Duration: 35 Days
Starts In: Kathmandu
Ends In: Kathmandu
Maximum altitude: 7,129 m
Grade: Comparatively Less Strenuous
Trekking Type: Expedition
Best Season: April and May & October and November
Attractions: With high rate of success in climbing, Mt. Baruntse undoubtedly is one of the most beautiful snow peaks in the Himalayan region of Nepal. On the south there is Hunku Glacier, on the east the Barun Gl
Situated in the Khumbu region of East Nepal, Baruntse (7,129m) lies at the epicenter of three glacial valleys – the Hunku, Barun and Imja. The mountain commands a central position among some of the highest peaks of the Himalaya and the rewards of summit day include spectacular views of Lhotse, Everest and Makalu.
Baruntse is recognised as one of the easier 7,000m peaks to climb in the Himalaya. The route up the south-east ridge is not technically demanding and is essentially a straightforward snow and ice climb with some corniced sections. There are some demanding sections of 50 degrees incline and a prominent ice- cliff at around 7,000m which add a challenging aspect to this climb. The climb incorporates many of the components of 8,000m-peak climbing and can be regarded as a good training peak for higher objectives.
The mountain was first climbed on May 30, 1954 via the south ridge by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow of a New Zealand expedition.
In addition to the climbing, the expedition explores a remote part of Nepal with stunning Himalayan views and interesting local culture. The return journey includes a crossing of the Amphu Laptcha pass.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly KTM-Lukla; trek to Chutok; O/N camp
Day 04: Trek to Panggom; O/N camp
Day 05: Trek to Kurke; O/N camp
Day 06: Trek to Chetarawa; O/N camp
Day 07: Trek to Tashing Dingma; O/N camp
Day 08: Trek to Thangnang; O/N camp
Day 09: Trek to Khark; O/N camp
Day 10: Trek to Khongmi Dingma; O/N camp
Day 11: Trek to Chomlang Base Camp
Day 12: Trek to Baruntse Base Camp
Day 13/28: Climbing period of Baruntse
Day 29: BC to Amphu Laptcha; O/N camp
Day 30: Trek to Chukung; O/N lodge
Day 31: Trek to Namche; O/N lodge
Day 32: Trek to Lukla; O/N lodge
Day 33: Fly KTM – Lukla; transfer to hotel
Day 34: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 35: Depart Kathmandu
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