Jannu Peak or Kumbakarna (it’s official name) is the 32nd highest peak in the world with an elevation of 7710m. Local tribes consider the mountain sacred and call it the mountain with shoulders. With several challenging routes it is a major Himalayan peak.

Jannu is a steep vertical peak with extreme technical routes towards the summit. You will need to allocate at least an extra 15 days in addition to the approach and depending upon acclimatization.

This is a guided climb with fixed ropes but the summit routes are extremely difficult mixed rock and ice climbing over 7000m. If you have had extensive previous himalayan experience then consider the climb. It is not for beginners.

This YouTube video will give you a better idea on the difficulty of climbing Jannu.

Details about Jannu Peak

  • Elevation: 7710 m / 25,295 Ft.
  • Continent: Asia
  • Country: Nepal
  • Range: Himalaya
  • Latitude: 27.6828
  • Longitude: 88.0458
  • Difficulty: Major mountain expedition
  • Best month for climbing: Apr, May, Sep, Oct
  • Years first climbed: 1962
  • Nearest major airport: Birtamod Domestic and Kathmandu International

Jannu Peak Climb

Services provided for the expedition include;

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (bed & breakfast, minimum 3 star)
  • All necessary ground transportation and domestic flights
  • Climbing permit, trekking permit, and conservation area permit
  • Support crew including trekking guide, climbing leader, kitchen crew, and porters all with their mandatory insurance
  • Liaison officer
  • All camping equipment including kitchen, dining, and personal tents, mattress and sleeping bags
  • Oxygen, mask and regulator on a user pays basis
  • Gamow bag
  • Solar panel for charging batteries
  • Satellite phone (use pays)

Services not provided include;

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal climbing gear
  • Medical insurance, and evacuation insurance
  • International flights
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Bar and beverages
  • Personal satellite phone
  • Filming permit if doing a documentary
  • Garbage deposit and ice fall fees

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Make sure about lump sump total cost, which is about to incurred during your entire Kanchenjunga Trek with Jannu Peak Expedition. Here are link of some useful link for Kanchenjunga Region about weather, map, permit detail, itinerary and frequently asked question.Here is short table where you can gain more information about permits details for Jannu Peak Expedition.

Member of Expedition Royalty in USD
Spring Autum Wnter/Summer
One Member 2000 1000 500
Two Member 2400 1200 600
Three Member 2800 1400 600
Four Member 3200 1600 800
Five Member 3600 1800 900
Six Member 3800 1900 950
Seven Member 4000 2000 1000
Additional Each 500 400 200

Apart from this permits chart table here is another useful resource for level of oxygen rate present on atmosphere at different elevation, here is chart of oxygen rate from sea level to summit of world, i.e. Mount Everest

Altitude

Oxygen

Rate

In meter

In feet

8850

29,035 33 %

8000

26,247 36 %

7000

22,966

41 %

6000

19,865 47 %

5500

18,045

50 %
5200

17,061

52 %

5000

16,404 53 %

4500

14,764

57 %

4000

13,123

60 %

3500

11,483

64 %
3000

9,843

68 %

2500

8,202

73 %

1000

3,281

88 %

Sea Level

100 %