Characterized by its striking pyramidal shape and sharp ridges, this mountain offers both a visual spectacle and a challenging adventure for climbers.

18 Days
5 Excellent

Share with friends

  • Max. Elevation:
    6360 m
  • Walking Per Day:
    5 - 6 Hours
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel + Lodge + Tent
  • Best Season:
  • Group Size:
    5-10 Pax





Peak Name

Kusum Kanguru


18 Days





Trip Overview

Kusum Kanguru, situated at an impressive elevation of 6,360 meters in Nepal's Khumbu region, stands as a formidable peak in the Mahalangur range of the Himalayas. Characterized by its striking pyramidal shape and sharp ridges, this mountain offers both a visual spectacle and a challenging adventure for climbers. Its prominence lies in the technical nature of its climbs, involving a mix of ice and rock-climbing skills. Accessible through a trek from Lukla, the journey to Kusum Kanguru not only leads through picturesque Sherpa villages but also provides awe-inspiring vistas of the Everest region.

The mountain's climbing history is marked by successful ascents and attempts by mountaineers seeking to conquer its challenging slopes. Expeditions to Kusum Kanguru necessitate meticulous planning and preparation, demanding a high level of expertise from those attempting the climb. Aspiring adventurers are advised to stay updated on the latest conditions, relying on recent information from mountaineering organizations and local authorities to ensure a safe and rewarding experience in the face of this Himalayan giant.


  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel (1,400m)

  • Day 2
    Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,800m)

  • Day 3
    Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

  • Day 4
    Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar: Hike to Khumjung Valley

  • Day 5
    Trek from Namche Bazaar to Kusum Kanguru Basecamp (4,360m)

  • Day 6-14
    Climbing Period [Basecamp – High Camp - Kusum Kanguru Summit (6,360m) - Basecamp]
    Full Board

  • Day 15
    Trek from Kusum Kanguru Basecamp to Lukla

  • Day 16
    Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel

  • Day 17
    Leisure Day in Kathmandu City

  • Day 18
    Transfer to the International Airport for final departure

Route Map

Cost Includes

  • ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE : Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop), by private vehicle.
  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (4-star category) - single room on bed and breakfast plan.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office Staff.
  • CARGO CLEARANCE : Assistance for cargo clearance in Nepal’s Customs, clearance cost is subject to a charge.
  • PERMIT : Expedition Royalty and a permit fee of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) to climb Kusum Kanguru Peak, Sagarmatha National Park, and Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry permit and fee.
  • GARBAGE MANAGEMENT : Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  • INSURANCE : Medical and Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
  • MAP : Trekking and climbing map.
  • DUFFLE BAG : One Seven Summit Treks’ Duffle Bag.
  • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : - (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and while returning Lukla - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
  • EXPEDITION STUFFS TRANSPORTATION : All necessary expedition equipment transportation for all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Lukla (by air cargo) and Base camp (by Porters / Yak) – While returning: Base camp to Lukla (by porters / Yak) and Lukla to Kathmandu (by air cargo). Based on the condition, different transportation variants may be adopted.
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 30 Kg per member as per personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters or Yaks.
  • FOOD AND LODGING : Three (3) meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), including tea, coffee, and hot water, will be provided, along with accessible accommodation at hotels, lodges, or tea houses during the trek. Hygienic foods will be served throughout the entire trek.
  • BASECAMP LOGISTICS (FULL BOARD SUPPORT) : Three (3) meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), including tea, coffee, juice, soft drinks, etc., will be provided. Additionally, a comfortable tent will be provided for accommodation at the base camp. Hygienic and green vegetables, fresh meat, fruits, soft drinks, and juice will be served throughout the entire expedition. A well-managed base camp setup, including a dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet, and shower tent, will be available for both members and staff.
  • DRINKING : Per day 2 Liters of boiled water per member to carry on the thermos.
  • PORTER : Porters per member up to the Base camp and from the Basecamp (both ways).
  • BASE CAMP STAFF : Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & and kitchen Helpers as required.
  • STAFF SALARY AND ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff and porters’ daily wages, salary, equipment, food, and clothing.
  • BASE CAMP TENT : Each member will have a comfortable tent in Base Camp.
  • BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT : At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 dining Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 staff tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staff, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  • HEATER : Heater at base camp in each Dining and other necessary camps.
  • SOLAR/GENERATOR/LIGHT : 1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, for battery charges, laptop, and other electronic devices.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBING SHERPA : 1 veteran and government-licensed climbing Sherpa per member (1 Member: 1 Sherpa), during the entire climb from Basecamp to the summit and back.
  • ASSISTANCE : Climbing Sherpa to assist in carrying your gear to the high camps.
  • ROPE FIXING TEAM : The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route on Mt. Kusum Kanguru (no extra charge will be applied to members).
  • CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food and Clothing.
  • HIGH CAMP SERVICE : High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot for a member, High food for a member, Sherpa, all climbing crew in all high camps. Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE TENT : Members will share tents in high camps (2 members: 1 tent).
  • BACK UP OXYGEN : Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (SUBJECT TO A CHARGE).
  • SATELLITE PHONE : 30. SATELLITE PHONE for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
  • WALKIE-TALKIE : Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  • PERMIT : Satellite Phone/walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
  • WEATHER FORECAST : Weather forecast report from the National Weather Forecast authority during the entire expedition.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
  • CERTIFICATE : Kusum Kanguru Peak climbing certificate issued by NMA (after climbing Kusum Kanguru Peak successfully).

Cost Excludes

  • AIRFARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL ENTRY VISA FEE : Nepali Visa fee is $60 USD per person for 30 days and is to be applied for 60 days $120 USD.
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  • EXTRA NIGHT IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE POLICY : Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high-altitude rescue, air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) *Mandatory
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will have soft drinks for members at base camp).
  • PERSONAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear.
  • FIXING ROPE, GEARS, AND EQUIPMENT : Mt. Kusum Kanguru is a technical and multiday climbing peak, this peak requires route and rope fixing. (Clients need to buy all Necessity gears and equipment if they are taking just basecamp service).
  • TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek and the expedition.
  • *SUMMIT BONUS : Summit bonus for each climbing Sherpa- Minimum $ 300 USD. (Check the details below).
  • *TIPS : Calculate some tips for porters $100 USD each, basecamp and high camp staff – Minimum $200 USD. (Check the details below).
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.


    Write a Review

    Have Questions?


    Your Personal Details

    Have Questions?


    Your Personal Details

    Seven Summit Treks


    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Expeditions

    1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
    2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
    3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
    5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.


    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Trekking

    1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
    2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
    3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.

    Tunc Findik


    Been with Seven Summit Treks for many years, done all 8000ers ! Services are perfect !! Recently joined Cholatse Expedition - Summit Success

    Lukáš Jasenský

    Czech Republic

    Mardi Himal trek. A wonderful trek ideal even for beginners. Wonderful views, great facilities. Our choice for this trek was through our honeymoon. Seven Summit Treks organized and prepared everything. Sherpa Tashi and porter Nima were great. We could talk, they always prepared everything. I have been in contact with the guys from Seven Summit Treks since the expedition to Makalu and I know that I can rely on them. Thank you for your help and wonderful experience. And see you at the next event.

    Sofie Lenaerts


    Our first co-operation was in 2013 in Pakistan with Arnold Coster expeditions and Sevensummittreks towards the Gasherbrum. After that, we continued to work together on expeditions towards Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Manaslu (winter), and AmaDablam. For me, SST is a very professional company with a lot of experience and knowledge. We have full confidence in their capabilities and appreciate their flexibility. I would like to thank them for all those years of cooperation and I look forwards to new adventures in Nepal and Pakistan.

    Brad Johnson


    I have been on many expeditions in Nepal over the years, most of them I organized with friends and used Seven Summit Treks only for their base camp services with great service! This year none of my friends were available to climb in Nepal in the Autumn season so I contacted SST and decided to sign up for the Mera Peak and Baruntse expedition. SST organized everything and provide me with a personal climbing Sherpa for the entire trip. Throughout the entire trip, everything was taken care of by SST, including lodging, tea houses, and meals. At Baruntse base camp I had a nice private tent and the cook and kitchen staff always had smiles and cooked great meals. My Sherpa (Jangbu) was great and we became close friends and climbing partners. Jangbu was always there with a smile, a very strong climber, always wanting to help in any way he could. There was plenty of time to decide how and when we were going to make a summit push based on the weather. We had fantastic summit days on both peaks and finished the trip crossing the Amphu Labste pass into the Khumbu Valley staying each night in nice lodges with all meals included. I would highly recommend using SST for any expedition that you want to go on. Thank you Seven Summit Treks for a great trip and your attention to detail!!

    Mohamed H. Al Khalifa


    Seven summits are the best! Very professional highly recommended and fun people to work with.. 👏