The normal approach to this ascent begins at Lukla and then moves across the Hongu valley, one of the most fertile regions in Nepal. Passing northward through a beautiful Sherpa country and provides for excellent acclimatization. The Baruntse base camp is at an altitude of around 5400 meter and sits near the pristine lakes below Amphu Labtsa pass. The route then follows a long ridge an adventure for climbers wishing to meet a true Nepalese 7000er.
OPTION 1 - From the Makalu side via the Barun National Park, famous for its flora and fauna, after a spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar.
OPTION 2 - Via Lukla, the Mera La and Hinku valley as if going to Mera Peak. We would exit via the Amphu Labsa Pass past Island Peak and then down the main Everest trail.