Overview of Mount Pumori Expedition
Mount Pumori Expedition is embarked on a thrilling adventure within Nepal. Standing at 7161 meters, this challenging peak in the Himalayas. Pumori is a challenging mountain in the Himalayas of Nepal, standing at 7161 meters (27,494 feet). It is located on the border between Nepal and China in the Mahalangur Parbat range and is named “Unmarried Daughter” in the Sherpa language by George Mallory.
Itinerary of Mount Pumori Expedition
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Trek Nepal Himalayas representative will welcome you and will assist you to the hotel. Get refreshed from Jetlag. Overnight at Hotel.
We have reserved Two days in Kathmandu for full preparations and packing as well to purchase necessary equipment, press meeting and to collect permits from the concern Government department for the expeditions.
During sightseeing visit Soyambhunath-The Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath-The crematory place, Boudhanath- Buddhist monastery and Kathmandu Durbar Square-ancient palace place. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program. Overnight at the hotel.
Early morning take a scenic flight to Lukla. From Lukla, you trek will begin. Meet all crews there and start your trekking to Phakding. A walk via Dudhkoshi River to Phakding is an amazing experience.
The route leads towards many Sherpa farm villages with great views, and the slow walk reaches you at Phakding village for first overnight in the Khumbu region. Overnight at teahouse.
The second day of the trekking, take early breakfast and start hiking to Namche Bazar, as the height rises the trek gets exciting. On a clear day, you can see a glimpse of Mount Everest before reaching Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is known as the Sherpa Capital and is the last point to get the gears needed for trekking. On Namche Bazar, one can find facilities of ATMs, Cybercafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with a busy colorful Saturday market. Overnight at Namche Bazar.
It is always better to have an acclimatization day in Namche Bazar which allows your body to adapt to the thin air. You can also explore the Sherpa capital in the day time. The museum offers a bunch of information about mountaineering, flora- fauna with Sherpa cultures and Buddhist religion.
From here enjoy a grand panorama of high snowcapped mountains with Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest and stunning peak Amadablam. The stunning place Everest View hotel presents a more spectacular and crystal clear view of snowy mountains including Mount Everest.
After a pleasant rest at Namche, morning walk on the gradual winding trail into rhododendron woodland, with views of Amadablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tharmarserku and Kwangde peaks.
The trail leads to a short descend to Imjatse River at Phunge Tenga, after a refreshing stop climb for few hours into a cool serene forest to Thyangboche Monastery.
A picturesque spot with mesmerizing views of Amadablam, Kangtenga, Tharmarserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest, a holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) of the monastery resides here.
The Dingboche (4260 M) is our set destination for this day. After breakfast, we start our journey through into lovely birch-rhododendron and pines forest. After crossing the Imja Khola bridge, we follow the uphill path before reaching a wonderful Pangboche village with an ancient monastery.
This is the last permanent village before Everest and Lhotse Base Camps after Pangboche tree lines drop for short rhododendron and juniper bushes. The trail leads to an exposed area with views of Mt. Amadablam after crossing a last bridge leading to a climb to reach within beautiful and scenic Imjatse valley at Dingboche for an overnight stop.
Dingboche offers spectacular views of Amadablam North Face, Island / Imjatse Peak, Nuptse and Lhotse mountains, a little higher climb on the ridge offers views of world’s 5th highest
Mt. Makalu beyond Amphu Labtsa peak.
Wonderful trekking day, along with the way the mighty Himalayas accompany from all sides. Trekking through the Khumbu Glacier moraine. The prayer flags and the stone shrines look just amazing.
On leaving Dingboche, short climb to a ridge with prayer monuments and then on the gradual trail with a slow climb to reach at Thugla (Dugla), here trail from Pheriche valley and Dingboche joins towards Everest and Lhotse Base Camps. We can embark on the first views of Mt. Pumori with Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Ama Dablam from Thugla.
The route to Pumori base camp Via Gorakshep is quite touched due to gain in altitude. Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse, Lhotse and Mt. Everest is the major snowy cliff one can see during this day trip.
We reach Gorakshep after few hours of strenuous scenic walk. The walk leads over over moraine and icy path. Gorakshep is a beautiful small place with some nice lodges on route Pumori and Everest Base Camps, after a break here with an optional hike uphill to Kalapathar top at 5,545 m high, offers impressive close view of Mt. Pumori and Mt. Everest with surrounding peaks including Lhotse and Nuptse.
After an eye-catching view downhill to Gorakshep and continue to walk to Pumori Base Camp as the trail leads over ice and moraine and then ending the day walk at Pumori Base Camp.
We have two reserve days at Pumori Base Camp to acclimatize with high elevation. On this day, we gather all climbing gears from the porters and Yaks sorting out the right equipment and planning with some practices before the final climb on top Mount Pumori.
We have reserved 12 full days for final bid and ascent of Mt. Pumori summit, after final preparation for the great climb to the summit with some technical effort around massive tumbling boulders of ice and snows.
From the base camp at 5,400 m high, climbing with some technical difficulty over Ice-rocks and snow, the climbing route will be taken care by our expert climbing guides with necessary security and safety procedure, from above base camp one requires positive attitude and thinking with physical and much mental effort to attempts the climb a success.
From the base camp at 5,400 m, climbing with some technical difficulty over Ice-fall, the climbing route will be taken care by our expert climbing guides with necessary security and safety procedure, from above base camp one requires a positive attitude and thinking with physical and much mental effort to attempts the climb a success.
The climbs require at least 2-3 camps to reach the summit, however with our climb for 12 days, using a maximum of 3 camps before reaching the summit of Mt. Pumori. The last camp will be at a ridge linking close with Linktrin Himal.
During these days one can start loading and carrying gears to Advance Camp onward to Camp I and Camp II, once everyone is well acclimatized, Camp I will be mostly by-passed en-route for Camp II, which will become an Advance Base Camp. The route to this point will involve crossing crevasses and icefalls, jumaring up serac walls and a long tedious plod-up the designated campsites.
Camp III will be close up near the summit at above 6, 800 meters high, from here a long rising traverse across the snow slopes, leads to the South East Face of Pumori.
As weather permits with clear fine morning follow our lead guide and leaders towards the summit on top
7, 161 meter high facing stunning views both sides of Mt. Everest North and South with arrays of surrounding high peaks.
After a breathtaking experience and feeling high on top of the world descend back safely towards base camp using few camps on route downhill.
All crew members should reach at base camp to clean up the camp because we believed in eco-tourism. After cleaning, we packed all climbing gears and Loading equipment for yaks and other pack animals with porters, on reaching at base camp after a long tough haul to the alp (top). We enjoy the day with mesmerizing views of mighty Himalayan ranges.
After grand success to the Pumori summit, the trail leads towards Thugla via Gorakshep. From Thugla downhill to Pheriche on a windy valley after a nice pleasant walk.
From Pheriche walk continues with mind-blowing views of Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse wall, and then heading downhill and back into lower altitude within tree lines. We leave the altitude in every footstep before reaching Pangboche village for Overnight.
The walk continues retracing the same route from Pangboche, after crossing a bridge an hour climb to Thyangboche Monastery with amazing scenery. The trail we travel got many ups and downs. Our path also covers the rhododendron and juniper forest. The wonderful mountain views accompany us all the way back to Namche Bazar.
The journey to Lukla will start after a delicious breakfast in Namche Bazar. From Namche on the downhill path to Dudh Kosi Riverbank, and then with a few short ups and downs to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance and then walk to Monjo village.
After Monjo with short rest retrace the journey back to Lukla on the same gradual scenic route back to Lukla with memorable adventure climb to Mt. Everest, last day walks back to Lukla on a gradual winding trail passing Phakding and Ghat village then with last uphill climb to Lukla for lunch & overnight.
Early in the morning after breakfast, we take a scenic flight to Kathmandu in fine clear weather. Sometime the flight schedule may postpone or delayed due to bad weather and low visibility.
On reaching Katmandu domestic terminal Trek Nepal Himalayas staff transfer you back to respective hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
We reserve two days for unseen circumstances. Sometime the flight to Kathmandu may delay or postpone because of bad weather conditions or low visibility. Trek Nepal Himalayas will offer farewell parties at a typical Nepalese restaurant. On this day where Trek Nepal Himalayas leader & guide will submit the reports of Mt. Pumori Expeditions at concern Nepal Government Tourism Department. Overnight at Hotel.
After a wonderful experience around high Khumbu with a successful climb on top of Mt. Pumori will back to the homeland today. Trek Nepal Himalayas representative will escort to the international airport as per flight schedule. Hope to see you again.
- Airfare Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu
- Equipment allowance, daily allowance & insurance for base camp crews (Sirdar, cook, kitchen boy, and liaison officer)
- Foods and fuels at the base camp
- All camping equipment at the base camp such as member tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, chairs, tables, and high tent.
- Climbing Guides
- Peak permit and Royalty
- Ropes, snow bars, ice screws, etc.
- High-altitude foods and fuels
- Trek support for climbing members from Lukla-base camp-Lukla
- Flights for transfer climbing members, crews, liaison officer and cargo of the climbing gear.
- Porters or Yaks to carry loads from Lukla-base camp-Lukla
- Breakfast in Kathmandu Hotel
- Personal accident insurance and emergency rescue evacuation operation.
- Nepalese Visa fee
- International Airfare
- Accommodation in Kathmandu before and after the expedition.
- Anything which Trek Nepal Himalayas does not mention
Essential Information - Mount Pumori Expedition
The mountain was first climbed in 1962 by a German-Swiss expedition led by Gerhard Lenser, and a new route on the south face was completed in 1996 by Leopold Sulovsky and Zdenek Michalec from the Czech Republic. Pumori is a suitable peak for those with only a month of time and previous experience on 8000-meter peaks or similar challenging climbs, as well as a high level of physical fitness.
Pumori is known for its technical and challenging western flank, requiring climbers to ascend a 1000-meter wall of blue glacial ice with slopes ranging from 50 to 70 degrees. Satori Adventures, a professional guide company, offers a standard route on the southeast ridge, a grade 3 snow and ice climb that requires knowledge of alpine climbing techniques and familiarity with the effects of high altitude. The route involves setting up Camp II and Camp III above the base camp at 5300 meters (17,388 feet) and ascending through glaciers, snow walls, and crevasses to reach the summit.
The trek to Pumori’s base camp takes about eight to nine days, passing through the Khumbu region and visiting Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pheriche, Lobuche, Gorak Shep, and the Everest/Lhotse base camp. Along the way, climbers can enjoy views of the Himalayas, a scenic flight to Lukla, the Sherpa and Hillary museum, and the Tengboche monastery. Pumori also offers stunning views of Mt. Everest and the Tibetan plateau, as well as a variety of flora and fauna.
Mount Pumori Expedition is best done during the spring and autumn and can be reached through a half-hour flight to Lukla, also known as the Khumbu gateway. Trek Nepal Himalayas Pvt Ltd ensures the safety and success of their clients through the use of experienced Sherpa guides and a focus on acclimatization and proper equipment. The journey up Pumori is an exciting and rewarding challenge for any skilled climber.
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