Area: Khumbu Himal - Everest Area
This mountain was first climbed in 1953 by a route from the Kongma La along its North-ridge. Despite its relatively low altitude the mountain's first successful climbers were giants of the mountaineering world, a fact that is true of many of the Trekking peaks.
Phokalde is an insignificant-looking mountain when seen from Periche, from where it appears as a rocky ridge dominated by the vast bulk of Nuptse. Seen from the Lobuje or Gorak Shep the peak looks more interesting rising to the south of the Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft), an infrequently traversed pass that leads into the Chhukhung Valley. The northern side of the mountain has a small hanging glacier that is best reached along the ridge rising from the Kongma La. By and large the rock on the mountain is poor, although it does offers some interesting scrambling on the well-defined ridges. The summit provides a good viewpoint and from that perspective is a fine little peak.
Itinerary of Pokalde Peak In Detail.
Days 01 : Fly Kathmandu to Lukla.
Days 02 - 09 : Trek Namche-Thyangboche-Dingboche.
Days 10 : Establish high camp near Kongma La.
Days 11 : Climb Pokalde peak. Trek to Gorakshep.
Days 12 : Climb Kalapattar and/or visit Everest Base Camp.
Days 13 - 17 : Return trek Full camping trek arrangement ( guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters, all meals, cooking and camping equipment ).
Peak permit fee.
Climbing guide and his equipment allowance
High altitude tent, ropes, snow bars, gas (high fuel) & high food.
National Park or Conservation area entrance fee.
Airport arrival and departure
All land transfers as per the itinerary.
The cost does not include the expenses of personal nature, personal climbing gear, rescue by helicopter and accident insurance.