The Kongma-La of 5535 meters of altitude is one of the 3 passes of the Sagarmatha, which links the Chukhung valley with the Everest Base Camp itinerary. It is, therefore, a spectacular route designed by us that also includes three Base Camps, Ama Dablam, Island Peak and finally Everest, in a trek that we could have also called “The Base Camps Trek”.
20 days / 19 nights full trip in Nepal (minimum recommended)
17 days’ trek
Medium-hard. Kongma-La pas is challenging
Highest altitude 5550m
Highest altitude overnight 5140m
Local mountain guide English speaking
Meals and overnight in lodges during the trek
Accommodation in hotel in Kathmandu
Transfers in private vehicle, shuttle and Lukla flights
If there’s one thing the valleys of the Khumbu have, it’s that proximity to the high mountains. Here, the white peaks of the Himalayas are within reach, with that false feeling that you can climb them in the morning and come back at coffee time. Any of the treks here are quite spectacular in this point, through an area dominated by the Sherpa community. Naturally, having the summit of Everest among its list of very high peaks makes this area of Nepal the one that attracts the most hikers. But the Khumbu neither begins nor ends with the Everest Base Camp trek, and it is full of much richer and more spectacular routes, as well as much less crowded ones.
The Kongma-La Trek begins by going through our own stages of the Everest Base Camp route, which avoid the main route, widening the panoramic view over the valleys and reaching Chukhung, which would be the most eastern valley of the whole Khumbu area. Chukhung is the gateway to the famous Island Peak, and the landscape around it along the route to the Island Base Camp is full of spectacular peaks. From Chukhung we cross the Kongma-La pass at 5535 meters of altitude, a demanding pass in a rather long stage in a solitary environment, which will take us to meet the main route of the Everest Base Camp, from where we can enjoy the almost perfect pyramid of Sagarmatha, its name in Nepali. The way back to Lukla will be following the main route, avoiding at the most walk by the same path than the ascent.
Kongma-La is one of the three passes in the route of the “Sagarmatha 3 Passes Trek” and, therefore, you already know that you have other itinerary options.
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