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Toze Kangri
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Toze Kangri

 
Toze Kangri

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Xizang, China, Asia

Lat/Lon: 34.79125°N / 82.35901°E

Object Title: Toze Kangri

Activities: Mountaineering

Elevation: 20892 ft / 6368 m

 

Page By: FuyuNoAkuma

Created/Edited: Nov 30, 2007 / Feb 16, 2008

Object ID: 361424

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Overview

 
Welcome comitee
 

Massive mountain group in the north west of Xizang province. It's in the middle of nowhere in the desolation of the Tibetan high plateau. The massif consists of many summits. The highest are Toze Kangri NE (6388m) and Toze Kangri SW (6366m) summits. These are my measures with GPS. Officially I have seen many other figures. From north to south the main part of the range almost 25 km long. None of the peaks were climbed until 2007, when 3 where summited by an international group. None of the main summits have any technical difficulty. Easy climbs on long, flat snowfields to broad summits. Toze Kangri is a part of the Kunlun Shan mountain system, but not in the main range.

Getting There

 
Snow drift of twin peaks
6150m twin peaks

Go to China, then to the extreme west to the city of Kashi in the Xinjiang province. You can go here by airplane from Beijing, change aircraft in Urumqi. Also by train from Beijing or any other city in China.

From Kashi, go by bus or private transport to the border pass of Xinjiang and Xizang provinces. Head east on small dirt tracks for 220km. Sometimes difficult to find the right way. Pass north of lake Puer. Then you see the Toze Kangri peaks.

Photos NE peak

 
Up the W face NE peak
 
 
Climbers on W face (NE peak)
 
 
W face NE summit
 
 
Route to NW summit
 
 
In snowdrift at 6100 meter
 
 
Snow and wind
 

Photos SW peak

 
Down from SW summit
 
 
View SSE from SW summit
 
 
SW peak
 
 
Soon on the summit
 
 
A SP first ascent
 
 
Summit view
 

Red Tape

Visa for China. Available at Chinese embassies all around the world. Price depends on nationality.
Climbing permit. You can get this through China Mountaineering association.

Camping

 
Base camp
Base camp from above

Camping is possible everywhere. Strong winds. No risk of theft.

Weather - climbing period

Toze Kangri is located in the north of the Tibetan high plateau. The weather here changes fast. Winter is too cold. Spring can limit access due to mud and full rivers. The summer is full of rain, snow and hard winds. This is Kunlun's "monsoon". Fall is best. Stable weather, good temperature and good access.

On the mountain

 
Puer Lake and whole range
 

Base camp can be set in many places. On the west side glaciers run all the way to river valleys which is good for a base. Flat ground, water from melt off and shelter from wind.
Avoid the glaciers initially. The moraines and long gravel ridges are better. Huge snow fields, with slight crevasse danger in some places. Both summits are easy climbs.

External Links

There is nothing of interest on the web. The peaks are unknown to most.
Mentioned here
PDF map here. Not for Toze Kangri. Only general for the area.

Maps

Maybe the best is the Russian maps. 18 000 of them can be found here for free downloading or cheap price.

Images