The Kongde peak climbing itinerary covers the highlights of everest massif, villages, and the glacier. Kondge ridge is a common peaks that is situated in Mahalangur mountain range into the depth in Mount Everest, Solukhumbu District, Nepal.
The Kongde peak is equally popular as a kwandge peak climbing in Nepal. It is opened for climbing under the National mountaineering association in 1975. NMA declares to climb Kongde Peak in a group B category mountains. The summit offers a splendid view of Everest (8,850m), Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (9,501m), Lhotse Shar (8,383m), Makalu (8,475m), Baruntse (7,720m), and Thamserku, Cho-Oyu, etc.
The usual ascent to the Kongde Peak is marvelous. It is depending on the conditions but difficult ascend. Professional climbers should attempt this peaks, though it is partially saved with fixed ropes.
According to our past climbers, we have design the Kongde peak climbing itinerary cautiously to allow for gradually ascending and proper acclimatization. The best season to climb is either March to May or September to mid-November months. If the itinerary is not suitable for you, we design another itinerary as per your request and duration of the holiday.
The Kongde peak climbing itinerary details.
Our Kongde peak climbing 13-day itinerary is a sample plan. Climbing travelers, who wish to go up to the Kongde summit with taking a normal plan or want to have a private customized plan? email us your thoughts.01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
Visit the prime cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu valley with professional Tourist Guide. The tour includes the Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath and a historical Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, pre-trip conversation with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
Take an early plane from Kathmandu to Lukla terminal (2,860m/9,381 feet), seat at north side to get better look. Upon arrival at Lukla bazaar, meet our entire group, have breakfast, and proceed to hikes. The journey goes further with a gentle rise in the mountainside of the Dudh Koshi river. Passing several Sherpa localities, we reach Bengkar village.
04 Day Namche Bazaar hikes (3,440m/11,249 feet.), 6 hours
The trail ascends through the Koshi riverbank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny Monjo village. We come to the Sagarmatha National Park office to pay for entrance fees. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, the trek begins the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we have first-rate of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) mountain view. Encircled around the mountains, Namche Bazaar is a central heart of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Sengboche airstrip (3790m). We ascend slowly uphill towards Khunde passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments) and hill stations. Tourists can see an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde, Thamserku, and more mountains in a row. Khumjung is almost flat ground, a foothill of Khumbila mountain.
We walk up to the Thamo passing with the forest and terraced farmlands. In Thamo, we can visit the Khari Gompa where we find Nuns and monks. From there we ascend to the Thame village sprawling village. From the village, we can see the stunning view of the mountains like Thamserku, Kananga, Kusum Kanguru, etc.
Only very few climbers demand to climb kwangde peak. So during the climbing journey, the trekking and climbing crew have to make a little path to go. Thus, it takes a little bit more time rather than estimated.
Today we hike to high camp however the journey is little tough as the trail is rough rocky moraine. You can prepare climbing gears and ready for demo climbing with your climbing guide.
Check all gears and ready to climb kwangde peak. It is tough adventure mountain to climb. Because of icy and rocky trail, reaching the summit at 20,219 feet is not an easy but the view is awesome. You can see the best everest view including several other high mountains within a row. Return to the base camp to clean and stay for overnight.
Your downhill journey is picturesque today. The journey starts from the windy basecamp to the Dudh Kosi river bank at Phakding village. You can see your ultimate way to the Everest Trail that you took 8 days before. This route is unique, as the settlements are just off the main trail and the Sherpa here don’t usually see trekkers.
An easy tours today to get back at Lukla airport. We travel to Lukla Bazaar with the same trail that we use on our ascending. It is the last day of our climbing. Our guide will go to the airlines counter to reconfirm the return light to kathamndu for next morning.
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu terminal. Upon arrival at kathmandu tribhuvan international airport, we arrange a return transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost.
Drop you in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) onward your final destination flight. Trip ends. Wish you your wonderful trip back to home.
How much does Kongde peak climbing cost?
The Kongde peak climbing cost USD 2,290 is standard trek price on a double occupancy per person basis. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with the attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Kongde peak climbing cost includes:
- Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
- 2 nights Twin sharing Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
- Government license holder – Professional Trekking Guide for complete trip
- Professional Mountain (NMA REGISTERED GUIDES) Climbing Guide for Kongde peak climbing (2 nights 3 days).
- Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable airport taxes
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking and climbing days
- lodge accommodation during the trekking
- Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = one guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
- Kongde peak climbing permits fees, Climbing guide bonus and climbing guide’s insurance
- Tent accommodation with unlimited climbing foods while on peak climbing time.
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
- Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Kongde peak climbing cost exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- trekking and climbing equipment (personal) and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note: TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Kongde peak climbing starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details and request for pickup. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for Kongde peak climbing?
Answer: This trip is suitable for expert trekkers who can walk roughly about 5 hours daily with a lightweight daypack. If you have some hiking experience something above 3000 meters, you can do this trip..
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Kongde peak climbing?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and normal room during the hikes. The rooms are a clean cozy bed with nice mattresses and blankets. However, we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you. Otherwise, you may rent it while you are either in Kathmandu or in Lukla Bazaar.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in Kongde peak climbing?
Answer: All the lodges along the trek routes they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same guest house you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going. However, for climbing days you will have climbing food serve with hot drinks such as tea/coffee preparing from our professional cook.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with climbing and trekking?
Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it on pay.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Kongde peak climbing?
Answer: There are hotels and shops where you can buy bottled mineral water. However, we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. We recommend you to bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in the campsite along the way.
Question: Can I charge my camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the guest house trekking there will be chances to charge the battery on pay. We advise you to bring an additional pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Climbing kongde peak?
Answer: You can acquire telephone services as well as internet services.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger cities or in luxury hotels.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And concerning the down payment, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on express Kongde peak climbing?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, every porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Where can I organize my personal climbing gears?
Answer: If you have those climbing gears at your home bring them along with you. If you don’t have them, you can rent it either in Kathmandu or at Name Bazaar.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Kongde peak climbing highlights
- Discover the eye catching sights of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Thamserku ..etc
- Kongde peak summit offers the best scenery of all khumbu mountains and sherpa villages.
- Sherpa Buddhism, ancient Buddhist monastery, Local sherpa people and their life styles.
Kongde peak climbing Note:
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific conditions. Local politics, landslides, local flight cancellation, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are out of our control can result in a change of schedule during on trip.
It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If modifications are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Kongde peak climbing special?”
Opportunities for adventure peak climbing are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the objective much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Trip Price : USD 2,290 Per Person
- Duration: 13 Days
- Altitude: 6,187m /20,299 feet
- Trek hours: 6 Hours
- Group-Size: 2-8 People
- Best Time: Oct – May
- Trip Mode: Lodge + Tent Camp
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transport: Car/Plane/bus
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