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MT. KANGCHENJUNGA EXPEDITION (8586M)

Kangchenjunga, which means "The Five Treasures of Snows", is the third highest mountain in the world and second highest in Nepal.

50 Days
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  • Max. Elevation:
    8,586m / 28,169ft
  • Walking Per Day:
    5 - 6 Hours
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel + Lodge + Tent
  • Best Season:
    Spring
  • Group Size:
    2 - 15 PAX

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Country

Nepal

Peak Name

Mt. Kangchenjunga

Duration

50 Days

Route

N-Face Route

Rank

3

Weather Reports

Report

Range

Kangchenjunga Range

Trip Overview

Kangchenjunga is the third-highest peak in the world and the second-highest in Nepal. It is located in the eastern Himalayas on the border between India and Nepal. The mountain rises to an elevation of 8,586 meters (28,169 feet) above sea level and is part of the Great Himalayan Range. The name “Kanchenjunga” is delivered from the Tibetan word 'Kanchen' and ‘Dzonga’ translated means "The Five Treasures of the Great Snows", as it contains five peaks, Kanchenjunga I (8586m), Kanchenjunga West (8505m), Kanchenjunga South (8494m) and Kangbachen (7903m).  The treasures represent the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books.

Kangchenjunga has a long and interesting history of climbing. The mountain was first surveyed by the British in 1849, but it wasn't until 1955 that it was finally climbed for the first time. A team of British climbers, led by Joe Brown and George Band, made the first successful ascent of the mountain on May 25, 1955.

Kangchenjunga is considered a challenging and technical mountain to climb, and many people are drawn to it for the sense of accomplishment and personal growth that comes with successfully summiting a mountain of this stature. Some people also climb Kangchenjunga as a way to experience the beauty and majesty of the Himalayas and to spend time in the wilderness.

The Seven Summit Treks, Kangchenjunga Expedition will begin in the second week of April starting in Kathmandu. You will have a couple of days for the preparation of goods and equipment and paper works. Afterward, you will take a flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Phidim. From here your treks begin to Kangchenjunga basecamp. This trip suits those who have previous experiences with a few 7000m peaks or even more. We will do a frequent rotation to each camp for the best acclimatization. The advance basecamp is normally set at (5,475m/17,963ft), Camp I at (6,200m/20,241ft), Camp II at (6,400m/20,997ft), Camp III at (7,100m/23,294ft), Camp IV (7,570m/24770ft) and Summit (8,586m/28,169ft).

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WHY CLIMB MT. KANGCHENJUNGA WITH SEVEN SUMMIT TREKS?

  • Highly qualified, professional, friendly, and experienced climbing Sherpa guide, Kitchen staff, and Basecamp Manager.
  • Well-equipped with climbing equipment and logistic support for base camp and higher camps.
  • Safety is a top priority for us, and we take every step to minimize risks and ensure the well-being of our clients.
  • We offer a variety of itineraries to suit different abilities and interests, so you can choose the option that best meets your needs.
  • Hi-tech in weather forecast and communication
  • Easy Helicopter charter service when needed (extra charge to be applied)
  • 1 climbing Sherpa Guide to each member

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,350m)
    Hotel

  • Day 2
    Rest in Kathmandu: Expedition briefing and Preparation
    B/D
    Hotel

  • Day 3
    Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Phidim
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 4
    Drive from Phidim to Yamphudin (2,080m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 5
    Acclimatization in Yamphudin (rest day)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 6
    Trek from Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 7
    Trek from Tortong to Tseram (3,870m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 8
    Acclimatization in Tseram (rest day): Hike to Ramche (4,580m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 9
    Acclimatization in Tseram (rest day)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 10
    Fly by Heli from Tseram to Kanchenjunga Basecamp (5,475m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 11-35
    Rotation: [Basecamp – Rotation (Camp I, Camp II and Camp III) – Basecamp]
    Full Board
    Tent

  • Day 36-45
    Climbing Period [Basecamp – Kanchenjunga Summit (8,586m) – Basecamp]
    Full Board
    Tent

  • Day 46
    Fly by Heli from Basecamp to Tapetok
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 47
    Drive from Tapetok to Bhadrapur & Transfer to the Hotel: via Phidim
    B/L/D
    Hotel

  • Day 48
    Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 49
    Leisure day in Kathmandu City
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 50
    Transfer to the International Airport for final departure
    Breakfast

Route Map

Cost Includes

  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE : Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop), by private vehicle.
  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu (4-star category) - single room on bed and breakfast plan.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office Staff.
  • CARGO CLEARANCE : Assistance for cargo clearance in Nepal’s Customs, clearance cost is subject to a charge.
  • HOTEL IN BHADRAPUR : 1-night Hotel in Bhadrapur City (Tourist Standard) – Sharing room on full board plan.
  • PERMITS : Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Kangchenjunga, Restricted area entry permit, and fee.
  • LIAISON OFFICER : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
  • GARBAGE MANAGEMENT : Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  • INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
  • MAP : Trekking and climbing map.
  • DUFFLE BAG : One Seven Summit Treks’ Duffle Bag.
  • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Bhadrapur and drive by jeep from Yamphudin (via Phidim). While returning; Drive from Tapetok to Bhadrapura (by jeep) and fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu, as per the itinerary. (Helicopter Flight): Both-way Helicopter flights from Tseram - Kangchenjunga Basecamp – Tapetok (on a schedule and in a group basis).
  • EXPEDITION STUFFS TRANSPORTATION : Transportation of all necessary equipment for all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Yamphudin (by Truck) and from Yamphudin to Base camp (By Porters – depending upon condition) – While returning; Base camp to Yamphudin (By Porters– depending upon condition) and Yamphuding to Kathmandu (by Truck). Based on the condition, different transportation variants may adopt.
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters or mules.
  • FOOD AND LODGING : 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek and at the Basecamp. Hygienic and fresh green vegetables, fresh meat, fruits, soft drinks, and juice will be served during the entire expedition using helicopter flights. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staff.
  • CAMPING : All necessary logistic arrangements for Camping during the trek.
  • PORTER : Porter per member up to and from Base camp (both ways).
  • BASE CAMP STAFF : Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  • STAFF SALARY AND ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • BASE CAMP TENT : Each member will have an individual box tent in Base Camp.
  • BACK-UP OXYGEN : Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (with appropriate charge).
  • BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT : Single Tent, foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staff, Store tent, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  • HEATER : Heater at base camp in each Dining and other necessary camps.
  • SOLAR/GENERATOR/LIGHT : 1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, for the battery charges, laptop, and other electronic devices.
  • TRAINING : Oxygen, Mask Regulator, Ice wall, and Ladder training at basecamp by a professional guide.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBING SHERPA : 1 veteran and government-licensed climbing Sherpa per member (1 Member: 1 Sherpa), during the entire climb from Basecamp to the summit and back, and on each rotation.
  • ASSISTANCE : Climbing Sherpa to assist in carrying your gear to the high camps.
  • CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
  • OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : Summit Oxygen: 3 oxygen bottles (4 Ltrs.) for each member and 1 oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa. **
  • OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR : 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks and regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be returned after the expedition. **
  • HIGH CAMP SERVICE (INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS) : High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews at (C1) (C2) (C3) and (C4). Group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE TENT : Members will share tents in high camps (2 members: 1 tent).
  • ROPE FIXING TEAM : The team of experienced Sherpas (including personal Sherpa) will fix the route in Kanchenjunga (no extra charge will be applied to members).
  • SATELLITE PHONE : Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
  • WALKIE-TALKIE : Walkie–Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  • PERMITS : Satellite Phone/Walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Internet facility will be available at the Base Camp (SUBJECT TO A CHARGE).
  • WEATHER FORECAST : Weather forecast report regularly from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
  • CERTIFICATE : Mt. Kangchenjunga climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Kangchenjunga successfully).

Cost Excludes

  • AIR FARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL ENTRY VISA FEE : Nepalese Visa fee is $125 USD for 90 Days.
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  • EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU & BHADRAPUR : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu / Bhadrapur. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition, or domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE POLICY : Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high-altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) *Mandatory
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will have soft drinks for members at base camp).
  • PERSONAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear.
  • TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek and expedition.
  • SUMMIT BONUS : Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD.
  • TIPS : Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff – Minimum 400 USD.
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

Fixed Dates

Date Status Group Size Action
50 Days
Start Date- 2023-04-10
End Date-2023-05-29
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50 Days
Start Date- 2023-04-10
End Date-2023-05-29
Booking Open Group Size 15 PAX Inquire Now Book Now

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    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Expeditions

    1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
    2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
    3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
    5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.

    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Trekking

    1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
    2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
    3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.

    Sofie Lenaerts

    Belgium

    Our first co-operation was in 2013 in Pakistan with Arnold Coster expeditions and Sevensummittreks towards the Gasherbrum. After that, we continued to work together on expeditions towards Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Manaslu (winter), and AmaDablam. For me, SST is a very professional company with a lot of experience and knowledge. We have full confidence in their capabilities and appreciate their flexibility. I would like to thank them for all those years of cooperation and I look forwards to new adventures in Nepal and Pakistan.

    Brad Johnson

    I have been on many expeditions in Nepal over the years, most of them I organized with friends and used Seven Summit Treks only for their base camp services with great service! This year none of my friends were available to climb in Nepal in the Autumn season so I contacted SST and decided to sign up for the Mera Peak and Baruntse expedition. SST organized everything and provide me with a personal climbing Sherpa for the entire trip. Throughout the entire trip, everything was taken care of by SST, including lodging, tea houses, and meals. At Baruntse base camp I had a nice private tent and the cook and kitchen staff always had smiles and cooked great meals. My Sherpa (Jangbu) was great and we became close friends and climbing partners. Jangbu was always there with a smile, a very strong climber, always wanting to help in any way he could. There was plenty of time to decide how and when we were going to make a summit push based on the weather. We had fantastic summit days on both peaks and finished the trip crossing the Amphu Labste pass into the Khumbu Valley staying each night in nice lodges with all meals included. I would highly recommend using SST for any expedition that you want to go on. Thank you Seven Summit Treks for a great trip and your attention to detail!!

    Mohamed H. Al Khalifa

    Bahrain

    Seven summits are the best! Very professional highly recommended and fun people to work with.. 👏

    Nir Shah

    Great Britain

    My wife and I had an amazing experience with Seven Summits for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The company was extremely hospitable with a welcome dinner on day 1, including an introduction to our guide. Speaking of our guide, Phurkitar, he was simply brilliant. During the trek, he was very patient as both of us went through physical and emotional tiredness, and he ensured we reached EBC without any major issues. In addition, he helped cater to my vegan and my wife's vegetarian diets throughout the trek. Cannot compliment Phurkitar enough for all his efforts.

    Would readily book with Seven Summits again.

    Chris Huntsman

    USA

    These guys are the real deal. Incredibly professional and helpful; I genuinely couldn’t imagine hiking to base camp any other way.

    Seven summits planned everything, lodging, flights, and meals. All I had to do was show up and hike. My bag got lost on the way into Lukla (the airlines' fault not Seven Summits) but these guys (Sherpa Chhepal) organized a personal porter to bring my pack up to us since we’d already started our trek.

    Not only did Chhepal square away a porter but he did even more digging and got my bag on a helicopter instead. I had it first thing in the morning; it was incredible. When I was heading back to Kathmandu once we were finished, I realized I had time to catch an earlier flight if I could get out of Lukla on time. Well our flight was delayed but Seven Summits squoze me on a helicopter, got me to KTM, and I started making my journey home an entire day early because of that.

    Besides being super knowledgeable, helpful, A+ customer service, and everything else, these guys were just cool to hang out with. Made a lot of friends and would recommend Seven Summits to anyone in my circle.