Kwangde Peak 6,011m 16 Days

Kwangde peak or Kwangde Ri is situtated at the Lumding Drangka in a high and remote valley bounded to the west by tumbling glaciers of karyolung, Khartang and Numbur at an elevation of 6,187. Kwangde Himal is also known as Kwangde Ri, or Kongde Ri. It is located above the famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar and is ripe for those wanting to ascend a seldom-climbed 6000-meter peak.

 It is impressive with multi-summited ridges on the east of Lumding Himal, to the south-west is Namche Bazar and above Bhote Koshi River. 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), Khartang (6,853m) and Numbur (6,959m). 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).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.

Kwangde Peak is difficult and challenging as 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. The first ascent of Kwangde peak was made by a Japanese Team at 11 November 1978. Combine this with a remote approach walk through unspoilt alpine terrain and you have the essence of this challenging climb. This difficult mountain forms an impressive, multi- summated ridge in the Khumbu region. The actual mass of the mountain is a 3 mile ridge running from the summit of Nup (6,035m. /19,799 ft.) southeast through the summits of Kwangde Lho (6,187m. /20,298 ft.) and Kwangde Shar (6,093m. /19,990 ft.) and then turns sharply south-southeast through several lower summits and terminates at Nupla (5,885m. /19,307 ft.) All of these summits are included in the peak permit.

This remote pass is the high point of a historically imperative trade route between Nepal and Tibet and has, until recently, been off-limits to trekking groups which intactly provides new way of looking at the Khumbu. 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 and is glaciated at the southern flank which is even more standoffish. 

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
As you advent to this sacred land undoubtedly you will horde your reminiscence with accumulating blissful experiences you can ever clutch anywhere else from. Historically treasured, culturally rich as well as naturally boon Kathmandu welcomes you with all its heart. As soon as you step here you will be greeted by our Earth Matter Trrek`s authentic member. You after then will be escorted to the luxurious hotel where you will be provided a welcome cuisine and you will overnight stay there.

Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
Today after having breakfast we will take you to the most admired sightseeing areas of Kathmandu which is proud as well as pride of Nepalese people. You will relish an ancient treasure Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and  Swayambhunath Stupa which reflects the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. We will take you back to the hotel where you will spend overnight.

Day 3:  Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trekking to Phakding (2652m.)
With having breakfast in Kathmandu, your flight is set to Lukla. It`s a short flight of half-an hour. View the Himalayan region while you are in the air which is overwhelming and fabulous. We start the trek to Phakding for about 5 hours along the trail following Everest base Camp Trekking trail. There you may get the world famous hospitality of Sherpas. We stay in a lodge in Phakding.

Day 4: Trek to Lumding Kharka
We continue trek to Lumding valley. The trail continues to the foot of Everest region i.e. Namche Bazaar. The trek is full of the views of natural scenarios and mountains while crossing the valleys and meadows. The trek follows a lot of ups and downs with crossing and re-crossing Dudh Koshi River to reach Namche bazaar from Phakding.

Day 5: Trek to Pokhari Camp
On this day, we trek to Pokhari Camp from Lumding Kharka. The trekking is full of picturesque views of landscape and mountains. The trail goes through the forest and green valleys. We stay overnight in Pokhari Camp area.

Day 6: Trek to Kwangde Ri Base Camp
On this day, we trek to the base Camp Kwangde Ri. It is wonderful trekking towards the foothill of the peak. The views of giant mountains and glaciers are inexpressible in words.  We make preparations for peak climbing. The guides will give you some training and information about the climbing of this challenging peak. We stay overnight there in camp.

Day 7: Acclimatization at Kwangde Base Camp
It is our rest day. We acclimatize on the base camp to adjust with high elevation effects. It is necessary for taking rest because we may fall sick of lack of oxygen and high altitude. We make preparations for climbing peak. You can explore the surrounding and hiking to the peaks as you are free to spend the day. Overnight stay in Base Camp.

Day 8: Trek to High Camp of Kwangde Peak
On this day, we trek to High Camp of Kwangde Peak. It is one of the challenging ascend through rocky ridge which gives clue of the climbing the peak. Climbers need to be careful while trekking to the High Camp with their trekking materials. We stay high camp and stay overnight.

Day 9:  Kwangde Peak summit and return to Base Camp
It is your ascent to the top of Kwangde Peak with other peaks around the peak. From the top, enjoy the lofty view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Rolwaling, Mt. Cho Oyo and many other snow- capped mountains and peaks with superb views of glaciated region. Return back to Base Camp before evening and camp there overnight. (If weather doesn`t favor, we have to wait for another day).

Day 10: Trek to Dingboche
On this day, we trek downwards to Dingboche. The views of mountains covered with snow offer panoramic imprint of the nature. You turn your head to grasp the departing view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Cho Oyo, Nupla etc. We spend the night in a lodge in Dingboche.

Day 11: Retrieve back to Tengboche
We are retrieving back along the same trail of Everest Base Camp. The trek downwards to Tengboche while returning back. Amazingly, the scenarios will not be lost as you are trekking down. There e are opportunities to explore the surrounding and settlements throughout the way to Tengboche. We stay overnight in a lodge.

Day 12: Retrieve back to Namche Bazaar
Walking through the valleys and meadows, you are getting back to Namche.  Some small huts and shepherd huts can be seen along the way. Namche access is like in wonderland after some day`s journey to the remote areas. Your feeling will be totally different as you reach to Namche Bazaar. You feel as if you are in a wonderland thrown from primitive snowy mountains. We stay overnight in a hotel in Namche bazaar.

Day 13: Trek Back to Lukla
It is our last day of trekking for this trip. We walk through Saldang village with experiencing a traditional rural life. The area is rich in its picturesque view of the natural landscape. You can experience life style of the local people in Lukla if there remains time. You can shop local items three in local market. We stay in a hotel overnight.

Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu
You board a plane and fly to Kathmandu. This short and scenic domestic flight possibly makes you feel nostalgic because of the glimpses of snowy mountains from your plane. You will be transferred to hotel where you either have leisure time.

Day 15: Rest day in Kathmandu
A day after rest and relaxation, you can go for shopping and sightseeing. After breakfast we will drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square. After Kathmandu Durbar Square we will be visiting Swoyambhunath Stupa. Swoyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. Swoyambhunath has developed into an important center of Buddhism. Our next destination is Patan Durbar square after then we will proceed for sightseeing tour to Great Stupa of Boudhanath. In the evening we will have fare well dinner together at an Authentic Nepalese restaurant.

Day 16: Departure
Our splendid journey in Nepal abolishes here and we will convoy you to the airport according to your scheduled flight and bid you farewell.

  Peak Climbing