Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing Nepal is an impressive peak that is also located in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The peak lies on 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 also derived from Tibetan, meaning ‘Three Snow Peaks‘. In fact, Kusum Kanguru is a complex of three summits. East Summit Kusum Kanguru 6358m, Main Summit Kusum Kanguru 6367m, and the West Summit Kusum Kanguru 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. Likewise, Kusum Kanguru Peak is well reputed for being one of the most difficult and challenging trekking peaks of Nepal.
Climbing the main summit of Kusum Kanguru is very difficult with several technical sections. It needs a high level of climbing experience and commitment. Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing is the best option for those seeking unlimited climbing adventure in the midst of the world’s towering high peaks.
Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing with Peak Climbing 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 trailheads 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.
Furthermore, As the climb of Kusum Kanguru summit is difficult and challenging. It is very crucial that we follow the guidance of our experienced Sherpa climbing experts. Likewise, we will also overcome several technical sections and head towards the summit of Kusum Kanguru at 6367 meters. Once at the top of the summit we are also rewarded with panoramic views of the world’s towering mountains. It includes Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse.
After spending quality time at the top we will descend from the same route and retrace our steps back to Lukla. Our memorable and adventurous climb of Kusum Kanguru Peak with Peak Climbing Nepal Guide Treks ends with a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.
Equipment Needed During Climbing
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30 min Drive
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will greet you at Tribhuvan 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.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
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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 day sightseeing.
Meals: BB Plan
45 min Flight & 4-5 Hrs Trek
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will be transferred to the 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.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5-6 hrs Trek
Leaving the summer grazing fields of Chhuthang, we will follow the trail that is 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.
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 a thick forest filled with rhododendron trees towards Kothe. Located on the west side of Hinku valley, Kothe is well known for its dense rhododendron forest. In the springtime, the hills are filled with red rhododendron flowers making Kothe one of the most beautiful places on earth.
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 lead us to Thangnak.
Acclimatization is essential at 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 explore 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.
4-5 hrs Trek
After spending a full day rest at Thangnak, we will continue our trek on a trail that is 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.
4-5 hrs Climb
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 the 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.
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.
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 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.
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 afternoon 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.
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 evergreen sub-tropical vicinity which truly is a great feeling after such an achievement.
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.
6 hrs Trek
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.
45 min Flight & 30 min Drive
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 a good time around Kathmandu city.
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.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
Our airport representative will drop you at International Airport as per your flight schedule.
You don't need to worry about getting a visa for Nepal as you can apply for Visa on arrival once your land at Kathmandu International Airport. It would take you around 30 minutes to complete all the paper works and you will be granted a visa. Following items are needed to apply for a visa on arrival:
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In Nepal, we cannot issue your climbing insurance so you have to do it on your own. There are various companies which will provide you with insurance. If you need a suggestion then you can visit here.
Kusum Kanguru Peak is remote trekking where you will not find many places to buy souvenirs or gifts and will be expensive even if you find one. You can buy drinks from the tea houses/lodges during your whole trip. After the summit, porters and climbing guides will expect a cultural dinner and tips from your side at Lukla as few porters will leave from there to their home. So you need to carry around USD $250-300 for such purposes.
Our climbing guides have summited majors peaks of Nepal like Mt Everest, Mt Ama Dablam, etc for multiple time successfully and they have ensured that the client is reached to the top with full safety. To know more about our guide, you can visit here.
There are four seasons available in Nepal due to the weather condition and other circumstances we recommend to travel on the month of March, April May and September, October and November.
Throughout your trip, you will accommodate both on hotels, lodges and tented camps. All the rooms will be on a share basis with two-person per room in the hotel and lodge while two-person per camp in case of tented camps.
Our main motto is to reach you the summit safely and successfully. So at Kusum Kanguru Base camp, one full day is reserved to provide you with all the essential climbing training by our experienced Sherpa Guide. Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will be responsible to make your journey worthwhile and memorable.
Kusum Kanguru situated on the border between Dudh Koshi and Hinku valley. It is referred to as technical peak climbing of Everest region having several technical sections and rock climbing like structure. We recommended for those who want to climb a serious mountain with previous mountaineering experience.
Kusum Kanguru demands fully climbing equipment with good health and technically skilful climber to work together with sherpa crew to make a successful summit.
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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 to other 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.
We just did Kusum Kanguru Peak climbing together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. Overall, the planning and arrangement were 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
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 the right decision to go with NGTs.
First of all, the leader & our guide – Ang Dendi 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 the 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 Kanguru Peak a memorable trip.
We recommend Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for top class peak climbing activities.
Good Luck !!
Andrej + Vladimir
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