Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing
Kusum Kanguru peak climbing ( 6,369m/ 20,896ft)
This impressive rock and ice peak dominates the southern end of the Charpati Himal, which separates the valley of the Dhudh Koshi from the upper reaches of the Hinku – Drangka. The northern end of this chain is dominated by the spectacular fangs of Kangtega( 6779m/22241ft) and Thamaserku( 6608m/21680ft). Kusum Kanguru is well hidden until you get out of the valley, although it can be glimpsed from the Namche trail at Ghat, from where the west and south-west faces can be seen up the valley of the Kusum Drangka. A complex, triple summited mountain, Kusung Kanguru, also spelt Kusum Kanguru, has at least five major ridges, and as many faces, of which the north faces of the main summit is the most awesome. The name Kusum Kanguru( or more correctly Kusum Kangri) comes from Tibetan, meaning “ three snow peaks”.
Kusum Kanguru has the reputation for beings the most difficult without doubt increased by the level “ trekking peak” , with all that entails. It can in no way, even by its most moderate route, be compared with the more straight forward climbs on summit such as Island, Mera, or Pisang for instance. The climbing is technically difficult, needing a high degree of commitment and experience. Where as many Nepal’s peaks are ideal for well- led groups with limited experience, this mountain is not.
The North Ridge is 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.
SAMPLE ITINERARY - South- East Ridge Route
Day 01 : arrival int'l airport transfer to hotel
Day 02 : KTM valley excursion Prepare for trek
Day 03 : Fly Kathmandu to Lukla.
Days 04-05 : Trek Hinku valley to South East base camp.
Day 06 : Acclimatization day.
Days 07-15 : Climb Kusum Kangaru.
Days 16-17 : Return trek to Lukla.
Day 18 : Fly Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 19 : KTM shoping
Day 20 : Departure int'l airport KTM
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