Mt. Baruntse Expedition (7129m) is an attractive seven thousand meters above mountain peak in the heart of the Everest region. Located between Mt. Makalu and Mt. Lhotse, the famous symmetrical peak has a total of four ridges and four summits. Mt. Baruntse Expedition is one of the most satisfying and rewarding high expedition mountains.
On our Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing, we climb both of the mountains. However, our main focus is on climbing Baruntse, and Mera Peak climbing is expected to ensure that we are well prepared for our ultimate climb. Mt. Baruntse is located between Lhotse and Makalu at the epicenter of three glacier valleys including Barun, Imja and Hunku. The mountain was first ascended by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow in 1954 by the South-East Ridge. However, the steep sections of ice at 50 degrees and a prominent ice cliff at about 7,000 meters make the South-East Ridge of Baruntse a somewhat difficult climb. Therefore, we choose a more accessible and popular alternative via South Ridge. This route also gives us the opportunity to acclimatize and climb the Mera Peak (6476m/21,246ft). We make two high camps above the Base Camp – Camp I just below East Col at an altitude of 5,700m and Camp II on the South-East Ridge at a height of 6,420m. The Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing also includes a few days trek into the scenic heartland of the Khumbu region and a stunning helicopter ride back to Kathmandu. Throughout our journey, we are rewarded with exceptional views of the Himalayan vista.