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Pokhalde Peak (5,806 m) and Khongma Tse Peak - 18 Days

Pokhalde peak
Pokhalde Peak (5,806 m) and Khongma Tse Peak

Pokhalde (5,806 m) was first climbed in 1953 via the Kongma La along its north ridge by the 1953 Everest Expedition team led by John Hunt. Pokhalde looks like a crenulated rocky ridge dominated by the vast bulk of Nuptse when seen from Nuptse. The mountain has a small hanging glacier, which is best reached along the ridge rising from the Kongma La, on its northern side. Although the summit is comparatively smaller than the rest, it provides a good viewpoint. Formerly called Mehra Peak or simply Mehra, this attractive mountain rises to the north of the Kongma La above the Khumbu glacier opposite Lobuje, and is one of several small summits, including Pokalde, that make up the long South-West Ridge of Nuptse, between the Khumbu and Nuptse Glaciers. Seen from Gorak Shep, the summit has a diamond shaped hanging glacier above a steeply inclined rock wall that makes up the mountain's North Face, which is in turn slashed by a diagonal ice ramp leading to the lower edge of the glacier. From the south the mountain is much more approachable. Seen from the lakes east of the Kongma La, a small, stepped glacier descends from the summit between long, rocky arms that make up the mountain's South and South-East Ridges. The margins of the glacier provide the normal route of ascent. As with Pokalde the views from the summit are spectacular, especially so because of the nearness of the massive south face of Nuptse. The views northwards towards Pumori and the Lho La are also outstanding

Day 1
Day 1

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek from Lukla (2800m.) to Phakding (2652m.).

Day 2
Day 2

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.).

Day 3
Day 3

Rest day at Namche for acclimatization.

Day 4
Day 4

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche (3867m.).

Day 5
Day 5

Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4530m.).

Day 6
Day 6

Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m.)

Day 7
Day 7

Rest day at Chhukung for climbing preparation.

Day 8
Day 8

Trek from Chhukung to Pokalde Base camp.

Day 9
Day 9

Climb Pokalde Peak (5745m.) and return back to Pokalde Base Camp.

Day 10
Day 10

Trek from Pokalde Base Camp to Khongma Tse Base Camp.

Day 11
Day 11

Climb Khongma Tse Peak (5820m.) and return back to Khongma Tse Base

Day 12
Day 12

Trek from Khongma Tse Base Camp to Pokalde Base Camp.

Day 13
Day 13

Trek from Pokalde Base Camp to Chhukung.

Day 14
Day 14

Trek from Chhukung to Pangboche (3985m.).

Day 15
Day 15

Trek from Pangboche to Khumjung (3790m.).

Day 16
Day 16

Trek from Khumjung to Phakding.

Day 17
Day 17

Trek from Phakding to Lukla.

Day 18
Day 18

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Personal Trekking Equipment List

  • Lightweight walking boots, spare laces
  • A rainproof jacket with hood or a Punchoo
  • 2 pairs of loose-fitting long shorts/skirts
  • 2 cotton T-shirts
  • Sun-hat
  • One pair of sandals
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woollen socks
  • Personal medical supplies (first aid kits)
  • Flash light
  • Toiletries with towels
  • Sunglasses
  • Suntan cream
  • Water bottle
  • Iodine for the purification of drinking water
  • Daypack
  • Rucksack
  • Things of personal interest
  • Lip guard

Personal Climbing Equipment List

  • Seat Harness
  • Jumar
  • Helmet
  • Altimeter
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Ice-screw
  • Gaiters
  • Locked and unlocked carabiner
  • Climbing boots
  • Pocket knife
  • Woollen gloves
  • Gloves(gore-tex fabrics)
  • Woollen hat
  • Woollen socks
  • Windproof jacket
  • Windproof pant
  • Snow bar
  • Snow goggles(UV factor)
  • Sun cream(UV protection)
  • Headlamp
  • Tent
  • Mattresses
  • Rope
  • Rain gear
  • Ice hammer

You can also hire(rent) all the above-mentioned climbing equipment from here in Kathmandu. Our climbing guide will help you go to one of the equipment stores and select the necessary equipment.

Trip Facts

  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Hard
  • 5,806 m
  • Peak Climbing
  • Tea House and Camp
  • Nepal
  • Everest
  • Sep - Nov and Mar - May
  • Everest

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