Nepal Worldlink Adventure "Trekking & Expeditions"
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Wednesday 28th Jul 2021
Travel Packages : Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586m. Expedition

Kanchenjunga Expedition (50 Days)

Kanchenjunga Expedition The third highest mountain in the world, Kanchenjungha is located on the border of Nepal and India (Sikkim), south-east of Nepal, northwest of Darjeeling. Mostly, two/three days of drive from Kathmandu to Taplejung. There's another possibility to shorten route by directly flying to Taplejung or Helicopter Charter to Tseram (about 5000m).
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 Kanchenjunga and produced what is still one of the most authoritative maps of the region. Exploration continued, mostly from the Sikkim side, with expeditions 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 march of the 1921 Everest Expedition. German Expeditions attacked the peak in 1929, 1930 and again 1931, but none was successful. After the war Sikkim was closed but Nepal was open. In 1955 a team led by Dr Charles Evans approached the peak via the Yalung Glacier. Two teams climbed the peak, stopping Just short of the summit to conform to an agreement with the Maharaja of Sikkim that the summit would remain inviolate. The Japanese now took up the challenge and mounted expeditions in 1976, 1973 and 1974 during which they climbed Yalung Kang. A German Expedition climbed Yalung Kang in 1975, and in 1977 an Indian army team mounted the second successful expedition to the main peak of Kanchenjunga.

Program Itinerary (Short)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Preparation for Expedition or, free.

Day 03: Official works for expedition and briefing by officer of Ministry of Tourism.

Day 04: Drive to Taplejung Bazaar 1442m. and Over night.

Day 05: Taplejung rest for porter arrangement and preparation.

Day 05: Taplejung – Danda Gaon.

Day 06: Danda Gaon – Khesewa.

Day 07: Khesewa – Mamankhe.

Day 08: Mamakhe – Yamphudin 1721m.

Day 09: Yamphudin – Chittre (Omje Khola) 2400m.

Day 10: Chittre – Torontan 3070m.

Day 11: Torontan – Tseram 3700m.

Day 12: Tseram – Ramze Glacier Camp.

Day 13: Ramze – Glacier.

Day 14: Glacier – Kanchanjunga Base Camp ‘South).

Day 15 –40: Climbing period Kanchanjunga 8586m.

Day 41: Clean Base Camp and back to – Ramje.

Day 42: Ramje – Amije Khole.

Day 43: Amije – Yamphudin.

Day 44: Yamphuding – Khewang.

Day 45: Khewang – Panchami.

Day 46: Panchami – Ghopetar.

Day 47: Ghopetar drive to Biratnagar and fly back Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.

Day 48: Kathmandu free.

Day 49: Kathmandu free.

Day 50: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Program Outline
  • Trekking Days -› (43)
  • Total Days -› (50)
  • Min. Altitude -› (0m./0ft.)
  • Max. Altitude -› (0m./0ft.)
  • Walking Per Day -› 6-8hrs
  • Route Nature -› Camping [FOT]
  • Difficulty -› Hard
  • Season -› Spring - Autumn.

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