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Pumori Expedition - 38 days
Climb Pyramid Peak Mount Pumori (7161 m./ 23494 ft.) nearby Mount Everest

Mt. Pumori 7161 meters; is generally considered to be technically challenging and requires climbers to be experienced as well as in faultless physical condition. For one such climber this mountain could become the most rewarding challenger in the Himalaya.

Our trek kicks off at Lukla. For the actual climb we will use the classical route, which was first opened by a German -Swiss team. We climb the enormous southeast slope till the junction with the north-east ridge. This route requires the least amount of technically: but is exposed to objective dangers: an avalanche prone section and a section exposed to sera fall.

The Base Camp is at an altitude of 3500 meters while the advanced camp is established at an altitude of 5900 meters. This stunning peak lies in the Upper Khumbu region and is situated among some of the world's best-known mountains and most spectacular scenery. Pumori is a fantastic mountaineering objective; the peak straddles the Nepalese-Tibetan border, allowing a view of the great contrast between the arid Tibetan Plateau to the north and west, and the white snow covered peaks of Nepal to the south and east.

We'll climb by following the southeast buttress in its lower reaches before traversing open snow slopes to reach a Col on the East Ridge. All that remains will be to be climbing the summit slopes above. The route is mixed and varied and the climb is not of high technical difficulty. It is physically demanding with long days and sections with a lot of exposure; most of the technical difficulties are in the first half of the climb. We'll establish at least three camps above the base camp, fixing all rope when necessary.

The trip is best suited for strong, experienced climbers who want to climb the peak in its own right, or to gain experience for climbing higher peaks in the future.

Trip Facts

Country: Nepal

Region: Everest Khumbu

Activities: Mountain Expedition

Duration: 38 Days

Max. Altitude: 7161 m.


Group Size: 2-12

Season: April - Jun , Sept - Nov

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Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02 - Kathmandu
Day 03 - Kathmandu
Day 04 - Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding.
Day 05 - Trek to Namche Bazzar (3441 meters)
Day 06 - Acclimatization day- Namche Bazzar (3441 m.)
Day 07 - Trek to Tyangboche (3860 m.)
Day 08 - Tyanboche - Pheriche (4243m)
Day 09 - Pheriche - Lobuche (4930m)
Day 10 - Lobuche- Ghorakshep (5184 m.)
Day 11 - Climb up to Kalapattar (5544m.) and back to Lobuche.
Day 12 - Lobuche - Pumori Base Camp
Day 13-31 - Climbing Period for Mt. Pumori 7145m.
Day 32 - Pumori Base Camp, Dingboche
Day 33 - Trek down to Tyangboche
Day 34 - Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.)
Day 35 - Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.)
Day 36 - Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 37 - A Reserve day. Kathmandu
Day 38 - Final departure from Kathmandu.
Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu

Arrive to Kathmandu, an exciting and memorable experience with the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight.

Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. After arrival to hotel, Short briefing and final payment procedures.

Day 02 - Kathmandu

We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip.
Final checking preparatio of your climbing equipments.
Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley.

Day 03 - Kathmandu

Briefing in Ministry of Tourism, Mountaineering Section. Get pemit and final prepare for next day flight to Lukla.

Day 04 - Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding.

An early morning goto the Kathmandu Domestic Airport Terminal for the 35 minute scenic flight to Lukla at 2804 meters. On arrival at the Lukla airport guide will brief you and introduce our supporters before we begin our trek towards Phakding at 2610 meters.

Approx 3 hours Trekking.

Day 05 - Trek to Namche Bazzar (3441 meters)

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5.30 hours. Namche Bazaar known as the capital of Khumbu and the Gateway to Everest which is home to many good hotels and lodges here, along the whole Everest trail this is quite a big village.

Day 06 - Acclimatization day- Namche Bazzar (3441 m.)

We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. As well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks.

Day 07 - Trek to Tyangboche (3860 m.)

Trek to Tyangboche Monastery (3860 meters) 5 hours. We trek to an altitude of 3860 meters today.

There is a beautiful monastery 'Tyangboche' is situated with several monks. On reaching Tyangboche our guide will tell you about the local monastery situated here. The group will be taken to observe a prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the days trekking went.

Day 08 - Tyanboche - Pheriche (4243m)

Trek from Tyanboche after morning view around including pray in to the Monastery. arrive Pheriche 4243 meters; where you will get Medical Aid post for your required 'High Altitudes Sicknes' or your pre-medical check.

Day 09 - Pheriche - Lobuche (4930m)

Trekking from Pheriche to Lobuche (4930 meters)

Day 10 - Lobuche- Ghorakshep (5184 m.)

Early morning view of Mt. Pumori and surrounding Peaks. Then trek to Ghorakshep (5184 m.) for your acclimatization. It will give your very good breath and Next day you have to climb up to Kalapattar (5544 m.)

Day 11 - Climb up to Kalapattar (5544m.) and back to Lobuche.

Very early in the morning climb up to Kalapattar (5544 m.) and view around. You would get Mt. Pumori Just front of you and saying you Hello from there. If possible, shake your hand from long way and tell her that you are going to kiss her soon ;).

Day 12 - Lobuche - Pumori Base Camp

Trek from Lobuche to Pumori Base Camp

Day 13-31 - Climbing Period for Mt. Pumori 7145m.

Climbing Period for Pumori 7145m.

High and ascent starts at 5,300m; which is beside a beautiful small lake from here you can get a beautiful sight of Mt. Everest and Kalapthar at 5545m.

Camp 1: After a 3 hrs walk you will reach camp 1 or advance base camp 5700m. After that you will have to walk the distance of 500m with the Elevation of 40 to 65 degrees slopes. Mount Pumori has many rocks and mixed climb traverse, steep and expose to wind narrow ridges, some ice walls, and one tunnel climb. Some times you may need fixed ropes also.

Camp 2: It starts at 6200m. It is located on a narrow ridge; so there is no fear of avalanches. The next 400m, Is an ice climb with 35-65 degrees, more 5m, Is the Ice walls, many crevasses, and the bigger avalanche danger from big seracs hanging from the shoulder of 6500m.

Camp 3: It is too windy. At the height of 6850m, from where you can see Tibetan plateau; and you need rope here because of many crevasses and ice walls way to summit. After that there are two climbing ranges; one from Tibet side and other is from Nepal side. Between these 2 sides the Nepal side is easier to Mount Pumori Summit. After this walk, the Summit is easy to reach on it's vertex Pumori 7145m.

Normal route: This is the easier route to climb this peak and most of the expedition coteries climbed this peak so by applying this route. As you know Pumori is not easy as like the other mountains, there are difficult technical parts in this route as well. We suggest you that, you should take climbing Sherpa; and who will guide you nicely to reach you on the top of Pumori.

You need to have at least 3 camps after base camp to reach the summit. The base camp is just above Gorek Shep at the altitude of 5300m. After base camp, you can set up first camp at the altitude of 5,650m, around the phase of Mount Pumori.

You should set second camp at the ridge after the phase at the altitude of 6,000m. The most technical part for this peak is around camp 1 and 2. You should set camp 3 at the altitude of 6,480m, around the corner after the ridge.

You can ascend summit from the camp 3 to the top of Pumori. Most of the climbers use this route every year for the expedition to Mt. Pumori to climb.

South - West ridge: Some very few climbers tried this route, but it is very difficult route. This route follows directly from the top of Kalapathar and goes straight over the ridge nearly by 75 Degree. As this route has lot of technical difficulties; so we suggest you to use the normal route for the Mt. Pumori and your group will comfortably reach on its Top. For the more information please check Himalayan Journal 1996 or American Alpine Journal 1997.

Day 32 - Pumori Base Camp, Dingboche

After Summit you back to Pumori Base Camp to clean up your Base Camp around.
Trek down to Dingboche for night stop. some people can down to Pangboche too.

Day 33 - Trek down to Tyangboche

Trek down to Tyangboche

Day 34 - Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.)

The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy trail with a few steep climbs for an hour from the bridge at Phungitenga, near to Shanasha. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path.

Day 35 - Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.)

The last day of your trek leads you from Namche Bazaar via Phakding, Monjo to Lukla.
The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay.
Enjoy your Last day party with your crew and group.

Day 36 - Fly back to Kathmandu.

Morning flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 37 - A Reserve day. Kathmandu

A reserve Day for your expedition period. This day you can visit around Kathmandu. Do local and your favorite shopping. Enjoy and rest more.

Day 38 - Final departure from Kathmandu.

If you did not finished your shopping previously, you can do some moring shopping.
You will then transferred to the International airport with Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative for your onward journey.

Price List
  • Per Person US$ 11000 (1 Person)
  • Per Person US$ 6000 (2 Persons)
  • Per Person US$ 4200 (4 Persons)
  • Per Person US$ 3900 (6 Persons)
  • Per Person US$ 3500 (8 Persons)
  • Per Person US$ 3100 (12 Persons)

Climbing Sherpa guide US$ 2000 Per Sherpa guide


Cost Includes :

  • Local Transportation in Kathmandu (Airport pickup and drop)
  • Twin sharing Accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu for 4 nights
  • Mountain Permit fee (Royalty) of Pumori 7145 meters Expedition
  • Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Drinks (tea, coffee) during the trekking and Expedition period for Pumori
  • Wages and accidental insurance for Base camp Guide, Cook, helper
  • Porters or Yak porter Lukla to Base camp and Base camp to Lukla
  • Kathmandu-Lukla, Lukla-Kathmandu flights with Cargo 30 KG Per member
  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, expedition crew
  • 1 tent for 1 person in Base camp for Expedition period
  • Mat, dining tent, Toilet tent, Mess tent, Store tent, Table and chairs in Base Camp for the expedition
  • Emergency Oxygen-Mask and regulator
  • Satellite phone (Pay calls)
  • Celebratory meal in Kathmandu. with Culture Dance Program
  • Service Charge of our office

Cost Excludes:

  • Climbing and Trekking personal Equipments
  • Medical, Personal and Evacuation Insurance
  • Food, Gas, Stove and other materiel above Base camp
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter in case needed
  • Satellite phone or Walkie Talkie permit
  • Oxygen Mask and Regulator
  • Bar Bills, Beverages and Personal expenses
  • Tips for Guide, Sherpa and porters. Summit bonus
  • Any extra cost arose due to natural calamities, political disturbance and delay arrival etc.
  • Garbage Deposit US$ 3000 (Sharing on the total person in your group) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the climbers do not take back their garbage to SPCC and Kathmandu


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March and April this year I made my fifteenth visit to Nepal to try Pumori, a 7150 metre majestic pyramid a stone�s throw from Everest with a group of Singapore and American climbers: Ramli Bin Ahmad, Roslan Bin Ahmad, Dr Kung Siang Yo and Karl Erickson (Base Camp Manager), aided by our climbing Sherpa, Ang Pasang and the crew from Independent Himalayan Adventure. We coped six days of heavy snow high up on the peak that threatened to avalanche us off every step we took up its flanks and eventually had to concede that we had no place being there. The mountain had taken four lives of climbers this season in falls and we were loath to add our names to a new plaque at Base Camp. I reached the long slope at 6400 metres below Camp 2 only to find waist deep powder snow loaded on a slick icy base � with several hundred vertical metres of Russian roulette snow to the summit above me just waiting to let go� We had put in over 400 metres of fixed rope above a torturous series of ice seracs to get near to Camp 2 from Camp 1 at 6100 metres. It was time to make a welcome retreat back to Namche and home to Singapore. Our small team of climbers acclimatised on the near-by Lobuje East reaching the 6110 metre �false� summit in early April � topping out in perfect conditions after a tight-rope traverse along cornices from the �normal� summit. Lobuje East Base Camp was reached from a walk in from Pherije and we elected to put a high camp at 5100 metres next to a small tarn that looked out towards Ama Dablam. Starting early in the morning we reached the �False� summit just after midday. The climbing was on a crisp snowy crust that allowed us to move quite fast together in ropes of two and three with some sections of the climb going at NZ Grade 3. The �Real� summit was left for another day as the route was found to too heavily corniced. The �perfect� weather gave way soon to snow fall after our puja at Pumori Base Camp, so we elected to get the camps set up for a summit push if/when the weather came good. We worked well as a team to establish two camps at 5400 and 6100 metres with a lot of climbing done on lead in the ice seracs between Camp 1 and Camp 2. Roslan copped a few half-snow burials up to his waist belaying me as I pushed the route through ice funnels that were swept regularly by avalanches pouring off Pumori�s flanks. The incessant snow and cold left it�s mark on all of us, myself suffering badly nipped feet and fingers. Clear mornings always with spectacular views of the area gave way to enveloping clouds by ten a.m. with heavy snow falling by midday but we toiled upwards in the white-out conditions hoping conditions would clear. We heard on the walkie talkies of avalanches sweeping Camp 1 on Everest South side � leaving us wondering how protected our own camps were. But the mountain decided for us � we were just left to clear our camps and strip as much of our fixed rope as possible on the long descent. Pumori will always be there, so I�m sure Chandra our agent will be happy for our business when we return� Alan Silva is a long time member of SRC who has been based in Singapore since 2001, but escapes occasionally to recharge on climbs of gold and gum trees...

 Alan Silva

 Singapore (Australia)


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