Pokhalde Peak (5806m.) Climbing

Khumbu Himalayas
Height: 5,806m. (19,049 ft)
Latitude: 27°55′30″N
Longitude: 86°50′00″E
First Ascent: April 15, 1953
Trip Duration: 16 Days
Normal Ascent Route:  Scramble/Ice Climbing
Caravan Route: Lukla - Namche Bazar - Tengboche - Lobuche - Everest Base Camp - Pokhalde Peak Base Camp - Namche Bazar - Lukla

Pokhalde (Pokalde Peak) also known as Dolma Ri is a mountain peak of Nepal situated 12 km southwest of Mount Everest.Pokhalde (Pokalde Peak) also known as Dolma Ri is a mountain peak of Nepal situated 12 km southwest of Mt. Everest. Pokhalde Peak is one of the shortest and easiest trekking peaks in the Everest Region. The majority of the 650m climb from base camp requires little more than walking with short sections of scrambling up rock. 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 Himalayas. The peak can be approached from either Bibre or Dughla. These two routes provide several ways to approach the peak: North Ridge, North East Face, North West Face, South Face etc. For Bibre route, we will follow Everest trekking trail up to Tsuro Og and trek to Yarsa. Base camp will be set up near the lakes beneath the Kongma La.

Pokalde is a popular commercial tourist peak in Nepal for those wishing to climb a Himalayan peak without needing to use ice axes and crampons. We climb to a rugged pass and follow beautiful snow ridge and cross rocky pinnacles. We continue following the ridge to a little more difficult climb through stones and finally to the narrow rocky summit. The North East Face of the mountain from east of Kongma La could be the easiest way to get to the summit. We climb up through broken rocks and snow to the summit ridge and then to the summit.

13 Days Trek/Climbing
Grade: Strenuous
Meals: Included except main meals in Kathmandu
Accommodation: 3 Nights KTM and 12 Nights Lodge/Camping
Recommended Season: Spring & Autumn

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla 2800m. and trek to Phakding 2652m./Monjo then transfer to Teahouse Lodge.
Day 03: Phakding/Monjo – Namche Bazaar. (3440m.)
Day 04: Namche Bazaar Rest day for Acclimatization.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3867m.)
Day 06: Tengboche – Pheriche (4343m.)
Day 07: Pheriche – Lobuche. (4930m.)
Day 08: Lobuche – Gorakshep 5140m. ascent Kala-Pathar 5545m. & Gorakshep.
Day 09: Visit Everest Base Camp 5364m. back to Pokalde Base Camp/preparation.
Day 10: Summit Pokalde 5806m. back to BC and trek to Dingboche.
Day 11: Dingboche 4243m. – Tengboche.  
Day 12: Tengboche – Namche Bazaar.
Day 13: Namche Bazaar – Lukla and transfer to Teahouse Lodge.
Day 14: Lukla - Kathmandu by flight then transfer to Hotel.
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Last minute, transfer to Airport for onward journey.

Peak Climbing Cost: USD    Per Person.

Package Includes:

  • Land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace or, tourist Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • 3 Night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed and breakfast basis.
  • 3 Major meals; B/L/D (by Lodge menu) & accommodation at best available teahouse lodge during the trek en-route.
  • 1 Professional equipped English speaking trekking guide, necessary Sherpa & Porter.
  • 1 English speaking equipped climbing guide as per the programs.
  • Equipment charges for climbing guide.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Trekking Permit, Peak Permit, National Park permits fees and garbage deposit.
  • Snow bars and ropes for the climbing as well as tented camp while on climbing to Pokalde Peak.
  • Air Ticket: KTM/Lukla/KTM with domestic airport tax and cargo fees.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Package Excludes:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking and peak climbing gears.
  • High tent, high food and sleeping bag.
  • Gammo Bag for the life saving device, incase of altitude sickness for Member.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fees & international departure tax.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for support crew’s after the trip.

Cultural Treks & Expedition offers personal equipment rentals for climber, who have limited cargo allowance with their airfare or, do not wish to purchase expensive expedition grade gear but rent it instead. Climber purchasing Base Camp Services only may choose to hire or, purchase high camp equipment. Please let us know in advance prior to your arrival so that we can meet your needs. The quoted cost are for the duration of the expedition and we provide original North Face, Marmot or, Ozark company brand tent only.

Equipment Rental or Purchase Price List:

Item Rentle Cost in USD Purchase Cost in USD
Expedition Tent USD 50.00 USD 300.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -Small) USD 30.00 USD 150.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -Large) USD 50.00 USD 300.00
Gas Stove USD 20.00 USD 100.00
Oxygen Bottle USD 350.00 USD 500.00
Oxygen mask and Regulator USD 250.00 USD 900.00
Sleeping Bag USD 50.00 USD 400.00
Down Jacket USD 50.00 USD 300.00
High Camp Goose Down Jacket USD 100.00 USD 500.00