Peak Climbing in Nepal

Overview

Kusum Kanguru peak climbing (6367m) was first ascended in the autumn of 1979 by a Japanese team. Kusum Kanguru peak climbing is an impressive rock and ice peak which forms the border between the Dudh Koshi in the south and Hinku Valley to the north. Its name originating in Sherpa language means the Three Snow-White Gods. This climb is suggested only for participants who have enough alpine mountaineering experience. 

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 trees and finally a ramp leading to the ridge proper.

Kusum Kanguru climbing route: South East Ridge: First ascend was 1979 by Takashi Kana Hideako Naoi, Hajime Vematsu and other two Japanese in 1979. The approach through South East Face is from the Hinku valley side requires 3- 4 Camp. . 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 cam at 4360m, two or three high camps are required to complete the climb.

North East Ridge: First ascend was made 1983 by Dr David Hopkins, Neithardt( Swiss) and Andrew Wielochowski (British) reached on 16th September . It provide reasonable albeit High Standard Climb. The climb can be complete in 6 days. From base camp involves major difficulties on both rock and ice climb. The North Ridge is approached from Monjo on the trail to Namche Bazaar. From base camp ascend steep grassland and scree climb and finally a ramp leading to the ridge proper.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of historical, cultural, religious heritages sites of Kathmandu valley.
  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla.
  • Remarkable views of Ice fall, Summit to Kusum Kanguru Pea.
  • Dramatic scenery of the giant Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Makalu (8463m) & Mt. Lhotse (8516m) and more.

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Moderate to Adventures
Trip Duration 19 Nights/20 Days
Trip code NAP-KPK-116
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu-Lukla/Lukla-Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Kusum Kanguru Peak (6367m)
Trip Cost USD 2620 per passenger
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 16 passengers
Accessibillity 35 minutes round trip flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, start the trek according to the itinerary
The Route Maximum altitude Kusum Kanguru Peak (6367m) 5/7-hrs average walking per day, summit day can be long
Season Sept – Nov/March - April
Permit Fee Spring: (Mar-Apr-May) USD 250 – Autumn: (Sep-Oct-Nov) USD 125 – Winter: (Dec-Jan-Feb) USD 70 – Summer: (Jun-Jul-Aug) USD 70 per passenger and maximum number of members in a team is 15 people
Trip Valid This offer is valid on reservations made from September through December 31, 2018.
Trip Facilities Standard hotel in city, teahouse/lodges and tented accommodation during the climbing period.

Cost Included

  • Documents: Kusum Kanguru lieak liermit, national liark entrance liermit &amli; TIMS card 
  • Activities: Sightseeing, climbing and trekking trili as lier the itinerary. 
  • Equiliment: All necessary camliing equiliments, kitchen utilize and sleeliing bag if necessary
  • Accommodation: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu, 17 nights Tent during trekking
  • Food: Full board on teahouse/Camliing [/lieakfast, lunch and dinner] during the trekking and 4 /lieakfasts and one farewell Dinner in Kathmandu. 
  • Staffs: Grouli Leader/Guide, Climbing Sherlia and necessary suliliorter
  • Transliortation: Arrival/Deliarture transfer and surface road-head transliortation and KTM-LUA-KTM airfare.
  • Comliany &amli; Government’s service charge: All alililicable Government taxes &amli; official service charges. And Crew’s, daily wages/salary, food, equiliment, air and road-head transliortation

Cost Excluded

  • Kathmandu to Lukla and return flight to Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance covering with emergency Helicopter rescue
  • Personal travel, trekking and climbing equipments 
  • Lunch and Dinner while in City
  • Bar bills and Beverages
  • Tips/Gratuities for trekking crews
  • Temple and Monastery entrance fee while sightseeing in city
  • Optional activities
  • And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point

Trip Notes

Suggested Clothing and Equipment List

Footwear:
* Plastic mountaineering boots.
* Walking boots. For the trek you will need a pair of water repellent boots with ankle support.
* Gaiters. A pair used to keep boots dry if walking through deep snow or on wet ground.
* Wool and liner socks.
* Trainers/sneakers. Can be used in camp/lodge in the evenings.

Clothing:
* Waterproof jacket and trousers (Goretex or similar).
* Trekking trousers.
* Long sleeve shirts (not cotton).
* Micro fleece.
* Mid to heavyweight fleece.
* Sleevelessor body warmer type fleece.
* Thermals or baselayer for top & bottom (merino wool or synthetic).
* Fleece pants.
* Medium weight down jacket (eg. Nuptse jacket by The North Face).

Handwear:
* Fleece gloves.
* Warms mittens and/or gloves.

Headwear:
* Wool or fleece hat.
* Sun hat.
* Bandana or scarf.
* Neoprene face mask.
* Sunglasses.
* Ski googles.

Climbing equipment: Climbing harness with two slings, four screw gate carabiners, belay plate and 3m of 5mm static cord for prussiks [we have a limited number of “Harness packs” for rent, this includes harness (medium size Black Diamond Alpine BOD), ATC belaydevice with large carabiner, three screwgate carabiners, Petzl handle ascender, two slings and prussik cord. Please contact TMC office for further prices and availability]

* Jumar ascender (eg. Petzl handle ascender).
* Crampons (10 or 12 point general mountaineering type are the best).
* Mountaineering ice axe with leash.

Personal Equipment:
* Sleeping bag.
* Sleeping mat (eg. Thermarest). On trek we provide everyone with one foam mat however we recommend two layers for maximum insulation and comfort.
* Backpack large enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing.
* Stuff sacks for keeping your gear dry and organized.
* Headtorch. Bring extra batteries.
* Two water bottles (Nalgene wide mouth bottles are the best).
* Sunscreen and lipsalve with a high SPF.
* Insect repellent.
* Water purification tablets (Pristine, Biox Acqua or Acqa Mira).
* Trekking poles (Black Diamond with “Flick Lock” are best).
* Camera with spare batteries and memory cards.
* Insurance certificate.

Travelling: Duffle bag or large backpack for your personal gear on the trek (carried by a porter). Bring a small combination padlock to secure the bag.

Travel clothes. You will need casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu.

Toiletry bag include toilet paper, soap, towel, toothbrush, etc.

Personal first aid kit:

Note: we provide a comprehensive group first aid kit but please bring personal medications and other items you might use regularly such as:

* Any personal medications.
* Blister treatment (Compeed patches are the best).
* Analgesics (paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin).
* Plasters and zinc oxide tape.
* Throat lozenges.
* Diamox
* Earplugs (optional) Baby wipes (optional).
* Hand sanitizer (optional).

Trip Members' Responsibility: Trip members have the responsibility to select a trip appropriate to their abilities and interests. We are also happy to discuss the trip with you. Trip members are responsible for preparing for the trip by studying the detailed itinerary and for bringing the appropriate clothing and equipment as advised.

Travel Insurance: All participants in a Nepal Adventure Point trek must have travel insurance. This will protect you against the risk of comprehensive expenses which may result due to medical emergencies or accidents. This insurance should include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs.  Please be noted that we don't arrange or sell insurance and it is best to arrange this in your home country.

Rescue and Emergency Evacuation: In the case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; you shall be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back in Kathmandu. If you have no communication equipments, ask your guide to arrange a runner to the nearest communication point and inform office about requirement of a helicopter. While asking for the helicopter, you are required to send name of the sick person and exact location from where helicopter can airlift you.

Note: Do not leave the place although you are getting better once you have ordered helicopter.

Spending Money: Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping.

Tipping: It's not compulsory but tipping the porters and guides is customary and always greatly appreciated. A rough guideline is US$ 5-7 per person a day for trekking and Climbing guide and US$ 4-6 per person a day for the team supporters, however if you wish to tip more that is always welcome.

Clients Feedback: We are not 100% but we do always committed to providing the best service to make complete satisfaction in order to maintain the best value what you have paid and expect. Your feedback are always welcome and appreciated; they provide valuable insight for us for future trips. We are happy to give you the opportunity to communicate openly about your thoughts and experiences with us. Please leave your feedback with us at the end the trip. Both your good and not so good comments will help us to make our service more effective and efficient in the future.

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