Kongma La Pass Trekking - Khangma La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek

Kongma La Pass Trekking - Khangma La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Duration15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 5545 M
  • Group Size 20
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
Kongma La Pass Trekking - Khangma La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek Highlights

Khumbu’s landscape, glaciers, and icefall views from Everest base camp. Sherpa’s settlements, culture, and religion, Tengboche monastery. Wild animals-musk deer, Himalayan thar, National bird-Phasant, and National flower Rhodendron.

  • See the awesome Himalayas and breathtaking views of the Everest region from the world's highest passes.

  • Kongma-La is the world-famous Himalayan high pass.

  • Three major valleys for Everest. Gokyo valley, Chhukung valley, and Everest Base Camp valley.

  • Tengboche, Dingboche, Pangboche, Dinggoma, and the popular mountain Mehra Peak.

Kongma La Pass Trekking is the challenging off the beaten trekking trail in the Everest region. Kongma La Pass (5540m.) is situated just above Dingboche and southwest of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Kongma La pass trek offers a fantastic view of the towering mountains of the Everest region like Mt. Everest (8848m.) the highest mountain in the world, Nuptse, Lhotse, and many more.

From the pass, you see the eye catching view of Mt. Thamserku, Mt Amadablam, Mt. Kongtega, and numerous peaks and glacial Lakes in front of your eye within few kilometers distance. In this trek, you can get an opportunity to enjoy the natural and cultural beauty of Everest/ Khumbu region. During the trek, you visit many Sherpa villages which gives you the opportunity to get insight into their culture. In this trekking, you can also hike up to Kala Pattar from where you can see the unparalleled view of Mount Everest. 

You start your journey to Kongma La Pass with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Kongma La Pass trekking trail is an adventurous trail that requires previous experience of trekking or crossing a high pass. Among the three high passes of the Everest regionKongma LA pass is one of the most picturesque spectacular areas. From Lukla you follow the classic Everest trekking trail crossing famous places Namche bazaar-the gateway of the Everest region, Tengboche, Dingboche to Kongma La pass.

You pass through the blooming rhododendron forest, river valleys, and villages enjoying the natural scenery, Mountain View, and culture of the people. From the pass, you will be overwhelmed with the dramatic view of the Ama Dablam, Makalu, and the Lhotse, Nuptse face. The best seasons to go for the Kongma La trek are spring and autumn season.

Kongma La Pass Trekking - Khangma La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing and preparation day.
  • Day 03:Katmandu to Lukla - Trek to Phakding (2700m.)
  • Day 04:Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)
  • Day 05:Acclimatization in Namche (3440m.)
  • Day 06:Namche to Tengboche Monastery (3860m.)
  • Day 07:Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m.)
  • Day 08:Dingboche to Chukkung (4700m.)
  • Day 09:Cross Kongma La (5500m.) to Khumbu Glacier Lobuche
  • Day 10:Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 m.) then back to Gorak Shep (5180m.)
  • Day 11:Hike up to Kalapattar (5545m.) early in the morning and trek down to Pheriche (4120m.)
  • Day 12:Trek to Namche (3440m.)
  • Day 13:Trek to Lukla (2840m.)
  • Day 14:Morning flight back to Kathmandu. 30 minutes.
  • Day 15:departure.

After you arrive in Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu you meet our representative. They transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:30 min Drive to Hotel

Today you visit different historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley with our guide. In the morning after having breakfast you go visit Buddhist and Hindu temples Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. Then in the afternoon you visit Kathmandu Durbar square and Patan durbar square. In the evening you will return to the Hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:4-5 hours City tour by Drive

In the morning you have a scenic flight of 30 - 35 minutes to Lukla (2800m.) from Kathmandu. During the flight you can see the snowcapped mountains and greenery field below. From Lukla we start our walk and head to Phakding passing through the forest and following Dudh Koshi River. In Phakding you can climb to the Gompa to see your first view of the high peaks. O/N at Phakding. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:2610 M
  • Time:30 min fly and 2-3 hours walk

From Phakding the trail follows the Dudh Koshi River and reaches Zamphuti. From there we can see excellent views of Thamserku peak. Then the trail climbs to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project, an interesting place to have a look around and gain an insight into the farming way of life of these people. From Chomoa, the trail again climbs to Monjo (2840m.) and enters the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park (1148sq km, established in 1976). Walking some distance uphill you will be at Jorsale (2830m.) and after a long climb with views of Mt. Everest peeking over the ridge of Nuptse (7879m.) the trail reaches the street of Namche Bazaar. Stay at Guest house- Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast. O/N at Namche Bazaar.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3440 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours walk

Today we take rest for the proper acclimatization with some excursion. We can hike to the Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. You can walk around the Khumjung valley, Hillary School and Khunde Hospital and then return back to Namche. In Namche Bazaar you can spend some time interacting with the fun-loving Sherpa and Rai people. 

  • Accommodation:Lodgge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3880 M
  • Time:2-3 hours hike

This day we leave Namche bazaar and walk for some time along the ridge and then descend to Dudh Koshi River at Phunkithanka. Then after crossing the bridge we ascend in the steep path up to the Tengboche. On reaching Tengboche you will see the local monastery. Tengboche have largest Monastery of Khumbu region. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3860 M
  • Time:4-5 Hours walk

From Tengboche the trail drops to Debouche, crosses another exciting suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of Mani stones. Our uphill trek continues, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We take our time so we avoid getting affected by the altitude. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:4350 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours walk

Today you can enjoy another day for acclimatization with only two hours of walk. We will have trip to Chhukung valley via the Imja Khola valley. We get a marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:4700 M
  • Time:5-6 hours walk

This day is difficult as we cross Kongma La pass. At first we walk in the plain area in the valley and then ascend the steep path to the Kongma La pass amid the crags of this outlying ridge from nearby Nuptse. From the pass we descend steeply to the Khumbu Glacier. We cross the glacier and head to Lobuche.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:5550 (Kongma la pass) and 4910 M(Lobuche)
  • Time:7-8 Hours walk

This is another big and difficult day walk along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5365 meters, the closest you can get to Mt. Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team there about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. We return back to Gorak shep for the night. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:5365 M(EBC) and 5180 M(Gorakshep)
  • Time:6-7 hours walk

This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of morning in this day is spent climbing Mt. Kala Patar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5555 meters. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 29028ft, 8848 meters, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet at 5180 meters then trek down to Pheriche. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:5545 (Kalapatther) and 4120 M(Pheriche)
  • Time:6-7 Hours walk

A steep descent to the Dudh Kosi and another climb up to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:3440 M
  • Time:5-6 hours walk

Finally, we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max Altitude:2840 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours walk

Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel. Overnight at hotel.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Max Altitude:1320 M
  • Time:30 min Fly

The trip ends, and our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Time:30 min Drive to Airport
Cost Details
What is Included
  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
  • Trekking Guide with Insurance
  • Trekking Porters if needed with Insurance
  • Flight ticket for guide Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • Flight ticket for Clients Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • First Aid kit.
  • Two nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu 2 Star level hotel with bed- and- breakfast basis, (If you like to have a standard Hotel accommodations please do let us know).
  • Kathmandu city and trekking maps.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • Tims card (Trekking information management system) as like a permit.
  • Free use Company's duffel bag.
  • Emergence of helicopter rescue (pay by your insurance)
  • Day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, car/van/bus and tour guide
  • All needed Government fee.
What is not Included
  • International Airfare.
  • Food in Kathmandu lunch and dinner.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drink.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
  • Donation
  • Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone etc.

Departure Dates

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Departure Date
Start DateJun 22, 2024End DateJul 06, 2024
PriceUS$1470Per Person
Start DateJun 29, 2024End DateJul 13, 2024
PriceUS$1470Per Person
Good to Know

Kongma la pass trek difficulty

The Main of this trip includes a high pass in Everest which is famous in the Everest region. Kongma la Pass trekking is a difficult trekking area of Everest region. You can pass the Kongma la pass and then trek to Everest base camp to explore the adventure of Everest. Khongma la pass trek get a 5535m altitude of Everest region. This is highest pass of the Everest region. Kong-ma la pass trek is 12 days trek from Kathmandu.

If you prepare perfectly to take yourkongma la pass trek you will very easy to get your trip success. Not only Kongma la Pass trekking only all of the travel experience said that" if you have proper preparation to travel, there would be nothing to impossible."

At first, to start your trip to Kongma la Pass trekking, you take a short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. In the main season, there will be quite busy. If there will be canceled or delayed flight to Lukla. If there is canceled your flight there is possible to take a sharing base helicopter to search out Lukla. For book your tickets don’t worry about it we will manage all about it.

Route distance for walking this is normally 5-6 hours (approx) every day. Most of the follow same camp but if you want to walk more or you do not comfort to take a final destination of day to day camp. There will be accessible food and lodges during the trek.

Other main difficulty ofKhomla Pass trek is high altitude sickness. When you will cross above 3500m high there will little bit risk of high altitude sickness. When increase height there is also an increased risk of high altitude sickness. If you will suffering from high altitude sickness, you would stop walking and take secondary treatment. And take a decision about continuing trekking or back. If you have a serious condition there is available for helicopter rescue from any place in the Everest region.  

Best time of Kongma la pass trek with Everest base camp.

The best time for Kongmala pass trek is Oct to mid of Dec. This time is a suitable time to visit the high pass trek of Nepal. During this time weather is unchangeable so there will be easy to trek. The sky is clear; the climate is fit for our bodies. The mountain and other views are extraordinary during this trip.

Everest base camp Kongmala pass trek is one of the high pass treks so there are important things to know about best season of high pass trekking of Nepal. Mid of Dec to mid of February is a less busy season. During this time few numbers of people interested to go Everest kongmala pass trek. There is a normal temperature in day time but during night time there will be freezing cold and sometimes weather is changeable and heavy snowy at that time.

March to June is also the busy season of Everest region trek. At that time finishing winter and becoming spring season. And become day longer and warm day to day. So there will be easy to get high altitude activity.

Everest Kongmala pass trek Routes

Most people will stay two nights at the  Dingboche to acclimatize. Post-Dingboche, EBC trekkers head northwest past the village for the Duglha before continuing up to Lobuche. The Three Passes Trek will heads northeast from Dingboche up at the different valley to the village of Chukhung.

Following a traditional Three Passes Trek itinerary (if you’ve flown into Lukla), will put you at the Chukhung on your seventh day of trekking. If you’re feeling ambitious, Kongma La can be done from Dingboche instead of Chukhung, but this makes for a long and challenging day. However, it was not challenging one.

However, if you have time, I recommend the trip up Chukhung Ri from Chukhung after leaving Dingboche to help acclimatize and because the top of Chukhung Ri is spectacular scene to behold.

The route over Kongma La is entirely above the treeline and it heads at the northwest from Chukhung.

Finding and following the trail is not difficult as in good weather. Heading west, you cannot see Kongma La until you’re nearly over there, so do no be fooled by anything beforehand or you’ll be very disappointed.

Once you reach the pass, the way down (assuming a counterclockwise hike) is basically the very steep scree chute. You can see Lobuche at the west from the top of Kongma La (you cannot see Dingboche at the east), and you can also see the Khumbu Glacier which you will have to cross before getting on there.

“Crossing the glacier” is another thing that scares people doing the three passes trek, but the route that across the glacier is not hard to follow and cairns mark the way in some of the more tricky spots that you are unfamiliar with. 

Kongma La Pass Trekking - Khangma La Pass Everest Base Camp Trek FAQs

  • The difficulty for Kongma La Pass is also moderate which is a much shorter crossing and steep ascending and descending rocky trails, but the views at  the top of Kongma La pass is best Himalayan range.

  • Kongma La Pass is 5, 545 m in height one of the Everest Highs adventure pass trekking trails in the Everest region.

  • Tea House and other facilities are at Kongma La Pass.