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    Kanchenjunga Expedition (8,586 m)

    4.58/5 from 12 reviews

    At a Glance

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Trip Difficulty
      Strenuous
    • Activities
      Trek and Climbing
    • Accommodation
      3 star standard hotel in Cities, Guest house during trekking and tent during climbing
    • Meals
      All Standard Meals throughout the trip
    • Vehicle
      Private Luxury Tourist Vehicles and Aeroplane
    • Max. People
      15

    About - Kanchenjunga Expedition (8,586 m)

    Mt.Kanchenjunga standing at an astounding 8586m is known as an expedition for hidden treasures. Kanchenjunga stands as five treasures namely Kanchenjunga I (8586m), Kanchenjunga West (8505m), Kanchenjunga South (8494m), Central (8482m), and Kangbachen (7902m). The mountain's name originated from the Tibetan language consisting of two words ‘Kanchen’ and ‘Dzong’. The treasures of Kanchenjunga are referred to as salt, gold, turquoise and precious stones, sacred scriptures, invincible armor, grain, and medicine respectively. It is believed that all the treasures are hidden under Kanchenjunga and will be revived when it's time for the world to know. Kanchenjunga was first successfully climbed in 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band of the British Kanchenjunga Expedition– 50 years after the first expedition made an attempt in climbing Kanchenjunga in 1905.

    Kanchenjunga is not an ordinary eight-thousander, this peak is most unpredictable and has caused many casualties. This peak is considered one of the most challenging peaks due to its uncertain climate and is most prone to snowstorms and avalanches. So, in order to successfully complete the expedition, you are required to increase your technical skill as high as possible. The route to the summit is done from South ridge which is obvious and most suitable. However, the steep climb toward the summit requires major technical skills. In short, the Kanchenjunga peak is suitable for those with at least a trekking peak experience, and to add on any seven thousand peaks with steep elevations would be an advantage. Although, our mountain guides from LHN will make sure you will successfully complete the expedition and be safe and secure. 

    Kanchenjunga lies under Kanchenjunga national park, so the route toward the base camp and peak is rich in biodiversity. Expect to see some of the rarest species of plants and animals. It's home to more than 250 species of birds and wildlife. Five ice sheets channel from the Kanchenjunga Massif: Zemu, Kanchenjunga, Yalung, Talung, and the Ramtang icy mass add to the astounding geology of this mountain range as they channel down to frame a few dazzling waterways. The Sapta Koshi River finally flows into the Ganges River, and the Teesta River in India clears its way through India to the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh.

    For the complete guide on peak climbing and expedition in Nepal, please click here.

    How to prepare for Kanchenjunga 

    Kanchenjunga is not an ordinary mountain peak, to conquer the summit you should be in the most perfect physical and mental status. Taking enough time to acclimatize to that extreme altitude plays a key part in successfully completing the expedition. The route to the peak would definitely be challenging and to ensure you are safe, the acclimatization process would be an integral part of the expedition. The other part comes to the preparation, at least six months or years of expedition you are highly recommended to get engaged in an aerobic physical fitness program that is suitable for high altitudes which include, running, climbing, hiking, and many more. This adequate preparation will help you to acclimatize to those altitudes sooner than expected.

    Best time for the Kanchenjunga expedition

    Generally, the best time for the expedition is during the climbing window period which starts from early March to mid-May and from October to late November. The perfect period of time will be during the spring season as the weather is the most pleasant of all the year. This comes as the best part for climbers who will see extraordinary views from the peak at the best time of the year. However, to add on during that period of time the lush Rhododendron will fulfill the entire path of dense forest to the camp. 

    Major Highlights of Kanchenjunga Base Camp

    Mystical Yeti

    Many trekkers and mountaineers have claimed to have seen yetis living in the mountains' treasures, but no concrete proof of their existence has yet been produced. The Himalayas are still thought to be home to the yeti. If these beliefs are accurate, these unusual human-like animals might come into your sight. Until now, the Yeti has been a mythical creature for common people, and the Himalayan people have lamented the loss of their goats, sheep, and yaks to the Yets.

    Diverse flora and fauna

    Kanchenjunga National park is rich in diverse flora and fauna. The protected national park is the main result of the rich biodiversity shared by two neighboring nations Nepal and India respectively. These dense forests look even more beautiful during the period of Spring when the forests are covered up by lush Rhododendrons.

    Outstanding Walks in the Glaciers

    The route towards the camp passes through the magical glaciers of Kanchenjunga. These glaciers have been settled down for decades making them some of the unique sights of expeditions. Thus passing through the glaciers toward the summit is one of the unique experiences during the whole expedition cycle. 

    Himalayan settlement and lifestyle

    The people of the Himalayas have been living under the shadows of Kanchenjunga despite their hard work and hustle. You’ll be encountering the Himalayan lifestyle, and how they have been surviving even in those conditions. The typical village settlements you will be passing along the route are one of the unique sights to look after. 

    More HIghlights of Kanchenjunga

    • Subtropical valleys to high snow-capped fields.
    • Rare snow leopards, red pandas, blue sheep, and Himalayan mountain bears.
    • Experience unbelievable perspectives en route to Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Investigate the less navigated Eastern rugged locales of Nepal,
    • Stroll past the well-known frosty lakes in the locale,
    • Ponder in Ramtang and Oktang Monasteries after your tiring strolls,
    • Exceptional perspectives on the incomparable Himalayas like Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu,
    • Ethnic gatherings with Rai and Limbu and experience

    If you are looking for similar trips in the Everest region, we also offer Manaslu Expedition (8,163 m), Lhotse Expedition (8,516 m), Mt.Everest(8848.86m), Dhaulagiri Expedition (8,167 m), and many more.

    Please, click here for the complete guide for trekking in Nepal. 

    If you need any further information, please contact us.

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      Mr. Jonah
      United States of America (the), New York

      Greater the view from the Top

      Luxury Holidays Nepal is their name while providing very fine and best services. During my Peak Climbing, Luxury Holidays Nepal gave me amazing services, and a great team, who support me during the journey in and very friendly manner. The whole journey is unforgettable for me. It was a great experience. Every step up makes the views more pristine and outstanding.

      Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal for such an amazing wonderful trip. If I have to suggest the best trek company, I proudly suggest Luxury Holidays Nepal Pvt. Ltd. to everyone. Go and explore the Himalayan landlock country with them. 

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      Mr. Pedry Luis
      United States of America (the), Dallas

      Excellent choice for our Peak Climbing in Nepal

      Luxury Holidays Nepal was an excellent choice for our Peak climbing in Nepal. We had the most incredible Peak climbing. Our guide, Santosh Sherpa, is very knowledgeable, flexible, and caring about our needs and expectations. We had a fantastic guide and our porter was great. We enjoyed the personal attention and treatment from the time of arrival at the airport to our departure back home. The quality of service we received from LHN was excellent. Had a great experience! I highly recommend Luxury holiday Nepal and join this company for further holidays.

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      Mr. Oliver
      United States of America (the), Texas

      LHN was an excellent choice for our Peak climbing in Nepal

      We recently completed Peak Climbing with Luxury Holidays Nepal.LHN made our trip enjoyable. Peak Climbing has been my dream since childhood. It was done in a very safe manner. Good and comfortable accommodations were provided. . We were very satisfied with their service and given information about the journey. . It was an unforgettable trip in my entire life. I highly recommend the Luxury holiday Nepal.

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    Essential Information

    Tourist Visa
    Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. To obtain a visa upon arrival by air in Nepal you must fill in an application form and provide a passport copy. Visa application forms are available at the arrival hall, though some airlines provide this form on the flight. There are now visa registration machines in the immigration hall for people with electronic passports, which will automatically fill out the visa form for you after inserting your passport. Or, you can get a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed in your own country before your arrival.

    On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points
    15 Days – 30 USD
    30 Days – 50 USD
    90 Days – 125 USD

    Getting in Nepal
    There are many entry points in Nepal but most of you will take a flight to Kathmandu which is the only entry point for travelers who are entering by air. Your expedition will officially begin after flying to Kathmandu where you will be picked up by a Luxury Holidays Nepal representative at the airport, so you need to provide your arrival details in advance. And also lets us know if your flight gets delayed right away so we can manage everything accordingly.

    Domestic Flights
    Domestic flights in Nepal are the main intercommunication to reach the region where you are going for your expedition as most of these regions are disconnected by road transport. Your flights into the Khumbu and any other region that are mentioned in your trip program will be reserved by us on your behalf. Due to the terrain and landscapes of Nepal domestic flights might get caught in weather delays which is why we recommend your return flight back home be changeable at any time.

    Altitude Sickness
    Altitude Sickness is an effect of high-altitude atmospheric pressure that results in a quick change in oxygen level and air pressure of the human body. The symptoms will arise while walking at a high altitude without properly acclimatizing the body. It can happen to anyone even if they have great physical fitness if they climb faster at a higher altitude. It is better to ascend gradually to prevent altitude sickness.

    Money
    There is good access to ATMs anywhere in most city areas, however, you will find it hard in rural areas. Different banks have their maximum withdrawal amount limit. Most hotels, restaurants, airlines, and travel agents accept cards as well. It is more important to have enough cash as there will be very limited or no ATM access in trekking areas and also some reserve cash for emergencies. USD is selectively acceptable in Nepal but still, you need to make sure you have Nepalese currency on hand during the expedition.

    Tipping
    There is no significant rule about tipping your guide or porter but it has been more common in Nepal. It is on you to decide whether to thank the guide and porter with tips or not. But in most cases, guides and porters expect tips from you though they don’t ask for tips verbally.

    Drinking-Water
    The water quality in Nepal isn’t the greatest so it is better to use a water filtration or purification tablet. You can also drink boiled water if you like. Make sure to drink a lot of water during the expedition as your body requires more at a higher altitude.

    Safety
    Nepal is a heaven for adventures and is comparatively a safe destination for those adventures. There is a low rate of serious crime however you should still take sensible safety measures. Keep an eye on pick-pocketers and snatchers in buses and tourist areas. You can avoid walking with a large amount of cash on your own. Always let your guide know if you’re going out during the trip.

    Internet and SIM Card
    Most cities have extensive access to the internet, also hotels, restaurants, and cafes that offer free WIFI. But outside the cities, in the remote trekking areas, it’s fair to non-existent. During the expedition, the internet is available at the base camp for a certain amount of cost. You can easily purchase a SIM card at an affordable cost. You can use the data package using the SIM card as well.

    Vaccinations & Immunization
    Before traveling to Nepal, please consult your travel clinic for updated information on vaccinations and immunizations. The commonly recommended vaccinations are Chickenpox, Diphtheria-Tetanus, Polio, Shingles, Covid-19, Hepatitis A & B, Encephalitis, Malaria, Measles, Rabies, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever.

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