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Mera Peak & Baruntse

Double summit victory – Mera Peak and Baruntse

The peaks of Mera Peak and Baruntse are perfectly to combined and are ideal as a preparation tour for the first eight-thousander. But they are also ideal for those who want to gain their first expedition experiences.

Already during the trekking to the foot of Mera Peak 6.461m the dimensions of the Himalaya are gigantic, huge glaciers and meter-high rock faces towering into the sunny sky. From the summit you have a breathtaking view of a handful of eight-thousanders: Cho Oyu, Everest and Lhotse, Makalu and Kangchendzönga.

After celebrating the first summit victory on Mera Peak, the summit of Baruntse at 7,129m can be climbed a few days later. By climbing Mera Peak you are already used to the altitude and can climb to the summit of Baruntse without much ascent and descent. Baruntse is located in the centre of three glacial valleys: Imja, Hunku and Barun Valley.

Adventure Factor courageous
Experience / Emotion once in a lifetime
Fitness / Struggle athletic
Risk feel free to tell your partner about it
Comfort expedition style

Highlights:

  • Acclimatisation tours for Mt. Everest
  • Relatively simple expedition mountains
  • First taste of expedition air
  • Two famous summits directly behind each other

Trip dates:

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Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to changes in the Programme or route. The treks on each day are led by a mountain guide.

We enable maximum flexibility. The Expedition can be Extended if the circumstances so require, if the participants so desire and if they bear the additional Costs incurred.

The following schedule is planned: 

Day 1-10: Arrival and trekking to the basecamp

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu or meeting point at the hotel in Kathmandu. You will meet the expedition team in the hotel garden after you have been picked up from the airport. Excitement and anticipation of the coming experience is in the air.

Day 2: Last organisations and remaining time at leisure in Kathmandu.

Day 3: By plane from Kathamndu to Lukla to Camp Surkey.

Day 4: Trekking to the very last village Painya.

Day 5: Trekking to Pangkongma (2.900m).

Day 6: Trekking Chatra buk (3.300m).

Day 7: Trekking to Thuli kharka (4.200m).

Day 8: Trekking to Thasing dingma (4.010m).

Day 9: Trekking to Thangnag (4.356m).

Day 10: Day of rest.

Day 11-14: Ascent of Mera Peak 6,461m

Day 11: Trekking to Khare (5.045m).

Day 12: Exploration tour to Mera la (5.400m).

Day 13: Ascent to Mera Peak High Camp (5.780m).

Day 14: Ascent of the summit (6,461m) and descent to Camp Kongmadingma (4,948m).

Day 15-24: Ascent of Baruntse 7,129m

Day 15: Trekking to Hongu khola camp (4.870m).

Day 16: Ascent to Baruntse Base Camp (5.400m).

Day 17: Rest day at Baruntse Base Camp.

Day 18 -24: Time window for the ascent of the Baruntse.

Day 25-31: Baruntse - Kathmandu

Day 25: Trekking to the Amphulapcha high camp.

Day 26: Crossing of the Amphulapcha (5.845m). The camp is in Phedi.

Day 27: Descent to Dingboc (3.860m).

Day 28: Trekking to Namche

Day 29: Trekking to Lukla

Day 30: Return flight to Kathmandu from Lukla.

Day 31: Independent journey home.

check_circle_outline  What the price includes:

  • Overall organisation of the trip
  • Certified mountain guide during the entire expedition
  • climbing sherpas for the group
  • Permit for both summits
  • 4 nights in a high-class hotel in a double room in Kathmandu
  • All transfers domestic flight Kathmandu – Lukla in economy class
  • Full board during the whole trip (in Kathmandu only breakfast)
  • Drinks at communal meals (no alcoholic beverages)
  • Double room in accommodation during the journey to the two peaks and the base camp
  • Luggage transport & return (25kg personal luggage/participant)
  • 1 two-room tent with bed per participant in the base camp
  • Mat für approach and basecamp
  • 1 tent for two people for the approach and the high camps
  • Equipment for a comfortable stay at the base camp (shower tent, toilet tent, dining tent, etc.)
  • Satellite communication for a fee and depending on availability
  • High camp equipment (tents, cooker, gas, dishes, food)
  • Use of fixed ropes along the route and the equipment
  • Waste return transport
  • Kitchen team
  • Insurance, (helicopter rescue, accident) wages and equipment for all Nepalese staff
  • All fees and charges
  • Pharmacy, Emergency medicine
  • Medical emergency oxygen
  • Weather forecast
  • Securities and guarantees provided by an Austrian tour operator

 

help_outline Optional:

  • Single room surcharge € 500

 

highlight_off  What the price does not include:

  • International flight to Kathmandu (we will gladly make you an offer)
  • Excess baggage on domestic flights (20 kg plus hand baggage is included)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal insurances
  • Visa for Nepal (available at the airport, take your passport photo with you!)
  • Personal medication
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment
  • Sleeping bag for base camp and possible high camps
  • Satellite telephone charges
  • All services not specifically mentioned under INCLUDED services

info  General information

Tour operator for this trip: Furtenbach Adventures GmbH, Höttingergasse 12, 6020 Innsbruck, AUSTRIA; phone: +43 (0) 512 204134, mail: [email protected]).

Despite modern equipment and tactics, high-altitude expeditions still present an enormous challenge. Aside from technical and fitness requirements, it is the altitude itself that presents the largest obstacle. For our Everest Flash Expedition, we use pre-acclimatization in a hypoxic tent at home. It is essential that Everest Flash climbers adhere strictly to the training and acclimatization programme (see our FAQs). 

Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to itinerary and/or route changes. Climbers take part in the expedition at their own risk and individual responsibility. Furtenbach Adventures assumes no liability for accidents, damages or loss of materials.

If you are not sure that taking part in an expedition like this is the right thing for you, feel free to contact Lukas Furtenbach on Tel +43 512 204134 or e-mail [email protected] for a personal consultation.

This package in general is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

This trip is organised by Furtenbach Adventures as tour operator.

 

language   Entry Requirements

Swiss or EU citizens:

Nepal: When entering the country, you need a passport with a validity of at least 6 more months and a visa (available at the airport upon arrival, depending on the duration of your stay from 25 to 100 USD, bring a passport photo)

Information on recommended vaccines and health regulations:
http://www.who.int/ith/en/

More detailed information regarding entry, visa and health requirements for this travel destination will be provided once you’ve communicated your nationality.

 

 

https   Insurance possibilities

We strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance (including trip cancellation, interruption, medical and luggage insurance) For this journey, the Global Rescue Signature Travel Insurance is suitable. The price of the insurance depends on the trip and the personal data of the traveller. We happily make you an offer after booking or upon request.

To cover search and rescue costs in the mountains, we ask our expedition participants to take out a “medical only”-membership at Global Rescue. This membership can be concluded here before departure: https://ss.globalrescue.com/partner/furtenbach/. Further information are provided after your booking.

 

work  Equipment

Unless specified otherwise in the detailed program, all high camp equipment will be provided by us. You need to bring your own personal equipment such as down clothing, expedition shoes, an isolated sleeping mat and a sleeping bag with a comfort range of – 20 to -25 degrees Celsius for the high camp. Following your booking we will send you a detailed equipment list. We will be happy to advise you personally during the selection and purchase of required equipment. With years of expedition experience, we know what has proved its worth and what not.

insert_chart_outlined   Difficulty / Technique

The ascent always lies in the participant‘s personal responsibility, while led by the mountain guide and expedition leader. Participants must be able to move safely and independently in mixed terrain (rock, snow, ice) and – if required – independently build rope teams under the guidance of the mountain guide. Cooperation, camaraderie and support on the mountain increases the chances of success for all. The guide is there to provide guidance for the whole group, the possibilities for him to respond to individual needs is limited. It is imperative that participants adhere to the instructions and decisions made by the mountain guide. Regardless, each participant must know their own physical limits, and be able to make a timely decision to turn back.

For expeditions offered by us, unless otherwise specified in the detailed program, the following is required of participants: independent getting on and off the fixed ropes on cliffs, snow, ice and firn snow slopes, as well as the independent use of crampons and ice axes in mixed terrain. On climbing passages, as well as very dangerous and exposed places, fixed ropes are attached by mountain guides and by the Sherpa team.

 

perm_identity   Physical fitness

A key success factor in expeditions is being in good shape. Train in the months before the expedition! Several hour climbs with a backpack and around 1000 meters per day should not be a problem for you. You have to carry your own personal equipment on the mountain, unless an optional personal Sherpa is booked. The porters are available for the group and set up the high camp and insure the route. We will gladly provide individual advice on how to best prepare yourself mentally and physically for an expedition!

 

local_hospital  Health

We recommend that each participant undergoes a medical examination prior to the expedition. Good health is a prerequisite for participation. Particularly important is a visit to the dentist because previously unnoticed dental problems can become quite acute due to the sudden change in pressure conditions in higher altitudes.

 

landscape  Experience

We are very familiar with the charm and attraction of an eight-thousander! However, we want to make certain that you can ascend safely, come back alive, and be able to enjoy the expedition while on it and not afterwards. Therefore, in order to participate in our eight-thousander expeditions, you must already have collected some experience at high altitudes and mountaineering. When booking, please let us know which heights you have already reached and which high mountains you have climbed. If you are a newcomer, no problem, we offer a bespoke program aimed to train you for reaching your desired destination.

In order to participate in our seven-and six-thousander expeditions, you should have at least some experience on the four-thousander peaks of the Alps or other mountain ranges. Our offer for newcomers applies here as well, we can train you to become prudent and safe high altitude climbers!

We offer a special introductory weekend for all those who want to learn about – or refresh their knowledge of – all the skills and techniques needed on an expedition. More info here.

 

payment  Payment

Deposit Payment is made less than eleven months prior to the end of the trip and is a maximum of 20% of the price. The balance must be paid no earlier than 20 days prior to departure. Please find more information regarding the payment in our GTC.

 

directions_run  Right of withdrawal

The traveller has the right to withdraw from the travel contract at any time by paying the according cancellation fee stated in the General Terms of Conditions of Furtenbach Adventures GmbH.

For expeditions to 7000 and 8000 meter peaks the following fees apply for cancellations on the part of the client prior to travel: until 3 months prior to departure 50%, within 3 months prior departure 100%.

The tour operator will be released from the contract if the specified minimum number of participants is not achieved and if the customer has been notified about the cancellation in writing within the following periods: until 20 days prior to departure.