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Kwangde Ri (6011m.) Peak Climbing Nepal

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 17 - 20 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 20 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Mountain/Rock Climbing   Hiking & Trekking  
Season: April - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1889 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1999 US Dollar (USD)

This 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.

Tour Itinerary:

Option 1: Climb Kwangde Ri via Lumding La

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, day at leisure. Includes: (A).

Day 2: Day at leisure/ Hotel. Includes: (A), (B).

Day 3: Flight to Lukla (2840m)/trek to Phakding(2640m). Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Trek - 3600m. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Trek and camp before the Lumding La (4575m). Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: Trek - Lumding Tso. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: Climbing. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 8: Climbing. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 9: Climbing. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 10: Climbing. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 11: Return - Base Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 12: Clean up Base Camp and Trek - Lamding La. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 13: Trek - Phakding. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 14: Trek - Lukla. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 15: Fly - Kathmandu transfer to Hotel. Includes: (A), (B).

Day 16: Free day for shopping or relax. Includes: (A), (B).

Day 17: Drive to Airport for fly back to your own destination. Includes: (B).

Option 2: Climb Kwangde Ri via Thame

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, day at leisure. Includes: (A).

Day 2: Day at leisure/ Hotel. Includes: (A), (B).

Day 3: Flight to Lukla (2840m)/trek - Phakding(2640m). Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Phakding - Namche Bazar (3440m). Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Day for acclimatization. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: Trek - Thame (3820m). Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: Trek - Base Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 8: Climbing. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 9: Climbing. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 10: Climbing period. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 11: Return - Base Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 12: Clean up Base Camp and trek to Thame. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 13: Trek - Namche Bazar. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 14: Trek - Lukla. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 15: Fly - Kathmandu transfer to Hotel. Includes: (A), (B).

Day 16: free day for shopping or relax. Includes: (A), (B).

Day 17: Drive - Airport for return flight. Includes: (B).

Note: Abbreviation: A = Accommodation, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.

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Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Airport pick up & drop
- Peak climbing guide
- Trek guide & ast guide
- Cook, ast 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
- Room in cities as per itinerary
- Trek permit, national park fee & peak permit fee
- Domestic flight ticket as per itinerary.

Price Excludes:
- 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 in ‘cost included’ section above.

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