Baruntse Expedition

Trip Overview

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.


Day 1

Arrival: TIA, Kathmandu
Overnight: Hotel

Day 2

Briefing and preparations in Kathmandu
Overnight: Hotel

Day 3

Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to heluwa Besi (2½ hrs) & hike to Sankhuwa Doban (500m)
Overnight: Camp

Day 4

Trek to Gupha Dara (1,850m) (6 Hrs) (Steep uphill)
Overnight: Camp

Day 5

Trek to Gauthala (2,200m) via Deaourali (3,000m) (8 Hrs)
Overnight: Camp

Day 6

Trek to Khempalung (1,900m) (3 Hrs)
Overnight: Camp

Day 7

Trek to Walung (2,100m) (8 Hrs)
Overnight: Camp

Day 8

Trek to Norbuchaur (2,350m) (4 Hrs)
Overnight: Camp

Day 9

Trek to Tashi Gaon (2,070m)
Overnight: Camp

Day 10

Trek to Yangle Kharka (3,700m)
Overnight: Camp

Day 11

Trek to Langmale Kharka (4,450m)
Overnight: Camp

Day 12

AcclimatizationDay at Langmale Kharka (4,450m)
Overnight: Camp

Day 13

Trek to Makalu Base Camp (4,900m)
Overnight: Camp

Day 14

Day walk & Mountaineering skills instruction at Makalu Base Camp (4,900m)
Overnight: Camp

Day 15

Trek to Sherpani Low Camp (5,200m)
Overnight: Camp

Day 16

Trek to Sherpani High Camp (5,700m)
Overnight: Camp

Day 17

Contingency Day
Overnight: Camp

Day 18

Cross Sherpani Pass (6,135m) and West Col (6,143m), trek to Upper Baruntse B.C (5,700m)
Overnight: Camp

Day 19-22

Establish Camp Mountaineering skills instruction at Upper Baruntse Base Camp (5,700m)
Overnight: Camp

Day 23-27

Attempt Summit of Mt. Baruntse (7,129m)
Overnight: Camp

Day 28

Return to Baruntse Base Camp
Overnight: Camp

Day 29

Trek to Setho Pokhari
Overnight: Camp

Day 30

Trek to Khare (4,919m)
Overnight: Camp

Day 31

Tanang (4,300m)
Overnight: Camp

Day 32

Chatrabuk (4,270m)
Overnight: Lodge

Day 33

Zatrwa La (4,500m)
Overnight: Lodge

Day 34

Overnight: Lodge

Day 35

Lukla / Kathmandu by flight
Overnight: Hotel

Day 36

Free day in Kathmandu
Overnight: Hotel

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: 7,129 m

Warning: Altitude Sickness

Trek Start Point: Tumlingtar

Trek End Point: Lukla

Accommodations: Hotels in Kathmandu / Camping in most places/ Lodges in few places


National Park: Sagarmatha National Park (1148 sq. kms).

Mountains: Everest, Lhotse, Tamserku, Ama Dablam, Nuptse,  Kantega, Pumo-ri, etc. 

Rivers: Bhote Kosi, Dudh Kosi and Imjatse Khola etc.

Villages: Lukla, Namche, Thyangboche, Pheriche,  etc.

Tribes: Mostly Sherpas & Tibetans.

Forest: Of Rhododendron and Pine. 

Landscapes: Varying from temperate valleys to snow clad mountains

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