Photo by Gordon Watson
|Range/Region:||Central Nepal Himalaya|
|Difficulty:||Major Mountain Expedition|
|Best months for climbing:||Apr, May, Sep, Oct|
|Year first climbed:||1979|
|First successful climber(s):||Japanese Expedition|
|Nearest major airport:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Convenient Center:||Choplung(8727ft, 2660m, acommodation and food), Namche Bazaar(11306ft, 3446m, also second hand expedition equipment, post-office and medical supplies|
Thanks to Frank Verwys for adding this peak.
Kusum Kangguru is one of the first "real" mountains which can be seen on the Jiri- Everest BC-trek.Its ridges are very steep and razorsharp. It is the most difficult trekking peak( fee: about $300) in the Everest region. Serious climbing skills are needed for this mountain. One glance is sufficient to know that this is a very serious climb. Kusum Kangguru repelled four attempts before the first ascent was made by a Japanese party. A number of different routes have subsequently been made, among them the E-face. Non of these could be considered easy.
Thanks to Frank Verwys for this description.