Pokhalde Peak |17 Days

Trip Highlights

superb panoramic views in every direction, particularly of Ama Dablam and Pumori, making an ascent of the peak a worthwhile venture.

Trip Overview

Pokhalde Peak, also known as Dolma Ri, lies 12kms southwest of Everest, rising to the north of the Kongma La, above the Khumbu glacier, near Lobuche. Standing at a height of 5,806m, the relatively low altitude of Pokhalde, together with its untechnical nature, make it one of the shortest and easiest trekking peaks in the Himalaya. From the summit, there are superb panoramic views in every direction, particularly of Ama Dablam and Pumori, making an ascent of the peak a worthwhile venture.
As no technical skills are required to reach the summit, this expedition would make an interesting and adventurous trekking experience for alpinists as well as fit, well-acclimatised trekkers wishing to climb a Himalayan peak without the use of normal expedition equipment.

Resembling a crenulated rocky ridge dominated by the vast bulk of Nuptse, the peak has scarcely any snow-covering in the trekking season. Its northern side has a small hanging glacier that is best reached along the ridge rising from the Kongma La. For the most part, the rock on the peak is poor, although it does offer some interesting scrambling on the well-defined ridges.

Pokhalde was first climbed in 1953 by the British Everest Expedition team led by John Hunt who ascended the peak along its north ridge via the Kongma La.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03 Fly to Lukla; trek to Phakding (2,610m)

Day 04 Trek to Namche (3,450m)

Day 05 Rest day in Namche

Day 06 Trek to Tengboche [3,860m]

Day 07 Trek to Pheriche [4,240m]

Day 08 Rest day in Pheriche

Day 09 Trek to Lobuche [4,910m]

Day 10 Climb Pokhalde [5,806 m]

Day 11 Trek back to Lobuche [4,910m]

Day 12 Trek to Chukhung [4,730m]

Day 13 Trek to Tengboche [3,860m]

Day 14 Trek to Namche [3,450m]

Day 15 Trek to Lukla [2,800m]

Day 16 Fly to Kathmandu

Day 17 Depart Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03 Fly to Lukla; trek to Phakding (2,610m)

Day 04 Trek to Namche (3,450m)

Day 05 Rest day in Namche

Day 06 Trek to Tengboche [3,860m]

Day 07 Trek to Pheriche [4,240m]

Day 08 Rest day in Pheriche

Day 09 Trek to Lobuche [4,910m]

Day 10 Climb Pokhalde [5,806 m]

Day 11 Trek back to Lobuche [4,910m]

Day 12 Trek to Chukhung [4,730m]

Day 13 Trek to Tengboche [3,860m]

Day 14 Trek to Namche [3,450m]

Day 15 Trek to Lukla [2,800m]

Day 16 Fly to Kathmandu

Day 17 Depart Kathmandu

Equipment List

Footwear:

  1. Plastic mountaineering boots (B2 boots)
  2. Water repellent boots with ankle support for walking
  3. A pair of Gaiters.
  4. Socks
  5. Trainers which can be used in teahouses & camps

Clothing:

  • Waterproof (trousers & jacket)
  • Trousers for trekking (Waterproof)
  • Long sleeve shirts/T-shirts (preferably non cotton)
  • Micro, Mid to heavyweight fleece & Fleece pants
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermals (top & bottom)
  • Down jacket

Climbing equipment:

  • Harness with 1m sling,
  • Screw gate carabiners
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Jumar
  • Mountaineering helmet

Head & Hand Gear:

  • Hat (Woolen or fleece)
  • Sun hat
  • Bandana
  • Head-torch with extra btteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Mountaineering sunglasses
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Woolen gloves

Personal Equipment:

  • Duffle bag (to be carried by porter)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat. We also provide everyone mats. Your extra mat will be helpful at the Base Camp
  • Backpack to carry water bottles, camera, lunch packs and personal clothing
  • Pee bottle
  • Sunscreen & Insect repellent
  • Water purification tablets
  • Snacks, books, MP3 players, cards etc
  • Trekking poles
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Insurance certificate
  • Hand sanitizer & wipes
  • Toiletries

Personal first aid kit:

  • Any personal medications.
  • Electrolytes
  • Analgesics & throat lozenges
  • Diamox (helps with acclimatization)

Cost Included

  • Arrival & departure transfers by private vehicle
  • Twin share room (3 nights) with breakfast in a 3 star hotel
  •             Hotels can be arranged as per client’s choice which might incur extra cost.
  • Domestic airplane flights strictly as per itinerary
  • Surface transportation
  • Fully organized camping
  • Tea House/tented accommodation during climb with meals (breakfast. Lunch & dinner) during trek
  • Necessary permits and fees, tents, English speaking guide, porters and cook
  • Necessary trekking and climbing gears
  • 1 climbing Sherpa for 2 climbing members.
  •           A dedicated Sherpa for each climber can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • Gamow Bag
  • Medical oxygen/Medical kit for staffs
  • Insurance of crew and climbing staffs as per the rules of Nepal Government
  • Staff salary, climbing bonus, performance bonus etc.
  • Staffs and equipment transfer

Cost not Include

 

  • International flights
  • Visa Fees
  • All type of insurance for clients (climbing members)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and other cities
  • Beverages and snacks during trek
  • Personal climbing gears and clothing (available on hire)
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Cargo/custom clearance fees
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar bills, hot showers, laundry etc.
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Includes’.

 

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Price from Ask
  • Trip Duration: 17 Days
  • Trip Grading: Fairly challenging
  • Max Altitude: 5,806m
  • Best Time: March to May; September to November
  • Trip Mode: Teahouse/Camping
  • Group Size: 2-10 People
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