Trip FactsTrip Code: YT-ME02
Duration: 34 Days
Max. Altitude: 7129 m
Mode of Travel: Climbing
Start Trip: Lukla
End Trip: Lukla
Trip Grade: Hard
Mount Baruntse Expedition is a full scale mountaineering adventure that takes a minimum of 1 month. One can also climb in 10 days if the weather is good. Characterized by ridges forming the icy walls between the Barun Valley, Hikno Valley and the Imjatse valley of the Khumbu area, the Baruntse peak is ascended via Sherpani and West Col. This requires serious climbing skills, especially after crossing the base camp.
Mount Baruntse Expedition starts at Lukla where you cross a number of passes through the forests of the Hinku Valley. Your adventure will continue through the Mera-La pass to the upper Hinku bowl. One should travel through the wilderness amidst the snowy peaks that surround the high camp near Panch Pokhari and Hongu. You then continue to trudge along the less traveled route that passes through moraine and ice path while relishing the beauty of the surrounding.
From the foot of the Barun Glacier starts the challenging part of the climbing. Mount Baruntse lies hidden behind the Peak 4. It precisely lies between the East and West Col. of Mount Makalu. After the tiresome climb full of adventure up to the peak, we climb back down to Lukla and catch a plane back to Kathmandu.
Traversing the Everest region via Sherpani Col and Amphu Laptsa through the rocky slopes of the western bank of Barun River is the most challenging part of Mount Baruntse Expedition.
Baruntse - Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. 1,300m and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02-3: In Kathmandu preparation with guided tour.
Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Approx: 45 minutes flight to Lukla 2,800m begin trek to Chutanga 3,430m 3-4 hrs walks.
Day 05: Rest day at Chutanga.
Day 06: Trek to Tuli Kharka 4,300m. 6-7 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Mousum Kharka. 3,430m. 3-4 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Tagnag. 4,360m. approx. 5 hrs.
Day 09: Rest day for acclimatisation.
Day 10: Trek to Khare. 5,000m 4-5 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Upper Hongu Valley 5,000m.4-5 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Hongu Pokhari. Approx. 5,000m. 4-5 hrs.
Day 13: Rest day at Hongu Pokhari.
Day 14: Trek to Baruntse Base Camp. Approx. 5,300m.
Day 15: Rest day for acclimatisation.
Day 16-25: Climbing and preparation for the summit of Baruntse.
Day 26: Back at Base Camp.
Day 27: Trek back to Hongu Pokhari.
Day 28: Trek on route Khare. 6-7 hrs.
Day 29: Trek to Kothe. 6-7 hrs.
Day 30: Trek to Tuli Kharka. 6-7 hrs.
Day 31: Trek to Lukla via Zatarwa-La.6-7 hrs.
Day 32: Fly Lukla- Kathmandu.
Day 33: Free day at leisure.
Day 34: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
- Expedition Sherpa Guide
- Oxygen bottles with mask and regulator (for use only) ” POISK OXYGEN SYSTEM”
- Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc)
- Clean Mountain Cans at Camp
- Restop toilet bags to bring human waste of the mountain for all members.
- Parabolic Solar Cookers at Base Camp,
- Sat Phone available at Base camp, but nominal charge for use.
- Email, Internet services available with nominal charge for use.
- Walkie-talkies for each member base unit at Base Camp.
- High altitude tents (North Face or similar quality) for all members and climbing Sherpas
- Base Camp single tent for each members, climbing Sherpa, BC staff and Liaison Officer
- Transportation of food supply to Base Camp
- Conservation and National Park fee
- All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition
- Solar panel at Base Camp for light
- Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp
- All kitchen tent, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables and chairs, and cooking utensils for Base Camp
- Insurance for Climbing Sherpas, Cooks, Liaison Officer, and local porters
- Equipment allowances and wages for Climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen boys and Government Liaison Officer
- Hotel in Kathmandu
- International airfare from / to your country
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Personal climbing gear above base camp
- Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage
- Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming
- Expenses of a personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, Email, etc.
- Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all personal expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo
- Tips and bonuses