Baruntse Expedition

  • 14 Days
Price per personUS$8990
27 June, 2022
$8990 x 1 guests:
$8990

Total
$8990
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  • Trip Duration14 Days
  • Difficulty LevelTechnical Challenging
  • Best SeasonFall and Spring
  • Max Altitude7219 m

Overview

Mt. Baruntse Expedition (7129m) is an attractive seven thousand meters above mountain peak in the heart of the Everest region. Located between Mt. Makalu and Mt. Lhotse, the famous symmetrical peak has a total of four ridges and four summits. Mt. Baruntse Expedition is one of the most satisfying and rewarding high expedition mountains.

On our Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing, we climb both of the mountains. However, our main focus is on climbing Baruntse, and Mera Peak climbing is expected to ensure that we are well prepared for our ultimate climb. Mt. Baruntse is located between Lhotse and Makalu at the epicenter of three glacier valleys including Barun, Imja and Hunku. The mountain was first ascended by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow in 1954 by the South-East Ridge. However, the steep sections of ice at 50 degrees and a prominent ice cliff at about 7,000 meters make the South-East Ridge of Baruntse a somewhat difficult climb. Therefore, we choose a more accessible and popular alternative via South Ridge. This route also gives us the opportunity to acclimatize and climb the Mera Peak (6476m/21,246ft). We make two high camps above the Base Camp – Camp I just below East Col at an altitude of 5,700m and Camp II on the South-East Ridge at a height of 6,420m. The Baruntse Expedition with Mera Peak Climbing also includes a few days trek into the scenic heartland of the Khumbu region and a stunning helicopter ride back to Kathmandu. Throughout our journey, we are rewarded with exceptional views of the Himalayan vista.

Itinerary

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Day 1: 

Day 2: Fly to Lukla(2800m/9,186ft) 35mins and trek to Chhutang (3020m-3 Hrs.), lodge.

Day 3: Trek to Thuli Kharka (3900m-6 Hrs.) via Zatrawa La Pass (4610m); lodge.

Day 4: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe (3700m)

Day 5: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4,350m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 6: Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5,045m-4 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 7: Rest and acclimatization day at Khare

Day 8: Trek via Mera La (5320m) to Kongmadin (4800m-5 Hrs.), camping.

Day 9: Trek to Seto Pokhari Camp (5000m-5 Hrs.), camping.

Day 10: Rest and preparation day

Day 11 : Base camp to camp 1

Day 12 : Camp 1- Camp 2

Day 13 : Camp 2- Camp 3

Day 14 : Summit day and back to Base camp, from the Baruntse base camp to Kathmandu by helicopter

                                  Trip inclusion

                                  • Arrival & departure transfers by private vehicle
                                  • B&B accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3-star hotel on a twin-share basis
                                  • Accommodation & meals while trekking
                                  • One highly experienced Alpine Ramble’s government-licensed, English-speaking local guide covering meals, flight, insurance, accommodations, and equipment for the guide.
                                  • Highly experienced climbing guide ( guide for 2 climbers )
                                  • Round trip flight from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including applicable departure taxes
                                  • Food & camping at Base Camp for members & staff
                                  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Baruntse, Makalu National park, TIMS permit, Pasang Lhamu vural VDC fee.
                                  • Base Camp Cook & Assistant Staff & Transportation : Trekking Cook and assistant cook and necessary kitchen helper on the basis of Member and they carry Camping Equipment and Tent from Khare.
                                  • Equipment Utensils : Ep Gas, gas stove and fuel stove for Cooking, Fuel or Kerosene oil, All Cooking pot, Folding Tables and Chairs, Mattress, Walkee Talkie( Talk Back), Solar Panel for Light and Battery Charge, Tapling etc.
                                  • Staff salary and Allowance : All Nepali staff & porters daily wages/equipment/food/clothing with Personal Life and Medical Insurance.
                                  • High Altitude Tents : North Face Dome Tent Space for Two Pax, Wall/Cabin Tent for Dining and Kitchen, Toilet Tent and Shower Tent Etc.
                                  • 1 liaison officer plus daily wages, equipment & insurance
                                  • High Camp Lodging & Fooding Service : Chocolate, Tin Fruits and Three Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) a day for Member And Staff.
                                  • Drinks & Beverage : Tea with Biscuits and Hot drinking water in climbing Period and Hot washing water as required.
                                  • Fixing Gear : Fix rope, main rope, snow bar, ice crew, rock piktung
                                  • Oxygen : Poisk Oxygen cylinder bottle for the emergency scenarios
                                  • Helicopter : Emergency Helicopter Charter or Rescue arrangement which will be founded by your travel insurance
                                  • Farewell dinner at authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program
                                  • Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
                                  • Nepal visa fee
                                  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
                                  • Personal Gear
                                  • Tips : Tips for trekking guides and climbing guides as well porters.
                                  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria bars during trekking.
                                  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
                                  • Any additional staff other than specified.
                                  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.