Baruntse Expedition

Baruntse Expedition

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Camping

Grade

Strenuous

Altitude

7,129 m

Transportation

Flight

Group Size

1 or more

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Duration

38

Baruntse, 7129 meters high peak, is a technical mountain to climb located in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal. Baruntse peak itself is surrounded by Imja Tse and Barun Glacier on north and east. It is bounded by Hinku glacier on the south. Unlike to other peaks, Mt. Baruntse has four ridges and four summits. Some of the risks of climbing Baruntse peak are its snow and hanging glaciers, occasional avalanches and wind.

Mt. Baruntse was first ascended by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow in 1954 via the south ridge by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow of a New Zealand expedition team led by renowned mountaineer, Sir Edmund Hillary, who has also scaled Mt. Everest with Tenzing Norgay in 1953 and made history.

Between south ridge and south-east ridge, south ridge is comparatively easier and more accessible to climb Baruntse peak. The steep sections of ice at 50 degrees with a prominent ice cliff for climbing and facing the risk of avalanche make the South-East ridge of Baruntse quite difficult to climb. The south route also provides ascending opportunity of Mera peak (6476m.) to have better acclimatization before heading to summit mount Baruntse. Great panoramic views and mesmerizing scenery of Hinku valley are additional achievements one can gain while using south route.

October and November in autumn season and April and May in spring season are best period to organize Baruntse expedition. Weather and snow condition usually remain favorable for climbing during these months.

Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition offers all the support you need to make Baruntse expedition successful. Our experienced climbing guides/ Sherpa, who are in mountaineering for more than a decade, will lead the expedition. We normally provide one climbing guide/Sherpa per climbing member for Baruntse expedition. You will have plenty of time to learn mountaineering skills in the Base Camp that will be useful for you to make a successful attempt of the Baruntse summit. All precautions, possible dangers and tackling measures will be discussed at Base Camp.

Our Baruntse expedition is a 38 days long program from your arrival to departure. However, we are flexible enough to customize our itinerary according to the time-frame of climbing members. So, please do contact us for further questions or trip confirmation.

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Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

On your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be greeted with flower garlands/Khadas. Our representative will then take you to your hotel. If time prevails, you will visit office for paperwork.
Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Today, you will visit popular world heritage monuments in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, and Pashupatinath. Alternatively, you can also choose Bhakatapur and Patan sightseeing. By late afternoon, you will drive back to your hotel.
Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2886

After early-morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive to the domestic airport terminal. Receive your boarding pass and fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) that takes about 35 minutes. The flight offers you up close views of the Himalayas and romantic landscapes of hills, farms and rivers.After you land at Lukla, you will start your trek from Lukla to Chutanga (3050m.) which takes about 4 hours.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4704

You trek steep ascent path to cross Zatrawala Pass. From here you can enjoy the spectacular views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang peak and many other mountains and peaks. Now you walk along the leveled trail for almost one and half hours and then the trail turns downhill and you trek through this descent path all the way to Zatrabok.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4182

To reach Kothe you trek steep descent path all the way. En route, you pass forests of juniper, rhododendron and other local vegetation. The views you can enjoy are of Mera peak.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4600

You trek along the bank of river and find bush on both sides. The path is gradual ascent and you can enjoy the views of Kusum Kanguru peak and many more.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4600

This is an acclimatization Day at Tangnag. This will be a rest day to let your bodies recover from the past days of hiking. You will relax and soak up the beautiful views of peaks and glaciers surrounding the head of the Hinku Valley.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5045

Today we will climb above (5,000 m.) for the first time.Our hike up to Khare (5,100m, 16,728ft) is short, but we will take it slowly, with frequent stops to soak up the incredible surroundings. The trail heads eastward out of Tangnag along the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier. We will pause to climb up the moraine for a view of the pristine Sabai Tso glacial lake. A drop in lake level, caused by a recent rupture of the natural dam the held the lake, is clearly visible. We will arrive at Khare in the early afternoon and have lunch. From Khare, the beautiful north face of Mera Peak is in plain view and Mera glacier spills steeply down into the valley.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5045

This is an acclimatization day as you can prepare yourself for the Mera Peak climb.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5350

Today you will travel a short distance, slowly ascending up onto Mera glacier. The climb is initially steep, but flattens out as you reach the crest of the glacier. You will traverse a long flat on top of the glacier as you make your way to the pass, called Mera La (5,400m, 17,710ft). From here, the views are stunning. Crevasse fields gently stretch out in front of the pass and you are literally enclosed by a ring of jagged peaks and blue-green glaciers. The remaining route up to the summit of Mera Peak is clearly visible.
Stay overnight at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp

Stay overnight at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5035

Stay overnight at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp
Elevation
5400

Stay overnight at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
7129

Stay overnight at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp

Stay overnight at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5845

It is one of the hardest trekking pass rewarded with stunning views of beautiful mountains from Everest to Makalu. Stay overnight at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4730

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3867

Tyangboche is a small village with a famous monastery offering you splendid views of Ama Dablam, lush green hills and river views.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3440

The walk from Tyangboche is mostly downhill on the main busy EBC trail. The walk to Namche is very scenic on a long winding path. En route you will visit traditional villages of Khumjung and Khunde.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2886

The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for a few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times.
Stay overnight in lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.

What Is Included ?

a) Kathmandu 


Airport pick-up and drop-off service
All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
5 night hotel accommodation with breakfast at 5 star standards hotel

Sightseeing in Kathmandu
One full day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with private A/C vehicle and English speaking tour guide including entrance fees

Farewell Dinner
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening

Souvenir
 

b) Trekking and Climbing


Flight Tickets
Flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu

All permits
Expedition royalty and permit from Government of Nepal to climb Baruntse, entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park, TIMS card and Local government entrance fee   

Liaison Officer
1 Government Liaison officer with full equipments, salary, accommodation, transportation and insurance as per government rule

Garbage Management Fee
Garbage transfer & garbage disposal fees

Insurance
Medical & Emergency rescue insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the entire trip as per government rule

Expedition Stuffs Transportation
All necessary equipments transportation for all climbing members and staffs from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu by air cargo, Lukla to Base Camp and back to Lukla by porters / yaks

Member Luggage
Up to 50 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters /yaks

Food
3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) including tea and coffee during the trek and Base Camp, appropriate foods for high altitude to all climbing crews at Base Camp and above

Lodging
Lodge based accommodation during the trek, and well-managed Base Camp set up for climbing members & Staff at Base Camp

Porters
Porter per member up to Base Camp from Lukla and from Base Camp to Lukla

Base Camp Staffs
Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen helpers as per group size

Staff Salary and allowance
All involved Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipments, foods & clothing

Base Camp Tent
Each member will have individual tent in Base Camp

Base Camp equipments
Foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning tent, 1 Kitchen tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower tents, 1 Staffs tent, 1 tent for Nepalese Base Camp staffs, store tents, Tables, chairs & all necessary cooking gears like Epi gas, high pots, stove, etc.

Tents for High Camps
All tents for Camp 1, 2, and 3 

Heater
Heater at Base Camp in each Dining and other necessary camp

Solar/Generator
1 Solar panel and generator for lights and battery charge for laptop and other electronic devices at Base Camp 

High Altitude Climbing Sherpa
Personal climbing guide/Sherpa (1 climbing member will have 1 climbing guide who is trained, experienced and Government license holder) 

Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance
Salary, equipments, meals and clothing for climbing guide

Bonus
Carry bonus of Sherpas and route fixing charges

Oxygen (O2) Bottle as Back up Sets
Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator (with appropriate additional charge)

High Camp Services
High Altitude Tents, EPI gas, cooking pots, High altitude food for member, Sherpa and other crews at (C1) (C2) and (C3)

Ropes
All required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing

Rope Fixing Team
The team of experienced Sherpa will fix the route in Baruntse (no extra charge will be applied to members)

Satellite Phone
Satellite Phone for emergency communication available for members with appropriate charge

Walkie-Talkie
Walkie –Talkie for communication from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp

Permits
Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permits

First Aid Kit
Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staffs

Certificate
Certificate (Baruntse climbing certificate issued by Tourism Ministry after climbing Mt. Baruntse successfully)

Tax and VAT
Tax, VAT and our service charge

 

What Is Excluded?

Lunch & Dinner
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from trekking / expedition than the scheduled itinerary)

Extra night in Kathmandu
Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking / expedition due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary)

Travel Insurance
Medical and personal high risk travel insurance which should cover helicopter evacuation cost and medical treatment cost incase required

Rescue Evacuation
Medical and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs)

Personal Expenses
Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages (However we will provide soft drinks for members at base camp)

Personal Equipment
Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking /climbing Gears

Toiletries
Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and your other personal items used to keep yourself clean

Filming
Permit fee for special filming by using camera or drone

Internet
Internet service is available with extra charge during the trek and Base Camp  

Summit Bonus
Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa

Tips
Tips for Base Camp and other involved staffs

Service above Base Camp
If you are taking just Base Camp services, then there will be zero service from company above base camp

Rope Fixing
The cost for using fixed rope during the expedition will apply to base camp service users

Extra services
Any other services or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary

 

Baruntse Expedition Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Mountaineering Equipments
Crampons, Ice axe, Helmet, Harness, Lock and unlock Carabineers, Shovel, Climbing pack, Rope, Ski poles, Desender/abseil device, Jummer  (Asender) , Tapes, Prusik Loops, Rappel device, Hand Warmer (if possible)

Clothing and Wears
Trekking shoes with spare laces, Mountaineering Boots, Plastic or leather for mountaineering boots, Gore-Tex pants, Long shorts, Insulated Parka, Jumper, Waterproof Jackets, Down Jacket, Fleece Vest, Wool cap, Neck Gaiter, Gloves, Climbing Socks, Thermal Underwear, Sandals, Snow Goggle

Essential Gears
Backpack, Duffle bag, Sleeping Bag, sleeping pad, Tents

Gadgets
Map, Compass, Camera, GPS, Two way radios, Binoculars, Head Lamp, Flashlight

Sun Protection Items
Sun glasses, sun scream, Lip balm,

Medical
First aid Kit (Brufen / Ibuprofens, Antibiotic, Diamox, Paracetamol, Handy Plaster, Crack Bandage, Tincture Iodine, etc.)

Other Essentials
Energy Bars, Water bottle, Water Purification Tablets, Toiletries, Trekking poles, Pocket knife, raincoat, Satellite Phone, Altimeter

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