Trip FactsTrip Code: YK- 1858
Duration: 30 Days
Max. Altitude: 7161 m
Mode of Travel: Climbing
Start Trip: Kathmandu
End Trip: Kathmandu
Trip Grade: Hard
Mt. Pumori with an altitude of 7161 meters and lying in the Sagarmatha zone forms the northern boundary between Nepal and Tibet. As a natural boundary between Nepal and Tibet, Pumori is also visible from the Tibetan side near Rongbuk river.
Mount Pumori falls in the mid Eastern Himalayan range and is very close to Everest. The trail for the base camps of both Mount Pumori and Mount Everest are basically the same until Gorakshep from where it branches off towards north close to the trail of Kalapatthar, the beautiful black rock hill lying at 5545 meters and the glacier which lies close to the Everest. We take the trail towards Kalapatthar if we are to climb Mount Pumori. From the top of Kalapatthar, Pumori is just a few meters away. It generally takes weeks to summit Mt. Pumori but a group of Sherpas led by Sungdari Sherpa completed it in just under 8 hours. This was about 20 years ago. The Pumori base camp lies at the foot of Kalapatthar near the glacier pond called located on moraine part of the Khumbu glacier.
We take the south east route where ice and rock climbing is required at frequent intervals. Mount Pumori is mostly covered in snow and therefore forms a dome shaped structure when viewed from the southern face.
Pumori - Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
Day 02-04: Preparation of the expeditions:
Day 05: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla.
Day 06: Trek to Namche Bazaar.
Day 07: A day in Namche Bazaar.
Day 08: From Namche.
Day 09: Trek to Pheriche.
Day 10: Acclimatization period.
Day 11: Trek to Lobuje (16,174ft/4,930m.).
Day 12: Trek to Gorak Shep.
Day 13: Trek to Pumori Base Camp /5,400m.).
Day 14-15: Rest Day at Base Camp.
Day 16: Climb to Advance Camp at near 6,000m.
Day 17-22: (06 days) Ascent of Mount Pumori and withdrawal to Base Camp.
Day 23-24: At Base Camp to clean the garbage.
Day 25: Trek back to Pangboche.
Day 26: Trek to Namche Bazaar.
Day 27: Trek to Lukla.
Day 28: Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 29: In Kathmandu.
Day 30: International Departure.
- Expedition Sherpa Guide
- Oxygen bottles with mask and regulator (for use only) ” POISK OXYGEN SYSTEM”
- Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc)
- Clean Mountain Cans at Camp
- Restop toilet bags to bring human waste of the mountain for all members.
- Parabolic Solar Cookers at Base Camp,
- Sat Phone available at Base camp, but nominal charge for use.
- Email, Internet services available with nominal charge for use.
- Walkie-talkies for each member base unit at Base Camp.
- High altitude tents (North Face or similar quality) for all members and climbing Sherpas
- Base Camp single tent for each members, climbing Sherpa, BC staff and Liaison Officer
- Transportation of food supply to Base Camp
- Conservation and National Park fee
- All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition
- Solar panel at Base Camp for light
- Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp
- All kitchen tent, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables and chairs, and cooking utensils for Base Camp
- Insurance for Climbing Sherpas, Cooks, Liaison Officer, and local porters
- Equipment allowances and wages for Climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen boys and Government Liaison Officer
- Hotel in Kathmandu
- International airfare from / to your country
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Personal climbing gear above base camp
- Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage
- Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming
- Expenses of a personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, Email, etc.
- Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all personal expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo
- Tips and bonuses