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Pumori Expedition


Pumori, meaning “The Mountain Daughter” in Sherpa language, was named by George Mallory. “Pumo” means young girl or daughter and “Ri” means mountain in Sherpa language. Climbers sometimes refer to Pumori as “Everest’s Daughter” Mallory also called it Clare Peak, after his own daughter.

At first moving from Kathmandu – Lukla flight followed by trekking via Namche Bazaar, Thangboche – Pheriche and Lobuche, Mount Pumori Base camp can be reached. Mount Pumori is situated at an altitude of 7145 m. and the ascent starts at an elevation of 5300 m. which is right beside a beautiful small lake. From here you can get an exclusive view of Mt. Everest and Kalapathar at 5545 m.

38 Days
18+ Age
  • Destination

  • Departure

    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Departure Time

    Any time
  • Return Time

    Approximately 8:30 PM.
  • Dress Code

    Trekking and climbing ecuipment
  • Included

    All taxes and official expenses
    Basic guesthouse accommodation
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    City tour
    Departure Taxes
    Domestic flights
    Local staff and porters
    Permits and TIMS permit
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included

    Alcohol and cold drinks
    Entry visa
    International flights
    Mandatory travel insurance
    Personal trekking equipment
    Tips for trekking staff and driver

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport. You will be transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

Day 2: Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

In the morning, after breakfast, At around 8:00 am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek. We will also supply you with our trek Duffel Bag, T-shirt and a Cap. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the Pre-Trip meeting and breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at 8:45 am in the morning. We provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the the Lion gate, the Golden gate, the Palace of fifty-five windows, art galleries, the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near your hotel.

Day 3: Official formalities in Kathmandu

Formal briefing at the Ministry of Tourism. The expedition leader will check that everyone’s equipment is in working order.

Day 4: Final preparation day in Kathmandu

Final opportunity for last-minute purchases.

Day 5: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Phakding

An early morning start takes us to Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35 minutes scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2804 m). Upon arrival at the airport, a guide will meet us and introduce the porters before we begin the three hour trek to Phakding (2610 m). After landing there will be time to explore the village while the Sherpa crew sort and load the trekking equipment. We then begin our trek by descending towards the Dudh Kosi River where we join the main trail to Namche Bazaar, located just above Chaunrikharka (2713 m). The walking is easy and after passing through the small village of Ghat (2550 m), Phakding is just a short walk.

Day 6: Trek to Namche Bazaar

We begin the five hour trek along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagamartha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views. Namche Bazaar, known as the “Gateway to Everest,” is home to many quality restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchange, internet cafe and a bakery. Namche (3441 m) is one of the biggest villages along the whole Everest trail.

Day 7: Namche Bazaar acclimatization day

A day will be spent in Namche in order to adjust to the high altitude. We’ll go on a short trek to a museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. We will also hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point can be seen rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks.

Day 8: Trek to Tengboche Monastery

The trek continues along the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kosi, with magnificent views of the mountains. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters today. After five hours we’ll reach Tengboche, where the local monastery can be seen. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a twenty foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony in either the evening or morning, depending on how the day’s trekking progressed.

Day 9: Trek to Dingboche

From Thyangboche the trail drops to Debuche, crosses suspension bridge on the Imja Khola, and climbs to Pangboche amongst thousands of mani stones. Our uphill trek continues for six hours, taking us to the quaint traditional Sherpa village of Dingboche, with its exquisite views of Lhotse, Island Peak, and Ama Dablam. We’ll set a leisurely pace to adjust to the altitude (4,350 m).

Day 10: Trek to Chhukung & to Dingboche

Today is another exploration while adjusting to the altitude. We’ll trek to Chhukung Valley (4710 m) via the Imja Khola valley to see the marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, returning to Dingboche in the evening.

Day 11: Trek to Lobuche

Today the trail continues along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier, passing by stone memorials for climbers who have perished on nearby summits. We continue to climb, heading to Lobuche (4,919 m), really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Climbers may experience some breathing problems today due to the high altitude.

Day 12-14: Trek to Pumori base camp

After walking about six hours we will reach the Pumori base camp, spending these nights at the base camp. We will also make visit to the Everest base camp during this time.

Day 15-32: Climbing period

We do not provide a day-to-day itinerary for the climb period, as this will be determined by the expedition leader and members. Guides will take a flexible approach based on what fits with climbers’ and their own experience. Typically, the team will spend a few days at the base camp organizing food, practicing rope skills, and acclimatizing before moving above the base camp At least three camps must be placed after the base camp in order to reach the summit. The base camp is just above Gorekshep at an altitude of 5300m. After leaving base, the first camp will be set up at an altitude of 5,650 m, at the phase of Mt. Pumori. The second camp will be at the ridge after the phase, an altitude of 6,000m. The most technical part of this peak is around Camps 1 and 2. Camp 3 will be at an altitude of 6,480m, around a corner after the ridge. The summit of Pumori can be ascended from Camp 3.

Day 33: Trek back to Pheriche

Today we climb down to Pheriche.

Day 34: Trek to Namche Bazaar

From Pheriche we take a slightly different route down to Orsho, entering Pangboche village. Here can be found the oldest monastery in the region, said to contain the scalp and bones of a Yeti, or abominable snowman. Leaving the mountains behind, our descent takes us through Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m) before returning to the town of Namche Bazaar (3,441 m). We arrive back at Namche Bazaar in the afternoon, after five to six hours of walking.

Day 35: Trek to Lukla

We return to Lukla (3,404 m), where the trip began, after a six hour trek. We’ll take time to reflect on the trek as a group, and the personal achievements of all who took part. You’ll also have plenty of time to explore the town.

Day 36: Morning flight back to Kathmandu

On the scenic thirty-five minute flight back to Kathmandu, you’ll enjoy a last glimpse of the mountains you have recently climbed. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we’ll be met and transferred back to the initial hotel. Once back in Kathmandu, Ace the Himalaya will host an evening barbecue as a chance to celebrate the expedition, say farewell, and thank the Sherpas and team members for their support and friendship throughout the trip.

Day 37: Leisure day in Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner

This is also a spare day in case our Lukla flight is delayed. If we fly out of Lukla on time, we have a full day to relax and enjoy the various delights of Kathmandu. Once back in Kathmandu, Our representative will host an evening barbecue as a chance to celebrate the expedition, say farewell, and thank the Sherpas and team members for their support and friendship throughout the trip.

Day 38: Transfer to airport for flight departure

Our representative will escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

Tour Location

Mt Pumori

‘Mt Pumori’, literally means “Unmarried Daughter” according to Sherpa language, was named by George Mallory, due to her location in the shade of Big E, which lies in Khumbu region on the border between Nepal and Tibet of Nepal. It was first climbed in 1962 by Gerhard Lenser, member of a German-Swiss expedition.
Standing at the altitude of 23494 ft., Pumori is one of the central attractions of Himalayas. Any trekker or the climber who has made a trip to Everest will always remember its distinctive shape. In general, technically challenging Pumori Expedition is one of the best exercises for climbing Mt. Everest. This might be the dream of the almost climbers to put their feet on the Everest once before they die. Hence, we have used this expedition as a training peak for past Everest teams. We hope this expedition can really fulfill your dream of reaching on the top of the Everest in your next effort if you trust once. This climb requires solid experience on climbing as well as physical fitness.
You need to be at least in 3 camps after base camp to reach the summit. The base camp is just above Gorekh Shep at the altitude of 5300 m. After base camp, you can set up first camp at the altitude of 5,650 m, around the phase of Mount Pumori.
You should set second camp at the ridge after the phase at the altitude of 6,000 m. The most technical part for this peak is around camp 1 and 2. You should set camp 3 at the altitude of 6,480 m, around the corner after the ridge.
You can ascend summit from the camp 3 to the top of Pumori. Most of the climbers use this route every year for the expedition to Mt. Pumori to limb.
Experienced Required
The Pumori climb is not for novice mountaineers. Climbers must have knowledge of roped snow and ice climbing techniques (to protect from falling down the mountain or into crevasses). It is also required that all members will have an awareness of altitude sickness, frostbite, and the recognition of their symptoms, prevention, and treatment. Once traveling above advanced base camp, all members must be prepared to be tied into the fixed lines or roped to another team member at all times. Neither solo climbing, nor descending, are allowed above advanced base camp. Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, members need to join with a spirit of friendship, teamwork and cooperation, and be ready to work with the group and be a good “team-player”. To participate in this expedition you must be a very fit and active walker-climber in good health. Make sure you have physically trained yourself very thoroughly before joining this climb of Asia’s most famous semi-technical rock-ice-snow climb. Climbers who have already climbed the peaks like Mera Peak; Island Peak can easily be involved in this trip
Our expeditions are not “guided” because this is not a realistic proposition in the high-altitude realm of 7,000 meters and above. “Guiding” and being “guided” implies the intimate supervision and care of a “client” by a “Guide” who can be responsible for the direct and immediate control of safety. We believe on Pumori, such a direct duty-of-care, implicit in the traditional guide-client relationship, is not possible.

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