Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing
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Facts of this Trip

Duration 36 Days
Trip Grade Difficult
Max Altitude 5780 M
Trip Type Trek & Expedition
Accommodation *** Hotel/ Tea house / Camping
Meals Full board on trek, Expedition
Transportation Car/Jeep+Flight
Season Sep to Nov & Mar to May
Group Size Minimum 4 pax

Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing

Baruntse expedition is an adventure for climbers wishing to summit a 7000 meter peaks in remote Nepal. It is at the height of 7129m.In between on the lap of Everest and Makalu Mountain. This mountain was first ascended first by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow on 30 May 1954. They have climbed the mountain by the South -East Ridge. Since then many climbers have used this route and got succeeded.From the base camp to the west Cole with its huge glacial plateau, everything will make your ascent exciting. Although its altitude is less than neighbored mountain, you will be in the heart of the mighty Himalayan peaks in front on the renowned Lhotse south face, not far away from Makalu west pillar.This Baruntse can be climbed through Arun valley to Makalu Base camp as well.

Expedition Highlights
• Trek from the forests and fields of Nepal's middle hills to the alpine environment.
• Climb to the summit of Mt Baruntse 7,129m
• Our experienced guides are there to ensure your safety and enjoyment
• View the Himalayan giants – Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyo, Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, Amadablam and many more.
• Develop high altitude expedition experience and skills
• Meet, trek and climb with the friendly and famous local Sherpa people

To participate in this expedition you must be a very fit and active winter-walker-climber in good health. Prior to joining our group, please see your doctor and obtain the necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for travel in extremes of altitude, and also for exotic locales.

Previous mountaineering experience is required to at least 6000m. You will also need to be very determined. Baruntse is a non-technical peak with the possibility of a ski descent for VERY strong skiers. Ski touring in the area near ABC is also possible (and a fun way to acclimatise).
To succeed you will need to be extremely fit and have a high level of endurance. You don't need to be fast but you need to be steady and strong. Mental toughness plays a large role as does the ability to relax and let your body acclimatise.
Autumn season (Sept-Nov)

it is the best season for climbing, as it offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views, and also best season for peak climbing.Perfect season to climb Mt. Baruntse.
Summer months (June-September)

This season which coincides with monsoon begins in mid-June and drains in mid-September making travel wet and warm. The mountain views may not be at their best as rain clouds and haze over hang the mountains occasionally obscuring the enchanting views. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation.
Spring season (March-May)

It is the expedition season and the best time for climbing the high peaks. It is mildly warm at lower elevations but occasional haze mars beautiful view of mountains. At higher elevations over 4,000 meters the mountain views are excellent and the temperature is quite moderate even at night.
Winter season (December-February)

It is noted for cold weather with occasional snowfall at higher elevations. Again, excellent views are common. These months are popular and ideal for trekking for those who are well equipped or who remain at lower elevations below 3,000 meters. Most of the hotel owners will come to the lower altitude cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

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

Upon your arrival at the Tribhawn International airport, Kathmandu our representative from Alfresco Adventure Travel wait for you outside at Arrival gate with your Name card. Our team will welcome and collect your baggage at the airport. By formal introduction with the representative and transferred to your hotel. In the evening you will enjoy complimentary welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with Nepalese cuisine. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Trip Preparation Day

After breakfast in our hotel, we may wander around nearby areas and do some shopping for our adventurous trip the following day. In the afternoon, we will visit our office for a pre-trip discussion and meet our trekking guide as well as other participants. You will also be briefed on the nature of expedition, equipment and team composition. Later, we will go back to our hotel and have a peaceful sleep. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3

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

In early morning fly to Lukla which is interesting fly as like mountain flight in the first day of our trip. After breakfast we start our trek to Paiya. The trail goes through a wilderness down to Shurke town. We hike towards and stop at Pakhapani for lunch. And the continuous trek along the trail we pass many small beautiful villages, jungle and green landscape hill until we do no reach at Paiya. From here we can see many scenic snowcapped peaks including Knogde Ri, Khatang, Tang Ragi Tu and others. Overnight in Paiya.

Day 4

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

We begin trekking after breakfast. We before long achieve a wooden bridge which may be slightly slippery. We pass the Kari La pass through bridge. We continue our trek through rhododendron and bamboo forests we get chance to observe wild flor and faun in the Himalayan region. On our trek today we get breathtaking views of the Dudhkoshi River valley and Dudh Kund Himal, before arrive the farmland and old traditional village of Pangkongama for overnight.

Day 5

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

We descend on a rock-strewn trail goes through to a rhododendron forest. We come across many more Mani walls throughout the trail. We also pass through beautiful hills, ridges, and teahouses. Here, we can admire the majestic views of the south face of Mera Peak and Naulekh Peak. The trail meanders through forested areas and then descends sharply. We hike past pine and rhododendron forests to reach Nigmsa (Shibuche). Overnight in Nigmsa (Shibuche).

Day 6

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

After early moring breakfast, we start our trek through a narrow and steep trail. We also pass through lush forests before reaching a stream. We walk straight ahead, through a rhododendron forest. Then we descend through a bamboo forest before passing a cave by the side of Chetrakhola. Overnight camping at Chhetra Khola.

Day 7

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

We start our trek after breakfast and reach a fine vantage point. From here we admire the beautiful surrounding with views of Mera Peak and Hinku Valley. Next, we trek through bamboo and pine forests in a narrow trail with Mera Peak looming nearby. On our way we are likely to come across wild animals including sloths, jungle cats and others. We continue our trek on a ridge then ascend all the way to Kothe. Overnight in Kothe.

Day 8

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

We begin our trek on a trail alongside the Hinku Khola. We trek for some time before stopping for lunch at Gondishung which is the summer herders' settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. We also pass a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gomba where we can see writings on a rock on the way to Mera Peak. A short walk from the Gompa will take us to Thagnag which is a summer grazing area. Overnight camping in Thagnag.

Day 9

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

We can either rest for the whole day or take part in a short distance hike to Charpate Himal Glacier. After breakfast we hike for around 3 hours to the glacier. The Charpate Himal Glacier is regarded as holy by the Sherpas of Nepal. From here we can admire excellent views of the north face of Mera Peak. It only takes us about an hour to descend to our camp in Thangnang. Overnight at Thangnang.

Day 10

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

Today, we head towards Mera Base Camp at Khare. We follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines and to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to our camping spot at Khare. The up-close views of the north face of Merak Peak from Khare is astonishing. Overnight in Khare.

Day 11

Pre-climb preparation and rest

Today we rest and prepare for the next day’s climb. After breakfast we get ready with all our climbing gear and practice ice climbing just above Khare. We move further ahead and enjoy good views of Mera La which is en route to the peak. After practicing ice climbing for a couple of hours, we walk down to our camp and rest for the rest of the day. Overnight in Khare.

Day 12

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

We walk through a rock-strewn area for about two hours. The trail that leads up to Mera High Camp can be hazardous if it has recently snowed as there are a number of crevasses here. We walk up to the top of the rock band which is marked by a large cairn. We set up our high camp at a location which grants great views of the sunrise and sunset along with the Himalayan vista. Overnight at Mera High Camp.

Day 13

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

We wake up around 2 in the morning for breakfast. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but soon we warm up as we continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may attach to a fixed rope depending on the conditions. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take in amazing views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) and others. Later, we trek to Kongma Dingma to spend the night.

Day 14

leisure Day for Contingency

There is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our planned day for the summit. Therefore, this day is set aside as a contingency in case we are unable to summit the Mera as planned due to bad weather or any other unanticipated reason. However, if the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day. Instead, we can use this day to walk back to Seto Pokhari.

Day 15

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

As we are ascending steadily near Seto Pokhari or White Lake, we see the first lake among a series of lakes that occupy the upper Hongu Basin. On today’s trek we experience the beautiful mountain wilderness of the Hongu Valley. On our right is Chamlang (7321m) with hanging glaciers on its South-West and North-West faces.

Day 16

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

We begin our trek after breakfast. Our trail crosses a wide and grassy valley scattered with small boulders. The valley gets increasingly barren as we climb higher. We pass Peak 41 and Hunku Peak and proceed to the base camp of Mt Baruntse. Overnight camping at Baruntse Base camp.

Day 17- 27

Baruntse climbing period

An Advanced Base Camp will be set up at an altitude of 6,000m near a glacier at the foot of the South East Ridge. We need to allow enough time for additional acclimatization and for load carrying to stock Baruntse Advance Base Camp (BABC) and Camp 1. Camp 1 is at a height of 6,450m on the South-East Ridge proper. Above Camp 1, we climb snow slopes of 45°and the route becomes more demanding. Fixed line would be placed on the ascent to Camp 1, below the West / East Col. The route above C2 requires some fixing which would be done by our Sherpa guides. From Camp 2, we climb to the summit. We also descend on the same route and spend overnight at Camp 1 and Baruntse Advanced Base Camp. Overnight in camp. Provided everything goes as planned, our plan would be as follows: Rest and Acclimatization at Base Camp Cary Loads to BABC, return to Base Camp Rest Day Climb to temporary BABC (5800m) Climb to West Col, Sleep at Camp 1 (6135m) Climb to Camp 2 (6400m) Summit Attempt (7220m) return to Camp 1 Spare Summit Day Return to Base Camp

Day 28

Rest day at the Baruntse Base Camp

We take the much needed day off today. We can spend the whole day resting, cleaning and drying all our climbing equipment. Moreover, it is important for us to understand that Himalayan Glacier practices a 0 carbon footprint policy in order to preserve the Himalayan eco-system. Therefore, we collect all our garbage and hand it over to the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee at Namche. Overnight camping at Baruntse Base Camp.

Day 29

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

We hike along the rugged moraine towards Imja Valley. Along the way, we get panoramic views of the high Himalayan peaks including Lhotse and Everest toward on the north-west. After reaching Amphu Labcha base camp we set up our tents. Overnight camping at to Amphu Labcha Base Camp.

Day 30

Amphu Labcha Base Camp (South) to Amphu Labcha Base Camp (North) (5300m/17385 ft): 5 - 6 hours

We get up very early morning for the climb. The climb involves steep sections on rock and ice. We cross the Amphu Labcha pass (5845 m) which is one of the highest passes in Nepal. It's better to tackle the pass early in the morning when the snow is stable. We use climbing ropes wherever necessary. The last sections of the climb to Amphu Labcha winds up in snow shelves. On the other side, a steep descent awaits us on fixed lines leading down to the moraine. Overnight camping at Amphu Labcha Base Camp (North).

Day 31

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

We walk downhill along the moraine to arrive at Chukung which is the starting point for the journey to Island Peak. The wilderness of the remote Hinku Valley gives in to the civilization of Khumbu Region. The Imja Khola joins the Dudh Koshi River a little above the Pangoche village. There is a famous gompa at Pangboche believed to have been the oldest in the Khumbu region. Overnight in Pangboche.

Day 32

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

We begin today’s trek with a descent. Our trail leaves the alpine desert and enters the pine forests. The path leads to a steep uphill climb into Tengboche. We visit the Tengboche Monastery which is a popular monastery of the Khumbu region. A steep descent will lead us back to the Dudh Kosi River. Our final journey today is a steep climb on a hill and into Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar

Day 33

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

A long steady downhill path from Namche leads us to an impressive bridge called the Hillary Suspension Bridge high above the river. The trail afterwards is mostly an easy walk except for a few short uphill climbs. We cross the Bhote- Koshi River three times. The lower valley looks significantly greener after a month long journey. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 34

Fly back to Kathmandu

The flight time to Kathmandu is normally scheduled in the morning because Lukla suffers a lot of wind in the afternoon. Alfresco Adventure Travel representative will pick us up from the airport and drop us off at our hotel. We can spend the rest of the afternoon at our leisure. In the evening, we enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by Alfresco Adventure Travel to celebrate our successful trip to the mountains. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 35

A day leisure

This day is also set aside as a contingency should any flight delays occur. We get to spend the whole day relaxing. We can also do some souvenir shopping or if there is a particular place we wish to visit, we can also do that today. If things go as planned, we can fly home today instead of the next day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 36

Final departure

Today is your last day with us in Nepal. You will escort to the airport for your onward destination with the unforgettable moment of your life from Baruntse Expedition. Our office representative came at your hotel for pick up and drop you at the airport.

Price & Dates

Upcoming Fixed Departure Date and Offer Price.

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
06- Apr - 2019 US$ 8790 USD per person Open Book Now
21- Apr- 2019 US$ 8790 USD per person Open Book Now

Trip Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure by comfortable Private vehicle
  • Kathmandu- Lukla - Kathmandu domestic air ticket
  • 3 star accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan (with breakfast)
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in typical Nepal restaurant with Nepal food
  • All land transportation is arrange as pre the itinerary in a comfortable vehicle
  • Teahouses and tents during trekking and climbing
  • 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
  • Porter services for trekking
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and climbing permits
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Required number of group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royaltie

Trip Cost Exclude

  • Your travel insurance
  • Personal Belong items
  • Personal expenses, shopping, Beverage bills and so on.
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porte

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