Baruntse Expedition

BARUNTSE EXPEDITUON [7129m]

Mt. Baruntse [7129m] lies at the center of three glacier valleys, the Imja, Hunku, Barun and above the east and west col, in front of Mt. Makalu. The summit of this mountain provides the panoramic views of high mountains including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse& Mt. Makalu. The climbing of this mountain provides you the experience of snow & Ice cliff obstacle around 750m. The mountain was first ascended by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow in 1954 by the South-East Ridge. The peak is crowned by four summits on four ridges with a high rate of successful ascent on normal route via South Ridge. Despite being a 7000er, Baruntse Expedition involves various 8000m climb components, thus offering itself as an ideal training peak for higher climbing. In this expedition our team  will fix  two high camps above the base camp ,the first camp is set up just below East Col. (5,700m) and the second camp is on the South – East Ridge ( 6,420m).

GENERAL INFORMATION

Best months of Expedition: April- May / October – November
Accommodation: Hotel/Tented camp/ Guest House
Group size: 2 and above
Meal Plan: Full Board in trekking /Bed & breakfast in Kathmandu
Guide:  English speaking climbing guide with Assistance Sherpa, Cook with all Kitchen /
            Camping crew
Transportation: Tourist Bus / Private vehicle as per group size
Departure Dates: Upon request
Cost: As per arrangement (Up to Base Camp Service / Up to Summit)
Route: South ridge with two camps to summit having ice, rock & steep snow climbing 

TENTATIVE ITENERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu (Government Formalities)
Day 03: Kathmandu (Preparation of Expedition).
Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. Overnight at Tumlingtar.
Day 05: Mane Bhanjyang. Overnight at Bhanjyang.
Day 06: Bhanjyang trek to Chichira. Overnight at Chichira.
Day 07: Chichira trek to Num. Overnight at Num.
Day 08: Num trek to Seduwa. Overnight at Seduwa.
Day 09: Seduwa trek to Tashi Gaoun. Overnight at ashi Gaoun.
Day 10: Tashi Gaoun trek to Kauma. Overnight at Kauma.
Day 11: Kauma trek to Dobato. Overnight at Dobato.
Day 12: Dobato trek to Jark Kharka. Overnight at Jark Kharka.
Day 13: Jark Kharka trek to Hillary base camp.
Day 14: Hillary base camp trek to Makalu base camp.
Day 15: Makalu base camp trek to Baruntse base camp.
Day 16-34: Climbing period Mt. Baruntse.
Day 35: Mt. Baruntse trek back to Yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak Kharka.
Day 36: Yak Kharka trek to Mumbuk. Overnight at Mumbuk.
Day 37: Mumbuk trek to Tashi Gaoun. Overnight at Tashi Gaoun.
Day 38: Tashi Gaoun trek to Num. Overnight at Num.
Day 39: Num trek to Chichira. Overnight at  Chichira.
Day 40: Chichira trek to Khandbari. Overnight at Khandbari.
Day 41: Khandbari trek to Tumlingtar. Fly back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 42: Rest day at Kathmandu and in the evening farewell Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 43: Departure Transfer to airport.

THE COST INCLUDES 

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis ( 4 star hotel) as per program
  • All Meals in Trekking & Base Camp
  • Mt Baruntse  Expedition permit fees
  • Experience Guide, cook, helper & porters as per program
  • Liaison officer & his all expanses
  • Equipments & Daily allowance for Trekking & Climbing staffs
  • Insurance of all staffs from Nepali Insurance company
  • Extra tents for climbing period ( If necessary)
  • All transportation as per program
  • Member Tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Table , Chair & store tent for base camp
  • Oxygen Cylinders, Mask & regulator ( If necessary) 
  • Welcome / Farewell Dinner
  • First aid & Medicine kit ( Normal)
  • Domestic flight tickets with cargo 30 KG only
  • All applicable Government tax

COST EXCLUDES 

  • Lunch & Dinner at Kathmandu
  • Essential Personal Equipments  for climbing & trekking
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation ( If necessary)
  • Climbing meals, Gas , stove etc for climbing period ( Above Base camp)
  • Personal communication equipments/ permits for any extra personal equipments
  • Extra Oxygen & Mask regulator
  • Personal insurance & all types of  personal nature cost
  • All types of Beverages & Drinks
  • Garbage Deposit fees ( re-fundable / need to manage garbage fixed Place)
  • Personal Tips/bonus  to trekking & Expedition staffs
  • Any extra cost due to extension of program, delay arrival, sickness or other unavoidable circumstances.
  • Extra cargo charge on domestic flight except 30 KG Per-person.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Days: 43 Days
  • Best Time: April- May / October November
  • Difficulty: Very Hard