Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing

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Trip Summary

    1. Kusum Kanguru Climb Duration: 18 Days
    2. Kanguru Climbing Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
    3. High Altitude: ‎6,367m /20,890 feet
    4. Trek hours: 6 Hours
    5. Climber Group-Size: 2 – 10 People
    6. Climbing Best Time: April to November
    7. Trip Mode: Lodge + Tent Camp
    8. Foods: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

Overview

The Kusum Kanguru peak climbing itinerary covers the highlights of the Khumbu mountains, villages, and glaciers. Adventure Kusum Kanguru climbing is a common and is situated in Mahalangur mountain range into the depth of Everest, Solukhumbu District, Nepal.

The Kusum Kanguru peak climbing is open for climbers under the mountaineering association in Nepal. NMA declares to climb Kanguru Peak in a group A category of mountains. The summit offers a splendid view of Everest (8,850m), Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (9,501m), Lhotse Shar (8,383m), Makalu (8,475m), Baruntse (7,720m), and Thamserku, Cho-Oyu, etc.

The usual ascent to the Kusum Kanguru Peak is marvelous. It is depending on the conditions but is difficult to climb. Only experienced climbers should attempt this climbing route, though it is partially saved with fixed ropes. The summit consists of two summit pyramids: the north face and the south face.

Mount Kusum Kanguru South – East Ridge

The approach to the South East Face is from the Hinku valley side. From Lukla to base camp is feasible to reach within 5 days. The ascent route to the main summit is through the South East Face. With a base camp at 4360m. Either two or three high camps are required to complete the climbing.

Mt. Kushum Kanguru North Ridge

The North Ridge is approached from Monjo on the trail to Namche Bazaar. From base camp ascend steep grassy and screed and finally a ramp leading to the correct ridge.

According to our past climbers, we have designed the Kusum Kanguru peak climbing itinerary carefully to allow for gradual ascend and proper acclimatization. The best season to climb is either March to May or September to early November months. If the itinerary is not suitable for you, we design another itinerary as per your demand and the duration of the leave.

Itinerary

The Kusum Kanguru peak climbing itinerary details

Our Kusum Kanguru peak climbing 18 days itinerary is a sample plan. Climbing travelers, who wish to go up to the Kusum Kanguru summit with taking a normal plan or want to have a private customized plan? email us your thoughts.

01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you in a private vehicle and transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Our representative will brief you on climbing the Kusum Kanguru peak plan.

02 DayThe World heritage site of Kathmandu valley sightseeing, 7 hours.

After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to UNESCO world heritage site in Kathmandu valley. The sightseeing includes the pilgrimage sites of Hindu’s Pashupati temple, the world’s biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, and visit Swayambhunath Stupa. Swayambhu Stupa is commonly popular as a Monkey Temple in Nepal. In addition, visit historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with the temple, unique architecture, and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduction with our fellow trekking staff for your climbing adventure trip.

03 Day Early morning, Kathmandu to Lukla airport flight. Hike to Bengkar village (2,698m/8,852 feet), 5 hours

Take an early plane from Kathmandu to Lukla terminal (2,860m/9,383 feet), seat at north side to get better look. Upon arrival at Lukla bazaar, meet our entire crew, have breakfast, and proceed to go. As you hike from Lukla to Phakding village, the path is one of the easiest parts as the landscapes go simply up in rising order. The journey goes further with a gentle rise in the mountainside of the Dudh Koshi river. Passing several Sherpa localities, we reach Bengkar village.

Lukla airport

04 Day Namche Bazaar hikes (3,440m/11,286 feet.), 6 hours

The trail ascends through the Koshi riverbank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny Monjo village. We come to the Sagarmatha National Park office to pay for entrance fees. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, the trek begins the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we have first-rate Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) mountain views. Encircled around the mountains, Namche Bazaar is a central point for selling commodities, trekking gear, and other necessary goods.

05 DayKhumjung trek (3,789m/12,431 feet). Sengboche hill hikes, 3 hours

We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Tengboche airstrip (3,790m), from where we will slowly ascent towards Khunde passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments) and hill station. We go to a hill station to have an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde, Thamserku, and many other snowy mountains in a row. Khumjung is a foothill of Khumbila and interested tourists go to visit the Khumjung monastery.

06 Day Kusum Kanguru base camp trek (4,796m/15,736 feet), 6-7 hours

Tre trail ascend with off the beaten path trek route and follows a Yak herder’s, crosses a couple of cols and climbs up we reach at Kusum Kanguru base camp. Reaching the base camp, our team will set up a campsite, so you can rest. Hike some meters up to feel better acclimatization but it is not a must.

07-15 Day Kusum Kanguru peak climbing Period (Basecamp – Summit (6,369m/20,896 feet) – Basecamp)

Climb Kusum Kanguru peak in Everest zone is not an usual. Only fewer tourists demand it to climb. So during the climbing journey, the trekking and climbing crew have to make a little path to go. Thus, it takes a little bit more time rather than estimated. However, seven to fifteen days should be enough to get to the summit and return to base camp.

16 DayDescend downhill to Monjo village (2,835m/9,301 feet), 7 hours.

A long day walk to get Monjo village passing sherpa communities such as Dole, Mong la hilltop, Lagusasa, Namche Bazaar, Joresalle…etc.

17 DayReturn to Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla Bazaar (2,860m/9,383 feet), 6 hours

An easy tours today to get back at Lukla airport. We travel to Lukla Bazaar with the same trail that we use on our ascending. It is the last day of our climbing. Our guide will go to the airline counter to reconfirm the return flight to Kathmandu for the next morning.

18 DayScenic Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport.

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu airport. Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport, we arrange a return transfer back to your hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip at an additional cost.

19 DayFinal departure day

Drop you in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.

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Cost

How much does Kusum Kanguru peak climbing cost?

The Kusum Kanguru peak climbing cost US$ 6450 is the standard trek price on a double occupancy per person basis. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and a Tourist standard accommodation with the attached bathroom while trekking in possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

Kusum Kanguru peak climbing cost includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicle.
  • 2 nights double bedroom Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
  • NMA REGISTERED MOUNTAIN GUIDE [salary, transport, insurance] for Kusum Kanguru peak climbing (2 nights 3 days).
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable airport taxes
  • 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking and climbing days
  • Tent accommodation with unlimited climbing foods while on peak climbing and trekking days.
  • Required a number of porters during the trek. (one porter = one guest basis) because our porter can carry a maximum of 25 kg of your bag pack.
  • Kusum Kanguru peak climbing permit fees, Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit, and Khumbu Pasang Lamu Municipality entrance fees.
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check heart rate, a pulse at daily altitude [with guide].
  • Group climbing equipment including harness, ropes, ice screws, carbine, snow bars, eight-figure etc.
  • In a worst case, help with all Helicopter Rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Government license holder – Professional Trekking Guide for complete trip
  • Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Kusum Kanguru peak climbing cost exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • trekking and climbing equipment (personal) and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks, and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for climbing staff [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Group join

We can organize private Kusum Kanguru peak climbing starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

FAQ

Question: Is pick-up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?.

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details and request for pickup. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need experience with Kusum Kanguru peak climbing?.

Answer: This trip is suitable for expert trekkers who can walk roughly about 4 or 5 hours daily with a lightweight daypack. If you have some walking experience something above 3000 meters, you can do this trip..

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Kusum Kanguru peak climbing?.

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the hiking normal but the rooms are clean cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Kusum Kanguru peak climbing?.

Answer: lodge stays on the hiking route have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, rice and lentils, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables.

The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same guest house you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going. However, for climbing days you will have climbing food served with hot drinks such as tea/coffee prepared by our professional cook.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with climbing and trekking?.

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it on pay.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Kusum Kanguru peak climbing?.

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. We recommend you bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite along the way.

Question: Can I charge my camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the guest house trekking there will be chances to charge the battery on pay. We advise you to bring an additional pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you take extra batteries along with you.

Question: Are there any communication facilities for Climbing Kanguru peak?

Answer: Everest Link is an internet service provider founded in 2014 that provides high-speed internet and Wi-Fi in the Everest Region. It is the only one internet provider at the Kusum Kanguru trail, making it the world’s tallest internet service.

If you wish to stay connected with better WIFI to your family, friends, or business, we suggest you buy Everest Link internet. It’s better than other NETWORK connections and you can buy an Everest link card easily in the shops, hotels, or any small lodges along the route.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?.

Answer: No. You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in bigger cities or in luxury hotels.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.

And concerning the down payment, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on express Kusum Kanguru peak climbing?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, every porter carry a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Where can I organize my personal climbing gears?

Answer: If you have those climbing gears at your home bring them along with you. If you don’t have them, you can rent them either in Kathmandu or at Name Bazaar.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

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Kusum Kanguru peak climbing highlights

  • Discover the eye-catching sights of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Thamserku ..etc
  • Difficult Kusum Kanguru peak summit offers the best scenery of all Khumbu mountains and sherpa villages.
  • Sherpa Buddhism, ancient Buddhist monastery, Local sherpa and their walks of life.

Kusum Kanguru peak climbing Note:

The Kusum Kanguru expedition information stated above is just a standard template guideline. However, the trip is possible to modify your advice to accommodate your specific conditions. Local politics, landslides, local flight cancellation, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are out of our control can result in a change of schedule during on trip.

It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If modifications are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes Kusum Kanguru peak climbing special?”

Opportunities for adventure peak climbing are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, trained, and licensed local guides who know the objective much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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