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Kusum Kanguru Climbing - 21 days

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Kusum Kanguru altitude of 6,367 metres mountain is classified as a trekking peak, but it is considered one of the most difficult to climb. Out of twenty two attempts between 1978 and 1998, nine successful expeditions have been reported.

After four previously unsuccessful attempts by British, Japanese and two prior New Zealand expeditions, a Japanese expedition lead by Ken Kanazawa reached the subsidiary northeast summit on 9 October 1979.

The first successful ascent of the main summit was made by Bill Denz of New Zealand on 7 October 1981, climbing the southwest buttress (west face), and descending the northwest flank. Denz did not only realise the first ascent, but also the first solo ascent and the first traverse of Kusum Kanguru. Five days later, on 12 October 1981, a Japanese team made the second ascent via the southeast face. Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing, in the subsequent years, new routes has been opened, all of them technically very challenging.

Kusum Kanguru Climbing in 1988 British Expedition led by Nick Mason conquered the previously unclimbed East Face. Expedition doctor was Rob Howarth who later worked in support of Everest Mountain Marathons.

Trip Facts

21 Days
Group Size
1 - 10
Trip Start From
Trip End To

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : pick up from the Int'L Airport, transfer to Hotel & well come diner. 
Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu, shopping and packing.
Day 03 : Early morning flight to Lukla (2800m) Overnight in Lodge.
Day 04 : Lukla to Chutenga (3350m) Camp.
Day 05 : Chutenga to over Zatrela pass overnight at Chatrarbu (4340m)
Day 06 : Chatrabu to Kothe (3700m) Camp.
Day 07 : Kothe to Yak kharka (4100m) Camp.
Day 08 : Yak khara to Kusum khangaru Base camp (4780m).
Day 09 : Base camp Rest for Acclimatization Camp.
Day 10-15 climbing periude.
Day 16 : Trek back to kothe camp.
Day 17 : kothe to chatrabu camp.
Day 18 : chatrabu to Lukla overnight in Lodge.
Day 19 : Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 20 : Kathmandu/sightseeing/shopping.
Day 21 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival in International Airport and Departure.
  • 4 Night's hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
  • Entrance fee in Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Peak Permit and Climbing Guide.
  • Local Transfer and domestic flight.
  • Domestic airport departure taxes.
  • All camping Equipment, two men tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table, Table & chairs.
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner in trekking and climbing period.
  • Guide, Cook, sherpa, Kitchen staffs and porters
  • Insurance for trekking staff and Equipments.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal equipment for Trekking & Peak climbing.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Personal expenses/Bar bills.
  • Tipping for trekking staff.

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