Kwangde Ri Peak Climbing

Kwangde Ri Peak Climbing

Kwangde Ri Peak ClimbingKwangde Ri Peak Climbing difficult mountain forms and 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 Koshi, 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 up the Lumding Drangka, a high and remote valley bounded to the west by the tumbling glaciers of karyolung (6511m/21361ft), Khartang (6853m/ 22484ft) and Numbur (6959m/ 22831ft). The Lumding 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 Lumding glacier.

Area: Khumbu Himal in the Everest Area 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/21,361ft), Khartang (6,853m/22,484ft) and Numbur (6,959m/22,831ft). 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/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. 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 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 Khadga Bikram Shah. The actual summit was reached on 17 October by Lhakpa Tenzing. Sonam Gyalzen, Shambhu Tamang and Sonam Hisi via the South Ridge.

Experienced climbers who are looking for rarely climbed and challenging small peak in the Himalayas will find this peak very attractive. Further Information to arrange a climb to this peak will be provided on request.

Day to Day Itinerary

Climb Kwangde Ri via Lumding La

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, day at leisure

Day 02: Day at leisure/ Hotel

Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2840m)/trek to Phakding(2640m)

Day 04: Trek – 3600m

Day 05: Trek and camp before the Lumding La (4575m)

Day 06: Trek – Lumding Tso

Day 07: Climbing

Day 08: Climbing

Day 09: Climbing

Day 10: Climbing

Day 11: Return – Base Camp

Day 12: Clean up Base Camp and Trek – Lamding La

Day 13: Trek – Phakding

Day 14: Trek – Lukla

Day 15: Fly – Kathmandu transfer to Hotel

Day 16: Free day for shopping or relax

Day 17: Drive to Airport for fly back to your own destination

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Climb Kwangde Ri via Thame

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, day at leisure

Day 02: Day at leisure/ Hotel

Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2840m)/trek – Phakding(2640m)

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazar (3440m)

Day 05: Day for acclimatization

Day 06: Trek – Thame (3820m)

Day 07: Trek – Base Camp

Day 08: Climbing

Day 09: Climbing

Day 10: Climbing period

Day 11: Return – Base Camp

Day 12: Clean up Base Camp and trek to Thame

Day 13: Trek – Namche Bazar

Day 14: Trek – Lukla

Day 15: Fly – Kathmandu transfer to Hotel

Day 16: free day for shopping or relax

Day 17: Drive – Airport for return flight

The cost includes the following services:

Airport pick up & drop

Peak climbing guide

Trek guide & guide

Cook, cook, other trek crews & porters

Insurance, lodging, food & allowance to your trek crews

Tent & mattress

All meals as per itinerary

Land transportation as per itinerary

Accommodation in cities as per itinerary

Trek permit, national park fee & peak permit fee

Domestic flight ticket as per itinerary.

Cost does not include:

International airfares & war insurance

The cost of personal items like laundry & all kind of soft & hard drinks

Optional excursions

Cost of visas, insurance charges & passports where is necessary

Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis

The single supplement payable on all bookings where only one person is traveling

All others except committed to provide above.

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