Baruntse (7,129m) Expedition in Nepal with base camp trekking agency, climbing it or Baruntse summit popularity is increasing in recent years. Mt. Baruntse 7129 meters snow peak lies in the heart of Everest region surrounded by some of the famous peaks of the world, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu, Chamlang, Amadablam and Mera peak in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is also one of the few peaks of this height with a high rate of success of ascent on normal route. The approach to the mountain follows the Mera Peak trek up to Mera La and then to Baruntse base camp (5,250m). The route is not technically demanding and essentially a straightforward climbing on snow and ice with some sections of over hangings. Normally, two high camps are established above the base camp for Baruntse climbing. The camp I is set up just below East Col. at an altitude of 5,700m and the camp II is on the South East Ridge at a height of 6,420m.
Generally three camps are set in the approach above the base camp for climbing. Our normal route is classic South-East Ridge for climbing. The summit from Pomori provides an excellent photography views of snowy mountains which will be a great perception for mountaineers.This mountain could become the most rewarding challenge in the Himalayan and offers other side beautiful views of Lhotse, Nuptse and Everest.
Main summit route of Mount Baruntse is Southeast Ridge, World class adventure travel and tour operator proudly offers mountaineering trip in Himalayan region. Basically we operates two types of Baruntse expedition services like trekking service up to base camp, base camp service and high camp full summit support service. Baruntse expedition cost depend on group size, trip types (full board/ up to base camp service), budget, tailored itinerary, accommodation (budget to luxurious), level of service above base camp, number of climbing guide, porter, other support staffs, mode of transportation and other factors. In this way price range for the Baruntse summit trip widely different, if you would like to discuss your requirements please e-mail us for up to date price for Baruntse summit.
First successful summit of Baruntse peak was made by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow on 30 May 1954. South East Ridge of Baruntse is little bit difficult because of being straightforward hard ways to climb. There are hard sections of 50 Degree’s elevation with a prominent ice cliff to be climbed facing the risk of avalanche, climbers have succeeded the mountain mostly in the spring season because of being the season the best to the climber safety. But also some climbers have reached on its top in the autumn season as well. Baruntse Expedition itinerary has been carefully designed to allow for gradual ascend and proper acclimatization by our expert climbing guide Sherpa. Best season for Baruntse Expedition is spring and autumn.
Day 1 – Arrival and Transfer
This day is your arrival date. We welcome and receive you in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer you to the Hotel for overnight accommodation as booked. (1300M)
Day 2 – Preparation and Briefing for Departure to Everest Region
This day we are busy for briefing about expedition, documentation and last minute shopping and preparation for departure to the trekking and climbing route. You will be kept in get set position.
Day 3 – Kathmandu-Lukla Scenic Flight and Acclimatization
Today you fly to Lukla from Kathmandu at early morning, take breakfast in Lukla and day rest for acclimatization where you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.
Day 4-6 – Lukla to Chutanga Trek
On day 04 you trek (4hrs) from Lukla to Chutanga (3050m) and take rest for two days acclimatization where you get overnight tented camp accommodation in full board basis.
Day 7 – Chutanga to Khartitang Trek
This day you trek 6hrs from Chutanga to Khartitang (3900m); after 2 days of acclimatization at 3900m you are ready to cross Zatrawa La Pass (4610m) and down climb to Khartitang at 3900m. You get overnight tented camp accommodation in full board basis.
Day 8 – Khartitang to Kothe Trek
From Khartitang you start Trek about 4hrs to Kothe (4095m) from where you are entering now at Hinku Valley. You get overnight tented camp accommodation in full board basis.
Day 9 – Kothe to Tangnang Trek
Today you trek (4hrs) from Kothe to Tangnang (4350m). You get overnight tented camp accommodation in full board basis.
Day 10 – Rest and acclimatization
Today at Tangnang you will rest for acclimatization. You need this rest day to allow our bodies to recover and settle at the elevation before we can sleep at 5000m in Khare for the next day. You get overnight tented camp accommodation in full board basis.
Day 11 – Tang Nang to Khare Trek
Only 3 hrs treks will be made on this day to reach Khare from Tangnang at the elevation of 5,045m. You get overnight tented camp accommodation in full board basis
Day 12 – Rest and acclimatization
This is also the day for acclimatization at Khare for preparation and get ready to approach Mera La Pass 5350m on the next day. We provide you overnight tented camp accommodation in full board basis.
Day 13 – Khare to Mera La Pas Trek
After acclimatization in Khare today you trek 4hrs to Mera La Pass (5350m) where we provide tented camp accommodation in full board basis.
Day 14 – Mera La Pass to Seto Pokhari Trek
From Mera La Pass you trek about 6 hrs to Seto Pokhari Camp (4850m) where we provide tented camp accommodation in full board basis.
Day 15 – Seto Pokhari Camp to Baruntse Base Camp
You trek 4hrs from Seto Pokhari Camp to Baruntse Base Camp (5,3000m) on this day where we establish the Base Camp for Baruntse Expedition for whole climbing period.
Day 16 – 24 – Baruntse Summit Climbing Period
These days are the major climbing days for you to ascend the summit of most awaited Mt. Baruntse. After some day’s acclimatization and exercise you will be taken to the higher camps to be closer to the summit of (7,129m) where you will be provided food for high altitude. You are allowed to trek from lower camp to higher camp or vice versa for more practice and acclimatization. Finally we wish for your success to reach in the summit. Here you get full board service with tented camp accommodation in both camps.
Day 25 – Cleaning the Base Camp and Preparation for Return
After a successful summit of Mt. Baruntse (hopefully), today after breakfast you all start to clean the base camp and make preparation for returning and trek down to Seto Pokhari. We provide overnight tented camp accommodation in full board basis.
Day 26 – Seto Pokhari to Mera La Pass Trek
Descending and ascending you will trek 6 hrs this day from Seto Pokhari to Mera La pass (5350m). We provide overnight tented camp accommodation in full board basis.
Day 27 – Mera La Pass to Tangnang Trek
On your 27th day you will be walked dawn from Mera La Pass toward Tangnang (4356m) where we settle the tented camp for your accommodation and full board meal
Day 28 – Tangnang to Kothe Trek
Today after 4 hrs trek you will reach to Kothe (4095m) from Tangnang and settled in tented camp accommodation.
Day 29 – Kothe to Thuli Kharka Trek
This you trek about 6hrs from Kothe to Thuli Kharka and set a camp for overnight camping.
Day 30 – Thuli Kharka to Lukla Trek
This is your last day for trek of Mt. Baruntse Expedition about 7hrs from Thuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass with stunning Lukla Valley view from the pass where you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.
Day 31 – Fly Back to Kathmandu
Today you fly from Lukla to Kathmandu same about 35 minute and we transfer to your booked Hotel with BB Plan accommodation. This day we take you for sightseeing in and around Kathmandu (Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath) and Farewell-Celebration dinner with local typical cultural experience in Restaurant.
Day 32 – Transfer for Final Departure
This is the day that we are really missing you. We transfer you to the airport or any port for final departure or alternatively join other activities.
You will need clothing for dining in Kathmandu, trekking in the humidity and heat, and to protect you from the cooler temperatures in the mountains. This list is designed to help you choose the right gear for the demands of this trek and are the minimum required for this trip.
You are expected to provide the following personal equipment. These items are mandatory for survival in the mountains, so make sure you have everything on the list.
The emphasis on equipment necessary for mountain travel follows two simple tenets: Lightweight and Functional. Since you will be carrying all of your gear and a portion of the group gear, the items you choose to take should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme conditions. The quality of the equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain so be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing. Comfort lends itself to a more enjoyable experience!
The layering system outlined is usually sufficient for most people, but if you tend to be colder, bring one extra medium layer such as a vest, which would be ideal for extra warmth around camp. When making the final decision as to what goes into your pack, remember that it’s a fine science of taking just enough clothes and accessories to do the job, while not over-burdening yourself with items you probably will not use.
Cotton clothing must be avoided because it dries very slowly and is a poor insulator when wet. Instead, choose wool or synthetic fabrics that “wick” the sweat and moisture away from your skin to keep you much warmer.
We will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porter/s. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek.
All the equipments like Base camp tents, kitchen accessories and all the group climbing equipments ( climbing rope, ice screw, somw bar, ice hammer) is provided by the company.
The Following equipments are essential for climbing.
- Alpine climbing harness. Must have adjustable leg loops and fit over all clothing.
- 2 locking carabiners. Large, pear-shaped carabiner is best, screw gate type recommended
- 3 regular carabiners. Lightweight; BD Hot wire are recommended.
- Ice axe w/leash. Light weight (Grivel Air tech, Black Diamond Raven, or Charlet Moser Snow Walker). Under 5’7” use 60cm; 5’7”- 6’2” use 65cm; over 6’2” use 70cm.
- Plastic Mountaineering boots (Koflach Degree, Lowa Civetta, or Scarpa Alpha) or Leather Double Mountaineering boots (La Sportiva Olympic Mons, Boreal GI or equivalent; must be mountaineering/crampon compatible)
- Crampons. Must be fit to plastic boots prior to trip, new-matic type recommended; include a simple repair kit (Grivel G12, Black Diamond Contact, or Charlet Moser Super 12)
- Adjustable trekking poles.
- Belay/rappel device (Figure 8 preferred)
- 2 cotton t-shirt.
- 1 polypropylene t-shirt.
- 2 long sleeve polypropylene shirts. Lightweight, light colored for sunny days.
- 2 women sports bras. Synthetic, no cotton!
- 1 Softshell. Marmot Dri-clime Wind Shirt, Patagonia Stretch Zephur or Krushell Jacket (R2 pullover acceptable).
- Down/synthetic sweater or vest. Patagonia Puffball Jacket or Sweater preferred; R4 Jacket acceptable
- Hard shell jacket with hood. Water proof and breathable. Gore-Tex or equivalent is best, roomy enough to fit over multiple layers.
- 1 expedition down parka with hood. This is probably your most important piece of clothing! It is important that your jacket is 700+ fill down, baffle construction (not sewn through seams) and has a thick insulated hood
You will require two systems: one glove system for lower on the mountain and a mitten overmitt system for the cold temperatures encountered on summit day.
- 2 pair liner gloves. Thin wool or polypropylene.
- 1 pair warm gloves. Fleece or wool.
- 1 pair expedition shell gloves.
- 1 pair modular expedition shell mitts. Or Pro Mitts. If they do not have wrist straps consider sewing one on so that you can either attach it to your jacket or cinch the strap to your wrist so that you do not lose your mittens in high winds.
- Warm hat. Wool or synthetic that covers your ears.
- Face mask.
- Shade hat or baseball cap.
- Glacier glasses. 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (e.g. Julbo or Cebe)
- 1 pair extra sunglasses (also with UV protection in case your 1st pair breaks).
- 1 ski goggles with UV protection
- If you require prescription glacier glasses, you can get your lenses modified to your prescription.
- 4 pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or Capilene.
- 3 pair lightweight trekking socks.
- 2 pair medium-heavy wool socks. Check boot fit with liner and wool socks on.
- 1 pair nylon shorts.
- 1 pair nylon pants for trekking and around camp.
- 2 pair lightweight long underwear bottoms
- 1 pair fleece pants with side zipper or “puff-ball pants”
- 1 pair soft shell pants (e.g. Patagonia Guide pants or OR Granite Pants. Schoeller fabrics).
- 1 pair of hard shell pants. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best.
- 1 pair gaiters. Make sure they will fit over plastic boots (OR Crocodiles or equivalent).
- 1 pair down booties (optional).
- 1 pair trail shoes for the hike to base camp and use at camp
- 1 pair sandals or tennis shoes for Kathmandu and in camp
- All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large plastic bags.
- 1 lightweight internal frame pack (approx 4,000 cubic inches).
- 1 daypack is optional for the approach hike, possible use on summit day and carry-on pack. If you plan to use it for your summit pack it must be large enough for your down jacket, misc. clothes, food and water. The Lowe Alpine Neutrino or Black Diamond Speed 28 are excellent, lightweight (16 oz.) choices.
- 1 large (7,500+cu.in.) duffel bag for gear, must be durable for use on pack animals
- Small padlock for duffel bag.
- 1 small duffel bag for luggage storage in Kathmandu. We will supply complimentary duffel/kit bag for the item you buy in Kathmandu.
- 1 down sleeping bag rated to -10 F (Gore Dryloft or similar fabric helps protect down and dark colors speed drying time)
- Sleeping pad. Full length closed cell foam (mandatory) and/or Therma-Rest for extra warmth and comfort
- 1 first-aid kit with ibuprofen and any other doctor recommended medications.
- Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful to hang around your neck
- Sunscreen. At least SPF 40
- Headlamp. Petzl Myobelt 3 or Black Diamond Polar Star.
- 3 Water bottles. 1 liter wide-mouth Nalgene (1 is a pee bottle).
- Hydration bladder with drinking tube for lower mountain (optional)
- 1 water bottle insulator.
- Plastic mug w/snap-on lid, 16 oz. or larger.
- Bowl and spoon. Plastic, small Tupperware works well. Lexan spoons are best.
- Pocket knife. Small Swiss-army type.
- Water purification. Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals
- Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag.
- 3-4 Large plastic bags, for keeping miscellaneous gear dry.
- Nylon stuff sacks. For food and gear storage (OR has a good selection); large Ziplocs are useful also.
- Camp towel.
- Ear plugs.
- Hand wipes.
- 1 small stainless steel thermos (optional).
- Favorite snack foods (no more than 2 pounds).
- Paperback books, cards, Walkman, etc.
- Binoculars (optional for viewing the route from the lower camps).
- Camera. 1 light weight point & shoot on the mountain, 1 large SLR type is optional for the trek in and base camp.
- Fanny pack or wallet for travel documents, money & passport.
- Passport and passport photos
- Airline ticket (Please leave your airline ticket at our office in Kathmandu because we may required changing the date of your departure from Kathmandu)
This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipments can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.