Price
On Request
CountryNepal
RegionKhumbu
ActivityMountaineering
AccommodationTea House + Camping
Best SeasonSpring, Summer, Autumn
Mode Of TravelFly In/Out
Trip Start PointKathmandu
Trip End PointKathmandu
Group SizeMin. 2 - Max. 12 pax
Duration35 Days
Trekking Days27 days
Trekking Hours5-6 hours
Trip GradeDifficult

Baruntse Peak (7,129m/ 23,390 ft  ) lies in the heart of the Khumbu massif - just west of the 8,000 meters giant Makalu, and slightly east of Lhotse and Everest. High Magazine's 'Mountain Info' claims Baruntse has become "the most coveted 7,000m peak in Nepal". Surrounded by Himalayan giants, Baruntse is one of the most accessible 7000-meter peaks that can also claim a high summit success rate. It features a relatively "easy" route which can be safely guided by our Sherpas.

As in all expeditions, our team of climbing Sherpas will provide expert guidance and perfect preparation allowing climbers to focus on acclimatization and getting stronger.

Baruntse Expedition - The Climb

The South-East Ridge (our guided route) is a straight forward snow climb.  However, some steep sections of ice grade up to 50°. A prominent ice cliff at about 7,000 meters requires fixed ropes. Sections of the upper summit ridge can be corniced and also require fixed ropes.

The safest time to climb Baruntse is in the spring when snow conditions are at the best. The regular approach begins at Lukla and takes you across the Hongu valley, one of the wildest and beautiful regions in Nepal. You hike northward through a pristine alpine environment that rarely sees outside visitors.

The walk passes through ancient Sherpa country providing breathtaking views as well as time to safely acclimate. With its incredible views and location, Baruntse is certain to be a rewarding adventure for any climber wishing to surpass the 7000-meter zone. Those whose ultimate desire is to pursue 8000-meter peaks may consider this climb the ideal preparation for 8000-meter goals.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy  a scenic Himalayan mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla &  return
  • Baruntse is considered a moderately technical mountain
  • Explore Cultural Sherpa valley of Khumbu
  • Superb views of 8,000 m peak including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu
  • The route is pretty straightforward climbing on snow and ice

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, Nepal, and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Shopping
Day 03: Official formalities & Briefing in Ministry of Tourism
Day 04: Fly to Lukla (2800m) & Chhutanga (3,430m, approx. walk 4/5 hrs)
Day 05: Chhutang-Tuli Kharka (4300m) 6-7hrs
Day 06: Tuli Kharka-Kothey (4182m) 4-5hrs
Day 07: Kothey-Thangnak (4350m) 4-5hrs
Day 08: Thangnak -Khare (5000m) 5-6hrs
Day 09: Rest at Khare for climbing practice
Day 10: Khare-Mera La Pass (5,415m) 4-5 hrs
Day 11: Mera La Pass -Mera High Camp (5,750m)
Day 12: Mera Peak Summit (6654m) to Kongma Dingma (4850m) 9-10 hrs
Day 13: Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari (5035m/16519 ft), 6 hrs
Day 14: Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp (5300m/17388 ft) : 6 hrs
Day 15-25: Climbing period for Mt. Baruntse (7129m) & Summit
Day 26: Rest and Pack up day at the Baruntse Base Camp and return to Seto Pokhari
Day 27: Seto Pokhari - Mera La (5350m)
Day 28: Mera La- Thangnak (4350m))
Day 29: Thangnak -Mausum Kharka (3,430m)
Day 30: Mausum Kharka - Zatre La Pass
Day 31: Zatre La Pass to Chhutanga (3,430m) 3-4 hrs
Day 32: Chhutanga to Lukla
Day 33: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 34: Free day in Kathmandu, Farewell Dinner
Day 35: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination

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