Mount Kusum Kangru Expedition

Trip Highlights

23 days

Lukla-Zatrawa la pass-Kusum Kangru BC


4 to 5 hours of walk per day while trekking.

How Hard?

Kusum Kangru peak of 6367 meter height is regarded as trekking peak in Khumbu region. But the peak is little technical than other trekking peaks. This peak was first climbed in 1979 a.d by Japanese mountaineers and still is less climbed as compared to other peak in the region. The peak stands to east of Dudh Koshi River and west of the Hinku valley. There are three summits of this mountain therefore the name means “three snow gods” in local sherpa dialects. 

To climb this peak, we take scenic flight to Lukla, gateway to khumbu region. then trek for 5 days to reach it’s base camp via Zatra Wa la pass. After the successful climb, we can either retrace the same way back or move forward to Tesi Lapcha pass and back to Lukla. 

Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 – Sightseeing trip / preparation
Day 3 – Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m)
Day 4 – Lukla to Chutenga (3350m)
Day 5 – Chutenga to Cross Zatrawa la pass to Chatrabu (4340m)
Day 6 – Chatrabu to Kothe (3700m)
Day 7 – Kothe to Yak Kharka (4100m)
Day 8 – Yak Khara to Kusum Kangru Base Camp (4780m)
Day 9/15 – Climbing period of Kusum Kangru 
Day 16-21 – Trek Back to Lukla
Day 22 – Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 23 – Trip ends, fare well and departure

  • All airport/hotel/airport transfer.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, entrance fees.
  • 3 nights hotel (3 star) in Kathmandu in bb plan.
  • Climbing permits for Kusum Kangru, national park fees.
  • Tea house/lodges accommodation during trekking.
  • Full board meals on trekking and climbing to/from BC.
  • 25 kg personal equipment per person is allowed.
  • porters as necessary for whole program.
  • Tent with mattress for Base camp and high camp use.
  • 1 kitchen tent, 1 dining tent, lighting, gas heating.
  • 1 climbing Sherpa/ guide, 1 cook and necessary staff.
  • Salary, allowance insurances for staff.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight, domestic taxes.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip).
  • Group climbing equipment fix ropes, ice crew etc.
  • All transportation as per itinerary.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with cultural dance show.
  • Government taxes, vat and office service charge.
  • International flight ticket, taxes and visas
  • Lunch & dinner, hotel after 5 nights in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking & climbing equipment
  • Excess personal climber baggage transport Ktm-lua-BC $ 10 per kg one way.
  • All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
  • Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.
  • Applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications – equipment (if brought)
  • Climbing Bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you use Sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff
  • All not mentioned in cost include part

Climbing sherpa: USD 2000 per person
Oxygen Bottles and Mask Set: US$ 350 per bottle (4 Liters)
US$ 250 per mask set. Includes Topout mask and regulator.

  • 6,367 meter
  • 20,889 feet


  • 767 meter

  • 2,516 feet


Khumbu Himalaya

13 March 1961,

Led by Sir Edmund Hilary

  •  Mike Gill (NZ)

  • Wally Romanes (NZ)

  • Barry Bishop (USA)

  • Mike Ward (UK)