Duration: 26 Days
Activities: Baruntse Expedition and Climbing
Departure From: Kathmandu
Price: USD 7,500
Group size: Minimum 3 people
This expedition blends two most popular peaks in one particular package. Baruntse at the elevation of 7129 meters lies between the well-known peak Lhotse (8516 m) and Makalu (8485 m) and Mera Peak to the south of Everest. This peak – Baruntse was first recognized by Sir Edmund Hillary while heading to the east of the Everest and was first climbed in 1954 by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow via the South East Ridge.
This peak is located at the center of three valleys Barun, Hunku and the Imja in the Khumbu region. As from the summit of this peak, you get the several Himalayan mountainous views. Nonetheless, you will be rewarded with closest views of three most popular peaks – Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m) and Makalu (8485 m). Many summiteers attempt from the south ridge and had successfully accomplished this Baruntse expedition as south ridge being the easiest way.
Mera peak (6461 m) is one of the popular charming peaks which rises to the south of Mount Everest and was first climbed by Sen Tenzing and J.O.M. Roberts in 1953. But the proper ascent was done in 1975 by the French climbers Marcel Jolly, G. Baus and L. Honnis who ascended from the north as through the same routes by Roberts; however, passing through alongside the connecting ridge to advance the summit. From the summit of this Mera peak; you get the astonishing view of Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and numerous other snowcapped peaks.
This two expedition summit of Baruntse and Mera peak climbing begins from the scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Our trekking commences from Paiya through the beautiful Sherpa village. Continuing trekking for few days, we will be crossing some of the areas like Pangkoma, Nigmsa, Chetrakhola, and Kothe through dense forest enjoying beautiful mountainous views. Then we will be doing short hiking to reach Khare - which is the Mera Base Camp. Then we are headed to high camp for the summit of the Mera peak. And after ascending the Mera peak and continuing trekking, we will reach Baruntse Base Camp. Lastly, we will be summiting the Baruntse and retrace back to the base camp and so on.
For doing this, one must have adequate strength and skill to cope with the essential climbs through these two expeditions. Anyone with little mountain climbing experience and sound health can try attempt this expedition. The perfect time to operate this expedition will be on pre-monsoon season from March to May and post-monsoon season from September to November. All with your arrival, expedition and till your departure date, this is a 36-day journey package where you will be experiencing the best adventure of your lifetime.
If you want to know more or have any questions about this journey, please do contact or email us.
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Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2730m/8954ft): 3-4 hours
Day 04: Paiya to Pangkoma (2850m/93,48ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Pangkoma to Nigmsa (Shibuche) (2745m/90,03ft): 4-5 hours
Day 06: Nigmsa (Shibuche) to Chetra khola (3150m/10332ft): 7-8 hours
Day 07: Chetrakhola to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 6-7 hours
Day 08: Kothe to Tangnang (4,350m/14,270ft): 3-4 hours
Day 09: Rest day with an optional short hike to Charpate Himal Glacier: 4 hours
Day 10: Thangnang to Khare - 5,045m/16,486ft: 2-3 hours
Day 11: Pre-climb preparation and rest
Day 12: Khare to High camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 4-5 hours
Day 13: High camp to Mera Peak Summit then to Kongma Dingma (4850m/15912 ft): 9-10 hours
Day 14: Reserve Day for Contingency
Day 15: Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari (5035m/16519 ft): 6 hours
Day 16: Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp (5300m/17388 ft): 6 hours
Day 17-27: Baruntse climbing period
Day 28: Rest day at the Baruntse Base Camp
Day 29: Baruntse Base Camp to Amphu Labcha Base Camp (5650m/18536 ft): 4-5 hours
Day 30: Amphu Labcha Base Camp – south to Amphu Labcha Base Camp (North) at 5300m/17385 ft: 5 - 6 hours
Day 31: Amphu Labcha Base Camp to Pangboche (3930m/12893 ft): 6-7 hours
Day 32: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft): 5 - 6 hours
Day 33: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m/9186 ft): 6-7 hours
Day 34: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 35: Contingency
Day 36: Final departure
Includes and Excludes
- Pickup and drop from hotel and airport
- Accommodation in a 3 - star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses or tents during trekking and climbing
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
- All entrance and permit fees to visit monuments and museums
- Services of English speaking, trained and experienced staff including trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader), assistant guides and porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All domestic flights (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu)
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals on mountain
- Porter services for trekking
- All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and climbing permits
- Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Required number of group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
- Travel and rescue arrangements
- Company services and all required government taxes/royalties
Not Included in the Cost
- Nepalese visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from mountain (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary
- Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain other than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
- Personal climbing equipment
- Personal climbing guide if requested
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Tips for guides and porters
Accommodation for Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing
Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels. But once you set out for Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow.
Few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.
Meals and Drinks on Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing Trek
All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. We will enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine, Tibetan, Italian, Indian, Continental and so on during the trek. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package.
Luggage/Backpack for Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing Trek
During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.
Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.
Guide/Porter on Trek
Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.
Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member
Accent Himalaya organizes Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing Trek from a minimum of 3 persons to maximum of 16 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.
Personal Expenses on Trek
Your personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places) tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.
Gears Available in Kathmandu
All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.
A Typical Day on Trek
On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.
Our Greetings at Airport
We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing Trek with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.
Flight Delay at Kathmandu and Lukla
The Twin Otter Plane is the only mode of transportation to and from Lukla on this tour. Sometimes flights to and from Lukla may be canceled due to sudden changes in mountain weather. So, we have kept an additional day at the end of the tour on our trekking itinerary to use it in case of flight delayed or canceled.
So, if the flights cancel for 2 or more days, we will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on a scheduled flight to your home or other destination and the cost of this extra service is payable directly to our office at Kathmandu. If you have to use this service in US dollars or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only), we will provide you the receipt of the payment with which you can claim the amount from your insurance company. The minimum cost for helicopter charter will be US $ 500 and the maximum US $ 3500 depending on the number of people in the flight.
Itinerary and Possible Changes on it
Our normal Itinerary includes 36 days for Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.
Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.
Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Please ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.
Booking and Payment
You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing Trek along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you then, we will forward the details of payment.