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. Mostly 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: 263
Activities: Mountaineering
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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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 7161m.
  • 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 great opportunity to be prepared for other challenging mountains above 8000m.

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.

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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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