Mount Baruntse Expedition (7129m)
Comparatively Less Strenuous
April and May & October and November
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
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.
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
- 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
- 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’