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Mt. Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing (26 days)

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Trip Code: NET-PCL-KNG3

  • Trip Type Lodge & Camping
  • Duration 26 days
  • Grade Difficult
  • Max.Altitude 6369 m.
  • Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Flight
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Mount Kusum Kanguru Peak

Mount Kusum Kanguru Peak

Mount Kanguru (formally known as Kusum Kanguru Peak) is a triple-summited mountain in the Khumbu Region of the Himalayas. Its name, Kusum Kanguru, means "Three Snow-White Gods" in the Sherpa language, which refers to the triple summit of the mountain.
 
The main north-south ridge of Kusum Kanguru forms the border between the Dudh Kosi to the west and the Hinku Valley to the east. The mountain is the main source of the Kusum Khola (or Thado Koshi Khola) which flows westward to merge into the Dudh Kosi at the village of Thado Koshi. Kusum Kanguru is one of the first high snowy mountains that is seen when trekking from Jiri to Mount Everest base camp.
 
With an altitude of 6,367 meters the mountain is classified as a trekking peak, but it is considered one of the most difficult to climb. Out of 22 attempts between 1978 and 1998, nine successful expeditions have been reported.
 
In the subsequent years, new routes have been opened, all of them technically very challenging.
 
1988 British Expedition led by Nick Mason conquered the previously unclimbed East Face. Expedition doctor was Rob Howarth who later worked in support of Everest Mountain Marathons. Expedition was filmed by Warwick Partington, former ITV & Channel 4 TV director before he later worked on Sky News.
 
The Kusum Kanguru Peak climbing is suggested only for participants who have enough alpine mountaineering experience. Kusum Kanguru, an impressive peak of rock and ice possess a great challenge to the mountaineers. It is considered the most difficult peak for climbing among the trekking peaks in Nepal.
 
For the south east face route, the approach is made from Hinku valley side and for the north face route we follow the trekking trail of Everest base camp up to Monjo and move ahead towards the east south for two days to reach the base camp. From base camp climb sheer lawn and trees and lastly a ramp chief to the ridge proper.
 

overview

 Trip code: NET-PCL-KNG3
  Region Everest Region Trekking
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 26 days
 Trip Type: Lodge & Camping
 Trip Grade: Difficult
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 6369 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Flight
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu
Lodge (Teahouse) and Camping Accomodation during Trek

itenerary

Arrival to Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip. Checking the climbing equipments, and discussing the climb with the climbing/trekking guides. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) takes about 35 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) takes approximately three hours.
You begin your trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Nupla (5885m) which can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Lukla to Chutanga. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Chutanga to Yak Kharka. Stay overnight at lodge.

Rest day at Yak Kharka. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Yak Kharka to Tashing Ongma(4943m). Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Tashing Ongma to Orshela(4304m). Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Orshela to Gondishung. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Gondishung to Lungsamba(4063m). Stay overnight at lodge.

Climb from Lungsamba to Camp I. Stay overnight in camp.

Climb from Camp I to Camp II. Stay overnight in camp.

Climb from Camp II to camp III. Stay overnight in camp.

Climb from Camp III to Kusum Kangru Base Camp. Stay overnight in camp.

Acclimatization day for Kusum Kangru Climbing. Stay overnight in camp.
 

Kusum Kanrgu Base Camp to Kusum Kangru High camp. Stay overnight in camp.

Climb from High Camp to Kusum Kangru peak. Stay overnight in camp.

After summit Kusum Kangru peak back to Kusum Kanrgu base camp. Stay overnight in camp.

Climb down from Kusum Kangru Base Camp to camp III. Stay overnight in camp.

Climb down from Camp III to Gondishung. Stay overnight in camp.

Trek from Gondishung to Tashing Ongma. Stay overnight in camp.

Trek from Tashing Ongma to Chutanga. Stay overnight at lodge

Trek from Chutanga to Lukla. Stay overnight at lodge.

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu takes 35 minutes. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Rest day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Transfer to airport for final departure.


SERVICE INCLUDES/EXCLUDES

The Trip includes following services:

 a) Kathmandu
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private car
  • 4 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
 b) Trekking/Climbing
  • Peak permits for Kusum Kangru Peak
  • Entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Climbing guide/s (Sirdar) and Trekking guide/s
  • Trekking Cooks and Kitchen Helpers
  • Necessary porters (one porter carries 25 kilograms)
  • Coverage of insurance and rescue for climbing guides, cooks and porters
  • All meals three times a day during the trek/climb
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) for some nights and some nights camping
  • Necessary trekking/camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping  bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc. 
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Insurance and equipments for guide and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.)

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All drinks & beverages
  • Hot shower
  • Battery charges
  • Tips
  • Personal Climbing equipments
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

 

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