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    Pumori Expedition (7,145 m)

    5.00/5 from 12 reviews

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Duration
      34 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Trek and Climbing
    • Accommodation
      3 star standard hotel in Cities, Guest house during trekking and tent during climbing
    • Meals
      All Standard Meals throughout the trip
    • Mx.altitude
    • Vehicle
      Private Luxury Tourist Vehicles and Aeroplane
    • Max. People

    About - Pumori Expedition (7,145 m)

    Pumori, known as the "Daughter of Everest," stands majestically in the Himalayas, shadowed by its eminent neighbor, Mount Everest. Located on the Nepal-Tibet border in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, Pumori offers an exhilarating climbing experience for mountaineers aspiring to venture into 7,000-meter peaks. Its unique position provides climbers with unparalleled views of many of the world's highest mountains, making it one of the most sought-after peaks in the region.

    Undertaking the Pumori Expedition is not just about conquering its summit; it's a journey through the heart of the Khumbu region, encompassing vibrant Sherpa culture, ancient monasteries, and breathtaking landscapes. The expedition offers a blend of challenging climbs, requiring technical expertise, and the ethereal beauty of the Himalayas, making it an unforgettable experience.

    Highlights of the Pumori Expedition (7,145 m)

    • Stunning Panoramic Views: Pumori offers breathtaking vistas of some of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse.

    • Exhilarating Summit Climb: The technical climb to Pumori's summit is a rewarding experience for mountaineers, providing challenges like ice walls and crevasses that demand a high level of skill.

    • Cultural Immersion: The trek passes through vibrant Sherpa villages where you can immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the Khumbu region.

    • World-Famous Trekking Routes: The expedition includes trekking along famous trails such as the route to Everest Base Camp and through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    • Professional Guidance: Expert climbing Sherpas, experienced in high-altitude mountaineering, will guide you through every step of the climb, ensuring your safety and success.
    • Comprehensive Climbing Training: Prior to the summit push, climbers undergo rigorous acclimatization and training exercises, including rope work and rescue drills.

    • Tyangboche Monastery Visit: A chance to visit the iconic Tyangboche Monastery, a spiritual center high in the mountains, enriching the expedition's spiritual dimension.

    • Scenic Flights: The adventure begins and ends with a thrilling flight to and from Lukla, considered one of the most exciting flights in the world, offering stunning aerial views of the Himalayas.

    • Emergency Preparedness: State-of-the-art medical kits and oxygen bottles are always on hand, and we prioritize swift and effective emergency response measures.

    Experience the perfect blend of thrill, culture, and luxury on your Pumori Expedition with Luxury Holidays Nepal. We offer an unparalleled experience, where each day is an adventure and every moment a memory in the making.

    Features of the Pumori Expedition (7,145 m)

    Technical Challenges

    • Mixed Climbing Terrain: Pumori presents a complex landscape that requires climbers to be adept in both rock and ice climbing. The blend of rock, ice, and snow surfaces demands versatility in mountaineering skills.

    • Ice Walls: Certain sections of the climb feature steep ice walls, which require climbers to use ice axes, crampons, and other specialized gear. Proper technique and strength are essential for these parts.

    • Crevasses: As with many Himalayan peaks, Pumori has crevasses that can pose serious threats. Navigating around or over these requires roped team travel and, sometimes, ladders.

    • Steep Sections: There are sections of the climb, especially closer to the summit, which are steep and demanding. Efficient use of ropes, anchors, and protection is crucial in these areas.

    • Altitude Challenges: With its height of over 7,000 meters, Pumori presents the inherent challenges of high-altitude mountaineering, including the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE), and High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE).

    • Cold and Harsh Weather: The altitude combined with the location means climbers can face extremely cold conditions, especially during nighttime and early mornings. This can make climbing more technically demanding and riskier.

    • Avalanche Risk: Certain sections, especially those with accumulated snow, are prone to avalanches. Knowledge of avalanche safety and constant vigilance is a must.

    • Rockfall Danger: Some sections of Pumori, especially the rocky areas, are prone to rockfall. Helmets, alertness, and rapid movement through these zones are essential.

    • Serac Fall: The movement of glacial ice can sometimes lead to falling seracs (large blocks of glacial ice). These can be unpredictable and pose significant risks.

    • Endurance Test: While not purely 'technical', the sheer endurance required for the Pumori Expedition should not be underestimated. Long hours of climbing, often in challenging conditions, demand physical fitness and mental fortitude.

    For all these challenges, it's imperative that climbers opting for the Pumori Expedition have prior climbing experience, especially on technical terrains, and are thoroughly prepared both physically and mentally. Being accompanied by a well-experienced team and guide from Luxury Holidays Nepal can greatly enhance safety and the chances of a successful summit bid.

    Professional Support

    • Experienced Climbing Sherpas: Our team includes veteran Sherpas who have successfully summited numerous Himalayan peaks. Their firsthand experience is invaluable in navigating the challenges of Pumori and guiding climbers safely.

    • Highly Trained Guides: Our guides are not only seasoned climbers but also trained in rescue operations, ensuring they're prepared to handle any emergency situation that may arise during the expedition.

    • Technical Training Sessions: Before tackling the main ascent, climbers undergo intensive training sessions at base camp, covering essential techniques like rope work, crevasse rescue, and ice climbing.

    • Medical Preparedness: Our team includes medical professionals trained to handle high-altitude sickness and other health issues. They're equipped with a comprehensive medical kit and emergency oxygen supplies, ensuring immediate first aid response when required.

    • Dedicated Base Camp Staff: Our base camp crew ensures the smooth running of all operations, from setting up tents to preparing meals. Their expertise ensures climbers can rest and recuperate effectively between climbing phases.

    • Route Planning and Reconnaissance: Before the main ascent, our team conducts a thorough reconnaissance of the route, identifying challenges and planning the safest path to the summit.

    • Weather Monitoring: Our professional support includes constant weather monitoring. Using advanced forecasting tools, we ensure that summit attempts align with the most favorable weather conditions.

    • Equipment Check: Before the climb, our experts conduct a thorough check of all the equipment to ensure everything is in optimal condition. This includes climbing gear, communication devices, and safety equipment.

    • Communication Infrastructure: To ensure seamless communication, we provide climbers with advanced communication tools like satellite phones and walkie-talkies, ensuring constant contact between team members, base camp, and support teams.

    • Cultural and Linguistic Assistance: Our local guides and staff help bridge the cultural and linguistic gaps, providing insights into the Sherpa culture and ensuring effective communication with local communities.

    • Logistical Support: From transporting climbing equipment to ensuring a steady supply of necessities at higher camps, our logistical team plays a pivotal role in the expedition's success.

    • Post-Climb Support: After the climb, our professional support extends to assisting climbers with recovery, providing necessary medical evaluations, and ensuring smooth transitions to the next phases of their journey.

    Choosing the Pumori Expedition with Luxury Holidays Nepal means opting for unparalleled professional support. We stand by our commitment to provide the highest level of expertise and care, ensuring climbers have the best possible chances of summiting Pumori safely and memorably.

    Acclimatization & Training


    • Step-by-Step Acclimatization: Our itinerary is strategically designed to allow for gradual acclimatization, with built-in rest days and shorter trekking stages as you gain altitude.

    • High-Low Sleep Strategy: We often employ a 'climb high, sleep low' approach where you ascend to a higher altitude during the day but return to a lower sleeping elevation to acclimate more effectively.

    • Health Monitoring: Throughout the expedition, our medical professionals will conduct routine health checks, monitoring for symptoms of altitude sickness and recommending precautionary measures.

    • Oxygen Support: For additional safety, we have oxygen cylinders and Gamow bags on hand in case of severe altitude sickness.

    • Contingency Plans: In the event of adverse reactions to altitude, we have established plans for immediate descent and, if necessary, emergency evacuation.


    • Pre-Expedition Briefing: Prior to the expedition, our experts provide a comprehensive briefing covering various technical and logistical aspects of the climb.

    • Technical Skill Development: Special training sessions at the base camp focus on honing essential climbing skills such as ice and rock climbing, crevasse rescue, and rope work.

    • Gear Familiarization: Our guides conduct hands-on sessions to familiarize climbers with the specialized equipment they'll be using, ensuring everyone is comfortable with their gear.

    • Mock Climbs: Before the actual summit attempt, we conduct mock climbs on smaller peaks or fixed ropes to simulate real climbing conditions.

    • Rescue Drills: Our team runs rescue scenario drills, including how to handle falls, use rescue sleds, and operate emergency communication devices.

    • Health and First Aid Training: Basic first aid and health training sessions are conducted, including how to recognize and respond to symptoms of common high-altitude illnesses.

    • Weather and Condition Assessments: Climbers are trained on how to interpret weather forecasts and understand mountain conditions, an essential skill for any high-altitude expedition.

    Acclimatization and training are not just perfunctory steps; they're integral parts of our commitment to your safety and success. Our scientific approach to acclimatization, coupled with extensive training, prepares you for the rigors of the Pumori Expedition, enhancing not just your summit chances but also your overall mountaineering experience.

    Cultural Exposure

    The Pumori Expedition offers more than just an awe-inspiring mountaineering experience; it's also a journey into the rich cultural tapestry of the Khumbu region. We ensure that you get an authentic taste of the local culture, traditions, and way of life.

    • Sherpa Villages: As we trek through iconic villages like Namche Bazaar, Phakding, and Dingboche, you'll get a chance to interact with the indigenous Sherpa community, renowned for their mountaineering skills and warm hospitality.

    • Traditional Customs: Witness and participate in traditional Sherpa customs, be it a welcome ceremony, a cultural dance, or sampling local cuisine, providing a rare insight into the age-old traditions of this mountain community.

    • Local Cuisine: Experience the flavors of the Himalayas with traditional foods like momo (dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup), and the staple 'dal bhat' (lentil soup with rice), prepared by our expert local chefs.

    • Spiritual Connection: The expedition includes a visit to the Tyangboche Monastery, a revered place of worship that adds a spiritual dimension to the journey. The monastery is not just architecturally beautiful but is also a center for meditation and spiritual teachings.

    • Local Markets: Spend time exploring the bustling local markets in Namche Bazaar, where you can buy handcrafted souvenirs and observe daily life in a high-altitude Himalayan town.

    • Folk Tales and History: Our experienced guides will enrich your journey with local folklore, tales of legendary mountaineers, and the history of the region, adding context and depth to your expedition.

    • Sustainable Interaction: We promote responsible tourism by encouraging respectful interaction with the local communities and environment, ensuring that our presence brings benefits rather than disruption.

    • Community Support: A portion of our expedition costs contribute to local community development projects, helping in the education and healthcare of the children of this remote region.

    • Cultural Evenings: Enjoy evenings of cultural exchange featuring local music and dance performances arranged at the base camp, creating a festive and communal atmosphere.

    With Luxury Holidays Nepal, the Pumori Expedition becomes a culturally enriching experience that leaves you not just with the thrill of conquest but also a deeper understanding of the people who call this rugged landscape home. Experience the Himalayas in its complete essence—where adventure meets culture.

    Scenic Beauty

    The Pumori Expedition is as much a visual feast as it is a mountaineering challenge. The journey traverses some of the most stunning landscapes the Himalayas have to offer, serving as a constant backdrop to your quest for the summit.

    • Unparalleled Mountain Views: The unique location of Pumori offers sweeping panoramic vistas of world-renowned peaks like Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse. The summit itself provides one of the most awe-inspiring views in the Himalayas.

    • Lush Forests: The initial stages of the trek take you through dense forests of pine, cedar, and rhododendron, teeming with diverse flora and fauna.

    • Glacial Terrains: Experience the serene beauty of walking on glacial paths, amid towering ice formations and tranquil glacial lakes.

    • Turquoise Rivers and Waterfalls: Traverse alongside sparkling rivers and cascading waterfalls, which add a contrasting blue to the otherwise earth-toned landscapes.

    • Alpine Meadows: Trek through high-altitude meadows adorned with wildflowers and medicinal herbs, often accompanied by the melodies of native birds.

    • Highland Pastures: Witness pastoral scenes of yaks and sheep grazing on high-altitude pastures, enveloped by misty mountain landscapes.

    • Sunrise and Sunset Views: Whether it's watching the first light of day hit the towering peaks or observing the mountains bathed in the golden hues of sunset, the natural lighting displays are simply breathtaking.

    • Starry Nights: The thin air and lack of light pollution make for crystal-clear night skies, offering spectacular stargazing opportunities.

    • Cloud Formations: Enjoy the mesmerizing sight of cloud formations around the peaks, creating a dynamic and ever-changing vista.

    • Harsh Yet Mesmerizing Landscape: The closer you get to the summit, the more the landscape turns into a moon-like world of rock and ice, harsh yet fascinating in its own way.

    • Seasonal Beauty: Depending on when you embark on the expedition, you might witness the changing palettes of the mountains—from the colorful blossoms of spring to the pure, snow-clad peaks of winter.

    • Photographic Opportunities: For photography enthusiasts, every step of this expedition is an opportunity to capture stunning landscapes, unique mountain light, and an array of colors and textures that only the Himalayas can offer.

    When you choose to go on the Pumori Expedition with Luxury Holidays Nepal, you're signing up for a visually stunning journey that will remain etched in your memory long after you've descended from the summit. From the verdant forests of the lower valleys to the icy majesty of the peak itself, every day brings new sights that amaze, inspire, and deepen your connection with the natural world.

    Base Camp Setup

    Setting up a functional and comfortable base camp is a cornerstone of a successful mountaineering expedition. At Luxury Holidays Nepal, we prioritize your comfort without compromising on functionality. Here's what you can expect at our meticulously organized Pumori Base Camp:

    • Personal Tents: Each member is provided an individual high-quality tent designed for high-altitude conditions. These tents are spacious, weather-resistant, and equipped with foam mattresses and pillows for your comfort.

    • Dining and Kitchen Tents: A separate dining tent with tables, chairs, and even heaters ensures meal times are as comfortable as possible. Adjacent to this, our well-equipped kitchen tent is where our expert chefs prepare gourmet meals.

    • Hygiene Facilities: We set up separate toilet and shower tents, maintaining the highest hygiene standards possible in a remote mountain setting.

    • Staff Accommodation: Special tents are designated for our staff, including guides, Sherpas, and kitchen crew, ensuring they are well-rested to assist you effectively.

    • Equipment and Storage: Additional tents serve as storage facilities where climbing equipment, food supplies, and other logistics are safely kept.

    • Heating: Portable heaters are used in common areas like the dining tent to ensure a comfortable environment, particularly during the cold nights.

    • Solar and Generator Power: A combination of solar panels and generators are used to power lighting and charge essential electronics like satellite phones, walkie-talkies, and cameras.

    • Communication Setup: We provide satellite phones and a dedicated communication tent, ensuring we maintain connectivity for safety updates, weather forecasts, and emergency situations.

    • First Aid and Medical Supplies: A separate area is designated for medical supplies, including a comprehensive first-aid kit and emergency oxygen cylinders, all easily accessible in case of an emergency.

    • Recreational Space: We try to include some form of recreational space where climbers can relax, socialize, and even enjoy some light entertainment, helping to ease the tension and nerves that often accompany such challenging endeavors.

    • Sustainability Measures: We adhere strictly to eco-friendly practices, including waste management and recycling, to minimize our environmental impact. Stool shipment transfer and garbage deposit fees are included in your package to ensure responsible trekking.

    • Security: All our camps are set up considering the safety of the members and staff. A secure perimeter is established to restrict unauthorized access and to protect the gear and supplies.

    With Luxury Holidays Nepal, your stay at the Pumori Base Camp is not just about survival but living in reasonable comfort. Our state-of-the-art base camp setup is designed to offer a haven where climbers can recharge, strategize, and find respite from the harsh conditions of high-altitude mountaineering.

    Sustainable Practices

    We are committed to responsible tourism and sustainable practices to minimize our environmental and cultural impact while maximizing community benefits. Here's how we incorporate sustainability into our Pumori Expedition:

    Environmental Stewardship

    • Waste Management: We follow a strict ‘Leave No Trace’ policy. All waste is collected and transported back to lower elevations for proper disposal or recycling.

    • Renewable Energy: We use solar panels and battery-powered generators for electricity at base camp to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

    • Eco-Friendly Supplies: Whenever possible, we opt for biodegradable and reusable supplies like utensils and containers.

    • Water Filtration: To minimize plastic waste, we encourage the use of refillable bottles and provide filtered water for drinking.

    • Garbage Deposit: We include garbage deposit fees in our package to ensure waste management is taken seriously and funds are available for proper waste disposal.

    Cultural Sensitivity

    • Local Employment: We prioritize hiring local guides, porters, and other staff to economically benefit the communities we interact with.

    • Cultural Respect: Our guides educate climbers about local customs and traditions to foster respect and minimize cultural intrusion.

    • Community Development: A portion of our proceeds go towards community projects, such as schools and healthcare facilities in the regions we operate.

    Social Responsibility

    • Education: We provide information and training to our clients and staff regarding responsible trekking and mountaineering practices.
    • Animal Welfare: If yaks or other pack animals are used, we adhere to ethical guidelines to ensure their well-being.

    Choosing Luxury Holidays Nepal for your Pumori Expedition ensures not only a high-quality adventure but also the satisfaction of knowing you are contributing positively to the environment and the communities you encounter. Join us in making responsible choices for a sustainable future.

    Best Time for Pumori Expedition

    The timing of your Pumori Expedition can greatly influence not only your chances of reaching the summit but also your overall experience. Here's what to expect in each season:

    Spring (March to May)

    • Weather: Spring offers stable weather conditions, making it one of the most favorable times for the Pumori Expedition.
    • Visibility: Clear skies provide excellent visibility and breathtaking views of surrounding peaks.
    • Temperature: Moderately cold, especially at higher elevations, but much warmer compared to winter months.
    • Popularity: Being a high-demand season, expect more crowded trails and base camps.

    Summer (June to August)

    • Weather: Summer in the Himalayas coincides with the monsoon, resulting in unpredictable and often adverse weather conditions.
    • Visibility: Heavy rainfall and fog can significantly impair visibility.
    • Temperature: Warmer temperatures, but the wet conditions can make trekking challenging.
    • Popularity: Fewer climbers opt for this season due to the risks associated with monsoons.

    Autumn (September to November)

    • Weather: Like spring, autumn offers stable weather conditions ideal for climbing.
    • Visibility: Excellent visibility, especially after the monsoon rains have cleared the air of dust and pollution.
    • Temperature: Starts to get colder as winter approaches, especially during late November.
    • Popularity: Another peak season for expeditions, expect busy trails and campsites.

    Winter (December to February)

    • Weather: Cold and harsh, winter brings extreme conditions, including heavy snowfall and stronger winds.
    • Visibility: Clear skies are common, but the extremely cold temperatures can be prohibitive.
    • Temperature: Extremely cold, especially during the night, posing increased risks like frostbite.
    • Popularity: The least popular time for expeditions due to the challenging conditions, suitable only for the most experienced and well-prepared climbers.

    While spring and autumn are generally considered the best times for the Pumori Expedition, each season offers its unique set of challenges and experiences. Your choice will depend on your preferences for crowd sizes, weather conditions, and overall risk tolerance. Always remember to consult closely with Luxury Holidays Nepal to decide the timing that best suits your needs.

    Permits for the Pumori Expedition 

    Navigating the bureaucratic process of obtaining the necessary permits for the Pumori Expedition can be a complicated task, but with Luxury Holidays Nepal, we take care of all the permit arrangements for you. Here are the permits you'll need and what they entail:

    Expedition Royalty and Permit of Nepal Government

    • Climbing Permit: A climbing permit issued by the Nepal Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) is mandatory for anyone attempting to climb Pumori.
    • Royalty Fee: Depending on the size of the expedition team, a royalty fee is applicable, which contributes to the country's tourism revenue.

    Sagarmatha National Park Permit

    • Entry Fee: An entry permit is required to enter Sagarmatha National Park, which covers the majority of the area leading up to Pumori.
    • Conservation Contribution: The fee helps in the conservation efforts of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

    TIMS Card (Trekkers' Information Management System)

    • Tracking: This card is essential for tracking the movement of trekkers for safety reasons.
    • Checkpoints: There will be various TIMS checkpoints along the route where your card will be verified.

    Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit

    • Local Development: This recently implemented permit is aimed at supporting local development projects.
    • Mandatory: Failure to present this permit at checkpoints may result in fines or expulsion from the region.

    Liaison Officer

    • Government Representative: A government liaison officer accompanies the expedition to ensure all rules and regulations are followed.
    • Cost: The cost for the liaison officer, including salary, equipment, and accommodation, is typically included in the expedition package.

    By handling all the nitty-gritty details of the permitting process, Luxury Holidays Nepal ensures a seamless experience so you can focus on preparing for the adventure ahead.

    Important Notes on the Pumori Expedition 

    When planning for the Pumori Expedition, it is important to consider the following important notes:

    • Physical Fitness and Experience: Pumori is a technically challenging peak. Climbers should have prior mountaineering experience on similar or higher altitudes and be physically fit. Proper training several months in advance is highly recommended.

    • High Altitude Risks: The risks associated with high-altitude trekking and climbing, such as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE), and High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), are real and should be taken seriously. Immediate descent is the most effective remedy if symptoms arise.

    • Weather Uncertainties: Weather in the Himalayas can be highly unpredictable. Even during the best seasons, weather changes can result in flight delays, especially in/out of Lukla, or even changes in the climbing route.

    • Safety First: Our guides and Sherpas reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary or even halt the climb if they believe the conditions are unsafe or if a climber shows signs of not being able to make the ascent safely.

    • Insurance: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance covering high-altitude trekking and climbing, emergency evacuation, and medical treatment. Check the specifics of the policy to ensure all activities are covered.

    • Equipment: A proper gear check will be conducted before the ascent.

    • Local Customs: Respect local customs, traditions, and values. Always ask for permission before photographing people.

    • Environmental Responsibility: Practice responsible trekking by avoiding littering, using biodegradable products, and respecting wildlife.

    • Communication: While we provide satellite phones for emergencies, it's wise to inform family and friends about your expedition's expected timeline and the limited communication opportunities.

    • Additional Costs: Always carry some extra cash for personal expenses, tipping guides or porters, or in case of unexpected expenses due to delays.

    • Acclimatization Days: The itinerary includes acclimatization days. Do not underestimate their importance. These are crucial to adjust to the lower oxygen levels at high altitudes and prevent altitude sickness.

    • Stay Hydrated: At higher altitudes, your body dehydrates faster. Drink plenty of water throughout the trek and avoid excessive alcohol or caffeine.

    • Mental Preparation: Beyond the physical challenges, a successful ascent also requires mental stamina. Be prepared for tough conditions, cold, and long climbing days.

    • Emergency Protocols: We will establish emergency protocols in case of any unforeseen incidents, including rescue and evacuation procedures.

    Embarking on the Pumori Expedition is a significant endeavor. Proper preparation, respect for the mountain, and adhering to guidelines enhance the chances of a successful and rewarding experience. Remember, summiting is optional, returning is mandatory. Safety always comes first.

    Alternative 7000m Mountain Expeditions 

    We Offer the Following similar 7000m Mountain Climbing and Expedition in Nepal

    Gangapurna Expedition (7,455 m)
    Tilicho Peak Expedition (7,134 m)
    Annapurna South Expedition (7,219 m)

    We also offer peak climbing expeditions in Nepal at altitudes of 8000 and 6000 meters.

    8000 M Peaks for Climbing and Expedition

    Mt Everest Expedition (8848.86 m)
    Makalu Expedition (8,463m)
    Dhaulagiri Expedition (8,167 m)
    Kanchenjunga Expedition (8,586 m)
    Manaslu Expedition (8,163 m)

    6000 M Peaks for Climbing and Expedition in Nepal

    Mt Ama Dablam Expedition (6,812 m)
    Island Peak Expedition (6,160 m)
    Mera Peak Climbing (6,476 m)
    Chulu West Peak Climbing (6,419 m)
    Pisang Peak Climbing (6,091 m)
    Singu Chuli Peak Climbing (6,501 m)
    Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek
    Lobuche Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp

    For the complete guide on peak climbing and expeditions in Nepal, please click here.

    If you need any further information, please contact us by email: [email protected], Phone: +977- 985 100 5129 (WhatsApp)

    Pumori Expedition (7,145 m) Itinerary

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    What's Included

      All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport and hotel transfers
      Four nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
      Assistance for cargo clearance in Nepal’s Customs Department, clearance cost is subject to a charge. *before the expedition
      Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Pumori, Sagarmatha National Park permit, TIMS CARD & Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit and its fee.
      1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment ($2,500), salary, and accommodation.
      Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
      Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
    • MAP
      Trekking and climbing map.
      (*Standard Route Itinerary): (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – to Lukla and while returning Lukla – to Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
      Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Lukla (by air cargo) and to Base camp (by Porters / Yak) – While returning: Base camp to Lukla (by porters / Yak) and Lukla to Kathmandu (by air cargo).
      Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters or Yaks.
      3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek and at the Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staff.
    • PORTER
      Porters per member up to Base camp from Lukla & Porters return from Base camp to Lukla.
      Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
      All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
      Each member will have an individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
      At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gear.
    • HEATER
      Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camps.
      1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, battery charge, for laptop and other electronic devices.
      1 veteran and Government Licensed per member. (1 Member: 1 Sherpa).
      Climbing Sherpa's Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
      A set of Summit oxygen bottles will be stocked at basecamp for emergency purposes. **
      1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks & regulators will be stocked at basecamp for emergency purposes. **
      High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews at (C1) (C2), and (C3). Group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
      The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route (no extra charge will be applied to members).
      A Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa is also available for members at an appropriate charge.
      Walkie-Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
      Satellite Phone/walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
      Weather forecast report from the authority of Nepal.
      Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
      Mt. Pumori climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Pumori successfully).

    What's Excluded

      International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
      The Nepali Visa fee is $60 USD per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days is $120 USD).
      Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
      Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
      Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
      Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs).
      Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will have soft drinks for members at base camp).
      Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gear.
      Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
      Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
      Not included during the trek.
      Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 800 USD.
    • TIPS
      Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff.
    • EXTRA
      Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.
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      It was a good and excellent trip

      My family and I have been interested in climbing peaks for a long time. It was a good and excellent trip. The guides were professional and knowledgeable. They took care and gave some motivation while climbing the peak. The director of the company is responsible. They provide better service on the trip. It was amazing and more durable while climbing the peak. I feel more comfortable and have proper guidance on the trip. I will travel for upcoming years and we feel the best-experienced trek in this company. 

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      We recently completed the peak climbing in Nepal. The view  is genuinely breathtaking.We chose the best company, Luxury Holidays Nepal. Our guide Ram is the best guide and he made a wonderful trip while climbing the peak. Our team completed moderate climbing and hiking experience. It was a wonderful experience. We were provided with good food, comfortable accommodation and excellent guidance. Hopefully, we will do the next trip with the company as soon as possible.


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      Thank you Resham and the entire LHN Team

      Thank you Resham and the entire LHN Team for the wonderful trip. We had memorable peak climbing. Everything was managed properly from start to end. The trip offered me an incredible view of the mountain and sunrise-sunset from the row of the Himalayas. They made me really comfortable as it was my first trip to the mountain. One of the best experiences ever! Everything was perfectly managed according to the itinerary! It was the best decision to choose Luxury Holidays Nepal as a travel company. I will do another trek in future with this company.

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    Expedition Grade of Mount Pumori 

    Mount Pumori, standing at 7,145 meters, is one of the prominent peaks in the Everest region and is often considered a stepping stone for those aiming to climb Everest itself. The grading of an expedition helps climbers understand its complexity, technical requirements, and overall challenge.

    Grade: Technical and Challenging

    • Altitude: The high altitude of Pumori presents inherent challenges associated with reduced oxygen levels, requiring climbers to be familiar with the use of supplemental oxygen and be aware of altitude sickness symptoms.

    • Technical Climbing: Pumori involves sections of technical climbing. There are steep sections, ice walls, and crevasses that climbers must navigate, necessitating proficiency with climbing equipment like crampons, ice axes, and fixed ropes.

    • Route Complexity: The route to Pumori's summit, especially the sections beyond the Base Camp, presents complex terrains, including mixed rock and ice sections, which demand a good level of climbing technique and experience.

    • Weather Conditions: The Himalayan weather is unpredictable. Rapid changes, including sudden snowfalls and strong winds, can make the climb challenging, even for seasoned mountaineers.

    • Physical Fitness: Due to its technical nature and high altitude, climbers need to be in top physical condition. Endurance, strength, and cardiovascular fitness are essential to handle prolonged exertion.

    • Duration: The entire Pumori expedition can span over a month, including acclimatization, ascent, and descent. This prolonged exposure to high-altitude conditions and the rigors of climbing add to the challenge.

    While Pumori is less challenging than the highest peaks like Everest or K2, it is significantly more challenging than trekking peaks like Island Peak or Mera Peak. It offers a blend of high-altitude trekking with sections of technical mountaineering, making it a comprehensive climbing experience. Mount Pumori is graded as a technical and challenging expedition, suitable for climbers with prior high-altitude mountaineering experience and a high level of physical fitness. 

    Comfortable Accommodation

    Ensuring a comfortable stay for our climbers at every stage of the Pumori Expedition is a top priority for Luxury Holidays Nepal. Here's how we strive to make your accommodation as comfortable as possible:


    • 3-Star Hotels: We provide four nights' accommodation with breakfast at 3-star hotels in Kathmandu, conveniently located near tourist hubs for easy access to restaurants, shops, and historical landmarks.

    On the Trek

    • Teahouse Lodges: During the trek to and from Base Camp, you'll be accommodated in comfortable teahouses, which offer basic amenities like beds, blankets, and shared washrooms.

    • Meals: 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are provided, including tea and coffee. The food is freshly prepared and ranges from local cuisine to common international dishes.

    Base Camp

    • Personal Tents: Each member is assigned an individual high-quality tent designed for high-altitude conditions. These tents are equipped with foam mattresses and pillows.

    • Dining Tent: A separate dining tent with tables and chairs is set up, providing a communal space for meals and socializing.

    • Hygiene Facilities: Separate toilets and shower tents are set up to maintain hygiene at Base Camp.

    • Heating: We use portable heaters in common areas, ensuring that you can relax in a warm environment after a challenging day of climbing.

    • Solar and Generator Power: To keep your electronic devices charged, we provide solar panels and generator backup.

    • Medical Tent: A separate tent stocked with a comprehensive first-aid kit and emergency oxygen supplies ensures immediate medical attention if needed.

    High Camps

    • High-Altitude Tents: At higher camps, we use specialized high-altitude tents designed to withstand extreme weather conditions.

    • High-Altitude Food: Meals at higher camps are pre-prepared and designed to provide the necessary nutrients for high-altitude climbing.

    • Emergency Supplies: Each high camp is stocked with emergency medical supplies and communication devices for immediate assistance.

    Whether you are in Kathmandu, trekking to Base Camp, or gearing up for the summit push, we ensure your accommodation needs are met with the highest standards of comfort and safety. By offering these comfortable lodging options, we aim to provide you with opportunities to rest and rejuvenate, ensuring that you are physically and mentally prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.

    Tourist Visa

    To visit Nepal for tourism purposes, most foreign nationals are required to obtain a Tourist Visa. Here are some key points regarding the Tourist Visa for Nepal:

    Visa Application

    • Tourists can apply for a Nepal Tourist Visa prior to their arrival at a Nepali Embassy or Consulate in their home country.
    • Alternatively, tourists can also obtain a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or other designated entry points in Nepal.

    Duration and Validity

    • The Tourist Visa is typically issued for multiple entries and allows a stay of up to 15, 30, or 90 days.
    • The visa duration and validity depend on the applicant's preference and payment of the respective visa fee.

    Visa Extension

    • If tourists wish to extend their stay in Nepal beyond the initially granted duration, they can apply for a visa extension at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or at the Immigration Office in Pokhara.
    • Visa extensions can usually be granted for a maximum period of up to 150 days in a calendar year.

    Required Documents

    • When applying for a Tourist Visa, tourists typically need to submit their passport with a minimum validity of six months, a completed visa application form, and the applicable visa fee.
    • Tourists may also need to provide a recent passport-sized photograph and other supporting documents as requested by the Nepali Embassy/Consulate or immigration authorities.

    Visa Fees

    • The visa fees for a Tourist Visa vary depending on the duration of stay, such as 15 days, 30 days, or 90 days.
    • The fees are payable in USD or the equivalent in other major currencies.


    • Tourists can obtain a Tourist Visa upon arrival at the immigration counters of Tribhuvan International Airport or other designated entry points.
    • Visa-on-arrival services are available for most nationalities, and the required visa fees can be paid in cash (USD or major currencies) or by credit card.

    It is important to note that visa regulations and requirements may change, so it is recommended to check with the nearest Nepali Embassy/Consulate or visit the official website of the Department of Immigration of Nepal for the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding the Tourist Visa requirements.

    On-Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points
    15 Days – 30 USD
    30 Days – 50 USD
    90 Days – 125 USD

    Getting in Nepal

    Nepal, nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, offers a range of options for travelers to enter the country. The most common and convenient way to reach Nepal is by air through Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the capital city. Numerous international airlines operate regular flights to Kathmandu from major cities around the world, making it easily accessible for travelers from different countries. Upon arrival at the airport, travelers will need to go through immigration and customs procedures. It is advisable to have all necessary travel documents, including a valid passport, visa, and any required permits, readily available for inspection.

    To ensure a smooth start to the expedition, it is crucial to provide your arrival details in advance to us. This allows us to make appropriate arrangements for your airport pickup, where you will be picked up by a Luxury Holidays Nepal representative and transferred to your accommodation in Kathmandu. So, it is important to promptly inform our team if there are any delays or changes to your flight schedule so that we can adjust their arrangements accordingly.

    Domestic Flights

    Domestic flights in Nepal are the main intercommunication to reach the region where you are going for your expedition as most of these regions are disconnected by road transport. Your flights into Khumbu and any other region that are mentioned in your trip program will be reserved by us on your behalf. Due to the terrain and landscapes of Nepal domestic flights might get caught in weather delays which is why we recommend your return flight back home be changeable at any time.

    Health Issues During the Pumori Expedition 

    Ensuring the health and well-being of our expedition members is a paramount concern for Luxury Holidays Nepal. We take a multi-faceted approach to health, focusing on prevention, preparedness, and immediate response to any health issues that may arise.

    Pre-Expedition Preparations

    • Medical Consultation: Before joining the expedition, we recommend a full medical check-up, and consult your physician about the health risks associated with high-altitude mountaineering.

    • Vaccinations: Ensure all routine vaccinations are up-to-date, and consult your physician about other vaccinations you may need based on your travel plans.

    • Fitness: Physical fitness is crucial for tackling the challenges of high-altitude climbing. Training should include cardio, strength, and endurance exercises.

    During the Expedition

    • Acclimatization: Our itinerary is designed with proper acclimatization days to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

    • Health Monitoring: Daily health checks for symptoms of altitude sickness or other health issues are conducted by our trained guides and medical staff.

    • Nutrition: Meals are planned to provide the nutrients necessary for high-altitude trekking and climbing. Special dietary needs can usually be accommodated.

    • Hydration: Clean water is provided for drinking and cooking to ensure adequate hydration and minimize health risks.

    • Emergency Medical Kit: A comprehensive first-aid kit is available at all times, including medicines for common ailments and high-altitude sickness.

    • Oxygen Supplies: Emergency oxygen cylinders are available at base camps and high camps for treating severe altitude sickness or other emergencies.

    Medical Support

    • Trained Staff: Our team includes staff trained in first-aid and high-altitude medicine, capable of handling common health issues that may arise during the expedition.

    • Evacuation Plans: In the event of serious illness or injury, we have emergency evacuation plans in place, and all team members are equipped with communication devices for immediate assistance.

    • Insurance: We require all participants to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and climbing, including emergency evacuation and medical treatment.


    • Debriefing: After the climb, a medical assessment can be arranged to ensure that members are in good health before leaving Nepal.

    • Follow-Up: In case of illness or injury during the expedition, we can facilitate follow-up treatments or consultations.

    By prioritizing health and safety at every stage of the Pumori Expedition, Luxury Holidays Nepal aims to mitigate risks and enable you to focus on the awe-inspiring experience of climbing one of the most beautiful peaks in the Himalayas.


    When embarking on the Pumori Expedition, understanding the currency usage and needs will make your journey smoother. Here's a guide on the currency aspects of your expedition:

    Official Currency

    • Nepalese Rupee (NPR): The official currency of Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee, abbreviated as NPR or represented with the symbol रू. It's the most widely accepted currency throughout your journey.

    Major Cities

    • Kathmandu: In the capital city, most hotels, restaurants, and shops accept major credit and debit cards. There are numerous ATMs and banks where you can withdraw Nepalese Rupees.

    • Currency Exchange: It's advisable to carry some foreign currency (like US Dollars, Euros, or Pounds) as they can be easily exchanged in Kathmandu. Exchange rates at the airport might be slightly less favorable than those in the city.

    On the Trek

    • Cash is King: In remote areas, including the trekking route to Pumori Base Camp, cash is the primary mode of transaction. Ensure you carry enough Nepalese Rupees to cover your personal expenses.

    • Limited ATMs: ATMs are scarce to nonexistent as you move away from urban areas. Lukla, the starting point of your trek, might have a few ATMs, but relying on them is risky due to network issues or the machines running out of cash.

    • Higher Prices: As you ascend to higher altitudes, goods become more expensive due to transportation costs. Keep this in mind when budgeting for personal expenses.

    With proper planning related to currency and expenditures, your Pumori Expedition with Luxury Holidays Nepal will be more enjoyable and hassle-free. 


    Safe drinking water is crucial during the Pumori Expedition to stay hydrated and prevent waterborne illnesses. Here are some important points regarding drinking water:

    Bottled Water: It's recommended to bring a sufficient supply of bottled water for the early stages of the expedition. You can purchase bottled water in Kathmandu or major towns before heading to more remote areas. Ensure that the seals of the bottles are intact to guarantee their safety.

    Water Purification Methods: As you move away from populated areas, bottled water may become scarce or expensive. In such cases, it's advisable to have a reliable water purification system or methods to treat water from natural sources. This can include:

    • Water Purification Tablets: These tablets contain chemicals that help eliminate harmful bacteria and viruses. Follow the instructions provided with the tablets for proper usage.
    • Water Filters: Portable water filters, such as pump filters or straw filters, can effectively remove contaminants from water sources. These filters physically strain out bacteria, protozoa, and sediment.
    • UV Sterilizers: UV light sterilization devices can be used to treat water by eliminating harmful microorganisms. These devices emit UV light that destroys the DNA of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa.
    • Boiling Water: Boiling water is another effective method to make it safe for drinking. Bring the water to a rolling boil for at least one minute to kill any pathogens. Allow the water to cool before consuming.

    Hydration Bladders and Water Bottles: Use hydration bladders or water bottles with built-in filters to have a convenient and portable water supply during the trek. These containers often feature filters or straws that remove impurities as you drink.

    Refilling Stations: Some lodges and tea houses along the trekking route may have refilling stations or provide boiled water for a fee. Confirm the reliability and safety of these sources before refilling your water containers.

    Avoid Tap Water and Unreliable Sources: It's crucial to avoid drinking tap water or water from unreliable sources, such as streams, without proper treatment. These sources can carry contaminants that may cause waterborne illnesses.

    Remember to stay hydrated by drinking water regularly, even if you don't feel thirsty. Dehydration can occur at high altitudes, and proper hydration is essential for acclimatization and maintaining your overall well-being during the expedition.

    Insurance for Pumori Expedition 

    Ensuring that you have adequate insurance coverage is a mandatory requirement for participating in our Pumori Expedition. Here's a comprehensive guide on what your insurance should cover:

    High-Altitude Trekking and Climbing

    • Climbing Coverage: Your insurance must cover mountaineering and high-altitude trekking up to the altitude of 7,145 meters (the height of Pumori).

    • Technical Climbing: As Pumori is a technical peak, ensure that your policy includes coverage for the use of ropes, harnesses, and other specialized climbing equipment.

    Emergency Evacuation

    • Helicopter Rescue: Given Pumori's remote location, helicopter evacuation might be the only viable option in severe emergencies. Make sure your insurance covers this.

    • Medical Evacuation: Coverage should extend to include medical evacuation to the nearest healthcare facility and, if necessary, repatriation to your home country.

    Medical Treatment

    • General Medical: Coverage should include hospital stays, diagnostic tests, and treatment related to injuries or illnesses occurring during the expedition.

    • High-Altitude Sickness: Special attention should be given to ensure coverage for high-altitude sickness treatment, which can be costly and complicated.

    Accidental Death and Disability

    • Death Benefit: In the unfortunate event of death, the insurance should provide a death benefit to a named beneficiary.

    • Disability Benefit: Similar coverage should be available in case of disability resulting from an accident during the expedition.

    Trip Cancellation and Interruption

    • Refunds: Should you need to cancel or cut short your trip for covered reasons (like severe illness), your insurance should offer reimbursement for non-refundable trip costs.

    • Delays: Coverage for trip delays due to weather, airline strikes, or other unforeseen circumstances should also be included.

    Additional Coverage

    • Personal Belongings: It's advisable to have coverage for loss, theft, or damage to personal belongings like gear, documents, and other valuable items.

    • Liability: Personal liability coverage can protect you in case you accidentally cause injury to someone else or damage property.

    Things to Consider

    • Validity: Ensure that the insurance is valid for the entire duration of your trip, from departure to arrival.

    • Geographical Coverage: Make sure that Nepal is included in the geographical coverage of your policy.

    • Exclusions: Read the policy carefully to understand what is not covered and consider purchasing additional riders to fill any gaps in coverage.

    By ensuring you have comprehensive insurance coverage, you can undertake the Pumori Expedition with peace of mind, knowing you're well protected against the financial risks associated with high-altitude climbing and trekking. 

    Safety on the Pumori Expedition

    Safety is a top priority when undertaking the Pumori Expedition or any other outdoor adventure in Nepal. Here are some important safety considerations to keep in mind:

    Experienced Guides and Support Staff: Engaging experienced guides and support staff is crucial for ensuring safety during the Pumori Expedition. These professionals have in-depth knowledge of the region, terrain, and weather conditions. They are trained in mountaineering skills, emergency response, and first aid, providing valuable guidance and support throughout the expedition.

    Physical Fitness and Training: Prioritizing physical fitness and undergoing proper training is essential for the demands of high-altitude climbing. Adequate physical conditioning helps improve the endurance, strength, and stamina required for the expedition. Consulting with a healthcare professional ensures you are in good health and physically capable of undertaking the challenges involved.

    Altitude Acclimatization: Allowing sufficient time for proper altitude acclimatization is vital to reduce the risk of altitude sickness. Ascending gradually and incorporating rest days at higher altitudes allows your body to adjust to the decreasing oxygen levels. This helps minimize the chances of altitude-related illnesses and ensures a safer and more enjoyable climb.

    Weather Awareness: Being informed about weather conditions and forecasts is crucial for planning a safe climb. Weather in mountainous areas can be unpredictable, so staying updated on weather changes is important. Planning the expedition during favorable weather windows and being prepared for sudden changes in conditions helps mitigate potential risks.

    Proper Equipment and Gear: Investing in high-quality mountaineering equipment and gear is essential for safety during the expedition. This includes suitable clothing for varying weather conditions, sturdy footwear, climbing equipment, and protective gear. Ensuring that your equipment is well-maintained and in good condition is crucial for optimal performance and safety.

    Emergency Preparedness: Carrying a comprehensive first aid kit and having basic first aid knowledge is important for addressing minor injuries and illnesses during the expedition. It is advisable to carry communication devices such as a satellite phone or walkie-talkie for emergency communication. Understanding evacuation procedures and having contingency plans in place for emergencies is crucial for swift and effective response.

    Environmental Responsibility: Respecting the environment and practicing Leave No Trace principles is important to minimize your impact on the natural surroundings. Follow designated trails, dispose of waste properly, and be mindful of the fragile ecosystem. Adhering to environmental responsibility ensures the preservation of the natural beauty for future generations.

    Personal Safety Measures: Following safety guidelines provided by guides and support staff is essential. Stay alert and aware of your surroundings, particularly during challenging sections of the climb. Promptly communicate any concerns or issues to guides or fellow climbers. Prioritizing personal safety through responsible decision-making and caution is crucial throughout the expedition.

    By considering these points and adhering to the explanations provided, you can ensure a safer and more successful Pumori Expedition experience, enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the region while minimizing potential risks and challenges.

    Internet and SIM Card

    Internet access and having a local SIM card can greatly enhance your communication and connectivity during your expedition in Nepal. Here's some information about internet and SIM cards in Nepal:

    Internet Access: Internet access is readily available in urban areas like Kathmandu and Pokhara, with numerous hotels, cafes, and restaurants offering Wi-Fi facilities. However, in more remote and rural areas, internet connectivity may be limited or unavailable. Trekking regions and base camps often have little to no internet access. It's advisable to inform your loved ones and contacts about the limited connectivity in advance, and set expectations accordingly.

    Local SIM Card: Getting a local SIM card in Nepal is a convenient way to have access to mobile data and stay connected during your expedition. Nepal has several major telecommunications providers such as NTC (Nepal Telecom) and Ncell, offering SIM cards and prepaid packages for voice calls, texts, and data. You can easily purchase a local SIM card at the airport upon arrival or at various shops and kiosks in urban areas. To obtain a SIM card, you will need to provide a copy of your passport and a passport-sized photo, along with completing a registration form. Different SIM card packages are available, offering varying data allowances and validity periods. Choose a package that suits your communication needs during the expedition. Make sure to check the coverage and network availability in the specific regions you'll be visiting, as coverage can vary in more remote areas.

    Internet Cafes: In some areas, particularly in towns and cities, you may find internet cafes where you can access the internet for a fee.
    These internet cafes typically provide desktop computers with internet connectivity, allowing you to browse the web, check emails, or make online calls.

    It's important to note that internet connectivity and mobile network coverage can be affected by various factors, including weather conditions, geographic location, and infrastructure limitations. Therefore, it's advisable to plan and manage your communication needs accordingly, especially when venturing into remote areas during the expedition.

    Vaccinations & Immunization

    Vaccinations and immunizations are important aspects of preparing for a Pumori expedition to protect against various diseases and ensure the health and safety of climbers. Here are some key points to consider regarding vaccinations:

    Routine Vaccinations: It is important to ensure that routine vaccinations, such as measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and influenza, are up to date before embarking on the expedition.

    Hepatitis A and B: Vaccination against hepatitis A and B is recommended for all travelers, including those going on a Mount Everest expedition. These diseases can be transmitted through contaminated food, water, or bodily fluids and can have serious health implications.

    Typhoid: Typhoid fever can be contracted through contaminated food and water. A typhoid vaccination is advisable, especially for those planning to spend an extended period in Nepal.

    Meningococcal Meningitis: Meningococcal meningitis is a rare but potentially severe bacterial infection that can occur in crowded places or close quarters. Although the risk is relatively low, some climbers may opt to receive the meningococcal vaccine as a precautionary measure.

    Tetanus and Rabies: Ensuring that tetanus vaccination is up to date is important in case of any injuries during the expedition. Rabies vaccination may also be considered, particularly if there is a possibility of close contact with animals.

    It is crucial to consult with a healthcare professional or a travel medicine specialist well in advance of the expedition to receive personalized advice on the necessary vaccinations based on individual health, medical history, and current vaccination status. It is also important to follow general hygiene practices, such as handwashing and consuming safe food and water, to minimize the risk of infectious diseases during the expedition.

    Checklists for the Pumori Expedition 

    Preparing for the Pumori Expedition requires meticulous planning and packing. Here's a comprehensive checklist to guide you through the process:

    Travel Documents

    • Passport (with at least 6 months of validity)
    • Visa (double-check Nepalese visa requirements)
    • Travel Insurance (must cover high-altitude trekking and mountaineering)
    • Itinerary, flight tickets, and hotel reservations
    • Emergency contact numbers and addresses
    • Photocopies of important documents


    • Cash in Nepalese Rupees (for remote areas)
    • Credit/Debit cards (for Kathmandu and major cities)
    • Small denominations for tips and minor purchases
    • Contingency funds for emergencies


    • Thermal base layers (tops and bottoms)
    • Insulated mid-layers (fleece or down)
    • Waterproof and windproof outer layers (jacket and pants)
    • Down jacket for extreme cold
    • Trekking pants and comfortable shirts
    • Underwear and sports bras
    • Woolen socks and liner socks
    • Gloves (liner gloves and insulated gloves)
    • Hat, cap, and balaclava or neck gaiter


    • Insulated mountaineering boots (compatible with crampons)
    • Trekking boots for lower elevations
    • Sandals or casual shoes for rest days
    • Gaiters (to keep snow and debris out of boots)

    Climbing Gear

    • Ice axe
    • Crampons
    • Harness
    • Carabiners (locking and non-locking)
    • Rappel device
    • Prusik loops or slings
    • Helmet
    • Climbing ropes 

    Camping Gear

    • Sleeping bag (suitable for extreme cold)
    • Foam sleeping pad or inflatable mattress
    • Headlamp with extra batteries
    • Lightweight backpack and daypack
    • Dry bags or pack liners

    Personal Items

    • Water bottles or hydration system
    • Water purification tablets or filter
    • Trekking poles
    • First-aid kit (basic medications, bandages, antiseptic)
    • Prescription medications (if applicable)
    • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, sanitary supplies)
    • Quick-drying towel
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Sunscreen and lip balm with high SPF
    • Personal snacks and energy bars
    • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards


    • Compass or GPS
    • Maps or guidebook
    • Notebook and pen
    • Swiss Army knife or multitool
    • Lighter or waterproof matches

    Note: Most of the technical climbing gear can be rented in Kathmandu, but it's advisable to bring any personal gear you have grown comfortable using.


    Tipping is a common practice in Nepal, including for expedition staff, guides, and porters. While tipping is not mandatory, it is customary and appreciated as a way to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the individuals who have supported you during your Pumori Expedition. Here are some general guidelines for tipping:

    • Expedition Guides: It is recommended to allocate a tip for the expedition guides who have provided guidance, leadership, and support throughout the climb. The amount can vary depend
    • ing on the length and complexity of the expedition, but a typical range is around $20 to $30 per day for the lead guide.
    • Climbing Sherpas: Climbing Sherpas play a crucial role in supporting the expedition and ensuring your safety during the ascent. It is customary to tip the Sherpas individually based on their level of involvement and assistance. The recommended range is around $15 to $20 per day for each climbing Sherpa.
    • Support Staff: This includes cooks, kitchen helpers, porters, and other support staff involved in the expedition. The recommended range for tipping support staff is around $10 to $15 per day, to be divided among the team.
    • Base Camp Staff: If you have a dedicated base camp team, such as a cook and kitchen helper, it is customary to tip them separately. The recommended amount is around $10 to $15 per day, to be divided among the base camp staff.
    • Group Tip: It is common for expedition members to contribute to a group tip that can be given to the entire staff as a collective token of appreciation. The recommended amount for a group tip is around $50 to $100 per member, depending on the size of the group and the duration of the expedition.

    Remember that these are general guidelines, and tipping is ultimately based on your discretion and satisfaction with the services provided. It's a good idea to prepare a separate envelope with the total tip amount in Nepalese Rupees (NPR) or US Dollars (USD) to distribute at the end of the expedition. 

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