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KANGCHENJUNGA EXPEDITION 2021 - 2022


Max Altitude:
icon 8,586 m
Duration:
icon 55
Starts From:
icon Taplejung
Best Season:
icon Spring
Activity:
icon Mountaineering
Difficulty:
icon Extrema
Group Size:
icon 1 - 10 people
Accomodation:
icon Lodge / Tented
Trip Fee
USD $ 25000/- per person
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About the trek

Highlights Itineraries Date and Cost What To Take Faqs Cost includes / excludes Enquiry Vital Information

Need Help?
Talk to our trek coordinator on +977-9856008848

The Kangchenjunga (8,586m)

The Kangchenjunga is a mountain of the Himalaya range, at the far East of Nepal on the border of the district of Sikkim and around twenty kilometers South of Tibet. It is one of the 14 mountains on Earth that are more than 8,000 meters (26,247 ft) high above sea level. With an elevation of 8,586 m, Kangchenjunga is the third highest, after Mount Everest (8,850 m) and K2 (8,611 m).

It is also called Kanchenjunga, Kangchen Dzo-nga or Kachendzonga, which means "The Five Treasures of Snows".

The Kangchenjunga contains five peaks, four of them are above 8,400 meters: main summit (8,586 m), West summit (8,505 m), central summit (8,482 m), South summit (8,494 M) and Kangbachen (7,903 m).

View of Kangchenjunga North-West Face

Highlights

  • climbing south-west route and cross the long glacier to reach Base camp
  • Amazing view of the Himalayan panorama. 
  • its Challenging physical and mental mountaineering peak
  • Summit one of the jewels of the Borderline Himalaya 
  • The lifestyle, culture, tradition, and hospitality of local ethnic groups
  • Beautiful villages in the trekking
  • Exotic floral and faunal diversity along the trekking trail. You will see Rhododendron, pine, and oak forest along the trails.
  • Natural diversity: Greenery, vegetation and terraced farms alongside the trek route

Kangchenjunga south-west face, photo near the camp 4

Our team of Kangchenjunga Expedition

Our team has dozens of trekking peaks, 7000m peak, 8000m peaks, and Everest Summiter between them. Our Team certified from IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide, NMA Mountaineering Guide (climbing sherpa), well trained, and experience. Our group is enthusiastic, motivated, and regarded as the strongest and most cohesive group of the mountain in Nepal. It is indicative of the reputation that our team has an earned-that team from other expeditions enthusiastically pursue a future position with the IANEPAL TEAM. 

Our cooking staffs are very well known for the quality of the cuisine they produce and as a consequence are coveted by other team leaders due to the reputation They have established. We have been developing and training our personal within our team for over 8 years and they have become an integral part of the IANEPAL TEAM.

Things You Should Know?

  1. This is a mountaineering expedition peak. It demands excellent physical fitness and good health To increase your chances of success, members should be in good physical condition. Have a good overall standard of fitness and experience in the high mountain. A fierce determination and a burning desire to climb the mountain are essential prerequisites for this expedition.
  2. Climbers must have a substantial climbing experience to join our 8000m peak expedition. climber must have at least one 6000m to 7000m peak before joining us on open enrollment. climber must be able to climb technical terrain with an alpine pack on their back. Climbers should also be comfortable with camp craft in high altitude camps and be able to perform at high for multiple in a row at altitude
  3. This expedition climbing requires the proper right equipment and good condition of climbing equipment. Please visit sidebar Colum Equipment list
  4. We do fix line rope system (Himalaya classic system) and somewhere during the climbing place don't have the fixed-line rope that time our guides will do rope up system.
  5. During the acclimatization day around base camp to camp 2, we will do Traning and practice of climbing technique you  If you are not sure whether you are fit or not then please consult to us email info@ianepal.com / +977 9856008848

Basic Climbing Technique skill require

  • rock and ice climbing 
  • Rope and knots ( figure of eight, clove hitch, Italian hitch, auto block knots)
  • Using climbing equipment (harness, carabineers, ice screw, ice axe, belay device, Jummer
  • Flat footing system (walking) with crampon on ice and snow (up, down and traverses)
  • Belaying technique
  • anchorage 
  • crevasse rescue technique (self and pully) 

Climbing Route 

the standard caravan route is along the route of the 1955 Britsh expeditions up the South-west. After several attempts the mountain was first climbed in 1955 on 25 May by a British expedition lead by Charles Evans. The first ascent was by George Band and Joe Brown. Traditionally there are 4 camps above base camp C1, C2, C3. and C4. 

Photo from between Camp 3 to camp 4

Itineraries

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 2-3: Preparation, Briefing last and permit formalities

Day 4: Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Ilam Bazar lodge

Day 5: Drive to jorpul via phidim

Day 6: trek to Khelbang

Day 7: Trek to Yamphudin

Day 8: Trek to Torongdin

Day 9-10: trek to Tseram and acclimatization day

Day 11: Trek to Ramche - Camping

Day 12: Middle camp - Camping

Day 13: Kangchenjunga Base camp (4,900m)

Day 14-46: Climbing Period

Day 47: Preparation day to return to Kathmandu

Day 48: Trek to Ramche -camping

Day 49-52: Bhadra Pur lodge trek

Day 53: fly to Kathmandu

Day 54: Kathmandu

Day 55: Departure

Date and Cost

Departures

Start Date End Date  Availability   
 27th March 2021   20th May 2021   Open    Inquiry 

What To Take

Personal Equipment information Of KANGCHENJUNGA EXPEDITION

Down Jacket big one at the base camp (20˚ to -30˚), Down suit, Sleeping bag (-25˚ to -40˚)

Personal Climbing equipment for KANGCHENJUNGA EXPEDITION

Helmet, Harness, Ice-axe semi a normal one, Lock carabineers, Unlock carabineers, Quickdraw (2Pic), Tape sling (60cm and 120cm), Auxiliary cord (assistance rope) - 7mm (5mters), Cow’s tail personal safety cord, Belay device (eight, ATC guide or Reverso), Ascender (jumer), Micro Traxion (If you have),Ice screw (10cm and 12cm), Crampons (normal one)

Primary essential 

Passport, Money, Credit Cards, Personal Travel Insurance, Passport size photos, Pen & dairy book, Commination device (laptops, Tap or phone), Camera and other personal documents 

Head

Woolen hat, Fleece hat, Balaclava, Headlamp with enough batteries

Eye protection

Sunglass UV more than 500%, Snow goggles

Note: - if you have eyes problem please consult your doctor because of in Nepal High Mountain has dry air and in the city so much dust

Skin protection

Sunblock cream SPF 25 to 50 (small tube), Lip balm SPF 10 to 15

Note:-depending your skin, please consult your doctor (as our experience some of my clients get allergy from sunblock cream)

Upper body

Down Jacket (- 15˚ to -20˚), Fleece jacket, Gore-Tex Jacket, Trekking t-shirt (quick-dry and breathable), Baselayers Thermal and woolen long shirt

Lower body

Down pant, Gore-tex pant, Climbing pant, Baselayers Thermal and woolen long trouser, Trekking pant, Trekking short pant, Underwears

Hand

Fleece glove, Ski glove, Gore-tex glove, Down mitten glove

Foot

One sport 8000m boot, Alpine boot, Trekking shoes, Approach shoes, Sandal, Woolen and normal socks, Gaiters, and Yaktrax or Kahtoola Microspikes in case of snow if needed especially in the winter trek and high passes

Bed equipment

 

Three seasonal Sleeping bag (-15˚ to -20˚), Mattress pad, Sleeping liner

Bag pack

Day backpack (15 ltr to 20 ltr), Trekking bag (35 ltr to 50 ltr), Climbing bag (50ltr to 60ltr), Duffle bag (70ltr to 100ltr)

Other accessories

Trekking pole (stick), Drinking water bottle, Pee bottle, Thermos, First aid, Pocket knife, Duct tape (few meters –you can roll-on water bottle or trekking pole), Portable solar charger, Backup power bank, Bathing Suit:- Towel, Toothpaste, and brush, floss, mini hairbrush, razor, soap, a mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers etc.

FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What type of Travel Insurance do I need for Mount Kangchenjunga Expedition?  

it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions, and destinations in your itinerary are included in your insurance policy, We advise to valuable clients to have full insurance against Medical, Evacuation, Trip cancellation, lost or damaged baggage, Air delays, etc. for this expedition, you must be covered up to 7000m altitude. 

Insurance for Canadians and Americans

For Australians and New Zealanders

For British

For Europe 

For South-Africa

Where and How do I get a Visa for Nepal?

As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.

Visa Type

         Tourist Visa

  • 15 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 30$.
  • 30 days Tourist Visa costs USD 50$
  • 90 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 125$.

Gratis(Free) Visa

For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, a gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.

Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals

Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration

What do I Need to Get Nepal Visa?

  • Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
  • Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
  • Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.

What type of Accommodation Do I Get at the Mt. Manaslu expedition?

At City: Kathmandu 

  •  Hotel / Resorts ( one room for two people)
  •  Note: if you need a single room, email us at info@ianepal.com

While Trekking:

·         Eco Lodges ( a small house with few rooms at remote areas)

While Climbing:

  • Tented Camp (minimum 2 people in one tent) above base camp and during trekking 
  • Infinity adventure Nepal provides you v25 model mountaineering Dome Tent.
  • For Single Tent at  base camp each expedition member 

Does Climbing Guide Need for Mount Kangchenjunga expedition?

Yes, Climbing Guide is very essential for Mt. Kangchenjunga Peak Climbing because it is not just for being a bit technical, but also due to several reasons like:

  • Climbing Rules and Regulations of Nepal Government.
  • Provide Climbing Training Before Any Climbing
  • Guide Route, Fix Ropes or alpine-style climbing in small group 
  • Sound Altitude Experience
  • Personal Care and Safety, Medical Care
  • Crossing Glacier or Ridges (Crevasses Fields) with Ladder
  • Help for Using all mountaineering gears and equipment, use of Oxygen, high altitude food
  • Provide high mountain rescue techniques at an avalanche.
  • Mountain weather forecast
  • Speak Fluently English

Is this peak suitable for beginners who don't have previous climbing experience?

It is not a suitable peak for a beginner but you will need climbing courses and experience in high mountains above 6000m to 7000m  before you joined the Mt. Kangchenjunga expedition. For the beginner want to join this expedition Please inform us at email info@ianepal.com / +977 9856008848 what’s up the app. 

How busy is this Peak?

Comparatively, this expedition is a much popular mountaineering expedition among the climbers. 

Which season is the best to summit this peak?

In our vast experience in this field, we recommend a month because of our geography and our weather format. 

we recommended this expedition April to May (Spring Season)

West region – mid-April, May, mid-September, October, November and till mid-December

East region – April, May, October, November and till mid-December

The trekking and climbing routes are open throughout the four-season although there will be the problems of weather conditions and other circumstances in some season.

Do I need to bring all the climbing gear and equipment personally?

Most of the climbers use their own climbing gear and equipment so it's better if you have your own. Even if you don't have personal gears and equipment you can rent or buy in Kathmandu.

Will my guide be experienced and certified?

We have very experienced guides who highly trained and experienced, have climbed over 6000m to 8000m peaks as well as and have guides experienced for at least 5 years to 18 years. All our guides are certified IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guidesNMA mountaineering Guide, and trekking guides Ministry of Tourism licensed by Nepal Government.

Can we do this climbing peak with kids?

We take bookings for this mountaineering expedition peak trip for people over 18 years old. 

What is the tipping ratio? Do I have to pay the tip for climbing guides and porters? If yes, how much?

In Nepal cultural wise, the tip is expected by the climbing guides and base camp Nepali team 

  • USD 200-250 for support staff/helpers who stay base camp
  • USD 250-400  for the base camp head cook
  • USD 250-500 for Sherpa/Base camp guide who manages the base camp
  • USD 1000-1400 for climbing guide sherpa who accompanies you up to the top of the summit

Do I need to carry Oxygen cylinder and Gamow Bag (PAC)?

Normally, we will add this expedition to each expedition member's Oxygen cylinder, mask, and regulator using above camp 3. For the Gamow Bag (PAC) with only at base camp. In case of your requirements or your health issue, the staff of our company IANEPAL will provide you in case of an emergency.

Trek cost includes / excludes

Whats Included

Documentation: - Climbing permit, national park fees, rope fixing fees, and coordination with relevant government ministries. All government taxes are included in the price

Accommodation: - 6-night hotel in Kathmandu 3* Hotel, lodge during trekking and best camping tented at base camp full setup, and one sleeping tent v25 model each member at base camp and one tent searing base 2 people above base camp

Food: - full board meal during the trek best available hotel/lodges or tea house and climbing

Transport: - Domestic round trip Kathmandu-Biratnagar-Kathmandu, local transport after Biratnagar, international airport arrival & departure, all land transportation around cities with a private vehicle, Helicopter evacuation for Nepali team, Porter or yaks for this expedition and cargo domestic flight maximum 20 kg.  

Communication: - Sat phone with a normal charge for use, Walkie-talkies for mountaineering team, weather report

Light: - Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging small electronics. (Eg. laptops, mobile phones, amateur digital cameras, and handheld video cameras). And reading light at each tent in base camp.

Expedition team: - IFMGA Mountain Guide and climbing Sherpas, cook and kitchen boy at base camp and Government Liaison Officer. Equipment allowances & wages for the Nepali expedition team.

Safety equipment: - Oxygen bottle with mask and & regulator, Gamow bag (PAC), First aid kit, Oxy meter, and common climbing equipment in the group.

Whats not included
  1. Nepal entry visa fee. (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival)
  2. Personal travel insurance 
  3. Personal climbing and wearing gear 
  4. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. (Except welcome dinner).
  5. International airfare from/to your country
  6. Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg) in the domestic flight
  7. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  8. Personal Oxygen bottle, mask, and regulator
  9. Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage
  10. Customs duty and import tariffs for all expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo.
  11. License fees for personal satellite phone and communications equipment
  12. Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  13. Tips for guides and expedition Nepali team

Vital Information

HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS

High-altitude illness is due to a decrease in oxygen at high altitude.

Atmospheric pressure decrease as altitude increases but the percentage of oxygen in the air remains constant; as a result, the partial pressure of oxygen decreases with altitude and is at 5500m (18000 feet) is about ½ of that at the sea level.

High-altitude illness is seen in people in people who have recently arrived at high altitude or have just gained altitude, and may start any time from few hours to a few days after ascending. High altitude is arbitrarily defined as altitudes higher than 3.000 m (10.000 ft). people with heart and hung decreases may have difficulty at lower altitudes and, rarely, a healthy, a healthy person will develop altitude illness at as low as 2500 m (8.200 ft).... READ MORE


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