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Known for stunning views and a good summiting success rate


Baruntse Expedition Overview

Baruntse Peak is one of the most beautiful peaks in the Everest region. With a high altitude of 7,162m in the center of the Khumbu region, the Baruntse expedition is a comparatively easy peak climbing with similar heights. Baruntse is one of Nepal’s glorious peaks with a large, symmetrical snow mountain with four ridges and summits.

The Barun-Tse peak is located in the western part of the Barun Glacier Valley, with the Hunku Glacier to the south and the Imja Glacier to the northwest. Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and the Mera Peak continue to engulf Baruntse. You can enjoy the incredible panoramic views of the Himalayan range from the highest peak.

Crowned by four peaks, Baruntse has four routes that lead to the summit, with the South route being the most popular. On the other hand, the Southeast ridge path is difficult since it is a simple climb that passes through steep areas of an ice cliff that climbs up to 50 degrees and poses the risk of avalanches. 

On May 30, 1954, Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow of the Expedition team commanded by Sir Edmund Hillary successfully ascended Baruntse Peak for the first time. Mt. Baruntse is a stunning mountain to prepare for an 8000-meter peak, with a better success rate than other summits over 7000 meters.

Baruntse Expedition route

There are two major Baruntse expedition routes. The first route leads from Lukla to Zwatra La Pass, then to Mera La Pass, which leads to Hunku Glacier and the Base Camp. The alternate way navigates the West Barun Glacier via the Makalu Trail. You will be captivated by the region’s pure beauty and peacefulness, whichever way you pick—walking through historic Sherpa towns, lush meadows, and a high pass with magnificent views of the Khumbu region’s high mountain peaks

Best Season for Baruntse Peak Expedition

The spring season, particularly March-May, is ideal for Mt. Baruntse expeditions. The temperature progressively shifts from cold to warm during the spring season. Climbers will have little difficulty acclimatizing in these shifting conditions. Furthermore, climbers may practice and train in higher camps without difficulty.

Aside from spring, a tiny window of September-November in autumn is also favorable for Mt. Baruntse expeditions. The autumn season follows the rainy monsoons. During the autumn season, there are fewer chances of rain and avalanches. Dashain and Tihar, two holy holidays, also happen during autumn.

The Baruntse expedition requires excellent physical fitness and prior experience with high-altitude trekking. Acclimatization will be highly beneficial in making the journey memorable and successful.

Climbing Highlights

  • Staying in a personalized tent where you have your own private space during the expedition
  • Being nourished by freshly cooked meals every day, made by our team
  • Knowing that you are being looked after by a team that prioritizes safety above all else
  • Enjoying hassle-free preparation since our team provides you with all necessary climbing gear (besides personal gear)
  • Getting advice and hands-on experience before the summit push, thanks to on-site climbing orientation provided by our highly skilled team members

Trip Highlights

  • The trek before the summit goes through areas of the Khumbu region which are less commonly taken by ordinary trekkers so it offers more peace and less traffic
  • Navigating steep slopes, rugged terrain and icefalls while ascending this famously symmetrical snow peak
  • Getting experience going above 7,000m altitude, which is ideal preparation for climbers intending to progress to 8,000m peaks
  • This objectively safe peak offers tremendously rewarding views from its position in the centre of three glacier valleys; the Imja, Hunku and Barun
  • Baruntse is located in the Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area which is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, as well as a wealth of diverse fauna and flora (notably flowering plants such as hibiscus, poinsettia, frangipani and marigold)
  • There is a higher success rate of climbers safely summiting Baruntse compared to other peaks of a similar height

Daily Itinerary

Day 1. Drive Kathmandu → Ramechhap→ Fly Lukla

We drive to Ramechhap from Kathmandu in a private vehicle to take the flight to Lukla Airport and Trek to Chutenga.

Day 2. Trek Chutanga → Chetra La pass – approx. 5 hours

1 night stay

Day 3. Trek Chetra La → Kothe – approx. 4 hours

1 night stay

Day 4. Trek Kothe → Thangnak – approx. 3 hours

1 night stay

Day 5 & 6. Trek Thangnak → Khare (5,000m) – approx. 3 hours

Spend 2 nights here for acclimatization.

Day 7 & 8. Khare → Base Camp (5,300m) – approx. 4 hours

Night stay

Day 9. Trek Base Camp → Camp 1 (4 hours ) → Base Camp – approx. 2 hours

Start of summit attempt

Day 10. Basecamp → Camp 1 – Basecamp

2 night rest, Acclimatization

Day 11. Basecamp → Camp 1 → Camp 2 → Basecamp

1 night stay at Camp 1, Camp 2 and Base Camp

Day 12. Summit Push → Camp 1

1 night stay

Day 13. Camp 1 → Camp 2

1 night stay

Day 13. Camp 2 → Camp 3

1 night stay

Day 14. Summit → Camp 3

1 night stay

Day 15. Camp 3 → Basecamp

1 night stay

Day 16. Fly back to Kathmandu – approx. 1 hour

By helicopter

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Cancellations & Refunds

At Rolwaling Trek, we just want our clients to have the best possible experiences. That’s why we don’t withhold deposits or have a fixed cancellation policy. We understand that sometimes life puts you in unexpected situations, so if you have to cancel or postpone a trip, there’s no need to worry.

If you need to change plans, please get in touch with us as soon as you can, and we will make the necessary arrangements to amend or cancel your trip. You can contact us at: +977 – 9801026642.


  • Trekking routes can be customised to suit your personal interests, abilities and time constraints.
  • If an area does not have good quality accommodation options, we can provide very comfortable camping-style accommodation for the duration of your journey.
  • Rolwaling also has a team of cooks who specialise in making Japanese cuisine, using authentic ingredients from Japan.
  • A lot of the fresh produce used in our dishes is sourced locally from growers in the trekking region.

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