Khumbu Himal - Everest Area
mountain was first climbed in 1953 by a route from the
Kongma La along its North-ridge. Despite its relatively
low altitude the mountain's first successful climbers
were giants of the mountaineering world, a fact that
is true of many of the Trekking peaks.
is an insignificant-looking mountain when seen from
Periche, from where it appears as a rocky ridge dominated
by the vast bulk of Nuptse. Seen from the Lobuje or
Gorak Shep the peak looks more interesting rising to
the south of the Kongma La (5,535m/18,159ft), an infrequently
traversed pass that leads into the Chhukhung Valley.
The northern side of the mountain has a small hanging
glacier that is best reached along the ridge rising
from the Kongma La. By and large the rock on the mountain
is poor, although it does offers some interesting scrambling
on the well-defined ridges. The summit provides a good
viewpoint and from that perspective is a fine little
Day 01: Fly Kathmandu
Days 02-09: Trek Namche-Thyangboche-Dingboche.
Day 10: Establish high camp near Kongma La.
Day 11: Climb Pokalde peak. Trek to Gorakshep.
Day 12: Climb Kalapattar and/or visit Everest Base Camp.
Days 13-17: Return trek to Lukla.
Day 18: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu.
This peak can be combined
with others like Island Peak, Khongma tse or Lobuche
East. The trekking route can include crossing the Chola
pass into the Gokyo valley.
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