Pokhalde peak and Khongma Tse Peak 20 Days(5806 m)
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.

Fact of the Trek

 

Pokhalde peak and Khongma Tse Peak trek/climb Map

Places Cover Lukla/ Namche /Dingboche /Chhukung /Pokalde Base Camp / Khongma Tse Base Camp /Chhukung /Pangboche /Lukla
Group Size Min.1, Max. 9
Min. altitude 2800 m
Max. altitude 5806 m
Best Season March to June and September to November
Transportation Aero plane (Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu)
Trek Duration 20 days
Age Limit 17 to 65

Outlined Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek from Lukla (2800m.) to Phakding (2652m.).

Day 03:
Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m.).

Day 04:
Rest day at Namche for acclimatization.

Day 05:
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche (3867m.).

Day 06:
Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4530m.).

Day 07:
Trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m.)

Day 08:
Rest day at Chhukung for climbing preparation.

Day 09:
Trek from Chhukung to Pokalde Base camp.

Day 10:
Climb Pokalde Peak (5745m.) and return back to Pokalde Base Camp.

Day 11:
Trek from Pokalde Base Camp to Khongma Tse Base Camp.

Day 12:
Climb Khongma Tse Peak (5820m.) and return back to Khongma Tse Base.

Day 13:
Trek from Khongma Tse Base Camp to Pokalde Base Camp.

Day 14:
Trek from Pokalde Base Camp to Chhukung.

Day 15:
Trek from Chhukung to Pangboche (3985m.).

Day 16:
Trek from Pangboche to Khumjung (3790m.).

Day 17:
Trek from Khumjung to Phakding.

Day 18:
Trek from Phakding to Lukla.

Day 19:
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.

Day 20:
Departure from Kathmandu. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

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