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Mt. Kanchenjunga Expedition

Kanchenjunga is the third-tallest mountain in the world after Mt. Everest and Mt. K2. Kanchenjunga is situated in eastern part of Nepal at 8598m. It was first climbed by a British team in 1956. It is an enormous mountain mass, and many satellite peaks rise from its narrow icy ridges. 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. The peak consists of four summits.

 

The west summit, Yalung Kang, is 8420m high and some people classify it as a separate 8000m peak. Three first Westerner to explore Kanchenjunga was the British botanist JD Hooker, who visited the area twice in 1848 and 1849. Exploration of the Skim, side of the peak continued with both British and pundit explorers mapping and photographing until 1899. In that year a party led by Douglas fresh field made a circuit of Kanchenjunga and produced what is still one of the most authoritative maps of the region. The Japanese now took up the challenge and mounted expeditions in 1973, 1974 and 1976 during which they climbed Yalung Kang. A German Expedition climbed Yalung Kang in 1975, and in 1977 an Indian army team mounted the second successful expedition to the main peak of Kanchenjunga.

 

The route (North Face) is definitely the safest, although not the easiest. Climb of Kanchenjunga begin from a charming base camp in the meadows of Panorama at 5,180 m. First challenge is to fix lines up 900 m of intricate mixed climbing to the North col. This provides the most challenging climbing of the expedition. Once creating a lifeline to and from the North Col you can begin the long process of establishing three camps up the long and complicated North ridge. Using Sherpa support and oxygen, you can move at a systematically slow velocity higher and higher up the mountain. This is a highly satisfying climb for the expert Climbers.

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Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 Day 02 - 05 Official Preparation day in Kathmandu.
Day 06 Drive to Phidim (3158m). Overnight camp.
Day 07 Stay in Phidim for arrangement of porters.
Day 08 Trek to Panchami. Overnight in Camp.
Day 09 Trek to Doban. Overnight in Camp.
Day 10 Trek to Khewang. Overnight in Camp.
Day 11 Trek to Yamphudin. Overnight in Camp.
Day 12 Trek to Amje Khola. Overnight in Camp.
Day 13 Trek to Toronto. Overnight in Camp.
Day 14 Trek to Toronto. Overnight in Camp.
Day 15 Trek to Ramje. Overnight in Camp.
Day 16 Trek to Glacier Camp. Overnight in Camp.
Day 17 Trek to Kanchenjunga BC.
Day 18 Day 18 - 20 Leisure at BC for acclimatization.
Day 21 Day 21 - 51 Climbing.
Day 52 Return treks to Ramje. Overnight in Camp.
Day 53 Trek to Amje Khola. Overnight in Camp.
Day 54 Trek to Yamphudin. Overnight in Camp.
Day 55 Trek to Khewang. Overnight in Camp.
Day 56 Trek to Panchami. Overnight in Camp.
Day 57 Trek to Ghopetar. Overnight in Camp.
Day 58 Drive from Gopetar to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 59 Day 59 - 60 Stay in Kathmandu.
Day 61 Departure to your own destination
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