Baruntse is a beautiful mountain peak in the Southeast corner of the Everest National Park. It towers beautifully between two 8,000 meters mountains – Lhotse and Makalu. Baruntse Expedition is a highly technical adventure. The mountain stands at 7129m (23,390ft) above sea level and attracts mountain climbers every year to attempt the summit.
Many climbers have successfully summited Mt. Baruntse ever since Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow summited the mountain for the first time on 30 May 1954 from the South-East ridge. This Expedition is in many regards the ideal climbing adventure for the mountaineers attempting a 7,000-meter mountain.
Despite the fact that its elevation is not as much as neighboring mountains, you will be in the very heart of the compelling Himalayan Mountains. You can enjoy the view of the Lhotse South Face and the staggering Makalu west column. Baruntse expedition demands a significant number of skills required for climbing any 8000-meter peak. It is a perfect preparation climb if you are planning an expedition on an 8000-meter mountain like Everest Expedition or Manaslu Expedition.
You will trek through the route that the Mera Peak Climbing adventure takes. Traversing peaceful trail in the region, you will make your way all the way to Baruntse Base Camp and prepare for the expedition. In about a month’s time, you can enjoy the thrilling adventure of climbing to the summit of beautiful Baruntse.
Reasons Baruntse Expedition becomes an Experience
Nepal Climbing Adventure always strives to offer an adventure traveling experience that you can cherish. While the Baruntse Expedition is beautiful in its all essence, your experience of trekking there becomes even more beautiful with us.
By the time we take you to the base camp and bring you back, we take one step ahead to offer you a beautiful experience. We keep your safety and happiness is our top priority and you will experience the same during the trip.
Going on the Baruntse Expedition with us is traveling in safe hands.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
After you arrive in the airport, you will be received by our representatives and taken to a hotel. After you check in, you will meet your travelling companions and a welcome dinner will be organized in the evening where you will be served with original Nepali cuisine and introduced to Nepali culture.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for the trip
After having breakfast, you will be briefed about the composition of your team, travel equipment and nature and strategy of the climb. All official procedures will be finalized and necessary arrangements will be made. Then there will be a guided tour of the major landmarks and UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath. In the afternoon, there will be a pre discussion before the expedition and the final preparation like checking the equipment will be done.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek to Chhuthang
Our early morning flight to Lukla, one of the world’s most beautiful and highest airports in the world, takes about 30 minutes. We will be seeing the likes of Everest mountain range and dense snowcovered forests and beautiful landscape. As we land at the Tenzing and Hillary Airport, we will start our trek to Chhuthang after breakfast. We will walk through severall forested areas. As we trek below the Kalo Himal aka. Black Mountain, we will trek towards open pasture ground at Chhuthang. Overnight in a camping tent.
Day 04: Trek to Thuli Kharka via Zatrala Pass
After breakfast, we leave Chhuthang and take after the trail that is a step by step rise at first and after that much more extreme climb towards the crossover of Zatrala Pass. Our tiring move to the highest point of the pass is remunerated with staggering perspectives of Numbur Himal, Kongde Ri, Karyolang Peak and other attractive high crests of the region. From the top our trail deviates towards Thuli Kharka.
Day 05: Trek to Kothe
Today we begin a delightful trail that takes us down to Hinku River. We will make a fairly long climb through thick rhododendron filled forest to reach Kothe. Kothe is situated at the west side of Hinku valley and is popular for thick rhododendron forest. In spring, the slopes are loaded with red rhododendron blossoms that make this place one of the best in the most captivating spot on earth.
Day 06: Trek to Thangnak
From Kothe we proceed with our trek on the trail that goes along the edge of Hinku River. As we approach the settlement of Gondishung, we go through Lungsumgba Gompa which was built around 200 years back. From here we can see Mera Peak with its route carved with rocks which is a perfect work of art. A lovely and simple trek will lead us to Thangnak where we remain for the night.
Day 07: Trek to Khare
After breakfast we leave Thangnak and trek over the trail that goes over the icy way towards Kharka with mesmerizing sight of snow topped mountains. We proceed with our climbing that leads us to the beginning of Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. From that point, our trail is a lofty climb to Khare. From Khare we will get the opportunity to see dazzling perspective of Northern Face of Mera Peak. We spend our overnight at Khare.
Day 08: Acclimatization at Khare
We will have a day to adapt ourselves to the varying altitude and climatic conditions to ensure ourselves for the summit of Mt. Baruntse. Hence, we will take a rest at Khare for acclimatization and visit around the area. Also, Khare offers short hikes to its guests which are surprisingly best places for acclimatization and preparation for the journey onwards.
Day 09: Trek to Mera La Pass
Heading for the days trip, we walk along the rocky trails above the western ridge of Mera glacier. There is a steep way onwards as we head towards Mera La Pass at 5,400m. From the very top of the pass, we will see the overwhelming view of the snow covered peaks of Khumbu region. We will descend down all the way towards our camping site.
Day 10: Trek to Seto Pokhari
Today we will take after the trail that heads higher into the yak field of the remote valley. Our trail leads straightforwardly into the epicenter of world's towering mountains with amazing views of highly elevated valleys. After some season of trekking, we will achieve our campground close Seto Pokhari which signifies 'White Lake' in Nepali. Overnight in campsite.
Day 11: Trek to Baruntse Base Camp
Leaving our campsite at Seto Pokhari, we head onwards through the remote area. We will meet Honku valley on the way which leads us to our campsite in the base camp of Mt. Baruntse. The Sherpa will build our tent and do the necessary preparations for the rest of the trip as we comfort ourselves enjoying the views around.
Day 12 - 23: Summit of Mt. Baruntse and back to the Base Camp
As the climb is done per the experience and ability of the climber themselves, there is no need of day to day itinerary. Our guides will adopt a strategy keeping in their mind what best fits the climbers and their progress. Generally, the group will spend a couple days at the base camp practicing rope climbing and acclimatizing before moving over the base camp.After all the climbing we have done till now, no further notable problems are expected. To make the climb effective, we build up two camps above Baruntse base camp. Two camps are set up over the base camp for climbing purposes. Camp 1 is set up just beneath the East Col. at a height of 5700m, and the Baruntse Camp 2 is on the southeast edge at an elevation of 6420m.
Above Camp 1, we ascend snow slopes at a 50 degree edge, past a backup summit (6745m). From here the course turns out to be more unpredictable. A progression of short, steep trails of snow and ice are folllowed until we pass onto the west side of the edge. This takes us an ice cliff after which we have entry to the less demanding, more extensive slopes above which finally leads us to the summit at 7129m. The trek takes roughly ten hours. After accomplishing the summit of Baruntse, we descend down along the same course.
Day 24: Cleaning of Base camp and descent to Seto Pokhari
Finally achieving our passion to reach the summit of Mt. baruntse and gaining a lifetime experience of Mountain climbing, we look forward to completing our trip. As the base camp has been a place to stay for us, we will leave the place clear, as it was before respecting the motive of responsible ecotourism. We will descend down and retrace our path once again through the Honku valley to finally reach Seto Pokhari for the night stay.
Day 25: Trek to Mera La Pass
We continue our way back as we leave our camp and descend down through the alpine valley. After some time, we again walk uphill towards Mera La pass where we will camp for the coming night.
Day 26: Trek to Thagnak
From our camp, we start our trek by taking after the trail that trip steeply towards Mera La Pass. We will walk downhill for 6-7 hours all the way to reach Thagnak passing through khare for overnight stay.
Day 27: Trek to Kothe
We leave Thagnak after breakfast and continue our trek downwards to reach Kothe around which we can enjoy the rhododendron, oaks and pine forests. We will stay overnight at a lodge.
Day 28: Trek to Thuli Kharka
After breakfast in the morning, we proceed ahead through the dense rhododendron forest and pass through the western section of the Hinku valley to get to Tuli Kharka. Overnight at a lodge in Tulikharka.
Day 29: Tuli Kharka to Lukla
As we come to the last day of our trek, we want to finish it with the same encouragement as the very first day and continue downwards. We will ascend to cross the Zatrawala pass and again descend to reach Lukla which is our destination for the remaining of the day and night stay.
Day 30: Fly to Kathmandu
We take an early morning flight from Tenzing and Hillary Airport to Tribhuvan International Airport. Watching and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the amazing Khumbu region for the last time of the trip, we will have a short flight of about 40 minutes and back to Kthmandu. After reaching the hotel and refreshing, you can take a stroll around the Thamel area and buy souvenirs for your friends abroad. We will serve you with a farewell dinner later in the evening.
Day 31: Rest at Kathmandu & Debriefing
Today, you will be visiting the Departmnet Of Tourism for debriefing of the expedition and receive the certificate of accomplishment.
Day 32: Departure
Our airport representative will drop you off and make the necessary arrangements for the flight. Waving goodbye and exchanging wishes, you will finally leave Nepal after a memorable trip of your lifetime.
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At Nepal Climbing Adventure, our ultimate objective is to arrange the programs for you to make the most out of your valuable time. We value your satisfaction, adventure, amusement and safety. Regardless of whether you are searching for stunning perspectives along the trekking trails in Himalayan mountain range or widely acclaimed, heavenly attractions with developed societies, our exposure and experience in travel business will help you ensure your requirements are met.
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Security for our clients is always a foremost priority for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Nepal Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on ‘camping treks’ please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach the campsite. At night, all bags and belongings are kept in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on a rotation basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on a ‘Tea house or GAP trek’ arrangement, you will be sleeping in local teahouses. You need to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.
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Can we change the itinerary?
Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your senior guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions in the world, where many unforeseen circumstances may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.