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Pumori Expedition  

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Standing at an altitude of 7,161m from sea level and located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, Mount Pumori is one of the most challenging and rewarding peaks. Pumori Expedition is highly popular among those who wish to climb 7,000m peaks in the Himalayas of Nepal. In addition, it is an ideal platform for those wishing to summit Everest or other 8,000m peaks. Pumori Expedition offers one of the best views of mountains in the Everest region including Mount Everest.
 
The summit was first ascended by a German-Swiss expedition in 1964. Mount Pumori is summited via the standard route on the Southeast Ridge, which is regarded as a grade three snow and ice climb that requires a good understanding of alpine climbing techniques and familiarity with the effects of high altitude. The classic peak has generally three camps: Base Camp will be set up at 5,300m; from base camp, after 4 hours of climbing, climber will reach to the first camp at 5,700m; the second camp will be set up at 6,200m; and the third camp will be set up at 6,450m. 
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu 
Day 02: In Kathmandu (briefing and preparation for expedition)
Day 03: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding 
Day 04: Trek to Namche 
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche
Day 06: Trek to Thyanboche 
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche 
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche
Day 09: Trek to Pumori Base Camp 
Day 10-26: Climbing Period for Pumori 
Day 27: Trek back to Pangboche 
Day 28: Trek to Namche 
Day 29: Trek to Lukla 
Day 30: Fly to Kathmandu 
Day 31: Free day in Kathmandu 
Day 32: Depart Kathmandu
Name: Mt. Pumori Expedition
Duration: 32 days
Grade: StreneousTrek
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Activity: Sightseeing, trekking and climbing
Accomodation: Hotel, camping
Transportation: Private vehicle and flight
Maximum altitude: 7,161m
Per day walking: 5 - 6 hours
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our Fishtail representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the expedition.
 
Day 02: In Kathmandu (Briefing and preparation for expedition)
Today you will be preparing everything for Pumori expedition including all the necessary equipment and clothes, which are quintessential for the trip. In addition, you can also visit Ministry of Tourism or Nepal Tourism board for further information about the expedition.
 
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,850m) and trek to Phakding (2,620m)
In the early morning, after breakfast, you will board a flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway brings you to the start of your trek at the village of Lukla. From Lukla, you will head up the Dudh Koshi Valley on a well-marked trail and will be accommodated in a local lodge.
 
Day 04: Trek to Namche (3,440m)
Leaving Phakding, you will be crossing the river twice through high suspension bridges and arrive at Monjo – the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park which was set-up in order to protect and preserve the fragile mountain environment. From here, you will follow the path to reach Namche, which is the major trading village in entire Khumbu region. If the weather is clear, you will get the first glimpse of Mount Everest from this point.
 
Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche
Today you will spend your entire day in Namche by taking complete rest in order to acclimatize to gain altitude, plan for forthcoming trips and get habituated to your trekking destinations. 
 
Day 06: Trek to Thyangboche (3,800m)
This day, you will walk along the trail that follows the path to the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Koshi River.  You will get to see some great views of great peaks of the Khumbu region including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. As you move downwards, you will pass through several Sherpa villages and teashops and continue the hike to reach Thyangboche by following a zigzag path. The path offers awesome sights of Rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. Finally, you will reach Thyangboche, which is famous for its legendary monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region.
 
Day 07: Trek to Pheriche (4,371m) 
Today, you will be descending downhill from Thyangboche through the forests and by crossing the Imja Khola. The trail then follows the uphill path to the village of Pangboche, which faces Mount AmaDablam (6,856m). Joy of the trek will be further escalated by the views of mountains, forests, gompas, rivers etc. Further two hours of walk will take you to your last destination for today.
 
Day 08: Trek to Lobuche (4,940m)
Leaving Pheriche, you will trek uphill to Lobuche and have to pass through a wide valley, Khumbu glacier and several teahouses in between. Besides, the trail also offers magnificent views of Cholatse and Tawache.
 
Day 09: Trek to Pumori Base Camp (5,309m)
Contouring along the valley-side and down into the Khumbu Glacier, you will follow a reasonable trail to Gorak Shep. This used to be the base camp site in 1953 and now consists of a few small teahouses. Leaving Gorak Shep, the trail leads on to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and becomes quite vague, weaving between mounds of rubble and eventually reaching base camp near the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. 
 
Day 10 - 26: Climbing Period for Pumori (7,161m)
These days are the major climbing days for you to make an ascent of mostly awaited summit of Pumori. After few days of acclimatization and exercises, you will be taken to the higher camp, closer to the summit where you will be provided with food for high altitude. You are allowed to trek from lower to upper camp or vice versa for more practice and acclimatization. From top of the mountain, you can see the panoramic view of four of the world’s other highest peaks: Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Makalu. Finally, we wish for your success to conquer the summit. 
 
Day 27: Trek back to Pangboche (3,985m)
After having a successful summit of Pumori you will head back to Pangboche. 
 
Day 28: Trek to Namche (3,440m)
From Pangboche, your expedition will continue towards Namche. The trail will take you across rivers and rhododendron forests amidst the views of Tawache, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kantega and Thamserku mountains.
 
Day 29: Trek to Lukla (2,850m)
This will be the final day of the expedition and the ultimate destination is Lukla. The path goes along side the Dudh Koshi to reach Lukla. Upon reaching Lukla in the evening, you will have time to enjoy local drinks with a company of Sherpa guides and porters.
 
Day 30: Fly to Kathmandu 
After breakfast, you will check in to the airport to fly back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching the Kathmandu airport, your guide will transfer you to the designated hotel. In the evening, you have free time for refreshments and shopping.
 
Day 31: Free day in Kathmandu 
Today will be an extra day for relaxing and enjoying Kathmandu. You can go for shopping, body massaging and spa treatments or sightseeing. 
 
Day 32: Depart Kathmandu
After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the international airport for your flight home. If you want to continue your stay in Nepal for short tours i.e. National parks, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, etc., please do let us know. We will be proudly serving your needs.
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