Mt. Pumori Expedition (7,161m)

  • Duration28 Days
  • GradeTechnically Challenging
  • Max. Altitude7,161m (23,494 ft.)
  • AccommodationFull Board (B/L/D)
  • Best SeasonSpring & Autumn
  • Group Size2+

Pumori Peak, also known as “Unmarried Daughter’ in the Sherpa language, is a stunning pyramid-shaped peak in the Mahalangur range, near the Nepal-Tibet border. Pumori Peak, with an elevation of 7,161 meters, is a beautiful 7000-meter peak known for its difficult climbing routes and is a popular mountaineering destination. Located only eight kilometers west of Mount Everest, the summit of this peak provides an amazing panorama of neighboring mountains, including Everest.

Pumori Peak was first climbed on May 17, 1962, via the south-east ridge by Gerhard Lenser on a German-Swiss expedition. Since then, Pumori Peak has become a popular destination for climbers who want to challenge themselves in one of the world's most difficult and amazing environments. Join Everest Sherpa Expeditions on this thrilling expedition to Pumori, where you will test yourselves and create lifelong memories.

Mountain Facts

  • Elevation: 7,161 m; 23,494 ft.
  • Basecamp: 5,300 m; 17,388 ft.
  • Location: Khumbu, Nepal (28°00′53″ N; 86°49′41″ E)
  • Range: Mahalangur Himal
  • Range: Himalaya range of eastern Nepal
  • Classification: 7000er
  • Standard Climbing Route: South-East Ridge

Trip Facts

  • Duration: 28 days
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Climb Grade: Technically Challenging
  • Best Season: Spring (Apr-May) and autumn (September- November)
  • Activities: Mountaineering
  • Meal Plan: Full Board (B/L/D)
  • Accommodation: Tea Houses and Camping
  • Transportation: Fixed Wing Aircraft

Climbing History

  • 1962: Pumo Ri was first climbed by Gerhard Lenser on a German-Swiss expedition
  • 2007: Ueli Steck climbed Pumori through West Face, completing it within 2 days after climbing Cholatse
     

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,330 m/4,634 ft.)

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. Take some time to rest and recover from your trip.

Day 02Trip Preparation Days

Day 2 will be a rest and preparation day for your Pumori expedition. Today, you’ll meet your expedition team, obtain any required documents and attend a short briefing conducted by ESE. You can also explore the vibrant capital city of Nepal, visit world heritage sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath.

Day 03Fly to Lukla, then start trek to Phakding (2,620 m/8,594 ft.)

On day 3, you’ll take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This scenic flight offers stunning mountain views of Khumbu region and communities below. From Lukla, you’ll begin your trek to Phakding by passing through beautiful forests and several sherpa villages. After 3 hours of trekking, you’ll reach Phakding, where you’ll spend the night.

Day 04Trek to Namche bazaar (3,420 m/11,218 ft.)

Today, you’ll trek along the Dudh Koshi river to reach Namche Bazaar, also popularly known as “the gateway to Khumbu region”. As you head towards Namche, you’ll cross several Suspension bridges including Hillary Bridge and pass the entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park located at Monjo. After 6-7 hours of trekking, you’ll reach Namche bazaar, a lively sherpa settlement at an elevation of 3,420 meters.

Day 05Rest/acclimatization/exploration at Namche

Today, you'll stay in Namche for an extra day to rest and acclimatize. You can spend this day by exploring Namche's busy streets or taking a short hike to Hotel Everest for a panoramic view of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and other peaks.

Day 06Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m/12,661 ft.)

On day 6, you’ll leave from Namche and trek towards Tengboche. The route from Namche to Tengboche offers stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and many other surrounding peaks. After 5-6 hours of trekking, you’ll reach Tengboche, a small sherpa village, where you can visit the popular Tengboche Monastery, the largest Monastery in the Khumbu region.

Day 07Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,301 ft.)

Leaving Tengboche, you’ll trek towards Dingboche. As you trek towards Dingboche, you’ll pass through the popular Pangboche settlement which is home to one of the oldest monasteries in Nepal. After 4-5 hours of trekking, you’ll reach Dingboche, a small village located at an altitude of 4,360 meters. Dingboche is a beautiful sherpa settlement in the Chhukung Valley which offers magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, the fourth highest peak in the world and Nuptse.

Day 08Trek to Lobuche (4,940 m/ 16,203 ft.)

From Dingboche, you’ll head toward Lobuche. As you make your way to Lobuche, you’ll pass by shrines dedicated to climbers who died on Everest. After about 5-6 hours of trekking, you’ll reach Lobuche, a small village located close to Khumbu Glacier.

Day 09Trek to Pumori Base Camp (5,300 m/ 17,388 ft.)

After breakfast in Lobuche, you’ll head towards Pumori Base Camp situated at an elevation of 5,300 meters. Today, you’ll pass through Gorak Shep which is a small settlement of guest houses located near Nepal's Everest Base Camp to reach Pumori Base Camp.

Day 10-22Climbing Period

From Day 10 to 22, you'll enter the climbing period of Pumori expedition, which includes acclimatization and training in Base Camp, ascent to higher camps, summit push, and the descent back to Base Camp. After spending a few days in base camp, you'll begin your climb by ascending to Camp 1 situated at an elevation of 5,700 meters. From Camp 1, you will traverse a slope of 40 to 60 degrees and a snowy barrier to reach Camp 2, which is located at an elevation of 6480 meters. Through icy barriers and crevasses. After Camp 2, you’ll traverse through crevasses, climb the Pumori cliff to reach the summit of Pumori. The summit of Pumori offers stunning views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Lingtren, Baruntse, Island peak, and many other notable peaks.

Day 23Trek to Pangboche (4,371 m/14,340ft.)

After completing the climbing period, you'll descend from Pumori Base Camp to Pangboche, passing through beautiful sherpa villages and monasteries. As you make your journey towards Pangboche, you'll be surrounded by high peaks and lush environs. After a day of trekking, you'll arrive at Pangboche, a small Sherpa village which is home to one of the oldest monasteries in Nepal.

Day 24Trek to Namche (3,420 m/11,218 ft.)

Today, you'll return to Namche Bazaar by the same route you took during your ascent. After several hours of trekking, you'll arrive in Namche Bazaar, the bustling Sherpa town where you spent time on Days 4 and 5 of your treks. 

Day 25Trek to Lukla (2,860 m/9,383 ft.)

After leaving Namche Bazaar, you'll proceed to Lukla, where you start your adventure. The trail back to Lukla follows the same route you followed to get to Namche Bazar. After 7-8 hours of trekking, you'll arrive at Lukla, where your journey began.

Day 26Fly to Kathmandu (1,330 m/4,634 ft.)

Today, you'll bid farewell to the Everest Region and fly back to Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you can relax and enjoy the vibrant Kathmandu city.

Day 27Rest Day at Kathmandu

You can use this extra day to explore more of Kathmandu city, see cultural attractions, buy souvenirs to your friends and family or simply rest at your hotel. 

In the evening, you will be treated to a farewell dinner and cultural entertainment at a traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Day 28International Departure

It's time to bid farewell to Kathmandu.

One of our personnel will meet you at your hotel and help you with your departure arrangements. 

  • Expedition & climbing royalty fees
  • Certified IFMGA mountain guide with his daily wages and full insurance etc.
  • Garbage disposal & management fees
  • Government liaison officer with his/her wages, Insurance, transportation, etc.
  • Conservation Area Permits and TIMS entry fees
  • Special permits if required
  • Summit route fixing
  • Hotel / Airport pick up and drop by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast for four nights
  • Two-way domestic flights for all members, guides, and necessary Nepalese staff
  • Base Camp single Dome tent per person and hot shower
  • Member tents in high camps (2 members: 1 tent)
  • Everest Sherpa Expeditions duffle bag, Cap, and T-shirt per member
  • Accommodation & food in the local lodge are on full board during the trip
  • Medical kit during the trip
  • Porters to carry trekking and expeditions gear (1:1 ratios)
  • Climbing Sherpa 1:1 ratio to carry personal equipment and summit day
  • Dining, kitchen, communication, store, toilet & shower tents at base camp
  • Chef Cook, cook assistant, helper, and base camp manager to take care of food, drink, and other necessary services
  • Supplementary oxygen, Mask, regulators, etc. (emergency purpose only)
  • High food for members and guides
  • Experienced Sherpa support with his wages, full insurance
  • Walkie-talkie for members and climbing staff as required
  • Satellite Phone for emergency case (Charges per call)
  • All accommodation, wages, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff
  • All government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
  • All official expenses
  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Internet access, or Satellite phone
  • Personal clothing and climbing equipment
  • Special drone permit fees
  • Personal travel insurance, medical and rescue insurance
  • Tips for Staff Guide, Sherpa, and Porters

USD ACCOUNT

Bank Name: Nepal Investment Mega Bank Limited (NIMB) 

Account Name: Everest Sherpa Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Swift Code: NIBLNPKT

Account No: 13201100003780

The Trekking Day

The day usually begins between 6.30 am and 7.30 am, with breakfast. During breakfast, the crew members make up the loads for the porters. You often start hiking by 7:30 am, though we wait for the sun to warm the air at higher altitudes.

The pace for the day is set at a lower speed. Instead, you will have time to become aware of everything around you and to enjoy it. Our guides are excellent timekeepers but cannot make you rush over the mountains!

The afternoon walk follows a similar pattern to the morning; it is often shorter, and your lodge is usually reached between 4 pm and 5 pm. There is plenty of time to relax or explore the surrounding area until the evening meal is served at about 6.30 pm. After dinner, there is time to chat, read or enjoy a game of cards with our crew. Most members are asleep by 9 pm.

We offer a highly skilled and experienced team of trekking guides, porters, support staff, cooks, and kitchen staff if required. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your safety and comfort throughout your trek. We provide high-quality camping gear, nutritious meals, and clean drinking water to keep you energized and hydrated on your trek. Our guides are knowledgeable about the local culture, flora, and fauna and will provide you with insights into the region's history and traditions. Our porters will carry your luggage, leaving you free to focus on enjoying the stunning scenery and challenging trails. We are committed to making your trekking experience memorable and enjoyable.

The Everest Sherpa Expedition recommends the following gear and equipment for the Pumori Peak expedition:

Climbing Gears

  • Ice Axe with Leash
  • Crampons
  • Climbing Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Ascender (Jumar)
  • Belay Device
  • Prussiks
  • Trekking Poles
  • Helmet

Headwear

  • Headlamp (min. 200 lumens) with sufficient batteries (Li-Ion batteries)
  • Sunglasses (Polarized/ UV-protected)
  • Woolen Cap
  • Sunhat
  • Buff Scarf
  • Balaclava

Bodywear (Clothing/Layering)

  • Down suit
  • Down jacket
  • Down pant
  • Gore-Tex set \ Hardshell set
  • Insulated mid layer
  • Fleece jacket
  • Thermal set
  • Quick dry (half and full-sleeved)
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Additionally, as per necessity

Handwear

  • Liner gloves
  • Fleece gloves
  • Expedition Gore-Tex gloves (heavy duty)
  • Mittens

Footwear

  • Trekking shoes
  • Expedition climbing shoes (7000er series)
  • Camp shoes or slippers
  • Gaiters
  • Liner socks
  • Woolen socks or trekking socks
  • Summit socks (7000er series)

Personal Kit

  • Trekking backpack
  • Expedition backpack
  • Sleeping bag (-20°C for base camp)
  • Sleeping bag (-40℃ for climbing)
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • Hygiene kit (toiletries)
  • Sun screen (min. 50 SPF)
  • Lip Guard
  • Water bottle
  • Thermos

First Aid Kit

  • Personal medications
  • Personal first aid kit

Miscellaneous

  • Camera and associated gear
  • Camp knife and multi-tool
  • Binoculars/ magnifiers
  • Personal reading accessories
  • Games and entertainment mediums
  • Pee bottles
  • Dry bags or compression bags

The company offers a variety of trekking, peak climbing, mountaineering expeditions, and tour services through its website (everestsherpaexpedition.com).

Our Terms and Conditions contain legal obligations; we encourage you to read them carefully. They form the basis on which bookings are accepted by the company.

Inquire, Booking & Payment Details

  1. You can make further queries about your desired trip through the “Get a Quote” form available on each trip detail page. We will reply to you within 24 hours with the best possible answer, and the rest of the communication will be through our official email, info@everestsherpaexpedition.com.
  2. To confirm the booking, you need to make a non-refundable deposit prior to your departure date (the prior deposit and amount required to pay will be notified to you through our official mail because it depends on the season and the nature of the trip you have chosen).
  3. You can pay a non-refundable deposit via wire transfer to our company bank account. Or any payment method that is easy for you. For our banking details, see the Bank Details section.
  4. The service charge taken by the Bank or service provider during the money transfer whether that is wire transfer or credit card use will be your liability.
  5. The rest amount of the trip needs to be paid upon your arrival in Kathmandu before the departure date.
  6. If you are not able to pay the due amount before your trip departure will be treated as the cancellation of the trip.
  7. Unforeseen situations like domestic flight delays, bad weather, and natural disasters causing trip delays are not our responsibilities and additional personal expenses will not be covered by us.

Payment Refunds & Cancellations

  1. If the trip is canceled 45 days before the trip starts, 50% of the deposited amount will be charged, but if the trip is postponed for some other date within 1 year time period, no charge will be made.
  2. If the trip is canceled two weeks before the departure date, No refund will be made.
  3. If you are not able to continue your trip once it begins because of health or another situation, no refund will be made.
  4. In the event of a trip cancellation because of an unforeseen situation like bad weather, we will assist you to follow other trips because most of the things required for the trip have already been purchased, and making a refund for such things is not possible. Therefore by mutual understanding, a certain percentage of the amount will be refunded.

Only Staff Insurance

  1. Our company is responsible for making proper insurance (accident and medical insurance) for all the field staff including guide, cook, Sherpa, kitchen staff, and porters.
  2. We are not responsible for any type of insurance for the clients, therefore, we would like to suggest you get proper insurance before you travel. If you need to know further about this you can contact us at info@everestsherpaexpedition.com

Disclaimer

  1. Our field leader and guide of the company have full rights to make decisions on changing the trip routes, and walking hours to make your trip comfortable and secure because of bad weather, and health-related issues.
  2. Everest Sherpa Expedition Pvt. Ltd. Can cancel any fixed departure but we will notify you prior to one month. The cancellation of the trip can be because of bad weather, natural disaster, or insufficient group size, all the deposit will be refunded in this case.
  3. It is your responsibility to take care of your valuable belongings in a safe place, if anything goes wrong because of your carelessness, we are not responsible for such cases.
  4. Activities like Trekking, peak climbing, and mountaineering in the remote area could have high levels of risk, if anything goes wrong like serious injuries or death (very rare case), the company is not responsible which is beyond anyone’s hands.

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