Kanchenjunga Expedition 2020-2021
Kanchenjunga Expedition – 8586 mt.
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.
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.
Overview of Kanchenjunga expedition
As the most remote 8,000 meter mountain, the approach on the Kanchenjunga expedition takes you to the eastern border of Nepal, trekking through unspoiled and remote areas in the Arun valley before arriving at the base camp. The trek to base camp leads through one of Nepal’s most beautiful routes, including the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. The Area is rich in various vegetation forms, from cultivated lands to lush forests. It is also home to such magnificent animals like the snow leopard or the red panda. The Conservation Area is part of the Sacred Himalayan Landscape.
Kanchenjunga base camp trek difficulty
Climbing Kanchenjunga is intricate mixed climbing at first and then later involves one of the longest horizontal climbs above 8,000 meters, making it a very demanding mountain that requires well-planned logistics and good, strong support. Probably that is why, despite being the 3rd highest mountain in the world, Kanchenjunga sees very little traffic.
How many people have summited Kangchenjunga | Facts of Kanchanjunga | Who has climbed Kanchenjunga
Up till 2018, only 312 climbers have summited Kangchenjunga with an overall summit/fatality rate of about 21%. According to statistics, K2 and Nanga Parbat used to be more dangerous, but while the death toll is decreasing on both these mountains, recent statistics show that Kangchenjunga’s rate actually has increased over the last decade. Only deadly Annapurna still ranks higher on the danger list…
The expedition lasts nearly ten weeks, so you should take into account the changing weather conditions. Before the final departure, make sure to be prepared for snowstorms, as during the summer monsoon season there is heavy snowfall. In the winter, snowfall is less burdensome. Nevertheless, the weather at Kanchenjunga can be quite unpredictable.
The Kanchenjunga ascent is a tricky one – you need to be prepared for the risk of falling ice or avalanche. Apart from the weather dangers, the air is extremely thin at such high altitudes, which further obstructs the climb. It is imperative to have reliable, professional support in such harsh conditions.
Why Gorkha Treks as expedition company in Nepal
Focus on your preparation, fitness, and motivation, letting us take care of the rest. Gorkha Treks handles the logistic aspects of your expedition, devising a meticulous plan of the journey. Your safety is our main concern, so we make sure to provide you with the best support. It starts before you even set foot on the route when you receive an expedition briefing. When you head out, you will be accompanied by the finest guides – climbing Sherpas. These seasoned locals know the conditions of the area and the routes from A to Z. Their assistance and knowledge are invaluable during the ascent.
Who can climb Kanchenjunga?
Advanced technical skill level is a must to take part in the Kanchenjunga Expedition. It is regarded by some as a more difficult ascent than Mount Everest. You need to have substantial mountaineering experience to be able to attempt the ascent, due to harsh terrain and weather conditions. The expedition includes treks and climbs lasting over 10 hours per day, hence, excellent physical condition and is required. Winter technical climbing gear is absolutely necessary.
Day 01:- Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 02:- Prepare for an expedition
Day 03:- Expedition Briefing in Ministry of Tourism
Day 04:- Fly to Badrapur & drive Medibung
Day 05:- Trek to Sinam - Camping
Day 06:- Trek to Kabele dhovan- Camping
Day 07:- Trek to Khebang – Camping
Day 08:- Trek to Yamphudin 1670m – Camping
Day 09:- Yamphudin – Chitre (Omje Khola) Camping
Day 10:- Chittre – Toronden - Camping
Day 11:- Toronden – Tseram - Camping
Day 12:- Tseram – Ramze – Camping
Day 13:- Ramze – Glacier – Camping
Day 14:-Glacier – Kanchanjunga B.C.
May 2015 Day 15 –43:- Climbing period Kanchanjunga 8586m.
Day 44:- Base Camp – Ramje - Camp
Day 45:- Ramje – Amije Khola - Camp
Day 46:- Amije – Yamphudin - Camp
Day 47:- Yamphuding – Khewang - Camp
Day 48:- Khewang – Sinam - Camp
Day 49:- Sinam- Medibung-Camp
Day 50:- Drive to Bhadrapur-Hotel
Day 51:- Fly to Kathmandu
Day 52:- Kathmandu
Day 53:- Final Departure
Kanchenjunga Expedition Cost Includes:
• Permit Fee (Royalty) Kanchenjunga
• 5 nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast
• Itinerary is all drive to Ilam Bazaar, drive to Biratnagar & fly Kathmandu.
• Full board trekking with lodge & Food for BC Expedition period
• Porter or Kanchanjunga BC & while back
• Equipment: trekking equipment for BC, 1 tent for 2 persons, dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses
• All kitchen equipment for BC
• Staff allowance, Liaison office allowances, equipment allowances, flight ticket, insurance
• Permit and National park fees
• All transfer airport-hotel-airport
• Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Kitchen helper
• All necessary taxes
• Agency service charge
Kanchenjunga Expedition Cost does not include:
• PERSONAL equipment for climbing
• Personal Insurance of
• Climbing food, Gas & stove.
• Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
• Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter
• Radio Permit
• Climbing Sherpa,
• Personal expenses etc.
• Custom clearances in Kathmandu airport.