|Khwangde Himal Expedition|
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.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, day at leisure.
Day 02 Day at leisure/ Hotel.
Day 03 Flight to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Chutanga (3100m)
Day 04 Acclimatization day at Chutanga
Day 05 Trek - Tuli Kharka (4400m) via 4600m passes
Day 06 Trek - Tashing Ongma (3600m)
Day 07 Trek - Tangnag (4350m)
Day 08 Acclimatization day at Tangnag
Day 09 Trek - Base Camp (4360m)
Day 10 Climb preparation
Day 11 Climb preparation
Day 12 Climb preparation
Day 13 High camp (5100m)
Day 14 Higher camp (5600m)
Day 15 Climb - summit (6367m) and back to Base Camp
Day 16 Trek - Tashing Ongma
Day 17 Trek - Tuli Kharka
Day 18 Trek - Lukla
Day 19 Lukla - Kathmandu (1350m) transfer to hotel
Day 20 Free day for shopping or relax
Day 21 Drive to Airport for flying backs your own destination
• Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
• Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private car/van/bus.
• Three nights standard accommodation in Three Star Hotel at Kathmandu
• All 3 major meals Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner (provide varieties continental food) and accommodation in tented camp during the trek en-route. (Twin sharing tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent, Table, chairs and Kitchen utensil etc.).
• Staff: (Professional English speaking trekking guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen, 1 climbing guide & necessary porters. (1 assistant guide for 5 plus people).
• Hot bucket Shower (Bath) during the trek.
• Insurance for all the Nepalese staff.
• Collective equipments such as a Climbing Rope, Ice screws, Snow bars, Tent, Snow Sawel.
• Climbing peak permit/s & other necessary fees (US$ 350)
• All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
• Domestic airport pick up and drop by private car/van/ Flight ticket (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu). / domestic airport tax.
• All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trekking route.
• Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS).
• Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation and Transportation for the Guide and Porter.
• Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
• Outfitter Nepal's sleeping bag, down jackets, and walking stick, if necessary.
• Outfitter Nepal provides Duffle/Kit bag and sun hat. (Keep yourself).
• Farewell dinner.
• Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
• All government taxes.
• Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
• Your Travel insurance (Compulsory).
• Food while you are in Kathmandu.
• Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
• Garbage Deposit (US$ 250), refundable after the climbing.
• Personal Climbing equipments.
• Your personal expenses.
• All the alcoholic Drinks.
• Sweet things like chocolate.
• International airfare and airport departure tax.
• Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected But it is not mandatory).
• Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.
|Trip Duration:||21 Days|
|Trip Destination:||Khwangde Himal Expedition
|Group Size:||1 - 12|
|Max. Altitude:||6011 meters
||Flight, Private Car or a Tourist Coach.|
|Accommodations:||LODGE CAMPING ( Both)|
|Trip Seasons:||Spring / April