MOUNT BARUNTSE EXPEDITION (7,129M)


Mount  Baruntse (7,129 m)  expedition is a most thrilling adventure for climbers who wish to summit a 7000- meter peak in Nepal. It is situated in the central Khumbu region–just west of the world’s 8,000-meter giant Mt. Makalu and slightly east of Mt.Lhotse and Mt.Everest. It is the most accessible 7000-meter peak in the Khumbu region due to its location and classic beauty. It has the high success rate of reaching the summit and returning safely as compared to other peaks above 7,000m.

The south -East Ridge route of Mount Baruntse is a little difficult due to stiff climb. During the climb, there are difficult sections of 50-degree elevation with an ice cliff for climbing and facing the risk of avalanche. From base camp, the ascent to the western col with huge glacial plateau is really challenging. Those climbers whose ultimate desire is to summit 8000-meter peaks in the future must consider MountBaruntse as an ideal preparation for 8000 meter high mountains.

High Magazine’s ‘Mountain Info’ has claimed Mount Baruntse as one of ‘the most beautiful 7,000m peaks in Nepal’. World’s legendary summiteers- Edmond Hillary and Ship Ton opened the traditional route for climbing Mount Baruntse in 1952.  Thereafter, Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow ascended Baruntse for the first time on 30 May 1954.

Our Baruntse expedition itinerary has been carefully designed so that all expedition members have their acclimatization properly and have sufficient strength and skill to cope with the necessary ascents from and back to base camp before setting out for the summit push.

We highly recommend climbers to scale this mountain, especially in the spring season for safety reason. However, there are some climbers who have to succeed the top of this mountain even in the autumn.

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Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing & climbing preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2730m/8,954ft): 3-4 hours
Day 04: Paiya to Pangkoma (2850m/93,48ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Pangkoma to Nigmsa (Shibuche) (2745m/90,03ft): 4-5 hours
Day 06: Nigmsa (Shibuche) to Chetra khola (3150m/10332ft): 7-8 hours
Day 07: Chetrakhola to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 6-7 hours
Day 08: Kothe to Tangnang (4,350m/14,270ft): 3-4 hours
Day 09: Rest day with an optional short hike to Charpate Himal Glacier: 4 hours
Day 10: Thangnang to Khare - 5,045m/16,486ft : 2-3 hours
Day 11: Pre-climb preparation and rest
Day 12: Khare to High camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 4-5 hours
Day 13: High camp to Mera Peak Summit then to Kongma Dingma (4850m/15912 ft): 9-10 hours
Day 14: Reserve Day for Contingency
Day 15: Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari (5035m/16519 ft): 6 hours
Day 16: Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp (5300m/17388 ft): 6 hours
Day 17-27: Baruntse climbing period
Day 28: Baruntse Base Camp to Amphu Labcha Base Camp (5650m/18536 ft): 4-5 hours
Day 29: Amphu Labcha Base Camp(South) to Amphu Labcha Base Camp(North) (5300m/17385 ft) : 5 - 6 hours
Day 30: Amphu Labcha Base Camp to Pangboche (3930m/12893 ft): 6-7 hours
Day 31: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286 ft): 5 - 6 hours
Day 32: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m/9186 ft): 6-7 hours
Day 33: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 34: Contingency
Day 35: Final departure
01: ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary 
02: HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu with  breakfast basis
03: WELCOME DINNER: A welcome dinner with Office Staff in Kathmandu

04: DOMESTIC AIR: Both way air tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu with airport tax
05: TRANSPORTATION: All necessary transportation cost for our overall expedition crew for  the entire expedition
06: CLIMBING PERMIT: Climbing Permit Charge by Nepal Government to climb Mount Amadablam, TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) and Sagarmatha (Everest) National park fee
07: 
ROUTE FIXING CHARGE: Summit route fixing charge
08: GARBAGE: Garbage deposit fee
09: MEALS: Fresh Meals on full board (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) with Hot Drinks/ Tea/ Coffee, fresh meat and fresh vegetable 

10: LIAISON OFFCER: Government Liaison officer and his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance and transportation
11: COOK AND KITCHEN HELPERS: Experienced and well-trained base camp cook and Kitchen helpers 

12: PORTERS: Porters up to the Base Camp and return from the base camp
13: STAFF WAGES: All wages, equipment, food, accommodation and insurance for all staffs in trekking and expedition 
14: MEMBER PERSONAL BAGGAGE:  Maximum sixty kilograms per member as a personal baggage 

15: BASE CAMP TENT: North face, Kailas, Red Fox or any other branded tent and each expedition member will have an individual tent available at the base camp 
16: BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT: Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, hot shower tent, communication  tent , mattress, pillow, table, chair and  other required equipment 

17: ELECTRICITY: Generator and solar panel for light or charging any electronic devices
18: HEATER:  We will provide heater at the base camp for a member and staff

19: COMMUNICATION: Walkie-talkie per member and climbing staff as required
20:  INTERNET AND CELL-PHONE: Internet service, satellite and cell-phone network available at the base camp (chargeable as per use)
21: MADICAL SERVICE: 
First aid medical kits for the group and the staff
22: WEATHER FORECAST: Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expedition

23: GENERAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT: EPI gas and gas burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineer etc.
24: BACKUP OXYGEN AND MASK REGULATOR: In case of emergencies, sufficient oxygen and mask regulator available at our Base camp 
25:  CLIMBING SHERPA: One professional climbing Sherpa per member
26: CLIMBING SHERPA ALLOWANCE: Equipment that requires advance payment, daily wages and carrying bonus
27: EQUIPMENT ALLOWANCE FOR STAFF: Equipment allowance for base camp cook and kitchen helpers
28: RESCUE INSURANCE: Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing guide, cook and staff
29: FAREWELL DINNER: Farewell dinner with expedition staff in a Nepali typical restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu
01: AIRFARE: International flight Airfare (from and to Kathmandu) 
02: ENTRY VISA: Nepali entry Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (US $100)
03: LUNCH AND DINNER: Lunch & dinner during your stay in Kathmandu hotel
04: FILMING: Special filming, camera and Drone permit fee
05: INSURANCE: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical and emergency evacuation
06: PERSONAL EXPENSES: Personal climbing gears, alcoholic beverages and laundry  during the trekking and expedition 

07: EXTRA  SERVICE: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary
08: TIPS: Tips for base camp staff 
09: SUMMIT BONUS:
 Summit bonus for personal climbing Sherpa US $...
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Note : If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, wishes, itinerary can be customized as per your requirement.
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