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Nepal having 1310 Himalayan peaks over 5000 meters offers joys of mountaineering in Nepal which can be combined with the pleasure of Trekking & Expedition. Trekking Peak Climbing is one of the most popular and successful adventure programs for among the adventure lovers of the world. To make this program more friendly and successful, there are more than 30 minor trekking peaks open for climbing under Nepal Mountaineering Association. Kusum Kanguru is on group 'B' of NMA peak list.
One of the most difficult trekking peaks to climb and was first ascended in the autumn of 1979 by a Japanese team; Mount Kanguru (formally known as Kusum Kanguru Peak) is a triple-summited mountain in the Khumbu Region of the Himalaya. It forms the border between the Dudhkosi in the south and Hinku Drangka Valley to the north. Its name 'Kusum Kanguru' means 'Three Snow-White Gods Peak' in the Tibetan language. Regarded as technically very challenging on all possible routes, Kusum Kanguru is an impressive rock and ice peak which forms the border between the Dudhkosi in the south and Hinku Valley to the north. This climb is suggested only for participants who have enough climbing and mountaineering experience knowledge. Kusum Kanguru is 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.
South-East 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 South East 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 screed and finally a ramp leading to the ridge proper.
Normal sample Itinerary:
Kusum Kanguru Peak Climb from South- East Ridge Route
Fly Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Hinku valley to South East Base Camp, acclimatize till few days and few more days for Kusum Kanguru successfully climbing then trek back to Lukla and fly out to Kathmandu.
Kusum Kanguru Peak Expedition from North Ridge Route
Fly Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding to Monjo to Kusum Kangaru North Base Camp, acclimatize till few days and few more days for Kusum Kanguru successfully climbing then trek back to Lukla and fly out to Kathmandu.
Arrive to Kathmandu, an exciting and memorable experience with the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight.
Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. After arrival to hotel, Short briefing and final procedures.
We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip. Final checking of your climbing equipments. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley.
After breakfast, take time to enjoy a day of sightseeing on a guided tour of some of the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding valley. Visit Swayambhunath stupa, also known as the Monkey temple, with its fine views over Kathmandu and many interesting features as well as great stupa itself from 2700 years. Join the devotees, pilgrims and wandering sadhus at Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath is the most important Hindu temple in Nepal as well as being one of the most important Shiva temple on the subcontinent, situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. After that take your time around Bouddhanath stupa, one of the largest stupa in the world. Explore the myriad temples and courtyards of Patan Durbar Square, also known as the city of Fine Arts. Later the afternoon back to your hotel and simply relax or explore the surrounding yourself.
An early morning goto the Kathmandu Domestic Airport Terminal for the 35 minute scenic flight to Lukla at 2804 meters. On arrival at the Lukla airport guide will brief you and introduce our supporters before we begin our trek towards Chutanga (3100 meters).
Acclimatization day at Chutanga
Trek to Tuli Kharka (4400m) via 4600m pass
Trek to Tashing Ongma (3600m)
Trek to Thangnag (4350m)
Acclimatization day at Thangnag (4350m)
Trek to Kusum Kanguru Base Camp (4360m)
These 3 days are for climbing preparation. Climbers are fixing rope and make routes to make assistance to go to top.
Up to High camp (5100m)
Higher camp (5600m)
Summit-Climb Kusum Kanguru Peak (6369m) and back to Base Camp
Trek back to Tashing Ongma
Trek to Tuli Kharka
Trek to Lukla
Morning flight back to Kathmandu.
Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu.
Leisure day in Kathmandu. It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla, This day you can do sightseeing tour of Kathmandu including Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan or Bhaktapur. If you are interested in continuing on to the Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.
Transfer for your final flight departure. The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
Climbing Permit fee for Group "B" NMA Peaks:
Group size 1 – 4 persons: US$ 350 only
Group size 5 – 8 persons: US$ 350 plus US$ 40 per person
Group size 9 – 12 persons: US $ 510 plus US$ 25 per person
US $ 250 (refundable after submit garbage clearance letter)
Climbing Guides fee/allowance:
US$ 300 for normal peaks
US$ 500 to 700 for technical peaks
Helicopter Air rescue: US $ 1200 per hour (small helicopter on necessary)