Baruntse Expedition (7129m)

  • Baruntse Expedition (7129m)

Overview

Mount Baruntse lying at an elevation of 7129m is recognized as one of the fantabulous peak in Nepal. This is an extensive snow peak which has four edges and 4 peaks altogether. It is encircled by barun Glacier on the east that flows north-south from Cho to the north-west and Hunku Glacier Imjatse Glacier makes the south-east boundary. Recognized by Edmund Hillary's expedition team for ascending east of Everest, the peak was first summated in 1954 by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow through the South-East Ridge.

Having experience of more than two decades, professional and experienced Sherpa guides will lend their hands for your safety and to expand the probability of success to reach at the apex of the Mt. Baruntse. Arresting vistas of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Baruntse; going around the Arun valley; and meeting people from different community –including Rai, Bramhin, Limbu, Sherpa, Gurung and more are the major highlights of the Baruntse Expedition.

We will need 18 days for reaching at the apex of Mt. Baruntse. We will set up an Advanced Base Camp at an elevation of 6,000m close the glacier at the base of the South-east edge. We also need to allow sufficient time for extra acclimatization. Camp 1 lies at an altitude of 6,450m on the south-east edge. Climbing 45 degree over Camp I we will have to walk on the snow slopes and the way becomes extra challenging. Fixed line up would be located on the climb to Camp 1, beneath the West / East Col. The way above Camp II needs some rope fixing where the experienced Sherpa guides will lend a hand for you. From Camp II, we ascend to the peak. We will get down taking up the same path.

This 45 -days Mt. Baruntse Expedition designed by Unique Adventure Treks will bestow a chance to witness a perfect snow capped peak that lies at the epicenter of 3 glacial valleys. The expedition is a semi-technical one but lies at high altitude with more than a few uncovered pitches near the apex.

Itinerary Details

Day 01 : Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, transfer to hotel

Upon our arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, the representative from Unique Adventure treks will aid you transfer to one of the hotels of Kathmandu. Also, the representative will provide you a brief description about the tour. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02 -04 : Stay at Kathmandu for the official procedure, overnight at hotel

Stay in Kathmandu for two days. You can go around Kathmandu City for sightseeing or prepare for the expedition. For these two days all you need to do is check required equipments, learn to use the equipments, study maps and every other required stuffs to make sure that your expedition will be successful one.

Day 05 : Fly to Tumlingtar, overnight at tented camp

We will head off from Kathmandu taking flight and arrive at Tumlingtar. Tumlingtar is a city laying in eastern Nepal, between Sabha River and Arun River. The region is also famous for the temple of Hindu goddess, Manakamana. Overnight in Tumlingtar.

Day 06 : Trek to Mane Bhanjyang, overnight at tented camp

Today, we will have to trek to Mane Bhanjyang leaving Tumlingtar. We will stay overnight at Mane Bhanjyang. Mane Bhanjyang is located at the height of 1030m.

Day 07 : Trek to Chichira, overnight at tented camp

From Mane Bhanjyang, we will start trekking to Chichira. The trail goes all the way through the bamboo woods along the edge through Arun Than, Sheka and Bhotebas. We will have to walk for 5 to 6 hours today in order to reach at Chichira from Mane Bhanjyang.

Day 08 : Trek to Num, overnight at tented camp

On this day, we have a quite speed walk all the way through the enjoyable villages and lush peak forests. An edge line with great views on both side and balanced on the end is Num. Tonight at tented camp in Num.

Day 09 : Trek to Seduwa, overnight at tented camp

Our way today falls perpendicularly down from side to side the forests and terraced plots of ground will take us to Arun Khola from Num. The area is quite hot and the wood on the valley sides presents a bit of darkness. Makalu National Park begins and our permits will be registered. We set our camp at the top of the village for overnight.

Day 10 : Trek to Tashi Gaun, overnight at tented camp

We, from Seduwa we will make our way up the ridge bounded by the Kasuwa Khola to the east and Ipsuwa Khola on the west. After leaving the hillside all the way through peaceful villages and moving ahead from the small paddy fields, we arrive at the village of Tashi Gaun. Overnight at the tented camp in Tashi Gaun.

Day 11 : Trek to Kongma, overnight at tented camp

Moving ahead from Tashigaon our way moves up towards Khongma. Khongma is the final stop prior to crossing the Shipton La and walking down to the upper parts of the isolated Barun Valley. You will be viewing scrub and rhododendrons that wraps the lower parts of the mountains. Overnight at the tented camp.

Day 12 : Trek to Dobato, overnight at tented camp

Starting after breakfast in the morning, we proceed ahead full of vigor planning our destination at Dobato for the day. As we go, we will pass the two major areas, Shipton La pass (4,216m) and  Ke Ke pass (4,127m). Our trek for the day will be of around 5 hours. Overnight at Dobato.

Day 13 : Trek to Jark Kharka, overnight at tented camp

We set off ahead of schedule to limit landslide dangers, through this unpleasant segment, that is unique of Nepal. The trail leads down to the river and we advance gradually over rocks and slippery crevasses, underneath steep cliffs. Overnight at Jhar Kharka.

Day 14 : Trek to Hillary Base Camp, overnight at tented camp

Our journey passes along the steep trails as we head onwards Jhar Kharka. After some ups and downs, and walking for some more hours, we eventually reach Hilary Base Cam where we will be spending the rest of the day. We stroll around taking photographs of the mesmerizing perspectives and enjoy ourselves. Overnight at a tented camp.

Day 15 : Trek to Makalu Base Camp, overnight at tented camp

Make sure that you become accustomed to the high elevated environment before walking up to Makalu Base Camp. Take pleasure from the wonderful views of the Himalayan all around. The next day you will be walking to Baruntse Base Camp.

Day 16 : Trek to Baruntse Base Camp, overnight at tented camp

Cross the broad and grassy vale spread with small boulders. The gorge gets more and more barren as you go up. Passing the Hunku Peak and Peak 41 and on your left, you will proceed to the base camp of Mt Baruntse. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 17 - 35 : Climbing Period

We will need 18 days for reaching at the apex of Mt. Baruntse. We will set up an Advanced Base Camp at an elevation of 6,000m close the glacier at the base of the South-east edge. We also need to allow sufficient time for extra acclimatization. Camp 1 lies at an altitude of 6,450m on the south-east edge. Climbing 45 degree over Camp I we will have to walk on the snow slopes and the way becomes extra challenging. Fixed line up would be located on the climb to Camp 1, beneath the West / East Col. The way above Camp II needs some rope fixing where the experienced Sherpa guides will lend a hand for you. From Camp II, we ascend to the peak. We will get down taking up the same path.

Day 36 : Trek to Yak Kharka, overnight at tented camp

From the base camp we will move ahead to reach Yak Kharka. We will return back walking downward the valley and take the final glance of Makalu prior to turning the curve and eventually reaching Yak Kharka. Overnight at the tented camp.

Day 37 : Trek to Mumbuk, overnight at tented camp

Today from Yak Kharka we will move further down. Then way moves up the rock furrow to Mumbuk. We will be once more greeted by the lushness below. As soon as we arrive at Mumbuk, we will set our camp. Overnight at the tented camp.

Day 38 : Trek to Tashi Gaun, overnight at tented camp

After walking further on from Mumbuk, en-route you will walk all the way through a forest of rhododendrons and firs. Cross the Shipton La, Keke La and Ghungru La then you will move down to Khogma. The way down will be a long and perpendicular one. And we appear across the hillside to eventually arrive at the Sherpa town again, Tashi Gaun.

Day 39 : Trek to Num, overnight at tented camp

We will return back over the same trail that we came by. We make our way out from the Makalu Barun Camp. Moving further down to Seduwa and Arun Khola again we will have one more trek through the woods to reach Num. We will go at the back of our footsteps and move down to the river and climb back the reverse side of the valley to Num. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 40 : Trek to Chichira, overnight at tented camp

Once more we repeat our steps to Chichila.

Day 41 : Trek to Tumlingtar, overnight at tented camp

The final location of the trek before we return back is Tumlingtar . And we need to be ready for an early exit to Kathmandu the following day. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 42 : Fly back to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

On this day, we wake up early in the morning to take a flight for retracing back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we will transfer to the hotel.

Day 43 - 44 : Leisure days in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

Today you have a rest day in Kathmandu. Or, alternatively explore around Kathmandu valley which includes visit around historical and spiritual attractions; including Durbar Square, Bouddhanath; one of the largest stupas in Nepal, Swayambhunath; top on the hill in the city knows as the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath; Hindus holy place. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 45 : Transfer to airport, departure your own destination

This is the final day of our trek. Our airport representative will shift you to the airport from the hotel for your way back to home country.

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Airport transfers (domestic and international both).
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Climbing Permit fee of Baruntse expedition and Makalu Barun National Park permit fee.
  • Food & Fuel during the trek and expedition period.
  • North Face or similar quality high altitude tent for higher camps.
  • Single tent for each member, staffs, climbing Sherpa at the base camp.
  • Emergency bottles of oxygen per member and guide with mask & regulator.
  • Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper.
  • Porters/Yaks to and from base camp.
  • One high altitude Sherpa for one climber (1:1) who assist you whilst on climbing and summit attempt as well as carries food and gears to high camps.
  • Government liaison officer, his insurance, daily allowance, equipment allowance and flight fares.
  • Flight fare for member and staff (Kathmandu - Tumlingtar - Kathmandu).
  • Insurance, equipment allowance, wages and daily allowance for expedition staffs.
  • All camping equipments: sleeping tents, mattress, dining tent, toilet tent, mess tent, store tent, table & chairs and other necessary kitchen utensils whilst on trekking and expedition.
  • Group climbing equipment such as necessary fixed rope, ice screws, ice bars etc.
  • First Aid kit bag and trekking map & duffel bag.
  • Solar panel at the base camp.
  • Satalite phone (Pay Call).
  • Cargo transportation to supply the food and gears.
  • Necessary documentation and governmental official paper works.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.

What is not included?

  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Extra hotels in Kathmandu (after 7 nights).
  • Personal climbing insurance which covers travel, medical, accident, evacuation etc.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Visa Fee for Nepal.
  • Applicable permit fees and custom charges for using communication equipment, commercial filming, satellite phone, radio etc.
  • Carrying bonus + Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills..
  • Gratitute (tip) for the staff etc.

Info

Necessary Gears

Main rope, Down Sleeping, Bag, Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser, Climbing boots, Trekking boot, ICE-axe with Ice hammer, Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness, Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass, ICE Screws, snow Shavel, Carbine Lock & unlock, Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser, Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser, Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover, Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves, Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife

You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores of Kathmandu.

Note

We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.

Trip Price

US $ 12,900 per person

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  • Trip Duration : 45 days
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn
  • Country : Nepal
  • Min Altitude : 3900meter
  • Max Altitude : 7129meter
  • Trip starts : Kathmandu
  • Trip ends : Kathmandu
  • Group size : Min - 1

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