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.
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7161 m/ 23494.1ft
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.
•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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.