Mount Barunstse (7129 meters) is nestled on the lap of Mount Everest and mount Makalu at the center of three glacier valley- the Imja, the Hunku, and Barun. Baruntse Expedition (7129 meters) was first made by Colin Todd and Geoff Harow on 30 May 1954 via South-Eastern ridge. The south-east flank is quite arduous and technical because of steep snow slopes and the hard section of 50-degree elevation with gigantic ice cliff to be climbed facing the hazard of avalanches on the way.
Mount Baruntse Climbing Expedition needs two camps on the Lower Barun Glacier, underneath the South East Ridge at 6,000m and 6,300m respectively. Fixed lines would be installed on the climbing route to Camp 1 below the West/ East Col to protect the climbing process. Baruntse Peak summit features the panoramic views of Lhotse, Everest, and Makalu. Descend is made via the same route. The climbing trail follows the route of Mera La and Hinku valley as if going to Mera Peak before approaching to the Baruntse. The existing route includes passing of Amphu Laptsa past Island Peak and climbs down to the standard Everest trail or route we follow on our way to Mera Peak to Mount Baruntse.
Mount Baruntse expedition befits those climbers who are good in shape, possess previous climbing experience and wants to experience ultimate climbing adventure along with close cultural and natural encounter. It is recognized as the most achievable 7,000m+ peak in the world. Spring is the most admirable season for climbing however you can go for Baruntse Expedition during October and winter too.
Visit Himalaya Trek provides an expert guiding team which gives you training and technique for the technical part of climbing. We also provide all the logistic supplies important for successful climbing. Our Baruntse Expedition itinerary is carefully designed that focuses on proper acclimatization and slow ascend for safety and comfortable success.
Mount Baruntse Expedition Itinerary;
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1335 meters).
Day 02: In Kathmandu, Cultural tour, Official procedure, and Expedition briefing
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2850 meters) and trek to Chutanga (3020 meters).
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Chutanga.
Day 05: Cross Zatra La (4700 meters) and trek to Thuli Kharka (4300 meters).
Day 06: Trek to Kothe (3691 meters).
Day 07: Trek to Thangnak (4356 meters).
Day 08: Trek to Khare (5045 meters).
Day 09: Acclimatization day at Khare.
Day 10: Trek to Mera base camp 5300 meters.
Day 11: Trek to Seto Pokhara (5000 meters)
Day 12: Trek to Baruntse BC5400m.
Day 13: to Day: 28 Climbing periods Baruntse 7129 meters.
Day 29: Trek to Amphu Laptsa Base Camp (5620 meters).
Day 30: Cross Amphu Laptsa (5800 meters) and trek to Chhukhung (Chukung) (4730 meters).
Day 31: Trek to Tengboche (3860 meters).
Day 32: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters)
Day 33: Trek to Lukla (2810 meters).
Day 34: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 35: Free Day at Kathmandu.
Day 36: Departure
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding Baruntse Expedition trip would be provided.
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites or check up climbing gears and Trip preperation.
An early morning scenic flight to Lukla (30 minutes) is followed by a leisurely breakfast at Lukla. We meet up with our crew and after a brief introduction and a quick sorting of our daypack and the main bags, our adventure starts. The path goes into the valley towards the left into the more quieter valley and passes through small tea shops and passes the small settlement of Chutok. The trail ascends from the very beginning from Lukla and undulates briefly at some places during the day. The day’s trek ends at a small village of Chutanga. (2 hours)
The day is spent on an easy hike to gain an altitude of more than 500-600 meters and then a free afternoon to rest follows. This day is very important as the trek quickly enters into higher altitudes of more than 4000 meters on the very next day.
The trek enters further into the valley ascending all the time and enters the alpine vegetation leaving the tree line behind. The path reaches the end of the valley below the Zatra La. A steep ascent leads to the top of the pass and an equally steep descent follows. The descent ends at Thuli Kharka, a small flatland with a couple of Teahouses. (6 hours)
The trail briefly drops and yet again steadily starts to climb to the top of another small pass. A steep descent slowly leads back into vegetations and passes through thinner forests that start to grow thicker with the drop in the elevation. The drop ends as the trek enters the Hinku valley and then undulates through forests of Pine and Bamboo. At the end of the forest, another small settlement with a couple of Teahouses marks the end of the day. The village also provides the first glimpse of the Mera Peak. (6 hours)
The trek continues to move further into the valley following the river closely and passes through the yak pasturelands used in the summer. The trail continuously and gradually keeps ascending and passes a spiritual cave monastery on the way. The ascent finally ends at Thangnak. There are few hikes available around afternoon that will further more enhance the process of acclimatization. The hikes also provide views of the Kusum Kanguru (6367 meters), Kyashar (6,769 meters), Mera La and other peaks of the Hinku Valley. (4hours)
The trek now travels on a rocky trail and keeps ascending towards Mera Peak. After a good climb in the morning the trail reaches the grassy areas of Dig Kharka, another yak pastureland. Once again, the trail ascends into the higher elevation and finally ending at the last settlement of the trek, Khare. (3 hours)
The day will be used to get into the glacier and acclimatize to the higher altitude. Also, the climbing guide will provide a brief training on climbing and also will introduce all the gears going to be used during the climb. The training is to introduce you to the basics of mountaineering and also to build up your confidence so that you can enjoy the climb.
The day will be another day full of ascending but this time, it is on the glacier. In the morning after a good hour or so of climbing, the trail passes by a small tea-shop, the final teashop before the summit of Mera Peak (6476 meters). A gradual walk finally on an easier slope through the glacier follows after a steep ascent. The slope continues until the Mera La and the trail will drop a bit to reach the campsite. (4 hours)
The trek to Seto Pokhari is quite a comfortable trail with Chamlang and Baruntse visible for most of the day. The trail stays almost flat and quietly gains altitude of a couple of hundred meters at the end of the day at Seto Pokhari. (5 hours)
Trek to Mount Baruntse Base Camp (5400 meters)
Mount Bharuntse Climbing (7129 meters) (Expedition period)
Another short day trek ends the day at Amphu Laptsa Base Camp. A good rest is a must as the trek crosses one of the most technical pass in the following day. (2 hours)
The trail climbs through huge sections of rocks and ices and only ends at the top. A steep drop from the top leads into the Chukkung valley. continue walk toward to Chhukhung via Island Peak Base Camp overnight at Chhukhung. (8-9 hours)
The day starts with the trail descending down to the valley passing Dingboche on the way and a brief climb afterward leads to the village of Hortse. After Hortse, the trek continues on the same path taken during the way up. The days trek ends at Thyangboche. (5-6 hours)
Staying on the busy Everest trail, the trek heads towards Namche via Kyangjuma . On the way down from Namche Bazaar.Namche Bazaar is beautiful sherpa town known by gate way of mount Everest and Khumbu Valley stay overnight at Namche Bazaar.
On the way down from Namche, we take a last look at the Everest and merrily continue the trek down to river. The exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and a brief drop leads to the village of Monju village. We trek back to Lukla via through bigger village of Phakding and finally end the trek at Lukla. We also bid farewell to our support crew and formally end their trek for them as well. (5 hours)
A 30-minute flight to Kathmandu and free day at Kathmandu.
A leisure day in Kathmandu which can used city tours in Kathmandu valley visting world heritage sites. (This is also spare day in case of cancellation of flights)
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.
Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.
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