Jannu or Kumbhakarna is the 32nd highest mountain in the world. It is an important Western outlier of Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest peak. Jannu is a large and steep peak in its own right, and has numerous challenging climbing routes.
The official name of this peak is Kumbhakarna, but the designation Jannu is still better known. Jannu is the highest peak of the Kumbhakarna Section of the Kangchenjunga Himal, which straddles the border between Nepal and Sikkim, and lies entirely within Nepal. A long ridge connects it with Kangchenjunga to the east.
It is more notable for its climbing challenge, and is one of the hardest peaks in the world in terms of technical difficulty because of its complex structure, its vertical relief, and the particularly steep climbing near the summit. The north face, in particular, has been the scene of some of the most technical (and controversial) climbing achieved at altitudes over 7000m.
Jannu was first reconnoitered in 1957 by Guido Magnone, and first attempted in 1959 by a French team led by Jean Franco. It was first climbed in 1962 by a team led by the French alpinist Lionel Terray. Those reaching the summit were René Desmaison, Paul Keller, Robert Paragot and Gyalzen Mitchung Sherpa (April 27) and Lionel Terray, André Bertraud, Jean Bouvier, Pierre Leroux, Yves Pollet-Villard, Jean Ravier and Wangdi Sherpa (April 28).
Kumbhakarna Expedition Outline Itinerary
- Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
- Day 02: Prepare for expedition, Hotel
- Day 03: Briefing in Ministry of Tourism for Kumbhakarna Expedition, Hotel
- Day 04: Fly to Biratnagar & transfer to hotel
- Day 05: Fly to Suketar & trek to Tambawa, Camping
- Day 06: Trek to Khesewa, Camping
- Day 07: Trek to Mamankhe, Camping
- Day 08: Trek to Yamphudin (1670m), Camping
- Day 09: Trek to Chittre (Omje Khola), Camping
- Day 10: Trek to Torontan, Camping
- Day 11: Trek to Tseram, Camping
- Day 12: Trek to Ramze, Camping
- Day 13: Trek to Kumbhakarna Base camp, Camping
- Day 14: Trek to Advanced base camp, Camping
- Day 15 - 36: Climbing period of Mount Kumbhakarna, Camping
- Day 37: Trek back to Yellung, Camping
- Day 38: Trek to Lamite Bhanjhyang, Camping
- Day 39: Trek to Yamphudin, Camping
- Day 40: Trek to Phonpe Dhara, Camping
- Day 41: Trek to Khunjar, Camping
- Day 42: Trek to Suketar, Camping
- Day 43: Fly Back to Biratnagar & Kathmandu transfer hotel
- Day 44: Free Day in Kathmandu, Hotel
- Day 45: Final departure, transfer to airport
All conditions stated in the above Itinerary are for the guests who prefer full package trip. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. Above holiday itinerary can be customizetripomized as our guest specific requirements and can make Shorter and Longer. We design your holidays accordingly.
The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative night stops. Physical, Technical and Natural condition may change this above itineraries.
Mount Kumbhakarna Expedition Cost Includes
- 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast - 3 star hotel
- Fly to Biratnagar & next day fly to Taplejung (Suketar)
- Or Fly to Bhadrapur & drive to Ilam bazaar & Kabeli Khola (Optional)
- kumbhakarna-expeditionFull board camping trekking & Food for Base camp
- Porter Kabeli Khola – Base camp & Kabli Khola
- 1 tent for 1 climber, dining tent, toilet tent, table &chairs, Mattresses
- Staff & Liaison office equipment allowances ,daily wages
- Staff: Trekking & base camp guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen helper
- 1 climber allowed 30 KG personal equipment Suketar or Kabeli Khola to BC
- Life, Medical & rescue Insurance for Nepali staff & Liaison office
- Pick up & drop Kathmandu airport-hotel-airport
- Solar panel for charging batteries & lights
- Satellite phone service (pay calls)
- Welcome dinner with cultural Nepali songs & dance
Mount Kumbhakarna Expedition Cost Excludes
- International airfare and airport tax.
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Medical and personal high risk insurance.
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
- Bar & Beverage Bills
- Personal equipment & climbing gears.
- Emergency Rescue evacuation
- Climbing Bonus for Kumbhakarna base camp staffs, tips and personal nature expenses.
- Permit fees and customizetripom charge for Sat phone, communication gadget and commercial filming while on Kumbhakarna expedition.
- Garbage Deposit USD 3,000.00 (Sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don't take back their garbage to Kathmandu.
Mount Kumbhakarna Expedition Fixed Departures Spring/Autumn 2017/2018
Kumbhakarna Expedition Cost Facts
- The above Expedition Itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern. This Expedition can be modified according to your time and requirements.
- Cost & Departures Dates of Expedition will change according to your NEED, GROUP SIZE and TIME.
- The Expedition Itinerary may be changed after understanding by both agency and client. Additional activities could be added or reduce as per client's request before confirming the trip.
- Price for reduced Expedition/Hiking activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added as per mutual understanding.
- The Expedition Cost also affect the number of Mountain Guides, Porters and Services.
- For these reasons the same Expedition can be HIGHER and LOWER Price.
- We offer you the best price guaranteed for Kumbhakarna Expedition.
|Departure Dates||Departure Availablity||Trip Cost||Inquiry|
|April, 07, 2017 - May, 22, 2017||Available||14,590.00||Inquiry|
|August, 27, 2017 - October, 11, 2017||Available||14,590.00||Inquiry|
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