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Kusum Kanguru


Everest Khumbu Region


6,367 Meters


Challeging to Strenuous




18 Days


Lukla - Syangboche - Kusum Kanguru Summit

Walking Hours

5-7 Hours a day


Hotel / Lodge / Tea house / Camping


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek


Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu


Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Group Size

2-15 Persons

Best Season

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
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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.

Kusum Kanguru South-East Ridge

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.

Kusum Kanguru North Ridge

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.

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Arrival at Kathmandu [1345 m ]

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. 

Sightseeing and Climbing preparation

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.

Flight to Lukla from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m / 45 min] and Trek to Chhuthang [3020m / 4-5 Hrs]

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

Trek from Chhuthang to Tuli Kharka [4100m / 5-6 hrs] via Zatrawala Pass [4600m]

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. 

Day 05: Trek from Tuli kharka to Kothe [4182m / 6-7 hrs]

We start from a descending trail to Hinku River and take a final climb to Kothe. On this trail, we will walk on the thick rhododendron forest trees to the west. Kothe is well known for Rhododonderon flowers blooming everywhere during the springtime. 

Trek from Kothe to Thangnak [4326m / 4-5 hrs]

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.

Rest day at Thangnak

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.

Trek from Thangnak to Kusum Kanguru Base Camp [4360m / 4-5 hrs]

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. 

Ascend from Base camp to Camp I [5100m / 4-5 hrs]

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.

Rest at Camp I

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.

Ascend from Camp I to Camp II [5600m / 4-5 hrs]

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.

Summit Kusum Kanguru Peak [6367m / 8-9 hrs] and back to Base

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.

Trek from Kusum Kanguru Base Camp to Tashing Ongma [3600m / 5-6 hrs]

With the successful summit, we retrace our trail to Tashing Ogema. We walk through harsh Alpine vegetation to the evergreen sub-tropical vicinity.

Trek from Tashing Ongma to Tuli Kharka [5-6 hrs]

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.

Trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrawala Pass [6 hrs]

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.

Flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu [45 min]

Today we have a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Parikrama Treks representative will drop you at your hotel for your cozy and long rest.

Free day for shopping or sightseeing

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.

Final Departure

Our representative will drop you for your next flight to another adventure.

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What is Included

  • Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu transfers
  • All land Transport Including Cities to Cities, from hotel to starting and ending point of the trek
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in cities on a B/B basis
  • World Heritage sites for Sightseeing Tours during your stay in cities
  • Lodges/ tea house accommodation in double occupancy or family bedroom during the entire trek and climb
  • Experienced English speaking guide for sight-seeing tour by private tourist vehicle
  • Services of a trained and Professional license holder English speaking trekking guide (leader)
  • Guide with experience of First Aid treatment, AMS safety training certified
  • Required number porters to carry your luggage (one porter for every 2 guests) during the trek
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the entire trek and climb
  • Tea and coffee (1 cup) three times daily on trek or climb
  • Proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass for guide and porter
  • Expenses for all Staff including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, transportation, food, and accommodation
  • Warm Clothes and Shoes for porters during the trek
  • All necessary permits; trekking conservation/ National Park/ TIMS Card/ Special permits fee as per the itinerary
  • Guide airfare if the clients are flying to the destination
  • Medical First Aid Kit (carried by your guide)
  • Coordination of quick Rescue service in case required (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
  • Entrance fee in all monuments during tour
  • All land Transport Charge for Clients, guide, Porter by tourist bus or locally available
  • Daily wages with food allowances and accommodation for all trekking staff
  • All government taxes, 24.3% VAT & service charges.

For Camping and climbing accommodation as per the booking

  • 2 mean tents for clients accommodation including mattress
  • Support of Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent, table, chairs as per the requirement.
  • Extra porter to carry the camping equipment
  • Necessary kitchen utensils
  • Climbing permits fees
  • Insurance of Climbing guide and other climbing staff
  • Camping sites cost as per the rules of government

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What is Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airfare not listed in the Itinerary
  • Nepal entry visa fee can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in cities
  • Emergency Rescue, Evacuation cost or any types of travel, Personal interest items insurance fee
  • Airfare for any sector as per the destination (Quoted separately)
  • Any item of personal nature such as beverages, hot cold drinks, laundry, telephone call, battery charges, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Food accommodation cost due to Unforeseen act landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather, etc
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Tips for trekking, tour staff, and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the ‘Cost Includes’ section.
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Equipment List

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.


  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


  • Extra layers, gloves, windbreaker, and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad-brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


  • Moisture-wicking long-sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture-wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightweight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and a day pack
  • Waterproof cover for a daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;

  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Earplugs for sleeping


  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen, and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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