Baruntse Expedition

Baruntse Expedition

TripGrade: Very Strenuous
Very Strenuous Trekking covers 4000 meters to 6000 meters. No doubt, your physical fitness, and acclimatization are the must. Generally, you walk about 7 hrs every day, but the altitude becomes an obstacle and it is really tough to walk that much. You have to cross the Himalayan passes using basic climbing equipment. Even the trail is steep and may be slippery.

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Duration:

35 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

7129 m

Group Size

2-10 pax

Trial Access:

Private & Comfortable Drive with flight Ktm-Lukla-Ktm

Best Season:

Spring ( April-May) and autumn (Oct-Nov).

Mt. Baruntse Expedition is the expedition to the peak which is asymmetrical snow peak, has four ridges and four summits and is considered one of the most beautiful peaks in the Nepalese Himalaya. It has the Barun Glacier flowing north to south from Cho, to the northwest by 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 - you reach the base camp where you prepare for the trek and 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. Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow reached the summit in 1954 from the South-East Ridge. The peak is crowned by four summits on four ridges with a high rate of successful ascent on the normal route via South Ridge.

It comprises many 8000 m climb components making it a much sought after peak before going for an expedition of 8000 m or more peak. The steep sections of ice at 50 degrees and a prominent ice cliff at about 7000 meters make the South-East Ridge of technically difficult and challenging.

The style of climbing is cautious and well-timed, with excellent leadership, organization, Sherpa climbers, walkie-talkie radios, satellite telephones, cooks and waiters, tasty food, the best equipment, a full kitchen in base camp, two camps on the mountain, 1000 of meters of fixed-line, hundreds of rock, ice and snow anchors, top-quality high altitude tents and high altitude stoves, expedition mix gas, and full safety equipment: medical oxygen, Gamow bag, and extensive medical kit.

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

Starting Price

USD 8149 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in city of temples; Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

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: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive.

Day 2

Sightseeing of Kathmandu and expedition preparation.

Meals included: BB

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.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Scenic flight to Lukla (2,800m) and free day to explore.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight.

Day 4

Trek to Chutanga (3,050m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 5

Trek to Thuli Kharka (3,900m) via Zatrawa La Pass (4,610m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 8-9 hrs

Day 6

Trek to Kothe (4,095m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Thangnak (4,350m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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).

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 8

Acclimatization.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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. 

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 9

Trek to Khara (5,045m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs

Day 10

Trek to Mera La Pass (5,350m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 11

Trek to Seto Pokhari camp (4,850m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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. 

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 12

Trek to Baruntse base camp (5,300m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 13-27

Climbing period of Mount Baruntse (7,129m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Tented camp.

Day 28

Sanitation of campsite and return back to Seto Pokhari.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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. 

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 29

Trek back to Mera La.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 30

Trek back to Kothe.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 31

Trek back to Thuli Kharka.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

Accommodation: Tea house/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 32

Trek back to Lukla via Zatrwa La Pass (4,610m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Again, we will cross the amazing Zatrawa La Pass while returning back to Lukla. After reaching Lukla, 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.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 8-9 hrs

Day 33

Fly back to Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

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.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight and 30 min drive.

Day 34

Free/spare day.

Meals included: BB

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.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 35

Departure from land of Everest.

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!!

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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.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Experienced expedition guide (Everest Summiter)
  • High-altitude porters (sherpas) - 1 for 6 members
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Baruntse
  • Liaison Officer
  • Return 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
  • 4-night accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 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

Whats Not Included

  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Katmandu
  • International return flight fare
  • Personal equipment for the ascent
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra porters if required
  • Tips for supporting crew
  • Personal travel, medical and rescue insurance
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required
  • Personal high-altitude Sherpa
  • Nepal Visa fees
  • Oxygen


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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