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OVERVIEW

Baruntse Expedition

  • Region - Nepal 

  • Duration - 34 Days

  • Grade - Extreme
  • Max Altitude - 7129m/23,390ft
  • Best Season - Spring & Autumn

 

Baruntse is a mountain in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal, crowned by four peaks and bounded on the south by the Hunku Glacier, on the east by the Barun Glacier, and on the northwest by the Imja Glacier. Accessing the mountain is usually gained from the South, where climbers can ascend Mera Peak to acclimatize before moving up the valley to Baruntse base camp. The peak stands majestically surrounded by some of the world's highest mountains - Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu to the north and Makalu on the other side. The climb up to West Col imposes significant challenges. The summit overall is not so technical but is physically demanding.

 

The mountain was first climbed May 30, 1954, via the south ridge by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow of a New Zealand expedition. The Southeast Ridge of Baruntse is a bit difficult because of being straightforward hard ways to climb. In the Expedition of Mt. Baruntse there are hard sections of 50 Degree' elevation with a prominent ice cliff for climbing and facing the risk of avalanche. The climbers have succeeded the mountain mostly in the spring season because of being the best season to the climber for safety. However, some climbers have reached on the top of this mountain in the autumn season too.

 

For climbers ready to move on to a 7000+ meter-peak, Barunste - 7129m, is the ultimate peak, providing an excellent experience for even higher objectives. The south-east Ridge of Baruntse has a high success rate. Although it is a straightforward, less-technical climb, it contains many of the components of an 8000m peak expedition in the Himalaya of Nepal.

 

ITINERARY

Baruntse Expedition Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m/4,595ft) and Transfer to Hotel

 

Day 02 - Kathmandu – Expedition Preparation and Briefing

 

Day 03 - Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m/9,385ft) and trek to Chutanga (3450m/11,320ft)

 

Day 04 - Trek from Chutanga to Zatrawa La Pass (4600m/15,090ft) to Tuli Kharka (4400m/14,435ft)

 

Day 05 - Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe (3700m/12,140ft)

 

Day 06 - Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4700m/15,420ft)

 

Day 07 - Trek from Thangnak to Khare (4950m/16,240)

 

Day 08 - Khare – Acclimatization and Rest Day

 

Day 09 - Trek from Khare to Khamedingma (4750m/15,585ft). Overnight at Camping

 

Day 10 - Trek from Khamedingma to Seto Pokhari (5040m/16535ft). Overnight at Camping

 

Day 11 - Trek from Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp (5400m/17,715ft). Overnight at Camping

 

Day 12 to Day 27 - Baruntse (7129m/23,390ft) Climbing and Summit Period

 

Day 28 - Trek from Baruntse Base Camp to Khamedingma. Overnight at Camping

 

Day 29 - Trek from Khamedingma to Thangnak

 

Day 30 - Trek from Thangnak to Chatrabu (4350m/14,270ft)

 

Day 31 - Trek from Chatrabu to Lukla

 

Day 32 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel

 

Day 33 - Kathmandu – Leisure Day

 

Day 34 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

COST TERM

Baruntse Expedition Cost

Cost Inclusions

  1. Flights

  • Roundtrip airfare between Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu for members

  • Transportation of members personal luggage by flight

  1. Transfers

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop

  • All ground transportation in comfortable private vehicle

  • Transportation of staffs, food supplies and equipment from Kathmandu to Lukla (Air Cargo/Vehicle) and Lukla to Base Camp (Porter/Yak) & Return

  1. Accommodations

  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis – twin sharing

  • All Accommodation while trekking in best mountain lodges

  • Excellent Tented accommodation during the trek at each campsite

  • High quality individual tents in the base camp for all climbers

  • High Altitude Tents for all high camps (C1, C2 & C3)

  1. Food

  • Full board meals during the trek up to base camp in tea houses/campsites (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

  • Nutritious and Full board meals (B/L/D, with coffee & tea) in well managed and hygienic base camp set up for climbers

  • High altitude food in all higher camps for members, Sherpas and entire crew

  • Energy Food Supplies / Nutritional Snack bars

  1. Base Camp Services

  • Foam Mattress, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Store tents; individual tents for Members; Sherpa and entire crew accommodation

  • Dining tent with heater for central heating for group

  • Tables and chairs at base camp

  • All cooking equipment and necessary items

  • Solar Panel for battery charging and light  

  • Experienced and well-trained Base camp staff, cook & support staff for group

  1. High Camp Services

  • High altitude tents for each member’

  • EPI Gas and burner, packed food and cooking pots

  • Oxygen Cylinder, Mask and Regulator for members (on request only)

  1. Permit

  • Expedition Royalty and Nepal Govt Permit for climbing the peak

  • Makalu Barun National Park Permit Fee

  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)

  1. Porters / Yaks

  • Members personal luggage will be transporter by Porters / Yaks

  • Services from Lukla up to Base Camp and while on Return

  • Maximum weight should be up to 50 kgs per member

  1. Communication

  • Satellite phone carried by Sherpa and available for use by climbers in case of emergency (pay calls)

  • Walkie talkies for communicating between base camp and high camps. Necessary permit for the same

  • Necessary permit for the above for all climbers and Sherpa

 

  1. Climbing Sherpa

  • Experienced, professional Climbing Sherpa for your successful summit

  • Food, clothing, personal equipment, accommodation & salary of all climbing Sherpas on the team

  • Sherpa bonus and route fixing charges

  1. Technical team – A team of well experienced Sherpas for Rope fixing and opening the route for climbing

  2. Group Climbing Gears  Fixed and Dynamic ropes, snow bar, all group climbing / mountaineering equipment supplies

  3. Technical Skills Training at the base camp for Ladder crossing techniques, Ice Wall Climbing, Jumar Ascending and Descending techniques by professional climbing guides

  4. Liaison Officer certified by the Government along with his Equipment, Food & Accommodation, Salary allowances

  5. Garbage Deposit Fees and required Garbage management

  6. Insurance Emergency rescue and medical Insurance of all staff members

  7. Staff costs including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, equipment, food and accommodation

  8. Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner with the Protrek Team in Kathmandu

  9. Protrek Adventure’s Trekking bag/duffle bag, t-shirt and Trekking map are yours to take

  10. Certificate of Achievement issued by MoCTCA on successful completion of the expedition

  11. Gamma Bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) in case of emergency for the members

  12. Weather forecast Report after basecamp & during the climbing period

  13. Medical - A comprehensive First Aid Medical Kit

  14. Oxygen Cylinder bottles available in the base camp in case of emergencies

 

Cost Exclusions

  1. International Flights – Airfare from and to Kathmandu

  2. Personal Expenses – Telephone Calls, Internet, Laundry, Hot shower, Battery recharge, Alcoholic beverages, Personal clothing, trekking and climbing gears, Camera and Drone Permit Fee

  3. Additional Stays – Additional Hotel stays in case of Early arrivals, departures and arrival in Kathmandu before the scheduled date as per our Itinerary

  4. Cargo Clearance  Members personal luggage clearance in international cargo

  5. Nepal Visa fee USD 60$ per person for 30 days. 60 days fee USD120$

  6. Insurance – Medical insurance, Accident cover, Emergency evacuation, high altitude rescue, other medical emergency expenses

  7. Oxygen Cylinder, Regulator and Mask available in the Base Camp (chargeable)

  8. Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpas 

  9. Tips and Gratitude for Base Camp Staff and support staff

  10. Any other items not mentioned under the head ‘Cost Inclusions’

 

Registering for Baruntse Expedition

Eligibility: Is this Expedition suitable for me?

Baruntse expedition is graded as a challenging climb. This expedition helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude climbs should not be underestimated, and the members should approach the expedition with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the expedition. Previous high-altitude climbing experience is mandatory to sign up for the Baruntse Expedition. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Baruntse Expedition successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Expedition Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 20%

We suggest that you book your Baruntse expedition at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Baruntse expedition booking, please e-mail us on info@protrekadventure.com 

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— no cash refund

For more details, please check our Cancellation Policy.

 

HOW TO REACH

Baruntse Expedition

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 

TREK ESSENTIAL


BASIC GEARS

Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Term
  • How to reach
  • Trek Essential
  • Fitness

Baruntse Expedition

  • Region - Nepal 

  • Duration - 34 Days

  • Grade - Extreme
  • Max Altitude - 7129m/23,390ft
  • Best Season - Spring & Autumn

 

Baruntse is a mountain in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal, crowned by four peaks and bounded on the south by the Hunku Glacier, on the east by the Barun Glacier, and on the northwest by the Imja Glacier. Accessing the mountain is usually gained from the South, where climbers can ascend Mera Peak to acclimatize before moving up the valley to Baruntse base camp. The peak stands majestically surrounded by some of the world's highest mountains - Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu to the north and Makalu on the other side. The climb up to West Col imposes significant challenges. The summit overall is not so technical but is physically demanding.

 

The mountain was first climbed May 30, 1954, via the south ridge by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow of a New Zealand expedition. The Southeast Ridge of Baruntse is a bit difficult because of being straightforward hard ways to climb. In the Expedition of Mt. Baruntse there are hard sections of 50 Degree' elevation with a prominent ice cliff for climbing and facing the risk of avalanche. The climbers have succeeded the mountain mostly in the spring season because of being the best season to the climber for safety. However, some climbers have reached on the top of this mountain in the autumn season too.

 

For climbers ready to move on to a 7000+ meter-peak, Barunste - 7129m, is the ultimate peak, providing an excellent experience for even higher objectives. The south-east Ridge of Baruntse has a high success rate. Although it is a straightforward, less-technical climb, it contains many of the components of an 8000m peak expedition in the Himalaya of Nepal.

 

Baruntse Expedition Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m/4,595ft) and Transfer to Hotel

 

Day 02 - Kathmandu – Expedition Preparation and Briefing

 

Day 03 - Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860m/9,385ft) and trek to Chutanga (3450m/11,320ft)

 

Day 04 - Trek from Chutanga to Zatrawa La Pass (4600m/15,090ft) to Tuli Kharka (4400m/14,435ft)

 

Day 05 - Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe (3700m/12,140ft)

 

Day 06 - Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4700m/15,420ft)

 

Day 07 - Trek from Thangnak to Khare (4950m/16,240)

 

Day 08 - Khare – Acclimatization and Rest Day

 

Day 09 - Trek from Khare to Khamedingma (4750m/15,585ft). Overnight at Camping

 

Day 10 - Trek from Khamedingma to Seto Pokhari (5040m/16535ft). Overnight at Camping

 

Day 11 - Trek from Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp (5400m/17,715ft). Overnight at Camping

 

Day 12 to Day 27 - Baruntse (7129m/23,390ft) Climbing and Summit Period

 

Day 28 - Trek from Baruntse Base Camp to Khamedingma. Overnight at Camping

 

Day 29 - Trek from Khamedingma to Thangnak

 

Day 30 - Trek from Thangnak to Chatrabu (4350m/14,270ft)

 

Day 31 - Trek from Chatrabu to Lukla

 

Day 32 - Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel

 

Day 33 - Kathmandu – Leisure Day

 

Day 34 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

Baruntse Expedition Cost

Cost Inclusions

  1. Flights

  • Roundtrip airfare between Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu for members

  • Transportation of members personal luggage by flight

  1. Transfers

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop

  • All ground transportation in comfortable private vehicle

  • Transportation of staffs, food supplies and equipment from Kathmandu to Lukla (Air Cargo/Vehicle) and Lukla to Base Camp (Porter/Yak) & Return

  1. Accommodations

  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis – twin sharing

  • All Accommodation while trekking in best mountain lodges

  • Excellent Tented accommodation during the trek at each campsite

  • High quality individual tents in the base camp for all climbers

  • High Altitude Tents for all high camps (C1, C2 & C3)

  1. Food

  • Full board meals during the trek up to base camp in tea houses/campsites (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

  • Nutritious and Full board meals (B/L/D, with coffee & tea) in well managed and hygienic base camp set up for climbers

  • High altitude food in all higher camps for members, Sherpas and entire crew

  • Energy Food Supplies / Nutritional Snack bars

  1. Base Camp Services

  • Foam Mattress, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Store tents; individual tents for Members; Sherpa and entire crew accommodation

  • Dining tent with heater for central heating for group

  • Tables and chairs at base camp

  • All cooking equipment and necessary items

  • Solar Panel for battery charging and light  

  • Experienced and well-trained Base camp staff, cook & support staff for group

  1. High Camp Services

  • High altitude tents for each member’

  • EPI Gas and burner, packed food and cooking pots

  • Oxygen Cylinder, Mask and Regulator for members (on request only)

  1. Permit

  • Expedition Royalty and Nepal Govt Permit for climbing the peak

  • Makalu Barun National Park Permit Fee

  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)

  1. Porters / Yaks

  • Members personal luggage will be transporter by Porters / Yaks

  • Services from Lukla up to Base Camp and while on Return

  • Maximum weight should be up to 50 kgs per member

  1. Communication

  • Satellite phone carried by Sherpa and available for use by climbers in case of emergency (pay calls)

  • Walkie talkies for communicating between base camp and high camps. Necessary permit for the same

  • Necessary permit for the above for all climbers and Sherpa

 

  1. Climbing Sherpa

  • Experienced, professional Climbing Sherpa for your successful summit

  • Food, clothing, personal equipment, accommodation & salary of all climbing Sherpas on the team

  • Sherpa bonus and route fixing charges

  1. Technical team – A team of well experienced Sherpas for Rope fixing and opening the route for climbing

  2. Group Climbing Gears  Fixed and Dynamic ropes, snow bar, all group climbing / mountaineering equipment supplies

  3. Technical Skills Training at the base camp for Ladder crossing techniques, Ice Wall Climbing, Jumar Ascending and Descending techniques by professional climbing guides

  4. Liaison Officer certified by the Government along with his Equipment, Food & Accommodation, Salary allowances

  5. Garbage Deposit Fees and required Garbage management

  6. Insurance Emergency rescue and medical Insurance of all staff members

  7. Staff costs including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, equipment, food and accommodation

  8. Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner with the Protrek Team in Kathmandu

  9. Protrek Adventure’s Trekking bag/duffle bag, t-shirt and Trekking map are yours to take

  10. Certificate of Achievement issued by MoCTCA on successful completion of the expedition

  11. Gamma Bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) in case of emergency for the members

  12. Weather forecast Report after basecamp & during the climbing period

  13. Medical - A comprehensive First Aid Medical Kit

  14. Oxygen Cylinder bottles available in the base camp in case of emergencies

 

Cost Exclusions

  1. International Flights – Airfare from and to Kathmandu

  2. Personal Expenses – Telephone Calls, Internet, Laundry, Hot shower, Battery recharge, Alcoholic beverages, Personal clothing, trekking and climbing gears, Camera and Drone Permit Fee

  3. Additional Stays – Additional Hotel stays in case of Early arrivals, departures and arrival in Kathmandu before the scheduled date as per our Itinerary

  4. Cargo Clearance  Members personal luggage clearance in international cargo

  5. Nepal Visa fee USD 60$ per person for 30 days. 60 days fee USD120$

  6. Insurance – Medical insurance, Accident cover, Emergency evacuation, high altitude rescue, other medical emergency expenses

  7. Oxygen Cylinder, Regulator and Mask available in the Base Camp (chargeable)

  8. Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpas 

  9. Tips and Gratitude for Base Camp Staff and support staff

  10. Any other items not mentioned under the head ‘Cost Inclusions’

 

Registering for Baruntse Expedition

Eligibility: Is this Expedition suitable for me?

Baruntse expedition is graded as a challenging climb. This expedition helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude climbs should not be underestimated, and the members should approach the expedition with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the expedition. Previous high-altitude climbing experience is mandatory to sign up for the Baruntse Expedition. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Baruntse Expedition successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Expedition Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 20%

We suggest that you book your Baruntse expedition at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Baruntse expedition booking, please e-mail us on info@protrekadventure.com 

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— no cash refund

For more details, please check our Cancellation Policy.

 

Baruntse Expedition

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 


BASIC GEARS

Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage