Conquer the Majestic: Kanchenjunga Summit Expedition - Scaling the Third Highest Peak in the World

  • 48 Days
  • Nepal
  • Technical Challenging
  • Expedition
  • Embark on a thrilling and awe-inspiring journey with a Kanchenjunga expedition, as you set out to conquer the third-highest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8,586 meters (28,169 feet) and stands tall guarding Nepal’s eastern border. Visible in the distant mists from Darjeeling and with access from Sikkim, the history of Kangchenjunga, like that of Everest, goes back far beyond the opening of Nepal. This multi-peaked mountain, four of which are over 8000 meters, was the best documented of all, having been attempted as early as 1905. The third highest mountain is vast; some 13 kilometers (eight miles) in length by eight kilometers (five miles) broad. This mountaineering adventure promises an unforgettable experience, combining remote trekking, pristine landscapes, cultural immersion, stunning mountain views, and the challenge of a demanding climbing route. Get ready to create enduring memories and uncover the beauty of the Kanchenjunga region.

    The Kanchenjunga expedition offers a unique opportunity to explore the untouched wilderness of the Himalayas. Trekking through remote areas, you'll discover pristine landscapes that captivate the senses. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings as you traverse dense forests, cross glacial valleys, marvel at cascading waterfalls, and navigate rocky moraines. The Kanchenjunga region's unspoiled nature provides a serene and tranquil environment, away from the bustling crowds found on other popular peaks.

    This expedition isn't just about conquering a mountain; it's also a chance to experience the rich local culture. Encounter the warm hospitality of the ethnic communities that call this region home, including the Rai, Limbu, Sherpa, and Tamang people. Engage with them, learn about their traditions, and gain insight into their way of life. This cultural immersion adds a unique dimension to your journey, enriching the entire experience.

    As you ascend toward the summit, be prepared to witness breathtaking mountain vistas that will leave you in awe. From the summit of Kanchenjunga, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of some of the world's highest peaks. Gaze upon the majestic presence of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and numerous other neighboring giants. The grandeur and beauty of the Himalayas stretch before you, a sight that will forever be etched in your memory.

    The climbing route to the summit of Kanchenjunga presents a thrilling challenge. You'll face steep ice slopes, navigate treacherous crevasses, and contend with unpredictable weather conditions. It demands proper mountaineering skills, physical fitness, and mental endurance. The summit push requires careful planning, precise execution, and the guidance of experienced mountaineering professionals. Conquering Kanchenjunga is not just about reaching the top; it's about the journey itself, personal growth, and the sense of accomplishment that comes with overcoming obstacles along the way.

    This adventurous expedition guarantees unforgettable memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. The combination of breathtaking landscapes, cultural encounters, and the physical and mental challenges of the climb create a transformative experience. Every step, every obstacle overcome, and every breathtaking view will become part of your story. Share your tales of courage, perseverance, and triumph with others, inspiring them to embark on their own extraordinary adventures.

    The Kanchenjunga expedition beckons the intrepid souls seeking to test their limits and immerse themselves in the grandeur of the Himalayas. It is an invitation to venture into the unknown, to embrace the beauty of untouched landscapes, and to stand atop the third-highest peak in the world. Prepare for an extraordinary journey filled with remote trekking, cultural discoveries, stunning mountain vistas, a challenging climbing route, and the creation of unforgettable memories. The Kanchenjunga expedition awaits, calling upon those who dare to dream and are ready to make those dreams a reality.

    Trip Highlights

     Destination:          Mt. Kanchenjunga Expedition-8586m 
    Group Size:            Max. 10 person 
    Maximum alt:        8,586 m 
    Grade:                     Technical climbing
    Season:                   Spring & Autumn
    Accommodation:  Hotel and Camping 
    Duration:                 48 Days



    Highlights of a Kanchenjunga summit expedition include:

    • Third Highest Mountain: Conquer Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world at 8,586 meters. Standing on the summit offers a sense of accomplishment and awe-inspiring views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
    • Remote and Pristine Environment: Experience the untouched beauty of the Kanchenjunga region, characterized by pristine landscapes, dense forests, glacial valleys, and rich biodiversity. The area is less crowded compared to other popular peaks, offering a sense of tranquility and serenity.
    • Cultural Immersion: Encounter the unique culture and traditions of the local communities residing in the Kanchenjunga region. Interact with the warm-hearted inhabitants, including the ethnic groups of Rai, Limbu, Sherpa, and Tamang, and gain insights into their way of life.
    • Scenic Treks: Enjoy breathtaking treks leading to and from the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. Traverse through diverse terrains, including lush rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, cascading waterfalls, and rocky moraines, while being treated to stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
    • Stunning Mountain Views: Witness panoramic views of towering Himalayan giants, including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and many other neighboring peaks. The summit of Kanchenjunga offers a unique vantage point to appreciate the grandeur of the Himalayas.
    • Challenging Climbing Route: Conquer the technical challenges presented by Kanchenjunga's summit route, including steep ice slopes, crevasses, and unpredictable weather conditions. The expedition requires proper mountaineering skills, physical fitness, and mental endurance.
    • Adventurous Experience: Immerse yourself in the thrill of a true mountaineering adventure as you push your limits, face various obstacles, and overcome personal challenges on the path to the summit.
    • Unforgettable Memories: Create lifelong memories and stories to share as you embark on this extraordinary journey, challenging yourself both physically and mentally, and accomplishing a feat that few have experienced.

    Embarking on a Kanchenjunga summit expedition promises an unparalleled adventure, combining the beauty of the natural surroundings with the sense of accomplishment that comes with scaling one of the world's highest peaks.

    Outline Itinerary

    • Day 01:Arrive at Kathmandu
    • Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Day 03:Fly to Taplejung and Trek to Mitlung
    • Day 04:4-9 Trek through Villages
    • Day 10:10-13 Ascend to Ghunsa
    • Day 14:14-18 Explore the Kanchenjunga Base Camp
    • Day 19:19-29 High Camps and Summit Push
    • Day 29:29-33 Summit Day and Descend to Base Camp
    • Day 34:34-42 Return Trek
    • Day 43:43-47 Explore Taplejung and Kathmandu
    • Day 48:UNO Travels and Adventures drop in International Airport for Home Country.

    Detail Itinerary

    • Day 1Arrive at KathmanduArrive in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Meet with your expedition team, finalize preparations, and undergo a briefing on the upcoming adventure.
    • Day 2Sightseeing in KathmanduExplore the cultural and historical highlights of Kathmandu, visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath Temple.
    • Day 3Fly to Taplejung and Trek to MitlungTake a scenic flight to Taplejung and begin the trek to Mitlung (921m), the starting point of the Kanchenjunga trail. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes and settle into the trekking rhythm
    • Day 44-9 Trek through VillagesTrek through villages like Chirwa, Sekathum, and Amjilosa, immersing yourself in the local culture and enjoying the diverse landscapes along the way. Interact with the friendly villagers and experience their traditional way of life.
    • Day 1010-13 Ascend to GhunsaContinue the trek, gradually gaining altitude as you make your way to Ghunsa (3,475m). Enjoy the stunning mountain views and take rest days for acclimatization to prepare for the higher elevations ahead.
    • Day 1414-18 Explore the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5,143m) and spend several days exploring the surrounding area. Take in the majestic views of the Kanchenjunga massif and the awe-inspiring glaciers that adorn the landscape.
    • Day 1919-29 High Camps and Summit PushAscend to high camps, including Pangpema (5,143m) and Oktang (4,730m), as you make your final preparations for the summit attempt. Follow the guidance of your experienced climbing team and weather conditions to determine the best day for the summit push.
    • Day 2929-33 Summit Day and Descend to Base CampMake your summit attempt on Kanchenjunga (8,586m), the third-highest mountain in the world. Celebrate your achievement and then carefully descend back to the base camp, where you can rest and recover.
    • Day 3434-42 Return TrekBegin your return trek, retracing your steps through the picturesque villages and landscapes. Enjoy the familiar trails and take time to appreciate the beauty of the region.
    • Day 4343-47 Explore Taplejung and KathmanduArrive in Taplejung and take a flight back to Kathmandu. Rest and rejuvenate in Kathmandu, explore the bustling streets, and visit cultural landmarks. Reflect on your Kanchenjunga expedition and celebrate your accomplishment.
    • Day 48UNO Travels and Adventures drop in International Airport for Home Country.Take time for any additional sightseeing or shopping in Kathmandu before departing for your onward journey. Bid farewell to the beautiful country of Nepal, carrying cherished memories of your Kanchenjunga adventure.

    What's Includes:

    • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private Vehicle.
    • Four nights of standard accommodation in star level hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in trekking
    • All accommodations during the trek.
    • Kanchenjunga Trekking map.
    • Flight fare Kathmandu to Biratnagar and Biratnagar to Taplejung and come back Taplejung to Biratnagar and Biratnagar to Kathmandu.
    • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
    • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
    • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
    • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
    • All government taxes.

    What's Excludes:


    • Your Travel insurance.
    • International airfare.
    • Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
    • All kinds of drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
    • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
    • Personal trekking Equipment.
    • UNO Travels and Adventure's sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag, and walking stick, if necessary.
    • Tips for trekking staff and drivers. (Tipping is expected).

    Trip Note

    Mt. Kanchenjunga Expedition's safety and the well-being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional Expedition guides and Sherpas who are well-trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go because your holiday is ours. In this regard, we work honestly and effectively to provide you with the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute to the planning stages of your adventure during the expedition period.

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    Trip Facts

    • Transportation:
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Accommodation:Lodge + Camping
    • Altitude:8,586 m.