• Activity
    Climb
  • Duration
    35 Days
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2 Pax
  • Difficulty
    Hard
  • Maximum Altitude
    7,129M
  • Transportation
    Plane, Jeep
  • Accomodation
    All Included
  • Meal
    All Included

Mount Baruntse stands at an elevation of 7,129 M, located in Mahalangur ridge in the Khumbu region, surrounded by the majestic 8000-meter giants – Everest, Lhotse & Makalu, and 7000m Nuptse. It is considered as one of the beautiful 7000m peaks in Nepal, having a considerable and symmetrical snow peak with four ridges and four summits, making it one of the thrilling 7000m adventures. It was first climbed by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow by the south ridge, members of the New Zealand expedition team led by Sir Edmund Hillary on May 30, 1954.  And its East ridge was first summited by the Spanish expedition team on May 30, 1980.

The southeast ridge of Baruntse is a bit difficult due to its stiff climb and is filled with hard sections of 50 degrees elevation with a prominent ice cliff to be climbed; facing the risk of avalanche. This mountain can be climbed in both Spring and Autumn, but spring is more preferred due to safety reasons.

Kaitu Expedition can assure the best possible expedition logistics support to ensure a safe and successful climb under the leadership and guidance of professional experts with years of guiding experience. The mountain decides the rest. We believe that with our logistic support and experience coupled with your passion, determination, and willpower, Kaitu Expedition can help make your dream come true with memorable experiences and amazing stories to share - A journey of a lifetime. 

 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Summit one of the thrilling 7000er – Mt Baruntse, with an option of adding Mera Peak – 6476M
  • Experience the warm hospitality, local lifestyle during the trek
  • Puja ceremony at the Base Camp 
  • Trekking through the lower Khumbu valley and upper Khumbu valley. 
  • Crossing one of the highest Amphu Laptcha Pass - 5,850m 

 

  •  Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

     Rest Day in Kathmandu – ministry briefing & equipment check.

     Early morning fly to Lukla (35 Minutes) & trek to Chutang (3,430m): 4-5 Hrs.

     Trek from Chutang to Thuli Kharka (4,450m): 6-7 hrs via Zatrwa La Pass(4610m).

     Trek from Thuli Kharka to Kothe (3,700m): 5-6 Hrs.

     Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4,250m): 4-5 Hrs.

     Trek from Thangnak to Khare (4,870m): 4-5 Hrs.

     Rest and acclimatization day at Khare.

     Trek to Khongma Dingma (5,100m): 6/7 Hrs.

     Trek to Seto Pokhari (5,035m): 5/6 Hrs.

     Trek to Mount Baruntse Base Camp (5,400m): 5/6 Hrs.

     Rest Day / Puja Ceremony at Baruntse Base Camp.

     Climbing Period for Mt Baruntse – 7129 M.

     Trek to Amphu Laptcha Base Camp.

     Cross Amphu Laptcha Pass and trek down to Chukung.

     Trek down to Debuche.

     Trek down to Namche.

     Trek to Lukla .

     Fly Lukla to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.

     Reserve Day in Kathmandu.

     Transfer to International Airport for Final Departure.

    NOTE: 

    • Summit date will be decided during the expedition period depending on the weather forecast and summit rope fixing team. 
    • Expedition departure from Base Camp to Kathmandu will depend on the summit date
    • Option of adding Mera Peak 6476M on request.

     

     

What's Included 

  • All necessary airport pick-ups/drops as per the program.
  • Mount Baruntse Expedition permit.
  • Garbage Deposit Fee.
  • National Park Fees and Khumbu Village development Fee
  • 1 Govt appointed Liaison Officer to monitor the group at Base camp with his daily wages, accommodation, foods, flight & Insurance.
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Flight from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu for members.
  • 4 Nights in Kathmandu hotel using 4-star category, Single Room on B&B basis. 
  • Single Tent for each member at Baruntse Base Camp with a comfortable mattress and pillow. 
  • Baruntse Base Camp set up with Kitchen Tent, Dining Tent, Sherpa Tent, Toilet & Shower Tents, Foods with necessary camping gears and equipment.
  • During trek stay at best available local lodges with Meals and hot water for drinking purpose .
  • High Camp – 2Men Kailas Alpine tents, High foods, enough EPI gas, Gas stove, cooking pots for Members, and Sherpa.
  • Group equipment for the climb (rope, ice crew, snow bar, and others).
  • 1 Personal Experienced Climbing Sherpa 1:1 ratio (8000-meter summiteers) for Mt Baruntse.
  • Trekking guide and Sherpa Helpers during the trek .
  • Porters to carry members personal baggage during trek.
  • Solar Panel & Generator at base camp for light and charging.
  • Gas Heater at Dining tent in Base Camp.
  • Necessary Expedition Cargo transfer.
  • All local support staff salary, accommodation, food, and travel expenses.
  • Insurance of local support staff including guides and porters.
  • 1 Oxygen bottle with a pair of Mask & Regulator in case of emergency use at Base Camp .
  • First Aid kit & Kaitu Expedition Duffel Bags.
  • Coordination of helicopter/hospital/ambulance in case of Emergency (provided insurance company or clients cover the cost).

What's Not Included    

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic beverages, bottled mineral water, soft drinks, and snack foods.
  • Any personal medical or evacuation expenses. Strongly recommend international Travel insurance which includes rescue.
  • Extra hotel nights & Meals in KTM.
  • Personal climbing gears and equipment
  • Personal tips for local support staff which is strongly recommended and highly appreciated.
  • Summit bonus to Climbing Sherpa USD 500. 
  • Expenses incurred as a result of events beyond the control of Kaitu Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

 

NOTE: 

  • Extra cost for UIAGM / IFMGA certified Guide $200 per Day 
  • The package includes a regular climbing guide. 

Before The Trekking 

ESSENTIAL INFORMATIONS:

PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION

Your passport needs to be valid for at least six (6) months after your journey ends and should have a minimum of one (1) blank visa page for entry and exit stamps.

CASH & CREDIT CARDS

We recommend traveling with some cash, and at least two different major credit cards, such as Visa and Mastercard, so you have a backup if your card is not accepted or lost. Access to ATM machines is available in Kathmandu but limited to none in rural areas. Contact your bank and credit card companies to let them know where and when you’ll be traveling, as well as confirm any foreign transaction fees.

When carrying cash, try to travel only with recently issued currency in smaller denominations; wrinkled or torn bills are not accepted. Only exchange currency at authorized outlets such as currency exchanges, ATMs, or hotels and save receipts as they may be required for exit. 

PHYSICAL CONDITION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Every mountain is another mountain regardless of its height. Climbers must be physically and mentally fit with a good deal of mountaineering experience and skills for the safety and welfare of the team. Kaitu Expedition requires our clients to have basic knowledge of mountaineering skills and experience of expedition life. The clients should be confident and comfortable to adopt Himalayan mountaineering practices such as using fixed lines to ascend, descend and crevasse crossing using ladders.

BOOKING 

Booking confirmation must be done 45 days before the departure date from Kathmandu. A non-refundable 50% advance payment must be made after signing the Service Agreement between the two parties 30 days before the departure date. Clients must provide a Medical Report signed by a physician stating otherwise healthy and fit. 

EXPEDITION LOGISTICS 

BASECAMP 

Our campsite is well organized and managed with basic needs to serve our team. We take pride in being recognized as a role model for providing expedition logistics as we pay attention to the finest details from the kitchen to toilet tent, sleeping to shower tent and store to dining tent. Power is provided with solar inverters and a generator for backup. A hot shower on a warm day is a treat at BC. Spacious dining tents with heater in the evening and of course plenty to eat and drink. 

ACCOMMODATION 

Best possible lodge on twin sharing basis during trek and tents during the expedition. A large spacious 10X7ft tent at basecamp and 2 men Kailas’s dome tent for high camps.                                                                                                          

FOOD 

All meals on the trek will be provided by the lodge. 

Once at Baruntse base camp, we have a fully equipped kitchen set up with well-trained kitchen staff. We make sure that the food we provide is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate. We offer all varieties of food including continental and local Nepali/Tibetan items. Fresh fruits for desserts, unlimited supply of snacks, and hot drinks 24 hours in the dining tent. During the climb, we mostly use dry or dehydrated foods except in Base camp where a proper kitchen will be set up to provide hot meals. 

TEAM 

We believe in delivering the highest standard of service and care to our clients. A team of dedicated and experienced Sherpa will provide support for the climb while our expert kitchen staff will fuel the team with a hygienic and nutritious meal for clients and support staff alike.

IMPORTANT NOTE

These trip notes represent the most current information for this itinerary and may supersede any information in the current brochure, including but not limited to the itinerary and price. The itinerary should be seen as a guide only. This itinerary may change at any time due to inclement weather, forces of nature and other circumstances beyond our control.

THE END OF AN EPIC JOURNEY IS THE BEGINNING OF ANOTHER ONE…CLIMB ON…

Mount Baruntse stands at an elevation of 7,129 M, located in Mahalangur ridge in the Khumbu region, surrounded by the majestic 8000-meter giants – Everest, Lhotse & Makalu, and 7000m Nuptse. It is considered as one of the beautiful 7000m peaks in Nepal, having a considerable and symmetrical snow peak with four ridges and four summits, making it one of the thrilling 7000m adventures. It was first climbed by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow by the south ridge, members of the New Zealand expedition team led by Sir Edmund Hillary on May 30, 1954.  And its East ridge was first summited by the Spanish expedition team on May 30, 1980.

The southeast ridge of Baruntse is a bit difficult due to its stiff climb and is filled with hard sections of 50 degrees elevation with a prominent ice cliff to be climbed; facing the risk of avalanche. This mountain can be climbed in both Spring and Autumn, but spring is more preferred due to safety reasons.

Kaitu Expedition can assure the best possible expedition logistics support to ensure a safe and successful climb under the leadership and guidance of professional experts with years of guiding experience. The mountain decides the rest. We believe that with our logistic support and experience coupled with your passion, determination, and willpower, Kaitu Expedition can help make your dream come true with memorable experiences and amazing stories to share - A journey of a lifetime. 

 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Summit one of the thrilling 7000er – Mt Baruntse, with an option of adding Mera Peak – 6476M
  • Experience the warm hospitality, local lifestyle during the trek
  • Puja ceremony at the Base Camp 
  • Trekking through the lower Khumbu valley and upper Khumbu valley. 
  • Crossing one of the highest Amphu Laptcha Pass - 5,850m 

 

  •  Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

     Rest Day in Kathmandu – ministry briefing & equipment check.

     Early morning fly to Lukla (35 Minutes) & trek to Chutang (3,430m): 4-5 Hrs.

     Trek from Chutang to Thuli Kharka (4,450m): 6-7 hrs via Zatrwa La Pass(4610m).

     Trek from Thuli Kharka to Kothe (3,700m): 5-6 Hrs.

     Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4,250m): 4-5 Hrs.

     Trek from Thangnak to Khare (4,870m): 4-5 Hrs.

     Rest and acclimatization day at Khare.

     Trek to Khongma Dingma (5,100m): 6/7 Hrs.

     Trek to Seto Pokhari (5,035m): 5/6 Hrs.

     Trek to Mount Baruntse Base Camp (5,400m): 5/6 Hrs.

     Rest Day / Puja Ceremony at Baruntse Base Camp.

     Climbing Period for Mt Baruntse – 7129 M.

     Trek to Amphu Laptcha Base Camp.

     Cross Amphu Laptcha Pass and trek down to Chukung.

     Trek down to Debuche.

     Trek down to Namche.

     Trek to Lukla .

     Fly Lukla to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.

     Reserve Day in Kathmandu.

     Transfer to International Airport for Final Departure.

    NOTE: 

    • Summit date will be decided during the expedition period depending on the weather forecast and summit rope fixing team. 
    • Expedition departure from Base Camp to Kathmandu will depend on the summit date
    • Option of adding Mera Peak 6476M on request.

     

     

What's Included 

  • All necessary airport pick-ups/drops as per the program.
  • Mount Baruntse Expedition permit.
  • Garbage Deposit Fee.
  • National Park Fees and Khumbu Village development Fee
  • 1 Govt appointed Liaison Officer to monitor the group at Base camp with his daily wages, accommodation, foods, flight & Insurance.
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Flight from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu for members.
  • 4 Nights in Kathmandu hotel using 4-star category, Single Room on B&B basis. 
  • Single Tent for each member at Baruntse Base Camp with a comfortable mattress and pillow. 
  • Baruntse Base Camp set up with Kitchen Tent, Dining Tent, Sherpa Tent, Toilet & Shower Tents, Foods with necessary camping gears and equipment.
  • During trek stay at best available local lodges with Meals and hot water for drinking purpose .
  • High Camp – 2Men Kailas Alpine tents, High foods, enough EPI gas, Gas stove, cooking pots for Members, and Sherpa.
  • Group equipment for the climb (rope, ice crew, snow bar, and others).
  • 1 Personal Experienced Climbing Sherpa 1:1 ratio (8000-meter summiteers) for Mt Baruntse.
  • Trekking guide and Sherpa Helpers during the trek .
  • Porters to carry members personal baggage during trek.
  • Solar Panel & Generator at base camp for light and charging.
  • Gas Heater at Dining tent in Base Camp.
  • Necessary Expedition Cargo transfer.
  • All local support staff salary, accommodation, food, and travel expenses.
  • Insurance of local support staff including guides and porters.
  • 1 Oxygen bottle with a pair of Mask & Regulator in case of emergency use at Base Camp .
  • First Aid kit & Kaitu Expedition Duffel Bags.
  • Coordination of helicopter/hospital/ambulance in case of Emergency (provided insurance company or clients cover the cost).

What's Not Included    

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic beverages, bottled mineral water, soft drinks, and snack foods.
  • Any personal medical or evacuation expenses. Strongly recommend international Travel insurance which includes rescue.
  • Extra hotel nights & Meals in KTM.
  • Personal climbing gears and equipment
  • Personal tips for local support staff which is strongly recommended and highly appreciated.
  • Summit bonus to Climbing Sherpa USD 500. 
  • Expenses incurred as a result of events beyond the control of Kaitu Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

 

NOTE: 

  • Extra cost for UIAGM / IFMGA certified Guide $200 per Day 
  • The package includes a regular climbing guide. 

Before The Trekking 

ESSENTIAL INFORMATIONS:

PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION

Your passport needs to be valid for at least six (6) months after your journey ends and should have a minimum of one (1) blank visa page for entry and exit stamps.

CASH & CREDIT CARDS

We recommend traveling with some cash, and at least two different major credit cards, such as Visa and Mastercard, so you have a backup if your card is not accepted or lost. Access to ATM machines is available in Kathmandu but limited to none in rural areas. Contact your bank and credit card companies to let them know where and when you’ll be traveling, as well as confirm any foreign transaction fees.

When carrying cash, try to travel only with recently issued currency in smaller denominations; wrinkled or torn bills are not accepted. Only exchange currency at authorized outlets such as currency exchanges, ATMs, or hotels and save receipts as they may be required for exit. 

PHYSICAL CONDITION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Every mountain is another mountain regardless of its height. Climbers must be physically and mentally fit with a good deal of mountaineering experience and skills for the safety and welfare of the team. Kaitu Expedition requires our clients to have basic knowledge of mountaineering skills and experience of expedition life. The clients should be confident and comfortable to adopt Himalayan mountaineering practices such as using fixed lines to ascend, descend and crevasse crossing using ladders.

BOOKING 

Booking confirmation must be done 45 days before the departure date from Kathmandu. A non-refundable 50% advance payment must be made after signing the Service Agreement between the two parties 30 days before the departure date. Clients must provide a Medical Report signed by a physician stating otherwise healthy and fit. 

EXPEDITION LOGISTICS 

BASECAMP 

Our campsite is well organized and managed with basic needs to serve our team. We take pride in being recognized as a role model for providing expedition logistics as we pay attention to the finest details from the kitchen to toilet tent, sleeping to shower tent and store to dining tent. Power is provided with solar inverters and a generator for backup. A hot shower on a warm day is a treat at BC. Spacious dining tents with heater in the evening and of course plenty to eat and drink. 

ACCOMMODATION 

Best possible lodge on twin sharing basis during trek and tents during the expedition. A large spacious 10X7ft tent at basecamp and 2 men Kailas’s dome tent for high camps.                                                                                                          

FOOD 

All meals on the trek will be provided by the lodge. 

Once at Baruntse base camp, we have a fully equipped kitchen set up with well-trained kitchen staff. We make sure that the food we provide is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate. We offer all varieties of food including continental and local Nepali/Tibetan items. Fresh fruits for desserts, unlimited supply of snacks, and hot drinks 24 hours in the dining tent. During the climb, we mostly use dry or dehydrated foods except in Base camp where a proper kitchen will be set up to provide hot meals. 

TEAM 

We believe in delivering the highest standard of service and care to our clients. A team of dedicated and experienced Sherpa will provide support for the climb while our expert kitchen staff will fuel the team with a hygienic and nutritious meal for clients and support staff alike.

IMPORTANT NOTE

These trip notes represent the most current information for this itinerary and may supersede any information in the current brochure, including but not limited to the itinerary and price. The itinerary should be seen as a guide only. This itinerary may change at any time due to inclement weather, forces of nature and other circumstances beyond our control.

THE END OF AN EPIC JOURNEY IS THE BEGINNING OF ANOTHER ONE…CLIMB ON…



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