Mount Baruntse (7129 meters) is renowned as one of the alternative climbing peak which lies in the hub of the beautiful Everest region. Baruntse peak climbing is considered easy peak to climb in respect with its height above 7 thousand meters.
Baruntse Peak is situated in between the 4th and 5th highest mountain in the world i.e. Mount Lhotse (8516 meters) and Mount Makalu (8481 meters).
The trekking route to get to the basecamp of Baruntse peak is along less trekked region of Makalu Barun national park.
Is Baruntse peak located in Everest basecamp route?
Although said in Everest region – people trekking to Baruntse peak will not follow the trail of Everest basecamps.
The beautiful Baruntse peak looks like it consists of total four summits as well as four ridges. But do not get confused with the far sight view. There is only one Baruntse summit. Other peaks seen along with Baruntse are not part of Baruntse peak but they are mountains of themselves.
If you are looking for the most satisfying/fulfilling climbing experiences in Nepal, then be wise and don’t forget to choose Mount Baruntse.
Baruntse peak climbing trekking route
Early flight to Lukla from Kathmandu is the initiation of the journey to Baruntse peak.
Passing through the beautiful Hinku valley through remote settlement, natural water flow, rivers, wilderness and beautiful Panchpokhari (5 lakes) is one the major attraction of Baruntse Peak Climbing.
Mera peak with Baruntse
During Baruntse peak climbing, climbers also get offered to climb the highest trekking peak of Everest region i.e. Mera Peak (6476 meters). The climbers climb Mera peak before climbing semi-technical Baruntse peak in order for proper acclimatization and also as part of careful training.
If you are looking only for Baruntse peak climbing then you can exclude Mera peak as per your choice.
If you want to exclude Mera Peak climbing during your climb to Baruntse Peak then the itinerary will look like this;
- Arrival at Kathmandu and Stay at hotel (1380 meters).
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu, briefing, equipment checking and stay at hotel.
- Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860 meters) and Trek to Phakding (2650 meters), overnight at tea house.
- Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450 meters), overnight at Teahouse.
- Rest, acclimatization and relax in Namche Bazaar, Sightseeing hike to Everest View Hotel, overnight at Teahouse.
- Trek to Pangboche (3985 meters), overnight at Teahouse.
- Trek to Dingboche (4410 meters), overnight at Teahouse.
- Trek to the village of Chukhung (4750 meters)
- Trek to Amphu Labtsa High Camp (5213 meters)
- Rest and acclimatization in Amphu Labtsa High Camp.
- Cross Amphu Labtsa pass (5845 meters) and descend to Panch Pokhari and camp near the lake (5274 meters).
- Trek to Baruntse basecamp (5380 meters)
- Rest & Acclimatization Day, Exploring Sherpa ceremony (puja).
- Glacier and fixed rope training on small ice walls near basecamp.
- Climb to camp 1 using fixed ropes (6126 meters)
- Climb to camp 2 (6350 meters)
- Summit attempt using fixed ropes (7129 meters)
- Extra day for summit attempt and return to basecamp (5380 meters)
- Rest and pack up.
- Trek through Panch Pokhari (5 Lakes) valley to base of Amphu Labtsa pass (5450 meters), Overnight at Camp.
- Cross Amphu Labtsa pass (5845 meters) to Chukkung village (4750 meters), Overnight at teahouse.
- Trek to Pangboche village (3985 meters), overnight at teahouse.
- Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450 meters), overnight at teahouse
- Trek to Lukla (2860 meters), overnight at teahouse.
- Fly to Kathmandu (1380 meters), overnight at hotel.
- Shopping, rest and relax day, overnight at hotel.
Once you get to the top of the Baruntse Peak, the hardship of the entire earlier days climb will surely be reclaim.
The eye-appealing views of tall snow-capped mountain ranges such as Mount Everest (8848.86 meters), Mount Lhotse (8516 meters), Mount Makalu (8481 meters), Mount Nuptse (7861 meters), Mount Amadablam (6812 meters) and numbers of other named and unnamed peaks will definitely force you to feel lucky and assist you to capture the moments for the life time.
How difficult is Baruntse Peak Climbing
Climbing to the Baruntse peak is considered as semi-technical.
However, unpredictable/uncertain weather/climatic conditions in the high mountains and continual climbing can bring some sort of strenuous adventure during the climbing.
During the climb to Baruntse peak, there are some parts where the climbers need to use the fixed ropes.
The climb to the top of Baruntse Peak includes/contains rocky/stony part, ice fall and high climb through steepy slopes. Baruntse peak climbing can be easy for the climbers who have at least one peak climbing experience or the climbers must have basic level of physical fitness as well strong mental is also demanded for Baruntse peak climbing.
Training for Everest Expedition
If you are looking/seeking to conquer the mighty Mount Everest then this semi technical Baruntse peak which lies over 7000 meters can be the ideal practice field for the climber.
Baruntse peak climbing is also considered to be the ideal climbing peak in Nepal for both professional and non-professional climbers.
Major highlights of Baruntse Peak Climbing
- The summit of Baruntse peak (7129m)
- Scenic short flight to and from Lukla
- Exploring the wilderness of Hinku Valley in less trekked region of Everest+Makalu
- Passing through the remote villages, pristine water streams, glaciers and mountain passes
- Exploration of culture, tradition and lifestyle of local Sherpa community
- Climbing to one of the best trekking peak in Nepal i.e. Mera peak (6476 meters)
- Eye-appealing view of towering snow-capped mountains from the summit of Baruntse Peak
- Crossing Amphu Labtsa Pass (5845 meters)
- Exploration of Pach Pokhari (5 lakes)
- Namche Bazaar
- Climbing with experienced local Sherpa of Nepalgram team