Pokalde Peak is technically a less challenging trekking peak climbing in Nepal. 17-day trek to climb Pokalde peak is best for beginners. It takes 8 to 9 hours from base camp to Pokalde peak summit. It is also possible to combine Pokalde Peak with the Everest Base Camp and the three passes trek. Pokalde Peak climbing is a warm up preparation to climb Mt Amadablam. No any special mountaineering skills require to climb Pokalde Peak in Everest. Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) is an ideal season for Pokalde Peak climbing. Please email us at email@example.com and call or message on WhatsApp at + 977 9851023742 to know more about Pokalde Peak climbing itinerary and cost.
Peak Name: Pokhalde Peak Climbing
Peak Duration: 17 Days
Peak Difficulty: Medium/ Hard
Peak Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May
Peak Altitude: 2610m- 5400m
Peak Cost: USD 2100-$ 2250.
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Peak Package: Standard
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep/Flight
Start/End of Peak: Kathmandu /Lukla
Pokalde Peak Climbing in Nepal
Pokalde Peak (5800 m) known as Dolma RI is the shortest and easiest peak climbing in Nepal. Pokalde Peak is situated 12 km southwest of Mount Everest.You can climb Pokalde Peakwithout any climbing gears like crampons and ice-axes just with the help of climbing rope near the Pokalde Peak. The climbing to Pokalde peak offers the superb views of the Himalayas includes Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and other peaks.
Pokalde Peak Trek offers an extra challenge for physically fit trekkers after the rewarding trek to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. Climbing to Pokalde Peak requires no special technical skills, still sufficiently challenging because of the altitude and chance of snow. Winter skills experience is helpful to climb Pokalde peak.This is an ideal climbing peak in Nepal for soft adventure seekers who want to climb an easy Himalayan Peak without using ice axes and crampons due to its impressive summit vistas and relatively easy climbing peak in Nepal.
Best season climbing Pokalde Peak
The best time climbing Pokalde Peak is Spring from March to May and Autumn from September to November.The weather is much clearer with sharper view of the Himalayas. The winter is also quite feasible, but you need to have proper preparation for tackling the cold weather. During December, the views of the mountains are crystal clear.
Pokalde Peak Climbing difficulty
Pokalde Peak is an easier climb, yet you need a physical endurance and stamina. Pokalde Peak Climbing does not require any technical knowledge and skills of using crampons and ice axes, you still need to be aware about dangers of snow climb.The highest point you will be on Pokalde Peak Climbing is Pokalde Peak (5,806 m). Hence, this is once in a lifetime trip experience.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
We will meet you at Kathmandu airport and take you to your hotel. Briefing in the afternoon.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparing for trek
Our first day in this famous city will be spent touring major temples and sites. Your introduction will only skim the surface, but it will be a unique and fascinating beginning, and our schedule will be relaxed enough to allow for trek preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding (2610m)
This spectacular mountain landing strip is the gateway for expeditions, trekkers and Sherpa people to the Everest Region. You will be transported from Kathmandu to a bright and colourful scene in clear mountain air. It will feel good to stretch your legs, stiff from days of travel, as we walk downhill to the village of Phakding, along the Dudh Kosi River. Times have been good in the area recently and the trail is full of new Buddhist art, prayer flags and small monasteries. We sleep tonight with sounds of the roaring glacial water of the Dudh Kosi in the background.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Today we hike along the Dudh Kosi, entering Sagarmartha National Park just before lunch. In the afternoon, we climb the notorious Namche Hill, our first real taste of uphill. With some luck our first view of Everest will be on the way up the hill. Mid-afternoon we enter Namche Bazaar. Namche is small, scenic beyond belief, and surprisingly cosmopolitan. A mixture of Tibetan traders, tourists from around the world, expedition climbers, proud Sherpas, monks, Nepalese civil servants, dust, mud, colorful costumes and yaks.
Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar
Today is the first Namche day. Namche will be our home base for this trip. We will return here at the end of the climb. We stay indoors in a classic Sherpa style lodge, one that has been a center of many of our expeditions since 1987. Before breakfast we usually take a 10-minute walk to the National Park overlook just above our lodge. The views of Everest, Ama Dablam and Lhotse are exciting and promise much about the adventures ahead.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3800m)
Today we hike to Tengboche where we will visit the famous Tengboche Monastery. At Tengboche we will gaze up valley toward the plume blowing off Sagamartha - Everest.
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m)
A classic hiking day of the Khumbu. Ama Dablam still rises above us and we watch its shape change as we walk up the valley and see it from a different perspective.
Day 08: Dingboche Acclimatization Day
We awake to awesome mountain views in this cold valley. Tawache Peak towers above the town. Kantega is sunlit and sparkles to the south. In the other direction we see Lobuche Peak and Cho Oyu, at the border of Tibet. We return from early morning photographs to our warm lodge. Today is an acclimatization day. We will sleep a second night in Dingboche. We might attend the Himalayan Rescue Association altitude lecture, or hike up over the ridge to the village of Pheriche.
Day 09: Dingboche to Pokalde Base Camp (4,900m)
The steeply climbing trail around 4 to 5 hours brings us to Pokalde peak base camp. Though the trek is short it will be useful for acclimatizing purposes. The base camp of Pokalde Peak is situated near a large circular lake in the middle below the Kongma La pass.
Day 10: Pokalde Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m)
The climbing trail at first brings us at Kongma La Pass, captivating views of Cholatse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Ama Dablam and several other peaks in the Khumbu region are enjoyable and continue trek to high camp of Pokalde Peak.
Day 11: High Camp to Pokalde Peak Summit and Trek to Chhukung (4,730m)
We will wake up early in the morning and move forth towards to the top of Pokalde Peak through stones and enjoy the breathtaking and panoramic views of the world's highest mountains which include the views of Mt Makalu, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and a number of other tallest peaks in the Khumbu region and continue trek down to Chukung.
Day 12: Chhukung to Tyangboche(3930m)
In a long day we return to Pangboche for showers, a great meal and a good night sleep in a bed.
Day 13: Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar
This town always has friends to visit, things to do. We spend another relaxed day here to take it all in.
Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
On this day, we will make our path up to the landing strip in Lukla after a little amble on the valley. At Lukla in the evening we have a party with our Sherpas and staff. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu
Early in the morning, we will bid goodbye to Lukla and take a pictorial flight back to arrive in Kathmandu. On onset in Kathmandu we will shift back to our hotel. And, in the evening today, in Kathmandu we will together have leave-taking dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 16: In Kathmandu
An alternate day for KTM flight or free day to spend in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Final Departure
We will take you to the Airport for your return to your home. We will hope to see you again since we organize a lot of other peak climbing options, as well as tours, expeditions, and sports activities.
Climbing Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary climbing equipment with you for climbing in Nepal. The following climbing equipment and gears are recommended before climbing in Nepal. Most of the climbing equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15 kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the climbing part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)