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MT. Pumori Expedition

"Adventure to the summit of most striking peaks Mt. Pumori in the close shade of Everest"

Trip Duration: 32 Days

Highlights of MT. Pumori Expedition

  • Enjoy daring and tough wonderful climb to the summit of stunning Mt. Pumori
  • Magnificent looking dome-shaped bulky mountain within close shades of Mt. Everest
  • Explore the wilderness of high Khumbu valley enclosed by world highest mountain range
  • Great adventure and climb in the harmony of local Sherpa immense colorful culture
  • From green forested area to remorseless fields of arctic zone covered with Ice and glaciers.

Trip Profile:

  • Accommodation Mode: Hotels in Kathmandu with the lodge on treks and camping on a climb from base camp to base camp
  • Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous
  • Climbing Grade: Full fledge Mountaineering Expeditions with challenging efforts
  • Climb duration:14 Nights and 15 Days (base camp to base camp)
  • Trekking duration: 11 Nights and 12 Days (walks with overnights in the lodge)
  • Total Trip: 31 Nights and 32 Days (main arrival to final departure) 

MT. Pumori Expedition Overview

Mt. Pumori Expeditions reaches you on top 7,161 m and 23,632 m high, one of most beautiful looking peaks located close to Mt. Everest towards west, where one can view at nearest within stone throw distance from high top of Kalapathar Hill.

Mt. Pumori straddles the border with Nepal and Tibet / China, where most of the climbing expeditions done from southern sides of Nepal, situated at 28 00 53 Latitude and 86 49 41 Longitude within scenic high Khumbu valley near to Everest base camp.
Mt. Pumori Expedition, indeed a great adventure one of popular above 7,000 meters range of mountains in Nepal Himalaya, climb offers tough challenges to reach the summit of Mt. Pumori around few sections.
With various routes to reach the top setting last Camp III besides Advance with Camp I and II to arrive safely and successfully on the summit of Mt. Pumori using North East route a regular and main course than taking straight up from base camp a sheer vertical climb to the top.

The final climb to the summit of Mt. Pumori determined after much planning having rest days for acclimatization and practice climb as well getting familiar with the route to the summit, allowing enough days to get used to climbing gear and equipment.

Mt. Pumori Expeditions begins on reaching Lukla town from Kathmandu by swift air journey, then leads to pleasant walk past villages of Phakding and Monjo to enter Sagarmatha National Park (Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese while local Sherpa knows by the name Chomolungma).

From the park entrance with a climb to Namche Bazaar, a Mecca and hub of trekkers as well for local villagers where colorful Saturday market takes place once a week interesting to observe the busy, crowded bazaar and cultures of Sherpa people interwoven with Buddhism religion.

After Namche spending extra days for acclimatization and exercise walks to scenic view-points where high route offers glorious views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse with majestic peak Amadablam and series of peaks all the way to reach a beautiful spot in Thyangboche.

At Thyangboche, visit the monastery of great interest and get blessed from the high priest for good weather, successful climb to the top of Mt. Pumori and safe descend within the scenic place amid green woodland surrounded by an array of snow-capped peaks.

On leaving Thyangboche head high north where tree lines fade for the mountainous country of rugged landscapes as walk slowly reaches to Pangboche, Dingboche and Lobuche then getting closer to our leading destination at Mt. Pumori base camp after walking past small settlement Gorakshep.

Gorakshep placed an in-between route towards scenic Kalapathar Hilltop with the trail to Mt. Pumori and Everest base camps, (Gorakshep once an original Everest base camp from the 1950s till mid-1970s).
After Gorakshep walks on the same path of Everest base camp for few hours, then our route diverts above from the main trail to reach at Mt. Pumori base camp located beneath the lofty peak of Mt. Pumori.
At base camp, enough time to acclimatize as well to get familiar with the route of climb includes practice and massive preparations, dividing gears for the long haul to the summit of Mt. Pumori.

From base camp reserved twelve days for the summit bid, with days to ferry types of equipment and camping gear to designated campsites than back waiting for good beautiful weather for the final ascent to the summit.
The climb takes you to set Advance Camp adding more to Camp III close to the ledge and slopes of Mt. Pumori summit, a robust and highly technical peak to encounter and avoiding crevices and avalanches that occurs quite frequently around Mt. Pumori.

A mountain fully covered with Ice and snow with a small rocky section to climb on reaching the summit where views get at its best overlooking Mt. Everest at the nearest distance with adjoining giant mountains includes views of Rongbuk valley towards Tibetan side.

After a great moment on top descend safely back on the same route using several camps to reach base camp, where days are spared for packing and clearing garbage to be safe, designated place.
Return journey after feeling in high spirit will be pleasant with long descend and back within green tree lines to Namche then at Lukla for a super short flight to reach Kathmandu, after a tremendous marvelous adventure and climb on Mt. Pumori Expeditions.

Seasons for Mt. Pumori Expeditions:

From March to the first week of June will be the best time for the climb to Mt. Pumori like other high mountain ranges of Himalaya, during spring season days are clear most of the time, the afternoon can get cloudy with cold freezing temperatures with wind-chill factors.

Sunlight hours much longer during springtime as well for a pleasant walk and climb, other good times from September to November, although not much accessible on the autumn season can plan the expedition during the early autumn season, most days are beautiful with clear blue sky. Still, short sunlight hours can be much colder, especially morning and nighttimes, where wind-chill factor adds to more cold.

MT. Pumori Expedition Short Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02-03: In Kathmandu preparation for Mt. Pumori Expeditions.
Day 04: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m and trek to Phakding 2,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.
Day 07: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m – 05hrs.
Day 09: At Dingboche for rest and short hike for acclimatization.
Day 10: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep 5,180 m climb Kalapathar walks to Pumori Base Camp 5,430 m.
Day 12: At base camp acclimatization, preparations, and practice climb.
Day 13-24: (12 days) Summit days for Mt. Pumori and withdrawal to Base Camp.
Day 25: Clean up the day the base camp and packing for the return journey.
Day 26: Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m – 06 hrs.
Day 27: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
Day 28: Trek to Lukla – 06 hrs.
Day 29: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 30-31: In Kathmandu, rest and submit expeditions report to the concerned department.
Day 32: International departure for homeward bound.

Expedition -Equipment List:

  • Sleeping Bag 1 for Base Camp & 1 for Climbing
  • Mattress 1 for Base Camp & 1 for Climbing
  • Ruck Sack 1
  • Head Light (Torch) 1
  • Koflach / One Sport Boot 1
  • Gaiter 1 Pair
  • Socks 10 Pairs
  • Sun Glass 1
  • Water Bottle & Thermos 1
  • Swiss Knife 1
  • Gloves Down & other for Climbing (5 – 6 Pairs)
  • Down Suit 1 Set
  • Gortex Suit 1 Set
  • Crampons 1 Pair + 1 Pair spare
  • Karabiner 4-5 Pcs (lockable & without lock)
  • Jumar 1 Pcs
  • Down Rippling (Descender) 1 Pcs (Air ring)
  • Cap 1 for Climbing & 1 for Summit
  • Ceiling 1 Pcs.
  • Inner clothing Trouser & Vests
  • Batteries For Sherpa & members
  • Oxygen, Regulator & Masks

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MT. Pumori Expedition Detailed Itinerary

Day 01:
Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to the hotel.

Reaching Kathmandu received by our staff and guide Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks transfer to your respective hotel explore around the streets of Kathmandu and Thamel area, trek briefing
includes welcome dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with culture programs of various ethnic tribes of Nepal.

Day 02-03:
In Kathmandu preparation for Mt. Pumori Expeditions.

Time in Kathmandu preparation for Mt. Pumori Expedition and treks within high Khumbu to obtain necessary permits and checking gear for the climb, options for sightseeing tour of
Kathmandu, at places of interest on these full days, allows you ample time to get ready.

Day 04:
Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (35 mins) and walk to Phakding 2,654 m- 04 hrs.

As per morning flight time transfer to Kathmandu domestic air-terminal and fly to Lukla of 30-35 mins scenic flight with views of Everest and other high peaks, from Lukla, walk to Phakding on the downhill trail with few short ups.

After 3-4 hrs of excellent scenic walks overnight in Phakding village by the Dudh Kosi River located in a gorge within a high rocky cliff of Kongde and Kusum-Kanguru peaks.

Day 05:
Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m- 06 hrs.

From Phakding follow Dudh Kosi River upstream to Monjo and into Sagarmatha National Park and walk to Jorsalle and climb high to reach at famous Namche Bazaar after lunch at Jorsalle.

At Namche Bazaar for two overnights with afternoon free to relax and enjoy views of high peaks that seen from your lodge in Namche.

Day 06:
In Namche for rest and acclimatization with a short hike.

At Namche rest day for acclimatization and a short hike to scenic view-point, suggested walk above Namche to national park museum with grand views and other options climb high to Everest View Hotel for best views of Everest with Amadablam and adjoining peaks.

Day 07:
Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs

Morning walk on the good scenic trail with views of Everest and Amadablam then reach Imjatse River at Phunke-Tenga for lunch, afternoon climb for two hours within lovely woodland to reach
at Thyangboche.

On reaching Thyangboche, check into the beautiful lodge with time to visit the monastery and enjoy views of surrounding peaks with Everest and stunning Amadablam.

Day 08:
Trek to Dingboche 4,365 m - 05 hrs.

From Thyangboche downhill to Imjatse River on leaving the forest area, after crossing the bridge uphill to Pangboche with views of Everest and Amadablam, having short rest at Pangboche an
hour walk for lunch stop at Somare village.

From Somare on a gentle uphill walk to reach Dingboche within scenic Imjatse valley, reaching Dingboche transfer to a beautiful cozy lodge with views of Amadablam North Face with Island Peak
towards the east direction.

Day 09:
Another rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and local hike.

Rest day for acclimatization take a short morning hike to Nagarjuna hill, enjoy grand views of peaks with Makalu-Lhotse-Amadablam and Island peak, afternoon free at leisure and enjoy views of surrounding mountains.

Day 10:
Trek to Lobuche 4,890 m - 05 hrs.

Walk up for a short while on top Dingboche and then heading to a leisurely walk uphill slope to Thugla for lunch stop, after lunch climb for an hour to the top of Thugla ridge, face grand views
of Amadablam and Cholatse peaks.

From Thugla high ridge, an easy steep walk to Lobuche for an overnight stop, a small settlement with several excellent lodges to stay.

Day 11:
Trek to Gorakshep 5,180 m climb Kalapathar walks to Pumori Base Camp 5,430 m.

 Trek to Mt. Pumori Base Camp with refreshing rest at Gorakshep and climb on top Kalapathar enjoy close views of Mt. Everest with Mt. Pumori, after enjoyable aspects descend to Gorakshep 

carry on walk further east climbing on rocks, moraine, and glacier then up high above from Everest Base Camp to reach at Mt. Pumori Base Camp for the climb.

Day 12:
At base camp acclimatization, preparations, and practice climb.

Today rest with time for climbing preparation, gathering all climbing gears from the porters and Yaks sorting out the right equipment, and planning with some practices before the final climb to the top of Mt. Pumori

Day 13-24:
12 days) Summit days for Mt. Pumori and withdrawal to Base Camp.

Allocated 12 full days for final ascent and preparations for the great climb of great technical effort to encounter massive tumbling boulders of Ice and glaciers will be an excellent experience. 

From the base camp at 5,430 m, a climb of technical difficulty over Ice-fall, climbing route will be taken care of by our expert guides with necessary safety procedures, above base camp one requires a positive attitude and thinking with physical and much mental effort to make the climb a success. 


Climbs require 2-3 camps to reach the summit and on descend also, with a rise for 12 days, using a maximum of three fields to the summit of Mt. Pumori. The last camp will be at a ridge linking close with Linktrin Himal.


During 12 days start loading and carrying gears to Camp I and Camp II, once everyone is well acclimatized, Camp I will be mostly by-passed en-route for Camp II, which will become an Advance Base Camp. The route to this point will involve crossing crevasses, and Icefalls, jumaring up serac walls, and a long, tedious plod-up the designated campsites. 

Camp III will be close up near the summit at above 6, 800 meters high, from here a long rising traverse across the snow slopes, leads to the South East Face of Pumori. 

 As per favorable weather conditions, follow our lead guide and leaders to the summit on top of Mt. Pumori at 7, 161 meter high with striking views of Mt. Everest of both sides North and South with arrays of surrounding peaks.

After a mind-blowing experience of a lifetime, adventure feeling high on top of the world descend back safely towards base camp using few camps on route downhill. 

Day 25:
Clean up the base camp and packing for the return journey.

All climbing and team-members should be at Base Camp for re-grouping, including guides and staff, to assist packing equipment and to check each member’s health condition after a great climb.
Start packing all climbing gears and disposing of the garbage in proper sites, where SPPC (Sagarmatha Pollution Control) will check the camp and depositing the litter to take away from the base camp to disposal sites or back to Kathmandu.

Day 26:
Trek to Pangboche 3,900 m - 06 hrs.

Morning head back to Gorakshep, which opportunity for a climb on top Kalapathar to enjoy close views of Everest and Pumori, if not done earlier before the Everest summit bid, from Gorakshep descend to Gorakshep and walk back to Lobuche. Then at Thugla, from here, route diverts to Pheriche valley unto Pangboche for an overnight stop.

Day 27:
Trek to Namche Bazaar - 06 hrs.

Retrace the journey back to Namche Bazaar via Thyangboche for overnight at Namche with afternoon free for rest and short walks around the streets of Namche.

Day 28:
Trek to Lukla - 06 hrs.

From Namche downhill to Sagarmatha National Park unto Phakding, after Phakding a few hours walk with last final climb to Lukla, on reaching Lukla transfer into the beautiful cozy lodge for the previous night around the high Khumbu and Everest region.

Day 29:
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

The morning after early breakfast flies to Kathmandu on reaching Kathmandu airport transfer to the hotel with the evening free at leisure, rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 30-31:
In Kathmandu for individual activities or short sightseeing tour.

Allowing free and spare day in Kathmandu to relax after a hard struggle climb on top Mt. Pumori, rest or join for an optional sightseeing tour at places of interest, on these two days where Expeditions leader and guide should hand the report of the climb to concern Nepal Government Tourism Department.

Rest free day enjoy individual activities and shopping souvenirs with the last day in Nepal.

Day 32:
International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.

Depart from the hotel as per your time for international flights, where Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks guides and staff transfer you to Kathmandu International airport, bidding farewell to Himalayan after a grand memory of Mt. Pumori Expedition with treks and adventure of a lifetime experience.

Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 32 Days

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Group Size: 2-12 People

  • Difficulty: Moderate to Adventurous

  • Altitude: Pumori Base Camp 5,430 m.

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