Govt. Regd. #: 2617/075
Group Size
2-12 people
Trip Grade
Tea House / Tent
Max. Elevation
8,586m / 28,169ft
B / L / D
Flight / Private Car
Best Season
Mar - May

Mt. Kanchenjunga Expedition; Standing at 8,586m Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world and the second highest in Nepal. Firstly, it was climbed by a British team in 1956. The peak consists of four summits. The west summit, Yalung Kang, 8420m high, and some people classify it as a separate 8000m peak. Kanchenjunga (8,586m) range lies in the extreme north-west of Nepal which lies from north to south along the Nepal-Sikkim border. The old hill resort of Darjeeling made it one of the better-known mountains at the initial time phase of Himalayan exploration.

Above all, the name “Kanchenjunga” is derived from the Tibetan word  'Kitchen' and 'Dzonga'  which means "The Five Treasures of the Great Snows". It contains five peaks, Kanchenjunga I (8,586m), Kanchenjunga West (8,505m), Kanchenjunga South (8,494m) and Kangbachen (7,903m)

Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sight-seeing and preparation.
Day 03: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.
Day 04: Fly Drive from Kathmandu Bhadrapur a tourist vehicle which takes about nine hours and then transfers to hotel.
Day 05: Drive to Taplejung 2420m by Local Bus 8/9 hours stay at Lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Phurumbu 921m which takes about four hours overnight in the camp.
Day 07: Trek to Chirwa 1270m which takes about five hours overnight in the camp.
Day 08: Trek to Sekarthum 1660m which takes about six hours, overnight in the camp.
Day 09: Trek to Amji-Lhasa 2510m which takes about five hours and overnight in camp.
Day 10: Trek to Gyabla 3450m which takes about six hours overnight in the camp.
Day 11: Trek to Ghunsa 3595m which takes about Five hours overnight in the camp.
Day 12: Trek to Khambachen 4095m which takes about five hours and overnight in camp.
Day 13: Rest day in Khambachen for acclimatization, overnight in the camp.
Day 14: Trek to Lonak 4785m which takes about five hours and overnight in the camp.
Day 15: Trek to Pangpema 5100m which takes about five hours overnight in the camp.
Day 16: Pangpema 5100m Basecamp established and necessary preparation for climbing Mount Kanchenjunga.
Day 17-42: Climbing Period. summit period for Kanchenjunga 8586m.
Day 43: Preparation to returning (Cleaning up Base Camp).
Day 44: Trek Back to Lonak 4785m which takes about five hours overnight in Camp.
Day 45: Trek to Ghunsa 3595m which takes about six hours overnight in camp.
Day 46: Trek to Gyabla 2730m 7 hours stay at the tea house.
Day 47: Trek to Sakethun 2320m 6/7 hours stay at the tea house.
Day 48: Trek to Chhirwa 1270m 5/6 hours stay at the tea house.
Day 49: Trek to Gadi danda 1890m 7/8 hours stays at the tea house.
Day 50: Trek to Suketar Airport 2420m 4 hours last day celebration with staff stays at Lodge.
Day 51: Morning fly back to via Biratnagar Kathmandu transfer to Hotel with BB plan.
Day 52: Full day sightseeing and shopping in Kathmandu, a farewell dinner party in the evening and overnight in the hotel.
Day 53: Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination. Our representative will assist you at the airport.

What's included?

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Snowy Horizon’s representative while arriving and departing.
  • Six nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis;
  • Flight ticket Kathmandu-Suketar-Kathmandu or land transportation
  • All camping equipment in Base camp and Advance Base Camp;
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri
  • Nepalese Government Royalty;
  • Food during expedition period for expedition Members and Staff in Base camp
  • All staff during Expedition period with experienced Guide (Base Camp Manager)
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary;
  • Cargo clearance & Duties Assistance Service free;
  • Daily wages, equipment allowance & Insurance for expedition Staff;
  • Gamow Bag will be available for expedition group;
  • Solar panel for light and batteries charger will be available for expedition members;
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
  • All Necessary camping equipment's like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
  • Per person 40kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 30kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mountain.
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
  • Appropriate food for climbing crew at base camp and chinese Base Camp.
  • ll necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • World Himalayan Destination Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.)
  • Our service Charges

What's not included?

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival) and re entry visa fee
  • Ice fall Garbage Deposit fees (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
  • Wake talkies & Filming permit.
  • Ice falls charges All tent for camp 1, 2, 3
  • Personal climbing gears;
  • Climbing Guide(s)
  • Emergency Oxygen and mask regulator.
  • World Himalayan Destination Service will be "Zero" above Advance Base Camp
  • High altitude food for sherpa and member
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods;
  • Emergency/Rescue Jeep cost US$800;
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” SECTION

Elevation Chart & Map