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Mt. Kusum Kangru Peak Climbing

Trip Highlights

Duration: 26 Days

Type of Trek: Tea House + Camping

Max Altitude: 6369 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Land Transportation

Grade: Strenuous

Mt. Kusum Kanguru, 6,367m, is located in the Khumbu region of the Himalayas. It acts as a border between Hinku valley in the north and Dudhkoshi valley in the south. Kusum Kanguru, in Tibetan language, means, 'Three  Snow-White Gods' referring to it's triple summit.

This is considered as the most difficult climbing as only 9 climbers among 22  attempts were successful during the time between 1978 and 1998. The first person to climb the

Kusum Kanguru

was Bill Denz on 7th October 1998. The peak can be climbed from two sides, The North Ridge and the South-East Ridge. This peak offers great panoramic view of the Himalayas like Mt. Everest (8848m.), Cho-Oyu (8201m.), Lhotse (8516m.), Makalu (8463m.), Nuptse (7855m.) Thamserku, Amadablam, Kwongde and many named and unnamed high peaks.

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  • Detailed Itinerary
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Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) takes about 35 minutes.

Day 04: Trek from Lukla to Chutanga.

Day 05: Trek from Chutanga to Yak Kharka.

Day 06: Rest day at Yak Kharka.

Day 07: Trek from Yak Kharka to Tashing Ongma(4943m).

Day 08: Trek from Tashing Ongma to Orshela(4304m).

Day 09: Trek from Orshela to Gondishung.

Day 10: Trek from Gondishung to Lungsamba(4063m).

Day 11: Climb from Lungsamba to Camp I.

Day 12: Climb from Camp I to Camp II.

Day 13: Climb from Camp II to camp III.

Day 14: Climb from Camp III to Kusum Kangru Base Camp.

Day 15: Acclimatization day for Kusum Kangru Climbing.

Day 16: Kusum Kanrgu Base Camp to Kusum Kangru High camp.

Day 17: Climb from High Camp to Kusum Kangru peak.

Day 18: After summit Kusum Kangru peak back to Kusum Kanrgu base camp.

Day 19: Climb down from Kusum Kangru Base Camp to camp III.

Day 20: Climb down from Camp III to Gondishung.

Day 21: Trek from Gondishung to Tashing Ongma.

Day 22: Trek from Tashing Ongma to Chutanga.

Day 23: Trek from Chutanga to Lukla.

Day 24: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu takes 35 minutes.

Day 25: Rest day in Kathmandu.

Day 26: Transfer to airport for final departure.

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel.

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

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip.

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

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) takes about 35 minutes.

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.

Day 04: Trek from Lukla to Chutanga.

Trek from Lukla to Chutanga. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Chutanga to Yak Kharka.

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

Day 06: Rest day at Yak Kharka.

Rest day at Yak Kharka. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Yak Kharka to Tashing Ongma(4943m).

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

Day 08: Trek from Tashing Ongma to Orshela(4304m).

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

Day 09: Trek from Orshela to Gondishung.

Trek from Orshela to Gondishung. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Trek from Gondishung to Lungsamba(4063m).

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

Day 11: Climb from Lungsamba to Camp I.

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

Day 12: Climb from Camp I to Camp II.

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

Day 13: Climb from Camp II to camp III.

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

Day 14: Climb from Camp III to Kusum Kangru Base Camp.

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

Day 15: Acclimatization day for Kusum Kangru Climbing.

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

Day 16: Kusum Kanrgu Base Camp to Kusum Kangru High camp.

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

Day 17: Climb from High Camp to Kusum Kangru peak.

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

Day 18: After summit Kusum Kangru peak back to Kusum Kanrgu base camp.

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

Day 19: Climb down from Kusum Kangru Base Camp to camp III.

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

Day 20: Climb down from Camp III to Gondishung.

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

Day 21: Trek from Gondishung to Tashing Ongma.

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

Day 22: Trek from Tashing Ongma to Chutanga.

Trek from Tashing Ongma to Chutanga. Stay overnight at lodge

Day 23: Trek from Chutanga to Lukla.

Trek from Chutanga to Lukla. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 24: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu takes 35 minutes.

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

Day 25: Rest day in Kathmandu.

Rest day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 26: Transfer to airport for final departure.

Transfer to airport for final departure.

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 tea-houses (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 equipment 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 include required.)

The Trip does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All drinks & beverages
  • Hot shower
  • Battery charges
  • Tips
  • Personal Climbing equipment
  • 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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