Mount Pumori expedition at the elevation of 7161 meters lies on the Mahalalangur on Nepal-Tibet border is a pyramid-shaped peak just behind the Kala Patthar at the elevation of 5643 meters. The Literal, meaning of Pumori, is an unmarried daughter or sometimes referred to as “Everest Daughter” in Sherpa language. This expedition is the most suitable expedition for aspiring more technical and high peaks 8000 meters like Everest.
Mount Pumori was successfully first ascended by a German-Swiss expedition in 1964. Despite being 7000-meter Mountains, this peak climb is technically challenging. This expedition offers awe-inspiring photographic outlooks of the Snowy Mountains including Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. The climb to Pumori it fun and reasonably straightforward ad accessible climb and has relatively low danger. The climbing route to the peak via the Standard Route on the South East Ridge requires good and understandable knowledge of alpine climbing. The Base camp set up at the elevation of 5300 meters and then takes us to the other high camp. Camp I at the elevation of 5700 meters, Camp II at the elevation of the 6200 meters and the camp III at the elevation of 6480 meters.
Frontier treks team provides very professional, friendly and helpful service to the expedition team. The journey comprises acclimatization and rest, proper food and the lodging. As the climb requires a moderate technical climb on ice and snow, the team will provide the entire essential information and the training.
Seasonal highlights of the expedition:
Autumn and Spring is a good season for the expedition
Clear view with clear days and sky
Colorful forest with a blossom of wildflower
Monsson and winter offseason
High risk of landslide and avalanche
Unpredictable weather, poor visibility
Visit Sir Edmund Hillary established school
Reach the summit of Mount Pumori 7161 meters.
Cultural exploration, get to know Sherpa villages, explore Tengboche Monastery
Outraging panorama of Nepal and Tibet Landscape covered with snow peaks
Hike and climb to the Mt. Pumori with close outlooks of Mt. Everest.
Day 1: Advent at Kathmandu (1345 meters).
Our representative greets you upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. After a warm welcome, s/he escorts you to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Climbing preparation and Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
We visit UNESCO listed heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath and Bouddhanath Stupa. After completion of the tour, we prepare for the expedition. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2800 meters) from Kathmandu and then hike to Phakding (2540 meters). Duration: 3-4 hours.
We have our morning breakfast and catch a flight to Lukla. From the Lukla, we hike to Phakding following the riverbank of the Dudh Koshi River. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 4: Namche Bazaar trek (3440 meters). Duration: 5-6 hours.
From the Phakding, we cross a small stream and then slowly climb up to Bengar. We arrive at the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park where permit fee is collected. After the registration, we make our way to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 5: Exploration and acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Hiking is a good option for acclimatization at Namche Bazaar. Alternatively, we can walk to the National Park museum and have a cultural tour. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 6: Trek to Tyangboche (3867 meters) leaving Namche Bazaar. Duration: 5-6 hours.
A good day a Namche Bazaar. From Namche, we head to the Tyangboche. We must climb over the ridge reach Khyangjuma and descend to Phunke. From the Phunke Tenga, we switch through the pine forest and reach Tyangboche. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 7: Trek to Dingboche (4260 meters) leaving Tyangboche. Duration: 5-6 hours.
We can start our early day with Morning Prayer and receives a blessing from the senior monks at the Tyangboche monastery. Then, we continue our way through the forest towards Deboche. The Pathway to Tengboche gives us a magnificent view of the Ama Dablam and Kantega. After crossing several chortens and mani Stupa, we can arrive at Dingboche. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 8: Trek to Lobuche (3930 meters) leaving Dingboche. Duration: 5-6 hours.
The trail descends and takes us to the Pheriche village. From the Pheriche, we arrive at Dugla. An uphill trek from the Dugla continues and takes us to the Lobuche accompanying with the magnificent views of Mt. Pumori and other gigantic peaks. Overnight at the tea house.
Day 9: Trek to Gorakshep and then hike to Everest Base Camp (5380 meters) and retrace Gorakshep. Duration: 7-8 hours.
We leave Lobuche and follow a rocky moraine path. This gives good outlooks of the glacial ponds and icebergs. Then, we have to ascend the rocky moraine and have a short hike downhill to reach Gorakshep. We make our way to EBC via the rocky path and Khumbu glacier, spend a short time and retrace way back to Gorakshep. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 10: Kala Patthar hike (5545 meters) and then trek to Pumori Base Camp (5200 meters). Duration: 4-5 hours.
We make an early hike to Kala Patthar to have an appealing view of the sunrise around the gigantic vista like Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho You, Mt. Pumori and other surroundings. Later, we are back to Gorakshep and hike to Pumori Base Camp. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 11- Day 25: Climbing duration and retrace Base camp
Camp I at the elevation of 5700 meters. Camp II at the elevation of 6200 meters. Camp III at the elevation of 6480 meters. Mount Pumori Summit 7161 meters.
Day 26: Trek to Dingboche. Duration: 4-5 hours.
A great achievement of the team to the summit of the Mt. Pumori. After that, we retrace our trail to Dingboche.
Day 27: Trek back to Tyangboche. Duration: 4-5 hours.
We leave the Dingboche behind and make our way to Tyangboche. In between, we come across Pangboche, Deboche before arriving in Tyangboche. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 28: Trek back to Namche Bazaar. Duration: 4-5 hours.
We descend and arrive at Phunke Tenga. From Phunke we trek towards Kyangjuma and then have a pleasant walk to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 29: Trek back to Lukla. Duration: 5-6 hours.
We trek via Monjo to Lukla. We descend passing by rhododendron forest, pine, and oak trees. A short uphill climb and along the riverbank of Bhote Koshi takes us back to Lukla. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 30: Back to Kathmandu. Duration: 45 minutes.
We make an early flight back to Kathmandu. At Kathmandu, we take rest and after that visit Kathmandu valley streets. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 31: International departure.
After a farewell program, we escort you to the airport for your flight to your native land.
Inclusion / Exclusion
Airport Pickup and drop
4 Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B plan
Flight From/to Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
All necessary transportation and costs during trekking and expedition
Climbing Permit, National Park, Garbage disposal, summit route and rope fixing
Meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner including hot drinks, tea/coffee)
Liaison Officer and his wages
Expedition cook and helpers
Necessary porters from/to base camp
Wages, equipment, meal, accommodation, transportation, and insurance for all expedition staff
60kg luggage per member
From base camp to Camp 3 branded tent will be provided
Tents (Dining, kitchen, toilet, shower, communication) and mattress, Pillow, Table, Chair, and other materials
Generator, heater at base camp and solar panel at c2 for light and power
Satellite-phone, Internet (Costs as per use), Walkie-talkie for members and climbing staffs as required
First aid kit for emergency use
Daily weather forecast report throughout the complete expedition
Types of equipment’s (gas, gas burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars and carabineer and other necessary items)
Enough oxygen (and mask regulator and extra Sherpa to rescue or replace is available at Base Camp, in case of emergencies, (Note: If oxygen used: USD550 per Oxy)
One climbing Sherpa to each member
2 oxygen bottles for each member and 1 bottle for Sherpa
Equipment, allowance and wages for Base Camp cook and helpers
Heli rescue insurance for high altitude staffs (Sherpa, cook, helper, porter)
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
Nepali entry Visa fee
Meal (Lunch and dinner) during stay in Kathmandu
Special permit for (filming, camera, and drone)
Personal Insurance (Travel, high altitude, accident, medical and emergency rescue)