Kanchenjunga Expedition (8,586m)

Kanchenjunga Expedition (8,586m)

kanchenjunga-expeditionMt. Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain of the world, which means "The Five Treasures of Snows". This mountain contains five peaks of which four of them are over 8,450 meters from the sea-level located at longitude 27º 42' North and 88º 08' East in the eastern part of Nepal. The treasures represent the 5 repositories of God i.e. Gold, Silver, Gems, Grain and Holy Books.  It is called Sewalungma in the local Limbu language and is considered as sacred in the Kirant religion. Three of the five peaks (main, central and south) are on the border of North Sikkim district of Sikkim, India and Taplejung District of Nepal, while the other two are completely in Taplejung District. The sanctuary is homeland to the Red Panda and other montane animals, birds and plants. Until 1852, Kangchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world, but calculations made by the British Great Trigonometric Survey in 1849 came to the conclusion that Mount Everest (known as Peak XV at the time) was the highest peak of the world. Mt. Kangchenjunga the third-highest peak was first climbed on May 25, 1955 by Joe Brown and George Band of a British expedition. The British expedition honored the beliefs of the Sikkimese, who hold the summit sacred, by stopping a few feet short of the actual summit. Most successful summit parties since then have followed this tradition. The best seasons for climbing is in April, May (pre-monsoon) and September, October (post monsoon).

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Fact of Mt. Kanchenjunga Expedition

Name of Expedition: 

Mt. Kanchenjunga Expedition

Elevation:

8,586m (28,867ft)

Location:

Kanchenjunga, East of Nepal

Range:

Kanchenjunga Himal

Rating:

Highly Adventurous

Rank:

3rd Highest Peak of the World

Grade:

Strenuous & Difficult

Activities:

Trekking and Mountaineering

Minimum Altitude:

1,311m

Maximum Altitude:

8,586m

Season:

September to October and April to May

Transportation:

Private vehicle and domestic plane

Duration:

63 Days

Entry Point:

Bhadrapur

Exit Point:

Bhadrapur

Walking hours per day:

5 to 7 Hours

Group Size:

2 to 15 Persons