Kanchenjunga South Expedition

Northern Kanchenjunga
Trip Grade
Level Of Difficulty
Lodging Level
52 days
Max Altitude
Max Aaltitude
8494 m/27867 ft
Max Altitude
Flight & Private Vehicle
Max Altitude
Minimum Pax
min 2 pax


Kanchenjunga South, standing tall at 8,494m (8.494km), is the third tallest mountain within the Kanchenjunga massif. It falls entirely within the boundaries of Nepal and India.

It has the Singalila Ridge, which acts as a border between the Taplejung of Nepalese territory and Sikkim of Indian territory. It also separates Sikkim from West Bengal within the Indian territory.

The name “ Kanchenjunga ” has been derived from four Tibetan words; ‘gangs’ which represent snow, ‘chen’ which represent the great, ‘mzod’ which represent treasure and ‘inga’ which represent five.

All these words joined together to give the name ‘Kanchenjunga’, which means ‘the five treasures of the great snow’. There is a belief that there are treasures of gold, stones, salts, medicines and other valuables hidden within this mountain. There are three routes to climb Kanchenjunga South from Nepal.

Kanchenjunga South provides a heartwarming experience to its climbers and is the perfect escape from the day-to-day hustle for those who want to have some adventure in their life.

The route leading to Kanchenjunga South has a wide diversity of vegetation to see with equally diverse climate and topography. It makes the expedition exciting. One can find glaciers, thick forests and the valley on the way to the mountain. All this will make the trip refreshing as well as adventurous. 

                                                                                                                                           Kanchenjunga South Climbing Difficulties

The greatest challenge that one can face during Kanchenjunga South is the diversity of this region.  Besides the normal altitude sickness, the diverse vegetation, climate and the topography of this mountain make the trip hard. Climbers have to be prepared to face different vegetations, climate and landscapes as they climb upward. Since the routes to this mountain are the also least explored ones, you can’t be sure about the next place. The glaciers, rivers, thick forest, passes and valleys that fall on the way to the mountain are other challenges. Travelers who want to be a part of this expedition need to have a great deal of determination. They have to do a long week of trekking in trails filled with rocks adds more difficulty to the trip. 


Kanchenjunga South with the best Expedition company

The trip to Kanchenjunga South is exciting and adventurous, but it has its own set of challenges. Climbers have to climb along diverse landscapes and climates that can be challenging. Also, the routes are the least explored. One might not know what comes next. So, proper and experienced guidance is a  must to make the climb safe.

It is why you will need Marvel Treks. The entire team of Marvel Trek works deliberately to provide the best services and facilities to you and makes sure that you will have a once in a lifetime experience.

Why should Marvel trek be chosen for climbing?

Marvel trek has been providing its clients with excellent and satisfactory services since 1998 at a reasonable price.

Also, the team of Marvel trek has skilled professional climbers who have years of experience in mountaineering and are familiar with the geography and weather conditions of the mountains.

You can trust them to guide you with proper instructions and full safety without compromising your wish to enjoy the trip.

Marvel trek keeps its client’s satisfaction, safety, and comfort as its priorities.

When is Kanchenjunga South usually climbed?

Like for every other mountain climbing, the best season to climb Kanchenjunga South too would be spring. During spring, the climate is comparatively warmer as well as there are fewer chances of snowfalls.

In winter the temperature drops to -12 which gets worse during the early morning and late night. Also, there will be constant heavy snowfall which makes the trails more dangerous than they already are. 

How hard is it to climb Kanchenjunga South?

Climbing Kanchenjunga South is as much hard as climbing any other high mountains. Like every other climbing, there are chances of altitude sickness. But there are also many more difficulties that one has to face while climbing Kanchenjunga South.

The routes for this expedition are the least explored. It makes dealing with the diverse climate and topography more difficult. The pass, valleys, thick forests, unpredictable glaciers and the rivers are other challenges. All this makes the expedition to Kanchenjunga South more thrilling as well as dangerous.

How long does it take to climb Kanchenjunga South?

Climbing Kanchenjunga South might be an adventurous, thrilling and self-refreshing activity yet it is dangerous too so making a rush might not be the best thing to do considering your safety.

The overall adventure of climbing Kanchenjunga South takes around 52 days. About 13 to14 days are needed to reach the base camp while the remaining days will be in the mountain.


Day 1: Arriving at a hotel in Kathmandu


Cost includes(Base camp service)

Transportation: Includes pickups and drop offs from and to the airport along with the domestic flights and jeep rides.

Food and accommodation:  Accommodations will be provided in a 3-star hotel while staying in Kathmandu as well as during different stops in the trip. A welcome dinner will also be held to introduce our team with the clients. Later,3 meals will be served during the trip which will be cooked by talented cooks along with occasional teas and coffees.

Permits and fees: The company will pay for the air cargo charges as well as all the taxes to the Nepalese government on your behalf. The company will also take care of different Royalties and permits from Nepalese government. Restricted area permits will be arranged. Permits for Walkie talkie as well as for satellite phone will also be provided. Additional fees will also be paid for deposition of garbage and stool shipment

Insurance: The company will cover for insurances of all the involved staff in case of accidents.

Equipment: All the tools and equipment that will be needed for the expedition will be transported by the company through air cargo and potters. In case of unfavorable circumstances, it may also be done through land or helicopters.

Liaison Officer, Sherpas and porters: Every member will be facilitated with one Sherpa and one porter. Also, a legit government Liaison will be present throughout the expedition

Base camp staffs and equipment: The base camp will be fully equipped with a separate kitchen tent, dining tent, communication tent along with a toilet tent along with all the other necessary items that are needed for a comfortable stay. Solar panels or generators will also be managed for electricity as well as the dining tent and other tents will be equipped with heaters to keep you warm. Expert cooks and porters will be there in the camp to assist you. The base camp will also have a bar and bakery.

Communication: Walkie talkie and satellite phones will be given to each member to communicate  in between the base camp and the mountain. Internet access will also be granted.

Oxygen masks, bottles and regulators: Every member will be given 3 bottles of oxygen along with summit masks and regulators for their journey. More will be carried as a backup for emergencies along with a rescue sled.

Certificate: The members will be honored with a certificate from MoCTCA for their accomplishment of climbing the mountain.

Cost excludes

International flights: The clients have to bear their flights fees while arriving and leaving Nepal.

Visa and insurance: The clients are responsible for their VISA while arriving in Nepal. You have to pay for your insurance in case of any accidents

Meals in Kathmandu: While staying in Kathmandu, you will be responsible to pay for your lunch and dinner.

.Personal belongings and interests: The clients are requested to arrange their own clothing and required gears while joining the expedition. They also have to arrange the items required to maintain their personal hygiene. They have to bear the additional charges for services like phone calls, hot bath, laundry etc. They have to pay extra charge in case they want to shoot videos or capture pictures.

Tips and bonuses: It will be highly appreciated if the clients can make some tips and bonuses to the hardworking Sherpas and the base camp workers.

Extra services: In case you want any other services that’s not  mentioned above then you have to pay extra from your pocket.



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