Baruntse Expedition - 40 Days

About Baruntse Expedition

Baruntse Expedition takes to the heart of the Khumbu region, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas, wild adventurous trail, and beautiful Sherpa villages. Even though Mt. Baruntse falls under a 7,000 meters expedition mountain in the Himalayas, the experience it provides is not less than climbing an 8,000 meters high mountain. The route to the summit is very accessible and involves straight ascent. The semi-technical trail and tremendously rewarding journey attract many climbing enthusiasts around the world. 

The trail traverses picturesque Hinku Valley and crosses Mera La Pass. You get to spend time with locals, see their lifestyle, and the rich cultural heritage of the region. Mt. Baruntse Expedition is a once in a lifetime venture. You can see stunning views of many Himalayan mountains like Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), etc along the way. Likewise, the trail is also abundant with a diverse range of flora & fauna. For Baruntse Expedition cost or any other information, contact us anytime.

Variation & Custom Itinerary

Mera Peak Climbing and Saribung Expedition is a good alternative to join. You can also tailor-made the Baruntse Expedition package with us that will allow you to custom create the Bartunse Expedition itinerary. For further information, do contact us.

Highlights

  • Scenic flight to Luka
  • Walk through beautiful Sherpa villages and dense forest
  • Get to see daily lifestyle of locals and their culture
  • Visit several monasteries and stupas on the way
  • Explore Hinku Valley
  • Cross Mera La Pass
  • Reach the top of Mt. baruntse
  • Get to see stunning snow-capped Himalayan mountain views and sceneries

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get greeted by one of our team delegates. He/she will take you to the hotel that we have already booked for you. You can rest and explore the vibrant streets of Thamel. In the late evening, you will join the welcome dinner organized by the company.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner

The day begins early with a delicious breakfast and a warm cup of coffee. You go on a guided sightseeing tour, where you will visit ancient temples, shrines, palaces, and courtyards. We have arranged a professional guide with you who will brief you about all the places you will visit. In the late afternoon, you prepare for the expedition.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

Today, you will get informed about the trail and region. You will meet with your guide. The entire day is dedicated to the preparation of the journey. You will arrange all the documents and gears along with the guide.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

Today is the final preparation day for the expedition. You will recheck all the equipment and documents before the final packing. The evening will be chill and relaxing.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

An early morning flight and you reach Lukla, the starting point of the journey. The flight offers stunning views of snow-capped mountains. From Lukla, you begin trekking towards Chutok. The trail moves through dense forests and descends to Shurke. Further, you pass by Pakhapanu and trek through several small villages and lush forests to reach Chutok. This village welcomes you with beautiful views of peaks like Kongde Ri. Tang Ragi Tu, Khatang, etc.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Chutok, you cross a wooden bridge and ascend towards Kari La Pass. Crossing the pass, you continue trekking through lush forests of bamboo and rhododendron. You get to see stunning views of Dudh Kund Himal on the way to Pangkongma

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After having a warm breakfast, you cross Pang Kongma La Pass. The trail further ascends to Shibuche and moves towards the north. Further, you descend and cross Hindu Khola. From here, you pass a grazing area and reach Kurke.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The day begins with gradual descent. Crossing Surkie La Pass, you ascend to Phokte village. Further, the trail passes by Chalem Kharka and Danda Kharka before reaching Thuli Kharka. If you are lucky, you might get to see rare red pandas on the way

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Thuli Kharka, the trail drops down and moves to Majang Khola. Following Hinku Khola, you continue trekking towards Tashing Dingma. Crossing Sanu Khola, you pass by lush forests of juniper, rhododendron, etc and reach Kothe from where you get to see superb views if many Himalayan mountains

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Kothe to Tangnag, the trail passes through Hinku Valley. Walking along a bank of a stream, you pass by around 200 years old Lungsumgba monastery. Further, the trail ascends to Tangnag offering a beautiful view of Kusum Kanguru and other mountains.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today is a rest day at Tangnag. You will go on a short hike to Charpate Himal Glacier. This glacier has religious values for Sherpa people. From here, you get to witness the breath-taking view of the north face of Mera Peak. Later, you descend back to Tangnag for a night stay.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail heads to Khare. Following lateral moraine of Dig Glacier, you reach Dig Kharka from where you get to see a fantastic view of Charpate Himal. The trail ascends through moraines and further climbs up to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. From here, the trail steeply ascends to Khare.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Leaving Khare, you trek on a rocky path that leads to the western ridge of Mera Glacier. The trail continues to the Mera La Pass from where you get to see the spectacular landscape. Further, you carefully descend to the base camp to spend the night.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail passes through rock-strewn for around a couple of hours. Walking on a snowy path, you will cross several crevasses before reaching the High Camp. The trail ascends to the rock band which is marked by a large cairn.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today, you wake up early in the morning and climb to the summit of Mera Peak. The route ascends along a glacier to a peculiar ridge. Before reaching the summit, you pass a steep section and a steep cone. From the top of the Mera Peak, you get to see breath-taking views of many Himalayan mountains including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Baruntse, etc. After spending some time at the summit, you descend following the same path to base camp.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From base camp, you trek and reach Thagnak. The trail then gradually descends through lush forests and small settlement areas to take you to Khare

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After having breakfast, you begin trekking and cross a wide grassy valley. From here, the trail ascends to Baruntse Base Camp. On the way, you get to see the mesmerizing and serene landscapes.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

You take a day off today. You will spend the day hiking to the nearby hills and resting. Your guide will brief you about the route that leads to the summit of Mt. Baruntse. 

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From here onwards, the climbing period begins. The trail ascends to the Advanced Base Camp (6,000 m) located near a glacier at the foot of the southeast ridge. You will also establish Camp I (6,450 m) and Camp II before reaching the summit. Upon reaching the top of the summit, you get to see fantastic views of the Himalayas. Further, following the same trail, you drop down to base camp.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

You spend a day at the base camp celebrating the success of the journey. Today, you will pack up your goods and clean the base camp before leaving it.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

It is going to be a short day today. The trail descends to Seto Pokhari Camp. On the way, you get to see the beautiful scenery.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After having a warm breakfast, you gradually descend to Mera Peak Base Camp. The trail passes the remotest part of the Himalayas. After a descend through the alpine valley, you ascend and reach Mera Peak Base Camp

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Crossing the Mera La Pass, you descend through Khare and reach Thangnak. From here, you continue trekking following the same path as before. The trail passes through sub-tropical forests and takes you to Kothe.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Kothe, you ascend through a dense forest. Further, you will be traversing the western part of Hinku Valley and move towards Thuli Kharka. On the way, you get to see excellent views of Mera Peak.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today is the last day of the trek. The trail steeply ascends to Zatrawala Pass. From here, you descend and cross Chutanga. Further, walking through lush forests and small villages, you reach Lukla.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. The flight offers final views of the Himalayas. Upon landing at the airport, you move to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax and explore.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

Today is an extra day in Kathmandu. You spend the day exploring around and doing shopping. In the evening, you meet with other team members over farewell dinner.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & farewell dinner

You wake up early and prepare to leave. As per your flight departure time, our team representative will take you to the airport and wishes you a safe flight back to your home.

Cost Details

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or van
  • All ground transportation
  • Entry permits for National Park/Local permit/Garbage deposit
  • All climbing permits
  • Experience Sherpas
  • Hotel in kathmadu/bb
  • Trekking guide/Porter salary their insurance and equipment
  • Three meals a day =breakfast/lunch/dinner/tea/coffee
  • Lodge accommodations/Camping arrangements overall
  • All domestic ticket for your destination
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing
  • International airfare and airport tax.
  • Medical and personal high risk insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Personal equipment and climbing gears.
  • Applicable permit fees and custom charge for Sat phone, communication equipment and commercial filming while on expedition.
  • International flight airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Accommodation and meals (breakfast, meal and dinner) in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking.
  • Personal expense such as shopping, snacks for trek, beverages, laundry, telephone call, extra porters etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs or delays cause by out of management control for example, landscape, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear

Useful Information

Baruntse Expedition difficulty & Altitude Sickness

Climbing Mt. Baruntse is less technical and more physically demanding. The route to the summit is known to be semi-technical and offers you experience as climbing 8,000 meters Himalayan mountain. There are several massive ice-cliffs, steep snow slopes, and difficult sections to cross before reaching the summit. You have to be physically strong and healthy to be part of Baruntse Expedition with prior trekking & climbing experience. 

The expedition takes you to a very high altitude from the sea level that your body is not used to at all, causing a high risk of acute mountain sickness. To lower the chances of altitude sickness, we spend several days on the base camp and slowly gain elevation. We have designed our Baruntse Expedition itinerary adding ample rest days. 

Best time to go on Baruntse Expedition

Climbing Mt. Baruntse is perfect from March to April and September to November. The weather remains mostly stable with clear views and pleasant weather. Likewise, you will get to see a diverse range of flora throughout the trail in these months of the year. 

Accommodation & Meals

Teahouse and camping will be your accommodation during Mt. Baruntse Expedition. You will get basic service in the teahouse with a shared room and washroom. Likewise, all the tents and necessities are carried by the crew members. With us, you get high-quality tents to spend time on the base camp and above.

Three meals a day are included in the package. In the teahouse, the meals will be served as per their menu, and during climbing, all the meals will be cooked by the team. You will get quite an option to dig in from Nepali, Indian, Tibetan to Continental cuisines. 

Communication & Electricity

Electricity is available throughout the trail, however charging facilities may or may not be there all the time. Therefore, carry extra batteries and solar charging devices. Similarly, as the elevation will increase, the network service will get affected. Carry local SIM cards for fast and effective service. We will be equipped with ample fuel and satellite phones to use during the climbing period.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is must to have to join the Baruntse Expedition. The insurance must cover air evacuation, hospital bills, and medical bills. Also, flight cancellation and loss or theft of property are recommended to have in the travel insurance. 

Guide & Porter

During the climbing, you will be assisted by our professional and expert climbers. The team will be formed with experienced porters and Sherpa guides who will make sure you reach the summit successfully and return safely. 

Environmental Contribution

We include different measures during our expeditions. All of our equipment and gears are from sustainable brands. We clean all the camps before leaving it and not leave our waste behind. Similarly, we encourage fellow travelers to not litter the trail and not use any kind of use & throw products. We also run a small organization that funds education of children from the mountain.