Kongma La Pass Trekking is the challenging off the beaten trekking trail in the Everest region. Kongma La pass (5540m.) is situated just above the Dingboche and south west of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain of the world. Kongma La pass trek offers the fantastic view of the towering mountains of the Everest region like Mt. Everest (8848m.) the highest mountain of the world, Nuptse, Lhotse and many more. From the pass you see the eye catching view of the Mt. Thamserku, Mt Amadablam, Mt. Kongtega and numerous peaks and glacial Lakes in front of yours eye within few kilometers distance. In this trek you can get opportunity to enjoy the natural and cultural beauty of the Everest/ Khumbu region. During the trek you visit many Sherpa villages which give 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 the Mount Everest.
You start your journey to Kongma La pass with the scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Kongla pass trekking trail is the adventurous trail which requires the previous experience of trekking or crossing high pass. Among the three high passes of the Everest region Kongma 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 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.
Khumbu’s landscape, glaciers and ice fall views from Everest base camp. Sherpa’s settlements, culture and religon,Tengboche monastery. Wild animals-musk deer,himalayan thar, National’s bird-Phasant and National’s flower Rhodendron.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing
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 Tengboche (3860 m.)
Day 13: Trek to Namche (3440m.)
Day 14: Trek to Lukla (2840m.)
Day 15: Morning flight back to Kathmandu. 30 minutes.
Day 16: Leisure day in Kathmandu.
Day 17: departure.
Although it can be customized by request to accommodate your specific needs. The above itinerary is only a guide line; it might change due to fluctuating weather conditions, availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen political, trail and environmental or any other factors beyond our control. In this happen, your Nepal Hiking Adventure guide/leader will choose the best way to the final decision on the best alternative after consulting with the group.
At last if the itinerary will be not suitable for you please do let us know and will make a tailor-made on it. The itinerary will be very flexible from our side if clients want to change will be possible.
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu After you arrive in Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu you meet our representative. They transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Kathmandu valley sightseeing 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.
Day 03Katmandu to Lukla - Trek to Phakding (2700m.)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.
Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) 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.
Day 05Acclimatization in Namche (3440m.) 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.
Day 06Namche to Tengboche Monastery (3860m.) 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.
Day 07Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m.) 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.
Day 08Dingboche to Chukkung (4700m.) 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.
Day 09Cross Kongma La (5500m.) to Khumbu Glacier Lobuche 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.
Day 10Trek to Everest Base Camp (5365 m.) then back to Gorak Shep (5180m.) 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.
Day 11Hike up to Kalapattar (5545m.) early in the morning and trek down to Pheriche (4120m.) 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.
Day 12Trek to Tengboche (3860 m.) Trek back to Tengboche via Pangboche. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 13Trek to Namche (3440m.) A steep descent to the Dudh Kosi and another climb up to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 14Trek to Lukla (2840m.) 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.
Day 15Morning flight back to Kathmandu. 30 minutes. 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.
Day 16Leisure day in Kathmandu. It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla.
Day 17departure. The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.