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Mount Kanchenjunga Expedition

destination Mount Kanchenjunga
duration 48 Days
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
max altitude 8586m
season Spring


The 3rd highest mountain, “The five treasures of great snows”, Mount Kanchenjunga is one of the coolest and challenging technical climb on a huge massif. The astonishing massif retains its pristine beauty, mystery, and charm. The Mount Kanchenjunga expedition is a stimulating lifetime journey above 8000 meters that one can ever forget.

Mount Kanchenjunga expedition at the elevation of 8586 meters/ 28,169 feet lies on the very remote border between Nepal and Sikkim. As the name suggests, the five treasures of great snows, Kanchenjunga comprises five summits that are Kanchenjunga main 8586 meters, Kanchenjunga West (Yalung Kang) 8505 meters, Kanchenjunga Central 8482 meters, Kanchenjunga South 8494 meters, and Kangbachen 7903 meters. Each of these treasure fountains repositories of God which are Gold, Silver, Gems, Grain, and Holy books. The first ascent to Mt. Kanchenjunga expedition was made by Joe Brown, George Band in 1995 May 25 and was followed by Norman Hardie and Tony Streather on May 26.
Mount Kanchenjunga expedition has two base camps. Kangchenjunga North Base Camp and South Base camp on Kangchenjunga Glacier and Yalung Glacier respectively. Suketar at the altitude of 2400 m, a closet town with an airport is a pathway to both camps. The normal route to the summit is the Southeast side of the mountain from Yalung Glacier. The base camp and other high camps of Mount Kanchenjunga Camp I, Camp II, Camp III, and Camp IV fall at the elevation of 5400 meters, 6200 meters, 6400 meters, 7100 meters, and 7550 meters respectively. As the expedition gets high elevation other gigantic mountains like Mt. Everest 8848 meters, Lhotse 8,516 meters, Makalu 8,485 meters, and others get visible. The trail to the Summit passes along the tropical jungles of rhododendrons and oak forests and alpine zones. In addition, an indigenous group like Rai, Limbu and Tibetan, and their settlements become prominent influence during a journey
Frontiertreks lead by professional climber has the necessary experience to make the expedition successful and safe. Our adventure group has a reasonable cost with quality food and services which is one of the premier operations in the Himalayas.

Seasonal Highlights for Mount Kanchenjunga Expedition:
Spring (March, April, and May) is the best time for Expedition
Theses months bring hotter climate
Autumn season (September- November) is reasonable for the expedition
Winter has cold nights, low temperature
Summer has the risk of Avalanche

Trip Highlights

  • Get to know an indigenous group like Rai, Limbu, and Tibetan settlements.
  • Witness globally significant flora and fauna like rhododendrons, orchids, snow leopard, Asian black bear, and others.
  • Trek and observe Kanchenjunga Conservation Area.
  • Observe high mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Kanchenjunga west, Kanchenjunga Central, Kanchenjunga South, and others.
  • Summit of the Mount Kanchenjunga (8586 m/ 28,169 ft.)


Day 1: Advent in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport.

A representative from Frontier treks greets you and escorts you to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu valley observe and expedition briefing.

Day 3: Fly to Jhapa, Bhadrapur (95 m) then, drive to Suketar (2410 m). Duration: 7-9 hours.

Day 4: Drive from Suketar to Tapethol (1250 m). Duration: 6-7 hours.

Day 5: Trek to Amjilosa (25909 m) from Tapethok. Duration: 6-7 hours.

Day 6: Trek to Gyabla (2730 m) from Majilosa. Duration: 4-5 hours.

Day 7: Trek to Ghunsa (3410 m) from Gyabla. Duration: 6-7 hours.

Day 8: Acclimatization and exploration day at Ghunsa.

Day 9: Trek to Khambachen (4050 m) from Ghunsa. Duration: 6-7 hours.

Day 10: Another accommodation day at Khambachen.

Day 11: Trek to Lhonak (4780 m) from Khambachen. Duration: 6-7 hours.

Day 12: Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (Pang Pema, 5140 m) from Lhonak. Duration: 4-5 hours.

Day 13 – Day 40: Climbing Period.

Day 41: Trek via Pang Pema to Khambachen. Duration: 6- 7 hours.

Day 42: Trek to Ghunsa from Khambachen. Duration: 5-6 hours.

Day 43: rek to Gyabla from Ghunsa. Duration: 6-7 hours.

Day 44: Trek to Amjilosa from Gyabla. Duration: 7-8 hours.

Day 45: Trek to Tapethok. Duration: 7 hours.

Day 46: Drive via Taplejung and Bhadrapur. Duration: 13 hours.

Day 47: Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 48: Final Departure

Inclusion / Exclusion


  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • 4 nights Accommodation in Kathmandu (B/B)
  • A welcome dinner program in Kathmandu
  • All necessary documents such as expedition permit, (TIMS) card, national park & entry fees
  • A Liaison officer and his allowance, insurance, salary, and accommodation
  • Garbage Deposal fees
  • Insurance (Medical & emergency rescue) for all staff
  • All necessary transportation costs from Kathmandu to base camp & base camp to Kathmandu
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner including hot drinks - tea/ coffee, soup items)
  • Climbing Sherpa, base camp cook, kitchen helper, porter & their daily wages, equipment, meal etc.
  • Individual tent with form mattress & pillow for each member at base camp
  • Dinning, kitchen, communication, store, toilet & shower tents at base camp
  • Tables, chairs & all necessary cooking gears
  • Heater at base camp in member and staff dinning tent
  • Generator or solar panel, light, or any other electronic devices at base camp
  • A professional climbing Sherpa per head
  • Equipment that requires advance payment, Salary and carrying bonus for climbing Sherpa
  • Oxygen - 4 bottles per head and 2 bottles for each climbing Sherpa
  • Mask & regulator will be provided for each member and climbing Sherpa
  • Satellite phone carrying by team guide for emergency communication with suitable costs
  • Walkie-Talkie & satellite Phone for communication during the expedition
  • High-food, Tent, EPI gas & cooking pot
  • Weather forecast during the complete expedition period
  • Medical kit


  • International Airfare
  • Nepali Visa fee
  • Meal (Lunch and dinner) during the stay in Kathmandu hotel
  • Insurance (Travel, high altitude, accident, medical and emergency rescue)
  • Personal Needs (Telephone, internet, battery recharge, shower, laundry, alcoholic beverages during the trekking and expedition)
  • Personal climbing equipment’s
  • Filming, and Drone permit fee
  • Bonus for Climbing Sherpa after summit

All Inclusive Cost

  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts

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