Also known as Kongde, Kwangde Ri ( peak) is a challenging mountain to climb.It stands at an altitude of 6,011m. north of Namche Bazaar. It forms an impressive multi-summited ridge at the eastern end of the Lumding Himal, which, in turn, is a part of Rolwaling Himal. During the trek, you explore Lumding, an un-trodden Himalayan valley where you immerse yourself in its pristine beauty.
Kongde Peak stands above the Bhote Koshi River to the southwest of Namche Bazaar. The northern part of the mountain forms an impressive barrier having several steep ridges to the north. The Kwangde glacier provides direct access to the steep snow slopes leading to the summit ridge. Very few climbers make an ascent to Kongde Peak till date due to the difficulties associated with its summit ascent. We establish a high camp at the mouth of the Kwangde Glacier, which provides us direct access to the steep snow slopes leading to the summit ridge. This magnificent vantage point, with views north to Everest and across to the Nangpa La and Tibet, gives us a glimpse of the clusters of Sherpa villages beneath the mountain. This peak offers panoramic views of the Rolwaling, Cho Oyu, Everest, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam and many other snow-capped mountains.
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu airport, Transfer to request hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft)
Day 02:Preparation and briefings at the departments of tourism. Last minute shopping.
Day 03:Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding (2650m/8,694ft) 4 hrs.Lodge accommodation
Day 04:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,286ft) 6hrs. Lodge accommodation
Day 05:Rest day for acclimatization.You will be hike to the famous Everest View Hotel (3800m/12487ft) 3hrs and catch a glimpse of Everest. After you can explore Hilary and Sherpa museum in Namche.In the evening they have a slide show program as well.
Day 06:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thame (3820m/12,533t) 5-6 hrs. Lodge accommodation
Day 07:Trek from Thame to Kwangde base camp (4700m/15420ft.)- 05hrs overnight at tent camp
Day 08:Rest/acclimatization day base camp.
Day 09:trek from base camp to high camp (5400m/17716ft.)-05hrs climbing
Day 10:rest and acclimatization day before summit (5400m/17716ft.)
Day 12:Trek from Base camp to Thame(3820m /12533ft.); 05 hrs, tea house accommodation
Day 13:Trek from Thame to manjo(2820m/9252ft.); 07hrs, lodge accommodation
Day 14:Trek from Manjo to Lukla(2840m/9,317ft) 7hrs.Lodge accommodation
Day 15:Fly 35mins from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft) 35mins. Transfer to hotel
Day 16:Leisure day shopping in Kathmandu. Fair well celebration dinner with culture program in the Evening.
Day 17:Transfer to the airport for final departure
Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, Local Municipality Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek Guide)
All government and local taxes
Nepalese visa fee
Excess baggage charge(s)
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu if early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge,wifi, extra porters, mineral or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)