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Pokalde Peak Climbing

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Pokalde Peak Climbing Pokalde peak climbing is one of the easy trekking peaks for climbing in khumbu region, which can be combined with Everest base camp trekking. 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 Everest Himalayas. This mountain was first climbed in 1953 by a route from the Kongma La along its North-ridge. Despite its relatively low altitude the mountain's first successful climbers were giants of the mountaineering world, a fact that is true of many of the Trekking peaks.

Pokalde 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. Pokalde Peak Base camp will be set up near the lakes below the Kongma La pass. We climb to a rocky 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 of the Pokalde peak. We climb up through broken rocks and snow to the summit ridge and then to the summit. We could have chance to explore the Chhukung valley and others Himalayan range of khumbu region.


 Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu:
Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters). You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel and a short brief about the trekking and climbing after refreshment.

 

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing(1350m):
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa and Preparation for Climbing.

 

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) and Trek to Phakding:
It takes about 30 minutes to fly From Kathamndu to Lukla and Takes about 3 and half hours to Trek to Phakding (2640 m.), you transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. Lukla is a small town with an airport. There are few tea shops, lodges, hotels and general stores. You begin today’s trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.). The Dudh Kosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding.

 

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.):
It takes about five hours. The trail starts through a level path along the right bank. Thamserku looms skyward on the opposite bank. You cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, to arrive at Benkar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. You continue along a path with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village of Monjo. Now you descend the path of stone steps and return to the right bank. After a short climb you come to Jorsale’s teahouse and hotel, also stop at the National Park entrance counter where National Park fee is collected. After your departure from Jorsale you enter a forested mountainside. You follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks - the right is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nampa La. After short distance along the Bhote Kosi you begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, you will emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.), The climb eases somewhat, and Namche Bazar appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pines. Pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. The village is a central hub of the area and food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here.

 

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization:
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization you walk upto Khhumjung where you can visit monastery. Khhumjung is densely populated by Sherpa community. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche and kongde. Or you can have an hour walk up to the Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. .There is also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. This museum exhibits Sherpa culture.

 

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867 m.):
It takes about five hours. You leave the village for a climb to the top of a ridge and level mountain path that offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib. To the right there is a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi, faintly visible on the valley floor below. As you make your way around a branch ridge, Ama Dablam (6812m) Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m) suddenly appear. After a gentle descent the mountain path ends; you will come to the fork leading to Gokyo. Now you descend past two tea houses and through the village of Trashinga. Though you cannot see it, you can hear the Dudh Kosi and soon you descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga. It is a long climb to Tyangboche; the first half is especially steep. As you climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. Continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3867m). You may use the large plateau in front of the splendid monastery as your campsite. There are a lodge and hotel managed by the National Park Service. Tyangboche is an important lookout point on this course, and the sunset on Everest and Ama Dablam is especially beautiful.

 

Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingbuche (4300 m.):
It takes approximately five hours. Leave Tyangboche and the Khumbu mountains as a backdrop-and descend a rhododendron covered area to emerge to a pleasant level area. Pass a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Deboche. Go on to Minlinggo and leave the mountain path to cross over a suspension bridge to the left bank of the Imja Khola. Climb the mountain path while looking up at Ama Dablam and Kantega (6779m) as they appear on the opposite bank. Ascend the chorten-lined route, come to a fork, the upper path passes Pangboche and a monastery, take the lower path to Pangboche Olin and its stone wall-enclosed potato field. Pass through the village and cross a stream to a path skirting a rocky area to terraced hills along the riverbank. The trails climb slowly, winding above the Imjatse River, to a big Mani Stupa. From here, the walk is fairly moderate as you enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of the eastern snow capped mountains including the Island Peak or Imjatse (6,189m) Dingbuche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals.

 

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche (4260 m.) to Chhukung.

Day 09: Trek from Chhukung to Pokhalde base camp.

Day 10: You need one more day for Acclimatize.

Day 11: Summit Pokhalde peak and back to Base Camp.

Day 12: Trek from Chhukung to Dingboche.

 

Day 13: Trek from Dingboche to Tyangboche (3867 m.):
It takes approximately four hours. trek back to Tyangboche, an easier descent passing through rhododendron forest. It is a small village with a famous monastery offering you the splendid view of Ama Dablam, green hills and river views.

 

Day 14: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m):
It takes about four and half hours. The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. En route you will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde. There is an opportunity to visit one of its monasteries, the only monastery that has a Yeti Scalp. From Khumjung village another 30 minutes walk brings you to the village of Khunde, where you can visit the Khunde Hospital funded by Sir Edmund Hillary Trust. After Khunde, a scenic and pleasant walk brings you to Namche for the overnight

 

Day 15: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.):
It takes about five hours. The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay.

 

Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

 

Day 17: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.




Cost Include(s)

1. Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
2. Standard twin sharing accommodation in star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
3. Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus.
4. Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
5. All your standard meals as per itinerary during the trek and climbing. Such as breakfast, lunch and dinners).
6. All hot drinks as per itinerary such as tea, coffee (3 times a day) during the trek.
7. Tea Houses / Lodges, Guesthouses and Tented accommodation during the trek & Climbing.
8. A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek and climb.
9. The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
10. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all staff.
11. Everest National Park permits.
12. Pokalde  Permit fees.
13. Garbage Deposit Fee.
14. General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc.
15. Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bags by Mosaic Adventure (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
16. Mosaic adventure duffel/kit bag, exclusive medical kit bag and T-shirt (yours to keep).
17. Air fair from kthmandu to Lukla
18. Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
19. Travel & Rescue arrangements.
20. All our government taxes.
21. Official expense.

 

Cost Exclude(s)

1. Lunch and dinner whilst in cities.
2. Travel & rescue insurance (compulsory).
3. Excess baggage charges.
4. Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry & hot shower.
5. Personal trekking and mountaineering gears.
6. Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected).
7. Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
8. Nepal entry visa, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at TIA in Kathmandu.

(US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency is required to obtain Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days. Likewise, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. You will also require 2 passport size photos.)