Baruntse Expedition - 39 Days

Baruntse Expedition takes you to 7162 m and offers a grand view of Lhotse (8516 m), Makalu (8481 m), and Everest (8848 m). The route that leads you to the summit of Baruntse comprises broader slopes, ice cliffs, and short ice steps. It also comprises of clefts and ridges. The summit day is 8 hours, but the remaining days are of 6 hours each. The itinerary of the Baruntse Expedition also includes Mera Peak Expedition, which is short and of 2 days and offers the splendid view of mountains, such as Chamlang (7290 m), Makalu (8475 m), Baruntse (7220 m), Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8501 m), and Nuptse.

Before you reach the base camp of Baruntse, you walk through the Sherpa villages, climb up hills, and see a number of peaks, including Knogde Ri, Khatang, and Tang Ragi Tu mountains. Also, you walk on a narrow trail, which traverses through the trees of rhododendron, pine, and bamboo. You not only reach there, but also traverses pasture, moraines, and downhill. In the distance, you see the North Face of Meera Peak. Also, you practice ice climbing at glaciers, and you also pass by Peak 41 and Hunku Peak. From Khare, you enjoy watching the rewarding view of Mera La mountian, and later you head off to this mountain.Ace Holidays’ guides teach you everything that you need to know do in Baruntse Expedition. On 30 May 1954, both Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow conquered Baruntse from South-East Ridge Route. Following their footsteps from beginning till end, you reach the summit of Baruntse.

As you climb from the base camp to high camp, you see the stunning view of mountains that are rising above 7000 meters for examples, Chamlang (7290 m), Lhotse (8501 meters), and Nuptse. To the west side, you see peaks, such as Ama Dablam, Cho Oyo (8153 m) and Kantega.

Day 1

Arrival in Tribhuwan Internationa Airport, Kathmandu (1, 345 m). Stay Overnight in a Hotel.

Day 2

Official Formalities and Preparation Day in Kathmandu. Stay Overnight in a Hotel.

Day 3

Final Preparation Day in Kathmandu. Stay Overnight in a Hotel.

Day 4

Morning Fly to Lukla (2, 804 meters) Trek to Chutok (2, 800 m) - 3 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 5

Trek to Pangkongma (2, 950 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 6

Trek to Kurke (3, 800 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp

Day 7

Trek to Thuli Kharka (4, 200 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 8

Trek to Khothey (3, 600 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 9

Trek to Tangnag (4, 350 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 10

Acclimatization and Rest Day at Tangnag. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 11

Trek to Khare (4, 900 m) - 4 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 12

Trek to Mera La (5, 415 m) and Base Camp (5, 300 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 13

Climb from Base Camp to High Camp (5, 800 m). Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 14

Summit Mera Peak (6, 654 m) and Climb Back to Mera Peak Base Camp - 9 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 15

Trek to Khare. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp

Day 16

Trek to Baruntse Base Camp (5, 300 m). Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 17

Rest and Acclimatization Day in Base Camp. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 18 to 30

Climbing Period. Stay Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 31

Rest and Cleanliness Programme in Baruntse Base Camp. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 32

Trek back to Seto Pokhari Camp (5, 035 m). Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 33

Trek to Mera Peak Base Camp. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 34

Trek to Khothey (3, 600 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 35

Trek to Thuli Kharka (4, 200 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 36

Trek to Lukla (2, 804 m) - 7 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 37

Morning Flight to Kathmandu. Stay Overnight in a Hotel.

Day 38

Leisure Day in Kathmandu. Stay Overnight in a Hotel.

Day 39

Transfer to Tribhuwan international Airport for Departure.

Trip Highlights

  • Step Inside and Experience the Life of the Mountain People in the Heart of the Himalayas.
  • Exclusive Small Team With a High Guide to Climber Ratio.
  • High Sherpa ratio – 1 Sherpa With Two Climbers.
  • Lead by Experienced Guides who have Stood on the Summit of Baruntse Summit and other 8000 m Peaks.
  • Best Sherpa, Support Staff and Logistics.
  • Stunning View of Mt Everest and Makalu.
  • Mera Peak Base Camp, Climbing up Mera Peak.
  • Climbing up to Baruntse Summit.
  • Day 1Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (1,345 m)

    The representative of Ace Holidays receives you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. You see the representative displaying the signboard of Ace Holidays outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your respective hotel by the private vehicle of Ace Holidays. Before the trip, there is a meeting. In this meeting, you are requested to bring your passport, 3 passport sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance. Also in this meeting, you must clear all due balance, sign a legally binding trip form, and a non – liability disclaimer. In this meeting, you are also requested to ask any questions of your trip. It is also in this meeting that Ace Holidays gives you gifts, such as a Duffel Bag and a Cap. Stay overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.(Breakfast Provided)

    Note:If you arrive late in the evening, you will be briefed about the trip by your guide at the hotel lobby.

  • Day 2 Official Formalities in Kathmandu

    There will be briefing at the Ministry of Tourism in Kathmandu. The expedition leader will check that everyone’s equipment is in working order. Stay in overnight in a hotel. (Breakfast Provided)

  • Day 3 Final Preparation Day in Kathmandu

    We will do last-minute purchases. Stay overnight in a hotel. (Breakfast Provided)

  • Day 4 Fly to Lukla (2804 m) and Trek to Chutok (2800 m) – 3 hrs

    In the morning, you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800 m/9186 ft), and after landing, you will be introduced to your porters, and then you trek up to Chutok La Pass. Stay overnight in a tented camp (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 5 Trek to Col Khari La & Pangkongma (2950 m) – 6 hrs

    After you pass Col Khari La (3081 m), you follow the trail that moves along the mountain. The trail also traverses the Khari Khola valley. Your guide will set up a camp in Pangkongma. Stay overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 6 Trek to Kurke (3800 m) – 5 hrs

    You walk along the magnificent trek route, through rocks and wild landscapes. Passing through these, you will enjoy the splendid panorama of the regions, covered with woods. Stay overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 7 Trek to Thuli Kharka (4200 m) – 6 hrs

    Today, you will climb up a pass at 4400 meters and then you descend to Thuli Karkha (4200 m), which is a vast pasture. Stay overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 8 Trek to Khothey (3600 m) – 5 hrs

    You descend hillsides, passing pleasant meadows and through the forest of blue Himalayan pines and rhododendrons. The trip is backed by the beautiful view of the south side of Mera Peak. Stay overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 9 Trek to Tangnag (4350 m) – 6 hrs

    You climb up the Hinku Valley through summer pastures. Near Lungsamba, the valley narrows and wedges between the Kusum Kangru (6369 m) and the west summit of Mera Peak (6255 m). After a six-hour walk, you reach Tangnag (4350 m). Stay overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 10 Acclimatization Day at Tangnag

    Today, you will spend your day by resting and by adjusting for tomorrow’s high altitude. Stay overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 11 Trek to Khare (4900 m) – 4 hrs

    You climb up along the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier, which provides the fascinating view of Mera Peak. You arrive at Khare (4900 m) after four hours. Stay overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 12 Trek to Mera La (5415 meters) and Base Camp (5300 m)

    Progressing along the snowy glacier, you approach the pass, where the slope becomes steep. Stay overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 13 Climb from Base Camp to High Camp (5800 m)

    Today’s trek is one of the best parts of the trek, for it shows you the stunning view of mountains that are rising above 7000 meters for examples, Chamlang (7290 m), Makalu (8475 m) Baruntse (7220 m), Everest (8848 meters), Lhotse (8501 meters), and Nuptse. To the west are the peaks, such as Ama Dablam, Cho Oyo (8153 m) and Kantega. Stay overnight in a tented camp (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 14Climb the Summit of Mera Peak (6654 m) and Return to Khare (4900 m)

    Start early in the morning depending on the weather condition. Stay overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 15 Trek to Khare

    You climb downhill towards Khare along the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier, seeing the interesting view of Mera Peak. Stay overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 16 Trek to Baruntse Base Camp

    Today, you head towards the starting point of your prime destination, that is to say, Baruntse Base Camp. Stay overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 17 Acclimatization Day at Baruntse Base Camp

    Today is a very important day for climbing purpose. You will rest and adjust to the altitude, in other words, you will prepare yourself physically and mentally for climbing. Stay overnight in a tented camp (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 18 to 30 Climbing Period

    Ace Holidays does not provide a day-to-day itinerary because the expedition leader and other members will determine climbing period. They will always take a flexible approach, based on their experience, and on your fitness. You will spend one night in Camp 1 (5700 m), as a part of acclimatization before you push for the summit.

    When you are physically and mentally ready, you begin your climb. Up to here, you have done climbing all the way from Lukla, so the ascent that you are going to do is less difficult. To make the climb successful, you establish two camps above Baruntse Base Camp. Camp 1 is set up at an altitude of 5700 m, and the Baruntse Camp 2 is on the southeast ridge at an altitude of 6420 m.

    Above Camp 1, you climb up snow slope at 50-degree angle and pass a subsidiary summit (6745 m). From there, the route becomes more complex. A series of short, steep steps of snow and ice are gained until you pass onto the west side of the ridge. Some short sections of rock scrambling lead back onto the ridge until it narrows at about 7000 m. This leads to a marked cleft and an ice cliff, after which you have access to the easier, broader slopes above. These lead to the summit at 7129 m. The trek takes approximately ten hours. After attaining the summit of Baruntse, you descend by the same route. Stay overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 31 Rest and Cleanliness Program in Baruntse Base Camp

    You have made Baruntse Base Camp home for several days, and you have made it messy. You, your guide guide, and porters will clean the base camp as a part of responsible eco- tourism. You will spend the remaining part of the day by resting and by enjoying the spectacular views of the Himalayas. Stay overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 32 Trek back to Seto Pokhari Camp

    Having climbed two of the world’s most important and challenging peaks, you descend to Seto Pokhari. Stay overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 33 Trek to Mera Peak Base Camp

    Stay overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 34 Trek to Khothey (3600 m) – 6 hrs

    Leaving the mountains behind, you trek through Tangnag, and finally, you will reach Khothey. Stay overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 35 Trek to Thuli Kharka (4200 m) – 6 hrs

    You retrace the trail to Thuli Kharka. Stay overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 36 Trek to Lukla (2804 m) – 7 hrs

    Finally, you will return to Lukla (2804 m), from where the trek had begun. At Lukla, share your memorable experience with other trekkers. Stay overnight in a tented camp. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Provided)

  • Day 37 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (35 minutes)

    As you fly to Kathmandu, you can enjoy the glimpse of the mountains from the window of a plane, and from Tribhuwan International Airport you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. Stay overnight in a Hotel in Thamel. (Breakfast Provided)

  • Day 38 Leisure Day in Kathmandu

    Take a walk in the streets of Thamal and stroll in Basantapur area. If you are interested in jungle safari, river rafting, paragliding, and shopping, then you can start by hiring Ace Holidays. Stay overnight in a Hotel in Thamel. (Breakfast Provided)

  • Day 39 Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure

    Today is the last day of your trip because you are departing from Kathmandu. You will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport on time(Breakfast provided)

  • IMPORTANT NOTE

    During the trip, weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond Ace Holidays can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially changed. If changes are necessary, the leader will decide what is the best alternative for you. Taking this into consideration, as well as the best interests of the whole group, including a change, Ace Holidays will do everything to minimize the effects, but it cannot be responsible for the results, arising from changes or delays.

  • Flight Delays in Lukla

    Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip of Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights (to and from Lukla) may be cancelled due to mountain weather conditions or technical problems. In such a case, Ace Holidays will charter a helicopter for you, so that you are on schedule for your international flight. The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500 m, and the twin otter will fly if the visibility is 5000 m, according to Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules.

    The cost of the helicopter fare is payable directly to Ace Holidays’ office in Kathmandu in the event that this service is utilized. US cash, traveler’s cheques, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only) are accepted. You will be given a receipt upon payment so that you can claim the amount to your travel insurance. The minimum cost will be USD 500 and maximum USD 1500, depending on the number of passengers.

Arrival and Departure

Upon arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you see the guide holding the signboard of Ace Holidays, and your guide accompanies you from the airport to the hotel. Similarly, on the departure day, your guide accompanies you from the hotel to the airport.

Important Note: The local porters at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, may ask tip/money to you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ANY MONEY TO THEM, not even to the person, who is holding Ace Holidays' sign board. Begging is one of the harsh realities of this country, Ace Holidays believes that it should be discouraged. Ace Holidays will also not repay you if you give money to anyone at Tribhuwan International Airport.

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation includes in shared rooms in Two to Three Star Hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast and guesthouses in the trek. The guesthouses generally provide basic facilities, clean facilities, a mattress, a quilt or a blanket. You should bring your own sleeping bag, but you can rent one from Ace Holidays.

You can purchase the meals from the guesthouses easily. Most guesthouses cook a delicious range of foods, such as pasta, tuna bakes, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables, and desserts. You’ll find a lot of garlic on the menu, as it helps you to acclimatize against thin air. In many larger villages, you may find meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, hot lemon drinks, soft drinks, and sweets. During the trek, you have to take meals in the same guesthouse, where you have checked – in. This is the rule of the local guesthouse management committee of the Everest Region.During the climbing, you will be provided typical Nepali, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, and Chinese foods. All these foods will be cooked by the cooks of Ace Holidays.

A Typical Day on the Trail

You will have a hearty breakfast between 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. before you start a trek. At the right moment, you pack your bags and then head off to the dining hall. After approximately 2-3 hours of trekking, you will have your lunch somewhere on the trail. After a good lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more on the trail before reaching your stopping place. Throughout the day, you will take frequent breaks and admire the fascinating mountains views. You also take plenty of pictures, which are backed up by the incredible panoramic mountains, rivers, landscapes, prayer flags, temples, shrines, cairns, and monasteries. Once you arrive at your tea house, you take a brief rest, shower, and have a light snack, a tea or coffee. If you are so inclined to natural beauty, you may take a short walk through the village and surrounding neighborhoods. After checking into your rooms, you have time to read or chat with fellow trekkers or with your crew members. Enjoying a warm dinner in a cozy dining hall, your trek leader briefs you on the next day's itinerary. You also give breakfast order which allows you to have everything ready for the next morning. Extra time can be spent on reading and playing cards. Ace Holidays' Sherpas love to teach various Nepali card games to you. Finally, you head off to bed at 8 p.m.

The Group Size

Minimum group size for this trip is 2 people to maximum 14 people, the average number is normally 8 people. Ace Holidays providse 1 lead guide, 1 assistant guide (if the group size is 6 or more), Ace Holidays assigns 1 porter for 2 trekkers.

Acclimitazation

All Ace Holidays' itineraries are planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast can lead you to AMS. The higher the altitude, the less the oxygen. For example, at an altitude of 5000 m, there is 50% less oxygen. Therefore, your body needs to adapt to an environment, which has less oxygen. So, for a safe trek and climb, it is essential for you to acclimatize. Sensible planning is, therefore, required to minimize the risk of AMS. Ace Holidays advises all its trekkers and climbers, who have heart, lungs or blood pressure problems to consult with their doctors before they begin their trips. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are the symptoms of AMS. Check out our “High Altitude Sickness Page (link)”. Ace Holidays' itineraries have been designed to prevent AMS as much as possible. But it is important to remember that some trekkers and climbers are more vulnerable to AMS than others.

Guides and Staffs Arrangements

Skilled, experienced, and helpful trek leaders make your trip smooth. Ace Holidays carefully select these leaders on the basis of their appropriate experience, skills and personal aptitudes. With an object of serving local communities, Ace Holidays only employs local staffs who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local regions.During the expedition, you will have 1 expedition leader and porters (1 porter for 2 climbers), and you will also have other helpers as per your requirements. The trek, tour, and expedition leaders of Ace Holidays have undergone the following training:

-Intensive First Aid Training
-Trekking Guide Training
-Climbing Guide Training
-Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
-English Language Course
-Conservation and Biodiversity
-Rock climbing, Ice climbing and Mountain climbing (for expedition leaders)

Porter Care

Ace Holidays ensures that all its porters are well treated and well paid; Ace Holidays also supports the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) and improves the conditions of the porters.

Responsible Tourism

Ace Holidays gives the topmost priority on the rules and regulations of the International Tourism. It also helps the undeveloped trekking regions of Nepal financially. It also preserves the Himalayas for the future tourists.

Best Seasons

Autumn (September to December) and Spring (February to June) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Trekking in Summer or Monsoon (June to Aug) will be affected by rain, but Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

Change on the Itinerary

Your safety is of paramount concern when you travel with Ace Holidays. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if there is an issue of safety concern. Since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, Ace Holidays cannot guarantee that you will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs, according to your plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Giving to the Local Community

Ace Holidays works closely with local community and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal, a non-political and non-profit social organization. Ace Holidays also supports the remote villages of Gorkha and other parts of Nepal through donation, sponsorship programs and various projects.

Donation
Ace Holidays donates a percentage of its business profit on a yearly basis, and it also supports the ongoing maintenance cost of the local schools and community-based schools of the Gorkha District.

Sponsorship
One of the major activities of the Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Ace Holidays.

Partnership for Volunteering Program
The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace Holidays and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capitals for education, health and community development in Arupokhari village of Gorkha district, western Nepal. For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website www.sambhavnepal.org

Equipment and Packing List

The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interests and choices. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas.

In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters and personal belongings that you may need for the day like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. So, you are briefed to pack items in two different bags before the trek.

Ace Holidays will supply complimentary water proof duffel bag, which you can use on the trek and is carried by a porter. This duffel bag is a gift to you from Ace Holidays. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them later after the trek.

Please note that the luggage have a weight limitation of approximately 33 pounds or 15 kg for the flight to and from Lukla.

All the equipments like Base camp tents, kitchen accessories and all the group climbing equipments ( climbing rope, ice screw, snow bar, ice hammer) is provided by the company.

    Climbing Gears

    The Climbing equipments are much more expensive to buy. So, please let us know if you want to rent the equipments at the additional cost of USD 250 per person. The following equipments are essential for climbing Island peak.

  • 1 Pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners
  • 1 Pair of crampons (steel, no aluminum)
  • 1 Alpine climbing harness
  • 1 Mountaineering axe with leash (sized properly for your height)
  • 1 Ascender (right or left handed as appropriate)
  • 1 Belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide are good options)
  • 2 D-Shaped locking carabiners
  • 2 Non-locking carabiners
  • 1 Pair expedition style gaiters (ensure fit over your boots)
  • Neck gaiter
  • Ski goggles (optional)
  • Climbing helmet (optional)
  • Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere, which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness.
  • Lower Body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
  • 1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool)
  • Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Climbing stick
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • Toiletaries

  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Hygeine

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Extras/Luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • iPod
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Swimming customs (for Kathmandu)
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket Rental

    You can rent the good sleeping bag and down jacket from Ace Holidays. The price is USD 25 per person for the each item, total USD 50 per person for both items for the entire trip.
  • First Aid Kit

    Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit bag.
  • Additional Information

    Have more questions and if you wish to discuss any aspects of this trip or your suitability for it, please visit our FAQs page tab or contact us.

Ace Holidays has stated the price per person below. Group Discounts of 5% to 15% is available for booking of 4 or more than 4 persons. A group booking of 12 or more people is subjected to a maximum discount with an availability of a free trip to 1 person. You can also customize a trip, according to your requirements.

Small Group Journey - The departure dates currently available to join our fixed group departure

No Fixed Departure Dates are available for this Package.

Private Journey - Customize the Suitable Date for You

Ace Holidays understands that some clients want their trips to be a private affair, so that it would enable them to spend some of their memorable moments with their near and dear ones at their own Schedule. Considering this, Ace Holidays organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.

Private Journey

Tailor Made Journey - Itinerary Personalized According to Your Specifications

You can also use this trip as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. For example, you could add on more time exploring the Kathmandu Valley or relaxing in Pokhara, or add some wildlife safaris in Chitwan or Bardia National Parks. You can also adjust the trekking route and add some exciting white water rafting on the Seti River, the Trisuli River or the Bhote Koshi River. To discuss your ideas or to get some suggestions from the specialists of Ace Holidays, please fill in our tailor-made form.

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Price Includes
  • Airport pick up service/ Airport drop off service/Hotel pick up service/ hotel drop off service by a private vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu (breakfast included)
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (Twin sharing and occasionally dormitory room at guesthouse and Tented camp stay at Baruntse Base Camp and Mera Peak Base Camp.
  • Meals during camping and climbing (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Local Ace Holidays' licensed English speaking trekking guide and climbing guide.
  • Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer, Camping Tents and Kitchen equipment)
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (Ace Holidays assigns 1 porter for 2 guests)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staffs.
  • Free Ace Holidays' duffel/kit bag, sun hat (Gifts from Ace Holidays).
  • Everest National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Baruntse Climbing Permit.
  • Mera Peak Climbing Permit.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag (which need to be returned after the trek)
  • Airfare from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu, including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • All government taxes, vat, and tourist service charges.

Price Does Not Include
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)
  • Meals and drinks in the mountain (costs roughly USD 20 to USD 30 per person per day)
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation. (See Secure Insurance Page)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal Entry Visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100 respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo).
  • Tips for trek guides, climbing guides, cooks, and porters (Tipping is expected).
  • Any other expense, which is not mentioned in 'Price Includes' section.

Trip Highlights

  • Step Inside and Experience the Life of the Mountain People in the Heart of the Himalayas.
  • Exclusive Small Team With a High Guide to Climber Ratio.
  • High Sherpa ratio – 1 Sherpa With Two Climbers.
  • Lead by Experienced Guides who have Stood on the Summit of Baruntse Summit and other 8000 m Peaks.
  • Best Sherpa, Support Staff and Logistics.
  • Stunning View of Mt Everest and Makalu.
  • Mera Peak Base Camp, Climbing up Mera Peak.
  • Climbing up to Baruntse Summit.

What mode of transportation do you use?

We use comfortable and reliable Japanese Toyota SUVs, vans or micro-buses to transport our guests. These light-weight vehicles are maneuverable in the narrow roads of Nepal. You will have a vehicle, a guide and a licensed driver at your disposal at all times. We use our own Fleet service for Transportation...Click to know more about our fleet service!

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in this tour?

We provide three- or four star hotel accommodation for the entire trip. The hotels offer the facilities of attached bathrooms, dining room, a bar, Internet services, hot shower and so forth. You can upgrade the accommodation to a five-star hotel for the entire trip for an additional charge.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya sign-board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

How fit do I need to be for this tour? Is this trip for me?

This cultural tour is suitable for any kind of person, no previous experience is required.

What sort of food can I expect in the tour?

All the restaurants that we dine at cater for Continental, Chinese, Mexican, American based cuisine with some local influences, always plenty to choose from.

What is the weather and the temperature like?

It depends on the season you’re travelling. During winter (December to February), it is colder at night and relatively warmer during the day, with the temperature ranging from 4°C at night to 22°C. Between March and May, the weather stays prefect as the temperature averages 25°C during the day. From September to December, following the monsoon, the temperature gets cooler and allows for a great time to travel. The average temperature during this season is 20°C. The vehicles and the hotels during the trip will be air-conditioned making your travel very comfortable.

Is Ace the Himalaya a member of the Tour and Travel Agencies' Association of Nepal?

Yes. In fact, our company is the active member of Nepal Tour and Travel Agencies Associtaion.

Do your guides have Tour guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center?

Yes, they have all received a 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project). Please check our Guides Proflies and Training Certificates.

Are there any volunteer projects that we could visit after the tour?

Ace the Himalaya is one of the prime supporters of the social organization Sambhav Nepal. There are several on-going projects in a village called Arupokhari (Gorkha district) which you are more than welcome to visit or even volunteer at. You will be able to gain a different insight into the lives of the people in the hills and also make a difference! Click here to learn more about our volunteer programs

Is there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups?

We cater to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience.

Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us. Please find more information in the International Flight page.

Will it be possible to get any clothes washed/Laundry ?

Laundry service is easily available at your hotel and there are many laundry store in the Kathmandu and pokhara. Please note that laundry service is not included in the package price.

Can I charge my digital camera or other equipments on my trip?

These facilities are available in all the places in your hotel. Remember to bring your adapters!

Is there any communication while we are on tour?

There are telephones and Internet facilities available so you can always stay in contact with your family.

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit?

ATMs are available in Kathmandu and pokhara. Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash more preferable.

How much additional money do I need per day?

It depends on your spending habits. We estimate USD 12 to 20 a day will be enough to buy lunch, dinner, chocolates and a few drinks.

Do I need to tip my guide and driver? How much would that be?

Tips are always expected. It is a small gesture of thanks to the field staff towards the end of the tour USD 20 per guide and USD 10 per driver per day is recommended per group, but it is entirely up to your wishes.

What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek?

In major places, Ace Holidays arranges guesthouse with hot showers, and in some of the places, a bucket of water will be provided to you for shower at an additional cost of US Dollar – 3 to 4

Are the staffs of Ace Holiday's insured?

Yes. Ace Holidays trek guides, tour guides, cooks, drivers, and porters are insured completely. They have health insurance, altitude mountain sickness insurance, life insurance, accident insurance, and casulty insurance

Where do we toilet along the trail? Is it similar to Kilimanjaro and just wherever we can find privacy?

At most cases you can use the toilet provided by the tea houses/lodges on the trail but normally in the case of emergency, you just do toilet along the trail wherever you find privacy.

Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

Yes, you can at additional costs

Does Ace Holidays use yaks/porters on the trek or do I have to carry all of my gears by myself?

While on the trek, Ace Holidays porters will carry your luggage. All you need to carry is your small daypack. where you can put your your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc.

Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?

The hotel in Kathmandu does provide the free storage services. Therefore, you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.

What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you lend to trekkers?

The temperature rating of the sleeping bags we provide are about -10 deg C, we can provide liner or extra blanket if the sleeping bag is not warm enough for you.

Does Ace Holidays have a PAC Portable Altitude Chamber?

Yes, Ace Holidays does have PAC. Ace Holidays will provide one if you need it.

I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?

Yes, there are plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu Nepal?

Yes, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.

What immunizations will I need?

Vaccaination is not complusory, but it is better if you vaccinate against diphtheria, hepatitis, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. We would like to know your blood group because it is important in case of emergency. Please tell us if you are suffering from any disease.

Before Booking a Trip

  • Nepal Travel Guide

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  • Your International Flights

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