Nepal Kanchenjunga Expedition

Trip Overview

Kanchenjunga is a mountain range situated partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim, India. It is ranked as the 3rd highest peak in the world.  It rises at an elevation of 8586 meters in the Himalayas and is known as Kanchenjunga Himal. The word Kanchenjunga means “Five Treasures of the Great Snow” which refers to the five summits that constitute Kanchenjunga.It lies about 78 miles east-south-east of Mount Everest and is ranked the 2nd highest mountain peak in the Himalayas. Mount Kanchenjunga is accompanied by Tamur River and Teesta river in the west and the east respectively. This expedition was first carried out by Joe Brown and George Band on 25th May 1955.


This mountain climb is one of the most arduous trek ranges and one must be in great shape to complete this journey. It takes about 48-50 days to complete this trek. The journey begins with a ride from Kathmandu to Illam and the expedition begins from Taplejung where the holy goddess of Hindu philosophy, goddess Pathibhara resides.  Mesmerizing sceneries of tea gardens, terraced farmlands, and landscapes along with the diverse lifestyle of Nepalese residing in the eastern areas can be viewed during this ride. The route followed for this trek is known as the Kanchenjunga Circuit trek. Tropical forests, alpine and oak trees, rhododendron jungle and a wide range of flora and fauna can be viewed along the way. It is one of the most demanded trek routes as one gets to witness the remote areas of Nepal along the journey.


At High Altitude Sherpa , we ensure that all our clients have a once in a lifetime mountain climbing experience at an affordable price. Our staffs are certified professionals with years of training and guiding experience who will make sure that you get the best services at a reasonable amount. We provide first hand, well-maintained equipment to ensure as safety is our primary agenda.



Autumn Session: September – November  

The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.

Winter Session : December – February 

Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Spring Session: March – May 

 Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer Session: June – August 

Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.

Climbing /team composition:

The expedition leads by English Speaking high altitude Experienced Guide.

 In a group one member has personal one Climbing Guide during the Climbing.

 One experienced cook and necessary Sherpa staff during the expedition.

 Assistants Sherpa who will assist in setting up camps during the climb.

 Experienced base camp Guide/manager.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:

– Previous rock and ice climbing and high altitude over 6000m experiences will be an asset.

– Experience of walking on Glacier with crampon and using ascending, descending device in mountain.

There will also be climbing training for members at the kanchanjanga base camp.

The training will mostly be about using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons.

The day of the summit,will be required to walk and climb more then 15/16 hours ascending and descending.

The climbers need to feel confident and comfortable ascending or descending on fixed ropes along the steep technical terrain.

Equipment List

Member Personal Climbing Equipment


S.No:  Particular.  Qty

(1)  : Summit shoe La Sportiva – 1

(2)  : Crampon – 1

(3)  : Summit Glove (Mitten) – 1

(4)  : Normal gloves – 2

(5)  : Summit Snow goggles – 1

(6)  : Glacier glasses – 1

(7)  : Ice axe – 1

(8) : Harness & tapsling – 1

(9) : Jumer – 1

(10) :  Carabiners (normal) – 3

(11) : Down filled Mattress – 1

(12) : Summit socks – 2

(13) : Normal socks – 6

(14) : Climbing bag (40 ltr) – 1

(15) : Helmet – 1

(16) : Down jacket – 1

(17) : Down trouser – 1

(18) : 8 finger / descender – 1

(19) : Headlamp (Icon or Spot) – 1

(20) : Gore-tex jacket – 1

(21) : Gore-tex trouser – 1

(22) : Fleece liner gloves – 3

(23) : Screw Gate Carabiner – 2

(24) : Balaclava (windstopper) – 1

(25) : Thermos bottle – 1

(26) : Base layer – 2

(27) : Swise Knife -1

First Aid

If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.


First Aid Kit:

1. Povidone-iodine cream -1 tube.

– Antiseptic cream.

2. Cotton- 1 roll.

For dressing wounds.

3. Dressing gauze –5 pcs.

– For dressing.

4. Crepe bandage –2.

 Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.

5. Band- aid –10.

6. Dressing tape -1.

– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.

7. Moleskin second skin -1 packet:

 Great for treating chaffing and blisters.

Finger Pulse oximetry:


1. Normal arterial oxygen is approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).

2. Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.

3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.

4. Values under 90 percent are considered low.





8. Paracetamole 300mg -20 tablets:

 For mild headaches.

9. Ibuprofen 400mg -10 taplets:

– To relieve moderate to severe pain.

10.Throat lozenges -20:

– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea  it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.

11.Decongestant -10 tablets:

 For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.

12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:

 For allergies.

13. Antiemetic -10 –tablets:

 To control the vomit and nausea.

14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:

 For bacterial diarrhea.

15. Omeprazole 200mg -10 tablets:

 For minor gastric upsets and acidity.

16. Tinidazole 200 mg –3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):

 For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.

17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:

 For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.

18. Dexamethasone  400mg -10 tablets:

 To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.

19. Nifedipine 60mg – 10 tablets:

 To be use only under expert  supervision to treat HAPE.

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