Formerly renowned as Mehra Peak or simply Mehra, Khongma Tse stands tall at a height of 5,849 meters. It rises to the north of Kongma La and stands above the Khumbu Glacier opposite of Lobuje. It is one of several summits, which make up the long south-west ridge of Nuptse between the Khumbu and Nuptse Glaciers.
Seen from Gorak Shep, the summit has a diamond shaped hanging glacier above a steeply inclined rock wall that makes up the mountain's North Face, which is in turn slashed by a diagonal ice ramp leading to the lower edge of the glacier. From the south the mountain is much more approachable.
Seen from the lakes east of the Kongma La, a small, stepped glacier descends from the summit between long, rocky arms that make up the mountain's South and South-East Ridges. The margins of the glacier provide the normal route of ascent. Another highlight of this trek is the climb of Pokhalde Peak, which provides spectacular views of the peak. The views northwards towards Pumori and the Lho La are impressive as well.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Katmandu
Day 03: Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding [2652m]
Day 04: Trek to Namche [3450m]
Day 05: Rest day at Namche
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche [3867m]
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche [4252m]
Day 08: Rest day at Pheriche
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche [4930m]
Day 10: Trek to Pokhalde Base Camp
Day 11: Climb Pokhalde [5,806 m] and Return to Pokhalde Base Camp
Day 12: Trek to Khongma Tse Base Camp [5400m]
Day 13: Climb Khongma Tse Peak [5820m] and Return to Khongma Tse Base Camp
Day 14: Trek to Pokhalde Base Camp
Day 15: Trek back to Lobuche [4930m]
Day 16: Trek to Chukhung [4750m]
Day 17: Trek to Tengboche [3867m]
Day 18: Trek to Namche [3450m]
Day 19: Trek to Lukla [2800m]
Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 21: Depart Kathmandu