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Kongde Peak Climbing

Kongde Peak Climbing

Overview & Highlights

Trip Facts

Location :

6000m Peak Climbing

Difficulty :

Moderate

Kongde Peak Climbing - Trip Highlights

  • Strenuous graded trekking peak of Khumbu region that gives the real taste of

  • climbing a 6000 metres peak.

  • The ideal peak for experienced and intermediate climbers who want to sharpen their climbing skills.

  •  Majestic view of Ama Dablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khumbila, Cho Oyu, KusumKanguru, and Makalu.

  • Panoramic view of Namche Bazar, to the southeast from the summit of Kongde Peak.

  • Hike on semi-alpine landscape of Lukla, Phakding, Yak Kharka, and Lumding Kharka.

  • Closely experiencing the lifestyle of Sherpa of the Khumbu region.

  • Scenic and thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport.

Kongde Peak Climbing - Trip Overview

When you hear the word "Everest", you start imagining heaven of snow-filled mountains.
Since 1953, after a successful Everest summit, climbers and trekkers have honored
Khumbu. Climbing the tallest peak, Everest, to trekkers peaks like Kongde Peak, Khumbu is
a popular destination among the alpine enthusiasts across the continents.
Kongde Peak, also known as Kwangde Ri locally, stands at 6,187 metres. Rising at this
altitude, Kongde Peak is a spectacular mountain in Lumding Mountain Range. This peak
stands so tall that everyone on the Everest base camp trek route can see it from Lukla to
Tengboche.

Sitting on the North-West face of Namche Bazar, Kongde Peak seems spectacular from
Syangboche. It feeds many glaciers to the pristine Dudh Koshi and Lumding river to the east
and west, respectively. Even though it is classified as a trekking peak, summiting it is not
everyone's cup of tea.

The multiple exposed ridges at the Eastern face of Lumding Peak make the summit of
Kongde tough to climb. This mountain sits on the border between Khumbu and Rolwaling
mountain range. Climbing the route to Kongde Base Camp and up to high camps and
summits requires proper acclimatisation. Thus, climbing Kongde Peak demands a mix of
technical expertise and physical endurance.

Two faces, North and South, from where most prefer to climb Kongde Peak, are equally
challenging to scale this peak to summit. The strenuous technical section of the North face
and negligibly climbed and much-exposed ridges to the South face of Kongde both demand
high climbing expertise.

Arguably, Kongde Peak is the best place for Everest panoramas sightseeing because it sits
in front of the Namche and Everest region. Ama Dablam, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Everest,
Tauche, and Lhotse are completely visible from Kongde Peak and its base camp. On the
Northern face of it, the revered Rolwaling peaks stand tall. The summit climb of Kongde
Peak is worth the endurance of climbing.

Kongde Peak Climbing - Itinerary Overview

The adventurous Kongde Peak expedition begins with a thrilling and scenic flight from
Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, we'll hike to beautiful Phakding overnight. Phakding sits on
the left of the Dudh Koshi river and towering hills, which adds extra scenery to the
landscape.

We'll start climbing Lumding La at 4m575 metres from Phakding. From here, we'll begin
camping styled overnight. From Lumding La, we'll climb further to 5,100 metres, Lumding
Tso. We'll have our first acclimatisation stop at Lumding Tso. From here, we'll reach Kongde
Peak Base Camp with five hours of hiking. The next day at Kongde Base Camp will be an
acclimatisation day. With a clear weather forecast, we'll climb the Kongde summit and return
to the base camp. Our Sherpa guide will assist you throughout the climb.

We'll make a descent to Lumding Tso and Lumding in the next two days. From Lumding,
we'll hike down to Phakding and Lukla. We'll take a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu to end
the expedition successfully.

Why World Expedition Nepal for Singu Chuli Peak Climbing?

World Expedition Nepal focuses on and promotes peak climbing and expeditions in Nepal.
We have been providing tour services since 2017 by registered and licensed under Nepal
Government. In the Everest region, we'll make sure that you'll have complete joy alongside
the adventure of high-altitude climbing.

Our professional and experienced guides will ensure your utmost comfort and safety on
Kongde Peak climbing. We'll make this tour an unforgettable experience for you. Also, the
health and safety of our clients is our primary motto. Our guides for these expeditions have
mountain skills certification. They come with expertise in mountain medicine, first aid, and
rescue operations.

Kongde Peak Climbing - Difficulty

Kongde Peak climbing is not for beginner mountaineers. Though this peak is only 6,011
metres and is classified as a trekking peak, climbing it is strenuous. Even experienced
climbers find it hard to climb the exposed ridges of Kongde Peak.

You can join our Kongde Peak expedition if you have previous 6,000 metres of peak climbing
experience. Also, you have to be of proper physical strength. Having a high-altitude trekking
experience would be extra helpful. Climbing this peak helps intermediate climbers to excel in
their mountaineering skills.

Our experienced climbing Sherpa guides will guarantee that you get 100% safety during the
expedition. They will also frequently instruct you on the techniques while climbing.

Travel Insurance in Kongde Peak Climbing

We recommend our valued clients get travel insurance before leaving for this expedition.
Make sure that you buy insurance that covers emergencies like helicopter evacuation. Also,
insurance covers the hospitalisation and medical bills if you get sick and catch an accident.
We'll try our best that you'll complete this trip with utmost safety. But, at 6,000 metres, things
might turn worse without notice. Thus, insurance helps in emergencies.

Altitude Sickness in Kongde Peak Climbing

To attempt Kongde Peak climbing, you must have some 6000 metres of climbing experience.
You may not get altitude sickness with your prior experience at high altitudes. But, you'll
likely get some symptoms of altitude sickness. You may feel dizzy, vomiting, headaches,
nausea, etc.

It is why we have two acclimatisation days before attempting the summit push. It will adapt
your body to the increasing altitude. Also, our professional guides know first aid and
medicines. Thus, they will look after you in such situations.

Accommodations in Kongde Peak Climbing

Kongde Peak climbing is a tea house and camping-styled accommodation. We'll hike to
Lumding from Phakding and stay in a tented style. Our crew will set up tents and prepare
meals for the team.

If you choose the Kongde Peak itinerary via Namche Bazar, you'll only have to
accommodate tents at the Kongde base camp.

You can request our program manager about special dietary requirements if you have any.
Even if you don't, our meals consist of nutritious ingredients. We guarantee you that you'll
get the best accommodation throughout this expedition.

At Phakding, we'll stay overnight in the tea house. The food menu includes Spaghetti,
Porridge, Noodles, Dal Bhat, etc. In Kathmandu, you'll accommodate a three-star hotel.

What Is Included ?

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flights as per itinerary.
  • 3 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Trekking Lodge/teahouse and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing session
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period
  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu to all the climbing members, Sherpa guide.
  • 3 meals a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee available in the tea house/hotel/lodge during the trek.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Trekking permit (Sagarmatha national park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Climbing permit of Nepal government to climb Island Peak.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude staff.
  • Trekking and climbing map of Island peak. 
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.

What Is Excluded?

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, health bars.
  • Items of personal nature - laundry expenses, tips.
  • Rescues, repatriation, medicines, medical tests, and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
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