Gov Regd. No: 81255/067/068 Tourism Regd. No.: 1278/067

Kanchanganga Expedition

Kanchenjunga in the Himalayan Range, is the third highest mountain in the world (after Mount Everest and K2), with an elevation of 8,586 metres (28,169 ft.). Kanchenjunga translated means "The Five Treasures of Snows", as it contains five peaks, four of them over 8,450 metres. The treasures represent the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books. Kanchenjunga is called Sewalungma in the local Limbu language, translates as 'Mountain that we offer Greetings to'. Kanchenjunga or Sewalungma is considered sacred in the Kirant religion.

Three of the five peaks (main, central, and south) are on the border of North Sikkim district of Sikkim, India and Taplejung District of Nepal, while the other two are completely in Taplejung District. Nepal is home to the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project run by the World Wildlife Fund in association with Government of Nepal. The sanctuary is home to the Red Panda and other montage animals, birds and plants. India's side of Kanchenjunga also has a protected park area called the Khangchendzonga National Park.

Until 1852, Kanchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world, but calculations made by the British Great Trigonometric Survey in 1849 came to the conclusion that Mount Everest (known as Peak XV at the time) was the highest and Kanchenjunga the third-highest.

Kanchenjunga was first climbed on May 25, 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of a British expedition. The British expedition honoured the beliefs of the Sikkimese, who hold the summit sacred, by stopping a few feet short of the actual summit. Most successful summit parties since then have followed this tradition.

Map of the Indian protected areas of the Khanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve and National Park The five peaks of Kanchenjunga are as follows:

Name of Peak

Height(m)

Height(ft)

Kanchenjunga Main

8586m

28,169.ft

Kanchenjunga West (Yalung Kang)

8,505m

27,904

Kanchenjunga Central (Middle)

8,482m

27,828

Kanchenjunga South

8,494

27,867.

Kangbachen

7,903

25,925

The huge massif of Kanchenjunga is buttressed by great ridges running roughly due east to west and north to south, forming a giant 'X'. These ridges contain a host of peaks between 6,000 and 8,000 metres. On the East Ridge in Sikkim, is Siniolchu (6,888 m/22,600 ft.). The west ridge culminates in the magnificent Jannu (7,710 m/25,294 ft.) with its imposing north face. To the south, clearly visible are Kabru North (7,338 m/24,075 ft.), Kabru South (7,316 m/24,002 ft.) and Rathong peaks (6,678 m/21,910 ft.). The north ridge, after passing through the minor sub peak Kanchenjunga North (7741 m/25,397 ft.), contains The Twins and Tent Peak, and runs up to the Tibetan border by the Jongsong La, a 6,120 m (20,080 ft.) pass.

 

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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel and welcome dinner in the evening

Day 02/04: Stay in Kathmandu for paper work and some other necessary preparation

Day 05: Fly to Bhadrapur early morning & Drive to Phidim. Overnight in Lodge

Day 06: Trek to Tharpu/Panchami. Overnight in Camp

Day 07: Trek to Doban. Overnight in Camp

Day 08: Trek to Khewang. Overnight in Camp

Day 09: Trek to Yamphudin Bhote Gaun. Overnight in Camp

Day 10: Trek to Torontang forest camp. Overnight in Camp

Day 11: Trek to Tseram. Overnight in Camp

Day 12: Trek to Ramje. Overnight in Camp

Day 13: Rest /acclimatization day at Ramje. Overnight in Camp

Day 14: Trek to (Moraine) glacier camp. Overnight in Camp

Day 15: Trek to. Kuna Camp Overnight in camp

Day 16: Trek to Kanchenjunga BC. Overnight in camp Day 17-20: Leisure at BC for acclimatization, blessing ceremony & climbing preparation.

Day 21/55: Mt. Kanchenjunga climbing period.

Day 56: Return trek 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 to Tharpu. Overnight in Camp

Day 62: Drive from Tharpu to Bhadrapur.

Day 63: Fly back toKathmandu Transfer to hotel

Day 64/65: Leisure in Kathmandu

Day 66: Departure to your next destination

EXPEDITION COST INCLUDES

  • Mt. Kanchenjunga climbing permit from South- ridge
  • 6 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in a 4 star category hotel on twin sharing, breakfast is included. Four night before and two night after the expedition.
  • Return domestic flight ticket KTM/Bhadrapur-KTM
  • Transportation private bus/Land Cruiser from Bhadrapur-Phidim-Bhadrapur. •A lorry/Truck transportation for the equipment supplies
  • Necessary number of porter to carry the Expedition loads
  • Liaison officer fee
  • Base camp manager
  • One experience head Sirdar
  • Well trained Cook and kitchen boys at BC and en route.
  • Climbing Sherpa (1:2 ratio), personal climbing Sherpa is available on request for additional cost.
  • All necessary climbing hardware gear with fixed ropes.
  • All necessary camping and kitchen gear.
  • Private tent at Base camp with mattress,Toilet & Shower tents at BC
  • Well set up group dinning tent.
  • All meals & drinks at Base camp and en-route
  • High altitude food
  • High Altitude tents,(on twin share)
  • Storage & communication tent
  • Necessary number of EPI gas with burner
  • Russian 4 litres POISK Oxygen (4 bottles for each member & 2 for Sherpa)
  • Oxygen mask and regulator set.
  • VHF Radio base at BC & one hand held set for each member during climbing period
  • Satellite phone for emergency purpose
  • Solar panel/generator at base camp for recharging & power supply
  • Gamow bag & extra oxygen with mask set for medical purpose at Base Camp
  • Insurance of climbing Sherpa and local team members
  • All transportation from and to airport to airport by private Mini bus/ Van/ Land Cruiser according to group size
  • Celebration meal in Kathmandu after the trip with all local staff.

EXPEDITION COST EXCLUDES

  • International & home country domestic airfares, transfers en route & excess baggage
  • Your personal insurance. Medical, mountain rescue & repatriation cover is obligatory.
  • Your personal expenses e.g phone call, laundry, alcohol.
  • Main meals (Lunch & Dinner) in Kathmandu apart from celebration meal in Kathmandu.
  • Your Nepal entry visa fee (USD $100 available on entry) Valid for 90 days.
  • Cost of electronic appliances Laptops, Ipod, Cell phone with global roaming network SIM
  • Cost of emergency evacuation.
  • Your personal climbing gears.
  • Summit bonuses to share or personal Sherpa (Minimum $500>)
  • Satellite phone usage is available, but at an additional cost • Tipping to the guide & local staffs will be appreciated.

PASSPORT & VISA: A passport with at least 6 months validity beyond the duration of the trip is required, and it is your responsibility to obtain your own visa (this can be obtained on the arrival at Kathmandu international airport at a charge of $100 or equivalentcurrency valid for 100 days). You will need two passport size photograph for the visa. (We will forward you the visa form and equipment list once you booked for the trip with US). 4 passport size photographs and pass port details will also be required for the climbing permit, & these should be supplied to Kanchenjunga Adventure well before start the expedition on the Post Box No:-9935 Kathmandu Nepal. Or scan it and send it via email to us.

OTHERS/EXTRAS SERVICES AVAILABLE IF REQUIRED:
• For Support member: US $ 3500 Ex. Kathmandu. 1: month and less.
• For Support member: US$ 4000 Ex. Kathmandu. 1-2month.
• Extra “POISK” Oxygen: US $ 500 per 4 litre bottle.
• Mask & regulator set $ 600 per set.

Travel Insurance
We recommend cancellation insurance to protect your investment.
We require participants to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation.
Please ensure that your chosen policy provides cover for the activities (trekking and climbing with guides and ropes) and the localities in which you will travel (Nepal, to elevations up to 8586 metres above sea level). 


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