Mt. Baruntse Expedition |35 Days

Trip Highlights

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.

Trip Overview

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.

Outline Itinerary

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
Days 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

Detail Itinerary

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
Days 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

Equipment List

Cost Included

  • Arrival & departure transfers by private vehicle
  • B&B accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3 star hotel on a twin-share basis
  • Complete camping equipment for trekking
  • Accommodation & meals while trekking
  • Food & camping at Base Camp for members & staff
  • Expedition permit (shared basis) & national park fee (wherever applicable)
  • 1 tent per climber at Base Camp
  • 2 Base Camp staff (1 cook & 1 kitchen boy)
  • 1 liaison officer plus daily wages, equipment & insurance
  • Staff wages, equipment allowance & insurance
  • Required number of porters (porters to carry up to 30kgs each) including food & equipment
  • Domestic airfare (strictly as per itinerary) for members & staff
  • Cargo fees (strictly as per itinerary)
  • Cargo clearance & duty fees
  • All surface transfers as per the itinerary
  • Farewell dinner at authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program

Cost not Include

 

  • Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • High-altitude Climbing Sherpa
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during trekking.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones and Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Supplemental oxygen
  • Filming permit (if special camera)
  • Cargo Customs clearance duty fees
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

 

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  • Trip Duration: 35 Days
  • Trip Grading: Strenuous
  • Max Altitude: 7,129m
  • Best Time: April and May & October and November
  • Trip Mode: Expedition
  • Group Size: 2-10 People
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