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?