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?
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