Also known as Kangde Ri and Kwangde, Kwangdi Ri is a difficult mountain to climb and stands at a height of 6,011m. It forms an impressive multi-summited ridge at the eastern end of the Lumding Himal, which in turn is part of Rolwaling Himal. The mountain stands above the Bhote Koshi River to the south-west of Namche Bazar. The northern part of the mountain forms an impressive barrier having several steep ridges to the north.
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.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.
Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes
Day 02: Free day in kathmandu or self sightseeing around Kathmandu valley( option are)
Patan Durbar Square:
Day 03: By Plane: Lukla 2800m/Phakding 2610m.
Day 04: Phakding/Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Acclimatization
Day 06: Kwangde base camp 4700m.
Day 07: Acclimatization
Day 08: Base camp – high camp 5200m.
Day 09: High Camp – Summit Kwangde 6011m. – Back Base camp
Day 10: Base camp – Namche Bazaar
Day 11: Namche – Phakding
Day 12: Phakding – Lukla
Day 13: By Plane: Lukla – Kathmandu
Day 14: Free day Kathmandu
Day 15-68: Departure
Day 69: Free day in Kathmandu or self visit to bhaktapur city.
Day 70: Tour ends