Pokhalde Peak is one of the easy trekking peaks for climbing which can be combined with the Everest base camp trek. From Lobuche, the peak looks interesting rising to the south of Kongma La (5,535m.) and the summit of the peak provides a good viewpoint 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 the 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.
We climb to a rugged pass and follow a 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.
Pokalde Peak Climbing Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Fly, Kathmandu to Lukla (2835m) then start trek to Phakding (2652m). Camp at Phakding
Day 03: Phakding / Namche Bazaar (3446 m.)
Day 04: Rest at Namche bazaar
Day 05: Tyangboche (3867 m.)
Day 06: Pheriche (4252 m.)
Day 07: Lobuche (4930 m.)
Day 08: Trek to Kalapather (5545m) and back to Gorak Shep. Camp at Gorakshep
Day 09: Excursion to Everest Base Camp and trek back to Lobuche
Day 10: Lobuche / Dingboche (4343 m.)
Day 11: Dingboche / Chhukung (4730 m.)
Day 12: Kyangjin Gompa / Ghora tabela
Day 13: Chhukung / Pokhalde Base Camp
Day 14: Climb the peak and back Chhukung
Day 15: Extra day in case of bad weather
Day 16: Chhukung / Dingboche (4343 m.)
Day 17: Dingboche / Tyengboche (3867m)
Day 18: Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 19: Phakding (2610m)
Day 20: Lukla (2840m)
Day 21: Lukla by Flight back to kathmandu
Day 22: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing / Shopping .
Day 23: Back to Onward Destination