Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing - 35 Days

Summiting the top of Baruntse

Trip Info

Trip Duration

35 Days

Max Altitude

7129 m

Difficulty

strenous

Start From

Kathmandu

Trip Ends At

Kathmandu

Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing Overview

Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing incorporates climbing Mera Peak at the height of 6476 meters as well as the expedition of Baruntse Peak (7129 meters). However, our main objective for this package is Mount Baruntse while Mera Peak climbing helps us properly acclimatized, nevertheless, provides additional views of the Everest region from unique angles.

Mount Baruntse is targeted by many adventures because the success rate of reaching its zenith and returning safely is more compared to other peaks of similar heights.

This climbing journey has the best possible views of the mountains like Mount Everest (8848 meters), Mt. Lhotse (8516 meters), Mt. Makalu (8481 meters), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201 meters), and several other popular peaks.

Mera Peak climbing is comparatively easier than the Baruntse expedition and helps people overcome the fear of climbing a peak with a height of more than 7000 meters.

Baruntse expedition also provides a perfect training experience for those aiming to climb a mountain with a height in the range of 8000 meters. Located between much taller peaks i.e. Lhotse and Makalu, climbing Baruntse might not require technical climbing skills but mountains are eventually mountains - much demanding and taxing.

We the help of our seasoned Sherpas and experienced mountaineering guides, and a few training beforehand, the trip can be completed in 35 days. 

Expedition Highlights

  • Best views of mountains, glaciers, etc in the Everest region.
  • Witness the popular Mount Lhotse and Mount Makalu up close.
  • The warm hospitality and unique culture of local Sherpas.
  • Variety of flora and fauna to keep you entertained
  • The splendor of the Everest region, speechless views of mountains, lush rhododendrons, oaks, pines, magnolia forest, and a variety of wildlife like Snow leopards, Red Panda, and Yaks.
  • Pangkoma La Pass (3173 meters) and Mera La Pass (5300 meters) and the incredible views from there.

Best Time for Climbing

The best season for this Expedition is the Spring season (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) season. These seasons are blessed with tolerable weather that is neither too extreme nor unpredictable.

In addition to that, the views of the mountains lakes, and glaciers are very clear and glowing under clear blue skies during these seasons. The trails are also safe and dry providing you with further advantage thus making these two seasons the best time for Baruntse expeditions.

These places might get busy or occupied during these peak seasons.

Summer (June, July, August) due to the unsteady weather, heavy rain, slippery trails, and unclear views due to fog, and Winter (December, January, February) due to extremely harsh weather that can go below -30 degrees centigrade. 

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Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
30 mins
Max Altitude: 1,400 m

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan trekkers will be waiting with your nameplate and he/she will greet you in traditional Nepalese way and assist you to the hotel.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM
Day 2: Half Day Kathmandu Sightseeing & Trek Preparation
5-6 hrs
Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Today your city guide will pick you from the hotel and takes you to see some of the heritage and cultural sights of Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the melting pot where you can find different cultures, traditions, and people. 

Also, in Kathmandu there are lots of things to see like Swayambhunath “Monkey Temple”, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and many more. 

Similarly, there are hill stations from where you can see the panoramic view of the Himalayan Range with a mouthwatering view of Sunrise and sunset. After your sightseeing, you can do the last moment shopping for your trek by consulting with your trekking leader.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM
Day 3: Fly to Lukla & trek to Poyang
30 mins flight & 3-4 hrs trek
Max Altitude: 2,800 m

Begin this expedition in style with a short but spectacular local flight to the quaint town of Lukla, popularly recognized as the gateway to Sherpa Land. The landing at Lukla is in itself a great adventure considering pilots barely have room for error as they land their propeller planes on one of the short airstrips that comprise this airport. 

Being a popular entry spot for most avid hikers, you can expect a lot of small supply shops and cozy restaurants providing Western-style meals. Probably the last place you’d get a fancy meal till this trek is over. After lunch, we set off to our first campsite at Poyang (2800m). The leisurely pace allows us to take in the sights as we follow the winding trails and undulating mounds to make our way to Poyang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges
Day 4: Trek to Pangkongma
5-6 hrs
Max Altitude: 2,850 m

We make a sincere start to our trek on the second day with a pleasant walk till we reach the base of the ridge overlooking the Khare Khola. Overall, the last stretch of the day is the steep climb up to the ridge but pleasing views from the ridge make it worthwhile. 

Following narrow paths along the ridge will have your adrenaline pumping. From here we make our way and halt just shy of Pangkoma to set up camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tented camp
Day 5: Trek to Nashing Dingma
5-6 hrs
Max Altitude: 3,173 m

After a quick breakfast, we depart from camp through steep, winding trails blazing through rhododendron and bamboo clusters as we make our way to Pangkongma La (3,173 m). 

The Pangkoma La is a high pass that provides astounding views of the Mera and impressive views of the twin peaks of its south face. From the pass, we descend past a classic rope bridge to the Hinku Kola.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ tented camp
Day 6: Trek to Chalem Kharka
6-7 hrs
Max Altitude: 3,600 m

A surprisingly steep climb awaits us today as we head up to the Surke La. We gain a 1,000 m elevation today to help speed up the acclimatization process. We follow a lush, green path to reach our campsite just outside Chalem Kharka (3,600 m). 

This one-of-a-kind campsite surrounded on all sides by fir trees and rhododendrons, with the clear skies allowing for a little bit of stargazing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Day 7: Trek to Chunbu Kharka
4-5 hrs
Max Altitude: 4,200 m

Proceeding on to more rugged trails on this day we continue climbing upwards towards Chunbu Khaka with some excellent views along the way. We halt at Chunbu Khaka after some excellent vista points from which we have beautiful views of the Kanchenjunga.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Day 8: Trek to Khote
2-3 hrs
Max Altitude: 4,250 m

Consider this a leisure day with barely any elevation gain. We follow the undulating west bank of the boulder-strewn river as we traverse the Hinku valley. 

We proceed up to Khote, a small village, or alternatively, trek on for another hour and a half to halt at the remote Swanra that features an alpine meadow. Overall, you can expect a short and pleasant hike on this day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House/ Tented camp
Day 9: Trek to Tangnang
3-4 hrs
Max Altitude: 4,320 m

Today the views become increasingly narrative, indicating what most people expect from Himalayan treks. We gain a little altitude on this second, short hike day as we proceed further up the range and slowly begin to surpass the tree line. 

Above this height, we see a gradual change in foliage as it becomes increasingly alpine in nature. Besieged by healthy aromas and lilting birdsongs, this hike is sufficient to grasp the true meaning of a Himalayan trek when surrounded by spectacular views of the peaks of Kusum Kanguru, Kasha, and Mera West.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House/ Tented camp
Day 10: Trek to Khare
3-4 hrs
Max Altitude: 5,045 m

On this day, we set off across the great fields of debris that accumulated when the mighty glacial lake above Tagnang burst in 1988 relinquishing a flood of water through the Hinku Valley. 

A scenic vista unfolds before our very eyes as we proceed to ascend a residual aftereffect of the flood, a moraine ridge. We can gather our wits as we chance upon the turquoise lake and across it to the North face of the Mera. 

Continuing on, we make our way through the grassy fields of Dig Kharka and finally arrive at the Mera Base Camp after a little elevation gain.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Day 11: Climb to the Mera La
5-6 hrs
Max Altitude: 5,300 m

Khare, alternately known as the Mera Base Camp is about an hour and a half’s walk away from the snout of the glacier. Once we arrive here, will strap on some crampons and make a 25-degree ascent on a snow slope to gain enough altitude to reach the glacial plateau. 

We then traverse this plateau to the Mera La. After a fun but grueling first experience on this trek with the crampons, we can put them to rest as we then descend rocky platforms to reach a picturesque campsite. Expect to spend about four hours of steady walking so be well-rested and undoubtedly, we will have plenty of time to hydrate and drink in the views. 

For most of the afternoon, we will have the Chamlang insight. It is the first 7000m summit that will be visible to climbers on this trek. For those who have set their sights higher than the Mera Peak, a couple of days will be allotted for relaxing in camp or discover the surrounding areas.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Day 12: Trek to High Camp
4-5 hrs
Max Altitude: 5,750 m

For those who have quickly acclimatized to the conditions that come with the territory, there is a short trek towards Mera Peak on this day. As you proceed above the Mera La, prepare yourself for the beautiful panorama of the Himalayan range that opens up around you. 

Feast your eyes upon the first towering summit that you will see on this adventure, the red and rocky pyramid structure of Makalu to the East, closely followed by the black, rocky pyramid of Everest to the North. 

Everest is a sight to behold with its snowy disposition and constant cloud cover. You can also see the wild and weaving Kanchenjunga range 80 miles to the east just prior to entering High Camp, provided the visibility is crystal clear. 

From High Camp, you can clearly view the next day’s goal, the summit of Mera approximately 2kms to the South West.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Day 13: Climb Mera Peak & return to Mera La
7-8 hrs
Max Altitude: 6,476 m

An arduous day of climbing awaits us on this day with the adrenaline rush and altitude condition enabling us to be fully kitted out and roped together by dawn. An early start to the day is crucial as the climb can take anywhere between three to eight hours to successfully reach the peak and we must aim to be safe in our tents come to the early nightfall. 

With the help of Sherpa, we proceed in groups of about four, allowing hikers to keep their comfortable pace. While the ascent is demanding, the views make it worthwhile. 

After resting at the summit, we begin our descent which will quickly see us at Mera La. Upon arrival, we collect our gear and head downwards to the boulder of Rato Odhar, where we catch our first glimpse of the Baruntse and set up camp for the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Day 14: Trek to half way of Base Camp via Five Lakes
5-6 hrs
Max Altitude: 5,250 m

After camping the night near Rato Odhar we arrive at the head of the trail to Five Lakes (5,250 m). We follow the winding trails that mimic the bends of the Hinku Valley and continue with awe as we have ever-changing views of the Baruntse, Chamlang, Peak 41, and Lhotse & Everest. 

There is not much in terms of elevation gain or loss on this day. However, the locale feels very remote with little to no obvious presence of humans. We set up camp for the night where the paths to Base Camp and the Ambulapcha divide.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Day 15: Trek to Baruntse Base Camp
2-3 hrs
Max Altitude: 5,300 m

From this point out, you can trust the Baruntse to be in your sights till we begin the descent of this mighty mount. With a short day of hiking ahead of us, you can trust that you will have a relaxing trip up to a moraine crest that provides an impressive vista of the imposing bulk of the south face of Baruntse and the Ama Dablam to the west. 

After another couple of hours of hiking, you will drop into the sun-kissed basin that will be our Base Camp. Take a good look for this will be the start and end of a tremendous climb up the Baruntse and you will have just a day to enjoy the tents pitched on sandy platforms by a quaint lake.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Day 16: Rest Day
Max Altitude: 5,300 m

Today is the rest day in order to properly acclimatizes with the surroundings and altitude as from tomorrow we will have to climb the next 10 days to Baruntse. Hence, we need to be physically and mentally fit and fine for the expedition.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Day 17-27: Baruntse Expedition Period
10 days
Max Altitude: 7,129 m

An Advanced Base Camp will be set up at an altitude of 6,000m near a glacier at the foot of the Southeast 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.

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Day 28: Trek to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp
4-5 hrs
Max Altitude: 5,650 m

After an exhausting but exhilarating trek up the Baruntse, we will slow the pace a little. However, the terrain is a little undulating in certain places as we make out way towards Ama Dablam and the Amphu Lapcha Pass. 

Once we reach the pass, we pitch our tents at the campsite that is amazing just beneath the steep slopes comprising the column.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Day 29: Trek to Chukung
4-5 hrs
Max Altitude: 4,730 m

From here on out, expect the finest and littlest of joys that true Himalayan/Nepal treks have to offer. While our support team will head back to Lukla to reset their journey, we will leisurely stroll amongst the teahouses and small markets all through our return journey. 

After a short but abrupt climb in the morning to get the heart pumping, we will be awestruck by the sheer finesse that the surrounding structures exude. While some sections require fixed line descents, these are short and far between and completely satiate any residual hunger for adventure. Once past the narrow Amphulapcha Pass, it is easy walking from here on out.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House/ Tented camp
Day 30: Trek to Pangboche
3-4 hrs
Max Altitude: 3,985 m

In a slow but blissful re-acclimatization to the real world after having spent over two weeks surrounded solely by flora and fauna, we enter the Khumbu region which provides warm respite. 

Subtle paths and sturdy bridges aid our rapid descent as we rejoin the Everest Base Camp Trail, constantly accompanied by beautiful views of Ama Dablam.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Trek Lodge
Day 31: Trek to Namche Bazaar
5-6 hrs
Max Altitude: 3,440 m

As we journey below the tree line today we are assailed by heavenly aromas of pine and juniper. We also journey to a large monastery at Tengboche that has only recently been constructed and gather a firsthand experience of the culture prevalent in these parts. 

We then rapidly descend to the Dudh Kosi River from where we begin our last stretch for the day. Most of the trek is quite flat and crosses the hillside before eventually leading us to the town of Namche Bazaar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Trek Lodge
Day 32: Trek to Lukla
6-7 hrs
Max Altitude: 2,800 m

The final stretch of our journey is the return to Lukla, which is basically one very steep descent over a bridge, across a river. The region is ripe with culture as we see turrets dotted with flags and prayer wheels of Buddhism. 

From Lukla, we travel to Kathmandu where we can embrace the coziness and premium that comes with staying in a hotel. A dinner experience with your newfound trekking friends is a great way to end the expedition and this is also one of the few places you can pick up a souvenir amidst all the hustle and bustle.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges
Day 33: Fly back to Kathmandu
30 mins
Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Today we will take an early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu as it lies in the Himalayan region and we cannot be sure about the bad weather. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you can go to the spa and massage center to get rid of the pain and tired of trekking.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in KTM
Day 34: Free Day
Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Today is the free day as you can visit some of the Heritage sites of Kathmandu or you can stroll at Thamel and can do last minutes shopping; souvenirs for friends, families, and relatives. 

In the evening, taking part in a farewell dinner with the team of Himalayan trekkers.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM
Day 35: Final Departure
30 mins
Max Altitude: 1,400 m

Although, it is a sad moment for us to say goodbye however a representative from Himalayan trekkers will drop you at the airport before 3 hours of your flight and takes the feedback of the trip. Hope to see you again in the next holiday!

Meals: Breakfast

What is included / not included

Include

  • All Arrival/Departure transfer as per itinerary
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • All Guesthouse, Lodge/Tented Accommodation during the Trek and Climb
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunches & Dinner with Tea/Coffee) During the Trek & Climb
  • Guided Sightseeing with all applicable entrance fees as per itinerary in Kathmandu
  • All Private transfer as per itinerary
  • Domestic (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) Airfare and taxes as per itinerary
  • An Experienced Government licensed Trekking/Climbing Guide & required No. of Sherpa Porters
  • All wages, allowances, insurance, medical and equipment for supporting crew.
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Fees
  • TIMS fees & Local Province (Municipality/Village) Fees
  • Peak Climbing fees (Royalty)
  • Climbing & Camping Equipment as per itinerary/necessary
  • Garbage fees / a comprehensive medical kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All Government local taxes and official expenses

Exclude

  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees ( USD30/50/125 – 15/30/100 Days Cash On arrival)
  • International Airfare to/from Kathmandu & Departure Taxes
  • Excess baggage (cargo) charges
  • Any charges incurred due to the changing itinerary (Early arrival from the trek, late departure, cancellation of the trek in the middle, etc.)
  • Meals (Lunches & Dinner) in the city
  • Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for your safety measures
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.
  • Tipping/ gratitude
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances (road blockage, landslide, flight delay, etc.)
  • Rescue and evacuations
  • Personal Trekking/Climbing Equipment
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promise to manage the best, most comfortable, and preferred accommodation.

In general, we arrange a 3* Standard Category Accommodations with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges/homestays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organize Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.

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