Upon our arrival in Nepal the capital city Kathmandu, which is one of the historical places where you will find lots of cultural heritage which also comes under the world heritage site. Our Freedom Adventures’ staff will receive you from the airport to drop you by hotel. After some rest and fresh up enjoy Thamel Street at night which is the best tourist hub in the town with the view of live music bars, local market and reputed restaurants. There will be briefing in the evening about our trip by Freedom Adventures and also acknowledgement of any question we ask regarding our upcoming adventure. Overnight at Kathmandu.
At around 8am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting.rnrn rnrnAfter the pre-trip meeting and a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 9:45am. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks praying in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhanath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We will also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is The Lion gate, The Golden gate, The Palace of fifty five windows, Art Galleries, The Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.rnrn rnrnThe rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. Later, you will be supplied with our Trek Pack and departure information for the next day. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Formal briefing at the Ministry of Tourism. The expedition leader will check that everyone’s equipment is in working order. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Final opportunity for last-minute purchases. Overnight at Kathmandu.
An early morning start takes us to Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35 minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla (2804m). Upon arrival at the airport, a guide will meet us and introduce the porters before we begin the three hour trek up to the Chutok La pass (2945m). Overnight in tented camp at Chutok.
After the pass of Col Khari La (3081m), the trail weaves along mountain sides through the Khari Khola valley to set up camp in Pangkongma (2950m), a six hour trek. Overnight in tented camp at Pangkongma.
A magnificent five hour route takes us along mountain crests through rocky and wild landscapes. Passing through, we’ll enjoy the splendid panorama of the wooded regions below us. The day ends at Kurke (3800m). Overnight in tented camp Kurke.
Today we climb for six hours up to a pass at 4400 meters and then descend to Thuli Karkha (4200m), which means “vast pasture”. Overnight in tented camp Thuli Kharka.
We descend for five hours down hillsides, passing pleasant meadows and then down through forests of blue Himalayan pines and rhododendrons. The trip is accompanied by beautiful views of the south side of Mera Peak. The day ends at Khothey (3600m). Overnight in tented camp at Khothey.
We climb up the Hinku Valley through summer pastures. Near Lungsamba the valley narrows, wedged between the Kusum Kangru (6369m) and the west summit of Mera Peak (6255m). After a six hour walk we reach Tangnag (4350m). Overnight in tented camp at Tangnag.
A day will be spent here resting and adjusting to the high altitude. Overnight in tented camp at Tangnag.
We climb up along the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier, which provides fascinating views of Mera Peak. We arrive at Khare (4900m) after four hours. Overnight in tented camp at Khare.
Progressing along the snowy glacier, we approach the mountain pass, where the slope becomes steep. The day’s five hour trek takes us through Mera La (5415m) at the base camp (5300m). Overnight in tented camp Mera Peak Base Camp.
Today holds one of the best parts of the trek. We see stunning panoramas of giant mountains rising above 7000 meters, some of the highest on earth: Chamlang (7290m), Makalu (8475m) and Baruntse (7220m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m) and Nuptse to the north. Continuing westward, the peaks of Ama Dablam, Cho Oyo (8153m) and Kantega fill our view This five hour trek takes us to the high camp (5800m). Overnight in tented camp at High Camp.
Weather permitting, we begin early in the morning for the trip up to Mera Peak and back down. Overnight in tented camp High Camp.
We climb down toward Khare along the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier, providing interesting views of Mera Peak. Overnight in tented camp at Khare.rnrn
This day leads us toward the starting point of our prime destination which takes about 7 hours. We spend our night at tented camp. Overnight in tented camp Baruntse Base Camp.
This is very important day for climbing purposes. We’ll adjust to the altitude and rest, preparing ourselves physically and mentally for the climbing mission. Overnight in tented camp Baruntse Base Camp.
When we are physically and mentally ready, we begin our climb. After all the climbing we’ve done already, the ascent seems less difficult. To make the climb successful, we establish two camps above Baruntse base camp. Two camps are set up above the base camp for climbing purposes. Camp 1 is set up just below the East Col. at an altitude of 5700m, and the Baruntse Camp 2 is on the southeast ridge at an altitude of 6420m.rnrn rnrnAbove Camp 1, we climb up snow slopes at a 50 degree angle, past a subsidiary summit (6745m). From here the route becomes more complex. A series of short, steep steps of snow and ice are gained until we pass onto the west side of the ridge. Some short sections of rock scrambling lead back onto the ridge until it narrows at about 7000m. This leads to a marked cleft and an ice cliff, after which we have access to the easier, broader slopes above. These lead to the summit at 7129m. The trek takes approximately ten hours. After attaining the summit of Baruntse, we descend by the same route. Overnight at Tented Camp.
As the base camp has been our home for several days, we take the time to clean the area of our traces, a very important part of responsible ecotourism. The remainder of the day will be spent resting and enjoying the spectacular Himalayan views. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Having climbed two of the world’s most important and challenging peaks, we descend to Seto Pokhari. Overnight in tented camp (Seto Pokhari.
Overnight in tented camp at Mera Peak Base Camp.
Leaving the mountains behind us, our six hour descent takes us through Tangnag before continuing back to Khothey (3600m). Overnight in tented camp at Mera Peak Base Camp.
Our trek descends back the same way for another six hours, until we reach Thuli Kharka. Overnight in tented camp at Thuli Kharka.
Finally we make the seven hour return to Lukla (2804m), where the trek began. We’ll take time to reflect on the trek as a group, and the personal achievements of all who took part. You’ll also have plenty of time to explore the town. Overnight at Lukla.
On the scenic thirty-five minute flight back to Kathmandu, you’ll enjoy a last glimpse of the mountains you have recently climbed. Upon arrival in Kathmandu we’ll be met and transferred back to the initial hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.
This is also a spare day in case our Lukla flight is delayed. If we fly out of Lukla on time, we have a full day to relax and enjoy the various delights of Kathmandu. . Once back in Kathmandu, Freedom Adventures will host an evening barbecue as a chance to celebrate the expedition, say farewell, and thank the Sherpas and team members for their support and friendship throughout the trip. Overnight at Kathmandu.