Pumori Expedition is challenging mountain climbing above 7000 meters. Mount Pumari (7161m/27,494ft) is one the more challenging 7000m expedition in the Himalayas of Nepal. Pumori lies on the Nepal and China Boarder in Mahalangur Parbat of the Himalayas. This attractive 7000m peak stands about 8.5 kilometers west of Everest and 4.5kilometers from Nuptse. Pumari means “Unmarried daughters” in the Sherpa language and was named by George Mallory. The peak was climbed by a German-Swiss expedition which included Gerhard Lenser, they reached the summit onMay 17th, 1962 via the Southeast face. Mr. Leopold Sulovsky and Zdenek Michalec from Czech climbed the South face via a new route in 1996. An outlier of Pumori is Kala Patthar (5643m/18,513ft), which appears as a big brown bump below the impressive south face of Pumori.
Almost 600 people have been on the summit of Pumori since 1962. Pumari has one of the treasured views of Mt. Everest and an amazing view of Tibet including Rongbuk glacier. The peak has been climbed from the Southeast and Southwest however Southeast is the normal climbing route. As per the record by the government of Nepal and the Department of Tourism the summit is recorded at the coordinates of:28°00'53''N, longitude and 86°49'41''E latitude. Both spring and autumn season is suitable for climbing. This peak is suitable for those climbers who are looking for demanding 7000m climbing and have only a month time. This climbing route will teach you about technical climbing and requires a list of previous 8000m experience or similar experience as well as a high level of physical fitness.
The western flank of Pumari is known as a technical and challenging 7000m expedition. Any climber bound for the Southwest or East on this peak must climb about a 1000m wall of glacial blue ice. This face rises at 50-55 degree with the occasional 70 degree bulges. Satori climbing Sherpa guide will set fixed ropes up this wall of ice. Climbers and porters need to establish a good rhythm of foot placement and pulling themselves up the ropes using their jumars. The approached Southeast route is through the famous Khumbu region of Nepal leading up to the Khumbu Glacier extending down to Lobuche (4750m). After half an hour scenic flight to Lukla (Which is known as the Khumbu gateway point) you will be trekking toward Namche Bazaar (3400m), Tengboche (3800m), Pheriche (4200m), Lobuche (4710m), Gorak Shep (5150m) to Everest/Lhotse base camp (5200m). It takes typically 8-9 days to reach Advanced base camp from Kathmandu. Climbers can enjoy magnificent views of the Himalayas, a scenic flight to Lukla,explore the Sherpa & Hillary museum, unforgettable views of Mt. Everest and the Tibetan plateau,abundant flora and fauna, Tengboche monastery and an overall challenging expedition are some of the highlights of this trip.
Satori Adventures follows the standard route on the Southeast ridge, a grade 3 snow and ice climb that requires a good understanding of alpine climbing techniques and familiarity with the effects of high altitude. Satori Adventures always sets up II to III camps above the base camp at 5300m/17,388ft. Climb through the glaciers and knife-edged ridge of hill side for about 4-5 hours and reach Camp I at 5700m/18,701ft. From camp I, we climb the face with 40-60 degrees slope and pass through a snow wall to reach camp II at 6200m/20,341ft. From camp II, climb through ice walls and crevasses to reach camp III at 6500m/21,325ft. Passing through crevasses, climb up to Pumori cliff and then to the summit.
Highest access: 7161m (23,494ft)
First Ascent: Mr. Gerhard Lenser (German-Swiss expedition), 17 May 1962
Duration: 33 Days
Group Size: 02-10 People per group
Co-ordinates: 28°00'53''N, 86°49'41''E
Location: Nepal/Tibet border
Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)
Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)
Grade: AD Assez Dificille
Accommodation: Three star to five stars as request
Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period
Transportation: Car, Flight, Tourist bus
Best season: Spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)
Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering
Include Activity: Scenic flight to Lukla
Culture: Sherpa and Tamang
Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping
Climbing route: Southeast and Southwest
Himalayan sights: Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Lobuche, Makalu
15 April/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel Yak and Yeti or similar hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft).
16 April/Day 02: Preparation and briefings at Departments of Tourism, last minute shopping.
17 April/Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding (2650m/8,694ft) 4hrs.Lodge accommodation.
18 April/Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar through colorful Khumbu villages (3440m/11,286ft) 6hrs. Lodge accommodation.
19 April/Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization.You will be hike to famous Everest View Hotel (3800m/12,487ft) 3hrs. Catch a glimpse of Everest.Explore Hilary and Sherpa museum at Namche in the evening with slide show program.
20 April/Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850m/12,631ft) 5-6 hrs.Visit significant Buddhist monastery.Lodge accommodation.
21 April/Day 07: Trek from Tengboche to Dengboche (4350m/14,271ft) 4-5 hrs. Catch glimpses of Ama Dablam and Lhotse.Lodge accommodation.
22 April/Day 08: Acclimatization in Dingboche(4350m/14,271ft).Hiking up to Chukung-Re.
23 April/Day 09: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (5018m/16,463ft) 4-5hrs.Lodge accommodation.
24 April/Day 10: Trek from Lobuche to Kalapther (5554m) after breakfast Trek from Gorakshep to Pumori Base camp (5300m/17,388ft) 2hrs.
25-10May/Day11-26: Climbing period (7161m/23,495ft).
11 May/Day 27: Preparation for return, trek from Everest base camp to Dingboche(4350m/14,271ft) 4hrs.Lodge accommodation.
12 May/Day 28: Trek from Dingboche to Tengboche (3860m/12,631ft) 4 hrs.Lodge accommodation.
13 May/Day 29: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,286ft, 4hrs. Lodge accommodation.
14 May/Day 30: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m/9,317ft) 7hrs.Lodge accommodation.
15 May/Day 31: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft) 35mins.Transfer to hotel.
16 May/Day 32: Leisure day shopping in Kathmandu. Fair well-celebration dinner with culture program in the evening.
17 May/Day 33: Transfer to the airport for final departure.
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In Full board service
Satori Adventures offers Full Board Service for our entire range of flagship mountaineering expeditions to all 7000m peaks. Full Board service means that we will provide a Trekking service, base camp service and high camp service executed by your Sherpa climbing guide. All of our full board clients will have a personal Sherpa climbing guide exclusively dedicated to the client for the duration of the climb.
Our climbing Sherpa guide team will establish and secure climbing route in collaboration with other climbing teams participating on the route. Establish all high camps with camping equipment, provisions, oxygen and prepare high altitude food for the client. Full board also indistinguishable client on the route while ensuring their safety and well being.We move at the clients preferred pace and ensure total commitment to the client in case of emergency with the clients safety and wellbeing being the overriding priority.
High camp service for the Full Board Service will consist of all of the equipment necessary to fix the route, all camping equipment, fuel and food for high camps.
In Base Camp
Satori Adventures provides very professional, helpful and friendly service from Kathmandu to the ABC as well as during the climb. Our objective is to provide a good quality, helpful, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize your summit opportunity.
In the base camp our chefs and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious, freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day. We will also ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24 hrs a day. In the base camp we provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only. In base camp we also provide dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff.
In base camp we provide access to communication including satellite telephone and internet access, solar panels to charge your batteries and UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps.
Our camp manager as well as guides and climbing Sherpa’s have an extensive experience on multiple Everest climbs. They will ensure cooperation with other companies and organize base camp operations. In base camp our guides will work with other teams to ensure contribution from all operators for tasks such as route fixing and to ensure the safety of climbers from ABC to the summit.
It is important for each climber to choose the right expedition guide service that not only suites their needs, but provides the best safely and secure mountaineering experience possible. There are more than 1,700 trekking companies in Nepal who offer 8,000 meter expeditions including Everest, but only about 30 companies who operate 8,000 meter peaks on a regular basis. We are proud to be one of these 30 companies and consistently offer, run and succeed at these types of expeditions year after year.
It is very important that the climbers who choose Satori Adventures for this trip of a lifetime experience have expectations that are compatible with the program we offer and the style of expedition Satori Adventures runs. We do not want to simply “fill our expedition”, but instead we want to comprise a team of companionable people who are focused on reaching the summit with the highest level of support and safety standards that can be provided by a guiding service on Mt Everest. We team this with the best standards of food and quality equipment to further assist each client reach their full potential. We feel that we offer the best environment and opportunity for you to be successful on the world’s highest mountain.
We are always developing and growing our operational systems to ensure you participate will provide as much as facilities provided. We figure our expedition members do not deserve anything less during the trekking and climbing! In the interests of giving you the most optimal chance to summit, we limit our team size to ensure the group summits on the best weather day; sometimes there are less window days for summit in Everest. In big size of group offering cheap climbs often miss out as they split their groups over several potential summit days. We feel like our climbing members are feeling that they are climbing as a family and friends team even on international people. We accept maximum 08 people in a group and if we have more than that we always split in two groups. So that our base camp staff cooks, climbing Sherpa guide will fully taking care about you and provide service as per your desire.
The Satori Adventures methodology and tactical approach to climbing Mt Everest has seen us achieve the highest success rates and our extensive experience gives us the edge when it comes to making the right decisions. We provide a consistently higher Sherpa and Guide ratio than any other operator, resulting in more support and backup for your summit attempt and therefore a greater safety margin and chance of success. There is always a 1:1 ratio of the climbing Sherpa/guide and client. We always use professional and experienced climbing Sherpa or guides who have all reached the summit of Everest.
Our guides are professionals who are trained and assessed either via the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) resulting in a greater repertoire of skills that enables them to provide a dedicated level of security to you during the expedition, or many years of mountaineering experience on the world’s biggest peaks. Our guides are experience in both advanced and basic rescue courses and all have a minimum of 3 years guiding on Everest.
Satori Adventures Everest expeditions have been at the forefront of providing top communications for our Everest expeditions. This allows us to obtain and deliver comprehensive weather forecasts via U.S., European and Kathmandu weather forecasting. Our lead guide is always equipped with a satellite phone during the climbing and at base camp. Two way radio communications between climbing members, guides, Sherpa and base camp staff is also provided. There is also local mobile network available at base camp that provides easy connection with your family during your stay at base camp.
Satori Adventure focuses on comfortable conditions at base camp, including good quality food and other services.We find this helps clients with their overall success rate on the mountain. Our cooks are regarded as the best in the business, providing wholesome and appetizing meals with an agreeable array of menus to suit all your food requirements. The meals you are served on the mountain are also of the highest standard and designed to sustain you for the rigorous ascent. We offer various choices that will suit any diet plan, including vegetarian, Vegan, continental, Indian and others. If you have special food consideration, please provide this to us 60 days prior to the expedition so we can plan the best meals for your trip.