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Kwangde Peak Climbing

This difficult mountain forms and 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 Koshi, the mountain’s northern flank forms an impressive barrier that throws down several steep ridges to the north. Its glaciated southern flank is more aloof.

It is hidden at the northern end up the Lumding Drangka, a high and remote valley bounded to the west by the tumbling glaciers of karyolung (6511m/21361ft ), Khartang (6853m/ 22484ft ) and Numbur ( 6959m/ 22831ft ). The Lumding 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 Lumding glacier.

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 committing 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 Khadga Bikram Shah. The actual summit was reached on 17 October by Lhakpa Tenzing. Sonam Gyalzen, Shambhu Tamang and Sonam Hisi via the South Ridge.

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.

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Cost: Camping Trek

Cost: Fully Lodge Trek
Camping Trek Includes
  • - 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with 3 star bed and breakfast
  • - Permit fee of Chulu West 6519m. Peak
  • - Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking and Peak climbing period
  • - Food: Food for trekking and Peak climbing( Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • - Staff: 1 Base Camp Guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen, 1 climbing guide and necessary porters
  • - Local transportation Airport-Hotel-Airport
  • - Kathmandu-Besisahar and Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • - Park fees of Annapurna region
  • - Trekking crews insurance
  • - Trekking allowance, food allowance for trekking crews
  • - Farewell dinner
  • - Our service charge


Lodge Trek (Tea House) Includes
  • - 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with 3 star bed and breakfast
  • - Permit fee of Chulu West Peak
  • - Meal: All meal during the trek best available hotel/lodges or tea house
  • - One experience trekking guide/Climbing Guide and necessary porters
  • - Park fees for Annapurna region
  • - Kathmandu-Besisahar and Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • - Insurance for Guide and Porters
  • - All accommodation during the trek best available hotel/guesthouses
  • - Airport -Hotel-Airport transfer
  • - Farewell dinner
  • - Our service charge


Cost does not includes:
  • - PERSONAL equipment for climbing and Trekking
  • - Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • - Climbing food
  • - Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • - Emergency Rescue evacuation incase needed
  • - Trekking Sleeping bag and Jacket
  • - Personal expenses
  • - Tipping (Tips)
  • - Bar bills and Beverage
  • - Departures taxes for International flight