Pokalde Peak Climbing (5,806m)

Pokalde Peak ClimbingPokalde is first seen on the trail between Pangboche and Pheriche. From there the peak looks like an undulating rocky ridge dwarfed by the vast bulk of Nuptse standing behind it. There are various possible approaches, but most people climb the North ridge from the Kongma La (5,535m). The ridge is mainly a rocky scramble that will need rope for protection near the summit as the ridge steepens, however rarely requires ice-axe or crampons except in the winter season.

The summit is an excellent viewpoint with views to Mt. Makalu, Mt. Ama Dablam and Pumori, however Everest is obscured from view by the ridge of Lhotse. Pokalde makes an excellent warm-up for Island peak.

Trip day to day itinerary

Days 1-9: Fly to Lukla and trek to Namche Bazaar. Trek via the Tengboche Monastery and reach Kalapathar or Everest base camp for acclimatization. Get back to Lobuje ready for the attempt of Pokalde.

Days 9-10: climbing

Days 11-14: Back to Lukla.