Baruntse and Mera Peak – 7,162m/23,497ft

Baruntse, 56000, Nepal

Baruntse and Mera Peak – 7,162m/23,497ft

Baruntse, 56000, Nepal

Expedition Price

$8,999.00

Duration

Group Size

12

Status

Reviews

4.8
Moderate to Hard

DIFFICULTY

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Nepal
Baruntse & Mera Peak
Expedition
7,162m
25 Days
2 – 12
10th Oct – 3rd Nov 2022
Moderate to Hard

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Highlights:

  • Ascent of Mera Peak 6,475 for acclimatization before climbing 7,152 meters Baruntse peak.
  • A trek to Hunku valley and heli out to Lukla from basecamp and to Kathmandu.
  • Baruntse summit, a close viewpoint of four eight thousand meters peak Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu.
  • Organized by Thamserku with over 30 years of experience and guided by certified mountain guides and Sherpas.

Overview of Baruntse and Mera Peak Expedition Nepal

Baruntse a 7,152 meters peak is the central viewing point between Everest and Makalu. It is one of the most magnificent seven-thousand-meter peaks in Nepal with moderate difficulty. If you look from the Makalu or Everest area to the extreme southwest corner of the Solo Khumbu area, you immediately notice a wonderfully shapely ice pyramid. The Baruntse falls in all directions with cliffs and ice flanks onto the surrounding glaciers, only to the south, it sends a flawless, passable ridge down to the West-Col (6,143 m), the transition from the Makalu to the Everest area. Expeditions have repeatedly been carried out over this ridge in recent years, including regularly by Thamserku Expedition.

Even just accessing the base camp is an adventurous undertaking that allows you to get to know Nepal from one of its most remote corners. With the tactical move with the ascent of the Mera Peak 6,476 meters, you are well acclimatized and well prepared to be able to climb the Baruntse quickly, without wasting time.

The ascent of the Mera Peak Central 6,476 m is a glaciated high tour with short steep climbs up to 40 ° steepness. You should
be an experienced crampon walker; you should be able to climb flanks with a steepness of 35-40o without a rope safety device. In addition to the usual trekking equipment, a pair of warm crampon- compatible mountaineering boots, crampons and an ice axe, as well as safety material, are required for the ascent.

EXPEDITION DOSSIER

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DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Moderate to Hard

Full-day hikes in heavy snow (3-5 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days.

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Anjan Rai Expedition Manager

Anjan Rai

Customer relationship Manager

Mobile: +977-9823338761
Office: +977-1-5909982
Email: Rai@thamserku.com

EXPEDITION DOSSIER

Download Our
25 Day Special Program Baruntse and Mera Peak Expedition
Dossier

Download our detailed expedition notes for Baruntse and Mera Peak, including our detailed itinerary and kit list.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Moderate to Hard

Full-day hikes in heavy snow (3-5 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days.

Speak With Our Customer Relationship Manager For More Details

Anjan Rai Expedition Manager

Anjan Rai

Customer relationship Manager

Mobile: +977-9823338761
Office: +977-1-5909982
Email: Rai@thamserku.com

PRICE AND SERVICE – OPTION 1

Baruntse and Mera Peak Expedition (25 Days)

$8,999 USD per person (tax inclusive)

Price based per person (maximum 12 members)

This price includes the following charges:

GOVERNMENT AND RELATED CHARGES

SERVICE IN KATHMANDU

SERVICE DURING TREKKING

BASE CAMP SERVICE

SERVICE AT HIGHER CAMPS

CAMP I & II

This price does not include the following charges:

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Gokarna Forest Resort

You will be met at the airport and transferred to Gokarna Forest Resort, built inside the Gokarna Forest. The forest used to be the hunting resort for the royal families of Nepal.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for equipment check & Government briefing

We will set this day aside to help you get some last- minute supplies or finalize any official documentation needed for the expedition. You will be briefed about the expedition program by our team members as well.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Chhutenga (3000m)

We fly to Lukla early in the morning and depending on the time, we will either have breakfast at the resort or upon arrival in Lukla. You will be taking the 40-minute long domestic flight from Kathmandu Airport to Lukla landing on a narrow runway high above the Dudh Koshi River. Your guides, porters, and support staff will be waiting at the airport to help you settle in and plan for the expedition including getting all the necessary permits for you to journey on ahead.

From Lukla, we start our trek towards the east where our last stop will be Chhutenga. You will see several small Sherpa settlements along the way passing through mani walls and stupas. Eventually, you will walk through rhododendron and pine forests below the Kalo Himal Ridge. While there are many trails along the way, just follow your guide and you will reach Chhutenga after a trek of about 4-5 hours. You will spend the night at a lodge in Chhutenga.

Day 04: Trek to Tulikharka (4320m) via Zatrwa la (4600m)

After having breakfast at Chhutenga, we climb up a steep hill and go over the Zatrawala Pass (4600m). It’s a tough climb but the views of Kongdi Ri and Karyolang Peak and other numerous peaks make it worth it. From the top, it is an easy descent of 1 to 2 hours to Tulikharka. You will spend the night at a lodge here.

Day 05: Trek to Khote (3600m)

We head into the Hinku Valley of the Khumbu region today, reaching our destination Kothe in 6 to 7 hours. There are mountain views you can enjoy along the way today with regular uphill and downhill trails. Forests of rhododendron, pine, and oak line your trail as you eventually make your way to Hinku Valley. You willalso get your first glimpse of Mera Peak (6461m) and other snow-capped mountains. After a descent down to the Hinku riverbed, you will make a final uphill push to reach your destination for the night: Kothe. Enjoy your stay here at a lodge and at the remote wilderness that surrounds you.

Day 06: Trek to Thangnak (4350m)

The 4 to 5 hours trek to Thangnak is an intriguing one. After breakfast, you make your way to the Hinku riverbed walking under the shadow of the mystical Mera Peak. Passing through the settlement of Gondishung, you will come across Lungsumgba Gomba, a two-century-old monastery. It is said that lighting a candle or lamp at the monastery will make the Mera Peak summit a success so be sure to do that! The way to Thangnak is relatively smooth after this and while Thangnak is a pasture intended for yaks to graze in the summers, there are some lodges open for trekkers and climbers. You will be spending the night at a lodge in Thangnak.

Day 07: Trek to Khare (5100m)

Passing through steep moraine trails and glaciers, today will be difficult but as long as you go slowly, you will reach your destination, Khare, safe and sound within 5-6 hours. After passing through the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers, you will have a steep uphill climb of 3-4 hours until you reach Khare. Once you reach Khare, you will get majestic views of Mera Peak. We will be resting in Khare for two days to acclimatize and ready ourselves for the climb.

Day 08: Rest and acclimatization day at Khare

We will be resting in Khare to acclimatize and prepare ourselves for the climb to Mera Peak. You are free to explore the area but we advise you to rest and recover.

Day 09: Climb to Mera High Camp (5780m)

Today is the day we go to Mera High Camp, one step closer to our summit attempt at Mera Peak. It is a long day where we pass through Mera Base Camp (5300m) by climbing up Mera Glacier as well as Mera La Pass. After a steep ascent of 6-7 hours, we reach Mera High Camp and set up camp for the night, ready for the adventure in store for you tomorrow. Views of world- renowned peaks such as Everest, Nuptse, Baruntse, Chamlang, and Makalu are waiting for you at Mera High Camp.

Day 10: Climb Mera Peak (6476m) and descend to Kongmadingma (4950m)

It is a strenuous climb up glaciers and ridges but the summit of Mera Peak boasts of awe-inspiring views of the world’s tallest peaks such as Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga as well as Nuptse and Chamlang. After spending some time at the summit, you will descend to Khongmadingma for another 5-6 hours where we set up camp for the night.

Day 11: Trek to Seto Pokhari (5035m) via Honku Valley

As you leave for Sanch Pokhari and enter Honku Valley, you will come across remote trails and challenging paths. However, the views of the Himalayas, especially of your destination, Baruntse, never leave your view. Views of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse are never far as you reach Panch Pokhari after trekking for 5 to 6 hours.

Day 12: Trek to Baruntse Base Camp (5400m)

You will leave for Baruntse Base Camp from Panch Pokhari, which stands for ‘Five Lakes’, which are lakes in the Honku Basin. Passing by magnificent views of the Himalayan Mountains, you will pass by these pristine lakes and traverse through snow and ice ridges until you reach Baruntse Base Camp where you will set up camp for the night.

Day 13-21: Climbing Period (9 days)

  • Rest day – Puja – climbing training
  • First Rotation○– Climb to camp I (6143m)- overnight ○– Touch Camp II (6752m)
    ○– Descend back to basecamp
  • Rest and prepare for the summit push
  • Summit push○– Climb to camp I (overnight)
    ○– Climb to Camp II (overnight)
    ○– Camp II to Summit and descend back to Camp II ○– Descend to base camp
  • Reserve day at the base camp
  • Packing and clearing the Base camp after thesummitNote - Be advised that the mentioned activities during the climbing period are tentative. The actual planning of the summit is made at the base camp by your climbing guide. The activities may change because of the unstable weather conditions in the Himalayas and your level of fitness. We advise you to book a Flexi flight and allow extra days in case you need them for the summit push.

Day 22: Return to Baruntse Base Camp (5400m)

After your summit attempt (or success), we will clean up after ourselves in a bid to conserve the mountains for future expeditions and to make our expedition an eco-friendly one. We give our thanks and heartfelt gratitude to our guides, porters, and the mountains for a successful journey (even with or without a summit).

Day 23: Heli Fly from Baruntse Base Camp to Lukla, Flight to Kathmandu

After a short heli flight, you will take a 25-minute flight back to Kathmandu where you will be greeted by our representatives. Back at the hotel, you will get to take a warm shower, rest, and have some well-deserved beer (or any drink of your choice!).

Day 24: Stay in Kathmandu

We will reserve this day to get your climbing documentation and certification (if the summits are successful). There will also be a short briefing from government authorities. You will then be able to enjoy the sights and adventures Kathmandu has to offer as well.

Day 25: Final Departure from Kathmandu

You will be transferred to the airport depending on your flight time. The airport check-in time is 3 hours before flight departure and the checkout time at the hotel is noon. If your flight is later in the evening, let us know if you would require additional use of the hotel room and we would be happy to accommodate you!

ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT INFO

 

MOUNTAINEERING GEAR CHECKLIST (7000m to 8848m)

Bodywear

  1. Down Suit - Recommended Absolute Zero Over suit by Mountain Hardwear, or Ulvetanna Suit by Berghaus, or The Himalayan Suit by The North Face, or the Expedition Suit by Rab. 
  2. Down Jacket and a pair of Down Salopettes - Recommended Absolute Zero Parka and Absolute Zero Pants by Mountain Hardwear, or by Rab. - not very bulky
  3. Waterproof Jacket and Over trousers that goes over your alpine boot
  4. Balaclava - Recommended The North Face A3543 Unisex Wool Balaclava or similar covering nose and face
  5. Long sleeve Thermal shirt and Trousers - Recommended anti-sweat
  6. Fleece Jacket and Trousers - Recommended Patagonia, or The North Face, or Mountain Hardwear

Hand wear

  1. Liner gloves - thin and warm
  2. Down mitts - Recommended The North Face, or Marmot Expedition mitt, or Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Mittand.
  3. Mountain Gloves - Recommended water & windproof
  4. Gore-Tex Primaloft Glove - Recommended the North Face, or Mountain Hardwear.
  5. Smartwool Mountaineering Socks (2 pairs - new)
  6. Ultra-Soft Running / Hiking Socks (2 pairs - new)
  7. Mountaineering boot Recommended La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo or Millet Everest GTX
  8. Alpine boot - Recommended La Sportiva Men's Nepal EVO GTX Boot or similar

Climbing equipment

  1. Climbing helmet - Recommended Black Diamond
  2. Ski Goggles with UV protection and anti-fog system
  3. Headlamp - Recommended Black Diamond & Petzl
  4. Spare batteries - Recommended Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries
  5. Harness Set
    1. Lightweight Harness - Recommended DMM Super Couloir, or Black Diamond Couloir Harness, or Mammut Ophira 3 Side climbing harness
    2. Ascender (Jummer) - Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond
    3. Abseiling device - Recommended Black Diamond ATC Guide Bley Device, or Petzl GRIGRI 2 Grey Belay, or Descent Device D14BG
    4. Screwgate Carabiners (2 X large, 2 X small sizes) - Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond
    5. Bent Gate Carabiners (2 medium sizes) - Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond
    6. 6 mm rope - Recommended 2 meters UIAA tested
    7. 6 mm rope - Recommended 5 meters UIAA tested
    8. 1 X tape sling - Recommended 120 cm UIAA tested
  6. Dynamic 8.9 mm rope (single rope) - Recommended 2 m UIAA tested
  7. Classical Alpine ice-axe - Recommended (70-90 cm) Petzl, or Grivel Air Tech, or Black Diamond
  8. Crampons that fits Mountaineering boots - Recommended Grivel G-12 New-Matic Crampons

Other equipment

  1. 55-65 Liter Rucksack - Recommended POD Black Ice, Crux AK47 (extendable) and Crux AK57
  2. Base Camp Duffel – XXL
  3. 2 X 5 season sleeping bag with compression bag - Recommended North Face and Mountain Hardwear
  4. 2 X 5 season foam sleeping mat - Recommended 72 x 20 inches (20 x 5 x 5.5 inches folded) and weigh around 14 ounces
  5. Swiss Army Knife with a multi-tools system or leathermen
  6. 1-litre stainless steel thermos - that works in extreme weather condition

TREKKING GEAR CHECKLIST(2000m to 5000m)

Headwear

  1. Sun Hat/Normal cap
  2. Fleece or woollen hat
  3. Earmuffs/Ear warmers (optional)
  4. Sunglasses with UV protection
  5. Buff Scarf / thin face mask

Handwear

  1. Fleece or woollen thin gloves
  2. Gore-Tex mitten gloves

Bodywear

  1. Gore-Tex Jacket
  2. Gore-Tex Pant
  3. Hiking pant
  4. Fleece trouser and jacket or warm jumper - Recommended not thick but warm enough that fits inside the Gore-Tex pant
  5. Anti-sweat T-shirt
  6. Thermal inner trouser
  7. Down jacket with hoodie

Footwear

  1. Trekking boots
  2. Hollow Out Outdoor Slipper
  3. Trekking socks (4-5 pair)
  4. Snow Gaiter

Other equipment

  1. Sleeping bag (comfort rated - 15 ºC)
  2. 30 Liter Rucksack with cover
  3. Large size Duffel Bag with padlock
  4. Headlamp with spare batteries
  5. Water bottles 1 Liter
  6. Thermos
  7. Basic First Aid Kit including antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

Washing Kit & Toiletries

  1. Waterproof washing kit bag
  2. Towel - medium size
  3. Washing soap, towel, tooth pest, toothbrush etc.
  4. Sun Lotion Enough +30SPF (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  5. Handwash & sanitizer
  6. Toilet paper (you can buy this in the lodges)
  7. Wet tissues

Optional items

  1. Trekking poles
  2. Trainers or similar for use in the lodges
  3. Shorts
  4. Baselayer leggings
  5. Gaiters
  6. Sleeping bag liner
  7. Pillowcase
  8. Earplugs (particularly if you are not the one snoring)
  9. Camera
  10. Pen-knife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  11. Repair kit – (e.g. needle, thread, duct tape)
 

ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTATION INFO

Required Documents:
  1. Scanned copy of the main page of the passport
  2. Scanned passport size photograph
  3. Confirmed airline ticket
  4. Proof of COVID vaccination both dose 1 and dose 2
  5. A copy of medical insurance including COVID insurance of up to $5000 coverage
  6. Fit to join the expedition letter from personal Doctor
  7. Completed Bio-data form (the form will be emailed prior the expedition)
We recommend that you photocopy the main pages of your passport, your airline ticket, itinerary, insurance policy and credit cards. Keep one set of photocopies with you, separate from the originals. Leave one set of copies at home with family or friends. It is also worth taking some extra passport photos with you. Medical preparation/Travel Insurance and Safety Guidelines Every expedition members are required to have comprehensive travel insurance. This covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalization, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. Remember to bring a copy of your insurance policy with you or send us the scanned copy.
  • Apart from having travel insurance and being in generally good health, some pre-holiday health preparation is advised. We strongly recommend you visit your doctor to discuss health requirements for your trip. Some vaccines need to be administered a few weeks before departure so allow plenty of time. Obtain a certificate of vaccination and carry this with you on this trip. A dental checkup is also highly recommended before departure.
Emergency Contact
  • Dawa Sherpa (Expedition Manager): +977-9801333616
  • Anjan Rai (Expedition Manager): +077-9823338761 
  • Office Hours only: Thamserku Office: 00977-1-5909982
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