Kanchenjunga lies between Nepal and Sikkim, India, with three of the five peaks (Main, Central, and South) directly on the border, and the remaining two (West and Kangbachen) in Nepal's Taplejung District of Province No. 1.
Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. It rises with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) in a section of the Himalayas.
Kanchenjunga was first climbed on 25 May 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of the 1955 British Kanchenjunga expedition.
The main ridge of the massif runs from north-northeast to south-southwest and forms a watershed to several rivers. Together with ridges running roughly from east to west they form a giant cross. These ridges contain a host of peaks between 6,000 and 8,586 m (19,685 and 28,169 ft). The northern section includes Yalung Kang, Kangchenjunga Central and South, Kangbachen, Kirat Chuli, and Gimmigela Chuli, and runs up to the Jongsang La. The eastern ridge in Sikkim includes Siniolchu. The southern section runs along the Nepal-Sikkim border and includes Kabru I to III. This ridge extends southwards to the Singalila Ridge. The western ridge culminates in the Kumbhakarna, also known as Jannu.
There are four climbing routes to reach the summit of Kanchenjunga, three of which are in Nepal from the southwest, northwest, and northeast, and one from northeastern Sikkim in India. To date, the northeastern route from Sikkim has been successfully used only three times. The Indian government has banned expeditions to Kanchenjunga; therefore, this route has been closed since 2000.
Day 1: Kathmandu 1340m
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 2-3: Kathmandu official briefing and final preparation:
Climbing Preparation days in Kathmandu and official briefing by Department of Tourism.
Day 4: Bhadrapur / Phidim:
Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Phidim, stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Khandenba:
Phidim to Khandenba by Jeep, stay overnight lodge.
Day 6: Khewang 1740m:
Trek from Khandenba to Khewang, stay overnight lodge.
Day 7: Yamphudin 2080m:
Trek from Khewang - Yamphudin, stay overnight lodge.
Day 8: Yamphudin rest day:
Acclimatization rest day in Yamphudin, visit the village and explore around.
Day 9: Torontan 2995m:
Trek from Yamphudin to Torontan, stay overnight lodge.
Day 10: Tseram 3870m:
Trek from Toronto to Tseram, stay overnight lodge.
Day 11: Ramche 4580m:
Trek from Tseram to Ramje, stay overnight lodge.
Day 12: Ramche Rest day:
Ramche- acclimatization/hiking, stay overnight lodge.
Day 13: Kanchenjunga Glacier camp 4890m:
Ramche - Kanchenjunga glacier, overnight camping.
Day 14: Kanchenjunga Base Camp 5475m:
Glacier Camp -Kanchenjunga base camp, overnight camp.
Day 15 to 45: Kanchenjunga Climbing days:
Climbing period Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586m, return to base camp, overni
Day 46: Ramche:
Trek from base camp to Ramche, stay overnight lodge.
Day 47: Torontan:
Trek from Ramche to Torontan, stay overnight lodge.
Day 48: Yamphudin:
Trek from Torontan to Yamphudin, stay overnight lodge.
Day 49: Khewang:
Trek Yamphuding - Khewang, stay overnight lodge.
Day 50: Khandenba:
Trek from Khewang to Khandenba, stay overnight lodge.
Day 51: Bhadrapur:
Trek Khandenba drive to Bhadrapur airport and transfer to hotel, overnight Hotel.
Day 52: Kathmandu:
Fly to Bhadrapur to Kathmandu, overnight in a hotel.
Day 53: Kathmandu:
Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 54: Departure:
Transfer hotel -airport for final departure.
- All arrival and departure airport transfers with Asian Hiking Team Assistance.
- Hotel in Kathmandu as itinerary with breakfast (3/4 5 star hotel on request).
- Domestic air ticket/land transport to/from trek start/end point for members/ cargo fees as itinerary.
- Domestic air ticket/land transport to/from trek start/end point for Liaison Officer and our staffs as itinerary.
- Expedition royalty and climbing permit fees.
- National Park/ Conservation fees or permits.
- One high altitude Climbing Sherpa per climber to assist the member during climb and summit attempt.
- Government appointed Liaison Officer.
- Expedition/Mountaineering insurance for Liaison officer, our guide and staffs.
- Accommodation during the trekking as best available Guest house / Hotel as itinerary.
- Base Camp single tent with mattress and pillow for each member, climbing Sherpa, BC staff and Liaison Officer.
- High altitude tents for all members and climbing Sherpa’s.
- All camping equipment like camp furniture (table, chairs), kitchenware, kitchen, dining, guest, shower and toilet tents in Base camp.
- Major Meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) by Guest house /Hotel menus and cooked 3 meals with tea or coffee by professional cook in Base Camp.
- All high food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition.
- Baggage/ Equipment allowance for trekking up and down is maximum 30-40kg per person.
- Base Camp Manager, Base Camp cook, necessary staffs.
- Emergency Oxygen ( 3 bottles per member) with mask and regulator.
- Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc.).
- Wages, meals, accommodation, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for Sherpa guide and other staffs.
- Solar panel/generator at Base Camp for light and charging small electronics (eg. mobile phones, amateur digital cameras and handheld video cameras).
- Rope fixing fee.
- Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with nominal cost.
- First Aid medical kits.
- Our service charge and Government Taxes.
- Fair well Dinner.
- International airfare from / to your country.
- Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu as itinerary.
- Hotel accommodation beyond itinerary (as per itinerary) stay in Kathmandu.
- Personal trekking and climbing gears.
- Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage.
- Expenses of a personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, email, internet etc.
- Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all personal expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo.
- Personal solar pack (if any) for charging heavy electronics (laptops, professional camera, batteries, etc.).
- Summit bonus (For Everest $1800, For others mountain US$1000) / staffs Tips/ Donation.
- Gifts, souvenirs.
- Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.