Mt, Baruntse (7129m/23,389ft) peak is located in heart of the Himalayas, in Khumbu region. This peak is very close to Mount Everest and Mount Makalu, and located far from the standard hiking trails. Mountaineers cannot experience this remote area without enough time and effort. For those who want to avoid the crowded Ama Dablam and Mount Pumori Peak, Mount Baruntse climbing is becoming increasingly popular. The Baruntse Expedition is a month-long adventure and an extraordinarily beautiful objective for mountaineers. The summit of Baruntse is located 27°52’19’ N/86°58’55”E. The Mount Baruntse became famous when a New Zealand expedition including Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow climbed the summit for the first time on May 30, 1954, through the Southeast Ridge.
There are two ways to reach the summit. Mera Pass (5800m) from Lukla and Hunku Glacier are a part of Mera potential adventure to climb the peak. Another access is on the way to Makalu, from Tumlingtar, with hiking to reach West Baruntse Glacier. The first option includes a high pass crossover and a hike to Lukla through Mera Pass, which is Nepal’s full spectrum climbing adventure. From the climbing side, there is a slightly greater material danger in Baruntse than in Pumori; At Baruntse you will find 50 degrees climbing slopes. The summit offers incredible views of the peaks with Everest, Mount Makalu and the surrounding Khumbu region. The best chance of a successful ascent is in Spring, but the mountains can be climbed in Autumn as well.
Baruntse is prone to cornice accumulation which adds to the beauty of the ascent, but at the same time this will increase the objective risk due to the avalanches. There is a major iceberg at 7000m that can collapse.
In preparation, climbing 7000 meters requires a slightly more adaptative effort than climbing 5000 meters or 6000 meters high peaks. The rugged terrain of Baruntse is a boon for mountaineers, as it offers the convenience of hiking on either of the two approaching routes. From the base camp (5350m), two intermediate camps are needed to implement the Baruntse Summit and assist in adaptation.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, 1335m,
Day 02: Rest in Kathmandu, official procedure, Expedition briefing,
Day 03: Flight to Lukla, 2850m, and trek to Chutanga, 3020m,
Day 04: Acclimatization at Chutanga,
Day 05: Cross Chhatra La, 4700m, to Thuli Kharka. 4300m,
Day 06: Trek to Kothe, 3691m,
Day 07: Trek to Thangnak, 4356m,
Day 08: Trek to Khare, 5045m,
Day 09: Acclimatization day at Khare,
Day 10: Trek to Mera base camp, 5300m,
Day 11: Trek to Seto Pokhari, 5000m,
Day 12: Trek to Baruntse BC5400m,
Days 13-28: Climbing period Baruntse, 7129m,
Day 29: Trek to Amphu Laptsa Base Camp, 5620m,
Day 30: Cross Amphu Laptsa, 5800m, to Chukung Vilage, 4730m,
Day 31: Trek to Tengboche, 3860m,
Day 32: Trek to Namche Bazaar, 3440m,
Day 33: Trek to Lukla, 2810m,
Day 34: Flight back to Kathmandu,
Day 35: Free Day,
Day 36: Departure to International Airport.
– Airport transportation, Arrival and departure
– Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with BB
– Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu domestic flight fare
– Experimented climbing Sherpa on Baruntse
– Climbing gears like rope, ice bar etc for the Baruntse Expedition
– Mount Baruntse Expedition climbing permit and all government taxes
– Garbage deposit fee (refundable)
– Full board high altitude meal while trekking to base camp and climbing Period
– Liaison officer with all his expenses while on Baruntse Expedition
– Expedition manager, Expedition cook, support crew and porters with their pieces of equipment, daily
wages, food, insurance etc
– All necessary camping and kitchen equipment provided, that includes base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen tent, toilet tent
– Good quality high altitude tents while climbing the Mount Baruntse Expedition
– Emergency Oxygen with regulator and mask
– EPI gas and burner for the high climb
– Satellite Phone and Walkie-Talkie in case of emergency
– Medical and personal high-risk insurance
– Nepal entry visa fees
– Lunch, Dinner stay in Kathmandu
– Personal equipment and climbing gears
– International airfare and airport tax
– Climbing Bonus, tips, and personal nature expenses
– Applicable permit fees and customs charge for Satellite phone communication equipment, and commercial filming while on Baruntse Expedition,
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