Baruntse Expedition


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Baruntse Expedition Summary

    1. Baruntse expedition duration days: 33 Days
    2. Expedition difficulty: Technical difficulty
    3. Baruntse Height: 7,129m / 23,390 feet
    4. Climb hours: 6 Hours average
    5. Climber Group Size: 2 – 8 People
    6. Best for Summit climb: May and June Month
    7. Trip Mode: Full board Tent Camping
    8. Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Private Jeep / Car


Mount Baruntse Expedition is a top popular expedition activity in the Everest zone that offers stunning views of Mount Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse. The highest elevation of Baruntse summit 7,129m is situated in the core of the Himalayan monsters of Nepal and has a higher culmination achievement rate than comparable pinnacles.

Baruntse, a majestic 7,129m peak in Nepal’s Khumbu region, boasts four peaks and is flanked by the Hunku, Barun, and Imja Glaciers. This climb offers a breathtaking view of Mount Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse Shar (8,383m), and Baruntse itself.

Two distinct routes lead to the summit: one from Lukla through Mera La Pass and Hunku Glacier, possibly including a warm-up ascent of Mera Peak (6,476m). Likewise, the other route crosses the West Barun Glacier along the Makalu trail, featuring steep inclines and requiring careful roping and preparation.

To mitigate altitude-related risks, we acclimatize gradually, ascending from Seto Pokhari at 5,035m to Baruntse Base Camp (5,400m) and onwards to Camp 1 (6,100m). Adequate time at these altitudes allows for proper preparation for the summit push.

Before attempting the summit, thorough equipment checks and ensuring everyone’s mental and physical readiness are paramount. Climb itself may take seven to ten hours, involving technical segments and mountaineering gear. Baruntse is considered comparatively safer in the Everest region due to lower expedition death rates, attributed to its manageable challenges and stable weather conditions.

For a Baruntse climb, it’s recommended to complete two to five high-altitude expeditions like Aconcagua, Denali, Mount Vinson, and Himalayan peaks such as Island Peak and Lobuche Peak.

Our Baruntse expedition itinerary, based on feedback from past climbers, prioritizes gradual ascents and proper acclimatization. The ideal climbing window for the expedition is typically in May and June. If our standard itinerary doesn’t align with your needs or holiday duration, we’re flexible to customize the expedition plan upon request.


Mount Baruntse expedition itinerary details.

Our Mount Baruntse expedition 33 days itinerary is just a sample plan. Our expedition Baruntse climbing itinerary is very special, kindly contact us to get a daily travel plan. We are happy to send you the detailed expedition travel itinerary at your request.

01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you in a private vehicle and transfer you to the hotel in Thamel Kathmandu. Our representative will brief you on Expedition Baruntse Mountain and information about further programs.

02 DayWorld heritage site of Kathmandu valley sightseeing, 7 hours.

After breakfast the day will start with our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley. The day tour includes visiting the pilgrimage sites of the Hindu Pashupatinath temple, the world’s biggest Boudhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa and a historical Kathmandu Durbar Square. Or Baruntse expedition briefing. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduction with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.

03 Day Kathmandu to Lukla airport flight (2,804m/9,199 feet). Trek to Chutok (2,804m/9,198 feet), 3 hours.

An early morning start takes us to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Lukla Tenzing and Hillary Airport at 9,197 feet. On arrival at the airport, our expert Sherpa guide will introduce you and our porters. Meeting the entire crew member, we begin our trek towards the Chutok La pass at 2,945 meters.

Lukla airport

04 DayCol Khari La (3,081m/10,108 feet) trek and to Pangkongma (2950m/9,676 feet) 6 hours.

After the pass of Col Khari La the trail carries along mountain sides through the Khari Khola valley to set up camp in Pangkongma.

05 DayKurke trekking (3,800m/12,467 feet), 5 hours.

Another amazing day to walk via mountain crests through rocky mountain landscapes. Passing through a splendid panorama of wooded regions below us.

06 DayThuli Kharka trekking (4,200m/13,780 feet), 6 hours.

Today, we climb up to a pass at 4400m and descend towards Thuli Karkha, which means “ vast pasture”.

07 DayKhothey trekking (3,600m/11,811 feet), 5 hours.

We descend on hillsides, by pleasant meadows, and lower down through forests of blue Himalayan pines and rhododendrons. Mountain climbers can watch the southern side of Mera Peak’s gorgeous views.

08 DayTangnag trek (4,350m/14,272 feet), 6 hours.

As we head to the west bank of the Hinku Khola northwards, the forest blurs in, and the valley zooms out. We spot meadows being used as grazing areas for goats, sheep, and yaks in the Upper Hinku. After several rises for 4-6 hours, we approach the summer settlement of Tangnag as we cross a single-plank bridge at Gondishung. Lying in its vicinity is 200 years old gompa resting beneath a massive boulder and a number of crude mani walls. The climbing journey offers an outstanding view of Peak 43.

09 Day Acclimatization and Rest day at Tangnag.

Spending a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air.

10 Day Khare trek (4,900m/16,076 feet), 4 hours.

We utilize two days getting completely acclimatized. After proper rest, we can explore other adventure possibilities like strolling by Sabal Tsho, a beautiful moraine-dammed lake that is hidden behind the Sabal Glacier, and climbing a peak up to an altitude of nearly 5000m. We can also explore Hinku Nup Glacier, which leads north toward Kangtaiga. The upper Hinku valley turns to the east at Tangnag, crossing the moraine of the Dig Glaciers.

11 Day Mera La trek (5,415m/17,766 feet) and Base Camp Hike (5,500m/18,040 feet), 5 hours.

Progressing along the snowy glacier, we procedure the pass the slope becomes steep. We use this day for proper acclimation before the glacier adventure trailhead. Walk up to the west side of the Hinku Nup Glacier small peak, where we can reach a height of around 5,500 meters. At this point, we get to capture the stunning views of Mera La and Mera Peak. Overnight at tent camp.

12 DayTrek from Khare to Khamedingma. 4 hours

Hike from Khare to Khamedingma is one of the most impressive parts of the journey. Tourists can see the stunning panoramas of giant mountains. Overnight at tent camp.

13 Day Seto Pokhari Trek (4,825m/15,831 feet), 6 hours

We will follow the trail that leads higher into yak pasture grounds of the beautiful and remote valley. Our trail heads directly into the epicenter of the world’s towering mountains. We trek along with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and high alpine valleys. Our trek continues until we arrive at Seto Pokhari. Seto Pokhari literally means ‘White Lake’ in the Nepali language and is the first of a series of lakes in the upper Honku Basin.

14 Day Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp trek (5,400m/17,717 feet), 5 hours

Trek from Seto Pokhari to Baruntse base camp is also very beautiful trek but bit harder comparing earlier days. And Tourists can see the towering mountains en route. Overnight at tent camp.

15 Day Baruntse Expedition days (15 days to 27 days)

Starting day 14 until 27th are the climbing days. During this time, Tourists will climb Baruntse Summit (7,129m) & return to the Base Camp. Overnight at tent camp.

28 Day Return at to Khamedingma, 4 hours

One of the best parts of the trek. Stunning panoramas of giant mountains. Overnight at tent camp.

29 Day Khamedingma to Thangnak trekking, 6 hours

Today, we hike Khamedingma to Thangnak and rest at campsite. Overnight at tent camp.

30 Day Trek from Thagnak to Chatrabu, 6 hours

Today, we Trek from Thagnak to Chatrabu and stay overnight at campsite. The journey takes about six hours.

31 Day Trek from Chatrabu to Lukla, 6 hours

Today, we Trek from Chatrabu to Lukla and stay overnight at the guest house. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also gives you time to explore the town. The journey takes about six hours..

32 DayScenic mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, domestic terminal, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip at an additional cost.

33 DayFinal departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward to your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you a wonderful journey.

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How much does the Mount Baruntse expedition cost?

Its a classical Baruntse peak climbing 33 days at US$ is a standard trek price on a double occupancy per person basis. But of course, the trip price will vary as per the expedition member group size and the service you choose.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 4-5 star hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with a breakfast plan. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Mount Baruntse expedition cost includes:-

  • Airport transportation as per your arrival date to join the Baruntse expedition.
  • 4 star hotel (twin/double) bedroom accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • Lukla domestic flight airfare as per the expedition itinerary.
  • Full board high altitude meal for Baruntse base camp trekking and above climbing Baruntse.
  • Baruntse summiteers climbing Sherpa (01 Sherpa: 02 climber’s ratio)
  • Required number of porters as per the expedition group size.
  • Group climbing gears like rope, ice bar, etc. for the Baruntse expedition.
  • Baruntse expedition peak climbing permit and all government taxes.
  • National park and conservation area permit fee for the expedition.
  • Liaison officer with all his expenses while on the Baruntse climbing expedition.
  • Expedition Manager, Expedition cook, support crew, and porters with their types of equipment, daily wages, food, insurance, etc.
  • All camping gear including base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen and toilet tent, etc.
  • Mountain Hardware high altitude tents while on climbing the Baruntse
  • Emergency Oxygen with regulator and mask while on the Baruntse expedition.
  • EPI gas and burner for the high climb.
  • Gamow bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) All necessary climbing hardware group equipment
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check heart rate, pulse, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude [with guide].
  • In a worst case, help with all Helicopter Rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Satellite Phone and Walkie-Talkie in case of emergency (pay guest).

Mount Baruntse expedition cost excludes :

  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu town.
  • Medical and personal high-risk insurance.
  • Baruntse Summit bonus US$ 500 USD minimum for each climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Applicable permit fees and custom charge for Sat phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming while on Baruntse expedition.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trek.
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment .
  • Personal nature expenses, and bar bills.
  • Travel insurance to cover helicopter rescue evacuation in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monument entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for expedition staff [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above.

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We can organize a private Mount Baruntse expedition starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: Is a pick-up service available on my arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal?.

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details, We will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: What sort of accommodation and Food can I expect this expedition?.

Answer: Basically, we serve you a tent accommodation along the entire journey however sometimes you can stay at a guest house below the base camp. As you progress higher especially above the base camp, you’ll likely stay in tented camps set up by our expedition team.

These camps provide basic but comfortable accommodations, usually including sleeping tents, dining tents, and sometimes even shower tents. As you move closer to the summit, you may stay in higher camps that are more Spartan and focused on providing shelter and safety rather than comfort.

Likewise, our professional cook cooks a delicious range of mostly vegetarian meals. They are Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season). However meals are often more varied and substantial, including a mix of local and Western dishes to provide ample energy for the strenuous activity serve with tea/coffee.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Expedition Baruntse peak?.

Answer: We serve you pure drinking water after purifying using AQUA TABS while on camping days.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on Climbing Baruntse?

Answer: We can help you to arrange a satellite phone to call in an emergency and you pay. So, you can acquire telephone services.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payments terms?.

Answer: We recommend booking early to avoid any misunderstanding. About US$ 4,000 non-refund­able deposit upon con­fir­ma­tion of your eli­gi­bil­i­ty to join the expedition. US$ 4,000 non-refund­able bal­ance due 100 days pri­or to departure. Likewise, If you transfer money to our bank account, you should pay also the bank service charge.

No refunds on the deposit, nor bal­ance pay­ment will be pro­vid­ed for Baruntse climbing due to the huge expense incurred planning/​facilitating such an expedition. And the rest of the payment, you can pay on your arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage?

Answer: We do provide a high-altitude porter/Sherpa to transfer your luggage depending upon the group size.

Question: Where can I organize my personal climbing gear?

Answer: Hiring the best camping gear is a must as you go 7,000 mountain climbing. The branded gears are expensive as their life is longer than cheaper gears. Nonetheless, If you have those climbing gear at your home bring them along with you. If you don’t have them, you can rent them in Kathmandu.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 & 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 12 to 15 US$ each day is almost enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are in Kathmandu.

Mount Baruntse expedition highlights

  • Discover the eye-catching sights of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Baruntse Itself..etc.
  • Baruntse Summit offers the best scenery of high mountains and valleys.
  • Experience the Eight thousand (8,000 meters) mountain climbing.
  • Get to know the wildest, most pristine, and less frequented trail Makalu Base Camp hiking trail.

Adventure Barunse Climbing Permit Cost

Baruntse expedition permit fees totally depend upon the expedition season that you apply to attempt. Normally the climbing permit cost in the spring season is US$ 500, in the autumn season US$ 250, and for the winter and summer seasons is US$ 125 per person.

Notes for Baruntse mountain climbers!

The Mount Baruntse expedition information stated above is just a standard template guideline. The trip itinerary is possible to tailor at your request to accommodate your specific terms. Local politics, landslides, local flight cancellation, weather, transport, or a multitude of other causes that are out of our control can result in a modification of schedule during travel.

It is, nonetheless, improbable that the agenda would be generously adjusted. On the off chance that adjustments are essential, the pioneer will choose the best elective choice, thinking about the best worries of the entire gathering. Where a change happens, we do all that we can to limit its impact, yet we can’t be liable for the after-effects of changes or postpone them.

“What makes Mount Baruntse expeditions special?”

Opportunities for adventure climbing – expeditions in low-elevation mountains are scattered all over the planet Earth. You just need to recognize where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern.

We are a team of professional, experienced, trained, and licensed local guides who know the purpose much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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