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Country: Nepal
City: Lukla
Duration: 32 Day(s) - 31 Night(s)
Tour Category: Expedition

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Mt. Pumori is located in Khumbu region having pyramidal shape. This pyramid shaped 23,495 ft. peak dominates the skyline behind Kala Pathar (19,000 ft). Anyone who has made the trip to Everest either as a climber or trekker will remember Pumori`s distinctive shape. Named by George Leigh Mallory, "Pumori" apparently means "Unmarried Daughter" in the Sherpa language. Used as a training peak for past Everest teams this peak now is offered as a guided climb by many different companies.

The ascent starts at 5,300m. In a beautiful base camp aside a small lake (water source, take water filters or barrels - where you can pack your equipment- and to clarification the water -let sand to drop all night-). From base camp you have the most wonderful sight of Mt. Everest you can imagine, just above is Kalapattar Rock hill at 5545m.

After 3 hours walk (loaded) trough an easy hike terrain you will reach camp 1 or advanced base camp 5700m. To let your equipment and supply nearby. After this you will face a 500m. Elevation difference trough a 40 to 65 degrees slopes, 100m. Horizontal traverse, steep and expose to wind narrow ridges, some 5m. Ice wall, one tunnel climb. Pumori has many rock and mixed climb (not to need rock pitons but take some in case for the fixed rope) and spring might be more rock falling. If you have good Sherpa, Could be good for spring season. Camp 2- 6200m. Is located on a narrow ridge at the end of the section described before. Expose to wind and far from avalanches (but people say it has happened before that avalanches reach camp 2) the next 400m. Is an ice climb with 35-65 degrees, more 5m. Ice walls, many crevasses, and the bigger avalanche danger from big seracs hanging from the shoulder 6500m. The shoulder can be camp 3, but is too windy and not much gain.

From here you cans see Tibet. After this it is presume that the rest is a wide ridge that takes you to a not hidden summit, but like I told you, you still need rope here because of many crevasses, Ice walls. Finally, at 6,850m, there is an enormous crevasse 200m large, 40m. Deep, 10-20m wide. Try to walk towards Tibet side where the crevasses ended just before a great cliff, but in the other side the snow two-layer difference for avalanche danger. You can try Nepal side and you can reach the beautiful famous Pumori cliff and crossed the crevasse. After this the walk to the summit is only walk & you can summit Pumori 7145m. You need to have at least 3 camps after base camp to reach the summit. The base camp is just above Gorakshep at the altitude of 5300m. After base camp, you can set up first camp at the altitude of 5,650m. Around the phase of Pumori.

Mt.Pumori Expedition requires no high altitude experience, getting into the Base Camp and doing some practices will make you able to go on top of it. It is mostly a snow climb up fixed lines that we will all take part in fixing. Some snow/ice climbing ability really helps here. You will need crampons and an ice axe for some of the snow/ice and mixed stretches, so experience with use of these is mandatory. Of course you will need to be in an above average shape and a positive mental attitude is as important as good physical condition.

TRAIL INROMATION:
South Ridge- a scramble to (ABC) Advanced Base Camp, gradual to steep snow to Camp 1, to camp 2 mixed snow & ice (grade 3 ice) & rock 5.4 easy to moderate, summit day is steep snow 55 degrees. Some rock climbing ability really helps here. You will need crampons for some of the snow/ice (the upper mountain) and mixed stretches, so experience with the use of these helps a lot. Two to five days hotel in Kathmandu, 28-30 days in the field including trekking from lukla climbing on top of the Pumori at the height 7145m and trek back to Lukla is enough.

TRIP FACTS:

Country:                     Nepal

Duration:                    32 days

Area:                           Everest Region

Activities:                   Expedition

Difficulty:                    Moderate to Strenuous

Max. Altitude:            7,145  M.

Best Seasons:          March,May - September,November

DETAIL ITINERARY:

Day 01 Upon arrival meets our Airport representative and come to Hotel:

Check into the Hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 TRIP PREPARATION & FREE TIME:

Day 03 Kathmandu Fly to Lukla then trek to Phakding or Monjo:

After final administration requirements, we fly to the landing strip in Lukla. Weather permitting, this flight offers outstanding views of the eastern Himalayas. In Lukla, we meet and join our Sherpa staff, load the yaks and begin the ascent to base camp. Our first day is an easy walk to lush environs of Monjo, located on the Dudh Kosi River. No time is wasted on the learning aspects of this expedition. Evenings throughout the trek will consist of learning assessing rope skills needed for a Himalayan climb.

Day 04 Phakding/Monjo to Namche Bazaar:

We follow the Dudh Kosi, ascending 700 meters through Himalayan pine and Deodar cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar (3445 meters). The village of Namche is an historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat, gold and textiles. Besides being a superb place to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu, attracting Himalayan and lowland merchants. Our group spends two days in Namche affording us the opportunity to acclimate, visit local markets and spend time with friends in town. Our camp is perched high above the city and we make our way to nearby high points to capture our first glimpses of Ama Dablam, Everest and neighbouring peaks.

Day 05 Today is acclimatization day/Rest day in Namche Bazaar:

Take a hike up to the twin villages of Kunde and Khumjung home of the climbing Sherpas and the Sir Edmund Hillary School. In the afternoon take in the sights in Namche Bazaar including the Sherpa museum and local marketplace.

Day 06 Namche Bazaar to village of Tengboche:

Trek to the village of Tengboche (3866 meters), the cultural and religious center of the Khumbu. At the monastery we attend Buddhist ceremonies and rituals performed by local monks. Vistas from Tengboche are spectacular. The jagged peaks of Thamserku and Kangtega stand to our south, as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam are visible to the north. The Monastery at Tengboche is one of the most well known in the world as the Rinpoche is revered throughout the Buddhist community and has authored a number of books and essays. In the past our groups have had an audience with the Rinpoche and received his blessing. This is often a moving and intense experience. Views from this locale (one of the finest on earth), include Kwangde 6186 meters, Tawachee 6467 meters, Nuptse 7878 meters, Lhotse 8500 meters, Everest 8852 meters, Ama Dablam 6857 meters, Kantega 6778 meters, Thamserku 6607 meters. After visiting Tengboche we move to spend the night in Pangboche.

Day 07 Visit Tengboche Monastery in the morning and move to Pangboche:

This morning we make visit Lama Geshi for our private Puja ceremony to bless the expedition before making our way up to Dingboche for the night.

Day 08 Trek to Dugla, overnight in the lodge along the raging river coming out of the Khumbu Glacier:

Trek to Dugla, overnight in the lodge along the raging river coming out of the Khumbu Glacier. Send night in Dingboche.

Day 09 Dingboche to Lobuche:

We start walking from Dingboche after having breakfast in Dingboche and with the panoramic views of the mountains around. We will arrive in Lobuche to go to Pumori Base camp next day.

Day 10 Lobuche to Pumori Base Camp:

Trek to Pumori base camp and settle in the comforts of your base camp established by our Sherpa crew who has gone ahead of us.

Day 11 Rest, adjust to the altitude and start preparing for instructional sessions and organizing equipment:

Rest, adjust to the altitude and start preparing for instructional sessions and organizing equipment.

Day 12-25 Climbing Period:

Working on the mountain climbing and training to be ready for a summit bid during this time. Extra days have been included for inclement weather.

Day 26 Rest day in BC and pack up to depart:

Rest day in BC and pack up to depart.

Day 27 Move to Dingboche:

Move to Dingboche

Day 28 Travel from Dingboche to Tengboche:

Travel from Dingboche to Tengboche.

Day 29 Tengboche trek down to Namchebazaar:

Tengboche to Namche

Day 30 Namchebazaar trek down to Lukla:

Namche to Lukla

Day 31 Fly Lukla to KTM:

Fly Lukla to KTM

Day 32 Depart Kathmandu:

Thank you for joining trip to us.

Cost list

Cost List will be available soon.

INCLUSIONS:

  • Meeting our Airport representative and airport transfers on private vehicle to and from hotel.
  • Mt. Pumari Peak permit fee.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at a tourist class hotel on bed & breakfast plan as per itinerary.
  • Transport as per itinerary for members, staff and Liaison Officer.
  • Airfare Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu and transportation of all food and climbing equipments to base camp and back.
  • Full board during the trekking.
  • All kitchen equipments; kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, shower tent, chairs and tables at the base camp.
  • Cook and kitchen boy(s) at the base camp.
  • Base camp tents for members and staff.
  • Equipment allowance, wages and insurance for base camp staff and Liaison Officer.
  • National Park Conservation Fee.
  • Local transport in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Agency service charge.

Local Payment:

  • Local payment refers the remaining amount of the total payment of the trip. While making local payment do not forget to minus advance payment that you did to confirm the trip. Local payment must be made on the day of your arrival in cash or traveler's check. If you buy other program after you are in Nepal from our company is also allocated in the local payment.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Airfare from / to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee. (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival)
  • Npali Visa extension.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 6 days stay in Kathmandu
  • Service above Base Camp.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical and emergency evacuation.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving to Nepal by air or road.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, etc .
  • International airport departure tax, tourist tax.
  • Tips and bonuses.
  • Garbage fee. (Refundable).

Personal Equipment Checklist:

  • Down Sleeping Bag 1/1 for ABC climbing and Down Jacket 1 .
  • Gore-Tex jacket Trouser of any company, Climbing boot double and Trekking Boot 1 made by the best company.
  • ICE-axe with Ice hamber 1/2, Rucksack 2, Crampon 1/2 set, Stick 2 set and Harness - 1 .
  • Get up (Boot clover) 1 set Snow Glass - 2 Main rope 15 miters, ICE Crew - 1 and Sable small .
  • Mattress 1,Carbine 2 single + 2 lock,Head Light - 2, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser, Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser and Water Bottle.
  • Woolen Globe 3 set, Bag Cover, Wind mask for climbing,Climbing clove-3 with best quality and Shocks for climbing - 6 pairs.
  • Personal Medicine and eight finger Knife.

Note:

  • Please read our terms and condition before you book the trip.
  • Our Itinerary given to the trip is customizable in regards in the request of our valued customers but once the deal is done before leaving to the trip, the itinerary is not customizable any more after you are in the field.

Trip leader will be provided for groups of twelve people and above.

 

 

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