Kangchenjunga 2020 – Revised Itinerary/Time line

April 5:

Inbound Flight

KLM (Royal Airlines): KL 0427

Amsterdam (Schiphol), April 5th 14:35) to Dubai, April 5th 23:10

FlyDubai: FZ 0571

Dubai (Dubai Airport), April 6th 2:20 to Kathmandu (Tribhuvan), April 6th 08:30

April 6:        

Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Shanker Hotel

April 7:      

Fly from Kathmandu to Taplejung Airport, Suketar (~1442 m) and drive to Tapethok (~ 1380 m).

April 8:   

Trekking from Tapethok to Sekhathum  (~1650 m), easy trek, and camp overnight.

April 9:  

Trekking from Sekhathum to Thangyam (~ 2410 m), steep climb to Amjilosa (~2520 m), and camp overnight.   

April 10: 

Trekking from Thangyam to Phole (Tibetan Camp, ~ 3215 m), steep climbing up and down and camp overnight.

April 11:   

Trek from Phole, via Ghunsa to Khambachen (Khangpachen) (~4050 m) stay overnight to acclimatise

April 12:

Trekking from Kambachen to Lhonak (~4780 m)

April 13:      

Day Hike to Pang Pema (~5140m), back to Lhonak (acclimatise)

April 14:      

Trek back to Ghunsa (4050 m)

April 15:

Rest day in Ghunsa. Contingency day

April 16 :  

Trek to Selele (Mirginla) (~4480 m)

April 17:

Trek to Tsheram (Cheram) (~3868 m), climb over pass (4645m). Steep descent

April 18:

Trek to Ramjer (~4610 m)

April 19:

Acclimatisation Climb? Stay in Ramjer, Contingency Day

April 20:

Trek from Ramjer to Morain camp (~4605 m), difficult glacier crossing

April 21:

Trek from Morain camp to Kuna Camp (~4900 m)

April 22:

Trek from Kuna camp to KBC (~5145 m)

April 23:

Leisure at BC for acclimatization, blessing ceremony (Puja)

April 24- May 19:

Climbing period (to 8586 m)

May 20:

Return trek to Ramjer (~4610 m)

May 21:

Trek down to Torontang forest camp (~2995 m)

May 22:

Trek to Yamphudin (~2880) via steep hike over pass at 3415m.

May 23:

Trek to Khewang (~1915 m) via steep trails

May 24:

Trek to Hopoo Khola (~1650 m)

May 25:

Drive to Bhadrapur (~91 m)

May 26:

Fly from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu (~1350 m)

May 27:      

Departure to The Netherlands

Outbound Flight

FlyDubai: FZ 0572

Kathmandu (Tribhuvan), May 27th 9:30 to Dubai Airport, May 27th 12:35

KLM (Royal Airlines): KL 0428

Dubai Airport, May 28th 0:40 to Amsterdam (Schiphol), May 28th 5:55