Mt. Pumori Expedition

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Unique Path to Pumori Expeditions at 7,161 meter located high in the Khumbu district of Sagarmatha zone at 28 00 53 Latitude and 86 49 41 Longitude which straddles the northern boundary between Nepal and Tibet.

Mt. Pumori a dome shaped peak clearly visible from Rongbuk in Tibet also, beautiful shaped mountain, one of the popular mountaineering expeditions on 7,000 meters mountains.

Mt. Pumori lies on the North Mid East of Nepal Himalayan range at near distance West from Mt. Everest, Expeditions Mt. Pumori base camp is on the same route to Everest base camp, till Gorakshep, from Gorakshep the path splits off towards north close on the way to Kalapatthar, the black rock ridge top at 5,545m very popular with trekkers for unparallel panorama views of the surrounding high snow capped peaks with the Khumbu glacier and Mt. Everest at mere distance, Mt. Pumori dominates the upper Khumbu valley of Gorakshep with few meters gap from Kalapatthar top.

Unique Path classic and popular route just near Kalapatthar, an expedition to this peak can takes more than a week, but interesting fact to know that the late famed Sundari Sherpa of Pangboche village (5 times Everest summiteers) with his Sherpa colleague climbed the summit of Mt. Pumori in less than 9 hours in early 1990’s.

The Pumori base camp from this normal route is based at the foot of near Kalapatthar and on the small glacial pond on the rocky of moraine part of Khumbu glacier. Climb is done from the south east route along the long ridgeline to the summit, from this southern face of Pumori, is more ice and rock climbing in some places, the Pumori is mostly covered in a thick blanket of snow right up to the summit, the South Face from Nepal side is more like a dome shaped.

Unique Path to Mt. Pumori Expeditions leads to high Khumbu valley where this majestic mountain stands, after a scenic flight to Lukla and then reaching at famous Namche Bazaar with rest and acclimatization here heading higher area to Thyangboche Monastery through beautiful woodlands lined with rhododendron and pine trees, this awesome spot offering tantalizing scenery of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thermasharkhu, Kwangde, Kangtenga and the magnificent Mt. Amadablam at close distance , with a visit of monastery and getting blessing from the high priest lama.

Unique Path have set the Mt. Pumori Expeditions itinerary flexible with more acclimatization days and to make the most of this beautiful region with hike to Everest base camp and climb of Kalapatthar at 5,545 meters high with more scenic views of this amazing country, walk leads past Dingboche, Lobuje. Gorakshep on route famous and popular Everest base camp at 5,367 meters and the returning with a climb of Kalapatthar top and back to Pumori Base Camp at 5,400 meters with time to visit Everest Base Camp as well which is about 2-3 hours walk from Pumori base camp.

Unique Path route will be by classic original from Unique South West Ridge. This provides a superb climb, s at a practical level of difficulty and with good camp platforms at considered points along the route. Apart from one short section it is impartially very safe.

Advance or High camp at 5, 600 m high will be set after base camp to make this climb more accessible and quicker and for safety, here climber will be divided to set up further higher camp I and camp II for the final summit bid, Unique Path Mt. Pumori Expeditions with 15 days to climb the summit top, during this days, ferry of load to designated camp sites.

After a great and adrenaline climb to the summit with tremendous support of Unique Path expert mountaineering guides with mind blowing views of surrounding high valley of Khumbu and tall towering surrounding peaks, descent back to base camp for clean up and packing and then heading back to Lukla for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu after an overwhelming adventure and with experience of a life time with great team of staff support and management of Unique Path Treks & Expeditions.

Trip Facts

  • Country Nepal
  • Destination Mt. Pumori Expedition
  • Duration 36 days
  • Activities Lodge & Camping (on climbing period)
  • Grade ModerateLearn
  • Best Season April, May & September to November
  • Group Size Min. 2 and Max 15
  • Altitude Min. /Max. 7,161m
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
  • Accommodation Three nights 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan & mountain lodge( Tea-house ) in trekking.
  • Meals Included Breakfast in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Transportation Tourist Bus (Kathmandu-Kathmandu)

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  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
  • Day 2-3: In Kathmandu preparation for the trek and climb.
  • Day 4: Fly o Lukla 2,800 m & 3 hrs walk to Phakding 2,652m.
  • Day 5: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.
  • Day 6: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.
  • Day 7: Trek to Thyangboche 3,867m -05 hrs.
  • Day 8: Trek to Dingboche 4,343m -05 hrs.
  • Day 9: Trek to Lobuche 4,930m - 05 hrs.
  • Day 10: To Gorakshep 5,180 m and walk to Pumori BC 5,400 m - 05hrs.
  • Day 11: At Base Camp to get organized for the climb and short hike.
  • Day 12: Trek towards Pumori Advance Base Camp 5,600m.2-3 hrs.
  • Day 13: Free day for climbing preparation.
  • Day 14-28: 15 days climbing day and return to base camp on day 28.
  • Day 29: Cleaning day of all the rubbish and collect to bring it back.
  • Day 30: Trek to Thyangboche 5-6 hrs.
  • Day 31: Trek to Monjo 2,820m via Namche Bazaar 4-5 hrs.
  • Day 32: Trek to Lukla and transfer to lodge with free afternoon.
  • Day 33: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 34: In Kathmandu to submit expeditions report.
  • Day 35: In Kathmandu for individual activities.
  • Day 36: International Departure.
  • Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 21 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

Trekking Boot One Pairs
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair
Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream  
Sunglasses  
Flashlight Witd Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.  
Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens Witd A Waterproof 1
Insect Repellent
Toilet Articles
Note Book & Pen
Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap
Pocket Knife
Towel
Sewing Kit
Plasters
Binoculars
Camera
Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit
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