Nepal: 35 Days Mt Baruntse(7162m) Expedition

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Country

Nepal

Duration

35 Days

Activity

Expeditions

Best Season

Best Season Spring and Autumn

Max. Altitude

7,152m

Mt Baruntse Mountain

Baruntse Mountain is a breathtaking peak that stands at 7129 meters above sea level. This mountain is located in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal in the Everest region. It is well-known for being the home of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. Baruntse Mountain is surrounded by Hunku Glacier on its south side, Barun Glacier on its east side, and Imja Glacier on its northwest side. What sets this mountain apart from others is its unique crown-shaped peak, which consists of four separate ridges.

The Crown-Shaped Peak

Baruntse Mountain’s peak has four separate ridges, which resemble a crown, hence its name. This feature also means that the mountain has four separate summits, each of which requires a separate ascent. The main summit is the highest point, and the other three summits are slightly lower in height. These four summits are connected by a continuous ridge that circles the mountain’s peak.

The Ascents of Baruntse Mountain

In 1954, a team from New Zealand led by Sir Edmund Hillary made the first successful ascent of the mountain’s south face. The team consisted of Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow. However, it was the Spanish expedition team that made history in 1980 by completing the first successful ascent of the mountain using the East Ridge route. Since then, numerous climbers have attempted to climb this mountain, and many have succeeded.

Day To Day Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu

On your arrival, Himalayan Leaders will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After some refreshment, we will invite you for a Nepali dinner.

Day 02:

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After breakfast, sightseeing visit, in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pashupatinath Temple.

Day 03:

Flight to Lukla and Trek to Chutok

Early in the morning have breakfast and drive to the airport to take flight by Twin Otter aircraft to Lukla, the most renowned mountain airstrip in the world. On the flight we watch the rugged foothills give way to the snowline of the Himalayas; many of the world’s highest mountains, including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu (the world’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th highest respectively) may sometimes be seen from the window of the plane. Once we are in Lukla we pick up our porters with bags and start the trek to Chukok.

Day 04:

Trek to Pangom

Day 05:

Trek to Kurke

Day 06:

Chetarawa

Day 07:

Trek to Tashing Dingma

Trek to Tashing Dingma.

Day 08:

Trek to Thangnang

Trek to Thangnang

Day 09:

Trek to Khark

Trek to Khark

Day 10:

Trek to Khongmi Dingma

Trek to Khongmi Dingma

Day 11:

Trek to Chomlang Base Camp

Trek to Chomlang Base Camp.

Day 12:

Trek to Baruntse Base Camp

Trek to Baruntse Base Camp.

Day 13 - 28:

Climbing period of Baruntse

Highest Altitude

7152m

Day 29:

Trek from Base Camp to Amphu Laptcha Camp

Day 30:

Trek to Chhukung

Trek to Chhukung.

Day 31:

Trek to Namche

Trek to Namche.

Day 32:

Trek to Lukla

Day 33:

Flight back to Kathmandu

We fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us at Kathmandu. You can rest and relax throughout the day in your hotel.

Day 34:

Kathmandu

Leisure day in Kathmandu.

Day 20:

Departure

Transfer to the international airport of Kathmandu for your onward flight.

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What is included?

  • Arrival and transfer transport from to international and domestic airport in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in hotel, lodge and tent
  • 3 meals a day during trekking (B, L, D)
  • Oxygen, Satellite phone (pay call) and Gamow Bag
  • Staff insurance, wages, equipment and local transport
  • Domestic flight ticket KTM- LUK-KTM
  • Climbing permit
  • Government liaison officer, his insurance, daily allowance, equipment allowance and transport
  • Sagarmatha National Park fee

What is excluded?

  • Medical and rescue insurance
  • International flight ticket and airport tax
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal insurance and helicopter rescue in case of emergency
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, e-mail, etc

The Climbing Seasons

In Nepal, the climbing seasons often fall into two distinct categories: spring and autumn. The optimal time for the Baruntse expedition is during the spring season, which typically runs from March to May. This is due to the fact that the weather is relatively stable, and there is a greater potential to achieve more accomplishments. As well as the fact that spring is the safest season for climbers overall. The autumn season, which runs from September to November, is also a good time for the expedition, but it is less popular than the spring season. Despite this, some members of the expedition team were able to finish their climbing during the autumn season.

Mastering the Challenges of Climbing Baruntse Mountain

Climbing at Baruntse Mountain is not an easy feat. The steep sections and the presence of an ice cliff make the climb challenging and potentially dangerous. Climbers need to be experienced and skilled in mountaineering, and they need to be equipped with the right gear and equipment. The climb requires a high level of physical fitness and mental stamina, and climbers need to be prepared for the altitude sickness that may occur at high altitudes.

The Rewards of Climbing Baruntse Mountain

Despite the challenges, climbing Baruntse Mountain is a rewarding experience. The climb offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers, and it provides climbers with a sense of accomplishment and adventure. Climbers get to experience the beauty of the Himalayas up close and personal, and they get to challenge themselves both physically and mentally.

Conquering Baruntse Mountain: Preparation and Planning

Climbing at Baruntse Mountain requires careful planning and preparation. Climbers need to be physically fit, mentally prepared, and well-equipped for the climb. They need to have experience in mountaineering and high-altitude climbing, and they need to be able to navigate steep sections and ice cliffs. It is also important to have a support team that can provide assistance and support throughout the climb.

Before embarking on a Baruntse expedition, climbers should undergo a thorough medical check-up to ensure that they are fit for the climb. They should also research the route, weather conditions, and potential hazards, and they should be familiar with the gear and equipment required for the climb. It is also recommended to hire a local guide who has experience in the area and can provide valuable insights and assistance.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Baruntse Mountain is a stunning peak that offers a challenging and rewarding climbing experience. Climbers who are prepared for the challenges and have the necessary skills and equipment can enjoy the stunning views and the sense of accomplishment that comes with climbing this peak. With careful planning and preparation, a Baruntse expedition can be a life-changing adventure that is worth undertaking.

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