The Expedition to Mount Kanchenjunga

The Expedition to Mount Kanchenjunga

The Expedition to Mount Kanchenjunga

Overview

Seasons: April to May and Oct to Sept
Time: 50 days
Difficulty: Moderate
Pax: 2 min
Accommodation: camping trek
Max altitude: 8586m

Mount Kanchenjunga is the world’s second-highest peak after Mount Everest in Nepal but the third highest mountain in the world after Mt. Everest and Mt. K2. The mountain is 8,586m above sea level.

It is located in the eastern part of Nepal, and this mountain is said as ‘Kanchen’ and Dzong, which means “The Five Great Treasures of the Snow,” is delivered in the Tibetan language. It has five different peaks they are Kanchenjunga in the south with a height of 8594, Kanchenjunga in the west (8505m), Kanchenjunga I (8586m), and Kangbachen (7903m).

The third world’s highest mountain lies on the border between Sikkim and Nepal, which is almost far away in the remote place. It deliberately attracts a lesser number of tourists. On the other hand, it has the mystery, charm, and beauty of the Himalayan Kanchenjunga.

It also covers Tiger Hill in Darjeeling in India and is aesthetically beautiful and awesome to see. The level of beauty of this mountain, the local Sikkimese people, considered it sacred. Including all those three peaks of Five, it is lies on the borders of the Taplejung District in Nepal and India, within the North of Sikkim.

Talking about the other two mountains entirely lies in the Taplejung district in Nepal. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) runs the amazing project in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area in association with the Government of Nepal.

This place is the home to diverse flora and fauna like the Red panda, and also India has made a protection center called Khangchendzonga National Park.

History Of Expedition of Mt. Kanchenjunga

In the past, when people were utterly unknown of the height of the peaks, Kanchenjunga was almost regarded as the world’s highest peak until 1852.

After some time, the British came to measure Mount Everest’s height with the help of their Trigonometric survey in 1849.

After the measurement of the height of Mount Everest, it was crowned the roof of the world, and Kanchenjunga moved in thirds as the highest mountain in the world. The victory of mount Kanchenjunga was done by George Bard and Joe Brown on May 25, 1955, with the full support and help of the British Expedition Team.

In the local Limbu language, Sewalungma is also the name of Mount Kanchenjunga. It translates into the mountain, which also offers greetings to Sewalungma, sacred in Kirat’s religion.

Initial Journey to Kanchenjunga

The Expedition of Mount Kanchenjunga is many satellite peaks that rise from the narrow icy ridges and other enormous mountain masses. Usually, a mountain expedition is only said if you climb over 8000m above sea level in the different peaks of Himalayas in any part of the world.

The climbing in the mountain will be pretty technical, along with traveling from the typical kinds of routes in Nepal. It will be more adventure as we climb on within the intricate mixture of rocks and make an ice climb from the North of Col, which can also be followed by the more steady 1500m that made it easy to submit the destination.

You will get a chance during the time of the entire climbing higher peak that will be more interesting. In the mid-time of the Expedition to the Kanchenjunga in the west of the summit, Yalung Kang has a height of 8420m above sea level.

Some of the different mountains are also classified by the above 8000m peak. The British Jd Hooker was the first westerner to conduct an overall exploration of the Kanchenjunga twice, in 1848 and 1849 in this region. In the world, the Japanese took the challenge to explore the different mountains in the time of 1973, 1974, and 1976. At the same time, they also explored mount Yalung Kang.

In the climbing route, you can see the 69 varieties of orchids, 30 variations of rhododendron, and scarce endemic flora. In this region, a trekker can do their trekking from the Suketar to the base camp.

We can see the panoramic view of the mountains at 5180 m high. You can take a sherpa porter and guide with you because they are familiar with these places and enjoy the most challenging expedition in Nepal.

You need to take an oxygen cylinder with you too, and move to the destination at a slower velocity up to the mountain. It will create satisfaction for the climbers who are experts in climbing and used to it.

Kanchenjunga Expedition Base Camp Service:

  • Trekking to the snowy horizon and Trekking expedition also provides you with the most accessible, most comfortable, friendly, professional, supportive, and helpful mountaineering logistics services. It will lead from the capital Kathmandu to the camp of Annapurna in Nepal.
  • They will also provide you a comprehensive level of services and help in organizing our related documents like climbing-related documentation, trekking permits, ground transport, porters, guide, traveling logistics that includes airfares, and other related things for mountaineering in this region. Moreover, other accommodation services are also included in it.
  • In the Kanchenjunga Base Camp, you will get food that is made by the cook and helpers and also serve freshly and plenty of meals that are required for further trekking in this region.

 

Trekking Routes in Kanchenjunga

There are different climbing routes to the Kanchenjunga Expedition within the usual way from the north side Col and north face is one of the safest for climbing, possibly with the technical level of climbing.

You can also get a chance to explore the beautiful Kanchenjunga I, Kanchenjunga glacier, and Kang Bachen. The more you will climb, get more exciting and adventurous you are.

The following section on climbing is a difficult one from North col, which is 500m and compound or mixed with the rock climb and ice which the sherpa people of this region establish.

They also established the fixed rope from the height of 6500 m to 7000m above sea level with a lesser technical climb.

Equipment

The trek to mount Kanchenjunga is almost exciting compared to other trekking activities in Nepal. As you are moving to the most adventurous destination, you need to know what you have to take and what’s not.

Travel Documents

  • Valid Passport
  • Credit Cards
  • Pp Size Photo (4 Pieces)
  • Insurance Paper And Contact Address.
  • Family Members / Company’s Contact Address

Foot Wear

  • Kailash / La Sportiva / Millet (Summit Shoe)
  • Normal Socks (5-6 Pairs)
  • Summit Socks (2 Pairs)
  • Trekking Shoes (1 Pair)
  • Camp Booties (1 Pair)
  • Basecamp Slipper (1 Pair)

Upper Body

  • Light Weight Top / Thermo Coat (2-3 Layers)
  • Mid Weight Top (2-3 Layers)
  • Heavy Weight Top (2 Layers)
  • Fleece Jacket (1)
  • Gore Tex Jacket (1)
  • Down Jacket (1)
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Cotton T-Shirt For Base Camp. (2-3)

Lower Body

  • LightWeight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Under Wear (5-7 Pairs)
  • Mid Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Heavy Weight Long Underwear
  • Gore Text Pant. (1)
  • Down Pants. (1)
  • Waterproof Pant. (1)

Head

  • Sun Cap
  • Desert Cap
  • Balaclava
  • Fleece Hat
  • Neck Gaiter (2-3)

Hands

  • Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)
  • Wind Stopper Fleece Gloves
  • Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
  • Summit Gloves

Sleeping Bags

  • Sleeping Bag – 20 Degree Celsius (For Base Camp)
  • Down Sleeping Bag – 20 To -40 Degree Celsius (Extreme Comfort)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Inflatable)

Climbing Equipment

  • Climbing Helmet
  • Down Suit (Kailas / Marmot / Mountain
  • Hardware / North Face / Millet )
  • Crampons (Fit with Boot)
  • Ice Axe
  • Harness
  • Atc Guide
  • Jummer / Ascender
  • Lock Carabiner (3)
  • Unlock Carabiner (3)
  • Tape Slings (2)
  • Prusik Loops (1)
  • Snow Goggle
  • Head Light (4 Pairs Rechargeable Batteries Recommended)
  • Satellite Phone
  • Hand Warmer (If Possible)

Backpacks

  • Rucksacks 45L – 55L
  • Duffle Bag 90 L -120 L (2 Pieces)
  • Waterproof Stuff Sacks Large (2 Pieces)
  • Waterproof Stuff Sacks Small (2 Pieces)

Sun Stuffs

  • Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream -50 (Spf)
  • Lip Guard -20 / -50 (Spf)
  • Sun Glasses (UV Protection)
  • Glaciers Glasses (UV Protection)

Toiletries

  • Hand Disinfectant
  • Wet Tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Garbage Bag

Eating & Drinking

  • Water Bottle (2)
  • Thermos
  • Mug
  • Spoon/ Fork
  • Bowl

Medical

  • Brufen / Ibuprofens
  • Antibiotic
  • Diamox
  • Paracetamol
  • Handy Plaster
  • Crack Bandage
  • Tincture Iodine

Miscellaneous

  • Walking Stick
  • Pocket Knife (Swiss)
  • Umbrella / RainCoat

Final words

The expedition to Mount Kanchenjunga is adventurous and extraordinary. It will be a lifetime opportunity for travelers and climbers interested in expedition around the world. Climbing mountains is a beautiful event for people who want more and more adventure.

Kanchenjunga is the most remote place among 8000 m peaks in Nepal. Among many of the wonder peaks, mount Kanchenjunga has also been widely taken to the tourist masses by the government to utilize for a good revenue in the development of Nepal.

It is the duty of every citizen from a different part of them to promote your Himalayas to this modern world.

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