Pumori peak (7161m), lies in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas in between Nepal and Tibet border. This peak lies 8.5 km west from the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest. Pumori is one of the most popular with moderate technical pyramid of snow expedition peak lying in the northwest section of Khumbu region of Nepal.
Mt. Pumori translates to “unmarried daughter” in Sherpa language. Mt. Pumori was first expedited by member of German-Swiss expedition team Gerhard Lenhser. The classic expedition to the Pumori peak is via south-east ridge. This peak Mt. Pumori follows the same way of the Everest base camp to the Gorakshep from where path splits and takes to the dominating region of Khumbu region.
Mt Pumori expedition provides an excellent view of the stunning mountain range. Mt. Pumori provides bird eye view of the Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and many famous mountain peaks. Pumori expedition offers long followed Himalayan trails, pristine nature, picturesque mountain ranges, diverse flora and fauna where you will move past through blossoming rhododendron, pine, birch and magnolia forest. Nepal’s geography holds a unique varied landscape in captivating a unique diverse of flora, fauna and terrain with spectacular mix of lifestyle of people.
After landing in the Lukla region and passing through the Sherpa village and witnessing their culture and tradition with their best services and hospitality, this will make this expedition once in a lifetime experience. The lure of Himalayas is irresistible as the high ranging altitude provides a best scenario of the harshest climate in the world. The sheer beauty, dramatic massive mountain, best challenging route and the well-established hospitality of the people is a sure to go adventure sport in the world.
Pumori expedition requires heavy logistics, communication management, along with trained staffs and guides. Pumori summit requires strenuous level of physical fitness as you have to pass some difficult hurdle and thick layer of ice while ascending. The use of the crampons, ice axes and ropes are most necessary for the ascent. The summit is more technical and can be summated by experienced climbers only. The Sherpa crew manages the best path for passing over various glacier and crevasses by fixing ropes ladders and carrying necessary equipments.
There are three camps set up in between the base camp and summit. The gradual steep of snow rises to camp I. Then the huge hurdle of ice and crevasses are seen to the camp II. From Camp II to the summit, there lies the huge hurdle of snow and ice. The steepness increases to 55 degrees to the summit. This technical peak is much more challenging and adventurous thus it is seen as the training peak for the Everest expedition.
Route of the Pumori Expedition
Pumori expedition initially starts from Kathmandu. You will then fly in to Lukla and move past various Sherpa villages and monastery till reaching to the Pumori base camp. The villages to be followed on the trail are Lukla, Phakding, Namche, Thyangboche, Pheriche and finally to Pumori base camp. You will move pass these villages which normally take about 10-12 days while resting and acclimatizing the high Himalayan region.
Pumori expedition from the base camp usually takes 18- 20 days. There are three camps on the way where you will rest, tent and advance to the summit. This is a steady process of advancement and you will all be followed in a designated path. Sherpa people will do all the hard work from carrying the necessary equipment and gear to the setting up the camps. They will moreover advance by setting up the ropes and ladders in between glaciers, crevasses and steep climbing.
After the base camp summit, you will follow the same way back to the Lukla where you will fly in to Kathmandu. This trip is fully customizable and the route can be moderated as per request and necessary scenario.
Best climate for Pumori Expedition.
The climate in Nepal can sometime become notorious. The best valued of time and season must be taken care while visiting the harsh and wildest nature of Nepal. The expedition are the highly risk taking adventure in which proper time frame for implementation must be taken care. There are mainly two season famous for operating expedition in Nepal.
Spring is the best season for expedition in Nepal. This includes the month from late February to May month. The climate will be most vivid at this time with the lushly view of the massive mountain terrain. The wind is not harsh and the trail will be less difficult than other season where it is mostly covered with snows. This season has the highest record of expedition in Nepal. The region will be more crowded with people thus the cost efficient travel is most.
Autumn is another season for the best time to summit the peaks. This season include from the month of late September to early December. The nature is with lushly hills with the vivid sky. The weather will be with less heat haze which includes best spectacular views of the massive peak ranges around the world. This is the second most crowded season of the year. There will be fewer crowds as compared to the spring season.
Physical fitness required for climbing
This expedition needs moderate to strenuous level of physical fitness. This is a grade 4 level of peak climbing thus one must be supposed to be physically fit free from any disability. The climber is supposed to have a well knowledge to use the tools and equipments. The climbers must be in healthiest shape to endure the harsh wilderness and nature so as to successfully complete this very peak climbing.
Food and Accommodation on Pumuri Expedition
Food and accommodation is all provided through the package. The stay in the Kathmandu will be of two days where you will stay at hotel based on your level of preference. From then after reaching the Khumbu region, you will stay at the tea houses and lodges till to base camp. From there you will stay on the tent and camp so we will prepare our own food by guide or Sherpa till the final level of ascend and descend till to the base camp. The days on the camp will normally be 20-22 days decided on the basis of your level of fitness and health.
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