Trip Description

As far as measurement goes it is the third highest mountain in the world, and sits astride the Nepal/Sikkim border only a few miles from Tibet. G.Band, Evans & J. Brown in 1955, first climbed it. In keeping with its name "five treasure houses of the great snows" the Kanchenjunga Himal is a grand collection of shapely spires. It is unique in as much as it is buttressed north and south as well as east and west by mountains of equal stature. This multi-topped massif comprises of four summits. Main Summit, Middle Summit, South Summit & Yalung Kang or West Summit, each one measuring over eight thousand meters.

As way back s 1848/49 one of the greatest of British botanists. J.D. Hooker, made two commendable trips to make an almost complete circuit of the Kanchenjunga range. The came within twenty-two kms of the peak itself. But it was only in 1955, more than a century later, that a British expedition finally made its summit. There are four different routes to the mountain peak with both its south and east side providing opportunities for new routes. It is believed that the east flank of the South Summit is by far the most difficult face route.

Trip Itinerary

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel B/B
Day 02: Kathmandu, hotel B/B
Day 03: Flight: Ktm-Biratnagar, transfer to hotel
Day 04: Flight : Biratnagar - Taplejung, camp
Day 05: Trek to Mitlung, camp
Day 06: Trek to Chirwa, camp
Day 07: Trek to Sekhatum, camp
Day 08: Trek to Amjilesa, camp
Day 09: Trek to Gyabla, camp
Day 10: Trek to Ghunsa, camp
Day 11: Trek to Khambachen, camp
Day 12: Trek to Lhonak, camp
Day 13: Trek to Pang Pema, camp
Day 14: Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp
Day 15: Base Camp Preparation
Days 16-36: Climbing period of Kanchenjunga
Day 37: BC to Pang Pema, camp
Day 38: Trek to Lhonak, camp
Day 39: Trek to Ghunsa, camp
Day 40: Trek to Selely, camp
Day 41: Trek to Mirgin La-Tseram, camp
Day 42: Trek to Oktang-Torotan, camp
Day 43: Trek to Omje Khola, camp
Day 44: Trek to Mamanke, camp
Day 45: Trek to Bhanjyang, camp
Day 46: Trek to Lali Kharka, camp
Day 47: Trek to Suketar
Day 48: Flight Suketar-Ktm, transfer to hotel B/B
Day 49: Kathmandu, hotel B/B
Day 50: Final Departures

Cost Includes/Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Trekking guide
  • Trekking permit

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International Air fare

Trip Photos

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