Mt. Pumori Expedition

Mt. Pumori Expedition

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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude Upto 6382m
  • Grade Moderate
  • Duration 36 Days
  • Group Size 2 - 15


Unique Path to Pumori Expedition at 7,161 meters is 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, is a beautifully shaped mountain, one of the popular mountaineering expeditions on 7,000 meters mountains.

Mt. Pumori lies on the North Mid East of the Nepal Himalayan range at a near distance West of 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 is very popular with trekkers for its unparallel panorama views of the surrounding high snow-capped peaks with the Khumbu glacier and Mt. Everest at a 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, Pumori Expedition can take more than a week, but the 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 the early 1990s.

The Pumori base camp from this normal route is based at the foot near Kalapatthar and on the small glacial pond on the rock of the moraine part of the Khumbu glacier. The climb is done from the southeast 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 Expedition leads to the 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 offers tantalizing scenery of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Thermasharkhu, Kwangde, Kangtenga, and the magnificent Mt. Amadablam at close distance, with a visit of the monastery and getting a blessing from the high priest lama.

Unique Path has set the Mt. Pumori Expedition itinerary flexible with more acclimatization days and to make the most of this beautiful region with a 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 then 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.

The unique Path route will be by a classic original from Unique Southwest 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.

Advanced 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 climbers 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 the load to designated campsites.

After a great and adrenaline climb to the summit with the tremendous support of Unique Path expert mountaineering guides with mind-blowing views of the surrounding high valley of Khumbu and the tall towering surrounding peaks, the descent back to base camp for a 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 lifetime with a great team of staff support and management of Unique Path Treks & Expeditions.


Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu

A member of our staff wearing your name tag will be waiting to greet you as soon as you exit the arrivals area at Tribhuvan International Airport.

After that, you will be driven to your hotel in the heart of the city and assisted with check-in. After a little respite, you have the option of continuing to relax or beginning your exploration of the city.

We will drive to Boudhanath Stupa, the largest Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal if you are interested and time permits, where we will have a good time and watch the sunset from one of the rooftop restaurants.

As soon as you enter the stupa’s gate, you’ll experience the serenity and see visitors and pilgrims making a kora, or circumambulation, to the main stupa.

From there, we will take a 15-minute journey to Pashupatinath Temple to attend the evening Aarti, which begins at around 7 o’clock. One of the four most important Hindu monuments in the world,

Pashupatinath Temple is located next to the airport on the banks of the revered Bagmati River. On the opposite side, you can see both an open-air cremation and an aarti ritual.

After walking through Thamel’s streets and returning to the city’s core, we leave you off at your hotel.

Day 2-3

Kathmandu sightseeing & Expedition Preparation

The two days will be spent exploring some of Kathmandu Valley’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After a sumptuous breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to begin a full day of escorted sightseeing.

Most of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley will be seen by us. If we were able to view Boudhanath and Pashupatinath the day before, we would bypass them and concentrate on the remaining attractions, including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

One of the main sights in the Kathmandu Valley is Swayambhunath, which is perched atop a hill and offers a panoramic view of the city of Kathmandu and the surrounding high hills.

Nearly 4 kilometers from Thamel, this Buddhist pilgrimage destination is equally popular with Hindus and people of various religions.

One of the most exquisite displays of Nepalese craftsmanship may be found in Lalitpur, the city of beauty, at Patan Durbar Square. Within the compound of the Malla kings’ palaces are several historical and cultural attractions.

The Royal Palace, the Royal Bath, Sundari Chowk, and Krishna Mandir are significant treasures of medieval culture. Similar to this, the royal complex is home to several monuments that date back many centuries.

One of the most well-preserved historical sites in the Kathmandu Valley is Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is situated in Bhaktapur, also referred to as the “city of devotees.”

The craftsmanship, fine art, and architecture of the magnificent palace complex, temples, and monuments are truly fascinating. The Golden Gate, the Palace with the 55 windows, and the Nyatapola Temple, among other famous landmarks, may be found here.

Kathmandu Durbar Square is a popular tourist attraction in Kathmandu, and it is located in the city’s heart, just a short walk from Thamel.

Due to its historical significance and beautiful Newari architectural design, it is the third durbar square in the valley and a must-see in Kathmandu. The most well-known locations are Kumari Ghar, Kasthamandap, Tajeju Bhawani Mandap, Kaal Bhairav Mandap, and Hanuman Dhoka Museum.

Above all, we’ll finish up the necessary paperwork and start further Pumori Expedition preparations. You can also take a tour through the historic marketplaces in Ason and New Road to see how Nepali markets operate.

Those who are interested can also experience something new by riding in a rickshaw through Thamel’s streets.

The Thamel market has great places to buy or rent hiking and expedition gear, so you can do any last-minute shopping there for the expedition. Before we set out on our excursion tomorrow, enjoy your dinner and have a nice night.

Day 04

Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding

Today, we’ll fly to Lukla from Tenzing Norgay Airport, which is regarded as one of the most daring airports in the world.

The primary gateway to the Khumbu Region is Lukla, where we will fly early in the morning on a Twin Otter. You get a breathtaking glimpse of Everest in the distance during this risky and exciting trip.

We will meet the expedition crew in Lukla when we arrive, and we’ll then begin walking to Phakding (2610m).

Phakding, a small settlement on the main commercial route through the region, is located at the bank of the Dudh Koshi River, which drains the entire Khumbu region. We’re going to be in sturdy lodges.

Day 05

Trek to Namche Bazar

We set off on this lovely excursion upstream, following the Dudh Kosi valley. On the first day of the magnificent trek to Mount Pumori, get prepared to be astounded. We will cross and recross the raging Imja Khola as the day goes on using reliable suspension bridges.

The excursion will primarily be on a plain stretch as we will be walking along the banks for the majority of today. But before the day’s walk is over, there will be one more difficult ascent to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3440m).

After checking into our cozy lodge, the remainder of the day is free for lounging about or touring the bazaar.

Day 06

Rest day at Namche for acclimatization

Today is the rest day of our trip at €namche Bazaar and during our stay at Namche Bazaar, we will explore the nearby surrounding and explore the vicinity of the place. Similarly, this day is important in the expedition.

During the expedition, there is a lot of hardship. so, it is important When traveling at high altitudes, acclimatization is required. Therefore, to acclimate to the low oxygen levels, we will spend a day at Namche.

We will spend this acclimatization day hiking and relaxing, which will enable fasting acclimation in the altitude location. We will climb Syangboche hill after breakfast (3900m).

The entire Everest region, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kusum Kanguru, Tawache, Kunde, and numerous smaller snow-capped peaks, can be seen from this vantage point.

Additionally, we’ll go to Khumjung, a high Himalayan Sherpa village from which you can overlook the Hillary school. We then go a short distance by foot from Khumjung to the town of Khunde, where we visit the Khunde monastery.

Here, you can witness a clear representation of the Sherpa culture and customs in the area as well as a sculpture of the “Yeti,” about whom you may only have heard rumors.

We will travel back to Namche for an overnight stay after visiting these magnificent viewing places.

Day 07

Trek to Tengboche

Today, we proceed along the Imja Khola’s banks to reach Thyangboche (3867m). Starting the hike requires climbing up a steep hill outside of Namche Bazaar to reach the trail.

To get to the new elevation, though, we must first get beyond that obstacle and continue on the well-maintained trail.

You won’t be disappointed when you get there because of the wonderful settlement that is situated on a ridge beneath the stunning north ridge of the Kang Taiga. The hike’s biggest feature is that practically the whole length of the trail offers views of Mount Everest’s peak.

After our climb for the day, we’ll relax at a hotel close to one of Nepal’s most significant monasteries, which also happens to be the largest in the Khumbu region.

Day 08

Trek to Dingboche

The highest of the ancient, permanent habitations in the valley, Pangboche, is passed as we resolutely make our way towards the seasonal settlement of Dingboche (4350m).

This day’s walk is a little more difficult because there has been a bigger height rise than the previous two days. The hike is completely worthwhile, though, because mountains surround you. At Dingboche, we spend the night in a lodge.

Day 09

Acclimatization in Dingboche /Acclimatization hike to Chhukung

To acclimatize, we will climb a little bit of height today. We start the day by ascending the upper Imja Valley on a hard, rocky trail to Chukung (4730m), which is beneath the magnificent south face of Lhotse. We return to Dingboche to stay at the lodge for a second night after becoming accustomed to climbing at such high altitudes.

Day 10

Trek to Lobuche

Our trail takes us away from Dingboche and downhill to the Pheriche village.

On this day, one of the most breathtaking treks is over a ridge to Dugla and then on to the Khumbu Glacier. After around two hours of hiking from Pheriche, we will reach Dugla at 4,595 meters with a modest wooden bridge spanning the Khumbu glacier river.

At Dugla, we’ll eat lunch before continuing our hour-long ascent. Throughout our trip, we will be treated to breathtaking vistas of Mount Pumori and other lofty mountains west of Everest. Until we get to Lobuche, where we will spend the night, we continue our trek.

Day 11

Trek from Lobuche to Pumori Base Camp

From Lobuche, we travel further today to the Pumori Base Camp. Our Sherpa team will quickly establish a base camp and start preparing for the remainder of the climb up Mount Pumori as we get to the campsite.

Day 12-29

Mount Pumori (7161 m) Climbing period

We’ll spend many days honing our climbing techniques and acclimatizing properly. And on the day of the summit, well acclimatized and with all the appropriate climbing gear, we will tackle numerous technical climbing parts under the guidance and instruction of our experienced climbing specialists.

In consideration of the weather, we make the ascent of Mount Pumori.

The amazing views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Nuptse, and several other snow-capped high peaks in Nepal’s Khumbu region are our reward for the arduous climb to the summit of Mt. Pumori.

Before returning to base camp via the same trail we took to the top, we’ll spend some quality time at the peak.

Day 30

Trek Back to Pangboche

We pack our possessions today and get ready for the journey back. After breakfast, we depart the Base Camp and start walking back along the same route that leads to Lobuche.

On our way back to Pangboche for the night, our road progressively descends from Lobuche as we travel through the towns of Pheriche and Dingboche.

Day 31

Trek to Namche Bazaar

As we head downhill toward Deboche, we leave Pangboche behind. Before reaching Tyangboche, our trail then ascends for a while through a wonderful pine forest. After that, the trail is flat for a while until we start our gradual descent to Phunke Tenga.

Our trail turns into a somewhat uphill hike as we get closer to Kyangjuma. The journey back to Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital, is pleasant from that point on. Feel free to browse the neighborhood stores and souvenir shops in Namche Bazaar in the evening.

Day 32

Trek back to Lukla

We go from Namche Bazaar to Lukla via Monjo on the last day of our trip. Rhododendron, oak, and pine trees line our trail as it descends into a verdant woodland. Following the crests and troughs, we stroll down the Dudh Kosi River’s green banks.

With a slight climb in the terrain that we will follow to our Lukla lodge at the end of the day, we can anticipate a largely downward route to our destination.

The final celebration of our team with beer opening and delectable food. Overnight there.

Day 30

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Today, we get ready for a magnificent early-morning flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. After landing at the airport in Kathmandu, you will be taken to the hotel.

Either choose guided sightseeing in the locations you missed on your second day of vacation or take a nap at the hotel.

The discomfort and exhaustion from hiking can also be relieved by visiting a spa or massage facility.

Day 34

Free Day in Kathmandu

Today is a free day, so you may explore some of Kathmandu’s historical landmarks or wander through Thamel to finish up any last-minute shopping and pick up some gifts for loved ones.

In the evening, enjoy a farewell supper and cultural performance with a group of Himalayan trekkers at a genuine Nepali restaurant.


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Difficulty Level of Pumori Expedition

Any summit’s difficulty will vary depending on a variety of variables, including the terrain, the climber’s physical condition, the mountaineering techniques used, the climber’s susceptibility to high altitude sickness, the distance to be covered, clothing, and equipment.

Mt. Pumori is one of the most challenging peaks above 7000 meters when taking into account these common variables and technical difficulties. The tough parts between Camps 1 and 2 and the challenging weather at such a high altitude make the Pumori Expedition challenging as well.

Best time to do Pumori Expedition

The weather in the Himalayas can be erratic and harsh. The best value of time and season must be taken into account when exploring the rough and untamed nature of high altitudes. Expeditions are additionally dangerous adventures. Therefore, that has a set deadline for implementation. Expeditions are typically performed in Nepal during two distinct seasons. Autumn and spring, respectively.

Pumori Expedition in Spring Season

The best time to embark on an excursion in Nepal is in the early spring, between April and May. The weather will be at its most vibrant during this time thanks to the beautiful view of the immense mountain panorama.

Compared to other times of the year, the wind will not be as fierce and the track will be simpler to follow. Every hill turns crimson and scarlet with rhododendron blooming as wildflowers proliferate, and plants and trees begin to turn green.

Mountaineers favor the spring because it offers a fantastic perspective of the area, is simpler to access, and has a high success rate.

Pumori Expedition in Autumn Season

Another fantastic time of year to climb peaks is from October through November during the autumnal season. Another fantastic time of year to climb peaks is from October through November during the autumnal season. The second busiest period of the year is now. Temperatures gradually drop after the wet monsoon season, the sky brightens, and the hills begin to turn yellow and brown.

The success rate also increases in the autumn since ropes, ladders, and camps are easy to set up and connect. With a brilliant blue sky, less heat haze, and breathtaking views of the world’s highest peaks in the distance, the trekking paths wind through verdant slopes.

Accommodation at Pumori Expedition

On a twin/double sharing basis, we provide the best three standard category hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast. However, it can be changed following prior requests with a change in price if climbers choose a single supplementary for the duration of their holiday in Kathmandu.

We will stay in the best accessible tea houses and lodges that are tidy, clean, and sanitary till we reach Pumori Base Camp after landing in the Khumbu district and the Everest region. All of these are set up for twin or double sharing, and the majority have attached bathrooms and hot showers.

Some of these hotels, particularly in Lukla and Namche Bazaar, feature the amenities you’d expect from a five-star hotel, as well as some great restaurants. Also, we will start at tented camps for the rest of the climbing period.

Meals during the Pumori Expedition

The lodging that is offered as part of the package includes breakfast. While trekkers in Kathmandu can pick from a broad variety of cuisines and restaurants, cafes, and pubs, lunch, supper, and drinks are informal for them.

If necessary, we may suggest restaurants for lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu based on your preferences.

However, all three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included in the package price during the Pumori Expedition period.

The teahouses along with the trekking route offer continental, Nepali, Tibetan, Indian, and other cuisines. During our stay at the base camps, our chefs will make meals at a high altitude that are rich in potassium and carbs.

We also provide welcome and farewell dinners for our visitors in Kathmandu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Pumori hard to climb?

A Himalayan mountaineer would appreciate the technical difficulty of climbing Pumori. On the climb to the summit, there are a few places with wild exposure. For the final ascent, the path crosses to the East ridge and then continues up the Southeast buttress.

Who became the first woman to conquer Mount Pumori in Nepal?

How tall is Pumori?

How much does it cost to climb Mount Pumori?

How Long does the Pumori Expedition?

What is the weather condition during the Pumori Expedition?

Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft



Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.


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 With A Waterproof 1


Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.


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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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is common at high altitudes sickness. In general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000 m. The symptoms of altitude sickness are due to lower air pressure at high altitudes, which results in lower oxygen levels as you breathe the air in. The air is under less pressure and this makes it harder for your body to get the oxygen out of the air and into the circulation. It’s this extra strain on the body that causes altitude sickness.

Symptoms tend to be worse at night and include headache, dizziness, and lethargy, loss of appetite, nausea, breathlessness and irritability. Difficulty sleeping is another common symptom.



  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.


  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.


  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.


  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer


Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.