Pumori Expedition -(7161m.)
The most popular mountain for those who wish to climb 7000m peaks in the Himalayas of Nepal is Mt. Pumori (7161m). Mt. Pumori is situated in Khumbu region with the pyramid shaped and stunningly looking Peak 8km west of Mount Everest along Nepal-Tibet Border. Mt. Pumori dominates the skyline behind Kalapatther 5643m, which looks like a clump of rock on Pumori Southwest ridge. Pumori Expedition proves an ideal preparation for those aspiring for the more technical 8000m peaks including the Mt Everest. The peak was named "Pumori" by George Leigh Mallory, apparently means "Unmarried Daughter" in the Sherpa language. The best season to explore this stunning peak is September to November and March to May.
Mt. Pumori is first ascended in 1964 by a German Swiss expedition team. Although a 7,000er, Mt. Pumori is technically challenging mountain offering sections of wild exposure requiring climbers to have previous mountaineering experience and with excellent physical fitness level. Mt. Pumori Expedition is rewarded with stunning photographic views of snowy mountains including Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Everest.
The climb to Pumori is very popular and coveted as introductory qualifying climb for Everest by many operators. Whatever your reason to climb it is a fun and reasonably straightforward and accessible climb with relatively low objective danger. It is also a very nice introduction to climbing in Khumbu region and a funny way to do Everest Base Camp trek with 7000m peak climb which is easy, quick and non-cumbersome acclimatization process. We arrange both the logistic support and guided climbing for Pumori expedition. Climbing Pumori requires a moderate technical climb on ice and snow. The normal route for the climbing is South East Ridge.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel (1350m)
Day 02: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla(2840m) and trek to Phakding (approx 4hrs walk)
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3440m approx 7hrs walk )
Day 05: Weak up early in the morning at 5 o'clock. You may walk to Everest view Hotel (3800m approx 2 hrs) and visit to Hilary museum and Sherpa museum and over night at Namche Bazar
Day 06:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche(3860m approx 5 hrs walk)
Oct12/Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Pheriche / dingboche (4250m approx 5 hrs walk)
Day 08: Trek from Pheriche / dingboche to Lobuche (5018m approx 4hrs walk)
Day 09: Lobuche rest day for acclimatization
Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m approx 3 hrs walk) and rest
Oct16/Day 11: Trek from Gorakshep to Pumori Base camp (5200m) which takes about two hours.
Day 12-30: Climbing period (summit period for Pumori 7,161m)
Day 31: Trek from Base Camp (5218)to Dingboche(4260m approx 4hrs walk)
Day 32: Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche (3860M approx 4 hrs walk)
Day 33: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar(3440m approx 4hrs walk)
Day 34: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m approx 7hrs walk)
Day 35: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu Transfer to hotel
Day 36: Full Day sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening
Day 37: Final departure, alternatively, join other activitie
Elevation: 7,161m (27,494ft)
Location: Nepal/Tibet border
Coordinates: 28°00′53″ N 86°49′41″ E
First Ascent: Gerhard Lenser (Swiss), 1962
Climbing Season: Late spring
Expd duration: 44 days (typically)
Climbing duration: 27 days (typically)
Group Size: 02-15 person per Group