Baruntse with Mera Peak Climbing

Baruntse with Mera Peak Climbing

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Tea house / Camping

Grade

Moderate

Altitude

7,129 m

Transportation

Flight

Group Size

Spring and Autumn

Best Season

1 or more

Baruntse, 7129 meters high peak, is a technical mountain to climb located in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal. Baruntse peak itself is surrounded by Imja Tse and Barun Glacier on north and east. It is bounded by Hinku glacier on the south. Unlike to other peaks, Mt. Baruntse has four ridges and four summits. Some of the risks of climbing Baruntse peak are its snow and hanging glaciers, occasional avalanches and wind.

Mt. Baruntse was first ascended by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow in 1954 via the south ridge by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow of a New Zealand expedition team led by renowned mountaineer, Sir Edmund Hillary, who has also scaled Mt. Everest with Tenzing Norgay in 1953 and made history.

Between south ridge and south-east ridge, south ridge is comparatively easier and more accessible to climb Baruntse peak. The steep sections of ice at 50 degrees with a prominent ice cliff for climbing and facing the risk of avalanche make the South-East ridge of Baruntse quite difficult to climb.  

The south route also provides ascending opportunity of Mera peak (6476m.) to have better acclimatization before heading to summit mount Baruntse. Great panoramic views and mesmerizing scenery of Hinku valley are additional achievements one can gain while using south route.

October and November in autumn season and April and May in spring season are best period to organize Baruntse expedition. Weather and snow condition usually remain favorable for climbing during these months.

Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition offers all the support you need to make Baruntse expedition successful. Our experienced climbing guides/ Sherpa, who are in mountaineering for more than a decade, will lead the expedition. We normally provide one climbing guide/Sherpa per climbing member for Baruntse expedition. You will have plenty of time to learn mountaineering skills in the Base Camp that will be useful for you to make a successful attempt of the Baruntse summit. All precautions, possible dangers and tackling measures will be discussed at Base Camp.

Our Baruntse expedition with Mera peak climbing package is a 39 days long program from your arrival to departure. However, we are flexible enough to customize our itinerary according to the timeframe of climbing members. So, please do contact us for further questions or trip confirmation.

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Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

On your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be greeted with flower garlands/Khadas. Our representative will then take you to your hotel. If time prevails, you will visit office for paperwork.
Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Today, you will visit popular world heritage monuments in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, and Pashupatinath. Alternatively, you can also choose Bhakatapur and Patan sightseeing. By late afternoon, you will drive back to your hotel.
Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2886

After early-morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive to the domestic airport terminal. Receive your boarding pass and fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) that takes about 35 minutes. The flight offers you up close views of the Himalayas and romantic landscapes of hills, farms and rivers.After you land at Lukla, you will start your trek from Lukla to Chutanga (3050m.) which takes about 4 hours.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4704

You trek steep ascent path to cross Zatrawala Pass. From here you can enjoy the spectacular views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang peak and many other mountains and peaks. Now you walk along the leveled trail for almost one and half hours and then the trail turns downhill and you trek through this descent path all the way to Zatrabok.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4182

To reach Kothe you trek steep descent path all the way. En route, you pass forests of juniper, rhododendron and other local vegetation. The views you can enjoy are of Mera peak. Stay overnight at lodge.Day 06: Trek from Kothe to Tangnang (4356m.) (Sabal Tsho-Lake) following Hinku Valley (4600m.) takes about 6 hours.You trek along the bank of river and find bush on both sides. The path is gradual ascent and you can enjoy the views of Kusum Kanguru peak and many more.
Stay overnight at lodge

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4182

This will be a rest day to let your bodies recover from the past days of hiking. You will relax and soak up the beautiful views of peaks and glaciers surrounding the head of the Hinku Valley.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5045

Today we will climb above (5,000 m.) for the first time. Our hike up to Khare (5,100m, 16,728ft) is short, but we will take it slowly, with frequent stops to soak up the incredible surroundings. The trail heads eastward out of Tangnag along the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier. We will pause to climb up the moraine for a view of the pristine Sabai Tso glacial lake. A drop in lake level, caused by a recent rupture of the natural dam the held the lake, is clearly visible. We will arrive at Khare in the early afternoon and have lunch. From Khare, the beautiful north face of Mera Peak is in plain view and Mera glacier spills steeply down into the valley. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5045

Rest day at Khare.This is an acclimatization day as you can prepare yourself for the Mera Peak climb.
 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp
Elevation
5350

Today you will travel a short distance, slowly ascending up onto Mera glacier. The climb is initially steep, but flattens out as you reach the crest of the glacier. You will traverse a long flat on top of the glacier as you make your way to the pass, called Mera La (5,400m, 17,710ft). From here, the views are stunning. Crevasse fields gently stretch out in front of the pass and you are literally enclosed by a ring of jagged peaks and blue-green glaciers. The remaining route up to the summit of Mera Peak is clearly visible.
Stay overnight at camp.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp

This day you trek gradual ascent path all the way. This area is quite covered by ice glacier. The views make you speechless as you can enjoy the Everest, Makalu, and Baruntse, Kusum Kanguru and many other mountains and peaks in panorama. Moreover you feel chill by the magnificent views of Mera Glacier.
Stay overnight at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge

The climb to the summit of Mera starts gradually and much will depend on snow and general weather conditions. Mera actually has three summits; the highest is our objective. We reach this by following a classic snow-ridge to just below the final wall that guards the top. This short steep snow slope is easily climbed but there is a big effort required to climb this last 50 meters. Your reward, however, is a feeling of ecstatic jubilation as you survey the magnificent panorama from the top. After taking pictures and enjoying the view, we descend by the same route back to our campsite at Mera La.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp

Stay overnight at camp

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp
Elevation
5035

Stay overnight at camp

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp
Elevation
5400

Stay overnight at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp
Elevation
7129

All these dates are set to climb Baruntse peak. Base Camp – Summit (7129 m) – Base Camp includes Camp I, Camp II, and Camp III.
Stay overnight at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp

Stay overnight at camp.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp

Stay overnight at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge

This day you walk along the gradual descent path passing through Tangnang. This is a small village and you find yak settlement here. To reach Kothe you follow the same kind of path. On the way you pass forests covered with fir, rhododendron and local vegetation.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge

The trail goes steep up all the way to Zatrabok. On the way you pass forests and green hills.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge

You trek through forests of fir, rhododendron, oak, juniper and local vegetation. The trail you walk along moves downhill all the way to Lukla. You can enjoy the views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang peak and many other mountains and peaks.
Stay overnight at lodge in Lukla.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel

Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel

Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.

What Is Included ?

The Price Includes The Following Services:

a) Kathmandu

Pick-up and drop-off service :
All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu :
5 night hotel accommodation with breakfast

Sightseeing in Kathmandu :
One full day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with private A/C vehicle and English speaking tour guide including entrance fees

Farewell Dinner :
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening

Souvenir :
T-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc


b) Trekking and Climbing

Flight tickets :
Flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu

All permits :
Expedition royalty and permit from Government of Nepal to climb Baruntse, peak climbing permit for Mera peak, entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park, TIMS card and Local government entrance fee 

Liaison Office 1 :
Government Liaison officer with full equipments, salary, accommodation, transportation and insurance as per government rule 

Garbage Management Fee :
Garbage transfer & garbage disposal fees

Insurance :
Medical & Emergency rescue insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the entire trip as per government rule

Expedition Stuffs Transportation :
All necessary equipments transportation for all climbing members and staffs from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu by air cargo, Lukla to Base Camp and back to Lukla by porters / yaks

Member Luggage :
Up to 50 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters /yaksFood 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) including tea and coffee during the trek and Base Camp, appropriate foods for high altitude to all climbing crews at Base Camp and above

Lodging :
Lodge based accommodation during the trek, and well-managed Base Camp set up for climbing members & Staff at Base Camp

Porters :
Porter per member up to Base Camp from Lukla and from Base Camp to Lukla

Base Camp Staffs :
Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen helpers as per group size

Staff Salary and allowance :
All involved Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipments, foods & clothing Base Camp Tent. Each member will have individual tent in Base Camp

Base Camp equipments :
Foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning tent, 1 Kitchen tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower tents, 1 Staffs tent, 1 tent for Nepalese Base Camp staffs, store tents, Tables, chairs & all necessary cooking gears like Epi gas, high pots, stove, etc.

Tents for High Camps :
All tents for Camp 1, 2, 3 and 4  

Heater :
Heater at Base Camp in each Dining and other necessary camp

Solar/Generator :
1 Solar panel and generator for lights and battery charge for laptop and other electronic devices at Base Camp  

High Altitude Climbing Sherpa :
Personal climbing guide/Sherpa (1 climbing member will have 1 climbing guide who is trained, experienced and Government license holder) 

Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance :
Salary, equipments, meals and clothing for climbing guide

Bonus :
Carry bonus of Sherpas and route fixing charges Oxygen (O2) Bottle as Back up SetsBack up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator (with appropriate additional charge)

High Camp Services :
High Altitude Tents, EPI gas, cooking pots, High altitude food for member, Sherpa and other crews at (C1) (C2) and (C3)

Ropes :
All required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing

Rope Fixing Team :
The team of experienced Sherpa will fix the route in Everest (no extra charge will be applied to members)

Satellite Phone :
Satellite Phone for emergency communication available for members with appropriate charge

Walkie-Talkie :
Walkie –Talkie for communication from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp

Permits :
Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permits

First Aid Kit :
Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staffs

Certificate :
Certificate (Baruntse climbing certificate issued by Tourism Ministry after climbing Mt. Baruntse successfully)

Tax and VAT :
Tax, VAT and our service charge

What Is Excluded?

The price does not include the following services:

Lunch & Dinner :
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from trekking / expedition than the scheduled itinerary)

Extra night in Kathmandu :
Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking / expedition due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary)

Travel Insurance :
Medical and personal high risk travel insurance which should cover helicopter evacuation cost and medical treatment cost incase required

Rescue Evacuation :
Medical and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs)

Personal Expenses :
Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages (However we will provide soft drinks for members at base camp)

Personal Equipments :
Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking /climbing Gears

Toiletries :
Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and your other personal items used to keep yourself clean

Filming :
Permit fee for special filming by using camera or drone

Internet :
Internet service is available with extra charge during the trek and Base Camp

Summit Bonus :
Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa

Tips :
Tips for Base Camp and other involved staffs

Service above Base Camp :
If you are taking just Base Camp services, then there will be zero service from company above base camp

Rope Fixing :
The cost for using fixed rope during the expedition will apply to base camp service users

Extra services :
Any other services or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary

Baruntse with Mera Peak Climbing Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Baruntse Climbing Gear

Mountaineering Equipments

Crampons, Ice axe, Helmet, Harness, Lock and unlock Carabineers, Shovel, Climbing pack, Rope, Ski poles, Desender/abseil device, Jummer  (Asender) , Tapes, Prusik Loops, Rappel device, Hand Warmer (if possible)

Clothing and Wears

Trekking shoes with spare laces, Mountaineering Boots, Plastic or leather for mountaineering boots, Gore-Tex pants, Long shorts, Insulated Parka, Jumper, Waterproof Jackets, Down Jacket, Fleece Vest, Wool cap, Neck Gaiter, Gloves, Climbing Socks, Thermal Underwear, Sandals, Snow Goggle

Essential Gears

Backpack, Duffle bag, Sleeping Bag, sleeping pad, Tents

Gadgets

Map, Compass, Camera, GPS, Two way radios, Binoculars, Head Lamp, Flashlight

Sun Protection Items

Sun glasses, sun scream, Lip balm

Medical

First aid Kit (Brufen / Ibuprofens, Antibiotic, Diamox, Paracetamol, Handy Plaster, Crack Bandage, Tincture Iodine, etc.)

Other Essentials

Energy Bars, Water bottle, Water Purification Tablets, Toiletries, Trekking poles, Pocket knife, raincoat, Satellite Phone, Altimeter

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