Baruntse Expedition

Introduction

Baruntse Expedition  | Outdoor Himalayan Treks

Baruntse (7129m) is an eminently beautiful peak in Makalu Barun National Park. Lying just east of Everest between Mt Everest and Makalu, the surrounds and the symmetry have earned this peak an identity of its own. Baruntse may not stand above its mighty eight thousander neighbors in its altitude, but the fine combination of four summits crowning the same number of ridges clearly stands it out among its big neighbors.

The location of Baruntse allows it to be approached through the Arun Valley, a richly nature-gifted, off the beaten trekking route of Nepal. Or you can even choose to reach its base camp through Everest region as well, as it lies to the north -east of Khumbu valley. In fact its approach trek through Everest region is also interesting, because you will discover many off-the-beaten, yet fabulous places around here, which do not fall in the itinerary of any of the Everest treks. When you take this route, you will cross two beautiful mountain passes: Zatrawa La Pass (4600m) and Mera La Pass (5200m).

The normal climbing route of the mountain is through the south-eastern ridge. At first we pitch our base camp in a beautiful, wide alpine meadow at the base of the mountain at an altitude of 5200 meters. Then we move on to establish another camp just below the east col, a wide stretch of snowy flatland at an altitude of about 6200 meters. We make another camp on this spectacular location and one further high camp at 6500 meters, from where we attempt to reach the summit. There are some crevasses en-route, vertical icy sections and even an ice cliff near the summit. But with modern equipments and well-trained Sherpa guides provided by Outdoor Himalayan Treks, you can definitely overcome the challenges standing on your way. From the top, you enjoy the fabulous views of Lhotse, Everest, Cho you, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and many other peaks in the Khumbu Himal. Immerse yourself in this unmatched mountain panorama, and take pride in collecting the experience of a supreme adventure -- successful mountaineering in Nepal—and return to the base camp.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 39 nights and 40 days

Expedition Grade: Strenuous

Minimum Altitude: 1300 m, Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: 7129 m, Baruntse Summit

Itinerary Outline

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

Day 2- and 3: Sightseeing and Preparation in Kathmandu

Day 4: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m)

Day 5: Trek from Lukla to Chutung (3500m)

Day 6: Trek from Chutung to Chatrabu (4370m)

Day 7: Trek from Chatrabu to Kothe (3700m)

Day 8: Trek from Kothe to Thagnak (4336m)

Day 9: Trek from Thagnak to Khare (5000m)

Day 10: Acclimatization at Khare

Day 11: Trek from Khare to Rato Odar via Mera La Pass (5200m)

Day 12: Trek from Rato Odar to Chamlang Base Camp (4700m)

Day 13: Trek from Chamlang Base Camp to Seto Pokhari (4900m)

Day 14: Trek from Seto Pokhari to Barunse Base Camp (5200m)

Day 15: Acclimatization and establishment of another Baruntse Base Camp (5400m)

Day 16-32: Climbing Period

Day 33: Trek to Amphulapcha Base Camp (5200m)

Day 34: Trek from Amphulapcha to Chukung Valley (5000m) via Amphulapcha pass (5800m)

Day 35: Trek from Chukung Valley to Dingboche (4400m)

Day 36: Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar (3446m)

Day 37: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m)

Day 38: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 39: Rest in Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner

Day 40: International Departure

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

Day 2- and 3: Sightseeing and Preparation in Kathmandu

Day 4: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m)

Day 5: Trek from Lukla to Chutung (3500m)

Day 6: Trek from Chutung to Chatrabu (4370m)

Day 7: Trek from Chatrabu to Kothe (3700m)

Day 8: Trek from Kothe to Thagnak (4336m)

Day 9: Trek from Thagnak to Khare (5000m)

Day 10: Acclimatization at Khare

Day 11: Trek from Khare to Rato Odar via Mera La Pass (5200m)

Day 12: Trek from Rato Odar to Chamlang Base Camp (4700m)

Day 13: Trek from Chamlang Base Camp to Seto Pokhari (4900m)

Day 14: Trek from Seto Pokhari to Barunse Base Camp (5200m)

Day 15: Acclimatization and establishment of another Baruntse Base Camp (5400m)

Day 16-32: Climbing Period

Day 33: Trek to Amphulapcha Base Camp (5200m)

Day 34: Trek from Amphulapcha to Chukung Valley (5000m) via Amphulapcha pass (5800m)

Day 35: Trek from Chukung Valley to Dingboche (4400m)

Day 36: Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar (3446m)

Day 37: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m)

Day 38: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 39: Rest in Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner

Day 40: International Departure

Guidelines

Health and Fitness Requirement:

This trip requires you to be in good health and physically fit. So, we recommend thorough physical examination before you start the trek to the mountain.

Skills:

Your familiarity with the mountainous terrain and previous climbing experience will be plus points.

Travel Insurance:

  • Make sure that you are insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects.
  • In emergency situations, we will arrange for a helicopter rescue, medical treatment and after care for you. All these costs shall be borne by your travel insurance company.

Required Equipments/Gears:

 

  • All climbing gears
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jacket
  • LED headlight
  • Water bottle
  • First-aid kit
  • Water purification solution
  • Trekking poles
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Full fingers gloves
  • Socks
  • Thermal cap
  • Fleece
  • Sunscreen

 

Notes:

  • You can choose to bring these equipments yourself. However, we can help you get these things after you arrive here if you want to travel light.
  • We will arrange your pick-up/drop-off according to your flight schedule.
  • We can customize this itinerary according to your interests and preferences.

Documents required:

  • TIMS Card
  • Climbing permit
  • Makalu Barun National Park Permit
  • Scanned copies of passport sized photo and passport of each participant
  • Travel insurance

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