Mt. Pumori Expedition
Located in the Everest region, Mt. Pumori (7,145 m) is one of the frontrunners among Nepal's 7,000-m peaks as it provides the ideal conditions and technical practice for those eyeing to climb the 8000-m peaks. However, this, in no way, takes away the fact that climbing this mountain is a fascinating experience on its own right. The normal route to the summit of Pumori follows the Southeast Ridge before crossing over to the East Ridge for the rest of the climb. Requiring excellent physical and mental stamina and endurance, trudging up the mountain offers sections of wild snow-bound expanses, terrific views of Mt. Everest and Lhotse, and technical difficulty worth braving for any Himalayan alpinist. In fact, Pumori is a serious expedition peak that only experienced climbers should attempt.

The base camp can be reached by first flying to Lukla from Kathmandu and then trekking via Namche Bazaar, Tyangboche, Periche and Lobuche. The ascent of Mt. Pumori starts at a place 5,300 m in altitude situated beside a small but beautiful lake. From here, you get to take in a fascinating sight of Mt. Everest and Kalapattar (5,545 m). The climb is mostly a snow climb up fixed lines that we will all be taking part in fixing. Snow/ice climbing ability will be needed which means that experience in using crampons and ice axes are mandatory. Most of all, though, you will need to be in above average shape and a positive mental attitude is as important as being in good physical shape. We will be setting up three camps before making our final attempt on the summit. From camp 3, you have the option of either climbing to the top from the Tibet side or the Nepal side. The route up the Nepal side is the easier one.

The Southwest ridge route, on the other hand, is very difficult and involves a lot of technical challenges. This route goes directly along the top of Kalapattar and traverses straight over the ridge at an angle of nearly 75 degree.

An Acclimatization climb of Lobuche (6119 m) is also incorporated in the program.

Trip Facts:
  • Trip length: 34 Days
  • Group size: Maximum 7
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Accommodation: Hotel and camping
  • Altitude maximum: 7161m

Outlined Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Equipment Check/hire, Obtain Permit etc.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding.
Day 04: Trekking to Namche Bazaar
Day 05: Rest/ Acclimatization Day in Namche
Day 06: Trekking to Tyangboche.
Day 07: Trekking to Pheriche
Day 08: Trekking to Lobuche
Day 09: Lobuche BC
Day 10: Lobuche Climbing
Day 11: contingency day for bad weather etc
Day 12: Summit Lobuche and Back to Lobuche BC
Day 13: Pumori BC [Settle in Pumori BC 5310 meter]
Day 14-29: Climb, Summit and Back to BC. Advance BC-m, Camp 1-6000m, Camp 2- 6575m.
Day 30: Clean Base Camp
Day 31: Trekking down to Pangboche
Day 32: Trekking down to Namche Bazaar
Day 33: Trekking to Lukla
Day 34: Fly back to Kathmandu.
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Service of Local Climbing Sherpas
Pumori Permit including Liaison Officer
Kathmandu Accommodation
Return airfare to Lukla
Expedition cargo charge
Fully catered trek to Base Camp and back
Full supported acclimatization climb of Lobuche peak
Base Camp food

All expenses of personal nature, personal clothing and climbing gear
Custom fee
High camp food
Client’s insurance
International airfare

Equipment Provided: We provide all the Equipment needed up to the Base Camp except Sleeping Bag, personal equipment and clothing. For climbing part above the Base Camp, we provide group’s equipment like Tents, Ropes, Snow Bars, Ice Screws, etc. Clients are required to have their own set of personal equipment like Plastic boots, step-in crampons, climbing harness, ice-axe, climbing helmet, Thermarest, Carabinars, etc.

A detailed list of recommended Items will be sent to you up on confirmation of your booking. Although we supply the Light weight Tents for climbing part, clients may bring their own if wished to assured themselves of their best satisfaction of their own items while climbing.

While sorting out your equipment for an expedition of this type, the vital considerations should be given to warmth and weight. It is expected to be extremely cold at times during the expedition and you should have full expedition clothing and an expedition sleeping bag. Since you will be carrying your Personal equipment, plus a share of the group’s equipment during the climb, you are also required to make sure that you will minimize the weight of your gear whatever way it is possible.

Group size, The Leader & supporting crew: We are expecting the minimum group size for this Expedition is 3 clients and is expandable up to 7 Clients as per the situation. This is not a guided climbing and every participants are expected to climb up on their own strength. However, reasonable Sherpa support shall be organized to fix the ropes and ferry some loads.

Food: Our Sherpa Crews shall take responsible for the Food arrangements up to the Base Camp and there might be a kitchen established at the High Camp, depending on the condition. For the Climb above the Base Camp, Clients are requested to bring their own food of High Caloric Value, Cooking utensils and the Fuel. We can supply Soups, Noodles, Tea, Coffee, Sugar, etc. from the main Kitchen if necessary for the climbing.

Confirmation & Payments: As soon as you decide to join the Expedition, you are requested to fill a Booking form supplied by us and forward to us by the earliest means along with a deposit of US $ 500 through Bank transfer to our Account No. as mentioned on the Booking form. 50% of the total payment is required to be paid at least Three months before the Trip departure and the rest can be settled after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Insurance: Cost of your travel insurance is built in within the price along with The sherpas & Nepali crews.

Kathmandu Hotel: 5 nights accommodation in Hotel Yak N Yeti is included in the cost which is a top class deluxe hotel in town.

In case of your early arrival from the Expedition due to any reasons, we shall not be liable to offset your Hotel costs from the Expedition bills.

Cancellation Policy: The initial deposit of US $ 500 paid against the booking of your place is non-refundable if the cancellation note is received before Three Months of the Departure. 50% of the total amount paid is refundable if the cancellation is made One month before the Departure. There shall be no refund for the cancellations received thereafter.

NOTE: This itinerary is intended to be a guideline only. We will do our best to adhere to it as closely as possible, but unforeseen events may force changes to be made at the last moment. Please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.