Baruntse 7129m is in the eastern part of Nepal. Situated close to Mt Makalu inside Makalu Barun National Park. It is remote and at the center of three glacier valleys, the Imja, the Hunku and Barun.
The mountain was first climbed May 30, 1954 via the south ridge by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow of a New Zealand expedition led by Sir Edmund Hillary. The first ascent of the East Ridge was made on April 27, 1980 by Lorenzo Ortas, Javier Escartin, Jeronimo Lopez (all Spain) and Carlos Buhler (America) of a Spanish expedition led by Juan Jose Diaz Ibanez.
Asian Hiking team set up our base camp at 5300 meters where our expedition cooks prepare all the necessary substantial meals. Our experienced climbing guides set up higher camps at 6400 and 6800 meters. We fix ropes to make the summit push safe and secure. We have medically trained guides with a wide-ranging medical kit, Oxygen cylinder, a Portable Altitude Chamber, satellite phone, and walkie-talkie as a safety back-up throughout the duration of our Baruntse expedition. Our base camp trekking recommended itinerary flight to Lukla to cross the Zetra-la pass continues trek to Khare. We take a one day rest in Khare then climb the Mera peak 6470m and trek to Baruntse base camp.
Day 1: Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300 meters), transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu
Final Preparation day in Kathmandu, overnight Hotel.
Day 3: Lukla/Chutanga
Fly to Lukla (2840 metres), same day trek to Chutanga (3474 metres), overnight Lodge.
Day 4: Chatra-La
Trek across the Zetra La pass (4600 metres/15,100 feet), to the village of Chatra La (4200 metres), Overnight Lodge.
Day 5: Kothey
Trek to Kothey (Tashi Ongma) at 3500 metres, overnight Lodge.
Day 6: Tangnag
Trek to Tangnag at 4300 metres, overnight Lodge.
Day 7: Khare
Trek to Khare at 5000 metres/16,400 feet, overnight Lodge.
Day 8: Khare
Rest day, acclimatization, explore the surrounding area, overnight Lodge.
Day 9: Mera High Camp
Climb to High Camp, (5768 metres/18,978 feet), overnight Tented Camp.
Day 10: Mera Peak 6460m climb/Mera Base Camp
Summit Mera Peak (6476 metres/21,246 feet), descend back to Mera Base Camp, (overnight camp) or Khare.
Day 11: Seto Pokhari
Trek to Seto Pokhari (5003 metres), Overnight camp.
Day 12: Baruntse Base Camp
Trek to Baruntse Base Camp (5300 metres), overnight Camp.
Day 13-25: Baruntse Cmimbing days:
Rest & Acclimatization, training, and organization at base camp, overnight at camp, Base Camp Climb to camp 1 (6120 metres/20,100 feet), Return to Base Camp, Rest day in Base camp, Rest day in Base camp, see the weather and decide to summit day, Extra day for summit attempt, return to base camp, resting. Extra day for summit attempt, return to base camp, resting, Climb to camp 1 at 6100 metres, Climb to Camp 2 6400m, Summit attempt (7129 metres/23,390 feet), return to camp 1, Extra day for summit attempt, return to base camp, resting, Extra day for summit attempt, return to base camp, resting.
Day 26: Baruntse base camp Packing
Pack and prepare to depart base camp.
Day 27: Seto Pokhari
Base Camp to Seto Pokhari overnight Camp.
Day 28: Khare
Seto Pokhari to Khare, Overnight hotel.
Day 29: Kothey
Trek to Kothey, overnight Hotel.
Day 30: Chutanga
Kothey to Chutanga, Overnight Hotel.
Day 31: Lukla
Chutanga to Lukla, Overnight at hotel.
Day 32: Kathmandu
Flight to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Day 33: Kathmandu
Extra Day in Kathmandu in case of delay, and for sightseeing, gift shopping, celebration, saying goodbye to new friends, overnight Hotel.
Day 34: Departure or extra trip
Departure from Nepal, drop to the airport as your own flight.
- All arrival and departure airport transfers with Asian Hiking Team Assistance.
- Hotel in Kathmandu as itinerary with breakfast (3/4 5 star hotel on request).
- Domestic air ticket/land transport to/from trek start/end point for members/ cargo fees as itinerary.
- Domestic air ticket/land transport to/from trek start/end point for Liaison Officer and our staffs as itinerary.
- Expedition royalty and climbing permit fees.
- National Park/ Conservation fees or permits.
- Government appointed Liaison Officer.
- Expedition/Mountaineering insurance for Liaison officer, our guide and staffs.
- Accommodation during the trekking as best available Guest house / Hotel as itinerary.
- Base Camp single tent with mattress and pillow for each member, climbing Sherpa, BC staff and Liaison Officer.
- High altitude tents for all members and climbing Sherpa’s.
- All camping equipment like camp furniture (table, chairs), kitchenware, kitchen, dining, guest, shower and toilet tents in Base camp.
- Major Meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) by Guest house /Hotel menus and cooked 3 meals with tea or coffee by professional cook in Base Camp.
- All high food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition.
- Baggage/ Equipment allowance for trekking up and down is maximum 30-40kg per person.
- Base Camp Manager, Base Camp cook, necessary staffs.
- Emergency Oxygen bottles with mask and regulator.
- Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc.).
- Wages, meals, accommodation, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for Sherpa guide and other staffs.
- Solar panel/generator at Base Camp for light and charging small electronics (eg. mobile phones, amateur digital cameras and handheld video cameras).
- Rope fixing fee.
- Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with nominal cost.
- First Aid medical kits.
- Our service charge and Government Taxes.
- Fair well Dinner.
- International airfare from / to your country.
- Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu as itinerary.
- Hotel accommodation beyond itinerary (as per itinerary) stay in Kathmandu.
- Personal trekking and climbing gears.
- Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage.
- Expenses of a personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, email, internet etc.
- Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all personal expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo.
- Personal solar pack (if any) for charging heavy electronics (laptops, professional camera, batteries, etc.).
- Summit bonus (For Everest $1800, For others mountain US$1000) / staffs Tips/ Donation.
- Gifts, souvenirs.
- Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.