Mt. Baruntse Expedition - 31 Days

Mt. Baruntse (7129m) is an attractive mountain peak in the heart of the Everest region. Located between Mt. Makalu and Mt. Lhotse, the famous symmetrical peak has a total of four ridges and four summits. Mt. Baruntse Expedition is one of the most satisfying and rewarding climbing experiences in Nepal.

Geoff Harrow and Colin Todd were the first to ascend the peak from the South-East ridge in the year 1954. The Mountaineers were from the New Zealand expedition team. The trek to the Baruntse Peak passes through the uninhabited, remote settlements in the wilderness of the Hinku valley.

The ascent to the peak is semi-technical. However, unpredictable weather conditions in the mountains and continuous ascend increases the climbing difficulty. There are some sections where you will need to use the climbing and fixed ropes.

The ascent to the summit consists of steep slopes, rugged sections, and icefall. Previous experience in climbing and trekking at high altitude is a must along with a basic level of fitness and strong mental strength. A semi-technical mountain that rises above 7000m is a perfect practice ground for climbers who seek to ascend the mighty Mt. Everest.

We start our journey with an early morning flight to Lukla. The trail moves along the beautiful Hinku valley. We walk through pristine water streams, rivers, and passes before arriving at the Baruntse Base Camp. A Base Camp gets set above Panch Pokhari and two more camps get set above the Base Camp.

The climbers go through rigorous training and proper acclimatization. We also climb the Mera peak (6,476m), which is the highest trekking peak in Nepal as a preparation for the climb of Mt. Baruntse. The ascent to the summit of Mt. Baruntse demands some technical climbing. The top of the summit offers spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains in all its glory.

After the successful conquest of Mt. Baruntse, you will trek back retracing the same route as earlier. The summit of Baruntse Himal rewards you with breathtaking views of the towering mountain peaks of the famous Himalayan Massif including Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu among others.

The Baruntse peak expedition provides the prospect of trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas along with adventurous climbing experience. This unique expedition trip is available at a reasonable cost. The mountain is perfect for both amateur mountaineers and expert climbers.

What more can you ask for? Please go through the Mt. Baruntse expedition itinerary details given below and book your trip now!

Highlights of the Trip:

  • The ascent to the summit of Baruntse peak (7129m)
  • Trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas
  • Experiencing the remote wilderness of the Hindu valley
  • Observing the most beautiful mountain massif in the world that includes Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,481m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m) and others.
  • Climbing the highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera peak (6,476m)
  • A cultural exploration of the villages inhabited by the Sherpa community
  • Walking through the surreal glaciers, mountain passes, and water streams
  • Incredible hospitality of the local people.

Best Time for Mt. Baruntse Expedition

Spring

The best time for Mt. Baruntse expedition is the spring season or the months of March-May. During the spring season, the weather gradually changes from cold to warm.

The climbers won’t face any problems in acclimatization in these changing environments. Furthermore, the climbers can practice and train in higher camps without facing any inconvenience.

The wildflowers bloom in abundance all over the trail. The rhododendron flowers paint the hills pink and red. The snow-capped mountains look crystal clear on the backdrop of the bright blue sky.

Objectively, the safest time to climb the Baruntse mountain is the spring season as the mountain is covered in snow. The success rate is also in the higher range in the spring season.

Autumn

Besides spring, a small window of September-November in the autumn season is also quite favourable for the expedition of Mt. Baruntse. The autumn season comes after the wet monsoons.

There are lesser risks of rainfalls and avalanches during the autumn season. The religious festivals of Dashain and Tihar also fall upon the months of the autumn season.

The moderate weather is quite favorable for trekking long duration during the day. The clear blue sky makes the mountains shine even more brightly.

The Difficulty Level of Mt. Baruntse Expedition

Needless to say, climbing a mountain above 7000m is always difficult. However, the expedition of Mt. Baruntse is relatively less challenging as compared to other mountains in the Everest region.

Some technical sections require the use of climbing, fixed ropes, and other mountaineering gears. The unpredictability of the weather in the mountains is also another crucial factor that adds to the difficulty.

The route of the south-east ridge is challenging because of the steep and straightforward climb. There is an elevation of 50 degrees with ice cliffs in some of the sections. Besides these, there is also the risk of avalanches in the mountains.

The ascent to the summit consists of steep slopes, harsh sections, and dangerous icefalls. Previous experience in climbing and trekking at high altitude is a must.

Overall, Mt. Baruntse is a semi-technical mountain. A basic level of fitness and stamina combined with strong mental strength helps you in completing the expedition.

Important Notice:

The flight from Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu is bound to delays and even cancellation based on the unfavorable weather conditions. You may add a few extra days on your trip for safety.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1340m) and Transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour and Climbing Preparations

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) flight, and Trek to Chhuthang (3020m/9905ft)

Day 04: Trek to Tuli Kharka from Chhuthang via Satrawala Pass (4600m/15088ft)

Day 05: Trek to Kothe from Tuli kharka (4182m/13716ft)

Day 06: Trek to Thangnak from Kothe (4326m/14189ft)

Day 07: Trek to Khare from Thangnak (5000m/16400ft)

Day 08: Rest and Acclimatization at Khare

Day 09: Trek to Mera La Pass (5400m/17712ft) from Khare

Day 10: Trek to Seto Pokhari (4850m/16247ft) from Mera La Pass

Day 11: Trek to Baruntse Base Camp (5300m/17755ft) from Seto Pokhari

Day 12-23: Ascend the summit of Mt. Baruntse (7129m/23882ft) and back to Base Camp

Day 24: Baruntse Base Camp Clean Up and Return to Seto Pokhari (4850m/16247ft)

Day 25: Trek from Seto Pokhari to Mera La Pass

Day 26: Trek from Mera La Pass to Thangnak

Day 27: Trek from Thangnak to Kothe

Day 28: Trek from Kothe to Tuli Kharka

Day 29: Trek Tuli Kharka to Lukla

Day 30: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport

Day 31: Departure from Kathmandu

Itinerary

Day 1
Baruntse Expedition - Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1340m) and Transfer to Hotel

Our staff will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival. You will get transferred to your choice of hotel. They will also help you check-in at the hotel. You can rest in your room or visit us for detailed information about this trip.

We will organize a briefing about the tour in the evening along with a welcome dinner. You can meet our expedition team leader, professional Sherpa guides, and also fellow climbers. You can return to your hotel in the evening where you will spend the night.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour and Climbing Preparations

On this day, we will go on a short Kathmandu Sightseeing tour. You will have an opportunity to explore the beautiful cultural and historical landmarks of this city. There are many UNESCO-listed world heritage sites. Kathmandu has three major Durbar squares in Basantapur, Patan, and Bhaktapur.

These Durbar squares are an open museum of sorts with many heritage sites dating back to more than 500 years. There are Hindu temples of Pagoda and Shikar styles and Buddhism Vihars and Gumbas. Similarly, the ancient “Newar” settlements around the Durbar area are another significant highlight of this tour.

These beautiful art and artifacts are of great importance and hold a significant cultural and historical value. You can also feast on exotic “Newari” cuisine, including “aila,” a fermented local drink. A professional heritage expert will take you on a guided tour of these places within Kathmandu valley.

Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and others are some significant landmarks of this city. Since we cannot visit all these places in a single day, we will only visit a few places that you would select in advance. After returning to your hotel, you can prepare for your expedition by packing well for the trip.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) flight, and Trek to Chhuthang (3020m/9905ft)

Flight duration: 45 minutes

Trek duration: 4-5 hours

Maximum altitude: 3020m/9905ft

We will have a sumptuous breakfast and then travel to Tribhuvan International airport. We will then board our flight to Lukla. The scenic early morning flight provides you with the most fabulous views of a snow-capped mountain. After around 45 minutes, we will arrive at Lukla, the gateway of the Everest Region.

We will start our trek from Lukla to Chhuthang. The trail from Lukla passes through green forests and pastures. The trail then leads us below the foothills of Kalo Himal. Trekkers will also get the opportunity to pass through beautiful hamlets along the way. We will stay in Chhuthang for the night.

Day 04: Trek to Tuli Kharka from Chhuthang via Satrawala Pass (4600m/15088ft)

Trek duration: 5-6 hrs

Maximum altitude: 4600m/15088ft

We will trek from Chhuthang towards Satrawala pass (4600m). The trail towards Satrawala Pass is quite remote and steep. The magnificent view of the entire panorama of Kongo Ri, Mt. Numbar Himal, Karyolang Peak, and others will enchant you from the top of this pass. After exploring the area and taking pictures, we descend to Tuli Kharka. We will stay in Tuli Kharka for the night.

Day 05: Trek to Kothe from Tuli kharka (4182m/13716ft)

Trek duration: 6-7 hrs

Maximum altitude: 4182m/13716ft

The trail today passes through Tuli Kharka on a challenging track. It passes through the dense forest of oak, pine, juniper, and rhododendron. Mount Mera and the entire panorama of snow-capped mountains look incredibly enthralling along the trail.

After a descent into the Hinku River, we will take a final uphill climb to arrive at Kothe. Kothe, located in the North of Hinku valley, looks incredibly beautiful. It is a remote region where we rest for the night.

Day 06: Trek to Thangnak from Kothe (4326m/14189ft)

Trek duration: 4-5 hrs

Maximum altitude: 4326m/14189ft

The trail to Thangnak is pretty straightforward from Kothe. We will cross the Hinku River ridge along the route. There is an ancient Lungsumgba Gompa that dates back to almost two centuries. The gradual trail alongside the river is quite scenic.

Trekkers can observe snow-capped mountains, including Kusum Kanguru Peak, Mera Peak, and others. We will then pass the beautiful summer grazing paths of Thangnak. We will stay in a teahouse after arriving in Thangnak.

Day 07: Trek to Khare from Thangnak (5000m/16400ft)

Trek duration: 5-6 hrs

Maximum altitude: 5000m/16400ft

After rising early in the morning, we will have a delicious breakfast. We will then start our trek to Hinku and Shar Glacier along a steep uphill walk. His trail then leads us to a moraine that further passes through a beautiful valley.

We will then take a steep climb until we arrive at our destination of Khare. We can also observe a spectacular view of the Northern face of Mera Peak. Khare is an excellent acclimatization site. We will explore the area and stay overnight at a teahouse in Khare.

Day 08: Rest and Acclimatization at Khare

After an early morning rise, we will have our breakfast and start our acclimatization at Khare. Acclimatization is an essential part of any high-altitude trekking adventure as it helps to adapt to changing conditions with ease.

Since we gained more than 5000m in altitude this trekking journey, we will acclimatize at Khare. Baruntse Peak Climbing expedition is a challenging adventure. This acclimatization will help you summit the mountain peak.

This is also an opportunity for climbing experts and team leaders to check your trekking gear and equipment. You can go on a short hike on a nearby hill, as even on acclimatization days, you should not stay idle. Our team leaders will also prepare you for the Baruntse expedition with mountaineering training.

Day 09: Trek to Mera La Pass (5400m/17712ft) from Khare

Trek duration: 4-5 hrs

Maximum altitude: 5400m/17712ft

We will cross an incredible Mera La Pass on this day. The trail passes from Khare following a rocky terrain to arrive at the Mera western Glacier to reach the Mera La Pass. We can observe magical views of snow-capped mountains of the Everest Mahalangur region from the mountain pass. Our trail then leads us to a place below the pass where we can rest and stay overnight.

Day 10: Trek to Seto Pokhari (4850m/16247ft) from Mera La Pass

Terk duration: 5-6 hrs

Maximum altitude: 4850m/16247ft

We will start our trek from Mera La Pass to Seto Pokhari on this day. The trail of this section of the trek passes through yak pastures. We will pass through the foothills of the world’s highest mountains and other natural heritages.

Green hills, serene waterfalls, high alpine valleys, and others will spellbind you. We will camp near Seto Pokhari, which translates to ‘White Lake’ in Nepali. It is among the first in a series of lakes located in the Upper Hongu Basin.

Day 11: Trek to Baruntse Base Camp (5300m/17755ft) from Seto Pokhari

Trek duration: 4-5 hrs

Maximum altitude: 5300m/17755ft

On this day, we will cross the valley with many scattered small boulders. The trek today starts from Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp. The region gets even more rugged and barren as we move up along the trail.

We will also cross several mountain passes to arrive at the Base Camp of Mt. Baruntse. The trails pass through the unique landscapes and cultural heritage of the region. We will camp in the base camp overnight.

Day 12-23: Ascend the summit of Mt. Baruntse (7129m/23882ft) and back to Base Camp

Climbing duration: 12 days

Maximum altitude: 7129m/23882ft

From day 12-23, we will continue our expedition of Mt. Baruntse. After acclimatization and training for some duration, we will summit Mt. Baruntse. There are high camps near the summit and additional camps set up to acclimatize for this expedition. There, our team will serve nutritious meals and explore various routes for climbing the mountain.

We will continue ascending to higher camps and descending back to lower camps and vice versa. This will help you acclimatize and train for the trip. Our climbing experts and team leaders will help you with training and provide you with proper knowledge about gears and equipment. The unpredictable weather makes this expedition quite challenging.

Camp 1 (6100m)

Camp 1 (6100m) lies on the South-East Ridge of Baruntse mountain. The challenging route has 45° slopes that need a fixed-line. We climb the West Col edge as the trail passes through Upper Barun glacier. After that, climbers enter a steep 50 degree, and 150m climb to the West Col.

Camp 2 (6400m)

Camp 2 (6400m), located in the Upper Barun glacier of Southeast Ridge, is another significant point of this expedition. From camp 1, we take an uphill climb on a glacial slope. There are many hidden crevasses along the route, which makes fixed rope essential. The Sherpa guides of our expedition team help you with fixed ropes and setting up camps.

Baruntse Summit (7129m)

We climb steeply from camp 2 towards our destination of Baruntse mountain peak. We climb an ice wall of 75 degrees to reach a small Col (6500m). After this climb, we can follow the ridge and reach the Baruntse mountain peak summit (7129m). The Southeast route is an easy route to the summit of Baruntse peak.

The summit of this Baruntse mountain provides you with the best views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Mera Peak, Nuptse, and others. After exploring around the summit and taking pictures, we return to the Base camp and stay overnight at a campsite.

Day 24: Baruntse Base Camp Clean Up and Return to Seto Pokhari (4850m/16247ft)

Trek duration: 3-4 hrs

Maximum altitude: 4850m/16247ft

This short-duration trek from Base Camp to Seto Pokhari is quite exciting. We will clean up around the base camp area and collect all our garbage. After managing its disposal, and organizing our climbing gear, we will return to Seto Pokhari.

We will relax and rest after arriving at our destination. We will descend back on the same trail but provide a different perspective of the region through Hinku Valley. We will stay in Seto Pokhari lodge.

Day 25: Trek from Seto Pokhari to Mera La Pass

Trek duration: 5-6 hrs

Maximum altitude: 5400m/17712ft

The trek from Seto Pokhari to Mera La Pass is a challenging high-altitude route. This remote region trek passes through parts of the alpine valley and hills of the region. We will climb uphill on a steep trail that ascends to arrive at Mera La Pass. We will stay overnight at a camp in Mera La Pass.

Day 26: Trek from Mera La Pass to Thangnak

Trek duration: 6-7 hrs

Maximum altitude: 5400m/17712ft

We will trek from Mera La pass a steep trail on this day. The outstanding views of the high alpine valley with snow-capped mountains are a highlight of this trek. After exploring around the pass, we will descend to arrive at Thangnak via Khare. We will spend the night at a teahouse in Thagnak.

Day 27: Trek from Thangnak to Kothe

Trek duration: 4-5 hrs

Maximum altitude: 5000m/16400ft

This trek from Thagnak to Kothe is downhill with smooth trails. We will trek from Thagnak to Kothe, passing through the same routes that we took earlier. The trails pass through dense high alpine forests of the region. After arriving at Kothe, we will stay at a lodge.

Day 28: Trek from Kothe to Tuli Kharka

Trek duration: 5-6 hrs

Maximum altitude: 4182m/13716ft

The trails of this trek from Kothe to Tuli Kharka are relatively smoother. We will gradually ascend along the route passing through the dense forest. After passing through the Hinku Valley, we move towards Tuli Kharka. The magical views of snow-capped mountains, including Mt. Mera Central, Mera North, and Mera Peak’s southern face from the summit of Tuli Kharka, are quite enchanting.

Day 29: Trek Tuli Kharka to Lukla

Trek duration: 5-6 hrs

Maximum altitude: 4182m/13716ft

This trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla is the last section of our Baruntse expedition. The high ridge of Kalo Himal. We will cross Satrawala Pass, passing through a steep trail on a remote terrain. After observing beautiful views of snow-capped mountains, we descend to Lukla via Chutanga. We will spend overnight in Lukla as our Barutntse expedition comes to an official end.

Day 30: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport

Flight duration: 45 minutes

We will board a scenic flight to Kathmandu from Lukla early in the morning. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will get transferred to your hotel. You can go souvenir shopping, sightseeing of various heritage spots, stroll around the streets of Thamel or rest in your hotel. We will have a celebratory dinner on the occasion of the completion of our Mt. Baruntse expedition.

Day 31: Departure from Kathmandu

After breakfast early in the morning, our staff will transfer you to Tribhuvan International airport, from where you can board a flight to your desired destination.

Cost Includes

  • • All Airport Pick up and final departure as per the itinerary.
  • • 2 Nights 5 Star stay in Kathmandu.
  • • All essential ground transportation by Private Vehicle – as mentioned in Itinerary
  • • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandy flight
  • • Climbing permit for mount Mt. Everest expedition
  • • Required Trekking permits and National Park fees.
  • • Tea House accommodation during pre-climbing & Post- Climbing journey and Camping accommodation during climbing.
  • • 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
  • • Normal medical box.
  • • 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

Cost Excludes

  • • Personal Climbing gear
  • • Your climbing insurance
  • • Bar and Beverage bills
  • • All personal nature expenses
  • • TIPS for staffs
  • • Refundable garbage deposit
  • • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu.
  • • Sightseeing and activities in Kathmandu.

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-One of the technical Mountain to Climb, avalanche-prone area section that makes difficult to climb

Hard sections of 50 degree’s raise to reach the Baruntse with a lot of ridges

-Only recommended the experienced climber with companion skillful sherpa guide to the Baruntse. located between Mount Everest and Mount Makalu  Region.

Require skillful climber with previous technical mountain climbing experience.

-Mt. Baruntse climbing has avalanche risk area too, need skillful technical climber.

Weather depends on Baruntse Expedition. It requires a few extra days for climbing.

Mt. Baruntse expedition has many ridges on the way of the summit, need ice screw with full climbing equipment.

-To climb Baruntse need well-trained experience Sherpa climber to make your successful summit.

-Good insurance needed to arrange this expedition.

-Must need all fresh and good equipment

 

 

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Mt. Baruntse Expedition
From $ 8,900.00
per Adult

Trip Facts

  • 40 Day(s)
  • Hard
  • 7129
  • April / May / October ,
  • Tea house and camping
  • Aeroplane
  • 1+
  • Trekking , mountaineering

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Mt. Baruntse Expedition