Kwangde Peak - 6011m

Destination: Everest Region
Duration : 16 days
Best Season : Mar-May; Oct-Nov

Grade : Moderate
Max. Altitude : 6011m

Kwangde Peak, also known as Kongde Ri is a seldom climbed peak located south east of Namche Bazaar in the Khumbu region. To the west lie the Karvolung, Numbur and Khartang glaciers, rarely visited by mountaineers. This peak was first ascended by Japanese mountaineers in 1978 and is a technically complex climb due to it’s challenging and intricate routes, therefore it is suitable only for those with previous climbing experience. Kwangde Peak actually consists of four peaks forming a ridge overlooking the Bhotekoshi River on the east portion of Lumding Himal. The route from base camp involves a steep and snowy ascent to the summit which enjoys a panoramic view of Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Makalu, Lhotse, and others, as well as scattered clusters of Sherpa villages.  

 

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, transfer to hotel (1300 m/4265 ft)

Day 02 : Sightseeing and preparation day

Day 03 :  Early morning flight to Lukla (2805 m/9317 ft). Trek to Phakding (2610 m/8562 ft).

Day 04 : Trek to Lumding Kharka

Day 05 : Trek to Pokhari camp

Day 06 : Trek to Kwangde base camp, 

Day 07 : Climbing training course and preparation

Day 08 : Climb to Kwangde high camp,

Day 09 : Summit Kwangde Peak and back to high camp

Day 10 : Back to base camp

Day 11 : Back toward Thame village

Day 12 : Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 13 : Trek to Lukla, or continue trek to EBC from Namche

Day 15 : Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 16 : Leisure day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

Day 17 : Transfer to airport, departure for onward destination

Personal Belongings

- Camera, chargers, personal medical kit, ID/passport, diary/notebook, Nepalese currency etc....

Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear:

- Climbing boots

- Harness

- Zummer

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Carabineer

- Descender

- Tape shilling

- Fursik rope

- Helmet

- Warm Inner base layer

- Day bag (hiking - 10-20 L)

- Rucksack - 45 L

- Gore-Tex jacket and trouser

- Feather/down jacket

- Trekking shoes

- Several pairs warm socks

- Thick climbing gloves

- Normal gloves

- Hat/cap

- UV polarised sun-glasses

- Water bottle, camelbak

- Water thermos

 

Cost Includes:

- International arrival and departure

- Domestic arrival and departure

- 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (B/B plan)

- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight ticket

- Trekking lodge and accommodation

- Climbing guide

- Tent service and full camping support in base camp and high camp

-  Food and tent

- cook, kitchen boy and other service crew

- Kwongde Ri Peak climbing permit

- Group climbing gear (fix rope, ice bar, ice screw, rock piton etc)

- Insurance for sherpa and crew

Cost Excludes:

- Personal climbing gear

- Oxygen and regulator mask (emergency support purpose)

- Insurance (rescue, medical)

- Food in Kathmandu

- Drinks and beverages

- Staff tips

 

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