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8586m Kanchenjunga Expedition

As far as measurement goes it is the third highest mountain in the world, and sits astride the Nepal/Sikkim border only a few miles from Tibet. G.Band, Evans & J. Brown in 1955, first climbed it. In keeping with its name “five treasure houses of the great snows” the Kanchenjunga Himal is a grand collection of shapely spires. It is unique in as much as it is buttressed north and south as well as east and west by mountains of equal stature.
This multi-topped massif comprises of four summits. Main Summit, Middle Summit, South Summit & Yalung Kang or West Summit, each one measuring over eight thousand meters. As way back s 1848/49 one of the greatest of British botanists. J.D. Hooker made two commendable trips to make an almost complete circuit of the Kanchenjunga range.
The came within twenty-two kms of the peak itself. But it was only in 1955, more than a century later, that a British expedition finally made its summit. There are four different routes to the mountain peak with both its south and east side providing opportunities for new routes. It is believed that the east flank of the South Summit is by far the most difficult face route.

Trip Highlights

Duration: 51 days
Program Type: Expedition
Max. Altitude: 8586m
Minimum Pax: 2+
Mode of Travel: Flight/Land
Start Trip: Biratnagar
End Trip: Suketar


Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to hotel
Day 02-03 Rest day at Kathmandu prepared permit
Day 04 Final Preparation for expedition
Day 05 Kathmandu to Biratnagar by flight
Day 06 Biratnagar to Taplejung by flight
Day 07 Taplejung to Mitlung
Day 08 Mitlung to Chirwa
Day 09 Chirwa to Sekhatum
Day 10 Sekhatum to Amjilesa
Day 11 Amjilesa to Gyabla
Day 12 Gyabla to Ghunsa
Day 13 Ghunsa to Khambachen
Day 14 Khambachen to Lhonak
Day 15 Lhonak to Pang Pema
Day 16 Pang Pema to Kanchenjunga Base Camp
Day 17 Rest day at Base Camp for acclimatization
Day 18-37 Climbing period of Kanchenjunga
Day 38 Base Camp to Pang Pema
Day 39 Pang Pema to Lhonak
Day 40 Lhonak to Ghunsa
Day 41 Ghunsa to Selely
Day 42 Selely to Mirgin La to Tseram
Day 43 Mirgin La -Tseram to Oktang-Torotan
Day 44 Oktang -Torotan to Omje Khola
Day 45 Omje Khola to Mamanke
Day 46 Mamanke to Bhanjyang
Day 47 Bhanjyang to Lali Kharka
Day 48 Lali Kharka to Suketar
Day 49 Suketar to Kathmandu by flight
Day 50 Rest day at Kathmandu
Day 51 Departure to your destination

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