The Satori Kanchenjunga Expedition travels to one of the most diverse 8,000 meter mountains in the Himalaya. The Kanchenjunga Expedition has elements of remoteness and challenging technical climbing on a huge massif. Mt. Kanchenjunga is located on the very remote border between Nepal and Sikkim and attracts relatively few trekkers. Due to its remote location it retains its pristine beauty, mystery and charm. For most mountains above 8,500 meters we advise clients to climb in the spring season. This peak can be attempted in the fall, but becomes very difficult due to its snow conditions. There are two famous climbing routes in Kanchenjunga for the main summit. The Normal climbing route is along the South east side of the mountain from the Yalung glacier.
There are two base camps to during any Kangchenjunga Expedition. Kangchenjunga North Base Camp on the Kangchenjunga Glacier and the South Base Camp on Yalung Glacier. The access to both camps is from Suketar (2,400 meters) which is the town with the closest airport to the mountain with flights to Kathmandu. Suketar is also the last town accessible from Kathmandu by road. The route from North Base Camp via the North Col is the Normal route.
Mt. Kangchenjunga is graded at alpine PD+/AD. Climbers will need approximately 60 days for the expedition. Our Kanchenjunga Expedition is not recommended for inexperienced climbers or climbers attempting their first 8,000 meter expedition. The scenery is phenomenal all the way from base camp overlooking the Kanchenjunga glacier. The most difficult section of the climb is the South Col which consists of 500 meters of mixed ice and rock climbing. We will fix ropes in this area for climbing safety. For fixed departure dates for this expedition, please check our events page.
Kanchenjunga Expedition: Overview
Highest access: 8,586 meters (28,169 feet)
Duration: 60 days
Group Size: 2-10 People per group
Location: Nepal/Sikkim border
Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus
Best season: Late spring
Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering
Mode of Travel: Camping
Climbing route: Southeast Ridge
Full board services include:
• Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flight as per itinerary.
• Assistance at the International airport by Satori Expeditions while arriving and departing in Kathmandu.
• 4 Nights Yak and Yeti or similar hotels accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
• Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period.
• Private Bus or Jeep Transportation from Kathmandu-Teplejung (Khamdani)-Kathmandu sector to all climbing member, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
• All trekking and mountaineering equipment, kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for advance Base Camp and camp two.
• Common climbing equipment (necessary fixed and main rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar etc)
• Services of chef and kitchen assistant at base camp.
• 3 meals a day: breakfasts, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee)available at the tea house/hotel/lodge during the trekking period.
• 3 fresh meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at advanced base camp.
• All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the expedition for both clients and staff.
• 50 kg baggage allowance per person during trekking period. This will be carried by porters.
• Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
• Trekking Permit (Kanchenjunga National Park entry fee)
• TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
• Expedition Royalty and climbing permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586M).
• Nepalese Government Royalty and fees.
• One experienced, trained, government licensed and 3x Kanchenjunga Summiteer climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client.
• All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staff during the trekking and expedition period.
• Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpa’s, chefs, kitchen assistants.
• Equipment allowances and wages for government liaison officer.
• First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
• Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication and available for members with the cost of $3USD per minute.
• Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
• Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
• Heater will be provided at base camp for heating the dining room.
• Emergency oxygen, mask and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge.
• Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
• Solar panel for light and battery charging.
• All tents for camp 1, 2, 3 and 4 for members and staff.
• Ice fall charges by SPCC.
• Gamow Bags (Portable Altitude Chamber).
• 5 Bottles (28L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided each members (we use Poisk brands of the Oxygen).
• Latest model of Summit or Top out system mask and regulators.
• Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing, and insurance for staff.
• Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing Sherpa guide, cook and staff.
• Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
• Fresh cooked food and kitchen will be provided at camp II.
• Trekking and climbing map of the Mount Kanchenjunga region.
• EPI Cooking gas, stove will be provided in camp one, three and south col for cooking food, boiling water.
• Generator will be providing for back-up lighting power and charging electronic equipment.
• Transportation of food supply to base camp from Kathmandu (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter/Yaks to base camp).
• Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
• Complete departure information.
• Flight ticket reconfirmation
• Visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
• Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
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