Yalung Kang, standing tall at 8,505m (8.505km), is the second tallest mountain within the Kanchenjunga massif. It falls entirely within the boundaries of Nepal.
It is also called the “Kanchenjunga West ” and lies in the northern part of the massif. 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’. It is believed that there are treasures of gold, stones, salts, medicines, and other valuables hidden within this mountain. There are three routes to climb Yalung Kang from Nepal.
Yalung Kang 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 Yalung Kang has a wide diversity of vegetation to see with an equally diverse climate and topography. It makes the expedition exciting.
ne 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.
The greatest challenge that one can face during Yalung Kang is the diversity of this region. Besides the normal altitude sickness, the diverse vegetation, climate, and topography of this mountain make the trip hard.
Climbers have to be prepared to face different vegetations, climates, 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 forests, 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.
The trip to Yalung Kang 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.
Like for every other mountain climbing, the best season to climb Yalung Kang 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.
Climbing Yalung Kang is as much hard as climbing any other high mountain. Like every other climbing, there are chances of altitude sickness. But there are also many more difficulties that one has to face while climbing Yalung Kang. 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 rivers are other challenges. All this makes the expedition to Yalung Kang more thrilling as well as dangerous.
Climbing Yalung Kang 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 Yalung Kang takes around 52 days. About 13 to14 days are needed to reach the base camp while the remaining days will be in the mountain.
Transportation: Includes pickups and drop-offs from and to the airport along with 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 on the trip. A welcome dinner will also be held to introduce our team to 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 the 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 staff and equipment: The base camp will be fully equipped with a separate kitchen tent, dining tent, communication tent along 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.
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 gear 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 an 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 are not mentioned above then you have to pay extra from your pocket.
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