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Baruntse expedition

Baruntse expedition

Nepal Peak climbing
panch poklhari
baruntse peak
boruntse high camp

Trip Facts

Duration : 35 Days Max-Altitude : 7129 M Program Type : tea house / camping Best Season : April- May, Sep-Oct-Nov Per Day Walking : 5/6 Trek Grade : Grade 4:

This is challenging and technical Trekking, climbing of Nepal, you most have to physically fit and mentally prepare, off the beaten trails, camping or challenging high passes Treks, at this level can he arranged for periods of 18 to 32 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft. or climbing 6540m.


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All price inclusive
$ 9200 $ 8000
USD per person

Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $9200
2 Paxes $8000
2-4 Paxes $7600
4-6 Paxes $7400
6-10 Paxes $7000
10-15 Paxes $6800
15+Paxes $6800

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Baruntse Expedition: Conquering the Majestic Peak

The Baruntse expedition beckons adventurers to ascend the awe-inspiring peak, standing tall at an impressive height of 7,129 meters, nestled within the inner Makalu National Park. Surrounded by the majestic mountain ranges of Makalu (8,481m), Everest (8,848m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Lhotse (8,516m), and Nuptse (7,861m), Baruntse Peak offers a breathtaking panorama of the highest Himalayan peaks from its summit.

Situated amidst picturesque glaciers, Baruntse is bordered by the Hunku Glacier to the south, the Barun Glacier to the east, and the Imja Glacier to the north. The name “Baruntse” derives from its location alongside Makalu and since the first successful summit. in 1954, numerous expeditions challenged its formidable slopes.

Indeed, the Baruntse expedition route is both highly rewarding and exceptionally demanding compared to other mountains in Nepal. The initial climb, from Baruntse High Camp to Baruntse Camp One, known as the West Col Pass or Ice Col Pass, poses a significant hurdle. Fixed ropes are essential to transport climbing equipment, provisions, and team members to Camp One. Moreover, navigating through challenging sections with overhanging corners and ridges is a requisite before reaching the summit.

Thankfully, our experienced climbing Sherpas are well-versed in Baruntse expeditions. Armed with extensive knowledge, they ensure the safe and secure installation of ropes, utilizing rock pitons, ice screws, and snow bars to navigate the terrain.

The journey to conquer Baruntse Peak begins at Kathmandu International Airport. Our comprehensive 35-day itinerary commences with a flight to Lukla and Chhutanga, followed by a trek through the Hunku Valley, leading us onward to Pokhari via Mera Summit.

To acclimatize adequately for the Baruntse challenge, we undertake the remarkable feat of climbing Mera Peak, which stands at 6,476 meters. This achievement serves as a significant milestone before setting our sights on Baruntse. Throughout the expedition, we prioritize ample time for acclimatization to minimize risks. As we trek from Seto Pokhari (5,035m) to Baruntse Base Camp (5,400m) and ascend to Camp One (6,100m), we gradually adapt to higher altitudes. The Baruntse Base Camp offers additional time for acclimatization and essential preparations. Engaging in short climbs at these higher elevations, we periodically return to the base camp, ensuring thorough preparation for the final push to the summit of Baruntse Peak (7,129m), a journey typically spanning seven to ten hours.

Post Baruntse expedition, climbers have various trekking route options to consider. One option is to proceed towards the Amphu Lapcha pass and merge with the renowned Everest base camp Trekking trails following the successful summit. Alternatively, climbers can arrange their own transportation from Baruntse Base Camp or Panch Pokhari to Lukla at their personal expense. Another possibility is to trek back to the Arun Valley and Makalu base camp via the challenging Sherpani Col pass. The decision regarding the post-Baruntse route ultimately lies with the climbers themselves.

The optimal time for scaling Baruntse Peak is during the spring season, particularly in April and May, or in the autumn season, specifically in September and October. These periods offer favorable weather conditions and stable climbing conditions, providing a safer and more enjoyable expedition experience. Early November in the spring season can also be considered for those seeking the Baruntse adventure.

Leaders of the expedition must possess excellent physical fitness and the necessary climbing skills to guide their team to the summit. Their fitness level should surpass average, enabling them to endure the rigorous demands of the climb and lead by example. Their comprehensive climbing skills, including navigating challenging terrain and making calculated decisions, are paramount in ensuring the success and safety of the entire team.

The cost of the Baruntse expedition ranges from USD 8000 to USD 9200 per person, encompassing the entire team. This comprehensive price includes a meticulously crafted itinerary that includes conquering Mera Peak as well. Our top priority is your safety throughout the expedition, ensuring a successful summit while immersing yourself in the local culture and enjoying the journey to the fullest.

As a Nepalese company, Nepal Wilderness Trekking is deeply committed to responsibility, ethics, and sustainability in mountain adventures. We are a reliable and conscientious local company organizing wilderness trips, dedicated to catering to all your needs, allowing climbers to focus wholeheartedly on their climbing endeavors. With our support, climbers can rest assured that their experience will be enhanced, enabling them to fully enjoy the expedition.

Baruntse Expedition Difficulties

The Baruntse Expedition poses greater challenges compared to other peaks in the Khumbu region, requiring mountaineers to overcome various obstacles on their path to the summit.

One significant challenge faced by climbers is altitude sickness, resulting from the low oxygen levels at higher altitudes. Symptoms such as muscle pain, dizziness, headaches, and nausea may arise, necessitating timely attention. Adapting to the temperature at higher altitudes and limiting elevation gains can help reduce its effects.

The path to the summit involves steep gradients, demanding tremendous physical and mental stamina from climbers. The undulating terrain continuously ascends, making it particularly challenging for novice climbers without prior experience.

The Baruntse Expedition is notorious for its unpredictable weather patterns and extreme temperatures, with rapidly changing conditions and harsh climates at higher altitudes.

Choosing the right climbing guide is crucial, and Nepal Wilderness Trekking Pvt provides experienced and skilled climbing guides with a proven track record of successful summits on Baruntse Peak and other prominent peaks in the region.

In conclusion, the Baruntse Expedition offers a thrilling and rewarding experience for seasoned mountaineers seeking to conquer a majestic Himalayan peak. Adequate preparation, physical fitness, and the support of expert guides ensure a safe and successful journey to the summit, where breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges await.

Detail Itinerary

  • DAY 01: Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. (Hotel)
  • DAY 02: Explore and enjoy sightseeing in the beautiful Kathmandu Valley. (No specific distance or elevation gain was mentioned)
  • DAY 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Chhutanga or Puyan (2800m). The trek distance and elevation gain will vary depending on the season. In some cases, due to the closure of the Chhetra La pass, an alternative route via Puyan will be taken. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)
  • DAY 04: Trek to Pangkonngma (2846m). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)
  • DAY 05: Trek to Nashing Dingma (2600m). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)
  • DAY 06: Trek to Chalem Kharka (3600m). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)
  • DAY 07: Trek to Chunbu Khaka (4200m). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)
  • DAY 08: Trek to Khote in Hinku Valley (4200m). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)
  • DAY 09: Trek to Tagnang (4320m). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)
  • DAY 10: Trek to Khare (4950m). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)
  • DAY 11: Rest day in Khare. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)
  • DAY 12: Trek to Mera High Camp (5750m). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)
  • DAY 13: Summit Mera Peak (6461m) and descend to Kongme Dingma (5168m) on the same day. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)
  • DAY 14: Trek to Rato Odhar (5000m). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)
  • DAY 15: Trek to Panch Pokhari (5250m). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)
  • DAY 16: Trek to Baruntse Base Camp (5450m). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)
  • DAY 17–28: Climbing period. (7129 elevations)
  • DAY 29: Trek to Amphu Latsa Base Camp (5650m). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)
  • DAY 30: Trek to Chukung (4730m). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)
  • DAY 31: Trek to Pangboche (3930m). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)
  • DAY 32: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)
  • DAY 33: Trek to Lukla (2800m). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation)
  • DAY 34: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. (Breakfast, Hotel)
  • DAY 35: Departure and fly back to your home country. (No specific details mentioned)

Cost Included

  • Airport transportation as per your arrival date to join the Baruntse expedition
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing guide and car or van
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B plan
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu airfare as per the expedition itinerary.
  • Baruntse Summiters climbing Sherpa (01 Sherpa: 02 climbers ratio)
  • Group climbing gears like rope, ice bar, etc for the Baruntse expedition.
  • Mera Peak and Baruntse expedition peak climbing permits and all government taxes.
  • National part and conservation permit fee for the expedition.
  • Full board high altitude meal while trekking to base camp and climbing Baruntse
  • Liaison officer with all his expenses while on Baruntse climbing expedition.
  • Expedition Manager, Expedition cook, support crew, and porters with their equipment, daily wages, food, insurance.
  • All camping gear including base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen and toilet tent
  • Mountain Hardware high altitude tents while climbing the Baruntse expedition
  • Emergency Oxygen with a regulator, Gamow Bag while on Baruntse expedition.
  • EPI gas and burner for a high climb and other required camping gear
  • Satellite Phone and Walkie-Talkie in case of emergency.

Cost Excluded

  • Medical and personal high-risk insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Main meal in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment and climbing gears.
  • International airfare
  • Climbing Bonus, tips, and personal nature expenses.
  • Applicable permit fees and custom charge for Sat phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming while on Baruntse expedition.
Trip Dates Trip Price Confirmed Pax Trip Status
May 10, 2024 US$ 8000 Join a Group Book Now
September 10, 2024 US$ 8000 Join a Group Book Now
October 10, 2024 US$ 8000 Join a Group Book Now
November 10, 2024 US$ 8000 Join a Group Book Now

Frequently Asked Questions

Baruntse Expedition is not so difficult, though several corners have overhanging sharp ridge before the Summit and in the west col pass
The best time to climbing Baruntse peak is between April and May in spring and October and November in the autumn
the important self climbing equipment is Climbing Boot, Summit Gloves, Helmet, Crampons, Ice Axe, Ice Tools, Belay Device, Harness, Ascender, Lock, Carabineer, Unlock Carabineer, Tape Slings, Prusik Loops, Snow Goggle, Head Light.

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