Baruntse Expedition via Mera Peak

TYPOLOGIES

Popular Expedition

DIFFICULTY

High

MIN. AGE

17 years

Trip Introduction

Mt Baruntse at 7,129 meters/23,383ft is a mountain of Eastern Nepal located in the Khumbu region. It is encircled by major three Glaciers; Hunku Glacier on the southern side, Barun Glacier on the Eastern side, and Imja Glacier on the northwestern side. As per the climbing history of Mt. Baruntse expedition, the mountain was first climbed by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow on May 30 1994 which team was led by Mt. Everest's first climber Sir Edmund Hillary. As normally it is required to have a site trip to acclimatize before climbing Mt. Baruntse, here we have designed a package trip of Mt. Baruntse Expedition via Mera Peak Climbing where Mera Peak is Nepal’s highest trekking peak of NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) with an altitude of 6,461 meters above sea level (MASL).

Trip Highlights

Officially regulated day to day itinerary of 35 days Baruntse Expedition via Mera Peak Climbing adventure package trip with Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing Pvt. Ltd begins after spending a day in capital city Kathmandu with a day guided sightseeing tour around world heritage sites of UNESCO as well as well prepared for trekking and climbing activities. Then we make a short picturesque flight to Tenzing–Hillary Airport at Lukla which is an entrance of Khumbu & Everest. Initially we begin the trek through beautiful green hills, remote valleys, charming cultural villages and breathtaking waterfalls, following the places; Chhuthang, Tuli Kharka, Kothe, Thangnak and Khare before reaching at the Mera Peak Base Camp.

After having a rest and acclimatization at Khare, we start our ascends gradually towards Mera Peak Base Camp at 5,300 and Mera Peak High Camp at 57,00m with a technically demanding steep and beautiful scenery of Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Baruntse, Chamlang, and other peaks. From Mera High Camp, we start a day very early in the morning by following the snow ridge and glaciers. Once we reach the top of Mera Peak we will be rewarded with splendid 360-degree views which give us a feel like the king of the Himalayas. After having a great, short, and memorable time at the top we immediately retrace our steps back to Base camp and further head towards an impressive valley of Mt. Baruntse.

Once we reach Mt. Baruntse Base Camp we need to have 10-13 days to ascend up to the top of Mt. Baruntse and back to Base Camp. First a couple of days we spend climbing training practice at Base camp before heading towards high camps and tough technical sections. Gradually head upward by feeling safe and comfortable with our experienced climbing crew, fully equipped with climbing and camping gears, following the instructions and guidelines of climbing leaders we will overcome several technical sections until reaching the summit. Once we get to the summit, we will be rewarded with very close views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, Mera Peak, and many other surrounding peaks with the Everest region of Nepal.

After spending a memorable time at the summit, we will safely retrace our steeps to Mt. Baruntse Base Camp. After the base camp basically, we will have two options to choose to back; one is to return via the same trail to Lukla and another is to cross Nepal’s toughest pass; Amphu Lapcha La Pass at (5,845m), enter into Chhukung valley then Namche Bazaar and Lukla.

TOUR MAP

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu. (1,400m/4,592ft altitude)

Land in Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to the hotel or resort by our tour representative. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. Relax.

DAY 2 -Guided tour to Kathmandu’s World Heritage sites

Spend the day on the guided tour to Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the social and historical heart of Nepal. Visit its world’s heritage sites like Bauddhanath, the Tibetan Buddhist landmark, and Pashupatinath and other sites. Additionally, meander through city bazaar to purchase some customary items of Nepal.

DAY 3 - Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft altitude- 45 min.) & trek to Chutang (3,020m/9,905ft altitude 4-5 Hrs. walk)

Take an early morning picturesque flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Subsequent to arriving at Lukla we begin our trek traveling east into the thick backwoods on the hill underneath the Kalo Himal ridge to reach Chutang.

DAY 4Trek: Chhuthang to Tuli Kharka (4,100m/13,448ft altitude) via Zatrawala Pass (4,600m/15,088ft altitude)

Leave Chhuthang, and after that take the route that is a steady climb which steepens as we go towards the intersection of Zatrawala Pass at 4,600 m. To the highest point of the pass, you can appreciate the glorious perspectives of Number Himal, Karyolang Peak, Kongdi Ri, and other encompassing pinnacles including the delightful snow-capped valleys. Trek for around two hours along a leveled way than go down to Tuli Kharka.

DAY 5Trek: Tuli kharka to Kothe (4,182m/13,716ft altitude)

Today we start our trail that drops down to Hinku River. On achieving the river bed, we will climb a steep uphill through thickrhododendron forests. Reach Kothe. In the spring season, the slopes are loaded with red rhododendron flowers which makes the entire territory one of the most charming spots.

DAY 6 - Trek: Kote to Thangnak (4,326m/14,189ft altitude)

Start the trail to the Hinku river ridge. We will go through Lungsumgba Gompa that is built 200 years ago. Here a fairly simple and short trek will lead us towards the summer gazing community of Thangnak.

DAY 7Trek to Khare

Khare offers various great climbs which are surprisingly best places for wandering

DAY 8Rest and acclimatization at Khare

TKhare offers various great climbs which are surprisingly best places for wandering and to take a rest at Khare for acclimatization. Appropriate acclimatization is exceptionally necessary to guarantee you climb summit successfully.

DAY 9 - Trek: Khare to Mera Base Camp (5,300m/17,384ft altitude)

Take the trail that is a slow rise over to Mera Glacier. Today our trail climbs steeply as we go towards the highest point of the glacier. Navigate along the glacier to reach Mera Peak Base Camp. Our Sherpa team will rapidly set up the camps and make vital arrangements for additionally trekking.

DAY 10Trek: Base Camp to Mera High Camp (5,700m/18,696ft altitude- 3-4 Hrs. climb)

We will take the troublesome climb through the rough way that is made slippery due to the snow. The trail proceeds through chasms to the ridge top that offers stunning sights of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Baruntse, Lhotse, Chamlang, Cho Oyu, and Makalu Mountains. Baruntse High Camp is likewise well known to view sunset and sunrise.

DAY 11 Summit to Mera Peak (6,461m/21,192ft altitude) & descent to Kongma Dingma (4,850m/15,908ft altitude)

This is a challenging day. We will start our trek early morning for a long climb of Mera peak. After the tiring and tough climb, you will be gifted with the summit of Central Mera Peak which offers outstanding scenes of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, and different mountains and pinnacles that are more than 6000m high. Descend to High Camp and stroll ahead to Konbgma Dingma.

DAY 12Trek: Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari (4,850m/16247ft altitude)

Today take the difficult trek to Seto Pokhari Lake and appreciate the Chamlang Mountain view. Seto Pokhari is the main lake that we will experience as we enter the Upper Hongu Valley.

DAY 13 Trek: Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp (5,300m/17755ft altitude)

Strolling through the huge span of green Hongu Valley, we will take the heightening trail to Peak41. Further, we will stroll along the Hunku top to the foothill of Baruntse which is utilized as Baruntse Base Camp. We can appreciate the all-encompassing perspective of high mountains while trekking towards a decent campsite at 5,300 m height.

DAY 14-26 Summit Mt. Baruntse (7,129m/23,882ft altitude) and return to Base Camp

Practice climbing and acclimatization for few days here. After that, we will follow the footsteps and direction of the accomplished climbing specialists. We will take the precarious move through gorges to Advanced Base Camp (ABC) which is situated at 6000m elevation. From there, we will continue up to High Camp I which is situated on a south-east edge at 6450m. The trail from High Camp I onwards turn out to be too extreme. We will go through the ridge underneath West Col to land at High Camp II from where we will achieve the summit of Baruntse. On reaching the top we are mesmerized with eminent panoramas of Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Mera Peak, Makalu, and many other snow-topped peaks in the Khumbu district. Enjoy the scenes here while taking some pictures. Subsequent to getting the grand view from the summit, we will drop down to the Baruntse Base Camp.

DAY 27Base camp cleaning and back to Seto Pokhari (4,850m/16247ft altitude

Today make a casual beginning. We will backtrack over a similar trail that goes back to Seto Pokhari. We proceed with our trek with beautiful encompassing high mountains view and the isolated Honku valley. Touch base at Seto Pokhari. Investigate around Seto Pokhari and end the day with night camping.

DAY 28Trek: Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (South) (5,650m/18,532ft altitude- 5-6 Hrs. walk)

After breakfast, the trail proceeds through parched valley of moraines and rocks that offers stunning views of Mt. Everest and Lhotse. Amphu Labsa goes about as the bridge that connects Hongu Valley with Imja Valley. Arrive at Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (South).

Today we begin early morning to cross the challenging high pass – Amphu Lapcha La Pass at 5,300 m. It is among the highest passes of Nepal. The pass is regularly covered with ice and snow.

DAY 30Trek: Amphu Lapcha Base Camp to Pangboche (3,930m/12,890ft altitude- 5-6 Hrs. walk) via Chhukung (4,730m/15,518ft altitude)

The trail descends to reach Chhukung. Our trek goes through a few villages possessed by Sherpa ethnic groups. We will venture into Khumbu district and trail through the beautiful rocky path to Pangboche Village. Here, visit the oldest monastery of the whole Khumbu area..

DAY 32Trek: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Today is the last day of our trek. Start trail from Namche Bazaar en-route Monjo to Lukla. From Namche, we drop down through thick woods loaded with oak, rhododendron, and pine trees. With some short uphill ascensions and after that descend to the Bhote Koshi River, we will cross it three times. At last, an uphill trek will take us back to Lukla.

DAY 33Flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport.

Early morning, we will board the Lukla Kathmandu flight. Our tour representative will transfer you to a hotel or resort in Kathmandu. Rest day at Kathmandu.

DAY 34Free day

Today is free for personal activities. Or our tour representative can help you to customize additional city tour.

DAY 33Takeoff from Tribhuvan International Airport.

After breakfast transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport. Return to home cherishing the memories of your adventure.