Baruntse 7129m

For those interested in flora and fauna, the Makalu-Barun National Park provides opportunities to photograph a wide variety of native plants and even wildlife. In the early part of the expedition, the Arun Valley , which we follow for the first 3 days, has plenty of plant varieties including hibiscus, poinsettia and frangipani. These are in greater abundance on the walk out as spring will have taken hold and outside every house marigolds, sacred to both the Hindu and Buddhist religions, will be in bloom.

This 7129m mountain is situated in Nepal between Everest and Makalu . Baruntse, a substantial and symetrical snow peak, has four ridges and four summits. It is bounded on the east by the Barun Glacier flowing north-south from Cho, to the north-west by the Imja glacier and the Hunku glacier forms the south-east boundary. The three main ridges of Baruntse are situated between these glaciers and form an upturned ‘Y’running from Cho Polu (6695m) in the north past the Humni La, on to the north summit where it divides. Other well -known mountains in this area are Makalu , Lhotse , Chamlang, Everest and the trekking-peak Mera Peak Bruntse was first climbed in 30 May 1954 by Colin Todd, Geoff Harrow of the Hilary New Zealand Expedition. They have climbed the mountain by the South – East Ridge . Since than many climbers have used this route and got succeeded. This mountain has also been becoming coveted day by day like the other Pumori, Ama Dablam as well as Everest too.

Baruntse is in The Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area, a place of outstanding natural beauty, recognised internationally for the diversity of its flora and fauna. Due to its relative inaccessibility, it is little known to tourists. The route of the trek is also populated by a wide cross-section of Nepali peoples with a diverse cultural background. Nearer the terai, these include Rais, Limbus and Newars whilst higher into the mountains, Bhotias, Tamangs and, of course, the Sherpas constitute the hill tribes. These people live in isolated villages and rely mainly on subsistence farming for their livelihoods. Although culturally rich, they are economically very poor. Farming alone can not support most families and so there is a seasonal migration in search of additional work, which includes porterage for merchant traders and for the few expeditions visiting the region.

Day to day Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02 Document apply for Baruntse Expedition
Day 03 Preparation for expedition in Kathmandu
Day 04 Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Chutanga
Day 05 Trek Chutanga to Nau Lekha
Day 06 Trek Nau Lekha Lungsamba
Day 07 Trek Lungsamba to Thangnak
Day 08 Trek Thangnak to Khare
Day 09 Trek Khare to Mera La
Day 10 Trek Mera La to Seto Pokhari
Day 11 Trek Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp
Day 12-29 Climbing period for Mt. Baruntse (7,129m)
Day 30 Trek Baruntse Base camp to Seto pokhari
Day 31 Trek Seto pokhari to Mera La
Day 32 Trek Mera La to Khare
Day 33 Trek Khare to Thagnag
Day 34 Trek Thagnag to Lungsamba
Day 35 Trek Lungsamba to Orshela
Day 36 Trek Orshela to Chutanga
Day 37 Trek Chutanga to Lukla
Day 38 Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 39 Rest day at Kathmandu
Day 40 Departure to your destination

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