Mt Baruntse 7129m Expedition
- Trekking Days:40
- Trip Grade:Strenuous
- Max. Altitude:7125m
- Min. Altitude:1335m
- Walking per day:4-6 hours
- Accomodation :Tea House,camping
- Trek Nature:Montaineering
- Best Season:Spring/Autumn
- Group Size:3+
Mt Baruntse and Mera Peak Expedition is a trekking endeavor to ascend the Mt. Baruntse of 7129 meters height crowned with four peaks and bordered by Hinku Glacier on south, Barun Glacier on east, Imja Glacier on northwest. This expedition is tailored or combined with ascending of Mt. Mera which is an independent peak of 6476 meters. These two independent peaks are tailored in one expedition during climbing of Mt Baruntse as the trekking generally attempted from the southern route during which the climbers ascend Mt Mera to acclimatize before moving towards the Baruntse base camp. The most troublesome barriers of the climbing are the steep icy surfaces standing at 50 degrees and a ice ridge at the height of 7000 meters. The most favorable route for successful ascending of peak is through Lukla, Mera La and Hinku Valley which is a more available option to choose. The travelers following the route through the South Ridge have the option to ascend the Mera Peak for acclimatizing at the height of 6476meters in order to overcome the altitude sickness at South East Ridge of Mt. Barunste at the height of 6420 meters above sea level.
The Mount Baruntse is among the fascinating Himalaya summit of 7129 meters height which has a favored trail for a successful ascending to the summit. This mountain expedition follows the Mera Peak to the top and towards the Baruntse base camp at 5250meters. The mountain Baruntse is located in the Makalu-Barun national park and conservation area recognized globally as a place of wonderful natural beauty along with diverse flora and fauna. The Makalu-Barun National Park offers the change to investigate and photograph the wide variety of solitary local flora and wildlife. During the beginning of expedition until the travelers reach the region of ice they pass through delightful forests, lush mountains, and river valley, traditional villages incorporated of diverse flora and fauna and settlements of ancient highland society. The another independent mountain known to world as Mera Peak is ascended during the expedition which is a mountain of Barun sub-section of the Himalaya located in the Everest region of Nepal. The views from Mera Peak is a rewarding moments of enchanting views of Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Everest, Makalu, Kanchanjunga accompanied by surrounding peaks. After the successful ascending for the Mera Peak the travelers move forward towards the base camp of Mount Baruntse. After resting at Baruntse Base Camp, the climbers start their ascending attempt by climbing towards the higher altitude established two high camps till they reach the summit. The high camp-I is setup below East Col. at the height of 5700 meters and high camp-II is setup at south-east ridge at the height of 6420 meters. From high camp-II the climbers passes the steep slopes of snow till the west side of ridge. Then passing through mixed sector of ice and rocks moving towards the marked cleave along with ice cliff leading along the broader slopes till the summit of Mt. Baruntse. On the summit of Mt. Baruntse the climbers are rewarded with stunning views of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu along with surrounding Himalayan ranges. The downhill descend from the summit is following the same route from where the climbers came up.
Note: This expedition price will vary depending on the group size, duration and services required.Please contact us with your detail to obtain a quote.
Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu meet with representative of Himalayan Alpine Adventure and transfer to the hotel by private van/jeep.
Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu expedition equipment checking and shopping.
Day 3: Mt Baruntse expedition briefing at ministry of tourism.
Day 4: Early morning domestic flight to Lukla and trek to Chhutak.
Day 5: Trek to Panggoma
Day 6: Trek to Kurke.
Day 7: Trek to thuli Kharka
Day 8: Trek to Kothe.
Day 9: Trek to Thangnak.
Day 10: Rest day.
Day 11: Trek to Khare.
Day 13: climb to high camp.
Day 14: Mera peak summut.
Day 15: Trek to Kongma dingma
Dy 16 : Trek to Seti Phokhari
Day 17: Trek to Barunte base camp
Day 18-31 Climbing time of Baruntse.
Day 32: Packing the climbing equipment at base camp.
Day 33: Trek back to Seti pokhari.
Day 34: Trek to Mera base camp.
Day 35: Trek to Kothe.
Day 36: Trek to Thuli kharka.
Day 37: Trek to Lukla.
Day 38: Lukla to Kathmandu and free day.
Day 39: Free day in Kathmandu
day 40 : Final departure.
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, the representative of K2 trek and Expedition will receive you and transfer you to the hotel.
- Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and pre-trip preparation
You will have a full-day, guided, sightseeing tour of Kathmandu today. You will visit the major places of cultural and religious importance some of which are also listed UNESCO World Heritage sight including Pashupatinath (the holiest temple of Lord Shiva), Swayambhunath (the Monkey temple, one of the largest Buddhist Stupa), Boudhanath (one of the largest and oldest Buddhist Stupa, also known as little Tibet), and Kathmandu’s Durbar Square among others. You will stay overnight at the hotel.
- Day 03: Official Formalities in the Ministry of Tourism
This day will be the day of expedition preparation, including equipment. In the afternoon, you will be given a briefing about expedition conditions, safety and other matters at the Ministry of Tourism. We stay overnight at the hotel.
- Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2804m) and trek to Chutok (2800m): 3 hours
Today, we catch our early morning scenic flight to Lukla. You will have the opportunity to explore the magnificent views of Himalayas from high above. Upon arriving at Lukla Airport, we meet our porters and start trekking to Chutok which takes around 3 hours. We stay overnight at a tented camp.
- Day 05: Trek from Chutok to Pangkongma (2950m): 6 hours
After the passage of Col Khari La (3081m), our trail weaves along mountainsides through the Khari Khola valley to Pangkongma (2950m), where we set up camp. It takes around six hours to reach Pangkongma. We stay overnight at a tented camp.
- Day 06: Trek from Pangkongma to Kurke (3800m): 5 hours
Today we trek along the mountain crests through the rocky and wild landscapes. We enjoy the stunning panorama of the wooded regions below us. It takes around five hours to reach Kurke. We stay overnight at a tented camp.
- Day 07: Trek from Kurke to Thuli Kharka (4200m): 6 hours
- Today we trek up to the pass at 4400m and then descend to Thuli Kharka (Vast Pasture). It takes around six hours to reach there. We stay overnight at a tented camp. Day 08: Trek from Thuli Kharka to Khote (3600m): 5 hours
Passing through pleasant meadows we descend for five hours down hillsides. We then descend down through the forests of blue Himalaya pines and rhododendrons. Our trip is accompanied by beautiful views of the south side of Mera Peak. We stop at Khote. We stay overnight at a tented camp.
- Day 09: Trek from Khote to Thangnag (4350m): 6 hours
- Today we climb up the Hinku Valley through summer pastures. We can witness wonderful views of Kusum Kanguru and Mera Peak. It takes approx. six hours to reach Thangnag. We stay overnight at a tented camp.
- Day 10: Acclimatization day at Thangnag
- We will spend this day resting and adjusting to the higher altitude at Thangnag. We can also explore around the area today. We stay overnight at a tented camp.
- Day 11: Trek from Thangnag to Khare (4900m): 4 hours
Today we climb up along the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier which offers awesome views of Mera Peak. Then we arrive at Khare after trekking approx. four hours. We stay overnight at a tented camp.
- Day 12: Trek from Khare to Mera La (5415m) and Base Camp (5300m): 5 hours
We today progress along the snowy glacier and approach the mountain pass where the slope becomes steep. Five hours of trekking today will take us to Mera Peak Base Camp. We stay overnight at a tented camp.
- Day 13: Climb Base Camp to High Camp (5800m): 5 hours
Today is going to be one of the best parts of this trip. We will be witnessing panoramic views of the highest mountains including Chamlang, Everest, Lhotse, Baruntse, Nuptse and Makalu among others. To the west, we can witness the wonderful views of Ama Dablam, Kantega and Cho Oyu. We stay overnight at a tented camp.
- Day 14: Summit to Mera Peak (6654m) and climb back to Mera Peak Base Camp
If the weather conditions are favourable, we begin early in the morning for the trip to Mera Peak and return back down. We stay overnight at a tented camp.
- Day 15: Trek from Mera Base Camp to Kongma dingma
Today we climb down towards Khare along the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier. There will be interesting views of Mera Peak. We stay overnight at a tented camp.
- Day 16: Trek from kongma dingma to seti pokhari
Today we move towards the starting point of our prime destination, the Baruntse. It takes approx. seven hours to reach Baruntse Base Camp. We stay overnight at a tented camp.
- Day 17: Trek to Baruntse Base Camp.
- Days 18-31: Baruntse Climbing Period
During this period, we will ascend to the summit of Baruntse. Besides the base camp, we also set up a further two camps. We will set up our Camp I just below the East Col at an altitude of 5700m and Camp II on the south-east ridge at an altitude of 6420m. After making the final ascent and a successful climb to the summit, we return back to the base camp. The entire trek is going to take around 10 hours. We stay overnight at a tented camp.
- Day 32: Rest and acclimatization day at Baruntse Base Camp
We today rest at the Baruntse Base Camp and actively participate in the base camp cleanliness programme. We stay overnight at a tented camp.
- Day 33: Trek back to Seto Pokhari Camp
After the successful climb of two of the world’s most important and challenging peaks, we today descend to Seto Pokhari Camp where we stay overnight at a tented camp.
- Day 34: Trek from Seto Pokhari Camp to Mera Peak Base Camp
We today retrace back our trail to Mera Base Camp and stay overnight at a tented camp.
- Day 35: Trek from Mera Peak Base Camp to Khote (3600m): 6 hours
We today descend through Thangnag and then to Khote leaving the mountains behind us. The trek takes approx. six hours to reach Khote. We stay overnight at a tented camp.
- Day 36: Trek from Khote to Thuli Kharka: 6 hours
Today we stroll back to Thuli Kharka from Khote. It will take six more hours to reach Thuli Kharka. We stay overnight at a tented camp.
- Day 37: Trek from Thuli Kharka to Lukla: 7 hours
Today we will make the seven hours’ long trek to Lukla from Thuli Kharka. This will mark the end of our trekking. Upon reaching Lukla, we will prepare for tomorrow’s flight. We stay overnight at a hotel.
- Day 38: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Today we catch our early morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. On arrival at Kathmandu, we can explore the city. In the evening, we celebrate our farewell dinner with our team. We stay overnight at the hotel.
- Day 39: Leisure Day at Kathmandu
Today will be a leisure day at Kathmandu. You can go out in the city to explore or for last-minute shopping. We stay overnight at hotel.
- Day 40: Final Departure
Today, you are going to leave Nepal. Our representative will transfer you to the airport and you will catch your return flight home.
Baruntse and Mera peak Expedition Cost includes:
- Mt Baruntse 7129m and Mt Mera peak 6476m Climbing Royalty fee.
- USD $ 3000 garbage cleaning deposit at ministry of tourism for Mt Baruntse Expedition and USD$ 250 garbage cleaning deposit at Nepal Mountaineering Association to Climb Mera Peak.
- Liaison officer wages, transportation, food and equipment.
- Five night Hotel at 3 star in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
- Kathmandu to Lukla and Kathmandu round air ticket and cargo charges.
- Porters or Yak to carry the expedition equipment.
- Climbing Sherpa/Guide to fixed the rope and the expedition equipment and foods above base camp.
- Base camp Cook team to cook expedition foods and drinks at base camp.
- All necessary climbing equipment, gas and cooking set for high altitude use.
- Oxygen with regulator musk set for medical purpose during trek and expedition at base camp.
- Dining tent, Kitchen tent, shower tent, toilet tent and store tent at base camp.
- Personal single tent with mattress at base camp.
- Radio set for the communication above base camp.
- Satellite phone .
- Health and accidental insurance of the guide, porters, liaison officer, base camp cook team includes emergency helicopter rescue.
Mt Baruntse and Mera Peak expedition cost does not includes:
- International Air /train ticket and cargo.
- Nepal entry visa fee and visa extension fee.
- Personal climbing equipment.
- Personal health and accidental insurance.
- Major meal during Kathmandu hotel stay.
- Telephone, laundry, alcoholic and bottle drinks.
- Foods and accommodation bill if spend outside the team.
- Summit bonus.
- Tips to the porters.
- Down jacket.
- Down Trouser.
- Glove for summit 2 pair.
- Normal gloves 3 pairs.
- Socks woolen 7-8 pairs.
- Climbing Boot.
- Trekking Boot.
- Ice Ax.
- Harness (Safety Belt)
- Jumar (Ascending Device)
- Eight Ring ( Descending device)
- Carabineer both screw gate or none screw gate.
- Snow gaiter.
- Wind proof suit.
- Sun Glass.
- Sun Cream.
- water bottle.
- Sleeping bag.
- Down suite for climbing.
- Head lamp with extra battery.
- Tooth brush and tooth paste.
- 100 liter duffel bag to put all the climbing equipment inside.
To climb high elevation peak good health condition and physical fitness is paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulties. To climb Mt Baruntse and Mera peak you should have previous climbing experience on 6000 m mountain in Himalaya with basic climbing skills and techniques.
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