the main peaks are clockwise Nupchu, Lhonak, Chichima, Gimsung, Pyramid, Kanchenjunga, and Ramtang. West and south of the main peak are Kumbhakarna (Jannu), Yamatari and Yalung glaciers. The Kanchenjunga area has a profusion of high summits of which three are above 8,000m. & 11 above 7,000m.

Kangchenjunga Expedition 2022 starts on the 5th of April 2021.

Trip Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,350m)

Rest in Kathmandu: Expedition briefing and Preparation

Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Phidim

Drive from Phidim to Khandenba by Jeep

Trek from Darbang to Phaliya Gaon (1850m/6,070ft) 6 hrs.Teahouse/camping accommodation.

Trek from Khandenba to Khewang (1,740m) : Camping

Acclimatization in Yamphudin (rest day) : Camping

Trek from Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m) : Camping

Fixed Departure

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Start Date04/04/2022 End Date03/06/2022 guaranteed US $19500 Book Now

What is included


  • Arrival & Departure: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 4 nights hotel accommodation (3-star category) in Kathmandu on BB plan- Sharing Twin Bed Room.
  • Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs
  • Hotel in Bhadrapur:1 nights Hotel in Bhadrapur, twin bed room sharing basis.
  • Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Kanchenjunga, Restricted area permit and all necessary paper work and its fee.
  • iaison Officer:1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary and accommodation.
  • Garbage Management:Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  • Insurance:Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance of all involved Nepalese staffs during the trek and expedition.
  • Map: Trekking Route Map
  • Member transportation: -(Standard Route Itinerary)Transportation (Domestic Flight): Fly from Kathmandu - Bhadrapur and drive from Bhadrapur up to Khadenba (by Jeep). While returningDrive from Khadenba up to Bhadrapur and from Bhadrapur Fly to Kathmandu, as per itinerary. (Heli) : Flight from Tseram to Basecamp and Basecamp to Tseram.
  • Expedition Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Phidim / Khadenba (by Truck) and from Phidim / Khadenba to Basecamp (By Porters) – While returning:Basecamp to Khadenba / Phidim (by Porters) and to Kathmandu (by Truck).
  • Member Luggage:Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porter.
  • Food and Lodging: 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek and Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staffs.
  • ll Necessary equipment for Campingduring the trek.
  • Porter:Porters per member up to Base camp from Khadenba & while returning porters from Base camp to Khadenba.
  • Staff Salary and allowance:All Nepalese staff’s & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
  • Base Camp Staff: Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  • Base Camp Tent: Each member will have individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
  • Base Camp equipment: At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  • Heater:Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp.
  • Solar/Generator/Light:1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
  • Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp
  • Comprehensive Medical kit for group and staffs.
  • Certificate: Kanchenjunga climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Kanchenjunga successfully).

What is not included


  • Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee $60 USD per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days is $120 USD).
  • Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
  • Rescue Evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs).
  • Personal Expenses: 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 soft drinks for members at base camp).
  • Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  • Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
  • Internet Service: Not included during the trek.
  • Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD. (Applies to Full Board Member).
  • Tips: Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff.
  • Rope Fixing: The cost of using fixed rope during the expedition. (Applies to Basecamp Member).
  • Our Company’s Service will be "Zero" above Base Camp (If a company offers just Base Camp services)
  • Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

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What to Expect

Kanchenjunga having height of 8,586 meter is the third highest mountain in the world and second highest mountain of Nepal. It lies about 125 km (78 mi) east-south-east of Mount Everest. Three of the five peaks – Main, Central and South – are on the border between North Sikkim and Nepal. Two peaks are in Taplejung District of Nepal.

Kanchenjunga is also known under similarly-spelled names, such as Kangchenjunga or Kinchinjunga. Situated within the Great Himalayan Range, it is the world’s third highest peak. The peak’s massif consists of four summits, three of which are over 8,000 metres high. Kanchenjunga I is the highest, at 8,586 metres. Kanchenjunga West takes the second place at 8,505 metres. Next is Kanchenjunga South – 8494 metres. Finally, the lowest one is Kangbachen 7,903 metres. The summits’ location resembles a cross, with each summit signifying one arm. There are four main ridges connecting the summits to adjacent peaks. Kanchenjunga’s ridges are rich in glaciers.

Once assumed to be the highest mountain in the world, Kanchenjunga, meaning ‘five treasures of the high snow’ is located between Nepal and India. This magnificent mountain was first climbed in 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band of the British Kanchenjunga Expedition– 50 years after the first expedition made an attempt in climbing Kanchenjunga in 1905.

Equipment List

Utmost Adventure has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)

Personal Climbing gear:
Harness: A climbing harness should be lightweight and fully adjustable. Easy to put on and take off.
Ice axe: General mountaineering axe. Should be light and easy to use.
Crampons: It must fit boot perfectly and lighter is better.
Carabineers: Two large locking “pear” shaped 4 regular mountaineering carabineers
Prussik cord: You can use in many situation, carry couple more.
Ascenders: One left or right hand orientation, does not matter (Petzl)
Rappel device: Figure 8, ATC or similar. Very important to devices for descending.
Ascender / Jhumar: Must be comfortable to be use with gloves.
Helmet: It is very important to use while crossing areas through rock fall, ice cliff. Better light weight.
Walking pool: Adjustable types are the best, it will be very much helpful while walking through snow field or rocky trail.

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Toiletries
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items.

Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
T-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Underwear
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feets:
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get asunburn
Anti-mosquito cream;
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Earplugs
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.

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