Pokalde Peak Climb

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Pokalde Peak Climb

Pokalde Peak Climbing Summary

    1. Climb Duration: 12 Days
    2. Pokalde Climbing difficulty: Moderate to adventure
    3. Pokale Summit: 5,806 meters / 19,049 feet
    4. Walk Hour: 6 Hours daily
    5. Group-Size: 1 – 12 People
    6. Best Time: April, May, September, October, and November
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House + Tent camping
    8. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transport: Car/Plane/bus

Overview

Mount Pokalde Peak Climb is one of the easiest peak climbing located near the foothills of Mount Nuptse and Everest. Pokalde Peak is one of the shortest and easiest trekking peaks that stands next to the Kongmatse peak in the Everest Region.

Pokalde Peak is a little peak located at an altitude of 19,049 feet above sea level. The Pokalde peak lies a little north of Kongma La viewpoint, above the Khumbu glacier, opposite Lobuche. Many tourists call this peak Dolma Ridge. Therefore, the summit offers an excellent mountain view including Makalu, Amadablam, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Nuptse, and more in a row. Furthermore, the trip itinerary covers perhaps the most emphasized highlights of the Khumbu high passes route to reach Everest basecamp.

Pokalde rises up along the South-West Ridge of Nuptse, between the Khumbu and Nuptse Glaciers. The Pokalde summit looks magical that offers also an amazing Khumbu Glacier, Glacial lakes, and glacier moraine rocky trails. For the first time, the Pokalde peak successfully ascent‎ on ‎April 15, 1953. Although it is an easy climbing peak, there are very few climbers who attempt this summit every year because of less promotion.

In addition, a part of Pokalde climbing, you can see the tallest mountains, valleys, sherpa localities, gorgeous landscapes, and lush green forests. Tourists can reach a Pokalde basecamp journey either fly from Kathmandu to Lukla or from Ramechap to Lukla. Otherwise, you can drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu Bazaar and conduct your Pokalde hikes.

How much is the Pokalde peak Climb Package Cost/Price?

The cost of the Pokalde peak climbing package with a Gokyo Treks & Expedition Agency (local climbing operator agency in Nepal) ranges between US$ 1799 to US$ 2398. Of course, the Pokalde peak climbing cost varies according to the group size you are traveling to and the service you choose.

It is the standard climbing package price for 12 days climb. If you are 2 climbers Pokalde peak climbing cost US$ 1990 for 12 days for summit climbing according to the given trekking plus climbing plan. We can modify the climbing itinerary and the prices according to your wish. Here is the price list for the Pokalde peak climb.

Price Per Person for 12 Days for Pokalde peak climb.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 2398
2 PersonUS$ 1990
3 PersonUS$ 1975
4 to 6 personUS$ 1925
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 1850
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 1799

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.

Itinerary

The Pokalde Peak Climb itinerary details

An interesting Pokalde Peak Climbing has 13 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the Pokalde summit. The climbing peak route map is planned for a world explorer who wishes to hike to the high passes and climb an easy mountain en route. However, if this itinerary does not suit you then send us an inquiry for a custom-made itinerary.

01 DayArrival at Kathmandu valley. Visit the heritage site in Kathmandu valley, 5/6 hours.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you in a private car and drop you at your hotel in Thamel in Kathmandu. After lunch, we hike in Kathmandu city and travel to look at cultural heritage sites. Today, we visit Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, and historical Basantapur Durbar Square, etc. Our representative will brief you on Pokalde Climbing information programs.

02 Day At morning, we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla airport. Trek to Bengkar (2,698m/8,852 feet), 5 hours

Take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860m/9,381 feet), seat at north side to get mountain view. Upon arrival at Lukla bazaar, meet the entire crew, have breakfast, and go. As you hike from Lukla to Phakding (2,640 m), the trail is one of the easiest parts as the landscapes go simply up in ascending order. The travel goes further with a gentle climb up and down to reach Bengkar.

Lukla airport

03 Day Namche Bazaar hikes (3,440m/11,286 feet), 6 hours

The trail ascends through the Koshi riverbank into the mountainside to Monjo. We walk the Sagarmatha National Park check post office to pay for national park entrance fees and walk along the river to Hillary bridge. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, tourists can see the first finest view of Mount Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.). Namche Bazaar is a central hub for selling food and hiking gear.

04 DayKhumjung trekking (3,789m/12,432 feet) passing Sengboche hilltop, 3 hours

We hike at Sengboche hilltop to get an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde, and much other snow-capped mountains within 360 deg angle. During the afternoon time, you can visit the villages and khumjung monestery to see the legendary yeti’s scalp.

05 DayTengboche trek (3,867m/12,687 feet.), 6 hours

The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drop down to the Dudh Kosi river. Get an amazing panorama such as Ama Dablam (6812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m), and Tawoche (6501m) on your hikes. We walk to Tengboche hill passing Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and the colorful Rohodondrons forest. Tengboche hill pass (Om Mane Padme Hun) offers a good view of sun rise and sun set at Mount Everest and Ama Dablam skyline.

06 DayDingboche trek (4,260m/13,977 feet), 6 hours

We trek leaving Tengboche at the backdrop, we go down passing with rhododendron forest and enter Deboche village. Cross Imja river suspension bridge, head towards Minlinggo and enter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse.

07 DayPokalde Base Camp hikes (5,364m/17,599 feet). 4 hours

Pokalde base camp offers the magical scenery of mount Pumori, Cholatse, Lobuche and Amadablam is simply prominent. Typically, Tourists can see Khumbu icefall, Pumori, Kalapatthar and epic Everest base camp trek route. Climbing preparation with Guide and stay overnight at tent camp.

08 DayPokalde Peak Climbing day (5,806m/19,049 feet). Descend to Dingaboche (4,410m), 10 hrs

Check your climbing gears, wake up very early for Pokalde peak climbing. The pokalde summit is great to watch Everest peak, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Island peak, etc. Likewise, cross kong ma la pass (5,535m/17,445 feet) and descend to Dingboche village which is on 14,469 feet.

09 DayTengboche Monestry trek, 6 hours

We descend with stone-walled potatoes fields, down alpine pastures through the kharkas of Tsura, Orsho, and Shomare to the Pangboche. Pangboche village has the highest year-round settlement in the valley. The Pangboche Gompa (monastery) is the oldest in the Khumbu and once used to boast the skull and hand of a Yeti. 2 hours walk further, we reach Tengboche hill station to see Tengboche Monastery.

10 DayDescend to Namche (3,440m/11,286 feet), 7:30 hours

Finally, trek descends from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar passing several villages. Sanasa and Lagusasa are the most famous ones. You will catch the way descends from Gokyo valley. We trek furthermore twenty minutes to find a lodge for lunch and a short pause. After Lunch at Sanasa, we hike up to Khumjung village where one can visit traditional villages landscapes. You might also visit Hillary Hospital located in Khunde. And in the meantime, we follow the Khumjung Monastery or get your guide to finding another path to reach Namche in the late afternoon.

11 DayDescend downhill walk to Lukla airport (2,860m/9,383 feet), 8 hours

We trek to Lukla with the same trail like we use on ascend. It is our final day’s hikes. Upon arrival in Lukla Bazaar, get refreshed and visit Lukla markets and take a rest.

12 DayScenic Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport.

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu airport. Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport, we arrange a return transfer back to your hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip at an additional cost. otherwise, the trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.

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Cost

How much does Pokalde Peak Climb cost?

The Pokalde Peak Climbing cost USD 1990 is the standard trek price on a double occupancy basis. Gokyo Treks Nepal agency is aware with those issues and If guest requests for such service, we can arrange climbing permits, guide, food and climbing gears to attempt the summit.

For the deluxe, comfortable, and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3 to 5-stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with a breakfast plan. Likewise, standard lodge accommodation with attached bathroom while trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

Top Pokalde Peak Climb Package Price Includes:-

  • Kathmandu international airport pick up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport with private car transfer.
  • Single night double bedroom accommodation in Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable, English-speaking well trained, Government license holder climbing Sherpa Guide [salary, equipment bonus, Transport and insurance.
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable airport taxes.
  • 11 Breakfast, 10 Lunch, and 10 Dinner during the trekking and Pokalde climbing days.
  • Guest House accommodation during the trekking and Tent accommodation with unlimited climbing foods while on peak climbing time
  • Required number of porters during the trek (one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 24 kg of your bag pack.
  • Pokalde Peak Climb permits fees, Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit fees, and Pasang Lamu Municipality entrance permit fees.
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check heart rate, pulse, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude (with guide).
  • Group climbing equipment including harness, ropes, ice screws..etc.
  • In a worst case, help with all Helicopter Rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
  • Certificate of appreciations after the successful climbing
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Pokalde Peak Climb Package Price Excludes:-

  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Trekking and climbing gears for each foreigner (personal) and clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, all types of drinks on trekking (except climbing days), and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Group join

As checking Pokalde peak facts, the climbing tour is possible to complete within 14 days, if you wish to go express to pokalde peak and descend to Lukla. However, we can organize a private Pokalde Peak Climb combined with the foothill of mount Everest trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

FAQ

Question: Do I need experience for Pokalde Peak Climb?.

Answer: If you have some climbing experience is better for successful completion otherwise, it would be difficult.

Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Can I store my suitcase in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is this climbing Safe for Solo Female climbers?

Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; this climbing is perfectly safe for solo women climbers. We have been organizing the climbing and trekking even for solo women travelers since its establishment.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on climbing?.

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu. Likewise, a clean double bedroom without an attached toilet en route. The rooms are clean comfortable beds with a nice mattress and a blanket. We do supply tent accommodation for a night in Pokalde base camp trekking and climbing days. Nevertheless, we suggest you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Pokalde Peak Climb?.

Answer: The guest houses have their restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)

The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going. However, on climbing days you will have climbing food and hot drinks. For your 1 night stay in Pokalde base camp, we serve you climbing food and hot drinks such as tea/coffee.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with Pokalde climbing and trekking?.

Answer: All the guest houses, have a shower which you can get on pay.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Pokalde Peak Climb?.

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. We recommend you bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?.

Answer: During the Lodge trek there will be chances to charge the battery on pay. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you take extra batteries along with you.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on Pokalde Peak Climbing?.

Answer: You can get telephone as well as internet services. Just buy a local SIM CARD with Data Pack.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?.

Answer: No. You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger cities or in luxury hotels.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payments terms?.

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a non-refundable 20% advance deposit of the trip price in order to verify your reservation before you arrive in Kathmandu Nepal. The remaining part of the payment has to be clear on your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on the express Pokalde Peak Climb?.

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, every porter carries a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?.

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Where can I organize my personal climbing gears?.

Answer: If you have those climbing gears at your home bring them along with you. If you don’t have them, you can rent climbing gear in Chhukung village. At Chuhkung guest house, you can get all those gears on rent.

Question: How much additional money do I need daily?.

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

Pokalde Peak Climb Review

Pokalde Peak Climb

Rated 5 out of 5
November 10, 2019

We were a group of three Tourist from Austria. Me, my wife, a daughter started last October 2019. As it is our 4th time Nepal visit so we tried pokalde peak this time.
Ammar is extremely helpful in choosing the proper lodges, getting our food ready in time, and just making life as easy and entertaining as possible. Although he is young, he has a lot of experience in these regions, and, what is very helpful, a lot of friends among the locals. This can be useful: for example, the boss at Lukla airport is his friend.
You might have heard of problems arising in Lukla when the weather is bad for several days that the planes cannot fly. Tourists are getting nervous because they might miss their international flights. Thus, Ammar´s friend would be very helpful and find you a place in the aircraft for flying out.
Furthermore, Ammar´s rates are quite decent, much cheaper than others. We came on holiday to enjoy so we book our Pokalde full board package trip to avoid any hassle. Finally, he arranged a Sherpa climbing guide for the climbing section, and because of his guidance, all of us touch the summit.
Don´t hesitate to ask further questions, I am happy to answer, and had a good time there. Best wishes, – Hannes Feckl and Rosamerry’s family, Innsbruck, Austria

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Hannes and Rosamerry's family, Innsbruck, Austria

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Hannes and family for your time to review the climbing trip to Pokalde peak with us. We are hoping to serve you again for your next trip to the Himalayas.

Pokalde Peak Climb highlights

  • The best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Renjo la, Klapatthar & Kongma la pass.
  • Best view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Cholatse, Cho oyu, Thamserku ..etc
  • Pokalde summit offers the best scenery of all Khumbu Himalayas.
  • Sherpa Buddhism, an ancient monastery, Local sherpa, and their lifestyles.

Pokalde Peak Climb Note:

The climbing Pokalde information stated above is just a standard template guideline that we provide. However, the climbing journey plan is possible to modify at your request to accommodate your specific conditions. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of route during on trip.

It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

What makes Pokalde Peak Climb special?

Opportunities for adventure peak climbing are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

From US$ 2095

5% Off US$ 1990See Group Discount
No. of peoplePrice Per Person
1 USD 2398
2 USD 1990
3 USD 1975
4 - 6 USD 1925
7 - 9 USD 1850
10 + USD 1799
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