Mt. Kanchenjunga Expedition (8586 m.)
Name of the Peak: Mount Kanchenjunga
Trip Duration: 66 Days
Starts and Ends in: Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Climbing, Activity: Trekking and Cultural Tour
Accommodation: Hotel, lodge (tea house) and Camping
Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus
Trek type: Tea House
Maximum Altitude: 8586m
Season: Spring and Autumn
Group Size: Min – 1
Mount Kanchenjunga Expedition peak is the third highest peak of the world lies on the Nepal-India Border section of the mighty Himalaya. The peak of Kanchenjunga was first ascended by a British Expedition team of Joe Brown and George Band in May 25, 1955. The name "Kanchenjunga" literally means "the Five Treasures of Snows", as it contains five peaks, of which four of them are over 8,450 m (27,720 ft). The five treasures of the god are Gold, Silver, Gems, Grain and Holy book. The five peaks of Mt Kanchenjunga are Kanchenjunga main (8586 m.), Kanchenjunga West (Yalung Kang) (8,505 m.), Kanchenjunga Central (Middle) (8,482 m.), Kanchenjunga South (8,494 m.) and Kangbachen (7,903 m.).
In the Taplejung district of Nepal, Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project is run by the World Wildlife Fund jointly associated with the Government of Nepal. Kanchenjunga is one of the most challenging expedition peaks in Nepal and across the world. The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area covers a total area of 2,035 square km (786 sq mi) comprising of beautiful cultivated farmlands, pasturelands, high altitude rivers and lakes, Moraine Glaciers and the two peaks of the Kanchenjunga.
The park encloses a diverse range of highland vegetation ranging from the temperate Broadleaf and mixed forests of oaks, fir, birch, maple. Willow in the lower elevation and Alpine Grass and shrubs with some medicinal plants and herbs in relatively high altitude. This diverse vegetation makes the region suitable for a wide range of Flora, Fauna and Avifauna to survive.
Trekking Group Size
Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.
[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]
Meals and Accommodation
During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.
As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.
As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Kanchenjunga Trek is categorized under Strenuous Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 5,150m/16,896ft. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.
Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.
Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!
The Best Season to go for Kanchenjunga Trek is between October and May. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.
This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.
We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip.
[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]
Permits and Fees
No special fees or permits is required for trekking in this region as trekkers do not need to climb any of the peaks. Only an entrance fee is charged to gain access to Kanchenjunga Conservational Area
- For Nepali Nationals Free
- For SAARC Nationals Rs 200 = $3.00 (per Person)
- For Foreign Nationals Rs 1000 $30.00(per Person)
- Children under 10 years Free
- Be sure to keep your entry permit as it might be checked later by park personnel.
These fees can be paid at the National Park desk in Thamel or directly at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu [Tel: 00977-1-4222453, 00977-1-4223590] or Pokhara [Tel: 00977-1-521167]
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (TIA), on arrival our representative will receive you and transfer to the hotel and welcome dinner in the evening.
Day 02/04: Stay in Kathmandu for the permits and doing preparation for climbing.
Day 05: Take an early flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur & then drive to Phidim. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Phidim to Tharpu/Panchami. Overnight in Camp.
Day 07: Trek from Tharpu to Doban. Overnight in Camp.
Day 08: Trek from Doban to Khewang. Overnight in Camp.
Day 09: Trek from Khewang to Yamphudin Bhote Gaun. Overnight in Camp.
Day 10: Trek from Yamphudin Bhote Gaun to Torontang forest camp. Overnight in Camp.
Day 11: Trek from Torontang Forest Camp to Tseram. Overnight in Camp.
Day 12: Trek from Tseram to Ramje. Overnight in Camp.
Day 13: Take a day rest at Ramje as acclimatization day. Overnight in Camp.
Day 14: Trek from Ramje to (Moraine) glacier camp. Overnight in Camp.
Day 15: Trek from Moraine Glacier to Kuna Camp Overnight in camp.
Day 16: Trek from Kuna Camp to Kanchenjunga BC. Overnight in camp.
Day 17-20: Take some day at leisure at Base Camp for acclimatization, blessing ceremony & climbing preparation.
Day 21/55: Mt. Kanchenjunga climbing period.
Day 56: Trek back to Ramje. Overnight in Camp.
Day 57: Trek down to Torontang forest camp. Overnight in Camp.
Day 58: Trek to Yamphudin Bhote Gaun. Overnight in Camp.
Day 59: Trek to Khewang. Overnight in Camp.
Day 60: Trek to Panchami. Overnight in Camp.
Day 61: Trek Back to Tharpu. Overnight in Camp.
Day 62: Take a drive from Tharpu to Bhadrapur.
Day 63: From Bhadrapur take a flight back to Kathmandu transfer to hotel.
Day 64/65: Leisure in Kathmandu
Day 66: Departure to your next destination.
- Airport transfers (domestic and international both)
- 5 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
- Climbing Permit fee for Mt Kanchenjunga
- Food & Fuel during the trek and expedition period
- North Face or similar quality high altitude tent for higher camps
- Single tent for each member, staffs, climbing Sherpa at the base camp
- 5/5 bottles of oxygen per member and guide with mask and regulator
- Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper
- Porters/Yaks to and from base camp
- One high altitude Sherpa for one climber (1:1) who assist you whilst on climbing and summit attempt as well as carries food and gears to high camps
- Government liaison officer, his insurance, daily allowance, equipment allowance and flight fares
- Flight fare for member and staff (Jomsom - Pokhara)
- Insurance, equipment allowance, wages and daily allowance for expedition staffs
- All camping equipments: sleeping tents, mattress, dining tent, toilet tent, mess tent, store tent, table & chairs and other necessary kitchen utensils whilst on trekking and expedition.
- Group climbing equipment such as necessary fixed rope, ice screws, ice bars etc.
- First Aid kit bag, trekking map & duffel bag
- Solar panel at the base camp
- Restop toilet bag
- Satellite phone (Pay Call)
- Walkie Talkie for each staff and member
- Mountain cans cleaning at high camps
- Cargo transportation to supply the food and gears to Beni and back from Jomsom
- All ground transportation
- Necessary documentation and governmental official paper work
- All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
- Personal climbing gears
- Extra hotels in Kathmandu (after 5 nights)
- Personal climbing insurance which covers travel, medical, accident, evacuation etc.
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
- Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter
- Applicable permit fees and custom charges for using communication equipment, commercial filming, satellite phone, radio etc.
- Carrying bonus + Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, e-mail, etc.
- Bar and beverage bills
- Custom clearances in Kathmandu International airport
- Gratitude (tip) for the staff etc.