At a glance
Climbing Routes and High Camps
We climb the Mt.Kanchenjunga via the normal route (South Face), but we can also climb the peak via North Face route. Our expedition to Mt. Kanchenjunga begins with flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Tharpu. We will start our walk from Tharpu for 10 days to Kanchenjunga Base Camp at 4,500 meters. We'll ascend via the South Face/normal route establishing 4 high camps on the mountain. Our strong & professional high altitude climbing Sherpas will fix ropes as required. Depending on our fitness, we'll be moving up and down the mountain several times, acclimatizing and stocking the higher camps. This expedition is fully supported with all the base camp & high camp logistics. Teamwork is vital for successfully scaling the summit of Mt Kanchenjuna.
- Expedition will be finished after summiting the Mt Kanchenjunga
- Expert & experienced cook and crews
- Excellent & comfortable logistics at base camp
- Medical back up Oxygen set and Gamow bag at base camp
- Oxygen cylinders and Mask set for climbing purpose
- Unbelievable and amazing trek into the deepest to Kanchenjunga (ideal environment for musk beer, blue sheep and the infamous yeti)
- 1:1 Personal Climbing Sherpa to each client
- Climb the world’s 3rd highest peak, Mt. Kanchenjuna with professional and already summited Sherpa Guides
Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m) is the 3rd tallest mountain in the world situated in eastern part of Nepal at 8,586m and it was first climbed by a British man Mr. George Christopher in May 25th, 1955. It is located on the border of Nepal and Sikkim, just 46 miles northwest of Darjeeling. It is the most easterly of the great 8,000 meter peaks of the Himalaya. It is an enormous mountain mass. The peak consists of four summits. The west summit, Yalung Kang, is 8,420m high and some people classify it as a separate 8000m peak. It stretches southward from Jonsang La to LangpoPeak, Pyramid Peak, and NepalPeak – all on India’s border. It continues further from TalungPeak and Kabru North and South Peaks to the Twin Peaks of Rathong and Kokthan. To the west of Jonsang La, on Tibet’s border, are JongsangPeak, Outlier, Lashar, Chabuk, and OhnmiKangri. This then, is the Kangchenjunga Region which is also called as the “GREAT SNOW MOUNTAIN OF FIVE TREASURES”. Further south lie Nupchu and Sharpu.
British botanist JD Hooker is the first westerner to explore Kanchenjunga, who visited the area twice in 1848 and 1849. Exploration of the Sikkim side of the peak continued with both British and pundit explorers mapping and photographing until 1899. In that year a party led by Douglas Freshfield made a circuit of Kanchenjunga and produced what is still one of the most authoritative maps of the region.
In 1976, 1973 and 1974, the Japanese took up the challenge and they climbed Yalung Kang. A German Expedition climbed Yalung Kang in 1975, and in 1977 an Indian army team had made a second successful expedition to the main peak of Kanchenjunga.
Climb of Mt. Kanchenjunga begin from a charming base camp in the meadows of Panorama at 4,500 m. This provides the most challenging climbing of the expedition. Mt.Kanchenjunga is considered as one the difficult and challenging 8000m peak and to climb this peak, the climber needs an extensive experiences & skills in the mountaineering. Therefore, before attempting this peak, climber must have climbed at least one 7000m & 8000m peaks. To put the fixed lines and establishment of the three & four high camps are most challenging part of this expedition. So the supports of Sherpa are the most essential for the success of this expedition. Using Sherpa supports and oxygen, you can move higher and higher up the mountain at a systematically slow velocity. This is a highly satisfying climb for the expert Climbers.