Pumori Expedition

Pumori Expedition

TripGrade: Very Strenuous
Very Strenuous Trekking covers 4000 meters to 6000 meters. No doubt, your physical fitness, and acclimatization are the must. Generally, you walk about 7 hrs every day, but the altitude becomes an obstacle and it is really tough to walk that much. You have to cross the Himalayan passes using basic climbing equipment. Even the trail is steep and may be slippery.

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Duration:

33 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

7161m Mount Pumori

Group Size

2 - 12 pax

Trial Access:

Private vehicle, Flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

Best Season:

Spring (April-May) and Autumn (Oct-Nov).

Mount Pumori is a beautiful 7000+ m pyramid-shaped peak spreading in Nepal and Tibet and has a height of 23495 feet. It dominates the skyline behind Kala Pathar (19000 ft) and is very easy to identify because of its unique shape. ”Pumori” means “Unmarried Daughter” in the language of Sherpas.

This peak is also very famous as the training peak before climbing Everest and is graded as technically level four in difficulty (Very Strenuous). A group size of a maximum of 10-12 members is considered ideal for the expedition.

Pumori Expedition starts after a flight to Lukla. After a fairly difficult trek of 7-8 days, we reach the base camp of Pumori.  Around day 13-29 we do the expedition after proper acclimatization and proper training around the base camp. About 20 expedition groups scale the summit of this peak every year.

Mr. Gerhard Lenser was the first person to reach the summit in 1962 as a part of a German/Swiss team. Pumori expedition is a lifetime experience as the summit offers a mesmerizing view of the surrounding peaks in the Everest region. 


Additional Information:

We will follow the standard route on the South East Ridge, a grade 3, snow and ice climb that requires a good understanding of alpine climbing techniques and familiarity with the effects of high altitude. Three camps are set up above the base camp at 5300m. Climb through the glaciers for approx. 4 hours and reach Camp 1 at 5700m.

From Camp 1, we climb the face with 40-60 degrees slope and pass through a snow wall to reach camp 2 at 6200m. From camp 2, climb through ice walls and crevasses to reach Camp 3 at 6480m. Passing through crevasses, climb up to Pumori cliff and then to the summit.


Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu in the hotel.
Day 02-03: KTM S/S and expedition preparation
Day 04: Fly to Lukla trek to Phakding (2640m)
Day 05: Trek to Namche (3440m)
Day 06: Rest day at Namche for acclimatization
Day 07: Trek to Tengboche (3867 m)
Day 08: Rest day at Tengboche for acclimatization
Day 09: Trek to Dingboche
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4930 m)
Day 11: Rest day at Lobuche for acclimatization
Day 12: Arrive at Base Camp
Day 13-29: Climbing period
Day 30: Trek back to Pangboche
Day 31: Trek to Namche
Day 32: Trek back to Lukla
Day 33: Fly Lukla/Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 34: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 35: Departure from KTM.

Starting Price

USD 9449 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in city of temples; Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

A representative of Himalayan trekkers with your nameplate will be waiting for you. After arrival meets, greet, welcome, assist and transfer to the overnight staying hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2

Kathmandu sightseeing and expedition preparation.

Meals included: BB

Today after breakfast you will be picked up by your city guide and takes you to some of the landmarks of the Kathmandu Valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and so on. You will visit some of these and the rest of the time you can do last moment shopping for an expedition by consulting with your expedition guide.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Scenic flight to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Phakding (2,650m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we will fly to Lukla which is considered as the world adventurous airport. We will take an early Twin Otter flight to Lukla which is the main entrance to the Khumbu Region. This is an adventurous as well as exciting flight, which provides you a stunning view of Everest in the distance.

Upon arrival in Lukla, we will meet all crew members of the expedition and start our journey to Phakding (2650m). Phakding lies at the bank of Dudh Koshi River which drains the whole of the Khumbu region, this small village is on the main trade route through the area. We will stay in well-built lodges.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight and 3 hrs hike

Day 4

Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We begin this beautiful journey following the Dudh Kosi valley upstream. Expect to be blown away on the first day of the glorious journey to the Mount Pumori.

 As the day progresses we will cross and re-cross the rapid Imja Khola upon sturdy suspension bridges. Since most of the day will be spent traipsing along the banks, the trek will be mostly on a plain stretch. However, towards the end of the day’s trek, we will make a final steep climb to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3440m). The rest of the day is designated for relaxing or exploring the bazaar after having checked into our comfortable lodge.

Accommodation: Hotel/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 5

Acclimatization on Namche.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We desperately need the spare day in order to adjust to the low oxygen levels. Today we will ascend to Syanboche hill (3900m). From this spot, we can see the mouth-watering view of the entire Everest Region including of course Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kusum Kanguru, Tawache, Kunde and other small snow-capped peaks. Also, people use to say that you have to be at Syanboche before you die. Furthermore, we will visit the high Himalayan Sherpa Village- Khumjung, from where you can see the Hillary school. And a little bit of walk from Khumjung we can reach Khunde where we visit the Khunde monastery which depicts the clear picture of local Sherpa culture, traditions and you can also see the sculpture of “Yeti”, which you have heard in myths only. In this acclimatization day, we will spend time hiking and resting which will allow fasting acclimatizing in the high region. After this marvelous view, we will return to Namche for an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs hike

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche (3,850m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

we continue onwards along the banks of the Imja Khola and make our way to Thyangboche (3850m). The start of the trek involves a steep climb out of Namche Bazaar to get to the trail. However, once that’s been overcome, we continue along the well-maintained trail and follow a slight gradient to reach the new elevation. Upon reaching our destination, you will not be disappointed with the amazing village located on a ridge below the impressive north ridge of the Kang Taiga. The best part about the hike is that you can see the summit of Mt. Everest from almost every part of the path. Following our day’s hike, we will rest at the lodge close to one of the most important monasteries in Nepal.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Dengboche (4,350m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

we determinedly head towards the seasonal settlement of Dingboche (4350m) passing through the highest of the original, permanent habitations in the valley, Pangboche. The trek on this day is a little more challenging as the elevation gain is greater than the previous two days. However, being surrounded by mountains on all sides makes the hike totally worth it. We spend the night in a lodge at Dingboche.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 8

Acclimatization with hike to Chukung.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

To change things up a little, we will gain some elevation to acclimatize ourselves, following which we return to Dingboche for the night. We begin the day by hiking up to the upper Imja Valley along steep and narrow trails to Chukung (4730m), situated below the tremendous south face of Lhotse. Having acclimatized ourselves to climbing at such high elevations, we retrace our steps back to Dingboche to spend a second night at the lodge.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs hike

Day 9

Trek to Lobuche (5,018m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

we set out to reach our lodge at Lobuche (5018m). This day’s trek is one of the most amazing as we trek up a ridge to Dugla and continues on beside the Khumbu Glacier. Your sense of adventure will be at its peak as you drink in the sights. Surrounded by nature for the whole day, it will be a relief to reach the quaint teashops at Dugla. After a brief, refreshing rest we will continue on to reach our lodge at Lobuche (5018m).

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 10

Early hike to Kala Pathar (5,554m) and trek to Pumori base camp (5,300m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, you will have an early hike to Kala Pathar from where you will get a majestic sunrise view on Mt. Everest with other mountains. Then, returning back to the tea house and start heading towards the Pumori base camp.

Our expedition team members will build the camps for overnight stay. 

Accommodation: Tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs

Day 11-26

Climbing period (7,161m) Mount Pumori summit.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

During this time frame, you will be more connected with expedition team members who will train, guide and assist you to meet your dream.

You will acclimatize, stay in various camps and conquer the summit of Mount Pumori and return back to the base camp.

Celebration in the camp. Overnight.

Accommodation: Tented camp.

Day 27

Return preparation and trek back to Dingboche via Everest base camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After sanitation and cleaning programs at the campsite, we will descend down to Dingboche for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs

Day 28

Trek back to Tengboche.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After warm breakfast, we will trek down to Tengboche where we will be staying for an overnight.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 29

Return back to Namche.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

With warm sunlight and good breakfast, we will descend down to Namche for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel/ guest house. Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 30

Trek back to Lukla.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We proceed along the Dudh Kosi River following the crests and troughs on the grassy banks. We can expect a mostly downhill trek to our finish line with a little rise in the terrain that we will follow at the end of the day to our lodge at Lukla.

Final celebration with all team members of Himalayan trekkers by opening some beers and good food. Overnight.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 31

Fly back to Kathmandu and free day.

Meals included: BB

Today we will take an early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu as it lies in the Himalayan region and we cannot be sure about the bad weather.

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you can go to the spa and massage center to get rid of the pain and tired of trekking.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight and 30 min drive.

Day 32

Spare/free day.

Meals included: BB

Today is the free day as you can visit some of the Heritage sites of Kathmandu or you can stroll at Thamel and can do last minutes shopping, souvenir for friends, families, and relatives.

In the evening, Farewell dinner with the team of Himalayan trekkers by enjoying a cultural show.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 33

Departure from land of the majestic mountains.

Although, it is a sad moment for us to say goodbye however a representative from Himalayan trekkers will drop you at the airport before 3 hours of your flight and takes the feedback of the trip. Hope to see you again in the next holidays!!

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Lukla, and Namche Bazar, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!
On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome and Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Experienced expedition guide (Everest Summiter)
  • High-altitude porters (sherpas) - 1 for 6 members
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Pumori
  • Liaison Officer
  • Return airfare to/from Kathmandu
  • experienced Cook Nepal, Kitchen helper
  • Insurance of Staff (Liaison officer, Cook, and Kitchen helper)
  • National park entry fee and local taxes
  • All transportation during the trip
  • Expedition cargo to/from Lukla (max. 30 kg per person personal equipment)
  • Porters to carry members` equipment food and fuel to Base Camp and back
  • 4-night accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All accommodation at Guesthouse/lodge during trekking for all members, staff and Liaison Officer.
  • All Meals during the trek and high-altitude food climbing for climbing period
  • Tents for members and staff in BC and high-altitude camps
  • All camping /kitchen equipment and its cost and wages
  • Crockery in BC and high-altitude camps
  • Gas fuel (250 gram) - 5 per each member
  • Gas-stove burners - 1 in each high-altitude tent
  • High-altitude tents - 1 for 3 members
  • Sleeping bags for high-altitude camps - 1 per each
  • Generator at BC
  • Electric equipment in BC (wires, lamps, sockets)
  • All necessary Ropes
  • Ice screws
  • Walkie-Talkie - 3 for group
  • Satellite phone (5$ per minute)
  • Expedition T-shirt from Agency

Whats Not Included

  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Katmandu
  • International return flight fare
  • Personal equipment for the ascent
  • Meals in Katmandu
  • Extra porters if required
  • Tips for supporting crew
  • Personal travel, medical and rescue insurance
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required
  • Personal high-altitude Sherpa
  • Nepal Visa fees
  • oxygen(Russian price)
  • All cost which is not mentioned in the package


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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