Expedition in Nepal

Mt. Kanchanjangha Expedition

Mount Kanchanjaŋgha, 8,586 metres above sea level, is the third highest mountain in the world. The Kanchanjangha mountain range contains five peaks four of them over 8,450 metres (Main peak 8,586, West or Yalung Kang 8,505, Central peak 8,482, South Peak 8,494 and Kangbachen 7,903) making it one of the greatest mountains mass in the world. Kanchanjaŋgha translated means "The Five Treasures of Snows", as it contains five peaks, four of them over 8,450 metres. The treasures represent the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books. Kanchanjaŋgha is called Sewalungma in the local Limbu language, translates as 'Mountain that we offer Greetings to'. Kanchanjaŋgha or Sewalungma is considered sacred in the Kirant religion.

Three of the five peaks (main, central, and south) are on the border of North Sikkim district of Sikkim, India and Taplejung District of Nepal, while the other two are completely in Taplejung District. Kanchanjaŋgha range is famously seen from Sikkim, Darjeeling and from many parts of Nepal.

Kanchanjagha area is sanctuary for different species of Rhododendron and wild orchids and is home to the Red Panda.

Until 1852, Kanchanjaŋgha was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world, but calculations made by the British Great Trigonometric Survey in 1849 came to the conclusion that Mount Everest (known as Peak XV at the time) was the highest and Kanchanjaŋgha the third-highest.

Kanchanjaŋgha was first climbed on 25 of May 1955 by a British expedition. The British expedition honoured the beliefs of the Sikkimese, who hold the summit sacred, by stopping a few feet short of the actual summit. Most successful summit parties since then have followed this tradition.

    Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
    Day 02 At leisure in Kathmandu/ administrative formalities.
    Day 03 Fly from Kathamndu- Biratnagar, transfer to hotel.
    Day 05 Fly Fly Biratnaagar/Taplejung (1,787m / 5,863ft). and trek to Tambawa
    Day 06 Trek to Khesawa (1,918m).
    Day 07 Trek to Mamankhe (1,854m).
    Day 08 Trek to Yamphuding (1,706m).
    Day 09 Trek to Amji Khola (315m).
    Day 10 Trek to Chitre.
    Day 11 Trek to Dorangding.
    Day 12 Trek to Cheram (3,736m).Â
    Day 13 Trek to Ramze 4,290m).
    Day 14 Trek to Glacier Camp (5,100m).
    Day 15 Low camp (5,340m).
    Day 16 Trek toKangchenjunga South Base Camp (5,600m).
    Day 17 Climb Kangchenjunga ( ) using 4 camps above Base Camp.
    Day 18 - 43 Ascent of Kangchenjunga
    Day 44 Cleaning up Base Camp.
    Day 45 Trek to back to Glacier Camp.
    Day 46 Trek to Ramze.
    Day 47 Trek to Dorongding.
    Day 48 Trek to Amji Khola.
    Day 49 Trek to Yamphuding.
    Day 50 Trek to Mamankhe.
    Day 51 Trek to Khesawa.
    Day 52 Trek to Lalikharka.
    Day 53 Trek to Suketar.
    Day 54 Fly back to Kathamndu via Biratnagar and transfer to Hotel.
    Day 55 At leisure in Kathamndu.
    Day 56 Transfer to airport for onward international departure.

Prices

    Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing bed & breakfast basis.
    Climbing permit fee & all other applicable permits.
    Internal fight tickets & cargo fees.
    Cargo clearance & duties fees.
    Professional High altitude climbing Sherpa depending on number of members in group, 1 Government liaison
    officer backed by full BC cook, kitchen helpers.
    Equipment allowance, daily wages, insurance, food and shelter for above mentioned staff, porters and Liaison
    officer.
    All food, fuel and accommodation for member and Sherpa staffs throughout the expedition period at Base Camp &
    while approaching to/from Base Camp, Complete BC     camping equipments.
    Garbage & stool shipped off charges from BC.
    Oxygen with mask & regulators for member & climbing sherpas.
    All transfers: airport-hotel-airport and related transfers.
    Agency service charge and related administrative fees.
    Camping & group equipments above Base camp: tents, ropes, snow bar, rock piton, shovel, ice-screws etc…
    Food & fuel above Base camp for member & climbing Sherpas.
    1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use.
    Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements.

    Air travel to/from Nepal.
    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
    Drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, tips, all items of personal nature.
    Departure tax at Kathmandu int'l airport.
    Extra high altitude Sherpa if needed.
    Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member.
    Emergency rescue evacuations.
    Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
    Any extra service not mentioned herein cost inclusion.

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