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Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Summit Kusum Kanguru Peak at 6367 meters.
  • Panoramic view of world’s towering mountains: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Thamserku, the majestic Ama Dablam and chains of other surrounding high peaks.
  • Explore the authentic Sherpa culture and experience their way of living in the midst of Himalayas.
  • Scenic flight: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

Trip Introduction;
Kusum Kanguru is an impressive peak that is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The peak forms the border between the Dudh koshi to the south and Hinku valley to the north. The peak was first ascended by a Japanese expedition team in Autumn, 1979. The name Kusum Kanguru is derived from Tibetan, meaning ‘Three Snow Peaks’. In fact, Kusum Kanguru is a complex of three summits – East Summit Kusum Kangaru 6358m, Main Summit Kusum Kangaru 6367m and the West Summit Kusum Kangaru 5579m.

The whole complex comprises of five major ridges of which the north face of the main summit is the most spectacular as well as popular among the climbers. Kusum Kangaru Peak is well reputed for being one of the most difficult and challenging trekking peaks of Nepal. Climbing the main summit of Kusum Kangaru is very difficult with several technical sections that needs high level of climbing experience and commitment. Kusum Kangaru Peak Climbing is exceptionally the best option for those seeking unlimited climbing adventure in the midst of world’s towering high peaks.

Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing around Kathmandu, we will take a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip of Lukla which is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. From Lukla we start our trek on the main Everest Base Camp trail and head towards Monjo. From Monjo our trail heads east-south leaving the main EBC trail, we trek through Tuli Kharka and head towards Thangna. With good acclimatization days we continue our trek to the Base Camp and further to High Camp.

As the climb of Kusum Kangaru summit is difficult and challenging, it is very crucial that we follow the guidance of our experienced Sherpa climbing experts. We will overcome several technical sections and head towards the summit of Kusum Kangaru at 6367 meters. Once at the top of the summit we are rewarded with panoramic views of world’s towering mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Kwangde and other surrounding chains of high mountains. After spending quality time at the top we will descend through the same route and retrace our steps back to Lukla. Our memorable and adventurous climb of Kusum Kanguru Peak with Nepal Guide Treks ends with a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] & transfer to hotel.
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will greet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will then be transferred to the hotel at Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at the Hotel. You can either have rest at the hotel or visit NGT’s office for collecting information about the trip. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu and preparation for Trekking & Climbing 
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu 
Today we will spend our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] [45 minutes] and Trek to Chhuthang [3020m/9905ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will be transferred to domestic airport for a scenic morning flight to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at Lukla airport we begin our trek heading east. We trek through several hamlets and wooden yards before entering a densely forested area filled with rhododendron trees. We will continue on the trail that goes along the hillside below Kalo Himal ridge before arriving at the summer pasture fields of Chhuthang.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Chhuthang to Tuli Kharka [4100m/13448ft] via Zatrawala Pass [4600m/15088ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Leaving the summer grazing fields of Chhuthang, we will follow the trail that is a gradual uphill trekking. Our climb steepens as we head towards Zatrawala Pass at 4,600 meters. From the top of the pass we will have great views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak and other surrounding snow capped high peaks. We will descend gently and continue downhill trekking as we head towards Tuli Kharka.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Tuli kharka to Kothe [4182m/13716ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
From Tuli Kharka we continue our trek on a trail that is gradual descend all the way down to Hinku river. From the bottom of the river we will make a final climb through thick forest filled with rhododendron trees towards Kothe. Located at the west side of Hinku valley, Kothe is well known for its dense rhododendron forest. In the spring time the hills are filled with red rhododendron flowers  making Kothe one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak [4326m/14189ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Leaving Kothe, we continue our trek by following the trail that goes along the ridge of Hinku river as we approach towards the summer herders settlement of Gondishung. From there we will pass through Lungsumgba Gompa which was built about 200 years ago. Here we can see Mera Peak along with its route scripted in a rock. From this point a rather easy trek will leads us to Thangnak.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Rest day at Thangnak 
Acclimatization is very essential in higher altitudes to avoid mental and physical illness and to ensure successful summit climb of Kusum Kanguru peak. Hence, before heading further into higher altitudes we will take a rest at Thangnak for acclimatization and exploring around Thangnak. Besides, Thangnak comprises of several good hike options that are remarkably best places for exploring and also best for acclimatization process. However, excursion around Sabal Tsho Lake can be a very good way to spend a perfect rest day at Thangnak.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Trek from Thangnak to Kusum Kanguru Base Camp [4360m/14300ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
After spending a full day rest at Thangnak, we will continue our trek on a trail that is a gradual uphill trekking all the way to Kusum Kanguru Base Camp. It will take around four to five hours of trekking from Thangnak to reach Kusum Kanguru Base Camp. Once we reach our camping site at the base camp, our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camp and make all the necessary preparations for getting further into higher camps at higher altitudes. We will camp for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: 
Tented Camp
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Ascend from Base camp to Camp I [5100m/16728ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Today is a rather short but physically demanding uphill climbing trek. We will leave the Base Camp and follow the trail that is a bit difficult. Our climbing trek may require usage of crampons, ropes and ice axes. It can be very tiring, so resting every now and then is the best way that helps in restoring energy as we trek to reach the good camping site at Camp I.     
Accommodation: 
Tented Camp
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Rest at Camp I
By now we are technically over 5,000 meters above sea level. Hence, another day of rest for acclimatization is a must for successful summit climb of Kusum Kanguru Peak with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. While we engage ourselves in good acclimatization hikes, our Sherpa crew will make necessary checks on all the climbing gears and also check our health conditions. Once again acclimatization is the main key to successful summit climb.   
Accommodation: 
Tented Camp
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Ascend from Camp I to Camp II [5600m/18368ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
After spending a full day rest at Camp I for acclimatization, we will continue to trek even higher to Camp II which is approximately around 5,600 meters above the sea level. Our trail is a gradual uphill trekking which will take around four to five hours to reach a good camping site at Camp II. Once we reach our campsite, our Sherpa crew will set up the camp and make final preparations for the main summit climb of Kusum Kanguru Peak, the following day. 
Accommodation: 
Tented Camp
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Summit Kusum Kanguru Peak [6367m/20884ft] and back to Base Camp [8-9 hrs ascends & descends]
Today is the day we all have been desperately waiting for. Fully acclimatized and properly equipped with all the necessary climbing gears we start early with the aim to reach the summit before midday, as the strong winds after noon can create problems and obstacles making it impossible to reach the summit. Hence, following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts – we will overcome several difficult and technical sections as we climb to the summit. Our tiring climb to the summit is rewarded with magnificent views of world’s towering mountains including Mt Everest, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Nuptse, Mt Thamserku, the majestic Ama Dablam and other surrounding high peaks. After spending quality time at the top we will descend following the same route and descend back to reach the Base Camp.  
Accommodation: 
Tented Camp
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Trek from Kusum Kanguru Base Camp to Tashing Ongma [3600m/11808ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
After successfully accomplishing the target summit of Kusum Kanguru with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition, we will retrace our footsteps back from the base camp and trek towards Tashing Ongma for our overnight camping. We will descend from the harsh alpine vegetation into ever green sub-tropical vicinity which truly is a great feeling after such an achievement.
Accommodation: 
Tented Camp
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 14: Trek from Tashing Ongma to Tuli Kharka [5-6 hrs Trek]
Leaving our camping site at Tashing Ongma, we will follow the trail that comprises of several uphills and downhills through dense rhododendron forest until we arrive back to Tuli Kharka. We will trek over the western section of Hinku valley to reach Tuli Kharka. We can enjoy magnificent views o Mera North, Mera Central and South Face of Mera Peak from Tuli Kharka.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 15: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrawala Pass [6 hrs walk]
Today is the last day of our trekking. From Tuli Kharka we will ascend for the crossing of Zatrawala Pass and from the top of the pass we will descend to finally arrive back to Lukla. In the evening we will celebrate together with our crew for successful Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 16: Flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel 
After having our breakfast, we will take an early morning scenic flight from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. After arriving at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or pay a visit to attraction destination (world heritage sites of UNESCO) sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Walking around the busy streets of Kathmandu can be worth spending good time around Kathmandu city.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 17: Free day at Leisure
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping streets of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate and have a final meal together in the evening for successfully completing Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 18: International departure from Kathmandu
Our airport representative will drop you at International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

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Your Program Duration = 18 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival and Departure Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • 4 nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • A day sightseeing in Kathmandu with experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight
  • All essential ground transportation by private vehicle
  • Climbing permit for Kusum Kanguru Peak
  • All required Trekking permits and national park fees
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period
  • General first aid kids
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes and necessary paper work

Cost Excludes

  • Personal climbing gears
  • Your Personal Insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Cost of personal nature expenses
  • Tips & Summit Bonus for staffs

Important Info

Essential Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Alpine Climbing Harness; It should be simple designed, light and easy to carry with positively foolproof features.
  • Crampons; It should be fit with boots perfectly, still crampons with anti-balling and safely into ice.
  • Ice Axe; used to cut off the ice during climbing should be versatile light.
  • Ascender; also known as Jamar, used for ascending on rope, should be flexible to use with gloves or mittens.
  • Head Lamp; multi led head lamp with spare batteries are essential.
  • Karabiners; requires minimum 2 locking carabineers (1 large & 1 small) and 4 regular.
  • Rappel Device; includes Figure eight, ATC device or similar.
  • Ski Poles; Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended type
  • Slings; requires one 3m/10ft and three 2m/6ft
  • Masks, Hoses and Regulators; recommended good quality for your safety.
  • Altimeter Watch;
  • Climbing Helmets; It is an essential gear to be safe from possible ice falls and rock falls, should be light and comfortable.

Clothing:

Upper Body:

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers, medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with large hood to accommodate climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.

Hands:

  • One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
  • One pair mittens, consists of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner

Heads:

  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Scarf or neck sleeve
  • Face mask
  • Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • One pair ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
  • Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions

Lower Body:

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
  • One pair walking shorts
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
  • Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
  • One pair polar fleece trousers
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)

Feet:

  • One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
  • One pair down booties (optional)
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
  • Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
  • Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.

Travel and Sleeping Gear

  • Rucksacks and Travel Bags; One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Medical & Personal:

  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
  • Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand
  • Toiletry kits: toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, alcohol-based anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial soap, comb/brush, shave kit, lighter, small long-burning candle, needle/thread, throat lozenges (bring travel size bottles to keep you kit small)
  • First-aid kits: Ibuprofen/aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, little of hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin-type suave, Nu-skin spray, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins, small bottle of water purification tablets. Include any prescription travel meds that might prescribed by your doctor. (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids)
  • Zip-loc bags: Always useful Baby wipes
  • Ear plugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores.
  • Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek and climb, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on you way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.

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Reviews

Excitement !! Challenging !! Thrilling :-' Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing '

We are a couple from Russia wanting to climb Kusum Kanguru Peak. We booked our climbing trip with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions, the company has been conducting peak climbing activities with high success rates. Honestly, now after the completion of the climbing trip – we must admit that we made right decision to go with NGTs.

First of all, the leader & our guide – Ang Dawa Sherpa was full of energy with technical climbing knowledge. With his guidance we tackled seriously difficult sections and reached the summit. At the top, we had a great time – enjoying the views of world’s towering mountains and several small peaks. Everyone in the team was very helpful and caring. So, many thanks to NGTs team for making our climb of Kusum Kangaru Peak a memorable trip.

We recommend Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for top class peak climbing activities.

Good Luck !!

Andrej + Maria – Russia

Great Climb - Kusum Kanguru Peak

We just did Kusum Kanguru Peak climbing together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. Overall, the planning and arrangement was very good. The climb itself was challenging, exactly what climbers seek for. However, Dendi Sherpa – our climbing expert and guide was very caring and made time to time checks on everyone in the group. At his company, we gained a lot of confidence and dragged our legs up to the summit. Other team members did fantastic jobs. Everything went as planned, so it was just a great feeling to have reached the summit of Kusum Kanguru.

Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition!!

Highly Recommended !!

Jonas och Grupp – SWEDEN 

Kusum Kanguru Peak - WOW !!

I feel it hard to express in words how it felt like when I reach the summit of Kusum Kanguru Peak. All the members in the team who accompanied the group for climbing Kusum Kanguru Peak were loyal, honest and helpful. Ang-Dawa, our guide had good leadership features. He handled things in his way and at the same time, he paid attention on others health conditions and issues that were essential for the successful climb to the summit. I would like to do more climbing with him in future. Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition is heartily recommended for those wanting to gain adventurous peak climbing experience in Nepal.

Greets,

Andy C. – Australia 

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