Everest Kongma la pass trek across beautiful Chhukung valley Nepal
Kongma la pass 5536 meters / feet is the highest pass among the popular 3 passes of Mount Everest trekking region. It is not frequent route but really unique to observe the high mountain vistas. It is challenging trekking route, recommended for experience hikers and advise to do during the best time of year i.e. spring and autumn season.
You have to be careful while descending towards Lobuche village from the top of Kongma la. Rocky and icy track in cliff really difficult to decent. Challenging Everest Kongma la pass trek connect the Chhukung and Lobuche village situated at the bank of Khumbu glacier.
From the top of the pass trekkers see the eye catching view of the Thamserku, Ama dablam, Kongtega, Makalu Lhotse, Lobuche, Tabuche, Cholatse, Pumori and numerous peaks and glacial Lakes closely. Kongma la pass trekking provide you an opportunity to observe all natural and cultural beauty. You will trek through pine forest to alpine desert crossing Sherpa villages & enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Everest Kongma la pass trek is a combined trip with Everest base camp and Kala Patthar exploration at the same time. Mountain view during this journey is absolutely breath taking. If you have time and energy you can come back via gokyo valley after observing major places of Khumbu.
Everest Kongma la pass trek itinerary
Day 01: Flight to Lukla then trek to Phakding.
Elevation: 2610 meters / 8563 feet. Distance: 8 km / 4.9 miles. Duration: 4 hours.
Day 02: Trek to Namche bazaar.
Elevation: 3440 meters / 11286 feet. Distance: 11 km / 6.8 miles. Duration: 7 hours.
Day 03: Hiking to hotel Everest view Khumjung.
Elevation: 3880 meters / 12730 feet. Distance: 5 Km / 3.1 miles. Duration: 4.5 hours.
Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Monastery
Elevation: 3860 meters / 12664 feet. Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles. Duration: 6 hours.
Day 05: Tengboche to Dingboche village
Elevation: 4410 meters / 14468 feet. Distance: 12 km / 7.4 miles . Duration: 6 hours.
Day 06: Dingboche to Chukkung
Elevation: 4700 meters / 15420 feet. Distance: 4 km / 2.4 miles. Duration: 3 hours.
Day 07: Cross Kongma La pass height 5500 & Khumbu Glacier to Lobuche
Elevation: 4940 meters / 16207 feet. Distance: 10.5 km / 6.5 miles. Duration: 8 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Gorak Shep then hike to Everest base camp Nepal.
Elevation: 5360 meters / 17585 feet. Distance: 13 km / 8 miles. Duration: 7 hours.
Day 09: Hike Kala Pattar to see sunrise in Mt Everest then back to Thukla.
Elevation: 5555 m / 18514 feet. Distance: 7.5 km / 4.6 miles. Duration: 5 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Tengboche monastery.
Elevation: 3860 meters / 12664 feet. Distance: 13 km / 8 miles. Duration: 6 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Manjo village.
Elevation: 2835 meters / 9301 feet. Distance: 15 km / 9.3 miles Duration: 7 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Lukla Nepal.
Elevation: 2860 meters / 9383 feet. Distance: 13 km / 8 miles Duration: 6 hours.
Day 13: Flight to Kathmandu then transfer to hotel.
Flight duration: 35 minute.
What’s included in Kongma la pass trekking cost?
# Airport pickup and drop service by private vehicle
# Round trip flights Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu worth US$354
# Full board 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
# Best lodge accommodation during trekking period twin sharing basic
# Professional English speaking guide trained by Government of Nepal
# Highly experience staffs (2 guests: 1 porter basic)
# Trekking route map, trip achievement certificate
# All governmental procedure TIMS and permits
* Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
* Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
* Personal expenses like telephone, internet, mineral water, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge, extra porters & gears etc
* Tips for guides, porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
Walking through the Everest Kongma la pass route can be an experience of a life time as long as you book the right tour guide for the journey. If you interested for Everest Kongma la pass trekking in the Himalayas contact us.