Kusum Kanguru north and South Route Climbing expedition day to day itinerary

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Trip Overview

Where does Kusum Kanguru Lies?

Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing Itinerary in Nepal North – South Route Day trip is a technical peak expedition. It lies in the Khumbu region of Nepal. This peak forms a border between the Hinku valley in the north and the Dudh Kosi valley in the south.

What to expect during Kusum Kanguru Climbing Expedition?

Kusum Kanguru is best suited for those who have enough alpine mountaineering experience. Kusum Kanguru peak offers the fantastic panoramic view of the Himalayas like Mt. Everest. Cho-Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Nuptse (7855m) Thamserku, and Amadablam.

Where to start for Kusum Kanguru peak climbing?

Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing is very challenging on all possible routes. To do this expedition we need to follow the Everest Base Camp trail. From Lukla to Monjo we follow a popular trail of Everest. The elevation of this peak is 6367m and there are two approaches to this climb. We trek through the forest of rhododendron and pine. One can also explore various types of flora, fauna, and wildlife.

Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing Highlights:

  • Follow Everest Base Camp trekking trail
  • Technical and challenging peak climbing expedition
  • Panoramic view of the Himalayas including Everest
  • Reach an altitude of 6367m above sea level
  • Explore Sherpa culture and their way of living
  • Unlimited climbing adventure until we reach a high peak

Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

You will meet Parirkama Treks representative upon arrival. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today you will have sightseeing of cultural sites of Kathmandu. We provide a short briefing about Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing.

Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek Chhuthang (3020 m / 5 hrs)

You will take a drive to the domestic airport for a scenic morning flight to Lukla. Today trails go along the hillside below Kalo Himal ridge. We will arrive in the summer pasture fields of Chhuthang.

Day 04: Trek from Chhuthang to Tuli Kharka (4100 m / 5 hrs) via Zatrawala Pass

Leaving the summer grazing fields we cross a Zatrawala Pass of 4600 m. We will descend and continue downhill trekking as we head towards Tuli Kharka.

Day 05: Trek from Tuli kharka to Kothe (4182 m / 7 hrs)

From Tuli Kharka we continue our trek on a trail that is gradual descend all the way down to Hinku River.

Day 06: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4326 m / 5 hrs)

Leaving Kothe, we continue our trek following the ridge of the Hinku River. We approach the summer herder’s settlement of Gondishung. From this point, a rather easy trek will lead us to Thangnak.

Day 07: Rest day at Thangnak

We take this day for acclimatization to ensure successful summit Kusum Kanguru peak. We can do excursion around Sabal Tsho Lake.

Day 08: Trek from Thangnak to Kusum Kanguru Base Camp (4360 m / 5 hrs)

We will continue with gradual uphill trekking all the way to Kusum Kanguru Base Camp.

Day 09: Ascend from Base camp to Camp I (5100 m / 5 hrs)

Today is a rather short but demanding uphill climbing trek. It can be very tiring, so resting every now and then is the best way.

Day 10: Rest at Camp I

By now we are over 5,000 meters above sea level. Once again acclimatization is the main key to successful summit climb.

Day 11: Ascend from Camp I to Camp II (5600 m / 5 hrs)

We continue to trek even higher which is around 5,600 meters. Once we reach our campsite, our Sherpa crew will set up the camp and make final preparations.

Day 12: Summit Kusum Kanguru Peak (6367 m / 9 hrs)

Today is the day we all have been waiting for. We will reach the summit of the Kusum Kanguru peak. We spend our quality time and take a picture. Following the same route, we descend back to reach the Base Camp.

Day 13: Trek from Base Camp to Tashing Ongma (3600 m / 6 hrs)

We retrace our footsteps back from the base camp. Our trail will lead us to Tashing Ongma for our overnight camping.

Day 14: Trek from Tashing Ongma to Tuli Kharka (6 hrs)

Today we hike through several uphills and downhills through dense rhododendron forest. We can enjoy magnificent views o Mera North, Mera Central, and South Face.

Day 15: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla (6 hrs)

Today we retrace our way back to Lukla. We will celebrate and have our last meal together with our crew.

Day 16: Flight back to Kathmandu

We take scenic 45 min flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 17: Free day

Free day in case the flight got canceled.

Day 18: International departure from Kathmandu

Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing journey ends.

Cost Details

TREK COST: USD 2965.00 per person on Twin Sharing room accommodation
Round trip Airfare: US$ 318 Per Person

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Price Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop and all ground transportation in private vehicle
  • All land transfer, arrival and departure as per the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast on Twin sharing basis as per the itinerary
  • Food during the trek 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in specified local lodges or camp site prepared by our cook
  • Tea and coffee (cup) three times daily on trek
  • An English speaking experienced & professional trekking guide license holder
  • An English speaking experienced & professional climbing guide license holder
  • Porters (1 porter carries the luggage up to 25 kgs of 2 participants during the trek)
  • City tours as mentioned in the itinerary with English speaking tour guide and all land transportation with private car/jeep/van
  • Insurance, proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass and daily wages for guide, climbing guide and porter
  • All necessary trekking and climbing related permit including TIMS and National Park Entrance fee
  • Climbing Permits Fees
  • Transport Charge for Clients, guide, Porter by tourist bus or locally available
  • Daily wages with food allowances and accommodation for all trekking staff
  • While camping accommodation in 2 men Tents supported with dinning tent, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Table, chairs and Mattress
  • Airfare of guide if air ticket are included for clients
  • Necessary kitchen utensils
  • All government and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Visa Fee for Nepal Entry
  • Lunch and dinner while at Kathmandu stay
  • Personal expenses, medical and travel insurance emergency evacuation
  • Hard and any form of soft drinks, tea/coffee(pot size)
  • All confectionary and snacks, Charges for desserts including shower and boiled drinking water, Phone calls, Laundry and alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Any airfare: Domestic, International departure taxes and any excess baggage charges
  • Unforeseen cost due to landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather,etc
  • Tips and Gratitude for Guides and Porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section