Mount Baruntse Expedition(7129m) - 35 Days

Mt. Baruntse Expedition

Expedition of Mount Baruntse is recognised as one of the easier 7,000m peaks to climb in the Himalaya. Situated in the Khumbu region of East Nepal, Mount Baruntse (7,129m) lies at the epicenter of three glacial valleys – the Hunku, Barun and Imja. The mountain commands a central position among some of the highest peaks of the Himalaya and the rewards of summit day include spectacular views of Lhotse, Everest and Makalu.

The route up the south-east ridge is not technically demanding and is essentially a straightforward snow and ice climb with some corniced sections. There are some demanding sections of 50 degrees incline and a prominent ice- cliff at around 7,000m which add a challenging aspect to this climb. The climb incorporates many of the components of 8,000m-peak climbing and can be regarded as a good training peak for higher objectives.

The expedition of Mount Baruntse was first attempted on May 30, 1954 via the south ridge by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow of a New Zealand expedition.

In addition to the climbing, the expedition explores a remote part of Nepal with stunning Himalayan views and interesting local culture. The return journey includes a crossing of the Amphu Laptcha pass.

DayActivities
Day 01Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03Fly KTM-Lukla; trek to Chutok; O/N camp
Day 04Trek to Panggom; O/N camp
Day 05Trek to Kurke; O/N camp
Day 06Trek to Chetarawa; O/N camp
Day 07Trek to Tashing Dingma; O/N camp
Day 08Trek to Thangnang; O/N camp
Day 09Trek to Khark; O/N camp
Day 10Trek to Khongmi Dingma; O/N camp
Day 11Trek to Chomlang Base Camp
Day 12Trek to Baruntse Base Camp
Day 13/28Climbing period of Baruntse
Day 29BC to Amphu Laptcha; O/N camp
Day 30Trek to Chukung; O/N lodge
Day 31Trek to Namche; O/N lodge
Day 32Trek to Lukla; O/N lodge
Day 33Fly KTM – Lukla; transfer to hotel
Day 34Free day in Kathmandu
Day 35Depart Kathmandu

What is Included

  • Arrival & departure transfers by private vehicle
  • B&B accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3 star hotel on a twin-share basis
  • Complete camping equipment for trekking
  • Accommodation & meals while trekking
  • Food & camping at Base Camp for members & staff
  • Expedition permit (shared basis) & national park fee (wherever applicable)
  • 1 tent per climber at Base Camp
  • 2 Base Camp staff (1 cook & 1 kitchen boy)
  • 1 liaison officer plus daily wages, equipment & insurance
  • Staff wages, equipment allowance & insurance
  • Required number of porters (porters to carry up to 30kgs each) including food & equipment
  • Domestic airfare (strictly as per itinerary) for members & staff
  • Cargo fees (strictly as per itinerary)
  • Cargo clearance & duty fees
  • All surface transfers as per the itinerary
  • Farewell dinner at authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program

What is Excluded

  • Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • High-altitude Climbing Sherpa
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during trekking.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones and Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Supplemental oxygen
  • Filming permit (if special camera)
  • Cargo Customs clearance duty fees
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in “Full Board Service Cost Includes” section

Clothing and equipment for Expedition(7000m Above)

Better clothing and equipment helps a person to stay comfortable by creating a thin insulating layer of air next to the skin.

If you are new to mountaineering better clothing and equipment are required for safety. It protects the climber from overheating on hot days and prevents excessive sweating which might lead to severe dehydration.

Clothing Fabric features 

FabricBreathabilityWaterproofWind StopperStretchiness
FleeceExcellentPoorPoorExcellent
Laminated Soft-shell GoodGoodFairGood
Double weave softshellExcellentPoorFairExcellent
Waterproof breathable laminated softshellFairGoodExcellentFair
Waterproof breathableFairExcellentExcellentPoor

Personal Equipment List

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & buff scarf
  • Head torch(500 lumens)
  • Sunglasses (UV Protected)
  • Sun Block Cream (SPF 50)

Footwear

  • Climbing boots
  • Cold weather boots for base camp
  • Trainers
  • Comfortable sandals
  • Lightweight hiking boots
  • Gaiters
  • Booties
  • Light socks
  • Heavy socks

Clothing

  • Lightweight long underwear top
  • Expedition weight long underwear tops
  • Lightweight long underwear bottoms
  • Expedition weight underwear bottoms
  • Briefs/Underwear
  • Short-sleeved shirts/T-shirts
  • Jacket synthetic or fleece
  • Synthetic insulated pants
  • Down suit
  • Down insulated jacket with hood
  • Down pants
  • Waterproof breathable jacket & pants
  • Wind shirts/light shell jacket
  • One-piece climbing shell (optional)

Head & Hand Gear

  • Lightweight synthetic liner glove
  • Headlamp with spare bulb and extra alkaline batteries
  • Windstopper fleece gloves
  • Insulated climbing gloves
  • Mittens with liners
  • Sun hat
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask
  • Mountain helmet

Accessories

  • UV Sunglasses
  • Glacier glasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Spare batteries
  • Power bank 
  • Cable’s  

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Webbing
  • Perlon cord
  • Ascenders
  • Rappel device
  • Camping Gear
  • Backpack
  • Day pack
  • Two Sleeping bags:-40C/-30F
  • Compression stuff sacks
  • THermal sleeping pad
  • Foam pad
  • 2 Water bottles
  • Lightweight steel thermal bottle
  • Pee bottle
  • Pee Funnel for Women.
  • Pack towel
  • Extendable 2 trekking poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • Large mug, plastic bowl, fork, and spoon

Medical & Personal

  • Sunscreen
  • Lip screen
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal medication
  • Water purification tablets
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Earplugs

Travel Items

  • 2 large expedition duffel bag
  • Small travel bag
  • Nylon stuff sacks
  • Lightweight cotton long sleeve shirt
  • Hiking pants and/or skirt/sarong
  • Lightweight pants

We suggest you buy lightweight equipment enough as per the itinerary for the below reasons.

  • It dries quick 
  • It is easy and quick to pack 
  • Feels comfortable during the trek
  • Saves energy 

Tourist Visa Information

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entries 15 days – US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 30 days – US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 90 days – US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as late fine.

http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa

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Trip Facts

  • 35 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 7,129 m
  • Comparatively Less Strenuous
  • Expedition
  • April and May & October and November
  • With high rate of success in climbing, Mt. Baruntse undoubtedly is one of the most beautiful snow peaks in the Himalayan region of Nepal. On the south there is Hunku Glacier, on the east the Barun Gl