Pokalde Peak was first summited in 1953 and is often overlooked, despite its central location and excellent views over Nuptse, Pumori and Ama Dablam. This mountain is particularly suited for acclimatization tours, thanks to its relatively low degree of difficulty (both technically and in terms of required condition). Those looking to climb Pokalde should wait for fair weather, as certain stretches are hazardous and can only be traversed on days with good visibility. Various ascents lead up to the 5,806 m peak, but the majority of trekkers opt for the shorter trail. This version starts in Kongma La Pass (5,528 m) and follows the northern ridge.