Climbing Pokalde Peak In Autumn

7 Jun 2023 Prakash Devkota

Climbing Pokalde Peak In Autumn

Nepal, a county full of grace and glory, is a generous host to visitors and peak climbers of all levels. The county offers countless opportunities to ensure an unforgettable experience of the distinctive local culture.

Among many destinations, one such place in Nepal is Pokalde Peak, at 5,806 meters. The peak lies 12 KM southwest of the tallest peak, Mt Everest, making it a fantastic place to visit. From the landscaped to the broad walking tracks of the classic trekking route to the craggy trails, this is that part for somewhere that is almost tailor-made for you.

However, before climbing Pokalde Peak, every climber must know the best month and season to visit, as unsuitable seasons may make your climbing more challenging and miserable.

The Pokalde Peak lies in the Everest region, Nepal’s premier trekking location. Tens of thousands of tourists visit annually, mainly in the post-monsoon (Autumn) months from September to October. Autumn is the best time to complete the Pokalde Peak climbing here.

Climbing Pokalde Peak in autumn is when the weather and climate conditions are at their finest. Moreover, the trails during the Climbing Pokalde Peak in autumn are almost well maintained, with less chance of encountering leeches and muddy trails (due to less rainfall).

The atmosphere around the Everest Region and Pokalde Peak also offers a pleasant temperature (not too hot or cold). Climbing Pokalde Peak in autumn is when you can stop at any point and observe the stunning scenery that will rival mount grandeur anywhere, and of course, there is the ‘Big E”, Everest, the world’s highest peak at 8,848m.

The upper elevation during the climbing of Pokalde Peak in autumn is cold as always, but the lower elevation from where the treks start is still warm. However, bad weather can hit any time here while climbing, but Climbing Pokalde Peak in autumn offers the most relatable conditions.

Pokalde peak climbing provides the unique experience of reaching the peak and trekking along the Everest region. We offer the Climbing Pokalde Peak in Autumn package for the best and most hassle-free lifetime experience. You will be part of our climbing Pokalde Peak in Autumn Expedition, where you get the best services from our professional crew and sherpas throughout the journey. Read more here about what it is like to climb in Autumn below.

Highlights:

  • One of the Best Trekking Trails in the Everest Region.
  • Trek through the lovely Sherpa villages and fierce waterway
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery with the background of Ama Dablam rising top.
  • Encounter various vibrant Buddhist and Sherpa cultures
  • Visit the Khumbu region with views of the Mahalangur Himalayan range through the trek.
  • Reach Pokalde Peak at 5,806m with the help of experienced sherpa guides.

Route of Climbing Pokalde Peak in Autumn

Route of Climbing Pokalde Peak in Autumn

The journey of Climbing Pokalde Peak in Autumn starts with a short but thrilling flight to Lukla Airport (one of the most dangerous airports). After this nerve-racking 35-40 minutes flight, you start to trek along the route that once was traveled by the first Everest Summitters (Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay).

From Lukla, you trek along the conventional Everest Base Camp trek route that takes you to various sherpa settlements from Phakding to Namche Bazar. As you trek, you will leave villages behind and slowly ascend alongside the ever-flowing Dudh Koshi River and the suspension bridge. The trail from Phadking to Namche Bazaar is stunning, where you get by crossing the zig-zags, many small teahouses, and forested hills.

Namche Bazaar is the best acclimatization spot with its thriving Sherpa culture and small shops. You can skip the flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding and directly reach here with the help of a helicopter ride.

Your trek continues from Namche towards the small settlements of Lobuche via Tengboche and Dingboche. The trails up to Lobuche will be a little hard than expected, but all the stunning panoramas of the mountains and the route with stupas, mani walls, and Tengboche Monastery make all the efforts worthwhile.

From Lobuche, we ascend higher until we reach Kala Patthar via Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp. You can also encounter peaks like Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Everest, and Makalu from EBC and Kala Patthar at their finest in Autumn.

After spending some time here in Kala Patthar at 5,644.5 m (18,519 ft), we trek down towards Lobuche and finally towards the Pokalde Base Camp via Kongma La Pass (5,535). The route up to the base camp from Lobuche will be steep because of the rocky path.

We will spend a night at Pokalde Base Camp and make a further 600m ascend towards the Highcamp. During our stay in High Camp, we will meet all the preparation requirements, and on the following day, we will climb with our experience sherpa guides to reach the peak of Pokalde at 5,806m. The section from High Camp is not technical but is a pretty vertical climb.

The total climbing hours from the high camp to the peak is around 5 hours, which is undoubtedly worth it. After reaching the peak, you will see the mountains with elevations above 7000 and 8000m surrounding the Pokalde Peak. And the best part here is the clear and stunning views during the Autumn season.

After reaching the top, we again trek back towards Chukkung. Moreover, we pass along places like Tengboche and Monjo until we reach Lukla. We rest here at Lukla and then fly to Kathmandu, where our Pokalde Peak Climbing officially ends.






    Temperature and Climate

    Pokalde Peak Temperature and Climate in autumn

    Autumn offers the best season for climbing Pokalde Peak in the Everest Region. The months from September to November bring out stable weather conditions and breathtaking trails to travel.

    Say goodbye to heavy rainfall, as autumn comes after the summer-monsoon season, leaving clear skies throughout your journey where you will be in awe of the greenery and mountain peaks surrounding you. Besides the stunning scenery, there will be fewer risks of floods, landslides, blizzards, and snowstorms.

    So rest assured as your climbing Pokalde Peak in Autumn will be smooth sailing. And, of course, the views get better as your trek higher, where snow-capped mountains and other natural wonders unfold before you.

    Peak Climbing in September

    Temperature: Temperature anging between min -3.6°C (25.3°F) and max 0.4°C (32.9°F)

    Average Humidity: 89%

    Precipitation: 166mm

    Snowfall: 1023mm (40.28″) is Accumulated

    Daylight: sunrise is at 5:30 am and sunset at 6:19 pm.

    Sunshine: 5.3h.

    The autumn season starts in September month in Nepal. During the first weeks of September, you will see fewer trekkers as the monsoon season has just ended. Therefore there is a high chance of slightly experiencing the monsoon effect if you trek in the first weeks of the Autumn season.

    The temperature and climate during September are moderate, but trekkers may still experience cold and breezy weather as they trek higher. Moreover, you also encounter fall foliage with backdrop views of peaks and hills along the trails.

    The cold weather may occur both at night and morning and sometimes during the daytime. Also, clouds during the first week of September can accumulate, increasing the cold weather and freezing temperatures in both the upper and lower parts.

    Peak Climbing in October

    Temperature: average low Temp around -11.4°C (9.7°F), and the average high of -2.2°C (24.4°F).

    Average Humidity: 70%.

    Precipitation: 54mm

    Snowfall: 417mm (16.42″) is Accumulated

    Daylight: sunrise is at 5:50 am, and sunset is at 5:44 pm.

    Sunshine: 5.8h.

    October is another popular trekking season as the country has long spells of fine weather with relatively clear air for Photography. Occasional storms can dump large amounts of snow at higher altitudes, and the night-time temperature drops below freezing as you trek above 4000m.

    Climbing Pokalde Peak in autumn, mainly October, is perfect for trekkers. October is more pleasant than September, as you can reach the peak of Pokalde without any hassle. The Everest region is in its best form, so you can choose other treks like EBC and Gokyo Valley besides Pokalde Peak. The Everest region’s climate is moderate (not too hot or cold).

    The month lures many visitors, so the teahouse and lodge may be packed, creating the issues of Accommodation here. So book your Climbing Climbing Pokalde Peak in autumn in advance with us to avoid any issues with the Accommodations.

    October is also the perfect time to take part in many Sherpa festivals. One such festival which is mainly celebrated here is Mani Rimdu Festival. The sherpa people inhabiting the region celebrate all festivals joyfully with the monastic community.

    Peak Climbing in November

    Temperature; average temperature ranging between -17°C (1.4°F) and -6.4°C (20.5°F).

    Average Humidity: 59%.

    Precipitation: 11mm (0.43″)

    Snowfall: 86mm (3.39″) is Accumulated

    Daylight: sunrise is at 6:08 am and sunset at 5:14 pm

    Sunshine: 5.8h.

    The November months, the last month of the Autumn season, bear the clearest skies for Photography in the first weeks and cold temperatures falling below -6 °C above 4000 m in the previous week. Many locals who live above 4000m in the warmer months begin to move down during the last week of November.

    You may face a cold and dry climate through the trek, but sunny days still accompany you along the trekking trails. During the end of November, temperatures get high at a lower elevation, too, and haze obscures the view of distant mountains. This is an excellent time to spot Everest’s rare fauna and flora.

    The climate conditions of Everest can get unpredictable, inviting sudden snowfalls and rainfalls. Therefore be prepared for any climate conditions and check the weather forecasts for Climbing Pokalde Peak in autumn (November) before embarking.

    The trekking trails may be as pleasant as in October as the trekkers here let their foliage. However, the temperatures make the climbing condition suitable so you can trek slowly while enjoying the video peaks like Ama Dablam, Everest, Thamserku, etc.,

    Cost Climbing Pokalde Peak in Autumn

    Cost Climbing Pokalde Peak in Autumn

    Mt. Pokalde is a 5000 m peak that takes you along the natural terrains, green vegetation, and high passes. There are stunning and clearest views of mountains like Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Everest, and Kantega, mainly in Autumn.

    Our Climbing Pokalde Peak in Autumn will cost you around $ 2,555.00 p/p. So reach out to us at Peak Climbing Nepal for more information.

    The cost of climbing Pokalde Peak in Autumn changes due to various factors. Also, the itinerary you prefer and facilities ranging from Budget to luxury will determine most of your climbing costs here.

    The accommodation, meals (three times a day ), permits, guides/porters, and transportation costs are included in the package. However, the costs like Personal travel insurance; Personal expenses are not included, so this should be managed by yourself.

    Outline itinerary

    Pokalde peak climbing outline itinerary

    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

    Day 02: Pokalde Peak Preparation and Kathmandu Tour

    Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2827 meters. 35 minutes flight) and Trek to Phakding (2-3 hours walking)

    Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar(3,446m/ 5-6 hours walking)

    Day 05: Rest/ Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar

    Day 06: Trek To Tengboche(3,800m/ 5-6 hours walking)

    Day 07: Trek to Dingboche (4360m/ 4-5 hours walking)

    Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4,900m/ 5-6 hours)

    Day 09: Trek To Everest Base Camp in the Afternoon from Gorak Shep (5,150m) and return to Gorak Shep (5,150m/ 8-9 hours) for an overnight stay

    Day 10: Trek to Kalapatthar (5,545m/ 2-3 hours) and back to Lobuche (4,900m/ 4-5 hours)

    Day 11: Trek to Kongma-La Pass(5,545m) and to Pokalde Base Camp (4,400m/ 6-7 hours)

    Day 12: Trek to High Camp(5,000m/ 4-5 hours)

    Day 13: Climb Pokalde Peak (5,806m/ 5-6 hours) and Descend back to Chhukung (4,730m/ 4-5 hours)

    Day 14: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m/ 6-7 hours)

    Day 15: Trek to Monjo (2,835m/ 6-7 hours)

    Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2,840m/ 6-7 hours)

    Day 17: Fly Back to Kathmandu (1,400) From Lukla (2,860m/ 30 minutes)

    Day 18: Departure From Kathmandu (1,400)

    COST INCLUDED

    • Pickup and drop off service from the Tribhuwan International Airport on a private vehicle.
    • Welcome and farewell dinner (before and after climbing Pokalde Peak).
    • Three-night accommodation in the high-quality Hotel of Kathmandu with daily breakfast.
    • Full-day Kathmandu sightseeing with English speaking guide.
    • Transportation Cost (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) Airfare and taxes as per itinerary.
    • All ground transportation cost
    • Permits required for Pokalde Peak Climbing (Everest National Park Entry Permit and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit)
    • One experienced climbing sherpa guide.
    • Porter services (one porter for tow travelers and one extra Porter for Climbing Part
    • Accommodation as per your interest (TeaHouses, Lodges, Camping, or all combined)
    • All three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) throughout the trek and climb
    • Camping arrangements
    • kitchen and camping equipment during the climbing duration
    • Basic first-aid kits
    • All equipment and gears required for Pokalde Peak Climbing
    • All taxes and necessary paperwork by the government
    • Insurance for Guide and Porter (health and accident Insurance )
    • Staff clothing, wages, and insurance

    COST EXCLUDED

    • Personal expenses throughout the trek
    • Personal gear, clothing
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Emergency evacuation costs and other medical assistance.
    • International flight fare cost
    • Personal expenses during Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
    • Tips for Guides, Porters, etc.

    Departure Dates

    Pokalde Peak climbing Departure Dates

    Departure dates are available for Climbing Pokalde Peak in Autumn for all trekkers, including solo, group joining, and private trekkers in 2023 and 2024. Moreover, if you are a female traveler looking to reach the peak, we can find a suitable departure date. You can either trek with a group or alone (accompanied by a guide only) at a reasonable cost in the Autumn months (September, October, and November).

    Fixed Departures

    Start Date End Date Price(USD)
    2023-09-05 2023-09-22 2555/PP
    2023-09-09 2023-09-26 2555/PP
    2023-09-13 2023-09-30 2555/PP
    2023-09-17 2023-10-04 2555/PP
    2023-09-21 2023-10-08 2555/PP
    2023-09-25 2023-10-12 2555/PP
    2023-09-30 2023-10-17 2555/PP
    2023-10-06 2023-10-23 2555/PP
    2023-10-10 2023-10-27 2555/PP
    2023-10-14 2023-10-31 2555/PP
    2023-10-18 2023-11-04 2555/PP
    2023-10-23 2023-11-09 2555/PP
    2023-10-27 2023-11-13 2555/PP
    2023-11-03 2023-11-20 2555/PP
    2023-11-07 2023-11-24 2555/PP
    2023-11-10 2023-11-27 2555/PP
    2023-11-15 2023-12-02 2555/PP
    2023-11-21 2023-12-08 2555/PP
    2023-11-25 2023-12-12 2555/PP
    2023-11-28 2023-12-15 2555/PP






      Conclusion

      There is nothing more memorable than trekking in the Everest region; climbing a living peak adds the thrill of your trekking experience here. If you want to reach a peak requiring no technical climbs, Pokalde Peak is the one.

      Therefore we offer you our Climbing Pokalde Peak in Autumn at a reasonable cost. Contact us for more detailed information on Pokalde Peak climbing in autumn and other seasons.

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      Prakash Devkota

      Managing Director and Team Leader

      Mr. Prakash Chandra Devkota is a well-known entrepreneur with a deep-rooted passion for elevating the tourism industry in Nepal. Due to his dedication, hard work, and hospitable nature, he has established himself as a successful businessman. He also has a great enthusiasm for adventure and social work.

      Mr. Devkota hails from the beautiful hilly region of Gorkha District. He started his career as a guide in 1997 and quickly became a reputed figure in the Tourism Industry because of his extensive experience. He has gathered impressive experience in all Trekking and Climbing Routes, such as Mera, Island, Lobuche, Ama Dablam etc.

      His success also lies in his brilliant mind and hospitable nature. He is fully dedicated to providing excellent services and introducing innovative concepts. With more than 15 years of experience in trekking and expedition operations in Nepal, Tibet, India, and Bhutan, he has earned a reputation as a renowned leader in the field. He understands the importance of personalized service for creating memorable experiences for his clients and constantly seeks innovative company operation methods. He strongly believes in the power of the tourism industry and is confident that its development can empower the youth and help the economy flourish in the long run.

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