Baruntse Expedition (7129m) – 2018-35 Days

Baruntse ridge is surrounded by some of the most famous peaks of the world Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Ama Dablam and at the far northern end is The Hinku Valley one of the most wild valley of Nepal.

  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Group size: 02-08
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Trip Level: Strenuous
  •  Max Altitude: (7129m./23389ft.)
  •  Activities: Trekking and Climbing
  •   Transportation: Private Vehicle and Domestic flight

  Meals: BB plan in Kathmandu and All meals during the trek and expedition

  Accomodation: Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, Tea house lodge basis accommodation while trekking and camping basis accommodation during Expedition

Trip Introduction

Baruntse Expedition is an adventure for climbers who wishing to summit over 7000 meters peak located heart of khumbu Himalayan range. Baruntse ridge is surrounded by some of the most famous peaks of the world Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Ama Dablam and at the far northern end is The Hinku Valley one of the most wild valley of Nepal.

Baruntse was first ascended by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow by South-East ridge in year 1954. Baruntse Base Camp is located very near to Panch Pokhari at the height of 5200m. The mountain can be reached about 11 days trekking from Lukla by crossing the beautiful mountain pass Mera-La (5678m) and wildest Hinku valley. The best time for expedition is spring (March-June) and autumn (September – November) season. The second route to Baruntse base camp is to climb through Arun valley and Makalu Base camp.

Utmost Adventure establishes two camps above the base camp. The first camp is set up just below East Col at an altitude of 5,700m and the second camp is on the South – East Ridge at a height of 6,420m before we ascend to the summit. Our professional mountain guide, high altitude mountain crew, high quality climbing gears and our long experience insure to fulfill your desire to put your foot on top of the Baruntse.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu.
Day 04: Fly to Lukla (2860m-9384ft).Trek to Chutanga (3137m-10411ft).
Day 05: Trek to Nau Lekha.
Day 06: Trek to Kothey (Tashi Ongma) (3520m-11549ft).
Day 07: Trek to Thagnak (4355m-14289ft).
Day 08: Trek to Khare.(4745m-15568ft)
Day 09: Trek to Mera Peak Base Camp.(5260m-17258ft)
Day 10: Trek to Seto Pokhari camp.
Day 11: Trek to Mt. Baruntse Base Camp.
Day 12-23: Climbing Period Mt. Baruntse.
Day 24: Clean up Base Camp
Day 25: Trek back to Seto Pokhari camp.
Day 26: Trek to Mera Peak Base Camp.
Day 27: Trek to Khare.
Day 28: Trek to Thagnak.
Day 29: Trek to Kothey.
Day 30: Trek to Chutanga.
Day 31: Trek to Lukla. Overnight in lodge.
Day 32: Fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 33: Kathmandu
Day 34: Kathmandu
Day 35: Transfer to airport for departure

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Accommodations

We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and in tea-houses during the trek. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Utmost Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, tea-houses at most places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. While trekking through remote area and during climbing we will arrange tented basis accommodation as well as shower tent, bathroom tent, kitchen tent and dining tent.

Meals

In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available. All meals will be provided during climbing including tea, coffee prepared by our cook. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the camp where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, continental meals are common choices in the menu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Mount Baruntse Expedition is a strenuous expedition. Climbers who can walk/climb up to 5-6 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this expedition fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Baruntse Expedition by climbing, jogging and exercising regularly at least couple months prior to the start of the expedition. Climbing to the Mt. Baruntse should be relatively fine for those who have experience climbing/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past climbing, hiking experience would be an asset because technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure before booking the trek.

Best Time to Travel

The best time for expedition to Mt. Baruntse is during spring (April to May) and autumn (August, September). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip. Although this expedition can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.


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Date And Costs

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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Booking Open: Anyone travelling solo or with groups the given date is available for join.

Join a Group: Anyone travelling solo or with groups interested in join. The given date travelers already have booked the trip.

Limited Space: There are limited seat available for the given date. Therefore, we suggest you to make your decision as early as possible.

Sold Out: The given date has reached max numbers. Please contact usif you still want to travel on this particular date.


Cost includes:
-4 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast (3 star).
-Climbing Permit of Baruntse
-Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
-Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit
-TIMS
-Food for trekking / expedition period
-Crew: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper.
-Porters or Yak porter Lukla to Base camp & Base camp to Lukla
-Kathmandu -Lukla – Kathmandu flights with Cargo 50 KG Per member
-Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, expedition crew
-Insurance for Nepalese expedition crew.
-1 tent for 1 person for Expedition.
-Mat, dining tent, Toilet tent,Mess tent, Store tent, Table & chairs trekking for the expedition
-Local transportation in Kathmandu (Airport-hotel-airport)
-Fare Well dinner


 

Cost doesn’t include:

-Personal equipment for climbing & trekking
-Personal & medical Insurance of expedition
-Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
-Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
-Oxygen & Mask -regulator
-Personal expenses
-Bar Bills & beverage
-Garbage Deposit USD 2000.00 (Sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don’t take back their garbage

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Utmost Adventure has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)

Personal Climbing gear:
Harness: A climbing harness should be lightweight and fully adjustable. Easy to put on and take off.
Ice axe: General mountaineering axe. Should be light and easy to use.
Crampons: It must fit boot perfectly and lighter is better.
Carabineers: Two large locking “pear” shaped 4 regular mountaineering carabineers
Prussik cord: You can use in many situation, carry couple more.
Ascenders: One left or right hand orientation, does not matter (Petzl)
Rappel device: Figure 8, ATC or similar. Very important to devices for descending.
Ascender / Jhumar: Must be comfortable to be use with gloves.
Helmet: It is very important to use while crossing areas through rock fall, ice cliff. Better light weight.
Walking pool: Adjustable types are the best, it will be very much helpful while walking through snow field or rocky trail.

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Toiletries
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items.

Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
T-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Underwear
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feets:
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get asunburn
Anti-mosquito cream;
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Earplugs
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.