KANCHENJUNGA EXPEDITION

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destination Kanchenjunga
duration 55 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Kanchenjunga
max altitude 8,586m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Teahouse +Camping
season Autumn - Spring

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No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 38,000
Pax 2 USD 37,000
Pax 3 USD 35,000
Pax 4 to 6 USD 34,000
Pax 7 to 12 USD 33,000
Pax 13 to 18 USD 31,000
Pax 19 to 24 USD 30,000
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KANCHENJUNGA EXPEDITION

A sacred quest and expedition for hidden treasures to the aptly named Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m/ 28,170ft) – meaning "The Five Treasures of the Great Snows", located in the Kanchenjunga Himal bordered by the Tamur River in the west, Lhonak Chu and Jongsang La Pass (6145m) in the north, and the Teesta River in Sikkim, India in the east.

The ‘Five Treasures refer to the five peaks” Kanchenjunga I (8586m), Kanchenjunga West (8505m), Kanchenjunga South (8494m), Central (8482m) and Kangbachen (7902m).Three of the five peaks that make up Kanchenjunga Himal, Kanchenjunga 1, Central (8482m) and South (8494m) are on the border, while the West (8505m) and Kangbachen (7902m) are in Nepal. Kanchenjunga is also India’s highest peak and is close to the eastern border of Nepal and situated in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world derived from the Tibetan word 'Kanchen' and 'Dzonga'. The five treasures of God referred to are: salt, gold, turquoise and precious stones, sacred scriptures, invincible armor or ammunition, grain, and medicine. The local Lhopo people believe that the treasures are hidden but will be revealed to the devout when the world is in peril.  

The reason the Kanchenjunga Expedition is for serious climbers is that it is prone to snowstorms and avalanches and requires experience in all aspects of high altitude ascents. This is a challenging climb that will test your skills and endurance – especially so at this high altitude. With three peaks over 8000m and 11 over 7000m, you can anticipate a feast for the eyes of pristine whiteness. The route to the summit is via the south face. It is a technical ascent over rock and ice with the final 1500m a pretty straight forward climb up to the summit.

Five glaciers drain from the Kanchenjunga Massif: Zemu, Kanchenjunga, Yalung, Talung and the Ramtang glacier add to the amazing topography of this mountain range as they drain down to form several stunning rivers, the Sapta Koshi River (792km in length) in Nepal that eventually flows into the Ganges River, and the Teesta River in India (315km in length) that makes its way through India to the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh.

Adequate time to acclimatize is the key to any serious climbing expedition -, especially at these extreme altitudes. There will be many climbs up and back to base camps that will ensure you are safely acclimatized before your assault on the summit.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s Sherpa guides (well known for their climbing skills) will do everything within their power to lead you safely to the summit. Our guides are government certified and experienced climbers. We take no chances with your well-being and hence have allowed several days to make up for unforeseen circumstances, such as adjusting to higher altitudes and the possibility of altitude sickness. 

Sherpa Expedition & Trekking has more than 40 years in the trekking and climbing business. We have an unparalleled reputation in providing logistical support and excellent client service.

ITINERARY

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SERVICES

Full Board Service Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flights as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking while arriving and departing in Kathmandu.
  • 4 Nights Yak and Yeti or similar hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Private Bus or Jeep Transportation from Kathmandu-Teplejung (Khamdani)-Kathmandu sector to all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
  • All trekking and mountaineering equipment: Kitchen tent, store tent, dining tent, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for advance Base Camp and camp two.
  • Common climbing equipment (necessary fixed and main rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar etc) 
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at base camp.
  • 3 meals a day: Breakfasts, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee)available at the tea house/hotel/lodge during the trekking period.
  • 3 fresh meals a day: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served at advanced base camp.
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the expedition for both clients and staff.
  • 50kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
  • Trekking Permit (Kanchenjunga National Park entry fee)
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition Royalty and climbing permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586M).
  • Nepalese Government Royalty and fees.
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed and 3x Kanchenjunga Submitter climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staff during the trekking and expedition period.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpa's, chefs, kitchen assistants.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for government liaison officer.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication and available for members with the cost of $3USD per minute.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
  • The heater will be provided at base camp for heating the dining room.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask, and regulator provided on the requirement of guests with appropriate charge.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charging.
  • All tents for camps 1, 2, 3 and 4 for members and staff.
  • Icefall charges by SPCC.
  • Gamow Bags (Portable Altitude Chamber).
  • 5 Bottles (28L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided to each member (we use Poisk brands of the Oxygen).
  • The latest model of Summit or Top out system mask and regulators. 
  • Sherpas tents, food for climbing, and insurance for staff.
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing Sherpa guide, cook and staff.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • Fresh cooked food and kitchen will be provided at camp II.
  • Trekking and climbing map of the Mount Kanchenjunga region. 
  • EPI Cooking gas, the stove will be provided in camps one, three and south col for cooking food, boiling water.
  • The generator will be providing for back-up lighting power and charging electronic equipment.
  • Transportation of food supply to base camp from Kathmandu (Cargo to Bhadrapur/Suketar and then by porter/Yaks to base camp).
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation
  • Visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Sherpa ExpeditionT-shirt/Pashmina, brochure.

Full board service Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Extra transportation then displayed in the itinerary program.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Filming permit.
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phone and internet expenses
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees or trekking gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per Mountaineering Association rules. Minimum $1000.00USD per climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in the Cost Includes section.

EQUIPMENTS

Travel Documents

  • Valid Passport
  • Credit Cards
  • Pp Size Photo (4 Pieces)
  • Insurance Paper And Contact Address.
  • Family Members / Company’s Contact Address

Foot Wear

  • Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet (Summit Shoe)
  • Normal Socks (5-6 Pairs)
  • Summit Socks (2 Pairs)
  • Trekking Shoes (1 Pair)
  • Camp Booties (1 Pair)
  • Basecamp Slipper (1 Pair)

Upper Body

  • Light Weight Top / Thermo Coat (2-3 Layers)
  • Mid Weight Top (2-3 Layers)
  • Heavy Weight Top (2 Layers)
  • Fleece Jacket (1)
  • Gore Text Jacket (1)
  • Down Jacket (1)
  • Wind Proof Jacket
  • Cotton T-Shirt For Base Camp. (2-3)

Lower Body

  • Light Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Under Wear (5-7 Pairs)
  • Mid Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Heavy Weight Long Under Wear
  • Gore Text Pant. (1)
  • Down Pants. (1)
  • Water Proof Pant. (1)

Head

  • Sun Cap
  • Desert Cap
  • Balaclava
  • Fleece Hat
  • Neck Gaiter (2-3)

Hands

  • Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)
  • Wind Stopper Fleece Gloves
  • Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
  • Summit Gloves

Sleeping Bags

  • Sleeping Bag - 20 Degree Celsius (For Base Camp)
  • Down Sleeping Bag - 20 To -40 Degree Celsius (Extreme Comfort)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Inflatable)

Climbing Equipment

  • Climbing Helmet
  • Down Suit (Kailas / Marmot / Mountain
  • Hardware / North Face / Millet )
  • Crampons (Fit with Boot)
  • Ice Axe
  • Harness
  • Atc Guide
  • Jummer / Ascender
  • Lock Carabiner (3)
  • Unlock Carabiner (3)
  • Tape Slings (2)
  • Prusik Loops (1)
  • Snow Goggle
  • Head Light (4 Pairs Rechargeable Batteries Recommended)
  • Satellite Phone
  • Hand Warmer (If Possible)

Bag Packs

  • Rucksacks 45L - 55L
  • Duffle Bag 90 L -120 L (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Large (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Small (2 Pieces)

Sun Stuffs

  • Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream -50 (Spf)
  • Lip Guard -20 / -50 (Spf)
  • Sun Glasses (UV Protection)
  • Glaciers Glasses (UV Protection)

Toiletries

  • Hand Disinfectant
  • Wet Tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Garbage Bag

Eating & Drinking

  • Water Bottle (2)
  • Thermos
  • Mug
  • Spoon/ Fork
  • Bowl

Medical

  • Brufen / Ibuprofens
  • Antibiotic
  • Diamox
  • Paracetamol
  • Handy Plaster
  • Crack Bandage
  • Tincture Iodine

Miscellaneous

  • Walking Stick
  • Pocket Knife (Swiss)
  • Umbrella / Rain Coat

GOOD TO KNOW

Here are some important things to know about a Kanchenjunga Expedition:

1. Location: Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world, located on the border of Nepal and India. The mountain has five main peaks, with the highest being Kanchenjunga Main, standing at 8,586 meters (28,169 feet).

2. Physical Fitness: Climbing Kanchenjunga requires excellent physical fitness. It is a demanding and challenging expedition that involves long days of trekking and climbing in high-altitude conditions. Prior experience in high-altitude mountaineering is highly recommended.

3. Climbing Experience: Prior experience in high-altitude mountaineering is essential for a Kanchenjunga Expedition. It is recommended to have successfully climbed peaks above 6,000 meters (19,685 feet) and have experience with technical climbing skills, including using crampons, ice axes, and ropes.

4. Permits: Climbing Kanchenjunga requires obtaining permits from the respective governments of Nepal and India. You will need a climbing permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) for the Nepalese side and a permit from the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) for the Indian side.

5. Climbing Season: The climbing season for Kanchenjunga is typically in the spring (April-May) and autumn (September-November). These seasons offer more stable weather, fewer storms, and better climbing conditions. It is advisable to plan your expedition during these times to increase your chances of success.

6. Route Options: There are several route options for climbing Kanchenjunga, including the North Ridge from the Nepalese side and the Yalung Face from the Indian side. These routes vary in difficulty and require different levels of technical expertise. Consult with experienced climbers and mountaineering agencies to determine the best route for your expedition.

7. Acclimatization: Proper acclimatization is crucial when climbing Kanchenjunga. It involves gradually ascending to higher altitudes, allowing your body to adapt to the reduced oxygen levels. This process helps minimize the risk of altitude sickness and improves your chances of reaching the summit. Acclimatization periods are built into the expedition schedule.

8. Sherpas and Guides: Hiring experienced Sherpas and guides is highly recommended for a successful Kanchenjunga Expedition. They provide crucial support, help with logistics, and ensure the safety of climbers. Working with a reputable mountaineering agency that can provide experienced Sherpas and guides is advisable.

9. Safety Considerations: Climbing Kanchenjunga involves inherent risks, including altitude sickness, avalanches, extreme weather conditions, and crevasses. It is essential to be aware of these risks and take necessary precautions. Following the guidance of experienced guides, using proper equipment, and being prepared for emergencies are essential for safety.

10. Environmental Responsibility: Kanchenjunga is a pristine and ecologically sensitive region. Climbers should practice responsible mountaineering and adhere to the principles of Leave No Trace. Respect the local culture and customs, dispose of waste responsibly, and minimize your impact on the environment.

Embarking on a Kanchenjunga Expedition is a significant undertaking that requires careful planning, preparation, and experience. Working with a reputable mountaineering agency and experienced guides is crucial for a safe and successful climb. Respect the mountain, embrace the challenge, and enjoy the incredible experience that climbing Kanchenjunga offers.

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No, climbing Kanchenjunga requires prior mountaineering experience. It is recommended to have successfully climbed peaks above 6,000 meters (19,685 feet) and have experience with technical climbing skills. This is a challenging expedition that should not be undertaken without the necessary skills and experience.

The duration of a Kanchenjunga Expedition can vary depending on several factors, including weather conditions, acclimatization schedule, and individual fitness levels. On average, it takes around 45-60 days for a complete expedition, including acclimatization periods and summit attempts.

The best time to climb Kanchenjunga is during the spring (April-May) and autumn (September-November) seasons. These seasons offer more stable weather, fewer storms, and better climbing conditions. It is advisable to plan your expedition during these times to increase your chances of success.

Yes, climbing Kanchenjunga requires obtaining permits from the respective governments of Nepal and India. You will need a climbing permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) for the Nepalese side and a permit from the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) for the Indian side. These permits need to be obtained in advance through authorized agencies.

Climbing Kanchenjunga requires excellent physical fitness. It involves long days of trekking and climbing in high-altitude conditions. Prior training and conditioning, including cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and endurance building, are essential to prepare your body for the physical demands of the expedition.

Yes, it is highly recommended to hire experienced Sherpas and guides for a Kanchenjunga Expedition. They provide crucial support, help with logistics, and ensure the safety of climbers. Working with a reputable mountaineering agency that can provide experienced Sherpas and guides is advisable.

The availability of fixed ropes and camps can vary depending on the specific route and conditions. Some sections of the route may have fixed ropes in place, while others may require climbers to fix their own ropes. Camps are typically established at strategic points during the expedition to facilitate acclimatization and rest.

Climbing Kanchenjunga involves inherent risks, including altitude sickness, avalanches, extreme weather conditions, and crevasses. It is important to be aware of these risks, follow safety protocols, and have proper equipment and emergency plans in place. Working with experienced guides and following their instructions is crucial for safety.

Climbing Kanchenjunga independently is highly discouraged due to the technical nature of the climb and the risks involved. It is strongly recommended to climb with a reputable mountaineering agency, experienced guides, and a well-equipped team to ensure safety and increase the chances of a successful summit.

In case of an emergency or need for rescue, it is important to have a contingency plan in place. Communication and evacuation protocols should be established with your mountaineering agency and guides. Helicopter rescue services are available in the region, but it is crucial to have appropriate insurance coverage for such situations.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 38,000
Pax 2 USD 37,000
Pax 3 USD 35,000
Pax 4 to 6 USD 34,000
Pax 7 to 12 USD 33,000
Pax 13 to 18 USD 31,000
Pax 19 to 24 USD 30,000
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Julia Tompkins

Canada

September 1, 2023

An Unforgettable Journey to the Top of Kanchenjunga

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Embarking on the Kanchenjunga Expedition with our Sherpa Expedition Guide was an incredible adventure that pushed us to our limits and rewarded us with the most breathtaking views. Our guide's exceptional expertise, patience, and unwavering support were instrumental in making this expedition a resounding success. From the moment we met our guide, his warm and friendly nature immediately created a sense of trust and camaraderie within our group. His deep knowledge of the Kanchenjunga region and his passion for the mountains were evident in every interaction. He meticulously planned every detail of the expedition, ensuring that we were well-prepared and equipped for the challenges ahead. As we trekked towards the Base Camp, our guide's leadership and guidance were invaluable. He expertly navigated us through rugged terrains, provided valuable insights about the local culture and traditions, and ensured that we acclimatized properly. His constant encouragement and motivation kept our spirits high, even during the most difficult moments. The ascent to the summit of Kanchenjunga was a physically and mentally demanding endeavor. However, our guide's unwavering support and expertise were crucial in keeping us safe and focused. He closely monitored our health and well-being, provided guidance on altitude sickness prevention, and made calculated decisions to ensure our success. Reaching the summit of Kanchenjunga was an indescribable moment of triumph. The 360-degree views from the top were simply awe-inspiring, with snow-capped peaks, deep valleys, and vast glaciers stretching as far as the eye could see. Our guide allowed us ample time to soak in the beauty and appreciate the magnitude of our achievement. In conclusion, our Sherpa Expedition Guide was truly exceptional. His professionalism, expertise, and genuine care for our well-being were evident in every aspect of the journey. If you are considering embarking on the Kanchenjunga Expedition, I strongly recommend choosing a guide who possesses the qualities and skills that our guide demonstrated. You will have an unforgettable adventure with the best views and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Fatima Ariias

Brazil

October 17, 2022

A Sherpa Expedition Guide Who Exemplifies Excellence

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The Kanchenjunga Expedition with our Sherpa Expedition Guide was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Our guide's exceptional skills, knowledge, and unwavering support were instrumental in making this journey a resounding success. From the moment we met our guide, his warm and friendly demeanor immediately put us at ease. His deep understanding of the Kanchenjunga region and his passion for the mountains were evident, as he shared captivating stories and insights throughout the expedition. His attention to detail and meticulous planning ensured that every aspect of the journey was well-organized and executed flawlessly. As we trekked towards the Base Camp, our guide's leadership and guidance were invaluable. He expertly navigated us through challenging terrains, providing valuable information about the local flora, fauna, and culture. His constant encouragement and motivation kept us going even when the going got tough. The ascent to the summit of Kanchenjunga was a true test of our physical and mental strength. However, our guide's expertise and unwavering support were pivotal in making this dream a reality. He closely monitored our health and well-being, ensuring that we acclimatized properly and minimizing the risk of altitude sickness. His calm and composed demeanor instilled confidence in our team, even during the most challenging moments. Reaching the summit of Kanchenjunga was an overwhelming moment of triumph. The panoramic views from the top were absolutely breathtaking, with towering peaks and vast glaciers stretching as far as the eye could see. Our guide allowed us ample time to soak in the beauty and appreciate the magnitude of our achievement. In conclusion, our Sherpa Expedition Guide was truly exceptional. His professionalism, expertise, and genuine care for our well-being were evident in every aspect of the expedition. If you are considering embarking on the Kanchenjunga Expedition, I strongly recommend choosing a guide who possesses the qualities and skills that our guide demonstrated. You will have an unforgettable adventure with the best views and create memories that will last a lifetime

Vincenzo Pizzuto

Austria

August 10, 2021

A Majestic Journey to the Summit of Kanchenjunga

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Sherpa Expedition Guide was an experience that surpassed all expectations. From the moment we met our guide, his warm and friendly nature put us at ease, creating a sense of camaraderie within the group. His expertise and unwavering commitment to our safety and success were truly exceptional. Throughout the expedition, our guide's knowledge of the region and the mountain itself was evident. He shared captivating stories and insights about the history, culture, and significance of Kanchenjunga, making the journey even more enriching. His passion for the mountains and the Sherpa way of life was contagious, igniting a sense of awe and respect within our team. As we trekked through challenging terrains towards the Base Camp, our guide's leadership and guidance were invaluable. He ensured that we acclimatized properly, monitored our physical well-being, and provided us with the necessary support and encouragement to keep going. His attentiveness to our needs and his ability to adapt to changing circumstances made us feel safe and confident throughout the journey. Reaching the summit of Kanchenjunga was an indescribable moment of triumph. The panoramic views from the top were absolutely breathtaking, with snow-covered peaks stretching as far as the eye could see. Our guide allowed us ample time to savor the beauty and capture memories that will last a lifetime. In conclusion, our Sherpa Expedition Guide was truly outstanding. His professionalism, expertise, and genuine care for our well-being were evident in every aspect of the expedition. If you are considering embarking on the Kanchenjunga Expedition, I strongly recommend choosing a guide who possesses the qualities and skills that our guide demonstrated. You will have an unforgettable adventure with the best views and an experience that will leave you in awe.

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