Mera peak and Baruntse - 42 days
Baruntse peak stands majestically surrounded by some of the world’s highest mountains – Everest, Lhotse and Makalu to the north and Makalu on the other side.
The climb up to West Col imposes significant challenge. The summit, overall is not so technical but is physically demanding. The mountain was first climbed May 30, 1954 via the south ridge by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow of a New Zealand expedition.
In the South-East corner of the Everest National Park, between the massive peaks of Lhotse and Makalu, sits the rarely climbed Mt. Baruntse. At 7129m it is considered a semi-technical mountain but the extreme altitude and several exposed pitches near the summit will make this a very challenging climbing expedition. This is exciting itinerary which includes an acclimatization climb on Mera Peak before crossing over into the remote Honku Valley and an attempt on our main objective; Baruntse. The generous itinerary gives us plenty of time for multiple attempts before we exit back to Lukla and Kathmandu via the difficult and impressive Amphu Laptsa Pass.