Mt. Kangguru 6981m Expedition

FROM $8500 30 DAYS EXCLUDING FLIGHTS

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Cost: Group Join Basic Advance Base Camp Services only   

Single Person US $ 8,500
2-4 Person US $ 7,500 per person
5-8 Person US $ 6,500 per person
9-12 Person US $ 5,500 per person
12-15 People US 4,500 per person

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Kang Guru Peak is located between the solid mass Annapurnas and Manaslu. We follow Annpurna trekking route up to Koto and proceed to Kang Guru base camp passing through traditional villages of Tibetan setting, Narphu. Base camp will be pitched at 4250m, camp I at 5300m., Camp II at 6100m and then long climbing on to the summit. The route presents some small technical difficulties and care should be taken for possible avalanches.

The mountain is most notable for one of the worst avalanche caused mountaineering accidents in the Nepalese Himalaya. On October 20, 2005, a powder-snow avalanche, induced by several hours of heavy snowfall, plowed into a French expedition's base camp, sweeping away all seven members of the French team as well as 11 Nepalese staff down a steep avalanche gorge, killing them all. The avalanche occurred in the late afternoon just after tea time when all those killed were inside their tents. Several porters who were outside their tents at the time managed to survive. They made their way to the nearest village where they came across a French-Israeli expedition planning to climb Ratna Chuli, a nearby mountain. The team immediately informed the French embassy in Kathmandu and aborted their climb due to poor snow conditions. Only one body was recovered in initial attempts and later in mid-November, avalanche search specialists from France only found two more bodies (a French climber and a Nepalese porter) before calling off the search until the following year.

In July 2006, the rescue team, including five surviving members of the French expedition, returned to the accident site and recovered the remaining bodies. The snow had all melted away and been replaced by lush green meadows. French forensic experts identified the French climbers using dental records. The bodies of the Nepalis were returned to their families while the deceased French climbers were flown back to France. Compensation has been provided by the French embassy to the families of the Nepali climbers. Nine of the killed Nepalis were from the village of Larpak in the Gorkha District. The death toll from this accident surpassed the previous record number of climbers killed by an avalanche in Nepal. In April 1972 an avalanche on Manaslu killed ten Nepalese, four Korean climbers and one Japanese cameraman when it slammed into their tents at 3:15 am.

  • Max Height 6981m
  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous
  • Start From Kathmandu
  • End From Kathmandu
  • Accommodation -
  • Country Nepal

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Day 1 1400m
Kathmandu: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

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