Mount Pumori Expedition

Mt. Pumori is one of the best mountains for mountaineering lies in Khumbu region in the pyramid shape on the border between Nepal and Tibet of Nepal at altitude 7161m. It is undoubtedly the most famous 7000 meters mountain in Nepal for climbing. Pumori rewards the climber with astounding views of mountains such as Lhotse and Mount Everest. The name Pumori was coined by English mountaineer George Mallory, which in Sherpa language means “Unmarried daughter”. The daughter mountain was first climbed in 1962 by Gerhard Lenser along with his members of a German-Swiss expedition. It is not technically hard climbing but also needs moderate technical climb on ice and snow to reach the summit.

The Mt Pumori expedition is also known as the best expedition for climbing Mt. Everest as it lies 8km west of Mt. Everest and will help you to climb Mt. Everest. Most people use South East Ridge to summit this mountain. To climb this expedition you need to pass through 3 camps name as Camp 1 (5700m), Camp 2 (6200m) and Camp 3 (6480m). You will go through these camps after base camp at altitude 5300m. From the summit of Mt. Pumori, you can see the scenic views of Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Everest. Best season to explore this stunning peak is September to November and March to May.
Trip Code: MPE04
Starts: Lukla
Finishes: Lukla
Duration: 36 Days
Difficulty: Severe
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 7161m/ 23494.1ft
Trip Views: 643
Activities: Mountaineering
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Breakfast: 15
Lunch: 11
Dinner: 11
Car
Flight
Hotel: 5 Night(s)
Teahouse: 4 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 2 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 5 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Mount Pumori lies at the altitude of 7,161m.
  • Mount Pumori was named by English mountaineer George Mallory.
  • Climbers sometimes refer Pumori as the "Daughter of Mount Everest".
  • The first climber of Mount Pumori was Gerhard Lenser in 1962 of a  German-Swiss Expedition.
  • Mount Pumori is a serious expedition peak only for the experienced climbers.
  • Three camps after Base Camp is required to reach the summit of Mount Pumori.
  • Pumori Expedition creates a great opportunity to be prepared for other challenging mountains above 8,000m.

Why this Trip

  • This 36 days expedition is one of the best ways is to climb the highest Mountain in the world, Mount Everest as it lies just 8km west of Mt. Everest offering you the stunning views of Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Everest from the pinnacle.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL
    As you descend for the final approach to Kathmandu, you leave your dreams in the snow-capped mountains to your right and your curiosity is aroused, as you almost glide the length of the valley to touchdown. You will be greeted in true Nepali style at the airport by our representative who will accompany you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and the itinerary will be discussed in evening at a cultural dinner program.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick Up Services
    • Guided Thamel Tour
    • Cultural DinnerProgram
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    Kathmandu is the cultural and historical capital of Nepal; many places here symbolize art, history, architecture, and culture of Nepalese tradition. You’ll visit many Hindu and Buddhist Shrine. Our city guide will make sure that you don’t miss out any important place.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Bhaktapur tour
    • Delicious Momo
    • Bouddhanath Stupa
    • Monkey Temple tour
    • Food and wine tour(Optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : OFFICIAL FORMALITIES IN KATHMANDU
    Today after lunch your expedition leader comes to meet you and check your equipment that is it working or not. Then after that, He will brief about the expedition like what types of problem you have to face and what you should do to overcome.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Pre-meeting with team leaders
  • placeDAY 4 : FLY TO LUKLA, TREK TO PHAKDING (2656M)
    There's no other way of putting it: the flight to Lukla is hair-raising indeed, but as you step down from the plane, you'll be taking your first monumental step on the path to Everest Base Camp. After reaching Lukla you’ll hike towards the village of Phakding where you’ll spend the night.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Flight to Lukla
  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO NAMCHE (3450M)
    This morning right after an early breakfast, your trek truly begins. On the path from Phakding, you’ll cross rivers by suspension bridges. The villages along the way will set the pace and before you know it you'll have reached the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. The trail continues rising sharply to reach Namche bazaar. Here you'll spend the night in a hotel with good facilities.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 6 : ACCLIMATIZATION
    Acclimatizing is the key for successful expedition in this region because you’re ascending to the highest altitude towards the Everest. While your body is doing its work, you can explore the Namche Bazar where restaurants, Pubs, coffee shops etc are available. You can visit Khunde Hospital which was set-up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or a one hour walk up to the Everest View Hotel above Namche.From there you can watch the sunset over Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Everest.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Exploring Namche Bazar
  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO TENGBOCHE (3870M)
    The day begins with an easy walk to Phulki and onwards to Tengboche village, famous for its monastery probably the largest in the Everest region. It is located within the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you can see panoramic views that take in the whole range of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. You will stay overnight in Tengboche.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 8 : TREK TO DINGBOCHE (4410M)
    Descending the trail, you'll wend your way through lush forests of birch, conifer and rhododendron trees. You’ll reach Pangboche by this downhill path to Debuche crossing the Imja River on the way. Continuing through the Imja Valley and crossing the Lobuche River you'll finally ascend to Dingboche. A bucolic scene awaits you here in this picturesque village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat field complete with grazing animals.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 9 : TREK TO LOBUCHE (4940M)
    The trail will become more and more challenging, as you climb to higher altitudes. We ascend to the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The trail goes through boulder-strewn slopes as we make our way up Chupki Lhara, a ridge that provides spectacular views. The next part of our adventure brings over craggy mountain terrain to Lobuche, a small settlement with views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumori and the Nuptse.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 10 : TREK TO PUMORI BASE CAMP (5300M)
    Today after breakfast you will head towards the Pumori base camp. Continuing the path, it will take 6 hours to reach there from the Lobuche.

    Meal:

    Accomodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • placeDAY 11 : DAY 11 TO 30 (CLIMBING PERIOD)
    This is the actual climbing period of Pumori and providing the detailed plan of day to day wouldn’t be convincing. It’s determined by the expedition leader that suits the pace of the team. First few days will be for training for climbing, organizing food, practicing rope skills, and acclimatizing before moving above the base camp. Three Camp shall be passed before we arrive at the summit. The Base camp is at the altitude of 5300m and the first camp will be set up at an altitude of 5,650 m, at the phase of Mt. Pumori. The second camp will be set up at an altitude of 6,000m and third camp will be at an altitude of 6,480m. From Camp 3 we wait for the perfect weather conditions to climb the summit of the Mt. Pumori.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 31 : TREK BACK TO PHERICHE (4371M)
    Today, after the finishing climbing period we will return to Pheriche.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 32 : TREK TO NAMCHE
    Here is the turning point of the trek from where we descend back to Namche. The walk from Tengboche is mainly downhill. You’ll be in Namche, where you’ll spend your last day near the mountains.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 33 : TREK TO LUKLA
    Straight after breakfast, you'll trek back to Lukla via Phakding. You’ll revisit all the spectacular views of mountains, monasteries, and villages. This will be your last night on the mountain.....until the next time.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 34 : FLY TO KATHMANDU
    The flights from Lukla to Kathmandu are sometimes canceled due to weather conditions, so we reserve a buffer day in order not to impact on your departure plans.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Flight to Kathmandu
  • placeDAY 35 : FREE DAY AT KATHMANDU
    A free day which can be spent sight-seeing, evening ceremony of chanting at Pashupatinath or, alternately, a relaxing massage. We can arrange Spa and trekkers' massage for you on this day or you can spend your free day independently.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Spa and Trekkers' Massage
    • Sightseeing (optional)
    • Yoga retreat(Optional)
  • placeDAY 36 : DEPARTURE
    Today we will arrange the shopping arrangements before you leave the country. After the lunch program, you will be transferred to the airport by our representative.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accomodation:

    Activities:

    • Farewell Lunch
    • Airport Drop
    • Shopping arrangements
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on B/B basis 
    • Pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to airport
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle
    • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch, and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek and climbing period
    • Twin sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide fully waterproof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent, etc.)
    • All camping equipment in Base camp
    • 30kg baggage allowance during trekking (with porter)
    • 20kg baggage allowance returning from Base Camp
    • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary
    • Trekking Permit
    • Local Permit
    • Climbing permit for Mount Pumori
    • Oxygen bottles for climber and Sherpa with mask and regulator
    • Experience sherpa guide
    • Necessary staff during the trekking and climbing period With Experience Guide and Porter
    • Necessary experienced Government license holder Climbing guide during the climbing period as per group size
    • The facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all trekking staff
    • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
    • High altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above base camp
    • Necessary fixed and dynamic ropes will be available during the climbing period
    • The necessary kitchen crew will be available in base camp
    • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
    • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
    • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu (On Day 2 worth $ 100).
    • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day
  • Complimentary
    • Arrangement of tea, coffee during the trek.
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Map of Mount Pumori.
    • Occasional hot Shower during the trek.
    • Souvenir from Nepal.
    • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on the second last day.
    • Victory Beer Party.
    • Sim card service(zero balance).
    • Photos and videoes of the trip(if requested).
    • Certificate of appreciation(if requested).
  • Exclusions
    • Lunch is at free will so it’s not included for Kathmandu.
    • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
    • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
    • Airfare international flights.
    • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
    • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
    • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internets.
    • Personal climbing equipment.
    • All kind of Personal Expenses.
    • Ice fall fees Garbage Deposit (Sharing with other members) if applicable
    • Wake talkies &Filming permit.
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
    • Personal climbing guide if requested
    • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
    • Tips for guides and porters (It’s encouraged to tip).
    • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg).


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to receive you at the airport and you will be directly transferred to your hotel.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, we will invite you for dinner in a cultural restaurant on the night of your arrival for briefing the itinerary and small orientation program will be held by the tour leader and guide's before we embark on our adventure.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek, we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, as per their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. How do you rate the difficulty for this mountain, on a scale of 1 to 10, compared to other over 7000m high mountains ?
    This is certainly one of the highest mountains in the world. In terms of technical difficulty, we'd rate “Pumori” as 6.
  • 6. Who can climb Pumori ?
    Only mountaineers who have adept mountaineering skills, adequate strength and previous experience in high mountains can climb this mountain.
  • 7. What about security during climbing ?
    We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized Guides/Sherpa's to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the Guide’s/Sherpa’s instruction with utmost care.
  • 8. What sort of food can I expect during this expedition ?
    During Camping, our expert camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for your strenuous climbing. All the cooking materials will be carried by our porters.
  • 9. Can we get drinking water during climbing ?
    Yes, you will get purified, filtered water in many tea houses. You can also get a hot water during camping.
  • 10. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use a private vehicle for sightseeing inside Kathmandu Valley. And we use Domestic airline to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.
  • 11. What is the best season for Mount Pumori Expedition ?
    Best season to explore this stunning peak is September to November and March to May.
  • 12. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are totally insured. In case of emergencies like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions, let your guide know about your problem and subsequently. As soon as we are informed of a situation, we will send emergency helicopter rescue team. You will be then transferred to the hospital for the treatment.
  • 13. What are the appropriate outfits we should possess ?
    Climbing is a hard and tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement, so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable, so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, good shoes are very important for climbing in rough and snowy terrain, so invest in good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. For mountaineering, you will require special clothes that can be bought or hired from us.
  • 14. Is it possible to alternate or change the trip days ?
    Most of the time, it is not possible. But in emergency cases, you can. Still, we customize the trip according to your preference, but if you need to change plan during the trek, consult the guide and company.
  • 15. How long will it take to complete the expedition ?
    It will take 19 days to climb it and to return only a few days. So to complete this mountaineering, you need at least 35 to 40 days in total, to finish this trip.
  • 16. Are your Sherpas reliable and certified ?
    Yes, our Sherpa's are trekking experts and also authorized license holders from Nepal Government. The Sherpa's know the climbing route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. Do I need climbing permit ?
    Yes, you need climbing permit. It is not legal to climb without it.
  • 18. Is there any possibility of telephonic communication while we are on this expedition ?
    Yes, for the first few days, it is possible to have telephonic communication. In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying certain amount directly. For higher altitude climbing, we usually have satellite phones with our Sherpas.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trips ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complications.
  • 21. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a non-refundable deposit of minimum of 15% of total trip amount is required, which can be made by bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash or card.
  • 22. Can we use credit card during the climbing ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the climbing. You have to exchange the money in Nepali Rupees before you start the trip. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu.
  • 23. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a non-refundable deposit of 20% of total trip cost is required, which can be made by bank transfer or Western Union Money transfer. The balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash or traveler cheque.
  • 24. Can we use the credit card during the climbing ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the climbing you have to transfer the money in rupees before you start the trip. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 25. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you comfortable while climbing.
  • 26. In this expedition how many climber will be in our team from your agency ?
    We will provide you maximum 10 climbers to keep you safe during the expedition and if you need more then there may be more in base camp and in the camps on the mountain.
  • 15. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference, but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 16. How long did it take ?
    It will take almost months to climb it and to return only a few days, so to complete this mountaineering you need at least 2 month to finish this trip.
  • 17. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    Our Guides are trekking expert with license from Nepal Tourism Board. The guides know the climbing route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 18. Do I need climbing permit ?
    Yes, you need climbing permit. You need climbing permit for all mountain above the 5000m. Without climbing permit if you climb, then it will be illegal.

Optional Activities

Mountain Flight

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Taking a mountain flight is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Nepal. You can experience the beauty of those gigantic Himalayas within a minute through a mountain fight. Nepal is famous for the presence of an enormous number of mountain ranges and many visitors come to Nepal to conquer those vast mountains.

Cable car

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The cable car is one of the modes of transportation in Nepal which is unique. There are only two cable car stations in Nepal. From the cable car, you can take a glance at the amazing view of Annapurna range, Mt. Manaslu and many other snows capped mountains. Throughout the cable tour, you get to see all those beautiful hills, villages and Trishuli River.

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