Kongmala Pass trekking

Kongma La Pass Trekking

Kongmala Pass Trekking is the most exciting and picturesque scenery in the Himalaya including views of Mount Makalu. The landscape is varied and spectacular; the lodgings and tracks range from the timeworn paths of the Khumbu, to the isolated and less frequented Kongma la section. Sometimes strenuous trekking is continuously rewarded with dramatic Himalayan scenes, including four of the world's eight highest peaks; Cho Oyu (8,201m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516 m) and Everest (8,848m). Time spent appreciative breathtaking mountain vistas are complemented by visits to Sherpa villages, homes and monasteries offering you an insight into the quiet but, culturally exciting Sherpa way of life.

Asian Hiking Team organizes Kongma La pass trekking starting from Lukla and take two days to reach Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the Sherpa’s head quarter. Explore the National park office, monastery, Sherpa museum, Everest view point, homeland of Sherpa village Kunde and Khumjung need one full day for acclimatization. Continue walk to 4 to 5 hours to reach Tengboche, the legendary monastery. Join the daily worship celebration in Tengboche monastery. Passing through the Pongboche village, recommended an acclimatization day in Dingboche the altitude of 4410m. From Digboche, trekking in Chhukum Valley, climb Calcium Ri 5550m for preparation for Kongma La Pass. The strenuous day is long so need to bring pack Lunch. It takes 4, 5 hours to reach on the top and 4 to 6 hours need to reach Lobuje. The last part is very challenging as well as the moving rock on the way down to Lobuche. Trekking is into crossing the huge Khumbu Glacier to catch Lobuche. Either you visit Everest Base Camp and climb Kalapattar or continue down to Lukla with in 2, 3 days as your interest and time frame. 

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu flight to Lukla 2840m 30 minutes flight, Trek to Phakding (2640m), 3.30 hours, Overnight Lodge/Hotel.

Day 02: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) 5.30 hours, Overnight Lodge/Hotel.

Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.

Day 04: Trek to Tengboche (3768m), 5 hours, Overnight Lodge/Hotel.

Day 05: Trek to Dingboche (4410m) 5 hours Overnight Lodge/Hotel.

Day 06: Acclimatization rest in Dingboche.

Day 07: Trek to Chhukum (4730m) 3.30 hours to Chhukum Ri 5550m 3/4 hours Overnight Lodge.

Day 08: Kongmala pass (5535m) and trek to Lobuche (4900m) 9 hours Overnight Lodge/Hotel.

Day 09: Trek to Gorep-shep 3 hours continues to EBC (5370m) 2/3 hours return to Gorep-shep, Overnight Lodge.

Day 10: Gorakshep climb to Kalapathar (5545m) on the way return Pongboche, 7 hours, Overnight Lodge/Hotel.

Day 11: Pongboche to Khumjung 6 hours, Overnight Lodge/Hotel.

Day 12: Khumjung to Phakding 4 hours, Overnight Lodge/Hotel.

Day 13: Phakding to Lukla 3 hours, Overnight Lodge/Hotel.

Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu, Overnight Hotel.