Mt. Pumori Expedition begins from Kathmndu to Lukla from a flight. The Pumori Expedition is a challenging but rewarding experience that allows climbers to summit one of the most iconic peaks in the Himalayas. Located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, Pumori is a 7,161-meter peak known for its stunning pyramid shape and proximity to Mount Everest.
The Pumori Expedition follows with a trek to Pumori Base Camp, which is located at an altitude of 5,350 meters. From Base Camp, climbers will establish a series of higher camps to acclimate to the high altitude and prepare for the summit push. The final ascent to the summit of Pumori is technically challenging and requires climbers to be skilled in using ropes and other mountaineering equipment.
The Pumori Expedition is a physically and mentally demanding experience. Climbers should be in excellent physical condition and have previous experience with mountaineering. The Pumori expedition typically lasts 33 days, depending on the weather and other factors. The first part of the expedition is spent trekking to Pumori Base Camp. This trek is challenging but also rewarding, as climbers will have the opportunity to experience the beautiful scenery of the Khumbu region. Once at Base Camp, climbers will spend several days acclimatizing to the high altitude.
After acclimatizing, climbers will begin the ascent to the summit of Pumori. The ascent is technically challenging and requires climbers to be skilled in using ropes and other mountaineering equipment. The final summit push typically begins in the early morning, and climbers can expect to reach the summit around sunrise.
A stunning peak that lies in the upper Khumbu region of Nepal is just eight kilometers west of Mt. Everest. This pyramid- shaped snow and rock peak dominates the western side of the Khumbu Valley. Known as Everest’s daughter, Pumori’s view into the Western Cwm of Everest is incredible. This peak is highly recommended for those who wish to test their technical skills in preparation for climbing the 8000m peaks in the Nepal Himalaya. The easiest route is graded as Class 3 despite being prone to avalanches. Pumori was
first climbed in 1962 by a German – Swiss expedition team.
Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345m). You will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. A short brief about the expedition follows in the evening or next day morning at hotel. Overnight at hotel
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to begin your city tour in Kathmandu. You will visit the Boudhanath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and possibly view cremation ceremonies along the banks of the Bagmati River. Continue on to Patan Durbar Square to take in ancient Nepalese architecture and end your tour with a lunch. After that you will view ancient Nepalese art in the Patan museum. Overnight in Kathmandu
It takes about 30 minutes to fly from Kathamndu to Lukla and about 3 and a half hours to trek to Phakding (2640 m.). From the hotel you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. Lukla is a small town with an airport. There are few tea shops, lodges, hotels and general stores. You begin today’s trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.). The Dudh Kosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding.
It takes about five hours. The trail starts through a level path along the right bank. You cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, to arrive at Benkar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. You continue along a path with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny Sherpa village. Now you descend the path of stone steps and return to the right bank. After a short climb you will reach to the National Park entrance counter where National Park fee is collected. After your departure from Jorsale you enter a forested mountainside. You follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks – the right is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nampa La. After short distance along the Bhote Kosi you begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, you will emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.), The climb eases
somewhat, and Namche Bazar appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pines. Pass the
plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. The village is a central
hub of the area and food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here.
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization you walk upto Khhumjung where you can visit monastery. Khhumjung is densely populated by Sherpa community. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche and kongde. Or you can have an hour walk up to the Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. .There is also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just
above the town. This museum exhibits Sherpa culture.
You leave the village for a climb to the top of a ridge and level mountain path that offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib. To the right there is a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Koshi, faintly visible on the valley floor below. As you make your way around a branch ridge, Ama Dablam (6812m) Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m) suddenly appear. After a gentle descent, the mountain path ends; you will come to the fork leading to Gokyo. Now you descend past two tea houses and through the village of Trashinga. Though you cannot see it, you can hear the Dudh Kosi and soon you descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga. It is a long climb to Tyangboche; the first half is especially steep. As you climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. Continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3867m) You may use the large plateau in front of the splendid monastery for your campsite. There are a lodge and hotel managed by the National Park Service. Tyangboche is an important lookout point on this route and the sunset on Everest and Ama Dablam is especially beautiful.
It takes approximately five hours. Leave Tyangboche and the Khumbu mountains as a backdrop-and descend a rhododendron covered area to emerge to a pleasant level area. Pass a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Deboche. Go on to Minlinggo and leave the mountain path to cross over a suspension bridge to the left bank of the Imja Khola. Climb the mountain path while looking up at Ama Dablam and Kantega (6779m) as they appear on the opposite bank. Ascend the chorten-lined route, come to a fork, the upper path passes Pangboche and a monastery, take the lower path to Pangboche Olin and its stone wall-enclosed potato field. Pass through the village and cross a stream to a path skirting a rocky area to terraced hills along the riverbank. The trails climb slowly, winding above the Imjatse River, to a big Mani Stupa. From here, the walk is fairly moderate as you enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of the eastern snow capped mountains including the Island Peak or Imjatse (6,189m) Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals.
Leaving Dingboche, the trail climbs more gently crossing small streams, through open alpine pastures with fine views of Island Peak. If you feel energetic enough, you can head up valley towards the old moraines that flow down from Lhotse. The views of the massive Lhotse Wall and Ama Dablam are particularly impressive. It is well-worth climbing to the top of the moraine to have even more spectacular views. You will arrive at Lobuche in the early afternoon
Leaving Lobuche, the trail leads about four hours to Pumori Base Camp. Trekking after half way on flat land, you follow steep ascending trail to reach Pumori Base Camp. The trail is quite rocky and it moves along the bank of Lobuche Glacier. On your way spectacular views of Cholatse, Tawache, Ama Dablam, Pokhalde, Thanserku, Kantega can be observed if weather permits.The Base Camp will be set up at 5300m
This is a long day. Lunch will be taken in the picturesque village of Phortse (3840m, 12599ft).The trail is steep but rewarding as you climb high above a gorge along narrow yak trails to Phortse. This route is one of the best in the area for seeing musk deer, the Himalayan Tahr, and other wildlife, including the Himalayan Blood Pheasant and Danfay. The path is quite safe, but dramatically scenic and suggestive of precipitous terrain. Across the stream is the dense sacred forest of Tengboche and the Monastery
After leaving Pangboche we pass several chortens and mani stones and walk down to the river. After a short while the descent gently starts up to Tengboche where we visit the monastery. We continue a long way down to Phunki Tenga, cross again the river and walk all the way steeply up to Sanasa. From Sanasa we follow the gentle trail to Namche Bazaar. Overnight stay at hotel
Downhill through the pine forest leaving behind Everest and cross the several bridges on the Dudkosi River. Enjoy the greener vegetation and cultivation along the Sherpa villages. Have lunch in Phakding. There is no rush to reach Lukla today. On arrival stay at a hotel near the airstrip. The airstrip itself is an interesting place. Without actually seeing it happen, you might not believe a nineteen-passenger plane could fly in and out of here