Mongolia Panorama

Our experiences with Tim Cope in Mongolia are just the stuff of dreams.
The trip was absolutely superb and having Tim as our guide was such an amazing bonus!

Your local operators there are excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. Everything went superbly well. The drivers were unrivalled. They multi-tasked as butchers, professional singers and entertainers.

I cannot praise the whole team enough..... It was a dream come true: to ride in the wake of Genghis Khan, on a Mongolian horse, wrapped in a deel!

Thank you so much for organising such a magnificent trip!

Maria Visconti | Sydney, Australia

Lobuche East & Pokalde Peak

Pokalde Peak (5806m/19,048ft) and Lobuche East (6119m/20,075ft) are two of the clasic "trekking peaks" in Nepal. For the mountaineer looking to extend their resume and get a taste of life above 6000m, this is the ideal expedition. We take the lesser walked trail into the Gokyo Valley for acclimitisation and to ascend Gokyo Ri for a birdseye view of the great lakes and four of the eight thousand metre peaks. Our expedition continues on to Lobuche East, considered one of the more challenging '"trekking peaks" in the Everest region. After establishing high camp, we will climb the South Ridge to the summit and gain commanding views of much of the Everest region, including Everest itself. From here we will cross the ranges including the Kongma La to reach Pokalde Base Camp. Summit day on Pokalde Peak involves climbing a moderately steep ridge, culminating in an airy summit ridge. The views from the summit reveal Mt Makalu, Ama Dablam, and Pumori in close proximity. This is an exciting itinerary that provides the training and experience necessary to take on higher adventures in the Himalaya.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Kathmandu
DAY 2 In Kathmandu, gear preparation, sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
DAYS 3/4 Fly to Lukla, trek to Namche Bazaar
DAYS 5/6 Arrive Namche Bazaar, rest and acclimatise
DAY 7/9 Trek to Machhermo
DAY 10/11 Gokyo and Gokyo Ri (5483m)
DAYS 12/13 To Dzongla via the Cho La (5420m)
DAYS 14/17 To Lobuche, acclimatisation and summit Lobuche East (6119m)
DAYS 18/19 Cross Kongma La (5500m) and trek to Pokalde Base Camp
DAYS 20/21 Summit Pokalde (5806m) and spend a day ice climbing on a nearby glacier
DAYS 23/26 Descend to Lukla
DAY 27 Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
DAY 28 In Kathmandu, trip concludes

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Trip Code: ISL
Trip Grading: Intermediate Mtn Expedition
Intermediate Mtn Expedition

Technical Grading

Duration:  28 days
Activities:  Mountaineering Trekking
Next Trip:  23 October 2017
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price: $4,940.00 USD

Per Person

Your trip price includes:
Meals valued at: $1200 USD
Internal flights valued at: $352 USD
No local payments required
H High Season Climbing Permit Surcharge US $140