Mount Pumori Expedition
Spring: March, April
4 to 5 hours of walk per day while trekking.
Pumori mountain of 7161 meter height is located in Nepal-Tibet border of Mahalangur section in the Himalaya. Pumori, means “the mountain Daughter” in Sherpa language and was named by George Mallory signifying “Everest Daughter”. Pumori lies just 8km west of Mt. Everest. Pumori was first climbed in 1962 by Gerhard Lenser on a German-Swiss expedition.
At south face of Pumori mountain, there appears Kalapattar (5643m) as big brown bump which is very impressive. Many trekker and climbers to Everest visit Kalapattar to see Everest very close and as acclimatization.
Arrival at Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal) & Transfer to Hotel.
Briefing the expedition plan and preparing for the next day.
Flight from Kathmandu to Lukhla and Trek to Phakding (2800m).
Trek to Namche Bazar 3440m
Rest day at Namche for acclimatization.
Trek to Tengboche 3860m.
Trek to Dingboche 4243m.
Trek to Lobuche 4930m.
Trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) 5364m.
Day 10 to 54
(44 days period) Everest Summit 8848m
Preparation to leave Everest Base Camp
Trek to Pheriche 4371m.
Trek to Namche Bazar 3440m.
Trek to Lukhla
Flight to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport.
- All airport/hotel/airport transfers
- 3 nights hotel (5 star, Annapurna or similar) in Kathmandu, bb plan
- Pumori Expedition permit, Sagarmatha National park and necessary permit fee.
- Scheduled flight : Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
- 45 Kg weight per climber is allowed
- Necessary porters and mules for carrying equipment & loads
- Twin sharing accommodation in lodge/teahouse while trekking
- 3 times meals per day, teas & coffees in trekking & base camp days
- 1 tent per climber of North face or similar for Base Camp
- Dining, Kitchen, Store tent, mattress and all camping facilities needed in BC
- Experienced and professional staff at BC : Base camp manager, cook, kitchen boy
- Government liaisons officer
- Equipment allowance, wages, life, medical & life, medical & rescue insurance for all Nepali members.
- Emergency oxygen, mask & regulator at ABC (use and pay)
- Immediate Rescue co-ordination (covered by your travel insurance)
- Group climbing equipment such as fixed rope, snow bar, ice screw etc.
- Generator or solar panel for charging & lighting in Base camp
- Gamow bag (Life saving device in case of altitude sickness) provided
- Satellite phone on pay call basis (1min = $ 3)
- Garbage deposit fee
- Visa Extension fee
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Agency service charge
- International flight ticket, taxes and visas
- Lunch & dinner, hotel after 5 nights in Kathmandu
- Personal trekking & climbing equipment
- Excess personal climber baggage transport Ktm-lua-BC $ 10 per kg one way.
- All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
- Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.
- Applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications – equipment (if brought)
- Climbing Bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you use Sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff
- All not mentioned in cost include part
1,278 m (4,193 ft)
1962 by Gerhard Lenser
- Camp 1 (5300m) : Also serving as the Advanced Base Camp (ABC) is located on a protected rock at 5300m height; It takes 3 hr to reach this camp from base camp.
Located on a narrow ridge on the top of ice ledge. The route to camp 2 is a mixed snow and rock with a slope 35 degree and involves some scrambling. Our climbing Sherpa will fix rope for climbing.
Located on the ridge on a protected flat area below a rock buttress. The section from camp 2 to camp 3 is short but it is the most difficult section of the climb due steep icy snow section of some 6m and about 75 degree. Then the slope flattens and we reach Camp 3 about 100m above. Magnificent view of Everest massif is seen from this camp. From Camp 3 it is just 560m to the summit. The route is along a snow field about 30-40degree of inclination. However there is a huge crevasse at 6850m, about 200m long and 10-20m wide. Past the crevasse there is an easy walk-up to the summit.