Baruntse is located between in Everest and Makalu in the eastern part of Nepal. Baruntse - the peak of Barun, the god of rain, is a prominent looking peak above the Khumbu/Chukung valley (to the north-east), the Hinku Valley (to the south-west) and the Barun valley (to the east. It was first climbed in 1954 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Jim McFarlane. The second ascent took place only in 1980. Since then Baruntse has been climbed many times.
On our expedition we will approach this beautiful peak through the Hinku/Hongu valley. Two mountains passes, the Tsetrawa La at 4,600m and Mera La at 5,200m, are crossed before Base Camp is reached at 5,400m. Baruntse Base Camp is situated in a beautiful meadow close to a small lake. Our climbing route is along the south ridge of the mountain on which a high base camp is placed at 5,800m. Next, an advance base camp is set up near Baruntse's West Col at 6,135m. This is a very steep section of the peak and we will fix ropes to aid our ascent and to prevent falls into crevasses. From this camp we will follow the south ridge to the summit, with two higher camps, at 6,420m (at the foot of the south-east ridge, and at 6,650m. Tackling the 40 to 50 degree ice slopes between base camp and Camp II and treading a knife-edged ridge higher up offer an interesting climb to the summit. The summit view includes the very impressive south faces of Lhotse, Makalu, Chamlang, Kanchenjunga, and Peak 41 and down to the Hinku valley. watch video>>
Day 01 : A pick up from the International Airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02-03 : Kathmandu, sightseeing we will spend a couple of days organizing permits and sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. The valley is the site of four ancient capitals with their attendant palaces, temples and squares, and the modern city's chaotic and fascinating streets, markets, shops and restaurants with intermingled Buddhist and Hindu temples can keep you occupied for days. One night there will be a welcome dinner.
Day 04 : Fly to Lukla (2800m) over night Lodge.
Day 05 : Lukla to Chutanga (3500m) 5 hrs (Over night in Tent).
Day 06 : Chutanga to Chatrabu (4370m) 6 to 7 hrs (Tent Camp).
Day 07 : Chatrabu to Kothe (3700m) 6to 7 hrs (Camp).
Day 08 : Kothe to Thangna (4336m) 6 hrs (Camp).
Day 09 : Thangna to Khare (5000m) 5 hrs (Camp).
Day 10 : Khare Rest for Acclimatization.
Day 11 : Khare to over Mera-La (5200m) and camp at Rato Order (5100m).
Day 12 : Rato Ordar to Chamlang Base Camp (4700m) 6 hrs (Camp).
Day 13 : Chamlang Base Camp to Seto Pokhari (4900m) 6 hrs (Camp).
Day 14 : Seto Pokhari to Barunse Base Camp (5200m) 6 hrs (Camp).
Day 15 : Settle Baruntse base camp (5400m).
Day 16-32 : Climbing period Mt. Baruntse.
Day 33 : Amphulapcha Base Camp (5200m) 6 hrs (Camp).
Day 34 : Over Amphulapcha pass (5800m) chukung Valley (5000m) 6 to 7 hrs (Camp).
Day 35 : Chukung Valley to Dingboche (4400m) 6 hrs (over night Lodge).
Day 36 : Dingboche to Namche Bazaar (3446m) 6 hrs (Lodge).
Day 37 : Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m) 7 hrs (Lodge).
Day 38 : Lukla to Kathmandu by flight.
Day 39 : Free day in Kathmandu and farewell Diner.
Day 40 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.