Trip Highlights
  • Visit the ancient Tengboche monastery in the Everest Region
  • Brief adventurous trip to the Everest region.
  • Explore and get to know the Sherpa culture
  • Get the beauty of Pokalde Peak
  • Ramble around the world heritage sites of the Kathmandu city.
  • Striking flight to the Lukla Airport

You will become one with the Himalayas as you trek to Pokalde Peak.

Situated in the 12km southwest of the Mt.Everest, Pokalde Peak also known as the Dolma Ri is the majestic mountain peak of Nepal. It is the easiest and one of the shortest hiking peaks in the Everest Region. A little more than walking is required with short sections for the majority of the 650m climb from the base camp to move quickly up the rock. The rocky peaks are toughly enclosed by the snow during the Pokalde Peak seasons. Particularly to the North East, West and the South East, Pokalde Peak trek offers the great deal of outlook for reaching the amazing elevation of about 5800m in altitude with the mesmerizing sight. Other renowned peaks from the summit which are visible comprises of the great Pumori, Ama Dablam and the Makalu. Pokalde is the renowned marketable tourist peak for the ones who has the enthusiasm of climbing the Himalayan peak without the use of the crampons and the ice axes because of the remarkable summit vistas for its altitude and the low difficulty. The crest which adjoins the Pokalde summit with the Kongma La high pass, the first climb of the Pokalde Peak was made in the April 1953.

At the altitude of the 5820m, the crest proceeds from the Kongma La to the higher of the Mera Peak (Kongma Tse) slightly and beyond. Pokalde Peak Nepal is the significant at 271m at the 889 feet. Acclimatized with the fit group and the appropriate leadership, Pokalde can be ascended easily in half a day. By the shirking the opposite of the Makalu side of the peaks, ascends of the most Pokalde Peaks can be made. Pokalde sections are quite exposed despite the low difficulty; in the poor weather the attempt should not be made. The ultimate pitch to the Everest includes the brief part of the vertical scrambling for the amateur that will be surely protected by rope. Pokalde peak’s base camp is located in the raised “amphitheater” style valley with a huge circular lake in the middle lower the Kongma La passes.It takes about 40 minutes to reach the Kongma glacier from the base camp. The glacier provides the wonderful ice walls appropriate for the ice climbing training by the suitable motivated and equipped groups. The glacier however is reckoned to be decreasing in size. The vicinity of the Pokalde Peak base camp has been witnessed by the footprint evidence of the momentous snow leopard activity. This is because of the fame of the region in being closer to the doorways steps to both the high pass as well as the trekking peaks. It is not uncommon to have the overnight temperatures to be in the excess of twenty degree below freezing at the base camp even during the trekking seasons.

An awesome 360 degree panorama of spectacular peaks; each one framing the highest will be a great reward. We Nepal Nomad arrange the trekking according to traveler’s holiday program and wish with amazing life time experience.Our skilled guide and porter will accompany you throughout the trek and supervise you with additional care. We will provide you with the finest guesthouse and accessible healthy food. Make a way with thefusion of beautiful dense rhododendron forest and climb up through an erratic path with your travel partner-Nepal Nomad Team.You will be assured with an incredible experience with us that you willnever forget. Don’t be a stranger! Contact Us at Nepal Nomad. We can give you Pokalde Peak Climbing Itinerarythat will be suitable according to your time for the listed peaks or any other peaks that may excite. We will be replying within 24 hours of your inquiry. We as a Team of Nepal Nomad promise you that you will have an amazing journey while we go through the paths and hardships.

Itinerary

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Welcome to Kathmandu! You are moved to the warmth of you hotel. On your routine a pre- trek briefing will be scheduled for the discussion of the trekking program and we co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. You can get accustomed with your surroundings by going for hike down the street. Then we head to the street for the delicious dinner where Nepalese Cuisine is prepared in Nepalese Style which is mainly known for its healthy ingredients. This is your first overnight in Kathmandu. 

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1360m

Using Kathmandu as your home, take a day trip and explore around on an organized sightseeing tour to world heritage sites including a visit to an ancient and beautiful Bodhnath Stupa known for its unique structure and as the biggest shrines in the world. For a more lighthearted day, a visit to Pashupatinath, situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River which is considered as a home to the hundreds of thousands Hindus people identified as the famous Hindu temple across the country.

Here, we will see Hindu holy men (sadhus) and pilgrims performing ritual bathing, and occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the Ghats. The cremation site here is open to all the citizens of Nepal that begins with royalty to the simple man on the street. The same afternoon you will be free to relax to hotel garden or take a visit Thamel for some last minute shopping. Later, trek departure information will be provided.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1360m

On day 3, in the early morning we take the fantastic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla at 2827m. Built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpa’s in the mid-1960s, the flight time is about 40 minutes to the airstrip. This flight of true vision in space gives your box office views of some of the highest mountains in the world, right from the window of your plane. After successful landing, we will have time to explore the village while the Sherpa crew sort out and load the trekking equipment.

In the afternoon, we begin the trek by descending towards the DudhKosi River, where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, just above Chaurikharka at 2713m. The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat at 2550m, it’s a short walk to the first local village of Phakding where we’ll crash out for the night.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2652m

We began from Phakding and then come across the river and we shall move to the valley where we will perceive the porters from south ferrying supplies to the Namche. The path stays near to the river valley and the road is decorated with the pine and rhododendron forest which looks even more beautiful in the months of spring when the flower blooms stunningly. We then come across the DudhKoshi River at Benkar where there are mesmerizing view of the mountain peaks at the KusumKanguru (6369m) and Thamserku (6369m). Then we take a brief walk to the Monjo (2835m) where we arrive for lunch. We spend the night in Monjo with the afternoon free to do some exploring around the village. The day has been well planned to keep it short to aid acclimatization, a very important process in your buildup to the bigger climb in the days ahead.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Monjo
  • Altitude: 2835m

The trek for today is ruthless considering the steep upward climb to the Namche Bazaar. Starting from Monjo, it is a brief walk to the entry of the National Park as we come across the DudhKoshi to Jorsale (2580m). The hike prolongs to the flat terrain as we come across the right bank and to the convergence of the DudhKoshi and BhoteKoshi rivers. Then we continue our upward climb to the Namche where we are enclosed by the beautiful mountains and the peaks of Nuptse, Lhotse, AmaDablam, Taweche and the Everest. We will have our lunch as we arrive at the capital of the Khumbu region and we are free to bargain in the shops for the Tibetan artifacts or chill at the lovely surrounding landscapes.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar,
  • Altitude: 3446m

For the proper acclimatization to the altitude, we stay at Namche for a second night. Namche is truly beautiful and prosperous small town which is located in a large hollow. It obtained its significance during the time when lowland grains of Nepal were traded for the Tibetan salt. Today small amount of trade subsist like trading rugs and Chinese made goods, dried meats and salt in the village areas. It is suggested to see sunrise and sunset from the National Park Headquarters as you can see an amazing insight. The sight is breath taking with the amazing panorama of the Khumbu peaks and the beauty of the mighty Everest. After an early breakfast you are given number of choices like an amble to Thame (3810) over the BhoteKhola or a visit to the National Park Headquarters to see the fascinating displays of Sherpa culture and lifestyle. Amazing details of the park’s flora and fauna as well as the great mountaineering display can also be seen. You will be guided on hand for advice as well as walks.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3446m

From Namche, we ascend steeply to the airstrip at Shyangboche and then continue on to our lunch spot in Khumjung, the largest village in the region. Towering above the Khumjung village is the sacred rocky peak of Khumbilya’s (5761m). It is the home of the guardian goddess of the region, often depicted in religious paintings, or Thankas, as a white-faced figure on a white horse. The path outlines around the Khumbilya’s down slopes, crossing through the grassy slopes to stupa (3992m) above the rocky crest of Manila to the beautiful birch forest. Phortse can be observed to the valley and to the charming village set in the patchwork of stone walled fields. We then go down the hill to the trails of DudhKoshi River 300m below at Phortse Bridge.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Phortse Bridge
  • Altitude: 3670m

It is day eight as we head to Dingboche from Phortse with an amazing view accompanying us to the village. It takes about 3 hrs. of trekking to reach there. Dingboche has an altitude of 4084m

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dingboche
  • Altitude: 4084m

Beginning from Dingboche, we move forward to the village where we follow along the ImjaKhola valley. The climb is progressive as it crosses the small streams with the greatest sight of the island peak at the head of the valley with an open alpines pastures. In the afternoon we will reach at the Chukhung Lodge and acclimatize. If we are energetic then we can move towards the old moraines that flow down from the Lhotse. Impressive hereabouts include the massive AmaDablam and Lhotse wall.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chukhung
  • Altitude: 4780m

After a sunny b/fast in the morning, we ascend the small ridge behind the village above the Pheriche valley. From the Chorten at the top, the Taweche and Cholatse (6440m) peaks make for a striking scene as they seem to lean forwards from across the valley in the west. To the north, Lobuche Peak (6119m) and the snowfields of the Cho La dominate the skyline. The walking is now fairly flat on wide-open fields, but do take your time and ensure you are well hydrated. In the early morning, we come across KhumbuKhola at Dughla (4620m) and have the afternoon lunch at the steps of the huge moraines of the Khumbu Glacier which flows off the Everest. During the afternoon, we have a steep and solid climb on to the rocky track to the top of the moraines. On the top of the ridge, we cross the line of the memorial cairns which is designed and founded for the memory of the Sherpas and the climbers who previously died on the expeditions for the last 50 years. From here the spectacular views of Khumbutse 6623m, Lingtren 6697m, Pumori 7145m and from across the border in Tibet includes Changtse 7550m which we can see at the head of the valley. Everest is still concealed behind the towering walls of Lhotse and Nuptse. Following the valley stream at our lodge at Lobuche and today is the tough day but the spectacular view making it worthwhile. In the early afternoon, if we have energy and the conditions are clear, we reach at the rear of the lodge and we are rewarded with more fantastic views.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lobuche
  • Altitude: 4930m

Beginning our route from the Lobuche, we then chase the broad valley which runs to the parallel to the Khumbu glacier. A gradual ascent enables you to build the slow, steady rhythm required when walking at high altitude. Once we reach the moraines of the ChangriNup Glacier we make a series of small ascents and descents over a rocky trail lined with cairns that leads eventually to the Gorak Shep’s glacial sands. After lunch at Gorak Shep, Later in the afternoon, we make our way to the top of one of the finest viewpoints in the Everest region, Kala Pathar [5554m]. As the light begins to become lighter we stroll back to our camp at Gorak Shep and have an early night sleep in preparation for our hike to Everest Base Camp the following day.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Gorak Shep
  • Altitude: 5160m

Out from the Gorak Shep, we reach at the Pokalde Peak Base camp. It takes about 4-5 hours of trek to reach there at the base camp of the Pokalde Peak and today‘s trek is short. We hike a lot for today and admire the amazing experience of the trail at the Pokalde at an altitude of 5400m.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Pokalde Base Camp
  • Altitude: 5400m

Today is day 13 and we stay at the Pokalde Base Camp for the acclimatization and explore the base camp with the beautiful sight that accompanies us. Pokalde Base camp is located to the middle low to the Kongma La pass which is near to the huge circular lake. We stay for an overnight here and get properly acclimatize here

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Pokalde Base Camp
  • Altitude: 5400m

Today we ascend the beautiful Pokalde; the view is mesmerizing and from the high pass is unavoidable. The path brings us closer to the astonishing sight of AmaDablam, Cholatse, Lhotse, Nuptse and Makalu as well as other beautiful peaks in the Khumbu region. The trail eventually stops at the high camp of the beautiful Pokalde Peak with the company of the majestic mountain range in the Everest. We stay for an overnight at the Pokalde.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Pokalde
  • Altitude: 5806m

Out from the Pokalde Base camp on day we descend back to the Pheriche.Today, it is downhill most of the way, as we descend to Pheriche. It is quite interesting place to visit the Himalayan Rescue Association as this place has trekkers’ aid post. At a delicious lunch, we head to cross the KhumbuKhola which is on a wooden suspension bridge, and then we follow the way to Pheriche. The track is downward through the Lobuche to Pheriche where we can get a stunning sight of the silver mountain landscape of the gleam on the sunlight.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Pheriche
  • Altitude: 4730m

We retrace our foot back to Dughla from Lobuche. Today it is much simpler and faster to go down! We then take a distinct path to our climb which follows the wide alpine valley wrapped in scrub juniper over the temporary settlement of PhulungKarpo (4343m) and to the Pheriche in the evening. We across the KhumbuKhola from Pheriche and climb up hill to brief steep path to the above small crest for great sights of the Kantega, AmaDablam and Imja valley. We will have our lunch as we descend to the small place at Shomare and Orsho as we reach the suspension bridge over the ImjaKhola River and go back to the Tengboche and Deboche.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3875m

rhododendron, juniper and fir to Phunkitenga. Then after a cup of tea, we cross the DudhKoshi and climb for the trek to Trashinga. From here the path outlines the valley with Shanasa and then a moderate walk to Namche bazaar where we take our lunch and go downhill to Monjo for overnight stay.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Monjo
  • Altitude: 3440m

It is day 18 and the last day of trek, we take brief walk along the valley before the ultimate climb to the flight at the Lukla. Then we will have our meal and in the afternoon you are free to explore around or relax or stay cozy. Later, we will have a farewell dinner and a few drink or perhaps try some ‘chhang’ {mountain beer brewed from fermented rice, its healthy enough. Then we dance to Sherpa steps with our crew over the weeks. Altogether we accomplish our merry trip with great meal and sleep under the moonlit

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2800m

In the early morning we get ready for the arrival of the aircraft of the flight back to Kathmandu. We will then move you to the hotel. Please note our flight depends purely on the good weather for the safety matter.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 2800m

You can unwind until your departure or can initiate any additional trips that you might have booked. If you are departing, then you will be moved to the international airport for your return flight to home.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: ksthmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

What's Included

  • 3 night's accommodations in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Everything on meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • Internal l flights from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for client and Trek Leader.
  • National Park entrance fees, trekking permits accommodation in twin sharing local basis lodges or best available places for accommodations, trek leader and porters-salary, insurance, food, accommodations and other allowances included in trekking arrangements.
  • Basic first aid, Trek bag kit carried by your leader.
  • None of the single supplement is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Arrival Airport Pick and departure Drop.
  • Food (Kathmandu) - lunch and dinner, International flights from your home to home.
  • Airport Taxes, car, taxi or van, Visa fees.
  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.
  • Own Expenditure(Personal) , .all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain, mineral water, sweet deserts, we recommend bringing .water purifier and neutralizer tabulates to reduce your cost of traveling and to become responsible traveler.
  • Drinks or meals except 3 meals or not specified in the itinerary, Personal clothing and equipment, Travel insurance, Optional trips. Tipping in general for trek crew (driver, Trek leader and porter-tipping is not mandatory but expected).
  • Charges sustained as a result of delays beyond Nepal Nomad's control. Anything not specified in the Cost Includes section.

DEPARTURE DATES & PRICE

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
11 Mar, 2020 - 30 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$2200
13 Mar, 2020 - 01 Apr, 2020GuaranteedUS$2200
14 Mar, 2020 - 02 Apr, 2020GuaranteedUS$2200
15 Mar, 2020 - 03 Apr, 2020GuaranteedUS$2200
17 Mar, 2020 - 05 Apr, 2020GuaranteedUS$2200
19 Mar, 2020 - 07 Apr, 2020GuaranteedUS$2200
21 Mar, 2020 - 09 Apr, 2020GuaranteedUS$2200

USEFUL INFORMATION

Experience Required:

A good level of fitness and experience of mountain walking is required for the Pokalde Peak ClimbingTrek. These tend to be longer treks with some more difficult days, some of which may involve walking at increased altitudes and more difficult terrain. Occasionally, there may be a longer day when negotiating the more challenging sections such as a mountain pass or viewing peak. Altitude may range up to 5000 meters.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Prior to set off to Pokalde Peak ClimbingTrek, we host a Pre-Trip meeting here in Kathmandu office on the 2nd day of your itinerary which starts in the evening during the dinner and introduce your trek Leader. It is an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about your Pokalde Peak ClimbingTrek as well as introduce yourself to one another.

Equipment Check List:

The specified basic equipment’s check lists should help you with your packing. Remember to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should not weigh more than 20 kg.

Head:-

For the head protection: Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection.

Lower Body: -

Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Light weight hiking thermal bottoms - Fleece or wool pants – Waterproof trekking trousers -

Feet: - lightweight thin inner socks - Thick, warm wool hiking socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes – Gaiters (optional)

Upper Body:-

As for the upper body’s shirts – Hiking and light weight thermal tops - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof shell jacket - Down vest and/or jacket - Base layer shirts - Warm jacket (down)*

Hands: - gloves that are Lightweight - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.

Climbing Gears:-

Climbing Gears: - Crampons - Tape Slings - Ice Axe – Harness - Ice Hammer - Ice Screw - Screw-gate Karabiners – Eight Figure / Descender - Plastic Mountaineering Boots – Ascender / Jumar– Rope ( Main / Fix) - Snow-bar - Multi-Led Head Lamp

Accessories:-

Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*- Sleeping bag liner - Head torch with spare bulbs and batteries - Small pad or combination.

Trekking Bags: - Large bag for keeping items dry inside trek bag, Daypack 250 to 30litres. - Thermarest sleeping pad - Water bottles - Water purification tablets.

Basic First Aid Kit: - Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

Toiletries:- 1 medium sized quick drying towel - Tooth brush/paste - Multipurpose soap - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine products - Small mirror - Wet wipes - toilet roll/Tissue Extras - Antibacterial hand wash

Luxuries - Binoculars - Reading book - Trip Map/Guide book - Trekking poles – Camera - Repair kit: needle, thread, duct tape.

A typical day:

At 6.30 am your Sherpa knocks on your door with a cup of good morning tea. Time for the Breakfast, tight up your bag pack and head off for today's trekking hiking for the next three to four hours then at pleasant spot we shall stop for an hour along the way for a well-prepared hot lunch. Later, a walk another three hours or so before you stop for the overnight. The evening can be spent reading or chatting with your fellow hikers or trekking crew about the trip of the day. An asset can be pack of games to these nights; your trekking crew love teaching various Nepali card games and learning new Western games. Eventually, it's time to bed for a well-deserved night.

Accommodation:

While at the Pokalde Peak Climbing, lodging options are limited so please do not expect the Ritz! Nepal Nomad utilizes simplistic family run lodges, with a large sociable central dining area and a cozy chimney burning fire. Lodges are on a twin share basis and we recommend you use your own sleeping bag. Accommodations in the Pokalde Peak Climbingtend to have shared bathroom facilities and you may not always have access to a shower. Regardless of the lack of facilities, these lodges certainly have a rustic charm, most are blessed with spectacular views and being family run operations, they offer a great insight into the daily life of the Mountain people.

Insurance:

Nepal Nomad's booking terms & conditions of joining Pokalde Peak ClimbingTrek includes that you must be fully insured with medical, emergency rescue evacuations including trip cancellation insurance which should cover over 3000m to 6000m.

Altitude Sickness:

Itinerary of the Pokalde Peak ClimbingTrek is designed to ensure that there is plenty of times for adequate occurs as a result of acclimatization and cases of mountain sickness are rare. The common Symptoms are headaches, nausea, irregular breathing, insomnia and the swelling of fingers and glands. Medical Treatment is to descend to a lower altitude as quickly as possible which normally results in rapid improvement and recovery.

Meals:

On Pokalde Peak Climbing, three meals on full board basis will be provided (Nepali, Sherpa, and Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Chinese and Indian cousins). Every day dinner and breakfast will be placed and taken in the same lodge you spend over night but Lunch will be taken on your way to next village. Farewell dinner, breakfast and reception will be provided in Kathmandu.