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Baruntse Expedition

Trip Introduction

Duration : 35 days
Difficulty Level : Streneous

Baruntse is one the most significant peak lying close to Makalu, other 6,000m smaller peaks and between the Barun, Hongu and Imjatse valley of Khumbu. Geoff Harrow and Colin Todd first climbed this peak on 30th May 1954 by the South East ridge, which we use for our ascent too.

Our Baruntse expedition starts from Lukla and then towards the Hillary’s classic Everest route and then to Mera route to Base Camp and we use three camps above Base camp and attempt the summit on a good favorable day. Our effort will be always to put maximum number of climbers to the summit with good logistics and strategy. Beautiful views of mountains including Mt. Everest, Kusum Kanguru, Barun valley, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kwangde, Mera Peak, Island Peak etc can be viewed from the summit.

Baruntse expedition departures 2019
1 15-Apr 6-Oct Arrive Kathmandu, meet our representative and transfer to Hotel. Hotel
2 16-Apr 7-Oct At leisure in Kathmandu / administrative formalities.  Hotel
3 17-Apr 8-Oct Fly to Lukla and trek to Payun (2,290m). Camp
4 18-Apr 9-Oct Trek to Pangkongma (3,010m). Camp
5 19-Apr 10-Oct Trek to Nyungsowa (2,300). Camp
6 20-Apr 11-Oct Trek to Zetra khola (3,790m). Camp
7 21-Apr 12-Oct Trek to Kote(4,120m). Camp
8 22-Apr 13-Oct Trek to Thangnak(4,350m). Camp
9 23-Apr 14-Oct Acclimatization day. Camp
10 24-Apr 15-Oct Trek to Khare(5,100m). Camp
11 25-Apr 16-Oct Mera La (5,415m) cross then trek to Rato Odar. Camp
12 26-Apr 17-Oct Trek to Seto Pokhari. Camp
13 27-Apr 18-Oct Trek to Baruntse Base Camp (5550m). Camp
14 28-Apr 19-Oct Ascent of Baruntse using 3 camps above Base Camp Camp
15 29-Apr 20-Oct Climbing period of Baruntse (7,129m/23,389ft) Camp
16 30-Apr 21-Oct Climbing period of Baruntse Camp
17 1-May 22-Oct Climbing period of Baruntse Camp
18 2-May 23-Oct Climbing period of Baruntse Camp
19 3-May 24-Oct Climbing period of Baruntse Camp
20 4-May 25-Oct Climbing period of Baruntse Camp
21 5-May 26-Oct Climbing period of Baruntse Camp
22 6-May 27-Oct Climbing period of Baruntse Camp
23 7-May 28-Oct Climbing period of Baruntse Camp
24 8-May 29-Oct Climbing period of Baruntse Camp
25 9-May 30-Oct Climbing period of Baruntse Camp
26 10-May 31-Oct Climbing period of Baruntse Camp
27 11-May 1-Nov Cleaning up Baruntse Base Camp. Camp
28 12-May 2-Nov Trek down to Rato Odar. Camp
29 13-May 3-Nov Trek to Khare. Lodge
30 14-May 4-Nov Trek to Kothe. Lodge
31 15-May 5-Nov Trek to Zetra Kharka. Lodge
32 16-May 6-Nov Trek to Lukla (2880m). Lodge
33 17-May 7-Nov Fly Lukla / Kathmandu & transfer to hotel. Hotel
34 18-May 8-Nov At leisure in Kathmandu. Hotel
35 19-May 9-Nov Transfer to airport for international departure. // //  //

Cost includes:

  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on single bed & breakfast basis,
  • Internal flight tickets and cargo charges,
  • Airport-hotel-airport transports,
  • Baruntse climbing permit fee & all other applicable permits,
  • Cargo clearance & duties fees,
  • Professional High altitude climbing Sherpa depending on number of members in group, 1 Government liaison officer backed by full BC cook, kitchen helpers,
  • Equipment allowance, daily wages, insurance, food and shelter for above mentioned staff, porters and Liaison officer,
  • All food, fuel and accommodation for member and Sherpa staffs throughout the expedition period at Base Camp & while approaching to/from Base Camp,
  • Complete Base Camp camping equipments,
  • Garbage shipped off charges from Base Camp,
  • Agency service charge and related administrative fees,
  • Complete camping & group equipments above Base camp: tents, ropes, snow bar, rock piton, shovel, ice-screws etc…
  • Food & fuel above Base camp for member & climbing Sherpas,
  • 1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use,
  • Solar panel for power supply,
  • Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes:

  1. Air travel to/from Nepal,
  2. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu,
  3. Drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, tips, all items of personal nature,
  4. Extra high altitude Sherpa if needed,
  5. Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
  6. Emergency rescue evacuations,
  7. Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
  8. Any extra service not mentioned herein cost inclusion

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