Pokalde Peak Climbing

Pokalde Peak Climbing Gorgeous Pokalde Peak is one of the shortest and easiest trekking peaks in Nepal offers spectacular views of white snow capped mountains including great Mt. Everest ( 8848m,). The majority of the 650m climb from base camp requires little more than walking with short sections of scrambling up rock. During the trekking seasons this rocky peak is scarcely covered by snow. Despite its lack of any great technical difficulty, it offers trekkers the prospect of reaching 5,800m in elevation and superb views from the summit, particularly to the South East, North West and West. Other prominent mountains visible from the summit include Makalu, Ama Dablam and Pumori. Because of its relatively low difficulty and impressive summit vistas for this altitude, Pokalde is a popular commercial climbing peak in Nepal for those wishing to climb a Himalayan peak without needing to use ice axes and crampons.

Pokalde peak can be easily climbed in half a day by a fit and acclimatized group with appropriate leadership. Despite its low difficulty, sections of Pokalde are quite exposed so it shouldn't be attempted in poor weather. Doing so would significantly increase the difficulty of the climb above that of a "simple trekking peak". The final pitch to the summit also involves a short section of near vertical scrambling which for amateurs should definitely be protected by rope.

The base camp of Pokalde Peak is situated in a raised "amphitheatre" style valley with a large circular lake in the middle below the Kongma La pass. About 40 minutes from the base camp is the Kongma la glacier. This glacier offers ice walls suitable for ice climbing training by appropriately equipped and motivated groups. The glacier is said to be receding in size.

Foot print evidence of significant Snow Leopard activity has been witnessed in the vicinity of Pokalde Peak base camp. This is despite the popularity of the area in being the gateway to both a major trekking peak as well as a high pass.

Even during the trekking seasons, it is not uncommon for overnight temperatures at base camp to be in excess of two decades below freezing.

Pokalde Peak Climbing itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, warm reception and transfer to hotel.  
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for preparing permits and gears.   
Day 03:  Early Morning flight to Lukla, and start trek to Phakding (2652m) 3 hrs
Day 04:  Trek to Namche (3440m) 6 hrs Camp 
Day 05:  Trek to Tengboche (3870m) 5 hrs Camp 
Day 06: Tengboche to Pheriche (4350m) 5 hrs Camp 
Day 07:  Pheriche to Lobuche 
Day 08: Lobuche to Kalapatthar - Gorakhshep 
Day 09: Trek to Pokalde Base Camp
Day 10: Climb to High Camp 
Day 11:  Summit – The Pokalde peak
Day 12: Extra day to attempt summit
Day 13: Trek to Dingboche 
Day 14: Dingboche to Tengboche (3870m) 4 hrs Camp 
Day 15: Tengboche to Namche (3440m) 3 hrs Camp 
Day 16: Namche to Lukla (2800m) 4 hrs Camp 
Day 17: Flight back to Kathmandu. Evening, join a farewell dinner with culture show.  
Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu for relaxes and shopping.
Day 19: Transfer to airport for final departure. 

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays. Click here for tailor made trip

Cost for the trip: The cost of each climbing differs as per the size of group, choice of hotel, client's interest of service and amendments in our itinerary. Our prices are very reasonable for the services we cater. Please contact us for more information and cost details. 

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Trip Facts:

Destination: Pokalde Peak

Trip duration: 19 Days

Grade: Strenuous plus

Activity: walking, trekking and climbing

Starts in: Kathmandu

Ends in: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel, camping or lodge (tea house)

Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus

Maximum altitude: 5745m

Best season : September, October and early November and late February, March, April, May, June, July

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