Mt. Pumori Expedition

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    33 Days
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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

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What is included

  • International Airport Arrival Departure transfer
  • 5 Nights 4 Stars hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • Kathmandu Half day sightseeing, escorted by English Speaking Guide
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu with air cargo & airport tax
  • Domestic Arrival/ Departure Transfers
  • Everest National Park Entry Fee
  • Mt. Everest Climbing Royalty Fee
  • Local Development Tax Fee
  • Full board Tea House/ Lodge trek till Gorakshep (night at Tea House/Lodge) & Full board camping throughout
  • Full board meals during the trekking and expedition period, if you have any specific dietary requirement please let us know, we will provide accordingly
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas above base camp (you are also advised to bring some high altitude food yourselves)
  • Professional Expedition Guide
  • One to one Climbing Sherpa on summit day
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa equipment & allowance
  • Oxygen (5 cylinder of 4 liter per member and 3 cylinders per Sherpa) and Mask regulator
  • Personal luggage allowed 100Kg. (If excess 100 kgs. Price will be charged extra)
  • Porter & Yak from Lukla to Base Camp & back to Lukla
  • 1 tent for 1 member for Expedition North Face or Similar brand
  • All camping gear that includes dining tent, cooking stove, gas, ropes, toilet tent, shower tent, table and chairs, mattresses sharing with other members
  • Liaison officer’s allowances, equipment for expedition, flight ticket, insurance, daily wages sharing with other group member
  • High altitude staff allowances, flight tickets, food, accommodation, insurance, daily wages
  • High Altitude Nepali staff accidental/ medical/emergency and evacuation insurance
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator
  • Radio communication set (walkie-talkie)
  • Gamo Bag (life saving device in case of altitude sickness) sharing with group members
  • Solar panel for light and charges batteries
  • Garbage Deposit USD 4,000 (Sharing with other members)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All liable government of Nepal administration fees for climbing permits processing

What is Excluded

  • International flight fares
  • Nepal entry visa fee (See Trip Note for Details)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Single supplement during entire trip
  • Note: Additional cost applies for single supplement
  • Personal specific high altitude climbing food
  • Personal climbing gears–clothing, sleeping bags, climbing equipment. Please click ‘equipment check list’
  • Personal Travel/Medical/Accident/Emergency evacuation insurance
  • International cargo custom clearance fee
  • Alcoholic beverage & bottle drinks
  • Climbing Sherpa summit bonus
  • Personal Satellite phone permit
  • Filming & Videography
  • Extra personal expenses
  • Climbing Sherpa bonus
  • Tips for Nepali staff
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fee, transport, extra hotel night, food etc.)
  • If scheduled flight gets cancelled due to bad weather from Lukla to Kathmandu on return. In such situation, we need to send chartered helicopter. Helicopter cost has to be borne by the clients to get outbound flight on scheduled time.
  • Any changes incurred as a result of delay beyond the control of ‘Trek Himalayan LLC’
  • Personal communication (phone, fax, e-mail, internet between Nepal and your home country)
  • High Altitude Climbing insurance policy is mandatory
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost Includes

Mt. Pumori Expedition 2024/2025 Cost and Departure Dates

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Nitty Gritty

  • Expedition Region: Everest, Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 33 Days
  • Total Trekking days: 08 Days
  • Total Climbing period: 19 Days
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 5 Nights
  • Trip Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Trekking + Expedition + Sightseeing
  • Mode of Transportation: Flights & Private Comfortable vehicle, as per group size
  • Best Season: March, April, May, June- September, October, November
  • Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu, Tea house/Lodge & full board camping during expedition
  • Type of Trip: Private & Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard/Deluxe
  • Expedition grade:  Extreme  Challenging
  • No. of Pax: 1 to 12 (Maximum)
  • Meals during trip:  Breakfast in Kathmandu & all meals during trekking & expeditions
  • Walking hours:  5 – 7 hrs a day
  • Criteria: Basic & Advance mountaineering course or knowledge of Mountain climbing experience
  • Trip Grade: Extreme challenging
  • Health: Physically fit
  • Maximum elevation: 7161 m. / 23494 ft.

General Information


  • Nepal is a land of ancient history, colorful cultures and multi- religions found nowhere else on the planet! There are many festivals and cultural events celebrated throughout the year in the various regions by different Nepalese ethnic groups who follow their own way of religious practice, lifestyle, language, culture, and tradition keeping peace and harmony in society.
  • Yes, at first, Trek Himalayan airport representative will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. In the hotel lobby our team leader will brief you about the itinerary, climbing gear and introduction of Climbing Sherpa guide.
  • In Kathmandu we provide 4 stars category hotels with breakfast in twin sharing basis, during the trek clean basic tea house/lodge with full board (breakfast, lunch& dinner) in twin sharing basis and mountain expedition we provide spacious quality tents for all team members including our crew. In the base camp we provide dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities etc. In Base Camp we make access to communication facilities such as satellite telephone and internet access, solar panels to charge your batteries and UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between main Base Camp and high camps.
  • In Kathmandu, we do provide you breakfast only. During the expedition trip we provide full board meals that include, breakfast (local or western), freshly available lunch and dinner. During the climbing in the higher altitudes meals will be served as per the regulations.
  • Tipping is a tradition in tourism in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. We highly suggest you to be generous while tipping Nepalese staff. But, tipping is not mandatory for the western tour leader.
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