Kanchanjunga Expedition (24 Days)

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Kanchenjunga, at 8,586m, is the third-highest peak in the world and the second-highest in Nepal. It was first climbed by a British team in 1956. The peak consists of four summits. The west summit, Yalung Kang, is 8420m high and some people classify it as a separate 8000m. Peak.

Camp 1: The first Westerner to explore Kanchenjunga was the British botanist JD Hooker, who visited the area twice in 1848 and 1849. Exploration of the Sikkim, side of the peak continued with both British and pundit explorers mapping and photographing until 1899. In that year a party led by Douglas fresh field made a circuit of Kanchanjunga and produced what is still one of the most authoritative maps of the region.

Exploration continued, mostly from the Sikkim side, starting from Darjeeling in British India. One of the major contributors to Western knowledge about the region was Dr AM Kellas, who later died in Tibet during the approach of the 1921 Everest expedition. German expeditions attacked the peak in 1929, 1930 and again in 1931, but none was successful. After the Sikkim was closed but Nepal was open. In 1955 a team led by Dr Charl as Evans approached the peak via the Yalung Glacier.

The Japanese then took up the challenge and mounted expeditions in 1967, 1973 and n1974. When they climbed Yalung Kang. A German Expedition climbed Yalung Kang in 1975, and in Indian army team mounted the second successful expeditions to the main peak of Kanchanjunga.

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

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

Day 2:      Drive to Taplejung (1820m)
Day 3:      Trek to Sinuwa (980m)
Day 4:      Trek to Taplethok (1380m)
Day 5:      Trek to Sakathum (1575m)
Day 6:      Trek to Amjilosa (2310m)
Day 7:      Trek to Gyable (2730m)
Day 8:      Trek to Gunsa (3595m)
Day 9:      Acclimatization day in Ghunsa
Day 10:       Trek to Khambachen (4050m)
Day 11:      Trek to Lhonak (4780m)
Day 12:      Trek to Kanchenjunga Base camp (5140m) and back to Lhonak
Day 13:      Trek to Ghunsa (3595m)
Day 14:      Trek to Sele la Kharka (4200m)
Day 15:      Trek over Sele la Pass – trek down to Tseram (3870m)
Day 16:      Trek to Oktang Base camp (4730m) and back to Ramche (4580m)
Day 17:      Trek back to Tseram (3870m)
Day 18:      Trek to LamiteBhanjyang (3370m)
Day 19:      Trek to Yamphudin (1690m)
Day 20:      Trek to Phumphe (1780m)
Day 21:      Trek to Kunjari (1700m)
Day 22:      Trek to Taplejung (1580m)
Day 23:      Drive to Birtamod
Day 24:      Fly back to Kathmandu
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Group Size: 5
Max-Altitude: 550m
Duration: 5 hours
Walking Days: 4 days
Activity: Expedition
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Cost Included

Airport Pick Up and Drop
Tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) while on trek
Accommodation at guesthouses/ lodges on the trek
1highly experienced and friendly Guide, Porters, their food, accommodation. Remuneration, equipments, insurance)
Surface transfer to and from Pokhara on tourist bus
Annapurna Conservation Permit and TIMS permit
Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara, inclusive of breakfast
Government tax and office service charge
Sleeping bag and down jacket (if required)
Walking poles (if required)
Duffle Bag (if required)


Cost Excluded

Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast
Travel Insurance
International airfare to and from Nepal
Nepal Tourist Visa Fee US$25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 15days, US$40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 30days. Visa can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- Kathmandu
Items of personal nature
Alcoholic beverages, hot water, hot shower charges on trek, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet
Tips for guide, porters and driver (not compulsory)

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