Mt. Baruntse (7,129m) lies in the heart of Khumbu Region on the lap of Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu It is bounded on the east by the Barun Glacier flowing north south from Cho, to the northwest by the Imja Tse glacier and the Hunku glacier forms the southeast boundary. Baruntse is an attractive mountain for climbing due to its location, classical symmetrical beauty and relatively accessible to climbers across wide range of skills. It is the most accessible peak in the region besides having a normal route of ascent. The south -East Ridge of Baruntse is a bit difficult because of being straightforward hard ways to climb. In the Expedition of Mt. Baruntse there are hard sections of 50 Degree’s elevation with a prominent ice cliff for climbing and facing the risk of avalanche.
Expedition of Baruntse is an experience sense of being in a remote area without investing considerable amount of time and efforts. The ascent route for Baruntse Expedition is through the southern ridge overhanging the famous West pass; this is in fact the traditional route opened by Hillary and Ship Ton in 1952. The regular approach begins at Lukla and takes you across the Hongu valley, one of the most fertile regions in Nepal, passing northward through a beautiful alpine environment. The walk passes through delightful Sherpa country. It provides an excellent acclimatization. The climbers have succeeded the mountain mostly in the spring season because of being the best season to the climber for safety. The Baruntse base camp is at an altitude of around 5400m which sits near the pristine lakes below Amphu Labtsa pass. The route then follows a long ridge leading to the summit. Alpine Trav Treks and Expeditions are always ready to manage your treks as per your interests and requirements.
All Expedition offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested Climbers who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.
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You will be transferred to the hotel in a private vehicle. Once you get refreshed, you will get briefing regarding the itinerary and you will also be introduced with your crewmembers and other expeditioners who are going to join you on the trip.
After breakfast, we will organize half day sightseeing tour during which you will be taken on memorable UNESCO Heritage Tour. Tour begins with visit to Nepal’s holiest Pashupatinath Temple Complex and takes us through Nepal’s largest Bouddhanath Stupa and 2500 years old Swoyambhunath Stupa. We will return to hotel in the afternoon and time for shopping of any missing items, equipment checking and getting ready for the trip.
We will drive to domestic terminal of Tribhuvan Airport early in the morning and catch flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. We will follow one of the most scenic air routes in the world with panoramic views of glistening mountains to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. Lukla allows access to Everest Khumbu region.
After a good rest day at Chutanga, adventure continues to a climb across the Kalo Himal Ridge in the Nau Lekh range which separates the Khumbu from the Hinku Valley. A steep climb brings to a cairned notch in the ridge with a collection of Buddhist prayer flags at 4,450m. This small pass is called Zatrwa Og, from here the path leads across a boulder slope, round a corner and climbs once again to the Zatrwa-La at 4,600meteres. In bad weather to find the path can be quite frustrating and misleading, in fine day view across the Dudh Kosi, Karyolung and the Lumding Himal are fantastic, the scenery across the rolling foothills of the Hinku Valley. From here hour downhill will bring to a large boulder which will be campsite for the overnight at Tuli Kharka.
Trek on the downhill slope, the path descends with superb scenery of Peak 43 and Kusum Kanguru and then coming to a fine vantage point of the Hinku Valley, with grand views of the South Face of Mera Peak entering the forest once again, the trail drops steeply into the Hinku Valley.A pleasant walk leads through the forest full of tall Himalayan pine and rhododendron trees. We make our camp on the clearing known as Mosum Kharka.
Route follows the west bank of the Hinku Drangka northwards, leaving the forest as the valley widens and opens, coming to a pasture and small kharkas (shade of the Shepard’s) then walk leads to a small bridge to reach at Gondishung at 4,350m, a summer settlement of Tagnag with its huts and stone walled enclosures. Gondishung itself has a fascinating 200 year old gompa (monastery) beneath a great rock overhang, is a small Gompa with a buddha and several buddstava, prayer flags and number of crude mani walls. Trek continues for another hour passing beyond Lungsamba as the valley narrows between the flanks of Kusum Kangguru 6,369m to the west and the truncated far western peak of Mera 6,255m then finishing our today’s walk here at Thagnag.
Wonderful setting surrounded by staggering mountains, Peak 43 rises to 6769m,
altitude. Just north from the camp there is a huge moraine which is dammed with a beautiful glacial lake.
The trek follows towards east on the ill define path, past the Hongu glacier and moraine with amazing view of the surrounding peaks, including north eastern view of Ama Dablam, Hongu and Amphu peaks. Walk follows with a climb towards the Baruntse Base Camp.
Preparation for the climb.
Reserved fiften days for this adventurous climb to the summit of Baruntse, number of days are required to establish required camps from the high camp to the 3rd camp and finally to the summit, Sherpa climbing guides and high altitude porters will ferry the necessary gear to the high camps and for the climb, and fix the ropes where necessary and make the best possible routes for this great ascent to the top of Baruntse.
Day 30: Cleaning up of base camp with packing for the return journey.
- Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle as per group size.
- 4 night's Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Domestic airfer (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu).
- All necessary ground transportation.
- Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS).
- National Park – Area entry and Mt. Baruntse Expedition royalty.
- Mountaineering permit - Liaison officer.
- Trek arrangement (combination of teahouse/camping as in itinerary)
- All camping equipment such as Dining tent with table and chairs, Kitchen Tent, Toilet and Shower Tent, & all necessary cooking gears.
- High camp service: Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for member, high altitude tent (sharing basis), high food for member, Sherpa, all climbing crew and cooking crew.
- 2 litre oxygen, mask and regulator.
- 1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp.
- Coordination of Quick Rescue service (costs covered by your Insurance plan).
- Farewell dinner second last day of departure.
- Meals at Kathmandu.
- International flights, departure taxes and excess baggage charges.
- Nepal Visa (can be obtained on arrival at KTM airport).
- Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 600 USD.
- Personal medical & travel insurance.
- Packing Items-Bags, Personal Trekking-Climbing Gears.
- Rescue Evacuation.
- Garbage deposit & after expedition will be refundable.
- Tips Calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs.
Main rope, Down Sleeping, Bag, Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser, Climbing boots, Trekking boot, ICE-axe with Ice hammer, Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness, Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass, ICE Screws, snow Shavel, Carbine Lock & unlock, Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser, Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser, Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover, Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves, Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife.
(The Trip cost varies depending on the group size, total number of days and services your require. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us.)
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