The climbing of the mountain will involve the passage through steep faces, slippery ice cliff and chaThe Baruntse is a mountain of altitude 7129 m which lies beautifully adorned by other mountains in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It is surrounded by three glaciers namely Barun, Imja and Hunku and has managed to become one of the most popular expedition peaks for climbers.
It falls within the Makalu Barun National park which is the most mystical and the lesser visited parks in Nepal. It houses an array of flora and fauna and showcases the beautiful Baruntse Mountain.
llenging elevation which makes the expedition to the top of the Baruntse a technically difficult task to undertake. Stunning views of the Everest, Makalu and Lhotse will be awarded once we reach the top of the Baruntse peak. This expedition thus, is a must do for thrill seekrs from all around the world.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu- Lukla- Paiya (1300m- 2730m)
Day 04: Paiya- Pangkoma (2730m- 2850m)
Day 05: Pangkoma- Nigmsa (2850m- 2745m)
Day 06: Nigmsa- Chetrakhola (2745m- 3150m)
Day 07: Chetrakhola- Kothe (3150m- 3600m)
Day 08: kothe- Tangnang (3600m- 4350m)
Day 09: Rest and Hiking to Charpate Himal Glacier
Day 10: Tangnang- Khare (4350m- 5045m)
Day 11: Rest day in Khare
Day 12: Khare- High Camp (5045m- 5780m)
Day 13: High Camp- Mera Peak Summit- Kongma Dingma (5780m- 4850m)
Day 14: Spare Day
Day 15: Kongma Dingma- Seto Pokhari (5780m- 5035m)
Day 16: Seto Pokhari- Baruntse Base Camp (5035m- 5300m)
Day 17: - Day 27: Baruntse Ascent and Descent
Day 28: Rest and Pack Up at the Baruntse Base Camp
Day 29: Baruntse Base Camp- Amphu Labsta base Camp (5650m)
Day 30: Amphu Labsta Base Camp- Amphu Labsta Base Camp( North) (5650m- 5300m)
Day 31: Amphu Labsta Base Camp- Pangboche (5300m- 3930m)
Day 32: Pangboche- Namche Bazaar (3930m- 3440m)
Day 33: Namche Bazaar- Lukla (3440m- 2800m)
Day 34: Lukla- Kathmandu (2800m- 1300m)
Day 35: Departure
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Today, we arrive to the capital of the beautiful country of Nepal, Kathmandu. Upon arrival we can stroll around the streets of the city and observe the uniqe traditional values adopted by the people living in the capital.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu
Kathmandu is home to several UNESCO world Heritage sites worth visiting. The Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Squares are locations with extremely beautiful architectural designs. Also worth visiting is the Swayambunath Stupa as well as the Boudhanath Stupa. The day can be spent looking at the cultural and architectural variety of the capital. The briefing for the expedition and the shopping of the necessary equipment required for the expedition to the top of the Kanchenjunga summit will be carried out on this day. The rest of the day can be used for more sightseeing around the capital.
Kathmandu- Lukla- Paiya (1300m- 2730m)
Today, we get to embark on one of the most beautiful flights in the world, we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla which is situated atop hilly regions of the Khumbu region, and the flight will showcase the views of the extremely beautiful and pristine peaks around. The adventurous flight will end at Lukla after which we can follow down below to acclimatize with the weather. We pass through beautiful villages like Pakhapani and Shurkhe to reach the vicinity of the beautiful Paiya. The beautiful snowcapped peaks like the Tang Rafi Tu, Khatang, and Knogde Ri will be visible from here.
Paiya- Pangkoma (2730m- 2850m)
Today, we start off with the passage through a wooden bridge to reach a slippery trial which will take u to the Kari La pass. We then pass through the beautiful views of the rhododendron and bamboo forests and follow a narrow mountain trail to catch the glimpses of the mind boggling views of the Dudh Koshi River. Also included are the views of the Dudh Kund Himal. The path today will end at Pangkoma.
Pangkoma- Nigmsa (2850m- 2745m)
We descend down a roc through a rock strewn path through rhododendron forests to reach a trail adorned fully with Mani walls. We then pass through several ridges, hills and teahouses to observe the mesmerizing views of the Mera as well as the Naulekh Peak. We then cross pine and rhododendron forests to reach Nigmsa and call it a day after ending up there.
Nigmsa- Chetrakhola (2745m- 3150m)
We start off the day with a steep and slope path through a hill. We follow a typical mountain trail adorned with pine, bamboo and rhododendron forests to reach the stream which is to be crossed to move right up through further more rhododendron forests. After this, we pass along a stone cave by the side of the river and camp there overnight.
Chetrakhola- Kothe (3150m- 3600m)
We start the day by crossing through a fine vantage point today. The Hinku valley will unfold the splendor of the nature and be passing through pine and bamboo forests today. We get the chance to view the incredible peaks like the Mera and also get the chance to observe the wildlife including the sloth bear, jungle cat and mountain wild animals. Among the tall pine trees and through several shops and teahouses, we reach the village of Kothe where we stay overnight.
kothe- Tangnang (3600m- 4350m)
The trek today will be a short one which will take us along the Hinku Khola. Through the shadowed area of the Mera Peak, we pass along to the Gonndishung which is a herder’s settlement. We will then find the Mera Peak’s inscription on the 200 year old Lungsungba Gompa which is worth visiting. We then embark on a short walk which will take us to the grazing area of Thangnang where we spend the night.
Rest and Hiking to Charpate Himal Glacier
Today is a day for rest and roaming around to give a rest to the tired muscles. We stay active throughout the day by taking a hike to the Charpate Himal Glacier. The glacier is extremely close to Thangnag and is regarded to be holy by the Sherpa inhabitants living there. We also get the chance to observe the north face of the Mera Peak up-close. This will be followed by a return back to Thangnang.
Tangnang- Khare (4350m- 5045m)
This day will be targeted towards reaching the incredible Mera Base Camp situated in the village of Khare. We follow a lateral trail of the Dig Glacier and with the spectacular views of the Charpate himla, we climb upwards, through several more moraines we reach the snout of the Hinku Nup as well as the Shar glaciers. This will bring us to the climbing spot of Khare and we get the chances to view the incredible Mera Peak from his north face.
Rest day in Khare
Today, we acclimatize with the altitude and rest in Khare. Our day however will be active and we prepare our gear. We move upwards to view the incredible scene of the Mera La. We also practice some ice climbing to get ready for the adventure to start from tomorrow. After a few hours practice, we return back to the base camp and rest for the remaining of the day.
Khare- High Camp (5045m- 5780m)
We pass along a rock strewn path today for about two hours. We will make way into the Mera High Camp and this path might be a bit hazardous. A number of crevasses and we will make way up to the rock band. We will set up a high camp from here and we can view the sunrise and the sunset with the mind boggling views of the Makalu, Cho Oyu, Mt. Everest as well as the Lhotse, Chamlanf, Baruntse and Chamlang.
High Camp- Mera Peak Summit- Kongma Dingma (5780m- 4850m)
Today, we have to wake up in the morning and after breakfast we set up on a special journey to the summit. We acclimatize well and reach the summit of the Mera Central. We can see the magnificent views of the Cho- Oyu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse as well as the Makalu from here and can spend the night in the Kongma Dingma which is the place suitable for the night’s rest.
This extra day has been scheduled in case of a bad weather that might affect the further plans of summiting the other peaks situated in the region. We can spend this day relaxing or roaming around the areas which are worth visiting in the region.
Kongma Dingma- Seto Pokhari (5780m- 5035m)
We will steadily climb up to move into the White Lake or the Seto Pokhari. This is the first series of lakes that will occupy the Hongbu Basin. We can spend the day observing the wilderness of the Hongu Valley. Hanging glaciers are present in the South West and North West faces through Chamlang.
Seto Pokhari- Baruntse Base Camp (5035m- 5300m)
Today we will cross the wide and grassy valley filled with small boulders all along. The barren valley will be found all along as you climb higher. We will pass the Hunku Peak as well as the Peak 41 and we will proceed to our base camp of the Mt. Baruntse.
- Day 27: Baruntse Ascent and Descent
We will set up a camp at an altitude of 6000m near the glacier. We will set the camp at the glacier of the foot of the south East Ridge and will allow time for additional acclimatization. The Camp 1 will be set at a height of 6450m above the South East Rsige and we will be climbing 45 degree slopes up above this level. After this, we will be reaching Camp 2 and will be summiting the Baruntse Peak by making this point out base camp during the ascent and descent.
Rest and Pack Up at the Baruntse Base Camp
Today we will be cleaning and drying our equipments at the base camp and will also be working towards the cleanup and proper rest of our body after the strenuous yet adventurous endeavor we have been involved in. we will collect the garbage and hand it over and will spend the rest of the day by relaxing with the atmosphere of the region.
Baruntse Base Camp- Amphu Labsta base Camp (5650m)
We will hike today through a rugged moraine to reach the Imja Valley. On the path, we will be enjoying the spectacular views of the high Himalayan peaks like the Everest towards the North West and the Lhotse too. we will be camping at the Amphulaptsa Base Camp and will be making the necessary deeds to cross the Amphu Laptse Pass which is one of the highest passes of Nepal.
Amphu Labsta Base Camp- Amphu Labsta Base Camp( North) (5650m- 5300m)
An early morning climb will make the beginning of this day. We will climb through the steep sections on rock and ice. We will cross the Amphu Lapcha pass and will begin the day fast to avoid more snow. Snow shelves are present in the last sections of the Amphu Labsta climb. We will walk down the moraine to be able to reach the Amphu Labsta Base Camp (North).
Amphu Labsta Base Camp- Pangboche (5300m- 3930m)
Today will be a downhill walk which will firstly bring us to the village of Chukung. This is the starting point for the Island Peak and showcases the wilderness of the Hinku Valley pretty well. the Imja Khola will join the Dudh Koshi river as we continue below and this will bring us to the village of Pangboche where we will spend the night. We can relax and look around at the famous Gompa which is believed to be the oldest in the Khumbu region.
Pangboche- Namche Bazaar (3930m- 3440m)
We will start our day today by descending into the alpine desert. We will return back to the landscapes of pine forests. This trial will take us above to Tengboche where we can visit the Tengboche Monastery. We will then follow it with a steep descent to the Dudh Koshi River and finally into Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar- Lukla (3440m- 2800m)
Today, the day will start with a downhill path from Namche. We will be brought down to a impressive bridge called the Hillary suspension Bridge and after this the trail will be an easy walk. We will cross the Bhote Koshi River three times and the expedition is brought to an end here.
Lukla- Kathmandu (2800m- 1300m)
Today, after an end to our trekking days, we will finally bid goodbye to the Khumbu region of Kathmandu and will embark on an early morning flight back to the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. After this scenic flight, we will be transferred to our hotel and can spend the rest of the day by strolling around the streets or relishing the unique Nepali cuisine offered by the capital.
After the experience of a life time, we are finally ready to bid goodbye to Nepal, only with a promise to never forget the adventures carried out here and with a promise to come back for more in the upcoming days.