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Everest Photo Gallery - Kongma La with views of Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse West Face, Lhotse South Face, Makalu, and Ama Dablam.

I trekked from Lobuche over the Kongma La to Dingboche in 2008

Kongma La 01 Trail From Lobuche Crosses Khumbu Glacier And Climbs To Kongma La Gyan and I climbed the Kongma La while Chandraman, Pasang and Dumbar took the normal route via Dughla and Pheriche. It took us 45 minutes to cross the Khumbu Glacier from Lobuche to the bottom of the trail to the Kongma La. The trail to the Kongma La was fairly easy most of the way, hugging the left side with views to Pokalde, reaching the Kongma La (5535m) after 105 minutes.

Kongma La 01 Trail From Lobuche Crosses Khumbu Glacier And Climbs To Kongma La

Kongma La 02 Pangbuk, Jobo Rinjang, Lobuche, Khumbu Glacier, Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Cho Oyu, Chakung, And Chumbu The view from the Kongma La (5535m) was excellent. To the northwest is Pangbuk, Jobo Rinjang, Lobuche, Khumbu Glacier, Lobuche East and West, Cho Oyu, Chakung, and Chumbu.

Kongma La 02 Pangbuk, Jobo Rinjang, Lobuche, Khumbu Glacier, Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Cho Oyu, Chakung, And Chumbu

Kongma La 03 Cho Oyu Close Up From Kongma La Cho Oyu Close Up From Kongma La (5535m).

Kongma La 03 Cho Oyu Close Up From Kongma La

Kongma La 04 Drangnag Ri, Gauri Shankar, Kang Korob, Menlungtse, Pangbuk, Lunag Massif and Jobo Rinjang Drangnag Ri, Gauri Shankar, Kang Korob, Menlungtse, Pangbuk, Lunag Massif and Jobo Rinjang from Kongma La (5535m).

Kongma La 04 Drangnag Ri, Gauri Shankar, Kang Korob, Menlungtse, Pangbuk, Lunag Massif and Jobo Rinjang

Kongma La 05 Drangnag Ri, Gauri Shankar East Face, Kang Korob, Menlungtse West and Main Summits Close Up Drangnag Ri, Gauri Shankar East Face, Kang Korob, Menlungtse West and Main Summits close up from Kongma La (5535m).

Kongma La 05 Drangnag Ri, Gauri Shankar East Face, Kang Korob, Menlungtse West and Main Summits Close Up

Kongma La 06 Pangbuk Close Up Pangbuk close up from Kongma La (5535m).

Kongma La 06 Pangbuk Close Up

Kongma La 07 Jobo Rinjang, Lunag I, II, III, Kangchung Nup, Lunag IV Close Up Jobo Rinjang, Lunag I, II, III, Kangchung Nup, and Lunag IV close up from Kongma La (5535m).

Kongma La 07 Jobo Rinjang, Lunag I, II, III, Kangchung Nup, Lunag IV Close Up

Kongma La 08 Cholatse Close Up Cholatse close up from Kongma La (5535m).

Kongma La 08 Cholatse Close Up

Kongma La 09 Pokalde Close Up Pokalde (5806m) rises directly to the south of the Kongma La (5535m).

Kongma La 09 Pokalde Close Up

Kongma La 10 Nuptse South Face, Lhotse West Face, Lhotse South Face, Lhotse Shar, And Shartse But, the best view from the Kongma La (5535m) was directly along the ridge to the northeast to Nuptse, Lhotse West Face, Lhotse South Face, Lhotse Shar, and Shartse.

Kongma La 10 Nuptse South Face, Lhotse West Face, Lhotse South Face, Lhotse Shar, And Shartse

Kongma La 11 Lhotse West Face, Lhotse South Face. Lhotse Shar Close Up Lhotse West Face, Lhotse South Face, Lhotse Shar Close Up From Kongma La (5535m).

Kongma La 11 Lhotse West Face, Lhotse South Face. Lhotse Shar Close Up

Kongma La 12 Lhotse West Face, Lhotse South Face Close Up Lhotse West Face, Lhotse South Face Close Up From Kongma La (5535m). Lhotse (8501m) was so close, I could just reach out and touch it.

Kongma La 12 Lhotse West Face, Lhotse South Face Close Up

Kongma La 13 Chomolonzo, Kangchungtse. Cho Polu, Island Peak, Makalu, Baruntse, P6770, And Chamlang The view from the Kongma La (5535m) was excellent. To the east is Chomolonzo, Kangchungtse. Cho Polu, Island Peak, Makalu, Baruntse, P6770, Chamlang. The descent from the Kongma La towards Chukung passes the large lake and then descends to the valley floor after 90 minutes.

Kongma La 13 Chomolonzo, Kangchungtse. Cho Polu, Island Peak, Makalu, Baruntse, P6770, And Chamlang

Kongma La 14 Chomolonzo Close Up Chomolonzo Close Up From Kongma La (5535m).

Kongma La 14 Chomolonzo Close Up

Kongma La 15 Kangchungtse, Cho Polu, Makalu La, Makalu, Island Peak Kangchungtse. Cho Polu, Makalu La, Island Peak, and Makalu from Kongma La (5535m).

Kongma La 15 Kangchungtse, Cho Polu, Makalu La, Makalu, Island Peak

Kongma La 16 Makalu Close Up Makalu Close Up From Kongma La (5535m).

Kongma La 16 Makalu Close Up

Kongma La 17 Ama Dablam East And North Faces Ama Dablam East and North faces close up from Kongma La (5535m).

Kongma La 17 Ama Dablam East And North Faces

Kongma La 18 Island Peak Close Up Island Peak Close Up From Kongma La (5535m).

Kongma La 18 Island Peak Close Up

Kongma La 19 Lhotse South Face, Lhotse, Lhotse Middle, Lhotse Shar Close Up From Below Kongma La The Lhotse South Face continued to dominate the view as I descended from the Kongma La (5535m) towards Bibre. Here is close up of Lhotse West Face, Lhotse South Face, Lhotse Middle and Lhotse Shar.

Kongma La 19 Lhotse South Face, Lhotse, Lhotse Middle, Lhotse Shar Close Up From Below Kongma La

Kongma La 20 Desend Towards Bibre - Lhotse, Makalu, Trail With Ombigaichen, Ama Dablam, Kangtega The trail from the Kongma La towards Bibre was fairly easy, with views of Lhotse, Makalu, Ombigaichen, Ama Dablam, and Kangtega in the distance.

Kongma La 20 Desend Towards Bibre - Lhotse, Makalu, Trail With Ombigaichen, Ama Dablam, Kangtega

Kongma La 21 View From Above Bibre - Nuptse, Lhotse, Chukung Ri, Island Peak, Makalu, View Down Valley To Dingboche, Tengboche And Namche Bazaar, Taweche Summit In Clouds Nuptse, Lhotse South Face, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Chukung Ri, Shartse, Island Peak, Makalu, Num Ri From Above Bibre. After descending from the Kongma La (5535m) to Bibre (4570m) I had a good view down the valley towards Namche Bazaar with Tengboche, Dingboche, Kangtega, Thamserku, Karyolung, Khatang, Numbur, Kongde, and Taweche with its summit in the clouds

Kongma La 21 View From Above Bibre - Nuptse, Lhotse, Chukung Ri, Island Peak, Makalu, View Down Valley To Dingboche, Tengboche And Namche Bazaar, Taweche Summit In Clouds

Kongma La 22 Island Peak Close Up From Near Dingboche, Cho Polu Is on The Right There is a good view of Island Peak (Imja Tse, 6189m), with Cho Polu on the right, on the descent from the Kongma La towards Bibre. The peak was named Island Peak in 1952 by Eric Shipton since it looked like an island in a sea of ice. Island Peak was first climbed in 1953 by a British team as a training exercise in preparation for Mount Everest. Tenzing Norgay was one of the members of this first ascent team.

Kongma La 22 Island Peak Close Up From Near Dingboche, Cho Polu Is on The Right

Kongma La 23 Lhotse South Face, Lhotse, Lhotse Middle, Lhotse Shar Close Up From Near Dingboche Lhotse South Face, Lhotse, Lhotse Middle, Lhotse Shar Close Up From Near Dingboche.

Kongma La 23 Lhotse South Face, Lhotse, Lhotse Middle, Lhotse Shar Close Up From Near Dingboche

Kongma La 24 Lhotse South Face, Lhotse, Lhotse Middle, Lhotse Shar Close Up From Dingboche Lhotse South Face, Lhotse, Lhotse Middle, Lhotse Shar Close Up From Dingboche

Kongma La 24 Lhotse South Face, Lhotse, Lhotse Middle, Lhotse Shar Close Up From Dingboche

Kongma La 25 Dingboche With Nuptse and Lhotse South Face Behind The trail is easy from the valley floor at Bibre to Dingboche, taking another 35 minutes. The village of Dingboche (4350m) gets larger and larger every year. The south faces of Nuptse and Lhotse dominate the view from Dingboche.

Kongma La 25 Dingboche With Nuptse and Lhotse South Face Behind