Baruntse Expedition

Baruntse Expedition
34 days

Overview

Baruntse Expedition is the most accessible 7000-meter peaks in the region besides having a normal route of ascent. The mountain is located between Lhotse and Makalu at the epicenter of the three glacier valley including Barun, Imja, and Hunku. It is another attractive mountain for climbing due to its location, classical symmetrical beauty and relatively accessible to climber across a wide range of skills. It provides a good progression and an ideal objective for those who have previously climbed to around 6000 meters. It is surrounded by the popular peak of the world like Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Chamlang, Amadablam and Mera peak etc of the Himalaya of Nepal. This expedition lies in the heart of the Khumbu region on the map of Mt Everest and Mt Makalu. The summit overall is not so technical but this is physically demanding. An expedition is objectively safe and offers a tremendously rewarding climb among the world’s highest peak which offers itself as an ideal training peak for the higher climbing.

Baruntse Expedition is one of the few peaks that have a high rate of success of an ascent on the usual route. This route gives us the opportunities acclimatize and climb the Mera peak. In the expeditions of this mountain, there are hard sections of 50-degree elevations with a prominent ice cliff for climbing and facing the risk of avalanche. The climb up to west col imposes significant challenging. The summit from the Pumori offers superb wonderful views of Snowy Mountain which will be a great perception for mountaineers. Baruntse Expedition of the mountain is an experience sense of being in the remote area without investing a considerable amount of time and efforts. The season between spring and autumn is considered as the best season for these expeditions. Everest adventure team is confident to offer you this expedition with the first class service let us get it organized for you Well Trained and Expert Mountain Guide Team in Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu TIA and transfer to hotel
Day 02-03: In Kathmandu preparation for Baruntse Expeditions.
Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2,820 m, trek to Chutanga 3,430 m – 04 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Tuli-Kharka 4,300m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Mosum Kharka 3,430m- 04 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Thagnag 4,360m -05 hrs.
Day 08: Rest day for acclimatization and local hikes.
Day 09: Trek to Khare near Mera-La and Mera Peak BC at 5, 300m – 04 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Upper Hongu Valley via Mera-la 5,493 m – 06 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Hongu Pokhari 5,000m – 05 hrs.
Day 12: Rest day at Panch Pokhara or Hongu Pokhari.
Day 13: Trek to Baruntse Base Camp 5,300m.
Day 14: Rest day for acclimatization and preparations.
Day 15-29: (15 days) Ascent of Baruntse summit and descend to Base Camp.
Day 30-31: All members to re-group at Base Camp.
Day 32: Cleaning up of base camp with packing for return journey.
Day 33-34: (four days) Trek to Lukla from Khare-Thagnag and Tuli Kharka.
Day 35: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 36-37: In Kathmandu to submit expedition’s.
Day 38: Final International departure

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu ITA and Transfer to hotel

On reaching at Kathmandu international airport where you will be greeted with Adventures Everest Team, and then transfer to your hotel where you will be joined with other members of Baruntse expedition, get together with Tour Operator and take welcome dinner.

Day 02-03: In Kathmandu optional tour and preparation

With free days in Kathmandu for necessary preparations where you will be busy packing and purchasing necessary required equipments for the expeditions, on last final day in Kathmandu with final briefing regarding the climb including do’s and don’ts, where our expert climbing guide will provide much information and items required for the climb.

Day 04:Fly to Lukla 2,886m & trek to Chutanga 3,430m - 04 hrs.

After preparation and rest in Kathmandu, morning depart for Lukla during 35 minutes flights view of peaks including Mt. Everest, on arrival at Lukla airport named Tenzing–Hillary Airport tribute to great legendry climbers.

From Lukla after getting organized and meeting other staff and porters of the expeditions a pleasant walk leads you to overnight stop in Chutanga located east of Khumbu and past Lukla away from villages into complete wilderness for many weeks.

Day 05: Trek to Tuli-Kharka 4,300 m - 06 hrs.

Our real adventure begins with a climb over Kalo Himal Ridge or Nau Lekh a rocky mountain that separates Khumbu area and Hinku Valley.

First pass leads to a steep climb to reach a ridge top festooned with Buddhist prayer flags at 4,450 m high, the pass called Zatrwa-Og, and then traversing over boulder slope, and climb across Zatrwa-La at 4,600 m, offering grand views of Dudh Kosi river valley with Karyolung and Lumding Himal, an hour downhill leads at Tuli-Kharka for overnight camp.

Day 06: Trek to Mousum-Kharka 3,430m - 04 hrs.

Today a short walk with views of Peak 43 and Kusum Kanguru peaks, then walk leads at Hinku valley area, with first views of Mera Peak the trail leads into rhododendron and pine forest to our overnight stop at Mosum Kharka near Hinku Drangka River.

Day 07: Trek to Thagnag 4,360m - 05 hrs.

Morning walk follows a route leading north on leaving forested area behind, after a nice walk reaching a wide open valley with summer grazing area with some Sheppard’s huts, and then continue to cross a small bridge to reach at Gondishung, near Thagnag area.

Gondishung has 200 year old small Gompa (monastery / shrine), from here an hour walk to reach our overnight stop at Thagnag, a small yak herder’s place with temporary settlement.

Day 08: Rest day at Thagnag for acclimatization and short hike

A necessary rest day at Thagnag, a perfect spot at an altitude of 4,360 m for proper acclimatization, before heading higher altitude to Mera-la and Baruntse Base Camp with optional hike for best views of Peak 43 and adjoining peaks around Hinku valley.

Day 09: Trek to Khare 5,300 m near Mera Peak BC and Mera-la - 05 hrs

After Thagnag with pleasant rest day, morning walk leads on moderate trail for few hours and then climb over moraine, damming Charpatti Tal (lake), that leads to a high area lined with rocks and cairns and small glacial lake, from here climb for a while and down downhill walk to Dig Kharka, and over boulder strewn hillside to Khare.

Day 10: Trek to Upper Hongu Valley 5,000m - 05 hrs.

On leaving tree-lines and Mera area, walk leads across Mera-la at 5,493 m a high pass to reach other side of Hongu Valley, with views of Chamling, Makalu and Baruntse. From the pass descend to a nice spot for lunch beside the Hongu Drangka, under the west face of Chamlang.

After a short stop walk below Chamlang, and then gradual climb into Upper Hongu Valley the walk dominated with views of Lhotse and Everest, after two hours of good and tough trek reaching our campsite near moraine hills.

Day 11: Trek to Hongu Pokhari 5,000m - 05 hrs.

Trek follows a gradual climb, then with steep climb on moraine and rocky glacier, leading towards old and more recent moraine deposits, to reach at Hongu Pokhari also called Panch Pokharai for overnight camp near to glacial pond.

Day 12: Rest day at Hongu Pokhari.

Another rest day which allows a good break to pull back the strength back for the final adventure and challenge to the summit of Mt. Baruntse, either relax or climb smaller hills behind the camp for best views of the Hinku Glacier and the Mingbo-la.

Day 13: Trek to Baruntse Base Camp 5,300m.

From this scenic campsite, morning walk follows towards east on faint path, past Hongu glacier and moraine with views of surrounding mountains, including south east face of Ama-Dablam, Hongu and Amphu peaks. Walk leads to climb to reach at Baruntse Base Camp taking at least 5 hours of tough walk with lunch break in between. The overnight camp is made close to Baruntse Glacier.

Day 14: Rest day for acclimatization and preparation.

A necessary rest day for acclimatization and preparations to reach the summit of Mt. Baruntse, here our guide and leader will provide final briefing regarding the climb and technique skill required for the climb to the summit of Baruntse.

Enjoy the free day for acclimatization and optional hike around unexplored area of this region with final preparations.

Day 15-29: Climbing and preparation for the summit of Baruntse.

High Five Adventure reserves 15 days for the adventurous climb to the summit of Mt. Baruntse, a week duration required setting up high camps from advance to 3rd camps to reach summit on required itinerary days, View Nepal expert Sherpa guides and high altitude porters will ferry necessary gear to high camps and for the climb, and fixing ropes where required and making possible routes for the ascent to the top of Baruntse.

Day 30-31: All members to re-group at Base Camp. 

After an adventurous and technical challenge climb return back to Base Camp.

On this day all climbing party and member including guide and staff should have reached at base camp, to assist packing equipments and checking each member health condition after the great classic climb and to organize departure from base camp to Lukla and Kathmandu. Here at base camp clean up the rubbish, picking up everything that has been brought leaving nothing except your foot prints behind.

Day 32: Cleaning up the base camp and packing for return journey.

Start packing the climbing gears and disposing garbage in proper sites, where SPPC (Sagarmatha Pollution Control) will check the camp and depositing the litter to take away from the base camp to disposal sites or back to Kathmandu.

Day 33-34: (four days) Trek to Lukla from Khare-Thagnag and Tuli Kharka.

After a most exciting and thrilling adventure on Mt. Baruntse climb and around hidden Hongu valley, our last day walks takes you back to Lukla with overnights on the same designated camping places of Mera-la, Khare-Thagnag and Tuli Kharka to reach at Lukla after a steep climb over Naulekh ridge of Zatwar-la pass, at Lukla celebrate last night dinner with staff and guides including porters.

Day 35: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Getting up early to catch the early flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla, (sometime the flight time can get delayed due to bad weather), as the plane reaches Lukla airstrip depart for Kathmandu taking a sweeping scenic flight in a small twin otter or Dornier plane.

On arrival in Katmandu domestic airport a short drive leads you back in the hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu, transfer back to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu in and around Thamel area.

Day 36-37: In Kathmandu for individual activities.

Two days as spare and free day in case of flight delay at Lukla in due to bad weather conditions, on this day busy sorting out climbing equipments, where our leader and guide will submit the expeditions report to concern Nepal Government department.

Day 38: International departure for home ward bound.

Mt. Baruntse Expeditions completes today here in amazing adventure, as per the time for your international flight and happy journey.

Cost Details

  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car/van/Bus. Hotel in Kathmandu: Two night's tourist standard Hotel in Katmandu with breakfast basis. Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Meals During Trek: Your standard meals in mountain (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking. Tea or coffee four times a day in cup during the trek
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing (Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashipati Temple
  • Accommodation In Trekking: All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking permit: 'Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit. And Arun Valley National Park Permit
  • Special Permit for Buruntse Expedition
  • Garbage Deposited
  • All Necessary Climbing gear
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by car or Van.
  • Guide: An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, Porters: Experience Trekking Porters (1 porter for 2 clients). And all Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Adventure Certificate: Our Company provides Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company. Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge
  • Drop to airport by car/van/Bus

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Katmandu). Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight) Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than schedule Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Equipment List

There are many type of multiple trekking routes and selected depend on high altitude and Necessary Equipment. but all list Items area here.

Sleeping

  • Tent (necessary for treks with camping)
  • Sleeping bag (–15° bag will suffice on most treks)*
  • Sleeping pad
  • Silk liner

Hiking

  • Backpack (size depends on whether or not you have porters)
  • Hiking boots* (break them in beforehand)
  • Camp shoes (your reward after a long day)
  • Wool socks (bring a few pairs of varying thickness)
  • Lightweight trekking pants
  • Trekking shorts
  • T-Shirts (lightweight wool is great)
  • Underwear

Cold Weather

  • Long underwear/Wool thermals
  • Sweater
  • Fleece
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Heavyweight pants for high elevations (also good for camp)
  • Heavy down jacket (can be rented in Kathmandu)
  • Winter hat
  • Winter gloves

Accessories

  • Water purification (pump, tablets, or Steris Pen; bring from home)
  • Water bottles (at least 3 liters total capacity)
  • Baseball cap (the sun is strong at all elevations)
  • Hiking poles (lessen the impact on your joints)
  • Sunglasses (essential when you cross snow line)
  • Head lamp with extra batteries
  • Reading materials (Kindle may be best)
  • Journal and pens
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Day pack (for your rain jacket, snacks, camera, etc.)
  • Heavy-duty duffle bag (preferred by porters)
  • Gators (many people wear them but they are not mandatory)

Personal Supplies

  • Sun screen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, floss, etc.)
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Face/body wipes
  • Biodegradable washing liquid
  • Throat lozenges, lip balm
  • Medications (Ibuprofen, others if necessary)

Extras

  • Duct tape (fixes just about everything, at least temporarily. To avoid carrying an entire roll wraps the desired amount around a pencil)
  • First aid kit (with moleskin for blisters)
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of your passport

Manual Note

According to actual official Itinerary and cost if any thing will adding date or staff, or condition bad weather take helicopter, Rescue about these thing the price will be adding.

If you have any more day extra we will organized different type of Activities as Mountain Flight, Helicopter, Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Bungee Jump, and Many other programs.  

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