Total 13 days 4250m Trek days 8 Moderate

Kongde Trek

Sagarmatha National Park

KONGDE TREK

TREK HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gorgeous, special and unique view of the Solukhumbu Valley. Very different perspective from the rest of the treks in Everest Region.
  • The panorama offers privileged views to all valleys of the Sagarmatha National Park including Mount Everest.
  • Away from the popular crowded paths.
  • Stay at a unique resort in Mount Kongde where we spend a day exploring the area.
  • Explore Khumjung Village, the capital of Sagarmatha National Park, and Namche Bazar. Both villages have great spots for views to Everest Range, Ama Dablam, Thamerseku…
  • Visit one of the most important villages of the Solukhumbu area, Thame.
  • Sherpa Cooking class during the acclimatisation day in Namche Bazar optional.
  • Short trek for all types of fitness levels.

ABOUT KONGDE TREK

This is a very special Nepal Trek with a very different perspective of the Solukhumbu Valley. The astonishing views will leave you speechless. It is a great alternative to those who want to have an overview of the Valley and no time or will to trek for many days to the highest points.

The Mount Kongde (4250m) is situated in front of Namche Bazar, (the center of Sagarmatha National Park) but separated by the Bhote Koshi Nadi river. To hike all the way to the top of Kongde, we will cross Bhote Koshi Nadi river via Thame and start the ascension in diagonal.

Thame was greatly affected by the earthquake on the 25th of April 2015. It has been fully reconstructed with help of many alpine associations, organizations and companies, as well as individual trekkers and lovers of Everest Region.

In this trek you will be transported to the magic paths and legendary views to encounter yourself contemplating majestic peaks and some of the highest mountains in the world: Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Pumori (7161m), Thamserku (6608m)…

Walking through Rhododendron forests and passing by beautiful large cascades falling from the top of the hills, we get into the world of the Sherpa culture. The Sherpa community has a particular tradition, customs, religion (Buddhist) and language, all coming from Tibetan roots. On our way to Kongde, we will be discovering the treasure of this culture and the magnificence of the Himalayas.

Unique and one of a kind, never to be forgotten.

During the acclimatization days, we organize different activities you can choose from, amongst them our Special Sherpa Cooking Class conducted by our family in Namche Bazar.

Check our Trip Schedule below this page for more details.

“Nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure”
Jon Krakauer (1954 writer and mountaineer. Summitted Mount Everest in 1996, where one of the biggest tragedies in the history of the mountain ascension took place and many climbers died. Krakauer wrote a book about this tragedy lived in first person in “Into thin air”)

What’s included:

  • Nepali Licenced Guide English fluent (from 4 persons an assistant guide will be added, from 10 persons 2 assistant guides will be added).
  • Porter (1 porter every 2 persons. Each porter will carry maximum 15Kg).
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System): this is the trekking permit.
  • National Park Entrance fee.
  • All domestic flights.
  • All airport pickups and drop offs.
  • High comfort Hotels before and after the trek with Breakfast included (4 nights in total).
  • A welcome dinner on the arrival day.
  • Accommodation during the trek in lodges/tea house.
  • Food during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Water* and cup of tea or coffee in every meal during the trek. (*Click here to know more)
  • Medical kit.
  • Staff insurance.
  • Taxes.
  • Optional Sherpa Cooking Class during the acclimatization day in Namche Bazar

What’s not included

  • International flights.
  • Visa. Check our page About Nepal for Visa information.
  • Insurance with mountain rescue and repatriation compulsory. In case of doubt, do not hesitate to ask us when booking your trip and we will be happy to help you find the best option for you.
  • Meals before and after the trekking adventure (except breakfasts and 1 welcome dinner included)
  • Alcohol, soft drinks and snacks
  • Necessary trek equipment and personal material. See our list of things to bring to a trek to have an idea of what you need.
  • Personal medicines
  • Hot shower during the trek (often available in lodges under cost)
  • Electronic devices battery recharge (often available in lodges under cost). It is advisable to carry a portable charger if you have electronic devices to be charged during the trek.

Best time to trek: spring and autumn (April, May until mid-June / October, November until mid-December). Check our page “When to visit Nepal and When to Trek”.

*NOTE: The airport of Lukla has a very variable weather and sometimes flights get delayed or canceled. Please, be prepared for potential delays and to remain in Lukla extra nights. It is advisable that clients allow extra days when booking their return international flight.

KONGDE TREK MAP

KONGDE TREK COST

01Day One: Arrival Kathmandu

Airport pick up and transfer to Hotel. There will be a welcome dinner with your guide. First taste of the wonderful local food.

02Day Two: Kathmandu

Exploring day in the city. You will be able to explore the city as well as make the last preparation for the trek. We will provide you with all information you need to explore the most emblematic places in Kathmandu. If you wish to have a Guided City Tour, do not hesitate to request this service when booking with us.

03Day Three: Fly from Kathmandu (1400m) to Lukla (2840m) and walk to Monjo (2835m) / Time: 5 to 6 hours

We will wake up very early (around 04:30am) to be at the airport first thing in the morning and take the domestic flight to Lukla (2800m), where the trek starts. Be prepared for a true adventure flying with a small aircraft with astonishing views of the Himalayas on the left of the aircraft, and the infinite hills covered by rice field terraces on the left. Once we land we start trekking. We will stop to recharge batteries and have some food in Phakding. Our last destination will be Monjo, the last village before entering the Sagarmatha National Park. On our arrival to Monjo, we will be able to explore the village and check the Monastery and the School, and have our first Sherpa dinner. This time we sleep in a high altitude mountain lodge! The adventure has just started...

04Day Four: Monjo to Namche Bazar (3440m) / Time: 4 to 5 hours

During this journey we will be able to have the first views of Mount Everest just before arriving to Namche Bazar. This will be a short day trek, around 3 to 4 hours. The last 2 hours we will face a steep terrain after crossing one of the highest suspension bridges of the region to arrive to Namche Bazar. We will have time to walk around the village, taste delicious sweet caprices at the German Bakery, enjoy the paintings and the handicraft around the village or play pool at the bar!

05Day Five: Namche Bazar acclimatization day. Khumjung (3780m) / Time: 4 to 5 hours

We will spend the day doing some treks and activities to explore the area and get immersed in the culture. A variety of options are available. Some of our favourite ones; trek to Everest View Hotel, astonishing trek with the best views of the range of Everest: Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, Annapurna… Visit Khumjung, just at the bottom of Mount Khumbila (the sacred mountain). We see the Edmund Hillary Foundation School and come back through Yak farms. On our arrival back to Namche Bazar, we can enjoy a good movie or documentary at the coffee shop, or if you prefer, we have available a Sherpa Cooking Class* special for you!(*no costs incurred for any of the activities mentioned).

06Day Six: Namche Bazar to Thame (3820m) / Time: 3 to 4 hours

We will head to one of the most important villages of the region, Thame. The path is flattish, and really pleasant to walk. We cross Bhoti Koshi Nadi river to ascend a mellow and short steep terrain to Thame village.

07Day Seven: Thame to Kongde (4250m) / Time: 7 to 8 hours

This will be a long trek day. From Thame we will start ascending Kongde Mountain till the top in diagonal. Passing by forest paths, to arrive to the open meadows of the top of Kongde. There is no better reward than the spectacular views that Kongde offers, and a tasty Sherpa meal will be the greatest way to end the day.

08Day Eight: Kongde exploration of the area

Kongde Resort is one of those places anyone would wish to stay for longer. And that's what we do, we cannot just leave this incredible place, and we spend the day exploring the surroundings and pressing the camera button to capture what our eyes wish would never forget.

09Day Nine: Kongde to Benkar / Time: 6 to 7 hours

We have a journey of descent, so we prepare the walking poles and enjoy the last views of Everest Range before departing.

010Day Ten: Benkar to Lukla / Time: 5 to 6 hours

A walk of nice mellow ups and downs. We arrive to Lukla ascending a steep terrain for the last few minutes that will remind us that the trek is not over yet until the very last step!

011Day Fifteen: Lukla to Kathmandu

The flight will leave early in the morning*(see note above the map). And after landed in Kathmandu, our transport will drop you off at the Hotel in Kathmandu. The rest of the day is for you to rest and to enjoy the city! We will be available to do recommendations or help you in anything you need. If you wish, you can request a Guided Tour through the city if you haven't done it on the second day of your stay in Kathmandu.

012Day Sixteen: Kathmandu day

Last day to explore the city of Kathmandu or visit the surroundings (Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Dhulikel and Namo Buddha...) and find special artisan crafts to take home as a memory of a Country that Inspired You.

013Day Seventeen: Transfer to the international Airport and end of our services unless arranged differently

We hope to see you again soon!

Date Spaces Status Prices
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*Our rates are established in US Dollar. The exchange rate CAD and € is from 03/02/2018 and is likely to be revised if there is a strong fluctuation. · The price is for a minimum of 4 people. Individual, 2 people or 3 people bookings can have an additional charge. Please check with us. · All accommodations are based on twin room. It is possible to request single room in Kathmandu or Pokhara under supplement. During the trek single room can be requested only if available. · Please, contact us and we will accommodate your needs.

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