Kwangde Peak Climbing (6011m)
Kwangde Trekking Peak also known as Kwangde Ri or Konde Ri is demanding enough to climb. It consists of an inspiring multi-peak ridge on the East end of Lumding Himal which actually is a fraction of Rolwaling Himal. The peak towers over the Bhotekoshi River and lays south-east of Namche Bazaar. The North part of the Kwangde forms a notable barrier having a number of steep crests to the north.
Also, located in the Lumding Drangka in a elevated and remote valley, the peak is bordered to the west by plummeting glaciers of Karyolung, Numbur, Khartang at an altitude of 6,187m, which it is hardly ever visited by the mountaineers. Particularly the routes on the North Face are challenging and reflect latest developments in minor Himalayan climbing, with a stress on technical complexity and a high scale of assurance. The first climb of Kwangde peak was done by a Japanese Team in 1978.
We Unique Adventure design the 17-days Kwangde Trekking Peak (6011m.) which will mesmerize you with the most fascinating side - panoramic vistas of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Nuptse, Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Baruntse, Tashi Peak, Thamserku, Kusum Kangru; exploring Thame village and Namche Bazaar and several more. We recommend you to make a visit during the seasons of spring and autumn to make the trek more memorable since it’s the best season to go for Kwangde Trekking Peak.
Day 01 : Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, transfers to hotel
On your arrival, you will be welcomed by our representative of Unique Adventure at Kathmandu International Airport but reassure about our representative with a display board at the arrival gate. You will be then taken to the hotel where you can either relax in the afternoon or hang around. You will have a dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant where we take pleasure in a Nepalese cultural program as well. We will be staying in a hotel for overnight.
Day 02 : Stay at Kathmandu for the official procedure and sightseeing, overnight at hotel
After having breakfast in the morning, our sightseeing trip will begin. The Swayambhunath (the Monkey temple), Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath; Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square are the main sightseeing attractions in Kathmandu valley which are rich in art and architecture. Later in the afternoon, we will have a final preparations and short briefing for the trek. We will stay overnight in a hotel.
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla and then trek to Phakding, overnight at tented camp
Today, we will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m.), witnessing a breathtaking view as we fly analogous to the enormous Himalayan bordering China and Nepal. We will land at a run way after around 40 minutes. The trek starts with a trouble-free walking downward to the Dudh Kosi River, where we connect the major route to Namche Bazaar. After passing via the small community of Ghat (2550m.), we reach at Phakding. Overnight at guest house.
Day 04 : Trek to Lumding Kharka, overnight at tented camp.
Day 05 : Trek to Pokhari Camp, overnight at tented camp.
Day 06 : Trek to Kwangde Base Camp, overnight at tented camp
We, today walk from Pokhari Camp to Kwangde base camp. Our climbing guide will coach you to fix the rope and teach the technique of ascending, descending and more. On this day we will walk around 4-5 hours. Overnight at tented camp in Kwangde base camp.
Day 07 : Climb to Kwangde High Camp, overnight at tented camp.
Day 08 : Summit Kwangde Peak and back to High Camp, overnight at tented camp.
Day 09 : Back to Base Camp, overnight at tented camp
From the high camp of the Kwangde Ri, today we will return back to the base camp. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 10 : Back toward Thame village, overnight at guesthouse
From the base camp today, we make our way back walking in the plane track and then move down to Thame. Overnight at guest house in Thame.
Day 11 : Rest in Thame, overnight at guesthouse
Today, you will have a rest day. Optionally, in Thame you can go around to see the Khari Gompa where you will see monks and nuns. Overnight at guest house in Thame again.
Day 12 : Trek to Namche Bazaar, overnight at guesthouse
Then we move further to Namche bazaar. Overnight at guest house in Namche Bazaar.
Day 13 : Trek to Phakding, overnight at guesthouse
Today, our way progresses down toward Phakding where you could see dramatic vista of Sherpa villages, snow-capped peaks, lush hillsides, deep jungles and more. After we reach at Namche, we trek down, come across several suspension bridges and reach at Monjo. Now, again our track goes down to Phakding all along the Dudhkoshi River.
Day 14 : Trek to Lukla, overnight at guesthouse
From Phakding, we today continue walking until we reach beside the Dudh Koshi and then we move to Lukla. We take around 6 hours to trek today. Stay at Yeti Mountain Home.
Day 15 : Fly back to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
Today, early in the morning we take the scenic flight for returning back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we are transferred back to our hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu at the hotel.
Day 16 : Leisure day Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
We can go around Kathmandu valley, if some important places have been missed according to your choices. After the hectic schedules of trek, today you can either go for shopping or have a day rest before departing from Nepal.
Day 17 : Transfer to airport, departure onward destination
This is your last day, our airport representative will drop you to the airport and then you will depart from Nepal.
What is included?
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the programme.
- Airport / Hotel transfers.
- Expert Climbing Guide and porter
- Three meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with hot beverage and snacks whilst on trekking.
- Cosy guesthouse and Tented camp accommodation whilst on trekking.
- Sagarmatha National Park entry and trekking peak royalty fees.
- All necessary staff with an experienced fluent English speaking trekking and expedition guide trained and licenced by Nepal Mountainering Association (NMA), cook and assistant expedition guide.
- Highly experienced trekking porters to carry luggage (1porter per 2 trekkers).
- Staff food, accommodation, clothing, salary & insurance.
- All necessary ground transportation.
- All governmental paperworks and procedures.
- All government and local taxes.
- Satellite phones and Gamow bag.
- Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
What is not included?
- Visa fee for Nepal.
- International airfares, extra baggage and cargo charges
- Visa Fee.
- Personal trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
- Meals and extra night (more than stated in itinerary) accomodation in Kathmandu.
- Personal expenses
- Personal expedition equipment.
- Bar and beverage bills.
- Your Travel and rescue Insurance.
- Rescue & Evacuation costs.
- Your optional and extended trips e.g. sightseeing, rafting etc. (other than the negotiated)
- Gratitude (tip) for staff.
Main rope, Down Sleeping, Bag, Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser, Climbing boots, Trekking boot, ICE-axe with Ice hammer, Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness, Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass, ICE Screws, snow Shavel, Carbine Lock & unlock, Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser, Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser, Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover, Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves, Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife
Note: You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores at Kathmandu.
We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.
Quick Fact of the Trip
- Trip Duration : 17 days
- Best Season : Spring & Autumn
- Country : Nepal
- Min Altitude : 2834 meter
- Max Altitude : 6011 meter
- Trip starts : Lukla
- Trip ends : Lukla
- Group size : Min - 1