Kangchenjunga is the third-highest peak in the world and the second-highest in Nepal. It is located in the eastern Himalayas on the border between India and Nepal. The mountain rises to an elevation of 8,586 meters (28,169 feet) above sea level and is part of the Great Himalayan Range. The name “Kanchenjunga” is delivered from the Tibetan word 'Kanchen' and ‘Dzonga’ translated means "The Five Treasures of the Great Snows", as it contains five peaks, Kanchenjunga I (8586m), Kanchenjunga West (8505m), Kanchenjunga South (8494m) and Kangbachen (7903m). The treasures represent the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books.
Kangchenjunga has a long and interesting history of climbing. The mountain was first surveyed by the British in 1849, but it wasn't until 1955 that it was finally climbed for the first time. A team of British climbers, led by Joe Brown and George Band, made the first successful ascent of the mountain on May 25, 1955.
Kangchenjunga is considered a challenging and technical mountain to climb, and many people are drawn to it for the sense of accomplishment and personal growth that comes with successfully summiting a mountain of this stature. Some people also climb Kangchenjunga as a way to experience the beauty and majesty of the Himalayas and to spend time in the wilderness.
The Seven Summit Treks, Kangchenjunga Expedition will begin in the second week of April starting in Kathmandu. You will have a couple of days for the preparation of goods and equipment and paper works. Afterward, you will take a flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Phidim. From here your treks begin to Kangchenjunga basecamp. This trip suits those who have previous experiences with a few 7000m peaks or even more. We will do a frequent rotation to each camp for the best acclimatization. The advance basecamp is normally set at (5,475m/17,963ft), Camp I at (6,200m/20,241ft), Camp II at (6,400m/20,997ft), Camp III at (7,100m/23,294ft), Camp IV (7,570m/24770ft) and Summit (8,586m/28,169ft).
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WHY CLIMB MT. KANGCHENJUNGA WITH SEVEN SUMMIT TREKS?
- Highly qualified, professional, friendly, and experienced climbing Sherpa guide, Kitchen staff, and Basecamp Manager.
- Well-equipped with climbing equipment and logistic support for base camp and higher camps.
- Safety is a top priority for us, and we take every step to minimize risks and ensure the well-being of our clients.
- We offer a variety of itineraries to suit different abilities and interests, so you can choose the option that best meets your needs.
- Hi-tech in weather forecast and communication
- Easy Helicopter charter service when needed (extra charge to be applied)
- 1 climbing Sherpa Guide to each member
Advance Base camp (5,475m/17,963ft)
Either by Heli flight or trek, you will reach Kangchenjunga basecamp of Seven Summit Treks at an altitude of 5,475m. where you will be awaited by our best Sherpa team. Seven Summit has the best basecamp setup. Kangchenjunga basecamp lies on a rocky moraine with amazing views of the massive Mt. Kangchenjunga. You will be spending about a month at base camp. Each member will get a separate member tent and dining, kitchen, shower, communication, and toilet tents. Before we climb the mountain, the base camp will be well settled with the best facility. We make big puja ceromancy at basecamp for good luck and safe climbing.
Camp I (6,200m/20,241ft)
For the best acclimatization, once the rope is fixed by the Sherpa team you will climb to camp I which lies at an altitude of 6200m. The mountaineering preparation is direct to the Yalung glacier. In this section of climbing, you will encounter mixed terrain with few crevasses and ice on the section of the glacier. This will take you about 4 to 5 hours of climbing. We will have frequent rotations on camp I and back to base camp.
Camp II (6,400m/20,997)
The climbing from camp I to Camp II is the shortest distance. It is a semi-technical section of the Yalung glacier's south face. Camp II's altitude is 6,400m just 200m more than camp I. You need to walk on snow for over an hour and some several steep sections. This will take about 2/3 hours to walk.
Camp III (7,100m/23,294ft)
Climbing from camp II to camp III is a long-distance climb at 7000m altitude. It will take about 5 hours to climb from camp to camp III. It's very long and technical climbing on few crevasses are exist, the view from camp III is outstanding although there will be direct sun hitting and this will make hot. Some of the solo climbers or alpine-style climbers target the summit from this part but SST always fixes camp IV for more acclimatization. SST assures that you will have a very comfortable climb with our highly experienced climbing guides/Sherpa.
Camp IV (7,570m/24,770ft)
It’s a tough day to climb from camp III to IV because the real climbing beings from this point. You are already at the altitude of 7570m so the oxygen level will be low and some members can feel difficulties. In this section of climbing, you will need to climb for about 3 to 4 hours on steep snow parts. You might have sleep experience if the weather favors you in advance on acclimatization days.
The most important day is summit day. It is the main goal for all climbers. It's a day that climbers dream about. So, most of the climbers begin their summit push at late night and will walk to the summit for about 9/10 hours and will reach the summit about 8-10 am (morning). The Summit of Mt. Kangchenjunga is stunning. You will be mesmerized by the beautiful view of different 8000m peaks. On the same day after taking some pictures, you will walk down to camp III or camp II, which will take about 5 to 6 hours. descending from the summit is also a difficult part of this expedition so safety descent is also an important part of summit day. Seven Summit Treks will have one climbing Sherpa with one member from camp IV to summit day and till back to basecamp. The SST guide will carry an oxygen cylinder for members and himself. For the safe summit of Mt. Kangchenjunga SST will always have a guideline for the best weather forecast, communication, and back support from the basecamp leader. Rope fixing up to the summit is the major duty of our climbing Sherpa so we highly admire our Sherpa for fixing ropes, and making all the effort to get the group reaches to the summit of Mt. Kangchenjunga.
Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,350m)Hotel
Rest in Kathmandu: Expedition briefing and PreparationB/DHotel
Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to PhidimB/L/DLodge
Drive from Phidim to Yamphudin (2,080m)B/L/DLodge
Acclimatization in Yamphudin (rest day)B/L/DLodge
Trek from Yamphudin to Tortong (2,995m)B/L/DLodge
Trek from Tortong to Tseram (3,870m)B/L/DLodge
Acclimatization in Tseram (rest day): Hike to Ramche (4,580m)B/L/DLodge
Acclimatization in Tseram (rest day)B/L/DLodge
Fly by Heli from Tseram to Kanchenjunga Basecamp (5,475m)B/L/DTent
Rotation: [Basecamp – Rotation (Camp I, Camp II and Camp III) – Basecamp]Full BoardTent
Climbing Period [Basecamp – Kanchenjunga Summit (8,586m) – Basecamp]Full BoardTent
Fly by Heli from Basecamp to TapetokB/L/DLodge
Drive from Tapetok to Bhadrapur & Transfer to the Hotel: via PhidimB/L/DHotel
Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu & Transfer to the HotelBreakfastHotel
Leisure day in Kathmandu CityBreakfastHotel
Transfer to the International Airport for final departureBreakfast
- ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE : Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop), by private vehicle.
- HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu (4-star category) - single room on bed and breakfast plan.
- WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office Staff.
- CARGO CLEARANCE : Assistance for cargo clearance in Nepal’s Customs, clearance cost is subject to a charge.
- HOTEL IN BHADRAPUR : 1-night Hotel in Bhadrapur City (Tourist Standard) – Sharing room on full board plan.
- PERMITS : Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Kangchenjunga, Restricted area entry permit, and fee.
- LIAISON OFFICER : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
- GARBAGE MANAGEMENT : Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
- INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
- MAP : Trekking and climbing map.
- DUFFLE BAG : One Seven Summit Treks’ Duffle Bag.
- MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Bhadrapur and drive by jeep from Yamphudin (via Phidim). While returning; Drive from Tapetok to Bhadrapura (by jeep) and fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu, as per the itinerary. (Helicopter Flight): Both-way Helicopter flights from Tseram - Kangchenjunga Basecamp – Tapetok (on a schedule and in a group basis).
- EXPEDITION STUFFS TRANSPORTATION : Transportation of all necessary equipment for all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Yamphudin (by Truck) and from Yamphudin to Base camp (By Porters – depending upon condition) – While returning; Base camp to Yamphudin (By Porters– depending upon condition) and Yamphuding to Kathmandu (by Truck). Based on the condition, different transportation variants may adopt.
- MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters or mules.
- FOOD AND LODGING : 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek and at the Basecamp. Hygienic and fresh green vegetables, fresh meat, fruits, soft drinks, and juice will be served during the entire expedition using helicopter flights. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staff.
- CAMPING : All necessary logistic arrangements for Camping during the trek.
- PORTER : Porter per member up to and from Base camp (both ways).
- BASE CAMP STAFF : Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
- STAFF SALARY AND ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
- BASE CAMP TENT : Each member will have an individual box tent in Base Camp.
- BACK-UP OXYGEN : Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (with appropriate charge).
- BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT : Single Tent, foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staff, Store tent, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
- HEATER : Heater at base camp in each Dining and other necessary camps.
- SOLAR/GENERATOR/LIGHT : 1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, for the battery charges, laptop, and other electronic devices.
- TRAINING : Oxygen, Mask Regulator, Ice wall, and Ladder training at basecamp by a professional guide.
- HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBING SHERPA : 1 veteran and government-licensed climbing Sherpa per member (1 Member: 1 Sherpa), during the entire climb from Basecamp to the summit and back, and on each rotation.
- ASSISTANCE : Climbing Sherpa to assist in carrying your gear to the high camps.
- CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
- OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : Summit Oxygen: 3 oxygen bottles (4 Ltrs.) for each member and 1 oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa. **
- OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR : 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks and regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be returned after the expedition. **
- HIGH CAMP SERVICE (INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS) : High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews at (C1) (C2) (C3) and (C4). Group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
- HIGH ALTITUDE TENT : Members will share tents in high camps (2 members: 1 tent).
- ROPE FIXING TEAM : The team of experienced Sherpas (including personal Sherpa) will fix the route in Kanchenjunga (no extra charge will be applied to members).
- SATELLITE PHONE : Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
- WALKIE-TALKIE : Walkie–Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
- PERMITS : Satellite Phone/Walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
- INTERNET SERVICE : Internet facility will be available at the Base Camp (SUBJECT TO A CHARGE).
- WEATHER FORECAST : Weather forecast report regularly from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
- MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
- CERTIFICATE : Mt. Kangchenjunga climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Kangchenjunga successfully).
- AIR FARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
- NEPAL ENTRY VISA FEE : Nepalese Visa fee is $125 USD for 90 Days.
- LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
- EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU & BHADRAPUR : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu / Bhadrapur. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition, or domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- INSURANCE POLICY : Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high-altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) *Mandatory
- PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will have soft drinks for members at base camp).
- PERSONAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear.
- TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
- FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
- INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek and expedition.
- SUMMIT BONUS : Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD.
- TIPS : Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff – Minimum 400 USD.
- EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.
Highlight Of Trip
Highlight Of Trip
- 10 April 2023 - 29 May 2023
- 3rd Highest Mountain in the World
- 1 Climber: 1 Sherpa Guide
- 3 Bottles of Oxygen
- Full Board / Basecamp Service
- Challenging & Technical Mountain
- Stunning views from the Summit
- Experience the natural beauty of the Himalayas
- Experience the unique culture of the region
- Explore the diverse Flora & Fauna