Kwangde Peak Climbing (6369m)

Kwangde Peak Climbing

Situated in the Everest region, Mt. 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 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. 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.

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

Kwangde Peak Climbing - Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, transfer to the selected hotel.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.   
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 back to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Free day in Kathmandu. 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.

Price

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.

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Included in the price

  • All surface transfers as per itinerary.
  • Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook while climbing.
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on trek.
  • Accommodation in teahouse and all meals (3 meals a day) while trekking.
  • Accommodation in Tented camp while climbing.
  • Climbing Clinic Course at base camp
  • All required Personal and Group Climbing gear: Plastic climbing boot, crampons, climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer etc
  • All camping equipment - 2-person member tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, staff & porter tent, toilet tent with commode, dining table with backrest chair etc.
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff.
  • TIMS / Trekking permit, National park / Conservation entry fees.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Three star category hotel in Kathmandu in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Food, lodging and other expenses of climbing crew.

Excluded in the price

Fee Structure

Group Size Rate US$ Additional P/P US$
1-4 persons 350.00 only  
5-8 persons 350.00 plus 40.00(per person)
9-12 persons 510.00 plus 25.00(per person)

Note: Maximum number of members in team is 12.

Garbage deposit for all 33 NMA Peaks

An amount of US$250.00 should be deposited to NMA as garbage deposited to get permit to all 33 NMA peaks except the Thorang peak which we have to deposit USD 500 to Nepal Bank Limited.

The refund shall be made as per the provisions made by NMA.

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal equipments and clothing.
  • Local airfare and your insurances.
  • Cold drinks and beverages.
  • Personal expenses

Food during the trip

Freshly cook food on full board basis will be provided both on trekking and climbing sections through the best provided lodges and by our experienced and trained cook during the climbing respectively, foods are high level of balance diet, hygiene and safety. Three meals (Nepali, Sherpa, and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian cusions) will be provided both in lodges and during the camp. Each day dinner and breakfast will be provided in the same lodge/camp you spend the night. Lunch camp will be fixed on a pleasant surrounding…

Trekking Equipments:-

While packing for "Peak Climbing in Nepal" certain gears are essential to be considered. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.

Accommodation

Kwangde Peak Climbing itinerary is a mixture of lodges and tents accommodations while you are on the mountain. Actually trek part we accommodate on the best lodges/guest house and has been chosen according their eco-friendliness, best location, hygiene and friendly nature. On climbing section will accommodate with comfortable two men camping tent, foam mattress, 4 season sleeping bag. We maintain standard & comfort in every means with best of our knowledge, experiences and costs. All accommodations on trekking/climbing lodge & tent is based on twin share. We provide standard hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast.

Acclimatization

Mission Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff
http://www.treksafe.com.au/medical/altitude_illness.htm

Further Information

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Travel Insurance

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Contact Address

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