Pokalde Peak Climb

Pokalde Peak Climb
Overview

Mount Pokalde Peak Climb is one of the easiest peak climbing located near 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 in 19,049 feet above the sea level. The Pokalde peak lies little north of Kongma La viewpoint, above the Khumbu glacier, opposite of Lobuche. Many tourists call this peak as a 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 emphasize 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 summit looks magical that offers also an amazing Khumbu Glacier, Glacial lakes, and glacier moraine rocky trails. For the first time, Pokalde peak successfully ascent‎ on ‎April 15, 1953. Although it is an easy climbing peak, there are very few climbers 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 climbing journey with 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.

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 is not suits you then send us an inquiry for tailor-made itinerary.

01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

02 DayVisit the heritage site in Kathmandu valley, 7 hours.

After breakfast, we go for kathmandu city travel to look cultural heritage sites. Today, we visit Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square etc.

03 Day At morning, we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla airport. Trek to Bengkar (2698m/8,822 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 our 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

04 Day Namche Bazaar hikes (3,440m/11,249 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 foods and climbing gears.

05 DayKhumjung trekking (3,789m/12,428 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 legendary yeti’s scalf.

06 DayTengboche trek (3,867m/12,645 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 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.

07 DayDingboche trek (4,260m/13,930 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 inter Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse.

08 DayPokalde Base Camp hikes (5,364m/17,600 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.

09 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 (8,850), Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Island peak, etc. Likewise, cross kongma la pass (5,535m/17,445 feet) and descend to Dingboche village which is on 14,469 feet.

10 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 at Tengboche hill station to see Tengboche Monastery.

11 DayDescend to Namche (3,440m/12,249 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.

12 DayDescend downhill walk to Lukla airport (2,860m/9,381 feet), 8 hours

We trek to Lukla with the same trail like we use on ascend. It is the last day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.

13 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 for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost.

14 DayFinal departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.

Cost

How much does Pokalde Peak Climb cost?

The Pokalde Peak Climb cost USD 1,975 is standard trek price on a double occupancy basis. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. 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, comfort and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Top Pokalde Peak Climb cost includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport pick up on your arrival in kathmandu airport with private vehicles.
  • 2 nights Twin sharing Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
  • A highly experience, helpful, friendly and knowledgeable, English speaking well trained, Government license holder climbing Sherpa and Treking Guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable airport taxes
  • 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking and climbing days
  • Guest House accommodation during the trekking
  • 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, Climbing guide bonus and climbing guide’s insurance
  • Tent accommodation with unlimited climbing foods while on peak climbing time
  • Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Pokalde Peak Climb cost exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost 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, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • 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 Kongmatse peak facts, the climbing tour is possible to complete within 14 days, if you wish to go express to pokalde peak and desced to lukla. However, we can organize private Pokalde Peak Climb combine with the foothill of mount Everest trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

FAQ

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

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details, you should do request to our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.


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

Answer: This trip is suitable for experienced trekkers who can walk roughly about 4 or 5 hours daily with a lightweight daypack. If you have some walking experience something above 3000 meters, you can do this trip..

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

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking normal but the rooms are a clean cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. We do provide tent accommodation for a night in Kongmatse base camp. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it 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, dhal bhat, bread, soups, 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, for climbing days you will have climbing food hot drinks. For your 1 night stay in Kongmatse 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, they have a shower which you can get it 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 to bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in 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 for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.

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

Answer: You can get the 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! So, for the trekking routes, 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 is 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 total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

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

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 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 a 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 it in Chhukung village. In Chuhkung guest house, you can get all those gears on rent.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

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 trek.

Pokalde Peak Climb highlights

  • Discover 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 peak summit offers the best scenery of all khumbu Himalayas.
  • Sherpa Buddhism, ancient monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.

Pokalde Peak Climb Note:

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific conditions. Local politics, landslides, cancel 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. Where 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, well trained, 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 helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

Pokalde Peak climbing review

Pokalde Peak Climbing Tour

100% 5 star based on – 205 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

We were a group of five Tourist from Austria. Me, my wife, son and a daughter and her boyfriend started in last October 2019. As it is our 4th time Nepal visit so we tryed pokalde peak this time.

Ammar 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

Trip Price : USD 1,990 Per Person

    1. Duration: 14 Days
    2. Climbing difficulty: Easy
    3. Summit: 5,806m/19,049 feet
    4. Walking Hour: 6 Hours
    5. Group-Size: 2-8 People
    6. Best Time: Oct – May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transport: Car/Plane/bus

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