|PHOKALDE PEAK (5,806m/19,044ft.)
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Everest basecamp trek
and Pokhalde Peak climb. Pokhalde Peak expedtion can
be combined with trek to Everest BaseCamp in Nepal.
Khumbu Himal - Everest Area
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
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 for Pokalde Peak Expedition:
Fly Kathmandu to Lukla.
Days 02-09: Trek Namche-Thyangboche-Dingboche.
Day 10: Establish high camp near Kongma La.
Day 11: Pokalde peak Climb and trek to Gorakshep.
Day 12: Climb Kalapattar and/or trek to Everest
Days 13-17: Return trek to Lukla.
Day 18: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu.
End of Pokalde Peak Expedtion and Everest basecamp
This peak can
be combined with others like Island Peak, Khongma
tse or Lobuche East. The trekking route can include
crossing the Chola pass into the Gokyo valley.
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