Pokalde Peak Climbing

Pokalde Peak Climbing

TripGrade: Strenuous
Strenuous Trekking Grade is both moderate and difficult. Even in this grade, treks reach around 5000-5500 meters. You will have to walk generally for 6-7 hours each day. Strenuous treks require good physical condition and acclimatization. If some problems seem to appear, you have to walk down and take some hot drinks or soup ( + rest). You may be affected rapidly if you have high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease or complicated medical conditions. Advise is required from your doctor before starting these kinds of treks.

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Duration:

17 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Pokalde Peak (5806m)

Group Size

2-20 pax

Trial Access:

Drive/Flight

Best Season:

Mar - May & Sep - Dec

    Pokalde Peak Climbing gives you an opportunity to visit the Sherpa hometown. You take a scenic flight to Lukla. The eye-opening view of Mt. Everest, Pumori, Makalu and Ama Dablam makes the trek even more interesting. Other interesting places you pass while on the trek are Everest Base Camp, Kalapathar, Tengboche Monastery, Kongmala pass, and Chhukung valley.

    In particular, the height of Pokalde peak is not above 6000 meters. But, it is good enough to take a challenge in this trail. Eventually, it will be a big help for you to conquer its summit in the future. Classed as a trekking peak, the climb up Pokalde requires no special technical skills. On the contrary, because of the altitude and possibility of snow, it is nevertheless sufficiently challenging for those who undertake it.

    Regarding the trekking trail, we follow the same trail that leads us to the base camp of Everest. So, after a flight to Lukla, we walk for around 10 days to reach the climbing starting point. It is the second half of the trek which differs from the actual Everest base camp trekking. As we have a couple of free days to explore the areas, which are not visited by trekkers going for Everest Base camp trek. After we leave Gorak Shep, we follow the yak route over the 5535m Kongma La pass. 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.

    Why Pokalde Peak Climbing

    • 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

    Lastly, summarizing about this trekking, within a timeframe of 17 days, you get a very good trekking combination. In addition, the stunning view of snow-capped peaks adds extra interest for all the trekkers. Nonetheless, 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?


    Trip Outline

    Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
    Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu city and trip preparation. O/N
    Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2800m) & trek to Phakding (2610m)
    Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
    Day 05: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar
    Day 06: Namche – Tengboche (3800m)
    Day 07: Tengboche – Pheriche (4200m)
    Day 08: Pheriche – Lobuche (4900m)
    Day 09: Lobuche – Kalapathar (5545m). Back to Lobuche (4900m)
    Day 10: Lobuche – Kongma La Pass – Pokalde Peak Base camp (4300m)
    Day 11: Base camp – High camp (5000m)
    Day 12: High Camp – Summit Pokalde Peak (5800m) Trek back to 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

    Starting Price

    USD 2749 per person

    Group Discount : Available

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    Itinerary

    Arrival on: Kathmandu

    Departure from: Kathmandu

    Day 1

    Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

    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.

    Day 2

    Sightseeing in Kathmandu city and trip preparation. O/N

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

    For your kind information, 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.)

    Day 3

    Flight to Lukla (2800m) & trek to Phakding (2610m)

    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 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.

    Day 4

    Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

    You are at one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Phakding. After enjoying the breakfast viewing the mountains on 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 high altitude.

    Day 5

    Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

    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.

    Day 6

    Namche – Tengboche (3800m)

    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.

    Day 7

    Tengboche – Pheriche (4200m)

    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.

    Day 8

    Pheriche – Lobuche (4900m)

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

    Day 9

    Lobuche – Kalapathar (5545m). Back to Lobuche (4900m)

    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.

    Day 10

    Lobuche – Kongma La Pass (5528m) – Pokalde Peak Base camp (4300m)

    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.

    Day 11

    Base camp – High camp (5000m)

    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.

    Day 12

    High Camp – Summit Pokalde Peak (5800m) Trek back to Dingboche

    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 high altitude. After indulging some time in the Pokalde Peak, its time for us to trek back to Dingboche for an overnight stay.

    Day 13

    Dingboche – Tengboche

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

    Day 14

    Tengboche – Namche Bazaar

    It is already time to get back to Namche Bazaar from Tengboche.

    Day 15

    Namche – Phakding- Lukla

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

    Day 16

    Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

    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 AMN representative.

    Day 17

    Departure from Kathmandu

    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 your flight.

    Have a safe journey!!

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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


    GearList

    Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

    Head

    • Sun hat or scarf
    • Sun glasses
    • Sunscream
    • Lip Balm.

    Feet

    • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
    • Sandals
    • Trekking Shoes on the trek
    • Comfortable Shoes in cities

    Body

    • Warm gloves
    • T-shirts
    • Light jackets and pullovers
    • Wind – stopper jacket
    • Undergarments
    • Hiking shorts
    • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

    Accessories

    • Earplug
    • Electronics gadgets of your choice
    • Spare Battery
    • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
    • Tour/Trekking Bag
    • Hiking Poles
    • Sleeping Bag
    • Down jacket
    • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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