Expedition in Nepal » Mt. Baruntse Expedition (7129 m.)

Baruntse ExpeditionBaruntse is a mountain in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal, crowned by four peaks and bounded on the south by the Hunku Glacier, on the east by the Barun Glacier, and on the northwest by the Imja Glacier. The mountain was first climbed May 30, 1954 via the south ridge by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow of a New Zealand expedition.

Baruntse Expedition will approach this beautiful peak through the Hinku/Hongu valley. Two mountains passes, the Tsetrawa La at 4,600m and Mera La at 5,200m, are crossed before Base Camp is reached at 5,400m. Baruntse Base Camp is situated in a beautiful meadow close to a small lake. Baruntse Climbing route is along the south ridge of the mountain on which a high base camp is placed at 5,800m. Next, an advance base camp is set up near Baruntse’s West Col at 6,135m.

This is a very steep section of the peak and we will fix ropes to aid our ascent and to prevent falls into crevasses. From this camp we will follow the south ridge to the summit, with two higher camps, at 6,420m (at the foot of the south-east ridge, and at 6,650m. Tackling the 40 to 50 degree ice slopes between base camp and Camp II and treading a knife-edged ridge higher up offer an interesting climb to the summit. The summit view includes the very impressive south faces of Lhotse, Makalu, Chamlang, Kanchenjunga, and Peak 41 and down to the Hinku valley. Mera and Baruntse Expedition is one of the best adventure trip in Nepal. Watch Video>>>

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : A pick up from the International Airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02-03 : Kathmandu, sightseeing we will spend a couple of days organizing permits and sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. The valley is the site of four ancient capitals with their attendant palaces, temples and squares, and the modern city's chaotic and fascinating streets, markets, shops and restaurants with intermingled Buddhist and Hindu temples can keep you occupied for days. One night there will be a welcome dinner.
Day 04 : Fly to Lukla (2800m) over night Lodge.
Day 05 : Lukla to Chutanga (3500m) 5 hrs (Over night in Tent).
Day 06 : Chutanga to Chatrabu (4370m) 6 to 7 hrs (Tent Camp).
Day 07 : Chatrabu to Kothe (3700m) 6to 7 hrs (Camp).
Day 08 : Kothe to Thangna (4336m) 6 hrs (Camp).
Day 09 : Thangna to Khare (5000m) 5 hrs (Camp).
Day 10 : Khare Rest for Acclimatization.
Day 11 : Khare to over Mera-High Camp (5800m) 6 hrs( Camp).
Day 12 : Mera Summit Rato Ordar (5900m) Big Day (Camp)
Day 13 : Rato Ordar to Chamlang Base Camp (4700m) 6 hrs (Camp).
Day 14 : Chamlang Base Camp to Seto Pokhari (4900m) 6 hrs (Camp).
Day 15 : Seto Pokhari to Barunse Base Camp (5200m) 6 hrs (Camp).
Day 16 : Settle Baruntse base camp (5400m).
Day 17-29 : Climbing period Mt. Baruntse.
Day 30 : Amphulapcha Base Camp (5200m) 6 hrs (Camp).
Day 31 : Over Amphulapcha pass (5800m) chukung Valley (5000m) 6 to 7 hrs (Camp).
Day 32 : Chukung Valley to Dingboche (4400m) 6 hrs (over night Lodge).
Day 33 : Dingboche to Namche Bazaar (3446m) 6 hrs (Lodge).
Day 34 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m) 7 hrs (Lodge).
Day 35 : Lukla to Kathmandu by flight.
Day 36 : Free day in Kathmandu and farewell Diner.
Day 37 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.

Const Includes

  • Arrival in International Airport and Departure.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast.
  • Royalty of Barunse and Sagarmatha National Park Fee.
  • Full board accommodation at Adventure Tented Camp and a day long hike with a guide and Sherpa.
  • Full board accommodation at Himalayan Resort (Tea House).
  • All-inclusive full board tented camp trek with food, foam mattresses, sleeping tent, dining tent, toilet tent.
  • Services of a Guide, cook, Sherpa, Kitchen staff and porters on trek.
  • Local taxes and insurance for climbing staffs.
  • Transportation: Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu.
  • Domestic airport departure taxes.
  • Equipment allowance of climbing guide, Liaisons officer, equipment and clothing for camp staff and porters for climbing peak.

Const Excludes

  • Personal equipment for Climbing.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Personal expenses/Bar bills.
  • Tipping for Expeditions staff.
  • Alcoholic beverages and canned or bottled cold drinks.
  • Cargo or Extra baggage charge over 20 kg Nepal.