Pokalde Peak Climbing

18 Day(s)

Overview Pokalde Peak, also known as Pokhalde Peak, is a popular peak Climbing trek situated in the Everest region of Nepal. Standing at an elevation of 5,806 meters (19,049 feet), it offers a thrilling climbing experience combined with breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan giants, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. The Pokalde Peak climbing trip usually begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through picturesque Sherpa villages and rhododendron forests, which eventually leads to the iconic Everest Base Camp. This initial trek serves as an acclimatization process, allowing climbers to adjust…


Pokalde Peak, also known as Pokhalde Peak, is a popular peak Climbing trek situated in the Everest region of Nepal. Standing at an elevation of 5,806 meters (19,049 feet), it offers a thrilling climbing experience combined with breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan giants, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.

The Pokalde Peak climbing trip usually begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through picturesque Sherpa villages and rhododendron forests, which eventually leads to the iconic Everest Base Camp. This initial trek serves as an acclimatization process, allowing climbers to adjust to the altitude.

After reaching Everest Base Camp, trekkers continue towards the Kongma La Pass, where the trail diverges towards Pokalde Peak Base Camp. The Base Camp provides awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains, and climbers spend time preparing and practicing essential climbing techniques under the guidance of experienced Sherpa guides.

The ascent to the summit usually involves technical elements like fixed rope sections and moderate snow and ice climbing. The final climb to the top rewards mountaineers with a sense of achievement and a 360-degree panorama of the Himalayan peaks.

While Pokalde Peak is considered one of the more accessible and relatively easier peaks to climb in the Everest region, climbers should possess basic mountaineering skills and physical fitness. Prior high-altitude trekking experience is advantageous but not mandatory.

The entire Pokalde Peak climbing trip typically lasts around 15 to 18 days, depending on the chosen itinerary. It offers not only an opportunity for a thrilling peak climbing experience but also a chance to immerse oneself in the rich Sherpa culture, stunning landscapes, and the unparalleled beauty of the Khumbu region.

Conclusion and Summary

In conclusion, the Pokalde Peak climbing trip is a memorable adventure for mountaineers and trekkers alike, combining the challenge of summiting a Himalayan peak with the allure of Everest’s legendary surroundings. It’s an experience that will leave participants with cherished memories of both personal achievement and the natural wonders of Nepal’s mountainous terrain.

Trip Highlights

The Pokalde Peak climbing trip offers a host of unforgettable highlights that make it a sought-after adventure for mountaineers and trekkers alike:

  1. Stunning Himalayan Panorama: Throughout the trek and ascent, participants are treated to breathtaking views of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many others.
  2. Accessible Peak: While it requires basic mountaineering skills and physical fitness, Pokalde Peak is considered one of the more accessible and relatively easier trekking peaks in the Everest region. It is an excellent choice for climbers looking to gain high-altitude experience without undertaking extreme technical challenges.
  3. Rich Sherpa Culture: The journey takes trekkers through traditional Sherpa villages, providing a unique opportunity to immerse in the local culture, traditions, and way of life. Interacting with the Sherpa community adds a cultural dimension to the adventure.
  4. Scenic Trekking Route: The trek to Pokalde Peak Base Camp takes participants through diverse landscapes, including lush rhododendron forests, rugged terrains, and high-altitude landscapes. The beauty of the Khumbu region is unparalleled.
  5. Acclimatization and Everest Base Camp: Before the summit attempt, participants have the chance to acclimatize properly by visiting Everest Base Camp and other high-altitude locations. This helps reduce the risk of altitude-related issues and enhances the overall experience.
  6. Experienced Sherpa Guides: Climbers are accompanied by experienced Sherpa guides who are well-versed in the local terrain and have extensive mountaineering knowledge. They provide valuable guidance, ensuring safety and success during the climb.
  7. Thrilling Summit Experience: The climb to the summit of Pokalde Peak involves moderate technical sections, including fixed ropes and snow/ice climbing. Reaching the top provides a tremendous sense of accomplishment and offers mesmerizing 360-degree views of the Himalayas.
  8. Teahouse Accommodation: Along the trekking route, comfortable teahouse lodges offer accommodation and meals, allowing participants to rest and recharge in a cozy environment after a day’s trek.
  9. Opportunity for Novice Climbers: For those with some trekking experience and the desire to take on a peak climbing challenge, Pokalde Peak serves as an excellent introductory peak in the Himalayas.
  10. Unforgettable Memories: The entire journey, from the picturesque trek to the thrilling climb and encounters with the local culture, creates memories that participants cherish for a lifetime.


As soon as your aircraft hits the runway of Kathmandu Airport, our crew will be there at the airport to pick you up. The crew’s cab will drop you straight to your hotel for initial check-in. You’ll spend some time getting refreshed and rest after the long and hectic flight. Once you feel refreshed, you can tour around the city’s hangout places for refreshment. Your first overnight of the trip will be at Kathmandu.

Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.

On the very second day of the trip, you’ll leave your hotel for the city sightseeing. Kathmandu valley is a big valley that consists of three major districts of the country: Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur. This day will fully be dedicated to the exploration of Kathmandu valley. You’ll reach out for the UNESCO listed sites of the valley like Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar square, and Basantapur Durbar Square.

The rest of the day will be used to prepare for the trip. You surely need certain clothes, climbing gear, and other necessities for the expedition. For getting those things, you’ll roam around the marketplaces of the city. After getting all of the shopping, you’ll return back to your hotel for a night’s stay.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Flight Duration: 30 minutes

Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Distance Covered: 9 KM

Altitude Gain: 2,640m, Phakding

Now you are all set to get going on the expedition of Pokalde Peak. You’ll leave Kathmandu for Lukla by a scenic flight of 30 minutes. Enjoying the airtime over the Himalayas, you’ll land at Lukla Airport, which is deemed also as the treacherous airport.

After the safe landing, you’ll now join the trail of Everest Base Camp Trek to leave Lukla for Phakding. It will be a downhill trek through the woods of the region at first. Then following the bank of Dudh Koshi River, you’ll trek ahead. A trek of 3 hours will come to an end after arriving at a settlement full of tea houses, Phakding. You’ll settle at your overnight’s tea house and roam around the area before nightfall. Overnight at Phakding.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Altitude Gain: 3,446m, Namche Bazaar

Following your first overnight outside Kathmandu in Phakding, you’ll leave the place to reach Namche Bazaar. The palace you are heading to today, Namche Bazaar, is the major trade area of the region. Today, you’ll cross some suspension bridges that are dotted with prayer flags, a lush forest of rhododendron, and several settlements. You’ll follow the same Dudh Koshi River’s bank to move ahead.

While trekking on a clear sunny day, you’ll start to see the bright mountains of the region. Mt Tharmasekhu is the most noticeable peak for the day. You’ll also enter through the entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park today at Monjo. The trek of 6 hours will complete once you reach the Namche Bazaar. The hustle and bustle of the town will surely add some energy to you. The town is crowded with many good restaurants, bakeries, and coffee houses where you can spend evening time after the long trekking day. You can also get some of your necessities from the shops around the streets of Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

You can start the day by exploring the town. After that, you will perform a short day hike around the Khunde and Khumjung, the two iconic Sherpa settlements of the region. There you will get to know the culture, lifestyle, and hardships of the Sherpas. You may get inspiring insights through this sort of hike.

Thereafter, you will move to the Everest View Hotel which is one of the highest located hotels in the world. You’ll dine there at the hotel along with the breathtaking mountain panorama including Mt Everest. Around the dawn, you’ll make a return to Namche Bazaar for the night rest. Another overnight at Namche Bazaar’s vicinity.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

You’ll bid a farewell to Namche Bazaar until you return to track Tengboche before dusk. The heavy breakfast at Namche should push you hard on the steep trail. You’ll start with an ascending trek which takes you through woods to Syanboche at first and Khumjung Village next. From Khumjung, you’ll have an easy trekking time through a descending trail. The trail goes downwards to the bank of Dudh Koshi river once again.

Keeping the feet going, you’ll pass several lush forests of pine, fir, and rhododendron. The walk into the woods will come to an end soon after you reach Tengboche. It is one of the popular settlements that come along the trail of Everest Base Camp Trek. The big and important Tengboche monastery will greet you with a warm welcome. The day will end with a visit around the monastery. You could even see a wide range of mountains from there if the light is still available. Overnight at Tengboche.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Distance Covered: 12 KM

Altitude Gain: 4,360m, Dingboche

You’ll start the day with a visit to Tengboche Monastery to get blessings for a safe journey. Locals believe that the wishes surely work wonders. Leaving the village, you will reach into the lush forest after crossing another suspension bridge. Coming across the woods, you’ll be able to see mountains yet again while descending. The views of wide landscapes and vibrant meadows will enchant you surely.

Moving further, several Sherpa villages will come your way to host short breaks. You’ll see beautiful and nicely crafted mani stones around the village. The days’ trek will end once you reach the yards of Dingboche. From there you can see the snow-loaded peaks more clearly. Amazing overnight stay in Dingboche.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Distance Covered: 12 KM

Altitude Gain: 4,910m, Dingboche

The warm and breathtaking sunrise will be at your windows while in Dingboche. Then you’ll have breakfast before joining the trail again. Here onwards, the view will not be the same but unrealistic with the crystal clear mountains in front of yours. You’ll enjoy the trek along with so many views to look at. However, don’t just be into the views, or else you’ll be late. The trail is a bit rocky from here so it is important to watch out for your feet.

Your way will also cross the memorial stone caves dedicated to the lost Everest climbers’ souls. It can pause you for a while but don’t wait much. The way ahead is rougher and you should reach the destination before dark arrives. Lobuche village is an entrance to another popular trekking peak, Lobuche Peak. You’ll spend an overnight there at Lobuche.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Distance Covered: 15 KM

Altitude Gain: 5,365m, Everest Base Camp

This is one of the major days of this entire expedition where you’ll reach the ground of Everest Base Camp. As you have to be there, you’ll start the trek early in the morning. The trek through rough trail will continue today also. The higher you move, the rougher the way becomes. The way is made upon the rocky ice-made moraines. However, the exquisite mountains will keep you going further.

On this stretch, you’ll reach Gorak Shep at first where you’ll make your return soon after exploring the Everest Base Camp for night rest. After a quick stop at Gorak Shep, you’ll ascend forward until you reach the base camp of the world’s tallest peak. The sense of being in this ground is just imaginary and unrealistic. You’ll have made it to the palace that not everyone can be. Enjoy the view of glaciers and tall mountains before it is time to return from there. You’ll retrace your footprints to get back to Gorak Shep where you’ll take a rest after a packed day.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

It will be another big day which will start from Gorak Shep after the early breakfast. Today, you have to reach Kala Patthar(5,54m), the best place to enjoy the panorama of Mt Everest. And after that, you also have to trace out Lobuche before nightfall. The ascending trail will take 2 to 3 hours to end at Kala Patthar. Once you reach there, enjoy the grand show of Mt Everest and other peaks and take enough photos. Everest isn’t the same from here, it’s so clear, so real and so tall.

Then you’ll leave Kala Patthar. By now your body will have acclimatized nicely with the altitudes of the region, therefore, you’ll retrace your way back to Lobuche by the end of the day. It will be an easy but rough trek of 4 hours to reach Lobuche where a warm bed will be waiting for you. Overnight at Lobuche.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Distance Covered: 13 KM

Altitude Gain: 4,400m, Pokalde Base Camp

Ultimately, the day is here when you’ll start to head towards Pokalde Peak. You’ll leave Lobuche for Pokalde Base Camp early in the morning after a tight breakfast. The trail will turn rougher and rougher with every next step. Along the trail, you’ll come across one of the popular mountain passes, Kongma La Pass(5,545m). The pass has a perfect location to show you a great mountain display. Mountains of the region can be viewed from this very stop. After the view, you move forward to the base camp of Pokalde. The team will set up a camp for you to settle in. Overnight in the tented camp.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Trek Duration: 4-5 hours

Distance Covered: 1.5 KM

Altitude Gain: 5,000m, Pokalde High Camp

The distance from Pokhalde Base Camp to the High camp is not that long but it will take at least 4 hours to reach from one to the next. The rough and sloped trail is enough to make you slow. Moreover, you will witness peaks like Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, and Everest along the stretch, this will surely keep you awake-stuck.

But you need to keep moving, the rocks in mountain areas are very loose and can fall at any time. Therefore, it is good to keep going. The hard climb of 4 to 5 hours will come to an end once you reach the high camp of Pokalde Peak. There are no tea houses, and you have to settle a camp for a night’s stay. The team will install a campsite there for all of the members. Overnight at High Camp.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Trek Duration: 8-9 hours

Distance Covered: 6.5 KM

Altitude Gain: 5,806m, Pokalde Peak

Here comes the day that you’ll be longing the most, the Pokalde Peak summit day. This the most important day of the entire climb and the toughest also. You cannot reach the top of any mountain unless you do a hard climb. In the same manner, you’ll trek uphill through a challenging and rocky trail that ends at the summit of Pokalde Peak.

As you know, this particular part will be the hardest one, you should put all of your efforts here. All the preparation and hard work will pay off here at this very section. The section is not that technical but it is pretty vertical and you have to use a rope to move upward. Completing the climb of 5 hours will surely pay you off at the top with the view of the surrounding sky-touching peaks. After the celebration of a successful climb of the peak at the top, you’ll now descend back to reach Chhukung. This return from the top will take around 4 hours of trek. The day full of events will end up at Chhukung where you will call it a day.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Distance Covered: 12 KM

Altitude Gain: 3,860m, Tengboche

The ultimate goal has been achieved already, now, you’ll try to make a return home ASAP. From Chhukung, you’ll leave for Tengboche, the village of the biggest monastery in the region. It will be a retracing trek through the same trail adjoined by the lush woods. After the trek of six hours, you’ll reach Tengboche where you will take a night’s rest.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Distance Covered: 8 KM

Altitude Gain: 2,835m, Monjo

You’ll leave Tengboche behind in an approach towards Monjo on your way back to your home. The trek will be 7 hours long through the same Dudh Koshi Valley full of greenery and woods. The mountains will be getting away from you with every next step of yours. Along the way, you’ll pass Namche Bazaar as well in the route Monjo. The trek will end at Monjo and you’ll stay at one of the tea houses there.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Distance Covered: 9 KM

Altitude Gain: 2,840m, Monjo

Now, you will move in the direction of Lukla by retracing the same scenic river sided trail. The trek will be much easier by now as there will not be many uphill treks. It will take around 5 hours to find your way back to Lukla. Overnight at Lukla.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Flight Duration: 30 minutes

Altitude Gain: 1,400m

This will be the final day in the Everest region when you’ll get ready for the flight back to Kathmandu. Then the flight will take 30 minutes to land you in Kathmandu. You’ll have an amazing Himalayan flight once more. After your arrival at the airport, our team will do arrangements for a hotel transfer to your hotel. This will be the formal end of your long and successful Pokalde Peak Climbing.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Meals: Breakfast

What's Included

  1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
    2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
    3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
  2. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
    5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
    & Breakfast)
    6. All accommodation during the trek.
    7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
    8. Transportation to and from trail head by Private Transport.
    9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
    10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
  3. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
  4. Trekking staffs wages etc.
  5. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
  6. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
  7. Domestic Flight Ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu. (RAMECHAP)
  8. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person. and Climbing Sherpa Insurance of $19,000 Per Person.
  9. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate, Climbing Certificate,
  10. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
  11. All Government and local Taxes
  12. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
  13. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
  14. Climbing Permits, Climbing Sherpa Bonus
  15. Climbing Equipments during Island Peak Climbing.
    24. Full Board Service in Island Peak Base Camp with Kitchen, Dining and Camping Tent.
  16. Covid-19 Insurance of trekking staff of $1000 Per Person Extra.

What's Excluded

Services and Cost Does not Included in Price:
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu

  1. Extra Domestic Ticket Etc.
  2. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu or other Destination.

Trip Information

Location: Pokalde Peak, also known as Pokhalde Peak, is located in the Everest region of Nepal, in the Solukhumbu district. It lies within the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Elevation: Pokalde Peak stands at an elevation of 5,806 meters (19,049 feet) above sea level.

Difficulty Level: The climbing difficulty of Pokalde Peak is considered moderate, making it suitable for climbers with basic mountaineering skills and high-altitude trekking experience.

Best Time to Climb: The best seasons for climbing Pokalde Peak are pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn). The climbing conditions are generally favorable during March to May and September to November. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and better visibility.

Duration: The entire Pokalde Peak climbing trip typically takes around 15 to 18 days, depending on the chosen itinerary. This includes the trek to Everest Base Camp for acclimatization and the ascent to the summit.

Itinerary Overview: A typical itinerary for the Pokalde Peak climbing trip may look like this:

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Day 2: Fly to Lukla and begin the trek to Phakding.
  • Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 4: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche.
  • Day 6: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche.
  • Day 7: Acclimatization day in Dingboche.
  • Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche.
  • Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep, visit Everest Base Camp, and return to Gorak Shep.
  • Day 10: Hike to Kala Patthar for sunrise views and trek to Dzongla.
  • Day 11: Trek from Dzongla to Pokalde Peak Base Camp.
  • Day 12: Acclimatization and training at Base Camp.
  • Day 13: Summit day for Pokalde Peak and return to Base Camp.
  • Day 14: Contingency day for weather or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Day 15: Trek back to Pangboche or Tengboche.
  • Day 16: Trek back to Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 17: Trek back to Lukla.
  • Day 18: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu.

Permits: Climbing Pokalde Peak requires obtaining climbing permits from the Nepali government, including the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and peak climbing permit.

Accommodation: During the trek, accommodation is in teahouse lodges, which provide basic but comfortable amenities. At the Base Camp, camping is done in tents.

Guides and Support Staff: Participants are accompanied by experienced trekking guides, climbing Sherpas, and porters to provide support and ensure a safe and successful expedition.

Safety: Safety is a top priority during the climb, and the guides are trained to handle any emergency situations. Emergency evacuation arrangements are also made in case of serious health issues.

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