Kwangde Peak Climbing (6369m)

Kwangde Peak ClimbingLies in the Everest region, beautiful Kwangde Ri is also called Kongde Ri and Kwande on various maps. This difficult mountain forms an impressive multi-summited ridge on the eastern end of the Lumding Himal, which in turn can be regarded as part of the Rolwaling Himal. Rising southwest of Namche Bazaar above the Bhote Kosi River, the mountain's northern flank forms an impressive barrier that throws down several steep ridges to the north. Its glaciated southern flank is more aloof. It is hidden at the northern end of the Lumding Drangka, a high and remote valley bounded to the west by the tumbling glaciers of Karyolung (6,511m/21,361ft), Khartang (6,853m/22,484ft) and Numbur (6,959m/22,831ft). Trekkers or expeditions rarely visit the Lumdring valley. At the northern end of the valley the stream cascades down a natural rocky barrier above, which is a moraine-bound lake, the Tsho Og, at the snout of the Limding Glacier. North of the Tsho Og, itself hidden in a huge rocky cwm, is the massive Lumding Tsho Teng (5,151m/16,899ft). All of the routes climbed to date on the Kwangde Peaks are difficult; none have proved suitable for commercial trekking peak expeditions.

The trails on the North Face are particularly difficult and reflect recent developments in lightweight Himalayan climbing, with an emphasis on technical difficulty and a high degree of commitment. Two climbers without support camps or fixed ropes have invariably made them, although in at least one case a subsequent ascent has seen a return to traditional siege style tactics with masses of fixed rope and camps. Even the routes on the South Face are committing and difficult, although the climbing is more traditional in character. The first ascent of Kwangde Lho was made by a Nepalese expedition in 1975, which was led by Kumar Khagdar and Bikram Shah. Lhakpa Tenzing reached the actual summit on 17 October. Sonam Gyalzen, Shambhu Tamang and Sonam Hisi via the South Ridge.

Skilled and Experienced climbers who are looking for rarely climbed and challenging small peak in the Himalayas will find this peak very attractive.

Kwangde Peak Climbing itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, warm reception and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Permit and preparation day.   
Day 03:  Early Morning flight to Lukla, and start trek to Phakding (2652m) 3 hrs.
Day 04:  Trek to Namche (3440m) 6 hrs
Day 05:  Rest day in Namche Bazaar 
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Kwangde Peak Base Camp 4700m. 
Day 07:  Rest day at Kwangde base camp for prepare climbing 
Day 08: Base camp to high camp 5200m. 
Day 09: High Camp to Summit Kwangde 6011m. 
Day 10: After summit back Base camp to Namche Bazaar 
Day 11:  Namche Bazaar to Phakding 
Day 12: Phakding to Lukla  
Day 13: 40 minutes flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Free day in Kathmandu. In the evening join the farewell dinner with culture show.
Day 15: Transfer to airport for final departure to your home.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays. Click here for tailor made trip

Cost for the trip: The cost of each climbing differs as per the size of group, choice of hotel, client's interest of service and amendments in our itinerary. Our prices are very reasonable for the services we cater. Please contact us for more information and cost details. 

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Trip Facts:

Destination: Kwangde peak

Trip duration: 15 Days

Grade: Strenuous Plus

Activity: Sightseeing, trekking and climbing

Starts in: Kathmandu

Ends in: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel, camping or lodge (tea house)

Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus

Maximum altitude: 6369m

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