Talk to an expert
+977-9851095527

Everest Kongde Trek

from 25 reviews
Duration
12 days
Max. Elevation
Meter
Group size
Min 2
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Best Season
Accomodation
Meals
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

    • Exciting mountain flight Kathmandu / Lukla
    • Namche Bazaar the gateway of Mt. Everest
    • Sherpa culture and lifestyle in Khumjung
    • Stunning panoramic views of Mt. Everest and other great mountains from Syangboche
    • Short  trek with incredible views of world’s highest mountains
    • Climb up Farak Peak and Sherpa Peak

Known as one of the best short treks in Nepal to view the majestic Mt Everest, the Kongde trek takes part in the lower regions of Nepal’s highest mountains. Himalayan Friends takes you on an incredible journey to Kongde Ri a hill town offering some of the views of most +8000m peaks. The trek itself is easy going with a lot of uphill hiking. Besides the views of those giant mountains the Kongde trek also has a cultural aspect, as we visit iconic towns like Phakding, Namche Bazaar and Khumjung. These places are famed as traditional Sherpa towns, and during the trek we visit a lot of Buddhist and religious monasteries and shrines. Furthermore we summit two famous peaks, the Farak Peak (4,400m/14,436ft) and hundred meter higher the Sherpa Peak (4,500m/14,764ft). These viewpoints are just incredible, with in the distance legendary mountains such as the Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and of course Mt. Everest! Perfect for those wanting a short and rewarding adventure in Nepal, the Kongde trek awaits you!
What is the route of the Kongde trek?
Short on time or just looking for an easy trek with incredible views? Than you might wonder what is the route of the Kongde trek in Nepal? Well Himalayan Friends has the perfect 12 days trek in the Everest region planned out for you, and as a Sherpa owned travel partner knows the ins and outs when it comes to the route of the Kongde trek! Starting off from Kathmandu, this short trek in Nepal heads to Lukla by airplane. Some say that this is already the start of the adventure, as this flight is world renown. From Lukla some light hiking takes you up past river banks and trough green paths to Phakding. From here we head more up to the Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar. This amazing town is the last big settlement of the entire region and many famous treks in Nepal cross paths here! To get used to this new acclimatization we spend the next day with a day hike to the Kumjung Monastery. The views of Everest and some other famous giants start to get clearer and ready to head on we head for Thame and ultimately up to Kongde Ri or Hill. We spend the next 2 days enjoying the views here and summiting the famous 2 peaks, Farak Peak and Sherpa Peak. After that it’s time to head back to Lukla with a few days of trekking and fly back to Kathmandu. A short trek in Nepal and ideal for photography trekking or light trekking with great rewards! The Kongde trek in the lap of Mt Everest is ready and Himalayan Friends will guide you there.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

  • Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in the Kathmandu
  • Our representative will pick-up you from the airport and transfer you to your hotel
  • Hotel check-in and take a few minutes rest
  • Stroll around the Thamel Bazaar
  • Our representative will provide you a short brief orientation class about the further trek to Everest Gokyo
  • Enjoy a welcome dinner with our team and stay overnight in the hotel

  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Transfer to the domestic airport
  • Scenic short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu
  • Trek about ¾ hours to reach to Phakding 
  • Have dinner and stay overnight in the guesthouse of Phakding

  • Morning breakfast and departure
  • Trek through the magnificent forest of Rhododendron and pine with unimaginable views of the riverside
  • Cross several suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi Rivers
  • Take around 5/6 hours from Phakding and end at Namche Bazaar 
  • Have a dinner and stay overnight at the guesthouse in Namche Bazaar

  • Morning breakfast
  • Today we acclimatize to the high altitude
  • Day hike to the Khumjung Monastary and back
  •  Evening Explore Namche Bazaar:
  • Visit the market
  • Discover the Sherpa Museum
  • Hike up the ridge for incredible views
  • See the Hillary statue and take stunning selfies
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Namche Bazaar

  • Morning breakfast and departure
  • We head west towards the Thame Valley
  • Cross easy trails through pine forest
  • Arrival in Thame
  • Visit the Buddhist Monastery
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Thame’s guesthouse

  • Morning breakfast and departure
  • Today we leave early
  • Hike up to Kongde Ri
  • High chance to see Himalayan wildlife
  • Cross the technical ice rivers rock slope
  • Continue up until reaching the top of Kongde Ri
  • Enjoy the views from your hotel
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Kongde

  • Morning breakfast
  • We head behind the hotel up to Farak Peak
  • It’s a short hike upwards with great rewards
  • Enjoy the views from up Farak Peak
  • Hike back down to the hotel in Kongde
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

  • Morning breakfast
  • Today we head a bit higher up to Sherpa Peak
  • The trail starts from just around the corner of the hotel
  • A bit tougher than yesterday we head up to 4,500m/14,764ft
  • Enjoy spectacular views from up top Sherpa Peak
  • Hike back down to Kongde
  • Dinner and last overnight stay in Kongde’s hotel

  • Morning breakfast and departure
  • We start early and make our way back down to Namche Bazaar
  • The trail is all familiar
  • Trek back to Monjo
  • Continue on further down to Phakding
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse

  • Morning breakfast and departure
  • Explore the several monasteries and village and reach back at Lukla 
  • Enjoy the best Himalayan drinks and local wine with wonderful local foods to celebrate a successful trek
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse back in Lukla

  • Morning breakfast and departure
  • Take a morning flight to Kathmandu which takes almost 30 minutes 
  • Enjoy splendid views of white and green mountains during the flight
  • As you reach to Kathmandu, hotel check-in
  • Take a rest and enjoy the images which were captured during the trek.
  • Stay overnight in the same hotel at Kathmandu

  • Hotel breakfast and checkout
  • Transfer to the international airport approx. 3 hours before your departure
  • Himalayan Friends hopes that you enjoyed the Kongde trek and hopes to see you soon for your next Himalayan adventure

Not satisfied with this itinerary? Make your own.
Customize

Complimentary

Share this tour

Trips of the month

Mardi Himal Trek

Mardi Himal Trek

Taking place east of the Annapurna Base Camp trek, the Mardi Himal trek promises even more natural beauty in terms of views! As one of the most fascin...

Duration
11 days
Difficulty
MODERATE
from USD 0.00
USD 0 .00
Nar Phu Valley trek

Nar Phu Valley trek

The Nar Phu valley trek is a newly opened trekking route in Nepal. Himalayan Friends takes you through this amazing and untouched Himalayan wilderness...

Duration
20 days
Difficulty
MODERATE
from USD 0.00
USD 0 .00
Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek

The Poon Hill trek is known to be one of the most popular short treks in Nepal. So popular that this short trek is known to have different types of na...

Duration
11 days
Difficulty
EASY
from USD 0.00
USD 0 .00
Pikey Peak Trek

Pikey Peak Trek

As a relatively new short trek in Nepal, the Pikey Peak trek is a journey through the lower Khumbu or Everest region. Himalayan Friends takes you thro...

Duration
9 days
Difficulty
MODERATE
from USD 0.00
USD 0 .00
Everest Kongde Trek

Everest Kongde Trek

Known as one of the best short treks in Nepal to view the majestic Mt Everest, the Kongde trek takes part in the lower regions of Nepal’s highest moun...

Duration
12 days
Difficulty
MODERATE
from USD 0.00
USD 0 .00

Similar Tours

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Region
(30)
Best Selling

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trekking in Nepal
Duration
17 days
Difficulty
Moderate
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Region
(30)
Trending

Everest Base Camp Trek

Trekking in Nepal
Duration
15 days
Difficulty
Moderate
Everest Buddhist trek
(30)
Best Selling

Everest Buddhist trek

Trekking in Nepal
Duration
9 days
Difficulty
Moderate
Everest Gokyo Trek
(30)
Best Selling

Everest Gokyo Trek

Trekking in Nepal
Duration
17 days
Difficulty
Moderate
Everest Highlight Treks
Everest Region
(30)
Trending

Everest Highlight Treks

Trekking in Nepal
Duration
9 days
Difficulty
Moderate
Everest three High Passes Tre
Everest Region
(30)
Trending

Everest three High Passes Tre

Trekking in Nepal
Duration
19 days
Difficulty
Difficult

Join our Newsletter

Sign up to stay updated with latest offers, recent events and more news.