It was first climbed by G.Band, Evans & J. Brown in 1955. In keeping with its name "five treasure houses of the great snows" the Kanchenjunga Himal is a grand collection of shapely spires. It is unique in as much as it is buttressed north and south as well as east and west by mountains of equal stature. This multi-topped massif comprises of four summits. Main Summit, Middle Summit, South Summit & Yalung Kang or West Summit, each one measuring over eight thousand meters.

As way back 1848/49 one of the greatest of British botanists. J.D. Hooker, made two commendable trips to make an almost complete circuit of the Kanchenjunga range. The came within twenty two kms of the peak itself. But it was only in 1955, more than a century later, that a British expedition finally made its summit. There are four different routes to the mountain peak with both its south and east side providing opportunities for new routes. It is believed that the east flank of the South Summit is by far the most difficult face route.

Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. It is an enormous mountain mass, and many satellite peaks rise from its narrow icy ridges. It is located on the border of Nepal and Sikkim, just 46 miles northwest of Darjeeling. It is the most easterly of the great 8,000 meter peaks of the Himalaya.
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Day 01 Kathmandu – Medibung

Day 02 Medibung - Dandagaun

Day 03 Dandagaun – Khewang

Day 04 Khewang – Yampudin

Day 05 Yampudin – Imja Khola

Day 06 Imja Khola - Torontan

Day 07 Torontan - Tseram

Day 08 Tseram - Oktang

Day 09 Oktang - Glacier Camp

Day 10-11 Glacier Camp

Day 12 Glacier Camp - base camp

Day 13-54 Climbing Period

Day 55 Cleaning up Base Camp.

Day 56-68 Base Camp - Kathmandu. (Return by same route)

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