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Mt. Pumori Expedition

  • Price
  • USD 9500
  • Trip Grade
  • Strenuous
  • Max Elevation
  • 7161m
  • Best Time
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Activities
  • Climbing/Trekking
  • Total Duration
  • 32 Days
  • Group Size
  • 2-15 people

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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.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.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 – 03: Official Formalities and Expedition Preparation
Day 04 : Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 3 - 4 hrs.
Day 05: Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m): 5 - 6 hrs
Day 06 : Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar
Day 07 : Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m) - 5 - 6 hrs walk.
Day 08 : Tengboche to Pheriche (4,240 m): 5 - 6 hrs
Day 09 : Rest & Acclimatization day in Pheriche.
Day 10 : Pheriche – Lobuche ( 4930m. ): 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 11: Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5170 m) : 3 – 4 hrs.
Day 12: Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar – Pumori Base Camp ( 5300 m ): 5 - 6 hrs
Day 13-26: Climbing Period
Day 27-30: Combing back down to Lukla
Day 31: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 32 : Fly back to sweet home
Day 01 :  Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a staff / representative . You will be transferred to a hotel.

Day 02 – 03:  Official Formalities and Expedition Preparation

We will complete the final process of expedition permit and briefing will be arranged at the Ministry of Tourism. The final preparation of the expedition will be made.

Day 04 :  Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 3 - 4 hrs.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway for Everest. Upon arrival at Lukla, the trekking guide will arrange the loads for the porters to carry and commence the trek. We take easy walk to Phakding for three hours and spend the night there to help acclimatize.

Day 05:  Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m): 5 - 6 hrs

We walk through beautiful pine forest passing Dhudhkosi River crossing several suspension bridges. We Walk through the busy trail and view the tantalizing glimpses of Kusum Kangru (6,369 m ),  Everest (8,848 m.) and Nuptse (7,879 m ). Arrive at Namche Bazar (3,440 m), a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region.

Day 06 :   Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar

A pleasant day can be spent exploring the village, talking to the Sherpas and marveling at the incredible scenery. You can make a side trip to Thame, another Sherpa town north – west of Namche for acclimatization. Another option could be a day hike to Khumjung and Everest View Hotel for a good view of Everest.

Day 07 :  Namche Bazzar to Tengboche (3,870m) - 5 - 6 hrs walk.

It is a steep one hour walk to Synagboche. The trail descends gradually to Phunki Thanga and then climbs steeply at first and then gradually ascends through forest and mani stones to Tengboche (3870m. ).The views of the Himalayas including Kwangde (6,187m.), Everest (8,848m.), Nuptse (7,879m.), Lhotse, Tawache, Amadablam are magnificent from here. You will visit famous Tengboche monastery.

Day 08 :  Tengboche to Pheriche (4,240 m): 5 - 6 hrs

We pass through the forest of briches, conifers & rhododendrons with possible sights of snow pigeons, golden eagles, goshawks in tha trail. The route climbs past some magnificently carved mani stones to Pangboche. The views of Amadablam appear magnificent. We enter into Imja valley passing through beautiful array of fields enclosed by stone walls leaving behind alpine meadows to Pheriche (4,240m).

Day 09 :  Rest & Acclimatization day in Pheriche.

We make side trip hiking on the hills for acclimatization.

Day 10 :  Pheriche – Lobuche ( 4930m. ): 5 – 6 hrs.

The valley begins to narrow as we pass through Dusa, the yak herders place and Phulung Karpo. We walk up a small ridge and then contour round the base of the Khumbu Glacier. From here, we take a short steep climb to the terminal moraine of the glacier from where the views are stunning. We Arrive at Lobuje (4,930 m).

Day 11:  Lobuche - Gorak Shep (5170 m) : 3 – 4 hrs.

The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier with the views of. Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including Mt. Everest.

Day 12:  Gorak Shep - Kala Patthar – Pumori Base Camp ( 5300 m ): 5 - 6 hrs

We start our hiking early in the morning with the target to reach Kalapatthar for sunrise to witness the first day light shining on Everest and gradually making yellowish glittering mighty massive. Walking with cold temperature and chilly wind, gasp and slow steps will be paid off as we reach Kalapatthar for the breathtaking panorama of Himalayas and the bet and closest views of Pumori, Chnagtse, Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse, Amadablam etc. We marvel at from one awesome massive to another taking life memorable pictures and leave before the chilly strong wind hit us. We retrace to Gorakhshep and proceed to Pumori base camp.

Day 13-26:  Climbing Period

From the base camp we climb through the glaciers for approx. 4 hours to Camp 1 at 5700m. From Camp 1, climbing of approx.480m. on the face with 40-60 degrees slope and through a snow wall  reaches camp 2 at 6200m. on a narrow ridge. From camp 2, approx.450m.climbing through ice with 30-60 degrees slopes and passing through ice walls and crevasses will take you to camp 3 at an altitude of 6480m. . This section is prone to avalanches from big seracs hanging on the shoulder above. Passing through crevasses, and climbing up to Pumori cliff leads to the summit.

Day 27-30:  Combing back down to Lukla
Day 31:  Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 32 :  Fly back to sweet home


  • 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


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

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