Kwangde Ri Climb

GRADE

Moderate

TRIP DURATION

18 days

BEST SEASON

March till May & October till November

GROUP SIZE

From 2 person

TRIP Altitude

6011 meters

CUSTOMIZE TRIP

On Request

Trip Highlights

6011m climb, outstanding mountain views and glacier, spectacular scenery, High passes, nomad, abundant wildlife, impressive display of wild flower, picturesque Sherpa settlements, friendly people and many more .....

Trip Overview

A stunning new Khumbu trek and climb combination - A fresh perspective on Nepal's most popular region - Fabulous views of Everest - Trek to the "forbidden" Nangpa La on the Tibetan Border. Towering above Namche Bazaar, the triple summited Kwangde Ri (6011m) is a strikingly impressive mountain. This is one of the difficult climb trekking peak. Its northern summit, Kwangde Nup (19795ft.), which is climbed from a base camp in the rarely-visited Lumding Valley, makes a superb trekking peak objective and also provides a simply fantastic vantage point. The summit panorama extends across the Khumbu, from Ama Dablam and Makalu in the East, to Everest and Cho Oyu and includes the spectacular Rolwaling peaks, to the northwest. Just as exciting as the peak, however, is our chosen means of acclimatization, which will involve a week of trekking in the lovely valley to the north of Thame and culminate in an ascent to the high and glaciated Nangpa La (18750ft.). This remote pass is the high point of a historically important trade route between Nepal and Tibet and has, until recently, been off-limits to trekking groups. This mouth-watering new itinerary provides a whole new way of looking at the Khumbu. 
 
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 south-west 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.
 
It's 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), Khartang (6,853m) and Numbur (6,959m). The Lumdring valley is rarely visited by trekkers or expeditions. 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).
 
All of the routes climbed to date on the Kwangde Peaks are difficult; none have proved suitable for commercial trekking peak expeditions. The routes 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. They have invariably been made by two climbers without support camps or fixed ropes, 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 commiting and difficult, although the climbing is more traditional in character.
 
Experienced climbers who are looking for rarely climbed and challenging small peak in the Himalayas will find this peak very attractive. 
  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, day at leisure. (D)
  • Day 02 Day at leisure/ Hotel. (B)
  • Day 03 Flight to Lukla (2840m)/trek to Phakding(2640m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 04 Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 05 Day for acclimatization (B, L, D)
  • Day 06 Trek to Thame (3820m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 07 Trek to Base Camp (B, L, D)
  • Day 08 Climbing (B, L, D)
  • Day 09 Climbing (B, L, D)
  • Day 10 Climbing period (B, L, D)
  • Day 11 Return to Base Camp (B, L, D)
  • Day 12 Clean up Base Camp and trek to Thame (B, L, D)
  • Day 13 Trek to Namche Bazar (B, L, D)
  • Day 14 Trek to Lukla (B, L, D)
  • Day 15 spare day incase of flight cancel (B, L, D)
  • Day 16 Fly to Kathmandu/ Hotel (B,)
  • Day 17 Day at leisure/farewell dinner/ Hotel (B, D)
  • Day 18 Drive to Airport for return flight (B)

Climb via Lumding La:
  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, day at leisure. (D)
  • Day 02 Day at leisure/ Hotel. (B)
  • Day 03 Flight to Lukla (2840m)/trek to Phakding(2640m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 04 Trek to 3600m (B, L, D)
  • Day 05 Trek and camp before the Lumding La (4575m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 06 Trek to Lumding Tso (B, L, D)
  • Day 07 Climbing (B, L, D)
  • Day 08 Climbing (B, L, D)
  • Day 09 Climbing (B, L, D)
  • Day 10 Climbing (B, L, D)
  • Day 11 Return to Base Camp (B, L, D)
  • Day 12 Clean up Base Camp and Trek to Lamding La (B, L, D)
  • Day 13 Trek to Phakding (B, L, D)
  • Day 14 Trek to Lukla (B, L, D)
  • Day 15 Spare day incase of flight cancellation (B, L, D)
  • Day 16 Fly to Kathmandu/ Hotel (B)
  • Day 17 Day at leisure/ farewell dinner/Hotel (B, D)
  • Day 18 Drive to Airport for return flight (B)
Includes
  • International airport pickup and drop service
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu category in 3 star in double occupancy
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Fight transport as per mention in the itinerary
  • Trekking conservation permit
  • Trekking Register Certificate
  • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter in between 2 person)
  • Experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide
  • Tea House or and Tented accommodation during the trek in double occupancy
  • All meals during the trek (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • The required number of trekking staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all trekking staff
  • Kongde Ri Peak Permit fees
  • Garbage Deposit Fee
  • General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc.
  • Duffel/kit bag by Trekking Team Nepal (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • All our government taxes
  • Official expanse
Excludes
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Nepal entry visa fee 
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section 

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