Baruntse Peak 7, 129m

40 DAYS
Category:
Grade: Star
Duration: 40 days
Maximum Altitude: 7129 meters
Departure: Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Baruntse is a stunningly beautiful peak located in the Makalu Barun National Park. Situated just east of Everest and in between Everest and Makalu, the surroundings and symmetry have rightfully earned this peak its distinct identity. Though it is not one of those eight-thousander giants, its four peaks located on the same number of ridges enables it to visibly stand out among its more reputed peaks.

Baruntse can be approached through the richly nature-bestowed off the beaten track route. You also have the option of approaching its base camp through the Everest region as it lies northeast of Khumbu Valley. As a matter of fact, this Everest approach takes you through picturesque off the beaten track trails that offer fabulous views and does not feature in any Everest trek itinerary. On choosing this route, you will cross two beautiful passes, namely Zatrawa Pass ( 4600 m ) and Mera La Pass ( 5200 m ).

The standard climbing route of this trek is through the south-eastern ridge. The base camp will be first set up in a beautiful and expansive alpine meadow at the base of the mountain which is at 5200 meters. Next, we set up camp just below the last column which is a wide expanse of snowy flat land at an altitude of 6200 meters. After setting up camp at this stunning location, we further move on to establish another camp at 6500 meters; this is the staging point for the final ascent to the summit. We will encounter some crevasses en route, vertical ice sections and an ice cliff near the summit. However, with state of the art equipment and highly experienced guides provided by Nepal tours, we will help you overcome such hurdles with relative ease. Once on the summit, you can get stunning views of Lhotse, Everest, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and various other peaks in the Khumbu Himal section. Absorb yourself in this fabulously spectacular Himalayan panorama and the adventure of a lifetime of successful mountaineering in Nepal and then make your way back to base camp.

Health and Fitness Requirement: This trip requires you to be in good health and physically fit. So, we recommend a thorough physical examination before you start the trek to the mountain.

Skills: Your familiarity with the mountainous terrain and previous climbing experience will be plus points.

Travel Insurance:
Make sure that you are insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation, and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects.
In emergency situations, we will arrange for a helicopter rescue, medical treatment, and aftercare for you. All these costs shall be borne by your travel insurance company.

Required Equipment/Gears:
All climbing gears
Sleeping bag
Down jacket
LED headlight
Water bottle
First-aid kit
Water purification solution
Trekking Poles
Raincoat
Sunglasses
Full fingers gloves
Socks
Thermal cap
Fleece
Sunscreen

Notes: 
You can choose to bring this equipment yourself. However, we can help you get these things after you arrive here if you want to travel light.
We will arrange your pick-up/drop-off according to your flight schedule.
We can customize this itinerary according to your interests and preferences.

Documents required:
TIMS Card
Climbing permit
Makalu Barun National Park Permit
Scanned copies of passport sized photo and passport of each participant
Travel insurance

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

Day 2-3

Sightseeing and Preparation in Kathmandu

Day 4

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m)

Day 5

Trek from Lukla to Chutung (3500m)

Day 6

Trek from Chutung to Chatrabu (4370m)

Day 7

Trek from Chatrabu to Kothe (3700m)

Day 8

Trek from Kothe to Thagnak (4336m)

Day 9

Trek from Thagnak to Khare (5000m)

Day 10

Acclimatization at Khare

Day 11

Trek from Khare to Rato Odar via Mera La Pass (5200m)

Day 12

Trek from Rato Odar to Chamlang Base Camp (4700m)

Day 13

Trek from Chamlang Base Camp to Seto Pokhari (4900m)

Day 14

Trek from Seto Pokhari to Barunse Base Camp (5200m)

Day 15

Acclimatization and establishment of another Baruntse Base Camp (5400m)

Day 16-32

Climbing Period

Day 33

Trek to Amphulapcha Base Camp (5200m)

Day 34

Trek from Amphulapcha to Chukung Valley (5000m) via Amphulapcha pass (5800m)

Day 35

Trek from Chukung Valley to Dingboche (4400m)

Day 36

Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar (3446m)

Day 37

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m)

Day 38

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 39

Rest in Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner

Day 40

Fly back home

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