|25-days trip 21
days trekking and climbing 4-night hotel
|6,011m / 19,716ft.
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 commiting
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 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
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 01 : Arrive
Day 02 : Briefing and In Kathmandu,
sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
Day 03 : Fly Kathmandu to Lukla..
Day 23 : Fly back to Lukla kathmandu.
Day 24 : Free day in kathmandu.
Day 25 : Departure day.
A minimum of 2 participants is required.