Kongma la Pass Photo

Kongma-La Pass Trek

Trip Duration
13 Days
Trip Grade
Max. Altitude
5536 m.
Everest Region Trekking
Tea House
Sep/Dec and Mar/May

Trip overview

Highest Pass in Everest Region – Kongma La Pass Trek

Challenging trekking in Nepal one of the highest passes in the Everest Region is the Kongma La pass trek. The altitude of the Kongma la is 5536 m. It offers views of the high Himalayas range. The mountains on the route are Mt Makalu, Nupche, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Iceland Peak, Tabuche, Thamserku, Peak, and many more. In 13 days you will complete the Kongmala pass with Everest base camp Trek

Kongmala pass trek leads you after the success of Everest Base Camp and the Kalapathar hike. It is of course the journey to witness Everest too. You will see Mt Everest 8848.86 m then trek back to Lobuche. The next morning’s goal is to Challenge the highest pass Kongmala 5536M. If good weather the trip continues otherwise you need one more additional day.

13 days Kongma La Pass trekking through Himalaya View Treks you will get totally different experience in a lifetime trek. Himalaya View Treks is owned by expert guides and a strong porter’s team and all are more than 10 years of experience and are familiar with Nepalese Himalaya.

Kongma La Pass Trek – test your perseverance!

Everest Base Camp to Kongma la pass trek start also from Lukla after a short flight from Kathmandu to Hillary airport Lukla through Phagding, Jorsalle, Hillary Bridge to Namche Bazaar and rest one day for acclimatizing then again continues with Everest Himalayas views via Tengboche Monastery, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gork Shep, Kalapattar to new Everest Base Camp and back to Lobuche then prepare to pass Kongma La and after the Kongma la pass overnight at Dingboche. Dingboche continues to descend Namche Bazaar to Lukla and fly out to Kathmandu takes 13 days.

Trekking To Everest Provides a certificate holder’s leadership-trained leader guide, fully insurance-covered staff, healthy food best accommodations, and a suitable itinerary for any adventure treks in the Nepalese Himalayas.

Moreover, except for 13 days, Kongma La pass trek if you want to do a shorter Everest base camp trek or a longer Everest three passes trek, please let us know. we will calculate the trip cost and catered trip itinerary as per your timeframe and request. If you are already here in Kathmandu or Pokhara and need to hire a guide/porter or Tour/Trekking packages, you can directly contact an expert via WhatsApp at +9779841146306. Or visit our office:- Himalaya View Treks Pvt. Ltd which is located in Kaldhara Marg, Kathmandu 44600. Front of the Kathmandu sports climbing center on the 1st-floor building.

Short Itinerary

Kongmala Pass Trek 13 days Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Day 02: Trekking to Namche Bazar Via Manju, Jorsalle, Hilary bridge

Day 03: Namche Bazaar: acclimatize day

Day 04: Trekking to Tengboche Monastery

Day 05: Trekking to Dingboche via Dibuche, Somar

Day 06: Trekking to Lobuche via Thukla

Day 07: Early morning Trek to Kala-Patthar and then Gorekshep

Day 08: Hike to the base camp of Everest via Khumbu glacier

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche

Day 10: Trek to Dingboche Via the Highest pass of The Everest Region Trek Kongmala Pass

Day 11: Trek back to Namche Bazar via Khumbu village

Day 12: Trek back to Lukla

Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

Fly to Lukla 35 minute (2840m) and Trekking to Phakding (2610m): After short flight trek to Phakding. Walking distance 3/4 hour stay overnight at lodge.

Day 02: Trekking to Namche Bazar Via Manju, Jorsalle, Hilary bridge

Trekking to Namche Bazar (3440m) Via Manju, Jorsalle, Hilary bridge, Top danda which is first Everest view point, to Namche Bazar Walking distance 5/6 hour stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Namchebazar: acclimatize day,

Namchebazar: acclimatize day, hike to Everest View Hotel which is Viewpoint of Mount Everest have some drinks and explore around the Everest Region Mountain such as Everest (8848m.) Lhotse (8516m.), Amadablam (6812m.), Nuptse (7855m.), Island (6189m.) etc, stay the same place overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trekking to Tengboche Monastery

Trekking to Tengboche Monastery (3860m) via phunky tanka, Late afternoon explore the enchanting and biggest Buddhist monastery of the area. Walking distance 5/6 hour stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trekking to Dingboche via Dibuche, Somar

Trekking to Dingboche (4300m) via Dibuche, Somare, to Dingboche check-in room and then have some hot drink to make warm for body and hike around Dingboche Ri for acclimatizing and better sleep at night, Walking distance 5/6 hour stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trekking to Lobuche via Thukla

Trekking to Lobuche (4960m): via Thukla to Lobuche same like pass days we can do little hike surrounding the Lobuche and back to Hotel, Walking distance 5 to 6-hours stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: early morning Trek to Kala-Patthar and then Gorekshep

early morning Trek to Kala-Patthar (5450m) and then Gorekshep (5100m): Kala-Patthar is the most popular tourist destination in the area and able to see more than 40 snow-capped peaks from Kalapather, Best view of Mount Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Pumari, South call, Khumbula peak, etc, Walking distance 3/4 hour stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Hike to base camp of Everest via Khumbu glacier

Hike to base camp of Everest (5400m) via Khumbu glacier to Everest base camp, in afternoon explore the Area and base of Mt. Everest, and back to Gokherakshep Walking distance 4/5 hour stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche

Trek to Lobuche 3hour stay overnight at lodge afternoon prepare for Kongma La pass for next Morning.

Day 10: Trek to Dingboche Via Highest pass of The Everest Region Trek Kongmala Pass

Trek to Dingboche (4300m) Via Highest pass of The Everest Region Trek Kongmala Pass ( 5566m) overnight at tea house.

Day 11: Trek back to Namche Bazar via Khumbu village

Trek back to Namche Bazar (3440m) via Khumbu village, Hilary school Walking distance 4/5 hour stay overnight at lodge

Day 12: Trek back to Lukla

Trek back to Lukla (2840m) Walking distance 5/6 hour stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13: Flight back to Kathmandu

Early morning flight back to Kathmandu (35 minutes) and stay overnight at your own hotel.


  • Airport pickup and drop as per client’s arrival and departure date
  • Hotel- domestic airport- hotel by car/ van, depend on group sizes
  • Both ways Flight Ticket Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu) tickets including airport taxes
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during your Kongma la Pass Trek
  • 12 nights Hotel Accommodation during Kongma La Pass Trek
  • Government licensed holder, fluent English Speaking, Familiar HVT guide
  • One assistant guide if Group sizes is more than 10 trekkers)
  • Strong local Porters for Carry trekker’s luggage One porter every 2 trekkers
  • Guide and porter wages including their meals, accommodation, and Salary
  • Staff insurance including medication coverage
  • Guide and Assistance flight Ticket
  • Equipment for the Company staff
  • Water purification drop or tablets for safe drinking water
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality permits fees
  • Seasonal fresh fruits every day during Kongma La Pass trek
  • Oximeter to measure Pulse and oxygen level
  • Company T-shirt as a Souvenirs, and duffle bag if needed
  • Local government, taxes, including official Service Charge
  • Trip completion Certificate

Not Included

  • Hotel accommodation and meals In Kathmandu.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery charge fee during the Kongma-La Pass Trek)
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear
  • Personal travel insurance including evacuation coverage (compulsory) up to 6000m)
  • Additional costs if delays flights and outside the itinerary
  • All the costs and expenses which are not mentioned in includes list.
  • Tips for guide and porters. in end of the treks

Useful Info

Kongma La Pass Trek Highlights:

  • Complete five fabulous peaks all over 5,000 meters: the pass of Kongma La, and the summits of Kalapathar
  • Trek in the more virgin valleys of the Khumbu while approaching the Chukhung
  • View Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and Cholatse, the Himalayan giants, in their astonishing glory. The 1 high passes are all about guts & glory.

General Information vital to this trek:

Best Season for this trip:

Doing this trek/climb at the right time is very important to the success of a trip of this kind. Spring (March-May) and autumn (October-November) are really the best seasons to do this trek. The monsoon season (June - early September) has less predictable weather, but some trekkers still choose this time as it aligns better with their vacation schedule. The Winter season (December - February) gets pretty cold, and snow may block the passes, but often offers clear skies. Nonetheless, we suggest our guests make bookings for this venture in the spring or autumn, especially in the autumn of September/October. The weather is at its best for this high-altitude trip. The views are crystal clear with sparkling blue skies & the finest weather you could ever imagine.

Difficulty on this odyssey

The three passes trek is rated “Challenging”. It is a very arduous adventure given its high pass crossings. This venture is more challenging than its sibling treks Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes, but not as much challenging as trekking peaks such as Island Peak and Mera Peak. Nevertheless, doing this trip requires real good physical fitness & previous experience of trekking above 4500m.

Accommodation & Meals

The Everest Region has admirable infrastructure for trekkers. The teahouses (lodges) are of relatively high quality and they serve good meals, especially in Namche Bazar which you’ll pass on the way up and down.


Generally, it’s best to complete the Three Passes trek counter-clockwise. It is possible to go clockwise, as well, but not recommended due to the steep altitude gain of crossing the Renjo La, first. From Gokyo, you can also add an extra day to visit the remote Gokyo Lakes farther up the glacial valley. However, whichever way you start, there’s the altitude to gain on all 3 high passes.

Will I need travel insurance?

It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get travel insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal.

We advise all our clients to get travel insurance that covers emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or any other reasons in high altitudes where there are no other means of transportation available. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverage before making the final decision. Carry proof of your insurance with you on the holiday and leave a copy next to your kin. You must ensure that your insurance provides an adequate level of protection and covers you well for the activities involved.

Equipment for Nepal Trekking

This section is intended to provide information on clothing and equipment requirements for Nepal Trek. It is not intended to be a final and authoritative checklist. For those who would like a more detailed discussion of these issues, we ask you to contact us at singbir@yahoo.com or via WhatsApp at +9779841146306

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However, we recommend that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

Footwear: Equipment for Nepal Trek

1. Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
2. Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or for traveling
3. Warm socks for colder areas
4. Gaiters, in case of rain or snow

1. Loose, casual trousers for trekking
2. Thermal leggings for colder areas
3. Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
4. Waterproof trousers

1. Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
2. Thermal shirt for colder areas
3. Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas
4. Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
5. Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes
6. Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

Head / Hands
1. Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
2. Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
3. Sunglasses or goggles
4. Warm gloves

Other Items

1. Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters
2. Day sack to be carried personally
3. Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag
4. One-liter water bottle
5. Personal first aid kit to include essential items
6. Sleeping bag, 4 season
7. Torch, ideally head torch
8. Camera and film! – For those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalayas
9. Toilet items and towel
10. Large handkerchief/bandana for neck

Optional Items
1. Binoculars
2. Books (see Recommended Reading)
3. Altimeter
4. Compass
5. Playing cards/backgammon/chess set

Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialist items which are required for the trekking peaks.

Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters & crampons that have been tested for a good fit.

Packing list for Peak Climbing In Nepal

1. Fleece trousers
2. Additional mitts and gloves suitable for climbing
3. Ice axe, and ski poles (note – ice axe can be hired in Kathmandu)
4. Climbing harness
5. 2 x tape slings
6. 2 x screw gate karabiners
7. Descended/abseil device
8. Ascender

And Finally
The most important things that you must take with you are a sense of humor, an open mind, and an understanding that a trip to Nepal is an adventure to a land that is very different from your own.

Nepal trekking permit and National Parks entrance  Fee:

National Park Fee will be required to trek in common areas such as:

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fee US$20 per person
Sagarmatha National Park (Everest) – RS 3000 plus 13% vat per person, if you are from SAARC country then RS 1500 plus 13% vat
Annapurna Area Conservation Project ACAP and MCAP – RS 3000 per person if you are from SAARC country then RS 1000
Langtang – RS 3000 per person if you are from SAARC country then RS 300
TIMS – US$ 20 per person if you are from a SAARC country then US$ 10

Trekking Permit:

A special Trekking permit is required to visit Nepal’s restricted areas determined for trekking by the government. If you plan to trek in two different areas, two trekking permits are compulsory.
As for new rules, a new trekking pass TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card is compulsory too.

Kanchanjunga & Lower Dolpa:
US$ 10.00 per week per person

Upper Mustang & Upper Dolpa permit fees:
For 10 days: US$ 500.00
and after 10 days per day per person US$ 50.00

Gorkha District Trekking permit fees:

From September to November per week per person is US$ 100.00 and Afer 7 days per day per person US$ 10.00
From December to August per week per person is US$ 75.00 and after 7 days per day per person US$ 7.00

Nar Phu Trek: From September to November, US$ 90 per week per person, and from December to August US$ 75 per week per person or equivalent convertible foreign

Manaslu Trekking permit (Trekking Permit of the Manaslu)
From Sept. to Nov: US$ 100.00 per week and after 7 days per day per person US$ 10.00
From Dec. to Aug: US$ 75.00 per week and after 7 days per day per person US$ 7.00

Tsum valley Trekking Permit (Trekking permit of Tsum Valley)

From September to November US$35 for the first 8 days

From December to August US$25 for the first 8 days

Chhekampar & Chunchet VDC (Sirdibas – Lokpa – Chumling – Chhekampar – Nile – Chhule Area):
From September to November US$ 35.00 per person for the first 8 days
From December to August US$ 25.00 per person for the first 8 days

Dolakpa District (Gauri Shankar & Lamabagar):

Per week per person US$ 10.00

Humla District (Simikot-Yari):
Areas of Limi and Muchu VDC, area way to Tibet via Tangekhola of Darma VDC.
First 7 days: US$ 50.00
and After 7 days: US$ 7.00 per day per person


To get a group trekking permit an application form with other relevant documents should be submitted through the registered trekking agency of Nepal.
The trekking fee can be paid in Nepalese currency
Trekking Fee of other restricted areas imposed by Nepal government:
Rasuwa district (Thuman and Timure): per week per person US$ 10.00

furthermore about, you can contact HVT via WhatsApp at +9779841146306


  • How difficult is the Kong Ma La Pass trek?

    Kong Ma La Pass Trek is also known as the EBC One Pass Trek or Everest Base Camp via Kong Ma La Trek or High Land of Everest Valley Trek. It is one of the hardest trips that Himalaya View Treks provides to its bold & brave trekkers and adventure-seekers. The journey is known to be a complete circle of high alpine country within the Everest Valley following the treacherous three passes of Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La before Everest Base Camp visit. The taxing trip is indeed a long walk in remote land, high up in the mountains in the middle of nowhere. For this adventurous trek, you must be very fit and highly experienced in the Himalayas. We highly recommend trekkers and keen hikers to first do the Everest Base Camp Trek or Gokyo Lakes Trek before making a go for this one. Following this adventure pattern could make your issues a lot more comfortable for the 3 high passes. Once you’re done with the high passes, you can graduate for the big time peaks like ‘Island peak or Mera peak’’ & then target the 7 thousanders from there on, if you’re an ardent mountaineer. However, if you are a tested trekker or have already experienced the Kilimanjaro Climb or trekked in the Andes or on the Alps, then you are unquestionably eligible for this one.

  • When is the best time to do the Kong Ma La trek?

    Kong Ma La Pass Trek is best done in pre-monsoon season i.e. from March to May and post-monsoon season i.e. from late September to December. It is also possible to do this trek in February and early September but the trek is best preferred in early autumn. September/October would be ideal & wonderful.

  • Is my trip departure guaranteed?

    Absolutely yes! Under normal circumstances, our booked trips are guaranteed to run. You will still be doing your trek even if other trekkers cancel their trip. This is the reason why Himalaya View Treks is small but highly dependable; we’re somewhat different from other agencies, who usually cancel their whole trip a month or even a week before the trip date. We are a tailor-made outfit and the number of participants does not stop our operation. If your trip has been canceled by your operator and you are on a last-minute stress mode, remember to find us to sort out your trip decisions. Please feel free to book your stress-free holidays with us. Unless there is a situation which is beyond our control i.e. a political riot, natural disasters, pandemics, epidemics or weather catastrophes affecting one & all, our trips are 100% guaranteed to run.

  • If I cancel my trip, will I get a refund?

    Himalaya View Treks offers a lifetime deposit policy which allows you the flexibility to transfer your deposit to anyone or any other trip. If you wish to cancel your booked trips, certain cancelation charges apply. Please visit our booking terms and conditions for detailed information.

  • Who are my guides, are they experienced enough for such a trip?

    You will be guided by our experienced trek leaders who have been to the base camp and back multiple times for years. All our guides are locals who communicate very well in English and possess deep knowledge of the mountains, people, culture, health, hygiene, and most importantly, your safety. They give more priority to your life than their own. Our guides simply enjoy what they do; it’s their only means of survival.

  • Where will I sleep at nights for a high altitude trek like this?

    After a long day’s hike, a relaxing night of comfortable sleep is very much vital for the next day’s walk. Taking your comfort into account, we make sure to book the best lodge with two beds in each room and western toilet facilities wherever available. Normally, the beds are clean and comfortable with an electric blanket (upon availability) and attached bathrooms for most nights. The room’s temperature is usually maintained at 10-12°C / 50-54°F. We’ve learnt a long time ago on our ceaseless trips to the mountains that a comfortable night is so important to you enjoying the next day.

  • Do I need an Insurance for Kong Ma La Pass Trek?

    Yes, You need an insurance for the Kong Ma La Pass Trek. It is mandatory for any kinds of trekking activities in Nepal. It is wise to get the travel insurance which covers your medical aid, emergency rescue including the helicopter rescue and accidental injuries.

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