Everest Kongma La Pass Trekking

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Total Duration:17 Days


Trip Grade:Challenging

Meals:Refer to Itinerary

Transportation:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane

Accommodation:Hotel/Guest House

Max. Altitude:5545m (Kalapathar), 5535m (Kongma La Pass), 5365m (EBC)

Recommended Month:March-May, September- December

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Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Pasupatinath (Hindu Shrine), Boudhnath (Buddhist Stupa), Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambunath Stupa.
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla.
  • Summiting beautiful Kongma La Pass (5535m).
  • Amazing views of high mountains and Khumbu glacier.
  • Visiting Tengboche Monastery.
  • Trekking to the Everest Base Camp.
  • Climbing Kalapatthar (5545meters).
  • Awe-inspiring view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Makalu, Lobuche, Taboche, Cholatse & Pokalde Mountain.

Everest Kongma La Pass Trekking trail take us to the foot of the World’s highest peak and to the summit of the highest pass in Everest region. Kongma La Pass (5535m) offers magnificent view of Himalayas which are not seen on the standard Everest Base Camp Trail. A good level of physical fitness and preparation is required to perform Everest Kongma La Pass trekking. The trekking route is challenging but offers some of the most picturesque sight of the Himalayas in the Everest region. The high altitude trekking trail comprises of summiting high landscapes like Kongma La Pass, Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar all being above 5000m.

Everest Kongma La Pass trekking route branches off the ideal Everest Base Camp trekking trail and follows less visited trail through Kongma La Pass to Everest Base Camp. The trekking trail is adventurous and tough but one can enjoy trekking through the less explored territory visualizing the geographical magnificence not seen along the standard Everest trail. One can enjoy the sight of several peaks and glacial lakes during the trekking. The trekking route passes through beautiful Chhukung valley. The villages, natural beauty and 360 degree panorama of the Himalayan landscape are the prime highlights of the Everest Kongma La Pass Trekking. The vegetations like Pine, Fir, Rhododendron and several creatures like Himalayan Tahr, Yak, Sheep and musk deer can be observed while trekking. Different monasteries, praying flags and chortens along the trekking trail reflect the spirituality and purity of the region.

Everest Kongma La Pass trekking trail is designed for the adventure seeking travelers who enjoy high altitude trekking through challenging off the beaten trails. The trekking route provides the fascinating view of mighty Himalayas like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Makalu, Lobuche, Taboche, Cholatse, Pokalde, Khumbu Glacier and several beautiful glacial lakes. Lovely Nepal Tours have prepared this tour package for the mountain lovers who can now enjoy the challenging trekking with stunning vista.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing tour and trekking preparation.

Day 03:Fly to Lukla airport and trekking up to Phakding.

Day 04:Trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazar.

Day 05:Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar.

Day 06:Trekking from Namche Bazar to Tengboche.

Day 07:Trekking from Tengboche to Dingboche.

Day 08:Acclimatization day at Dingboche.

Day 09:Trekking from Dingboche to Chhukung.

Day 10:Trekking from Chhukung to Lobuche via Kongma La Pass (5535m).

Day 11:Trekking from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5365m) and trek back to Gorakshep.

Day 12:Trekking from Gorakshep to Kalapthar (5545m) and from Kalapathar to Pheriche via Gorakshep.

Day 13:Trekking from Pheriche to Tengboche.

Day 14:Trekking from Tengboche to Namche.

Day 15:Trekking from Namche Bazar to Lukla.

Day 16:Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Enjoy the farewell dinner.

Day 17:Departure.


  • includes:
  • Pick up and Drop from and to the airport by private Vehicle.
  • Guided sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley with private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 star category hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary on twin sharing basis.
  • All necessary paper works, National park entry permits and TIMS permit card.
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charge.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide and porters (one porter for 2 people).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porters.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Lovely Nepal's sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag. (If required).


  • Nepal entry visa fee which you may easily issue upon your arrival at International airport. You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Emergency Rescue and Evacuation cost or any types of travel insurance.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Entrance fee in all monuments during tour.
  • Your personal expenses and entrance fee while you are doing sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for the guide and staffs (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).Upon your arrival at the international Airport at Kathmandu, our representative would pick you up and transfer to a hotel. A short briefing about the next day activities is provided and stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 02Kathmandu Sightseeing tour and trekking preparation.After breakfast you are guided out for the sightseeing tour of different UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. We visit different culturally significant locations such as Boudhhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu durbar square and Pashupatinath. We prepare for trekking and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 03Fly to Lukla airport and trekking up to Phakding.After the early morning breakfast, we fly to Lukla from the domestic airport terminal at Kathmandu. The scenic flight provides the beautiful view of Himalayas. Upon our arrival at Lukla airport, we start our trekking towards Phakding. After about 4 hours of trekking we arrive at Phakding and check into a lodge to stay overnight.

Day 04Trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazar.We trek along the trail at the bank of Dudh Koshi River and move uphill through the forest dominated by pine trees. We enter Jorsale Park and cross the suspension bridge over the river. We arrive at Namche Bazar after few hours of uphill walk through the pine forest. The Sherpa capital Namche Bazar is surrounded by Himalayas and is the prime location for trade and accommodation. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Namche Bazar.

Day 05Acclimatization day at Namche Bazar.To avoid different altitude related health problems we take a rest day. The acclimatization helps our body to adapt in the high altitudes. We explore around the local market, nearby village and enjoy our day at Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is the main trading centre in Everest region and the gateway to the Himalayas. We enjoy our overnight stay at the guest house.

Day 06Trekking from Namche Bazar to Tengboche.Tengboche is popular for having traditional monastery on its premise. After the breakfast we move towards Tengboche. We pass through the jungle and may encounter different Himalayan species like the herd of Himalayan Tahr. We pass through different locations like Kayangjhuma, Sanasa and Phunki Thenga. On elevating further from Phunki Thenga we arrive at Tengboche. Tengboche provides the magnificent sight of Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Taboche and Everest. We stay overnight at a local tea house in Tengboche.

Day 07Trekking from Tengboche to Dingboche.Today’s trekking starts with a steep descent through the rhododendron and pine forest towards a small river ‘Emja Khola’. We pass Emja Kola over a suspension bridge and ascend higher. After hours of trekking we reach Dingboche. Dingboche is a beautiful location surrounded by the forest and offers glorious view of different mountain ranges. We check into a lodge and stay overnight.

Day 08Acclimatization day at Dingboche.We take a rest day at Dingboche as a preparation for the upcoming high altitude trekking. We can explore around the village and enjoy the magnificent view of Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam peaks. We may also ascent Chhukung Ri (4730m) for amazing view of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Island Peak and other mountains and to adapt at higher altitude. Acclimatization helps us to adapt higher altitude environment. We enjoy our day at Dingboche and stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 09Trekking from Dingboche to Chhukung.After the morning breakfast we ascend through the rocky trail towards Chhukung. We pass through high altitude landscape and Emja Khola valley. We can have the glorious sight of Lhotse, Island peak and Thamserku along the trail. We trek through Bibre and reach the glacial Chhukung after walking over 4 hours. We enjoy the sight of the beautiful snowy peaks and the frozen surrounding. We stay overnight at a local tea house.

Day 10Trekking from Chhukung to Lobuche via Kongma La Pass (5535m).We start our trekking early in the morning as we have to climb high Kongma La Pass. We continue a moderate level of trekking until Pokalden base camp. We take an elevated route through a narrow path to reach the summit of Kongma La Pass. After about 5-6 hours of trekking we reach the summit which offers the magnificent view of Himalayas and peaks. We descend downwards from the pass and arrive at Khumbu glacier. We trek further towards Lobuche and stay overnight at a tea house.

Day 11Trekking from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5365m) and trek back to Gorakshep.Early morning we continue our trekking towards Everest Base Camp. We pass through moraines and ponds present in Khumbu glacier. After passing through the wet glacier we descend downhill to reach Gorakshep. We can have the sight of snow covered mountain peaks like Nuptse and Mt. Everest from Gorakshep. We check into a lodge and trek further towards the popular Everest Base Camp. We return back from Everest Base Camp and stay at the lodge in Gorakshep.

Day 12Trekking from Gorakshep to Kalapthar (5545m) and from Kalapathar to Pheriche via Gorakshep.We start the early morning ascend towards Kalapathar. Kalapathar offers one the most beautiful sights of sunrise in the Himalayas. Kalapathar provides the panoramic view of different mountain peaks like Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Pumori and multiple others. We hike back to Gorakshep and head towards Pheriche. After descending about 5 hours we arrive at Pheriche and stay overnight at a guest house.

Day 13Trekking from Pheriche to Tengboche.After our breakfast at Pheriche we continue our trekking. We trek through several suspension bridges today. We walk pass through several chortens and villages like Orsho, Syomare, Milingo, Deboche and arrive at Tengboche after 4 hours of trekking. We are provided with picturesque sight of Himalayas throughout the trekking trail. We can explore around Tengboche and see eco-museum. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Tengboche.

Day 14Trekking from Tengboche to Namche.We start our trekking after enjoying our breakfast at Tengboche. We descend steeply through the trail until Phunke Tenga and ascend uphill. We walk through the same trail we walked earlier from Namche to Tengboche. We walk for about 4 hours to through several locations and arrive at Namche the Sherpa capital. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Namche.

Day 15Trekking from Namche Bazar to Lukla.This is the final trekking day of the Everest Kongma La pass trekking. Today we walk uphill initially and then we hike down towards the river. We walk along the bank of river and through the bridges. After few hours of trekking and a final elevated ascent we arrive at Lukla. We enjoy our last trekking day at Lukla and stay overnight at a guest house.

Day 16Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Enjoy the farewell dinner. We take the early morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. We arrive at Kathmandu after an hour of scenic flight. We move into a hotel and rest during the day. We can also perform souvenir shopping walking through the busy shopping markets of Kathmandu. Tonight we enjoy the dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant watching the cultural dance performance. After the farewell dinner we return back to the hotel and stay overnight.

Day 17Departure.Thank you for performing Everest Kongma La Pass trekking in Nepal with Lovely Nepal Tours and Travel. Our representative will drop you to the airport for your final departure to the future destination.

Trip Note

The environmental, political and several other factors that are beyond the control of our team might be the hindrances in the trip. It is quite unusual for the alteration of whole itinerary; however, these factors can be responsible for the change and improvisation of the proposed itinerary. In such cases, the group leader or the trekking guide would decide the best alternative possible and try to minimize the problem as per the group’s interest. However, the company would not be responsible for the result of the alternatives and change in the suggested itinerary.

In case of health problems:

In case of altitude sickness and other health hazards during the trip, Lovely Nepal can charter a helicopter for you. In case you use this service, you can do the payment at our office. The payment receipt will be provided so that you can claim the amount from insurance.

In case of Flight Delay:

There might be certain delay in flight schedule from few hours to few days while flying to and from Lukla. The extreme weather conditions, technical problems and minimum visibility can be the barrier for the landing and taking off of the flight. In case of these difficulties, Lovely Nepal Tours can charter a helicopter to make sure you won’t miss your international flight. In this case, the cost of the chopper can be paid directly at our office. You would be provided with the payment receipt so that you can claim the amount from insurance. However, it is a good idea to keep few spare days at the end of the itinerary while trekking in Everest region to minimize the effect of flight delay.