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Baruntse Expedition (7129m/23,389ft)

Baruntse Expedition (7129m/23,389ft)

Overview & Highlights

Trip Facts

Location :

7000m Peak Climbing

Difficulty :

Moderate

Max. Altitude :

7129

 

 

Baruntse Expedition - Trip Highlights

  • A stunning 7000 metres peak is best for intermediate climbers who want to prepare for their 8000 metres peak ventures. 
  • Baruntse, a beautiful and symmetrical mountain in Khumbu with four ridges and a summit. 
  • Ornate by spectacular glaciers of Khumbu: Imja Tse, Cho, and Henku. 
  • Astounding views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and more. 
  • Climbing Mera Peak at 6,476 metres as an acclimatisation and preparation peak. 
  • Crossing Amphu Labtsa Pass on the return trek. 
  • 100% guaranteed summit push and adequate acclimatisation alongside an experienced Sherpa guide.

Baruntse Expedition - Trip Overview

Khumbu region is affluent in mountains that range from trekkers peaks of 6,000 metres, climbing peaks of 7,000 metres, and the world's tallest peaks above 8,000 metres. One among such, Baruntse Peak, at 7,129 metres, sits in the heart of Makalu National Park. In the middle of Everest at 8,848 metres, Makalu at 8,481 metres, and Cho Oyu at 8,201 metres, Baruntse scintillates. 

At an elevation of 7,129 metres, the Baruntse peak in the Khumbu region has its charm. Amidst the tallest 8000-metre summits, three elegant glaciers of Khumbu surround Baruntse. Henku Glacier, Barun Glacier, and Imja Tse lie to the South, East, and North of Baruntse Peak.

More intermediate climbers with 6000 metres of peak climbing experience want to scale Baruntse peak to improve their climbing resume. Often, many mid-level climbers take this expedition as preparations to climb 8,000 metres mountains. Thus, its vertical four ridges and snow-filled terrain are best for excelling alpine techniques. Baruntse Peak also has more success climbing numbers than adjacent peaks of the Khumbu region. It is also why more and more climbers approach this peak every climbing season. 

Since Baruntse sits amid Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, and Lhotse, all these peaks are visually elegant from the summit. On a clear weather day with stable temperature, all these peaks appear close to Baruntse Summit. 

Baruntse Peak Expedition - Route to Summit

More climbers approach Baruntse summit from South-East Ridge. But, it becomes arduous due to steep vertical ridges over 50 degrees. Also, many snow-covered ice cliffs on this face are prone to avalanches. Hence, more climbers summit Baruntse from South East Ridge during Spring. But, there have also been some successful summit records of climbing Baruntse Peak during Autumn. 


The straightforward climb from Baruntse Peak base camp to the summit has two to three High Camps. These camps are best for acclimatising and routine climbs back and forth. The back and forth climb to Camp I at 6,000 metres and Camp II at 6,450 metres help acclimatise and build confidence in climbing. 

The broad landscape of the Baruntse base camp is beautiful. Henku Glacier, Cho, and Imja Tse glaciers make the place inspiring. Climbers prefer West col from Baruntse Peak base camp via South-East Ridge. The AD grade of the climb makes the climb of 50 degrees vertical West Col arduous. Camp I of Baruntse peak sits on a glacial plateau. 

Fixed rope walking comes as we start ascending to Camp II. The climb is shorter, but it also has a 45-degree steep icy wall. Ice shoulder's presence in huge volume makes the summit push cumbersome. This shoulder of ice and snow is around 7,000 metres from the peak. Our climbing guides will guide you with the proper information to climb with a fixed rope. As we reach Baruntse Summit, at 7,129 metres, the broad ridges become narrow. 

The serene view of Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse makes the arduous climb rewarding. The summit push is nearly 12 hours long. Thus, physical endurance alongside climbing techniques is a must. After some time at the summit, we'll return to base camp the same day. 

While returning to Lukla, we'll cross Amphu Lapcha Pass. It will also add an extra adventure to our month-long Baruntse Peak expedition.

Baruntse Peak Expedition - Itinerary Overview

A day before we leave Kathmandu, we'll have an expedition briefing by our expedition manager. Baruntse Peak expedition then begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Our logistic team, porters, and guides will be taking care of the expedition team. 

We'll hike from Lukla to Chutanga at 3,060 metres, Thuli Kharka at 3,900 metres, Kothe at 4,095 metres, Thangnak at 4,350 metres, and Khare at 5,054 metres. Here, we'll have our first acclimatisation rest. 

From Khare to Baruntse Base Camp and in base camp during climbing, we'll be accommodating in camping style. There'll be 15 or more days for the climbing period. Also, there will be some buffer days for weather and acclimatisation. We'll also climb and overnight at Mera Peak base camp for acclimatisation. 

From Baruntse Base Camp, we'll hike to Baruntse Camp I, Camp II, and the summit. We'll then return to Lukla by crossing Amphu Labtsa Pass. 

Baruntse Peak Expedition - 2022/2023

We at World Expedition Nepal have fixed departures for Baruntse Expedition for Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023. Be in touch with us to know more about the availability and cost of this expedition. Book your trip with us and experience the thrill of climbing this 7,000 metres peak.

Accommodation in Baruntse Peak Expedition

We'll be accommodating in tea houses and tented camps throughout the Baruntse Expedition. Until Khare at 5,054 metres, we'll be staying at tea houses. The tea houses offer minimal accommodation services. We'll make the best available accommodation services for you. 

From Khamedingma to Baruntse base camp, and till Thangnak, we'll be staying camping style. Our logistic team and kitchen staff will prepare meals for us. Also, we'll have comfortable overnights in tented camps


Baruntse Peak Expedition - Climbing Difficulty

Baruntse Peak climbing is arduous, and hence, it is a challenging grade peak. The steep ridges, fixed-line climb, and abseiling climbing techniques make it a technical mountain to climb.

Those, who have a couple 6,000 metres peak climbing experience, can summit Baruntse comfortably. Also, intermediate climbers find this peak a perfect place to exercise their climbing techniques. But, for aspiring climbers, Baruntse is not an ideal peak. On top, physical fitness is also a must to scale this peak. 


Why World Expedition Nepal for Gurja Himal Expedition?

World Expedition Nepal focuses on and promotes peak climbing and expeditions in Nepal. We have been providing tour services since 2017 by registered and licensed under Nepal Government. In the Everest and Makalu region, we'll make sure that you'll have complete joy alongside the adventure of high-altitude climbing. 

Our professional and experienced guides will ensure your utmost comfort and safety on Baruntse Peak climbing. We'll make this tour an unforgettable experience for you. Also, the health and safety of our clients is our primary motto. Our guides for these expeditions have mountain skills certification. They come with expertise in mountain medicine, first aid, and rescue operations.

 

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Baruntse Peak

Elevation
7129

What Is Included ?

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flights as per itinerary.
  • 3 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Trekking Lodge/teahouse and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing session
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period
  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu to all the climbing members, Sherpa guide.
  • 3 meals a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee available in the tea house/hotel/lodge during the trek.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Trekking permit (Sagarmatha national park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Climbing permit of Nepal government to climb Island Peak.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude staff.
  • Trekking and climbing map of Island peak. 
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.

What Is Excluded?

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, health bars.
  • Items of personal nature - laundry expenses, tips.
  • Rescues, repatriation, medicines, medical tests, and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)

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