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Mountain Name(s): Kongde Ri, Kwande Ri, Kwandge Ri, Kwangde Ri, Kongde Ri, Квангде Ри     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 6187 m / 20298.5 ft     Snow line: 5000 m / 16404 ft
Summit(s): Main Summit; (6 011 m /19 721 feet)
    Prominence: Please update
Location: Nepal(Eastern Region);     Isolation: Please update
Latitude/Longitude: 27°48'0''N
    Climbing Season(s): 01 Apr - 31 May;
01 Oct - 30 Nov;
Parent Range: Himalaya     Nearest Airport(s): Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM);
Range: Mahalangur Himal     Convenience Center(s): Lukla; Namche Bazar;
First Ascent: ??/??/1975 Bikram Shah (Nepal), Kumar Khagdar (Nepal)     National Park(s): Sagarmatha National Park;

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Peaks Kongde Rea is attractive for experienced climbers looking

rarely visited trails in the low Himalayan peaks with convenient


Description Edit

Kwangde Ri is an impressive ridge of summits to the south-west

of Namche Bazaar.

Kwangde Ri is the collective name for the chain of peaks

running west to east that includes Nup (6,035 m), Kwangde Lho

(6,187 m), Kwangde Shar (6,011 m) ending at the lower, rocky

Nupla (5,885 m), all of which are covered by the peak permit.

It can be scaled by both the south and north faces.

There are many routes climbing the various peaks but all have

technical difficulties, especially from the steep northern side.

Kwangde Lho, the tallest of the peaks was famously climbed by

Jeff Lo
we and David Breashears in 1982 via a difficult line on

extremely steep ice and rock.

Easier routes can be found on the less steep southern side

which is reached via the secluded Lumding Valley which is in

turn reached by crossing either the Moro La (4,343 m) or

Lumding La (4,516 m).
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Location Edit

Kongde Ri is located on the east end of the Lumding Himal 11

km from Namche-Bazaar and can be viewed by the trekking

route through the Khumbu Valley to Namche Bazaar. Basecamp

lies in the remote Lumding Valley.

Getting there Edit

Slowly decend to Phakding 8,700 ft. about 2 hr walk from Lukla, you will probably overnight here.

The next morning after about 2-3 hours you will pass through Jorsale 9,100 ft. Here is where you will pay a fee and enter the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Parkand. You will then continue for another 2-3 hours up hill to the main Village of Namche Bazaar 11,300 ft. This is quite an elevation gain especially for those who have flown in.
You should rest here one to two days, doing small side trips ect. to acclimitize.

From here you will have to decend back down south to the river floor and c
ross over to head to the base of Kwangde.... Read more

Red Tape Edit

There are permits required. These can be arranged by yourself or the firm that you hire to support your team.



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