Khongma Tse (previously Mehra Peak) is a tall, 5,000 m summit rising over Khumbu glacier and belongs to the long mountain range that leads to Nuptse’s southeast ridge. As with Pokalde, Khongma Tse is accessible via Kongma Pass and is considered to be one of the more demanding trekking summits. Starting from the two glacial lakes at the pass, the trail follows the south face up and over numerous moraines. The terraced glacier can then be traversed along either of its sides. These lead to a snowy, rocky ridge that takes you to the peak. The view from here is striking, in particular towards Nuptse’s imposing south face, over Khumbu glacier, Pumori, Ama Dablam and out in the distance, over Makalu.

Mehra Peak