Mt. Kangtega is The Snow Saddle and is a beautiful mountain, which rises majestically in the Everest Region. It touches the Khumbu and Hinku Valley and lies close to one of the main mountains of the Sherpas, that is, Thamserku.
You will take one week to reach the base of Kangtega base camp, which lies at an altitude of 5,182m/17,000ft. From the south side of Kantega, you will head off to its summit.Also, you climb on 45 to 50 degrees snow slope that leads you to a knife-edged short summit ridge, which offers you a great view of mountains and valleys. As you climb, you come across the Tsetrawala pass andthe Hinku glacier. Camp I is set up at an altitude of 6,000m/19,680ft. Onward, there are some narrow crevasses and snow slopes.
We take about a week to reach the Mt. Kangtega (6,782m/22,244ft.) base camp situated at the bottom of the Kangtega Ice-Fall which resembles with the infamous Khumbu Ice Fall of Mt. Everest. Setting up our base camp at 5,182m/17,000ft. Though an obvious route up the mountain would be to follow the Ice Fall, we opt for the rock face leading to a ridge around 6,070m/19,909ft and rappel down for about 70 meters to reach at the top of the ice fall to avoid possible ice fall hazards. Camp I is placed here at an altitude of 6,000m/19,680ft. On ward we overcome some narrow crevasses and climb some interesting snow slope to reach camp two at 6,400m/20,992ft. on the south ridge of the mountain. Before the sun totally goes down, impressive mountain views can be viewed with a blue sky turning to golden and to crimson.
Next day, an early morning push through 45 ~ 50 degree snow slopes soon leads to knife edged short summit ridge. The summit offers great mountain views and the valley surrounding.
Our Sherpa support will help carry food, fuel, equipment and fix the rope.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla
Day 3-9: Approach march to the base camp
Day 10-30: Climbing
Day 31-33: Return march to Lukla
Day 34: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 35: Trip ends