Kwondge peak climbing 2024

Facts of the Trip

Elevation: 6011m

Location: Khumbu, Nepal (27°55'21'N 86°56'10'E )

Duration: 18 days

First Ascent: 1975 which was led by Kumar Khagdar and Bikram Shah.

Best Season: Autumn and Spring (fair weather in Nepal)

Accommodation: Guest house and Camping

Climbing Route: North side

Grade: Mountaineering II

Transportation: By Flight (to/from Lukla)

Group Size: O1 to 15 Pax

Major Activity: Trekking and Climbing

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Kwangde peak climbing also known as Kangde RI and Kwangde, Kwangdi RI is a difficult mountain to climb and stands at a height of 6,011 m. It forms an impressive multi-summited ridge at the eastern end of the Lumding Himal, which in turn is part of Rolwaling Himal. The mountain stands above the Bhote Koshi River to the southwest of Namche Bazaar. The northern part of the mountain forms an impressive barrier, having several steep ridges to the north.

The first ascent of Kwangde Lho was made by a Nepalese expedition in 1975 which was led by Kumar Khagdar and Bikram Shah. The actual summit was reached on 17 October by Lhakpa Tenzing. Sonam Gyalzen, Shambhu Tamang and Sonam Hisi via the South Ridge.

All the routes climbed to date on the Kwongde 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 engaging and difficult, although the climbing is more traditional in character.

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Day By Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Stay at Kathmandu for the official procedure.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and then trek to Phakding, overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Trek to Lumding Kharka, overnight at Camp.

Day 05: Trek to Pokhari Camp, overnight at Camp.

Day 06: Trek to Kwangde base camp, overnight at Camp.

Day 07: Rest Day in Base Camp, overnight at Camp.

Day 08: Climb to Kwangde high camp, overnight at Camp.

Day 09: Climg Kwangde Peak and back to high camp, overnight at Camp.

Day 10: Back to Base Camp, overnight at Camp.

Day 11: Back toward Thame village, overnight at Camp.

Day 12: Rest day in Thame, overnight at Camp.

Day 13: Trek to Namche Bazaar, overnight at Camp.

Day 14: Trek to Lukla, overnight at Camp.

Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 16: Rest at Kathmandu.

Day 17: Departure on your own destination.