Kanchenjunga Expedition 2014

    What's Included?

  • All airport transfers.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Himalayan Wonders's representative.
  • 6 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Gov. Licensed guides and porters during the trekking and climbing.
  • Flight Tickets from Kathmandu-Suketar-Kathmandu.
  • All trekking and camping equipments i.e. camp furniture, kitchenware, dining and guest tents.
  • Full Board basis while trekking and climbing.
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Gov. to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri.
  • Nepalese Government Royalty.
  • 40kg baggage allowance during ascending and 30kg baggage allowance descending.
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by our Guide and available for members cost of US$ 4 per minute.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and kitchen crew up to base camp.
  • All necessary paper work, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight reconfirmation and visa extension (if necessary).
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant.

Kanchenjunga is located on the border between Nepal and Sikkim and it is very remote attracting relatively few trekkers and therefore it retains much of its pristine beauty, mystery and charm. Mt. Kanchenjunga due to its beauty and size is considered a sacred by local Sikkimese people. With 4 ridges radiating in X pattern almost symmetrically from the main summit aesthetically Kanchenjunga is a beautiful mountains visible from many places with a famous view from Tiger Hill in Darjeeling, India.

30 Mar - Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel(1350m)

31 Mar - Day 2-3

Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.

2 Apr - Day 4

Fly from Kathamndu to Biritnagar( Suketar) (2300m) or Drive from Kathmandu to Biratnagar by tourist vehicles which takes about nine hours and then transfer to hotel.

3 Apr - Day 5

Trek from Suketar to Phurumbu (921m), which takes about four hours overnight in the camp.

4 Apr - Day 6

Trek from Phurumbu to Chirwa(1270m) via Timor river which takes about five hours overnight in the camp.

5 Apr - Day 7

Trek from Chirwa to Sekarthum(1660m) via Ghusna River which takes about six hours, overnight in the camp.

6 Apr - Day 8

Trek from Sekarthum to Amji-Lhasa(2510m), which takes about five hours and over night in camp.

7 Apr - Day 9

Trek from Amje Lhasa to Gyabla(3450m),which takes about six hours overnight in the camp.

8 Apr - Day 10

Trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa(3595m),Which takes about Five hours overnight in the camp.

9 Apr - Day 11

Trek from Ghunsa to KhamBachen(4095m),which takes about five hours and overnight in camp.

10 Apr - Day 12

Rest day in Khambachen for acclimatization , overnight in the camp.

11 Apr - Day 13

Trek from Khambachen to Lonak(4785m) which takes about five hours and over night in the camp.

12 Apr - Day 14

Trek from Lonak to Pangpema(5100m) , which takes about five hours overnight in the camp.

13 Apr - Day 15

Pangpema (5100m)Base camp Established and necessary Preparation.

14 Apr - Day 16-45

Climbing Period.(summit period for Kanchenjunga 8586m).

13 May - Day 46

Preparation to returning (Cleaning up Base Camp).

14 May - Day 47

Trek from Kanchenjunga Base Camp to Lonak(4785m), which takes about five hours over night in Camp.

15 May - Day 48

Trek from Lonak to Khambachen(4095m), which takes about five hours over night in camp.

16 May - Day 49

Trek from Khambachen to Ghunsa,(3595m) which takes about four hours, and over night in camp.

17 May - Day 50

Trek from Ghunsa to Sekarthum(1660m) which takes about six hours over night in camp.

18 May - Day 52

Trek from Sekarthem to Chirwa(1270m) that takes about five and half hours over night in camp.

19 May - Day 53

Trek from Chirwa to suketar(2310m) which takes about six hours and then over night in lodge.

20 May - Day 54

Fly from Biratnagar to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1350m).

21 May - Day 55

Full day sightseeing and shopping in Kathmandu, farewell dinner party in the evening and overnight in the hotel.

22 May - Day 56

Final Departure or alternatively join other program.
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Laundry Expenses.
  • Expenses incurred towards phone calls and Internet expenses.
  • Clothing, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gear.
  • Extra services, products or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses out of unforeseen situations i.e. landslides, strikes etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines and Medical expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • International flights.
  • Ice fall Garbage Deposit fees if applicable.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Walkie talkies & Filming permit.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in "The Inclusions" Section.
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   What is the physical conditioning level needed for this climb?
Climbers must be in excellent physical condition. This is a long expedition requiring patience, stamina, mental fortitude, and strong willpower. Summit day can be 20 hours long.
   What is the skill level of this climb?
To climb high elevation peak the health and fitness is a paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulty and length. For Everest we strongly recommend previous high altitude climb.
   Any tips on how a climber can maximize their chances of success?
Along with the required climbing skills, review cardio training. We strongly recommend following the advice of our guides to acclimatize properly.
   What is the best time to climb?
Spring, April - May.
   Will I be sharing a tent or a room?
During the trek we will be lodging in teahouses. Climbers will be either sharing a teahouse room or may have a private room each climber will have their own tent in Base Camp. Above BC in camps I-IV, climbers will be sharing tents.
   How much will my pack weigh?
While trekking our team members will only be carrying their personal belongings . At no point do we carry camping gear or equipment for overnight during the trek. Daypacks will weigh no more than 20 lbs. However, when higher than BC you be carrying packs that weigh 20 - 30 lbs.
   What gear will I need?
Please review tour equipment list section
   Any further advice on gear and using your gear list?
While all items are required there may be times when some of the items on the gear list may not be used (such as warm weather or changing conditions). The gear lists are created by the guides to assist in having climbers be prepared to summit in any conditions. We look to work with each climber individually.
   How is drinking water treated?
On our expeditions bottled water is available. There are also purified filtered water stations in many lodges. The boiled water will be also available in the lodges and from the camp kitchen.
   What will the meals on the expedition be like?
While trekking we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups, pastas and noodles and rice dishes. While in Base Camp, Meals in the mountains consist of a diet rich in carbohydrates, as our bodies do not process fat and protein efficiently at higher elevations and to compensate the increase in caloric need that high altitude climbing involves. We try to make meals varied and as normal as possible.
   Is there any communication while we are on the mountain?
In Kathmandu telephones and internet access are readily available. Our guides will carry satellite phones in the mountains. The quality of the reception varies from location to location. Our Everest expedition generally has email access as well. In remote communication areas the only option would be a satellite phone.
   How much should I tip my guide and staff?
More information about tipping will be sent as we get closer to departure.