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.
Itinerary of South- East Ridge Route In Detail.
Days 01 : Fly Kathmandu to Lukla.
Days 02 - 06 : Trek Hinku valley to South East base camp.
Days 07 : Acclimatization day.
Days 08 - 14 : Climb Kusum Kangaru.
Days 15 - 17 : Return trek to Lukla.
Days 18 : Fly Lukla to Kathmandu.
Itinerary of North Ridge Route In Detail.
Days 01 : Fly Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding.
Days 02 - 03 : Trek Monjo-Kusum Kangaru Base Camp.
Days 04 : Acclimatization day at Namche.
Days 05 - 12 : Climb Kusum Kangaru.
Days 13 : Return trek to Lukla.
Days 15 : Fly Lukla to Kathmandu.
Includes & Excludes
Cost Includes in this program:
Full camping trek arrangement ( guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters, all meals, cooking and camping equipment ).
Peak permit fee.
Climbing guide and his equipment allowance
High altitude tent, ropes, snow bars, gas (high fuel) & high food.
National Park or Conservation area entrance fee.
Airport arrival and departure
All land transfers as per the itinerary.
The cost does not include the expenses of personal nature, personal climbing gear, rescue by helicopter and accident insurance.