• Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing

Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing

Trip Overview

Trip facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Activities: Baruntse Expedition and Climbing
  •    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.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 2: Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 3: Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2730m/8954ft): 3-4 hours

Day 4: Day 04: Paiya to Pangkoma (2850m/93,48ft): 5-6 hours

Day 5: Day 05: Pangkoma to Nigmsa (Shibuche) (2745m/90,03ft): 4-5 hours

Day 6: Day 06: Nigmsa (Shibuche) to Chetra khola (3150m/10332ft): 7-8 hours

Day 7: Day 07: Chetrakhola to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 6-7 hours

Day 8: Day 08: Kothe to Tangnang (4,350m/14,270ft): 3-4 hours

Day 9: Day 09: Rest day with an optional short hike to Charpate Himal Glacier: 4 hours

Day 10: Day 10: Thangnang to Khare - 5,045m/16,486ft: 2-3 hours

Day 11: Day 11: Pre-climb preparation and rest

Day 12: Day 12: Khare to High camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 4-5 hours

Day 13: Day 13: High camp to Mera Peak Summit then to Kongma Dingma (4850m/15912 ft): 9-10 hours

Day 14: Day 14: Reserve Day for Contingency

Day 15: Day 15: Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari (5035m/16519 ft): 6 hours

Day 16: Day 16: Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp (5300m/17388 ft): 6 hours

Day 17: Day 17-27: Baruntse climbing period

Day 18: Day 28: Rest day at the Baruntse Base Camp

Day 19: Day 29: Baruntse Base Camp to Amphu Labcha Base Camp (5650m/18536 ft): 4-5 hours

Day 20: Day 30: Amphu Labcha Base Camp – south to Amphu Labcha Base Camp (North) at 5300m/17385 ft: 5 - 6 hours

Day 21: Day 31: Amphu Labcha Base Camp to Pangboche (3930m/12893 ft): 6-7 hours

Day 22: Day 32: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft): 5 - 6 hours

Day 23: Day 33: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m/9186 ft): 6-7 hours

Day 24: Day 34: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 25: Day 35: Contingency

Day 26: Day 36: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

As you arrive at the Tribhuvan International airport and at the airport our team will be already there in the terminal gate waiting for you carrying a huge signboard of the company which you can easily spot them. After that our team will pick you up from the airport and take you to the respective hotel which the hotel will be at the category of three to five stars hotel and then you can freshen up and rest for awhile and in the evening you will be given a welcome dinner by the Accent Himalaya company and you will get to try our Nepali cuisine. You will be spending your night in the Kathmandu hotel.

Meal: Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation

Today after having the breakfast we will be heading for sightseeing the Kathmandu city by visiting some of the well-known heritage sites which are pashupatinath temple- one of the sacred Hindu temple as well as the cremation site of the Hindus, next will be Boudhanath stupa which is known to be the largest stupa in south Asia. In the afternoon we will be visiting the Accent Himalaya office and in the office we will introduce you to our trekking/ climbing guide and have a small discussion about the peak climbing then our expert guide will check all the climbing equipment then next day we will be all set for our adventurous peak climbing journey. Spend the night in the same hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2730m/8954ft): 3-4 hours

Today early morning we will head to the airport for a lukla flight it is an interesting scenic flight were one get the capture the picturesque Mountain View. After having the breakfast we will begin our trek to Paiya. We will be passing through dense jungle and move downward to the Shurkhe village and we will trek further then we will stop for a lunch in Pakhapani and after finishing having our lunch we will continue our trek and before reaching paiya we will be passing through various jungles, hills and some few villages. And reaching at the paiya one gets to view the spectacular peaks including with Khatang, knogde Ri and many more. We will be spending our night at Paiya.

 

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04: Paiya to Pangkoma (2850m/93,48ft): 5-6 hours

After breakfast we will continue our trek and then we will come across the wooded bridge which we have to cross which is bit slippery. We will carefully walk through the bridge to cross the Kari La pass. For a while we will continue our trek and stop for a lunch at the village nearby. Then continuing our trekking we will be passing through various dense forests of rhododendron with the bamboo forests with the thin mountain track. On the trial we will get to spot the dudh koshi river vale and the striking Dudh kunda himal and then we will reach at several villages at Pangkongama with the terraced fields and here we will be spending our night.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Pangkoma to Nigmsa (Shibuche) (2745m/90,03ft): 4-5 hours

Today we descend on the rocky trail leading though the dense rhododendron forests and then on the way we will come across mani walls. Then we will be passing through stunning hills, ridges and several tea houses and here we will stop for a lunch and from here on get to observe the south face of the Mera and Naulekh peak.  Then we continue our trek were the trails are zigzag and we head through dense forest and we will descend steeply. Before reaching Nigmsa- Shibuche we will pass through pine and rhododendron forests. We will be spending our night at Nigmsa- Shibuche.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: Nigmsa (Shibuche) to Chetra khola (3150m/10332ft): 7-8 hours

After breakfast we will continue our trek through a tapered and sheer mountain track. Before reaching a stream we will pass through dense forests. Then we move on straightly through the dense rhododendron forests. Then descending through the bamboo forests and passes the cave chetrakhola and at here we will be spending our night.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07: Chetrakhola to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 6-7 hours

After finishing our breakfast we will be trekking to the superior vantage points and from this point one can cherish the beautiful view of the Mera peak and hinku valley. Then we continue our trek through pine and bamboo forests with the beautiful view of the mera peak closely. On the trail we might also spot wild animals as well as jungle cats, sloths etc. we will continue our trek on crest and then we will be ascending to the trails of Kothe. We will be spending our night at Kothe.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08: Kothe to Tangnang (4,350m/14,270ft): 3-4 hours

Today we trek on the track next to the Hinku River. We will continue our trek and stop for a lunch at Gondishung which is the spot for the summer settlement for herders which is situated at the west bank of Hinku Drangka. Then within a while of trekking we will also come across the Lungsumgba Gomba which is said to be 200 years old then we will spot the direction to the Mera peak written in the rock. The crossing the gomba and trek for a while then we will at the summer grazing area at Thagnag and at here we will be spending our night.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09: Rest day with an optional short hike to Charpate Himal Glacier: 4 hours

Today we will be resting for a whole day or one can hike to the charpate himal for short hiking and after breakfast we will be doing our hike which will take almost three hours to reach at charpate glacier and from this charpate one get the stunning view of the north face of the mera peak. The Sherpa people worship this charpte glacier. Then descending down to the camp site at Thangnag will take only one hour and here we will be spending our night at Thangnag.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Thangnang to Khare - 5,045m/16,486ft: 2-3 hours

Today we will be heading to the Mera base camp which is at khare. We then trek to the trail to tangential moraine of excavate glacier to excavate kharka and from here it offers magnificent view of Charpate Himal. Then we ascend via moraines and to edge of the hinku Nup and shar glaciers and then climb steeply to our camping site which is at Khare and from here one get the striking view of the north face of the mera peak. We will be spending our night at khare.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Pre-climb preparation and rest

Today we will be fully taking a rest as we will be arranging our climbing gear and after finishing our breakfast we will be practicing some ice climbing above the khare. We then move further where one get the spectacular view of Mera la. Then we will move downwards to our campsite and take plenty of rest. We will be spending our night at khare.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Khare to High camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 4-5 hours

For two hours we will be trekking through rocky trails then we will be heading to the Mera base camp as the trails are bit dangerous but there are lots of crevasses. We then head to the apex of the rock -band which is noticeable by the huge cairn. At here we will be setting our camp where one gets the great view of the Himalaya along with the sunrise and sunset view. We will be spending our night at Mera high camp.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: High camp to Mera Peak Summit then to Kongma Dingma (4850m/15912 ft): 9-10 hours

Today we will be waking early morning at 2 as the beginning it will be extremely cold and then we will have our breakfast and then do some warm-up and continue heading up to the glacier onto an odd crest. The ray of the sun striking the stunning peak is the most amazing to view. The trails are still not technical as we will be heading high to the thin air. The trail of the slope steep for a segment behind the crest and the apex comes back into sight. On the base of the last sheer apex cone we can connect to a preset rope depending on the situation. Then heading further for the summit which is only few far away. At the summit one get the spectacular view of highest mountain Everest at 8848 meter, Cho-Oyu at 8,210 meter,Lhotse at 8,516meter, Makalu at 8,463 meter,Kangchenjunga at 8,586 meter,Nuptse at7,855meter, Chamlang at 7,319 meter, Baruntse at 7 ,129 meter and many more. Then we trek to kogma dingma were we will be spending our night.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14: Reserve Day for Contingency

As this reserve day is kept for the summiting the peak as we do not know the weather there might be bad weather situation or any other predictable reason might occur so, this reserve day is for that reason. Though if the journey moves on smoothly this reserve day is not needed but we can use this day to trek to seto pokhari or one can take a rest.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15: Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari (5035m/16519 ft): 6 hours

Today we will be ascending gradually up to the seto pokarai or simply white lake and then we will spot the initial lake amongst a sequence of lakes that surrounds the upper Hongu basin. Today we will be to the beautiful wilderness of the Hongu valley. On the right side chamlang which is at the height of 7321 meter with hanging glacier on the south west and the North West faces.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16: Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp (5300m/17388 ft): 6 hours

Today after breakfast we will be trekking to the thick verdant valley scattered with small rocks. As we ascend higher the valley gets more infertile. We will be passing peak 41 and the hunku peak and proceed to baruntse base camp. We will be spending our night at Baruntse base camp.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17-27: Baruntse climbing period

An advanced base camp will be set up at the altitude of 6000 meter close to the glacier at the base of the south East Ridge. Today we will be adapting the altitude at the baruntse base camp.

Camp 1 will be at the altitude of 6450 meter on the south East Ridge. Over camp 1 we will be ascending up to the snow slope of 45°and the routes turn out to be more challenging. Fixed line would be sited on the rise to the camp 1 underneath the east and the west col. The paths over C2 require some fixing which will be prepared by our expert Sherpa guides. From Camp 2, we ascend to the summit. We then move down through the same trail. We will be spending our night at camp1. 

Everything will move on as per the planned schedule as follows:

Take plenty of rest and adapt the altitude at the base camp.

Ascend to the temporary Baruntse Advanced Base Camp- BABC at 5800 meter.

Ascend to the west col, spend night at camp 1 at 6135 meter.

Ascend to camp 2 at 6400 meter.

Summit the peak which is at 7220 meter and move back to camp 1.

Additional summit day

Back to the base camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 28: Rest day at the Baruntse Base Camp

Today we will take plenty of rest were we can spend our day by viewing the spectacular peaks and by cleaning and drying up the equipment. We the Accent Himalaya protect the environment by collecting all the garbage and clean the surrounding and the garbage we hand- over to the sagarmatha pollution control which is at namche. We will be spending our night at baruntse base camp.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 29: Baruntse Base Camp to Amphu Labcha Base Camp (5650m/18536 ft): 4-5 hours

Today we will be hiking to the rocky moraine towards the Imja valley.

On the trail we will get to spot several peaks including with the Everest and Lhotse. Then we will trekking further and reach at Amphu Labcha pass were we will be setting our tent and we will be spending our night at Amphu labcha base camp.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 30: Amphu Labcha Base Camp – south to Amphu Labcha Base Camp (North) at 5300m/17385 ft: 5 - 6 hours

Today we will wake up early morning for the climb which involves steep segment on ice and rocks. We will be then crossing the Amphu lapcha pass- the utmost passes of Nepal which is at the altitude of 5845 meter. We will cross the pass in morning because in the morning the snow will be stable and it will be easy to cross the pass. We will be using the climbing ropes when it is needed.  The last segments of the climb to the amphu labcha wind up in the snow shelves. On the additional face a sheer descent await us on a fixed line leads down to the moraine. We will be spending our night at Amphu Labcha base camp at the north side.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 31: Amphu Labcha Base Camp to Pangboche (3930m/12893 ft): 6-7 hours

Today we will be trekking with a descents and continue trekking through the alpine forest and then we will pass through pine forests. The trail lead via up hills ascends and then we will reach at Tengboche. Then we will be visiting the Tengboche monastery which is the well known monasteries of the khumbu region. Then descending we will retrace back to the dudh koshi river. Today we will be ascending steep hill and then retrace back to namche. We will be spending our night at the Namche bazaar.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 32: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft): 5 - 6 hours

Today we will be trekking with a descents and continue trekking through the alpine forest and then we will pass through pine forests. The trail lead via up hills ascends and then we will reach at Tengboche. Then we will be visiting the Tengboche monastery which is the well known monasteries of the khumbu region. Then descending we will retrace back to the dudh koshi river. Today we will be ascending steep hill and then retrace back to namche. We will be spending our night at the Namche bazaar.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 33: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m/9186 ft): 6-7 hours

Today we will lead to the long suspension bridge known as Hillary suspension bridge and from here our path becomes easy then we will cross the Bhotekoshi River. We will be spending our night at Lukla.

 

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 34: Fly back to Kathmandu

Today in the morning we will head to the airport to Kathmandu because in the afternoon in the Lukla region it will be windy so, it is better to fly back to Kathmandu in the morning time. We will take the scenic flight once again and reaching at the Kathmandu airport our team will be waiting you in the airport and then they will pick you up from the airport and drop you at the respective hotel. In the afternoon you can take plenty of rest or freshen up and in the evening time you will be given a farewell dinner by the Accent Himalaya company to celebrate the successful expedition. We will be spending our night at Kathmandu.

Meal: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

Day 35: Contingency

This extra day is for that reasons that if any unforeseen situation occurs like delaying in flight or any other situation occurs this extra day is kept but luckily if none of this situation occurs then you can do some souvenir shopping, or visit some place nearby or one  can either fly back to your own destination. We will be spending our night at Kathmandu.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 36: Final departure

Our journey –baruntse expedition with mera peak climbing comes to an end. Before heading to the airport check all your belongings and make sure that you have not miss anything in the hotel. Then our representative team of the Accent Himalaya Company will come to pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport around three hours earlier than your flight schedule.

Meal: Breakfast










Cost Details

What is included?

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • Accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, teahouses and tents during trekking and climbing
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles • All entrance and permit fees for visits to 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 to Lukla to 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, Accent Himalaya 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

What is not included?

  • 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) 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 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
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$7,500

26 days

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