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Mt. Kanchenjunga Exp. (8,586M )

  • Trip Code: KNCHAN
  • Trip Duration: 47 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Group Size: min-1
  • Season: spring/autumn
  • Max Altitude: 8,586M/28,169FT
  • Trip Starts/Ends: kathmandu -kathmandu
  • Transportation: plane,trek,climbing
  • Accomodation: Hotel, Guest houses and Tended Camping
  • Trip Grade: challenging

OVERVIEW

Mt.Kanchanjunga:

Mount Kanchenjunga Main is a majestic peak located in the Kangchenjunga mountain range in the Himalayas. With an elevation of 8,586 meters or 28,169 feet, it is the third highest mountain in the world, after Mount Everest and K2. It is situated on the border of Phaktanglung and Sirijanga rural municipality in Taplejung district of Nepal and India.

 

Kangchenjunga was first discovered by Westerners in 1848, and until 1852, it was believed to be the highest mountain in the world. However, after measurements and readings were taken by the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India in 1849, it was officially announced in 1856 that Kangchenjunga was the third highest mountain in the world.

 

The Kangchenjunga mountain range is located in the eastern part of Nepal, and its name means “The Five Treasures of Snow”. This name comes from the fact that there are five peaks in the range that are over 8,000 meters high. Mount Kanchenjunga Main is the highest peak in this range, and it is located on the border of Nepal and India.

 

The first successful climb to the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga Main was achieved on May 25, 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band, who were part of a British expedition. They stopped short of the summit in accordance with the promise given to the Chogyal that the top of the mountain would remain intact. This tradition has been followed by every climber or climbing group that has reached the summit since then.

 

Climbing Mount Kanchenjunga Main is a challenging and technical climb, and it requires a high level of skill, experience, and physical fitness. The climbing period usually lasts for around 50 days, and it includes a number of acclimatization periods, rest days, and summit pushes.

 

The climbing route to the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga Main starts from the village of Taplejung in Nepal. The trek to the base camp takes around 10-12 days, and it passes through beautiful landscapes, traditional villages, and remote valleys. The base camp is located at an altitude of 5,180 meters or 16,995 feet, and it provides a stunning view of the mountain range.

 

From the base camp, the climbing route follows the north face of the mountain. The route includes steep ice and snow climbs, mixed terrain, and technical rock sections. The climbers need to be equipped with proper gear and equipment, including ice axes, crampons, ropes, and harnesses.

 

The climbing route is divided into several camps, and each camp provides a higher altitude and a closer view of the summit. The first camp is located at an altitude of 6,000 meters or 19,685 feet, the second camp is at 6,800 meters or 22,310 feet, and the third camp is at 7,500 meters or 24,606 feet.

 

After the third camp, the climbers reach the summit push stage, which usually lasts for around 2-3 days. The summit push involves climbing through challenging terrain and extreme weather conditions, including high winds, low temperatures, and snowstorms. The summit of Mount Kanchenjunga Main offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountain range and valleys.

 

Due to its challenging nature and technical difficulty, climbing Mount Kanchenjunga Main is not as popular as climbing Mount Everest or other peaks in the Himalayas. However, for those who are up to the challenge, it offers a unique and rewarding climbing experience.

 

In addition to the physical challenges, climbers also need to be prepared for the cultural and environmental aspects of climbing in the region. The Kangchenjunga Conservation Area, which is managed by the Nepalese government, is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including snow leopards, red pandas, and musk deer. Climbers are required to obtain a permit to enter the conservation area, and they must follow strict guidelines to minimize their impact on the environment.

 

The local communities in the region are also an important aspect of climbing Mount Kanchenjunga Main. The Taplejung district is home to several ethnic groups, including the Limbu and Sherpa people, who have their own unique cultural traditions and practices. Many climbers choose to hire local guides and porters, who not only provide valuable support during the climb but also offer insights into the local culture and way of life.

 

Despite its challenges, climbing Mount Kanchenjunga Main remains a popular and sought-after experience for climbers from around the world. The mountain’s majestic beauty, rich cultural and environmental heritage, and technical difficulty all contribute to its allure. For those who are up to the challenge, the climb to the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga Main is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will stay with them forever.
 

Technical Part while climbing kanchanjunga:

To climb Mount Kanchenjunga Main, one of the most challenging and technical climbs in the world, requires not only physical fitness and endurance but also technical knowledge and experience. Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd, one of the leading trekking and mountaineering companies in Nepal, offers a comprehensive climbing package that includes technical guidance, equipment, and support for climbers attempting to summit Mount Kanchenjunga Main.

 

Technical knowledge is critical for a successful climb, and Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd provides climbers with the necessary training and support to tackle the challenging terrain of Mount Kanchenjunga Main. The company’s team of experienced climbing guides and Sherpas provide technical training on various aspects of climbing, such as rope handling, ice climbing, and rock climbing. They also offer training on using specialized mountaineering equipment, such as crampons, ice axes, harnesses, and ropes.

 

The company’s climbing package includes all the necessary equipment and supplies needed for a successful climb. This includes high-quality mountaineering gear such as sleeping bags, tents, and camping equipment, as well as specialized climbing equipment such as ice axes, crampons, ropes, and harnesses. All equipment is carefully selected and regularly maintained to ensure optimal performance and safety.

 

In addition to technical training and equipment, Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd provides climbers with a comprehensive support system throughout their climb. The company’s experienced guides and Sherpas accompany climbers at all times, providing assistance and guidance as needed. They also set up camps and prepare meals, allowing climbers to focus on their ascent without worrying about logistical issues.

 

The climbing route to the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga Main is divided into several camps, and Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd’s climbing package includes a detailed itinerary that outlines the ascent to each camp. The itinerary is carefully planned to allow for adequate acclimatization and rest periods, ensuring that climbers are well-prepared for the summit push.

 

The company’s experienced guides and Sherpas have an intimate knowledge of the mountain and the surrounding terrain, allowing them to make informed decisions and adjust the itinerary as needed to ensure the safety and success of the climbers. They also monitor the weather conditions and provide up-to-date information to the climbers, allowing them to make informed decisions about their ascent.

 

In conclusion, climbing Mount Kanchenjunga Main is a challenging and technical feat that requires specialized knowledge, experience, and equipment. Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd offers a comprehensive climbing package that provides climbers with the necessary technical guidance, equipment, and support to successfully summit this majestic peak. Their experienced team of climbing guides and Sherpas provides climbers with the skills, knowledge, and support needed to tackle the challenging terrain of Mount Kanchenjunga Main and make their ascent a safe and memorable experience.

ITINENARY

Itinerary of Mt. Kanchenjunga Exp. (8,586M )

You will arrive in Kathmandu and be picked up by a representative from Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. You will then be taken to your hotel for a rest and briefing about the trip.

You will take a flight to Biratnagar, and then a second flight to the town of Taplejung, which will be your starting point for the trek. You will spend the night in Taplejung.

You will start the trek by walking from Taplejung to Mitlung. This will take you through beautiful forests and traditional villages, and will give you a chance to acclimatize to the altitude. You will spend the night in Mitlung.

You will continue the trek from Mitlung to Chirwa, which will take you through the valley of the Tamur River. You will pass through several traditional villages and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You will spend the night in Chirwa.

You will continue the trek from Chirwa to Sukathum, which will take you through dense forests and over suspension bridges. You will also cross the Ghunsa Khola River. You will spend the night in Sukathum.

You will continue the trek from Sukathum to Amjilosa, which will take you through steep and rocky terrain. You will also cross the Simbuwa Khola River. You will spend the night in Amjilosa.

You will continue the trek from Amjilosa to Gyabla, which will take you through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo. You will also cross the Ghunsa Khola River. You will spend the night in Gyabla.

You will continue the trek from Gyabla to Ghunsa, which will take you through forests and traditional villages. You will also get a glimpse of the Jannu Peak. You will spend the night in Ghunsa.

You will take a rest day in Ghunsa to acclimatize to the altitude and explore the local area. You can also visit the local monastery and interact with the local people.

You will continue the trek from Ghunsa to Khambachen, which will take you through rocky terrain and alpine forests. You will also cross the river by bridge. You will spend the night in Khambachen.

You will continue the trek from Khambachen to Lhonak, which will take you through rugged terrain and over moraines. You will also cross the Kanchenjunga Glacier. You will spend the night in Lhonak.

You will trek from Lhonak to Pangpema/Kanchenjunga Base Camp, continue from here
which will take you to the base of the mountain itself. This will be a challenging day, as you will be climbing up steep trails and rocky terrain. You will also pass by several glacial lakes, including the famous Samber Tso. Once you reach the base camp, you will have a stunning view of Kanchenjunga’s towering peak. You will spend the night at the base camp.

At the base camp, you will rest and prepare for the summit attempt. You will also participate in training and acclimatization hikes to higher elevations. Your guides will check your equipment and make sure you are fully prepared for the climb ahead.

You will begin your ascent from base camp and climb to Camp 1. The climb to Camp 1 will take several days and involve crossing the glacier, climbing steep snow and ice slopes, and negotiating crevasses. At Camp 1, you will rest and acclimatize to the higher altitude.

From Camp 1, you will continue climbing to Camp 2. The climb to Camp 2 will be steeper and more technical than the climb to Camp 1. You will be required to navigate through technical rock sections and climb steep ice slopes. You will spend several days at Camp 2, resting and acclimatizing to the higher altitude.

From Camp 2, you will climb to Camp 3, the final camp before the summit push. The climb to Camp 3 will be the most challenging and technical part of the climb. You will need to negotiate a steep and icy section known as the “Black Pyramid” before reaching Camp 3. You will spend several days at Camp 3, resting and acclimatizing to the higher altitude.

On day 33, you will begin the summit push. You will start early in the morning, climbing through steep snow and ice slopes, and technical rock sections. You will need to navigate through challenging terrain and extreme weather conditions, including high winds, low temperatures, and snowstorms. You will finally reach the summit of Kanchenjunga Main, where you will spend some time taking in the incredible views.

After summiting Kanchenjunga Main, you will begin your descent. The descent will be gradual, with several stops at lower camps for rest and acclimatization. You will pass through the same beautiful landscapes and traditional villages that you saw on the way up. You will finally reach Taplejung, where you will celebrate the successful climb with your team and guides.

  • Trip Code: KNCHAN
  • Trip Duration: 47 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Group Size: min-1
  • Season: spring/autumn
  • Max Altitude: 8,586M/28,169FT
  • Trip Starts/Ends: kathmandu -kathmandu
  • Transportation: plane,trek,climbing
  • Accomodation: Hotel, Guest houses and Tended Camping
  • Trip Grade: challenging

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