Duration: 22
Difficulty: Difficult/ Adventure
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Activity Per Day: 6-7 hours of trekking
Accomodation: Hotel, Lodge, Teahouse, Tent, Camping
Trip Overview

Pokalde (5806m) as a group B Climbing Peak, you can walk up to the top of Pokalde without any climbing gears like crampons and ice-axes, with just the assistance of ropes near the top. Once you reach its base camp, you need to go up for only about 650 meters. And the only challenges you encounter are the sections of loose rocks, which do not even require the assistance of ropes for the people with some mountaineering experience. However, its exposed terrains mean that you should not try climbing it in bad weather.

Standing in Khumbu region at some 12 kilometers southwestern direction from Mount Everest, Pokalde, also known as Dolma Ri, provides really extraordinary mountain spectacle from the summit. Mt Makalu, Ama Dablam, and Pumori rise in prominent view from the summit, along with a vast mountain vista of Khumbu region to be had from its top. Besides, you can include all the central attractions ofEverest Treks as you go up to climb the peak and return after its ascent.

First ascended in 1953, Pokalde Ascent fulfills your amateur mountaineering desires, taking you above the normal experience of mountain treks and below the technically equipped, skill-and-effort demanding climbing expeditions. The base camp for the peak is established at the valley below the Kongma La Pass (5,535m), which has a turquoise glacial lake in the middle. For the final ascent, you can reach the pass and follow the ridge (the route of the first ascent). Or you can move to the opposite side of the mountain facing Mt Makalu and proceed towards the top, as most climbers do nowadays.

The following itinerary, consisting of many side trips and detours, combines all the fabulous locations and vantage points of Everest region in a single route. If you have enough time, follow this to make the best of your vacation, as you will traverse the entire Everest Base Camp trekking trail with Kalapathar, Gokyo, a climb of Gokyo Peak, as well as Chola Pass. Together they make up a trail with dazzling adventure, with icing on the cake provided by Pokalde Climb. If you are short of time and energy to have all of it, we will customize the itinerary as per your needs

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Preparation Day in Kathmandu

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2640m)

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m)

Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phortse Tenga (3600m)

Day 07: Trek from Phortse Tenga to Machhermo (4410m)

Day 08: Trek from Machermo to Gokyo (4750m)

Day 09: Acclimatization Day (Gokyo-Ri , 5420m)

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Taknak (4840m)

Day 11: Taknak to Chola Pass (5300m) cross and Dzongla (5050m)

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Lobuche (4910m)

Day 13: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak-shep (5100m) same day Everest Base Camp

Day 14: Early morning climb to Kalapathar (5545m) and back to Lobuche

Day 15: Lobuche to Pokalde Base Camp (4500m)

Day 16: Pokalde(5806m) summit day and back to base camp

Day 17: Trek from Base camp to Debuche(3800m)

Day 18: trek from Debuche to Namche(3440m)

Day 19: trek from Namche To Lukla

Day 20: fly From Lukla to kathmandu

Day 21: Free Day in kathmandu

Day 22: Final Departure

The above itinerary can be customized if you are not satisfied or if you have a certain time limit. Click Here

Accommodations

As you are picked from Tribhuwan International  Airpot, Kathmandu you will be accommodated in a three-star level Hotel with Bed and Breakfast.  We accommodate on the basis of twin shared room. A single room can be also accommodated upon your request. Your room will be facilitated with attached restrooms in the Kathmandu. During the Trekking premises, in some places, they only have a shared washroom and restroom. As you reach higher elevation single rooms may be difficult to manage.

Meals

During our Trek Authentic Nepali food is available and more common. You will also get international Cuisine such as Continental, Italian, Indian, etc. Breakfast-Dinner will be served as per lodge menu where we stay overnight. Lunch will be served on the trail of Next destination. During Trek, all meals will be provided whereas, only breakfast is served in Kathmandu. Sherpa Himalaya will serve you special last day dinner.

 

Best Time to Climb

Weather in Nepal is quite a favorable. For trekking we have two peak season; Spring & Autumn. Autumn season starts from September to November whereas Spring season starts from March to May. Beside this two season, you can Climb in Nepal in other months too but it is quite cold in January and rainy in the month of July & August.

Climbing

We will provide an experienced Climbing guide having fluency in English or any other language. 1 Climbing Sherpa Guide is entitled to every 3 members and 1 porter as per required. In every group, 1 Climbing guide is provided whereas Climbing Sherpa guide (assistant) is provided as per the size of the group. The proper management of Sherpa guides help in safety and make convenient while climbing. Even though if any member gets sick on the way to peak it will not affect the whole team and the rest team can successfully reach the peak.

Climbing individual Gears

When it comes to summit a Peak Climbing Gears plays a very vital role and it is very important. It is the main thing that helps you to determine whether you can make the peak success or not. Proper quality to Gears makes you very easy in climbing whereas it also helps you stay away from cold and prevents frostbite and other problems.

Fixed rope, Tent, Kitchen stuff, Main rope, Snow bar, Ice screw, Rock pittan, and Ice hammer, etc are the gear which is provided by the Company.

Personal Climbing Gear you should bring 

These are the gear that you should purchase:

Climbing boot, Crampons, Harness (safety belt),  sunglasses, Jumar, Figure of eight, Helmet, Ice axe, Carabiner (2 lock/ 2 unlock), Gloves, Windproof Gortex,  Sleeping Bag Jackets, Pants, Water bottles, Thermos, Sun cream, Hat, Down jackets, Inner thermal coat, some prusik, warm Socks (New), water bottle, Tape slings (2)

Frequently Asked Questions

Included in the Cost
  • All transfer from Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport By Private Vehicle
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu. (B&B) 3 star level Hotel
  • Domestic Flight (Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • Tea house, accommodation during the trek.
  • All Meals ( Tea, Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in Tent camp at Base camp and High camp During the Climbing with All Meals and Hot Drinks(Tea, breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)
  • All group camping equipment (kitchen tent, Dining tent, toilet tent, table, chair and kitchen, camping items) in Base camp Makalu Barun National Park Entry Fee
  • TIMS Card (Trekking Permit)
  • Pokalde Peak Climbing permit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee
  • Garbage Deposite
  • Experience Climbing Sherpa guide & Assistant " Climbing Sherpa " (For 3 Trekkers =1 Assistant support "Climbing Sherpa")
  • Group Climbing Equipment and instruments (Fixed Rope, Mean Rope, Ice Hamber, Snowbar,Ice Crew
  • Cook, Kitchen Staff and other Necessary staff ( Base Camp and High camp)
  • Required Number of Potters
  • Single/Double tent at the Camp with mattress
  • Insurance For Climbing Guide and Climbing sherpa
  • Insurance for all Nepali Trekking staff
  • All government and local taxes
  • farewell dinner in Kathmandu.