Baruntse Expedition

Mountain Expedition

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USD $ 8,149 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    35 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Baruntse Peak 7129 m

  • Difficulty

    strenous

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private & Comfortable Drive with flight Ktm-Lukla-Ktm

  • Region/Type

    Everest Khumbu Treks
  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Overview

Mt Baruntse is an asymmetrical snow peak, has four ridges and four summits, and is considered one of the most beautiful peaks in the Nepal Himalayas. It has the Barun glacier flowing north to south, northwest is the Island Peak glacier and the Hunku glacier forms the southeast boundary. 

Baruntse Expedition starts after a flight to Tumlingtar and about 15 days of walk from Baruntse - and when reaching the base camp, we prepare for or do some prior training before attempting the summit.

Mt. Baruntse was one of the early Himalayan peaks recognized by Edmund Hillary’s team for climbing east of Everest. The peak is crowned by four summits on four ridges with a high rate of successful ascent on the normal route via South Ridge. But the steep sections of ice at 50 degrees and a prominent ice cliff at about 7000 meters make the South-East Ridge technically difficult and challenging.

Nevertheless, our approach to climbing is cautious and well-timed, with excellent leadership, organization, helper Sherpa climbers and porters, walkie-talkie radios, satellite telephones, cooks and waiters with the best equipment.

Also, a setup of a full kitchen in the base camp, two camps on the mountain, 1000 meters of fixed-line, ice and snow anchors, top-quality high altitude tents and high altitude stoves, expedition mix gas, and full safety equipment such as medical oxygen, Gamow bag, and extensive medical kit will help us succeed.

Experienced guides and the support crew from Himalayan Trekkers will try their level best to make your climb a lifetime memory. For more info about our team and crew contact us at info@himalayantrekkers.com

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

🕑 30 mins

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

A representative of Himalayan trekkers with your nameplate will be waiting for you. After arrival meets, greet, welcome, assist and transfer to the overnight staying hotel.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 2: Sightseeing of Kathmandu & expedition preparation

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Today after breakfast you will be picked up by your city guide and takes you to some of the landmarks of the Kathmandu Valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and so on. You will visit some of these and the rest of the time you can do last moment shopping for an expedition by consulting with your expedition guide.

Meals: BB

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 3: Scenic flight to Lukla & free day to explore

🕑 30 mins

Max Altitude: 2,800 m

Today we will fly to Lukla which is considered as the world adventurous airport. We will take an early Twin Otter flight to Lukla which is the main entrance to the Khumbu Region. This is an adventurous as well as exciting flight, which provides you a stunning view of Everest in the distance.

Upon arrival in Lukla, we will meet all crew members of the expedition and be oriented with each other. You can enjoy the remaining time by exploring around and visiting some nearby destinations.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 4: Trek to Chutanga

🕑 4-5 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,050 m

With all members, we will begin our journey and rest at Chutanga (3050m) for overnight stay.

As it is the first day, we will be walking for a short period of time.

Overnight at Chutanga.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 5: Trek to Thuli Kharka via Zatrawa La Pass

🕑 8-9 hrs

Max Altitude: 4,610 m

We will be crossing the Zatrawa La Pass (4610m) in the early morning and trek downhill to Thuli Kharka (3,900 m) for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 6: Trek to Kothe

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 4,095 m

With a warm breakfast, we will step ahead towards Kothe leaving Thuli Kharka for overnight stay of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 7: Trek to Thangnak

🕑 4-5 hrs

Max Altitude: 4,350 m

Today's journey will be a shorter but most exciting one, as we will enjoy the fantastic views of the south face of Mera throughout the day, you can capture good images for memories. Overnight at Thangnak (4350m).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 8: Acclimatization day at Thangnak

Max Altitude: 4,350 m

During this day, you will visit Sabal Tsho Lake and also enjoy a hike to a large cairn (5271m) on the flank of Kusum Kanguru Peak (6367m).

Overnight. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 9: Trek to Khara

🕑 3-4 hrs

Max Altitude: 5,045 m

With a good breakfast, we will move towards a new place called Khare (5045m) where we will be enjoying our overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 10: Trek to Mera La Pass

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 5,350 m

We will be continuing our journey to Mera La pass (5350m) leaving Khare where we will be staying overnight in a tented camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 11: Trek to Seto Pokhari Camp

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 4,850 m

After enjoying the breakfast prepared by the staff of Himalayan trekkers, we will start the trip to Seto Pokhari camp i.e. white lake camp (4850m) where we will set up our camp for overnight stay. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 12: Trek to Baruntse Base Camp

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 5,300 m

Today, we will march towards the base camp of Mount Baruntse with all expedition team members of Himalayan trekkers.

Our expedition team members will build the camps for an overnight stay at Baruntse Base Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 13-27: Mount Baruntse climbing period

🕑 14 days

Max Altitude: 7,129 m

During this time frame, you will be more connected with expedition team members who will train, guide and assist you to meet your dream.

You will acclimatize, stay in various camps and conquer the summit of Mount Baruntse and return back to the base camp.

Celebration in the camp. Overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 28: Sanitation of campsite & return to Seto Pokhari

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 4,850 m

With all members, we will clean up our camping site and then start to return back to our campsite called Seto Pokhari where we will stay overnight. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 29: Trek back to Mera La

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 5,350 m

We will begin our return journey and stay overnight at Mera La where we already stay overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 30: Trek back to Kothe

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 4,095 m

From Mera La, we will descend back to Kothe by enjoying the scenic beauty and morning sunlight for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp

Day 31: Trek back to Thuli Kharka

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,900 m

We will return to Thuli Kharka from Kothe for an overnight stay. Thuli Kharka is the destination where we had already spend a night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp

Day 32: Trek back to Lukla via Zatrwa La Pass

🕑 8-9 hrs

Max Altitude: 4,610 m

Again, we will cross the amazing Zatrawa La Pass while returning back to Lukla. After reaching Lukla (2,800 m), you can take rest. 

In the evening, a celebration with a complete expedition team members of Himalayan trekkers by opening some beers and foods. 

Overnight at Lukla.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 33: Fly back to Kathmandu

🕑 30 mins

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Today we will take an early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu as it lies in the Himalayan region and we cannot be sure about the bad weather.

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you can go to the spa and massage center to get rid of the pain and tired of trekking.

Meals: BB

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 34: Free/spare day

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

Today is the free day as you can visit some of the Heritage sites of Kathmandu or you can stroll at Thamel and can do last minutes shopping, a souvenir for friends, families, and relatives.

In the evening, Farewell dinner with the team of Himalayan trekkers by enjoying a cultural show.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 35: Final Departure

🕑 30 mins

Although, it is a sad moment for us to say goodbye however a representative from Himalayan trekkers will drop you at the airport before 3 hours of your flight and takes the feedback of the trip.

Hope to see you again in the next holidays!!

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Includes

  • All airport transfers
  • 4-night accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Experienced expedition guide (Everest Summiter)
  • High-altitude porters (sherpas) - 1 for 6 members
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Baruntse
  • Liaison Officer
  • Domestic airfare to/from Kathmandu
  • Experienced Cook Nepal, Kitchen helper
  • Insurance of Staff (Liaison officer, Cook, and Kitchen helper)
  • National park entry fee and local taxes
  • All transportation during the trip
  • Expedition cargo to/from Lukla (max. 30 kg per person personal equipment)
  • Porters to carry members` equipment food and fuel to Base Camp and back
  • All accommodation at Guesthouse/lodge during trekking for all members, staff and Liaison Officer.
  • All Meals during the trek and high-altitude food climbing for climbing period
  • Tents for members and staff in BC and high-altitude camps
  • All camping /kitchen equipment and its cost and wages
  • Crockery in BC and high-altitude camps
  • Gas fuel (250 gram) - 5 per each member
  • Gas-stove burners - 1 in each high-altitude tent
  • High-altitude tents - 1 for 3 members
  • Sleeping bags for high-altitude camps - 1 per each
  • Generator at Base Camp
  • Electric equipment in BC (wires, lamps, sockets)
  • All necessary Ropes
  • Ice screws
  • Walkie-Talkie - 3 for group
  • Satellite phone (5$ per minute)
  • Expedition T-shirt from Himalayan Trekkers
  • Welcome/farewell dinner

Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Nepal Visa Fees
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Katmandu
  • Personal equipment for the ascent
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses including bar bills, laundry, phone bills, etc.
  • Extra porters if required
  • Tips for supporting crew
  • Personal travel, medical and rescue insurance
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required
  • Personal high-altitude Sherpa
  • Oxygen
  • Anything not mentioned in the includes section

Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.

GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing

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