Mount Pumori Expedition, an attractive mountain that lies in the upper Khumbu region of Nepal, close to Nepal-Tibet border. The name Pumori is derived from Sherpa language that literally means ‘Unmarried Daughter‘. Mount Pumori also know as Everest’s little daughter. Climbers often use Mount Pumori, which is a popular mountain to build confidence and gain technical skills. Before they making attempts to climb Everest or other peaks over 8000 meters. Gerhard Lenser has made the first successful ascent to the summit of Mount Pumori Expedition in 1962. He was a member of the German-Swiss Expedition team.
Later in 1996, Czech nationals namely Leopold Sulovsky and Michalec Zeduak opened a new route from the south-west ridge. But that route is considered even more difficult than the normal route used by Lenser. Mount Pumori Expedition includes technically difficult sections, ascend of icy slopes ranging from 30-60 degree slopes at higher camps. And a final push to the summit passing over crevices and then up over the cliff face to reach the summit top. Hence, climbers require previous experience of peak climbing with a good physical condition.
Pumori Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing and making necessary preparations for the climb at Kathmandu, we will take a scenic flight towards the airstrip of Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and the entire Everest region of Nepal. We start our trek on a zig-zag hilly trail that goes through dense rhododendron forest towards the Sherpa capital – Namche Bazaar.
We will spend a day’s rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization as we have gained altitude over 3000 meters. Acclimatization is very crucial for avoiding mental and physical illness as well as for ensuring our successful summit. Our trail follows the main Everest Base Camp route passing through Tyangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche and arrive at Gorakshep.
From Gorakshep, we head towards Pumori Base Camp. Our Sherpa crew will make necessary preparations for setting up additional camps at higher altitudes before we could make a final attempt to the summit. Following the instructions and directions of our experienced Sherpa climbing experts, we will spend several days tackling several technical sections and head towards the summit. Our tiring and challenging effort are rewarded with breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu and other surrounding mountains within the Khumbu region.
After spending quality time at the summit, we descend following the same route to reach back to base camp. After reaching the summit of Mount Pumori, return via our footsteps on the main EBC trail passing through Dingboche, Tyangboche, Namche Bazaar and back to Lukla. Finally, the challenging and memorable Pumori Expedition trip ends with a sweeping flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.
Equipment Needed During Climbing
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30 min Drive
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering additional information about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu
Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Pumori Expedition.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.
Meals: BB Plan
3-4 hrs Trek
Tea House Lodge
After having breakfast at the hotel, we will be transferred to the domestic airport for an early morning scenic flight to Lukla - the starting point of the trek. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at Lukla we start our trek by following the trail that is gradual uphill trekking through the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Our trek passes along several mani walls before we arrive at Ghat. From there, our trek continues until we arrive at Phakding.
Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5-6 hrs Trek
Tea House Lodge
From Phakding we start our trek by crossing a small stream and then start ascending until we reach Bengar. After some time of trekking, we will arrive at Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Service where the park entrance fee is collected. After registration at the National Park office, we will make a steep ascent to arrive at Namche Bazaar - The Sherpa Capital. We will spend one more day at Namche Bazaar for exploring and acclimatization.
Tea House Lodge
By now we have reached over 3,000 meters above sea level. We will spend our day at Namche Bazaar discovering the Sherpa culture and exploring the busy market streets. Namche Bazaar is an extensive market town where there is always something to see. For acclimatization, there are several good hike options with best views of surrounding mountains in the Khumbu region. Alternatively, we can trek up to Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Museum and the combined villages of Khunde and Khumjung which is located just above the town overlooking the valley.
After spending good acclimatization and rest day at Namche Bazaar, our trek continues with uphill trekking over to the ridge above the town where National Park Museum is located. From there we will follow a slightly rising trail to Khyangjuma. A stone-paved trail descends down to Phunke Tenga before climbing a switchback through delightful pine forest to reach Tyangboche.
Today we wake up early for paying a visit to Tyangboche monastery for morning prayers and to receive blessings from the senior monk of the monastery. After finishing the prayers and rituals we trek through beautiful forest area towards Deboche. We are accompanied with best views of Ama Dablam and Kantega as they appear on the opposite bank. We continue our uphill trekking while passing through several chortens, the upper path passes Pangboche and the lower path to Pangboche Olin with its stone wall-enclosed with potato field. Our trail climbs slowly towards a big Mani Stupa. From there, our trail is a fairly moderate trek all the way to Dingboche.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Leaving Dingboche, our trail is a downhill trekking towards Pheriche village. After about two hours of trekking from Pheriche, we will arrive at Dugla at 4,595 meters with a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier. We will stop at Dugla for lunch before continuing our uphill trekking for about an hour. During our trek, we will have magnificent views of Mt. Pumori and other high peaks west of Everest. We continue our trek until we arrive at Lobuche for our overnight stay.
7-8 hrs Trek
Tea House Lodge
From Lobuche, our trek continues following the rocky moraine path with good views of glacial ponds and icebergs down below the Khumbu Glacier. After ascending the last of the rocky moraine dunes, we will trek a short downhill to arrive at Gorakshep. Gorakshep is a flat field below Kala Patthar 5,545 meters and is the last stop with comfy teahouses. From Gorakshep, we will follow the trail that winds through a rocky path and the Khumbu glacier towards Everest Base Camp. We will spend a short time at the Everest Base Camp and then retrace our steps back to Gorakshep for our overnight stay.
4-5 hrs Trek
Today we will accomplish an early morning hike to Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters for enjoying the magnificent and up-close sunrise view over Mt Everest 8848 meters, Mt Lhotse 8516 meters, Mt Makalu 8481 meters, Mt Cho Oyu 8201 meters and other surrounding peaks. After spending quality time at Kala Patthar we will retrace our steps back to Gorakshep. From Gorakshep, we will follow a rising trail that leads us to Pumori Base Camp. Once at the campsite our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the base camp and start making necessary preparations for further climbing of Mt Pumori.
16 days climbing toward Mt. Pumori
We will spend several days doing climbing training practices with adequate acclimatization. Our Sherpa crew will do all the hard works from shifting the camps into higher altitudes, providing quality and hygienic meals on time and most importantly finding the appropriate climbing route for summiting Mt. Pumori. Fully acclimatized and properly equipped with all the climbing gears, we will follow the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts as we tackle several technical climbing sections. Taking weather conditions into consideration we climb towards the summit of Mount Pumori. Our tiring climb to the summit of Mt Pumori is rewarded with up-close views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Nuptse and numerous other snow-capped high peaks in Khumbu region of Nepal. We will spend short quality time at the summit before descending down following the same trail that heads back to the base camp.
4-5 hrs Trek
Tea House Lodge
Having achieved our target summit - Mt Pumori, we pack our gears and prepare ourselves for the return journey. After breakfast, we leave the Base Camp and start to retrace our steps back on the same trail that passes through Gorakshep and Lobuche. Our trail from Lobuche descends gently as we pass along the village of Pheriche before arriving back to Dingboche for our overnight stay.
After breakfast, we leave Dingboche and trek on a moderate trail that descends gradually towards Pangboche. Our trail from there continues to descend as we approach Deboche. From there, our trail climbs for a while through delightful pine forest to arrive at Tyangboche for the overnight stay.
Today we leave Tyangboche and start our trek on a levelled path for a while, and then begin a gradual descend journey to reach Phunke Tenga. Hereon, our trail is gradual uphill trekking as we approach towards Kyangjuma. From there it is a pleasant walk all the way back to the Sherpa capital - Namche Bazaar. Feel free to visit local stores and souvenir shops at Namche Bazaar in the evening.
The last day of our trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. Our trail descends passing through dense forest area filled with rhododendron, oak and pine trees. Our trek is a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote Koshi River crossing it three times. A final uphill climb of approximately about forty-five minutes will bring us back to Lukla.
45 min Flight
Hotel / Resort
Today we get ready for taking an early morning scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or pay a visit to attraction destination (world heritage sites of UNESCO) sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Walking around the busy streets of Kathmandu can be worth spending a good time around Kathmandu city.
Hotel / Resort
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping streets of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the successful completion of Pumori Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. We will have a final meal together in the evening.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.
For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.
Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration
The difficulties of Climb Mt Pumori Expedition depends on these common factors:
If there is an emergency, our climbing guide will help you during difficult situations with safety care, medical treatment and communication services. Communication is also available as the internet and satellite phone, so a guide would help you if something critical situation occurs.
Yes, there is a variety of communication facilities like internet, satellite phone etc. For communication, we have satellite phone through which you can communicate with your friends or relatives for which you have to pay USD $3 per minute. In case of an emergency, communication with our company will be free of cost. Due to remote sections, the mobile network is not available but you can use the internet above (5000 m).
During Mt Pumori Expedition, good standards of organic and hygienic fruits and vegetables are served.
Mt Pumori 7,161 meters don't require oxygen cylinder and other medical equipment. But sometimes due to high altitude in case of an emergency our company will provide all the necessary equipment.
Mount Pumori an attractive mountain located in the upper Khumbu region of Nepal. It is technically difficult sections, ascend of icy slopes with significant avalanche risk. The name Pumori is derived from Sherpa language that translated as 'Unmarried Daughter'. It is also known as Everest's little daughter. Mount Pumori used as training mountain by climbers to build some experience and gain technical skills before climbing Mount Everest and other 8000 meters mountains.
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We were a group of 4 people from New Zealand who went on Pumori, also known as ‘ Unmarried Daughter ‘ together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. Excellent arrangement by the NGT team members. We are very delighted with the top level of service we received during the whole trip duration. Many thanks to our climbing guide – Ang-Dendi Sherpa who had outstanding technical climbing skills. His guidance and instructions led to our successful summit climb of Mount Pumori. We have a lot of pictures and memories that will remind us about our adventurous expedition of Pumori. The service provided by the team has surely exceeded our expectations. We will surely come back to do expedition of 8000 meters together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions.
Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions !! Strongly Recommended for adventure related activities in Nepal !!
With Love from New Zealand,
Phoenix and team
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