• Kwangde Peak  Everest  Region

Kwangde Peak Everest Region

Trip Overview

Kwangde Ri is an impressive ridge of summits to the south –west of namche bazaar. Spectacular waterfalls cascade from the mountain’s lower gullies which trekkers offen gaze at through tea house windows in namche bazaar or from the trail to thame Kwangde ri is the collective name for the chain of peak running west to east that includes nup (6035m),kwangde lho(6187m) kwangde shar(6011 m) ending at lower , rocky nupla(5885 m) all of which are covered by the peak permit.

There are many routes   climbing the various peals but all have technical difficulties, especially from the steep northern side. Kwangde lho,the tallest of the peaks was famously climbed  by Jeff Lowe and David Breashears in 1982 via a difficult line on extremely steep ice and rock. Easier routes can be found on the less steep southern side which is reached via the secluded lumding valley which is in turn reached by crossing either the Moro La (4343m) or Lumding La(4516m). Kwangde Lho was first climbed by its south ridgein 1975, and kwangde shar in 1972via the south face.

 

Detail Itinerary

Days 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to the Hotel

Days 02: Stay at Kathmandu for the official procedure

Days 03: Fly to Lukla and then trek to Phakding

Days 04: Trek to Lumding Kharka

Days 05: Trek to Pokhari Camp

Days 06: Trek to Kwangde base camp

Days 07: Climb to Kwangde high camp

Days 08: To Kwangde Peak and back to high camp

Days 09: Back to Base Camp

Days 10: Back toward Thame village

Days 11: Thame

Days 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Days 13: Trek to Phakding

Days 14: Trek to Lukla

Days 15: Fly back to Kathmandu

Days 16: Rest at Kathmandu

Days 17: Departure on your own destination

 

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Pickup and drop, Airport.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel, including breakfast too.
  • Accommodation during the trek, both in a tea house or camp
  • Meals throughout the trekking period
  • Transport throughout the trek, but not air-transport.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • Porter service
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Soul himalaya treks duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map
  • All necessary paper work and charges
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Medical kit

 

 

What is not included?

 

  • Airfare to and from Kathmandu to your country 
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters

Gear list

  • Climbing harness
  • Ice axe
  • crampons
  • Mountaineering boots
  • AscenderDescender/Abseil device
  • Rope
  • Snow bar
  • Ice hammer
  • Helmet (optional)
     
  • Clothing
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Fleece jacket with wind-Stopper
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (can hire here in Nepal also)
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Accessories
  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Fahrenheit
  • Trekking poles (sticks) 
  • Headlamp
  • Trek bag-pack (provided by soul himalaya treks and tours 
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Daypack (approximately 2,500 to 3,000 cubic inches)
  • Thermo-rest sleeping pad
  • Water bottles
  • Small wash towel
  • Toiletries
  • Quick drying towel (medium sized)
  • Soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
  • Tissue paper/ toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial Hand wash
  • Extras/ luxuries
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Binocular
  • Reading book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Pencils and small notebooks
FROM US

17 days

Trip at-a- Glance

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Adventure
  •    Destination: Everest region
  •    Activities: Peak Climbing & Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Good Hotel
  •    Meals: included during the trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 6011m
  •    Group size: Minimum pax 2
  •    Best Season: Spring and Atum

Trip Higlights

There are many routes   climbing the various peals but all have technical difficulties, especially from the steep northern side

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