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Baruntse Expedition: Scaling Himalayan Heights for an Unforgettable Adventure

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31 days
Availability : Sep-Nov and Mar-May
Lukla
Kathmandu
Min Age : 16+
Max People : 18
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Get ready for a journey beyond the realms of imagination – the Baruntse Expedition beckons, promising an exhilarating odyssey amidst the captivating heart of the Himalayas. Suppose you’ve ever dreamt of scaling towering peaks, navigating challenging terrains, and immersing yourself in the untouched beauty of the world’s highest mountain range. In that case, this is the expedition for you. Brace yourself for an immersive experience beyond the ordinary, where every step is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and the breathtaking wonders nature offers. The Baruntse Expedition isn’t just a journey; it’s an invitation to redefine the limits of adventure and create memories that will echo through a lifetime. Are you ready for the ultimate Himalayan escapade? The adventure of a lifetime beckons.

What is the Baruntse Expedition, and who is it suitable for?

The Baruntse Expedition is a high-altitude climb in the Everest region, culminating in reaching the summit of Baruntse, standing proudly at 7,129 meters. This expedition suits seasoned trekkers and climbers looking to challenge themselves with a technical ascent in a breathtaking mountain environment.

How do I prepare for the Baruntse Expedition?

Preparation is key. Start with a solid fitness routine, incorporating cardio and strength training. Acclimatization is crucial, so consider prior trekking experiences. Our expert guides will ensure you receive comprehensive pre-expedition briefings and support throughout.

How challenging is the climb, and what are the accommodations?

The climb is challenging, involving steep paths, snow-covered terrains, and technical sections. Accommodations during the trek include teahouses in villages and tented camps at higher altitudes. Rest assured, our experienced team ensures your safety and comfort throughout the journey.

Can I handle the Altitude?

Altitude is a significant factor, and the itinerary is designed to facilitate acclimatization. Rest days in Khare and Thangnak provide crucial adjustments to the Altitude, ensuring your safety and well-being during the ascent.

What permits are required for the Baruntse Expedition?

Several permits are necessary, including the Sagarmatha National Park Permit, Baruntse Expedition Permit, and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fee. Our team will assist in obtaining these permits, simplifying the process for you.

What is the itinerary for the Baruntse Expedition?

The expedition spans 31 days, starting with your arrival in Kathmandu. After a cultural introduction and necessary preparations, the trek commences from Lukla, passing through Chhuthang, Thuli Kharkha, Kothe, Thangnak, and Khare. The ascent to Baruntse’s summit occurs on days 12-23, followed by a descent back to Lukla.

What Challenges Will I Face During the Expedition?

The challenges include steep ascents, snowy terrains, and technical climbs. The route demands physical endurance, mental resilience, and basic climbing skills. Our seasoned guides will offer continuous support and guidance to overcome these hurdles.

What about Safety Measures?

Safety is our top priority. Our experienced guides are certified mountaineers equipped to handle emergencies. We provide comprehensive safety briefings, carry necessary rescue equipment, and prioritize your well-being throughout the expedition.

Conclusion

The Baruntse Expedition is not just a climb; it’s an exploration of your limits and the raw beauty of the Himalayas. With careful preparation, expert guidance, and a spirit of adventure, this journey will leave an indelible mark on your soul. Embark on the Baruntse Expedition and witness the world from the top of the Himalayan giants.

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Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Lukla

Departure Time

Between 7 – 9 am

Price Includes

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with an experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan.Hotel Kathmandu Suite Home - 3* hotel in Thamel
  • Driver and guide's food and accommodation.
  • All essential Trekking permits and National Park fees.
  • Duffle bag, T-shirt per member
  • Accommodation & food in the local lodge are on full board during the trip
  • Barunste climbing royalty fees
  • Garbage disposal & management fees
  • Government liaison officer with his wages, Insurance, transportation, etc
  • Hotel / Airport pick up and drop by private tourist vehicle
  • Porters to carry trekking and expeditions gear (1:1 ratios)
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
  • All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking and climbing period.

Price Excludes

  • International flights to/from Kathmandu.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Meals, drinks, and any other personal expenses.
  • Extra expenses due to unexpected natural events (delays, road washouts, snowfall, etc.).
  • Tips to guide and driver.
  • Personal climbing equipment and clothing.
  • Rescue Evacuation Cost.

Complementaries

  • T-Shirt
  • Farewell dinner
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and Hotel Transfer

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport, our dedicated team will warmly welcome you. A 30-minute drive will take you to your hotel in the city, where you can check in and rest after your flight.

Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing and Expedition Preparation

Begin your exploration with a Kathmandu sightseeing tour, uncovering the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit revered places like Pashupatinath, the peaceful Bouddhanath Stupa, and the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square. You may also discover Patan Durbar Square and the Monkey Temple if time permits. Later, connect with the expedition team to plan for the Baruntse Expedition, where they’ll help secure permits and guide you on essential climbing gear. Utilize this time for any final trekking shopping needs.

Day 3Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9184 ft) and Trek to Chhuthang (3020m/9905ft)

Embark on the adventure as you take a scenic flight to Lukla, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas. After landing at Tenzing Hillary Airport, enjoy breakfast at a local teahouse before starting the trek to Chhuthang. The 4-5 hour trek takes you through green pastures, rural hamlets, and lush vegetation, providing a peaceful and scenic experience. Overnight in a teahouse.

Days 4Trek from Chhuthang to Thuli Kharkha (4,100m/13448ft) via Zatrawala Pass (4,600m/15088ft)

Begin the day with a trek to Thuli Kharkha, a 5-6 hour journey through a steep path with ups and downs. Ascend to Zatrawala Pass (4,600m) to enjoy views of Karyolang Peak, Numbur Himal, and Kong Ri. Descend to Thuli Kharkha, a teahouse for the night.

Day 5Trek from Thuli Kharka to Kothe (4,182m/13716ft)

Continue the journey from Thuli Kharka to Kothe, trekking through a lush forest with juniper, pine, oak, and rhododendron. Traverse the Hinku Valley, reaching Kothe after 6-7 hours. Enjoy the picturesque surroundings and stay overnight in a teahouse.

Day 6 Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4,326m/14189ft)

Wake up to a mesmerizing view of Kothe village, then trek to Thangnak. Pass Gondishung and Lungsumgba Gompa, a primitive Buddhist shrine, and witness stunning views of Kusum Kanguru Peak and Mera Peak. Trek through scenic pastures to reach Thangnak, where you’ll spend the night in a teahouse.

Day 7 Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5,000m/16,400ft)

Embark on a 5-hour trek to Khare, reaching an altitude of 5,000m. Trek above the Hinku River, crossing Shar Glacier while enjoying breathtaking views. Arrive in Khare, explore the village, and witness the fantastic views of Mera Peak. Overnight stay in a teahouse.

Day 8Rest at Khare

Take a well-deserved rest day in Khare to acclimatize to the high elevation. Enjoy a short hike to Mera Glacier, exploring the area and preparing for the upcoming climb. Spend the day at ease, retracing Khare, and rest in the teahouse.

Day 9Trek from Khare to Mera La Pass (5400m/17712ft)

Embark on a 5-hour trek from Khare, climbing a steep path above the Mera Glacier. The trek to Mera La Pass involves careful climbing and navigating snowy terrain. Reach the pass, enjoy unparalleled views, and set up a tented camp for the night.

Day 10Trek from Mera La Pass to Seto Pokhari (4,850m/16,247ft)

After breakfast in the tented camp, trek uphill to Seto Pokhari, passing through a meadow area and yak pasture. Enjoy views of rising peaks and valleys, reaching the serene Seto Pokhari. Rest in a tented camp for the night.

Day 11Trek from Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp

Embark on a demanding 5-hour trek to Baruntse Base Camp. Traverse rugged terrain, trekking gradually to the base camp at an altitude of 5,300m. Pass through rough boulders and set up a tented camp for the night.

Day 12-23Summit Mt Baruntse (7,129m/23882ft) and Return to Base Camp (5,300m/17755ft)

Commence the Baruntse Expedition, climbing for 12 days with ups and downs to acclimatize. Follow the lead of the climbing guide along snowy and steep paths, using ladders to cross crevasses. Summit Mt Baruntse (7,162m) to embrace awe-inspiring views of the surrounding peaks, glaciers, and lakes. Descend to the base camp after the summit, spending the night in a tented camp.

Day 24Cleaning Base Camp and Return to Seto Pokhari (4,850m/16247ft)

Take responsibility for cleaning the base camp, collecting garbage, and managing it. Descend to Seto Pokhari, an easier trek than the previous days. After 3-4 hours of trekking, reach Seto Pokhari and stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 25Trek from Seto Pokhari to Mera La Pass (5,415m/17,766ft)

Retrace the path to Mera La Pass, a steeper trek. Enjoy views of the Khumbu Region and the surrounding mountains. Spend the night in a teahouse.

Day 26Trek from Mera La Pass to Thangnak (4,326m/14189ft)

Start the day with a mesmerizing view from the top, retracing the path through a gentle uphill walk from Mera La Pass. Descend to Thangnak village, passing through Khare, and rest for the night in a teahouse.

Day 27Trek from Thangnak to Kothe (3,592m/11,784ft)

Descend from Thangnak to Kothe, a mostly downhill trek. Enjoy the serene surroundings, crossing a lush forest of Pine and Oaks. Return to Kothe, a charming village, for an overnight stay.

Day 28Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharkha (4300m/14107ft)

Bid farewell to Kothe at the break of dawn and traverse through lush landscapes to the western side of the Hinku Valley, leading to the elevated Thuli Kharka. Unlike the preceding days, you’ll ascend to higher altitudes, trekking uphill to reach Thuli Kharka. Revel in breathtaking views of Mera Central, Mera Peak, and other majestic peaks before retiring for the night in Thuli Kharka.

Day 29Trekking from Thuli Kharka to Lukla (2860m/9383 ft)

 Begin by ascending a ridge, Kalo Himal, followed by another hill and the crossing of Zatrawala Pass, unveiling a mesmerizing panorama reminiscent of the days gone by. Descend from the pass, navigating rugged sections and dense forests as you travel to Chhutang. The path continues its descent until you finally arrive in Lukla. With a heart full of memories and a sense of accomplishment, conclude the trek in Lukla, celebrating with a well-deserved drink and rest.

Day 30Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (1400m)

After a hearty breakfast, depart from Lukla, soaking in the spectacular landscapes, dense woods, and towering mountains during the 35-minute flight. Upon landing in Kathmandu, head to your hotel, unburden yourself with backpacks and gear and relax. You can explore Kathmandu at your leisure for the remainder of the day. Enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 31International Departure

As the Baruntse Expedition concludes, our dedicated team will transfer you to the airport for your departure. Bid a fond farewell, cherishing the unforgettable moments from the expedition, and embark on your journey homeward with a heart full of cherished memories.

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