March to May, September to November
Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
12 pax Maximum
Flights, private car or tourist bus
Overview: Pokhalde Peak
Pokhalde Peak, also known as Dolma Ri, lies 12kms southwest of Everest, rising to the north of the Kongma La, above the Khumbu glacier, near Lobuche. Standing at a height of 5,806m, the relatively low altitude of Pokhalde, together with its untechnical nature, make it one of the shortest and easiest trekking peaks in the Himalaya. From the summit, there are superb panoramic views in every direction, particularly of Ama Dablam and Pumori, making an ascent of the peak a worthwhile venture.
As no technical skills are required to reach the summit, this expedition would make an interesting and adventurous trekking experience for alpinists as well as fit, well-acclimatized trekkers wishing to climb a Himalayan peak without the use of normal expedition equipment.
Resembling a crenulated rocky ridge dominated by the vast bulk of Nuptse, the peak has scarcely any snow-covering in the trekking season. Its northern side has a small hanging glacier that is best reached along the ridge rising from the Kongma La. For the most part, the rock on the peak is poor, although it does offer some interesting scrambling on the well-defined ridges.
Pokhalde was first climbed in 1953 by the British Everest Expedition team led by John Hunt who ascended the peak along its north ridge via the Kongma La.
- Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
- 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
- Mostly camping accommodation, where teahouses are not available, on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
- Teahouse accommodation, wherever available, on full board during the trek
- Surface transportation as per the itinerary in a private vehicle
- Permits & other local taxes
- Experienced English speaking guide
- Required number of porter/s
- Transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and other local staffs
- Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
- Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
- Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
- Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
- Trekking gear (also available on hire)
- Tips for guide & local staffs
- Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
- Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
- All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Included’