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: Expedition Briefing And Preparation

Day 04: Fly to Lukla (2800m) & Trek to Chutanga (3,060m)

Day 05: Trek from Chhutang to Tuli Kharka (3,900m)

Day 06: Trek From Tuli Kharka to Kothey (4,095m)

Day 07: Trek from Kothey to Thangnak (4,350m)

Day 08: Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5,054m)

Day 09: Rest & Acclimatization at Khare

Day 10: Trek from Khare to Khamedingma

Day 11: Trek from Khamedingma to Seto Pokhari (5,035m/16519 ft)

Day 12: Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp (5,400m)

Day 13-28: Climbing period form Basecamp to  Mt. Baruntse  & Summit (7129m)

Day 29: Trek from Baruntse Base Camp and return to Khamedingma

Day 30: Trek from Khamedingma to Thangnak

Day 31: Thangnak to Chatrabu

Day 32: Chatrabu to Lukla

Day 33: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel

Day 34: Free day in Kathmandu, Farewell Dinner

Day 35: Transfer to Airport for Final destination

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