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Kwangde Peak Climbing

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Summit Kwangde Peak at 6187 meters.
  • Magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu and other peaks of Everest & Rolwaling Himalayan Ranges.
  • Explore the high alpine valleys, authentic Sherpa cultures and impressive mountain glaciers in the midst of world’s towering mountains.
  • Scenic flight : Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu

Trip Introduction;
Kwangde Peak is an impressive peak that rises high above the Bhote Khosi river in the Everest region of Nepal. Kwangde Peak is a very difficult and challenging peak that consists of several technical sections. The peak was first ascended by a Japanese expedition team in November 11, 1978. Kwangde peak forms an impressive multi-summit ridge at the eastern end of Lumding Himal which in turn can be regarded as a part of Rolwaling Himal. Kwangde Peak is a technically challenging and difficult peak of Everest region which is recommended only for climbers with previous climbing experience. Kwangde Peak Climbing offers an excellent opportunity for those seeking an ultimate excitement as well as thrilling adventure on rarely climbed and challenging trekking peaks of Nepal.

Kwangde Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing around Kathmandu, we will take a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip of Lukla – the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. From Lukla we will start our trek on a trail that passes through several villages inhabited mainly by Sherpa communities. Our trek goes along dense forest filled with rhododendron and pine trees towards Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital. After spending a good day acclimatization at Namche Bazaar we will follow the trail that passes through Thame and head towards Kwangde Base Camp. We will set up one more camp at the high camp before heading towards the actual summit.

Properly acclimatized and fully equipped with all the necessary climbing gears we will follow the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts in order to overcome the challenges and technical sections. Once at the top we are rewarded with great views of world’s towering mountains including Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and the Rolwaling Himalayan Ranges. After spending quality time at the summit, we will descend to reach the base camp. From the base camp we will follow the trail that passes through Phakding to arrive at Lukla. Our incredible experience at Kwangde Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks ends with a sweeping flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

Our Kwangde Peak Climbing package trip can be easily tailor-made according to your preference and length of stay.  Feel free to Contact us for customize this trip as per your requirement. 

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will greet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will then be transferred to the hotel at Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at the Hotel. You can either have rest at the hotel or visit NGT’s office for collecting information about the trip. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu 
Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Kwangde Peak Climbing.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft][45m fly & 4 Hrs Trek]
After having our breakfast at the hotel, we will be transferred to domestic airport for a early morning scenic flight to the airstrip of Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region of Nepal. After landing at the airport, we collect our bag packs and start our trek by following the trail that is a gradual uphill trekking along the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Over trek continues passing through scrubby pine forest and painted mani walls towards Phakding.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
Leaving Phakding we start our trekking by crossing a long suspension bridge and follow an undulating trail towards Benkar. From there we head towards crossing Dudh Koshi river once again before climbing to a small village of Monjo. We continue our uphill trekking passing through dense rhododendron forest towards Sagarmatha National Park entry post. After registration at the entry post we descend on stone steps to another suspension bridge before making a long climb to Namche Bazaar. There is a police check post before entering Namche where we must register.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: A day for rest at Namche Bazaar – for Acclimatization.
By now we have reached over 3000 meters above the sea level. Thus, acclimatization is very necessary to avoid mental and physical sickness and to ensure successful summit climb of Kwangde Peak. Namche is an extensive market town where there is always something to see and places to explore. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization at the high altitude before heading off towards Thame. For acclimatization we can walk upto Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to the Syangboche 3800m for mesmerizing view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. There are also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame [3830m/12562ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
After spending a full day exploring around Namche Bazaar, we will follow the route that turns west and heads up the Bhote Koshi valley. Our trek passes along several mani walls, carved stones and prayers flags, all representing the ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture. Our trail descends down to Bhote Koshi river before climbing towards Thame. Thame Gompa is situated above the village and is the site for spring celebration of Mani Rimdu festival. We will spend our overnight at Thame.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Thame to Kwangde Peak Base Camp [4700m/15416ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Leaving Thame we will follow the trail that is a gradual ascend all the way towards Kwangde Peak Base Camp. After few hours of trekking we will enter the harsh alpine vegetation and to a good camping site where we will set up our Base Camp for Kwangde Peak Climbing.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Kwangde Peak Base Camp
Proper acclimatization is very crucial in higher altitudes. Altitude sickness can create obstacles in reaching the summit of Kwangde Peak. Thus, we will take it easy and spend our day exploring around the base camp or may be do some hiking/climbing that is best for acclimatization.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Ascend from Base Camp to High Camp [5200m/17056ft]
After spending a full day acclimatization rest at the base camp, we continue our trekking into higher altitudes. It is a short day trekking but can be very tiring as we follow an uphill trail that is covered with snow and ice most of the time. Using our crampons we head towards a good camping site at 5,200 meters where we will set up our high camp. Once we reach the campsite, our Sherpa will quickly set up the camps and make necessary checks on our health conditions and all the climbing gears needed for the main summit climb, the following day.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Summit Kwangde Peak 6187m and back to Base Camp [8-9 hrs]
Today is our main day as we will make an attempt to achieve our target summit of Kwangde Peak. Fully acclimatized and properly equipped we start early with the aim to reach the summit before midday, as the strong winds after noon can create problems for us to reach the summit. So, following the footsteps and instructions of our experienced climbing guides we will overcome several technical challenges and head towards the summit of Kwangde Peak. Our tiring climb to the summit is rewarded with breathtaking views of Mt Everest, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Lhotse, Rolwaling mountain ranges and countless number of snow capped peaks. We will spend short quality time at the summit and then descend following the same route back and head back to reach the base camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Trek from Kwangde Base Camp to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [4-5 Hrs Trek] 
After successfully achieving the summit of Kwangde Peak, we will retrace our footsteps for our return journey. Gently descending from the alpine vegetation we trek passing through Thame and continue our trek until we arrive at Namche Bazaar.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
The last day of our trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. Our trek is a pleasant walk that goes along dense rhododendron forest, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of around forty five minutes will bring us back to Lukla. We will celebrate the successful completion of our Kwangde Peak Climbing with our crew when we arrive at Lukla. 
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu [45Min flight] then transfer to Hotel
After having our breakfast, we will take an early morning scenic flight from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. After arriving at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or pay a visit to attraction destination (world heritage sites of UNESCO) sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Walking around the busy streets of Kathmandu can be worth spending good time around Kathmandu city.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14: Leisure day in Kathmandu
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the successful completion of our Kwangde Peak Climbing and have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: Breakfast + Farewell Dinner

Day 15: International Departure as per your flight schedule
Our Airport representative will drop you at the Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

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Your Program Duration = 15 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival and Departure Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • 4 nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • A day sightseeing in Kathmandu with experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight
  • All essential ground transportation by private vehicle
  • Climbing permit for Kwangde Peak
  • All required Trekking permits and national park fees
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period
  • General first aid kids
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes and necessary paper work

Cost Excludes

  • Personal climbing gears
  • Your Personal Insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Cost of personal nature expenses
  • Tips & Summit Bonus for staffs

Important Info

Essential Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Alpine Climbing Harness; It should be simple designed, light and easy to carry with positively foolproof features.
  • Crampons; It should be fit with boots perfectly, still crampons with anti-balling and safely into ice.
  • Ice Axe; used to cut off the ice during climbing should be versatile light.
  • Ascender; also known as Jamar, used for ascending on rope, should be flexible to use with gloves or mittens.
  • Head Lamp; multi led head lamp with spare batteries are essential.
  • Karabiners; requires minimum 2 locking carabineers (1 large & 1 small) and 4 regular.
  • Rappel Device; includes Figure eight, ATC device or similar.
  • Ski Poles; Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended type
  • Slings; requires one 3m/10ft and three 2m/6ft
  • Masks, Hoses and Regulators; recommended good quality for your safety.
  • Altimeter Watch;
  • Climbing Helmets; It is an essential gear to be safe from possible ice falls and rock falls, should be light and comfortable.

Clothing:

Upper Body:

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers, medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with large hood to accommodate climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.

Hands:

  • One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
  • One pair mittens, consists of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner

Heads:

  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Scarf or neck sleeve
  • Face mask
  • Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • One pair ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
  • Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions

Lower Body:

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
  • One pair walking shorts
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
  • Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
  • One pair polar fleece trousers
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)

Feet:

  • One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
  • One pair down booties (optional)
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
  • Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
  • Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.

Travel and Sleeping Gear

  • Rucksacks and Travel Bags; One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Medical & Personal:

  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
  • Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand
  • Toiletry kits: toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, alcohol-based anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial soap, comb/brush, shave kit, lighter, small long-burning candle, needle/thread, throat lozenges (bring travel size bottles to keep you kit small)
  • First-aid kits: Ibuprofen/aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, little of hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin-type suave, Nu-skin spray, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins, small bottle of water purification tablets. Include any prescription travel meds that might prescribed by your doctor. (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids)
  • Zip-loc bags: Always useful Baby wipes
  • Ear plugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores.
  • Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek and climb, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on you way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.

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Great Trip ' Kwangde Peak ' - Achieved !!!

We found Kwangde Peak climbing package in the internet. And we booked the trip with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. At first we were not sure if we did the right thing, but now when the trip is finished – we just want to thank Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for arranging such a great trip. Our guide was Ang-Dawa Sherpa , we have never seen such a brave and intelligent climber. We had a great time together. We enjoyed every moment of the trip.

Great views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu and other high mountains truly made the climb of Kwangde Peak a memorable trip for us. We recommend Nepal Guide Treks to anyone interested do trekking, climbing or any other adventure related activities in Nepal.

We look forwards to do more trips with you in future !!!

Greetings,

William + Alex + Martin – USA  

Kwangde Peak Climbing with NGT

We, group of trekker from USA already accomplished several trekking trails, and also summit some peaks. This time we decided to go for Kwangde Peak Climb, which was not an easy task. We took risk to climb Kwangde, but finally succeed. We already knew, Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition is experienced climbing operator agency with experienced climbers.

Our successful climbing credits goes to experienced team of Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. We would like to thank them a lot. Will back Nepal again and again with one and only Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. Highly recommended……..

Blake and Group from North America

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