kusum Kanguru Expedition

kusum Kanguru Expedition

(23 NIGHTS/ 24 DAYS )

overview

Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6,367m / 20,889ft.) is a rocky white mountain in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Kusum Kanguru means, ‘Three Snow-White Gods’ in the Sherpa language. The peak has a triple summit structure with the main ridges being the north and south ridges. The first successful ascent to the main summit was made in 1981, by Bill Denz, an alpinist from New Zealand. Between 1978 and 1998 out of 22 Kusum Kanguru expeditions to reach the summit only nine were successful. The Kusum Kanguru peak climb is risky, with a number of obstacles and steep rocky slopes.

The trek begins at Lukla and ends at the same point on the way back from the expedition. The peak forms a border between the great Dudh Koshi valley and the popular Hinku valley. The peak can be climbed by the north ridge and also the southeast ridge. On the way to the Kusum Kanguru via the north ridge, you will come across the famous Namche Bazaar. It’s where you can rest, have some hot tea and purchase souvenirs for remembrance of Kusum Kanguru peak climbing experience. Via the southeast ridge the Hinku valley offers you spectacular landscapes and three high camps for acclimatization.

itinerary

  • Day 01

    ARRIVAL KATHMANDU AND TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL.

  • Day 02

    TREK PREPARATION DAY/CLIMBING PERMIT ISSUE AND NECESSARY PAPERWORK ARRANGEMENTS.

  • Day 03

    FLIGHT TO LUKLA (35 MINUTES) AND TREK TO PHAKDING (2640M) – OVERNIGHT AT LODGE

  • Day 04

    TREK TO NAMCHE (3440M) – OVERNIGHT AT LODGE

  • Day 05

    EXTRA DAY ‘REST’ NAMCHE ACCLIMATIZATION, EXPLORE AROUND SYANGBOCHE AND KHUMJUNG/5 HOURS – LODGE/TEAHOUSE STAY.OVERNIGHT AT LODGE

  • Day 06

    TREK TO MONJO (2840M) – LODGE/TEAHOUSE STAY.

  • Day 07

    TREK TO CAMPING PLACE (3850M) – TENTED CAMP

  • Day 08

    TREK TO BASE CAMP (4750M) – TENTED CAMP

  • Day 09-19

    CLIMBING PERIOD OF KUSUM KANGURU PEAK – TENTED CAMP

  • Day 20

    CLEANING UP BASE CAMP – TREK TO MONJO – OVERNIGHT AT LODGE

  • Day 21

    TREK TO LUKLA – OVERNIGHT AT LODGE

  • Day 22

    FLY FROM LUKLA TO KATHMANDU (35 MINUTES) AND TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL.

  • Day 23

    EXTRA DAY IN KATHMANDU – THIS IS A CUSHION DAY FOR EVENTUALITY THAT MAY ARISE FOR DELAYS OR CANCELLATION OF FLIGHT OR ANY OTHER REASONS BEYOND OUR CONTROL. IN CASE EVERYTHING WORKS OUT FINE THAN YOU MAY HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF USING THIS DAY FOR SIGHTSEEING AROUND KATHMANDU VALLEY HUNTING SOUVENIRS OR ANY OTHER OPTION THAT MAY INTEREST YOU. OVERNIGHT HOTEL.

  • Day 24

    FINAL DEPARTURE, TRANSFER TO AIRPORT

prices

Per Person on Twin Sharing in US$ Suppliment
1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-14 15 & ABOVE Single Room Half Board Full Board

include/exclude

cost include
  • Traditional Welcome at arrival in Airport.
  • Airport Return Transfer by Pvt. Basis’s. by tourist vehicle.
  • Assistant Guide in arrival and departures / Hotels.
  • 3 STAR Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu with Breakfast on twin sharing basis.
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb the mountain.
  • All required Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee) and TIMS card.
  • Liaison holder officer, one head Sardar/Guide with porters (2 trekkers= 1 porter).
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping.
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) along with availability during trek & expeditions.
  • com’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take.
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa 1:2 or 1:1 (01 Sherpa per two clients / your required).
  • All necessary climbing hard ware gears. Camping and kitchen gears for both trek and climbing.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and as above.
  • Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator upon requirement of guest with reliable charge.
  • Sleeping bag & down jacket (to be returned after your trip is completed.)
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide).
  • All necessary paperwork, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied by Government of Nepal.
  • Staff costs which includes their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show setting together with official representative at last night in Nepal.
  • Special souvenir on departure.
cost exclude
  • In Kathmandu stay lunch & dinner is not included.
  • International flight fare.
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment.
  • Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal).Any extra distance traveled will be charged extra.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera).
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Expenses of personal Nature
  • Medical expenses
  • Personal Insurance
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Visa Fee US$ 25 for 15 days and 40 US$ for 30 days (Indian Nationality FREE / SAARC 1st Time FREE Visa).
  • Other Services not mentioned in cost including

Fixed Departure Dates

Scenic Nepal Tour (06 D/05 N)- KTM-Chitwan Park / Pokhara

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

VEHICLE ALLOCATION

Pax Travelling Vehicle Type
2 – 3 ADULTS Toyota / Ford Figo / Tata Indica / Nissan Car
4 – 10 ADULTS Toyota Hi–Ace 13 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
11–14 ADULTS Toyota Or Nissan Jumbo Hi–Ace 16 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
15–21 ADULTS Japanese Costar Bus -24 Seated
22–30 ADULTS Deluxe Tata Mini Bus -35 Seated
31–35 ADULTS Deluxe Coach -40 Seater

HOTELS WE USE

5 STAR DELUXE HYATT REGENCY, SOALTEE CROWN PLAZA, YAK AND YETI, AND HOTEL RADISSON
5 STAR STANDARD HOTEL ANNAPURNA
4 STAR DELUXE HOTEL SHANGRILA, THE MALLA HOTEL, HOTEL HIMALAYA
4 STAR STANDARD VAISHALI, HOTEL GRANND ROYAL SINGI, GYANGJONG HOTEL SHANKER, AND HOTEL SHERPA
3 STAR HOTEL MARSYANGDI, MOUNTAIN HOTEL, TIBET HOTEL
2 STAR KATHMANDU GUEST HOUSE, TIBET GUEST HOUSE AND THE COURTYARD HOTEL, NORBU LINKA

Note

TRIP PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Payment Terms :

  • 30  % payments : At the time of confirmation.
  • Full payment: 7  Days Prior to Nepal arrival in our account only.

 

Cancellation:

  • 60 – 30 days prior to departure 10% of the tour cost
  • 29 – 15 days prior to departure 20% of the tour cost
  • 14 to 7 days prior to departure 40 % of the tour cost.
  • 6 days or less no refunds

 

Our cancellation policy applies in every instance. There will be no exception for any reasons therefore; we strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. This low cost insurance protects all deposits and payments should you have to cancel your trip due to personal or family illness. Should you or anyone in your choice purchase this insurance, please deal directly with the insurance company. Baggage and accident insurance are also available.

 

 

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