Island Peak Climbing Nepal
Lobuche Peak Climbing

Pokalde Peak Climbing

Pokalde Peak, or Dolma Ri, 5800m, is one of the shortest and easiest treks in the Everest Region. To reach Pokalde Peak is merely a 650m climb from the base camp; it is an exhilarating uphill climb which requires short sections of scrambling up and over rocks. The final stretch to the summit involves a short section of near vertical scrambling for which amateurs will get a taste of mountaineering, as they will need to be protected by rope.

Since Pokalde Peak offers trekkers a Himalayan peak experience with of superb views from its 5800m summit, without requiring any technical expertise or knowledge of climbing equipment, it is a popular commercial tourist peak in Nepal. Some of the prominent mountains visible from the summit include Makalu, Ama Dablam and Pomarui.

Pokalde Peak Climbing

The rocky Pokalde Peak has very little snow cover during the trekking season. Most ascents of Pokalde Peak nowadays are from the Makalu side of the mountain, via Kongma La high pass, 5535m.

Pokalde Peak can be easily climbed in half a day by a fit and acclimatised group with appropriate leadership. Although it is considered a simple trekking peak, sections of Pokalde are quite exposed so it shouldn't be attempted in poor weather. The base camp of Pokalde Peak, located just below the Kogma La pass overlooking a large lake below. The Kongma glacier is approximately a one hour climb above the base camp. The glacier, unfortunately, is receding in size. It is not uncommon for overnight temperatures at base camp to be minus 20 degrees or lower.

Note I: If you are traveling on a budget, and do not require five-star accommodation, we can provide you clean and comfortable hotels at more reasonable rates, which will reduce the total cost of the package.

Note II: Our previous experience shows that two nights and three days program is sufficient to climb Island Peak. In case you would like to stay more than two nights and three days in Island Peak Base Camp, you have to pay USD 110 Per Person / Per day, and you will get all the same services as the scheduled days.

Note III: Annapurna Foothills Treks provides all the equipment you will need to climb Island Peak and Lobuche Peak and Pokalde. We have a store in Chukung which supplies equipment from Camp and Black Diamond Company, which are high quality mountaineering suppliers. The only thing you need to bring is your own plastic boots to be sure you have a comfortable pair in the proper size. You may wish to hire some in Kathmandu.

Note IV: The following climbing equipment is available in Chukung.
Crampons, Harness, Ice-Axe, 2 x Tape slings, 2 x Screwgate Karabiners, Prussic Loops, Helmet, Ascender /Abseil Device (Jumar) and Descender Figure 8      

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Day to day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Preparation Day in Kathmandu

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla; Trek to Phakdingma, 2610m

Day 04: Trek to Namche bazzar,3441 m

Day 05: Acclimatization day- Trekking around Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Trek to Tengbuche, 3860 m

Day 07: Trek to Dingbuche, 4400 m

Day 08: Acclimatization Day- Hiking Chhkung Ri back to Dingbuche

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche, 4915 m

Day 10: Trek to Gorak Shep and back to EBC (Everest Base Camp), 5363 m

Day 11: Early Morning ascent to Kala Pattar 5545 m and descent to Dingbuche, 4400m

Day 12: Trek to Chhukung, 4710 m

Day 13: Trek to Pokalde Base Camp

Day 14: Climb the peak and back Chhukung

Day 15: Trek to Namche, 3441m

Day 16: Trek to Lukla

Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 18: Free day Kathmandu

Day 19: Departure


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Trip Cost:

S.N.  1 Pax 2-3 Pax 4-10 Pax
US $ 2100 2100 1950

Service Includes:

  • Transportation from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster
  • Welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, four nights (bed and breakfast and tax included) 
  • Accommodation during trek ; local lodges 14 days (14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 13 dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms with beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows included)
  • Meals on the trail during 3 days camping (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tang juice, fruit, tea and coffee)
  • All Camping Equipment required during the trek, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment
  • Experienced English-speaking Sherpas; Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder guides
  • Porters (2 persons- One porter basis; max load 30 kg per porter
  • Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bars
  • Cook, Climbing guide and necessary porters from Chhukung – Island Peak Base Camp – Chhukung
  • Island Peak Permit
  • Equipment Fee for climbing guide 
  • Garbage Deposit 
  • Sagarmath National Park fee, TIMS permits and all required permits and official documentation
  • Personal Insurance for Nepalese staff
  • Our Service charge
  • Round Trip Airfare: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathamndu 
  • Local Transportation: Hotel - Airport - Hotel Car; Van, Hi-ace or Tourist bus for
  • Local Airport Tax

Personal Climbing Gear Includes:

  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Ice Axe
  • 2 x Tape slings
  • 2 x Screwgate Karabiners
  • Descender / Abseil Device (Jumar)
  • Prussic Loops
  • Helmet

Service Excludes:

  • Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, which can be arranged upon your request.
  • Personal Insurance for your travel to Nepal.
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue/Evacuation
  • Trekking Sleeping Bag
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tipping (Tips)
  • Liquor, Mineral Water and Soft Drinks
  • Hot Shower charge at trekking lodges
  • Batteries and Telephone calls
Fixed Departure Dates:     
Start Date End Date Availability Booking
September 14, 2018 October 02, 2018 Avialable Book Now
October 13, 2018 October 31, 2018 Avialable Book Now
October 28, 2018 November 15, 2018 Avialable Book Now
November 07, 2018 November 25, 2018 Avialable Book Now

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