The Himalaya of Nepal is the world’s most exciting destination for climbing. Baruntse is one of 414 peaks are open to mountain climbing in Nepal and summiting this Himalayan peak can be an adventurous challenge and exhilarating experience of a lifetime.
Baruntse (7,129 mt / 23,389 ft) is a major peak located in Sagarmatha National Park southeast of the world’s tallest peak, Everest. The peak lies adjacent to Makalu-Barun National Park. The spectacular mountain scenery and surrounding terrain will be unforgettable. Baruntse towers above a remote valley off the beaten track. It is one of the most exciting and challenging peaks in the region and is highly sought after by worldwide climbers. You can fulfill a lifetime highlight and individual ambitions and share the success in every walk of life from friends, family, colleagues, and acquaintances, to climbing peers who will respect the hard work, commitment, stamina and skill it takes to get to the top of Baruntse.
Baruntse was first climbed in 1954 by a team from New Zealand and offers a staggering view of the surrounding peaks including the world’s highest peaks of Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga and beyond into remote valleys in Nepal and Tibet.
As demanding as this high elevation climb is, you can leave everything to us and simply focus on achieving the aim of a lifetime. The Baruntse Expedition is a fully supported journey and we are with you in all ways every step of the way with Himalayan veteran Sherpas. You will be with knowledgeable, experienced specialists that take your well-being personally and offer the best chance of summit success.
The Everest Region is entered by an enchanting weeklong hike from the lowlands or a quick and picturesque flight to the high altitude airfield at Lukla from Kathmandu. Our team assembles in Lukla and together we ascend to isolated Hinku Valley to the west. The best period for reliable weather and conditions is spring when it is icier and there is less chance of avalanche compared to post-monsoon conditions of autumn. The journey usually begins in April and continues through mid-May.
The Baruntse Expedition timetable is planned by veteran climbers with special attention to season and safety. We always adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry and ensure that this trip is designed for comfort and well-being, especially by following a graded ascent with proper acclimatization.
In Kathmandu, we begin with team introductions and expedition briefings, equipment inspection and other preparations.
An expedition on Baruntse is shorter in time compared to higher expedition peaks and thus more affordable. Generally, it can be accomplished within forty days Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
We arrange a crew of porters and sometimes yaks to transport provisions and gear, including food and a dining tent, tables, chairs, a toilet tent and personal, high-performance sleeping tents. At base camp, our skilled chef will provide the day’s meals and in the evening we will enjoy a magnificent camp under the stars, surrounded by the Himalaya and jaw-dropping surroundings while we enjoy a supper and a warm drink.
We are devoted to the highest standards in the industry and look forward to guiding you on the adventure of a lifetime to the top of one of the most thrilling peaks in the Himalaya!
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Climbing preparation day (Sightseeing Optional). Overnight at hotel.
Day 03Fly to Lukla (2804 mt.), trek to Paiya (2610 mt.). Walking 3-4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 04Paiya to Pangkongma (2850 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 05Pangkongma to Nashing Dingma (2750 mt.). Walking 4-5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 06Nashing Dingma to Chalem Kharka (3600 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 07Chalem Kharka to Chunbu Kharka (4200 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 08Chunbu Kharka to Kothe (4200 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 09Kothe to Tangnang (4350 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 10Rest day for acclimatization. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 11Tangnang to Khare (4900 mt.). Walking 3 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12Khare to Rato Odar (5000 mt.) via Mera La (5400 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13Rato Odar to Seto Pokhari (5050 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp (5350 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 15to Day 25 Baruntse Expedition period. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 26Baruntse Base Camp to Amphu Laptsa Base Camp (5650 mt.). Walking 4-5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 27Amphu Laptsa Base Camp to Chhukung (4730 mt.) via Amphu Laptsa Pass (5780 mt.). Walking 8 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 28Chhukung to Tengboche (3860 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 29Tengboche to Monjo (2850 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 30Monjo to Lukla. Walking 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 31Early morning fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 32Leisure day in Kathmandu (Sightseeing optional). Farewell dinner & Overnight at hotel.
Day 33Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal.