Peak Climbing in Nepal

Pokalde Peak Climbing

Nepal

Pokalde Peak Climbing

Durtation: 17 Days

Price: US 2,749 All Inclusive

Pokalde Peak Climbing gives you an opportunity to visit the Sherpa hometown as well as climb the summit of Pokalde peak at 5,806 meters.

Classed as a trekking peak, the climb up to Pokalde requires no special technical skills but on the contrary, because of the altitude and possibility of snow, it is going to be overwhelming for those who undertake it. So being physically fit and proper guidance are the must.

The trail follows the same path that leads us to the base camp of Everest. So, after a flight to Lukla, we walk for around 10 days to reach the starting point of the climb. It is the second half of the trek which differs from the actual Everest base camp trekking.

Diverging from Dingboche, we reach the base camp of Pokalde Peak following the yak route over the (5535 m) to reach Kongma La pass.

Crossing the Kongma La pass, we then reach the high camp of the peak. It connects the pastures of the Khumbu region with those of Chhukung valley. We will stay just below the pass setting a tented camp, for the next two days, to climb Pokalde Peak.

Pokalde Peak Climbing HighLights

  • An Easier & shorter climbing trekking peak in the Everest region
  • Excellent Himalayan views including Amadablam, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, and Baruntse & Thamserku
  • Climbing with a good combination of trekking & most popular monasteries visit
  • Land of Sherpa – Khumjung, Namche, Pangboche Village

To summarize, within a timeframe of 17 days, you get very good trekking and climbing combination with stunning views of snow-capped peaks. You can visit the land of Sherpas and the ancient Monasteries located in those areas. Hurry up to book this trip... Not now, then when?

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Itinerary Outline

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour and Climb Preparation
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2,800 m) & trek to Phakding (2,610 m)
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Day 05: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Namche – Tengboche (3,800 m)
Day 07: Tengboche – Pheriche (4,200 m)
Day 08: Pheriche – Lobuche (4,900 m)
Day 09: Lobuche – Kalapathar (5,545 m) - Lobuche (4,900 m)
Day 10: Lobuche – Kongma La Pass – Pokalde Peak Base camp (4,300 m)
Day 11: Base camp – High camp (5,000 m)
Day 12: High Camp – Climb Pokalde Peak (5,800 m) - Dingboche
Day 13: Dingboche – Tengboche
Day 14: Tengboche – Namche Bazaar
Day 15: Namche – Phakding- Lukla
Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu

30 min drive

1,400 m

We warmly welcome you to our beautiful country Nepal. After we receive you at the airport, we will drop you at your designated hotel for the overnight stay.

Dinner

3 Star Hotel in KTM

Day 2

Kathmandu City Tour and climb Preparation

5-6 hrs drive

1,400 m

After morning breakfast, we start our trip today. We take you to visit a few of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, situated around the small periphery of Kathmandu Valley.

There are 7 Heritage sites located within the Kathmandu Valley. They are Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Changunarayan, Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

3 Star Hotel in KTM

Day 3

Flight to Lukla (2,800 m) & trek to Phakding (2,610 m)

30 min flight and 2 hrs trek

2,610 m

It is better to take the early flight to Lukla because of its ever-changing climatic condition. So, after early breakfast, we head straight to the airport at the domestic terminal to catch up on the flight.

After landing in Lukla, we commence our trek towards Phakding. Once we reach Phakding, we stay at a guest house or tea house overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 4

Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)

3,440 m

You are at one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Phakding. After enjoying breakfast viewing the mountains in the surrounding, we continue our trek towards Namche Bazaar. 

After walking for about 6 hours we reach one of the most beautiful valleys in the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar. Stay overnight at a guest house with proper facilities, amazingly maintained at such a high altitude.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 5

Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

1-2 hrs hike

3,440 m

Today you are free on your own to explore the beautiful village, Namche. Also, it is important for your body to acclimatize at such high altitude.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 6

Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3,800 m)

3,800 m

You enjoy the delicious breakfast at your guest house. Next, we continue the trek which will eventually take us to Tengboche. Stay overnight at a teahouse.

Tengboche is named after the monastery itself, i.e. Tengboche Monastery or commonly named as Dawa Choling Gompa. Tengboche is also popular for the festival, Mani Rimdu.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 7

Trek from Tengboche to Pheriche (4,200 m)

4,200 m

After spending a night at Tengboche, we now trek to Pheriche, eventually after breakfast. You will get to see an up-close view of the Mountain ranges from here. Enjoy the eye-catching view and stay overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 8

Trek from Pheriche to Lobuche (4,900 m)

4,900 m

Today we trek from Pheriche to Lobuche, enjoying the stunning mountain view on the background, following the beautiful trail.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 9

From Lobuche to Kalapathar (5,545m) and back to Lobuche (4,900 m)

5,545 m

Woohooo!! Heading to Kalapatthar today...

The literal meaning of Kala Patthar is Black Rock. It is a notable landmark among the trekkers as you get to see the closer view of Mt. Everest from here. 

After indulging in the natural beauty around the Kala Patthar region, we again trek back to Lobuche for an overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 10

Trek from Lobuche to Kongma La Pass (5,528 m) – Pokalde Peak Base camp (4,300 m)

5,528 m

Enjoy the delightful breakfast at Lobuche so that we can continue our trek to Pokalde Peak Base Camp, crossing through Kongma La Pass. We are almost near to our destination.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tented Camp

Day 11

Ascend from Base camp to High camp (5,000 m)

5,000 m

Today is the day to trek from Pokalde Base Camp to High Camp. You trek passing the icy trails surrounded by the highest peaks everywhere. The weather is cold but you feel like nature is calling you towards herself. After a long walk, stay overnight setting the camp at High camp.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tented Camp

Day 12

Climb Pokalde Peak (5,800 m) and back to Dingboche

5,800 m

Please enjoy your breakfast because today will be a long walk day. At first, we trek to Pokalde Peak from High Camp, our main destination on this trek.

Oh Wow!! you conquered the peak after 11 days of trekking to such a high altitude. After indulging some time in the Pokalde Peak, it's time for us to trek back to Dingboche for an overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tented Camp

Day 13

Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche

After breakfast, we continue to trek back to Tengboche. You pass through the forests crossing over the river on your way back.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 14

From Tengboche to Namche Bazaar

It is already time to get back to Namche Bazaar from Tengboche following the same route we cam from.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 15

From Namche to Phakding and then to Lukla

Today is the last day of our trek. At first, we trek from Namche to Phakding then, to Lukla from Phakding.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 16

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

30 min flight

1,400 m

Take an early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Rest of the day is free on your own. 

In the evening you will be taken for a farewell dinner by the Himalayan Trekkers team.

Breakfast, Dinner

3 Star Hotel in KTM

Day 17

Departure from Kathmandu

30 min airport drive

1,400 m

It is already time for us to depart so, with the hope to see you again in Nepal for another adventurous trip, we drop you at the airport after breakfast, for you to catch up on your flight.

Have a safe journey!!

Breakfast

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Lukla, and Namche Bazar, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!
On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome and Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.

Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All Arrival/Departure transfer as per itinerary
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • All Guesthouse, Lodge/tented Accommodation during the Trek and Climb
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunches & Dinner with Tea/Coffee) During the Trek & Climb
  • Guided Sightseeing with all applicable entrance fees as per itinerary in Kathmandu
  • All Private transfer as per itinerary
  • Domestic (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) Airfare and taxes as per itinerary
  • An Experienced GOVT licensed Trekking/Climbing Guide & required No. of Sherpa Porters
  • All wages, allowances, insurance, medical and equipment for supporting crew.
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Fees
  • TIMS fees & Local Province (Municipality/Village) Fees
  • Peak Climbing fees (Royalty)
  • Climbing & Camping Equipment as per itinerary/necessary
  • Garbage fees / a comprehensive medical kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All GOVT local taxes

Whats Not Included

  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees ( USD 25/40/100 – 15/30/100 Days Cash On arrival)
  • International Airfare to/from Kathmandu & Departure Taxes
  • Excess baggage (cargo) charges
  • Any charges incurred due to the changing itinerary ( Early arrival from the trek, late departure, cancellation of the trek in the middle etc)
  • Meals (Lunches & Dinner) in the city
  • Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for your safety measures
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.
  • Tipping/ gratitude
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances (road blockage, landslide, flight delay etc)
  • Rescue and evacuations
  • Personal Trekking/Climbing Equipment
  • Your Travel Insurance

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing