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Kongma la pass

Kongma la pass

Everest Region
kongma la pass

Trip Facts

Duration : 12 Days Max-Altitude : 5506 Program Type : Tea House Best Season : Sep to Jan, March to August Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Flight/Land


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All price inclusive
$ 1300 $ 1200
USD per person

Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $1300
2 Paxes $1200
2-4 Paxes $1140
4-6 Paxes $1160
6-10 Paxes $1200
10-15 Paxes $1200
15+Paxes $1200

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Kongma La Pass Trek: A High-Altitude Adventure

Kongma La Pass, standing tall at an impressive height of 5,545 meters, is one of the highest adventure passes in the Everest region of Nepal. It is a challenging and rewarding trekking trail that offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas. This pass is an integral part of the famous Three Passes trek in the Everest region, while also leading trekkers toward the iconic Everest Base Camp. With its stunning landscapes and panoramic mountain vistas, the Kongma La Pass trek promises a memorable and awe-inspiring Himalayan adventure.

Spectacular Mountain Views:

The Khongma La Pass trek takes you through the heart of the Everest region, offering glimpses of some of the world’s highest peaks. As you traverse the trail, you will be treated to mesmerizing views of the Khumbu glacier and the towering Lobuche peak (6119m). Along the way, the trail is adorned with smaller mountains such as Pokalde (5,806m) and Mehra Peak (5,616m), also known as Kongma Tse. Mehra Peak is situated on the South-West ridge of Nuptse, nestled between the Khumbu and Nuptse Glaciers.

During the Kongma la pass, you can vantage points like Pokalde Peak and Mehra Peak, trekkers are rewarded with an uncountable array of glistening white giants, including Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Island Peak, Makalu, Cho You, Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, and Lhotse. Particularly breathtaking is the close-up view of the immense south face of Nuptse and the eastern face of Kongma La.

The Ultimate High-Altitude Demandable Trek:

The Kongma La Pass trek is renowned for its picturesque mountain views, making it a dream destination for trekkers seeking an ultimate high-altitude experience. The trail winds through stunning landscapes, offering a visual feast of the majestic Himalayas. The journey between Dingboche and Lobuche is especially captivating, providing trekkers with an unforgettable and gratifying experience.

Ideal for Everest Base Camp Trekkers:

For those who planning to trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar within a limited timeframe of 12 days, the Kongma La Pass serves as an alternative and adventurous route. Starting with a thrilling flight to Lukla’s Hillary Airport, one of the world’s most dangerous airports, the trek continues through Namche, Tengboche, and Dingboche, and finally reaches Kongma La Pass. From there, the trail leads to Lobuche, Gorakshep, Everest Base Camp, and Kala Patthar before returning to Lukla via Pheriche.

An Unforgettable Trekking Experience with Nepal Wilderness Trekking:

Nepal Wilderness Trekking company offers a 12-day Kongmo la pass Trekking package with professional Sherpa guides and strong porters, ensuring a safe and enriching journey. Their staff is fully equipped and insured to provide trekkers with a seamless and enjoyable experience throughout the adventure.

Starting the Trek:

The 12-day Kongma la pass Trek begins with a thrilling domestic flight to Lukla’s Hillary Airport, also known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport. This airport has earned a reputation as one of the world’s most dangerous due to its challenging location and short runway. The trek commences from Lukla, passing through picturesque places like Phakding and Namche Bazaar.

Acclimatization and Exploration:

Upon reaching Namche Bazaar, a day is dedicated to acclimatization, allowing trekkers to adjust to the high altitude. During this rest day, you can explore Namche Bazaar, visit the Sherpa Museum, hike to the Everest Viewpoint, and immerse yourself in the local culture.

Trek Highlights:

As the journey progresses, you’ll encounter various beautiful destinations along the Kongmola trek. Some of the highlights include Tengboche, Dingboche, Pangboche, Dinggoma, and the impressive Mehra Peak. Each of these locations offers its unique charm and captivating mountain views.

The Kongma La Pass trek offers an incredible adventure in the Everest region of Nepal, where you’ll be mesmerized by majestic mountains and thrilling trails. This high-altitude journey promises an unforgettable experience that will create memories to cherish for a lifetime.

The best time to do the Kongma La Pass trek

The best time to do the Kongma La Pass trek is typically during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these times, the weather is generally more stable, with clear skies and mild temperatures, making it ideal for trekking. Spring brings blooming flowers and lush greenery, while autumn offers clear mountain views and pleasant temperatures. However, it’s essential to check weather forecasts and trail conditions before embarking on the trek, as mountain weather can be unpredictable. Additionally, during the monsoon season (June to August), the trail can become slippery and hazardous due to heavy rainfall, so it’s best to avoid trekking during this time. Similarly, winter (December to February) can bring extremely cold temperatures and snow, making trekking difficult and potentially dangerous.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Fly to Lukla early in the morning (2827 meters. 35 minutes flight) trek to Phakding (2/3 hours walking) Stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3443 meters. 5/6 hours walking) overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 03: Rest day in Namche Bazaar for Acclimatization.
  • Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3820 meters.5/6 hours walking)stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4230 meters. 4/5 hours walking) Stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek to Lobuche (4900 meters. Via kong ma la pass 5535 M. 6/7 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 07: Visit Everest Base Camp (5450 meters. 3 hours walking) early in the morning and trek back to Gorakshep, stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 08: Visit Kalapattar (5545 meters. Early in the morning for the best Everest view) and trek back to Pheriche (5 hours walking stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 09: Trek Back to Tengboche (3820 meters. 4 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 10: Trek Back to Namche Bazaar (3443 meters. 5/6 hours walking) overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 11: Trek back to Lukla (3/4 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu  (35 minutes flight) your guide and porter will depart you at the Lukla airport and finish the trek.

Cost Included

  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and other European foods are available three times a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Accommodation in tea houses according to the itinerary
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus 25 degrees
  • Everest National Park Entrance Trekking Permit
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
  • Experienced English speaking, Government licensed holder trekking guide
  • Experienced Sherpa helpers (porters) 1 porter for every 2 pax
  • Prices will be 10% discount if there are more than 5 travellers
  • A complimentary trek for the leader if there are 10+1 participants
  • Guide, and Porter meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

Trip Map

Frequently Asked Questions

The difficulty of Kongma La pass moderate, a much shorter crossing and steep ascending and descending rocky trails, but the views from the top of Kongma La pass is best Himalayan range
Kongma La Pass is 5, 545 m height one of the Everest highs adventure pass trekking trail of Everest region
Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

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