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Baruntse Peak Climbing 29 days


Trip Overview

Duration: 29 days
Maximum altitude: 7‘220 m
Grade: Strenuous
Average walking time per day: 4 - 6 hours
Accommodation: Guesthouse, Camping
Best season: February - May, October, November

The Baruntse Peak is very attractive for starting into the high altitude climbing and expedition mountaineering. The mountain with its four peaks surrounded by Barum-, the Imja- and Hinko glacier offers stunning views to Mt Everest, Lhotse and Makalu massif. During the trek to the Base Camp you will enjoy the wonderful Himalayan panorama. From the Solo Khumbu, the magnificent ice pyramid of Baruntse immediately stands out.

The Baruntse Peak Climbing & Trek takes us into a remote wilderness, where you have the opportunity to discover endangered animals such as the Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Himal Thar, Wilde Yaks, Musk Deer, wild Boar and over 400 species of birds.

There are two camps above base camp scheduled. The first camp is located just below the East Col at an altitude of 5’700 m and the camp II is situated on the southeast edge at an altitude of 6'420 m.

The Baruntse Peak offers a variety of opportunities to reach the summit successfully.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

Day 04: Lukla – Chhutanga 3‘450 m

Day 05: Chhutanga - Tuli Kharka 4‘250 m

Day 06: Tuli Kharka - Kothe 3‘634 m

Day 07: Kothe - Tangnag 4‘350 m

Day 08: Tangnag - Khare

Day 09: Acclimatization day

Day 10: Khare - Mera Peak Hight Camp

Day 11: High Camp to Mera Peak Summit to Kongma Dingma – 4’850 m

Day 12: Extra day

Day 13: Kongma Dingma – Seto Pokhari

Day 14: Seto Pokhari – Baruntse Base Camp – 5’300 m

Day: 15 – 21: Baruntse Climbing Period

Day 22: Remove the Base Camp

Day 23: Trekking to Amphu Laptsa pass

Day 24: Amphu Laptsa pass - Chukkung

Day 25: Chukkung – Namche Bazar

Day 26: Namche Bazar – Lukla

Day 27: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 28: Kathmandu extra day

Day 29: Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Enjoy a guided tour of the famous historical and cultural attractions Kathmandu's, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Pashupatinath (holy Hindu Temple), Bauddhanath (Buddhist Shrine) Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) etc. In the evening we meet our tours guide to prepare our trek.

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
The flight to Lukla takes about 30 minutes and offers a wonderful view of the mountains, forests and river valleys.

Day 04: Lukla – Chhutanga 3‘450 m
We begin our adventure with a trek to Chhutanga. The trail offers a walk through beautiful valleys and pastures landscapes.

Day 05: Chhutanga - Tuli Kharka 4‘250 m
Hike through an alpine vegetation and a landslide area after Kharka Teng 4’050 m. After a traverse and a further rise we reach the first major mountain pass the Zatra La 4’580 m. It goes down into the Hinku Khola valley. 

Day 06: Tuli Kharka - Kothe 3‘634 m
We follow the trail to Kothe. We walk through forests, passing shepherd huts and pasture landscapes.

Day 07: Kothe - Tangnag 4‘350 m
We hike along the ridge of the Hinku Khola and in the shadow of Mera Peak. Beyond Gondishung, we pass the 200 year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we find Mera peak carved in rock. There will be a prayer for success ascent of Mera Peak in the boulder of the Gompa offering incense. A short walk will takes us to Tangnag.

Day 08: Tangnag - Khare
A short day trip leads to Khare, the last inhabited village before the Mera La just below the Mera glacier.

Day 09: Acclimatization day
Today will be the rest and preparation day. After we have prepared our climbing gear, go for a climb above Khare. Here you have the chance to practice Ice climbing. The rest of the day we use for relaxing.

Day 10: Khare - Mera Peak Hight Camp
We walk through stony-soil area for about two hours. If it has snowed recently it could have some crevasses afterwards. We climb further to the top which is marked by a large cairn. Here we set up our high camp. The sunrise and sunset is beautiful here, we are able to see Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and the south face of Lotshe, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse. Overnight in Mera High Camp.

Day 11: High camp to Mera Peak Summit to Kongma Dingma – 4’850 m
A long day. We wake up around 2:30 am, after our breakfast, we pick our gear set up for special journey to the summit. If well-acclimatized, it takes around 4 - 6 hours to reach the summit of Mera central. From the summit we have magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse and many peaks over six thousand. After achieving the summit, we climb back to High Camp and continue down to Kongma Dingma. 

Day 12: Extra day

Day 13: Kongma Dingma – Seto Pokhari
The path brings us steadily up and just beyond Seto Pokhari or White Lake; it is the first of lakes of upper Hongu Basin. Experience the wilderness of the Hongu Valley. On the right is Chamlang 7’321 m with its hanging glaciers on its South-West and North-West faces.

Day 14: Seto Pokhari – Baruntse Base Camp – 5’300 m
Cross the wide and grassy valley scattered with small boulders. The valley gets increasingly barren as you climb higher. Pass the Peak 41 and Hunku Peak until we reach our Base Camp.

Day: 15 – 21: Baruntse Climbing Period
We have 8 days for the climbing period. The Camp I will be at 6’143 meters above sea level, to climb along the West Col and if it is necessary making an intermediate camp at 6’420 m (Camp II)  before we head on to the summit. The final southwest ridge is exposed, but secured with fixed ropes. Above the break off in the west wall of the slopes long passages is corniced 45 ° steep to the east. Some steep places can reach up to 75 °.

Provided everything goes as planned, our plan of action would be as follows:

  • Rest & Acclimatization at Base Camp
  • Carry Loads to upper Camp, return to Base Camp
  • Rest Day
  • Climb to temporary (5’800 m)
  • Climb to West Col, Sleep at Camp 1 (6’135 m)
  • Climb to Camp 2 (6’400 m)
  • Summit Attempt (7’220 m) return to Camp 1
  • Spare Summit day
  • Return to Base Camp

Day 22: Remove the Base Camp
We collect all garbage we produced and hand over to the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee at Namche.

Day 23: Trekking to Amphu Laptsa pass
Hike along the rugged moraine towards Imja Valley. Enjoy the panoramic views of high Himalayan peaks including the Lhotse and Everest. Our Camp will be at Amphu Laptsa Base Camp and where we prepare for the next day's crossing above the Amphu Labsta pass 5’845 m which is one of the highest pass in Nepal, connecting the Hongu Valley with Imja Valley.

Day 24: Amphu Laptsa pass - Chukkung
The descent to Chukkum (Chukkung) is technically demanding. Some places we affirm with fixed ropes. A wild and impressive way with views of the south face of Lhotse ends at a beautiful campground called Chutanga.

Day 25: Chukkung – Namche Bazar
We walk over Chukkung 4’900 m to Pangboche 3’750 m at the foot of Ama Dablam, then we arrrive in Namche Bazar.

Day 26: Namche Bazzar - Lukla

Day 27: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 28: Kathmandu Extra day
Our adventure has come to an end, but there are the wonderful memories of an unforgettable experience of nature and culture.

Day 29: Departure

 

Includes & Excludes

Includes and Excludes

In Services included:
National Park permit
TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System)
Climbing Permit
Accommodation during the trek and climb
Breakfast whilst Trekking with B & B Program
3 meals during the trek and the climb with the Package Program
English speaking, experienced and trained guide
Climbing Guide
Number of porter according to the group size (15 kg of luggage per Trekker)
First aid kit and insurance for the team
Transport to the trekking spot (incl. domestic flight)
Airport pick up and drop off

Not included:
Hotels *
Any kind of drinks
International flights
Personal expenses
Personal Insurance and medication
Nepal entry visa
Tipping for guide and porter
German speaking guide or group leader (On request)

* Accommodations are only included whilst Trekking. For Hotel reservations we are pleased to support you.