Kanchenjunga Expedition

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Mount Kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga is also known under similarly-spelled names, such as Kangchenjunga or Kinchinjunga. Situated within the Great Himalayan Range, it is the world’s third highest peak. The peak’s massif consists of four summits, three of which are over 8,000 metres high. Kanchenjunga I is the highest, at 8,586 metres. Kanchenjunga West takes the second place at 8,505 metres. Next is Kanchenjunga South – 8494 metres. Finally, the lowest one is Kangbachen 7,903 metres. The summits’ location resembles a cross, with each summit signifying one arm. There are four main ridges connecting the summits to adjacent peaks. Kanchenjunga’s ridges are rich in glaciers.


Once assumed to be the highest mountain in the world, Kanchenjunga, meaning ‘five treasures of the high snow’ is located between Nepal and India. This magnificent mountain was first climbed in 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band of the British Kanchenjunga Expedition– 50 years after the first expedition made an attempt in climbing Kanchenjunga in 1905.

Mythical beliefs about Mount Kanchenjunga

The inhabitants of the surrounding Indian and Nepal regions recount seeing a mysterious creature roaming the slopes of Kanchenjunga. In 1925, a British expedition sighted a bipedal figure, which the locals described as the mountain’s demon. Local people believe that the mountain is a place where gods dwell.

The story of the valley of immortality is another commonly known legend associated with the mountain. Known as Beyul Demoshong in Tibetan, it is believed to be hidden somewhere in Kanchenjunga’s snowy slopes.

Climbing Kanchenjunga

The base camp trek

As the most remote 8,000 metre 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 as the snow leopard or the red panda. The Conservation Area is part of the Sacred Himalayan Landscape.

For specific information about the expedition’s proceedings, see the detailed itinerary below.


Technical characteristics of the expedition

Climbing Kanchenjunga is intricate mixed climbing at first and then later involves one of the longest horizontal climbs above 8,000 metres, making it a very demanding mountain that requires well planned logistics and a good, strong support. Probably that is why, despite being the 3rd highest mountain in the world, Kanchenjunga sees very little traffic.


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, the 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 a reliable, professional support in such harsh conditions.

What you get from Asian Trekking

Focus on your preparation, fitness, and motivation, letting us take care of the rest. Asian Trekking 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 is 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.


Why climb Kanchenjunga?

  • World’s third highest peak at 8,586 metres
  • A major challenge for experienced mountaineers
  • Stunning nature, including the panorama of the Himalayas and Kanchenjunga Conservation Area
  • Excellent trip organization and the most qualified mountain guides provided by Asian Trekking

To get information and advice about the expedition, click the “Ask for details” button in the top left corner. You can either fill in a contact form or write to our travel experts directly. We will be happy to help!

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Good To Know

Asian Trekking is a Nepali expedition operating company established 36 years ago. According to Paragraph 26 of the Tourism Act (2035), no foreign expedition teams or companies are allowed to provide expedition services in Nepal directly and any foreign company must work through a Nepali company licensed by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal. As such, Nepali companies are the ones that provide all the legal, administrative, logistical, guiding and support services in Nepal, while also being legally responsible for the safe and responsible conduct of the expeditions. Booking through foreign expedition companies naturally makes the cost to the customer higher due to the extra layer of administration and profit margins, without necessarily adding any extra value.

EVEREST TAILOR MADE EXPEDITION

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experienced expedition company the World. No other company has as much
experience as us. We have organized more than 3,000 personalised treks and
expedition since 1982, including 286 climbing expeditions on Mt.
Everest.

Price Start From 55,000 US$ And
Includes

  • Each member is assigned with:
    1. One veteran Sherpa Guide with Nepal Mountaineering Association
      certification and has previously summited Mt. Everest at least 5
      times.
    2. Two High Altitude Sherpa with Nepal Mountaineering
      Association certification and has previously summited Mt. Everest at least 2
      times.
    3. The Sherpa will assist the member during climb and summit
      attempt. They will also carry all food and gear to high camps.
    4. Full Mountain Support
  • Unlimited CE
    certified oxygen cylinders with British Top out mask and regulator during
    climbing and summit attempt.
  • Services of Asian Trekking
    Expedition Doctor and medical consultation services at the Base Camp with the
    Himalayan Rescue Association.
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp
    and higher camps during expedition. Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base
    Camp and Camp 2.
  • 3 days guided acclimatization climb on Mt.
    Lobuche East before Everest climb.
  • High altitude tents for each
    member.
  • Weekly supply of fresh vegetables, meat and fruits to
    Base Camp from Kathmandu Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars,
    ice screws, etc.)
  • Porterage of member’s personal climbing
    equipment Kathmandu-Lukla-Base Camp-Kathmandu.
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
    Internet at base camp.
  • Solar panels, batteries and generator
    with fuels at Base Camp for light and charging mobile phones, digital cameras
    and laptop.
  • Hotel accommodation for 8 nights in 5-star hotel in
    Kathmandu before or after the expedition.
  • Welcome group dinner
    in Kathmandu with chairman/founder of Asian Trekking, Past President of Nepal
    Mountaineering Association and Honorary member of UIAA (International Climbing
    and Mountaineering Federation), Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa and CEO of Asian
    Trekking Dawa Steven Sherpa.
  • Restop toilet bags for all members
    and Sherpas to bring human waste off the mountain.
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers.

If Needed/On
Request

  • Spacious high wall personal tent at Base
    Camp with wooden platform and carpets. Each tent is equipped with personal
    solar powered lights, mattress, pillow, working table with chair, folding
    cabinet, satellite television and personal heater.
  • International
    Federation of Mountain Guide Associations (IFMGA/ UIAGM) accredited guide to
    lead the team.
  • Helicopter flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Namche/
    EBC/Kathmandu.
  • Private kitchen with professional and trained
    5-star hotel cook to cater to the client’s taste.
  • Photography
    and video filming service during the expedition.
  • Satellite
    Internet at Camp 2
  • Personal base camp dining tent, equipped with
    wooden platform, padded insulation floor and carpet and one LED television set
    with DTH connection.
  • Clean and spacious Private toilet and
    shower tent and much more…

Good To
Know

Asian Trekking is a Nepali expedition operating company
established 36 years ago. According to Paragraph 26 of the Tourism Act
(2035), no foreign expedition teams or companies are allowed to
provide expedition services in Nepal directly and any foreign company must
work through a Nepali company
 licensed by the Ministry of
Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal. As such, Nepali
companies are the ones that provide all the legal, administrative, logistical,
guiding and support services in Nepal, while also being legally responsible
for the safe and responsible conduct of the expeditions. Booking
through foreign expedition companies naturally makes the cost to the customer
higher due to the extra layer of administration and profit margins, without
necessarily adding any extra value.

 

Detailed itinerary

1

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.

2

Day 2
Kathmandu

Kathmandu.

3

Day 3
Kathmandu

Kathmandu.

4

Day 4
Fly to Bhadrapur

Fly to Bhadrapur. Further drive to Phidim.

5

Day 5
Drive to Khangdim

Drive from Phidim to Khangdim.

6

Day 6
Trek Khangdim to Khebang

Trek Khangdim to Khebang (1915m)

7

Day 7
Trek Khebang to Yamphudin

Trek Khebang (1915m) to Yamphudin (2080m)

8

Day 8
Trek Yamphudin to Tortong

Trek Yamphudin (2080m) to Tortong ( 2995m)

9

Day 9
Rest Day

Rest Day.

10

Day 10
Trek Tortong to Tseram

Trek Tortong (2995m) to Tseram (3870m)

11

Day 11
Rest Day

Rest Day.

12

Day 12
Trek Tseram to Ranche

Trek Tseram (3870m) to Ranche (4450m)

13

Day 13
Rest Day

Rest Day.

14

Day 14
Trek Ramche to Middle Camp

Trek Ramche (4450m) to Middle Camp

15

Day 15
Trek Middle Camp

Trek Middle Camp to Kanchanjunga Base camp (5475m)

16

Day 16-56
Climbing Period Mt. Kanchenjunga.

Climbing Period Mt. Kanchenjunga.

57

Day 57
Trek Back Ramche

Trek Back Ramche.

58

Day 58
Trek Back Tortang

Trek Back Tortang.

59

Day 59
Trek Back Yamphudim

Trek Back Yamphudim.

60

Day 60
Trek Back Khebanh

Trek Back Khebanh.

61

Day 61
Trek Back Khagdim

Trek Back Khagdim.

62

Day 62
Drive back to Bhadrapur

Drive back to Bhadrapur.

63

Day 63
Drive to Kathmandu

Drive to Kathmandu or Fly to Kathmandu.

64

Day 64
Kathmandu

Drive to Kathmandu or Fly to Kathmandu.

65

Day 65
Departure

Departure.

trip grade
Extreme

★★★★★

65 Days  

Trip Code:  ATT-139

Price starts from:  7.000 USD

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Altitude
Altitude

8586 m

Activity
Activity

Mountaineering Expedition

Technical Experience
Technical Experience

Advanced Skill

Mountain Info

  • Height: 8,586 m , 28,170 ft
  • Location: North East Nepal
  • Range: mt.-kanchenjunga
  • Rank: 3rd highest Mountain in the World
  • Classification: 3rd highest Mountain in the
    World
  • Climbing Route: 3rd highest Mountain
    in the World
  • Latitude: 27°42’09
  • Longitude: 88°09’25
Fixed Departures
Start Dates End Dates Group Size Remarks Availability Trip Enquiry
Apr 5, 2020 Jun 8, 2020 enquire now
Apr 5, 2021 Jun 8, 2021 enquire now

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