Baruntse Expedition

USD 8,255
  • Activities
    Baruntse Expedition
  • Max Elevation
    7129 meters
  • Trip Duration
    31 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Highly Challenging + Adventure
  • Lodging
    Tented Camp
  • Meals
    Full board or Base Camp Service
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle & flight
  • Communication
    Yes
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Autumn and Spring
  • Per Day Walk
    Approx. 4 - 6 Hours

Trip Highlights of Baruntse Expedition :

  • Summit of Mt. Baruntse 7129m 
  • Opportunity to develop high level of mountaineering experience 
  • Summit rewards the close view of world’s popular mountain massif – Mt. Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8481m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m and many more.
  • Offers opportunity to summit Mera Peak 6461m – Nepal’s highest trekking Peak as an acclimatization climb trip (optional)  

Trip Introduction :

Mt. Baruntse 7129m/23390m is located in the heart of Everest and Khumbu region of Nepal standing between two 8000m mountains –  Mt. Makalu 8481m & Mt. Lhotse 8516m.  Mt Baruntse was firstly summit by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow in 1954 via its South-East Ridge.  An outstanding view of world’s famous Himalayas including Mt. Everest 8848 m, Mt. Makalu 8481m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8481m & Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m smiles very closely in front of you while summiting Mt Baruntse.

Climber can also Summit  Nepal’s highest trekking peak “Mera Peak 6416m” before summit to Mt. Baruntse as an acclimatized climbing trip to be familiar with climbing. As per our decades of experience in Trekking and Climbing adventure – we recommend Baruntse Expedition only for well-experienced climber having with high technical skills, physically strong and psychologically prepared.  

Mt. Baruntse expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition [P] Ltd starts after a couple of day preparation in Kathmandu and scenic flight to Lukla Airport. Lukla airport is a gateway of whole Everest region trekking and climbing. From there, our pre-climbing trek journey heads towards beautiful hinku valley. Before reach to Baruntse Base Camp, we walk through a pristine environment with numerous numbers of safe acclimatization days to be fit and fine for Baruntse Expedition.

We will set up a base camp above from Panch Pokhari. Then we will require setting – up to two higher camps above from Base Camp. The technical demanding climb leads through its straightforward snow paved walls where we face some tricky steps at around 7000m. After having an amazing experience of Baruntse Expedition, journey descends to Base Camp and back to Lukla for fly back to Kathmandu. 
Please Visit: Peak Climbing Gears and Equipment and Essential Tools & Gear for Trekking

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
    Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. Then you will be transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering additional information about the expedition. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

  • Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu & Climbing Preparation
    Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu Valley. Most importantly we will complete all the paper works and make necessary preparations required for Baruntse Expedition.
    Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan

  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] [45 minutes] and Trek to Chhuthang [3020m/9905ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
    Today we will take an early morning flight to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and the entire Everest region of Nepal. We start our trek on the trail that passes along several hamlets and wooden yards before entering the thickly forested area. Our trek passes through the hillside below Kalo Himal. Kalo Himal in the Nepali language means ‘Black Mountain’. From there we will trek towards the beautiful summer pasture grounds of Chhuthang for our overnight stay.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 04: Trek from Chhuthang to Tuli Kharka [4100m/13448ft] via Zatrawala Pass [4600m/15088ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
    After breakfast, we leave Chhuthang and follow the trail that is a gradually ascending at first and then much steeper climb towards for the crossing of Zatrawala Pass. Our tiring climb to the top of the pass is rewarded with stunning views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak and other surrounding high peaks in the region. From the top, our trail descends all the way towards Tuli Kharka.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 05: Trek from Tuli kharka to Kothe [4182m/13716ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
    Today we start a delightful trail that descends all the way down to Hinku River. After reaching the river bed, we will make a rather long ascend through dense rhododendron filled forest to arrive at Kothe. Kothe is located at the west side of Hinku valley and is famous for dense rhododendron forest. In spring the hills are filled with red rhododendron flowers that make this place one of the most enchanting spots on the planet.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 06: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak [4326m/14189ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
    From Kothe we continue our trek on the trail that goes along the ridge of Hinku river and as we approach the summer herders settlement of Gondishung. From there we pass through Lungsumgba Gompa which was built around 200 years ago. Here we can see Mera Peak along with its route scripted in a rock which is a masterpiece of rock carving. A rather pleasant and easy trek will lead us to Thangnak which is also a summer herders settlement.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 07: Trek from Thangnak to Khare [5000m/16400ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
    Our trek today is mostly uphill. After breakfast, we leave Thangnak and trek over the trail that goes over the glacier towards a Kharka with amazing views of surrounding snow-topped peaks. We continue the climbing trek that leads us to the snout of Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. From there, our trail is a steep climb all the way to Khare. From Khare, we will get to see a stunning view of Northern Face of Mera Peak. We spend our overnight at Khare.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 08: Rest at Khare
    Acclimatization is very essential for avoiding high altitude sickness and to ensure our successful climb to the summit of Mt Baruntse. Thus, we will take a rest at Khare for acclimatization and exploration. Besides, Khare offers a number of good hikes to its visitors which are remarkably best places for acclimatization process. While we spend our rest day at Khare, our Sherpa team will make necessary checks on our climbing gears and equipment needed for Baruntse Expedition.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 09: Trek from Khare to Mera La Pass [5400m/17712ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
    After breakfast, we leave Khare and follow an impressive trail that goes over a rocky platform above the western ridge of Mera Glacier. We climb much steeply as we head for the crossing of Mera La Pass at 5,400 meters. From the top of the pass, we will have mesmerizing views of high snow-capped mountains in the Khumbu region. Our trail descends gently to reach our campsite just below the pass.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 10: Trek from Mera La Pass to Seto Pokhari [4850m/16247ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
    Today we will follow the trail that heads higher into the yak pasture grounds of the remote valley. Our trail leads directly into the epicentre of the world’s towering mountains with stunning views of high alpine valleys and surrounding mountains. After some time of trekking, we will reach our campsite near Seto Pokhari. Seto Pokhari literally means ‘White Lake’ in Nepali language and is the first of the series of lakes in Upper Honku Basin.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 11: Trek from Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp [5300m/17755ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
    After breakfast, we leave our campsite at Seto Pokhari and continue our trek on the trail that passes through one of the remote parts in the Himalayas. A gradual ascent through the beautiful Honku valley leads us to a good campsite at 5,300 meters. Our Sherpa crew will set up our base camp here and start making necessary preparations for setting up additional camps at higher altitudes.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 12-23: Summit Mt. Baruntse [7129m/23882ft] and back to Base Camp
    We will spend several days involving in climbing training practices with adequate days for proper acclimatization. Our Sherpa climbing crew will perform all the hard works of carrying and setting up additional camps above the base camp, serving hygienic meals and finding appropriate routes for the climb. Fully equipped with all the climbing equipment we will follow the guidance of experienced climbing experts and climb closer to the summit. Weather conditions can change in seconds, so taking weather conditions into consideration we will overcome several technical climbing sections and climb to the summit of Mt Baruntse. Our much waited and tiring climb to the summit is rewarded with magnificent views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, Chamlang, Mera Peak and other surrounding high peaks in the region. We will spend some quality time at the summit and start our descend journey following the same route back to base camp.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 24: Cleaning base camp and return to Seto Pokhari [4850m/16247ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
    After accomplishing the achievement of a lifetime experience – reaching the summit of Mt Baruntse, we will make a relaxed start and prepare for our return trekking. After breakfast, we start to retrace our steps back on the same trail that descends gradually through Honku valley. Our trek continues until we reach Seto Pokhari for overnight camping.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 25: Trek from Seto Pokhari to Mera La Pass [5-6 hrs Trek]
    Today we leave our campsite near Seto Pokhari and continue to retrace our steps on the same trail that descends through the remote alpine valley. After some time of downhill trekking, we start to follow a rising trail that ascends gradually towards our campsite below Mera La Pass.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 26: Trek from Mera La Pass to Thangnak [6-7 hrs Trek]
    From our campsite, we begin our trek by following the trail that climbs steeply towards Mera La Pass. Enjoying the magnificent views of high alpine valleys with surrounding Himalayas, our trail from the top of the pass descends passing through Khare to reach Thangnak for the overnight stay.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 27: Trek from Thangnak to Kothe [4-5 hrs Trek]
    After breakfast, we leave Thangnak and continue to retrace our steps with mostly downhill trekking all the way to Kothe. Our trail descends from high alpine vegetation and enters into the dense sub-tropical forest filled with rhododendron, oak, pine and birch trees as we approach Kothe.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 28: rek from Kothe to Tuli Kharka [5-6 hrs Trek]
    Today we start our trek by gradually ascending on the trail that goes along dense rhododendron forest and through the western section of Hinku valley towards Tuli Kharka. We can have great views of Mera North, Mera Central and south face of Mera Peak from Tuli Kharka.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 29: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla [5-6 hrs Trek]
    Today is the last day of our trek. We start our trek from Tuli Kharka as we ascend for a crossing of the Zatrawala Pass. After a tiring climb to the top of the pass, our trail descends all the way back to Lukla. In the evening we will celebrate the successful completion of Baruntse Expedition with NGT.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 30: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport
    After breakfast, we will take an early morning flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu Airport you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or visit (world heritage sites of UNESCO) that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Enjoy your leisure time at Kathmandu. In the evening we will celebrate the successful completion of Baruntse Expedition and have a final meal together.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

  • Day 31: International Departure as per flight schedule

    Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

What's included?
  • Airport Arrival Departure transfer as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • All essential ground transportation by Private Vehicle – as mentioned in Itinerary
  • Climbing permit for mount Mt. Baruntse Expedition
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight
  • Camping accommodation during Trekking & Climbing period
  • All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking and climbing period
  • Trekking Guide and well-experienced climbing guide
  • Required number of porters, and kitchen staff for camping
  • All essential camping equipment – Dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table – chair for the expedition
  • Liaison officer
  • All staffs salary, foods, clothing and insurance
  • All essential climbing gears
  • Emergency oxygen-mask & regulator (need to pay as per usages)
  • Solar panel for batteries charging & lighting in base camp
  • Satellite Phone (Need to pay as per usages per minute)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All applicable TAX, VAT and necessary paperwork
What's not included?
  • Personal Climbing gear
  • Your climbing insurance
  • Bar and Beverage bills
  • All personal nature expenses
  • TIPS for staffs
  • Refundable garbage deposit

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Baruntse Climbing Difficulty
Baruntse is considered to be one of the high success rate peaks of the Everest Region. This is not a totally challenging but physically demanding Peak Climbing. It is considered to be a semi-technical mountain. Baruntse Peak Climbing is an experience in a remote area which includes steep snow slopes, hard sections, and gigantic ice cliffs. This trekking befits those climbers who have good physique and previous climbing experience. The South- east ridge of Baruntse is a bit difficult because of being straightforward hard ways to climb. In the Expedition of Mount Baruntse, there are hard sections of 50 degree’s elevations with a prominent ice cliff for climbing and facing the risk of avalanche. Altitude becomes a serious challenge in most of the climbing expeditions. Long ways, severe cold and unpredictable weather, snowy slopes, steep sections make the climb relatively difficult. You need to be familiar with the climbing gears, climbing techniques, etc. Most significantly, you need to be physically fit and mentally ready for climbing Baruntse.

Baruntse Climbing Season
Peak Climbing in Nepal is a seasonal activity. Autumn and Spring are the best seasons for climbing most of the mountains in Nepal. Autumn Season (September, October & November) and Spring Season (March, April & May) is the perfect time for Baruntse Climbing. During these months, the days will be sunny and warm in the Himalayas. The skies will be clear and the atmosphere of the Himalayas will be alluring. Thus, we can have great views of the mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure-seeking clients who do not like hustle and bustle during the journey also can choose December, January, and February months for this trip. Monsoon season (June, July, and August) be pretty difficult time for climbing in the Himalayas because of monsoon. During monsoon the trails will be slippery, muddy and there will be landslides too.

Baruntse Climbing Preparation
It is better safe than sorry. Mountaineering obviously is an activity full of dangers. Therefore, safety must be always your first priority. Preparing well in advance is very important for your safe, secure and pleasant climb. Here are some tips in short cut about how to prepare for Baruntse. Let’s have a look.

  •  It is a good idea to take a basic rock climbing course
  •  Practice enough gym workouts for this climb. Basically, Cardio and strength endurance training must not be avoided.
  • Be mentally ready to cope with this strenuous peak
  •  Consult with your physician to prevent yourself from HAPE and HACE
  •  Collect adequate gears and clothing
  •  Consult with a professional and well-established trekking partner
  • Hire a professional guide
  •  Complete all the mandatory paper works and procedures

Physical Trainings and Experience required for Baruntse Peak Climbing
Baruntse Expedition is a technical adventure activity in Nepal which requires previous trekking experience and technical skills about peak climbing gears to have successful summit. The trip is very suitable for adventure motivated trekkers who have ability to walk in snows ridges and adventurous trails. Walking in high altitudes might attract high altitude sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every trekker who are planning to come to Nepal for trekking and peak climbing adventure to do daily physical workout (jogging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks. We recommend to undertake Mount Baruntse only if you have undertaken other smaller peaks of the same region. Here is the list of the activities that must be done compulsorily before attempting the Baruntse:

  •  Go for a run or hike to hills where you have to do ascents and descents.
  •  Once a week, do a long walk.
  • Swim and cycle.
  •  You can also go up and down the stairs of a tall building.
  •  Eat healthy food.
  •  Keep on doing yoga. If you can, do more yoga related to breathing.

Baruntse Climbing Gears and Equipments
The success of any mountain expedition generally depends upon the types of gears and equipments we use. Here is the brief list of the must to include equipments for Baruntse Peak Climbing. We would like to request you to go through the Climbing gear checklist. Just pack sufficient but don’t pack too much. Just have a look:

  • Climbing harness
  •  5 meters (16 ft.) of 6mm accessory cord
  •  Figure 8 abseil/belay device (tube style devices, i.e. ATC will not work on fixed lines)
  •  Full size ascender
  • 2 locking carabiners, 1 large and 1 small
  •  4 non-locking carabiners
  •  Ice axe with leash
  •  Steel crampons with anti-balling plates
  •  Trekking poles
  •  Abseiling/Rappelling Gloves

Baruntse Peak Climbing Permits
Climbing permit is a legal document issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association that provides permissions to the climbers to attempt the climb on designated peak or route. Climbing Permit is required to climb any peak above 5000m and it is illegal to do so without a climbing permit. Baruntse Peak Climbing also requires a number of climbing permits. Area Permit, Climbing Permit and TIMS are some of them. Baruntse Climbing Expedition normally costs around $7000 to $8000.

Accommodations
At a reasonable Baruntse Climbing Cost, Sophisticated hotels and resorts from normal tourist standard category to five-star categories are available in Kathmandu for your accommodation, where you can choose your suitable one. During the entire trekking (apart from the climbing period of Baruntse) there is availability of tea house/lodges. And during the climbing period for a couple of days, we need to set up tent camp for accommodations. So we will provide all tea house accommodation at available places and camping accommodation at the places where tea house/lodges are not available. Accommodation can be Single, Double, Triple or twin sharing basis as per your requirement.

Meals
Baruntse Expeditions are inclusive for all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including the entire trekking and climbing period, apart from the BB plan during the stay in Kathmandu. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same teahouse/Camp where we spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu. During the camping period, while we are in Baruntse Base Camp and High Camp, our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea houses and restaurants; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipments from available places but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome.

Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness is the effect of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at the high altitude. It is the negative health effect of high altitude due to the rapid exposure to low amount of oxygen at high elevation. The common symptoms of Altitude sickness include headaches, vomiting, tiredness, trouble sleeping and dizziness.
Altitude Sickness generally referred as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) occurs only above 2500m. The main reason of altitude sickness is rapid ascent and decreasing amount of oxygen at the high altitude. There are mainly three types of altitude sickness: Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) and High Altitude Cerebral Edema.
Altitude Sickness can become a medical emergency if ignored. The best way to prevent altitude sickness is to travel to high altitude slowly. It normally doesn’t take long for your body to adjust into a changed altitude. At the higher altitudes, the air pressure and oxygen level is comparatively lower. Our body takes time to adjust to such change. We suggest you to keep you hydrated, not to smoke or drink alcoholic substance, eat hygienic food, sleep low, take it easy, use Diamox tablets etc. to prevent yourself from Altitude Sickness.

Tips for Baruntse Peak Climbing

  1.  Acquire right and sufficient trainings
  2.  Pack Sufficient
  3.  Collect most essential gears
  4.  Hire a guide
  5.  Be mentally ready
  6. Follow the instructions of your guide
  7. Never underestimate the weather
  8.  Climb steadily, sleep low
  9. Be careful about your health and hygiene

Last but not the Least
Baruntse Peak Climbing Expedition is a popular mountaineering package of the Everest region. This expedition offers you the unconquerable experience ever. However, the difficulty level has to be taken into consideration seriously and prepare in advance accordingly. And here we are to assist you in every obstacles and hindrances. If you have any question regarding this trip, please visit our website.

How to Get Nepal Visa?

Immigration Office at Kathmandu Airport Facilitating Tourist Visa on arrival.

Visa Fees:

Two Weeks – 30 USD

One Month (Four Weeks) – 50 USD

Three Month (90 Days) – 125 USD

For more info, please email at info@nepalguidetreks.com

Visa Extension Fees:

Tourist Visa Extension required a minimum of 15 days (USD 45)and USD 3 for each extra days.

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GLIMPSES OF   Baruntse Expedition

Baruntse Base Camp 5300m
Baruntse Expedition
Baruntse High Camp
Climbing Mt Baruntse 7129m
Climbing Mt Baruntse 7129m | Mera La Pass

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