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Kongma-La and Cho-La Pass Trek-The ambitious trekkers intend to do high pass trek without any technical climbing gears. this types of a trek are in Everest region of the Kongma-La and Cho-la Pass with the alpine pasture and lake of Gokyo or milk lake the abode of Lord Shiva.

Kongma La & Cho La Pass trek is less crowded and less visited trekking trail of Everest trekking region. Khongma La Pass trekking is one of the challenging trekking in Nepal. It is above the Khumbu glacier opposite Lobuche in Everest trek region and one of several small summits, including Pokalde, that make up the long South West ridge of Nuptse, between the Khumbu and Nuptse Glaciers. The view from Pokalde is stunning, especially the proximity of the huge south face of Nuptse. East of the Kongma La, a small, stepped glacier descends from the summit between long, rocky.

Highlights of Kongma-La and Cho-La Pass Trek.


  • See the stunning Himalayas views of Everest region from world's highest passes 
  • Kongma-La and Cho-La Pass Trek are world famous Himalayan high passes.
  • This trek is actually a circuit trek connecting all the major trekking routes in Khumbu valley.
  • Three major valleys of Everest. Gokyo valley, Everest Base Camp valley, and Chhukung valley. 
  • Direct touch with typical peoples, their cultures and customs.

Day  01: Arrival at Kathmandu & Transfer to hotel 1,350m.

Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff with a warm welcome and transfer to respective hotels with a briefing regarding Everest high three passes trek, hotels, lodge on the route with doing and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.preparation for the great adventure to Everest high three passes trekking.

Day 02: Morning Flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2804m/9199ft). Trekking from Lukla to Phakding (Alt. 2610m/8563ft). Walking 3 hrs.

Early morning you will be picked up at the hotel by our guide and escort you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. Then you board the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. During the 40 minutes, you enjoy stunning views of Himalayas. After landing at Tenzing-Hilary airport you meet your porter. He will carry your luggage. Then you start your trekking. Today you trek of three hours. It’s easy and gentle. The trail starts passing a Kani (ceremonial gatehouse). It descends steeply then runs level above Kyangma village, which has a large gompa (monastery) and school. After that, you enter Cheplung village. The trail descends through community forest with the sight of Dudh Koshi River. Crossing suspension bridge it’s a short climb around the ridge to Ghat. Leaving Ghat the trail passes a school and complex of mani walls, certain and prayer wheels. Then the trail climbs to the hamlet of Chautala. From Chhuthawa after a short walk, you reach to Phakding. Overnight at a mountain lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3,450m 5-6 hrs 

After a nice morning, walk continues crossing bridges over Dudh Kosi River passing several interesting villages of Toc-Toc, Bankar and Monjo arriving at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate, from here on the river bed for few hours and after the last bridge a steep uphill to Namche Bazaar, at Namche with facilities of good restaurant, pubs, cyber café, post office, and banks.

Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar Hike to Everest View resort 3,800m.

This is the first of the two days set aside for "acclimatization". Health experts recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day's hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazaar is the main center of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery, and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Our guides take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region.

Day 05: Trekking from Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (Alt. 3680m/12073ft). Walking 5 hrs.

After breakfast, you follow the path by the giant mani in Chhorkung and trek north around the long ridge. At the end of the bluff is a viewpoint over a panorama of Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Everest. Then trail reaches Kyangjuma. After the short walk, it takes to trail junction at Sanasa. You catch the path leads to Gokyo and climb the ridge. Just across the valley, you will be able to see houses of Tengboche on another ridge and the walled fields of Phortse. Then the track contours the ridge and reaches a small pass, Mong La (3975m). Locals say village nearby this pass is the birthplace of Lama Sange Dorje, the saint who introduced Buddhism to the Everest region. Crossing Mong La the path drops down to Dudh Koshi through pine forests and it arrives at Phortse Thanga. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 06: Trekking from Phorse Thanga to Machherma (Alt. 4470m/14665ft). Walking 5 hrs.

The day starts crossing the river at Phortse Thenga and moves up through the forest. Then the trail splits. You follow the trail that climbs northwest along the valley of the Dudh Koshi towards Gokyo. Continue your trekking to the next village Dole along the west side of the valley. From Dole, you have mountain views of Khumbila to the south and Taboche to the north side. From Dole, it’s a steep climb out of the forest to a barren hillside covered in tundra grasses and dotted scrub junipers and arrives Lhabarma. From this small village, the trail climbs gently past a large Chorten to Luza. The trail continues to climb along the side of the valley over a series of sandy hummocks. You will soon reach a Chorten and fluttering prayer flags on the outskirts of Machhermo. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 07: Trekking from Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4790m/15715ft). Walking 4 hrs.

Today leaving Machhermo you enter the deserted tundra of the high mountains. It climbs steeply up a scrubby slope to a few of certain on the hilltop. Then it follows the ridge. On the way, you have good views of Kantega (6685m) and Cho Oyu (8210m), the sixth tallest mountain in the world. Then you will come to a small settlement of Pangka. From Pangka the trail dips then climb into a rocky cleft on stone steps beside the stream. Afterward, it reaches the first lake, Longponga Tsho (4650m). Just past the lake, a small side trail cuts east towards Cho La Pass to Lobuche. The trail now becomes almost level as it crosses a barren landscape. You will soon reach the second lake Taboche Tsho (4710m). From this lake, after short walking, you will arrive at the village nearby Gokyo lake (4790m). Gokyo village is located between a wall of moraine and the lake which is backed by a basin o fang-like peaks. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 08: At Gokyo hike to Gokyo-Ri 5,357m and trek to Thaknak 4,750m - 04 hrs.

Morning hike to Gokyo Ri 5,357m, offers a panorama of world’s highest peaks from Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Cholatse, Taweche and to the east rises Mt. Makalu. After a mesmerizing time at Gokyo Ri descend to Gokyo for lunch and then a short walk to Thaknak beneath Ngozumba Glacier with rest of the afternoon free at leisure to enjoy the surrounding views.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 09: Cross Tsho-La 5,367m and trek to Dzongla 4,830 m -07 hrs.

Starting before dawn with long climb to the top of Tsho-pass (pronounced as Cho-la) over rocky moraine in snow condition this will be tough to find the right path in snow and ice, walking on rubble of moraine reaching at the top enclosed by Cholatse, Nirekha and Taboche peaks, after a hard climb to the top, descend to a small valley at Dzong-la for overnight halt.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche 4,940 m - 05 hrs.

After the wonderful stop at Dzongla, morning a short uphill climb and then a nice pleasant walk near Thugla (Dugla) on the midway where Pheriche, Dingboche, and Cho-la pass joins towards Everest Base Camp. From here a gradual walk to Lobuche for an overnight stop.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 11: Trek to Gorekshep 5,180m Hike to Kalapatthar 5,550m and back to Gorekshep  7hrs.

We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar and witness the first light of day caress the peaks of the mountains, particularly, Mt. Everest. However, we need to be prepared for an early morning departure, amid predawn darkness and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C). Further, there is always the potential for chilly winds which are quite common. During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we can pause to catch a breath at several outstanding view points from where we can snap great pictures. After several hours of ascent, we reach Kala Patthar and will again descend down to Gorak Shep.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 12: Trek to EBC 5,364m and back to Gorak Shep and trek to Lobuche 6 hrs.

We take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. From EBC we can see the hazardous route of Everest i.e. Khumbu Icefall by which brave climbers pass through. From EBC we descend to Lobuche and we will chase to  Cho-La pass 5420 m. The war from EBC to Lobuche is also known as Lobuche pass. No doubt that trek to EBC is a lifetime achievement to the trekkers.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 13: Cross Kongma La (5,535m) to Chukkung (4,720m) 6-7 hrs

The Kongma La is a challenging pass and often underrated the trek in is a more interesting way to approach the Imja Valley than either via Dugla and Dingboche the usual route taken by most trekking parties. The path is steep on the way up to the top of the pass. From the top, the views are truly spectacular, especially towards Makalu in the east with Ama Dablam’s North Ridge and Nuptse towering immediately over our heads. We trek down past some glacial lakes and yak pastures on the descent to finally reach Chukkung a small settlement around 4 hours from the pass.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 14: Climb Chukkung Ri (5,550m) – 5 hours. Trek to Dingboche (4,410m) – 3 hrs

We need to be up early today for the last of our ascents after breakfast we strike out on our final challenge. From the Chukkung the path quickly leads upwards, crossing open grassy slopes and heading straight towards the towering massif of Lhotse that stands steadfastly behind our mountain. Two weeks into the trek we feel more like mountain goats, well acclimatized and very fit, this peak should be easier to negotiate as we zig-zag our way to the top and yet it is as daunting as any taken so far. With the warming sun and clear air, we make the final steps up rocky blocks. At the top, there are yet more prayer flags to greet us and seal our triumph. The views from the top are as spectacular as ever and it is here we can see just how far we have come. We can trace out our journey across the Khumbu with the Dudh Khosi flowing south towards Lukla and down south to the Terai (almost at sea level) beyond, to the west lies Cho La and Gokyo towards Tibet. Behind us stands the gigantic wall of Lhotse so great that it masks our view of Everest which now hides behind it. No matter we are repaid with views of Makalu to the east and the great mountains of the Upper Hongu with Chamlang and Baruntse clearly visible. It is hard to imagine a better climax than this as we stand amongst these towering giants. Time to descend from our high point, for some food before an easy trek down to Dingboche.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 15: Trek to Kyangjungma 3,600m 2 hrs before Namche  6 – 7 hrs.

The walk from here leads on the main path where one can come across many trekkers, yaks and other beasts of burden, the scenic walk leads past the village of Pangboche, after a break here, a short walk brings you to the bridge from the bridge it is nearly downhill all the way with few ups in between to Pangboche, from here descend towards the bridge with a pleasant walk through the pine, rhododendron forest to Deoboche, after Deoboche 40 minutes uphill climb reaches you at Thyangboche for the overnight stop. Thyangboche offers excellent scenery of the surrounding peaks including Mt.Everest and of the majestic peak of Ama Dablam, visit the famed Thyangboche monastery as per the time rules for the visit.
From here a slow descend with a slight climb to the ridge and a gradual walk brings you at Kyangjungma for the overnight stop offering grand views of Ama Dablam, Thermasarkhu, and Kangtenga with chances of seeing some wildlife.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 16: Trek to Monjo 2,835m. Approx. 4 – 5 hours walk.

A short easy walk back to Namche Bazaar on the downhill and gradual path, after Namche Bazaar a downhill walk most of the way to Monjo for the overnight, Monjo village located near Sagarmatha National Park Entrance.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 17: Trek to Lukla 4 – 5 hrs walk.

Today the end of this great adventure trekking back to Lukla, a leisure and pleasant walk, with few short up-hills to encounter. On reaching Lukla, last dinner with the fellow Sherpa guides and porters.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

From Lukla taking an early morning flight back to Kathmandu with views of mountains, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 19: International departure homeward bound.

Today, last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of Everest High Two Pass trekking, as per your time for international flight, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff transfer you to the airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

What is Includes

  • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off by private car / van / bus.
  •  Accommodation in Kathmandu as mentioned in the itinerary. 
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
  • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Local licensed English and other language speaking guides. (We have guides for different language including Russian, etc.)
  •  Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.
  •  Local staffs and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Down jackets-sleeping bags and comprehensive medical kits.
  •  Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staffs.
  •  Inclusive of government tax. 
  • Official expenses.
  •  Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) 
  •  Sagarmatha National Park permits fee.

What is Excludes

  •  All meals (lunch and dinner) in City or the Capital.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • International airfares and airport departure tax.
  •  Visa fees.
  • Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, chocolate and laundry.
  • Wifi and battery charge.
  •  Personal trekking types of equipment.
  • Certain sightseeing/monument entrance fees.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the above section.
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver. (Note: Tipping is expected)

General

  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)ve 3,000m)
  •  Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd information about Himalayas of Nepal Everest Region Trekking.

Doing treks in Himalayas of Nepal is the distinct culture and environment. Trekkers need to consider on following do’s and don’ts.

Do’s

  • Do smile and greet the local people by saying “Namaste” and “Tashidelek” to show respect.
  • Do walk in a group or keep a distance that you could see your front and behind fellow.
  • Do consult with your trekking guide before trying anything new during the trek.
  • Do ask the question to the guide for the next day trekking necessity, so that you could pack in your small backpack because rest baggage will carry by a porter and will get only in the evening.
  • Do give a donation to the monastery in the trekking area where they don’t collect tickets from the visitors but there is a donation box.
  • Do inform your trekking guide if you are not comfortable with your health while approaching higher altitude.

Don’t

  • Don’t underestimate the local culture and belief even if you find uncomfortable with it.
  • Don’t take a picture of the people without their permission during the trek because some individual doesn’t like that.
  • Don’t be strange if local people stare at you because they are surprised to see you, not with a bad intention.
  • Don’t expect too many facilities in the trekking areas, most places provide you only the basic facilities.
  • Don’t harm wild animals, birds, and plants during the trek and take a global responsibility to save the environment.
  • Don’t give money to the children and the beggars; it encourages them to beg from the visitors.
Note regarding itineraries.
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa expedition & trekking Pvt. Ltd. Walkers have led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.
Duration
Duration
19 Days
Season
Season
Autumn/Spring
Region
Region
Everest region
Grade
Grade
Medium
Altitude
Altitude
5550m
Walking
Walking
5/6hrs
Accommodation
Accommodation
Hotel/Teahouse
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