Mount Yalung Kang Expedition newly opened is the best expedition destination in Nepal, which is located nearby Kanchenjunga. Yalung Kang Expedition is the divine experience of the 8000-meter mountain in Himalaya. It offers a technical and intricate mixture of ice and rock climb. It is not too steady ascent to the summit which is about 1500 m.
Mt. Yalung Kang is the western face of the Mt. Kanchenjunga which lies in the Latitude: 270 45′ 15″ and Longitude: 880 08′ 25″ that is located in Taplejung district and lies on the far eastern part of Nepal.
The mountain Kanchenjunga locates between the borders of Nepal and Sikkim, India which has become the main attraction for the traveler, mountaineer and chill seeker all around the world. Till 1852, Kanchenjunga was considered as the mountain with the highest elevation worldwide which changed afterward the great trigonometric survey held in 1849 which crowned the Mt. Everest as the highest mountain, Mt. K2 and Kanchenjunga at the third place.
The origination of the name Kanchenjunga comes from a two Tibetan word as ‘Kanchen’ and ‘Dzonga’ which means “The Five Treasure of Great Snow”. This five treasure of great know includes Kangbachen(7903m), Kanchenjunga South (8494m), Kanchenjunga Main (8586m), Kanchenjunga Central (8482), and Kanchenjunga West (8505m).
The mountain offers the climber with four ridges. It radiates in an X pattern which is almost symmetrical from the main summit. It provides a marvelous view from the Tiger Hill in Darjeeling, India. The other attraction about the place is that it is home to numerous red panda and different montage birds, animals and plants which are under the protection of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area project. Which is lead by the World Wildlife Fund that conducts with the Government of Nepal.
From the depiction provided by the local Limbu language that the Kanchenjunga is called ‘Sewalungma’ which is considered sacred in Kirant religion.
The expedition in the enormous mountain mass is the spiritual waypoint for the traveler all around the world that is offered by Filming Himalaya Pvt. Ltd. For further news, updates, and offers about Nepal, you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Highlights of Yalung Kang Expedition
Some of the thrilling Kanchenjunga facts include it rises with an elevation of 8505 meters from the sea level which was scaled by a Japanese climber “ Mr. Yutaka Ageta” for the first time on 14th of May 1973 through the South Western Face.
Mt. Yalung Kang was firstly explored twice during 1848 and 1849 by a British Botanist JD hooker, and in the same year, a team led by Douglas Fresh Field discover an authentic circuit route of Kanchenjunga. The general caravan route for the Mt. Yalung Kang expedition requires a departure from Kathmandu – Taplejung – Mamankhe – Yamphudin – Cheram and finally to the base camp.