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Baruntse Expedition

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Summit Mt. Baruntse 7129m/23383ft
  • Spectacular views or world’s popular mountains including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Amadablam and several other snow-capped peaks.
  • Our Climbing journey of Mount Baruntse follows amazing trekking trails, high alpine valleys, cultural villages, dense forests, mountain glaciers etcetera.
  • Experience authentic Sherpa culture and their lifestyle in the high altitudes

Trip Introduction;
Mount Baruntse 7,129m expedition in Nepal is an adventurous way for adventure seeking climbers from highest Himalayas located on the lap of mount Everest and mount Makalu in Everest – Khumbu region of Nepal. It is the most accessible 7000 meter peak in this region that offers challenging, difficult and hard sections of 50 degree’s elevation with several sections of technical climbing and risks of avalanche. It was first ascended by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow on 30 th May, 1954 by the South-East Ridge. While comparing with other similar altitude mountains, Mt. Baruntse contains high success rate of summit. Similarly, Baruntse Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition also containing high successive rate.

Mt. Baruntse Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team begins after a short and scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, we start our trek towards Mera La Pass, following agricultural farmlands, charming villages, remote mountain valleys and glaciers. Again we head towards Seto Pokhara to arrive at Mt. Baruntse Base Camp via crossing of Mera La Pass 5315m. With additional days of acclimatization at the base camp, we head towards Camp I at an altitude of 6,150 meters at the South East Ridge.

From there we will have to climb 50 degree’s snow slopes with several technical sections that require assistance done by our experienced climbing experts as we head towards Camp II at 6,450 meters. From Camp II we head towards the summit of Mount Baruntse for spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and other surrounding high peaks. We will spend some quality time at the summit before descending down to base camp. After the achievement of summit of Mount Baruntse we will retrace our steps back to reach Lukla. Our adventurous and thrilling climbing adventure of Baruntse Expedition ends with a sweeping flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. Then you will be transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at the Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering information about the trip. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu & Climbing Preparations.
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Today we will spend our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Baruntse Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.
Accommodation: 
Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] [45 minutes] and Trek to Chhuthang [3020m/9905ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
After having breakfast at the Hotel, we will be transferred to domestic airlines terminal for a scenic mountain flight to Lukla also known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at the airstrip of Lukla, we will start our trek heading east and pass along several hamlets and wooden yards before entering into thick forested area filled with rhododendron, pines, oaks and birch trees. Our trek goes on the hillside below Kalo Himal ridge as we head towards the summer pasture grounds of Chhuthang.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Chhuthang to Tuli Kharka [4100m/13448ft] via Zatrawala Pass [4600m/15088ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Chhuthang our trail is a gradually ascend and then much steeper climb for the crossing of Zatrawala Pass. After arriving at the top of the pass we are rewarded with breath taking views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak and other surrounding high peaks. After spending short time at the top, we continue our trek with a rather easy downhill descend journey as we approach towards Tuli Kharka for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Tuli kharka to Kothe [4182m/13716ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
All set to go, we will follow the trail that is a descend journey all the way down to Hinku River. After reaching the river bed, we will make a final climb through dense rhododendron filled forest to arrive at Kothe. Kothe is located at the west side of Hinku valley and acknowledged for dense rhododendron forest. In spring the hills are filled with red rhododendron flowers that makes the area one of the most enchanting spot on planet. We will spend our overnight at Kothe.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak [4326m/14189ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Leaving Kothe we will follow the trail that goes along the ridge of Hinku river and head towards Gondishung – which is a summer herders settlement. Continuing our trek from there, we will pass through Lungsumgba Gompa – built around 200 years ago. At this point we will get to see Mera Peak along with its route scripted in rock which is a masterpiece of rock carving. From here a rather easy and short trek will lead us towards the summer grazing settlement of Thangnak.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Thangnak to Khare [5000m/16400ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today is mostly uphill trekking. Leaving Thangnak we will follow the trail that goes over the glacier towards a Kharka with great views of surrounding peaks. Further ascend through moraines will lead us to the snout of Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. From this point we will climb steeply to reach Khare for our overnight stay. From Khare we can enjoy magnificent view of Northern Face of Mera Peak.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Rest at Khare
By now we are 5,000 meters above sea level. Proper acclimatization is very crucial to avoid altitude sickness and to ensure successful summit climb. Thus, we will take a rest at Khare for acclimatization and exploration. Besides, Khare offers a number of good hikes to its visitors which are remarkably best places for exploration and for acclimatization. While we spend our rest day at Khare, our Sherpa team will make necessary checks on our climbing gears and equipments for Baruntse Expedition.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek from Khare to Mera La Pass [5400m/17712ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
After spending a full day rest for acclimatization at Khare, we our trek continues following the impressive trail that goes over a rocky platform above the western ridge of Mera Glacier. Our trail climbs steeply towards Mera La Pass at 5,400 meters. From the top of the pass we will have magnificent views of high mountains in Khumbu region. After crossing the pass we will descend to arrive at our campsite for our overnight camping.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Trek from Mera La Pass to Seto Pokhari [4850m/16247ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
After breakfast we leave our campsite and follow the trail that leads higher into the yak pasture grounds of beautiful and remote valley. Our trek heads directly into the epicenter of world’s towering mountains with stunning views of high alpine valleys and surrounding mountains. We trek until we arrive at our campsite at Seto Pokhari. Seto Pokhari literally means ‘White Lake’ in Nepali language and is the first of the series of lakes in Upper Honku Basin.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Trek from Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp [5300m/17755ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Today we leave Seto Pokhari and follow the trail that passes through one of the remote part in the Himalayas. A gradual ascend over the beautiful Honku valley leads us to a good campsite at 5,300 meters. Our Sherpa crew will set up our base camp here and start making necessary preparations for setting up additional camps at higher altitudes for climbing the summit of  Mt Baruntse.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12-23: Summit Mt. Baruntse [7129m/23882ft] and back to Base Camp
We will spend several day doing climbing training practices with adequate rest days for acclimatization. Our Sherpa crew will do all the hard works of carrying and setting up additional camps above the base camp. Fully equipped with all the climbing equipments we will follow the instructions and guidance given by our experienced climbing experts and climb higher towards the summit. Taking weather conditions into consideration we will overcome several technical climbing sections and climb to the summit. Once at the summit we are rewarded with up close views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, Chamlang, Mera Peak and other surrounding high peaks in Khumbu region of Nepal. After spending some quality time at the summit we descend down following the same route back to base camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 24: Cleaning base camp and return to Seto Pokhari [4850m/16247ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Having achieved the summit of Mt Baruntse, today we will make a relaxed start. After cleaning up the base camp we start to retrace our steps back on the same trail that descends gradually through Honku valley. We will trek until we reach Seto Pokhari for our overnight camping. We will celebrate the evening with all the climbing crew and take the memories with us.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 25: Trek from Seto Pokhari to Mera La Pass [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today we will continue to retrace our steps on the same trail that descends through remote alpine valley. After some time of downhill trekking we start to follow the trail that ascends gradually towards our campsite before crossing Mera La Pass.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 26: Trek from Mera La Pass to Thangnak [6-7 hrs Trek]
After breakfast we leave our campsite and follow the trail that climbs steeply for the crossing of Mera La Pass. We will cross the pass with great views of Himalayas and trek along the trail that passes through Khare and heads further to reach Thangnak for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 27: Trek from Thangnak to Kothe [4-5 hrs Trek]
We continue to retrace our steps from Thangnak and head towards Kothe. With mostly downhill trekking, we will leave the high altitudes and enter into the dense sub-tropical forest filled with rhododendron, oak, pine and birch trees as we approach Kothe.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 28: Trek from Kothe to Tuli Kharka [5-6 hrs Trek]
Leaving Kothe we will follow the trail which climbs uphill through dense rhododendron forest and heads through the western section of Hinku valley towards Tuli Kharka. From Tuli Kharka we can enjoy the magnificent views of Mera North, Mera Central and South face of Mera Peak.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 29: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla [5-6 hrs Trek]
The last day of our trek starts from Tuli Kharka as we begin to ascend for crossing of the Zatrawala Pass and from the top of the pass we descend to finally arrive back to Lukla. In the evening we will celebrate together with our crew for successfully completing Baruntse Expedition with NGT.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 30: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport
We will take an early morning scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel after landing at Kathmandu airport. You can either have rest at Hotel or visit (world heritage sites) that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Enjoy your leisure time at Kathmandu. In the evening we will have a final meal together.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 31: International Departure as per flight schedule
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

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Your Program Duration = 31 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival Departure transfer as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All essential ground transportation by Private Vehicle – as mentioned in Itinerary
  • Climbing permit for mount Mt. Baruntse Expedition
  • All essential Trekking permits and National Park fees
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight
  • Tea House and Camping accommodation during Trekking and Climbing period
  • All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking and climbing period
  • Trekking Guide and well experienced climbing guide Team
  • Required number of porters, and kitchen staff for camping
  • All essential camping equipment – Dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table – chair for expedition
  • Liaison officer
  • All staffs salary, foods, clothing and insurance
  • All essential climbing gears
  • Emergency oxygen-mask & regulator (need to pay as per usages)
  • Solar panel for batteries charging & lighting in base camp
  • Satellite Phone (Need to pay as per usages per minute)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All applicable TAX, VAT and necessary paperwork

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Climbing gear
  • Your climbing insurance
  • Bar and Beverage bills
  • All personal nature expanses
  • TIPS & Summit Bonus for staffs
  • Refundable garbage deposit

Important Info

Essential Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Alpine Climbing Harness; It should be simple designed, light and easy to carry with positively foolproof features.
  • Crampons; It should be fit with boots perfectly, still crampons with anti-balling and safely into ice.
  • Ice Axe; used to cut off the ice during climbing should be versatile light.
  • Ascender; also known as Jamar, used for ascending on rope, should be flexible to use with gloves or mittens.
  • Head Lamp; multi led head lamp with spare batteries are essential.
  • Karabiners; requires minimum 2 locking carabineers (1 large & 1 small) and 4 regular.
  • Rappel Device; includes Figure eight, ATC device or similar.
  • Ski Poles; Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended type
  • Slings; requires one 3m/10ft and three 2m/6ft
  • Masks, Hoses and Regulators; recommended good quality for your safety.
  • Altimeter Watch;
  • Climbing Helmets; It is an essential gear to be safe from possible ice falls and rock falls, should be light and comfortable.

Clothing:

Upper Body:

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers, medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with large hood to accommodate climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.

Hands:

  • One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
  • One pair mittens, consists of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner

Heads:

  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Scarf or neck sleeve
  • Face mask
  • Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • One pair ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
  • Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions

Lower Body:

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
  • One pair walking shorts
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
  • Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
  • One pair polar fleece trousers
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)

Feet:

  • One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
  • One pair down booties (optional)
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
  • Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
  • Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.

Travel and Sleeping Gear

  • Rucksacks and Travel Bags; One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Medical & Personal:

  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
  • Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand
  • Toiletry kits: toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, alcohol-based anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial soap, comb/brush, shave kit, lighter, small long-burning candle, needle/thread, throat lozenges (bring travel size bottles to keep you kit small)
  • First-aid kits: Ibuprofen/aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, little of hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin-type suave, Nu-skin spray, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins, small bottle of water purification tablets. Include any prescription travel meds that might prescribed by your doctor. (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids)
  • Zip-loc bags: Always useful Baby wipes
  • Ear plugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores.
  • Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek and climb, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on you way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.

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Reviews

Successful Mount Baruntse Expedition !!! Thanks to Nepal Guide Treks & Expedition !!!

We want to extend our utmost gratitude to everyone in the NGT team, who helped in every possible way for our successful summit climb of Mount Baruntse. The challenges and adventures during the climb was way too exciting and thrilling for any mountaineer. Our Sirdar (Climbing – Guide) was Ang-Dawa Sherpa, who was very skillful climber with patience. He always asked how we felt during the climb and motivated us in every possible way. Many thanks to our Sherpa team who did all the hard work from carrying all the gears including tents, food and other climbing equipments. We could not have reached the summit without everyone’s help and support. We recommend Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition to anyone wanting to indulge in any kind of adventure related activities in Nepal.

Wishing Best of Luck !!!!

Marko and Marcel – Austria

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