Pokalde Peak Climbing

Pokalde Peak Climbing

Pokalde Peak ClimbingThis mountain was first climbed in 1953 by a route from the Kongma La along its North-ridge. Despite its relatively low altitude the mountain’s first successful climbers were giants of the mountaineering world, a fact that is true of many of the Trekking peaks.

Phokalde is an insignificant-looking mountain when seen from Periche, from where it appears as a rocky ridge dominated by the vast bulk of Nuptse. Seen from the Lobuche or Gorak Shep the peak looks more interesting rising to the south of the Kongma La (5,535m), an infrequently traversed pass that leads into the Chhukhung Valley. The northern side of the mountain has a small hanging glacier that is best reached along the ridge rising from the Kongma La. By and large the rock on the mountain is poor, although it does offers some interesting scrambling on the well-defined ridges. The summit provides a good viewpoint and from that perspective is a fine little peak.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, day at leisure

Day 02: Day at leisure/Hotel

Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2840m)/trek to Phakding (2640m)

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m)

Day 05: Acclimatization day

Day 06: Trek to Phortse Thanga (3600m)

Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (4410m)

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (4750m)

Day 09: Trek to Gokyo Peak (5480m)

Day 10: Trek to Nyimagawa (5050m)

Day 11: Trek to Cho La Pass (5420m) and to Dzongla (4840m)

Day 12: Trek to Lobuche (4910m)

Day 13: Trek to Kala Pattar (5545m) & back (5140m)

Day 14: Trek to Everest B. C. (5310m) and back (4910m)

Day 15: Trek to Pokalde Base Camp (4500m)

Day 16: Climb to Pokalde summit (5806m) & return to BC

Day 17: Trek to Tengbuche (3860m)

Day 18: Trek to Khumjung (3780m) and to Namche (3440m)

Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2840m)

Day 20: Spare day in case of flight cancellation

Day 21: Fly to Kathmandu (1350m)/Hotel

Day 22: Day at leisure/farewell dinner/Hotel

Day 23: Drive to Airport for return flight

The cost includes the following services:

Airport pickup and drop

Welcome/farewell dinner

Hotel accommodation In KTM

Tent and teahouse stay in trek

Round trip flight to Lukla

Meals as mentioned

Conservation permit

Royalty of Pokalde Peak

Equipment of climbing guide

Insured-equipped guide

Insured-equipped trekking crew

Cost does not include:

Personal climbing equipment

Meals other than mentioned

Drinks and bar Bill

Tipping

Personal insurance

Airport departure tax

Domestic airport tax

Other things not mentioned

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