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Mt.Everest two high Kongma-La 5,535m/18,159ft and Cho-La Pass 5,420m/17,82ftTrek 

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 the 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.
NOTE: Sherpa Expedition and Trekking company companies are humbly request pricey our honour guest, throughout the trip, weather, native politics, transport or a large number of different factors that are on the far side our management will bring changes within the itinerary. It is, however, not possible that the itinerary would be well altered; if alterations are necessary, the leader can decide what's the simplest various, taking into thought the simplest interests of the total cluster. wherever a modification will occur, we tend to do everything we will to reduce its impact, however, we tend to cannot be answerable for the results of changes or delays.

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla
Sherpa Exp & Trekking companies are informing that’s; Lukla flying field is located on a beautiful natural depression encircled by high mountains. thanks to this reason, landing and setting out from Lukla is taken into account to be troublesome and technical. The weather within the space unpredictable and is probably going to vary every few hours leading to flight delays or cancellation.

Twin Otter and Dornier planes area unit the first mode of transport to and from the field at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. However, if flights area unit cancelled thanks to mountain weather, to Lukla or from Lukla to Kathmandu, we'll assist you to charter an eggbeater to make sure you're on schedule for your trip and flight connections. the additional charges incurred area unit just about $2,500 to $3,000 USD per eggbeater (USD five hundred to USD three,000 per person) would be applicable to you for the eggbeater charter. The eggbeater takes four to six passengers at a time and therefore the value is shared amongst the passengers. the value should be paid by the participant, which might later be submitted for compensation through the travel nondepository financial institution. we will assist you with the mandatory documents for a claim. Payment for the eggbeater should is paid at the time of service by the participant. U.S.A. greenbacks money or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards, yank Express) area unit accepted for eggbeater transport. Any card payment needs a forty-five bank fee, which fits on to the bank.

The eggbeater will fly if the visibility is 1500m or larger, whereas the dual otter and Dornier planes will fly if the visibility is 5000m or larger, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules. If the weather is extreme and therefore the visibility is lesser than one,500m helicopters also are not operated. In such cases, we'll schedule your flight for consecutive day reckoning on the provision. If this case keeps on obtaining perennial for several days then you'd be given the choice trek choices.

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. Included meals: Breakfast

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. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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 centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery, and a colourful 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. Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 05: Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m) – 5 hrs.
The trek continues along the flowing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi with magnificent views of the mountains. We’ll have a trek to an altitude of 3,860 m upon reaching Tengboche. Inside the monastery are unbelievably ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The cluster will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or in the morning depending on how the trekking goes this day.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 06: Trek to Dingboche 4,460m 4 to 5 hrs.
This stage is brief, but as mentioned many will be doing it in the afternoon. The last hill into Dingboche is where the altitude usually bites. Beware of too much activity on this first night, those merely strolling up from Pangboche should be fine. Leaving upper the routes heads to the village of Somare (4010m) and then Orsho; both have lodges. Later the trail divides the left path goes up to Pheriche. The trail heads around to a bridge, before a steep climb to the village of Dingboche (4410m), which has quite a few very good lodges.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 07: Acclimatization day at Dingboche. Hike to checking and back to Hotel.
It's advisable to have another acclimatization day off before going higher. The best choice is to hike up the valley to Chukkung (4730m) and on towards Island Peak (Imja Tes). Above Dingboche is Nagkartshang Gompa (allow 2-3hrsfor an energetic but short trip). or head to Pheriche for the HRA afternoon lecture on altitude sickness. The trail for Chhukung leaves Dingboche for the cluster of Bibr (4570m) is surrounded by fabulous Peaks: Taboche, the wall of Nuptse and Lhotse and the tremendous fluted cirque liking the Amphu Laptsa pass and Ama Dablam. Chukkung has several lodges and is a popular spot for those climbing island peaks. Well acclimatized trekkers can head up a grassy slope towards the peak of Chukkung Ri (5550m) to view Makalu.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 08: Trek to Chhukung 4,750m - 04 hrs.
From Dingboche a short walk to Chhukung last settlement of Khumbu area around Imjatse Valley with grand scenery of snowcapped mountains with Mt. Makalu towards east. At Chhukung afternoon free or hike to Chhukung Ri for more super views of the mountains and preparation for next early morning adventure towards Kongma-la pass.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 09: Trek to Kongoma-la 5,535m and to Lobuche 4,928m - 08 hrs.
After the wonderful stop in Chhukung, a Big Day! Start early before dawn with a climb on the icy path, walking on rocky trail beneath Kongma-la and its peak Kongma or Mehra, after a good rest, cross over Kongma-la pass at 5,535 m / 18,159 ft hidden between great Nuptse wall, Mihara and Pokalde peaks. After a tough climb towards Khumbu glacier and moraine one has to be careful here on the misleading after descending the walk leads on the path to a short steep climb up to the terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier to reach at Lobuche for an overnight stop in the comfort of a cosy lodge after great full day walk.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10:  Trek to Gorak Shep 5,170 m and Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and return to Gorakshep - 06 hrs.
The trek to Gorakshep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass through the pyramid signpost. Ahead on the trail we see the crest of the north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. A small ascent would take us to ThangmaRiju from where we perceive 360-degree vista of snowy mountains. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. As we reach Gorakshep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world - Mt. Everest.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 11:  Hike to Kalapatther 5,545 m/18 and walk to Dzongla 4,830m - 06 hrs.
Early hike to Kalapatthar hilltop, a black rocky ridge at 5,545 meters high, offering the panorama of surrounding giant peaks with Mt. Everest at close distance, then head back to Gorakshep, continue trek downhill to reach the base of Cho-la pass at Dzongla for an overnight stop.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 12: Dzongla to Cho-la pass 5,367m/17604ft, walk down to Thinktank 4,750m - 07 hrs.
Early in the morning as we start our trek to Thangnak, the fantastic view of Cholatse mountain greets us. The trek starts as we steep up to the westward from Dzonglha. Today is the day we conquest Cho-La pass and the trip will be toughest than before. As we reach on the top of the basin we prepare to cross the Cho-La. The of Cho-a lake and the Mt. Amadablam could be seen during the trail which reduces our tiredness. Now climbing is not so easy and we also to be alert as rocks can be glazed by ice. The final climb is little technical as the trail curves around. After reaching on the tip the path leads us downhill to Thangnak which can be easily done.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 13: Trek to Gokyo 4,750 m/15, 580ft -04 hrs.
Today early morning after having breakfast we step p to the Gokyo. The way collects the unbeatable mountain views. From Longponga 4720 meter we continue ascending trail to Gokyo with the view of Tanjung Tsho Lake situated at the height of 4710 m. After a short walk on the edge of Ngozumpa glacier (longest glacier of Nepal,) we reach to its other side enjoy the view of Gokyo Lake. Other two lake can be seen from Gokyo.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 14: Trek to Gokyo Ri (5357m) and trek down to Machhermo (4470m) or Dole (4190m) 6-7 hrs
The next day we further trek to Gokyo Ri or the Gokyo Peak. Gokyo Ri is a mountain peak in the Khumbu region of Everest. Its altitude is 5357 meters. Gokyo Ri is mostly popular for the panoramic views of several mountain summits in the Khumbhu region including the Mount Everest. After observing the fascinating view from the Gokyo Ri, we descend back to Machhermo. Overnight stay a guesthouse.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Day 15:  Trek to Namche Bazaar 6hrs
Journey back to Namche from Machhermo can be long but the trail is quite easy and comfortable as it traverses through several Sherpa settlement areas and villages. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namche Bazar. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Day 16: Trek to Lukla 7 hrs.
Last day of our trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. We enjoy this time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. The afternoon is free, so you can relax and enjoy a hot shower! In the evening, have a few celebratory drinks and dance with your trek mates.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 17: 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 18: 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)

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:

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)

1. Trekking equipment

The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack 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:

  1. Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  3. Daypack bag for yourself
  4. A down Jacket
  5. Shade hat
  6. Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  7. A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
  8. T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  9. Lightweight thermal tops.
  10. Fleece jacket.
  11. Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
  12. A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
  13. Underwear
  14. Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  15. Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  16. Four pairs of liner warm socks
  17. A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
  18. A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  19. A pair sandal (Optional)
  20. A water bottle.
  21. Head/Torch Light.

2. Medicines and First Aid Kits

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  4. Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  5. 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)

3. Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Pocket knife.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

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 and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd.  Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.

Duration
Duration
18 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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