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Mount Pumori Expedition

Overview The Mount Pumori Expedition offers an awe-inspiring adventure for passionate mountaineers seeking a thrilling and challenging experience in the Himalayas. Standing tall at 7,161 meters (23,494 feet), Mount Pumori is also located on the Nepal-Tibet border and is known for its majestic beauty and technical climbing routes. The expedition begins in Kathmandu, Nepal, where participants gather for a comprehensive briefing and final preparations. Experienced mountaineering guides and Sherpas provide valuable insights, ensuring safety and success throughout the journey. The team then embarks on a scenic flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Khumbu region. From Lukla, the trekking route…


The Mount Pumori Expedition offers an awe-inspiring adventure for passionate mountaineers seeking a thrilling and challenging experience in the Himalayas. Standing tall at 7,161 meters (23,494 feet), Mount Pumori is also located on the Nepal-Tibet border and is known for its majestic beauty and technical climbing routes.

The expedition begins in Kathmandu, Nepal, where participants gather for a comprehensive briefing and final preparations. Experienced mountaineering guides and Sherpas provide valuable insights, ensuring safety and success throughout the journey. The team then embarks on a scenic flight to Lukla, the gateway to the Khumbu region.

From Lukla, the trekking route follows the famous Everest Base Camp trail, passing through vibrant Sherpa villages, lush rhododendron forests, and dramatic glacial valleys. This acclimatization phase allows participants to adjust to the high altitude gradually while soaking in breathtaking views of towering peaks like Ama Dablam and Nuptse.

Conquering Mount Pumori: A Journey through Ice and Heights

Upon reaching Everest Base Camp, the team diverges towards the west, establishing a temporary camp at Pumori Base Camp. Here, climbers also acclimatize further and undergo rigorous training to master technical skills required for the ascent. The climb entails traversing steep ice walls, navigating crevasses, and employing advanced rope techniques.

Over the course of several weeks, the team advances through multiple high camps, gradually ascending the mountain’s glaciated slopes. Summit day is the culmination of the expedition, where climbers embark on a challenging and exhilarating push to the top of Mount Pumori. The effort is also rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and other surrounding peaks.

The descent follows the same route, allowing time for reflection and celebration of the accomplishment. Back at Lukla, a farewell dinner commemorates the shared experiences and bonds formed during the expedition. The journey concludes in Kathmandu, where participants have the opportunity to explore the city’s rich cultural heritage and visit iconic landmarks like Durbar Square and Boudhanath Stupa.

Conclusion and Summary

The Mount Pumori Expedition is a life-changing adventure, combining physical endurance, mental resilience, and a deep appreciation for the Himalayan wilderness. It is also an opportunity to push personal limits, forge lifelong friendships, and create lasting memories in one of the most spectacular mountain ranges on Earth.

Trip Highlights

Here are some highlights of the Mount Pumori Expedition:

  • Technical Challenge: Mount Pumori is known for its technical climbing routes, including steep slopes, ridges, and crevasses. Climbing this peak requires a high level of technical proficiency, making it a challenge for experienced mountaineers.
  • Stunning Scenery: The Mount Pumori Expedition offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including the nearby peaks of Mount Everest and Lhotse. Climbers can also enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, including glaciers and valleys.
  • Cultural Experience: The Mount Pumori Expedition takes place in Nepal, providing climbers with a unique cultural experience. They can explore traditional villages, learn about the local customs and traditions, and gain insights into the local way of life.
  • Personal Achievement: Climbing Mount Pumori is a significant personal achievement and a test of physical and mental strength. The experience of pushing oneself to the limit and achieving a goal can be incredibly rewarding.
  • Mountaineering Skills: The Mount Pumori Expedition requires a range of mountaineering skills, including ice climbing, rock climbing, and roped travel. Climbers can develop and refine these skills during the expedition, improving their overall mountaineering proficiency.

Overall, the Mount Pumori Expedition is a challenging and rewarding climb that offers stunning scenery, a unique cultural experience, and a significant personal achievement. It’s important to choose a reputable and experienced expedition company and to prepare well in advance for the expedition to ensure a safe and successful climb.

Itinerary Expand All

Upon your arrival at the TIA, you will need to fulfill some official procedures to obtain the Nepal Entry Visa at the Immigration counter. One of our representatives will be waiting to welcome you at the Arrivals. After meet and greet, you will be transferred to the hotel booked for you to rest. There you can freshen up and rest.

On the second day, we will fulfill all our official procedures including necessary documentation, obtaining permits, and other formalities needed for our expedition. Then you will have time for sightseeing around the city.

The next day, we will start our preparation for our expedition. We will now pack our bags, do some necessary shopping, re-check everything that we need (Especially medicines and essentials). Briefings will be made about every aspect of the expedition and all gears and equipment, trip duration, accommodation, facilities at the base camp, and all related to the expedition. It is also an opportunity for you to communicate and introduce yourself to your fellow climbers and teammates.

After an amazing breakfast, we will take a thrilling flight to Lukla Airport early in the morning. The flight gives you a bird’s eye view of the valleys, rivers, hills, and gradually mountain ranges. Even though the flight is only for half an hour, it does not fail to mesmerize you now and then. As we land at Lukla Airport, which is already exciting, we start our trek to Phakding, our destination for the day. After obtaining the permit for the region, we will slowly move through the settlements on a mixed trail of dirt, stone pathways, and some rocky sections at times. This is an easy start, so make sure to enjoy all the greeneries, floras, and faunas as you walk. The trail takes you over several suspension bridges and along the Dudh Koshi river.  Enjoy the rest of the day at Phakding.

After Phakding, we move towards another beautiful destination, Namche Bazaar, which is the commercial point of the Khumbu region. Passing through the dense luscious forests of pine, juniper, Rhododendron, looking out for animals in the Sagarmatha National Park, climbing the stairs, enjoying the rages of rivers at some points, and mostly walking uphills are the major activities of the day’s trek. This trek will be long and tiring as we start gaining significant elevation. As we reach Namche, we rest at our hotel and enjoy our dinner. The next day, we will go around the village area and experience some local sherpa culture. We can also visit the Everest Photo Gallery and the Sherpa Museum while in Namche.

After a day’s rest and acclimatization at Namche, we then approach one of the most beautiful and tranquil parts of this Expedition, the Tengboche monastery. Tengboche monastery is one of the most popular monasteries among Buddhists around the world. The views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam are visible towards the north while Thamserku and Kangtega stand towards the south with striking views. We will also join in some prayer ceremonies and rest for the day.

After spending our night in Tengboche, we start our trek towards Dingboche where we will stay for the next day to acclimate ourselves. Following the path down from Tengboche towards Deboche through the forests of Rhododendrons, we cross a bridge over the raging Imja river. Then we gradually climb uphill to reach the village of Lower Pangboche where we can witness the spectacular views of Ama Dablam. We then move across the valley to reach our destination Dingboche at the start of the Imja Tse valley after an approximate walk of 5-6 hours. We spend our next day here to acclimate ourselves. We go on short hikes around the area to get some striking views of the mountain grandeur.

After acclimatizing in Dingboche, we head towards another beautiful stop, Lobuche. The journey starts with a climb to the ridge behind Periche until the tea houses at Dughla followed by a steep ascent to the terminal moraine of Khumbu Glacier. You will encounter a series of stone monuments made in the memories of climbers who couldn’t make it back home. After walking for almost 6-7 hours on rugged terrain we reach Lobuche, a small settlement of Sherpas. It is the final village with lodges on this trail to Everest.

From Lobuche, we resume our trek towards Mt. Pumori. We walk slowly and steadily so that we do not get altitude sickness. Walking on the rocky and rugged path, we finally reach the base camp at 5300 m where our Sherpa Guides and staff will set up all tents including sleeping tents, dining tents, shower tents, and will serve freshly prepared highly nutritious high mountain food.

After preparation and prayer ceremony at the Base Camp at 5300m, we will start our climb to Camp I. Our Sherpa Guides will fix the ropes on the route and will set up higher camps.

Camp I will be set up at an altitude of 5,650 m while Camp II will be set up at 6000 m right at the ridge after the phase. Then, to make the summit push easier, we will set up our Camp III at 6,500 m. On the day of the summit push, we start early so that we exploit the opportunity to witness the glorious sunrise behind the giant white peaks. The top of Mt. Pumori gives and exceptional panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt Makalu, Ama Dablam, Lobuche Peak, Mt. Cho Oyu, and many other snow-capped peaks.

After some time of amazement, we retrace our path back to lower camps.

After cleaning up the base camp and packing up all our stuff, we trek back to Pheriche and stay overnight at a lodge.

From Pheriche, we trek back to Namche, the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu Region.


We retrace the same trail back to Lukla from Namche. Going down through the dense forests, crossing several suspension bridges, and traversing through beautiful settlements will lead us to Lukla.

From Lukla, we will take a flight back to Kathmandu viewing all those mountain vistas, packed villages, green forests from a bird’s eye perspective. We will then transfer you to the hotel for you to rest and relax. We will see you in the evening for a farewell dinner at a typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural shows.

With gratitude and best wishes, we will have to bid you farewell for your flight back home. We hope to see you soon in the next season for a brand new adventure. One of our representatives will drop you off at the airport 3 hours prior your scheduled departure

What's Included

  • International and Domestic Airport-Hotel-Airport transfers in Nepal
  • Hotel accommodation in hotel in Kathmandu on bed/breakfast
  • Schedule flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for climbing members, Liaison Officer, and Staff
  • Member personal climbing equipment Kathmandu-Lukla-Base Camp-Kathmandu (max 60 kg
  • Full Board food, lodging during trekking to base camp and back to Lukla after Expedition
  • A professional climbing Sherpa guide per 2 members during  summit attempt and during climbing
  • 4 Oxygen cylinders per member with top-out Mask and Regulator.
  • All staff KTM-Base Camp-KTM transportation
  • Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc.
  • Clean Mountain bags
  • Solar Power at Base Camp and Camp II.
  • Satellite Phone available at Base Camp ( with nominal charge per use)
  • The facility of Internet service and recharge cards with a nominal charge
  • Daily Weather Report Services
  • Medical consultation services at the Base Camp with the (HRA) clinic
  • High Altitude tents: Single Tent in the Base Camp while in upper camps, the tent shall be shared with 2-3 climbers
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during Expedition as per the schedule
  • Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp and Cook at Camp II.
  • Kitchen tent, Stores tent, Dining Tents, Toilet Tents, Shower Tent, Tables and chairs, cooking utensils for Base Camp and camp II,
  • Insurance for Climbing Sherpas, Cooks, Liaison Officer, and local porters as well as Equipment,
  • Allowances and wages for Climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen boys, and Government Liaison Officers.
  • Base Camp single tent with mattress and pillow for each member, Climbing Sherpa, BC staffs, and Liaison Officer Tents
  • Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging small electronics. (Eg. mobile phones, amateur digital cameras, and handheld video cameras).
  • Personal solar-powered light at each tent per member at the Base Camp in the evening,
  • Transportation of food and equipment supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter or Yaks to Base Camp
  • Heaters in the base camp in the dining tent
  • Fresh vegetable  supply from Namche bazaar or Kathmandu
  • Special high foods for members and sherpas as per requirements of your choice in Kathmandu
  • Summit and Higher Camp Route fix charge,
  • Applicable National Park fees and local taxes (VAT 13%) imposed by  Nepal government,
  • Emergency oxygen  during the expedition in the Base Camp and Higher Camps,
  • First Aid kit ( For special medicine or internal medicine please seek advice from your doctor and prepare accordingly),
  • Garbage deposit  Shipment Charges
  • Company service charge
  • Mt. Pumori Expedition Royalty fee and all official formalities of all documents for climbing Mt. Pumori

What's Excluded

  • International flight tickets from/to your country.
  • Nepal Entry visa fee that can be obtained at the airport upon arrival,
  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu.
  • An extended stay in a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Your Personal Climbing Equipment,
  • Extra cost incurred due to Personal member’s baggage exceeding 60 k.g,
  • Buy special Insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation by helicopter in case of need during the Pumori Expedition
  • Charges for Commercial Filming and Drone Permit if needed,
  • International airport departure tax at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, wifi, etc,
  • Extra oxygens other than 4 bottles,
  • Climbing Sherpa summit bonus
  • Tips for staffs cook in the Base Camp
  • Camp 2 cook tips
  • Any other extra expenses other than mentioned in the Cost Includes section,
  • Any unforeseeable risks  that can arise during  the mountaineering,

Trip Information

Mount Pumori is a Himalayan peak located in Nepal, standing at 7,161 meters. It is a popular peak for climbers and is known for its technical climbing routes. Here’s an overview of the Mount Pumori Expedition:

Duration: The Mount Pumori Expedition typically takes around 35-40 days.

Route: The most common route to climb Mount Pumori is from the south side in Nepal.

Base Camp: The base camp for the Mount Pumori Expedition is located at an altitude of 5,300 meters. From here, climbers prepare for the ascent by taking rest days and practicing mountaineering skills.

Camp Setup: The expedition team sets up several camps along the way to the summit, each at higher elevations than the previous one. These camps serve as resting places and staging points for the summit push.

Summit Push: The summit push usually takes around 5-6 days, depending on the weather conditions and the team’s pace. The final ascent to the summit involves navigating steep slopes, ridges, and crevasses.

Summit: The summit of Mount Pumori is at an altitude of 7,161 meters. From the summit, climbers can enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas and surrounding landscapes.

Descent: The descent usually takes around 2-3 days, and climbers return to the base camp before heading back to the starting point.

The Mount Pumori Expedition is a challenging climb that requires physical fitness, mountaineering skills, and mental toughness. It’s important to choose a reputable and experienced expedition company and to prepare well in advance for the expedition. The climb is a great opportunity to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and to challenge oneself both mentally and physically.

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Trip Facts

Duration 33 Day(s)
Activities Mountaineering
Group Size 1 to 20
Best Season March to May, September to November
Start/End Point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Difficulty Level Challenging
Max Altitude 7161M

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