1 Day 01: Arrive in KTM, transfer to hotel and briefing
After you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will have to go through custom formalities. You will be greeted by our representative who will be anxiously waiting for you with a placard displaying your name in his hand. You will be transferred to the 3-Star category hotel in a private vehicle. Once you get refreshed, you will get briefing regarding the itinerary and you will also be introduced with your crewmembers and other trekkers who are going to join you on the trip. Enjoy welcome dinner in the evening where you can taste authentic Nepali dinner. Stay overnight in a hotel.
2 Day 02: City tour & necessary preparation
In the morning after breakfast, we will organize half day sightseeing tour during which you will be taken on memorable UNESCO Heritage Tour. Tour begins with visit to Nepal’s holiest Pashupatinath Temple Complex and takes us through Nepal’s largest Bouddhanath Stupa and 2500 years old Swoyambhunath Stupa. We will return to hotel in the afternoon and time for shopping of any missing items, packing and getting ready for the trip.
3 Day 03: Flight to Lukla& trek to Phakding (2,610m)40min flight, 3-4hrs trek
We will drive to domestic terminal of Tribhuvan Airport early in the morning and catch a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. We will follow one of the most scenic air routes in the world with panoramic views of glistening mountains to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. Lukla allows access to Everest Khumbu region. We will assemble the crew and take breakfast before start of Everest3 Passes Trek and Island Peak. Following the stone path through Ghat village, we will reach Phakding village. Visit local monastery. Stay overnight at Phakding.
4 Day 04: Trek to Namche(3,440m)5-6hrs
Leaving Phakding, we will walk along Dudhkoshi River and enter the dense pine forest. We will cross suspension bridges and walk through dispersed houses of Zapute, Benkar and Chumoa to reach Monjo. Monjo allows an entrance to Sagarmatha National Park. We need to go through required national park formalities before we can enter the park. The park is rich in Himalayan herbs, plants, mammals and birds. We will descend to Hillary Bridge existing at the base of hill. After crossing the bridge, we will follow the escalating path towards Namche Bazaar. The path rewards us with views of Thamserku Mountain, Everest, Lhotse and other mountains and peaks. Stay overnight in Namche Bazaar.
5 Day 05: Day hikes - Khumjung, Khunde (3840m)
Namche Bazaar acts as the major trade centre to conduct trade in between locals and neighbouring Tibetans. Namche is also popular as the capital of Sherpa land. It is wise to take rest at Namche on this day. For proper acclimatization with the changing altitude, we can arrange day hike to small Khumjung and Khunde villages. Visit the local monastery and observe the local lifestyle. Head office of National Park, Museum and monasteries are interesting places near Namche. We can get most of the modern facilities including hospital and post office at Namche. Stay overnight in Namche.
6 Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m) 6hrs
The trail continues along glaciated DudhKoshi River from Namche. We will follow the scenic route with views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and other peaks and mountains and enter the forest area. Walking through the colourful rhododendron forest, we can get opportunity to view musk deer and colourful Himalayn birds like Danphe and Munal. We will move further to Sanasa village. The trail branches at Sanasa. We will follow the main trail towards Everest Base Camp. Following the escalating path from Sanasa, we will reach Tengboche. Gate of Tengboche Monastery is open after 3pm. We will visit Tengboche Monastery which is the largest monastery in the region.
7 Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4,250m)5hrs
Leaving Tengboche, we will enter the birch and rhododendron forest. In couple of hours, we will reach Debuche from where we will lower down to beautiful Chhukung Valley. We will descend to Imja River and follow the raised path to Pangboche. Monastery is Pangboche is believed to be the oldest Monastery in the region. Walking along the Mani walls, we will climb to Pheriche where we will stay overnight.
8 Day 08: Day hikes and acclimatization day
We will take a day of rest at Pheriche. Pheriche is known as the windiest place to live in entire Khumbu area. We can visit health post or Himalayan Rescue Association. There is good facility of accommodation in the farming village of Pheriche.
9 Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,910m) 6hrs
We will follow the escalating trail from Pheriche to Lobuche and arrive at bridge. Crossing the bridge, we will move further to Dughla. Following the ascending path from Dughla, we will reach Khumbu glacier which greets us with scenic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and other peaks and mountains. We will follow the descending trail from Khumbu glacier to valley of Lobuche where we will stay overnight.
10 Day 10: Trek to Pumori Base Camp (5,300m) 3-4hrs
Leaving Lobuche, we will take slow walk up the valley and arrive at the end of grassy field. From this point, we will take about half an hour of trek through rocky moraine trail along glacial pond below Khumbu glacier to arrive at Gorakshep. We will enjoy the views of Pumori (7145m),Kalapattar and other peaks and mountains and take slow and long walk to the end of Gorakshep from where the trail to Pumori separates from Everest Base Camp Trek route. Walking through rocks and boulders, we will reach Pumori Base Camp where we will stay overnight.
11 Day 11 to 29: Load ferry, acclimatization, route opening and Summit attempt on Mt.Pumori(7,161m)
After few days of preparation and acclimatization, we will begin our climb to Pumori. Guide will share Pumori climbing strategy with team. He will also provide you with necessary instructions and teach you what to do and how should you call for help if in case of emergency. Once the Sherpas make way and fix cables wherever necessary and set up High camps, we will begin Pumori Climbing.
Base Camp to Advance Base Camp (5700m)
Base Camp is located a little above Gorakshep. Leaving this camp, we will climb over moraine and pass along icy pond to reach Advance Base Camp which is located near the base of Pumori Mountain.
Advance Base Camp to High Camp II (6200m)
Chances of avalanche exist on this section. So, one needs to be cautious. From Advance Camp, we will climb through moraines and snow to Camp II which is located on a narrow ridge. Climbing over 35 to 65 degree slopes, we will reach High Camp II.
High Camp II to High Camp III (6850m)
Leaving High Camp II, we will walk through ice walls and crevasses. We must use fixed ropes and other climbing equipment to conquer these challenges. We will reach High Camp III where we will set our camp.
High Camp III to Pumori Summit (7340m)
We have to face the challenges of heavy wind from Camp III onwards. Leaving Camp III, we will follow the route that continues to the right of huge ice cliff. We will continue climbing through ice section to reach the summit. We can enjoy the views of five highest peaks in the world from the summit of Amadablam. We will descend gradually to the Base Camp.
12 Day 30: Trek to Pangboche 4-5hrs
After clearing the base camp, we will prepare for return trek. We will follow the descending trail toLobuche and continue walking to Pangboche village where we will visit ancient Monastery. Stay overnight at Pangboche.
13 Day 31: Trek to Namche 5hrs
After following the easy descending trail through rhododendron forest to Dudhkoshi River, we will walk past narrow gorges and once again follow the trail through forest area that is rich in Himalayan wildlife. Once we arrive at Sanasa, we will enjoy the view of Amadablam Mountain. Walking through the forested edge beyond Kyangjuma, we will reach Namche. Enjoy the views of Everest, Tengboche and other peaks and mountains. Stay overnight at Namche.
14 Day 32: Trek to Lukla 6hrs
From Namche, we will lower down to rhododendron forest and walk along Dudhkoshi River to Phakding. Walking past the walled road of Ghat, we will reach Lukla. Stay overnight in Lukla.
15 Day 33: Fly Lukla - Kathmandu & transfer hotel
We will catch an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. This is rest day. Spend the day as you like. You can go for shopping in Thamel where you can buy souvenir items. We can also arrange for guided sightseeing tour. Alternatively, you can arrange your photo albums and jot down memories in your journal. Stay overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.
16 Day 34: Kathmandu, extra free day
Spend the day as you like. You can go for shopping in Thamel where you can buy souvenir items. We can also arrange for guided sightseeing tour. Alternatively, you can arrange your photo albums and jot down memories in your journal.
17 Day 35: Int’l departure for home
Photos of the Trip
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Mt. Pomari (7,161m), a brilliant white stunning peak is one of the premier 7,000m peaks in the Everest region of Nepal. The peak is on the border of Nepal and Tibet right in front of Mt. Everest, where the difference between the two countries is obvious: The arid Tibetan Plateau stretches to the north and west and rise to the south and east. It is ideal for those looking to pursue the 8000m peaks, or a fantastic climb in its own right. The route follows the Southeast buttress before it traverses to the East Ridge for the remainder of the ascent. Requiring excellent physical endurance, Pumori offers sections of wild exposure, views of Lhotse and Everest, with technical difficulty worthy of any Himalayan alpinist. Pumori is a serious expedition peak designed only for experienced climbers.
Mt. Pumori Base camp can be reached by taking the Kathmandu – Lukla flight and trekking via Namche Bazaar, Thangboche – Pheriche and Lobuche. Mt. Pumori is 7,161meter high and the 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 5,545m. Pumori has many rocks and mixed climb traverse, steep and exposed to wind narrow ridges, some ice walls and tunnel climb. Pumori is not as easy as other mountains and there are difficult technical parts in this route. Therefore, prior experience and technical mountaineering skill is required. We provide fully guided to success the expedition on this mountain, which suits all kinds of climbers.