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Baruntse Expedition Spring 2020
Baruntse peak (7,129m) is one of the beautiful snow-capped peaks of Nepal above 7,000m. The peak lies in the heart of the Khumbu massif to the west of Makalu Mountain. Mt. Baruntse is also one of the few peaks of this height in the world with a high rate of success of ascent. We approach the Mt. Baruntse Expedition following the Mera peak trek till Mera La and then to Baruntse base camp. (5,250 m).This captivating ridge is surrounded by some of the most famous peaks of the world: Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, etc. Edmund Hillary and Jim McFarlane were the first to summit the peak for the first time. The route of this expedition goes through the southern ridge overhanging the famous West pass which was used by Hillary and Shipton in 1952. Our start begins from Lukla and slowly go across the Hongu valley, one of the most fertile regions in Nepal, passing northward through a beautiful alpine environment and delightful Sherpa countryside and its rich culture. The Baruntse base camp is situated at an altitude of around 5400m near the pristine lakes below Amphu Labtsa pass. The first camp will be set up just below East Col. at an altitude of 5,700m and the second camp will be constructed on the South – East Ridge at an altitude of 6,420m. East Col. will be crossed from the first camp and descend down through steep slopes. Again, we traverse a large snow plateau and move towards the bottom of the South-East Ridge. From camp II, we climb steep snow slopes (about 45 degrees) and pass a several series of short steep steps of ice and reach the west side of the ridge. Finally, we reach the summit at the height of 7,129m.
Every Year in spring and autumn the Mt. Baruntse Expedition could be scheduled.
In autumn you may start this expedition since end of August and complete at around end of September and, or any dates during August till October not exceeding middle of November for end of it. In this period the temperature toward the expedition area is changing from hot to cold. So, the climber has to face the critical situation for acclimatization for approaching to the summit.
However in spring, the temperature to the Baruntse climbing area is getting from cold to hot which is more convenient for approaching to summit after sufficient acclimatization and practice in various camps. Start at the end of March and end at the beginning of June is the best recommended period for Baruntse Expedition in spring. The total duration will be within 32 days.
Thus we strongly recommend our climbers to choose the spring season for their Baruntse Summit Dream however, we are ready enough for organizing the Expedition in both autumn and spring of the year.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Preparation, Briefings, and half day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2800m)and trek to Chhutang (3020m), lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Chhutang to Thuli Kharka (3900m) via Zatrawa La Pass (4610m).lodge.
Day 05: Trek from Thuli Kharka to Kothe (4095m)., lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4,350m), lodge.
Day 07: Rest and acclimatization day at Thangnak.
Day 08: Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5,045m), lodge.
Day 09: Rest and acclimatization day at Khare.
Day 10: Trek to Mera La (Pass) (5350m.), camping.
Day 11: Trek to Seto Pokhari Camp(4850m), camping.
Day 12: Trek to Baruntse Base Camp and prepare Base Camp, camping.
Days 13-28: Climbing period (Baruntse summit period-7129m)
Day 29: Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp) Trek to Seto Pokhari (4850m), camping.
Day 30: Trek to Mera La (5350m), camping.
Day 31:Trek to Thangnak (4356m), lodge.
Trek to Thuli Kharka, lodge.
Day 33:Trek from Thuli Kharka to Lukla, lodge.
Day 34: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, free day.
Day 35: Rest, D-Briefing and evening farewell dinner.
Day 36: Transfer to the airport for final departure
The above itinerary is a guideline and standard suggested pattern chosen by majority of our customers. Your final itinerary will be customized according to your available time and requirements.
The final itinerary duration and schedule may be reduced or extended depending on your time, budget, your fitness, class of service or any other preferences. The quote will be provided for you initial requirements and can be adjusted with mutual agreement should you require modifying these requirements.
Baruntse Expedition Autumn 2019/2020
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel (1350m).
Day 02: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m.)This takes about 35 minutes and then Trek to Chutanga (3050m.) it takes about four hours.
Day 04: Trek from Chutanga to Khartitang(3900m) via Zatra Wala Pass (4610m.) It takes about six hours.
Day 05: Trek from Khartitang to Kothe (4095m.) which takes about four hours.
Day 06: Trek from Kothe to Tangnang (4356m.) (Sabal Tsho-Lake) following Hinku Valley (4600m.).
Day 07: Rest day at Thangnang for acclimatization.This will be a rest day to let your bodies recover from the past days of hiking. You will relax and soak up the beautiful views of peaks and glaciers surrounding the head of the Hinku Valley and you may visit Sabal Tsho Lake.
Day 08: Trek from Tangnang to Khare(5045m)which takes about five hours.
Day 09: Rest day at Khare for acclimatization.
Day 10: Trek from Khare to Mera La (Pass) (5350m.) which takes about six hours and you camp here.
Day 11: Trek from Mera La (Pass) to Seto Pokhari Camp(4850m) which takes about six hours you camp here.
Day 12: Trek from Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp and prepare Base Camp
Day 13-26: Climbing period (baruntse summit period 7129m)
Day 27: Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp) Trek to Seto Pokhari(4850m) which takes about six hour you may camp here.
Day 28: Trek from Seto Pokhari to to Mera La (5350m).which takes about six hours you may camp here.
Day 29: Trek from Mera La to Thangnang(4356m)which takes about six hours.
Day 30: Trek from Thangnang to Kothe(4095m), which takes about four hours.
Day 31: Trek from Kothe to Khartitang(3900m) which takes about six hours.
Day 32: Trek from Khartitang to Chutanga(3050m) which takes approximately five hours.
Day 33: Trek from Chutanga to Lukla(2800m) and it takes about four hours. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with our staff.
Day 34: Early in the morning fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, which takes about 35 minutes, transfer to hotel and Leisure day and shopping in Kathmandu.
Day 35: Full Day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley (Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath) and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.
Day 36: Final Departure or alternatively Join other activities.
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