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Ghorepani Trek


This Phokalde Peak poses few difficulties and it is often used as a warm up for other Himalayan Peaks. It is one of the so called ‘trekking peaks' of Nepal and it does not require a huge amount of mountaineering skill. The term trekking peak is, however, a little misleading for some of these peaks which should be approached seriously. Most people climb the north ridge from the Kongma La. It is also possible to climb the South ridge (see route section.)

The mountain lies to the east of the Khumbu Valley which leads all the way up to Everest base camp. Pokalde is around two or three miles from Everest but the Lhotse ridge obscures the view of the highest point on Earth from the summit.

From the hamlet of Lobuche, which consists of only a handful of trekking lodges, the peak does look impressive as a high point on the ridge across the valley. It sits above the Kongma La (pass) and in comparison to the busy paths leading to Everest the route is infrequently travelled. The mountain is, of course, dwarfed by its impressive neighbours but nevertheless it is a worthwhile side trip from a trek.

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and met our staff and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 : Preparation for trip and make a permit.
Day 03 : Fly, Kathmandu to Lukla (2835m) then start trekto Phakding (2652m). Camp at Phakding
Day 04 : Phakding / Namche Bazaar (3446 m.)
Day 05 : Rest at Namche bazaar
Day 06 : Tyangboche (3867 m.)
Day 07 : Pheriche (4252 m.)
Day 08 : Lobuche (4930 m.)
Day 09 : Trek to Kalapather (5545m) and back to GorakShep. Camp at Gorakshep
Day 10 : Excursion to Everest Base Camp and trek back toLobuche
Day 11 : Lobuche / Dingboche (4343 m.)
Day 12 : Dingboche / Chhukung (4730 m.)
Day 13 : Chhukung / Pokalde Base Camp
Day 14 : Climb the peak and back Chhukung
Day 15 : Extra day in case of bad weather
Day 16 : Chhukung / Dingboche (4343 m.)
Day 17 : Dingboche / Tyengboche (3867m)
Day 18 : Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 19 : Phakding (2610m)
Day 20 : Lukla (2840m)
Day 21 : Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 22 : Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 23 : Transfer to airport to return to home

Cost includes
Arrival and departure transportation, 3-meals a day during trekking, Camping gear (two-man tent, foam mattress, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent) Supporting field staff including professional climbing guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters as well as their necessary insurance, meals and allowances Peak permit fee and Domestic airfare including airport tax, conservation and national park area entrance permit and first aid service.

Cost excludes
Hotels in Kathmandu, International departure airport tax, Personal Insurance, Personal equipments - sleeping bag, down jacket, waterproof jacket, kit bag etc. Equipment allowance (Legally each expedition must be providing equipment allowance for all Sherpa, guides and porters. This allowance is necessary for brand new equipment (sleeping bag, shoes, crampons, down jacket, raincoat etc.). Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost, laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, tips, gifts, souvenirs, etc.

Peak Climbing Information:
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has categorized 33 climbing peaks 2 different groups ‘A’ and ‘B’ which are given below. Please check the related fee accordingly.

In exercise of the powers conferred by Nepal Government (NPG). Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has made the following rules to be observed for the climbing of the peaks of Nepal Himalaya as listed in Appendix "1" These rules will come force at once.

Payment of Fee:
1 - 4 Persons: USD 350
5 - 8 Persons: USD 350 - Additional Cost USD 40 Per Person
9 -12 Persons: USD 510 - Additional Cost USD 25 Per Person

Garbage Deposite (Refundable):
USD 250 (Group Deposite)

Protection of Environments:
Base camp and other camps will be left perfectly clean at the conclusion of the climb. No foreign materials such as fix ropes, pitons etc. shall be left on the mountain. All rubbish and waste material must be burnt or otherwise disposed off.

Revision of the Regulation:
Any article of this regulation may be revised or amended by NMA with prior permission of Nepal Governmen

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