This grade includes climbing peaks and the demanding treks in remote areas. Participants having basic knowledge of use of crampons and ice axes are required. First-time climbers can undertake one of our one-day pre-trek ropes and climbing training days to obtain some initial skills and experience.
Mt. Baruntse of 7129m. lies at the center of three glacier valleys, the Imja, Hunku, Barun and above the east and west col, infront of Mt. Makalu. The peak standing majestically in the center of some highest peaks of the Himalaya like Makalu, Lhotse and Nupse offers a rewarding climbing experience. The best views enjoyed during the expedition are of Mount Lhotse, Nupse, Everest and Makalu. This peak is technically not so demanding, comparing to Amadablam and Pumori, though it offers a good experience of snow and ice climb with some ice cliff obstacle sections around 700m. Fix rope is needed to ascent and descent especially from Camp 1, which will be done by our Sherpa climbers.
With 45 minutes flight and 10-12 days acclimatizing trek, we arrive to the Mount Baruntse Base Camp. The Base camp is normally established above the five holy lake "Panch Pokhari" at 5400m. and 2 higher camps on the mountain. We will climb the Mera peak 6654m. (Trekkers peak) before heading to base camp, to gain a proper acclimatization.
After a successful summit of mount Baruntse, we cross Amphu Laptsa Pass and enter to Upper Khumbu region. The return trek will be enjoyable by visiting most of the Sherpa villages like, Dingbuche, Pangbuche, Tengbuche, Khumjung, Khunde and of course the Namche Bazaar, the capital of Khumbu region.
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The Langtang Ri Trekking & Expedition representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After your refreshment you will be picked up from your hotel lobby and driven to our Thamel office where you will be formally introduced to your trekking guide. We will go through all your trek itinerary and arrangements with you to insurer every detail is in place. We will also ask to bring your passport, extra passport photographs and a copy of your travel insurance so that we can organize permits required for your trek.
This day we are busy for briefing about expedition. You will be kept in get set position.
This morning you’ll be transferred to domestic airport and fly to Lukla. It takes 35 minutes scenic flight up to small airstrip to Tenjin-Hillary airport to Lukla and experience your first breakfasts in the mountains whilst the Our team organizes porters, while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. Then, we start our trek further an easy day through the woodland above Lukla. A good trail leads through pasture to the edge of a diminishing forest of rhododendron and pine which clothes the steep hillsides above Lukla. We make steady progress on a good trail, crossing ridges and streams up to ‘kharka’ used for grazing yaks where we’ll stop for overnight
Today we Zatrwa la pass utanga we continue a long day walk around 6-7 hours crossing the Kalo Himal Ridge that separates the Khumbu from the Hinku valley that lead across this ridge is the Zatrwa La, traversing to the right and finally descending steeply to Tuli Kharka (big pasture) where there are several basic lodges. We make camp beside the lodges. Remainder time rest and relax at the camp after a long walk.
Today, after a breakfast we continue our journey descending to Hinku valley of Gothey. This is a good place to camp and there are several teahouses around and you can visit and go and watch the local lifestyle in the remaining time.
The following day is another short day as you trek in the shadow of Mera Himal along the ridge of the Hinku Khola. The west bank of the Hinku Drangka northwards, we will take lunch at Gondishung, a summer herders’ settlement. Beyond Gondishung we pass a 200 year-old Gompa built beneath a massive boulder, to burn some juniper at the shrine, an offering that just might ensure a successful ascent of Mera Peak. Thagnag is a summer grazing area with the simplest of lodges and shops starting to develop.
Another an acclimatization day is essential here. It is in a superb setting surrounded by stunning peaks. There is a huge moraine in the north of Tangnag where a beautiful glacial lake, Sabal Tsho is dammed which is definitely worth a visit. A cairn (5,270m/17,290ft) on the flanks of Kusum Kangguru can also be rewarding and beneficial for acclimatization. Our climbing Sherpa provide you training course.
Today we are heading up from Tagnag towards the Mera Base camp at Khare. We follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines and to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to your camping spot at Khare after 3-4 hrs walk.
This morning after a breakfast, we prepare our gear for ice climbing (This may depends on season and availabilities of Ice if ice not available then we just hike around or rest) – just above the Khare and need to walk couple of hrs from where there are good views of the Mera La and the route up the mountain. This will also be a time for practicing few hrs Ice climbing and our leader will teach you and instruct about the climbing. After few hrs practicing at glacier, stroll back to camp and final preparation of our equipment and packing of our mountain bags and overnight.
On this day, we trek to Mera Base Camp . It is about 6 hours trekking to the Base camp with the views of giant mountains. The trekking is pleasant ascent with panoramic view of landscape. Explore the Base Camp area and capture the beauty of nature.
From Mera La Pass you trek about 6 hrs to Seto Pokhari Camp where we provide tented camp accommodation in full board basis.
You trek 4hrs from Seto Pokhari Camp to Baruntse Base Camp on this day where we establish the Base Camp for Baruntse Expedition for whole climbing period.
These days are the major climbing days for you to ascend the summit of most awaited Mt. Baruntse. After some day’s acclimatization and exercise you will be taken to the higher camps to be closer to the summit of (7,129m) where you will be provided food for high altitude.You will summit the peak at 7129m enjoying the view of Mt. Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyo, Nuptse, Mt Amadablam, Chamlang and other hundreds of peaks around there. Move your camera lens around the peak before you retrieve back to the Base Camp for overnight stay. summit of the peak.
This day trek leads us to Mera Base Camp from Baruntse Peak Base Camp. The scenarios do not become less while returning back to Mera Base Camp. The breath stopping views of gigantic mountains and glaciated area becomes a part of the journey during the trek. You may stop in every few steps for collecting the memory of the adventure land.
On this day, the team returns back to Kothe trekking for 5 hours. The experience of mountaineering to one of the adventurous peaks is refreshed while the views of giant mountains stand still and calm. Views of natural vegetation and landscape offer superb feelings while returning back. We stay in a tent in Kothe.
On this day, we return back to Tuli Kharka from Kothe. The trek offers the same pleasant views of natural landscape and vegetation with better attachments of excitements. The trekking team reaches at Tuli Kharka where we set camp for overnight stay. You can explore the surrounding while there is time before evening.
On this day, we trek to Lukla from Tuli Kharka. Trekking is pleasantly easy and entertaining with crowded by tourists. The picturesque view of landscape and some mountain scenarios provide the trekkers extra pleasure. You can explore Lukla Bazaar and shop local items there. We stay overnight in a lodge in Lukla.
We fly back to Kathmandu. This short and scenic flight possibly makes you feel nostalgic because of the panoramic views of snowy mountains from your plane. You will be transferred to hotel.
Afternoon is the free day and you can use it for your shopping .In the evening we will drive you for farewell dinner with cultural dance.
All too soon it’s time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure Himalaya.
ecommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us as like Down Jacke
Footwear : Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes
Clothing : Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
Other equipment: Sleeping bag (5 seasons), lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, memory cards, charger and personal medical kit.