Kongma La and Cho La Pass trek is the less crowded and less visited trekking trail but offers the ultimate trekking experience in Everest region. It lies above the Khumbu glacier opposite of 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.
Mt.Everest two high Kongma-La 5,535m/18,159ft and Cho-La Pass 5,420m/17,82ftTrek
Kongma La is one of the challenging trekking in Nepal. Trekkers need to cross two high passes located at the six distinct valleys of Bhotekoshi River, Namche Bazaar, Gokyo Lake, Ngozumba Glacier, Khumbu, and Imja Tse. Crossing the rugged high passes of Kongma La (5,545m), and Cho La (5,420m) with climbing of Chukung Ri (5,546m), Kalapathar (5,550m) and Gokyo Ri(5,357m) along with Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Valley makes this trek incomparable and unforgettable for trekkers.
Highlights of Kongma-La and Cho-La Pass Trek.
- See the stunning Himalayas views of Everest region from the world's highest passes
- Kongma-La and Cho-La Pass Trek are world famous Himalayan high passes.
- This trek is synonymous a circuit trek connecting all the major trekking routes in Khumbu valley.
- Three major valleys of Everest. Gokyo valley, Chhukung valley, and Everest Base Camp valley.
- Communicate with typical people, their cultures and customs.
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)
The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the bag pack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:
- 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)
Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes
- A pair of half gloves
- A warmer hat that covers the ears
- Neck warmer
- Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
- Headlamp and an extra set of batteries
- A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
- Warmer shell gloves and liner
- long sleeve t-shirts
- Thermal Tops
- wool Jackets or pullover
- Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
- Water and windproof shell jacket
- Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
- windproof and waterproof trousers
- warmer trouser
- Comfortable trekking pants
- Extra casual sport pants
- 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
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.)
- Comfortable trekking poles
- Best energy dry foods (up to you)
- Power Bank and music players
- Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
Good to Know
In Kathmandu, you will be accommodated in a 3-star category hotel. During the trek, teahouses are readily available; most of the teahouses are fairly basic with twin beds and very less additional furniture. All accommodation is on a twin sharing basis. On request, private rooms can be provided, except in higher elevation where it will be just dormitories.
Meals and drinks during the trek
Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu and full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) are provided during the trek. Though the staple food of this region is potato, you will experience the vast array of Continental, Indians, local cuisines and authentic Nepalese food (rice and lentils). We highly recommend you to buy water purifying pills as you get to have stream water; however, you have the option of buying mineral water and boiled water at an additional cost. Note that, purchasing plastic bottled water is not eco-friendly.
These two passes trek are the challenging off the beaten trekking trail in Everest Region so it is recommended for physically fit and experienced hikers only. This trek consists of high altitude passes above 5000m which is not going to be easy for trekkers with no past trekking experience. If you prepare properly and do regular exercises prior to your trekking then it will be a lot easier for beginners too.
Best time to travel
October – November, and March – April are considered as a suitable time to visit high pass trek. The sky is clear, the temperature is moderate which offers extraordinary mountain views during your trip.