Pokhalde Peak

19 Days

Pokhalde Peak

Pokhalde Peak is situtated in the east of Khumbu Region at the south of the Kongma La Pass (5,535 m), an isolated route that will lead you to the Chhukung valley. mapping few miles of distance away from Everest, still the view of Pokhalde Peak is concealed by the Lhotse ridge. Upon reaching the summit, one can enjoy the spectacular views of the surroundings and the mountains, which includes Mt. Makalu, Ama Dablam and Pomouri.

Pokahalde Peak climbing is suitable for amateur mountaineers as the climbing does not involve that much of technical diffculties, one can climb to the top with the few climbing gears and ropes, among few challanges during the climb are bad weather and loose sections of rocks.

Acclimatizing body and calming mind is very important whether it is just a trekking or mountain expedition, therefore we always keep in mind that your body get used to the himalayan heights. The higher we climber lower the oxygen level we will feel, so let our body set the functioning of internal mechanism of our body by taking break in few spots during our journey.

Situated to the east of Khumbu Region and south of Kongma La Pass (5,535 m), Pokhalde Peak can be accessed via an isolated route that leads to the Chhukung valley. While it is located a few miles away from Everest, the view of Pokhalde Peak remains concealed by the Lhotse ridge. Upon reaching the summit, climbers can relish in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including Mt. Makalu, Ama Dablam, and Pomouri.

Climbing Pokahalde Peak is suitable for novice mountaineers, as it does not involve significant technical difficulties. With a few climbing gears and ropes, climbers can ascend to the top. However, there are some challenges, including bad weather and loose sections of rocks.

Acclimatizing one’s body and calming one’s mind are crucial during any trekking or mountain expedition. To ensure that the body gets used to the Himalayan heights, it is important to take frequent breaks to allow the internal mechanisms of the body to function properly, particularly as the oxygen levels decrease with increasing altitude.

Itinerary for Pokhalde peak:
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1300m.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation day for the trip.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding 2640m.
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440m.
Day 5: Acclimatization day at day hike to Everest view hotel.
Day 6: Trek to Tengboche monasteries 3800m.
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche 4360m.
Day 8: Trek to Loboche 4900m.
Day 9: Trek to Gorakshep 5150m.
Day 10: Early morning trek to kalapathar and trek back to lobuche.
Day 11: Trek to Pokhalde base camp 4400m.
Day 12: Trek to Pokhalde high camp 5000m.
Day 13: summit to pokhalde peak 5808m. back to chhukung 4730m.
Day 14: trek to tengboche monasteries.
Day 15: trek to monjo jorsalle.
Day 16: trek back to lukla airport.
Day 17: fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 18: exploration day in Kathmandu on your own.
Day 19: depart to the destination.


  • Take a day to explore the cultural and historical sites of Kathmandu and make final preparations for your trip.
  • Namche Bazaar, a vibrant Sherpa town situated at 3,440 meters above sea level.
  • Tengboche Monastery, located at 3,800 meters. The monastery offers a serene and spiritual experience
  • Dingboche at an elevation of 4,360 meters. The village provides breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.
  • Trek to the base camp of Pokhalde Peak at an altitude of 4,400 meters
  • Summit of Pokhalde Peak at 5,808 meters, enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, including Mt. Makalu, Ama Dablam, and Pomouri. Descend back to Chhukung at 4,730 meters.
  • Scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

Pokhalde Peak Highlights

  • Pokhalde Peak is situated east of the Khumbu Region, near the Kongma La Pass
  • The summit offers spectacular views of surrounding mountains, including Mt. Makalu, Ama Dablam, and Pomouri.
  • limbing Pokhalde Peak is suitable for amateur mountaineers and does not involve significant technical difficulties.
  • Challenges during the climb include bad weather and loose sections of rocks.
  • The expedition starts and ends in Kathmandu, with a flight to Lukla and trekking through different villages and monasteries in the Khumbu Region.
  • The summit day involves reaching the Pokhalde Peak summit at 5,808m and returning to Chhukung at 4,730m.

Pokhalde Peak Itineary

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, our representatives will meet you and take you to your hotel. After checking in, you can choose to explore the city or rest in your hotel room. Spend the night in Kathmandu.

You'll go on a full-day tour of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage sites on the second day. The trip includes a visit to the significant places of Pashupatinath, Boudanath Stupa, and Swayambhu Nath, which hold immense religious importance among devotees. You'll also explore the well-known Durbar Squares of Patan and Kathmandu, which contain some of the valley's oldest monuments. Spend the night in Kathmandu.

The journey begins with a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You'll witness a stunning aerial view of the Himalayas before landing at Lukla's small terrain-topped airstrip. From Lukla, you'll trek towards Phakding along the main trail of Churi Kharka and head eastwards along the banks of the Dudh Koshi river. After about 3 hours of walking, you'll arrive at Phakding for the night.

After breakfast, you'll begin trekking towards Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the gateway to numerous Khumbu region treks, including the popular EBC trek. You'll ascend the trail along the west banks of the Dudh Koshi river, passing the village of Tok Tok and catching a glimpse of Mt Tharmasekhu. Further along the route, you'll reach the settlement of Bengkar, cross a suspension bridge, and head towards Jorsale. You'll continue ascending from Jorsale, passing through lush pine forests until you reach Namche Bazaar, where you'll spend the night.

Take a rest day to acclimatize and relax your muscles. It's crucial to acclimate properly during this trek to avoid altitude sickness. To make the day productive, you'll take a short hike to the villages of Khunde and Khumjung, accessible with a short climb upwards from the Syangboche airstrip. You'll also visit the Everest view hotel, which provides a breathtaking view of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range.

We depart from Namche Bazaar towards Tengboche, trekking for about 5 hours and covering 10 kilometers. The trek begins with an ascent through the green landscapes to Syanboche and Khumjung Village before descending towards the Dudh Koshi River, passing through scattered Sherpa settlements. Then we ascend for another two hours through fir and pine forests before reaching Tengboche. Here, we visit the well-known Tengboche monastery, one of the oldest in the Khumbu region, and stay overnight.

We start the day descending through lush forests and crossing suspension bridges, observing the landscapes changing from meadows to rocky terrains. We pass through the settlements of Pangboche and Orsho, with regular Mani stones engraved with Buddhist supplications along the trail. After four to five hours, we arrive at Dingboche, where we stay overnight.

We trek towards Lobuche, a challenging route that passes through winding paths along the rocky glacier moraine. Along the way, we see numerous stone caves built in memory of the Sherpas who died while summiting Mount Everest. After walking for about six hours, we reach Lobuche, where we stay overnight.

This is the main highlight of the trek, as we visit the base of the world's highest peak. We start early in the morning, ascending and crossing the Lobuche Pass into Gorak Shep, which used to be the official base camp before the government constructed the newer one. From there, we climb to the Everest Base Camp, which takes about three to four hours. At the Base Camp, we get a breathtaking up-close view of Mount Everest and its surrounding giants, the Khumbu icefall, and glacier. After spending some time there, we head back down to Gorak Shep, where we stay overnight.

We start early in the morning, making our way to Kala Patthar, which offers a well-known panoramic view of the surrounding snow-capped mountains, including Nuptse, Changtse, and Mount Everest. We ascend along the rock and icy trails from Gorak Shep for about three to four hours before reaching Kala Patthar. After spending some time there, we head down to Lobuche, where we stay overnight.

We start our venture towards the Pokalde peak by departing from Lobuche and heading towards the Base Camp via the Kongma La Pass. The trails are rocky and the ascent steep, taking about six to seven hours to reach the Pokalde Base Camp. Our representatives guide us with some mountaineering tips for the climb on the following day, and we stay overnight.

The ascent from the base camp to the high camp is only 600m, but loose rocks on some sections add to the challenge. Mountaineering equipment is not required at this stage, as we ascend gradually and enjoy the stunning backdrop of Mt Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,414 m), and Mt. Makalu (8,463 m). We finally reach the high camp after trekking for 4-5 hours. From here, the Pokalde peaks appear as a rough edge, overshadowed by a substantial part of the vast Mt. Nuptse. We will stay overnight at High Camp.

Today is the much-awaited summit day, and it might be one of the toughest days of the trek, but it is also the most rewarding. We start early and begin the climb to the summit of the Pokalde peak. The trail is rocky and challenging all the way to the summit, taking about 4-5 hours. Upon reaching the top, you can witness jaw-dropping views of the surrounding Khumbu peaks, including Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Pumori (7,165 m), and Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856 m). After some well-deserved photographs at the top, we begin our descent back to the base camp. The trail then follows further to Chhukung, where we will spend the night.

After breakfast, we descend towards Tengboche. The trail is relatively comfortable as we pass through pine trees along the banks of the Imja river. Along the way, we pass through Sherpa settlements of Pheriche and Pangboche, with magnificent views of the Himalayas in the backdrop. After a six-hour journey, we reach Tengboche, where we will spend the night.

As our trip nears its end, we begin our journey back home with today’s destination being Monjo. Monjo is approximately 8 kilometers away from Tengboche and takes around 6 hours to reach. The trek begins by crossing a suspension bridge and ascending on the other side of the terrain to reach Namche Bazaar. We further descend from Namche Bazaar and cross another suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. Along the way, we pass through the settlements of Jorsale and Larja Dobhan to reach Monjo, where we will stay overnight.

Day 16 :

We will trek from Monjo to Lukla on Day 16, covering a distance of 9 kilometers over 5-6 hours at an altitude of 2,840m. This will mark the end of our Pokalde Peak climbing adventure, and we will head to Lukla to catch a flight back to Kathmandu the next day. The trail will follow the Dudh Koshi River eastwards, and upon reaching Lukla, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayas for your last day in the mountains.

On Day 17, we will board an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, which will take approximately 35 minutes and offer stunning views of the Himalayan range. Our representatives will pick you up from the airport upon arrival, and you can spend the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel.

Depending upon your schedule International flight, our representatives will accompany you to the airport for your flight back home, ending our incredible 18-day journey. We bid you farewell, hoping to see you again soon!

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