About Pumo Ri Expedition

The Himalaya of Nepal is the world’s most exciting destination for climbing. 414 peaks are open to mountain climbing in Nepal and summiting a Himalayan peak can be an adventurous challenge and exhilarating experience of a lifetime.

Pumori (7,145 mt / 23,442 ft) is a major peak located in Sagarmatha National Park. It is less than 8 km / 5 mi west of the world’s tallest peak, Everest. The spectacular mountain scenery and surrounding terrain will be unforgettable. You can fulfill a lifetime highlight and individual ambitions and share the success in every walk of life from friends, family, colleagues, and acquaintances, to climbing peers who will respect the hard work, commitment, stamina and skill it takes to get to the top of Pumori.

The climb is technically straightforward, and Pumori was first ascended in 1962 by a German-Swiss team and offers a staggering panorama of the surrounding peaks including Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and beyond into remote valleys in Nepal and Tibet.

As demanding as this high elevation climb is, you can leave everything to us and simply focus on achieving the aim of a lifetime. The Pumori Expedition is a fully supported journey and we are with you in all ways every step of the way with Himalayan veteran Sherpas. You will be with knowledgeable, experienced specialists that take your well-being personally and offer the best chance of summit success.

The approach starts with a trek to Nepal’s iconic Khumbu Region. The highland terrain of the Khumbu offers a spectacular array of snowy mountains, remote Sherpa villages, and elegant Buddhist monasteries and will be unforgettable.  

The journey begins with an enchanting hike from the lowlands or a quick and picturesque flight to the high altitude airfield at Lukla from Kathmandu. Our team assembles in Lukla and together we ascend through the famous locations of the region, namely the sprawling Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, Pangboche village and more. After ascending to Base Camp we meet more crew and refresh our climbing skills. Along the journey, we include adequate rest days to ensure acclimatization. On these days, we take the chance to explore the beautiful surrounding area while we become accustomed to the altitude. 

The Khumbu Region offers many options for exploration and some people choose to climb Island Peak (6,189 mt / 20,305 ft) and/or Lobuche Peak (6,119 mt / 20,075) as a “warm-up” that helps with both refreshing skills and adjusting to the altitude.

An expedition on Pumori  is shorter in time compared to higher expedition peaks and thus more affordable. Generally, it can be accomplished within forty days Kathmandu to Kathmandu.  The best period for reliable weather and conditions is spring and the journey begins in April and continues through mid-May.

The timetable is planned by veteran climbers with special attention to season and safety. We always adhere to the highest safety standards and ensure that this trip is designed for comfort and well-being, especially by following a graded ascent with proper acclimatization.

In Kathmandu, we begin with team introductions and expedition briefings, equipment inspection and other preparations.

We establish Base Camp above Gorak Shep at nearly 5,300 mt / 17,388 ft. Camp I is at 5,650 mt / 19,226 --  it is technically challenging between Camp I and II -- Camp II lies at about 6,000 mt / 19,685 ft, and Camp II is 6,480 mt / 21,260 ft.

We arrange a crew of porters and sometimes yaks to transport provisions and gear, including food and a dining tent, tables, chairs, a toilet tent and personal, high-performance sleeping tents. At base camp, our skilled chef will provide the day’s meals and in the evening we will enjoy a magnificent camp under the stars, surrounded by the Himalaya and jaw-dropping surroundings while we enjoy a supper and a warm drink.

We are devoted to the highest standards in the industry and look forward to guiding you on the adventure of a lifetime to the top of one of the highest peaks of the world!

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 2Climbing preparation day (Sightseeing Optional). Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 3Expedition briefing at Nepal Tourism Board. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 4Fly to Lukla (2,804 mt.), trek to Phakding (2,610 mt.). Walking 3 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 5Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,441 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 6Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 7Namche Bazar to Tengboche (3,860 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 8Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 9Acclimatization day at Dingboche. Explore around the valley. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 10Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910 mt.). Walking 4 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 11Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,153 mt.) to Pumori Base Camp (5,200 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 12to Day 30 Pumori Expedition period. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 31Pumori Base Camp to Pheriche (4,210 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 32Pheriche to Namche Bazar. Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 33Namche Bazar to Lukla. Walking 7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 34Early morning fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 35Leisure day in Kathmandu. Farewell dinner and Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 36Transfer to Airport for your final departure from Nepal.