Pumori Expedition (7161m/23,494ft)

32 Days
  • 32 Days
  • 7161m (23,494ft)
  • 3 Star Hotels, Tea Houses, Camping
  • Moderate
  • Nepal/Tibet Border
  • Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu)- Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu)
  • Late Spring and Autumn
  • 2-10 People Per Group
  • 5-8 Hours Per Day
  • Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Lobuche, Makalu
  • Southeast Ridge and Southwest Ridge


Pumori Expedition is another tempting and challenging walk in the Himalayas of Nepal. This 32 days-long adventure takes you through the beautiful and exotic landscapes, astonishing sceneries, and lustful flora and fauna. As stem-winding as Gangapurna Expedition or Churen Himal Expedition, this adventurous ride takes you to the top of snow-capped Mount Pumori.

Standing tall at 7161 meters (23494ft), Mount Pumori is the ultimate showdown of the Pumori Expedition. It stands above 8.5 kilometers west of Mount Everest (8848m) and 4.6 kilometers from Mt.Nuptse (7861m). There is no doubt that Mount Pumori is one of the gems of the Khumbu region, providing you with stunning photographic views of snowy mountains.

Your enthralling expedition gets underway with a nervous-yet-exciting flight to Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla from Kathmandu. You will enjoy a glimpse of magnificent views from the top before landing amidst the high hills in one of the world’s most extreme airports.

After an enticing flight, you will commence the trek that takes you through some of the beautiful trails. From exploring the gateway of Mount Everest: Namche Bazar to visiting the historical Tengboche monastery, you will get lost in the tranquility of the beautiful nature.

The journey takes you through some of the alluring forests filled with rhododendron, pine, and oak trees to greet you with a warm welcome in the beautiful surrounding.

The ultimate destination of the expedition is your summit of Mount Pumori underway once you reach Pumori Base Camp and get all geared up for the climb ahead. But before you test your climbing feet, our Sherpa crew will set three high camps: Camp I (5700m), Camp II (6200m), and Camp III (6500) for your better rest and acclimatization.

You will get lost in the breathtaking views of some of the mount-watering snow-capped mountains once you face all the challenges and reach the top of Mount Pumori. The summit rewards you with the up-close views of Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Lhotse (8516m), Mount Makalu (8481m), Mount Cho Oyu (8201m), Nuptse (7861m), and numerous other snow-capped peaks in the Khumbu region.

The best season for you to take on this Pumori expedition is in late spring and autumn. During these seasons, you don’t have to encounter the possible threats that the high altitudes can bring in. Plus, the weather remains favorable for a long-day trek.

With our coordination, you can clinch this expedition and tick it out of your bucket list as we provide the best guidance. We have a team of expert climbers, who have the experience of completing the hardest of climbs with minimal or no risks.

This Pumori Expedition is one better way to adapt yourself to the pleasing and strenuous landscapes of Nepal before you prepare for bigger expeditions like Everest Expedition or Annapurna Expedition.

Short History of Mount Pumori

George Mallory named Mount Pumori. In Sherpa language, Pumori means an unmarried daughter. Mount Pumori is also best known as the daughter of Mount Everest.

The successful summit of Mount Pumori was first made on 17 May 1962 via the Southeast face by a German-Swiss expedition, which included climber Gerhard Lenser. Later in 1996, Leopold Sulovský and Michalec Zeduak from the Czech Republic climbed the South face via the Southwest route. Since the first summit, more than 500 climbers have successfully climbed Mount Pumori.  

Is This Pumori Expedition Right For You?

  • The weather can be unpredictable at higher altitudes as it can also affect your expedition and put it to a halt. Make sure you consider the time of the year you wish to take on the expedition as the scenery and conditions vary between seasons.
  • For about a week or more, you will have to walk for 5 to 7 hours, excluding the climb itself. So, make sure that you are up for the challenge. If you have been practicing some kind of climbing exercises prior to the expedition, it will be helpful.
  • You will be scaling the Mount Pumori (7161m/23494ft). The climb is somewhat challenging, so keep in check that you have a good climbing experience before taking on this expedition.
  • The trekking lodges or tea houses that you stay throughout the trekking period are very simple, with only the necessary facilities. Access to electricity for charging electronic devices will cost you extra. Wi-Fi is available at a few locations, but connections may be poor.
  • The expedition includes several days of camping over 5000 meters, where there is the risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You may notice shortness of breath and mild headache, but your guide will make sure you walk slowly to let your body adjust to the thinning air.

Our guides and Sherpas are well trained in first aid and will be carrying emergency medicines to help you in the time of difficulty. In extreme cases, we will rescue you using a helicopter. If you are unsure about your physical ability, you need to seek some medical advice before booking this expedition.

Day-to-Day Itinerary Table – Pumori Expedition

1Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel1350 m-
2Sightseeing Around Kathmandu Valley and Preparation for the Expedition1350 m-
3Flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla and Trek to Phakding2840 m (Lukla)

2650 m (Phakding)
40 minutes

3-4 hours
4Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar3440 m6 hours
5Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar3440 m-
6Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche3850 m5-6 hours
7Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche4350 m4-5 hours
8Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche4940 m4-5 hours
9Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep and Trek to Everest Base Camp and Back to Gorakshep5180 m (Gorakshep)

5364 m (Everest Base Camp)
7-8 hours
10Morning Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patthar and Trek to Pumori Base Camp5554 m (Kala Patthar)

5300 m (Pumori Base Camp)
3-4 hours
11-25Ascending and Descending Mount Pumori7161 m-
26Trek from Pumori Base Camp to Dingboche4350 m4-5 hours
27Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche3850 m4 hours
28Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar3440 m4 hours
29Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla2840 m7 hours
30Flight from Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu1350 m40 minutes
31Leisure Day at Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner1350 m-
32Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for Final Departure1350 m0.5 hours

Important Notes

  • This trip starts early in Kathmandu, and you have two days to rest in the capital. As a result, you will get enough time for the briefing about the expedition.
  • The attempt to the top of Mount Pumori is via the Standard Route on the Southeast Ridge, a grade 3 snow and ice climb that demands a good knowledge of alpine climbing techniques and awareness about the effects of high altitude.
  • The small lake located above Gorakshep will be your water source while Base Camp. The water needs to be either filtered, boiled, or purified by iodine tablets.
  • The royalty fee to summit Mount Pumori is 500 USD in the spring season. Besides, the cost of ascending the peak in autumn and winter/summer seasons is 250 USD and 125 USD, respectively. It is covered on the trip cost.
  • Note that while we endeavour to assist our clients in achieving their goals, there may be times your leader decides whether to delay or stop your ascent based on your medical conditions and AMS symptoms.
  • You may also be asked to carry some passport-size photographs to carry out your expedition permit.
  • We suggest allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your expedition should your return flights from Lukla airport be delayed due to bad weather conditions.

Why You Will Love This Pumori Expedition

  • You will enjoy a 32 days-long exploration around the scenic landscapes of the Khumbu and Everest region of Nepal.
  • Bone-chilling flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla — one of the most extreme airports in the world.
  • You will walk through the amazing forests filled with rhododendron, pine, and oak trees.
  • A chance to learn Sherpa culture, values, and traditions.
  • You will visit the infamous and historical Tengboche Monastery.
  • Ascending the beautiful Mount Pumori.
  • Catching the up-close views of Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Lhotse (8516m), Mount Makalu (8481m), Mount Cho Oyu (8201m), Nuptse (7861m), and numerous other snow-capped mountains in the Khumbu region.
  • Mystifying view of Tibet, including Rongbuk glacier.


You will be welcomed and greeted by our representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, upon your arrival at the capital. Our representative will then escort you to your hotel and help you with your check-in. You can take complete rest and let go of the jet lag as you will have one more day to prepare for the ultimate adventure.


  • Greetings and welcome from our representative at the airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel for a much-needed rest.

Hotel - 3 Stars

The second day of your Pumori Expedition is enjoyable and refreshing. You will have a whole day exploring the valley and enjoying the views of cultural and historical landmarks that the city offers to you.

Kathmandu, often known as the City of Temples, has a captivating blend of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Western cultures. The valley houses some of the major heritages listed in the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. You can also run through the busy city streets and explore the tourist hubs around Thamel and Asan.

While exploring the markets, you can buy some of the necessary trekking and climbing gear that play vital importance throughout your expedition. After returning to your hotel, you will get prepared for the important session coming up. We will conduct a short briefing that gives you the opportunity to get all the valuable information and clear all of your doubts regarding the Pumori Expedition.

The second day of the expedition ends with you resting in your hotel and gearing up for the long journey.


  • Adventure around Kathmandu Valley.
  • Visiting the cultural and natural heritage around the valley.
  • Buying some necessary climbing and trekking gear from the market.
  • Attending the expedition briefing.

Special Information

We will brief you about all the details regarding the Pumori Expedition in the meeting. Our team will walk you through all the trekking routes and accommodation facilities that you will come across throughout the journey. Additionally, we will let you through all the permit formalities required to carry out this expedition.

Hotel - 3 Stars

The third day of this expedition awaits you with the gripping flight to one of the world’s most extreme airports.  After a quick breakfast at your hotel, you will drive to the Tribhuvan International Airport to book a flight to the Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla. This 40 minutes-long flight is an adventurous one. From the time you take off from Kathmandu and get ready to land amidst the serene landscape of Lukla, you will have your heart in your mouth— overwhelmed both with fear and excitement.

The Lukla airport is considered extreme mainly because the airport sits surrounded by high mountain peaks. You can relax for a bit gazing at the beauty of Lukla, where hundreds and thousands of climbers gather around in the quest for their journey to summiting Mount Everest (8848m). The place is famous as the gateway to Khumbu and the entire Everest region.

After much-needed acclimatization at Lukla, you will follow the trail that is gradually uphill through the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river. You will then pass along several mani walls before arriving at Ghat. After 3-4 hours of walking, you will finally reach Phakding, where you will call it a day with tea house accommodation.


  • Bone-chilling flight to Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla.
  • Rest time at Lukla.
  • Peek of the beautiful landscapes.
  • Trek towards Phakding.
  • Following the uphill trail through the left bank of Dudh Koshi river.


You will rest for a few hours after reaching Lukla for better acclimatization. Acclimatization is essential because you will then be heading to higher altitudes throughout the journey.

4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast in Phakding, you will lace up and begin the journey towards Namche Bazaar. Today, you will walk for around 6 hours before resting your feet for the day. Initially, you will cross a small stream and start ascending until you reach Bengar. After a few hours of walk, you will reach Sagarmatha National Park Service, where the park entrance fee is collected. The Sagarmatha National Park is the home to some rare species like the snow leopard, musk deer, and red panda.

Following the registration at the National Park office, you will make a steep ascent until you reach Namche Bazaar, which is the gateway to Mount Everest (8848m). Besides, Namche Bazaar is where you can find the majority of Sherpa people in the tourism business. Overnight tea house accommodation in Namche will give you enough time to rest your tiring feet.


  • 6 hours walk to reach Namche Bazaar.
  • The uphill ascent towards Bengar.
  • Traversing through Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Cozy rest in the Sherpa community at Namche.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will get a proper time to acclimatize and explore around Namche Bazaar. You will get the chance to discover the Sherpa culture and explore the busy market streets. You can enjoy the hike to the famous Everest View Hotel (3800m), which is about a 3 hour-long trek from the town. While exploring around Namche, you can catch a breathtaking glimpse of Mount Everest (8848m). Later in the evening, you will explore the Hilary and Sherpa museum at Namche and enjoy the slideshow program.


  • Discovering the Sherpa culture and traditions.
  • Hike to Everest View Hotel.
  • Visiting the Hilary and Sherpa museum and enjoying the slide show program.


For acclimatization, you can explore several good hike options with the best views of surrounding mountains in the Khumbu region.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After spending a quality acclimatization and exploration day at Namche, you will head ahead on the 6th day of your expedition. Today’s trek is to Tengboche, which is around 5-6 hours walk from Namche Bazaar. You can enjoy some of the breathtaking sceneries while trekking uphill over the ridge where the National Park Museum is located. There on, you will follow a slightly rising trail to Khyangjuma.

You will then descend the stone-paved trail that takes you to Phunke Tenga. After that, you will climb a switchback through a beautiful pine forest before reaching Tengboche. The village is popular for its important Buddhist monastery, Tengboche Monastery, which is the largest gompa in the Khumbu region. The day comes to an end with overnight tea house accommodation.


  • 5-6 hours-long trek to reach Tengboche village.
  • Passing through the National Park Museum and Khyangjuma.
  • Walking down the stone-paved trail towards Phunke Tenga.
  • Visiting the infamous Tengboche Monastery.

Special Information

Located at 3867m (12687ft), the Tengboche Monastery is also known as Dawa Choling Gompa. It was built around 1916 by Lama Gulu with a strong link to its mother monastery called the Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet. The monastery is the central place for the Mani Rimdu festival, one of the Sherpa people’s most important festivals. It is conducted during the tenth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

As the sun rises on the 7th day of the expedition, you will enjoy a quick brunch and prepare yourself for the trek to Dingboche. Before starting your journey, you will pay a visit to Tengboche Monastery for morning prayers and take blessings from the monastery’s senior monk.

You will then begin the trek through a beautiful forest area towards Deboche. Throughout the trail, you will be accompanied by the splendid views of Ama Dablam and Kantega as they appear on the opposite bank.

From there, you will continue an uphill trek and pass through several chortens, upper path, and the lower path to Pangboche Olin with its stone wall-enclosed with a potato field. Your trail then slowly leads towards big Mani Stupa. Within 4-5 hours of walking from Tengboche, you will finally reach Dingboche and stay for the night with tea house accommodation.


  • 4-5 hours trek to Dingboche.
  • Passing through the beautiful forest towards Deboche.
  • Awe-inspiring views of Ama Dablam and Kantega on the trail.
  • Traversing through several chortens and Pangboche Olin.
  • Climbing slowly towards Mani Stupa.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will leave Dingboche with a quick breakfast towards the ultimate destination for the day— Lobuche. You will initially follow a downhill trail that will lead you to Pheriche village. From there, you will move ahead until you reach Dugla, which is at the elevation of 4595 meters. The trail includes a small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier.

You will rest for some time in Dugla before continuing your uphill trek and get fascinated with the breathtaking views of Mount Pumori (7161m) and other high peaks west of Everest throughout the trail. After some 4 to 5 hours walk from Dingboche, you will finally reach Lobuche and take complete rest with tea house accommodation.


  • 4-5 hours walk from Dingboche to Lobuche.
  • Passing through Pheriche village and Dugla.
  • Crossing the small wooden bridge over the river of Khumbu glacier.
  • Breathtaking views of Mount Pumori and other peaks.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the tiring day of the expedition, as you have to walk for some 7-8 hours. After a quick brunch at Lobuche, you will follow the rocky mountain path with spectacular views of glacial ponds and icebergs below the Khumbu glacier. After climbing the last of the rocky moraine dunes, you will move downhill until you arrive at Gorakshep. Gorakshep is a flat field situated below Kala Patthar (5554m) and is the final stop with comfortable tea houses.

After reaching Gorakshep, you will follow the trail that passes through a rocky path and a Khumbu glacier towards Everest Base Camp. You will spend a short time in the Base Camp while viewing some of the spectacular landscape around the area before retracing your steps back to Gorakshep. Overnight tea house accommodation in Gorakshep will give you ample time to rest your tired feet.


  • Mesmerizing views of glacial ponds and icebergs down the Khumbu region.
  • Trek to Gorakshep.
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep for the night.

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is another exciting and adventurous day of the entire expedition. In the early morning, you will gear up for the hike to Kala Patthar from where you can enjoy the mouthwatering sunrise view over Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Lhotse (8516m), Mount Makalu (8481m), Mount Cho Oyu (8201m), and other surrounding peaks. After spending some quality time at Kala Patthar, you will return to Gorakshep.

Now you will lace up your boots for the journey ahead. You will follow a rising trail leading to Pumori Base Camp, where you will end your day and prepare for the important summit. Once you reach the campsite, our Sherpa guide will quickly set up the camp for you.


  • Morning trek to Kalapatthar.
  • Mouthwatering sunrise view over Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Lhotse (8516m), Mount Makalu (8481m), Mount Cho Oyu (8201m), and other surrounding peaks.
  • Trek to Pumori Base Camp.

4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Before you begin the exciting and thrilling summit of Mount Pumori, you will spend some days doing climbing training and drills. In the meantime, our Sherpa crew will do all the hard work to set up three camps at high altitudes over the Pumori Base Camp. The first camp, Camp I, will be at 5700m, Camp II will be at 6200m, and Camp III will be at 6500m.

You will begin the summit mostly at 1 am or 3 am with the proper guidance from our experienced climbing experts. As you have to tackle several technical climbing sections, you need to gear up properly and carry all the necessary climbing tools with you.

You will slowly move ahead while taking a proper acclimatization rest at all the higher camps. Our Sherpa crew will provide quality and hygienic meals on time while resting at the higher camps before moving towards the summit of Mount Pumori.

After you finally reach the top of Mount Pumori, you will enjoy some of the thrilling scenes. You will be rewarded with the up-close views of Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Lhotse (8516m), Mount Makalu (8481m), Mount Cho Oyu (8201m), Nuptse (7861m), and numerous other snow-capped mountains in the Khumbu region. After some quality time at the top, you will slowly descend back to the Pumori Base Camp with proper rest and acclimatization.


  • Summit of Mount Pumori with adequate rest and acclimatization.
  • Proper climbing drills and training in Pumori Base Camp and other higher camps.
  • Scenic views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, and others from the top of Mount Pumori.


For your better acclimatization, our Sherpa crew will set up three higher camps above the Pumori Base Camp:

  • Camp I: Also known as Advanced Base Camp, this camp is located at 5700 meters, which is 4-5 hours climb through the glaciers and knife-edged ridge of the hillside from the Base Camp.
  • Camp II: It is located at 6200 meters where you will reach as you will climb the face with a 40-60 degrees slope and get through a snow wall.
  • Camp III: Camp III is located at 6500 meters, and you will reach there after climbing through ice walls and crevasses.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Having achieved your target summit of Mount Pumori, you will wake up happy in the Pumori Base Camp on the 26th day of the expedition. After filling up your appetite, you will pack your bags and get ready for the return journey.

You will retrace your steps back on the same trail that goes through Gorakshep and Lobuche. From Lobuche, you will descend downhill and pass along the Pheriche village. After 4-5 hours of walk, you will arrive at Dingboche, where you will call it a day with tea house accommodation.


  • The return journey back to Dingboche.
  • Passing through Gorakshep, Lobuche, and Pheriche village.

Special Information

Before leaving the Pumori Base Camp, you will take part in the short cleaning session. It is very crucial to keep our mountains free from pollutants. You will collect all the wastes and put them on your garbage bag for the proper disposal.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a quick breakfast, you will leave Dingboche and trek for around 4 hours until you rest your feet in Tengboche. The trail descends gradually towards Pangboche and continues towards Deboche. Before reaching Tengboche, you will enjoy the serene beauty of delightful pine forest throughout the trail. Overnight stay in a teahouse in Tengboche, and you prepare further for the returning part of the expedition.


  • 4 hours of walk to reach Tengboche
  • Descending towards Pangboche and moving to Deboche.
  • Traversing through the wonderful pine forest.

4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After the sun rises on the 28th day of the expedition, you will start your trek on a leveled path to head back to Namche Bazaar. It takes around 4 hours to reach Namche from Tengboche. You will move towards Phunke Tenga and take an uphill trek to reach Kyangjuma. From there, you will enjoy a pleasant walk to the Sherpa capital — Namche Bazaar. You can visit local stores and souvenir shops at Namche in the evening before ending your day with tea house accommodation.


  • 4 hours walk from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar.
  • Passing through Phunke Tenga and Kyangjuma.
  • Visiting the local stores at Namche.

4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will walk for 7 hours to reach back to Lukla. This day is the last day of the trek, and it is an exciting one. The trail passes through dense forest filled with rhododendron, oak, and pine trees. Except for a few short uphill climbs, your trek is mostly a pleasant one. You will cross the Bhote Koshi River three times before a final uphill climb to step your feet back in Lukla. Overnight stay in Lukla, and you are ready to fly back to the capital city.


  • 7 hours walk back to reach Lukla.
  • Passing through the dense forests of rhododendron, oak, and pine trees.
  • Crossing the Bhote Koshi River.

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After waking up amidst the scenic beauty of Lukla, you will enjoy your breakfast and glance at the bone-chilling landscapes for one last time. After that, you will get ready for a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. While you prepare for take-off in between the high hills, you will have your heart filled with fear and excitement.

During the 40 minutes-long flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, you can peek from a window and catch a glimpse of high mountains and scenic landscapes. After you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can then have a short rest and stroll around the city for a while. The day ends with overnight rest in a hotel.


  • Thrilling and enticing flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Strolling around the busy streets of Kathmandu.

40 minutes
Hotel - 3 Stars

Today is your bonus day in Kathmandu. You can enjoy a delicious breakfast in your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful valley. An early start is practical to visit different temples of the city. Besides, you can enjoy a quality walk around Thamel’s shopping area before driving back to your hotel for what’s coming up ahead.

The day ends with a little surprise from our side. We will organize a farewell celebration dinner to thank you for choosing us and coordinating perfectly throughout the expedition. At the end of the pleasant night, we thank you for your time in the country.


  • Visiting the temples around the city.
  • Strolling around the busy streets of Kathmandu.
  • Enjoying a farewell dinner from our side.

Special Information

The farewell dinner from our side will contain some of the mouth-watering dishes that stay in your memory for a long time. You will get a taste of some local and traditional cuisines of Kathmandu. Plus, you will get to enjoy the cultural performance that we will have at your disposal.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel - 3 Stars

This day is your last day in the country’s capital. After breakfast, you will be dropped to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your return flight home by our representative. On your way back home, you will have enough time to relive the memories of the Pumori Expedition.


  • Drive back to Tribhuvan International Airport for the final departure.

30 minutes

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer services on both domestic and international flights, as mentioned on itinerary.
  • 4 nights 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Experienced and government-licensed high-altitude trekking crew throughout the trekking and climbing period.
  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu to all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer, and kitchen staff.
  • All trekking and mountaineering equipment, including kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for camps above the Pumori Base Camp.
  • Common climbing equipment, including fixed and main rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar, etc.
  • All the services of chef and kitchen assistant at Pumori Base Camp.
  • 3 meals a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner alongside tea/coffee available in the tea house/hotel/lodge throughout the trekking period.
  • 3 fresh meals a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner served at Advanced Base Camp.
  • All food and fuel for the Base Camp and higher camps during the expedition for all the climbing members.
  • 40kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period, carried by a Yak or porter.
  • Daily weather report services.
  • Trekking permit (Everest National Park entry fee) and TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card.
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit of the Government of Nepal to climb Mount Pumori.
  • Royalties and fees of the Government of Nepal.
  • One experienced, trained, and government-licensed climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental insurances for all involved staff throughout the trekking and expedition period.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpa’s, chefs, government liaison officers, and kitchen assistants.
  • First aid medical kits for the climbing group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by a guide for communication and available to clients at the cost of USD3 per minute.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and at Pumori Base Camp and above as required.
  • The heater will be offered at Base Camp for heating the dining room.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask, and regulator provided on the requirement of climbers with appropriate charge.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the Advanced Base Camp.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charging.
  • All tents for the camps between Pumori Base Camp and the summit of Mount Pumori for members and staff.
  • Gamow bags (Portable Altitude Chamber).
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing Sherpa guide, climbers, chef, and staff.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • Trekking and climbing route map of Mount Pumori.
  • EPI cooking gas and stove will be provided above Base Camp for cooking food and boiling water.
  • Transportation of food supply for Pumori Base Camp from Kathmandu (Cargo to Lukla and then by porters or Yaks to Base Camp).
  • Our service charge and government taxes imposed in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information as well as flight ticket reconfirmation.
  • Visa extension procedure services (if required).
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a domestic culture show in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except the welcome and farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food or snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trekking period.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, and tips.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, and changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Extra transportation services other than what is mentioned in the itinerary program.
  • Any additional staff other than the specified ones.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests as well as hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance, travel insurance, and emergency rescue evacuation if necessary.
  • Walkie-talkies.
  • Filming permit on Mount Pumori.
  • Personal climbing and trekking gear.
  • Expenses incurred towards the usage of landlines, internet expenses, mobiles, walkie-talkies, and satellite phones.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, and camera or video fees.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per mountaineering association rules.
  • Tips and gifts for the Base Camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Any extra services or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other costs not included here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will be my guide?

We provide you local guides. On each expedition, our guides have been to the relevant areas many times. All the guides are experienced, flexible, and authorized by the Government of Nepal.

Our guides are professionals on mountaineering with extensive knowledge on the Himalayas, more than 5 years of experience with at least 3 times summit of Mt. Everest and are trained and assessed by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) or Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) with many years of Mountaineering experience in the world’s highest mountains.

How difficult is it to climb Mount Pumori?

Well, the difficulty level depends on these common factors:

Weather conditions and temperature
Climbing route
Your physical fitness
Basic mountaineering and climbing skills and training
High altitude sickness
Distance covered in the whole expedition
Clothing and climbing gear

What is the best time to go for the Pumori Expedition?

The most favorable time to take on this long expedition is during April and May in Spring and October and November in the fall. During these time frames, you get the best view, and there are lesser possibilities of weather becoming worse and hazardous. Besides, you can succeed at the summit of Mount Pumori from Southeast and Southwest Ridge.

What happens if there is an emergency?

If you get caught up in a serious emergency, our climbing guide will help you with safety care, medical treatment, and communication services. Communication is made possible through satellite phones, so a guide will help you if something critical happens. If you are not well to continue your summit, a helicopter will come to your rescue.

What sorts of food will I get during the Mount Pumori Expedition?

During your summit, you will be served with organic and hygienic food like rice, potatoes, bread, porridge, eggs, cheese, milk, juice, coffee, and tea.

What kinds of climbing equipment should I carry for this expedition?

To be safe on high altitudes, you need to pack a pair of climbing boots, thermal wear, down jacket, windproof jacket, down pants, waterproof pants, sun cap, balaclava, gloves, sleeping bag, climbing helmet, poles, and a first-aid kit. You can also add extras like a walking stick, pocket knife, and raincoat for extra safety.

How fit should I have to be to go on the Pumori Expedition?

You need to have a proper level of fitness and need to have the prior climbing experience to take part in this Pumori Expedition. You need to walk for 5-8 hours each day on undulating trails while gaining altitude throughout this expedition. Hence, you should be physically prepared to overcome the challenges of the mountain.

You don’t need to worry a bit! We will guide you thoroughly as to which physical exercise and technique you need to learn.

Do I need to tip the climbing guide and porter during this expedition?

Usually, climbing guides and porters expect some tips after the successful summit of the peak. You can tip them according to the satisfaction of your entire trip. The guides typically get USD300-500 while the porters get USD150.

What kind of insurance do I need for this expedition?

We recommend you get full insurance that includes travel, medical, and emergency evacuation to avoid unnecessary expenses in case of any unfortunate incident. Choose your insurance wisely, and if you have trouble, we can direct you just to the right one.

Are there any accidents recorded at Mount Pumori?

Since the initial summit of Mount Pumori, there had been around 507 summits and 41 deaths. Among the deceased, 19 were from avalanches and 13 from falls. There have been some dangers from avalanches, including some Spanish climbing teams that took huge losses in 1989, 2001, and the 2015 avalanche. In general, Mount Pumori has a death rate of 2.13.

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Pumori Expedition (7161m/23,494ft)