Pokhalde

Elevation (feet): 19,009
Elevation (meters): 5,794
Continent: Asia
Country: Nepal
Range/Region: Central Nepal Himalaya
Latitude: 27.9333
Longitude: 86.8333
Difficulty: Scramble
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.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Pokhalde.

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  • Log #13647 - by peter baines on Apr 20, 2003
    There 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, 2002
    Climbed 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, 2002
    Hairy 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, 2002
    what a great view from that piece of rotten rock! But a nice excursion from the great trek from Dughla to Chukhung via Kongma La...