WISDOM OF CLIMBING MOUNTAINS
Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world and the second highest in Nepal with an altitude. It is a massif mountain with many satellite peaks.
Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world and the second highest in Nepal with an altitude of 8,586 meters (28,169 feet). It is a massif mountain with many satellite peaks soaring high from its narrow icy ridges located at the border of Nepal and Sikkim (India), just 46 miles northwest of Darjeeling (India as part of the Great Himalayan mountain range at longitude 27º42′ North and 88º08′ East). Mt. Kanchenjunga has 5 peaks, four of them are over 8,450 meters. Three of these five peaks (main, central, and south) are on the border of North Sikkim of India and Taplejung District of Nepal, while the other two are completely in Taplejung District of Nepal. The true Summit for expedition is 8,586 meters/28,170 feet. The route (North Face) is definitely the safest, but not the easiest. Kanchenjunga region is also home to the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project run by the World Wildlife Fund in association with Nepal Government. The sanctuary is home to the Red Panda and other animals, birds and plants. India’s side of Kanchenjunga also has a protected park area called the Khangchendzonga National Park. Kangchenjunga was first scaled on May 25, 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band of a British expedition team.
The British expedition honored the beliefs of the Sikkim’s people, who treat the summit as sacred. This British expedition team stopped a few feet below from the actual summit. The other expedition parties since then have followed this tradition and none of the expedition teams have summited Mt. Kanchanjunga from Sikkim side till date. The Japanese expedition team took up the challenge and did expeditions in 1973, 1974 and 1976 during which they climbed Yalung Kang. A German Expedition team climbed Yalung Kang in the year 1975. Similarly in 1977 an Indian army team climbed the Yalung Kang peak suceessfully.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 2-3: Last-minute shopping and official formalities
Day 4: Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Fikkal
Day 5: Drive to Yamphudin
Day 6: Rest Day
Day 7: Trek to Tortong
Day 8: Trek to Cheram (Tseram)
Day 9-10: Rest in Tseram (2 Day Hiking Selele Pass)
Day 11: Fly to Kanchenjunga Base Camp via Heli
Day 12-45: Climbing period of Kanchenjunga Summit
Day 46: Cleaning up of Base Camp and fly back to Tseram
Day 47: Trek Back to Tortong
Day 48: Trek Back to Sherpa Village
Day 49: Trek Back to Yamphudin
Day 51: Trek Back to Khebang
Day 52: Drive to HappuKhola
Day 53: Drive to Bhadrapur
Day 54: Fly Back to Kathmandu
Day 55: Final Departure
- Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary.
- 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan.
- A welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.
- Both-ways domestic flight from KTM – Bhadrapur – KTM.
- Both-ways Heli service from Tseram – KBC – Tseram on sharing basis.
- Land and Air domestic transportation and cargo for our overall expedition crew.
- Climbing Permit and all other necessary fees to climb Kanchenjunga .
- Summit route fixing charge.
- Garbage management and Garbage disposal fee.
- 1 Government Liaison officer with his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance, and both-ways airfare.
- Freshly cooked Meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with Hot Drinks/Tea/Coffee
- 1 Professional climbing Sherpa with his equipment allowance, daily wages, and carrying bonus.
- Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Sirdar, Cook and Kitchen helpers.
- Necessary porters up to the Base Camp and return from the Base Camp.
- Maximum 45kg per Member as a personal baggage.
- High Altitude, Medical & Helicopter rescue insurance for Climbing Sherpa, Cook, and involved Nepalese staffs.
- Each Member will be provided an individual Tent, Mattress, and Pillow at Base Camp.
- Common Equipment at Base Camp: Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Shower Tent, Toilet Tent, Tables, and Chairs, etc.
- Each Member will be provided an individual Tent, Mattress and Pillow at Base Camp.
- Common Equipment at Base Camp: Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Shower Tent, Toilet Tent, Tables and Chairs, etc.
- High Camp Services for C1-C4: High Tent, Shovel, Rope, EPI Gas, Gas Burner (MSR Rector), High Food etc.
- Walkie-Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
- Oxygen (4ltr.) 5 bottles allocated for each Member and 4 bottles for each climbing Sherpa.
- Summit Mask & Regulator set for each Member and climbing Sherpa.
- Sufficient Backup oxygen bottles and Mask Regulator set available at our Base camp (Chargeable as per use).
- Pioneer Adventure Duffel Bag
- Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expedition.
- Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant.
- Government Taxes and Company Service Charge.
- Kanchenjunga climbing certificate after the successful summit.
- International flight tickets
- Nepal Entry Visa fee (To be applied for 90 days)
- Drone & Special filming permit
- Bank/wire transfer fees (if applicable)
- Lunch & Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Personal Travel, Medical, and Emergency Rescue Insurances.
- Personal Trekking and Climbing Gears
- Phone calls, internet, battery recharge, laundry, alcoholic beverages, bottled and canned beverages, specialty coffee or espresso drinks, etc.
- Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpa US $ 1500.00..
- Tips for Cook and Kitchen helpers
- Any other service cost which are not included in the Cost Includes.