This mountain poses few difficulties and it is often used as a warm up for other Himalayan Peaks. It is one of the so called â€˜trekking peaks' of Nepal and it does not require a huge amount of mountaineering skill. The term trekking peak is, however, a little misleading for some of these peaks which should be approached seriously. Most people climb the north ridge from the Kongma La. It is also possible to climb the South ridge (see route section.)
The mountain lies to the east of the Khumbu Valley which leads all the way up to Everest base camp. Pokalde is around two or three miles from Everest but the Lhotse ridge obscures the view of the highest point on Earth from the summit.
From the hamlet of Lobuche, which consists of only a handful of trekking lodges, the peak does look impressive as a high point on the ridge across the valley. It sits above the Kongma La (pass) and in comparison to the busy paths leading to Everest the route is infrequently travelled. The mountain is, of course, dwarfed by its impressive neighbours but nevertheless it is a worthwhile side trip from a trek.
Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel.After your arrival in Kathmandu our representatives at the airport will transfer you to your hotel and help you in checking in.
Day 02:Expedition briefing at the Ministry of Tourism. O/N in Kathmandu.
Day 03:Morning flight to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Phakding. O/N in Phakding.
Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar. O/N in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05:Rest day in Namche Bazaar. O/N in Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3867m). O/N in Tea House.
Day 07:Trek to Dingboche (4,350m), overnight at Dingbuche
Day 08:Trek to Chhukung (4730m), overnight at Chhukung
Day 09: Trek to Pokhalde base camp
Day 10:Summit Pokhalde peak 5800m and back to Chhukung
Day 11:Trek to Pangboche, overnight at Pangboche
Day 12:Trek to Khumjung village, overnight at Khumjung
Day 13:Trek to Phakding, overnight at Phakding
Day 14:Trek to Lukla, overnight at Lukla
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu, overnight at Kathmandu