|Range/Region:||Central Nepal Himalaya|
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Year first climbed:||15 april 1953|
|First successful climber(s):||Wilfrid Noyce, Tom Bordillon, Mike Word|
|Nearest major airport:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
Thanks to Frank Verwys for adding this peak.
Pokhalde is quite a complex mountain, although its basic situation is simple; its a section of the long tapering SW Ridge of Nuptse South of Kongma Tse with the Kongma La dividing the two. This pass is used as a yak route between grazing at Chukhung and the Khumbu. Although below 6000m and 20000ft the view is reward enough for a few hours scrambling. The lake below the Kongma La is a good spot for BC. From here the route is up a steep but straight forward trail. The last 50 metres to the top is rather steep so may need a rope.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 4 trip reports for Pokhalde.
Select any entry from the list below:
- Log #13647 - by peter baines on Apr 20, 2003There is lots more information, plus photos and reports about this mountain on www.summitpost.com. You will need to register (free) and the link to the pokalde page is: http://www.summitpost.
- Log #13648 - by David Booth on Oct 21, 2002Climbed with Simon Yates. Much harder than expected (altitude problems). Camped above Bibre. So glad I did it - top ten life experience.
- Log #13649 - by Nick Mew on Aug 05, 2002Hairy for a trekker (I'm a bit of a climber but my wife is not) and the planned lunchtime picnic was late but a nearly full moon helped towards the end of the way down. This is not a warm-up for Kala...
- Log #13650 - by Markus Walter on Feb 26, 2002what a great view from that piece of rotten rock! But a nice excursion from the great trek from Dughla to Chukhung via Kongma La...