Kanchenjunga Expedition

Kanchenjunga Expedition

ount Kanchanjunga; Standing at 8586m Kanchanjunga is the third highest peak in the world and the second highest in Nepal. It was first climbed by a British team in 1956. The peak consists of four summits. The west summit, Yalung Kang, 8420m high, and some people classify it as a separate 8000m peak.

The first westerner to explore Kanchanjunga was a British botanist J.D. Hooker, who visited the area twice in 1848 and 1849. Exploration from the Sikkim side of the peak was continued by the British explorers mapping and photographing until 1899. In that year a party led by Douglas Fresh Field made a circuit of Kanchanjunga and produced what is still one of the most authentic maps of the region.

Exploration continued, mostly from the Sikkim side, starting from Darjeeling in British India. One of the major contributors to Western knowledge about the region was Dr. A.M Kellas, who later died in Tibet during the approach of the 1921 Everest expedition. German expeditions attempted on several occasion to the peak like 1929, 1930 and again in 1931, but all failed .When the Sikkim entrance was closed, Nepal entrance was still open, a team in 1955 led by Dr. Charl as Evans approached the peak via the Yalung Glacier.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu – transfer to hotel

Day 02: Climbing preparation Mt. Kanchenjunga Expedition

Day 03: Kanchenjunga Expedition briefing tourism department

Day 04: Fly to Suketar – Taplejung and stay lodge

Day 05: Trek from Suketar – LaliKhark camping

Day 06: Trek from LaliKharka -Khewan camping

Day 07: Trek fromKhewan – Yamphudin camping

Day 08: From Yamphudin – AmjeKhola camping

Day 09: Trek from AmjeKhola-Torontan camping

Day 10: Trek from Torontan to Tseram camping

Day 11: Trek from Tseram to Ramje and camping

Day 12: Ramje/acclimatization/hiking camping

Day 13: Ramje/Kanchenjunga glacier & camping

Day 14: Glacier/Kanchenjunga Base Camp camp

Day 15-42: Climbing Mt. Kanchanjunga

Day 43: Trek from base camp to Ramje & camping

Day 44: Trek from Ramje to AmjeKhole & camping

Day 45: Trek from Amije to Yamphudin & camping

Day 46: Trek Yamphuding – Khewang & camping

Day 47: Trek from Khewang-LaliKharka & camping

Day 48: Trek LaliKharka to Suketar and stay lodge

Day 49: Fly to Suketar to Kathmandu-stay in hotel

Day 50: Transfer hotel -airport for final departure

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