Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Challenging
  • Trip Style: Expedition
  • Transport: Tourist Vehicle + Domestic Flight
  • Food: American Plan Basis
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge & Camping Tent
  • Group Size: 2-12 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 7,129 Meter

Baruntse Expedition is one of the most adventurous and challenging expeditions in the Himalayas. Like Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, and other high mountains, mountaineers are highly attracted towards expedition of Baruntse. During the climbing, you will get to see jaw-dropping views of snow-covered mountains. Situated at the lap of Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu, Mt. Baruntse was first summited by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow lead by Sir Edmund Hillary back in 1954. 

Baruntse Expedition passes by the wilderness surroundings of the Hinku valley and the renowned Mera La of Makalu Barun Valley. The high success rate of scaling the summit made the Baruntse Expedition more promising for new climbers. You will get to see panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, and numerous other mountains.

Normal Route - Southeast Ridge of Baruntse Peak

Following the southeast ridge, you will ascend straight on a snowy path. At 7,000 meters, we will set up a fixed-line to reach the summit. The ridge position makes it prone to cornices. However, we will fix lines in places where we have to cross the camps. At 5,300 meters will be our base camp next to a gorgeous lake on the lateral moraine of the Hunku glacier near the base of the mountain.

Camp 1 (6,100m):

Camp 1 is situated on the west col of the edge of Upper Barun glacier. Crossing Hunku glacier, we will climb on the steep ravine. The 150m steep and 50 degree climb to the West Col from the glacier, we will fix ropes to  provide a beeline to camp-1 for safe carrying of the loads required for the climb

Camp 2 (6,400m):

Located at the beginning of the southeast ridge of Upper Barun glacier, Camp 2 is at 6,400 meters. From Camp 1, we will ascend on a low angled glacial slope. On the way, we might fix ropes to cross crevasses.

Summit Day:

Leaving behind Camp 2, we will ascend on a steep path of 75 degrees ice wall to a small Col at 6,500 meters. From here, you will gradually climb up to 6,700 meters. The trail from here will take you to the sharp summit ridge of Baruntse. Further, following the wide summit cone, you will reach the top of Baruntse. 

Best Time to Summit Mt. Baruntse

Autumn (September to October) and Spring (April to May) is the best time for Mt. Baruntse summit. The environment you will be in during the Baruntse Expedition is harsh cold. The weather can not be predicted in the higher elevations. It can change anytime without any prior signs. Therefore, we have kept enough climbing days to summit Mt. Baruntse. 

Baruntse Climbing Difficulty 

No doubt, Baruntse Expedition is one of the strenuous journeys in the Everest region. From base camp to the western col with its enormous glacial plateau, everything will make your ascent challenging yet inspiring. Even though the altitude is less than many neighboring mountains, you will still climb in the high altitude with thin air and low oxygen level. This makes the ascent difficult. 

Similarly, high altitude journeys also bring a chance of altitude sickness with itself. Therefore, make sure to acclimatize properly before moving to a higher elevation. Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated. Avoid alcoholic drinks and inform your guide in case if you feel uncomfortable. To do Baruntse Expedition you have to be physically fit and in good health. Prior trekking experience is needed before the commencement of the journey. Also, do jogging and other exercise to increase your stamina and muscles power. 

Highlights

  • Trek through picturesque villages and fine valleys
  • Rich culture and tradition
  • Witness gorgeous landscape 
  • Summit Mera Peak
  • Summit Mt. Baruntse 
  • Panoramic views of 5 of the world's highest mountains- Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m), Pick Up and transfer to the hotel
  • Day 2Preparation for Expedition, officially briefing in the Ministry of Tourism and sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 3Morning fly to Lukla (2,840m) and treks to Chutanga (3,520m)
  • Day 4Trek to Chetarwa / Thuli Kharka (4,580m)
  • Day 5Trek to Kothe (3,600m)
  • Day 6Trek to Thangnak (4,350m)
  • Day 7Trek to Khare (4,900m)
  • Day 8Acclimatization, overnight at the same lodge
  • Day 9Trek to Mera High Camp (5,800m)
  • Day 10Summit Mera Peak (6,461m) and trek down to Kongmeding (4,948m)
  • Day 11Trek to Seto Pokhari (5,035m)
  • Day 12Trek to Baruntse Base Camp (5,300m)
  • Day 13 - 23Climbing Period Mt. Baruntse (7,129m); 11 days summit plan time
  • Day 24Trek back to Seto Pokhari (5,035m)
  • Day 25Trek to Khare (4,900m)
  • Day 26Trek to Kothe (3,600m)
  • Day 27Trek to Chetarwa/Thuli Kharka (4,580m)
  • Day 28Trek to Lukla (2,840m)
  • Day 29Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,300m) and transfer to hotel
  • Day 30Transfer to airport for final Departure

What's Included

  • Transportation Service
    Pick Up & Drop:
    Transfer from Airport to Hotel / Hotel to Airport & “Welcome Farewell Dinner with Drinks” in Kathmandu.
    Domestic Flight: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
     
  • Accommodation & Meal Service
    Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 3 Night star category Hotel at Kathmandu on Twin Share Room and Breakfast, B/B plan basis. (Possible to arrange Single Room)
    Lodge Accommodation during Trek: 14 Night Local Lodges on Twin Share Room and Full board meals a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking, AP plan basis. (Possible to arrange Single Room)
    Tent Accommodation during Climb: 12 Night Tented Camp, High food, Breakfast, Pack Lunch, Normal Lunch and Dinner during climbing period, AP plan basis. (We have Fix tented camp at Ama Dablam Base Camp)
    Drinks & Beverage: Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Hot Milk, Juice (Lemon, orange, mango, etc) and hot drinking water as required.
     
  • Manpower Service
    Guide: One Nepali experience guide for Baruntse Peak Climbing, Government trained / Licenses holder.
    Climbing Sherpa Guide: One Climbing Sherpa guide for each Member to Summit Baruntse
    Porter: Porter for each member to carry their luggage and necessary porter to carry camping equipment and climbing equipment during Trek and Climbing period.
     
  • Government Taxes
    Baruntse Permit:
    Mt. Baruntse Expedition Permit and Makalu Barun National Park Entry fee with all government taxes during the Baruntse Expedition.
    Garbage Management: Stool Shipment Transfer, Garbage Deposit Fee
     
  • Camping Service during Climbing Period
    High Altitude Tent: North face dome tent, wall / cabin Kitchen tent for member and Sherpa guide
    Grouping / Fixing Gear: Main Rope, Fix Rope, Snow Bar, Ice Screw, Rock Pitons, etc.
    Camping Equipment: Required cooking utensils or gear, Fuel, EP Gas, Stove, Mattress, Light, etc.
     
  • Safety and Security
    Insurance of Mera Alpine Treks staff team during trek and climbing period
    We Provide one Duffle Bag for each member with full information of Baruntse.
    Emergency Heli Rescue Arrangement on the spot.
    Oxygen, Max Regulator / Gamow Bag, First Aid Medicine Kid.
    Thurya Satellite Phone for emergency communication, Walkie Talkie (Talk Back)
    Pre information about Acute / Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) & High Altitude Cerebral Edema Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, Medication Treatment etc.
  • Lunch & Dinner: Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu (less than $25 Per meal in Tourist Restaurant)
  • Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, laundry, any alcoholic beverage, and shopping and personal clothing etc
  • Insurance: Travel and high altitude rescue insurance of member which is bringing from own country by member.
  • Tips / Bonus: Tips for staff and bonus for agency as yourself.
  • International Round Trip Airfare & any expenses which not mention in above services.

Price & Dates

Trip Dates Status Price  
07 Apr, 2020 - 06 May, 2020 2-10 Pax 5850 USD Guaranteed
15 Apr, 2020 - 14 May, 2020 2-10 Pax 5850 USD Guaranteed
23 Apr, 2020 - 22 May, 2020 2-10 Pax 5850 USD Guaranteed
30 Apr, 2020 - 29 May, 2020 2-10 Pax 5850 USD Guaranteed