Kanchenjunga Central Overview

Peak ID

KANC

Status

Opened

Elevation

8476 M / 27799 FT

Latitude

27º 41' 46

Longitude

88º 09' 12

History

1st ascent on

22/05/1978 AD(09/02/2035 BS)

1st ascent by

Wojciech Branski,
Zygmunt Heinrich,
Kazimierz Olech,

Mount Kanchenjunga Central, the fourth highest mountain peak in the world, lies in the Kanchenjunga mountain range of Nepal. Kanchenjunga Central is on the border of Province I of Nepal and India. The elevation of Kanchenjunga Central is 8,473 meters. It is on the border of Sirijanga rural municipality of Taplejung district of Nepal and India. Kanchenjunga Central is 0.8 km south southeast of Kanchenjunga Main and 0.5 km north northwest of Kanchenjunga south.

Location

  • Province:

    Province 1
  • Mountain Range:

    Kanchenjunga
  • District:

    Taplejung/NI
  • Municipality/Rural Municipality:

    Phaktanglung/NI

Nearest help center

( from the basecamp along
the caravan route )
  • Police post:

    Tapethok 43.3KM
  • Armed police post

    Taplejung 67.2KM Taplejung 67.8KM
  • Army post:

    Taplejung 67.2KM Taplejung 67.8KM
  • Health centre/post:

    Tellok 44.1KM Siwa 53.6KM
  • Nearest settlement :

    Yamphudin 25.6KM Ghunsa 13.3KM

Royalty Fees

  • Nepalese (NRs):

    Sp 10000, Au 5000, Wi/Su 2500
  • Foreigners (USD):

    Sp 1800, Au 900, Wi/Su 450

How to get there

  • From Kathmandu:

    Fly to Biratnagar or Bhadrapur and then by vehicle to Taplejung or by vehicle to Taplejung
  • Caravan route:

    Taplejung-Mamankhe-Yamphudin-Cheram-BC
  • Caravan route
    length:

    67.2KM through Yamphudin, 67.8KM through Ghunsa
  • Climbing route
    length:

    19.8KM
  • Duration:

    75 Days

Maps

Four Faces

South face from Pawa Bhanjyang

West face from Lumba Sumba