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) andMera 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 ofMount 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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