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Baruntse Expedition

Baruntse(7129m.), a substantial and symmetrical snow peak, lies in the heart of Khumbu massif surrounded by some of the famous peaks of the world, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Chamlang, Amadablam and Mera trekking peak.

Overview

Baruntse Expedition peak is one of the most active regions for expedition activity. This peak lies in the heart of Khumbu region to the western side of Mt Makalu. Around this peak lies some of the world’s most famous mountains such as Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse and several others. Baruntse stands all alone with the height of 7,000m/22,965ft. This region has been preferred by lot trekkers and mountaineers in the past and has left positive reviews of mountaineering here.

Baruntse is among the most accessible peaks in the mountain ranges of Nepal. Hillay and Jim McFarlane were the first ones to conquer the summit of this peak. Since then it has been one of the best destinations for expedition in Nepal. None of the routes are easy to climb at the top of this peak. The he path through the southern ridge, above the western pass was first paved by Hillary and Shipton in the year 1952. Since then explorers have been following their primitive footsteps.

The climb becomes smoother as soon as it crosses Lukla. The path then crosses a valley named Hongu Valley. This valley is also listed among the most beautiful valleys of the country. The climb continues towards north from here through green landscapes. You get into Sherpa villages further, where you encounter with the local inhabitants here and get a chance to interact with them. You can share your mountaineering experience with and also know about their traditional lifestyle as well as their primitive cultures.

Climbing along the route we reach the Base Camp which lies at an altitude of 5,400m/17,716ft. The base camp is close to a beautiful lake which is below the Amphu Labtsa Pass. The rest of the path takes you to the top of the peak.

Itinerary

Day 01: Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport you will be warmly welcomed by our staffs and you will be transferred to your hotel. Stay overnight in hotel

Day 02: Today we spend our day as sight-seeing in the Kathmandu Valley [1,338m/4,389ft]. Back to hotel in the evening and stay overnight

Day 03: Today we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2,848 m/9,344 ft]. After arriving in Lukla we trek to Chutok 2,800m/9,186ft]. Camp at site and stay overnight

Day 04: Today we trek from Chutok to Pangom [3,093m/10,148ft]. Camp at site and stay overnight

Day 05: Trek from Pangom to Kurke [3,800m/12467ft]. Camp at site and stay overnight

Day 06: Trek from Kurke to Chetarawa. Camp at site and stay overnight

Day 07: Trek from Chetarawa to Tashing Dingma [3,600m/11,811ft]. Camp at site and stay overnight

Day 08: Trek from Tashing Dingma to Thangnang [4,366m/14,324ft]. Camp at site and stay overnight

Day 09: Trek from Thangnang to Kharka [4,010m/13,156ft]. Camp at site and stay overnight

Day 10: Trek from Kharka to Khongmi Dingma. Camp at site and stay overnight

Day 11: Trek from Khongmi Dingma to Chamlang Base Camp [4,700m/15,419ft]. Stay overnight at camp

Day 12: Trek from Chamlang Base Camp to Baruntse Base Camp [5,400m/14,435ft]. Stay overnight at camp

Day 13-23: Climbing period of Baruntse

Day 24: Baruntse BC to Amphu Laptcha [5,778m/18,956ft]. Camp at site and stay overnight

Day 25: Trek from Amphu Laptcha to Chhukung [4,700m/15,420ft]. Camp at site and stay overnight

Day 26: Trek from Chhukung to Namche [3420m/11,286ft]. Camp at site and stay overnight

Day 27: Trek from Namche to Lukla [2,848 m/9,344 ft]. Teahouse overnight

Day 28: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel

Day 29: Leisure day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight in hotel

Day 30: Final Departure

Cost Info

Cost Include

  • All surface transfers as per itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Fooding, lodging, insurance and other expenses of the staffs
  • Fooding; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner [as per itinerary] and lodging of the clients
  • Necessary National Park fees
  • All necessary paper works and permits
  • Guided sightseeing tour
  • Camping equipments such as very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for camping
  • Kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses and other kitchen equipments
  • Travel and rescue arrangements for our staffs
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles as per the itinerary program
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide, cook, assistant leader [4 trekkers: 1 assistance] also a personal Sherpa on request
  • Porter’s Charges [Porter can carry up to 20kg]
  • Tea and coffee during Mountain Climbing
  • Teahouse/Lodge and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing session
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available]
  • Trekking Information Management System [TIMS], New Trekking permit to keep record of tourist [This is for your safety]
  • Seasonal fresh fruits such as orange, apple, banana, mango, grape and other Nepali local fruits

Cost Exclude

  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Domestic / international airfares
  • Nepal entry visa fee [Visa fees US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days & US$ 100 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days.][ Visa can be easily issued upon the arrival of Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu which will require 2 passport size photos]
  • Airport tax required for the Domestic / International flights
  • Expenses such as laundry, phone calls, internet and others
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing
  • Any extra transportation except in itinerary [we can arrange upon request]
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Helicopter rescue due to out of control
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price
  • Some extra assistance like if you cannot walk properly our guide will arrange you horse to came back [if applicable this you have to pay them directly]
  • Tips to staffs. After working everyone expect some Tips. We don’t mention fixed amount, it’s is up to you and up to their service, but generally tourists provide 10% of the total cost
  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu as per your destination
  • Single supplement charges [if required]
  • Departure tax from Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurances
  • Cold drinks and beverages

Trip Price

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Why trip price is different?

Following are the determinants for the price

  • Accomodations in Kathmandu and other cities
  • Mode of Transportation (car/van/bus/flights)
  • Number of crews(Guides & porters, Sherpas, Cook(s))
  • Travelling time(Season)
  • Extra services

Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.

You will get best price after your inquiry We know about value of money and world economy, so fell free to share your tentative budget for this trip so we can mention and compromise with price, this is standard price for trip if you have low budget we can run even cheap and if you wise to pay more and need extra deluxe service we will do that.

FAQs

What kind of insurance do I need?

We invest in insurance coverage for commercial liability and medical and disability insurance for our guides and Sherpas while participating on our programs. We cannot insure you for your personal needs, but we do expect you to be as fiscally responsible as we are. We strongly recommend that you insure yourself against potentially expensive difficulties that may arise. First, trip cancellation insurance may provide financial relief should you be forced to withdraw from the climb before it even happens. Next, make sure you have adequate traveler's medical and evacuation insurance for coverage should you have a problem during the trip. Medical care and evacuation from Everest can be expensive.

What else do I need to pay for?

You may spend some additional money on the trek buying drinks and snacks (food is provided for you). If you go down to Pheriche for rest and relaxation, you will need some additional money for this (estimate $35 per day).

What if I want to leave early?

No problem, we will organize you a porter and you can hike back to Lukla. The porter will carry your duffel bags. We will provide you a stipend to cover your lodges and meals on the hike out. Our staff at Lukla will meet you, arrange tickets, and assist you to make the flight to Kathmandu.

How do my duffel bags get back to Kathmandu?

We will hire porters to carry your duffels back to Lukla, where they will be flown to Kathmandu.

How much personal gear of mine will the Sherpas carry to C1, C2, C3, C4?

The Sherpas will carry a reasonable amount of your personal gear for you up to the camps. For example — your sleeping bag, down suit, extra high altitude gear, some food and snacks, etc. You should not have to carry a big load at any time on the trip — we want you to be able to move at a reasonable speed. You will need to carry with you the things you require during the day-clothes, snacks, water, camera, etc.

Why do I need a second sleeping bag?

We have a limited number of "extra" shared bags available for upper camps, but most climbers will appreciate having a dedicated bag at Base Camp and then another bag that is used above the Icefall. We don't want to carry bags up and down the Icefall.

What if I want to order more oxygen?

Additional oxygen is available delivered to the South Col at $1500 per cylinder (1800 liters). Most climbers do not require extra oxygen, we provide a generous supply (climb at 3 liters/minute above C3, sleep at 1 liter/min at Col).

How does a helicopter rescue work from Base Camp?

We can call for rescue with the B3 helicopter from Fishtail Helicopter. The cost is $10,000. This is the only helicopter that is able to safely land at Base Camp.

What do I do with my passport and plane ticket while I am climbing?

We suggest that you leave these items with our staff in Kathmandu, so it is easy for them to change your tickets or extend your visa for you while you are climbing.