Pumori Expedition

Pumori’s embrace, where mountaineers seek glory.

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Trip Overview

Nestled in the Mahalangur region of the Himalayas, near the Nepal-China border, just 8 kilometers west of Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori stands as a promising challenge for aspiring Himalayan alpinists. Revered as ‘the mountain daughter’ by George Mallory, the name originates from the Sherpa language, where ‘pumo’ signifies ‘young girl,’ and ‘Ri’ denotes ‘mountain.’ Mt. Pumori serves as an ideal choice for those preparing to conquer 8000ers, demanding a high level of physical endurance and mountaineering expertise. The preferred route for the Pumori expedition is the South East route, albeit with the constant risk of avalanches during the ascent.

The inaugural successful ascent of this majestic peak occurred in 1962 by Gerhard Lesner, part of a German-Swiss expedition team. Subsequent summits followed, with the first winter ascent achieved in 2017 by Ali Sadpara from Pakistan.

Embarking on the Pumori expedition commences with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by trekking through charming villages in Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. This trek provides an immersive experience into the rural lifestyle of Sherpas, traversing picturesque villages, terraced farmlands, and dense forests of Rhododendron and Pine, gradually ascending toward barren, rocky landscapes. The journey culminates at the base camp, where preparations for the climb unfold.

Ascending Mt. Pumori involves navigating snow-covered ridges and traversing numerous glaciers. Climbers encounter slopes with gradients of 40-60 degrees, demanding technical mountaineering expertise. Given these challenges, multiple camps are established before the final summit push, with the base camp at 5300m, Camp I at 5650m, Camp II at 6200m, and Camp III at 6500m. Our highly experienced Sherpas ensure the setup of fixed ropes and routes, facilitating a secure ascent and descent. Accommodations and meals at each camp are of the highest quality, ensuring a rewarding and memorable journey.

The summit of Pumori offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, and other snow-capped peaks. A pre-dawn start may reward climbers with the surreal experience of witnessing the golden sunrise illuminating the pristine snow, creating an otherworldly scene.

The optimal seasons for the Mt. Pumori expedition are Spring (March-June) and Autumn (August-November).

Plan your expedition to Mt. Pumori with Taktok Brothers and explore the necessary gear for this extraordinary adventure.

  • Season
  • Destination
    Everest Region, Nepal
  • Duration
    35 Days
  • Altitude
    7,145m / 23,422ft
  • Groups
    2 - 10 people
  • Walk per day
    5 - 6 Hours


Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), you'll complete necessary immigration procedures to acquire the Nepal Entry Visa at the Immigration counter. Our representative will warmly welcome you at Arrivals and facilitate your transfer to the designated hotel. Take your time to freshen up and relax after your journey.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals N/A
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

The second day is reserved for official processes such as documentation, permit acquisition, and other expedition-related formalities. Following this, you'll have time to explore the city's attractions. The subsequent day marks the beginning of expedition preparations. Packing, essential shopping, thorough checks of necessary items (particularly medications and essentials), comprehensive briefings on all aspects of the expedition, gear and equipment discussions, trip duration, base camp facilities, and introductions among fellow climbers and team members will be conducted.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

An early morning flight from Kathmandu takes us to Lukla Airport, offering spectacular views of valleys and mountains throughout. The trek commences towards Phakding after obtaining the necessary permits, passing through varied terrain—dirt paths, stony trails, and intermittent rocky sections. Enjoy the diverse landscapes, lush greenery, flora, and fauna along the trail, crossing several suspension bridges alongside the Dudh Koshi river. Relax upon reaching Phakding.

  • Altitude 2610m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel/Lodge

The trek to Namche Bazaar includes traversing dense pine, juniper, and Rhododendron forests within Sagarmatha National Park. Uphill climbs and sightings of river ravines characterize the journey. Upon reaching Namche, rest at the hotel, followed by exploration of the village, local Sherpa culture experiences, and visits to the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Museum.

  • Altitude 3440m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel/ Lodge

From Namche, the journey progresses towards Tengboche Monastery, offering striking views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtega. Participate in prayer ceremonies and relax for the day.

  • Altitude 3860m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel/Lodge

Departing from Tengboche, the trail leads to Dingboche for acclimatization. Passing through forests of Rhododendrons and crossing bridges, the trek eventually reaches Dingboche in the Imja Tse valley. A day here is dedicated to short hikes, providing impressive mountain vistas and acclimatization.

  • Altitude 4410m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/ Teahouse

The journey to Lobuche involves an uphill climb behind Periche, traversing Khumbu Glacier's terminal moraine and passing memorials honoring deceased climbers. Lobuche, a Sherpa settlement and the final village with lodges on the Everest trail, is reached after nearly 6-7 hours of trekking.

  • Altitude 4910m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodges / Teahouses

The trek continues towards Mt. Pumori, focusing on a gradual ascent to avoid altitude-related issues. Arriving at the base camp, Sherpa Guides set up tents for accommodation, dining, and showers, serving high-nutrition mountain food.

  • Altitude 5300m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Full Board Camp Service

The trek continues towards Mt. Pumori, focusing on a gradual ascent to avoid altitude-related issues. Arriving at the base camp, Sherpa Guides set up tents for accommodation, dining, and showers, serving high-nutrition mountain food.

  • Altitude 5300m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Full Board Camp Service

Post base camp cleanup, the trek returns to Pheriche, overnighting at a lodge.

  • Altitude 4371m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/ Teahouses

From Pheriche, the trek reverts to Namche, the prominent Sherpa capital of the Khumbu region.

  • Altitude 3440m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

The trail back to Lukla retraces steps through forests, suspension bridges, and picturesque settlements.

  • Altitude 2610m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel

Flying back to Kathmandu from Lukla offers aerial vistas of mountains and villages. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for relaxation. An evening farewell dinner at a Nepali Restaurant with cultural performances awaits.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

With gratitude and fond wishes, the journey concludes with farewells for your return flight home. A representative will accompany you to the airport three hours before your scheduled departure. We anticipate your return for future adventures in the coming seasons.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation N/A


  • Transfer services to and from international and domestic airports in Nepal
  • Accommodation for four nights in a Kathmandu hotel with bed and breakfast
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Scheduled flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and the return journey for climbing members, liaison officers, and staff
  • Transportation of personal climbing equipment from Kathmandu to Lukla to Base Camp and back to Kathmandu (maximum 60 kg)
  • Full board meals and lodging during trekking to Base Camp and the return to Lukla after the expedition
  • Professional climbing Sherpa guide allocated per member during summit attempts and climbing (1 Member: 1 Climbing Guide)
  • Transportation for all staff from Kathmandu to Base Camp and back
  • Provision of common climbing equipment (essential rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc.)
  • Clean mountain bags for use
  • Availability of solar power at Base Camp and Camp II
  • Satellite phone access at Base Camp (with a nominal charge per use)
  • Internet service and recharge cards available with a nominal charge
  • Daily weather report services
  • High-altitude tents: Single tent at Base Camp, while in upper camps, tents will be shared with 2-3 climbers
  • Supply of all food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during the expedition as per the schedule
  • Services provided by a cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp and a cook at Camp II
  • Tents for the kitchen, stores, dining, toilet, shower, tables, and chairs, along with cooking utensils for Base Camp and Camp II
  • Insurance coverage for climbing Sherpas, cooks, liaison officers, and local porters, including equipment, allowances, and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen boys, and government liaison officers
  • Single tent with a mattress and pillow for each member at Base Camp, climbing Sherpa, BC staff, and liaison officer tents
  • Installation of a solar panel at Base Camp for lighting and charging small electronics (e.g., mobile phones, amateur digital cameras, and handheld video cameras)
  • Provision of personal solar-powered lights for each tent per member at Base Camp in the evening
  • Transportation of food and equipment supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu (cargo to Lukla and then by porter or yaks to Base Camp)
  • Availability of heaters in the Base Camp dining tent
  • Fresh vegetable supply from Namche Bazaar or Kathmandu
  • Special high foods tailored to the requirements of members and Sherpas in Kathmandu
  • Charge for summit and higher camp route fixing
  • Applicable national park fees and local taxes imposed by the Nepal government
  • Emergency oxygen during the expedition in the Base Camp and higher camps
  • First aid kit (for special medicine or internal medicine, please seek advice from your doctor and prepare accordingly)
  • Charges for garbage deposit shipment
  • Mt. Pumori Expedition royalty fee and handling all official formalities and documents for climbing Mt. Pumori
  • Farewell dinner with guides and staff
  • Company service charge


  • Airfare for international travel to/from your country
  • Nepal entry visa fee, which can be obtained at the airport upon arrival
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) during the stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Additional hotel stay beyond four nights in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses for climbing equipment, as well as personal items like beverages, laundry, postage, telephone usage, Wi-Fi, etc.
  • Additional charges resulting from a personal member's baggage exceeding 60 kilograms
  • Insurance coverage for travel, accidents, medical emergencies, and helicopter evacuation if needed during an Annapurna Expedition
  • Fees for commercial filming and the required drone permit if applicable
  • Special permit for drone usage and filming
  • Summit bonus of $1000 for the Climbing Sherpa, along with gratuities for the base camp cook and staff
  • Any miscellaneous expenses not explicitly mentioned in the Cost Includes section

Trip Notes

Preparation and Training: Climbers are advised to thoroughly prepare their bodies and minds to adapt to remoteness, high altitude, and separation from families. Pack lightly with fewer valuable belongings. Bring cotton clothes for your stay in Kathmandu and warm attire for the Himalayas. Always carry a copy of your passport and photos.

Weather Dependency in Everest Region: Trekking and mountain climbing in the Everest Region are subject to weather conditions. While we plan trips at optimal times, extreme scenarios may cause delays or cancellations of domestic flights to Lukla. In such cases, any additional expenses beyond the specified itinerary days are the client’s responsibility. Taktok Brothers will arrange accommodation for porters and guides. If you prefer alternative arrangements, such as a helicopter flight to avoid delays, we can organize it at a nominal extra charge.

Missed International Flights: Taktok Brothers is not liable for compensating losses due to missed international flights. However, we are committed to helping minimize any inconvenience. To avoid missing flights, consider keeping flexible time frames before and after the trip.

Itinerary Adjustments: Traveling in remote areas with challenging conditions may require itinerary adjustments. Trail distortions can occur, necessitating flexibility. Rest assured, Taktok Brothers prioritizes maintaining the highest quality of service under all circumstances.

Cost of Expedition

Expedition costs are influenced by factors such as:

-Group size

-Royalty and permit costs in different seasons

-Category of hotel accommodation

-Numbers of Sherpas allocated and equipment

-Type of arrangement and package customization

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Our client reviews

Lisa Ligina

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers made my trek in Nepal an unforgettable experience. The entire trip, from planning to execution, was seamless. The team’s deep understanding of the local culture added a unique layer to the adventure. If you want an authentic trekking experience, Taktok Brothers are the ones to go with!

David De-Gia

November 5, 2023

My trek with Taktok Brothers was a dream come true. The staff’s passion for the mountains and their commitment to responsible tourism shone through at every step. I’ll cherish the memories of this journey, and I’m already planning my next adventure with them.

Maria D-Closk

November 5, 2023

I can’t say enough good things about Taktok Brothers! Their attention to safety and the overall well-being of their clients is commendable. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, and I always felt in good hands. If you’re looking for a trekking company in Nepal, these guys are the real deal.

James Cook

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers provided a well-organized and memorable trekking adventure in Nepal. Their guides are not only experts in the trails but also wonderful companions. We trekked through remote villages and breathtaking scenery, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This company comes highly recommended!

Sarah James

November 5, 2023

I had an incredible trekking experience with Taktok Brothers! From the moment I arrived in Nepal, their team took care of every detail. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the trek enjoyable. The stunning landscapes and cultural experiences made this trip unforgettable. I highly recommend them for your next adventure!

Luis Stitzinger

November 5, 2023

I am aware that even though being a mere entity in this cosmic drama, I have braved plethora of hardships and have languished at the other side of the rainbows.

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