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Expedition in NepalBaruntse Expedition

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a staff / representative from Ang Rita Trek & Expedition as you come out at the airport after the immigration formalities. You will be transferred to a hotel. An orientation of the trip will be arranged at a convenient time.

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour and Trip Preparation.
After breakfast we will take you for a guided cultural tour and visit some of the historical and cultural sites which most of them are illustrated on the world heritage sites. You will visit historic Kathmandu Durbar Square clustered with old royal palaces and distinctive pagoda roofed temples, stone sculpture and old monuments. Swaymabhunath, the Buddhist stupa believed to be 2500 years old towering on the top of a hill commanding sweeping view of Kathmandu valley, the most profound expression of Buddhist symbolism in Nepal and possibly in the world.  Afternoon will be used for orientation and the preparation for the trip.

Day 03:  Kathmandu - Lukla - Chutanga (3050m. ): 4 - 5 hrs.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway for Everest. After an adventurous 35 minute flight with spectacular views of breathtaking Himalalays, we land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, the trekking guide will arrange the loads for the porters to carry and commence the trek. We ascend slowly for 3 hours and steep up for one hour and arrive at Chutanga for the camping. The views of Numbur (6957m), Karyolung (6511m), Kwangde (6011m ) are magnificent from here.

Day 04: Acclimatization Day
Our experience has proved that acclimation before confronting Zetrwa la (4450m. ) is crucial. We hike up towards the pass for acclimatization and return to the camp and relax the rest of the day for acclimatization.

Day 05: Chutanga – Thulikharka ( 4300m. ); 6 – 7 hrs.
We steeply climb up passing yak pasturelands and bushes. The trail crosses the Kalo Himal Ridge which marks the boundary of Khumbu and Hinku Valley. Once we arrived at the pass, the views of Karyolung and  Lumding Himal are magnificent. We further hike and descend to Thulikharka.

Day 6 Thulikharka – Mousamkharka (3700m. ); 5 – 6 hrs.
The trail descens the rock-strewn path passing through rhododendron and pine forest. We find virtually, no human settlement on the trail. Kusum Kangaru, Peak 43 and Hinku Valley appear impressive as we descend. We arrive at Mausamkharka for the camping.

Day 07: Mausamkharka – Thagnak (4350m. ); 5 – 6 hrs.
We walk all day through the side of the mountain and the trail is narrow. We pass through the pasture lands and the patches of the jungle on the trail become thinner as we ascend near the snow line. We arrive at Thagnak.

Day 08: Rest day at Thagnak
Rest day in Thagnak. It is worth spending an extra day at Thagnak, which is in a superb setting surrounded by stunning peaks including Peak 43 (6,769m). There is a huge moraine in the north of Thagnak where a beautiful glacial lake, Sabai Tsho is dammed. It is worth exploring around for acclimatization purpose. Thagnak is also a base for climbing east and north-east side of Kushum Kanguru.

Day 09:  Thagnak – Khare ( 5099m. ); 5 – 6 hrs.
We follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Khraka which offers the 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 Khare (5,099m).

Day 10: Khare – Mera Base Camp (5300m.); 4 – 5 hrs.
We ascend for three hours and arrive at Mera La (5,415m). Normally, the pass will be covered with snow from Nov.- April. Again the views from the pass are spectacular.  We descend about 100m towards the Hongu side and set up the base camp (5,300m) in the moraine below the ice. We embrace the spectacular scenery of snow-slope and the panorama of Himalayan peaks.

Day 11: Base Camp – High camp ( 5700m. ); 4 – 5 hrs.
We walk up through rocky trail for about 4 hours to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. We set up a high camp and make preparation for the next day to get to the summit.

Day 12: Summit (6476m.)– Kongma Dimngma (4850m., 9 – 10 hrs.)
We start early morning after breakfast around 3:00am. Initially, we hike on the flat land on snow and gradually ascend with the help of main rope. There will be steep climbing near the summit but it would be rather non technical. After we reach the summit we embrace the spectacular panorama of the Himalayas including the 8000m. giants; Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Kanchanjunga. We descend to base camp and enjoy the hot meal. We return to high camp and then to Kongma Dimngma.

Day 13: Kongma Dingma –Pokhari camp (5035m., 6- 7 hrs)
We gradually ascend through Hongu valley, the real mountain wilderness.  There are several lakes and Himalayan peaks loom over the valley. We camp near the lakes.

Day 14: Pokhari Camp - Baruntse base camp (5300m., 6 hrs.)
We continue following Hongu Valley passing through small boulders. The valley appears more barren as we climb up. We follow the right bank of Barun Glacier and arrive at Baruntse base camp. The camp will be set up on a broad open valley at foot of  the East Col

Day 15 – 27:   Climbing
We establish two high camps above Baruntse Base Camp.  After having rest at Baruntse base camp, we cross the East Col and set Camp I on the flat expanses of the glacier and at the foot of the South East Ridge, at an altitude of 6,000m. The climbing Sherpas will make the route and carry the loads to Camp I. The climbing from Camp I follows steepening slopes to a small col at the altitude of 6,450m where Camp II will be placed. The climbing members will have enough acclimatization by spending night at camp I and Camp II and enough rest at the base camp before heading for the summit.From Camp II we climb 45 degrees snow slopes past a subsidiary summit at 6745m. from where the route becomes more difficult. We climb through short, steep steps for snow and ice to gain the ridge at about 7000m. We further climb a marked cleft and ice cliff to get broader and easier slope above which leads to the summit at 7129m. We descend by the same route to the base camp,

Day 28: Retrace to Pokhari camp (5035m., 5 – 6 hrs.)
We descend through Barun Glacier and passing small boulders to arrive at the camp site.

Day 29: Pokharai camp – Kongma Dingma ( 4850m., 6 – 7 hrs.)
We pass several small lakes following Hongu Valley gradually descending to Kongma Dingma.

Day 30: Kongma Dingma  – Thagnak ( 4350m. ); 6 – 7 hrs.
We ascend to Mera la and then descend through moraines and further descend more steeply to Khare. We further follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier and arrive at Thagnak.

Day 31: Thagnak – Thasingdingma ( 3500m. ); 6 – 7 hrs.
We pass through the pasture lands and the patches of the jungle along the hill side and further below beautiful pine and rhododendron forest and arrive at Thasingdingma.

Day 32: Thasingdingma – Chutanga ( 3050m. ); 7 – 8 hrs.
Today we cross Zetrwa la. We gradually ascend to Thulikharka and then to the pass. We steeply descend to Chutanga.

Day 33: Chutanga – Lukla ( 2800m. ); 3 – 4 hrs.
We gradually ascend to arrive Lukla.

Day 34: Lukla – Kathmandu flight.

Day 35: Free day in Kathmandu. Farewell dinner

Day 36: Airport transfer for international flight.

Expedition Group Size

We organize expedition on Bauntse for any number of people. The cost of the expedition for both the logistic support and guided expedition will be high if the group consists of less than four climbing members. The maximum number will consist of 15 climbing members in one group.

Experience and Health Requirements

Baruntse is not a technical mountain to climb but rather offers the opportunities for the training to prepare themselves to climb 8000m. peaks in future. Several high passes have to be crossed to reach the base camp for Baruntse climbing. The climbers should have extensive exposure in high altitude walking before coming for the climbing. Furthermore, the climbers need to have good skills on rock and snow climbing. It is highly recommended for the climbing members to consult with the doctors before coming for the expedition. Members who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution during the expedition.

Travel Insurance

Climbing members need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the climbers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Ang Rita Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking and expedition staff.


Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the expedition. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at tents fully equipped with camping arrangement.


Members are provided with three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking to base camp. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Sherpa food, Tibetan food to different types of international cuisine. Our trained and experienced expedition cook prepares varieties of fresh and nutritious food from local to continental, Chinese, Indian food at the base camp during the expedition. Our cook will make sure that the members get high energy food required for the climbing.

Base Camp Arrangement

We arrange fully equipped base camp setting including spacious dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, member tents, chairs, tables, kitchen equipments including all cooking and catering utensils.   We provide individual member tents at the base camp with mattress for comfort of the members. We provide high tents as required to use above base camp if the arrangement is made for the group for the guided expedition.  Our trained and experienced expedition cook prepares varieties of fresh and nutritious food from local to continental, Chinese, Indian food at the base camp during the expedition. Our cook will make sure that the members get high energy food required for the climbing.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing and climbing gears are necessary for trekking and expedition. While choosing the equipment we need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking and climbing gears that you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain.


1. Two sets polyprop shirts.
2. Two sets light weight shirts.
3. One heavy weight shirt.
4. One fleece jacket.
5. One wind jacket.
6. One down jacket.
7. One pair down pants.
8. One pair light weight trousers.
9. One pair heavy weight trousers.
10. One pair fleece trousers.
11. one pair of wind pants.
12. Two sets polprop longjohns.
13. Underwear.
14. One pair shorts.
15. Two pairs light weight gloves.
16. One pair heavy mitts.
17. One pair down mits.
18. One pair ski gloves.
19. One sun hat.
20. One heavy weight warm hat.
21. One head band.
22. Four pairs light weight walking socks.
23. Six pairs climbing socks.


1. One pair plastic climbing boots.
2. One pair sport boots.
3. One pair gaiters.
4. One pair super gaiters.

Climbing Equipment

1. Harness.
2. Two plain karabiners.
3. Two screw lock karabiners.
4. One descender .
5. One pairs ascenders.
6. Two tape slings.
7. One ice axe.
8. One pair of crampons.
9. One head-lamp with spare bulbs.
10. One pocket knife.
11. A pair of sun glasses.
12. One pair ski goggles.
13. One pee bottle.
14. A large pack.
15. A day pack


1. Two sleeping bags (one for Base Camp and other for high camps).
2. One foam mat.


1. Camera.
2. One repair kit.
3. One personal first aid kit.
4. Two sun and lip creams.
5. Two water bottles.
6. Head lamp batteries.

Trek and Climbing Leader(s) and Staff

Most of the leaders who lead trekking and climbing on Baruntse through Ang Rita Trek are the Sherpas from Khumbu region.Their in-depth knowledge about Sherpa culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality contribute to the success of the trip. Although our Sherpa leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. All climbing guides of Ang Rita Trek  are locally employed and are mostly trained by legendary Everest hero, Mr. Ang Rita Sherpa who climbed Everest for ten times without supplemental oxygen. All our climbing guides have gained extensive experience by successfully summiting Everest and other mountains. Safety is the prime concern in the expedition and all our climbing Sherpas give high priority for the safe climbing.

Porter Care

Ang Rita Trek is firmly believes that roles of porters are significant in arranging the trip smoothly and successfully. We are strongly committed to the porters’ rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.

Climbing Season

The best season for climbing Baruntse is in post monsoon season from September – October. The approach to the base camp requires crossing high passes on snow which makes it relatively more difficult to climb Baruntse in the early spring season. However, the expedition can be planned from mid April to end of May in the spring season.

Departures Cost
4 pax US $ 7500. Per person. 6 pax US $ 6800. Per person inquiry
Cost Includes
  1. Equipment allowance, daily allowance & insurance for trekking and base camp staff ( guide cook, kitchen boy and liaison officer )
  2. Flights to transfer climbing members, trekking and expedition staff, liaison officer and cargo of the climbing gear.
  3. Food and fuel at the base camp
  4. All camping equipment at the base camp such as, member tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, chairs, tables.
  5. Trek support for climbing members from Lukla-base camp-Lukla.
  6. Porters to carry loads from Lukla-base camp-Lukla
  7. Royalty and peak permit
  8. Airport arrival and departure
  9. Accommodation at tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu before and after the expedition on BB plan.

Cost Excludes
  1. High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  2. Climbing equipment, tents and personal equipment above base camp
  3. Personal accident insurance and emergency rescue evacuation
  4. Any additional cost cured due to domestic flight delay or cancellation.
  5. Meals while staying in Kathmandu.
  6. Gratuity to trekking and expedition staff

Trip Price

USD 7500 Per Person*

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Trip facts

  • Trip Area:: Everest Region
  • Maximum Altitude:: 7129m.
  • Trip Duration:: 36 Days
  • Difficulty Level:: Difficult
  • Best Time:: September - October
  • Trip Mode:: Camping
  • Trip Highlights:: A popular 7000m. peak and climbing on a substantial and symmetrical snow peak. Offers incredible views of Western CWM of Everest. Good choice of a peak to evaluate the climbing skills for the mountaineers to prepare themselves for 8000m. peaks.

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