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 5,700m and the Camp II on the South-East Ridge at a height of 6,420m.
Arrival in Kathmandu and our representative will meet you at the airport, transfer to your Hotel.
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
Acclimatization day in Chutanga. Hike up to Kharka Tang for acclimatization and return down to Chutanga
This is 05 hr walk to Tuli Kharka crossing Zatrwa la which is at 4,600m/15000ft. Tuli Kharka is at 4,400m
This is 05 hr downhill walk to Kotay. Kotay is at 3,500m
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
This is 04 hr walk to Khare which is at 5,100m
You climb to Mera la glacier and start an easy climb towards Mera peak High Camp which is behind the rock at 5,800m
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
Walk along the Hongu valley
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
|2 to 3 persons||US$ 8200 per person|
|4 to 6 persons||US$ 7800 per person|
|7 and above||US$ 7400 per person|