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Pumori Expedition

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Summit Mt Pumori 7,161 meters
  • Stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Nuptse and other surrounding high peaks.
  • Explore the high valleys and experience the authentic Sherpa culture and tradition.
  • Gain a technical peak climbing experience for climbing peaks over 8000 meters.

Trip Introduction;
Mount Pumori Expedition, an attractive mountain that lies in upper Khumbu region of Nepal, close to Nepal-Tibet border. The name Pumori is derived from Sherpa language that literally means ‘Unmarried Daughter’. Also known as Everest’s little daughter – Mount Pumori is a popular mountain often used by climbers trying to build confidence and gain technical skills before making attempts to climb Everest or other peaks over 8000 meters. The first successful ascent to the summit of Mount Pumori Expedition was made in 1962 by Gerhard Lenser who was a member of German-Swiss Expedition team.

Later in 1996, Czech nationals – Leopold Sulovsky and Michalec Zeduak opened a new route from south-west ridge which is considered even more difficult than the normal route used by Lenser. Mount Pumori Expedition includes technically difficult sections, ascend of icy slopes ranging from 30-60 degree slopes at higher camps. And a final push to the summit passing over crevaces and then up over the cliff face to reach the summit top. Hence, previous experience of peak climbing with good physical condition is highly recommended by Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions for achieving the summit of Mount Pumori.

Pumori Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing and making necessary preparations for the climb at Kathmandu, we will take a scenic flight towards the airstrip of Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region of Nepal. From Lukla we start our trek on a zig zag hilly trail that goes through dense rhododendron forest towards the Sherpa Capital – Namche Bazaar. We will spend a day’s rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization as we have gained altitude over 3000 meters. Acclimatization is very crucial for avoiding mental and physical illness as well as for ensuring our successful summit climb of Mount Pumori. Our trail follows the main Everest Base Camp route passing through Tyangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and arrive at Gorakshep.

From Gorakshep we head towards Pumori Base Camp. Our Sherpa crew will make necessary preparations for setting up additional camps at higher altitudes before we could make final attempt to the summit. Following the instructions and directions of our experienced Sherpa climbing experts, we will spend several days tackling several technical sections and head towards the summit. Our tiring and challenging effort is rewarded with breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu and other surrounding mountains within Khumbu region. After spending quality time at the summit, we descend following the same route to reach back to base camp. Having achieved our target – summit of Mount Pumori, our return journey is done by retracing our footsteps on the main EBC trail passing through Dingboche, Tyangboche, Namche Bazaar and back to Lukla. The challenging and memorable Pumori Expedition trip with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition ends with a sweeping flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

Other related Expedition trips we offer in Everest region of Nepal are; Mt. Everest Expedition, Mt. Nuptse Expedition, Mt. Baruntse Expedition, Mt. Amadablam Expedition and many more…..

Find our day to day Itinerary of Mt. Pumori Expedition through Google Map;

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering additional information about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing & Climbing Preparation at Kathmandu
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu 
Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Pumori Expedition.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184m] [35 min flight] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will be transferred to domestic airport for an early morning scenic flight to Lukla – the starting point of the trek. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at Lukla we start our trek by following the trail that is a gradual uphill trekking through the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Our trek passes along several mani walls before we arrive at Ghat. From there our trek continues until we arrive at Phakding.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Phakding we start our trek by crossing a small stream and then start ascending until we reach Bengar. After some time of trekking we will arrive at Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Service where the park entrance fee is collected. After registration at the National Park office we will make a steep ascent to arrive at Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital.  We will spend one more day at Namche Bazaar for exploring and acclimatization.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Acclimatization and Exploration day at Namche Bazaar.
By now we have reached over 3,000 meters above sea level. We will spend our day at Namche Bazaar discovering the Sherpa culture and exploring the busy market streets. Namche Bazaar is an extensive market town where there is always  something to see. For acclimatization there are several good hike options with best views of surrounding mountains in Khumbu region. Alternatively, we can trek up to Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Museum and the combined villages of Khunde and Khumjung which is located just above the town overlooking the valley.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche [3867m/12683ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
After spending a good acclimatization and rest day at Namche Bazaar, our trek continues with a uphill trekking over to the ridge above the town where National Park Museum is located. From there we will follow a slightly rising trail to Khyangjuma. A stone paved trail descends down to Phunke Tenga before climbing a switchback through delightful pine forest to reach Tyangboche.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche [4260m/13972ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today we wake up early for paying visit to Tyangboche monastery for morning prayers and to receive blessings from the senior monk of the monastery. After finishing the prayers and rituals we trek through beautiful forest area towards Deboche. We are accompanied with best views of Ama Dablam and Kantega as they appear on the opposite bank. We continue our uphill trekking while passing through several chortens, the upper path passes Pangboche and the lower path to Pangboche Olin with its stone wall-enclosed with potato field. Our trail climbs slowly towards a big Mani Stupa. From there our trail is a fairly moderate trek all the way to Dingboche.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche [4930m/16170ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
Leaving Dingboche, our trail is a downhill trekking towards Pheriche village. After about two hours of trekking from Pheriche, we will arrive at Dugla at 4,595 meters with a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. We will stop at Dugla for lunch before continuing our uphill trekking for about an hour. During our trek we will have magnificent views of Mt. Pumori and other high peaks west of Everest. We continue our trek until we arrive at Lobuche for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep [5180m/16990ft], Trek to Everest Base Camp [5380m/17646ft] & back to Gorakshep [7-8 hrs Trek]
From Lobuche, our trek continues following the rocky moraine path with good views of glacial ponds and icebergs down below the Khumbu Glacier. After ascending the last of the rocky moraine dunes, we will trek a short downhill to arrive at Gorakshep. Gorakshep is a flat field below Kala Patthar 5,545 meters and is the last stop with comfy teahouses. From Gorakshep we will follow the trail that winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier towards Everest Base Camp. We will spend short time at the Everest Base Camp and then retrace our steps back to Gorakshep for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Morning Hike to KalaPatthar [5545m/18187ft] & Trek to Pumori Base Camp [5200m/17056ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Today we will accomplish an early morning hike to Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters for enjoying the magnificent and up-close sunrise view over Mt Everest 8848 meters, Mt Lhotse 8516 meters, Mt Makalu 8481 meters, Mt Cho Oyu 8201 meters and other surrounding peaks. After spending quality time at Kala Patthar we will retrace our steps back to Gorakshep. From Gorakshep we will follow a rising trail that leads us to Pumori Base Camp. Once at the campsite our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the base camp and start making necessary preparations for further climbing of Mt Pumori.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11-25: Summit Mt. Pumori [7161m/23488ft] and back to Base Camp.
We will spend several days doing climbing training practices with adequate acclimatization. Our Sherpa crew will do all the hard works from shifting the camps into higher altitudes, providing quality and hygienic meals on time and most importantly finding the appropriate climbing route for summiting Mt. Pumori. Fully acclimatized and properly equipped with all the climbing gears, we will follow the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts as we tackle several technical climbing sections. Taking weather conditions into consideration we climb towards the summit of Mount Pumori. Our tiring climb to the summit of Mt Pumori is rewarded with up-close views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Nuptse and numerous other snow capped high peaks in Khumbu region of Nepal. We will spend short quality time at the summit before descending down following the same trail that heads back to the base camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 26: Trek from Pumori Base Camp to Dingboche [4-5 hrs Trek]
Having achieved our target summit – Mt Pumori, we pack our gears and prepare ourselves for the return journey. After breakfast we leave the Base Camp and start to retrace our steps back on the same trail that passes through Gorakshep and Lobuche. Our trail from Lobuche descends gently as we pass along the village of Pheriche before arriving back to Dingboche for our overnight staying.
Accommodation:  Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 27: Trek from Dingboche to Tyangboche [4-5 hrs Trek]
After breakfast we leave Dingboche and trek on a moderate trail that descends gradually towards Pangboche. Our trail from there continues to descend as we approach Deboche. From there our trail climbs for a while through delightful pine forest to arrive at Tyangboche for the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 28: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar [4-5 hrs Trek]
Today we leave Tyangboche and start our trek on a leveled path for a while, and then begin a gradual descend journey to reach Phunke Tenga. Hereon, our trail is a gradual uphill trekking as we approach towards Kyangjuma. From there it is a pleasant walk all the way back to the Sherpa Capital – Namche Bazaar. Feel free to visit local stores and souvenir shops at Namche Bazaar in the evening.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 29: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [5-6 hrs Trek]
The last day of our trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. Our trail descends passing through dense forest area filled with rhododendron, oak and pine trees. Our trek is a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote Koshi River crossing it three times. A final  uphill climb of approximately about forty-five minutes will bring us back to Lukla.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 30: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu [45 min Flight]  and then transfer to Hotel
Today we get ready for taking an early morning scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or pay a visit to attraction destination (world heritage sites of UNESCO) sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Walking around the busy streets of Kathmandu can be worth spending good time around Kathmandu city.
Accommodation: Hotel / Resort
Meals : BB Plan

Day 31: Leisure day at Kathmandu
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping streets of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the successful completion of Pumori Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. We will have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel / Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 32: International Departure as per your flight schedule
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

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Your Program Duration = 32 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival & Departure transfer as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • All essential ground transportation by Private Vehicle – as mentioned in Itinerary
  • Climbing permit for mount Mt. Pumori Expedition
  • All required Trekking permit and national park fees
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight
  • Tea House accommodation during pre-climbing & Post- Climbing journey [Day 3-10 & Day 27-30]
  • Camping accommodation during climbing from Day 11 to Day 26.
  • All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking and climbing period
  • Trekking Guide and well experienced climbing guide
  • Required number of porters, and kitchen staff for camping
  • All essential camping equipments – Dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table – chair for expedition
  • Liaison officer
  • All staffs salary, foods, clothing and insurance
  • All essential climbing gears
  • Emergency oxygen-mask & regulator (need to pay as per usages)
  • Solar panel for batteries charging & lighting in base camp
  • Satellite Phone (Need to pay as per usages per minute)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All applicable TAX, VAT and necessary paperwork

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Climbing gear
  • Your climbing insurance
  • Bar and Beverage bills
  • All personal nature expanses
  • TIPS and summit bonus for staffs
  • Refundable garbage deposit

Important Info

Essential Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Alpine Climbing Harness; It should be simple designed, light and easy to carry with positively foolproof features.
  • Crampons; It should be fit with boots perfectly, still crampons with anti-balling and safely into ice.
  • Ice Axe; used to cut off the ice during climbing should be versatile light.
  • Ascender; also known as Jamar, used for ascending on rope, should be flexible to use with gloves or mittens.
  • Head Lamp; multi led head lamp with spare batteries are essential.
  • Karabiners; requires minimum 2 locking carabineers (1 large & 1 small) and 4 regular.
  • Rappel Device; includes Figure eight, ATC device or similar.
  • Ski Poles; Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended type
  • Slings; requires one 3m/10ft and three 2m/6ft
  • Masks, Hoses and Regulators; recommended good quality for your safety.
  • Altimeter Watch;
  • Climbing Helmets; It is an essential gear to be safe from possible ice falls and rock falls, should be light and comfortable.

Clothing:

Upper Body:

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers, medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with large hood to accommodate climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.

Hands:

  • One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
  • One pair mittens, consists of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner

Heads:

  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Scarf or neck sleeve
  • Face mask
  • Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • One pair ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
  • Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions

Lower Body:

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
  • One pair walking shorts
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
  • Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
  • One pair polar fleece trousers
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)

Feet:

  • One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
  • One pair down booties (optional)
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
  • Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
  • Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.

Travel and Sleeping Gear

  • Rucksacks and Travel Bags; One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Medical & Personal:

  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
  • Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand
  • Toiletry kits: toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, alcohol-based anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial soap, comb/brush, shave kit, lighter, small long-burning candle, needle/thread, throat lozenges (bring travel size bottles to keep you kit small)
  • First-aid kits: Ibuprofen/aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, little of hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin-type suave, Nu-skin spray, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins, small bottle of water purification tablets. Include any prescription travel meds that might prescribed by your doctor. (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids)
  • Zip-loc bags: Always useful Baby wipes
  • Ear plugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores.
  • Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek and climb, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on you way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.

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Pumori Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks & Expeditions !!!

We were a group of 4 people from New Zealand who went on Pumori, also known as ‘ Unmarried Daughter ‘ together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. Excellent arrangement by the NGT team members. We are very delighted with the top level of service we received during the whole trip duration. Many thanks to our climbing guide – Ang-Dawa Sherpa who had outstanding technical climbing skills. His guidance and instructions led to our successful summit climb of mount Pumori. We have lot of pictures and memories that will remind us about our adventurous expedition of Pumori. The service provided by the team have surely exceeded our expectations. We will surely come back to do expedition of 8000 meters together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions.

Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions !! Strongly Recommended for adventure related activities in Nepal !!

With Love from New Zealand,

Phoenix and team 😀   

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