Baruntse Expedition

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Baruntse at a height of 7129m is one of the difficult peaks to climb but achievable with right equipments and the guidance of much experienced climbers and guides all along the expedition.

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All about the Baruntse Expedition.

Baruntse at a height of 7129m is one of the difficult peaks to climb but achievable with right equipments and the guidance of much experienced climbers and guides all along the expedition.

Baruntse lies in between the 8000 meters peaks of Lhotse and Makalu. Considered as moderately technical peak, Baruntse is a challenging yet rewarding peak which is a big step up from Nepal’s trekking peaks, but without the commitment and sacrifice needed on much higher mountains, it is recognized as one of the world’s most achievable 7000 meters mountains. While it may not be that technical peak, the weather conditions can turn out as a challenge to the climbers.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Airport-Hotel-Airport (Intl & Dom) transfers,
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu,
  • Flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu,
  • Baruntse summiteers climbing Sherpa (01 Sherpa for 02 climbers),
  • Group climbing gears e.g. rope, ice bar etc.
  • Expedition permit and all government taxes,
  • National park permits,
  • Full board high altitude meal while trekking to Base Camp & climbing Baruntse,
  • Liaison officer & all his expenses,
  • Expedition manager, expedition cook, support crew & porters,
  • All camping gear including Base Camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen and toilet tent etc.
  • Good quality high altitude tents,
  • Emergency Oxygen with regulator & mask,
  • EPI gas and burner for high climb,
  • Gamow bag/ Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) & necessary climbing hardware group equipment,
  • Satellite Phone & Walkie-Talkie in case of emergency,
  • Wages, meals, accommodation, transportation, equipments, insurance & other facilities to the trekking staffs,
  • Farewell dinner with cultural dance at Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • Rescue arrangements (if necessary),
  • Local and government TAX etc.
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Insurance that covers
  • Trekking/Expedition/Travel/Accident/Medical/Emergency evacuations,
  • International airfare,
  • Climbing bonus,
  • Tips for the trekking & expedition staffs,
  • Alcoholic & soft drinks,
  • Personal expenses: shopping, laundry, trekking & expedition equipment, battery charge, SIM Card etc.
  • Satellite phone or communication equipment & commercial filming,
  • Nepal visa fee,
  • Cost raised by unpredictable cancellation, natural calamities, political situation, illness etc.
  • Others expenses which are not mentioned above in INCLUDES section.
  1. 01 Arrive in Kathmandu (1350M/ 4428Ft)

    On your arrival at Kathmandu, Fishtail Tours representative will pick up you from Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the Hotel. Evening walk around the local city and overnight at hotel.

  2. 02 Trip preparation & Kathmandu sightseeing

    We process for your expedition and other necessary paper work for the following day. You can utilize this day on Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing which includes Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple), Bouddhanath (Biggest Buddhist Stupa), Pashupatinath (Biggest Hindus & Buddhist Pilgrimage) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (ancient capital of Kathmandu (Kantipur).

  3. 03 Fly to Lukla (2,860M/ 9,381Ft)) & commence trekking to Puiyan (2,800M/ 9,184Ft)

    Start with a flight to STOL airstrip at Lukla. You will then go down towards a trail below the airstrip to a river at SurkeKhola, bringing you to the racy glacial waters of Dudhkoshi. The route then takes a south direction through old trade routes finally trekking higher to the stands of Oaks, maple and rhododendron.

  4. 04 Trek to Pangom (2,800M/ 9,184Ft)

    You will follow the main trail traversing few ridges to reach the valley of Kari Khola. You will be rising up two major ridges; the Chutok La (2945m) and the Khari La (3080m). You will then approach Pangum. After which you will be travelling down to forests of rhododendrons, pines and oaks.

  5. 05 Trek Nashing Dingma (2,600M/ 8,528Ft)

    You will climb half an hour to the Pangum La which is a gateway towards the Hinku Valley from where you head eastwards in a northern direction. Descent to the Hinku River then climbing up to the camp high on other side near Surke La.

  6. 06 Trek Chalem Kharka (3,600M/ 11,808 Ft)

    Climb up to Surke La following the spine of Surkie Danda ridge north towards Mera and the Hinku and Camp along at a ‘Kharka’. You are likely to do some wilderness trekking in the Himalayas.

  7. 07 Trek to Chunbu Kharka (4,200M/ 13,776Ft)

    Climb high over the ridge of 4000 metres and then 4,500 metres. Finally descend to a camp set near a series of five lakes, Panch Pokhari, set beside the river of the Chunbu Drangka.

  8. 08 Rest day at Chunbu Kharka

    This is a day to rest and acclimatize for the rest of the trekking trip.

  9. 09 Trek to Hinku Valley Camp (3,600M/ 11,808Ft)

    You will cover around the edges of eastern side of Hinku. Then descend to lower rhododendron forests. You will be camping around this area.

  10. 10 Trek to Tagnag (4,400M/ 14,432Ft)

    Coming to Hinku valley proper you will then cross the way of the yak herders’ bridge making it to the main trail. You will first pass the busy village of Kote and then the trail follows the riverbed which is a good trail.You will gain dramatic views of the peaks of the valley. The path then knits up to the pastures and pleasant easy trails through Tagnag.

  11. 11 Trek to Khare (5,000M/ 16,400Ft)

    You will be heading deeper into the mountains where you will be able to see the giant Himalayan peaks rising up to an elevation of about 5000 meters.

  12. 12 Acclimatize & rest day at Khare

    You will spend one more night at Khare for developing a base for acclimatization before heading over Mera La.

  13. 13 To Kongme Dingma via Mera La (5,415M/ 17,761Ft)

    You will cross Mera La, then trekking towards Baruntse base camp.

  14. 14-15 Honku Valley to Baruntse Base Camp (5,400M/ 17,712Ft)

    You will hike north up towards Baruntse in the Honku valley. You will then be walking in the direction of the highest mountains on the planet.

  15. 16-17 Baruntse Base Camp

    You will have two days inside the Base Camp to rest and prepare for the climb of the Baruntse ridge.

  16. 18 Climb to Camp 1 (6,100M/ 20,008Ft), return to Base Camp (5,400M/ 17,712Ft)

    You will be spending the rest of the days preparing and establishing camps. Following the expedition leader you will be setting camps and preparing trekking meals when required.

  17. 19 Rest Day in Base Camp (5400M/ 17,712Ft)

    This day is set apart for resting and preparing for the next climb.

  18. 20 Climb to Camp 1 (6100M/ 20,008Ft)

    You will climb and sleep just below the SE edge.

  19. 21 Climb to Camp 2 (6,400M/ 20,992Ft)

    Move higher up the edge to a suitable site getting ready for making a summit attempt the next day.

  20. 22-24 Baruntse summit attempt and spare days (7,129M/ 23,384Ft)

    You will establish C1 at about 6100m and C2 further up the SE ridge at about 6400m waiting for the weather condition to be favorable before the summit. The route above C2 requires some fixed ropes from where the Sherpas will help set the route. The expedition to the big peak will slightly be flexible.

  21. 25 Baruntse Base Camp

    You will be packing-up for the day.

  22. 26-27 Amphu Laptsa Base Camp & cross pass to Chukkung

    You will make an alpine start crossing the pass. You will cross along with the crew, porters, and other members. The approach to pass Hunku can be very deceptive. To the eastwards there is much sun and to the north you will find steep slopes of snow which should be descended only by fixed ropes towards the basins below. The views from the pass are outstanding.

  23. 28 Trek to Pangboche (3,985M/13,074Ft), 5-6 hrs

    You can take a different trail to visit the Gompa in upper Pangboche, considered the oldest trail of Khumbu region or simply take the regular trail to Pangboche.

  24. 29 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440M/11,286Ft), 4-5 hours

    You will take a trip to Namche Bazar from Pangboche.

  25. 30 Trek to Lukla (2860M/ 9,3801Ft), 5-6 hrs

    This is going to be a trek towards Lukla from the city of Namche Bazar, which is the last trek of the whole peak climbing expedition. This will take around 5-6 hours.

  26. 31 Fly to Kathmandu (1350M/ 4,428Ft), 35 mins,

    This is the end of the whole expedition when you will be bidding goodbye to your crew members of the trekking. You will take a scenic mountain flight towards Kathmandu from Lukla where you will spend the overnight. This is going to be the final stop for your expedition.

  27. 32 Final departure

    Today after breakfast you will directly transfer to the international airport for onward journey with sweet memories. Breakfast at the Hotel.

Hotel, Teahouse (Lodge) & Camping

There are good hotels at Kathmandu with good services but trekking & expedition accommodation will be fully organized one(camping accommodation) and you are going to stay inside the tent. Expedition cook and other supporting staffs will make fresh meals for you and even you can give your hands to them if you like.