Mt. Kusum Kanguru, situated proudly at the altitude of 6,367 meters above sea level, is one of the best climbing peaks of group ‘B’ categorized climbing peak by NMA. The name of the peak, Kusum Kanguru, means ‘Three Snow-White Gods’ in the Tibetan language. Climbing Kusum Kanguru is one of the most difficult peaks as most of the attempts to the peak are unsuccessful. However, there are two routes for getting onto the summit of the peak, North and South-East Ridge, and the first ascent to the peak was made by Bill Denz in 1998. The peak also acts or works as the border between Hinku valley in the north and Dudhkoshi valley in the south.
However, as per the meaning of the name of the peak, a set of three summits crown shows the peak most beautiful and attractive. Being challenging and unfrequented (towards the summit) peak, Mt. Kusum Kanguru offers a great testing aspect for true adventure seekers or mountaineers to show off their skills and capability to reach the summit of the peak and explore all around. In addition, this trip or climbing journey offers surprising and most gorgeous panoramic views of the Himalayan vistas and mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Nuptse, Thamserku, Amadablam, Kwongde, and various other high peaks.
Kusum Kanguru Peak Climbing trip starts with a scenic flight to Lukla, which is starting and ending point of this trek as well as most of the journey in beautiful Khumbu region of Nepal. Trekking trail started from Lukla valleys follows or passes through Chutanga, Yak Kharka, Tashing Ongma, Orshela, Gondishung, Lungsamba, Kusum Kanguru Base Camp (4,360 meters), High Camp I (5,100 meters), High Camp II (5,600 meters) and finally to the summit of the peak at the altitude of 6,367 meters above sea level. Furthermore, the descending trail from the summit of the peak passes through Base Camp of the Peak, Gondishung, Tashing Ongma, Chutanga and finally Lukla. From Lukla airport, a comfortable flight will take you back to Kathmandu valley.
Moreover, the best time to make your trip towards Mt. Kusum Kangru is autumn (September – November) and spring (March-May).