Kanchenjunga Expedition

Trip Difficulty: Easy

  • Destination Nepal

Overview of Kanchenjunga Expedition

Mt. Kanchenjunga standing at an incredible height of 8586m is the world’s third highest peak in the world. Mt. Kanchenjunga lies at the extreme north east of Nepal which lies along the Sikkim-Nepal border. This peak consists of 5 peak around its region and renowned for Kanchenjunga massif.
Kanchenjunga is derived from two Tibetan word ”kanchen” and “dzonga” which translates to ‘five treasures of the great snow’. Thus this peak lies in the periphery of five massif peaks as Kanchenjunga I, Kanchenjunga west (8505m), Kanchenjunga South (8494m), Kangbachen (7903m) and Yalung Kang (8420m). The five treasures of the god can be seen in the form of gold, silver, gems, grains, and holy books.

Mt. Kanchenjunga was believed to be the world’s tallest mountain till 1852.this peak was first expedited on May 25 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band. This peak lies in the sanctuary of the Nepal with three main peaks. This sanctuary is home to the red panda and other rare species plant, bird and animals. The other side of Indian border has ‘Khangchendzonga National Park.’

Kanchenjunga is the largest mass of mountain with little technical difficulties. The lure of Himalayas is irresistible as the high ranging altitude provides a best scenario of the harshest climate in the world. The sheer beauty, dramatic massive mountain, best challenging route and the well-established hospitality of the people in the eastern region of Nepal provides this expedition a historic moment in lifetime.

Kanchenjunga expedition requires heavy logistics, communication management, along with trained staffs and guides. Kanchenjunga expedition requires strenuous level of physical fitness as you have to pass some difficult hurdle and thick layer of ice while ascending. The use of the crampons, ice axes and ropes are most necessary for the ascent. The summit is more technical and can be summated by experienced climbers only. The Sherpa crew manages the best path for passing over various glacier and crevasses by fixing ropes, ladders and carrying necessary equipments.

Route for the Kanchenjunga Expedition

Kanchenjunga expedition kicks off initially from Kathmandu via which you will visit to most famous region in Nepal such as Arun valley, Kanchenjunga conservation area and interesting trails of Himalayas. The trek follows the flight or drive to Bhadrapur from Kathmandu and jeep drive to Khandemba via Phidim.

Kanchenjunga Expedition starts from Khandemba where you will pass via many famous and interesting villages of the region include Khewang, Yamphudin, Tortong, Tseram, Ramche, glacier camp and finally to the base camp. You will move past these places slow advancing, resting and acclimatizing.

After the base camp, you will expedite the camp for over 30-32 days in the camp. There will be 4 camps in between the base camp and the summit. The summit is proceeded via north face which is little technical yet a adventurous peak climbing scenario of the region. There will be necessity of using ropes and ladders and our Sherpa will do it most diligently. The section between 6500 to 7000m is moreover steep and need 500 m rope climbing. The trail is full of ice and rock .thus this trip will be much adventurous and a challenging. Thus this is a steady process of advancement and you will all be followed in a designated path. Sherpa people will do all the hard work from carrying the necessary equipments and gears to setting up the camps. They will moreover advance by setting up the ropes and ladders in between glaciers, crevasses and steep climbing.
After your successful summit to the peak, you will follow the previous trails all the way to Bhadrapur where you will catch a flight to the capital.

Best climate for Kanchenjunga expedition

The climate in Nepal can sometime become notorious. The best valued of time and season must be taken care while visiting the harsh and wildest nature of Nepal. The expedition are the highly risk taking adventure in which proper time frame for implementation must be taken care. There are mainly two season famous for operating expedition in Nepal.

Spring season

Spring is the best season for expedition in Nepal. This includes the month from late February to May month. The climate will be most vivid at this time with the lushly view of the massive mountain terrain. The wind is not harsh and the trail will be less difficult than other season where it is mostly covered with snows. This season has the highest record of expedition in Nepal. The region will be more crowded with people thus the cost efficient travel is most.

Autumn season

Autumn is another season for the best time to summit the peaks. This season include from the month of late September to early December. The nature is with lushly hills with the vivid sky. The weather will be with less heat haze which includes best spectacular views of the massive peak ranges around the world. this is the second most crowded season of the year. There will be fewer crowds as compared to the spring season.

Physical fitness required for climbing

The expedition to the world’s third highest mountain needs strenuous level of physical fitness. This is a grade 5 level of peak climbing thus one must be supposed to be physically fit free from any disability. The climber is supposed to have a well knowledge to use the tools and equipments. The climbers must be in healthiest shape and must endure the harsh wilderness and nature so as to successfully complete this very peak climbing.

Food and Accommodation Kanchenjunga Expedition

Food and accommodation is all provided through the package. The stay in the Kathmandu will be of two days where you will stay at hotel based on your level of preference. From then after reaching Arun region, you will stay at tea houses in the some villages as approached. From there you will advance forward by camping and fooding in tent. We will prepare our own food by guide or Sherpa till the final level of ascend and descend till to the same valley. The days on the camp will normally be 40-45 days decided on the basis of your level of fitness and health.

Graceful adventure is a fully licensed and registered travel company of Nepal in recognition by Government of Nepal. We have an elite group of dedicated personnel of administration staffs, trekking and expedition guides, porters, cook and special counselors in our company. We organize the trek and expedition packages to our valued guest all around the globe. Our main intention is providing safe and effective trail to witness Himalayan vista through absolute delicacy.

Our commitment and our work success has made the guest fall into the love of our charm. Our ultimate motto of travelling the best and safe trail has become famous and selected guest with the best knowledge are involved with us. We are committed in providing best facilities available so as to make your trip go successful. We offer various packages with best reasonable prices and help tailor made some customizable packages according to the clients need, expectation and duration of travel. Hope you will give us opportunity to satisfy you with our best possible services and facilities available.

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