Climbing the peak Kusum Kanguru in the Everest region is considered the most difficult peak among the trekking peaks in Nepal. Climbing this peak is technically very challenging on all the routes. Kusum Kanguru is an impressive triple-summit rock and ice peak which forms the border between the Dudh Koshi to the south and Hinku Valley to the north. This climb is suggested only for those who already have good alpine mountaineering experience. The elevation of this peak is 6367m and there are two approaches to this climb.
The approach to the South East Face of Kusum Kanguru Peak is from the Hinku valley. From Lukla, we follow the trekking trail of Everest base camp up to Manjo and head east, then south for a two-day hike to base camp. The ascent route to the main summit is up the South East Face. With a base camp at 4360m, two or three high camps are required to complete the climb.
The North Ridge is approached from Monjo on the trail to Namche Bazaar. From base camp ascend steep grass and screed and finally a ramp leading to the ridge proper.
Upon arrival meet and assist by Parikrama Treks representative. Transfer to hotel for rest. On the way, one can enjoy the view of the UNESCO world heritage site Pashupatinath Temple.
Today you will visit some of the best UNESCO heritage of Kathmandu. We will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Bauddhanath. In the meantime, the Parikrama Treks team will complete all the necessary paper works.
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 a day sightseeing.
Early morning we take a quick breakfast to catch the first flight to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to the whole Everest Region trek. We will meet with our crew and start the trek by heading east. Today trail will take us through forested areas filled with rhododendron trees. Later we will reach Kalo Himal Ridge to enter the summer pasture fields of Chhuthan
Today we start taking an uphill track as we climb steep Zatrawala Pass at 4600 meters. From the top, we can enjoy views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, and Karyolang Peak. After enjoying snow-capped high peaks views, we will trek downhill to Tuli Kharka.
Today we hike on the ridge of the Hinku River. We approach the summer herders settlement of Gondishung. The later trial will take us through Lungsumgba Gomba which has a history of 200 years. One can also catch a glimpse of Mera Peak.
To ensure our summit climb of Kusum Kanguru Peak we take this day as a rest. We will get acclimatized with this higher altitude by exploring around Thangnak. One can also take an excursion to Sabal Tsho Lake for a perfect short walking rest.
Today's trail is on the uphill as we will take this journey to Kusum Kanguru Base Camp. We will stay a night at a camp with our sherpa Team getting all the preparation ready for our climb.
Today's trail is short but demanding as we will have an uphill climb to a higher altitude. We will be in need of crampons ropes and ice axes to get to today's destination. Once we reach Camp I, we take a rest to store energy for our climbing trek of the next day.
With our stay in Camp I at 5000 meters above sea level we take this day as a rest. Today we will prepare for the successful summit climb of Kusum Kanguru Peak. Parikrama Treks Sherpa Crew will make all the necessary checks of gears. The team will also check your health condition for a successful summit climb.
We take a higher ascend to Camp II which is approximately around 5600 meters above sea level. Once we reach Camp II, the crew will start making the final preparation. Tomorrow is a big day as we'll take the main summit climb to Kusum Kanguru.
We start our climb with all the necessary climbing gears. As we aim to reach the summit we start early to reach before midday. We will follow the footstep and guidance of an experienced climbing guide. Several difficult and technical sections make it more difficult. Once we make it to the top the views will mesmerize you with the sky touching the mountain. Mt Everest, Cho you, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Thamserku Ama Dablam are some of its best views. We will spend some quality time at the top enjoying this greatest beauty of the Himalayas. Later we descend downhill to reach Base Camp.
We follow the trail that comprises several uphills and downhills. We walk through dense rhododendron forest until we arrive back at Tuli Kharka. Later, we will trek over the western section of Hinku valley to reach Tuli Kharka. One can enjoy magnificent views o Mera North, Mera Central, and the South Face of Mera Peak from Tuli Kharka.
From Tuli Kharka we will ascend for the crossing of Zatrawala Pass. Once we reach the top we take a minute to enjoy the views and descend to finally arrive back to Lukla. Later in the evening, we celebrate summit success with the crew.
Today we have a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Parikrama Treks representative will drop you at your hotel for your cozy and long rest.
It is also a spare day in case we need to have a change in the flight schedule. We can take this day to enjoy it by ourselves or can take a sightseeing tour around the city.
Our representative will drop you for your next flight to another adventure.
Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a camping or tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience. What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK
CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS
FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS
DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS
FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES
Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
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