Pumori Expedition Nepal


Trip Overview

Pumori Expedition lies in the upper Khumbu region of Nepal. Pumori peak is on the border of Nepal and Tibet. This expedition is the most popular for those who wish to climb 7000 m peaks in the Himalayas 8 km west of Mount Everest along Nepal-Tibet Border. Pyramid shaped Mount Pumori is situated in Everest region. Pumori peak was named “Pumori” by George Leigh Mallory, apparently means “Unmarried Daughter” in the Sherpa language.

The best season to explore Pumori Expedition is from September to November and March to May. It is technically challenging mountain offering sections of wild exposure requiring climbers to have previous mountaineering experience and with excellent physical fitness. The ascent to the Pumori is rewarded with stunning photographic views of snowy mountains including Lhotse and Everest.

Pumori Expedition

Pumori Expedition is one of the challenging and tough climbing. This expedition can be undertaken purposing to gain knowledge on climbing in Khumbu. Being one of the neighbor peak of Mt. Everest, Pumori Expedition may provide you a good knowledge to have higher expedition to Mt. Lhotse, Cho Oyu or even Mt. Everest.

The caravan route to Pumori Expedition lies inside Sagarmatha National Park. During your hiking to Pumori Base Camp and back, you will have good opportunity to observe Sagarmatha and surrounding Himalayan ecology. The natural beauties, floras and faunas inside government conserved park is immense. Sagarmatha National Park is establish in 1976. And this park UNESCO enlisted this park as World Natural Heritage site.

As usual expedition program, additionally, we are organizing particular purposed Pumori Expedition. Such purposes are normally visualized base on observation and studies on global issues including sustainable tourism development and Himalayan climate studies. We welcome you to express your interest of such purpose while on your expedition. We invite you to express your interest, we are standing here trying to fulfill them!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350M/4425FT) (A)
Showing your name board, our airport representative waits in Kathmandu International Airport (TIA). You transfer to hotel, check in and free time. Have enjoy!

Day 2-3: Trip Final Preperation in Kathmandu (A,B)
In the morning, generally at 8 am, Eco-friendly Treks staff come to meet you at your hotel. Please manage to be there at lobby with:

(a) your original passport to prepare necessary adventure eco holiday permit/s from the concerned authority,

(b) a couple of same passport size photos for permit/s and,

(c) Trip final full payment. The staff introduce you with your trip guide at the same time. You have time to interact with your guide, he may check and suggest your trip equipmment and packing for the trip on your interest, please tell us if you like this. The rest of the day, you may buy or hire additional equipment and packing (if necessary). Then, you rest for acclimatization and final preperation for the trip. If you like any additional program for the day, please inform us at the time of mail corresponding.

Day 4: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding. (2804M/9191) (A,B,L,D)
An early morning start takes us to Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35 minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla. Upon arrival at the airport, a guide will meet us and introduce the porters before we begin the three hour trek to Phakding. After landing there will be time to explore the village while the Sherpa crew sort and load the trekking equipment. We then begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka. The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat, Phakding is just a short walk. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 5: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (A,B,L,D)
We begin the five hour trek along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar, known as the “Gateway to Everest,” is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange, internet cafe and a bakery. Namche is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 6: Namche Bazaar acclimatization day. (A,B,L,D)
A day will be spent in Namche in order to adjust to the high altitude. We’ll go on a short trek to a museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point can be seen rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 7: Trek to Tengboche Monastery. (3860M/12653FT) (A,B,L,D)
The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi, with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters today. After five hours we’ll reach Tengboche, where the local monastery can be seen. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a twenty foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony in either the evening or morning, depending on how the day’s trekking progressed. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 8: Trek to Dingboche. (A,B,L,D)
From Thyangboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues for six hours, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche, with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We’ll set a leisurely pace to adjust to the altitude (4350m). Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 9: Trek to Chhukung & to Dingboche. (A,B,L,D)
Today is another exploration while adjusting to the altitude. We’ll trek to Chhukung Valley (4710m) via the Imja Khola valley to see the marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, returning to Dingboche in the evening. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche. (A,B,L,D)
Today the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, passing by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb, heading to Lobuche , really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Climbers may experience some breathing problems today due to the high altitude. Overnight at guesthouse.

Days 11-13: Trek to Pumori base camp. (A,B,L,D)
After walking about six hours we will reach the Pumori base camp, spending these nights at the base camp. We will also make visit to the Everest base camp during this time.

Days 14-30: Climbing period. (A,B,L,D)
We do not provide a day-to-day itinerary for the climb period, as this will be determined by the expedition leader and members. Guides will take a flexible approach based on what fits with climbers’ and their own experience. Typically, the team will spend a few days at the base camp organizing food, practicing rope skills, and acclimatizing before moving above the base camp. At least three camps must be placed after the base camp in order to reach the summit. The base camp is just above Gorek Shep at an altitude of 5300m. After leaving base, the first camp will be set up at an altitude of 5,650m, at the phase of Mt. Pumori. The second camp will be at the ridge after the phase, an altitude of 6,000m. The most technical part of this peak is around Camps 1 and 2. Camp 3 will be at an altitude of 6,480m, around a corner after the ridge. The summit of Pumori can be ascended from Camp 3.

Day 31: Trek back to Pheruche. (A,B,L,D)
Today we climb down to Pheruche. Overnight at Pheruche guesthouse.

Day 32: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (A,B,L,D)
From Pheruche we take a slightly different route down to Orsho, entering Pangboche village. Here can be found the oldest monastery in the region, said to contain the scalp and bones of a Yeti, or abominable snowman. Leaving the mountains behind, our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery (3860m) before returning to the town of Namche Bazaar. We arrive back at Namche Bazaar in the afternoon, after five to six hours of walking. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 33:Trek to Lukla (2804M/9191FT) 6 hrs.(A,B,L,D)
We return to Lukla (3404m), where the trip began, after a six hour trek. We’ll take time to reflect on the trek as a group, and the personal achievements of all who took part. You’ll also have plenty of time to explore the town. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 34: Morning flight back to Kathmandu. (A,B,L)
On the scenic thirty-five minute flight back to Kathmandu, you’ll enjoy a last glimpse of the mountains you have recently climbed. Upon arrival in Kathmandu we’ll be met and transferred back to the initial hotel. Once back in Kathmandu, Ace the Himalaya will host an evening barbecue as a chance to celebrate the expedition, say farewell, and thank the Sherpas and team members for their support and friendship throughout the trip.

Day 35: Leisure day in Kathmandu. (A,B)
This is also a spare day in case our Lukla flight is delayed. If we fly out of Lukla on time, we have a full day to relax and enjoy the various delights of Kathmandu. Once back in Kathmandu, guide will host an evening barbecue as a chance to celebrate the expedition, say farewell, and thank the Sherpas and team members for their support and friendship throughout the trip.

Day 36:Transfer to airport for flight departure. (B)
Airport representative will escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
(Abbreviation: A = Accommodation, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

Guide & Logistics

Price Includes:

  • We meet you at Kathmandu airport and transfer to your hotel
  • Double room in sharing basis with breakfast at 5 star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as per itinerary at main trip duration
  • Required permit/s for the trip
  • Experienced trip guide and his daily expenses (meals, transport, tent, insurance)
  • Land transfer to and from trip starting and ending points as per itinerary
  • Domestic Airfare if needed (confirm this at the time of trip booking with us) and 100 kg cargo each
  • All taxes (Value Added Tax and income tax if/when apply)
  • We transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for onward flight as per itinerary
  • Agency service charges
  • Supporters (Porters) during the trip
  • Kitchen utensils required, during the trip
  • Kitchen tent / Kitchen (camping) charge at base camp during the trip
  • Toilet tent and pitchment charge at base camp during the trip
  • Double tent for each of you up to base camp
  • Tent grounding service to be paid at local
  • Charge of Sleeping bags during trip
  • Other supports: first aid kit during main trip
  • Laison Officer and his basic costs
  • Mountaineering guide (Sherpa) per client is required during climbing period.
  • Mountaineering royalty and permit for Nepal Government
  • Staffs (Manager, Cook, Kitchen, assistant) charge
  • Required fixed and dynamic ropes, ice axe and other gears during climbing period
  • Oxygen bottles and mask
  • Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication
  • First aid medical kits for porters and staff members

Price NOT Included:

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Hot and cold drinks are not available except mineral water
  • Tipping
  • All above “Cost Include” mentioned above

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Trip facts

  • 36 Days
  • Grade: ED3
  • Lodging: Lodge & Tent
  • Size: 2-20 Persons
  • Dept: Each Month 5th
  • Trip Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Trip Type: Mountaineering
  • Price: USD /each

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Very good value for money spent. We all arranged and generally well managed.

- GLENN INGRAM

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