Join IFMGA certified guide Jyamchang for a 29 day guided trek to the base camp of the third highest mountain on Earth, Kanchenjunga in Nepal.
The Kanchenjunga mountain (8,586m) is the third highest mountain in the world, second only to K2 (8,611m) and Mount Everest (8,848m).
To say that Kanchenjunga is spectacular simply isn’t enough. No words can truly express how amazing it is. However, this 29 day trek is not about climbing to its summit. Instead, this trek is about reaching it’s North base camp and seeing all of the wonders along the way.
Firstly, this trip is rigorous. There will be some difficult parts along the way, as we will be trekking through some of the most remote areas of the Himalayas. As a result, previous mountain trekking experience is required, as we will be crossing rough, exposed terrain, including some landslides. However, because of the length of this trek, you will also have plenty of time to get properly acclimatized.
The highlights of this trip are in abundance. There are simply too many to list. But I would like to give you an idea of some of the things you will see during this breathtaking expedition. You will see Kathmandu, where you will get to enjoy an all day tour. You will see bamboo forests, and the Tibetan village of Ghunsa, where you will get to enjoy a rest day. You will get to meet local villagers in remote areas where tourists don’t go. If you are lucky, you might even get to see a panda or snow leopard. And, of course, you will get to admire the Kanchenjunga mountain, along with several other glorious peaks watching you from above.
I know you will have the time of your life on this 29 day adventure to the base of Kanchenjunga. And it would be my pleasure guiding you through it. Please send me a message if you want to join me.
And if you want to trek to the base camp of the incomparable Mount Everest, you can also join me on this 16 day journey.
Camping during the trip
I come from the East part of Nepal, between Makalu (8,470m) and Kangchenjunga (8,586m). I am IFMGA/UIAGM fully certified since 2009. I have 20+ experience of climbing in the Himalaya. I’ve climbed Mt Everest (7 times), Mt Cho Oyu in Tibet (2 times), Mt Ama Dablam (8 times), Baruntse (2 times), Island peak (15 times), Lobuche (10 times), Pokhalde (10 times), Mera peak (10 times), Mehera peak (5 times), Chulu far east (3 times), Mt Shishapangma until camp 3, Manaslu until 7200m, and Chulu West, Lhakpa ri and other another few more times.
I also have extensive experience of climbing in Europe: France, Italy, UK and Norway (where I work for three months during the summer as a glacier guide).
I'm also a technical mountain rescue coordinator for the 8000's.
It will be my pleasure to guide you through your journey whether for trekking, peak climbing or any mountaineering expedition. Get in touch and let's discuss about the purpose of your trip.
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After a year and a half of planning, a new attempt was made on Ama Dablam. This time a third person joined the climbing party. Acclimatisation on Lobuche gave us a foretaste of what the numerous pitches on Ama Dablam\'s steep terminal slopes would feel like. Good weather conditions and a swift Alpine style climb to C1, C2 and finally the summit concluded this project. Thank you so much Jyamchang for guiding us up there! The timing of the climb (before Autumn\'s commercial expeditions), choice of porters and additional logistics were once again very professional.
Siham et Noémie
Excellent guide, à la fois attentionné et motivant. Il a su s\'adapter à notre rythme tout en nous stimulant suffisamment pour qu\'on atteigne nos objectifs quotidiens. Il nous faisait un briefing journalier avec le programme du lendemain et ses difficultés éventuelles et une vérification de notre adaptation à l\'altitude (pouls, saturation en oxygène). Dès le premier jour, il a tout pris en charge tant du point de vue de l\'organisation des transports que des hôtels sans faux pas.
As some famous mountaineer once said about his Sherpa climbing partner, Jyamchang belongs to a new generation of Nepali guides who really love to climb. For them, mountaineering isn’t just about business. And that’s the reason why we got along very well whilst attempting the ascent of Ama Dablam in April 2017. We were lucky enough to be able to meet beforehand in Chamonix for a thorough check-up of the equipment and a briefing on the various logistics. I found him to be that kind of straight-to-the-point, smiling and organized person I was hoping to have as a guide and partner for an ambitious climb above 6000 meters, which I had only performed once before (on Island Peak). We met at the airport in Kathmandu and joined a good friend of mine and his trekking guide, who accompanied us during the acclimatization trip across the 3 passes and on to EBC. This gave us plenty of time to get our bodies accustomed to altitude. Jyamchang and I performed a daily health check-up to monitor the effects of altitude, a routine which I found to be very professional. We had agreed during our first Skype discussions that we were going to climb alpine style. That is minimum logistics, no fixed ropes etc. The idea of climbing a difficult mountain such as Ama Dablam without these facilitating artefacts strongly appealed to me, and I appreciated that Jyamchang pushed for this approach of the climb. This was not just pulling the client to the top of the mountain and then collecting the summit bonus. Unfortunately, due to poor weather conditions the day before summit day, we were unable to reach the summit. However, I found that Jyamchang’s attitude during the difficult descent with rapidly degrading weather conditions, and another party that we had to help descend, was again showing a professional and competent approach to the mountain environment. All in all, we had a great time in the beautiful surroundings of the Khumbu valley and may be climbing together again in a future expedition. I can strongly recommend Jyamchang for trekking and climbing elsewhere in the world (Jyamchang also guides in Norway). Martin, 32 - Belgium