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.
- International and domestic airport transfers
- 4 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
- Both way air tickets: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu with airport tax
- All necessary transportation
- Climbing Permit and necessary documents
- Summit route fixing charge
- Garbage Management and Disposal Fee
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner with hot drinks, tea/coffee
- Government Liaison Officer
- Experienced and well-trained expedition cook and kitchen helpers
- Necessary porters up to Base Camp and return to Lukla
- Wages, equipment, food, accommodation, and insurance for all staffs
- Maximum 60kg per member
- Each member will have an individual tent available at base camp
- Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, hot shower tent, communication tent and mattress
- Generator, heater and solar panel
- Walkie-talkie for members and climbing staffs as required
- Satellite-phone (chargeable as per use)
- First aid medical kit
- Daily weather forecast report during the entire expedition
- EPI gas, gas burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars and carabineer etc.
- In case of emergencies, sufficient oxygen and mask regulator available at our Base Camp (chargeable as per use)
- One professional climbing Sherpa per member and his allowance
- Equipment and allowance for Base Camp cook and kitchen helpers
- Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing guide, cook and staffs
- Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
- International flight Airfare
- Nepali entry Visa fee US$ 50 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 90 days US $125)
- Lunch & dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
- Special filming, camera, and drone permit fee
- Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical and emergency evacuation
- Personal climbing gears, alcoholic beverages and staff tips
- Summit bonus for personal climbing Sherpa US $.