Mt. Baruntse (7129m) is one of the most beautiful and accessi ble 7000m. peaks in Nepal. It lies in the heart of the Khumbu massif to the west of Mt Makalu(8463m). The Baruntse Base Camp at an altitude around 5400m is surrounded by some of the world’s famous peaks: Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse and many others. This peak is technically not so demanding, as compared to Amadablam and Pumori, though it offers a good experience of snow and ice climb with some ice cliff obstacle. The south -East Ridge of Mt. Baruntse is a bit difficult because of being straightforward ascent. The expedition trip begins at Lukla and takes across the Hongu valley to the long southern ridge for ascent to the summit.
Arrival to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Meeting in NTB. Checking of equipment by guide
Hiring of porters. Trek to Chutang (3370m), 5 hours.
The acclimatization trek close to Zatrwa La (to 4000m) and back. Overnight in the same lodge in Chutang.
Trek to Tuli Kharka (4250m), 6-7 hours. Overnight in lodge.
Trek to Kothe (3850m), 4-5 hours. Overnight in lodge.
Trek to Thagnag (4350m). Overnight in lodge.
Trek to Khare (4950m), 4 hours. Overnight in lodge.
The acclimatization trek close to 5200 m. Overnight in the same lodge in Khare.
Trek Khare - Mera Base Camp, crossing Mera La (5415 m), 6 hours. Overnight in camp.
Trek to Seto Pokhari (4850m), 5 hours. Overnight in camp.
Trek to Baruntse Base Camp (5400m), 6 hours. Accommodating in the camp.
Climbing period of Mt. Baruntse 7129 m.
Descend from Baruntse Base Camp to Kolma Dingma (4500m), 6 hours. Overnight in camp or lodge.
Kolma Dingma – Thagnag (4350m), 6 hours. Overnight in lodge.
Trek Thagnag – Zatrwa La (4610m), 6 hours. Overnight in lodge.
Trek Zatrwa La – Lukla (2800m), 7 hours. Overnight in guest-house.
Flight to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft).
This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.