Overview

Baruntse Expedition is another excellent platform to explore the tranquilizing beauty of the Khumbu Region of Nepal. While this adventurous ride serves as an opportunity to indulge yourself into the natural serenity, this could be your chance to garner all the experience before eyeing for more thrilling adventures like Everest Expedition or Manaslu Expedition.

The 32 days-long expedition starts from Kathmandu and takes you through some of the mesmerizing landscapes of Nepal until you step your foot at the summit of Mount Baruntse. Standing tall at an altitude of 7129 meters (23389 feet), Mount Baruntse is crowned by four peaks and surrounded by Hunku, Barun, and Imja glaciers.

Throughout the journey, you will indulge yourself in a walk to a remote area that includes steep snow slopes, challenging sections, and gigantic ice cliffs. But before you test your trekking shoes, you will enjoy a gripping flight to one of the world’s most extreme airports— Tenzing–Hillary Airport in Lukla.

There on, you will walk through dense rhododendron forests, naturally magnificent landscapes, and some traditionally and culturally rich settlements until you reach the Baruntse Base Camp (5300m). On the way, you will have a comfortable acclimatization night at the Mera Base Camp (5350m), which is the starting point of the summit to Mera Peak (6476m).

Before your summit to Mount Baruntse, we will set up two camps above the Baruntse Base Camp to help you with proper preparation and acclimatization. All of the food and your essentials will be supplied there through our experienced Sherpa guides.

Once you reach the top of Mount Baruntse, you relish on the eye-catching views of some of the tallest peaks in the world. The summit feeds you with the sights of Mount Everest (8848m), Mount  Makalu (8481m), Lhotse (8516m), and Mera Peak (6476m).

The best seasons for you to take on this expedition is in late spring and autumn, during March, April, September, and October. During these timeframes, you don’t have to encounter the possible threats that the high altitudes can bring in. Plus, the weather opens up nicely to feed you with natural serenity.

In short, Baruntse Expedition is your best possible way to explore the unexplored landscapes of Nepal. And we are all set to help you in your quest to achieve this tremendous feat.

Short History of Mount Baruntse

Mount Baruntse, which lies in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal was first climbed on 30 May 1954. Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow, from New Zealand, climbed it via the South ridge in an expedition led by Sir Edmund Hilary. In the meantime, the first ascent of the East Ridge was recorded on 27 April 1980 by Lorenzo Ortas, Javier Escartín, Jeronimo Lopez, and Carlos Buhler (America) of a Spanish expedition led by Juan José Díaz Ibañez.

Accessing Mount Baruntse is usually gained from the South, where climbers can ascend Mera Peak for acclimatization before moving up the valley to Baruntse Base Camp.

Why You Will Love This Baruntse Expedition

  • You will uncover the beauty and serenity of magnificent Nepal with this 32 days-long expedition.
  • You will explore the ancient places as well as cultural and natural heritage around the Kathmandu valley.
  • You can indulge yourself in the spectacular views of Mount Everest (8848m), Makalu (8481m), Lhotse (8516m), and Mera Peak (6476m).
  • You can have a piece of mouthwatering view of the three glacier valleys of Imja.
  • Flying in and out of the infamous Lukla Airport.
  • You will have a wonderful trek around the Hongu Valley to Baruntse Base Camp (5300m).
  • Exciting trek around Zatrawa La Pass and the Khumbu Valley.
  • You will be trekking to and camping at Mera Peak Base Camp (5350m).

Is This Baruntse Expedition Right For You?

  • The weather can be unpredictable in the higher altitudes as it can also affect your expedition and put it to a halt. Make sure you carefully consider the time of the year you wish to take on the expedition as the scenery and conditions vary between seasons.
  • For about a week or more, you will have to walk for 5 to 9 hours, excluding the climb itself. So, make sure that you are up for the challenge. If you have been practicing some kind of climbing exercises prior to the expedition, it will be helpful.
  • You will be scaling the Mount Baruntse that lies about 7129 meters. The climb is somewhat challenging, so keep in check that you have a good climbing experience before taking on this expedition.
  • The expedition includes several days of camping over 3000 meters, where there is the risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You may notice shortness of breath and mild headache, but your guide will make sure you walk slowly to let your body adjust to the thinning air.

Our guides and Sherpas are well trained in first aid and will be carrying emergency medicines to help you in the time of difficulty. In extreme cases, we will rescue you using a helicopter. If you are unsure about your physical ability, you need to seek some medical advice before booking this expedition.

Day to Day Detailed Itinerary – Baruntse Expedition

DayItineraryAltitudeDuration
1Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and Transfer to a Hotel1350 m-
2Sightseeing Around Kathmandu Valley and Buying Necessary Gears1350 m-
3Briefing About the Expedition in Tourism Ministry1350 m-
4Flight to Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla and Trek to Chutanga2840 m (Lukla)

3450 m (Chutanga)
40 minutes (flight)

4 hours (trek)
5Trek from Chutanga to Thuli Kharka (Chatra-La)3900 m7 hours
6Trek from Thuli Kharka (Chatra-La) to Kothe4095 m5 hours
7Trek from Kothe to Thangnak4350 m4 hours
8Trek from Thangnak to Khare5045 m3 hours
9Trek from Khare to Mera Base Camp5350 m5 hours
10Trek from Mera Base Camp to Seto Pokhari4850 m5 hours
11Trek from Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp5300 m4-5 hours
2020-12-24 00:00:00Climbing Period of Mount Baruntse7129 m-
25Trek from Baruntse Base Camp to Seto Pokhari4850 m6 hours
26Trek from Seto Pokhari to Mera Base Camp5350 m6 hours
27Trek from Mera Base Camp to Khare5045 m5 hours
28Trek from Khare to Kothe Via Thangnak4350 m (Thangnak)

4095 m (Kothe)
3 hours


4 hours
29Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka (Chatra-La)3900 m5 hours
30Trek from Thuli Kharka to Lukla2840 m9 hours
31Flight from Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla to Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel1350 m40 minutes
32Drive to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu for Final Departure1350 m0.5 hours

Important Notes

  • This trip starts early in Kathmandu, and you have three days to rest in the capital and explore the natural and cultural heritages around the Kathmandu valley. As a result, you will get enough time for the briefing about the expedition.
  • There are two ways of adventuring to the peak. One is from Lukla via Mera Base Camp and Hunku glacier with the possibility of climbing Mera Peak as a part of the adventure. The other one is from Tumlingtar along the Makalu Access Trek and West Barun glacier.
  • The Southeast Ridge of Mount Baruntse is a straightforward climb, mainly on snow, but at high altitudes and crossing some steep sections of ice at 50°, with a prominent ice cliff at about 7000m. We will set up a fixed line there for you.
  • The geometry and position of the Ridge make it prone to the accumulation of cornices. Despite the cornices appearing very stable, we will safeguard the steeper sections by placing fixed lines where you will have to traverse between the camps.
  • The avalanche risk on the lower slopes of Mount Baruntse appears to be very low. The successful ascents of the mountain are made in the spring when good snow conditions prevail.
  • Climbing permit fees 500USD as a royalty fee to summit Mount Baruntse in the spring season. Besides, the cost of ascending the peak in autumn and winter/summer seasons is 250USD and 125USD, respectively.
  • Note that while we endeavor to assist our clients in achieving their goals, there may be times your leader decides whether to delay or stop your ascent based on your medical conditions and AMS symptoms.
  • You may also be asked to carry some passport size photographs to carry out your expedition permit.
Day 1:
Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and Transfer to a Hotel (1350m/4430ft)

Our representative will be there at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, to greet you upon your arrival at the capital. You will be transferred to your hotel, where the representative will help you with your check-in. You can take complete rest and let go of the jet lag as you will have two more days ahead to prepare for the ultimate adventure.

Highlights

  • Greetings and welcome from our representative at the airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel for a much-needed rest.

Dinner
Hotel - 3 Stars
Day 2:
Sightseeing Around Kathmandu Valley and Buying Necessary Gears (1350m/4430ft)

Your second day in the country’s capital is the exciting one! You will have a whole day to explore around the city and have a glance at the cultural and historical landmarks that the Kathmandu valley offers to you.

Known as the City of Temples, Kathmandu has a compelling amalgamation of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Western cultures. The valley homes some of the major heritages listed in the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. Amidst that, you can run through the busy streets of the city and explore around Thamel and Asan area— largely popular for tourist swarm.

While exploring the markets, you can buy some of the necessary trekking and climbing gear that play vital importance throughout your expedition. The day ends with you going back to your hotel and taking rest.

Highlights

  • Adventure around Kathmandu Valley.
  • Visiting the cultural and natural heritage around the valley.
  • Buying some necessary climbing and trekking gear from the market.

Breakfast
Hotel - 3 Stars
Day 3:
Briefing About the Expedition in Tourism Ministry

After having brunch on the third day of your stay in the capital, you will get prepared for the important session coming up. Today, we will head to the Tourism Ministry and attend a short briefing session regarding the expedition. This brief meeting presents you with the opportunity to get all the valuable information and clear all of your doubts regarding the Baruntse Expedition.

Following the session, you can either stroll for sometime around the city or directly head back to your hotel and get some valuable rest. There is a big day coming up tomorrow.

Highlights

  • Attending the expedition briefing at the Tourism Ministry.

Special Information

While in the briefing session conducted at the Tourism Ministry, you will also be informed about the necessary trekking permits required for the expedition. Plus, you will be walked through all the accommodation and fooding facilities that you will get during both trekking and climbing.

Breakfast
Hotel - 3 Stars
Day 4:
Flight to Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla (2840m/9318ft) and Trek to Chutanga (3450m/11319ft) - 40 mins (flight) / 4 hours (trek)

This day will be the moving day of your expedition. After a quick breakfast in the capital, you will drive to the Tribhuvan International Airport to book a flight to the Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla. This 40 minutes-long flight is an adventurous one. From the time you take off from Kathmandu and get ready to land amidst the serene landscape of Lukla, you will have your heart in your mouth— overwhelmed both with fear and excitement.

Lukla airport is considered one of the most extreme airports in the world. It is mainly because the airport sits surrounded by high mountain peaks. You can relax for a bit gazing at the beauty of Lukla, where hundreds and thousands of climbers gather around in the quest for their journey to summiting Mount Everest (8848m).

After much-needed acclimatization at Lukla, you will then head towards Chutanga, which is a 4 hour-long trek. Beautiful pastures and forests will welcome you along the way. Besides, you will trek on the trail below the Kalo Himal while passing through many beautiful hamlets that will lure your heart. The day finally ends with you resting in the tea house.

Highlights

  • Bone-chilling flight to Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla.
  • Rest time at Lukla.
  • Peek of the beautiful landscapes.
  • Trek towards Chutanga.
  • Enjoying the serenity of beautiful pastures, forests, and hamlets along the way.

Acclimatization

You will rest for a few hours after reaching Lukla for better acclimatization. Acclimatization is important because you will then be heading to higher altitudes throughout the journey.

4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 5:
Trek from Chutanga to Thuli Kharka (Chatra-La) (3900m/12597ft) - 7 hours

The next morning, you will quickly feed your tummy and get prepared for a long trek ahead. It will be a thrilling walk through the remote trails to reach the ultimate destination of the day— Thuli Kharka. Often known as Chatra-La, you should walk for 7 straight hours to reach Thuli Kharka.

From Chutanga, you will proceed to Zatrawa La Pass, at an altitude of 4610m (15125ft). The hike to Zatrawa La Pass is quite steep. However, as soon as you reach the top of the pass, you will be fascinated with the majestic views of Kongde Ri (6187m), Numbur Himal (6075m), Karyolang Peak, and other surrounding peaks.

After spending some quality time at the Pass, you will then descend towards Thuli Kharka. You will then enjoy overnight accommodation at a tea house.

Highlights

  • Trek to Thuli Kharka (Chatra-La) from Chutanga.
  • Ascending to Zatrawa La Pass during the journey.
  • Splendid views of Kongo Ri, Numbur Himal, Karyolang Peak, and other surrounding peaks.

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 6:
Trek from Thuli Kharka (Chatra-La) to Kothe (4095m/13435ft) - 5 hours

After breakfast on the 6th day of the expedition, you will indulge yourself in the exciting trek towards Kothe. A 5-hour trail will take you through a dense forest of rhododendron, oak, pine, and juniper trees. Besides, you will be able to feast your eyes with the spectacular views of Mera Peak (6476m) and other surrounding peaks along the way.

Following a steep descent to Hinku River, you will climb uphill for some time that leads you to Kothe. Kothe lies to the west of Hinku valley and offers a magnificent wilderness, which you can enjoy for the rest of the day. Additionally, you will have plenty of time to explore the beautiful village of Kothe and get familiar with the hospitality of the locals out there.

The day comes to an end with you resting your tired feet with a tea house accommodation.

Highlights

  • Enticing trek towards Kothe.
  • Strolling around the dense forest of rhododendron, oak, pine, and juniper trees.
  • Awe-inspiring views of Mera Peak and other surrounding peaks throughout the trail.
  • Exploring the Kothe village and getting to know the locals living there.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 7:
Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4350m/14272ft) - 4 hours

After the sun rises on the 7th day of the expedition, you will have a quick brunch and lace up your boots for the journey ahead. Today, you will reach Thangnak, which is around 4 hours walk from Kothe. You will move along the Ridge of Hinku River towards Gondishung. On the way, you can enjoy the incredible sight of Lungsumgba Gompa, which was built around 200 years ago.

The trail that is gently inclined along with the river feats with the spectacular views of Mera Peak (6476m) and Kusum Kanguru Peak (6367m). Upon reaching the summer grazing area of Thangnak, you can rest for a bit and visit Sabal Tsho Lake. Following that, you will have an adventurous hike to a large cairn at 5271 meters on the flank of Kusum Kanguru Peak. You will finally return to Thangnak and have a cozy sleep amidst the serene beauty.

Highlights

  • 4 hours-long walk to reach Thangnak.
  • Sightseeing of Lungsugba Gompa, Mera Peak, and Kusum Kanguru Peak.
  • Visiting the Sabal Tsho Lake.
  • A quick and exciting hike to a large cairn on the flank of Kusum Kanguru Peak.

4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 8:
Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5045m/16551ft) - 3 hours

Following an adventurous day at Thangnak, you will pack your bags and initiate your trek towards Khare. Today’s trek will be just for 3 hours so that you won’t feel exhausted before the tiring days come up. The steep yet exciting trail that leads to Khare presents you the chance to move over Hinku and Shar Glacier.

The journey through the moraine takes you to an enchanting valley from where you will take a short steep climb until Khare. You will enjoy the thrilling view of the Northern face of Mera Peak (6476m) from Khare. Moreover, Khare offers numerous exciting hikes for exploration and acclimatization. Overnight tea house accommodation in Khare puts an end to the 8th day of the expedition.

Highlights

  • 3-hour trek to reach Khare.
  • Passing through Hinki and Shar Glacier.
  • Amazing view of the Northern face of Mera Peak.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 9:
Trek from Khare to Mera Base Camp (5350m/17542ft) - 5 hours

This day is an exhilarating day of the expedition. After breakfast, you will leave Khare and follow an adventurous trail that goes over a rocky platform above the Western Ridge of Mera Glacier. After walking for 5 hours, you will reach Mera Base Camp, which is the gateway to the Mera Peak (6476m).

From the Base Camp, you can cherish the panoramic views of high snow-capped mountains in the Khumbu Region. Your trail descends gently to reach your campsite just below the Base Camp.

Highlights

  • Trek towards Mera Base Camp.
  • Lavishing views of high-capped mountains in the Khumbu Region.

Acclimatization

Overnight camping in Mera Base Camp provides you a golden opportunity to acclimatize before there is a considerable fluctuation in the altitude till you reach the Baruntse Base Camp.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Camping
Day 10:
Trek from Mera Base Camp to Seto Pokhari (4850m/15912ft) - 5 hours

After a quick brunch at Mera Base Camp, you will follow the trail that heads higher into the yak pasture grounds of the remote valley. The path will lead you directly into the epicenter of the world’s towering mountains, where you can dive into the stunning views of high alpine valleys and surrounding peaks.

A 5 hours walk through the trail will take you to Seto Pokhari. Seto Pokhari (White Lake), is the first of the series of lakes in the Upper Hongu Basin. After enjoying the magnificent view of Seto Pokhari and its surroundings, you will head to the nearby campsite to prepare a camp for the day.

Highlights

  • 5 hour-long trek to Seto Pokhari.
  • Stroll around the yak pasture grounds of the remote valley.
  • Stunning views of high alpine valleys and surrounding peaks.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Camping
Day 11:
Trek from Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp (5300m/17400ft) - 4-5 hours

This day is yet another important and exhilarating day of the expedition. After a light breakfast at the Seto Pokhari campsite, you will gear up to cross the wide and grassy valley scattered with small boulders. The ultimate destination of the day is Baruntse Base Camp, where you will take a rest and plan for the critical phase of the expedition.

You will feel the valley more barren and rugged the more you climb up to reach the Base Camp. Throughout the journey, you will get a proper glimpse of serene wilderness, unique landscapes, and incredible cultural exposure. The trek for Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp is for about 4 to 5 hours. Overnight camping in the Base Camp gives you the chance to acclimatize and prepare for the exciting climb ahead.

Highlights

  • 4-5 hours trek to Baruntse Base Camp.
  • Mesmerizing views of serene wilderness, unique landscapes, and incredible cultural exposure.
  • Walking across the wide and grassy valley scattered with small boulders.

Acclimatization

With camping in Baruntse Base Camp, you will have better acclimatization. As the journey ahead takes you to the higher altitudes to less oxygen, this day proves to be valuable to prepare your body for the changing conditions.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Camping
Day 12:
Day 12-24: Climbing Period of Mount Baruntse (7129m/23389ft)

Finally, the day has come! You have covered a lot of ground in this expedition, and now you will be ascending the majestic and beautiful Mount Baruntse. Before you commence your summit to the top, our Sherpa guides will prepare two intermediate camps between the Base Camp and the top of Mount Baruntse. These camps will help to execute the summit and also aid in proper acclimatization.

As you move towards the top of Mount Baruntse, the weather can change at any time and make your climb rather challenging and technical. Nevertheless, the summit brings you a lot of happiness with astonishing views of Mount Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Pumori (7163m), Lobuche (6145m), and several other peaks. After sinking in the fresh air at the summit, you will traverse back to the Baruntse Base Camp with proper acclimatization.

You will descend back to the Base Camp on the 24th day of your expedition. You will then put up your camp for the night and take a full rest while fetching the wonderful memories of when you were at the top of Mount Baruntse.

Highlights

  • Ascending and descending of Mount Baruntse.
  • Spectacular views of Mount Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Pumori, Lobuche, and several other peaks from the summit.
  • Proper acclimatization days at two intermediate camps set up above the Base Camp.

Acclimatization

Two camps: low camp and high camp will be prepared above the Baruntse Base Camp to provide you a much-needed place for acclimatization. Our Sherpa guides will serve hygienic food and explore for the easier climbing route while you acclimatize in these higher camps. Besides, you will follow some trekking drills from low camp to high camp or vice versa for more practice and acclimatization.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Camping
Day 13:
Day 25: Trek from Baruntse Base Camp to Seto Pokhari (4850m/15912ft) - 6 hours

After your breakfast in Base Camp, you will plan your journey for the returning phase of the expedition. It will be a 6 hour-long trek back to Seto Pokhari. You will retrace your steps back on the same trail that descends through Hongu Valley. Overnight camping near the campsite of Seto Pokhari should give you ample time to relax and plan your next move.

Highlights

  • Descent to Seto Pokhari for overnight camping.

Special Information

Before leaving the Base Camp, you will take part in a short cleaning session. We will together clean all the mess that we made at the Base Camp and collect the garbage to manage the disposal. It is very important as keeping our mountains pollution-free helps in both environmental benefits and tourism development.

All meals included

Overnight camping in Seto Pokhari

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Camping
Day 14:
Day 26: Trek from Seto Pokhari to Mera Base Camp (5350m/17542ft) - 6 hours

Today you will take a high-altitude route before reaching Mera Base Camp. The 6 hours-long trail takes you through one of the remotest parts of the Himalayas. You will descend through the remote alpine valley and will start to follow a rising trail that ascends towards the campsite below Mera Base Camp. You can feast your eyes with the scintillating views of snow-capped mountains from the Base Camp itself before resting your body for the night.

Highlights

  • Ascend towards Mera Base Camp.
  • Mount-watering views of snow-capped mountains from the Base Camp.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Camping
Day 15:
Day 27: Trek from Mera Base Camp to Khare (5045m/16551ft) - 5 hours

After breakfast, you will leave Mera Base Camp and follow an adventurous trail that goes over a rocky platform above the Western Ridge of Mera Glacier. After walking for 5 hours, you will reach back to Khare. There is a nearby hill in Khare, which will provide you with a good hike of a hundred meters. You could either go for that or take a complete rest.

Highlights

  • Descending back to Khare.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 16:
Day 28: Trek from Khare to Kothe via Thangnak (4095m/13435ft) - 7 hours

On this day, you will have a quick breakfast and lace up your boots for the 7-hour-long trek to Kothe. On your return, you will enjoy the spectacular view of the Northern face of Mera Peak (6476m) from Khare. Some 3 hours walk will take you to Thangnak (4350m/14272ft). After you reach Thangnak, you will rest for a bit and lace up your boots to walk for another 4 hours until you reach Kothe.

You will be involved in a downhill trekking to reach Kothe, where you will be staying for the night. The trek will entice you as you will head back to a subtropical forest from a high alpine region. Finally, you will land your feet in Kothe and spend the overnight with tea house accommodation.

Highlights

  • 3 hours walk to reach Thangnak.
  • A beautiful sight of the Northern face of Mera peak.
  • 4 hours walk to reach Kothe.
  • Passing the subtropical forest.

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 17:
Day 29: Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka (Chatra-La) (3900m/12597ft) - 5 hours

Next up, it is your return back to Thuli Kharka. After a quick breakfast, you will initially ascend on the trail that goes along the dense forest. There on, you will be traversing through the Western section of the Hinku Valley until you reach Thuli Kharka. Upon your arrival at Thuli Kharka, you can enjoy astonishing views of Mera North (6476m), Mera Central (6461m), and the Southern face of Mera Peak (6476m). Overnight tea house accommodation gives you ample time to rest your tired feet.

Highlights

  • Trek through the Western part of the Hinku Valley to reach Thuli Kharka.
  • Mesmerizing views of Mera North, Mera Central, and the Southern face of Mera Peak from Thuli Kharka.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 18:
Day 30: Trek from Thuli Kharka (Chatra-La) to Lukla (2840m/9318ft) - 9 hours

Today’s trek is very tiresome. You need to walk 9 straight hours to reach Luka, from where you will be heading back to the capital city. After breakfast in Thuli Kharka, you will get prepared for the adventurous trip that takes you to the high Ridge of Kalo Himal. After that, you will enjoy the serene beauty of nature while crossing Zatrawa La Pass by ascending a moderately steep trail.

After you reach the top of the Pass, you will descend the hill and cross Chutanga to Lukla. Throughout the journey, you will be overwhelmed by the scenes of spectacular silver mountains at the backdrop.

Highlights

  • 9 hours walk to reach back to Lukla.
  • Exciting trip to the high Ridge of Kalo Himal.
  • Crossing the Zatrawa La Pass.
  • Mouthwatering scenes of stunning silver mountains at the backdrop.

9 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 19:
Day 31: Flight from Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla to Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel (1350m/4430ft) - 40 minutes

After waking up amidst the scenic beauty of Lukla, you will enjoy your breakfast and have a glance at the bone-chilling landscapes for one last time. After that, you will get ready for a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. While you prepare for take-off in between the high hills, you will have your heart filled with fear and excitement.

During the 40 minutes-long flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, you can peek from a window and catch a glimpse of high mountains and scenic landscapes. After you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can then have a short rest and stroll around the city for the last time before your departure.

Well, don’t take too much time walking around the busy streets of the city as we will plan a pleasant night for you. We will organize a farewell dinner to thank you for choosing us for this enthralling expedition. Plus, this is the best way to appreciate your cooperation and understanding throughout the journey. After an eventful night, you will take a complete rest in your hotel and get prepared for your way back home.

Highlights

  • Thrilling and enticing flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Strolling around the busy streets of Kathmandu.
  • Farewell dinner from our side to thank you for your faith in us.

Special Information

During the farewell celebration, you can get a taste of some of the mouthwatering traditional cuisine of the Kathmandu Valley. Plus, you will get to enjoy the cultural performance that we will have at your disposal.

40 minutes
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel - 3 Stars
Day 20:
Day 32: Drive to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu for Final Departure (1350m/4430ft) - 0.5 hours

As the sun rises, you will take a quick brunch and pack your bags for your return home. Our representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, as per your flight schedule. Throughout the flight, you can relish plenty of memories of the Baruntse Expedition.

Highlights:

  • Drive to the airport for your return back home.

30 minutes
Breakfast
Day 21:
Day 39: Departure To The International Airport

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  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flights as per itinerary.
  • 4 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Experienced and government-licensed high-altitude trekking guide throughout the trekking and climbing period.
  • Schedule flight tickets for the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu sector for all of the climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer, and kitchen staff.
  • All trekking and climbing equipment like kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for Advance Base Camp and Camp Two.
  • Common climbing gear (necessary fixed and main rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar, etc.)
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at Advanced Base Camp.
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee) available in the tea house/hotel/lodge throughout the trek.
  • 3 fresh meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be served at Base Camp and Camp Two.
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during the expedition for both members and crews.
  • 40kg baggage allowance per person while in the trekking period, which will be carried by porters.
  • Daily Weather Report Services.
  • Trekking Permit (Barun Valley National Park entry fee)
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card.
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit of the Government of Nepal to climb Mt. Baruntse( 7129m).
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed, and at least two-time summiteer expedition Sherpa guide per client.
  • All wages, equipment, as well as medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staff in the expedition.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, and kitchen boys, and government liaison officers.
  • First-Aid medical kits for all the members and staff of the expedition.
  • Satellite phone for communication and available for members with the cost of USD3 per minute call.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  • The heater for heating the dining room at Base Camp for heating the dining room.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask, and regulator offered on the requirement of a climber with appropriate charge.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger.
  • All tents in all the camps for members and staff.
  • Icefall charges by SPCC.
  • Gamow Bags (Portable Altitude Chamber).
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing Sherpa guide, cook, and staff.
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Fresh cooked food and kitchen at Advance Base Camp.
  • Trekking and climbing maps of Mount Baruntse.
  • EPI Cooking gas, the stove will be provided at Base Camp for cooking food and boiling water.
  • A generator will be providing for the back-up of lighting power and charging electronic devices.
  • Transportation of food supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter to Base Camp)
  • Our service charge and government taxes imposed in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information and flight ticket reconfirmation.
  • Visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a domestic culture show in Kathmandu.

Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except the welcome and farewell dinner.)
  • Any packed food and snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trekking.
  • Items of personal use, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Any extra expenses resulting from various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Extra transportation not included in the itinerary.
  • Any additional staff other than the specified ones in the package.
  • Rescue, medicines, repatriation, medical tests, and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance, travel insurance, and emergency rescue evacuation service if required.
  • Filming permit (if you have a special camera.)
  • All of the personal trekking and climbing gear.
  • Expenses incurred while using landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, or satellite phones, as well as all of the internet expenses.
  • Clothing, bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees, or trekking gears.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per mountaineering association rules (minimum USD700 per climbing Sherpa guide.)
  • Tips and gifts for Base Camp as well as high altitude trekking and climbing staff.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other cost not included in this section.

Why Nepal Social trek for Baruntse Expedition?

Well Qualified Teams

With Nepal Social Trek, you are ensured the most hardworking, dedicated, and well-organized team. We built a team of experts with years of experience in their respective fields. One of the main reasons for our successful expedition year after another is our highly qualified guides who perform exceptionally as leaders.

We have a team of guides who have carried out more than 100 expeditions on the Himalayas, including Everest, Manaslu, Himlung, Baruntse, Lhoste, Nuptse, Amadablam, Dhampus peak, and other 6000+ peaks over time. Our guides are professionals on mountaineering with extensive knowledge on the Himalayas, more than 5 years of experience with at least 3 times the summit of Mt. Everest.

All of the guides are trained and assessed by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) or  Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) with many years of Mountaineering experience in the world’s highest mountains. With their expertise in mountaineering and summiting the highest peaks in the world, they will be responsible for your successful ascent.

Higher Success Rates

Nepal Social Trek has achieved higher success rates since the start of our campaign in 2006, all thanks to our highly professional guides. Our well-experienced members have always used the tactical approach in any sort of the expedition, which has gifted us with higher success rates over the years.

Our evolving success rate makes us your top pick in your quest for exploring the Bruntse Peak. Moreover, our 1:1 guide to climber ratio for this type of expedition over 7000 meters is better than most of our fellow agencies.

Better Experience

We are clear about our service, and we don’t make any false promises. Likewise, we are also highly concerned about providing all the things mentioned in the package. With us, you will get a better expedition experience as we do not risk any aspect of support or safety and ensure that everything is delivered as specified.

Our dedication is to strive to provide ever more creative and exciting tour packages for people to savor and enjoy. It offers us a lot of pleasure when our guests speak highly of us.

Advanced Technology

We use the most advanced technology for carrying out weather forecasting and communications. As the expedition involves you spending most of your time in higher altitudes, you need to be assured of what challenges you need to tackle weatherwise.

Also, communication becomes vital between different camps once the expedition starts, and we make sure there’s no breach. The accuracy of the weather forecast is undoubted with a dedicated team of veterans supporting meteorologists.

Excellent Food and Accommodation Facilities

We always keep your health and well-being at the top priority list and ensure you are no short of proper fooding throughout the expedition. Our Sherpa friends at the base camp will make you feel home with their delicious cooking. When you are ascending Mount Baruntse, we make sure there are dedicated cooks and healthy ready-to-cook food available for your convenience.  

Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the best time to take on Baruntse Expedition?

The best time to carry out this Baruntse Expedition is between April and May in spring and October and November in the fall. The Southeast ridge is considered the best route for you to climb this spectacular mountain.

Am I likely to get altitude sickness on this expedition?

As the elevation on this expedition exceeds 7000m, the possibilities of getting altitude sickness are generally high. You will have less contact with oxygen as you summit the top of Mount Baruntse. However, we have designed the itinerary in a way that you get a proper time to acclimatize. Our guides have years and years of experience in handling this kind of situation as they are trained well in using first-aid kits.

Plus, our guides will carry emergency oxygen with a regulator and mask while climbing so that you can receive immediate help when you need it. In case your situation gets worse, we will carry out the emergency rescue evacuation as per the company’s rule.

Who will be my guide?

We provide you local guides. On each expedition, our guides have been to the relevant areas many times. All the guides are experienced, flexible, and authorized by the Government of Nepal.

Our guides are professionals on mountaineering with extensive knowledge on the Himalayas, more than 5 years of experience with at least 3 times summit of Mt. Everest and are trained and assessed by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) or Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) with many years of Mountaineering experience in the world’s highest mountains.

What kind of insurance do I need for this expedition?

We recommend you get full insurance that includes travel, medical, and emergency evacuation to avoid unnecessary expenses in case of any unfortunate incident. Choose your insurance wisely, and if you have trouble, we can direct you just to the right one.

What do I need to get a Nepal Visa for the expedition?

To get Nepal visa, you need to have the following documents with you:

Two Passport-sized photos with a light background
Cash in USD to get the visa fee.
Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months.

Are the guides insured?

Yes. At Nepal Social Treks & Expedition, we make sure all our guides are well insured.

Do I need to tip the climbing guide and porter during this expedition?

Usually, climbing guides and porters expect some tips after the successful summit of the peak. You can tip them according to the satisfaction of your entire trip. The guides typically get USD300-500 while the porters get USD150.

How difficult is this Baruntse Expedition?

The difficulty level of Baruntse Expedition depends on these common factors:

Weather conditions and temperature
Climbing route
Your physical fitness
Basic climbing tricks and skills
High altitude sickness
Total distance covered in the whole adventure
Clothing and necessary equipment

Should I have prior mountaineering experience for climbing Mount Baruntse?

It will be of great help if you have a prior climbing experience as Mount Baruntse lies above 7000 meters, which is undoubtedly pretty challenging to scale. However, don’t worry if you don’t have any experience. We will provide a half-day climbing training at Baruntse Base Camp. The Climbing Sherpa guides will teach you all the techniques for ice climbing and rock climbing and will give you proper instructions on using ropes and other climbing gear.

Are there any accidents recorded on Mount Baruntse?

Back in 2010, 19 times Everest summiteer Chhewang Nima of Nepal lost his life on Baruntse. He fell through a cornice while fixing a rope beneath the summit. Likewise, a 36-years-old British mountaineer named Michael Turner died while scaling Mount Baruntse back in May 2003. Michael lost his life after a rope snapped.

Climbing Gear List For Baruntse Expedition

These are some of the important climbing equipment that you should carry while taking on the Baruntse Expedition:

Climbing Boots
Summit Gloves
Climbing Helmet
Climbing Ropes
Down Suit
Crampons
Ice Axe
Ice Tools
Belay Device
Harness
Ascender
Lock Carabiner
Unlock Carabiner
Tape Slings
Prusik Loops
Snow Goggle
Head Light
Satellite Phone
Hand Warmer

Trekking Gear List For Baruntse Expedition

Here are some of the personal trekking gear that you can carry during the Baruntse Expedition:

Bags:

Daypack
Duffel Bag
Rucksacks
Waterproof Stuff Sacks (large and small)

Clothing:

Trekking Shirt – Pack 4 to 5 breathable trekking shirts, balancing both half and full sleeves.

Thermal Layer – At least one pair of a thermal layer.

Fleece Jacket – Pack a lightweight fleece jacket for the lower region.

Trekking Shorts – Pack a couple of trekking shorts for lower reaches of the trek.

Lightweight long underpants – pack 2-3 pairs.
Down pants

Trekking Trousers – Minimum 2 water and wind-resistant trekking pants.

Mid-weight long underpants – pack 2-3 pairs.

Down Jacket – Carry a high-quality down jacket to keep you warm from the extreme weather in the upper reaches of the trek.

Waterproof Shell Jacket – One waterproof jacket to stay protected in the wet weather.

Breathable Underwear – Carry at least 4 to 5 pairs of breathable and comfortable underwear.

Footwears:

Trekking shoes
Sandals/Trainers
Hiking Socks
Thermal Socks
Gaiter (For Winter)

Head Wears:

Warm Beanie
Sun Protection Hat
Balaclava
Fleece Hat
Neck Gaiter

Hand Wear:

A Pair of Inner Gloves
A Pair of Outer Gloves
Heavy gloves (mitten)

Sleeping Bags:

Sleeping Bag for Base Camp
Down Sleeping Bag – 20 to -40 degree celsius for extreme conditions
Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam and Inflatable)

Medical:

First-Aid Kit
Bandages
Antibiotic
Ibuprofens
Diamox
Paracetamol
Handy Plaster
Tincture Iodine

Other Accessories:

Trekking Poles
UV Protection Sunglasses
Water Bottle
Water Purification Tablets
Toiletries
Wet Tissues
Soap
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Shampoo
Garbage Bag
Headlamp with Spare Batteries
Hand Sanitizers
Sunscreen/Lip Balm
Trekking Towels
Camera
Portable Chargers
Pocket Knife
Umbrella/Raincoat

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Baruntse Expedition

Trip Facts

  • Camping
  • Hotel and Camp
  • Flight and car
  • 7129m (23,389ft)
  • Moderate
  • Khumbu Region/Barun
  • Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu)- Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu)
  • Late Spring and Autumn
  • 2-10 People Per Group
  • Makalu, Mera Peak, Mount Everest, Lhotse
  • Southeast Ridge
  • 5-9 Hours Per Day

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