Rishiram Bhandari

+977-9851031006

Kathmandu Nepal

Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing (6367m/20,883ft) - 18 days

Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing (6,367m/20,883ft.) is a very technical and challenging peak from all possible routes. Kusum Kanguru is an impressive rock and ice peak in the Khumbu Valley and forms the border between the Dudhkosi in the South and Hinku Valley to the North. The name, when translated from the Sherpa language, means “The Three Snow-White Gods.”

The caravan route to Kusum Kanguru takes you from Kathmandu on a scenic mountain flight to Lukla(2800m/9186ft), then a trek to Chutenga (3350m/10,990ft) then over the Zatrela pass and onto Chatrarbu(4340m/14,238ft). From here the trek continues to Kothe(3700m/12,139ft), Yak kharka(4100m/13,451ft) and onto Kusum Khangaru base amp(4780m/15,682ft). Kusum Kanguru peak offers the fantastic panoramic view of the Himalayas like Mt. Everest (8848m/29,028ft), Cho-Oyu (8201m/26,906ft), Lhotse (8516m/27,939ft), Makalu (8463m/27,765ft), Nuptse (7855m/25,771ft), Thamserku (6623m/21,729ft), Amadablam (6812m/22,348ft) and Kwongde (6011m/19,721ft).

Southeast ridge

The approach to the South East Face is from the Hinku valley side. From Lukla, the base camp reached in 5 days. The ascent route to the main summit is through the Southeast face. With a base camp at 4360m, two or three high camps must complete the climb.

North ridge

The North Ridge approached from Monjo on the trail to Namche Bazaar. From base camp ascend steep grass and scree and finally a ramp leading to the ridge proper. Climb the peak to the summit.

Satori Adventures’ primary objective is to provide quality service from an experienced climbing staff. With Satori, you will have maximum enjoyment and an unforgettable trip in the Dhaulagiri region. Our priority is always safety; we make all of our decisions around this priority. With our background in climbing and mountaineering logistics services, we understand the requirements of independent climbers and employ climbing guides and base camp managers who are either Everest Summiteers or are certified by the Nepal Mountaineering Association. Our staff will always have certifications in mountain skills such as First aid, altitude/mountain sickness prevention, and search and rescue training. We pride ourselves on our previous achievements and high customer satisfaction. Our services are on par with the best climbing service providers in Nepal, and we are always striving to be even better. We have developed safe and smart systems in the mountains, working with many climbers and safety experts from Europe and North America. We request that climbers have previous experience in rock/ice climbing techniques and know-how to use ice climbing, crampons, and ascend and descend on fixed lines.

Satori recommends this climb to experienced mountaineers only, but our policies for accepting clients on this 6000m peak remain the same. We request that the client has good physical fitness, a list of experience on British hill hikes, several base camp treks, and some knowledge of rock &ice climbing. Just be prepared for a challenge if you’re coming in with the minimum requirements.

Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 6,367m / 20,883ft

First Ascent: Everest British First Ascent Team 1953

Duration: 18 Days

Group Size: 01-10 Person

Co-ordinates: 28°15’22’’ N 85°31’10’’ E

Location: Khumbu Region

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu, Nepal

Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)

Grade: ED. Extreme Difficile

Accommodation: Tourist standard to Five star as request

Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu and Full board accommodation during the climbing

Transportation: Car, Jeep, Flight

Best season: Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November)

Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering

Include Activity: Trekking and climbing

Culture: Sherpa, Tamang

Mode of Travel: Teahouse/Camping

Climbing route: Northeast ridge, Southeast ridge

Himalayan sights: Kongde, Mera, Thamserku

Itinerary

Itinerary Details of Kusum Kangaru(6367m/20883ft.) peak climbing -North Face

12 Apr/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to a Kathmandu hotel (1350m/4,430ft).

13 Apr/Day 02: reparation, briefings at departments of tourism. Last minute shopping.

14 Apr/Day 03: Morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla(2800m/9,186ft) 35mins.The rest of the day in Lukla for acclimatization. Lodge accommodation.

15 Apr/Day 04: Trek from Lukla to Chutanga(3050m/10,006ft) 4hrs. Lodge accommodation.

16 Apr/Day 05: Trek from Chutanga to Thuli Kharka (Chatra-La) (3900m/12,597ft) 7hrs you trek via the Zatrawa La Pass 

17 Apr/Day 06: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe (4095m/13435ft-05hrs.) overnight at tea house accommodation.

18 Apr/Day 07: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4350m/14,272ft) 4 hrs. You will enjoy fantastic views of the south face of Mera Peak throughout the day.

19 Apr/Day 08: Rest and acclimatization day at Thangnak(4,350m/14,272ft). Here you will visit Sabal Tsho Lake and take an acclimatization hike to a large cairn at (5271m) on the flank of Kusum Kanguru peak (6367m).

20 Apr/Day 09: Trek from Thangnak to Kusum Kanguru Base Camp (4360m), which takes about 05 hours walking.

21-28 Apr/Day 10-17: Climb preparation and summit Kusum Kanguru (6367m) period.

29 Apr/Day 18: Trek from Kusum Kanguru base camp to Kothe (3600m): This takes about five hours trek.

30 Apr/Day 19: Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka(3900m/12,597ft) 5hrs.

01 May/Day 20: Thuli Kharka to Lukla(2800m/9,186ft) via Zatrwa La Pass(4610m/15,125ft) 9 hrs. Last evening in the mountains; would be an ideal opportunity for a farewell party with our staff.

02 May/Day 21: Fly 35minutes from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft) 35mins.Transfer to hotel.

03 May/Day 22: Leisure day & shopping in Kathmandu; Farewell celebration dinner with culture program in the evening.

04 May/Day 23: Transfer to the airport for final departure

Trip cost

Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the price in the trekking and mountaineering package.  To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

Please feel free to contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.

Cost Includes/Excludes

Full Board:

For full board clients we provide a personal tent and food, which will be prepared by their climbing Sherpa. We provide UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps.

We provide a personal climbing Sherpa guide each group(2:1 ratio) to help the clients reach the summit. The secret of success on ls and is a strong and experienced climbing Sherpa. No matter how good and experienced the climber, it is a long slog. Personal climbing Sherpas will set up camp. They will also carry food provisions, fuel and assist the client on the summit day.

The services we provide in the above package
(Cost Includes):

  • To ensure your safety and avoid the natural panic of people entering a new destination for the first time, Satori Adventures provides pick-up and drop services from international and domestic airports on your arrivals and departures.
  • Representatives of Satori adventures will be waiting for you on arrival at both domestic and international airports with a Satori banner with your placard so that you can easily find our person. Satori's identity card will accompany the person for your confirmation.
  • According to the above trekking peak climbing schedule, Satori Adventures will arrange three nights demanded category (from tourist star to five-star) of hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Satori Adventures will provide Experienced, and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking/climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Surface transportation will only be included during the trekking and major city for members as per the itinerary.
  • According to the schedule program, Satori Adventures arranged regular flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu for climbing members and climbing Sherpa guides.
  • Apart from Camping and hiking, Satori Adventures Will provide you with a lovely tea house (except chain hotels) to stay in and eat during the trekking.
  • Lunch in the trekking is usually made on the way while Dinner and breakfast at the tea house where you stay overnight. Satori Adventures provides a clean and fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee at the tea house's menu throughout the trek and camping accommodation at the advance base camp during the ascent.
  • Satori adventures will provide all the essentials for trekking, peak climbing, rowing, and camping at the advanced base camp.
  • During the ascent, satori adventures will provide a chef cook and cook assistant at the advanced base camp to take care of your food and drink.
  • Satori Adventures allow up to 20kg of personal climbing equipment per person during the flight onboard and during trekking carried by porter/yak/mules.
  • The offer cost includes Kusum Kangaru peak climbing royalty and climbing permit of Kusum Kangaru charged by the Nepal government. (Permit issued by Nepal mountaineering association)
  • As Kusum Kangaru Peak is at Makalu Barun National Park's territory, Satori adventures provide you a permit for Makalu Barun National Park.
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Makalu Barun National Park, so Satori adventures provide you a TIMS permit too.
  • As far as possible, regular weather reports are stated throughout the mountaineering period.
  • Satori Adventures provides all wages, clinical, equipment, and accidental insurance for all elaborate staff in the journeying and climbing.
  • We provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your climbing and health safety.
  • Trekking and mountaineering are often inaccessible and far from information, communication, and transportation in the Himalayas, so information communication is a significant factor for safety and a successful trip. That's why Satori Adventures provides satellite phones with your hiker and climber Sherpa guide.
  • Satori Adventures provides V25 north face two main model tents with comfortable mattresses at the advanced base camps and high camps for members and involved staff.
  • Satori Adventures offers dynamic / Static Rope, Ice Screws, Snow bar, Rock piton, lucked unlocked Karabiners to open the route and fixed the life for safe and successful climbing.
  • During your climbing expedition, satori adventures offer you clean, Nutritious, and fresh food at the advanced base camp. For those trekking peak where it requires high camps or the first camps before attempting the summit, we provide you nutrition high altitude package food and essential EPI cooking gas and stoves to boiled water, tea, coffee, and warm the pocket food.
  • Satori Adventure always has concerned and top priority about our trekking guides, climbing Sherpa guides, cooks, porters, and involved staff safety during the period of trekking and high mountain climbing.   For this reason, we always do medical insurance, helicopter evacuation insurance, and treatment insurance for all involved staff with a reputed insurance company.
  • For your convenience, we always provide maps of related trekking and trekking peak climbing.
  • The above offer price includes our official service charges, government charges, and all taxes and vat. Except for the above amount, there are not any hidden costs charged by us.
  • If you need any assistance with departure information, Flight ticket reconfirmation, Visa extension procedure services, Satori adventures fully support you without any charges.
  • We want to offer you to have dinner with us before you departed from Kathmandu. It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition. Thus, satori adventures offer you farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Before your departure, as a memory of your life, Satori Adventures would like to handover Satori T-shirt/Pashmina and Brochure.

Things you need to manage yourself in the package above(Cost Exclude):

  • Kathmandu is Nepal's capital, and since this place offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we were hoping you could taste the food you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu, you will have to arrange lunch and dinner (except farewell dinner) yourself.
  • Suppose you want to take any packed food, snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any types of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you have to buy it yourself as a customer often requires these items during the trekking. No, and there is no guessing how much it will take by the client and its cost.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of personal nature trekking and climbing equipment, laundry expenses, tips, Landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones, and the internet service not included in the package. You have to pay for it yourself when you use it.
  • Mountaineering is, in itself, a risky and adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. So, safety is the primary factor for us. Therefore, you have to have your travel insurance covering the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization before you arrive for the trip to Nepal.
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and Nepal's tourist visa, so that you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa yourself.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations costs not included in the package cost.
  • An additional cost is added if you need extra workers then what we have included in the package.
  • The short sentence, "The services we provide in the above package cost inclusive,” will cost extra if you want additional services.
  • Employees involved in your trekking and mountaineering are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and what kind of service you have rendered.
How to Book?

How to book holiday trip in Nepal?

Satori Adventures and Expedition aims at giving proper information to many travelers, trekkers and climbers who have some confusion regarding the booking process of the trip in Nepal.Satori Adventures therefore desires to provide guideline for the first-time visitors or travelers so that they can comfortably start the process to book the selected package legally. Before starting the booking process we always advise our trekkers, travelers and climbers to intelligently check whether the company is genuine and whether they are fully safe to travel in the company’s guidance. We ask them to be acquainted with the company they want book their holiday trip with. Is the company genuine and authorized from Government of Nepal, Office of the Company Registrar, Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Rastra Bank ‒Central Bank of Nepal (authorized for foreign currency), Permanent Account Number(PAN), and the Department of Cottage & Small Industries).Are they financially secured and environmentally conscious? We advise them to make sure about these formalities because there are some companies in Nepal that have been running business without abiding by the rules and regulation of the Government. Some companies were once registered but by now their licenses have already been expired and yet they have providing the services illegally.

On many occasions, Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal have found that many foreigners’ tour operators, NGOs and INGOs have been involved in directly operating tours, trekking, and mountaineering holiday adventures without having government license and abiding by the Government rules. It has been also found that many individuals, freelance guides and porters have been arranging trips illegally by creating their own personal website. We have observed that many trekkers and climbers face a host of problems once they arrive in Kathmandu as they lack adequate information.Many of them file complaints to Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal for legal action such as the refund of the advanced payment. There is hardly any justice given to the cheated clients. Thus, so as to prevent all these probable problems we request our travelers to check the company before booking any trip to the Himalayas.

To conform and process your trip booking please follow these suggestions:

Please kindly submitTrip Booking Formwhen you confirm the trip with us. It will be easy for us to process for your trip conformation and prepare all legal processes and permit for the trip. If you have any query, always feel free to contact us at any time. We always want to make sure our clients are well informed before conforming the trip. You are always advised to visit our website and related package for further information.

   

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