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