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Pumori Expedition

Pumori Expedition

Mt Pumori 7161m Expedition

Overview

Trip Highlights;
  • Summit of pyramid shaped splendid mountain – Mt. Pumori 7161m in Khumbu region
  • Experience world’s famous Everest Base Camp Trek coupled with Expedition adventure
  • Pumori Expedition creates great opportunity to be prepared for other challenging mountains above 8000m
  • First summit attempted by German – Swiss expedition team in 1962. 
Trip Introduction;
Mount Pumori 7161m is located inside the heart of Everest and Khumbu region of Nepal which stands just eight kilometer west of Mt. Everest.  The word Pumori is assumed as a daughter mountain of Mt. Everest through the meaning of Pumori is “unmarried daughter” in Sherpa dialect. Comparatively, Mt. Pumori is easiest mountain for expedition in Nepal which was firstly ascended by German-Swiss expedition member - Gerhard Lenser in 1962. Then after, many expedition teams made their summit via its south face. Mt. Pumori expedition is very suitable for those climbers who want to climb 7000m above mountain in Nepal - & this might also be a great opportunity to gain experience for preparation of other challenging mountains like Mt Annapurna Expedition, Mt. Everest Expedition, and Mt. Manaslu Expedition etc. Pyramid shaped Mt. Pumori making skyline behind Kalapatthar can directly attract several adventure lovers every year. Pumori expedition is great way to experience world’s famous Everest Base Camp Trekking coupled with expedition adventure in Nepalese Himalayas comparatively less dangerous. 

Pumori Expedition journey with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts from Kathmandu. Most of the trekking parts follow the very popular classic route of Everest Base Camp trek until reach to base camp. A crucial viewpoint during Everest Base Camp - KalaPatthar 5545m is a great place to have outstanding view of world’s highest Mt. Everest, its daughter mountain Pumori, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and many more peaks.  Generally, Pumori Expedition can be summit from its southeast ridge by making three high camps set up above Base Camp. We have to climb through glaciers and snows to reach Camp I from base camp. Then, climb face offers to ascend 40-60 degree slopes of snow walls until we reach to camp II. Again, we ascend through ice walls and crevasses to reach Camp III and finally to Pumori peak summit. After summit Pumori, back to Base Camp and then descend back to lukla for fly back to Kathmandu. 

Note: It is possible to return directly from Base Camp to Kathmandu by helicopter flight to make short duration of climb.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu & Climbing Preparation
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184m] [35 min flight] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 05: Acclimatization and Exploration day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche [3867m/12683ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche [4260m/13972ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche [4930m/16170ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep [5180m/16990ft] Trek to Everest Base Camp [5380m/17646ft] & back to Gorakshep [7-8 hrs Trek]
Day 10: Morning Hike to KalaPatthar [5545m/18187ft] & Trek to Pumori Base Camp [5200m/17056ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Day 11-25: Climbing Period - Mt. Pumori [7161m/23488ft] and back to Base Camp.
Day 26: Trek from Pumori Base Camp to Dingboche [4-5 hrs Trek]
Day 27: Trek from Dingboche to Tyangboche [4-5 hrs Trek]
Day 28: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar [4-5 hrs Trek]
Day 29: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 30: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu [45 min Flight]  and then transfer to Hotel
Day 31: Leisure day at Kathmandu
Day 32: International Departure as per your flight schedule 

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will greet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. Then you will be 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 expedition. 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 around Kathmandu & Climbing Preparation
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 paper works and make necessary 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 breakfast we will be transferred to domestic airport for an early morning scenic flight to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region of Nepal. After landing at the airstrip of Lukla, we will collect our gears and follow 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 we will trek until we arrive at Phakding for our overnight stay.
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 gradually ascend until we reach Bengar. Soon we will arrive at Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Service where the park entrance fee is collected. After completing the registration process at the National Park office we will make a steep ascent to arrive at Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is also known as ' The Sherpa Capital'.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Acclimatization and Exploration day at Namche Bazaar.
Acclimatization is very essential in higher altitudes. By now we have reached over 3,000 meters above the sea level. Hence, we will spend our day discovering the Sherpa culture and exploring the tiny streets of the extensive market town of Namche Bazaar. For acclimatization there are several good hike options with best views of surrounding mountains in Khumbu region. Alternatively, we can trek up to 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 day rest at Namche Bazaar, our trek continues as we climb over to the ridge above the town where National Park Museum is located. Soon we will follow a slightly rising trail that leads through Khyangjuma. A stone paved trail descends down to Phunke Tenga before climbing a switchback through delightful pine forest to arrive at Tyangboche for the overnight stay.
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 start early to attend morning prayers and to receive blessings from the senior monk at Tyangboche Monastery. Once the prayers and rituals are completed, we continue our trekking through forest area towards Deboche. Best views of Ama Dablam and Kantega can be seen as they appear on the opposite bank. We continue our uphill trekking while passing through several chortens and 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]
From Dingboche, our trail descends gently as we approach the Pheriche village. After about two hours of trekking from Pheriche, we will arrive at Dugla where there is a small wooden bridge over the river (out-flow) of Khumbu glacier. Our uphill trekking continues with amazing views of Mt. Pumori and other high peaks west of Everest. Soon we will arrive at Lobuche.
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]
After breakfast we leave Lobuche and follow 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. It is the last stop with comfy teahouses. From Gorakshep our trail 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.
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 one of the best viewpoints in the Himalayas - Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters. We head out before the morning light breaks out and hike for about two hours to reach the top of Kala Patthar. From there we will enjoy the magnificent sunrise view over Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Pumori and other surrounding peaks. We will spend quality time at Kala Patthar and then 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 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: Climbing Period - Mt. Pumori [7161m/23488ft] and back to Base Camp.
We will spend several days engaging in climbing training practices. Meanwhile our Sherpa climbing crew will do all the hard works of setting up additional camps in higher altitudes, provide with healthy meals and most importantly fixing the appropriate climbing route for summiting Mt. Pumori. Fully equipped with all the climbing gears, we will follow the guidance and instructions of our experienced climbing experts. We will overcome several technical climbing sections and taking weather conditions into consideration we climb towards the summit of Mt Pumori at 7,161 meters. Our tiring climb to the summit is rewarded with amazing views of world's towering mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Nuptse and other snow capped high peaks within Khumbu region. We will spend short and quality time at summit before descending down as we follow 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 for a lifetime achievement, we will gather our gears and prepare ourselves for the return journey. After breakfast we will 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. From there our trek heads towards Dingboche for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 27: Trek from Dingboche to Tyangboche [4-5 hrs Trek]
Today we leave Dingboche and trek on a moderate trail that descends gradually towards Pangboche. From there our trail descends down to Deboche and from there we will climb 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]
After breakfast at Tyangboche, we begin a gradual descend journey to reach Phunke Tenga. From there a gradual uphill trekking will lead us through Kyangjuma. We will enjoy a pleasant walk as we trek back to Namche Bazaar. In the evening, feel free to visit local stores and souvenir shops at Namche Bazaar where you might find things for your loved ones back home. 
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 that leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. Our trail descends passing through dense forest 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 the river 3 times. A final  uphill climb of approximately about 45 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 take an early morning scenic flight from Lukla and  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 world sites of (UNESCO) that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Also walking around the busy streets of Kathmandu can be a good way to spend your leisure time. 
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 and 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

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

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October 6, 2017 November 6, 2017 $ 9555 OPEN Book Now !

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Your Program Duration = 32 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service 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
  • 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 

Service does not includes

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

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