Pokalde is quite a complex mountain, although its basic situation is simple; it’s a section of the long tapering south west ridge of Nuptse South of Kongma Tse with the Kongma La dividing the two. We climb to a rocky pass and follow beautiful snowy 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 form 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.
Pokalde Peak Itinerary
Day 01 : Fly, Kathmandu to Lukla (2835m) then start trek to Phakding (2652m). Camp at Phakding Day 02 : Phakding / Namche Bazaar (3446 m.) Day 03 : Rest at Namche bazaar Day 04 : Tyangboche (3867 m.) Day 05 : Pheriche (4252 m.) Day 06 : Lobuche (4930 m.) Day 07 : Trek to Kalapather (5545m) and back to Gorak Shep. Camp at Gorakshep Day 08 : Excursion to Everest Base Camp and trek back to Lobuche Day 09 : Lobuche / Dingboche (4343 m.) Day 10 : Dingboche / Chhukung (4730 m.) Day 12 : Chhukung / Pokalde Base Camp Day 13 : Climb the peak and back Chhukung Day 14 : Extra day in case of bad weather Day 15 : Chhukung / Dingboche (4343 m.) Day 16 : Dingboche / Tyengboche (3867m) Day 17 : Namche Bazaar (3440m) Day 18 : Phakding (2610m) Day 19 : Lukla (2840m) Day 20 : Fly back to Kathmandu.