Expedition to Mera Peak, Mount Baruntse, and Amphu Labtsa pass. Is a great circle trek through the Everest region, encompassing lovely remote valley trekking, and “easy” trekking peak (Mera) + Nepal’s “easiest” 7000 metre / 23,000 foot high peak (Baruntse) and crossing the Amphu Labtsa Pass, which at 5800 metres / 19,000 feet, which really looks like another peak in itself is a lifetime memorable adventure trip for you.
Mount Baruntse was one of the early Himalayan peaks recognized by sir: Edmund Hillary’s team for climbing east of Everest. The Mountain was ascended in 1954 by the south â€“ east ridge by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow. Despite being 7000ers, Baruntse Expedition involves various 8000m climb components, thus offering itself as an ideal training peak for higher climbing such as Mount Everest etc. you.
The easier way to ascend the peak is via south ridge, The steep sections of ice at 50 degrees and a prominent ice cliff at about 7,000 meters makes the South-East Ridge of Baruntse somewhat difficult climb. The route via Lukla, the Mera La, and Hinku Valley offers a more accessible alternative. Therefore, we will attempt a more popular and accessible route via the South Ridge with the opportunity of acclimatizing at the Mera Peak (6476m/21,246ft). Two high camps above the Base Camp – Camp I just below East Col at an altitude of 5,700m and the Camp II on the South-East Ridge at a height of 6,420m.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Pretrip meeting and preparation day for the trek + sightseeing.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek to Paiya (Chutok) – 2730m/ 3-4 hours.
Day 04: Paiya to Panggom – 2850m/5-6 hours.
Day 05: Panggom to Nagingdingma.-2650m/ 6-7hours.
Day 06: Nagingdingma a to Cholem kharka(panchpokhari )-4400m/ 5-6hrs.
Day 07: Cholemkharaka to khola kharka -3800m/6-7 hours.
Day 08: Khola Kharka to Kote â€“ 3691m/6-7hrs.
Day 09; Kote to Tangnang – 4350m/3-4 hours.
Day 09: Tangnang to Khare – 5,045m/2-3 hours.
Day 10: Acclimatization day at KHARE.
Day 11: Khare to High camp – 5,780m/4-5 hours.
Day 12: Extra day in- case of bad weather.
Day 13: High camp to Mera Peak summit(6461m) and to Kongmadingma -4850m/9-10hrs.
Day 14: Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari – 5035m/6 hrs
Day 15: Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp – 5300m/6 hrs
Day 16-: Baruntse Climbing Period: we will set up an ADVANCED BASE CAMP at an altitude of 6000m near the glacier at the foot of the South East Ridge. We will need a time for additional acclimatization and for load carrying for to stock ABC and Camp 1. Camp 1 is at a height of 6,450m on the South-East Ridge proper. Above Camp 1, we climb 45° snow slopes and the gradually 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, and descent by the same route. Over night at Camp 1 and ABC. a
Provided everything goes as planned, our plan of action would be as follows:
01: Rest & Acclimatization day a at Base Camp
02: Hike up to ABC, return to Base Camp
03: Rest Day
04: Climb to temporary ABC (5800m)
05: Climb to West Col, Sleep at Camp 1 (6135m)
06: Climb to Camp 2 (6400m)
07: Summit Attempt (7220m) return to Camp 1
08: Spare Summit Day
09: Return to Base Camp
Day 25: Rest and Pack up day at the Baruntse Base Camp.
Day 26: Baruntse Base Camp to Amphu Labsta Base Camp – 5650m/18536 ft : 4-5 hrs.
Day 27: Amphu Labsta Base Camp(South) to Chhukung.. 7-8hrs .
Day 28: Chhukung to Lobuche via Kongmala pass. 6-7hrs .
Day 29: Lobuche to Gorakshep via Everest Base camp.
Day 30: Gorakshep to Kalapatar and to Peruche.
Day 31: Peruche to Namche Bazar. 6-7hrs .
Day 32 : Namche Bazar to Lukla .
Day 33: Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 34: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 35: Departure from Nepal.
01: 04 nights hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast + airpot pick up and drop service.
02: Baruntse expedition and Mera Peak Permit fees
03: experienced Mountain guide, guide, Cook, Kitchen boy, camping porters and normal porters.
04: all Camping materials such as, sleeping tents, dining tents, Kitchen tents, toilet tents etcâ€¦.
05: Experienced and licensed climbing Sherpa for each client during the climb with medi-kids.
06: flight both way KTM â€“ Lukla â€“ KTM + staff transportation.
07: All accommodation meals + high food during the trek + climbing period.
08: Equipments for the climbing Sherpa , Mountain guide, cook, porter etc.
09: insurance for all the Nepali staff + helicopter rescue for the climbing guide and Sherpa.
10: a walkie talkie, satellite phone, oxygen, mask regulator, Gammo bag.
11: static rope and Dynamic rope.
12: government officer who monitors all the activity at the expedition sites and has to be taken obligatory from Kathmandu.
01: Personal equipments: Down jacket, Crampons, Harness, Ice axe etc and extra services.
02: International transportation + visa fare.
03: Personal + medical+ Helicopter Rescue insurance of the clients.
04: Beverages and Mineral water.
05: Tips and Bonus for the Nepali Staff.
06 : sleeping bag.