Pumori Expedition

Duration: 37 Days

Towering above and beyond the famous Kala Patthar viewpoint lies the pyramid-shaped peak of Pumori (7,161 meters/23,494 feet). The majestic mountaintop lies a mere 8 kilometers (5 miles) west of Mount Everest, straddling Nepal’s border with Tibet. The climb itself is straightforward and is perfect for mountaineer who aspire to take on an 8000+ meter peak. Also, it is a great peak to summit if you want some extra acclimatization effort before summiting Everest or one of the higher/more technical peaks in the Solukhumbu region. Mount Pumori was first summited in 1962 by a team of German, Swiss, and Nepali mountaineers. 

Before reaching the summit, we guide you on an amazing adventure through the Everest region –the most distinctive mountain landscape in the world. Trek for days through Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO World Heritage site) enjoying the presence of the world’s highest mountains. Look up at the snow-clad peaks and become inspired. Throughout the expedition, spend time with the local Sherpa people, who are known not only for their mountaineering feats, but also for their generous hospitality. 

After ascending most of the trail, we arrive in Gorakshep, from where we can make an acclimatization (and of course exploration) trip to Everest Base Camp (5364m) or Kala Patthar (5545m) to get some breathtaking views. After Gorakshep, we set up our base camp at 5,200 meters / 17,060 feet. From Base Camp, we make several more ascents to acclimatize before the final push to the summit. Camp I is around 5,650 meters/18,536 feet. Camp II is around 6,000 meters/19,685 feet. Camp III is about 6,480 meters/21,260 feet. 

From the summit, feel a true natural high. A smile from ear to ear comes across your face as you look out at some of the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest (8848 meters) and Lhotse (8516 meters). Take a deep breath and feel the powerful energy from the mountains. Nothing compares to the feeling of summiting a Himalayan peak. Snap some photos after enjoying the blissful moments of just admiring the view. 

From the summit, we head back down to Lukla, soaking in every precious moment in this magnificent place.  Roar Himalaya Adventure provides top quality services regarding comfort, efficiency, safety, and success. Our itinerary is designed by expert climbers with plenty of time to acclimatize. Safety is our highest priority and maintaining proper acclimatization is key. 

You must have previous mountaineering experience to take the Pumori Expedition. Please reach out to us if you are unsure whether you are fit for the adventure. Roar Himalaya Adventure arranges the expedition with full management. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions. 

Trip Highlights

  • Reach the summit of Pumori (7161 meters/23,494 feet) with breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, and more
  • Hike through glaciers and climb knife-edged ridges on the experience of a lifetime 
  • An exciting expedition for novice mountaineers and experts alike
  • Trek along the Everest Base Camp Trek route, staying in Namche Bazaar and Tengboche
  • Spend time with Sherpa people, the local people of the Solukhumbu region


Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02:Expedition Briefing/Document Preparation.
  • Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2840 Meters) and trek to Phakding.
  • Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 Meters).
  • Day 05:Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 06:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m).
  • Day 07:Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m).
  • Day 08:Rest day at Dingboche.
  • Day 09:Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m).
  • Day 10:Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5160m).
  • Day 11:Trek to Pumori Base Camp (5220m).
  • Day 12:to 30: Climbing period to Pumori Peak (7161m).
  • Day 31:Trek down to Pheriche (4240m).
  • Day 32:Trek down to Kyangjuma (3570m).
  • Day 33:Trek down to Monjo (2860m).
  • Day 34:Trek to Lukla.
  • Day 35:Fly back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 36:Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Day 37:Departure.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. A representative of Roar Himalaya Adventure heartily welcomes you at Tribhuvan International Airport and takes you to your hotel. Take a rest or wander around the winding streets of Kathmandu. In the evening, we give you the lowdown on your upcoming expedition. Overnight at hotel on B&B basis.
  • Day 02:Expedition Briefing/Document Preparation.We guide you through the process of taking care of getting the proper permits and documents necessary to summit the peak of Pumori. Then, we brief you on the protocol and procedure of summiting the peak. The anticipation is here! Overnight in hotel on B&B basis.

  • Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2840 Meters) and trek to Phakding.We take the short scenic flight to Lukla from the Kathmandu domestic airport and begin the adventure. On the flight, we see some of the most amazing mountain scenery in the world. After disembarking, we begin the journey. Trek through friendly Sherpa villages, their cultivated agricultural fields, Buddhist chhortens and mani walls until we get an awesome view of Kusum Kanguru before arriving in Phakding. Overnight in a teahouse lodge.
  • Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 Meters).A filling breakfast gives us power to begin the journey to Namche Bazaar. The colorful path takes us across a few suspension bridges, and exposes us to the massive peak of Thamserku. Huga along the Dudh Koshi River through Monjo and officially enter Sagarmatha National Park. Keep chugging along the Dudh Koshi and climb with it as it goes into higher altitude. Cautiously traverse the tallest suspension bridge in the Everest region and hike a little further to get the first glimpse of Mount Everest. Soon after, we reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight in teahouse lodge.

  • Day 05:Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazaar.Today, we explore the trade and tourism hub of the Everest region. Namche Bazaar is a busy little town, with cafes, guest houses, and trekking gear shops. Stroll the streets as we meander up to Everest Viewpoint Hotel, where there are spectacular views of the Himalayas. Sip a cup of tea at the world’s highest 5-star hotel and then head back to Namche for the night. There are lots of other alternative day hikes in the area, so if you have any other suggestions let us know! Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 06:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3860m).After breakfast, we begin the day. Shortly after leaving Namche, we pass the Sagarmatha Nation Park museum with has an awesome mountain backdrop. Near Phungi Thanga, we reach a junction, and hike up the inclined trail (continuing along the EBC trail). The rhododendron and pine forests reinvigorate us. After a few more hours, we arrive to Tengboche, where there is a huge monastery – the religious center of the area. The sunset behind from this charming village is something you will never forget. Overnight at teahouse lodge.
  • Day 07:Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m).Today is a memorble day on the Pumori Expedition. We proceed past the tree line and find ourselves surrounded by pristine mountain peaks. Before that, we pass through verdant forests to see Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam in the distance. Crossing the Imja River to reach Pangboche. Keep going and walk through the Imja Valley before finally climbing to Dingboche, a nice village with lush fields of potato, barley and buckwheat. Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 08:Rest day at Dingboche.Dingboche is a great place to spend a day acclimatizing and hanging out. As the climber’s mantra goes, it is best for the body to climb high and sleep low. After breakfast, we start our day hike to Chhukung Valley, about 2 hours of slow and steady uphill. We eat lunch in the Chhukung Valley with mesmerizing views of Island Peak, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Lhotse and Nuptse. After our lovely day hike walk, we descend back to Dingboche. Overnight at teahouse lodge.
  • Day 09:Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m).Our bodies quickly heat up in this alpine climate. We hike uphill to a small village and then walk for a few hours on a gentle flat trail to Lobuche. The distance between the two villages is short, but the high altitude slows us down. After enjoying the eye-popping views of Tawache and Cholatse peaks, we arrive at our lunch spot in or near Thukla. It is located on the tongue of the Khumbu Glacier, where a fresh stream of fresh glacial water flows. After lunch, the trail is sharp up to the Everest Memorials – where those who have lost their lives on the Everest expedition are remembered. Keep going until reaching Lobuche. The sunset view of Mt. Nuptse is magnificent. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 10:Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5160m).Trek through the desolate meadows, dotted with massive boulders and encompassed by impressive mountains. If we arrive to Gorakshep with time to spare, we can climb up to Kala Patthar or Everest Base Camp to help the acclimatization process. Otherwise, spend the rest of the day resting in Gorakshep. Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 11:Trek to Pumori Base Camp (5220m).There is always something to look forward to on the Pumori Expedition. Today stands out as being extra special. We reach Pumori Base Camp and begin preparations for the final ascent. Cheers to making it to base camp! Relax and/or explore the area if you wish. We have dinner and brief you on the rest of the journey. Overnight in tent camp.
  • Day 12:to 30: Climbing period to Pumori Peak (7161m).The climbing expedition officially begins! Brace yourself for some amazing views and great bonding time with the crew. The peak exceeds 7000 meters so it takes several weeks to prepare our bodies for the final ascent. During this period, our skilled chef cook delicious meals and each night, we sleep under the Himalayan starlight. Also, our guides give you all the necessary information regarding gear and logistics. When the time comes, enjoy the precious moment at the summit! Overnight in tent camp.

  • Day 31:Trek down to Pheriche (4240m).After a successful, exciting summit attempt, we begin the descent to Pheriche. Take is easy and enjoy the mellow trail, which is a drastic change of scenery to what we are now used to. The trail leads past a desolate landscape of boulder fields and little vegetation. Continue through the valley floor all the way to Pheriche. Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 32:Trek down to Kyangjuma (3570m).Another amazing day of the Pumori Expedition lies ahead. Cross a mellow stream and then the trail joins with the standard Everest Base Camp Trek path, going through several villages such as Tsuro Wog, Orsho and Shomare, and then Pangboche. Stop in one of them for a lunch/tea. We also make short stops in Dingboche and Tengboche, which we passed on the way up. A downhill of about 500 meters through the rhododendron and fir trees awaits us. Afterwards, we cross the bridge over Dudh Koshi River and moving through the small settlements of Tashinga and Sansa, we arrive to Kyangjuma, another peaceful village. Overnight at teahouse lodge.
  • Day 33:Trek down to Monjo (2860m).Still feeling the lovely mountain high, we follow the curving trail back to Namche Bazaar. Keep your eyes open for mountain goats and blue sheep, which look majestic as they lurk from above. Leaving Namche Bazaar, we trek downhill and cross a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River to reach Monjo. Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 34:Trek to Lukla.Leaving Monjo, we stay near the Dudh Koshi River, eventually crossing it on a high suspension bridge. Then, take a short, level walk to Benkar, near to Phakding. Here, the trail descends and ascends past Buddhist chhortens and mani walls in Ghat village. Walk over several more suspension bridges and through green forests. Take a deep breath of the clean air as we arrive to Lukla. Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 35:Fly back to Kathmandu.Time to leave the magnificent Everest region, which will remain a special place for you. It is hard not to want to come back again after an amazing expedition. The morning flight takes us to Kathmandu, arriving in the morning. Spend the rest of the day exploring, buying some souvenirs, or resting. Overnight in hotel on B&B basis.
  • Day 36:Sightseeing in Kathmandu.One cannot leave Kathmandu without exploring its culturally rich heritage sights. Check out the medieval palace of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the hilltop Buddhist temple Swoyambunath, and much more on this full day sightseeing tour. Overnight in hotel on B&B basis.
  • Day 37:Departure.Before your flight, we take you to the airport to say farewell. We hope you had a blast with us and we appreciate you choosing Roar Himalaya Adventure as your Pumori Expedition guide! Looking forward to seeing you again.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport transfers before and after trek
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B plan as per itinerary
  • Domestic Airfare to and from Lukla
  • Transportation to and from the trailhead as per itinerary
  • Accommodation at local teahouse lodges during the trek
  • All necessary permits
  • Mount Pumori Expedition fees
  • Experienced, government-authorized guide
  • Base camp cook, kitchen helper
  • Liaison officer with all his expenses
  • Insurance and wage for guide and porters
  • Oxygen with regulator and mask for Emergency or Medical Purpose
  • Tent camping setup (sleeping tent, kitchen tent, toilet, etc.). 
  • Necessary climbing gear
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the expedition
  • Roar Himalaya Duffle Bag
  • First Aid Kit
  • Service charge and government taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Insurance (must cover rescue evacuation in case of emergency)
  • Meals and drinks in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)
  • Personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)

Trip Fact

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Technical Challenging
  • Trip Style: Expedition
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge + Camping
  • Max Elevation: 7161 meters/23,494 feet