Kanchenjunga Expedition (8586m)

Glimpse of Expedition

Elevation: 8,586m
Region: Kanchenjunga
Climbing Season: Spring
Route: Kathamndu-Suketar-KBC
Best season: Late Sept. to Oct. & April to May.
Duration: 55 days

Kanchenjunga Expedition

Situated in the far northeast of Nepal, Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world with its majestic height-8586m. is mystery in itself. There are different versions of different scholars on its name. It is said that it is derived from Sanskrit word 'Kancan Jangha' meaning "golden thigh". Majority of the people believe that its name is derived from Tibetan language 'Kang-chen-dzo-nga' which is pronounced more or less as Kanchenjunga. It is also claimed that its name is derived from a local Sikkim god when he sit at the peak as if like riding a white lion. The name remains as enigma. Home of more than 250 species of birds and wildlife, and high mountain lakes in Olangchunggola, the Kanchanjunga area has some of the stunning scenery. Ten species among the nation's 20 indigenous gymnosperms and 15 among Nepal's endemic flowering plants are available here. The region also boasts of 30 varieties of rhododendron and 69 varieties of orchids.

Kanchenjunga Expedition North side - itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, transfer to the selected hotel.
Day 02-03: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.
Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Biritnagar( Suketar) (2300m) or drive to Suketar. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Trek from Suketar to Phurumbu (921m), which takes about four hours. O/N in the camp.
Day 06: Trek from Phurumbu to Chirwa(1270m) via Timor river which takes about five hours. Camp
Day 07: Trek from Chirwa to Sekarthum(1660m) via Ghusna River which takes about six hours, Camp
Day 08: Trek from Sekarthum to Amji-Lhasa(2510m), which takes about five hours.Camp.
Day 09: Trek from Amje Lhasa to Gyabla(3450m),which takes about six hours overnight in the camp
Day 10: Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa(3595m),Which takes about Five hours overnight in the camp
Day 11: Trek from Ghunsa to KhamBachen(4095m),which takes about five hours and overnight in camp.
Day 12: Rest day in Khambachen for acclimatization, overnight in the camp
Day 13: Trek from Khambachen to Lonak(4785m) which takes about five hours. Camp
Day 14: Trek from Lonak to Pangpema(5100m) , which takes about five hours overnight in the camp
Day 15: Pangpema (5100m)Base camp Established and necessary Preparation,
Day 16-45: Climbing Period.(summit period for Kanchenjunga 8586m)
Day 46: Preparation to returning (Cleaning up Base Camp)
Day 47: Trek from Kanchenjunga Base Camp to Lonak(4785m), which takes about five hours. Camp.
Day 48: Trek from Lonak to Khambachen(4095m), which takes about five hours over night in camp.
Day 49: Trek from Khambachen to Ghunsa,(3595m) which takes about four hours. Camp.
Day 50: Trek from Ghunsa to Sekarthum(1660m) which takes about six hours over night in camp.
Day 51: Trek from Sekarthem to Chirwa(1270m) that takes about five and half hours over night in camp.
Day 52: Trek from Chirwa to suketar(2310m) which takes about six hours and then over night in lodge.
Day 53: Fly from Biratnagar to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1350m).
Day 54: Free day in Kathmandu, evening join the farewell dinner with culture show.
Day 55: transfer to airport for final departure to your home.

Note:The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Trip Cost

The Cost: Full board

Number of Person Royalty Cost Total cost Per Person
1 Person: US$ 5,000.00 US$ 34,500.00 US$ 39,500.00
2 Person: US$ 6,000.00 US$ 22,500.00 US$ 25,500.00
3 Person: US$7,000.00 US$ 21,500.00 US$ 23,835.00
4 Person: US$ 8,000.00 US$ 20,500.00 US$ 23,500.00
5 Person: US$ 8,500.00 US$ 20,300.00 US$ 22,150.00
6 Person: US$ 9,000.00 US$ 20,100.00 USD$ 21,600.00
7 Person: US$ 10,000.00 US$ 18, 000.00 US$ 19,430.00
8 or more Per Person US$ 15,00.00 US$ 17,500.00 US$ 19,000.00

Full board Service cost Includes:

  • Five nights standard hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.
  • Complete camping equipment for trekking & for base camp
  • Food during trekking and Base Camp for Member & Staff
  • Expedition Permit, National Park fee and TIMS card.
  • All staff during the trekking and Expedition With Experience Guide (base camp Manager )
  • 60 Kg Luggage free-air cargo, during the trekking (with porter or yaks)
  • 40 kg baggage return from Base Camp per member including food & equipment.
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu-biratnagar-Kathmandu.
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • Above mention staffs daily wages, equipment allowance & Insurance
  • Dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses for expedition sharing with other member
  • Emergency Oxygen- Mask and regulator (If client use then they have to pay full of cost)
  • Two oxygen bottle mask and regulator for client (if Necessary)
  • Gamo Bag (life saving device in case of altitude sickness) sharing with group member
  • All tent for camp 1, 2, 3 and high altitude food for sherpa and member.
  • One member has one tent for base camp during climbing period.
  • One summiteers climbing Shrepa per Person.
  • Satellite phone (Pay call)
  • Solar panel for light and charges batteries (Base Camp only).
  • Ice falls charges
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Liaison Officer
  • Our service charges

Full board Service cost exclude:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic beverages, Nepal visa fee.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required & Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Extra luggage & personal climbing gears.
  • Extra porter cost US$ 20 per person per days per 25Kg.
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Waki talkies &Filming permit.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Assistance for Cargo clearance (Custom duty fees to be paid by clients)
  • Personal equipment & Insurance.
  • Climbing Sherpa guide US$ 3000.00

The Cost for Base Camp service with permit

Number of Person Royalty Cost Total cost Per Person
1 Person: US$ 5,000.00 US$ 28,000.00 US$ 33,000.00
2 Person: US$ 6,000.00 US$15,000.00 US$ 18,000.00
3 Person: US$7,000.00 US$ 14,000.00 US$ 16,330.00
4 Person: US$ 8,000.00 US$ 13,800.00 US$ 15,800.00
5 Person: US$ 8,500.00 US$ 12,300.00 US$ 14,000.00
6 Person: US$ 9,000.00 US$ 11,100.00 US$ 12,600.00
7 Person: US$ 10,000.00 US$ 10, 000.00 US$ 11,430.00
8 or more Per Person US$ 15,00.00 US$ 9,500.00 US$ 11,000.00

Base Camp Service cost Includes:

  • Five nights standard hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.
  • Complete camping equipment for trekking & for base camp
  • Food during trekking and Base Camp for Member & Staff
  • Expedition Permit, National Park fee and TIMS card.
  • All staff during the trekking and Expedition With Experience Guide (base camp Manager )
  • 50 Kg Luggage free-air cargo, during the trekking (with porter or yaks)
  • 30kg baggage return from Base Camp per member including food & equipment.
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu-biratnagar-Kathmandu.
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • Cargo clearance & Duties fee Service.
  • Above mention staffs daily wages, equipment allowance & Insurance
  • Dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses for expedition sharing with other member
  • Emergency Oxygen- Mask and regulator (If client use then they have to pay full of cost)
  • Satellite phone (Pay call)
  • Gamo Bag (life saving device in case of altitude sickness) sharing with group member
  • Solar panel for light and charges batteries in Base Camp
  • One member has one tent for base camp during climbing period.
  • Our service charges
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Liaison Officer

Base Camp Service cost exclude:

  • Personal equipment & Insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • High Altitude Food & Equipment for Member & Sherpa
  • Alcoholic beverages, Nepal visa fee.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required & Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Extra luggage & personal climbing gears.
  • Extra porter cost US$20 per person per days per 25Kg.
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Waki talkies &Filming permit.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Oxygen and Mask regulator for member and Sherpa
  • Ice fall fees $ Garbage Deposit (Sharing with other member).
  • Assistance for Cargo clearance (Custom duty fees to be paid by clients)
  • Climbing Sherpa.

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Acclimatization

Mission Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

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