Pokalde peak climbing is one of the strenuous peaks for mountaineering located on the prominent Everest Base Camp route. However, the trails to the peak lay steep hikes despite having a comparatively lesser altitude than other summits. Equally, the climb to Pokalde Peak has the most relishing views to offer throughout the trekking trails.
Initially, trekkers fly to the Lukla Airport (2840) which is an adventure in itself on an 18-seater plane. The voyage begins on a foot towards Phakding (2610m). In fact, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay walked through these trails to step on the world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest. To the surprise, the trek is full of startling views of several snow-clad peaks, deep gorges, huge waterfalls, and the thrilling suspension and log bridges over burbling glaciers.
Similarly, the trails are also accompanied by rare flora and fauna such as rhododendron, mountain Monal – Danfe, musk deer, snow leopard, mountain goat, yak, and blue sheep. The trails are full of alpine and Rhododendron forest singing songs while wind clatters through leaves and sound of ice rending weakened woods, howling rivers and insects stridulate.
Further, the trails made of stone steps especially on the way to the infamous Namche Bazar followed by the Buddhist scriptures crafted on big rocks are incredible. Further, the path takes to the oldest monastery of the region with holy significance known as Tengboche Monastery and ascends to Kala Patthar (5550m) via Pangboche Monastery. Uniquely, the Kala Patthar provides a remarkable panoramic view of the giant Mt. Everest, Lobuche, Mahalangur Himalayan massif, and desert-like wide-spread terrain.
Finally, the trekkers trek to the Pokalde summit ascending a steep hike to the south of the Kangma La Pass (5171m). After reaching the peak, trekkers can delight in the spectacular views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7855m), Ama Dablam (6812), and several other snow-capped mountain peaks. After spending relishing time on the Pokalde peak, the trekkers descend back to Namche via Dingboche Monastery to retrace back to Kathmandu.
Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International airport; we will greet you and assist you to the hotel. We meet later in the day or next day and take you to our head office to brief you your upcoming Lobuche peak climb with us. By the time we introduce our climbing guide and Sherpa. Evening, if you arrive on time we host Nepalese typical dinner at one of the most popular local restaurant with cultural music and ethnic dance which represents different cultures show from different part of the country. If you arrive late evening we will do it the next day. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
We will take you Nagarjum hill site after the breakfast which is 3 km far from the city, a natural rock climbing spot for your climbing course. This course will provide excellent opportunities to learn how to use rope, harness, Ice axe, crampons although there is no snow. Or if you have this experience already, after breakfast, we start our city tour which includes the main tourist attraction of Kathmandu valley eg, Kathmandu Durbar square, the monkey temple, Bouddha, Pashupatinath temple. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
As per flight timing, our Guide will meet you in to your hotel and takes you to the domestic airport to fly into Lukla. It is scenery flight about 35 minutes, once you get in to the Lukla, breakfast at the lodge and prepare luggage for the Porters then walking starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka. It is few up downs to get in to Phakding passing through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After getting into the lodge at Phakding, fresh up and short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa to get acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.
After a hot breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmath National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazaar. On the way you will have a great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful valley. Stay overnight at the Lodge.
Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Khongde village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peak with Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame which is old Sherpa village as an option. Remaining of the day you can explore the Namche Bazaar where you can use the Internet, visit the National Park head office, Museum and monastery as per your interest and time. Stay overnight in Namche.
After a hot breakfast at the lodge, the trail leads you uphill and an easy winding trail towards Kyanjuma village where there are few tea shops with finest view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Amadablam and many more peaks. Then the trail descends slightly to the bottom of the hill at Fungi Thanga. After the crossing suspension bridge of Dudhkoshi, steep climb through the pine forest all the way to Tengboche monastery which is very popular in Khumbu region. After sometime rest, will take you to visit Monastery where you will see the Buddhist regular ceremony at the monastery which is very interesting to watch. Stay overnight at lodge.
In the beginning, the trail drops slightly down and a little climbs after crossing the bridge to reach Pangboche. Pangboche is a popular Sherpa village. Then after the trail continues to lead gradually uphill to Dingboche by crossing many prayer rocks. On the way, you will have amazing views of the mountain with the highest mountain in the world. Evening stroll around the village of Dingboche is a stunning tapestry of fields protected by stone walls that shield the crops of potatoes, buckwheat, and barley from grazing cattle and chilly breezes. Spend the night in the inn.
It is a second acclimatization day of the trip. Today you walk around the village and climb up to the ridge where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. It is always good to climb high and sleep low. You can also visit to the Aid post where you can have an hour altitude class by western doctors. Overnight at the lodge.
Today’s hike takes roughly 5 hours from Dingboche to Pokalde Base Camp and includes several challenging routes and a high ascent. You may take in the calm icy lake and breathtaking views of mountains including Mt. Makalu, Mt. Amadablam, and Mt. Nuptse at the base camp. Spend the night at the camp.
Today takes roughly five to six hours to climb High camp. After breakfast, you will take your backpack and move toward the high camp. Today, climbing the Kongma La Pass, which is one of the highest Himalayan passes at 5535 metres, presents one of the biggest challenges. As you ascend to a greater altitude, you will be able to observe a number of frozen lakes and magnificent views of the Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Pokhalde Peak. Continue your stay in High Camp.
The summit of Pokalde Peak, the target of this hike, will be reached by you today. It will take around three hours to hike the tough trek from high base camp to the peak through stones, pebbles, and ice. You'll learn some ice climbing and glacier walking skills from our Sherpa. Since the summit of Pokalde Peak offers the most magnificent and rewarding spectacular views of the world's highest mountains, including Mt. Makalu, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Nuptse, Pumori, etc., it is well worth the effort to achieve there. After spending some time on the top, we shall return to Chhukung via crossing the Kongma La Pass. Spend the night in the inn.
Today trek takes approximately Five hours. Tangboche Or (Doboche) is a small village with a famous Tangboche monastery offering you splendid views of Ama Dablam, lush green hills and river views. Stay overnight at guest house.
The walk down today to Monjo passes through Namche. After walking for about six hours, you reach Monjo where you have overnight stay plan today.
Walk another six hours back to Lukla today after your breakfast. The walk passes through Phakding where you had spent you first night in the mountain. Reach Lukla and spend some leisurely time there.
Take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. You will be picked up on your arrival at the airport and then transferred to hotel. You have a free afternoon to relax or explore. We will meet in the evening to go for farewell dinner.
Spend your free day in Kathmandu exploring around.
We will drop you to airport three hours prior to your flight time.
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