In the eastern part of Nepal away from the crowds surrounding Everest, lies an understated Himalayan giant, Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest mountain in the world and 2nd highest in Nepal (8586m). Sitting on the border between Nepal and India (Sikkim), Kanchenjunga is an awe inspiring challenging mountain with 5 summit peaks, hence the meaning of Kanchenjunga “the five treasures of the great snows”. Four of the 5 summits are above 8000m: main (8586m), west (8505m), central (8482m) and south (8494m).
In April 2017, Lakpa Sherpa will lead an expedition on Kanchenjunga to the main summit from the Southwest face. The trek to base camp on the Yalung glacier is remote largely unsupported by teahouses, so much of the route is camping. From base camp we will rotate through 4 camps to the summit. The route is technical including a steep ice wall climb above 8000m. This expedition is recommended for climbers with experience of 8000m mountains.
Technical GradingThe route is technical including a steep ice wall climb above 8000m.
- Third highest mountain in the world
- Remote and challenging
- Unique Limbu villages on trek
Day 2:In Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly Bhadrapur
Day 4: Drive to Tharpu
Day 5-6: Trek to Yamphudin
Day 7-13: Trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp
Day 14-15: Set up base camp
Day 16-50: Climb Kanchenjunga
Day 51-52: Pack up base camp
Day 53-58: Return trek/drive/flight to Kathmandu
Day 59-60: In Kathmandu
Day 61: Depart Kathmandu