Baruntse Peak Expedition

This is a truly adventurous expedition to a remote and wild region of the Great Himalayas, with full logistic support. This is a journey that seeks a different route, a fresh perspective, a challenge! Although most of this trip (70%) is great trekking, a major part reaches out to the real Himalayan climbing expeditions. Therefore it is a fantastic introduction to Himalayan climbing.

Enter the lowest valley in the world to begin your journey to the base of Mt. Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world (8,481m). In this expedition we will take you to sub tropics cloud forest jungle, high alpine terrain, orchids forest and rural farm market. We will follow the ridge above the Arun Valley, proposed site for the biggest Hydro Electricity plant in Nepal.

The journey from the sub tropics of Tumlingtar in the far East of Nepal into the isolated and high alpine areas of Sherpani Col, the Baruntse glacier, West Col and Mera Peak. Pass through yak pastures towards the endless ice fields of Makalu Baruntse, get fantastic views of Kanchenjung masiff, Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang as well as the rarely seen Kangshung face of Mt. Everest. Return through the isolated Sherpa Village, then the mail Everest trekking trail to Mera Peak and further down to Lukla for your flight back to Kathmandu.

This trip offers a combination of almost everything that Nepal has to offer: different climate zones, different cultures, great trekking in very remote areas and great alpine climbing in Himalayan style. So come explore the remote, challenging and the unspoiled side of Nepal Himalayas with us.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Briefing and preparations in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to heluwa Besi (2½ hrs) & hike to Sankhuwa Doban (500m)
Day 04: Trek to Gupha Dara (1,850m) (6 Hrs) (Steep uphill)
Day 05: Trek to Gauthala (2,200m) via Deaourali (3,000m) (8 Hrs)
Day 06: Trek to Khempalung (1,900m) (3 Hrs)
Day 07: Trek to Walung (2,100m) (8 Hrs)
Day 08: Trek to Norbuchaur (2,350m) (4 Hrs)
Day 09: Trek to Tashi Gaon (2,070m)
Day 10: Trek to Yangle Kharka (3,700m)
Day 11: Trek to Langmale Kharka (4,450m)
Day 12: AcclimatizationDay at Langmale Kharka (4,450m)
Day 13: Trek to Makalu Base Camp (4,900m)
Day 14: Day walk & Mountaineering skills instruction at Makalu Base Camp (4,900m)
Day 15: Trek to Sherpani Low Camp (5,200m)
Day 16: Trek to Sherpani High Camp (5,700m)
Day 17: Contingency Day
Day 18: Cross Sherpani Pass (6,135m) and West Col (6,143m), trek to Upper Baruntse B.C (5,700m)
Day 19-22: Establish Camp Mountaineering skills instruction at Upper Baruntse Base Camp (5,700m)
Day 23-27: Attempt Summit of Mt. Baruntse (7,129m)
Day 28: Return to Baruntse Base Camp
Day 29: Trek to Setho Pokhari
Day 30: Trek to Khare (4,919m)
Day 31: Tanang (4,300m)
Day 32: Chatrabuk (4,270m)
Day 33: Zatrwa La (4,500m)
Day 34: Lkula
Day 35: Lukla / Kathmandu by flight
Day 36: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 37: Final Departure

Trip Facts

Best Period: Feb to May & Sept to Oct
Time Period: 36 Nights / 37 Days
Trek Period: 32 Night / 33 Days
In Kathmandu: 04 Nights
Trek Type: Strenuous +
Highest Altitude: 7,129m
Warning: Altitude Sickness
Trek Start Point: Tumlingtar
Trek End Point: Lukla

Features

National Park: Makalu Barun National Park (2,330 sq. kms)
Mountains: Makalu, Lhotse, Burantse Peak, Mt. Everest, Mera Peak, Chamlang, Peak 5/6/7, etc.
Rivers: Arun Rive, Apsuwa Khola, Honku Khola
Villages: Mude Sherpa Village, Num, Tashigao, Ripok Kharka, Khongma, Lukla, etc.
Tribes: Mostly Sherpas & Tibetans
Forests: Of Rhododendron and Pine
Landscapes: Varying from temperate valleys to snow clad mountains

Maps

Map of Baruntse Peak Expedition