MT. PUMORI EXPEDITION
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This is our 8th expedition on Mount Pumori since 1998. Some with success, all without incident.
IMPORTANT! - A must read on the South Ridge verses the standard (East Ridge).
altitude experience necessary. It
is mostly a snow climb up fixed lines that we will all take part in fixing. Some snow/ice climbing ability really helps here.
You will need crampons and an ice axe for some of the snow/ice and mixed
stretches, so experience with use of these is mandatory.
Of course you will need to be in an above average shape and a positive
mental attitude is as important as good physical condition.
PUMORI ROUTE INFORMATION
PUMORI EXPEDITION APPLICATION
deposit is required to hold your spot on the team. The final amount will be due
8 weeks prior to departure.
COST: $7600.00 - All inclusive from Kathmandu
EXPEDITION LEADER: Tim Rippel- Nelson, B.C. Canada
EXPEDITION COST INCLUDES:
October 4- (Date team is to be in Kathmandu.) Upon arrival check into the Nirvana
Garden Hotel situated in Thamel the cornerstone of the Kathmandu scene.
Kathmandu. From the centrally located Nirvana Garden Hotel we begin our
exploration of Kathmandu while doing last minute expeditions shopping and
packing. While modern by Nepalese standards, Kathmandu is a sacred city to both
Hindus and Buddhists. Our tour is an important introduction to understanding the
cultures, which lay ahead. Kathmandu is prominently featured in both Buddhist
scriptures and Hindu texts such as the Ramayana. We highly recommend taking in a
self guided or guided tour of the 3000-year-old Swamayabhu (monkey temple), the
great Stupa of Bodnath and the chaotic Hindu temple complex of Pashupatineth.
This temple is home to many Hindu aesthetics or Sadhus.
October 6: After
final administration requirements, we fly to the landing strip in Lukla. Weather
permitting, this flight offers outstanding views of the eastern Himalayas. In
Lukla, we meet and join our Sherpa staff, load the yaks and begin the ascent to
base camp. Our first day is an easy walk to lush environs of Monjo, located on
the Dudh Kosi River. No time is wasted on the learning aspects of this
expedition. Evenings throughout the trek will consist of learning assessing rope
skills needed for a Himalayan climb.
October 7: We
follow the Dudh Kosi, ascending 700 meters through Himalayan pine and Deodar
cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar (3445 meters). The
village of Namche is an historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders
exchange salt, dried meat, gold and textiles. Besides being a superb place to
shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the
Khumbu, attracting Himalayan and lowland merchants. Our group spends two days in
Namche affording us the opportunity to acclimate, visit local markets and spend
time with friends in town. Our camp is perched high above the city and we make
our way to nearby high points to capture our first glimpses of Ama Dablam,
Everest and neighbouring peaks.
Today is acclimatization day. Take a hike up to the twin villages of Kunde and
Khumjung home of the climbing Sherpas and the Sir Edmund Hillary School. In the
afternoon take in the sights in Namche Bazaar including the Sherpa museum and
Trek to the village of Tengboche (3866 meters), the cultural and religious
center of the Khumbu. At the monastery we attend Buddhist ceremonies and rituals
performed by local monks. Vistas from Tengboche are spectacular. The jagged
peaks of Thamserku and Kangtega stand to our south, as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse
and Ama Dablam are visible to the north. The Monastery at Tengboche is one of
the most well known in the world as the Rinpoche is revered throughout the
Buddhist community and has authored a number of books and essays. In the past
our groups have had an audience with the Rinpoche and received his blessing.
This is often a moving and intense experience. Views from this locale (one of
the finest on earth), include Kwangde 6186 meters, Tawachee 6467 meters, Nuptse
7878 meters, Lhotse 8500 meters, Everest 8852 meters, Ama Dablam 6857 meters,
Kantega 6778 meters, Thamserku 6607 meters. After visiting Tengboche we move to
spend the night in Pangboche.
10: This morning we make visit Lama
Geshi for our private Puja ceremony to bless the expedition before making our
way up to Dingboche for the night.
11: Trek to Dugla, overnight in the lodge along the raging
river coming out of the Khumbu Glacier.
12: Trek to Pumori base camp and settle in the comforts of
your base camp established by our sherpa crew who has gone ahead of us.
13: Rest, adjust to the
altitude and start preparing for instructional sessions and organizing
October 14 to November
Working on the mountain climbing and training to be ready for a
summit bid during this time. Extra days have been included for inclement
Novembe 2: Rest
day in BC and pack up to depart.
Move to Pangboche
November 4 :
Travel from Pangboche to Namche
Namche to Lukla
November 6: Fly Lukla to KTM
November 7: Depart Kathmandu
Peak Freak Expeditions Inc, is a owner operated 8000m Expedition company led by Canadian high altitude guide Tim Rippel and operated by his wife Becky Rippel an international travel specialist. We are small but our success is big. To help our members reach their individual goals safely while enjoying an intimate mountain experience, we keep it that way.
"For over a decade now we have helped climbers, trekkers and skiers take their mountain aspirations further than they could ever dream, from the ascent of an exhilarating trekking peak to climbing Everest itself. We are a specialized mountaineering and adventure operator. We lead the way in providing state of the art equipment and the highest quality of food. Our sherpa staff includes some of the most sought-after in the Himalayas. Many with multiple Mt. Everest summits to their credit. Our mission is to lead the way for the best possible chance for success and adventure one step beyond your expectations."
Tim Ripple for the benefit of finding a common spelling mistake used when searching Everest on search engines.
HIMALAYAN HIGH ALTITUDE SPECIALISTS since 1983