Baruntse (7129m/23,389ft) peak is located in the heart of the Himalaya, the Khumbu. It is in very close vicinity to Mount Everest and Mount Makalu. It is located away from the standard trekking paths so climbers can experience a sense of being in a remote area without investing considerable amount of time and effort. The Baruntse expedition becomes increasingly popular with climbers wishing to escape from the peak climbing on the overcrowded Ama Dablam and Pumori. Baruntse expedition is a month long adventure and an extraordinarily aesthetic objective for peak climbing in Nepal. The summit of Baruntse is located at: 27°52'19'' N / 86°58'55'' E. Baruntse first became famous when a New Zealand expedition including Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow summited the peak on May 30, 1954 via the Southeast Ridge. This has now become the normal route for most Baruntse expeditions
Baruntse is also prone to cornice accumulation, which adds to aesthetics of the climb but at the same time it increases the objective danger of the climb making it prone to avalanche. Also, there is a prominent ice cliff at 7000m which could collapse. Baruntse expedition can be a good objective in preparation for Everest expedition.
Climbing 7000m requires slightly more acclimatization effort than peak climbing 5000m or even 6000m peaks. The remote location of Baruntse has an advantage for climbers in that it aids acclimatization while trekking either of the two approach routes. From the base camp (5350m)Baruntse requires two intermediate camps to execute the summit and to aid acclimatization.
Arrival at KTM and transfer to a hotel in Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft).
Reparation, briefings at the departments of tourism. Last minute shopping.
Morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m/9,186ft) 35mins.The rest of the day is spent in Lukla for acclimatization. Lodge accommodation.
Trek from Lukla to Chutanga(3050m/10,006ft) 4hrs. Lodge accommodation.
Trek from Chutanga to Thuli Kharka (Chatra-La) (3900m/12,597ft) 7hrs.Trek over the Zatrawa La Pass (4610m/15,125ft.) and down climb to Khartitang at (3900m). Overnight accommodation at tea house.
Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe (4095m/13,435ft) 5hrs. Tea house accommodation.
Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4350m/14,272ft) 4 hrs. You will enjoy fantastic views of the South face of Mera peak throughout the day.
Rest and acclimatization day at Thangnak(4,350m/14,272ft). Here you will visit Sabal Tsho Lake and take an acclimatization hike to a large cairn at (5271m) on the flank of Kusum Kangguru peak (6367m).
Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5045m/16,551ft.) 3 hrs. Tea house accommodation.
Trek from Khare to Mera La (Pass) (5350m/17,542ft,) 5hrs, Camping accommodation.
Trek from Mera La (Pass) to Seto Pokhari Camp (4850m/15,912ft)5hrs. Camping accommodation.
Trek from Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp (5300m/17,400ft.) Prepare base camp.
Climbing period (7129m/23,389ft.)
Clean up base camp) Trek to Seto Pokhari (4850m/15,912ft) 6hrs. Camping accommodation.
Trek from Seto Pokhari to Mera La (5350m/17,542ft.)6hrs. Camping accommodation.
Trek from Mera la to Kothe (3600m/11,811ft) 5hrs.
Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka (3900m/12,597ft) 5hrs.
Thuli Kharka to Lukla (2800m/9,186ft) via Zatrwa La Pass(4610m/15,125ft) 9 hrs. This is your last evening in the mountains.It would be an ideal opportunity for a farewell party with our staff.
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft) 35mins.Transfer to hotel.
Leisure day shopping in Kathmandu; Farewell celebration dinner with culture program in the evening.
Transfer to the airport for final departure