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Mountain Name(s): Pokalde Peak, Dolma Ri, Долма Ри, Покальде, Pokhalde     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 5806 m / 19048.5 ft     Snow line: 5000 m / 16404 ft
Summit(s): Main Summit; (5 806 m /19 049 feet)
    Prominence: 270 m/886 ft
Location: Nepal(Central Region);     Isolation: 2 km/1 miles
Latitude/Longitude: 27°55'56.39''N
86°49'18.388''E
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    Climbing Season(s): 01 Mar - 31 May;
01 Sep - 30 Nov;
Parent Range: Himalaya     Nearest Airport(s): Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM);
Range: Mahalangur Himal     Convenience Center(s): Namche Bazar; Lukla;
First Ascent: 15/4/1953     National Park(s): Sagarmatha National Park;

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Pokalde Peak (or Dolma Ri) is a mountain peak of Nepal situated 12 km southwest of Mount Everest. Pokalde Peak is one of the shortest and easiest trekking peaks in the Everest Region. The majority of the 650m climb from base camp requires little more than walking with short sections of scrambling up rock.

Description Edit

During the trekking seasons this rocky peak is scarcely covered by snow. Despite its lack of any great technical difficulty, it offers trekkers the prospect of reaching 5,800m in elevation and superb views from the summit, particularly to the South East, North West and West. Other prominent mountains visible from the summit include Makalu, Ama Dablam and Pumori. Because of its relatively low difficulty and impressive summit vista's for this altitude, Pokalde is a popular commercial tourist peak in Nepal for those wishing to climb a Himalayan peak without needing to use ice axes and crampons.

Location Edit

The base camp of Pokalde Peak is situated in a raised "amphitheatre" style valley with a large circular lake in the middle below the Kongma La pass. About 40 minutes from the base camp is the Kongma glacier.

Getting there Edit

Arrival in Kathmandu - flight to Lukla - trek to Phakdingma (2610) - Namche Bazaar (3441m) - Tengbuche (3860m) - Dingbuche (4400m) - Lobuche (4915m) - EBC (Everest Base Camp 5363m)

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You’ll need a pay for a climbing permit and add a refundable garbage deposit. You can arrange all the permits in Nepal Tourism Board (see details here: http://www.ntnc.org.np/trekking-annapurna- gaurishankar-and- manaslu-information- and-entry- permit-forms) or via touristic agency.
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