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Kanchenjunga Expedition

Kanchenjunga Expedition: Conquer the 3rd highest peak (8,586m) in the world!



51 Days


  • 50 Breakfast
  • 49 lunch
  • 49 Dinner


  • Best lodge/Tea house/Camping


Starts at





Moderate to Adventurous

Group Size



8598 m



Optimal Season

Spring and Autumn



Daily Activity

peak climbing

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Salbin Basnet

Kathmandu, Nepal +977 9851102825


The Kanchenjunga Expedition is a challenging mountaineering endeavor to summit Mount Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world, standing at 8,586 meters (28,169 feet). Located on the border between Nepal and India, the mountain holds immense cultural and spiritual significance for local communities.

History: The first successful ascent of Kanchenjunga occurred in 1955 by a British expedition led by Charles Evans and Joe Brown. They reached the summit through the southwestern face. Since then, numerous expeditions have attempted this majestic peak, adding to its legendary status in the mountaineering world.

Rules and Regulations: As with all major expeditions in Nepal, climbers require permits from the respective government authorities to attempt the Kanchenjunga Expedition. The expedition must also comply with strict environmental regulations to preserve the delicate mountain ecosystem.

Trip Highlights:

  1. Himalayan Splendor: Witness breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas, including the pristine beauty of Kanchenjunga and neighboring peaks.
  2. Adventurous Journey: Navigate through rugged terrains, glaciers, and icefalls, making it an exciting and challenging climb.
  3. Cultural Immersion: Experience the unique Sherpa and Rai cultures, their warm hospitality, and traditional mountain lifestyle.
  4. Spiritual Connection: Engage with the local belief in Kanchenjunga as a sacred mountain, immersing in ancient spiritual practices.
  5. Alpine Wilderness: Encounter diverse flora and fauna, from dense rhododendron forests to rare Himalayan wildlife.

Local Culture and Tradition: The region around Kanchenjunga is primarily inhabited by the Sherpa and Rai communities, each with their distinct cultural practices and traditions. Sherpas are renowned for their mountaineering expertise, while the Rai people are known for their agricultural lifestyle. The region is deeply influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, and trekkers may encounter Buddhist monasteries, prayer flags, and religious ceremonies along the way.

Respect for local customs and traditions is essential during the expedition, and trekkers often receive blessings from local monks or lamas before embarking on their journey. The expedition also offers a chance to interact with the local communities, gaining insights into their centuries-old traditions and harmonious relationship with the mountains.

Overall, the Kanchenjunga Expedition is not only a physical feat but also an enriching cultural and spiritual experience that leaves a lasting impression on climbers and trekkers alike.

Route Map

Route Map


  • Third Highest Peak: Conquer Mount Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world, offering a sense of accomplishment and awe-inspiring views from the summit.
  • Pristine Himalayan Beauty: Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas, including stunning panoramas of Kanchenjunga and its neighboring peaks.
  • Remote and Less Crowded: Explore a lesser-visited region, providing a sense of tranquility and solitude amidst the rugged wilderness of the eastern Himalayas.
  • Challenging Terrain: Navigate through challenging terrains, including crevasses, icefalls, and steep ridges, putting mountaineering skills to the test.
  • Alpine Flora and Fauna: Encounter diverse flora, including vibrant rhododendron forests, and possibly spot rare Himalayan wildlife like the snow leopard or red panda.
  • Cultural Immersion: Engage with the unique Sherpa and Rai cultures, learning about their mountain way of life and traditional practices.
  • Spiritual Connection: Experience the reverence and spiritual significance of Kanchenjunga as a sacred mountain for the local communities.
  • Tea Houses and Local Hospitality: Stay in rustic tea houses along the trekking route, experiencing the warmth and hospitality of the local people.
  • Monasteries and Prayer Flags: Visit ancient Buddhist monasteries adorned with colorful prayer flags, offering moments of reflection and peace.
  • Adventurous Trek: Embark on a challenging trek, crossing high passes like the Mirgin La and Sinelapche La, enhancing the sense of adventure and accomplishment. Overall, the Kanchenjunga Expedition promises an unforgettable journey into a world of majestic mountains, cultural richness, and profound spiritual significance, making it a dream come true for mountaineers and trekkers seeking an extraordinary Himalayan experience.


  • Arrival and departure services with snowy Dream World assistance.
  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan as per itinerary.
  • 1:1 experienced private climbing Sherpa for climbing Kanchenjunga (Previous Summiteers).
  • Flight Ticket from Kathmandu-Bhadrapur-Kathmandu for group and member.
  • All camping equipment like camp furniture (table, chairs), kitchenware, kitchen, dining, guest and toilet tents in Advance Base Camp.
  • Three meals a day (BLD-tea-coffee) and twin sharing teahouse accommodation during trek, freshly cooked 3 meals, tea or coffee by Snowy professional cook in Base Camp.
  • Baggage allowance for trekking up and down is 60kg: 40kg ration per person.
  • Kanchenjunga National Park entry fee
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit for climbing Mt. Kanchenjunga.
  • Government appointed Liaison Officer during climbing period fully paid.
  • Wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for Sherpa guide and other staffs.
  • Required base camp and high altitude food for climbing member and all involved staffs.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator upon requirement of guest with reliable charge.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent in the ABC.
  • One-day city tour in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • National English-speaking tour guide for city tour in Kathmandu.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of
  • US$ 4 per minute calls.
  • 5 for Member and 2 for Sherpa Oxygen Bottles (4L) with mask and regulators.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger in Base Camp.
  • All tents for camp 1, 2, 3 and 4. Icefall charges.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Free assistance service for cargo and duty clearance.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket date change or reconfirmation and visa extension procedure assistance (where necessary).
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Snowy Dream World Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.).


  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, Chocolates, nutria-bars or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and Dinner,etc.
  • Items of personal nature and laundry expenses.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone and Internet expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees or trekking gears.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides,political disturbances, strikes, change in Government regulations, etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  • Summit Bonus US$ 1000.00 per Sherpa by per member.
  • Medical and travel Insurance with helicopter search and rescue.
  • Permits for walkie-talkies & filming if special camera.
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section

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