Trip Facts

  • Trip duration: 40 Days
  • Max Altitude: 7129 m.
  • Trek start form/Ending place: Kathmandu
  • Best Season: Sep-Nov, Mar-May

Baruntse is located between Everest and Makalu in the eastern part of Nepal. Baruntse - the peak of Barun, the Mount  Baruntse god of rain, is a prominent looking peak above the Khumbu/Chukung valley (to the northeast), the Hinku Valley (to the south-west) and the Barun valley (to the east. It was first climbed in 1954 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Jim McFarlane. The second ascent took place only in 1980. Since then Baruntse has been climbed many times.

On our expedition we will approach this beautiful peak through the Hinku/Hongu valley. Two mountain passes, the Tsetrawa La at 4,600m. and Mera La at 5,200m. are crossed before Base Camp is reached at 5,400m. Baruntse Base Camp is situated in a beautiful meadow close to a small lake. Our climbing route is along the south ridge of the mountain on which a high base camp is placed at 5,800m. Next, an advance base camp is set up near Baruntse's West Col at 6135m. This is a very steep section of the peak and we will fix ropes to aid our ascent and to prevent falls into crevasses. From this camp we will follow the south ridge to the summit, with two higher camps, at 6,420m. (At the foot of the southeast ridge, and at 6,650m. Tackling the 40 to 50 degree ice slopes between base camp and Camp II and treading a knife-edged ridge higher up offer an interesting climb to the summit. The summit view includes the very impressive south faces of Lhotse, Makalu, Chamlang, Kanchenjunga, and Peak 41 and down to the Hinku valley.

Trip Itinerary

Trip Itinerary - Option I

Day 01: A pick up from the International Airport and transfer to Hotel. (1350m)
Day 02 - 03: Expedition Briefing in Ministry of tourism
Day 04 : Fly to Lukla to Chutanga (3500m)
Day 05 : Chutanga to Chatrabu (4370m)
Day 06 : Chatrabu to Kothe (3700m)
Day 07 : Kothe to Thangna (4336m)
Day 08 : Thangna to Khare (5000m)
Day 09 : Khare Rest for Acclimatization.
Day 10 : Khare to over Mera-La (5200m)
Day 12 : Rato Ordar to Chamlang Base Camp (4700m)
Day 13 : Chamlang Base Camp to Seto Pokhari (4900m)
Day 14 : Seto Pokhari to Barunse Base Camp (5200m)
Day 15 : Settle Baruntse base camp (5400m)
Day 16-32 : Climbing period Mt. Baruntse.
Day 33 : Baruntse Base Camp to Seto Pokhari
Day 34 : Seto Pokhari to Mera La Pass, Khare
Day 35 : Khare to Kothey
Day 36 : Kothey to Chutanga
Day 37 : Chutanga to Lukla (2800m)
Day 38 : Lukla to Kathmandu by flight (1350m)
Day 39 : Day Briefing Ministry of Tourism
Day 40 : Final Departure from Kathmandu

Trip Itinerary - Option II

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & Transfer to hotel
Day 02 - 03: Day briefing Ministry of Tourism
Day 04: Fly to Tumlingtar & drive Num (1560m)
Day 05: Num- Seduwa (1200m)
Day 06: Seduwa - Tashigaun (2100m)
Day 07: Tashigaun - Khongma La (Danda) (3470m)
Day 08: Khongmadanda - Mumfuk (3520m)
Day 09: Mumfuk -Yangle Kharak (3220m)
Day 10: Yangle Khark - Sersung (4630m)
Day 11: Sersung - Makalu Base camp (4870m)
Day 12: Makalu High Base camp (5200m) 
Day 13: Barunche Base Camp (5400m)
Day 14 - 32: Climbing Period for Makalu (7129m)
Day 33: Barunche BC - Mumbuck
Day 34: Mumbuck - Khongma La (Danda)
Day 35: Khongma La - Seduwa
Day 36: Seduwa - Chichila
Day 37: Chichila - Tumlingtar
Day 38: Fly to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel 
Day 39 : Day Briefing Ministry of Tourism
Day 40 : Final Departure from Kathmandu

Cost Included

  • 4 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast - Standard Hotel.
  • Peak Permit of Baruntse 7129m.
  • Food for trekking & Base camp food for expedition period
  • 1 trekking & Baruntse  B.C. Guide, Cook, Cook helper & necessary porter
  • Porter Lukla to Baruntse Base camp & Base camp to Lukla
  • Kathmandu –Lukla – Kathmandu flights ticket with Cargo 30 Kg. Per member
  • 1 climber – 1 porter for carrying persons climbing equipment
  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, expedition staff
  • Medical & rescue Insurance for expedition staff & Liaison officer
  • 1 tent for 1 person for Expedition north face or similar
  • Mat, dining tent, Toilet tent,  Store tent, Table & chairs for  expedition
  • Pick up and drop  in Kathmandu (Airport-hotel-airport)
  • Makalu national park Fee.
  • Welcome dinner with typical Nepali restaurant with song & dance
  • Agency service charge

Cost Exclude

  • PERSONAL equipment for trekking & climbing
  • Climber -personal & medical Insurance of expedition
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  • Climbing food, Gas & stove above Base camp
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Walkie Talkie permit & Satellite phone permit
  • Oxygen &  Mask –regulator (If required)
  • Personal expenses
  • Bar Bills & beverage
  •  Garbage Deposit USD 2000.00 (Sharing of the total person) and deposit fee will be not refunded if the climber don’t take back their garbage.

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