Everest Trekking Routes
Destination
Nepal
Region
Everest
Trip Grade
Moderate/Adventure
Highest Elevation
5806m
Meal
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation
Tea House/Camping
Trek Duration
16 Days
Group Size Min
02 Climber
Best Time
Sept-December & February-May
Start/End Point
Lukla to Lukla

Trip Overview

Pokalde Peak Climbing is the greatest feeling of an adventure which is just a great impression that very few people can only sense in their life. This peak climbing is situated in the Khumbu region which is considered one of the most beautiful peaks in this region. It is one of the most challenging and strenuous trails in Nepal. This peak climbing offers trekkers the chance to experience a Himalayan summit in the Everest region. The trail follows the same path that leads us to the base camp of Everest and its exposed terrains mean that you should not try it in bad weather.

Pokalde Peak climbing is one of the basic trekking peaks for mountain peak climbing with the path of Everest Base Camp trekking up to Dingboche. Another major challenge of this trek and climbing adventure is the crossing of Kongma La Pass. The trail passes forward through the settlement of Tengboche and Dingboche to Lobuche. The peak is also considered to be an easy and short peak to climb in Nepal and gives you enough climbing experience for the many next climbs. The route goes through the beautiful forest of pine, juniper, and rhododendron which mark their journey untried. We will have an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain like Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many others in the Everest massif.

Lodge Accommodation & 1 Night Camping

While trekking and climbing in the Himalayans where trekkers are staying at tea houses and tented-camp. For trekking in every corner of Nepal first of all you have to know about the accommodation to spend overnight. It is very difficult because most of the trekking route in Nepal is located in the Himalayan part of Nepal. And most places you have to book a room in advance because these routes are the busiest route in Nepal. You do not expect highly luxurious lodges as lodging options are limited and have the availability of basic level service while doing this peak climbing.

For the accommodation, we will be trekking in a remote area and then only simply lodges. A tea house is a small hotel, restaurant, and lodge which is called Bhatti in Nepali and the tea houses will provide you a typical Nepalese food. The tea house provides you with two small beds with a pillow, blanket, mattress, and sheets. You have to share a bathroom with others because attached bathroom facilities are not available on the high land. And for breakfast and dinner, you will eat at the same tea house where we will spend overnight and for lunch on the way. For one night we will spend one night in the tent in Base Camp. Every trekker will get a personal tent for spending overnight.

Climbing Equipment

Climbing at every peak in Nepal is impossible for peak climbing without climbing equipment. Peak climbing in Nepal generally refers to climbing up to 6500m peaks and it is one day climb to the summit and back to Base Camp. Climbing a peak in the Himalayas of Nepal is always a remarkable experience and if you trek to base camp then these personal climbing gear will be required. It is a great pristine adventure that attracts millions of people to the Himalayas of Nepal. If you want to make it to the top summit and get back to safe ground and have a complete packing list for peak climbing. Some of the most important gear for this peak climbing is like:

Climbing gear

  • Rope
  • Climbing ax
  • Climbing hemmer
  • Mountaineering boot
  • Crampon
  • Harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • Ascender

Other important things which may necessary during peak climbing

  • Wind and waterproof jacket
  • Trekking trousers and short
  • Headlight
  • Toothpaste and brush
  • First-aid kit
  • Hat and scarf
  • Water bottle
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm and waterproof gloves
  • Toiletries

Acute Mountain Sickness

It is sure that when you trek or climb at the elevation of 2500m from the sea level you will suffer from altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is also known as acute mountain sickness and it is not a disease. It is just a reaction of the body due to the lack of oxygen in the body or in the tissue. You have to walk only 300 to 400m for a day while doing this peak climbing. If you walk more than 500m in a day you might face this problem on the high altitude journey. There are some prevention methods for suffering altitude sickness. While doing this peak climbing you must try to avoid drinking alcohol and smoking because it is the main region to causes altitude sickness.

You must drink lots of boiled water, ginger tea, and garlic soup and it is necessary to know about the symptoms of altitude sickness. Some of the symptoms of altitude sickness are headache, dizziness, vomiting, difficulty in breathing, and loss of appetite and you must be careful and come down to low altitude.

Best time climb of Pokalde Peak

While doing trekking or peak climbing in Nepal the most important is to know about the best season. For this peak climbing also spring and autumn season is the best season. The weather and temperature of these times are very good and offer you a wonderful view of the mountain and beautiful landscapes. We will have a wonderful view of the rhododendron forest with a bird’s wonderful sound.  You also can trek in the winter and summer seasons but the view is not so good at this time.

Trip Highlight

  • Climbing from one of the easiest peaks climbing
  • Walking through the beautiful Khumbu valley
  • Thrilling climbing to the Pokalde Peak which lies at an altitude of 5806m
  • Get to know about the Sherpa people’s lifestyle on high land
  • Walk through the same trail that is used for EBC
  • Wonderful views of the Everest region with mesmerizing views of the mountain
  • Explore Sagarmatha National Park

Details Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

After arriving in Kathmandu, a delegate from Everest Trekking Routes will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit the Everest Trekking Routes office. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner given by Everest Trekking Routes where you will be served Nepalese food which will introduce you to the country’s food culture.
Trek time: 20 Minutes drive to hotel
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 02: FLY TO LUKLA, TREK TO PHAKDING (2,651M/8,700FT) 3 – 4 HOURS

Our Guide will transfer to the Domestic airport and short Lukla flight for 30 minutes and introduce our local mountain porters. Kick off your beautiful trek through larges village Chourikharka and demented towards Dudhkoshi River and continue to Phakding (2652m. 8700ft.) we will have to stay acclimatization and we will stay overnight at the lodge of Phakding.
Trek time: 3-4 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 03: PHAKDING TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3,438M/11,280 FT) 5 – 6 HOURS

After a hot breakfast trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest village in the Khumbu region, which is the most popular Himalayan city Touristic area same as Kathmandu and Pokhara. Trekking toward Monjo Entering Sagarmatha National Park and Trekkers Information Management System Main Gate. Flow up Dudhkoshi River and cross the highest double substance bridge bottom of the Namche. I have the chance to see Mt. Everest on the trail and continue to Namche. And we will stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 04: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY – NAMCHE BAZAAR: (3,440M/11,284FT)

Today Explore and Acclimatization day, after breakfast visit to Sherpa Museum which is popular in the Khumbu region about the Sherpa culture and history, and will have the hike to the top of the Everest viewpoint take a cup of tea or coffee at Everest View lodge. If the weather is perfect then will see Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Island Peak, Amadablam, and Many Others Trekking peaks. When we return from Everest Viewpoint visit Khumjung Village and Admon Hillary high school take lunch and back to Namche, Little sightseeing stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: Acclimatization day
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 05: NAMCHE BAZAAR TO PHORTSE (3,870M/12,694FT) 5- 6 HOURS

We will continue trek to Phortse medium beautiful Sherpa village. Beginning part flat and easy after Sanasa moderate slide and stepping to Mongla situate 4000m. During the time trekking, we will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak forest. We will have our lunch on the way and we will move towards Phortse. Take lunch that depends on choice and extremely descending to Phortse Tenga pass the bridge and end of our destination and we will stay overnight at lodge.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Lodge

DAY 06: PHORTSE TO DINGBOCHE (4,360 M/14,300 FT) 5 – 6 HOURS

We trek to Dingboche, which is a massive viewpoint and a chance to see lots of wild animals such as Blue sheep, dear, Himalayan Thar, and Many Domestic Yaks browsing grass. The Phortse to Dingboche is the most beautiful trail selected by Everest Trekking Routes. Take lunch at Upper Pangboche or Samara and slowly trek to Dingboche and we will stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 07: DINGBOCHE ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

Today is Acclimatization day at Dingboche just a light hike to a little pick or a hike to Chhukung just a combination of acute mountain sickness and visit Dingboche Sherpa Villages. Will have to wear warm cloth and take lots of drinking water. Make sure could reach our Destination to EBC and stay the extra night at the lodge.
Trek time: Acclimatization day
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 08: DINGBOCHE TO LOBUCHE (4910 M) 5/6 HOURS

After a hot breakfast, we will continue trek to Lobuche, over 4000 meters have to most care health because before Lobuche slowly toward Dhukla and take lunch and rest for a while and hard part stepping and amazing Lobuche peak, Ama Dablam peak, Lobuche peak, Pumori peak, and Nupse Peak. It makes us enjoy and stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 09: LOBUCHE TO GORAK SHEP (5170 M/16,961FT),

From Lobuche to Gorakshep takes more than 2 hours and must leave early morning, because take the hot drink as tea or coffee continue to Gorakshep and get accommodation to leave the bag. Before the visit to Everest Base Camp, we have to have Breakfast and take with us light food. It is a hard and long day most 8 to 10 hours. Return from EBC and we will stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 8-9 hour visit to Everest Base Camp 5364m.
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 10: GORAK SHEP TO KALA PATTHAR (5,545M/18,192FT) TO LOBUCHE (4,900M): 16KM, 7-8 HOURS

Early morning hike to Kala Patthar peak 5545m. Which is our main destination sunrise and panoramic views in front of Mt Everest and Pumori Expedition, Magnificent Himalayan range and return to Gorakshep take breakfast then after that continue to trek to Lobuche. At the time of trekking, we will pass the rocky part of snow land and continue the tough trail to reach Lobuche and stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 7-8 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 11: TREK FROM LOBUCHE TO POKALDE BASE CAMP 4400M/7HRS VIA KHONGMA-LA PASS 5535M, STAY OVERNIGHT AT TENTED CAMP.

today we will take breakfast and trek to pokalde base Camp. the beautiful Himalayan scenery and continue to Basecamp and set up our campsite. because there are not any tea houses, the day is a more tough and hard pass which is more popular three pass kong ma la 5553m. so have prepared full board camping and take basic climbing training with Climbing guide stay overnight at the tent.
Trek time: 9-10 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 12: TREK FROM POKALDE BASE CAMP TO HIGH CAMP 5000M/5HRS, STAY OVERNIGHT AT TENTED CAMP.

after breakfast trek to pokalde high camp. short and tough hike because that is also a technical area when we rich at high camp then take lunch after that the climbing guide teach you about basic climbing training and stay overnight at the tent.
Trek time: 2-3 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 13: SUMMIT TO POKALDE PEAK 5806M AND BACK TO CHHUKHUNG 4730M/8HRS, STAY OVERNIGHT AT LODGE.

We have to get up at 1 PM and take a light breakfast and start climbing Pokalde peak which is our main destination. because we have to get up and start early morning climbing up Pokalde Summit and return to Chhukum. on the top, we can see awesome views of mt, Everest, Lhotse, Pumori, Amadablam, Nuptse, Cho Yu, and Many other expeditions in Nepal. the day is tough and continues to Chhukung stays overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 9-10 hour summit to Pokalde peak 5806m.
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 14: CHHUKUNG TO PANGBOCHE (3,985M/13,074FT) 5-6 HOURS

From the Island peak base camp, we will trek towards Pangboche after having breakfast early in the morning. Following the same route back through the wide valley of Khumbu Khola. We pass through the beautiful sherpa valley. And we continue our trek towards Pangboche and pass through the lush forest of rhododendron, pine, and oak. We have our lunch on the way then after we will take some rest then after we will continue trek towards Pangboche where we will spend one night in this beautiful village.
Trek time: 5-6 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 15: PANGBOCHE TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3,440M/11,286FT): 4-5 HOURS

We trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest village in the Khumbu region, which is the most popular Himalayan city Touristic area same as Kathmandu and Pokhara. Trekking toward Monjo Entering Sagarmatha National Park and Trekkers Information Management System Main Gate. Flow up Dudhkoshi River and cross the highest double substance bridge bottom of the Namche. We have the chance to see mt. Everest on the trail and continue to Namche. And we will spend one night at the lodge.
Trek time: 4-5 hour trek
Accommodation: Camping

DAY 16: NAMCHE BAZAAR TO LUKLA (2,800M/9,186FT): 19KM, 6 – 7 HOURS

We leave Namche Bazaar for Lukla after having breakfast in the hotel and we easily downhill but more traffic from yak, Jhopkyo, and Porters toward manjo. Before Lukla takes light lunch and continues to Lukla, finally we will complete our trip and warm up with all team to say goodbye to local porters waiting for the flight to Kathmandu and stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 6-7 hour trek
Accommodation: Lodge

DAY 17: FLY TO KATHMANDU

We will be driven towards the local airport of Lukla to fly towards Kathmandu valley. Because some time very hard to get a flight and lots of people waiting. We must reserve for flight before our trip. When we arrived in Kathmandu explore and shopping souvenirs for your family. We will spend one night in Kathmandu valley.
Trek time: 30 minutes fly to Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 18: FINAL INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

We will drop you at the International Airport with our vehicle for your departure and we will see you off.
Trek time: Final departure
Accommodation: Home

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • 2* Category Hotel In Kathmandu: 2 Nights standard accommodation in Katmandu BB Plan
  • Both Way Domestic Air Ticket Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a cup of tea or Coffee).
  • $ 300 Climbing Sherpa Per Person his climbing fee, insurance, equipment, food, accommodation etc.
  • Climbing Gear as Harness, figure Eight, Rope, Snow bar
  • 2-night full board Campsite at Base Camp
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the Success Trip, Everest Trekking Routes will Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

Cost Includes

  • Meals and Extra Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Extra Porter $ 20 Per Days
  • Climbing Sherpa $ 350
  • Personal Climbing Equipment
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)
  • The additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Bottled drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porters

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Client Reviews

Richard D

Philippines

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Rabin Gurung

It was a trip we will always remember and be proud of. You need not worry about anything since Dhan (Sameer Gurung) and their group will arrange everything (i.e. Hotel, Food, transportation, a plane ticket to Lukla, etc.). The trekking was long and arduous yet our guide was very accommodating and conscious of us. He knows the place very well and will gladly tell you stories about it along the way. The whole trek was truly breathtaking. You won’t regret this trip! (Note: Try to reach viewing deck areas before sunrise and watch as the sun makes everything look spectacular!☺)

Matthew Gill

London, United Kingdom

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Dhansingh Gurung

Dhansingh guided me on compressed Annapurna Circuit trek late last year and the experience far exceeded my expectations. Having someone who knew the route, language, local culture, weather conditions and wildlife intimately enabled me to relax and get the most from my trip. Nothing was too much trouble and I felt extremely well looked after and safe from the moment I arrived in Nepal right up until I left. I couldn’t recommend more highly, very professional service.

Michael Savage

UK

Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Dhansingh

We had a wonderful time on our trek. We did the 8 day ABC trek. The route is beautiful with lots of stunning vistas. Our guide Dhansingh was knowledgable and friendly and really looked after us. I would be happy to recommend this tour to anyone thinking of tackling ABC.
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Al Munari

Paso Robles, California

Everest Gokyo & Renjola Pass with Dhansigh

I first met Dhansingh in May of 2016 when we completed the Renjo La pass. I’ve now returned this summer of ’17 to explore with Dhansingh some areas of Annapurna. Dhansingh’s competency is the first rate, and he a very pleasant person with whom to spend time. I highly recommend Everest Trekking Routes.
Al Munari
Email : munarial@gmail.com
Paso Robles, California

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