16 +
Age
Nepal
Country
March to Nov
Dates
18 Days
Duration
Climbing
Activities

Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing (6,367m/20,883ft.) is regarded as a very technical and challenging peak from all possible routes. Kusum Kanguru is an impressive rock and ice peak which lies in the Khumbu Valley and forms the border between the Dudhkosi in the South and Hinku Valley to the North. The name when translated from Sherpa language means “The Three Snow-White Gods.”

The caravan route to Kusum Kanguru takes you from Kathmandu on a scenic mountain flight to Lukla(2800m/9186ft), then a trek to Chutenga (3350m/10,990ft) then over the Zatrela pass and onto Chatrarbu(4340m/14,238ft). From here the trek continues to Kothe(3700m/12,139ft), Yak kharka(4100m/13,451ft) and onto Kusum Khangaru base amp(4780m/15,682ft). Kusum Kanguru peak offers the fantastic panoramic view of the Himalayas like Mt. Everest (8848m/29,028ft), Cho-Oyu (8201m/26,906ft), Lhotse (8516m/27,939ft), Makalu (8463m/27,765ft), Nuptse (7855m/25,771ft), Thamserku (6623m/21,729ft), Amadablam (6812m/22,348ft) and Kwongde (6011m/19,721ft).

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu
JOIN GROUP 1 before departure from Kathmandu.
SERVICE INCLUDES
Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flights as per itinerary.
Assistance at the international airport by a Nature Trail representative during your arrival and departure flights in Kathmandu.
4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B basis. Client will request accommodation quality
Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period.
Schedule flight tickets from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu to all the climbing members & Sherpa guide.
All trekking and mountaineering equipment available at advanced base camp.
Services of chef and kitchen assistant at base camp.
3 meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee available in the tea house/hotel/lodge during the trekking.
3 fresh meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at base camp.
20kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period to base camp. Loads will be carried by porters.
Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
Trekking permit (Makalu Barun or Everest national park entry fee).
TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
Expedition royalty and climbing permit of Nepal government to climb Kusum Kangaru peak (6367M/20,883ft).
Nepalese government royalty and fees.
All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staff in trekking and climbing period.
Equipment allowances and wages for, chefs & kitchen assistants.
First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients with the cost of $3USD per minute call.
2 expedition members will have 1, V25 North face 4 season tent available in the ABC.
Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
EPI gas and cooking stove above the base camp.
Solar panels for light and battery charger.
Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude staff.
Assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
Trekking and climbing map of Kusum Kangaru.
Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter/yaks to base camp).
Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
Complete pre-departure information.
Flight ticket reconfirmation.
Visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
Nature Trail’s t-shirt/gifts, etc.
SERVICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet.
Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations.
Any additional staff other than specified.
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 (we have on arrival visa service for most of the tourist travelers
Wake talkies and Filming permit.
Personal climbing gear.
Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section
Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

Kusum Kangaru(6367m/20883ft.) Peak Climbing -North Face:
01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to a hotel in Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft).
02: Reparation, briefings at departments of tourism. Last minute shopping.
03: Morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla(2800m/9,186ft) 35mins.The rest of the day is spent in Lukla for acclimatization. Lodge accommodation.
04: Trek from Lukla to Chutanga(3050m/10,006ft) 4hrs. Lodge accommodation.
05: Trek from Chutanga to Thuli Kharka (Chatra-La) (3900m/12,597ft) 7hrs you trek via the Zatrawa La Pass (4610m/15,125ft.) and down climb to Khartitang at (3900m). Overnight accommodation at tea house.
06: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe (4095m/13435ft-05hrs.) overnight at tea house accommodation.
07: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4350m/14,272ft) 4 hrs. You will enjoy fantastic views of the south face of Mera peak throughout the day.
08: Rest and acclimatization day at Thangnak(4,350m/14,272ft). Here you will visit Sabal Tsho Lake and take an acclimatization hike to a large cairn at (5271m) on the flank of Kusum Kangguru peak (6367m).
09: Trek from Thangnak to Kusum Kanguru Base Camp (4360m) which takes about 05 hours walking.
10-11: Climb preparation and summit kusum kanguru (6367m) period.
12: Trek from Kusum kanguru base camp to Kothe (3600m): This takes about five hours trek.
13: Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka(3900m/12,597ft) 5hrs.
14: Thuli Kharka to Lukla(2800m/9,186ft) via Zatrwa La Pass(4610m/15,125ft) 9 hrs. This is your last evening in the mountains; it would be an ideal opportunity for a farewell party with our staff.
15: Fly 35minutes from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft) 35mins.Transfer to hotel.
16: Leisure day & shopping in Kathmandu; Farewell celebration dinner with culture program in the evening.
17: Transfer to the airport for final departure

Kusum Kangaru(6367m/20883ft.) Peak Climbing-South Face:
01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport, Transfer to request hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft)
02: Preparation and briefings at the departments of tourism. Last minute shopping.
03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding (2650m/8,694ft) 4 hrs.Lodge accommodation.
04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,286ft) 6hrs. Lodge accommodation.
05: Rest day for acclimatization. You will be hike to the famous Everest View Hotel (3800m/12487ft) 3hrs and catch a glimpse of Everest. After you can explore Hilary and Sherpa museum in Namche.In the evening they have a slide show program as well.
06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Kusum Kanguru BC (4280m/14042ft.);
07-14: Climbing period to Kusum Kanguru peak (6367m/20,883ft)
15: Base camp Clean and trek to Lukla(2840m/9,317ft) 7hrs. Lodge accommodation.
16: Fly 45mins from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft) 35mins. Transfer to hotel.
17: Leisure day shopping in Kathmandu. Fair well celebration dinner with culture program in the Evening.
18: Transfer to the airport for final departure

Southeast ridge

The approach to the South East Face is from the Hinku valley side. From Lukla the base camp can be reached in 5 days. The ascent route to the main summit is through the Southeast face. With a base camp at 4360m, two or three high camps are required to complete the climb.

North ridge

The North Ridge is approached from Monjo on the trail to Namche Bazaar. From base camp ascend steep grass and scree and finally a ramp leading to the ridge proper. Climb the ridge to the summit.

Nature Trail Trekking and Expeditions provide quality service from an experienced climbing staff. With Nature Trail, you will have maximum enjoyment and an unforgettable trip in  Nepal. Our first priority is always safety; we make all of our decisions around this priority. With our background in climbing and mountaineering logistics services we understand the requirements of independent climbers and employ climbing guides and base camp managers who are either Everest Summiteers or are certified by the Nepal Mountaineering Association. Our staff will always have certifications in mountain skills such as: First aid, altitude/mountain sickness prevention and search and rescue training. We pride ourselves with our previous achievements and high customer satisfaction. Our services are on par with the best climbing service providers in Nepal and we are always striving to be even better. We have developed safe and smart systems in the mountains, working with many climbers and safety experts and from Europe and North America. We request that climbers have previous experience in rock/ice climbing techniques and know how to use ice axe, crampons and ascend and descend on fixed lines.

Nature Trail highly recommends this climb to experienced mountaineers only but our policies for accepting clients on this 6000m peak remain the same. We request that the client has good physical fitness, a list of experience on British hill hikes, several base camp treks and some knowledge of rock &ice climbing. Just be prepared for a challenge if you’re coming in with the minimum requirements.

Kusum Kangru (6367 metres)

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