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Khongma Tse Peak Climbing

Expedition to one of the attractive mountains to the north of Khongma La, above the enchanting diamond shaped hanging Khumbu glacier, provides you marvelous views of many stunning Himalayas like: Everest, 8848 m (29028 fit) Makalu 8485 m (27838 fit), Ama Dablam 6812 m (22349 fit) , Nuptse 7861 m (25790 ft) ,  Mount Cho-You 8201 m (26906 fit), Lhotse 8516 m (27939  fit) , Pumori 7161m (3494 fit)  Baruntse  7162m ( 23497 fit) etc. Here following the trek to the Everest Base Camp, Khongma Tse Peak Climbing provides you a great chance to explore the famous Sherpa culture of Khumbu region along with their own different language, customs, rituals, and norms. As climbing to Khongma Tse Peak is technically challenging, previous experience and special equipment with good physical health are required.

Khongma Tse 5849 m (19189 fit) also known as Mehra Peak is located at Khumbu region & rises from the glaciers of Nuptse and Khumbu. Peak appears like a diamond shaped glacier hanging above a steep rock massif to make up its north face. This peak forms the south west ridge of Nuptse peak and sits at the opposite of Lobuche Peak.

Moreover, climbing is categorized as technically difficult (classified as Group ‘B’ by Nepal Mountaineering Association) and involves you to walk through glaciers, rock wall and ice. So, having previous experience of mountain climbing & sound physical fitness is beneficial and considered by most of the climbers. Our route is through south East Ridge along Nuptse glacier. From the summit we get spectacular views of different mountains like Everest, 8848 m (29028 fit) Makalu 8485 m (27838 fit) , Ama Dablam 6812 m (22349 fit) , Nuptse 7861 m (25790 fit) ,  Mount Cho You 8201 m (26906 fit), Lhotse 8516 m (27939  fit) , Pumori 7161m (3494 fit)  Baruntse  7162m ( 23497 fit) and many others. Thus, trail follows the usual Everest Base Camp till the Imja Valley. Our trip initiates by flight to Lukla which is followed by “Namchhe Bazaar” – this small town is popular for Sherpa’s and glimpses of Ama Dablam, Lhotse & Nuptse peaks. Then we trek to Dingoche for acclimatization before heading to High Camp. The trail is amazing with natural biodiversity and wilderness as you pace along. Once we summit the peak we return to Kathmandu and we organize get-together to enjoy the successful summit with Sherpa’s, climbing guides and other staffs.

We organize Khongma Tse Peak climbing with every equipment necessary for successful ascend with top class climbing guides. We do focus and keeping our main motto “your safety adventure is our motto”, you do not need to worry about anything whilst in the trip.

Day 1
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft - Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal! Our airport representatives welcomes you and transfers you to designated Hotel and give short brief and further details of the trip program. You can also meet the climbing guides and other staffs. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 2
Free Day In Kathmandu For Preparation Of The Trip.

We explore Kathmandu with sightseeing; sightseeing includes tour around Swayambhunath (monkey temple), Bauddhanath (Buddhastupa), Pashupatinath/Biggest Hindu Temple & Patan Durbar Square. While you are busy sightseeing, we prepare and double check every gears needed for the upcoming climb.

Day 3
Fly From Kathmandu To Lukla (2886m.) & trek to Phakding (3640m) - About 35 Minutes.

We take dramatic flight to Lukla, one of the best parts of the trip. Lukla is famous as the village of Sherpa’s. Upon arrival, we arrange loads and commence our journey further ahead. Journey passes through Dudh Koshi (“Milk River”), and finally after hours of trek we reach to Phakding. Here, you can take rest to acclimatize or visit local monastery nearby. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 4
Trek From Phakding To Namche Bazaar (3440m) – 5 hrs

From Phakding, we trek to Namchhe Bazaar. The trail is uphill with downhill combined of crossing rivers and bridges. This way, our trekking permits are checked and pass some famous suspension bridge as well. Namche Bazaar is the main administrative and trading centre for the Khumbu region. With the inclusive of magnificent forests of blue pine, fir, juniper and rhododendron as well as first view of Everest, it helps you to control the anticipation of the thrilling journey. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 5
Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

The acclimatization is best done with the hike that is by hiking up to the valley of Bhote Koshi River (“River from Tibet”) because according to the experts of mountains, they say that staying idle for the acclimatization is not good for the body. Therefore, we remain active throughout the day. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 6
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) about 5 hrs

The trek from Namche to Tengboche is unbelievably stunning, Far below is the Dudh Koshi and Thamserku, Kantenga, Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest rises in front. Woods, Rhododendron Forest, Mani Walls, Chorten (Stupas), and suspension bridges across the rivers make this a lovely walk. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 7
Trek From Tyangboche To Dingboche (4260m.) 5-6 hrs

From Dingboche we can enjoy the scenic views of Ama Dablam. Dingboche is the only place in the region where barley is produced. Tame pheasants are regularly seen in this area. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 8
Acclimatization at Dingboche (4260 M.)

Enjoy some time away from the trek to adjust to the higher altitude. Take it easy, enjoy the scenery, drink plenty of fluids, and prepare for the next day's hiking. We try to stay as active as possible to make sure, we are acclimatized properly. According to experts of Mountains, idleness while acclimatizing is not good for health. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 9
Trek From Dingboche To Lobuche (4930m.) 5-6 hrs

The ascent towards Everest Base Camp continues through Alpine meadows and summer yak pastures towards the end of the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. At the moraine, there are stone monuments to six sherpas who died in avalanche, as well as monuments to other climbers. From here, it is a steep, tough climb towards the village of Gorak Shep. Continue on towards Lobuche, where the view is straight towards Nuptse and the sunset is truly magnificent. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 10
Trek from Lobuche To Everest Base Camp (5486m.) Via Gorakshep (5180m.) And Again Back To Gorakshep Takes - About 7 hrs

The higher altitude makes this day's trekking quite challenging. The Changri Glacier looms ahead as the trek heads for Gorakshep, a small, usually frozen, lake, by lunchtime. Relax and get adjusted to the altitude before the attempt to reach Everest Base Camp. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 11
Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) & trek to Lobuche - 5 hrs

Try to see a different view of Everest today, with a trek up to Kala Pattar. Known to have the best views of Everest, this is a challenging trek, but worth it on a clear day. Begin the descent from Kala Pattar, heading for Pheriche. This is not the most challenging of hikes, but the altitude can make the many uphill sections below Gorakshep seem tough. Stop to look around; the views are quite spectacular. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 12
Trek From Lobuche To Trek To Kongma - Tse (Mehra Peak ) Base Camp (5400m.)

Day 13
Trek from Base Camp to High Camp.

Day 14
Summit Kongma – Tse (5820m.) And Back To Base Camp.

Day 15
Trek from Kongma – Tse Base Camp To Chhukung (4730m.).

Day 16
Trek From Chhukung To Tyangboche (3867 M.) – 4 hrs

We trek to Tyangboche for return journey. It takes around 4 hours to reach and you can see a famous monastery along with the splendid views of Ama Dablam, Lush green hills and river views once we reach Tyangboche. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 17
Trek From Tyangboche To Namche Bazaar (3440 M) 4 – 5 hrs

This is the day to return back Namchhe Bazaar and the path leads downhill to Phungitenga and we continue flat trail until Namchhe. Here you can explore The Everest National Park Museum which houses many mountaineering and Himalayan artifacts. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 18
Trek From Namche Bazaar To Phakding (2640m.) 5 hrs

Today’s trekking is a bit difficult and downhill. We cross several bridges from Khumbu region – Namchhe Bazaar and enter Sagarmatha National Park then reach Phakding. You get to see striking views of Everest, Ama Dablam and Kongde Ri. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 19
Trek From Phakding To Lukla (2886m) 3 hrs

Following the route through Dudh Koshi River, we trek down to Lukla. This is a short hike taking 3 hours and also our last day of trekking. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 20
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu Takes - 35 Minutes.

We take scenic flight back to Kathmandu. And maybe you can do shopping or buy souvenirs for your friends and family. Or better you can relax, have some massage and dine the best meals of the city in some of the best restaurants. Meals included: Breakfast, and finally an overnight stay in hotel. Attend the evening dinner and cultural program provided by the company.

Day 21
Departure

After winding up a successful trip, our representative drops you off to the airport for your further journey. You are dropped to the airport around 3 hours before the departure so that there may not be any delays. Have a safe journey!

Cost included

  • Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals on tented camping & Lodge expedition
  • Accommodation on tented camp
  • Half day guided city tour as listed in itinerary
  • Peak Climbing Permit Royalty and other government tax
  • Group Climbing gear including climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer etc.
  • All camping equipment - 2-person member tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, staff & porter tent, toilet tent with commode, dining table with backrest chair etc.
  • Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, insulated mat, down jacket, duffel bag etc during the trip
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment
  • Insurance of all staff including porters
  • Adventure Treks T-shirts / other seasonal gifts as perks
  • 10 % VAT and 13% TSC Taxes.
  • High altitudes chamber bags (PAC) for very high altitudes

Cost excluded

  • Nepal entry Visa fees, your travel insurance of any kind (emergency evacuation insurance is recommended as this is an adventurous trip and evacuation by Helicopter may be necessary)
  • International Airfare
  • Lunch and Dinner except mentioned itinerary
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips items for trekking crew members personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, laundry, beverage drinks etc.
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Useful information

Trekking Group Size

We organize trekking in Kanchenjunga region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.

Experience and Health Requirements

Kanchenjunga trekking is considered a moderate trek suitable for those who can hike for 5 – 7 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Kanchenjunga No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.

Travel Insurance

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.

Accommodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.

Meals

Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Kanchenjunga trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise AdventureTrek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.

Acclimatization

Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ). If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Kanchenjunga trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.

Clothing

- T – shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long light weight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal). Foot Wear - Hiking boots - Light and comfortable camp shoes - Thin, lightweight inner socks. - Thick, warm wool hiking socks Accessories - Down Sleeping bag - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries - Trekking poles - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments Toiletries and Personal Hygiene - Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush / paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sun block for lips - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Kanchenjunga region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care

We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.

Season

Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Kanchenjunga region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February.

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Trip Facts

  • Trekking, Sightseeing, Himalayan views, culure
  • Nepal
  • 5849 meter
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • 5 to 7 hours
  • March to May and September to December