Khangchung Nup, which is also known as one of the UIAA peaks in Nepal was never scaled before from its northwest ridge
Two Japanese climbers have successfully scaled the Khangchung Nup making it the first-ever ascent of the 6,063-metre mountain from the northwest side. Takeshi Tani and Toshiyuki Yamada - stood atop the peak, which is located in the Khumbu region along with the Mahalangur range, east of the Gokyo Glacier, on April 23 in an alpine style.
Khangchung Nup, which is also known as one of the UIAA peaks in Nepal was never scaled before from its northwest ridge. Two climbers have already descended to the base camp safely, Pasang Kidar Sherpa said. According to the Department of Tourism, only two climbers obtained a permit for the UIAA peak – Kangchung – expedition this season.
Climbing guide Ngima Sherpa who accompanied them to Gokyo said that it was a proud moment that they made it to the top of the peak for the first time using an extremely new route this season.