Mount Pumori (7161m) Expedition – 2019-39 Days

Climbing Pumori is getting popularity among the mountaineers because many climbers take it is ideal preparation for those wishing to climb Mount Everest or more technical over 8000m peaks.

  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Group size: 02-08
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Trip Level: Very Strenuous
  •  Max Altitude: 7,161 m (23,494 ft)
  •  Activities: Trekking and Climbing
  •   Transportation: Private Vehicle and Domestic flight

  Meals: BB plan in Kathmandu and All meals during the trek and expedition

  Accommodation: Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, Tea house basis accommodation during trekking and fully tented camping while climbing

Trip Introduction

Mount Pumori (7161m) lies just eight kilometer west of Mount Everest. Mount Pumori is popular climbing peak for those who wish to climb over 7000m peak in the Himalayas of Nepal. It offers amazing trek to Everest base camp and wonderful close view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and views of Tibet. Pumori was first climbed on May 17, 1962 by Gerhard Lenser on a German-Swiss expedition. Climbing Pumori is getting popularity among the mountaineers because many climbers take it is ideal preparation for those wishing to climb Mount Everest or more technical over 8000m peaks. Utmost Adventure arranges both the logistic support and full guided climbing to the summit. South East Ridge is the normal route to climb Mount Pumori, we set up three camps above the Base Camp before reaching to the summit. Our base camp will be set up at 5280m, we climb over the glacier which will take 4-5 hours climb to reach the Camp I at 5750m. Camp 2 at 6200m will be set up after climbing thorough the snow wall and crevasses. Climbing via prone to avalanches from big ice hanging on the shoulder we set up Camp 3 at an altitude of 6470m. Passing through crevasses long snow filed will reach to the Summit, we return same way and trek back to Lukla.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Kathmandu valley sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Expedition preparation day (1400m). Overnight at hotel
Day 04: Morning flight to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Phakding (2600m). Overnight at tea house / Lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 06: Acclimatization in Namche Bazar. Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 07: Namche – Dole (4040m). Overnight at Tea house lodge.
Day 08: Dole – Machharmo (4420m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 09: Machharmo – Gokyo (4790m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 10: Explore around Gokyo (4790m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 11: Gokyo to Thangnak (4700m). Overnight at Tea house / lodge.
Day 12: Thangnak – Chola Pass (5368m) to Zonglha (4700m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 13: Zonglha to Lobuche (4910m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 14: Lobuche to Ghorakshep (5190m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 15: Rest day at Gorakshep (5190m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 16: Gorekshep to Pumori Base Camp (5280m). Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 17-32: Climbing Period Mt. Pumori.
Day 33: Pumori Base Camp to Lobuche (4910m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 34: Lobuche High Camp to Tengboche (3870m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 35: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m). Overnight at Tea house / Lodge.
Day 36: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800 m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 37: Fly to Kathmandu (1400m). Overnight at hotel.
Day 38: Free day in Kathmandu (1400m). Overnight at hotel.
Day 39: Departure

Not really satisfied with this itinerary ? Make your own Customize It


We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and in tea-houses during the trek. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Utmost Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, tea-houses at most places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. While climbing we will arrange tented basis accommodation as well as shower tent, bathroom tent, kitchen tent and dining tent.


In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available. All meals will be provided during climbing including tea, coffee prepared by our cook. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the camp where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, continental meals are common choices in the menu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Mount Pumori Expedition is a strenuous expedition. Climbers who can walk/climb up to 5-6 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this expedition fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Pumori Expedition by climbing, jogging and exercising regularly at least couple months prior to the start of the expedition. Climbing to the Mt. Pumori should be relatively fine for those who have experience climbing/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past climbing, hiking experience would be an asset because technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure before booking the trek.

Best Time to Travel

The best time for expedition to Mt. Pumori is during spring (April to May) and autumn (August, September). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip.

equipment list

Date And Costs

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

Fixed Departure


NOTE:Trip Status

Booking Open: Anyone travelling solo or with groups the given date is available for join.

Join a Group: Anyone travelling solo or with groups interested in join. The given date travelers already have booked the trip.

Limited Space: There are limited seat available for the given date. Therefore, we suggest you to make your decision as early as possible.

Sold Out: The given date has reached max numbers. Please contact usif you still want to travel on this particular date.

Service Includes up to Base Camp:

  • All land transportation arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Utmost Adventure Trekking’s representative while arriving and departing.
  • 3 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3/4 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before & after expedition).
  • Schedule flight KTM/Lukla/KTM for member, Liaison officer & Expedition staffs.
  • Transport of food supply & expedition equipments to Base Camp & back.
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp and back.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member, BC staffs & Liaison Officer.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs & cooking utensils for BC.
  • Fresh Food (we serve hygienic foods) and fuel at Base Camp.
  • High Tents above Base Camp. C1, C2, C3. High altitude food and fuel above Base Camp.
  • Oxygen & Mask and regulator (will be arranged at the base camp for emergency use)
  • There will be one personal professional climbing guide while climbing, one Sherpa climber for one person.
  • Service of Government Liaison Officer.
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
  • Equipments allowance, daily wages of cook, kitchen boys & Liaison officer.
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison Officer and porters.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Pumori.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Agency service charge.
  • Government Tax/Vat

Service does not include:

  • International airfare from/to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport at upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 3 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses.
  • Garbage deposit (Refundable)

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Utmost Adventure has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)

Personal Climbing gear:
Harness: A climbing harness should be lightweight and fully adjustable. Easy to put on and take off.
Ice axe: General mountaineering axe. Should be light and easy to use.
Crampons: It must fit boot perfectly and lighter is better.
Carabineers: Two large locking “pear” shaped 4 regular mountaineering carabineers
Prussik cord: You can use in many situation, carry couple more.
Ascenders: One left or right hand orientation, does not matter (Petzl)
Rappel device: Figure 8, ATC or similar. Very important to devices for descending.
Ascender / Jhumar: Must be comfortable to be use with gloves.
Helmet: It is very important to use while crossing areas through rock fall, ice cliff. Better light weight.
Walking pool: Adjustable types are the best, it will be very much helpful while walking through snow field or rocky trail.

Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items.

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get asunburn
Anti-mosquito cream;
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.