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Mount Baruntse Expedition (7129m)

 Expedition Everest Region, Nepal
 35 Days
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 07th Jun - 06th Jun
$1,000
$900 / Person

Trip Facts

Duration

35 Days

Starts In

Kathmandu

Ends In

Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude

7,129 m

Expedition Grade

Comparatively Less Strenuous

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

First Climbed

The mountain was first climbed May 30, 1954 via the south ridge by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow of a New Zealand expedition led by Sir Edmund Hillary.

Mount Baruntse Expedition (7129m)

Expedition of Mount Baruntse is recognised as one of the easier 7,000m peaks to climb in the Himalaya. Situated in the Khumbu region of East Nepal, Mount 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.

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 expedition of Mount Baruntse was first attempted 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.

 

ITINERARY

Day 01             Arrival Kathmandu

Day 02             Preparation day in Kathmandu

Day 03             Fly KTM-Lukla; trek to Chutok

Day 04             Trek to Panggom

Day 05             Trek to Kurke

Day 06             Trek to Chetarawa

Day 07             Trek to Tashing Dingma

Day 08             Trek to Thangnang

Day 09             Trek to Khark

Day 10             Trek to Khongmi Dingma

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

Day 30             Trek to Chukung

Day 31             Trek to Lukla

Day 33             Fly KTM – Lukla; transfer to hotel

Day 34             Free day in Kathmandu

Day 35             Depart Kathmandu

 

INCLUDES                               

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 4 nights bed & breakfast accommodation at 4 star hotel or similar in Kathmandu.
  • Airfare:Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • Accommodation during the trek portion at Tea houses/ Lodges
  • All meals (breakfasts,lunches and dinners) during the trek.
  • Fully catered camping trek during the Baruntse expedition                                                
  • Base Camp services (shared with group), Base Camp Tent/ Kitchen Dining Tent/Toilet Tent,Base Camp cook, Kitchen Boy/ EPI Gas.                                    
  • High camps during the cloimb with high Food
  • Service of an experienced climbing guides (1 Sherpa to 2 Climbers),            
  • Baruntse Climbing Permit
  • Makalu Barun National Park Permit
  • Sagarmatha national Park Permit
  • Khumbu Permit
  • Required number of porters (porters to carry up to 20kgs each) including food & equipment
  • Transportation, accommodation, equipment allowance, food, salary and insurance for guide and other staffs
  • Garbage deposit fees.
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for staffs.
  • Cost of a Liasion officer
  • Backup Oxygen for any emergency use
  • Satellite Phone for Emergency Use (Pay Per Call), walkie-talkies.
  • Welcome dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu                                        

EXCLUDES                                          

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal Visa fee
  • Any meals in Kathmandu except for welcome dinner.
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
  • Personal climbing gears (Available on hire)
  • Tips for guides and local staff
  • Travel insurance that covers helicopter evacuation, medical expenses and trip cancellation.
  • Summit Bonus USD700 per climbing Sherpa
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’
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