KANCHENJUNGA EXPEDITION-8586 M


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        Mount Kanchenjunga having height of 8,586 meter is the third highest mountain in the world and second highest mountain of Nepal. It lies about 125 km (78 mi) east-south-east of Mount Everest. Three of the five peaks – Main, Central and South – are on the border between North Sikkim and Nepal. Two peaks are in Taplejung District of Nepal.

Kanchenjunga was first climbed on May 25, 1955 by George Christopher Band and Joe Brown via the Yalung Glacier, a British expedition team led by Charles H Evans. As a respect to the beliefs of the Sikkimese, who hold the summit sacred, they stopping a few feet short of the actual summit and this has developed to a tradition followed by successful summit parties since then. Kanchenjunga is called Sewalungma in the local Limbu language, translates as 'Mountain that we offer Greetings to'. Kanchenjunga or Sewalungma is considered sacred in the Kirant religion.

In the Kanchenjunga Expedition, the west summit, Yalung Kang, is 8420m high and some people classify it as a separate 8000m peak. Three first Westerner to explore Kanchenjunga was the British botanist JD Hooker, who visited the area twice in 1848 and 1849. Exploration of the Skim, side of the peak continued with both British and pundit explorers mapping and photographing until 1899 in Kanchenjunga. In that year a party led by Douglas fresh field made a circuit of Kanchenjunga and produced what is still one of the most authoritative maps of the region. The Japanese now took up the challenge and mounted expeditions in 1973, 1974 and 1976 during which they climbed Yalung Kang. A German Expedition climbed Yalung Kang in 1975, and in 1977 an Indian army team mounted the second successful expedition to the main peak of Kanchenjunga.


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Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel

Day 02-03 Rest in Kathmandu: Expedition briefing and Preparation

Day 04 Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Phidim

Day 05 Drive from Phidim to Khandenba by Jeep

Day 06 Trek from Khandenba to Khewang (1,740m)

Day 07 Trek from Khewang to Yamphudin (2,080m)

Day 08 Acclimatization in Yamphudin (rest day)

Day 09 Trek from Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m)

Day 10 Trek from Tortong to Tseram (3,870m)

Day 11-13 Trek from Tseram to Ramche (4,580m)

Day 14 Trek from Ramche to Glacier Camp (4,890m)

Day 15 Trek from Glacier Camp to Pangpema (Kanchenjunga Basecamp – 5,143m)

Day 16-45 Climbing Period

Day 46 Trek from Basecamp to Ramche

Day 47 Trek from Ramche to Tortong

Day 48 Trek back to Yamphudin

Day 49 Trek back to Khewang

Day 50 Trek back to Khandenba

Day 51 Drive from Khandenba to Bhadrapur & Transfer to the Hotel: via Phidim

Day 52 Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel

Day 53 Rest day in Kathmandu City

Day 54 Final Departure to home


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