Mt. Baruntse & Mera Peak Expedition

  • Duration34 Days
  • GradeTechnically Challenging Elevation
  • Max. Altitude7,129 m/23,390 ft.
  • AccommodationFull Board (B/L/D)
  • Best SeasonSpring & Autumn
  • Group Size2+

Embark on an extraordinary Himalayan odyssey as you undertake the exhilarating challenge of conquering two iconic peaks: Mera Peak and Mt. Baruntse. This meticulously crafted adventure promises not just one but two summit triumphs, making it a truly remarkable and rewarding expedition.

Mera Peak:

Your journey commences with the ascent of Mera Peak (6,476 m/21,247 ft), a majestic Himalayan giant renowned for its awe-inspiring views and challenging yet accessible climb. Serving as a vital component of your training and acclimatization, Mera Peak provides the perfect testing ground for the alpine environment that lies ahead. The ascent unfolds in a carefully choreographed manner, with each day's trek offering a glimpse into the diverse landscapes and rich biodiversity that characterize the region.

As you stand atop Mera Peak, revel in the sense of achievement and allow the panoramic views of the surrounding peaks to captivate your senses. The climb not only serves as a testament to your preparation and determination but also lays the groundwork for the grandeur that awaits on Mt. Baruntse.

Mt. Baruntse:

Having conquered Mera Peak and acclimatized to the demanding altitude, your expedition shifts focus towards the formidable Mt. Baruntse (7,129 m/23,390 ft). This towering summit, nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, beckons with its sheer magnitude and the promise of an even greater adventure.

As you undertake the climb to Mt. Baruntse, the skills honed on Mera Peak come to fruition. The expedition involves establishing camps, carrying loads, and navigating challenging terrains, all set against the backdrop of breathtaking vistas. The culmination of your journey unfolds with a summit attempt on Mt. Baruntse, a pinnacle that stands as a testament to your resilience and the indomitable spirit of adventure.

This dual-peak expedition not only offers the thrill of summiting two remarkable peaks but also immerses you in the untamed beauty of the Himalayas. With each step, you'll forge a connection with the raw wilderness, supported by a team of experienced guides and sherpas. Join us on this unparalleled adventure, where the summits of Mera Peak and Mt. Baruntse await, marking the pinnacle of your Himalayan expedition.


Mountain Facts

Mera Peak:
Elevation: 6,476 m; 21,247 ft.
Basecamp: 5,000 m; 16,404 ft.
Location: Khumbu, Nepal (27°39′12″ N; 86°51′36″ E)
Range: Mahalangur Himal
Classification: Trekking Peak
Standard Climbing Route: South Face

Mt. Baruntse:
Elevation: 7,129 m; 23,390 ft.
Basecamp: Seto Pokhari
Location: Khumbu, Nepal (27°52′10″ N; 86°58′53″ E)
Range: Mahalangur Himal
Classification: 7000er
Standard Climbing Route: South-East Ridge

Trip Facts
Duration: 34 days
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Climb Grade: Technically Challenging
Best Seasons: Spring (April–May) and Autumn (Sep–Nov)
Activities: Mountaineering
Meal Plan: Full Board (B/L/D)
Accommodation: Wilderness Camping, Tea Houses, and Eco-Lodges
Transportation: Fixed Wing Aircraft and Trekking 

Climbing History

Mera Peak:

  • First climbed by Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing in 1953.
  • Part of the original 1953 British Everest Expedition's route.

Mt. Baruntse:

  • First climbed by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow of New Zealand in 1954.
  • Part of the Baruntse expedition led by Sir Edmund Hillary.

These mountain facts and climbing history set the stage for an awe-inspiring and historically significant dual-peak expedition, combining the challenges of Mera Peak with the grandeur of Mt. Baruntse in the heart of the Himalayas. 

BOOKING CONTACT
WhatsApp: +977-9841073019 (Tshiring)
email: info@everestsherpaexpedition.com

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu

As you touch down at Kathmandu Airport, a warm welcome awaits you from a dedicated WE representative. The beginning of your Himalayan adventure unfolds as you are transferred to the Radisson Hotel. In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the camaraderie of the group during a comprehensive briefing and equipment check. The evening is set aglow with anticipation as a pre-trek briefing, around 6:00 pm, introduces you to your group leader and fellow adventurers. Cap off the day with a delightful group dinner.

Day 02Gear Check and Leisure Day

Awaken to a day of final gear checks, ensuring that every piece is in place for the incredible journey ahead. A visit to Thamel beckons, offering the opportunity to acquire any last-minute necessities. The rest of the day is yours to explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu or simply unwind at the Radisson Hotel, centrally located for your convenience.

Day 03Flight to Phaplu (2,413m/7,918ft)

Rise early for an exhilarating flight to Phaplu, which provides breathtaking views of the Eastern Himalayas. Alternatively, in the event of inclement weather, a scenic drive to Phaplu awaits, ensuring your expedition remains on schedule. The night is spent in the vicinity of Phaplu, either in the tranquility of wilderness camping or the comfort of an ecolodge.

Day 04Drive to Bung (1,800m/5,906ft)

Embark on a 5- to 6-hour journey by vehicle to Bung, traversing diverse terrain influenced by recent rains and ongoing road upgrades. The anticipation builds as you approach the starting point of your trek. Wilderness camping under the expansive sky of Bung sets the stage for the days to come.

Day 05Trek to Khiraule (2,400m/7,874ft)

Meet your porters, and after a hearty breakfast, set foot on the trail. Traverse terraced slopes adorned with grain crops and delve into the undisturbed forests of the upper temperate zone. The day concludes with an immersion into the wilderness, camping under the starlit sky.

Day 06Trek to Cholem Kharka (3,600m/11,811ft)

Navigate the Surkie Danda Ridge, winding your way towards Mera. Camp for the night at a yak herder's clearing, known as Cholem Kharka. Immerse yourself in the pristine surroundings, a far cry from the beaten paths of teahouses.

Day 07Trek to Khola Kharka (4,200m/13,780ft)

Continue the ascent along the ridge, climbing higher and higher over knolls and embracing the rocky outcrops and cliffs. The terrain now elevates well above the tree line, providing an intimate encounter with nature. Settle into camp near Panch Pokhari, beside the Chunbu Drangka river.

Day 08Trek to Hinku Valley Camp near Kothe (Approx 3,600m/11,811ft)

Your route now contours around ridges on the eastern side of the Hinku Valley. Descend into forests of rhododendrons and scree, arriving at a pleasant grassy patch on the higher bank of the rocky riverbed. Wilderness camping unfolds in this enchanting setting.

Day 09Trek to Thagnak (4,400m/14,436ft)

Cross a yak herder's bridge and join the main trail, passing through the bustling village of Kothe. The trail follows the riverbed, offering views of dramatic peaks such as Kusum Kanguru. Arrive at Thagnak, your first taste of the mountains, surrounded by the majesty of Mera Peak.

Day 10Acclimatization Day/Preparations

Thagnak welcomes an acclimatization day, an opportunity to prepare and check climbing gear. The surrounding ridges and slopes provide the perfect terrain for acclimatization. Gain at least 500 meters following a ridge behind the village, soaking in views of Kusum Kanguru and glimpses of Mera Peak.

Day 11Trek to Base Camp at Khare (5,000m/16,404ft)

Embark on a steady climb out of the valley, traversing lateral moraine and grassy culverts. As you reach the last camp below the snowline, catch glimpses of the remains of Sabai Tsho, a lake that has left its mark on the landscape. Spend the night in preparation for the climb, surrounded by the raw beauty of the Himalayas.

Day 12-14Summit Attempt: Mera Peak (6,476m/21,247ft), Trek to Kongma Dingma

Should weather conditions align, ascend to a rock and glaciated camp off the Mera La saddle. Establish an intermediary camp for acclimatization, providing a chance to acclimate to the alpine environment. The summit attempt on Mera Peak unfolds, promising breathtaking vistas. Descend to camp at Kongma Dingma, relishing in the achievement of your ascent.

Day 15-16Trek to Seto Pokhari, Hunku Valley to Baruntse (7,129m/23,390ft)

Descend further into the Honku Valley, greeted by the pristine Seto Pokhari. Continue the journey, with Baruntse beckoning on the horizon. Settle into the wilderness, appreciating the solitude that accompanies the higher altitudes.

Day 17-26 Climbing Period, Establishing Camps, and Baruntse Summit Attempt

Navigate through the challenging terrain, acclimatized and equipped. Establish camps and undertake load carrying, maintaining flexibility in the itinerary to seize weather windows. The focus sharpens on the ultimate goal – a summit attempt on Baruntse, a pinnacle of the adventure.

Day 27-28Trek to Amphu Lapsta Base Camp, Cross Amphu Laptsa (5,780m/18,963ft), and On to Dobato

An alpine start heralds the traverse of the formidable Amphu Laptsa. The pass crossing offers panoramic views of the Khumbu peaks, leading to a descent towards Dobato. Steep slopes, alpine valleys, and snow-covered landscapes shape this leg of the journey.

Day 29Trek to Pangboche (3,985 m/13,074 ft.)

Descend further, leaving behind the solitude of the wilderness for the more populated areas. The trek transitions, guiding you toward Pangboche, where the contrast between the untouched Hongku descends further, leaving behind the solitude of the wilderness for the more populated areas. The trek transitions, guiding you toward Pangboche, where the contrast between the untouched Hongku Valley and more frequented routes becomes evident.

Day 30Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,286 ft.)

Continue the descent through the Khumbu Valley, arriving at Namche Bazaar, the bustling Sherpa capital. Take a moment to explore the unique blend of mountain culture and commerce that defines this iconic village, nestled in the heart of the Himalayas.

Day 31Trek to Lukla (2,860 m/9,383 ft.)

Embark on a lengthy descent to Lukla, marking the final leg of your mountainous odyssey. The day is marked by celebration and a heartfelt farewell to the porters and crew who have been instrumental in the success of your expedition.

Day 32Fly to Kathmandu or Return via Ramechap

A scenic flight or return via Ramechap, depending on flight arrangements, reconnects you with civilization. The afternoon is yours to savor, offering moments of relaxation or last-minute shopping. Retire to the Radisson Hotel for a well-deserved rest.

Day 33Day at Leisure in Kathmandu

An entire day unfolds, granting you the freedom to explore the rich cultural tapestry of Kathmandu. Optional visits to Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, or other cultural sites enhance your understanding of this vibrant city.

Day 34Conclusion of the Trip in Kathmandu

The expedition reaches its conclusion as you are transferred to the airport after a hearty breakfast. Depart from Kathmandu, carrying the memories of a journey that has taken you to the heights of Mera Peak and Baruntse.

 

While our provided itinerary for the Mera Peak and Mt. Baruntse Expedition offers a comprehensive adventure, we welcome the opportunity to customize it according to your preferences. Your journey, your waylet us tailor this experience to make your Himalayan dreams come true.

The price of your trip includes the following:

  1. Expedition climbing royalty fees
  2. Certified IFMGA mountain guide with his daily wages and full insurance, etc.
  3. Garbage disposal and management fees
  4. Government liaison officer with his or her wages, Insurance, transportation, etc.
  5. Makalu-Barun National park permits and TIMS entry fees
  6. Summit route fixing
  7. Hotel or Airport pick-up and drop-off by private tourist vehicle
  8. Standard accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast for three nights
  9. Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to all members, guides, and necessary Nepalese staff
  10. Base Camp single-dome tent per person and hot shower
  11. Everest Sherpa Expeditions duffle bag, Cap, and T-shirt per member
  12. Accommodation and food in the local lodge are on full board during the trip
  13. Medical kit during the trip
  14. Porters to carry trekking and expedition gear (1:1 ratios)
  15. Climbing Sherpa 1:1 ratio to carry personal equipment and summit day
  16. Dining, kitchen, communication, store, toilet and shower tents at base camp
  17. Supplementary oxygen, masks, regulators, etc.
  18. High food for members and guides
  19. Experienced Sherpa support with his wages and full insurance
  20. Satellite Phone for emergency
  21. All accommodation, wages, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff
  22. All our government taxes, VAT, tourist service charges
  23. All official expenses

The price of your trip does not include:

  1. International flight tickets
  2. Nepal entry visa fees
  3. Meals in Kathmandu
  4. Alcoholic beverages
  5. Internet access or Satellite phone
  6. Personal clothing and climbing equipment
  7. Special drone permit fees
  8. Personal travel insurance, medical and rescue insurance
  9. Tips for Staff Guide, Sherpa, and Porters

USD ACCOUNT

Bank Name: Nepal Investment Mega Bank Limited (NIMB) 

Account Name: Everest Sherpa Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Swift Code: NIBLNPKT

Account No.: 13201100003780

The Trekking Day

The day usually begins between 6.30 a.m. and 7.30 a.m. with breakfast. During breakfast, the crew members make up the loads for the porters. You often start hiking by 7:30 a.m., though we wait for the sun to warm the air at higher altitudes.

The pace for the day is set at a lower speed. Instead, you will have time to become aware of everything around you and to enjoy it. Our guides are excellent timekeepers, but they cannot make you rush over the mountains!

The afternoon walk follows a similar pattern to the morning; it is often shorter, and your lodge is usually reached between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. There is plenty of time to relax or explore the surrounding area until the evening meal is served at about 6.30 p.m. After dinner, there is time to chat, read, or enjoy a game of cards with our crew. Most members are asleep by 9 p.m.

We provide a highly experienced team of IFMGA/UIAGM guides, assistant guides if required, cooks and kitchen staff, a rope-fixing team, and high-altitude workers. Our team is committed to ensuring your safety and satisfaction during your adventure.

The Everest Sherpa Expedition recommends the following gear and equipment for two iconic peaks: Mera Peak and Mt. Baruntse:

Climbing Gears

  • Ice Axe with Leash
  • Crampons
  • Climbing Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Ascender (Jumar)
  • Belay Device
  • Prussiks
  • Trekking Poles
  • Helmet

Headwear

  • Headlamp (min. 200 lumens) with sufficient batteries (Li-Ion batteries)
  • Sunglasses (poliarized or UV-protected)
  • Woolen Cap
  • Sunhat
  • Buff Scarf
  • Balaclava

Bodywear (Clothing/Layering)

  • Down suit
  • Down jacket
  • Down pant
  • Gore-Tex set \ Hardshell set
  • Insulated mid layer
  • Fleece jacket
  • Thermal set
  • Quick dry (half and full-sleeved)
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Additionally, as per necessity,

Handwear

  • Liner gloves
  • Fleece gloves
  • Expedition Gore-Tex gloves (heavy duty)
  • Mittens

Footwear

  • Trekking shoes
  • Expedition climbing shoes (7000er series)
  • Camp shoes or slippers
  • Gaiters
  • Liner socks
  • Woolen socks or trekking socks
  • Summit socks (7000er series)

Personal Kit

  • Trekking backpack
  • Expedition backpack
  • Sleeping bag (-20°C for base camp)
  • Sleeping bag (-40℃ for climbing)
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • Hygiene kit (toiletries)
  • Sun screen (min. 50 SPF)
  • Lip Guard
  • Water bottle
  • Thermos

First Aid Kit

  • Personal medications
  • Personal first aid kit

Miscellaneous

  • Camera and associated gear
  • Camp knife and multi-tool
  • Binoculars/ magnifiers
  • Personal reading accessories
  • Games and entertainment mediums
  • Pee bottles
  • Dry bags or compression bags

The company offers a variety of trekking, peak climbing, mountaineering expeditions, and tour services through its website (everestsherpaexpedition.com).

Our Terms and Conditions contain legal obligations; we encourage you to read them carefully. They form the basis on which bookings are accepted by the company.

Inquire, Booking, and Payment Details

  1. You can make further queries about your desired trip through the “Get a Quote” form available on each trip detail page. We will reply to you within 24 hours with the best possible answer, and the rest of the communication will be through our official email, info@everestsherpaexpedition.com.
  2. To confirm the booking, you need to make a non-refundable deposit before your departure date (the prior deposit and amount required to pay will be notified to you through our official mail because it depends on the season and the nature of the trip you have chosen).
  3. You can pay a non-refundable deposit via wire transfer to our company bank account. Or any payment method that is easy for you. For our banking details, see the Bank Details section.
  4. The service charge taken by the bank or service provider during the money transfer, whether that is a wire transfer or credit card use, will be your liability.
  5. The rest amount of the trip needs to be paid upon your arrival in Kathmandu before the departure date.
  6. If you are not able to pay the due amount before your trip departure, it will be treated as a cancellation of the trip.
  7. Unforeseen situations like domestic flight delays, bad weather, and natural disasters causing trip delays are not our responsibilities, and additional personal expenses will not be covered by us.

Payment Refunds & Cancellations

  1. If the trip is canceled 45 days before the trip starts, 50% of the deposited amount will be charged, but if the trip is postponed for some other date within a year, no charge will be made.
  2. If the trip is canceled two weeks before the departure date, No refund will be made.
  3. If you are not able to continue your trip once it begins because of health or another other situation, no refund will be made.
  4. Trip cancellation because of an unforeseen situation like bad weather, we will assist you to follow other trips because most of the things required for the trip have already been purchased, and making a refund for such thing is not possible therefore by mutual understanding, a certain percentage of amount will be refunded.

Only Staff Insurance

  1. Our company is responsible for making proper insurance (accident and medical insurance) for all the field staff including guide, cook, Sherpa, kitchen staff, and porters.
  2. We are not responsible for any type of insurance for the clients, therefore, we would like to suggest you get proper insurance before you travel. If you need to know further about this you can contact us at info@everestsherpaexpedition.com

Disclaimer

  1. Our field leader and guide of the company have full rights to make decisions on changing the trip routes, and walking hours to make your trip comfortable and secure because of bad weather, and health-related issues.
  2. Everest Sherpa Expedition Pvt. Ltd. Can cancel any fixed departure but we will notify you before one month. The cancellation of the trip can be because of bad weather, natural disaster, or insufficient group size, all the deposit will be refunded in this case.
  3. It is your responsibility to take care of your valuable belongings in a safe place, if anything goes wrong because of your carelessness, we are not responsible for such cases.
  4. Activities like Trekking, peak climbing, and mountaineering in the remote area could have high levels of risk, if anything goes wrong like serious injuries or death (very rare case), the company is not responsible which is beyond anyone’s hands.

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