Baruntse Expedition

Overview
Detail Itinerary
Trip Info
Cost & Services

Trip Overview:

● A Perfect 7,000er snow and ice summit at the epicenter of three glacial valleys
● Ideal Training Mountain: a semi-technical but high altitude with several exposed pitches near the summit
● Superb views of 8,000ers including Everest, Lhotse and Makalu
● Multi-camp expedition led and supported by highly experienced mountaineers, guides, and crew members
● Expedition includes acclimatization on Mera Peak & a few days of trek into the scenic cultural Sherpa valley of
Khumbu
Introduction
Lying between greater cousin peaks of Lhotse and Makalu at the epicenter of three glacial valleys – the Barun, the Imja, and the Hunku – the peak is crowned by four summits on four ridges with a high rate of successful ascent on
normal route via South Ridge. Despite being a 7000er, Baruntse Expedition involves various 8000m climb components, thus offering itself as an ideal training peak for higher climbing.

The steep sections of ice at 50 degrees and a prominent ice cliff at about 7,000 meters make the South-East Ridge of Baruntse somewhat a difficult climb. Two high camps above the Base Camp – Camp I just below East Col at an altitude of 5,700 m and the Camp II on the South-East Ridge at a height of 6,420 m.

Activities: Trekking and Climbing

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek & climb

Transportation: Domestic flight and private vehicles

Outline Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

and our representative will meet you at the airport, transfer to your Hotel

Day 1
Day 2
Rest day/expedition briefing 
Day 2
Day 3

Rest day/expedition briefing

Day 3
Day 4

Kathmandu – Lukla – Chutanga
This is a 45 minutes flight to Lukla from Katmandu. Lukla is at 2,840m. From Lukla the path traverses south-east through forest, crossing several cascading streams. Our first camp is at Chutanga 3,400m

Day 4
Day 5

Chutanga
Acclimatization day in Chutanga. Hike up to Kharka Tang for acclimatization and return down to Chutanga

Day 5
Day 6

Chutanga – Tuli Kharka
This is 05 hr walk to Tuli Kharka crossing Zatrwa la which is at 4,600m/15000ft. Tuli Kharka is at 4,400m

Day 6
Day 7

Tuli Kharka – Kotay
This is 05 hr downhill walk to Kotay. Kotay is at 3,500m

Day 7
Day 8

Kotay – Tagnag
This is 06 hr walk to Tagnag. Tagnag is at 4,246m. There is a summer settlement here and also has a two or three lodges open during the trekking season

Day 8
Day 9

Tagnag – Khare
This is 04 hr walk to Khare which is at 5,100m

Day 9
Day 10

Rest day and Acclimatization day in Khare

Day 10
Day 11

Khare – Mera peak high camp
You climb to Mera la glacier and start an easy climb towards Mera peak High Camp which is behind the rock at 5,800m

Day 11
Day 12

Summit Mera Peak (6476 meters/ 21,247 feet) – Kongmadingma
Leave early at four in the morning and summit at 9:00 am. The last 50 meters are 45- 50 degrees steep and fix a rope. Return to high camp and start descending down to Mera la and towards the Hongu valley

Day 12
Day 13

Kongmadingma – Seti Pokhari
Walk along the Hongu valley

Day 13
Day 14

Seti pokhari to Baruntse Base camp 

Day 14
Day 15

Rest day at base camp

Day 15
Day 16

Rest day at base camp

Day 16
Day 17

Camp 1

Day 17
Day 18

Back to base camp / optional

Day 18
Day 19

Back to base camp / optional

Day 19
Day 20

Camp 1 / optional

Day 20
Day 21

Camp 2

Day 21
Day 22

Summit Baruntse, back to camp 2

Day 22
Day 23

Back to base camp

Day 23
Day 24

Rest day base camp

Day 24
Day 25

Trek to Kongma dingma

Day 25
Day 26

Trek to Khare

Day 26
Day 27

Trek to Kothe

Day 27
Day 28

Trek to Tuli kharka

Day 28
Day 29

Trek to Lukla

Day 29
Day 30

Flight to Kathmandu

Day 30
Day 31

Rest day in Kathmandu

 

Day 31
Day 32

Departure

Day 32
  • Private trek or group option

We can organise this trek on a private basis for groups of friends, families, clubs, charities or any other group. Depending on your previous trekking experience, you may want a Climb High leader or have no ‘leader’ but sill use the help of one of our guides and/or porters. Costs for this option are available on demand but are often not a huge amount greater than joining one of our ‘fixed departures’. Please contact us with your referred dates and itinerary and we’ll give you a quote.

  • Additional Information

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the trek or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone:

00 (977) 1-470-1398

Alternatively, you can contact us by email at: info@climbhighhimalaya.com

  • Booking

To book a place on this trek, please complete the booking enquiry on our ‘Reservations’ page.

As we are a Nepali company, you will need to send your deposit by bank transfer to our bank account in Kathmandu. This is a completely safe process and may be done at any UK, European, Aus/NZ or US bank in a few minutes. Some banking websites even allow this to be done online.

Details will be sent to you once you have decided to proceed with your booking.

  • Equipment


Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. It is recommended that you use tried and tested kit on the trip rather than relying on brand new kit you’re not sure of.

A complete kit list is to be found on this website.

  • Porter Protection


Climb High is a local Nepali company and as such we treat our own people with the respect and good conditions you would expect. Many team members are from our own families and you can be assured that the treatment they receive is second to none. All insurances and porter conditions are met, and more.

  • Why use Climb High?
  • Our acclimatisation schedule and trip organisation is designed to give everyone in the team the best chance of reaching base camp in great condition and feeling healthy.
  • This trek is accommodated in lodges with traditional Nepali hospitality.
  • Treks are led by highly experienced leaders plus Sherpas and porters.
  • Porter welfare is paramount to us – we are a local company and want to ensure that we take care of our own staff.
  • We are a premium Nepali trekking operator, with impeccable local contacts – any changes in plan can be dealt with far more effectively using our experience and network of local contacts.
  • We have our own modern offices in central Kathmandu in Mandala Street – Thamel’s premium street

IMPORTANT NOTE: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, please take the itinerary as a statement of intent rather than an absolute. Travel in Nepal can be dangerous, delayed and highly changeable. Weather conditions, availability of porters and the health of team members can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

  • Cost:

US$ 8000 per person

  • Services Includes:
  • Flights Kathmandu|Lukla|Kathmandu,
  • All meals and accommodations during the trek and climb,
  • High altitude food and gas for camp 1 and 2,
  • High altitude tent for camp 1 and 2,
  • Camping equipments (two- men tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, mattress, kitchen equipments)
  • Trekking cum climbing guide, porters, cook, kitchen boys and yaks,
  • Insurance for climbing guide, camping staff and porters,
  • Baruntse climbing permit,
  • Barun National Park fees,
  • Trekking permit (TIMS),
  • Liaison officer fees,
  • Liaison officer insurance - life, medical and rescue,
  • Group climbing equipment (ropes and ice screws, snow bars),
  • Climbing Guide,
  • Walkie-talkie,
  • Satellite phone,
  • Domestic baggage 25 kg,
  • Airport |hotel transfer,
  • Wages and equipment allowances for climbing guide and staffs,
  • Equipments for staffs and porter,
  • Climb High duffle bag,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • First-aid kit,
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu,
  • VAT.
  • Services Excludes:
  • Insurance and it should cover helicopter evacuation in case of an emergency and from Lukla if normal scheduled flights can’t fly due to weather disturbance,
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu,
  • Meals in Kathmandu,
  • Bottled mineral water,
  • Beverages (hard and soft drinks),
  • Personal trekking gear,
  • Tips for guides and porters,
  • other expenses in case of any natural disaster.

Travel Reviews:

Kara and Seth
3 PEAKS
In November 2016, my wife Kara and I took our second trekking trip with Climb High Himalaya.
The trip was 25 days trekking and climbing Lobuche...
Paul Anderson & Daniella
California, U S A
Larkya peak / Tsun valley 2016
May 16, 2016
Namaste! First of all, let me thank you/Climb High for an incredible experience! The Manaslu/Tsum trek and Larkya Peak climb were amazing and everything...
Raimund Mair
May 16, 2016
I just wanted to let you know that I had a safe trip to Kathmandu and back to Austria. Everything worked out perfect. Thanks a lot to all you guys! It was an amazing experience...
Hauke Kornmesse
Feb 9, 2016
It was a well organized trip.
I enjoy the trip the more the longer I am back home. But honestly: it was a well...

Baruntse Expedition

US$ 8000 per person

5/5
  • Trip Duration: 31 Nights 32 Days
  • Activities: Trekking and Climbing
  • Accommodation: Teahouses & camping
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Altitude: Maximum 7,129 m
  • Dates: Spring & autumn

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  • Email us:
    info@climbhighhimalaya.com
  • Cost:

US$ 8000 per person

  • Services Includes:
  • Flights Kathmandu|Lukla|Kathmandu,
  • All meals and accommodations during the trek and climb,
  • High altitude food and gas for camp 1 and 2,
  • High altitude tent for camp 1 and 2,
  • Camping equipments (two- men tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, mattress, kitchen equipments)
  • Trekking cum climbing guide, porters, cook, kitchen boys and yaks,
  • Insurance for climbing guide, camping staff and porters,
  • Baruntse climbing permit,
  • Barun National Park fees,
  • Trekking permit (TIMS),
  • Liaison officer fees,
  • Liaison officer insurance - life, medical and rescue,
  • Group climbing equipment (ropes and ice screws, snow bars),
  • Climbing Guide,
  • Walkie-talkie,
  • Satellite phone,
  • Domestic baggage 25 kg,
  • Airport |hotel transfer,
  • Wages and equipment allowances for climbing guide and staffs,
  • Equipments for staffs and porter,
  • Climb High duffle bag,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • First-aid kit,
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu,
  • VAT.
  • Services Excludes:
  • Insurance and it should cover helicopter evacuation in case of an emergency and from Lukla if normal scheduled flights can’t fly due to weather disturbance,
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu,
  • Meals in Kathmandu,
  • Bottled mineral water,
  • Beverages (hard and soft drinks),
  • Personal trekking gear,
  • Tips for guides and porters,
  • other expenses in case of any natural disaster.
Arrival in Kathmandu
Rest day
Rest day
Kathmandu – Lukla – Chutanga
Chutanga
Chutanga – Tuli Kharka
Tuli Kharka – Kotay
Kotay – Tagnag
Tagnag – Khare
Rest day
Khare - Mera peak high camp
Summit Mera Peak (6476 meters/ 21,247 feet) – Kongmadingma
Kongmadingma – Seti Pokhari
Seti pokhari to Baruntse Base camp
Rest day
Rest day
Camp 1
Back to base camp / optional
Rest day at base camp / optional
Camp 1 / optional
Camp 2
Summit Baruntse,
Back to base camp
Rest day
Trek to Kongma dingma
Trek to Khare
Trek to Kothe
Trek to Tuli kharka
Trek to Lukla
Flight
Rest day
Departure
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Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
Day 15
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Day 17
Day 18
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Baruntse Expedition

US$ 8000 per person

5/5
  • Trip Duration: 31 Nights 32 Days
  • Activities: Trekking and Climbing
  • Accommodation: Teahouses & camping
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Altitude: Maximum 7,129 m
  • Dates: Spring & autumn
Trip Overview
Detail Itinerary
Trip Info & Chart
Cost & Services

Trip Overview:

● A Perfect 7,000er snow and ice summit at the epicenter of three glacial valleys
● Ideal Training Mountain: a semi-technical but high altitude with several exposed pitches near the summit
● Superb views of 8,000ers including Everest, Lhotse and Makalu
● Multi-camp expedition led and supported by highly experienced mountaineers, guides, and crew members
● Expedition includes acclimatization on Mera Peak & a few days of trek into the scenic cultural Sherpa valley of
Khumbu
Introduction
Lying between greater cousin peaks of Lhotse and Makalu at the epicenter of three glacial valleys – the Barun, the Imja, and the Hunku – the peak is crowned by four summits on four ridges with a high rate of successful ascent on
normal route via South Ridge. Despite being a 7000er, Baruntse Expedition involves various 8000m climb components, thus offering itself as an ideal training peak for higher climbing.

The steep sections of ice at 50 degrees and a prominent ice cliff at about 7,000 meters make the South-East Ridge of Baruntse somewhat a difficult climb. Two high camps above the Base Camp – Camp I just below East Col at an altitude of 5,700 m and the Camp II on the South-East Ridge at a height of 6,420 m.

Activities: Trekking and Climbing

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek & climb

Transportation: Domestic flight and private vehicles

Outline Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

and our representative will meet you at the airport, transfer to your Hotel

Day 1
Day 2
Rest day/expedition briefing 
Day 2
Day 3

Rest day/expedition briefing

Day 3
Day 4

Kathmandu – Lukla – Chutanga
This is a 45 minutes flight to Lukla from Katmandu. Lukla is at 2,840m. From Lukla the path traverses south-east through forest, crossing several cascading streams. Our first camp is at Chutanga 3,400m

Day 4
Day 5

Chutanga
Acclimatization day in Chutanga. Hike up to Kharka Tang for acclimatization and return down to Chutanga

Day 5
Day 6

Chutanga – Tuli Kharka
This is 05 hr walk to Tuli Kharka crossing Zatrwa la which is at 4,600m/15000ft. Tuli Kharka is at 4,400m

Day 6
Day 7

Tuli Kharka – Kotay
This is 05 hr downhill walk to Kotay. Kotay is at 3,500m

Day 7
Day 8

Kotay – Tagnag
This is 06 hr walk to Tagnag. Tagnag is at 4,246m. There is a summer settlement here and also has a two or three lodges open during the trekking season

Day 8
Day 9

Tagnag – Khare
This is 04 hr walk to Khare which is at 5,100m

Day 9
Day 10

Rest day and Acclimatization day in Khare

Day 10
Day 11

Khare – Mera peak high camp
You climb to Mera la glacier and start an easy climb towards Mera peak High Camp which is behind the rock at 5,800m

Day 11
Day 12

Summit Mera Peak (6476 meters/ 21,247 feet) – Kongmadingma
Leave early at four in the morning and summit at 9:00 am. The last 50 meters are 45- 50 degrees steep and fix a rope. Return to high camp and start descending down to Mera la and towards the Hongu valley

Day 12
Day 13

Kongmadingma – Seti Pokhari
Walk along the Hongu valley

Day 13
Day 14

Seti pokhari to Baruntse Base camp 

Day 14
Day 15

Rest day at base camp

Day 15
Day 16

Rest day at base camp

Day 16
Day 17

Camp 1

Day 17
Day 18

Back to base camp / optional

Day 18
Day 19

Back to base camp / optional

Day 19
Day 20

Camp 1 / optional

Day 20
Day 21

Camp 2

Day 21
Day 22

Summit Baruntse, back to camp 2

Day 22
Day 23

Back to base camp

Day 23
Day 24

Rest day base camp

Day 24
Day 25

Trek to Kongma dingma

Day 25
Day 26

Trek to Khare

Day 26
Day 27

Trek to Kothe

Day 27
Day 28

Trek to Tuli kharka

Day 28
Day 29

Trek to Lukla

Day 29
Day 30

Flight to Kathmandu

Day 30
Day 31

Rest day in Kathmandu

 

Day 31
Day 32

Departure

Day 32
  • Private trek or group option

We can organise this trek on a private basis for groups of friends, families, clubs, charities or any other group. Depending on your previous trekking experience, you may want a Climb High leader or have no ‘leader’ but sill use the help of one of our guides and/or porters. Costs for this option are available on demand but are often not a huge amount greater than joining one of our ‘fixed departures’. Please contact us with your referred dates and itinerary and we’ll give you a quote.

  • Additional Information

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the trek or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone:

00 (977) 1-470-1398

Alternatively, you can contact us by email at: info@climbhighhimalaya.com

  • Booking

To book a place on this trek, please complete the booking enquiry on our ‘Reservations’ page.

As we are a Nepali company, you will need to send your deposit by bank transfer to our bank account in Kathmandu. This is a completely safe process and may be done at any UK, European, Aus/NZ or US bank in a few minutes. Some banking websites even allow this to be done online.

Details will be sent to you once you have decided to proceed with your booking.

  • Equipment


Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. It is recommended that you use tried and tested kit on the trip rather than relying on brand new kit you’re not sure of.

A complete kit list is to be found on this website.

  • Porter Protection


Climb High is a local Nepali company and as such we treat our own people with the respect and good conditions you would expect. Many team members are from our own families and you can be assured that the treatment they receive is second to none. All insurances and porter conditions are met, and more.

  • Why use Climb High?
  • Our acclimatisation schedule and trip organisation is designed to give everyone in the team the best chance of reaching base camp in great condition and feeling healthy.
  • This trek is accommodated in lodges with traditional Nepali hospitality.
  • Treks are led by highly experienced leaders plus Sherpas and porters.
  • Porter welfare is paramount to us – we are a local company and want to ensure that we take care of our own staff.
  • We are a premium Nepali trekking operator, with impeccable local contacts – any changes in plan can be dealt with far more effectively using our experience and network of local contacts.
  • We have our own modern offices in central Kathmandu in Mandala Street – Thamel’s premium street

IMPORTANT NOTE: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, please take the itinerary as a statement of intent rather than an absolute. Travel in Nepal can be dangerous, delayed and highly changeable. Weather conditions, availability of porters and the health of team members can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

  • Cost:

US$ 8000 per person

  • Services Includes:
  • Flights Kathmandu|Lukla|Kathmandu,
  • All meals and accommodations during the trek and climb,
  • High altitude food and gas for camp 1 and 2,
  • High altitude tent for camp 1 and 2,
  • Camping equipments (two- men tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, mattress, kitchen equipments)
  • Trekking cum climbing guide, porters, cook, kitchen boys and yaks,
  • Insurance for climbing guide, camping staff and porters,
  • Baruntse climbing permit,
  • Barun National Park fees,
  • Trekking permit (TIMS),
  • Liaison officer fees,
  • Liaison officer insurance - life, medical and rescue,
  • Group climbing equipment (ropes and ice screws, snow bars),
  • Climbing Guide,
  • Walkie-talkie,
  • Satellite phone,
  • Domestic baggage 25 kg,
  • Airport |hotel transfer,
  • Wages and equipment allowances for climbing guide and staffs,
  • Equipments for staffs and porter,
  • Climb High duffle bag,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • First-aid kit,
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu,
  • VAT.
  • Services Excludes:
  • Insurance and it should cover helicopter evacuation in case of an emergency and from Lukla if normal scheduled flights can’t fly due to weather disturbance,
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu,
  • Meals in Kathmandu,
  • Bottled mineral water,
  • Beverages (hard and soft drinks),
  • Personal trekking gear,
  • Tips for guides and porters,
  • other expenses in case of any natural disaster.