Pumori Expedition - 37 Days

Pumori Expedition is an expedition that takes place on the mountain, whom the Sherpas call ‘Unmarried Daughter.’ This ‘Unmarried Daughter’ was named Pumori by George Mallory. Pumori was first climbed in 1962 by Gerhard Lenser, a member of German-Swiss Expedition. With an altitude of 7, 161 m, Pumori is one of the central attractions of the Everest region. Any trekker, who had been to Everest Base Camp, remembers a distinctive technical aspect of Pumori. The Pumori climber requires a solid experience and should have a solid physical fitness.

During Pumori Expedition, you stay in three camps. The base camp is just above Gorakh Shep at an altitude of 5, 300 m. The first camp is set up at an altitude of 5, 650 m, around the phase of Mount Pumori. The second camp is set up at the ridge that is at an altitude of 6, 000 m. The most technical parts of Pumori are around camp 1 and camp 2. The camp 3 is set up at an altitude of 6, 480 m in the corner that is after the ridge has been crossed. The summit of Pumori offers a stunning view of Everest and Lhotse mountains.

You descend from the summit of Pumori and head off to Periche, and from Pheriche you trek to Namche Bazzar, the largest Sherpa village of Nepal, and on your way, you come across Orsho, Pangboche, and Tengboche villages. The monastery of Pangboche is interesting because it has the scalp and bones of Yeti, an abominable snowman. Similarly, the monastery of Tengboche is outstanding because it has incredible ornate, 20 – foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Buddhist Religious Leaders.

Day 1

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. Stay Overnight in a Hotel.

Day 2

Official Formalities in Kathmandu. Stay Overnight in a Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3

Final Preparation Day in Kathmandu. Stay Overnight in a Hotel.

Day 4

Fly to Lukla (2, 804 m) - 35 mins and Trek to Phakding (2, 610 m), Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 5

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3, 441 m). Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 6

Rest at Namche Bazaar for Acclimatization. Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 7

Trek to Deboche (3, 860 meters). Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 8

Trek to Dingboche (4, 350 m). Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 9

Trek to Lobuche (4, 940 m). Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 10

Trek to Pumori Base Camp. Stay Overnight in a Tented Camp.

Day 11 to 13

Rest and Acclimatization. Also Visit Everest Base Camp (5, 364 m). Stay Overnight in a Tented Camp.

Day 14 to 31

Climbing Period. Stay Overnight in a Tented Camp

Day 32

Trek to Namche Bazaar. Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 33

Trek to Lukla. Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 34

Fly to Katmandu. Stay Overnight in a Hotel.

Day 35

Leisure Day in Kathmandu. Stay Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 36

Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Phakding village, a UNESCO World Heritage village
  • Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa village of Nepal
  • The World's Highest Airport
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Kalapatthar, an accessible viewpoint to see Mt. Everest
  • Tengboche Monastery, the stunning monastery of the Everest region
  • Pumori Summit
  • Pumori Base Camp
  • Day 1Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (1,345 m)

    The representative of Ace Holidays receives you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You see the representative displaying the signboard of Ace Holidays outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your respective hotel by the private vehicle of Ace Holidays. Before the trip, there is a meeting. In this meeting, you are requested to bring your passport, 3 passport sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance. Also in this meeting, you must clear all due balance, sign a legally binding trip form, and a non – liability disclaimer. In this meeting, you are also requested to ask any questions of your trip. It is also in this meeting that Ace Holidays gives you gifts, such as a Duffel Bag and a Cap. Stay overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

    Note:If you arrive late in the evening, you will be briefed about the trip by your guide at the hotel lobby.

  • Day 2Official Formalities in Kathmandu

    There will be briefing at the Ministry of Tourism in Kathmandu. The expedition leader will check that everyone’s equipment is in working order. Stay in overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu. (Breakfast Provided)

  • Day 3Final Preparation Day in Kathmandu

    You will do last-minute purchases. Stay in overnight in a hotel. (Breakfast Provided)

  • Day 4Fly to Lukla, and Trek to Phakding

    In the morning, you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800 m), and after landing, you will be introduced to your porters, and then you start a trek by following your guide and descending to the Dudh Kosi River, and on the way to Phakding (2610 m/8563 ft), you pass through the village, called Ghat. Stay in a guesthouse.

  • Day 5Trek to Namche (3440 m)

    After breakfast, you will trek along the bank of the Dudh Kosi River, cross this river by the suspension bridges and see the breathtaking views of mountains and valleys as you head off to Namche, which has lots of restaurants, hotels, lodges, shops, money exchanges, bakeries, and internet cafes. Stay overnight in a guesthouse.

  • Day 6Acclimatization Day in Namche

    Today, you will enjoy a short trek of 2 hours up to Syangboche Airport, which offers the panoramic views of Island Peak (6189 m), Pokalde Peak (5806 m), Lobuche East (6119 m), and Gokyo Ri (5367 m). Stay overnight in a guesthouse.

  • Day 7Trek to Deboche (3860 m)

    Today, you will trek along the glacial water of the Dudh Kosi River to Tengboche, seeing the magnificent view of mountains. Inside Tengboche Monsatery, there is an incredible ornate, a 20 – foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Buddhist Religious Leaders. You will see puja (worshipping of god) at 3 p.m. and then trek down from the Tengboche monastery to Deboche for 15 mins.Stay in a guesthouse.

  • Day 8Trek to Dingboche (4350 m)

    From Tengboche, you will trek downhill to cross Imja Khola, uphill to Pangboche and by the mani stones to reach Dingboche, which offers the magnificent views of Lhotse (8516 m), Amabadlam (6812 m), and Island Peak (6189 m). Stay overnight in a guesthouse.

  • Day 9Trek to Chhukung and Lobuhe

    Today, you will trek to Chhukung Valley (4710 m) via the Imja Khola valley to see the marvelous view of the surrounding mountains, especially Lhotse’s massive south wall, and you will return to Dingboche in the evening. Stay overnight in a guesthouse.

  • Day 10 to 13Trek to Pumori Base Camp

    After walking about six hours, you will reach Pumori Base Camp as well as Everest Base Camp. Stay overnight in a tented camp (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 14 to 31Climbing Period

    Ace Holidays does not provide a day-to-day itinerary because the expedition leader and other members will determine it. However, they will always take a flexible approach, based on their experience, and based on the fitness of yours. It is normal to spend a few days at the base camp, organizing food, practicing rope skills, and acclimatizing before moving further.

    At least three camps must be set up after the base camp in order to reach the summit. The base camp is just above Gorek Shep at an altitude of 5300 m. After leaving base camp, the first camp will be set up at an altitude of 5,650 m, at the phase of Mt. Pumori.

    The second camp will be at the ridge after the phase, an altitude of 6,000 m. The most technical part of this peak is around Camps 1 and 2. Camp 3 will be at an altitude of 6,480 m, around a corner of a ridge. The summit of Pumori can be ascended from Camp 3. (High Quality Camping Tents will be provided in each Camp) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 32 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,441 m)

    From Periche, you will trek to Namche Bazzar, and on the way, you come across Orsho, Pangboche, and Tengboche. The monastery of Pangboche is interesting because it has the scalp and bones of Yeti, an abominable snowman. Similarly, the monastery of Tengboche is outstanding because it has an incredible ornate, a 20 – foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Buddhist Religious Leaders, and from Tengboche, you head off to Namche Bazzar. Stay overnight in a guesthouse.

  • Day 33Trek to Lukla (2,804 m)

    From Namche, you will trek to Lukla. At Lukla, you will share your memorable experience with other trekkers. Stay overnight in a guesthouse.

  • Day 34Fly to Kathmandu

    As you fly to Kathmandu, you can enjoy the glimpse of the mountains from the window of a plane. You will be picked up from Tribhuwan International Airport and transferred to the hotel. Stay overnight in a Hotel in Thamel (Breakfast Provided)

  • Day 35Leisure Day in Kathmandu

    Take a walk in the streets of Thamal and stroll in Basantapur area. If you are interested in Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Paragliding, and Shopping, then you can start by hiring Ace Holidays. Stay overnight in a Hotel in Kathmandu (Breakfast Provided)

  • Day 36Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure

    Today is the last day of your trip because you are departing from Kathmandu. You will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport on time. (Breakfast provided)

  • Flight Delays in Lukla
  • Flight Delays in Lukla

    Your only mode of transport from Kathmandu to Lukla is Twin Otter and Dornier aircraft. Lukla is from where you start the world’s best Everest Base Camp Trek. Situated at an altitude of 2860 m, Lukla Airport is as safe as many airports of the world. Just like you enjoy landing at a safe airport, you also enjoy the sunny and favorable weather of Lukla, but sometimes, the Mountain Weather Condition in Lukla leads to flight cancellation. Ace Holidays is an understanding company, so it is concerned with your International Flight Schedule. It also recommends a few extra days, besides trekking days from you, and Ace Holidays appreciates your this thoughtfulness very much. If you are on a tight – schedule and do not have extra days, then Ace Holidays charters a helicopter for you, so that you can meet your International Flight Schedule without disappointing yourself. According to Nepal Civil Aviation, the helicopter flies within the visibility of 1,500 m and the Twin Otter flies within the visibility of 5,000 m respectively.

    For the convenience of your payment, you can pay the helicopter fare directly to the office of Ace Holidays. Ace Holidays accepts US $, American Express Card, Visa Card, and Master Card. After payment, you get a receipt, which you can produce and claim to your insurance company. Ace Holidays would also like to inform you that the minimum fare of the helicopter is US $ 500 and the maximum fare is US $ 3500, depending on the type of helicopter that you have booked and the number of passengers that you are travelling with.

Arrival and Departure

Upon arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you see the guide holding the signboard of Ace Holidays, and your guide accompanies you from the airport to the hotel. Similarly, on the departure day, your guide accompanies you from the hotel to the airport.

Important Note: The local porters at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, may ask tip/money to you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ANY MONEY TO THEM, not even to the person, who is holding Ace Holidays' sign board. Begging is one of the harsh realities of this country, Ace Holidays believes that it should be discouraged. Ace Holidays will also not repay you if you give money to anyone at Tribhuwan International Airport.

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation includes in shared rooms in Two to Three Star Hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast and guesthouses in the trek. The guesthouses generally provide basic facilities, clean facilities, a mattress, a quilt or a blanket. You should bring your own sleeping bag, but you can rent one from Ace Holidays.

You can purchase the meals from the guesthouses easily. Most guesthouses cook a delicious range of foods, such as pasta, tuna bakes, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables, and desserts. You’ll find a lot of garlic on the menu, as it helps you to acclimatize against thin air. In many larger villages, you may find meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, hot lemon drinks, soft drinks, and sweets. During the trek, you have to take meals in the same guesthouse, where you have checked – in. This is the rule of the local guesthouse management committee of the Everest Region.During the climbing, you will be provided typical Nepali, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, and Chinese foods. All these foods will be cooked by the cooks of Ace Holidays.

A Typical Day on the Trail

You will have a hearty breakfast between 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. before you start a trek. At the right moment, you pack your bags and then head off to the dining hall. After approximately 2-3 hours of trekking, you will have your lunch somewhere on the trail. After a good lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more on the trail before reaching your stopping place. Throughout the day, you will take frequent breaks and admire the fascinating mountains views. You also take plenty of pictures, which are backed up by the incredible panoramic mountains, rivers, landscapes, prayer flags, temples, shrines, cairns, and monasteries. Once you arrive at your tea house, you take a brief rest, shower, and have a light snack, a tea or coffee. If you are so inclined to natural beauty, you may take a short walk through the village and surrounding neighborhoods. After checking into your rooms, you have time to read or chat with fellow trekkers or with your crew members. Enjoying a warm dinner in a cozy dining hall, your trek leader briefs you on the next day's itinerary. You also give breakfast order which allows you to have everything ready for the next morning. Extra time can be spent on reading and playing cards. Ace Holidays' Sherpas love to teach various Nepali card games to you. Finally, you head off to bed at 8 p.m.

The Group Size

Minimum group size for this trip is 2 people to maximum 14 people, the average number is normally 8 people. Ace Holidays providse 1 lead guide, 1 assistant guide (if the group size is 6 or more), Ace Holidays assigns 1 porter for 2 trekkers.

Acclimitazation

All Ace Holidays' itineraries are planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast can lead you to AMS. The higher the altitude, the less the oxygen. For example, at an altitude of 5000 m, there is 50% less oxygen. Therefore, your body needs to adapt to an environment, which has less oxygen. So, for a safe trek and climb, it is essential for you to acclimatize. Sensible planning is, therefore, required to minimize the risk of AMS. Ace Holidays advises all its trekkers and climbers, who have heart, lungs or blood pressure problems to consult with their doctors before they begin their trips. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are the symptoms of AMS. Check out our “High Altitude Sickness Page (link)”. Ace Holidays' itineraries have been designed to prevent AMS as much as possible. But it is important to remember that some trekkers and climbers are more vulnerable to AMS than others.

Guides and Staffs Arrangements

Skilled, experienced, and helpful trek leaders make your trip smooth. Ace Holidays carefully select these leaders on the basis of their appropriate experience, skills and personal aptitudes. With an object of serving local communities, Ace Holidays only employs local staffs who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local regions.During the expedition, you will have 1 expedition leader and porters (1 porter for 2 climbers), and you will also have other helpers as per your requirements. The trek, tour, and expedition leaders of Ace Holidays have undergone the following training:

-Intensive First Aid Training
-Trekking Guide Training
-Climbing Guide Training
-Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
-English Language Course
-Conservation and Biodiversity
-Rock climbing, Ice climbing and Mountain climbing (for expedition leaders)

Porter Care

Ace Holidays ensures that all its porters are well treated and well paid; Ace Holidays also supports the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) and improves the conditions of the porters.

Responsible Tourism

Ace Holidays gives the topmost priority on the rules and regulations of the International Tourism. It also helps the undeveloped trekking regions of Nepal financially. It also preserves the Himalayas for the future tourists.

Best Seasons

Autumn (September to December) and Spring (February to June) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Trekking in Summer or Monsoon (June to Aug) will be affected by rain, but Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

Change on the Itinerary

Your safety is of paramount concern when you travel with Ace Holidays. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if there is an issue of safety concern. Since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, Ace Holidays cannot guarantee that you will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs, according to your plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Giving to the Local Community

Ace Holidays works closely with local community and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal, a non-political and non-profit social organization. Ace Holidays also supports the remote villages of Gorkha and other parts of Nepal through donation, sponsorship programs and various projects.

Donation
Ace Holidays donates a percentage of its business profit on a yearly basis, and it also supports the ongoing maintenance cost of the local schools and community-based schools of the Gorkha District.

Sponsorship
One of the major activities of the Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Ace Holidays.

Partnership for Volunteering Program
The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace Holidays and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capitals for education, health and community development in Arupokhari village of Gorkha district, western Nepal. For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website www.sambhavnepal.org

Equipment and Packing List

The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interests and choices. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas.

In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters and personal belongings that you may need for the day like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. So, you are briefed to pack items in two different bags before the trek.

Ace Holidays will supply complimentary water proof duffel bag, which you can use on the trek and is carried by a porter. This duffel bag is a gift to you from Ace Holidays. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them later after the trek.

Please note that the luggage have a weight limitation of approximately 33 pounds or 15 kg for the flight to and from Lukla.

All the equipments like Base camp tents, kitchen accessories and all the group climbing equipments ( climbing rope, ice screw, snow bar, ice hammer) is provided by the company.

    Climbing Gears

    The Climbing equipments are much more expensive to buy. So, please let us know if you want to rent the equipments at the additional cost of USD 250 per person. The following equipments are essential for climbing Island peak.

  • 1 Pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners
  • 1 Pair of crampons (steel, no aluminum)
  • 1 Alpine climbing harness
  • 1 Mountaineering axe with leash (sized properly for your height)
  • 1 Ascender (right or left handed as appropriate)
  • 1 Belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide are good options)
  • 2 D-Shaped locking carabiners
  • 2 Non-locking carabiners
  • 1 Pair expedition style gaiters (ensure fit over your boots)
  • Neck gaiter
  • Ski goggles (optional)
  • Climbing helmet (optional)
  • Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere, which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness.
  • Lower Body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
  • 1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool)
  • Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Climbing stick
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • Toiletaries

  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Hygeine

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Extras/Luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • iPod
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Swimming customs (for Kathmandu)
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket Rental

    You can rent the good sleeping bag and down jacket from Ace Holidays. The price is USD 25 per person for the each item, total USD 50 per person for both items for the entire trip.
  • First Aid Kit

    Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit bag.
  • Additional Information

    Have more questions and if you wish to discuss any aspects of this trip or your suitability for it, please visit our FAQs page tab or contact us.

Ace Holidays has stated the price per person below. Group Discounts of 5% to 15% is available for booking of 4 or more than 4 persons. A group booking of 12 or more people is subjected to a maximum discount with an availability of a free trip to 1 person. You can also customize a trip, according to your requirements.

Small Group Journey - The departure dates currently available to join our fixed group departure

No Fixed Departure Dates are available for this Package.

Private Journey - Customize the Suitable Date for You

Ace Holidays understands that some clients want their trips to be a private affair, so that it would enable them to spend some of their memorable moments with their near and dear ones at their own Schedule. Considering this, Ace Holidays organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.

Private Journey

Tailor Made Journey - Itinerary Personalized According to Your Specifications

You can also use this trip as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. For example, you could add on more time exploring the Kathmandu Valley or relaxing in Pokhara, or add some wildlife safaris in Chitwan or Bardia National Parks. You can also adjust the trekking route and add some exciting white water rafting on the Seti River, the Trisuli River or the Bhote Koshi River. To discuss your ideas or to get some suggestions from the specialists of Ace Holidays, please fill in our tailor-made form.

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Price Includes
  • Airport pick up service/ Airport drop off service/Hotel pick up service/ hotel drop off service by a private vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu (breakfast included)
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (Twin sharing and occasionally dormitory room at guesthouse and Tented camp stay at Island Peak Base Camp).
  • Meals during camping (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Local Ace Holidays' licensed English speaking trekking guide and climbing guide.
  • Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer, Camping Tents and Kitchen equipment)
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (Ace Holidays assigns 1 porter for 2 guests)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staffs.
  • Free Ace Holidays' duffel/kit bag, sun hat (Gifts from Ace Holidays).
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Pumori Climbing Permit.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag (which need to be returned after the trek)
  • Airfare from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu, including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • All government taxes, vat, and tourist service charges.

Price Does Not Include
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)
  • Meals and drinks in the mountain (costs roughly USD 20 to USD 30 per person per day)
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation. (See Secure Insurance Page)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal Entry Visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100 respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo).
  • Tips for trek guides, climbing guides, cooks, and porters (Tipping is expected).
  • Any other expense, which is not mentioned in 'Price Includes' section.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Phakding village, a UNESCO World Heritage village
  • Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa village of Nepal
  • The World's Highest Airport
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Kalapatthar, an accessible viewpoint to see Mt. Everest
  • Tengboche Monastery, the stunning monastery of the Everest region
  • Pumori Summit
  • Pumori Base Camp

How will Pumori Expedition operate?

After meeting all our team and crew in Kathmandu, you fly to Lukla and follow the trail that leads you to Khumbu Valley and Dingboche. Acclimatizing along the way and relishing the hospitality provided by our Sherpa friends, you reach the base camp, and after some rest and preparation, you begin the ascent. The guides and the Sherpas will fix rope on the route and stock the camps with equipment. By utilizing a fixed rope, you climb towards the summit. Two or three climbing Sherpas will assist you in the load carrying. When the fixed line is in place, and the two camps are established and stocked, you will climb towards the summit. Sufficient supplies will be available to support all members. Guides and Sherpas will carry all the gears of a group, but members are expected to carry their own personal gears. Radios will be used to co-ordinate the movements on the mountain and a team will be backed by a team of professionals. It is reasonable to expect that a strong team can reach the summit in two weeks.

What type of shape do I need to be for this trip?

Pumori is technical; therefore, you have to have a good stamina. You can climb Pisang Peak without any previous climbing experience. Knowledge on using equipment and previous experience, such as using ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons, etc. will be beneficial to you. In order to climb Pisang Peak, you should train yourself for three to four months before you depart to Nepal. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week is a minimum requirement. The best preparation is walking the steep ascents and descents. If you can walk from the valley floor to ridgeline ascents, you will enjoy both a trek and a climb in the fullest sense.

Can my friends and family come along with me to base camp for the expedition?

Sure! This is one of the best points to start the expedition. For non-climbers, base – camp is not a very hospitable place, but we strive to make the non-climbers comfortable

As the trip is so long, can I bring food and other gears that are not in the list?

Yes. You need to have solid rock climbing and cramponing skills and be able to climb and rappel, carrying a pack. There are several short, steep sections of near vertical ice and rock on the spectacular ridge. Most importantly, you need good common sense and the ability to learn and adapt. Ama Dablam is usually climbed un-roped, using fixed ropes, so it is common for climbers to move together but at the same time be semi-independent on the mountain between camps. We will provide a walkie-talkie to all climbers, so that they can stay in contact.

What is the physical fitness required for this climb?

You should be in the best shape of your life. You should have patience, stamina, mental fortitude, and a strong will. Summit day can sometimes be over 10 hours long! Day by day the challenges are different, but the more prepared you are, both mentally and physically, the smoother your trip will be. We recommend you to experience some of our peak climbing adventures before signing up for Pumori.

In a team, how many climbers will be there?

Maximum 10 members can be included in our Ama Dablam Expedition. This is to ensure that we can maintain safety and our attention to detail.

Will I be sharing a tent or room with other climbers? Is there a single room option on this trip?

You will have your own tent in the base camp, but on the mountain, you will be sharing a tent with others.

How heavy will my pack be?

It will depend on days. On a “carry” day, you are moving your personal gears between camps, your pack can be 20-40 lbs, equal to 9-18 kg. On “move” days, the weight goes down significantly, to 10-15 lbs 5-7 kg.

What kind of food do you have on the mountain and at the base camp?

Sushi, fresh muffins, pies, custard, yoghurt, bacon, eggs, pasta, and pizza are the foods that you eat at the base camp, while frozen foods, which are ready to heat, are eaten on the mountain.

How long will be a typical day on the mountain?

It depends on the day and your level of acclimatization. At the beginning of the trip, everything seems slower and longer, but as you get more adjusted to the mountain, the days go quicker. Average days can be 5-8 hours long. Summit day can be 12 hours or more.

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu,in trekking and in climbing?

Ace Holidays uses 3 star hotels in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast. Along the trekking routes, Ace Holidays uses teahouses/lodges, which provide basic clean facilities, a mattress, and a quilt or blanket. Ace Holidays also offers you sleeping bags at an additional cost. Sleeping bag has to be returned after the trip.The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In teahouses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission. The toilet in teahouses provides essential and basic facilities and is always located outside the room. At Pumori Base Camp, your accommodation is a Tented Camp.

Can I rent climbing equipment from you?

Yes, you can. However, Ace Holidays strongly suggests you to bring quality equipment from your country.

Is Ace Holidays' staff insured?

Yes. Ace Holidays' trek guides, tour guides, cooks, drivers, and porters are insured completely. They have health insurance, altitude mountain sickness insurance, life insurance, accident insurance, and casulty insurance

Do you use yaks/porters in the trek, or do I have to carry all of my gears by myself?

Yes, Ace Holidays uses yaks or porters in the trek, and you have to carry all your personal belongings, such as camera, water bottle, sunscreen cream, etc in your daypack by yourself.

What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you lend to trekkers?

The temperature rating of the sleeping bags that we provide are about -10 deg C, we also provide liner or extra blanket if the sleeping bag is not warm enough for you.

I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?

Yes, you have plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after trekking.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu Nepal

Yes, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100 respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo

What vaccination will I need?

Vaccaination is not complusory, but it is better if you vaccinate against diphtheria, hepatitis, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. We would like to know your blood group because it is important in case of emergency. Please tell us if you are suffering from any disease.

What is the weather & temperature like in trekking?

Weather in the mountainous region is difficult to predict. The temperature could be as high as 25 degree Celsius to low as -5 deg Celsius. At night, it is colder while the days are generally warm. Winter (January and February) will be bit colder, but the days can be quite warmer if the sun is out. There will be a bit of snow in January, February, and December. So be always ready to expect the unexpected

How do I book the trip?

.To secure your booking, we require you to fill in and return the final booking form. The word or PDF version of final booking form will be sent to you via e-mail then you can e-mail or fax the complete booking form. In addition, we also require minimum 30% per person deposit to guarantee your place as it enables us to make the pre-arrangements on your behalf. The remaining 70% can be paid when you arrive in Kathmandu. The deposit can be paid by the bank transfer or credit cards (Master, Visa or American Express cards). There will be 4% bank levy for all the payments done by the cards

What type of shape do I need to be, is this trip for me?

You need a good stamina for a long day effort. You can climb Island peak without any previous experience and skills of using climbing equipment, such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons, etc. Still, Ace Holidays recommends that you should begin training at least three to four months before your departure to Nepal. As guidelines, you should do an aerobic exercise, bushwalk, and uphill and downhill walk

What is the best season for this trekking?

From March to June and September to November

Is Ace Holidays' staff insured?

Yes. Ace Holidays' trek guides, tour guides, cooks, drivers, and porters are insured completely. They have health insurance, altitude mountain sickness insurance, life insurance, accident insurance, and casulty insurance

Do you use yaks/porters in the trek, or do I have to carry all of my gears by myself?

Yes, Ace Holidays uses yaks or porters in the trek, and you have to carry all your personal belongings, such as camera, water bottle, sunscreen cream, etc in your daypack by yourself.

What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you lend to trekkers?

The temperature rating of the sleeping bags that we provide are about -10 deg C, we also provide liner or extra blanket if the sleeping bag is not warm enough for you.

Does this trip run even if I am alone?

Yes, it runs even if you are alone.

What safety equipment do your guides carry during the trek in order to deal with sickness and accidents?

The guides of Ace Holidays carry first aid kit bags and mobiles during the trek. Guides also carry satellites phones while trekking in remote areas, which are out of reach of telecommunication. They are well trained to deal with altitude mountain sickness, as well.

I am a Vegeterain, is that a Problem ?

No problem at all. Ace holidays always suggest its clients to eat vegetables in the mountain because the non-vegetarian meals are not really that hygienic to eat.

Does your trekking guide and climbing guide have certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center? Have they received first aid training for high altitude

Yes, they have all received trekking guide certificates and climbing guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center of Kathmandu. They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).

Does Ace Holidays provide tented camp at Pumori Base Camp?

YES, Ace Holidays does provide a tented camp, which has a capacity for 2 people.

Can I use credit cards during trekking?

No. You can only use the Nepalese currency. That is why, before trekking, you should change your currency into the Nepalese currency. There are lots of banks, ATMs and money exchange counters nearby your hotel in Kathmandu.

How much additional money do I need per day?

While trekking, you need roughly USD 20 to USD 30 per day for meals.

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

Ace Holidays recommends you to tip about 10% to 15% of the total trip cost to the guides and porters (60% to the guide and 40% to the porters). The tip should reflect the level of satisfaction.

How much do I have for shower along the trek?

In major places, Ace Holidays provides accommodation in guesthouses with hot shower. And in the rest of the places, Ace Holidays provides bucket water for shower. This shower costs you from USD 3 to USD 4.

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