Baruntse Expedition

Baruntse and Mera Peak Expedition- 26 days

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


  • 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.
The Journey Begins Here


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
You will be met at the airport and transferred to hotel.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for equipment check

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Chhutenga (3000m)
We fly to Lukla early in the morning upon arrival in Lukla. 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)
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 13-23: 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
Packing and clearing the Base camp after the summit

Day 24: 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.

Day 25: Heli Fly from Baruntse Base Camp to Lukla, Flight to Kathmandu
After a short heli flight, back to Lukla . explore Lukla

Day 26 : you will take a schedule flight back to Kathmandu

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Climbing Gears

  1. Ice Axe
  2. Crampons
  3. Harness
  4. Tape Slings
  5. Screwgate karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
  6. Descender/Eight figure
  7. Plastic mountaineering boots
  8. Ascender/Jumar
  9. Helmet
  10. Snow Bar
  11. Rope
  12. Ice Hammer
  13. Ice Screw


  • Sleeping bag
  • Headlight with batteries
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Medical Supplies

  • First-Aid kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium)
  • Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen)
  • cold medicine
  • antibiotics for stomach infection
  • anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide)
  • water purification tablets

Personal Clothing items


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • warm fleece hat
  • Black Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down vest or jacket


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body

  • Underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof pants


  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers or sandals)

Personal Hygiene

  • Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
  • toothpaste/brush set
  • hand sanitizer gel
  • 1 synthetic towel
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I really climb a mountain? Do I need to have climbing experience?

We suggest that people undertaking a first climb should have at least overnight trekking experience. For those who wish to take on a technically difficult, remote or extreme altitude mountain we'd expect participants to have appropriate experience and skills.

What type of people comes along?

Climbing expeditions usually attract people in their twenties to fifties. Participants tend to be seeking a good quality, safe, well supported, good value and enjoyable adventure rather than the lowest cost.

How fit do I need to be? Will I have to carry a lot of weight? Should I be able to do 100 chin ups?

The fitter you are, the more fun you (and your companions) will have. You will find guidance on preparing for your expedition on each adventure's web page (search here), our info packs and trip dossiers. A minimum level of fitness would have you being able to walk all day on uneven, hilly ground, carrying your day pack, and be able to get up again the next day. Many climbs will require a higher level of fitness and strength so you can carry heavy gear to high camps and really exert yourself on summit day.

What gear is provided?

Included are individual sleeping tents for the trekking phase of most climbing expeditions, with dining and kitchen tents. On the mountain participants share serious, proven mountain tents. Climbing teams are equipped with emergency communications and first aid equipment as well as more prosaic things like climbing and cooking gear.

Who will be responsible for my safety?

The short answer - you! All participants are expected to behave in a responsible manner, taking due care of themselves and others. Your expedition leader is responsible for the group including participants and staff. He or she will advise, manage and assist everyone, sometimes with the support of an expedition first aider or doctor, and will be assisted by guides, sherpas, and you and your climbing colleagues, all of whom will have roles to play.

What if I get sick or have an accident?

Despite the best precautions, people do sometimes fall ill, sprain something or develop symptoms of AMS. Our expedition leaders will manage your care keeping in mind what's best for you and the rest of the group. Precautions include first aid qualifications and kits, emergency communications, evacuation plans, your travel insurance cover and our pre-preparation and medical advisors.

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