Mt. Pokhlade

Mt. Pokhlade

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Mt. Pokhlade is one of the easy trekking peaks for climbing in the Khumbu region of Nepal, which can be combined with Everest base camp trekking. From Lobuche the peak looks interesting; rising to the south of Kongma La (5,535m) and the summit of the peak provides a good view point for the panoramic views of the Everest Range of Himalayas. It was first climbed in 1953 via the Kongma-La along its north ridge by the 1953 Everest Expedition team led by John Hunt and is often used as a warm up for another Himalayan Peaks.

Elevation :  5,925 m Range/Region :  Khumbu Himal/Sagarmatha
Latitude :  27o56'15" Longitude :  86o50'09"
Royalty Group :  B Trip duration :  16 days
Trip Grade :  PD/PD+ Starts :  Lukla

Mt. Pokhlade (5,806 m) was first climbed in 1953 via the Kongma La along its north ridge by the 1953 Everest Expedition team led by John Hunt.

The mountain lies to the east of the Khumbu Valley which leads all the way up to Everest base camp and is first seen on the Everest trekking trail from between Pangboche and Pheriche.

From the hamlet of Lobuche, which consists of only a handful of trekking lodges, the peak looks like an undulating rocky ridge dwarfed by the vast bulk of Nuptse standing behind it. There are various possible approaches, but most people climb the North Ridge from the Kongma La (5,535 m).  The ridge is mainly a rocky scramble that will need rope protection near the summit as the ridge steepens, however rarely requires ice-axe or crampons except in the winter season. The mountain has a small hanging glacier, which is best reached along the ridge rising from the Kongma La, on its northern side.

Although the summit is comparatively smaller than the rest, it however is an excellent viewpoint from where to gaze upon Mt. Makalu, Ama Dablam and Pumori, unobstructed. The best place to camp is by the lake at the base of the mountain which is usually deserted and is sheltered providing a great view of the peak.

Pokhlade makes an excellent warm-up for Island Peak.

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, welcome dinner in the evening.

Day 03: By Plane: Kathmandu/Lukla/Phakding (2610m, 3h)

Day 04: Phakding/ Namche Bazaar (3440m, 6h)

Day 05: Acclimatization

Day 06: Namche/Tengboche (3865m, 5h)

Day 07: Tengboche/Dingboche (4350m, 5h)

Day 08: Dingboche/Chhukung (4743m, 5h)

Day 09: Chhukung/Pokhalde base camp

Day 10: Base Camp/Summit Pokhalde peak/Chhukung

Day 11: Chhukung/Tengboche

Day 12: Tengboche/Jorsale (2810m, 7h)

Day 13: Jorsale/Lukla

Day 14: By Plane: Lukla/Kathmandu

Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu, farewell dinner in the evening

Day16:  Final departure

Should you prefer a different route or itinerary for this program, just let us know your interests and we will be more than happy to craft a tailor made trip for you in line with your specific preference.

Trip Cost Includes
  • All ground transfers as per our itinerary.
  • Thamel Eco resort Hotel in Kathmandu (including breakfast and all taxes).
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu (including all entrance fees).
  • Welcome Dinner with Live Nepali Program hosted by Makalu Adventures.
  • Mt. Pokhlade Climbing Permit Fee.
  • National Park Permit Fees (including all other entrance fees wherever applicable)
  • Mountain guide for climbing support (including his daily wages and insurance).
  • Airfare: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • Fully organized camping trek arrangement (best camping equipments, tents, mattresses & etc)
  • Guide, cook, kitchen helper/porters - with their daily wages, insurance, foods and other expenses occurring in connection of this trip.
  • Everyday three times meals on trek, prepared by our very professional kitchen crew.

For Lodge-to-Lodge Trek (if and where applicable):

  • Accommodation and foods as available on the local lodges on the way while trekking.
Trip Cost Excludes
  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Airport taxes.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, showers etc).
  • Helicopter rescue and evacuation if required.
  • Tips and gratitude

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