Pokhalde Peak Climbing (5806m)
Pokalde Peak, also popular as Dolma Ri which lies12 km south-west of mighty Mount Everest. It is one of the easiest trekking peaks in the Everest area. Pokalde is unsteady and barely snow covered throughout the trekking season. The peak has small glacier which is best arrived along the edge towering from the Kongma La to the north. The first climb to the Pokhalde peak was accomplished by John Hunt and his team of Everest expedition in 1953 via Kongma La all along its north ridge.
While elevating approximately 5800 m you will be rewarded by Himalayan panorama from all directions mainly the major mountains are Pumori and Ama Dablam. Though it is one of the trouble-free trekking peaks, we, Unique Adventure International strictly recommend you not to make any endeavor during poor weather because it may be dangerous. Spring and autumn are considered best seasons for climbing Pokhalde Peak. You need not require previous trekking experience to climb this peak and you do not have to know the technical skills since you can ascend without making use of typical expedition equipments such as- ice axes, crampons etc. And this is the reason any physically vigorous person or a group can easily ascend Pokalde Peak in a half a day.
We Unique Adventure will let you experience the panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Makalu, Thamserku, and Baruntse; visit old Tengboche monastery; and explore Namche Bazaar, Pangboche village, Khumjung village which are the fascinating part of the Pokhalde peak.
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu; transfer to the Hotel
As soon as you arrive, you will be welcomed by our representative of Unique Adventure at Kathmandu International Airport but reassure about our representative with a display board at the arrival gate. You will be then taken to the hotel where you can either relax in the afternoon or hang around. You will have a dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant where we take pleasure in a Nepalese cultural program as well. We will be staying in a hotel for overnight.
Day 02 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
After having breakfast in the morning, we can go for sightseeing tour today. The Swayambhunath (the Monkey temple), Boudhanath stupa, Pashupatinath temple,; Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square are the main sightseeing attractions in Kathmandu valley which are rich in art and architecture. Or we will have a final preparations, official procedure and short briefing for the trek. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla, and then start trek to Phakding
Today, we will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2827m.), observing a spectacular view as we fly analogous to the enormous Himalayan bordering China and Nepal. We will land at a run way after around 40 minutes. The trek starts with a trouble-free walking downward to the Dudh Kosi River, where we connect the major route to Namche Bazaar. After passing via the small community of Ghat (2550m.), we reach at Phakding. Overnight at guest house.
Day 04 : Trek to Namche Bazaar
Today, we get going from Phakding and walk further on a small way up to Jorsale we get in front of a waterfall. Now, the trails villages are united with superb forest of giant firs, rhododendron and magnolia trees. Then, we walk to Namche crossing few bridges and climb a few hundred meters, a perpendicular drop and one steeper climb all the way through the forest. Overnight at guest house in Namche bazaar.
Day 05 : Rest at Namche Bazaar
We have a rest day at Namche Bazaar for proper acclimatization at higher altitude. We get the most unbelievable pictographic opportunities as the mountains like- Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Taweche are visible. Also, you will have time to visit the shops for Tibetan effort of art or rest.
Day 06 : Trek to Tengboche
After having our breakfast, we get on the track and move down to the river, Dudh Koshi. We keep on ascending through Rhododendron and Conifer forests up to Tengboche. The Tengboche Monastery is located on a ridge at an elevation of (3860m.) and is bounded by mountains like- Kangtenga, Thamserku and Ama Dablam. We trek for 3-4 hours today. Overnight in Tengboche.
Day 07 : Trek to Dingboche
We today, go down through the forest of birch, juniper, fir and rhododendron to the nunnery at Debouche. On the way, after crossing the Imja River, the path reaches to the village of Pangboche Here, we can have our lunch seeing the attractive peak of Ama Dablam. In the daytime, our route moves through open alpine hilly area before once again we cross the Imja Khola and then to the settlement of Dingboche. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 08 : Trek to Chhukung
From Dingbouche we move to Chhukung today. It is located unshakably beneath a huge rock wall that joins Nuptse with Lhotse. From here, you will also see magnificent views of Amadablam (6856 m.), almost surely, the most pictured peak in Nepal.
Day 09 : Trek to Pokhalde base camp
Day 10 : Summit Pokhalde peak and back to Chhukung
We will begin ascending early to arrive at the summit from the Pokhalde Base Camp and our route now gets more exciting. Great care has to be taken while climbing the wall to reach on the edge which leads to the summit. After getting to the summit of Pokalde Peak (5808m.), you will move back to Chhukung.
Day 11 : Trek to Pangboche
We move to Pangboche today. On the way, we traverse the Khumbu Khola over a wooden suspension bridge and walk beside the Imja Khola to the village of Pangboche. We trek for around 5 to 6 hours today. Overnight at guest house.
Day 12 : Trek to Khumjung village
Today, we will move to Khumjung Village which is the largest settlement of the Sherpa community where you will have a prospect to see culture and life-style of Sherpa people. The village also has a high school which is financed by Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation. You will also see an old monastery where famous Yeti skull has been preserved.
Day 13 : Trek to Phakding
From Khumjung, the trail again go down to Namche Bazar and go on walking down all the way through the same way and en-route we will halt for the lunch break for an hour at Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
Day 14 : Trek to Lukla
From Phakding, we today follow the Dudh Koshi and arrive at Lukla. We take around 6 hours to trek today. Stay at guest house in Lukla.
Day 15 : Fly back to Kathmandu
We get up early in the morning to take the flight for returning back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we are transferred back to our hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu at the hotel.
Day 16 : Rest at Kathmandu
Today, you have rest day for relax or you can also go for shopping in Kathmandu or you can do anything you like to by yourself. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17 : Departure on your own destination
Our airport representative will transfer you to the airport from the hotel for your way back to your destination.
What is included?
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the programme.
- Airport / Hotel transfers.
- Expert Climbing Guide and porter
- Three meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with hot beverage and snacks whilst on trekking.
- Cosy guesthouse and Tented camp accommodation whilst on trekking.
- Sagarmatha National Park entry and trekking peak royalty fees.
- All necessary staff with an experienced fluent English speaking trekking and expedition guide trained and licenced by Nepal Mountainering Association (NMA), cook and assistant expedition guide.
- Highly experienced trekking porters to carry luggage (1porter per 2 trekkers).
- Staff food, accommodation, clothing, salary & insurance.
- All necessary ground transportation.
- All governmental paperworks and procedures.
- All government and local taxes.
- Satellite phones and Gamow bag.
- Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
What is not included?
- Visa fee for Nepal.
- International airfares, extra baggage and cargo charges
- Visa Fee.
- Personal trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
- Meals and extra night (more than stated in itinerary) accomodation in Kathmandu.
- Personal expenses
- Personal expedition equipment.
- Bar and beverage bills.
- Your Travel and rescue Insurance.
- Rescue & Evacuation costs.
- Your optional and extended trips e.g. sightseeing, rafting etc. (other than the negotiated)
- Gratitude (tip) for staff.
Main rope, Down Sleeping, Bag, Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser, Climbing boots, Trekking boot, ICE-axe with Ice hammer, Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness, Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass, ICE Screws, snow Shavel, Carbine Lock & unlock, Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser, Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser, Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover, Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves, Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife
Note: You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores at Kathmandu.
We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.
Quick Fact of the Trip
- Trip Duration : 17 days
- Best Season : Spring & Autumn
- Country : Nepal
- Min Altitude : 2834m.
- Max Altitude : 5806m.
- Trip starts : Kathmandu
- Trip ends : Kathmandu
- Group size : Min - 1