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Baruntse Expedition:7129m/23,383ft. Autumn 2019/2020

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35 Days
Availability : Available
Kathmandu
Everest Region
Min Age : 20
Max People : 12
Trip Facts

Group size: 1-12 people
Elevation: 7,129m (23,389ft)
Location:
Nepal/Khumbu Region
Coordinates:
27°53′00″ N 86°59′00″ E
First Ascent:
Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow, May 30, 1954
Climbing Season:
Late spring and autumn
Expedition duration:
35 days (typically)
Group Size:  
02-15 person per Group
Fitness level: Difficult
Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal

Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
Meals: All meals during the trek and breakfast in Kathmandu
Accommodation: Teahouses during the trek and Tent while on climbing period

Tour Details
Overview

Mt. Baruntse Expedition is one of the best Expeditions in Nepal which lies in the heart of Khumbu Region on the lap Mt.Everest and Makalu. This is another attractive Mountain for climbing due to its location, classical symmetrical beauty and relatively accessible to climbers across wide range of skills. It is the most accessible 7000-meter peak in the region besides having a normal route of ascent.

Baruntse was first ascended by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow by South-East ridge in year 1954. This trip gives the opportunity to warm up on Mera Peak, 6,476 meters (21,247 feet). Mera Peak is a classic, easier, Nepali peak. It is an excellent training ground for the more challenging Baruntse. Both trips (Mera/ Baruntse and Baruntse only) cross the incredibly beautiful Amphu Labtsa Pass, 5,845 metres (19,177 feet). Its route is not technically demanding and basically an effortless climbing on snow and ice with some section of over hangings Mt. Baruntse Expedition. This stunning pass is one of the most impressive passes in the Himalayas and is one of the highlights of the expedition. The summit from Pumori offers superb panoramic views of snowy mountains which will be a great perception for mountaineers. It would become the most satisfying challenge in the Himalayan and provides other side of beautiful view of Lhotse, Nuptse and Everest. This trip could be the breathtaking moment in your lifetime.

Includes & Excludes

Price Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • 3 nights hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and breakfast.
  • experienced private climbing Sherpa guide during trek and climb.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Farewell dinners at typical Nepali restaurant with live culture dance.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu) yourself and guide.
  • Complete camping setup with dining & kitchen tents, chairs and tables in Advance Base Camp.
  • 1:1 experienced private climbing Sherpa guide during trek and climb (Everest Submitter).
  • Necessary shower and toilet tents, individual member tents in ABC.
  • One each tent for member & Sherpa sharing in Camp 1.2, & 3.
  • Solar panel/generator for light and battery charge in Advance Base Camp.
  • Three meals a day (BLD-tea-coffee) and twin sharing tea house accommodation during trek.
  • Freshly cooked 3 meals (BLD), tea or coffee by Snowy professional cooking Advance Base Camp.
  • All necessary paper works, climbing royalty fee, National park entry permits and TIMS permit.
  • Freshly cooked hot meal and Camp 2, prepared by our camp-2 cook.
  • 40 kg personal baggage while trekking up and 30 kg while down carrying by porter.
  • Fully paid government appointed liaison officer in the team.
  • Necessary kitchen staffs and camp manager in sharing plan at ABC.
  • Medical, accidental, and search and rescue Insurance for all involved local staffs.
  • All rope fixing and ice fall management charges levied in the Expedition.
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator in ABC for medical purpose only.
  • Satellite phone in ABC available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Free assistance service for cargo and duty clearance.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete per-departure information.
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • High Spirit Trek Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina and Trip Map etc.).

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses and all the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Expenses by usage of landlines, mobiles, walkies-talkies or satellite phone and Internet.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees or trekking gears.
  • Tips for the guide and staffs.
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned in &"Trip Includes" section etc.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, change in Government regulations, etc.
  • Summit bonus to climbing Sherpa up to camp 4 and above (Minimum US$ 700.00)
  • Rescue, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses of the member.
  • Permits for walkies-talkies & filming if special camera.
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.

Complementaries

  • High Spirit T-Shirt
Itinerary

Oct 01-Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft) .

After our arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, our representative/staff will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. We can take rest and later visit the company office in Thamel, a popular tourist hub. However, there will be a welcome dinner in the evening where we get to experience excellent Nepalese cuisine.

Oct 02-Day 02:Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing

Oct 03-Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m/9184ft.)This takes about 35 minutes and then Trek to Chutanga (3050m/10004ft.) it takes about four hours.

Oct 04-Day 04:Trek from Chutanga to Khartitang(3900m/12792ft) via Zatra Wala Pass (4610 m/15120.) It takes about six hours.

We begin our trek on uphill and downhill trails with multiple crossings over Dudh Koshi
River and a magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (21,675ft) from the Benkar village. We
cross more bridges and reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo,
where our trekking permits are checked. We walk furthermore and pass through Jorsale
village before reaching Namche Bazaar. From here, we get beautiful views of the
Himalayas including Everest, Lhotse, Tawache and others. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Oct 05-Day 05: Trek from Khartitang to Kothe (4095 m/13432ft.) which takes about four hours.

Oct 06-Day 06: Trek from Kothe to Tangnang (4356 m/14287ft.) (Sabal Tsho-Lake) following Hinku Valley (4600 m/15088ft.).

We begin today’s trek on an easy trail to Phunki Thanga. From here we ascend towards
Tengboche village which is home to the largest monastery in the Everest region. The
monastery is located within the Sagarmatha National Park and provides panoramic
views of the highest mountains on earth including Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku,
Nuptse and Lhotse. We try to reach the monastery by 3:00 in the afternoon and may
even be able to witness a religious Buddhist ceremony. Overnight in Tengboche.

Oct 07-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.

Oct 08-Day 08: Trek from Tangnang to Khare (5045 m/16548 ft)which takes about five hours.

Oct 09-Day 09:Rest day at Khare for acclimatization.

Oct 10-Day 10: Trek from Khare to Mera La (Pass) (5350 m/ 17548ft.) which takes about six hours and you camp here.

Oct 11-Day 11:Trek from Mera La (Pass) to Seto Pokhari Camp( 4850m/15098ft) which takes about six hours you camp here.

Our trail moves along the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Ahead on the trail we
see the crest of the north ridge of Everest along with Pumori, Mahalangur, Lingtern,
Khumbutse, Nuptse and other mountains. A small ascent takes us to Thangma Riju.
From here we admire panoramic views of the Himalayan vista. We ascend on a steep
trail up to the top of Changri Glacier. As we reach Gorak Shep, we are surrounded by
the Himalayas. After resting for a short while, we continue to Everest Base Camp. We
pass through rocky dunes, moraines and streams before reaching the base camp of the
world’s tallest mountain, Everest. From here we admire Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori
mountains. We trek back to Gorak Shep and spend the night.

Oct 12-Day 12: Trek from Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp and prepare Base Camp.

We start our trek to Kala Patthar early in the morning in order to catch remarkable
views of the first light of the sun shining on Mt. Everest. However, we need to be
prepared for trekking in the dark and cold temperature (the temperature varies
according to the season). Furthermore, there is always a chance for chilly winds which
are quite common. As we continue our trek, familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse,
Changtse, Everest and Nuptse tower above us. After several hours of ascent, we will be
on the top of Kala Patthar. The close-up view of Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks
from Kalapathar is amazing. We enjoy the stunning Himalayan vista and descend to
Lobuche where we stay the night.

Oct 13-Day 13 to 26:Climbing period (baruntse summit period 7129m)

Oct 27-Day 27:Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp) Trek to Seto Pokhari(4850 m/15908ft) which takes about six hour you may camp here.

Oct 28-Day 28:Trek from Seto Pokhari to to Mera La (5350m/17548ft).which takes about six hours you may camp here.

Oct 29-Day 29 :Trek from Mera La to Thangnang (4356m/14287ft) which takes about six hours.

Oct 30-Day 30:Trek from Thangnang to Kothe (4095m/ 13432ft), which takes about four hours.

Oct 31-Day 31:Trek from Kothe to Khartitang (3900m/12792ft) which takes about six hours.

Nov 01-Day 32 :Trek from Khartitang to Chutanga (3050m/10005ft) which takes approximately five hours.

Nov 02-Day 33 :Trek from Chutanga to Lukla(2800m/9184ft) and it takes about four hours. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with our staff.

Nov 03-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.

Nov 04-Day 35:Final Departure or alternatively Join other activities.

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