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Kanchenjunga Expedition (8,586m /28,169ft)

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Kanchenjunga Expedition (8,586m /28,169ft)

Kanchenjunga (8586m/28,169ft) is the coolest 8000m mountain expeditions in the Himalayas. The trip has elements of restriction and difficulty practical climbing on a heavy massif. Mt. Kanchenjunga lies on the very far boundary between Sikkim and Nepal and charm relatively few trekkers; it holds quite a bit of its perfect magnificence, secret, and appeal. For most mountains above 8500m, we encourage customers to ascend them in the spring season. Nonetheless, they can likewise be mounted in autumn, albeit in somewhat tricky snow conditions. There are two celebrated climbing courses in Kanchenjunga for the fundamental highest point. The usual climbing route is along the mountain's Southeast side from the Yalung glacier, the climbing route. The name "Kanchenjunga" deliver from the Tibetan word 'Kanchan' and 'Dzonga,' which signifies "The Five assets of the big Snows" as Kanchenjunga Mountain has five summits and there are four summits above 8000m. The central panel of Kanchenjunga I (8586m), Kanchenjunga West (8505m), Kanchenjunga South (8494m), and Khambachen (7903m). The fortunes address the five vaults of God, which are gold, silver, jewels, grain, and sacred books. Joe Brown and George Band made the principal climb on25 May, followed by Norman Hardin and Tony Streather on 26 May. The full group likewise included John Clegg (group specialist), Charles Evans (group pioneer), John Angelo Jackson, Neil Mather, and Tom Mackinnon. The principal climb campaign made six camps over their headquarters, two beneath the rack, two on it, and two above it. They began on18 April, and everyone was back to base camp by 28 May 1955, after a successful ascent.

Satori Adventures offers a safe and stimulating climbing experience with Sherpa climbing guides that train in mountaineering skills, first aid, and crevasse rescue. Satori Adventures always focuses on professionalism, and our climbing Sherpa guides are safety-oriented in all aspects relating to the climb. The Mt. Kanchenjunga expedition access from Suketar and a long trek bring you to the Base camp. 

There are two Base Camps to climb Kangchenjunga, Kangchenjunga North Base Camp on the Kangchenjunga Glacier and the South Base Camp on Yalung Glacier. The two camps' admittance is from Suketar (2400m), the town with the nearest air terminal to the mountain with trips to Kathmandu. Suketar is likewise the last town available from Kathmandu by the street. The course from North Base Camp through the North Col is the Normal course. It isn't the most straightforward, and it is the most secure course with the most un-target peril. Three of the five pinnacles (fundamental, focal, and south) in Kanchenjunga are on the North Sikkim locale of Sikkim, India, and Taplejung District of Nepal, While the other two are totally in Taplejung District. Kanchenjunga is the most elevated mountain on the planet until 1852. After the British Great Trigonometric Survey in 1849 was Mt. Everest (known as Peak XV) was delegated the most noteworthy and Kanchenjunga the third-most elevated. Kanchenjunga was first jumped on25 May 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band of a British expedition team.

Mt. Kanchenjungha graded at alpine PD+/AD. Climbers need around a two month climbing period for the expedition. It will not recommend an inexperienced climber or first 8000m expedition, but it is a delight for experienced technical climbers. The scenery is phenomenal from the base camp overlooking the Kanchenjunga glacier. The most challenging section is to the South Col of about 500m of mixed ice and rock, climbing Sherpas guide will fix ropes for your safety.

Satori Adventures Kanchenjunga Expedition is lead by professional climbers and who have reached the summit previously. Our staff climbs year-round, worldwide, and has the necessary experience to make the expedition successful and safe. All Satori Expedition climbing Sherpa guides have extensive experience in the effects and medical treatment of high altitude ailments. Satori always offers reasonable costs but never competes with the lowest prices for our respective expeditions; we don't jam-pack our trips with twenty or more climbers to gain profits. We like and acknowledge a limit of 7-8 climbers during the undertakings to consider more consideration and wellbeing. Our food and services' quality consider being one of the head activities in the Himalayas. Not having western aides implies that our undertakings are more moderate than most qualified climbers.

Kanchenjunga South Face Route Camps:

Kanchenjunga Advanced Base Camp (5400M/17,717ft):

Kanchenjungha Yalung base camp lies on a rocky moraine with amazing views of the Kanchenjunga massive. We will set up satori Adventures' advanced base camp for right around 35-40 days. On an 8000m, undertaking climbers invest most of their energy at headquarters, so typically, base camp becomes a home away from home on any long expedition. We build up our center at a mobile distance between meeting focuses with various gatherings and the Makalu massif's strategic viewing positions. Satori provides a personal tent that becomes your private retreat, a dining tent near the common area, a shower tent, and a latrine tent. Exactly when you appear at the headquarters, it will as of now be completely settled, with hot refreshments and snacks accessible right away. There will be your headquarters staff and high height climbing Sherpa. Before your climbing period, you will have a Puja ceremony at the base camp for good luck. This Nepalese tradition is not to miss, and it represents a safe climbing entry for everybody engaged with the campaign. 

Kanchenjunga Camp 1 6200m/20,341ft) 4hrs: 

Whenever you have assessed essential and progressed mountaineering preparing by your ascending Sherpa direct at Yalung Glacier, you will be prepared for your endeavor to move to camp I 6200m/20,341ft. In this way, you will experience blended territory, including a couple of rock and ice segments. You will experience green slants, rock sections, and moraine on the principal part of the rock. The course follows a rough prod up to 6000m. It climbs steep slopes and a serac up to a snow edge at 6200m where camp I am set up. The central part of jumping on the moraine requires around two hours, and when you arrive at the crampon point at the short icy mass base, the glacial mass part requires around 2 hours—camp one views as an exceptionally protected camp. For regular climbers, it requires approximately four hrs. 

Kanchenjunga Camp Two (6400m/20,997ft) 2½hrs: 

The moving from camp I to camp II is the intermediate technical section on Mt. Kanchenjunga from the Yalung glacier's south face. The route follows a short horizontal ridge from camp I and then descends on a plateau and then cross this plateau. CampII lies at the end of the grasslands at the lower part of the face. During this segment, you experience the core of ice and day off. The primary component merely is trudging over snow for around 20 minutes to get down on the ice sheet, and afterward, you experience a few steep areas of the ice. There are little areas of ice fall that don't need ladders. With fixed ropes and significant steps, most of the route was set by climbing Sherpa guides on a 30-35ºslope. For the vast majority, this is the core of the course. Camp two lies above the snowy terrace in the middle bottom of the ridge. The shortest base between the two, Expect that this section will take you about 2½ to a maximum of Three hours for slow climbers.

Kanchenjunga Camp Three (7100m/23,294ft) 5 hours:

Camp II to camp III is the longest distance on the course, and you encounter an elevation gain of 700m/2,297ft. At 6800m, you experience the large serac base, which is generally 20m high and overhanging toward the end. It doesn't need any stepping stool intersections, yet a couple of chasms are around a half meter that necessities to hop. This part for most climbers feels greater, yet, it isn't to trifle with, the climbing is as yet on supported inclines, and there is an openness to cold and wind. The path is acceptable and the course to pass the first serac is simple. The view from the C3 is fantastic, although, in spring, there have been reports of direct sun hitting this section, making it feel hot—the camp from where almost 10% of climbers plan for the summit push. However, Satori adventures always fixed camp IV before the summit so that clients can get a half night's rest. The main ropes fix by climbing Satori's climbing Sherpa team.

Kanchenjunga Camp 4 (7550m/24,770ft) 3½hrs:

Climbing from camp III to camp IV feels like a short distance. From centerIII, proceed to the level where there are precipices and seracs. Proceed to the base of a prod, at the bottom of the prominent Couloir. Camp IV can set around 7550m. Oxygen levels are deficient at this altitude, so it expects that any effort, no matter how minimal or, on the other hand, paltry, will feel burdensome. In this segment, you need to move for 3 hours on steep snow that is 50-55º. This segment is a little dangerous in the autumn season because the snow slope covers a layer of ice, making the section avalanche prone. Satori team creates a simple cross to Camp Four at 7550m, which permits you to make a more limited culmination day. 

Kanchenjunga Summit (8586m/28,169ft) 16-17 hrs: 

Culmination day is the primary objective during the climbing time frame. Most climbers start their highest point offer at 11:00 Pm. If all works out positively, they arrive at the culmination between 7-9 am. From camp 4, climb the Couloir up to 8,250 m. The Couloir splits in two, takes the right side, and navigate Diagonal to the base of a lofty divider around 8,400m. Climb the wall, which evaluates IV, continues to a rocky tower about 8,450m. Climb a short frigid edge, at that point cross to one side to a Chimney at around 8,500 m. Rappel down the Chimney travel to one side on the blended territory to join a snow slant prompting the primary culmination at 8,586 m. The ascension passes the bogus fulfillment and completions on a presented edge to the actual point for a spectacular view of the mighty Himalaya. Satori Adventures Sherpa guides will fix the ropes break trail and make every effort to help the group reach the summit of the world's 03rd highest mountain.

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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 8586m (28,169ft)

First Ascent: Mr. Joe Brown and George Band, British Expedition, May 25, 1955

Duration: 56 (typically) Days

Group Size: 02-10 People per group

Co-ordinates: 27°42'10''N / 88°09'00''E

Location: Nepal/Sikkim border; Kanchenjunga

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)

Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)

Grade: Alpine PD+/AD

Accommodation: Five star hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B, L, D in during trekking and climbing

Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus

Best season: Late spring (traditionally less hazardous) and autumn

Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering

Include Activity: Trekking/climbing

Culture: Sherpa, Rai and Limbu

Mode of Travel: Camping

Climbing route: Southeast Ridge

Himalayan sights: Kanchenjunga, Baruntse, Kanchanjunga South

Fixed Departure
Spring 2024 Autumn 2023
  • Itinerary Details
  • Price
  • Full Board Service
  • BC Service
  • C. Information
  • FAQs

Itinerary Details of the Kanchenjunga Expedition

09 April/Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to requested hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft).

10-11Apr/Day02-03: Preparation, briefings, last-minute shopping and formalities.

12 April/Day 04: Flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Phidim (1200m/3,937ft) 12hrs. Overnight hotel accommodation.

13 April/Day 05: Drive from Phidim to Khebang (1910m/6,267ft) 5 hrs.Tea house/camping accommodation.

14 April/Day 06:Trek from Khebang to Yamphudin (2080m/6,824ft) 7hrs.Tea house/ camping accommodation.

15 April/Day 07:Trek from Yamphudin to Tortong (2995m/9,826ft) 8 hrs.Tea house/camping accommodation.

16 April/Day 08: Trek from Tortong to Cheram (Tseram) (3870m/12,697ft) 7hrs.Teahouse/camping accommodation.

17-18Apr/Day09-10: Rest and acclimatization day before reaching  Base camp.

19 April/Day 11:Fly from Tseram to Kanchenjunga Advance base camp (5400m/17,717ft) 6hrs.

20-27May/Day12-49:Kanchenjunga climbing period (8586m/28,169ft) Summit.

28 May/Day 50: Preparation and clean the camp for the return

29-30May/Day51-52: Fly from Kanchanjungha to Tapetok overnight at tea house accommodation (1400m/4,595ft)

31 May/Day 53: Drive from  Tapekot to Ilam (3636m/11,930ft) 7 hrs. overnight at Lodge accommodation.

01 June/Day 54: Drive from Ilam to Bhadrapur and flight to Kathmandu (1350m/4,429ft) 10 hrs.Lodge accommodation.

02 June/Day 55: Leisure and shopping, Farewell-celebration Dinner in the evening.

03 June/Day 56:Transfer to the airport for final departure

Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the price in the package. To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, category of the hotel accommodation and the facilities that you aspire in the mountain.
  • We operate the peak climbing in full arrangement package and basic arrangement service (full board or base camp service) which directly affects the expedition cost.
  • The itinerary may be changed after reaching an understanding between the agency and the client. Other activities could be added or reduced as per the client's request before processing the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added in mutual understanding.
  • The number of climbing Sherpa guides, high altitude porters, kitchen crew, mode of transport you prefer and many other factors can affect the cost of the trip.
  • Number of persons in group including; number of climbers, non-climber, base camp supporters, medical doctors, Alpine climbing guide also affect the cost.
  • Either you want to operate this expedition as international group joining basics of Satori Adventures or individual (private arrangement) expedition.
  • Request numbers of oxygen, mask regulators and the brands the clients require
  • Climbing season: normally most of the climbers climb Himalayas in the spring and the autumn season. The climbing permit royalty cost for mountain will be 50% less in the autumn than spring season.
  • Type of high camp food that clients require. Any specialized food that has to be ordered from foreign country will be costlier compared to the one available here.
  • Either any of the climbers intend to attempt any world records? If so, do they require special services or equipment?

Due to the above position the price range for the same trip can vary widely. So, we would like to discuss with our client before offering the cost. Please feel free to contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.

Full Board Service Cost (Includes)

  • To ensure your safety and avoid the natural panic of people entering a new destination for the first time, Satori Adventures provides pick-up and drop services from international and domestic airports on your arrivals and departures.
  • Representatives of Satori Adventures will be waiting for you on arrival at both domestic and international airports with a Satori banner with your placard so that you can easily find our person. Satori's identity card will accompany the person for your confirmation.
  • According to the above Kanchenjunga Expedition climbing schedule, Satori Adventures will arrange four nights demanded category (from tourist star to five-star) of hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Satori Adventures will provide experienced, and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking/ climbing Sherpa guide (Expedition leader) during the trekking and climbing. 
  • Surface transportation will only be included during the trekking and major city for members as per the scheduled itinerary. 
  • Surface transportation from kathmandu to Phidil and Phidim to Kathmandu for members as per the scheduled itinerary. 
  • Satori Adventures will provide you with a lovely tea house accommodation (except chain hotels) to stay in and eat during the trekking trails.
  • Lunch in the trekking is usually made on the way, while dinner and breakfast are made at the tea house where you stay overnight. Satori Adventures provides a clean and fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/ coffee at the tea house's menu throughout the trek and camping accommodation at the advance base camp and Camp-02 during the ascent of Mount Kanchenjunga
  • Satori Adventures will arrange all food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the Kanchenjunga expedition for both members and expedition crews.
  • Satori Adventures provide EPI Cooking gas, and the stove will be provided in camps one, three, and south col for cooking food, tea, coffee, boiling water, and heating nutrition high altitude package food.
  • Satori Adventures will provide all the essentials for trekking, Kanchenjunga climbing, rowing, and camping at the advanced base camp.
  • Climbing Mt. Kanchenjunga duration takes more than other 8000m and brings an extended stay at the Advance base camp. Items like kitchen tents, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils are high quality and branded, where we will try to provide more convenience.
  • During the ascent of Mount Kanchenjunga Satori Adventures will provide a chef cook, cook assistant, helper, and base camp manager at the advanced base camp to take care of your food, drinks, and other necessary services your good and comfort.
  • Satori Adventures allow up to 60kg of personal climbing equipment per person during the flight onboard and during trekking in Kanchenjunga expedition carried by porter/ yak/ mules.
  • The offer cost includes Mount Kanchenjunga south regular route climbing royalty and the Nepal Government's climbing permit. (Permit issued by Department of Tourism)
  • As Mount Makalu Peak is located at Kanchenjunga Conservation  territory, Satori adventures provide you a permit for Kanchenjunga Conservation Area..
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Kanchejunga Consversation so Satori Adventures provides you a TIMS permit too.
  • The right weather is a crucial factor in a safe and successful ascent. As far as possible, we will provide a regular upcoming day's weather forecast from the Kathmandu office for the Kanchenjunga climb duration.
  • Satori Adventures provides all wages, clinical, equipment, and accidental insurance for all elaborate staff in the journey and climbing.
  • We provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your climbing and health safety.
  • Trekking and mountaineering are often inaccessible and far from information, communication, and transportation in the Himalayas, so information and communication are significant for safety and a successful trip. That's why Satori Adventures provides satellite phones, walkie-talkies (radio set) with the expedition team leader, and your climbing Sherpa guide. Satellite phones available for members at the cost of US$ 3 per minute call.
  • Satori Adventures provides V25 north face two main model tents with comfortable mattresses at the advanced base camps, and above the advance camp, two members have one tent. (In advance base camp 1:1 tent and above base camp 2:1 tent as per safety.)
  • Satori Adventures offers dynamic/static rope, ice screws, snow bar, and rock piton locked unlocked karabiners to open the route and for safe and successful climbing.
  • Satori Adventures arrange a generator for back- up lighting power and charge electronic tools if solar panels are not enough for light and charge the battery.
  • Satori Adventures arrange transportation, service of food, all needed expedition, content supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu and return to Kathmandu (Cargo to Base Camp and return)
  • Satori Adventures will try to make the base camp as convenient as possible. We will provide you a heater at the base camp for heating the dining room during cold temperatures (mostly required for evening and morning).
  • Health is a prime concern during your climbing expedition. This is why Satori Adventures include emergency oxygen, mask, and regulator provided to guest and expedition staff requirements.
  • Till the date, there's no available alternative to electricity or lighting at the Kanchenjunga , so that Satori Adventures provides solar panels or generators for lighting, battery, and mobile charging at the base camp.
  • Satori Adventures include Icefall charges ,Summit rope cost charged by Expedition Operators Association, and Himalayan Rescue Association medical insurance charged in the package cost.
  • For the climbing proposal of acclimatization and summit target, Satori Adventures included all tents for camps 1, 2, 3, and 4 for members and staff.
  • During your climbing expedition, Satori Adventures offer you clean, nutritious, and fresh food at the advanced base camp and camp two in Kanchejunga. We provide you nutrition, high altitude package food, and essential EPI cooking gas and stoves to boiled water, tea, coffee, and warm pocket food above the advanced base camp.
  • Satori Adventures provides all food and fuel for both members and crews at advanced base camps and higher camps during the Kanchejunga expedition.
  • We offer each climber One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and 03 Times Everest Summiteers Climbing / Expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client with the idea of making your ascent safe and successful. There will also be one experience and professional Leader, Sherpa, for each expedition group. 
  • The package cost includes all wages, equipment allowance, and the load carries bonus for involved staff in trekking and climbing expedition.
  • The package cost includes all wages, equipment, medical and accidental insurances for the liaison officer.
  • Satori Adventure always has concerned and top priority about our trekking guides, climbing Sherpa guides, cooks, porters, and involved staff safety during the period of trekking and high mountain climbing. For this reason, we always do medical insurance, helicopter evacuation insurance, and treatment insurance for all involved staff with a reputed insurance company.
  • As Mount Kanchenjunga’s ascent is long, the stay at Camp two is more extended due to acclimatization. We also take care of our climbers in Camp two and arrange kitchen dining arrangements to supply freshly cooked food. 
  • For your convenience, we always provide maps of related trekking and trekking peak climbing.
  • During the climbing period of summit target, Satori Adventures included Five bottles (28 liters) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided to each climbing member (we use Poisk brands of Oxygen which is one of the trustful oxygen brands for high altitude)
  • As adequate quality oxygen, masks and regulators are crucial during Everest climbing. We provide masks and regulators from the latest model of summit or top out brands.
  • Before your departure, as a memory, Satori Adventures would like to handover Satori T-shirt/ Pashmina and Brochure.
  • If you need any assistance with departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation, Visa extension procedure services, Satori Adventures fully support you without any charges.
  • The above offer price includes our official service charges, government charges, and all taxes and vat. Except for the above amount, there are not any hidden costs charged by us.
  • We want to offer you to have dinner with us before you departed from Kathmandu. It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition.

Full Board Service Cost (Excludes):

  • Kathmandu is Nepal's capital, and since this place offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we were hoping you could taste the food you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu, you will have to arrange lunch and dinner (except farewell dinner) by yourself.
  • Suppose you want to take any packed food, snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any types of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you have to buy it yourself as a customer often requires these items during the trekking. There's no guess on how much and will take by the client and its cost.
  • Expenses are incurred towards personal nature trekking, climbing equipment, laundry expenses, tips, landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones, and the internet service is not included in the package. You have to pay for it yourself when you use it.
  • Personal climbing equipment is one of the significant factors for your safe and successful climbing. So you have to arrange all your personal climbing equipment brand and quality on your own.
  • Mountaineering is, in itself, a risky and adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. So, safety is the primary factor for us. Therefore, you have to arrange your travel insurance covering the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization before you arrive for the trip to Nepal.
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and Nepal's tourist visa so that you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa by yourself.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/ unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations costs are not included in the package cost.
  • Additional costs if needed extra workers, than what we have included in the package.
  • As per the Mountaineering Association and Department of Tourism rules, after the successful summit, the climbing member has to pay a summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides US$ 1500.00 minimum to be paid before departure from Kathmandu.
  • Our involved expedition staff (chef cook, cook, cook assistance, base camp manager) are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and thank you for the kind of service you have rendered. Normally US$ 250-300.00 per person collected by the team leader and divide to all involved base camp staff except climbing Sherpa guide. 
  • The short sentence, "All the services not mentioned in the above package (cost includes parts) are excluded," It will cost extra if you want additional services.

In Base Camp

Satori Adventures provides very professional, helpful and friendly service from Kathmandu to the ABC as well as during the climb. Our objective is to provide a good quality, helpful, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize your summit opportunity.

In the base camp our chefs and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious, freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day. We will also ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24 hrs a day. In the base camp we provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only. In base camp we also provide dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff.

In base camp we provide access to communication including satellite telephone and internet access, solar panels to charge your batteries and UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps.

Our camp manager as well as guides and climbing Sherpa’s have an extensive experience on multiple Everest climbs. They will ensure cooperation with other companies and organize base camp operations. In base camp our guides will work with other teams to ensure contribution from all operators for tasks such as route fixing and to ensure the safety of climbers from ABC to the summit.

Base Camp Service Cost (Includes)

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flights as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the international airport by Satori Adventures while arriving and departingin Kathmandu.
  • 4 Nights Yak and Yeti or similar hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B basis.
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Private bus or jeep transportation from Kathmandu-Teplejung (Khamdani)-Kathmandu sector to all climbing member, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
  • All trekking and mountaineering equipments such as: Kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for advance base camp and camp II.
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at Base Camp and chef at Camp II.
  • 3 meals a day:Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee available in the tea house/hotel/lodge during the trekking period.
  • 3 fresh meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at base camp, and camp II.
  • 40kg baggage allowance per person during trekking to base camp which will be carried by porter to the Mt. Kanchenjunga (Yalung) base camp.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
  • Trekking permit (Kanchenjunga national park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586M).
  • Nepalese government royalty and fees.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staff in trekking and climbing period.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for chefs and kitchen assistants.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for government liaison officer.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients with the cost of $3USD per minute call.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for heating the dining room.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask and regulator provided at the request of the client with appropriate charges.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
  • Solar panels for light and battery charger.
  • Gamow Bags (Portable Altitude Chambers).
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude staff.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • Fresh cooked food and kitchen will be provided at camp two.
  • Trekking and climbing map of Mount Everest. 
  • Generator will be providing for back-up lighting power and charging electronic devices.
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter/yaks to base camp).
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation.
  • Visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Satori Adventures T-shirt/Pashmina, broacher.

Base Camp Service Cost (Excludes):

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescues, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Climbing Sherpa, high altitude food and fuel above base camp (in camp two we have kitchen to provide food even for base camp service user).
  • Tent above base camp (except camp two).
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Wake talkies.
  • Filming permit.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Government licensed climbing guide(s).
  • Appropriate food for high altitude.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

Why climb with Satori Adventures in Kanchanjungha?

How to Choosing a experience Provider

It is important for each climber to choose the right expedition guide service that not only suites their needs, but provides the best safely and secure mountaineering experience possible. There are more than 1,700 trekking companies in Nepal who offer 8,000 meter expeditions including Everest, but only about 30 companies who operate 8,000 meter peaks on a regular basis. We are proud to be one of these 30 companies and consistently offer, run and succeed at these types of expeditions year after year.
It is very important that the climbers who choose Satori Adventures for this trip of a lifetime experience have expectations that are compatible with the program we offer and the style of expedition Satori Adventures runs. We do not want to simply “fill our expedition”, but instead we want to comprise a team of companionable people who are focused on reaching the summit with the highest level of support and safety standards that can be provided by a guiding service on Mt Everest. We team this with the best standards of food and quality equipment to further assist each client reach their full potential. We feel that we offer the best environment and opportunity for you to be successful on the world’s highest mountain.

Diminutive climbing Team members

We are always developing and growing our operational systems to ensure you participate will provide as much as facilities provided. We figure our expedition members do not deserve anything less during the trekking and climbing! In the interests of giving you the most optimal chance to summit, we limit our team size to ensure the group summits on the best weather day; sometimes there are less window days for summit in Everest. In big size of group offering cheap climbs often miss out as they split their groups over several potential summit days. We feel like our climbing members are feeling that they are climbing as a family and friends team even on international people. We accept maximum 08 people in a group and if we have more than that we always split in two groups. So that our base camp staff cooks, climbing Sherpa guide will fully taking care about you and provide service as per your desire.

Maximum summit Success;

The Satori Adventures methodology and tactical approach to climbing Mt Everest has seen us achieve the highest success rates and our extensive experience gives us the edge when it comes to making the right decisions. We provide a consistently higher Sherpa and Guide ratio than any other operator, resulting in more support and backup for your summit attempt and therefore a greater safety margin and chance of success. There is always a 1:1 ratio of the climbing Sherpa/guide and client. We always use professional and experienced climbing Sherpa or guides who have all reached the summit of Everest.

Highly Qualified Sirdar/Team leader

Our guides are professionals who are trained and assessed either via the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) resulting in a greater repertoire of skills that enables them to provide a dedicated level of security to you during the expedition, or many years of mountaineering experience on the world’s biggest peaks. Our guides are experience in both advanced and basic rescue courses and all have a minimum of 3 years guiding on Everest.

Advanced Communication method

Satori Adventures Everest expeditions have been at the forefront of providing top communications for our Everest expeditions. This allows us to obtain and deliver comprehensive weather forecasts via U.S., European and Kathmandu weather forecasting. Our lead guide is always equipped with a satellite phone during the climbing and at base camp. Two way radio communications between climbing members, guides, Sherpa and base camp staff is also provided. There is also local mobile network available at base camp that provides easy connection with your family during your stay at base camp.

Facilities camp setup at Base Camp and Kitchen at camp two

Satori Adventure focuses on comfortable conditions at base camp, including good quality food and other services. We find this helps clients with their overall success rate on the mountain. Our cooks are regarded as the best in the business, providing wholesome and appetizing meals with an agreeable array of menus to suit all your food requirements. The meals you are served on the mountain are also of the highest standard and designed to sustain you for the rigorous ascent. We offer various choices that will suit any diet plan, including vegetarian, Vegan, continental, Indian and others.If you have special food consideration, please provide this to us 60 days prior to the expedition so we can plan the best meals for your trip.

Approaches to ABC

The approach on its Kanchenjunga Southeast Ridge Base camp is through the Taplajung region of Nepal leading up to Tso Glassier. It starts with the drive from Kathmandu to Phidim(1200m/3,937ft) to Khamdani via Dahalgaonby a local Jeep (1650m/5,413ft) to Khebang(1910m/6,267ft), Yamphudin(2080m/6,824ft), Tortong(2995m/9,826ft), Cheram(Tseram)(3870m/12,697ft), Ramchaur (4530m/14,862ft), Glacier camp (5176m/16,981ft), Kanchenjunga Advance base camp (5400m/17,717ft) It takes typically 10days to reach ABC from Kathmandu.

What to expect?

When you arrive at base camp, our staff will set up the camp and you will have time to rest and continue to acclimate. Upon completing a Pooja ceremony at base camp, our team of Sherpa’s will begin to open the route to camp I. When this is completed, our guides will begin to take clients and loads to camp I. Depending on your physical fitness and bodies’ reaction to altitude, you may stay at camp I for a second night, or move up to camp II and then descend back to base camp.

Our team will then open the route and fix the lines to camp II and supply the camp with gear, equipment and food. If required for acclimation and if the weather conditions allow, you may sleep a second night at camp II, or proceed up to camp III and then return. During your rest and time at base camp our team will continue to open the route, fix the camp and line and supply food, oxygen, and equipment and prepare for the summit push.

After your camp I and II acclimatization, our climbing guides will check the weather forecast, group fitness and recovery conditions. If upcoming weather reports, your physical fitness and conditions are good, we will begin the summit push. On the summit push, you will move to camp I, camp II and then camp III before moving to the summit. At camp III you will awake at 0100 hours and begin the summit push.

If due to any reason (bad weather, group physical fitness, accident, incidence) we have to return to base camp before the summit push, but still have climbing time, good weather conditions and climbers are interested for another summit push, we will provide one more opportunity. However, more than 98% of climbers either summit on the first try, or give up the trip after the first summit attempt.

Highlights of the Trip:

  • One of the most remote and beautiful areas in Nepal.
  • Diversity of flora and fauna.
  • Rich local culture.
  • Third highest mountain in the world
  • Magnificent views of  Makalu and Kanchenjungha,
  • The most exciting expedition in Nepal.
  • Technically and physiologically challenging.
  • Safe, qualified and experience staff.
  • Trained Sherpa climbing guides.

Route Map:

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1899: British explorer Douglas Freshfield and the Italian photographer Vittorio Sella were the first to circumnavigate the mountain. They were the first mountaineers to view the great Western Face of Kanchenjunga.

1905: Headed by Aleister Crowley, who had been part of the team attempting the

1902: ascent of K2, and Dr. Jules Jacot-Guillarmod. The team reached an estimated 6,500 meters on the southwest side of the mountain before turning back.

1929: A German expedition led by Paul Bauer reached 7400m (24,280ft) on the Northeast spur before being turned back by a five-day storm.

1954: A reconnaissance of Kanchenjunga southwest side was made by John Kempe (leader), J.W. Tucker, Ron Jackson, Trevor H. Braham, G.C. Lewis, and Dr. D.S. Mathews, which identified the route used by the successful the 1955 expedition.

First Ascent 1955: May15th Jan Cusi and Leonel Terrey summitted Makalu via the North col.

1955: Joe Brown and George Band made the first ascent on May 25, followed by Norman Hardie and Tony Streather on May 26. The full team also included John Clegg (team doctor), Charles Evans (team leader), John Angelo Jackson, Neil Mather, and Tom Mackinnon. The first ascent expedition made six camps above their base camp, two below the Shelf, two on it, and two above it. They started on April 18, and everyone was back to base camp by May 28.

1973: Climbers Yutaka Ageta and Takeo Matsuda of the Japanese expedition summitted Kangchenjunga West (Yalung Kang) by climbing the SW Ridge.

1977: The second ascent of Kanchenjunga, by an Indian army team led by Colonel Narinder Kumar. They completed the Northeast spur, the difficult ridge that defeated the German expeditions in 1929 and 1931.

1978: Polish teams made the first successful ascent of the Kangchenjunga South summit (Wojciech Wróż and Eugeniusz Chrobak, 19 May) and Kangchenjunga Central (Wojciech Brański, Zygmunt Andrzej Heinrich, Kazimierz Olech, 22 May)

1979: The third ascent, on May 15, and the first without oxygen, by Doug Scott, Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker establishing a new route on the North Ridge.

1983: Pierre Beghin made the first solo ascent and the first ascent without oxygen.

1991: Marija Frantar and Joze Rozman attempted the first ascent by a woman but their bodies were later found below the summit headwall.

1991: Andrej Stremfelj and Marko Prezelj completed an alpine-style climb up the south ridge of Kangchenjunga to the south summit (8494m)

1986: On January 11, Krzysztof Wielicki and Jerzy Kukuczka, Polish climbers, made the first winter ascent.

1998: Ginette Harrison became the first woman to reach the summit. Until then Kangchenjunga was the only eight-thousander that had not seen a female ascent.

2006: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, an Austrian mountaineer, was the second woman to reach the summit.

2009: Edurne Pasaban, a Spanish mountaineer, reached the summit, becoming the first woman to summit 12 eight-thousand meter peaks.

2009: Kinga Baranowska became the first Polish female climber to reach the Summit of Kangchenjunga

My third Experience in Nepal with Satori Adventures

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The third time I visited Nepal was no doubt for me who I should ask for help in management and preparations, as far as the trip was to remotest area in Nepal to the third highest mountain of world Kanchenjunga. Rishi Ram Bhandari, Managing director of Satori Adventures who offered excellent and complete solution for the whole expedition.

They organized our trip in the professional ways. Foods, accommodation and Transportation were very good. Our guide Mr. Tamang and the porters were experience and Qualified. After a few years of cooperation I see that Satori Adventures can be a reliable partner for any kind of activities in Nepal! From a simple day-tours, and up to expeditions to summits of World's highest mountains!


I want to recommend Satori Adventures for your Nepal tour.

Kanchenjunga Expedition
Rated 5 / 5 stars