Imagine waking up to a breathtaking view of Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt. Makalu (8481 m), Cho Oyu (8201 m), Mt. Baruntse (7129 m), to name a few, braided into a picturesque panorama. Imagine walking amidst dense Rhododendron forests with gleaming Himalayan Ranges in the backdrop. Imagine crossing off Lukla Airport (2845 m), one of the most extreme airports in the world with a narrow runway of only 527 m, off your bucket list. If you are an adventure junkie, this 36-day trip is perfect for you to live a mountaineering experience of summiting two high mountains- Meru and Baruntse– and having that eternal sense of achievement and motivation for the lifetime.
Baruntse Mountain trek provides a glimpse into the lives of Sherpa community along with the amazing view of generations old glaciers. The trail to Baruntse Base Camp passes not only past the rugged ice cliffs but also through snow-free trails, green terraced villages, rushing streams beneath swinging bridges and some remarkably opulent monasteries. Covering some of the most popular trading hubs in the Everest Region, this trip provides a truly auriferous journey of spirituality, culture, religion, language, food, and lifestyle on the lap of Mount Everest. Unlike the usual excruciating journey to climb a mountain, this one provides plenty of time to enjoy the perks of travelling– reflecting on the beauty of Everest Region, acclimatizing and proper rest among others.
Asian Adventure Trips is known for providing unparalleled service with adequate training; with experienced trek guides and provision of safety equipment, it proudly holds the glorious history of completing several successful summits in the past. As the itinerary is designed to suit active winter travelers with good health but not wanting an extremely busy travel-plan, the trip will provide sufficient time to make memories for a lifetime. We are more than happy to be your partners in this journey of fun, thrill, and beauty.
After you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our delegate will get you at the airplane terminal. In no time, we will be at the inn where you will be advised about the entire trek. Kathmandu is a genuinely dynamic city, a bubbling pot of various societies, ethnicities, and dialects from various parts of Nepal and somewhere else.
Summiting the height of 7000 meters is definitely not a feat that comes very easy. Hence, in order for you to understand the nuances of this journey and make you familiarized with the terrains that we will be passing through, we will devote two days for theoretical sessions.
We will be flying to the famous Lukla Airport on this day. The flight of about half an hour will in all likelihood be one of the most dramatic flying experiences that you have had. Passing through the high cliffs and landing on a short runway of one of the ‘most extreme’ airports will definitely give you an adrenaline rush. After landing, we will trek to Chutok. The trail first goes downhill passing through the fields till we reach the bridge at Surkhe. From there, we will ascend through the forested area till we reach the destination of the day, Paiya above at more than 2500 meters. We will stay overnight here.
Again we will pass through the crests and troughs in the Himalayan region as we trek along the forested region up till Khari La (3145 m) and go down again to Bupsa (2300 m). Then we will move towards the Khari Khola Valley, and pass along the Sherpa settlements through some more forested regions, and the view of Dudh Koshi River, we will reach the Pangkoma village. We will stay in Pangkoma for a night.
Enjoying the panoramic view of the mountainous terrain that looms in the background, we will trek for about 5 hours to reach Shibuche in serpentine paths through the beautiful rhododendron forests. When we reach Narkung la, the majestic view of Naulekh Peak and Mera Peak will be welcoming us. A little further through the pine forest and more zig-zag paths, we will reach Nigmsa. We will stay here overnight.
Today, after descending steeply down through the mountainous path and passing through rhododendron and bamboo forests, we will reach a stream. The clear stream is heavenly to view. The path still has surprises for us– we will pass by a stone carved cave before reaching Chhetrakhola River. We will spend a night besides the bank of the river.
Trailing through the wilderness of the Himalayan region, we will also get to see the ecosystem– the coniferous trees, plants and also animals like sloth bear and jungle cat among others. The view of Hinku Valley and Mera Peak will accompany us in the major part of our journey to Kothe. After passing through the ridge of Inku Khola, we will reach our destination for the day, Kothe. We will spend a night in Kothe.
We will continue trekking on the path through the ridge of Inku Khola. On our way, we will pass by an old monastery by the name of Lungsumgba Gompa and Gondishung, the settlement of summer herders. The magnificent view of Peak 43 and Mera Peak will loom on the backdrop in our journey giving us soothing sensations despite the efforts in walking on such terrains. We will reach Tangnang in about 4 hours. We will spend a night in Tangang today.
Today the journey will be relatively brief but espoused with some level of difficulty as we will be passing through the lateral moraines of a glacier of big glaciers at the height above 4000 meters from the sea level. The view of river Sabai Tsho adds to the serenity and the picturesqueness of the place. Then, there is quite a steep climb to Khare. After the trek, we will rest here for the day and spend a night.
We will wake up to the beautiful view of Mera Peak. The sun rays striking and slowly the radiance of the sunbeams encompassing the white snow is worth the watch. We have around 5-hour soak travel in front of us before we achieve the High Camp. After we reach the High Camp through a tough road with numerous crevasses, the view of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, and Baruntse will be awaiting us. We will stay overnight in High Camp.
We wake up at a young hour in the morning as today is the day that we summit the Mera Peak. The adventure will require the utilization of ropes at a few spots. As difficult as it might be to reach the summit, the view is all rewarding. We can view the snowcapped mountains like the Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, Chamlang, Baruntse, and Ama Dablam among others. We will descend to Kongma Dingma and take rest and take time to appreciate the feat. We will stay here overnight.
From Kongma Dingma, the rugged yet picturesque trail will lead us to Seto Pokhari. After a 6 hour long journey, we will rest at the beautiful site of Seto Pokhari where the snow melts to form a mountain lake. When we reach there, we have a perfect view of Peak 41, Chamlang and Lhotse mountains. We stay here overnight.
We will reach close our goal with a snow-cladded trail to the base of the peak. We have come to a close distance to the summit.
We supplement the theoretical session covered in Kathmandu with the use of actual tools on the field itself. The two days have been allocated for the training and for the purposes of acclimatization.
In these ten days, we will ascend higher and higher towards the summit. Abound with Barun glacier on the East side, which flows north to south from Cho, Imja glacier on the north-west side, and Hunku on the south-East. We will reach atop by crossing through the bank of Barun glacier, climbing on the hard ice and then, to wide glacier plateau, numerous crevasses, and steep ascents. The view, however, is justified regardless of each exertion put with prizes of dazzling views of Mount Everest, Mount Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Khumbu Himal and Kanchenjunga.
After the accomplishment, we rest at the Base Camp. The success should sink in! You would have just had a great feat.
On our journey to Amphu Labcha will again be filled with mountainous views. Known as a challenging trail, this journey will keep the momentum of traveling on difficult heights alive.
We will walk through the similar terrain as the previous day, until we reach the Base Camp on the north side. After around 6-hours journey we will settle at the northern Amhu Labcha Base Camp. We will stay here overnight.
The view of Thamserku, Kantega and Pokalde from Pancgboche is enthralling, to say the least. The path to Pangboche will be filled with rhododendrons during the spring. After a 7-hour journey from Amphu Labcha, we will reach Pangboche. We will spend the night here.
From Pangboche we will achieve Namche Bazaar, which is braced with fundamental luxuries that we get the feeling of connecting with the more extensive world with the entrance to the web. There are numerous eateries around. The magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Everest will still be in our sight, their heights reminding us of what great heights we had conquered. We will spend a night here.
Now we will move forth to the starting point leaving the mountains behind. But they still loom in the background giving the gentle reminder of how far we have come. After a 7-hour long trek through a comparatively easy route, we will reach Lukla.
We will be back in the Kathmandu city. You can catch up with the areas that remained to be unexplored on your last stay and shop some souvenirs.
With heaps of recollections, feeling of accomplishment and inspiration for the lifetime, you will be at long last leaving from the Himalayan land. We would like to be your travel accomplice the next time you consider getting significantly higher.