Baruntse Expedition is one of the exciting and alluring climbing of Baruntse Peak (7,129m) in the heart of Khumbu Region. This famous peak is located between Makalu and Lhotse. This is one of the exciting adventures for climbers who are seeking for 7,000m easier climb. Baruntse Mountaineering is one of the high success rate peaks of the Everest Region. This is not a totally challenging but physically demanding Peak Climbing. Likewise, it is considered to be a semi-technical mountain. Geoff Harrow and Colin Todd of New Zealand Expedition Team accomplished the summit in 1954 from the South-East Ridge.
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. Spring is the most admirable time to go for climbing however you can go for Baruntse Expedition during winter too. The successful conquest of the peak will reward you with the best views of the gigantic mountain peaks of the Himalayan Massif that includes Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu etc.
Mt. Baruntse Peak Climbing experience with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts at Kathmandu. After having much preparation, we will take a short morning flight to Lukla. Then we will lead you towards the beautiful Hinku Valley. Before reaching the Baruntse Base Camp, we will walk through a pristine environment with a significant number of safe acclimatization.
We will set up a base camp above from Panch Pokhari. Our journey towards the top of the peak demands two camps over the base camp. Technically 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, we will descend to the Base Camp and fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition has designed this itinerary for customary practices but can be modified as per your trekking interest and preference. Feel free to drop your queries instantly and let us serve you the way you have never experienced before.
Equipment Needed During Climbing
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30 min Drive Hotel/Resort
Our representatives will be there at the Tribhuvan International Airport to receive you. You will be greeted and received warmly and then they will lead you towards the hotel. They will also help you with your check-in at the hotel. Either you can stay at the hotel for refreshment or you can visit our office for important information about the trip. In the evening we will welcome you formally with a welcome dinner. You will have a chance to know the guide, fellow participants and the overall trip plan after dinner in an orientation session.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu Kathmandu valley offers you so many cultural and historical landmarks. Popularly known as the City of Temples, Kathmandu has a marvellous amalgamation of Hinduism, Buddhism and Western Cultures. Similarly, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur also have rich historical, cultural and religious riches. All the monuments, art and artefacts in these cities, in the Kathmandu valley will give you a close insight of the then Contemporary Nepalese society. Therefore, you will be taken into a guided tour of these cities. Basically, we will be visiting the major heritages that are enlisted in the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. It is not possible to visit all these places in a single day but we will try our level best to take to many places as possible.
Meals: BB Plan
45 minutes flight & 4-5 hrs Trek Lodge
After having breakfast we will head toward the domestic air terminal for a scenic mountain flight towards Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to the entire Khumbu Region. After landing at the airstrip at Lukla, we will start our trek towards Chhuthang. From Lukla, we will pass through pastures and forests. We will be trekking on the trail below the Kalo Himal. The trail through many beautiful hamlets towards Chhuthang will lure our heart.
Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5-6 hrs Trek Lodge
From chhuthang we will proceed to Zatrawala pass at an altitude of 4600m through the remote trails. The hike to Zatrawala Pass is quite steep. As soon as you reach the top of the pass, you will be fascinated with the superb view of Number Himal, Kongo Ri, Karyolang Peak and other surrounding peaks. After spending some beautiful moments at the pass, we will descend down to Tuli Kharka.
6-7 hrs Trek Lodge
From Tuli Kharka our trek will be completely exciting. We will be trekking through a dense forest of rhododendron, oak, pine and juniper trees. Today we will have a magnificent view of Mount Mera and other surrounding mountains. A steep descent to the Hinku River and the final uphill climb will lead us to Kothe. Kothe lies to the west of Hinku valley and offers serene wilderness. Exploration around the beautiful village of Kothe is just amazing.
4-5 hrs Trek Lodge
The walk to Thangnak is quick and easy. From here we will be moving along the Ridge of Hinku River towards Gondishung. We will pass by Lungsumgba Gompa which was built around 200 years ago. The trail is a very gentle incline along the river. From here we can see Mera Peak, Kusum Kanguru Peak and many more. We will continue along a rather easy walking trail that leads us to the summer grazing area of Thangnak. This place has a few numbers of lodges and shops.
We will now go over Hinku and Shar Glacier and start a steep climb all the way to Khare. Our walk through the moraine leads us to an enchanting valley. Then we will take a short steep climb until Khare. From here we will have an enchanting view of Northern face of Mera Peak. Beside that Khare offers a number of good hikes for exploration and acclimatization. In addition to this, this section of our trek is a mixture of both fairly easy and moderately difficult experiences.
1 day rest Lodge
Acclimatization is very necessary at a higher altitude to avoid mental and physical sickness. As we are above 5000m altitude, we will spend a rest day at Khare for acclimatization and exploration. Proper acclimatization is a must for successful Baruntse Peak Climbing. Our crew member will check climbing gears before heading further to the higher camps. There is a nearby hill which can provide us with a good hike of a few hundred meters. Beside that, we will have a short mountaineering training on this day.
4-5 hrs Trek Tented Camp
This is an exciting day. After breakfast, we will leave Khare and follow an impressive trail that goes over a rocky platform above the western ridge of Mera Glacier and follow it to the pass. We will reach the Mera La Pass. 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.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5-6 hrs Trek Tented Camp
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 Hongu Basin.
Today we will cross the wide and grassy valley scattered with small boulders. The valley is more barren and rugged the more we climb higher. Then we will pass several passes on our left and trek to the Baruntse Base Camp. The trek includes serene wilderness, unique landscape and unbelievable cultural exposure.
12 days climbing towards Mt. Barunste Tented Camp
This is the most important period of our trek. We will spend our days ascending the summit of most awaited Mt. Baruntse. After spending some days for acclimatization and exercise we will be taken to the high camps closer to the summit. Our climbing experts will set up additional camps above the base camp, serve hygienic foods, explore the easier climbing route. We will be trekking from lower camp to the higher camp or vice versa for more practice and acclimatization. Fully equipped and acclimatized, following the instructions of our expert guides, finally we will hike up to the summit. The weather can change at any time and make our climb rather challenging as well as technical. The summit brings you a lot of happiness with astonishing views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, Mera Peak and many more. After spending some quality time at the summit we will traverse back to the Base camp and put up our camp for the night stay.
3-4 hrs Trek Tented Camp
This is basically a short trek. We will take our time for cleaning and drying equipment. We will have a hot bath for healing and relaxing after an effortful climb up. Most importantly, we will collect all the garbage we produced to manage the disposal. Then, we will start to retrace our steps back on the same trail that descends gradually through Honku Valley. We will continue until we reach Seto Pokhari.
Today we will trek through the high altitude route. This is one of the remotest parts of the Himalayas. We will descend through the remote alpine valley. After trekking down for some time we will start to follow a rising trail that ascends gradually towards campsite just below Mera La Pass.
Now we will be climbing on a steep trail towards Mera La Pass. We will enjoy the majestic view of the high alpine valley with surrounding Himalayas. After having spent some quality time at the top of the pass we shall descend pass through Khare to reach Thangnak.
Today’s trek will be the most downhill trekking. After having breakfast we will move towards Kothe by retracing our own footsteps. We will be trekking back into a subtropical forest from a high alpine region. We will continue moving until we approach Kothe for our night stay.
Today’s trek is an initial gradual ascend on the trail that goes along the dense forest. We will be traversing through the western section of the Hinku Valley towards Tuli Kharka. We will have astonishing views of Mera North, Mera Central, and southern face of Mera Peak from Tuli Kharka.
Our last day walk of this adventurous trip will lead us to the high ridge of Kalo Himal. We will cross Zatrawala Pass by ascending a moderately steep trail. When we reach the top of the pass, we will descend down the hill and cross Chutanga all the way to Lukla. This trekking trail offers us plenty of wonderful scenes of dazzling silver mountains at the backdrop.
30 min flight Hotel/Resort
After having breakfast, we will take an early morning scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest in the hotel or visit the remaining Heritage sites in the valley. Walking around the busy streets of Thamel can be worth spending quality time in Kathmandu. In the evening we will celebrate the successful completion of Baruntse.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
Now it is the time for farewell. Our representatives of Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule. You need to get into the airport 3 hours prior to your flight. On broad, you have plenty of good memories of Baruntse Peak Climbing.
Immigration Office at Kathmandu Airport Facilitating Tourist Visa on arrival.
Two Weeks – 30 USD
One Month (Four Weeks) – 50 USD
Three Month (90 Days) – 125 USD
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Tourist Visa Extension required a minimum of 15 days (USD 45)and USD 3 for each extra days.
Yes, you need to get climbing insurance for Baruntse Expedition ( 7129 M ) which will also cover your trekking insurance.
There are many different insurance companies you can choose by visiting here.
Usually climbing guide and porter will expect the tip after the successful summit of the peak. They can be tipped according to the satisfaction of yours and your entire trip. Climbing guides normally get USD $200 while porter gets USD $100.
Our company Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will provide a half-day climbing training at Baruntse Expedition Base Camp. Our guide will provide techniques for ice climbing, rock climbing using ropes and other climbing gears.
Our climbing guides are trained and certified by Nepal Mountaineering Association and Everest Summiteers Association who are born in Everest Region of Nepal and have bigger lungs as compared to of ours. It's their culture and job due to which they will make the journey safe and successful.
Mountaineering in Nepal is not as easy as trekking. For peak climbing, we have to prepare everything a month before your arrival or a bit earlier so there won't be any cancellation. You can visit the link for more information.
The difficulties of Baruntse Expedition depends on these common factors:
Mount Baruntse is technical and with avalanche-prone area section that makes difficult to climb. It has a magnificent view of Everest region, Makalu region, World's largest Khumbu Glacier and thousands of snow-capped mountains. Baruntse expedition has not easy access to get there. It has hard sections of 50 degree’s elevation to reach the Baruntse with a lot of ridges makes difficult to climb. We only recommended the experienced climber with companion skilful sherpa guide to the Baruntse.
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We want to extend our utmost gratitude to everyone in the NGT team, who helped in every possible way for our successful summit climb of Mount Baruntse. The challenges and adventures during the climb were way too exciting and thrilling for any mountaineer. Our Sirdar (Climbing – Guide) was Ang-Dawa Sherpa, who was very skilful climber with patience. He always asked how we felt during the climb and motivated us in every possible way. Many thanks to our Sherpa team who did all the hard work from carrying all the gears including tents, food and other climbing equipment We could not have reached the summit without everyone’s help and support. We recommend Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition to anyone wanting to indulge in any kind of adventure related activities in Nepal.
Wishing Best of Luck !!!!
Marko and Marcel
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