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PEAK CLIMBING IN NEPAL

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KUSUM KANGARU PEAK CLIMBING

Description:
Kusum Kangaru - Regarded as technically very challenging on all possible routes, Kusum Kanguru is an impressive rock and ice peak which forms the border between the Dudhkosi in the south and Hinku Valley to the north. Its name originating in Sherpa language means the Three Snow-White Gods. This climb is suggested only for participants who have enough alpine mountaineering experience.

South-East Ridge
The approach to the South East Face is from the Hinku valley side. From Lukla the base camp can be reached in 5 days. The ascent route to the main summit is through the South East Face. With a base cam at 4360m, two or three high camps are required to complete the climb.

North Ridge
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:
Kusum Kanguru Peak Climb from South- East Ridge Route
Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla.
Days 02-06: Trek Hinku valley to South East base camp.
Day 07: Acclimatization day.
Days 08-14: Kusum Kangaru Climb.
Days 15-17: Return trek to Lukla.
Day 18: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu.

SAMPLE ITINERARY:
Kusum Kanguru Peak Expedition from North Ridge Route
Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding.
Days 02-03: Trek Monjo-Kusum Kangaru Base Camp.
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche.
Days 05-12: Climb Kusum Kangaru Expedition.
Days 13-14: Return trek to Lukla.
Day 15: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu. End of Kusum Kangaru Climbing Expedition

Cost includes
Arrival and departure transportation, 3-meals a day during trekking, Camping gear (two-man tent, foam mattress, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent) Supporting field staff including professional climbing guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters as well as their necessary insurance, meals and allowances Peak permit fee and Domestic airfare including airport tax, conservation and national park area entrance permit and first aid service.

Cost excludes
Hotels in Kathmandu, International departure airport tax, Personal Insurance, Personal equipments - sleeping bag, down jacket, waterproof jacket, kit bag etc. Equipment allowance (Legally each expedition must be providing equipment allowance for all Sherpa, guides and porters. This allowance is necessary for brand new equipment (sleeping bag, shoes, crampons, down jacket, raincoat etc.). Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost, laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, tips, gifts, souvenirs, etc.

Peak Climbing Information:
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has categorized 33 climbing peaks 2 different groups ‘A’ and ‘B’ which are given below. Please check the related fee accordingly.

In exercise of the powers conferred by Nepal Government (NPG). Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has made the following rules to be observed for the climbing of the peaks of Nepal Himalaya as listed in Appendix "1" These rules will come force at once.

Payment of Fee:
1 - 4 Persons: USD 350
5 - 8 Persons: USD 350 - Additional Cost USD 40 Per Person
9 -12 Persons: USD 510 - Additional Cost USD 25 Per Person

Garbage Deposite (Refundable):
USD 250 (Group Deposite)

Protection of Environments:
Base camp and other camps will be left perfectly clean at the conclusion of the climb. No foreign materials such as fix ropes, pitons etc. shall be left on the mountain. All rubbish and waste material must be burnt or otherwise disposed off.

Revision of the Regulation:
Any article of this regulation may be revised or amended by NMA with prior permission of Nepal Government

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