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Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing

Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing

Group size: 

min 2 Max 12

Max-Altitude: 

6940

Trip Grade:
 

Destination: 

Nepal

Best Season: 

march-may /sep-dec

Meals: 

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation:

 
3 Star Hotel and Trek House while Trekking

Overview

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 EverestMakaluLhotseCho 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.

If you want to know more or have any questions about this journey, please do contact or email us.

Itinerary

Day 1
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 in the category of three to five stars hotel and then you can freshen up and rest for a while and in the evening you will be given a welcome dinner by the Ganesh Himal Hiking Team  company and you will get to try our Nepali cuisine. You will be spending your night in the Kathmandu hotel.

   Welcome Dinner

Day 2
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.

   Breakfast

Day 3
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 where 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 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.

 

   Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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

After breakfast, we will continue our trek and then we will come across the wooden bridge which we have to cross which is a 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.

   Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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

Today we descend on the rocky trail leading through 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.

   Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6
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.

   Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 7
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 the crest and then we will be ascending to the trails of Kothe. We will be spending our night at Kothe.

   Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8
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.

   Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 9
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 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 to the campsite at Thangnag will take only one hour and here we will be spending our night at Thangnag.

   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 the 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 gets the striking view of the north face of the Mera peak. We will be spending our night at khare.

   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.

   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 a 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.

   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 into 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 a few far away. At the summit, one get the spectacular view of highest mountain Everest at 8848 meters, Cho-Oyu at 8,210 meter,Lhotse at 8,516meter, Makalu at 8,463 meters, Kangchenjunga at 8,586 meters, Nuptse at7,855meter, Chamlang at 7,319 meters, Baruntse at 7 ,129 meter and many more. Then we trek to kogma dingma were we will be spending our night.

   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.

   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 meters with hanging glacier on the south-west and the North West faces.

   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.

   Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17-27
Baruntse climbing period

An advanced base camp will be set up at the altitude of 6000 meters 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 meters 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. A 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 meters.

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

Ascend to camp 2 at 6400 meters.

Summit the peak which is at 7220 meters and moves back to camp 1.

Additional summit day

Back to the base camp

   Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

FAQ's and Notes

When to book this Trip ?

The flawless seasons for touring/trekking is in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). One can travel in winter if you are well adapted to cold. We strongly recommend you not to trek on monsoon in June, July, and August because of heavy rains & extremely blazing heat in the afternoon.

How kind of food is served during the trek ?

We serve food rich in proteins, carbohydrates and highly nutritious hygienic nourishing food - vital while trekking.

During the trek - all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided inclusive in our package. The trek leader will be taking you to the clean hotels/restaurants for lunch on the way to your destination. In cities, either breakfast or dinner is included.

Vegan foods are also availabale.

How safe is stream water ?

Stream water is completely safe but we suggest you to carry water purification pills (chlorine tablets) or water filters to purify the water. If you prefer to drink packaged bottled mineral water, you will easily get in shops or tea houses on your own expense.

How about my luggage ?

Our porters will carry your major luggage while you carry a backpack with items very handy while trekking such as water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you feel is necessary.

Gears and clothes not necessary can be left in the hotel safe deposit box properly locked without any extra charge. Domestic airlines of Nepal does not allow more than 15 kilograms including your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg, an extra charge can cover that up.

The porter will be carrying up to 12 kg luggage of each trekker.

What is the group Size or crew members ?

We Ganesh Himal Hiking team arrange most of the treks with a minimum of 2 clients to a maximum of 8 in a group. The larger group we will be divided accordingly.

What about guides ?

We provide honest, well experienced first aid certified, altitude sickness trained trekking guides who will be handling all your issues on the trip. All our staffs are very cordial and sincere. While trekking in a bigger group i.e. more than 6 people - an additional guide will be accompanied and the group also can be split according to the number of people in the group.

Is there any personal expenses on the Trek ?

Well, not that much but depends upon how you manage your expenses. Our package includes the cost of accommodation and meals during your trek as mentioned in the itinerary. Besides that, you are liable to pay for additional meals, table drinks, snacks, hot showers (accessible in some places), alcoholic drinks, meals (around US $ 5-7), extra accommodation in Kathmandu, tips for driver, guide and porters, etc.

Tips to the guides, porter or any other members is not mandatory but feel free to tip them if you are satisfied with their service.

How about trekking gears or other equipment ?

Trekking gears are readily available in the stores of major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara at a very reasonable price. Down jacket & sleeping bags can also be hired with a minimal charge per day. Thus, you don’t have to buy it from your hometown.

But if already have it and have no issues bringing it, please feel free to bring it.

What would a usual day on a trek be like ?

Each and every day gives pleasant suprises and rewarding experience. Each day differs according to the itinerary or schedule, or the place you are trekking.

Normally, you are required to trek for 4-6 hours each day. We start our trek after breakfast and stop for the lunch. We trek for 3-4 hours after lunch to reach our destination. If we reach our destination in afternoon, you can spend rest of the hours relaxing, take shower or just wander around.

How about Airport Pickup and Drop Off ?

After booking, a representative of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will pick you up from the airport on your scheduled landing time. You can spot GHHT member outside the exit terminal. If you have booked the hotel by yourself, please let us know in advance, so that we can drop you at your respective hotel.

We also pick and drop you from domestic airport. On your departure day, we will also see you off.

Can I customize the Itinerary ?

Our itinerary has been carefully designed by our operation manager which is very pragmatic & includes the high altitude acclimatizing. These days includes your arrival day, departure and sightseeing Kathmandu. It also has an extra day which allows flexibility to adjust the delay or cancellation of flight due to sudden changes in the Himalayan weather.

If you would like to extend more days or lessen some, we surely can do that as per your wish.

How do you deal with emergency situations ?

Our tour guide and trek leader will make sure that each and every one of you is well taken care of in emergency situations. If by chance anyone gets sick during the trek, we will take you to the nearest hospital as soon as possible. For serious conditions – we will use the rescue helicopter expenses being carried out by the insurance company. We suggest you get insured for up to 6000 meters.

Please go thoroughly what’s covered and not in the insurance policy.

Booking and Payment:

After confirming or booking the trip – all we need is the copy of the passport, insurance policy, and the international flight details (ticket). Then, a 20% advance deposit is required for any trip, trek or expedition which is not refundable - used for reservations of hotels and lodges according to the itinerary. The remaining balance is due when you arrive at Kathmandu and can be paid by any means convenient to you. We prefer payment via cash (to avoid any extra service charge) but bank transfer, credit cards, western union, and pay pal are also the accepted form of payments.

What if flight is delayed from ?

Only domestic mountain flight is only available from Kathmandu to Lukla and sometimes the flight might be delayed or canceled due to unforeseen adverse Himalaya weather condition.

This is the reason we have kept an extra day in the itinerary to cover up such situations. In case the flight is canceled for 2 or more days, we will charter a helicopter to make sure that you reach on the scheduled flight to your destination. The expense for this service will be carried out by the insurance company. The helicopter charter cost is in between the US $ 500 to $ 3500 depending upon the number of people in the flight.

Accomodation

Hotel & Lodges

Accommodation in Himalayan Countries While Tour/Trek

Accommodation for Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing

Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels. But once you set out for Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow.  

Few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.

Included in the Price

    • Pickup and drop from hotel and airport
    • Accommodation in a 3 - star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses or tents during trekking and climbing
    • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
    • All entrance and permit fees to visit 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 - Lukla - Kathmandu)
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals on the 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, 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

Not Included in the Price

    • 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) other 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 other 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

Fixed Departures - 2018



Departure DateAvailable Space
 Jan 4th YES
 Jan 12th YES
 Feb 2nd YES
 Jan 19th YES
 Feb 14th YES
 Feb 20th YES
 March 8th YES
 March 14th YES
 March 19th YES
 March 28th YES
 April 2nd YES
 April 9th YES
 April 15th YES
 April 22nd YES
 3rd May YES
 17th May YES
 20th May YES
 27th May YES
 14th June YES
 23rd June YES
 6th July YES
 28th July YES
 4th August YES
 17th August YES
 2nd September YES
 8th September YES
 12th September YES
 17th September YES
 22nd September YES
 28th September YES
 4th October YES
 9th October YES
 14th October YES
 19th October YES
 29th October YES
 6th November YES
 11th November YES
 18th November YES
 5th December YES
 16th December YES

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