Baruntse Expedition Spring 2014 – 32 Days

  • Baruntse Expedition Spring 2014 - 32 Days

Introduction


Baruntse (7,129m.) is one of the most beautiful 7000m peaks in Nepal . It is situated between Everest and Makalu. It is also one of the few peaks of this height with a high rate of success of ascent on normal route. The approach to the mountain follows the Mera Peak trek up to Mera La and then to Baruntse base camp. This expedition rewards you with spectacular views throughout.
We’ll establish Base Camp just above the Five Holy Lakes “Panch Pokhari” at 5,400m and one or two higher camps on the mountain. We’ll ascend the 6,100m West Col before establishing Camp 1, where the long ridge leading to the summit is clearly visible. A tricky step at around 7,000m adds further spice to the climb. The route is generally a straightforward snow and ice climb and technically climbing skills and experience demanding.

Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel

This day is your arrival date. We welcome and receive you in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer you to the Hotel for overnight accommodation as booked. (1300M)

Day 02 : Preparation and Briefing for Departure to Everest Region

This day we are busy for briefing about expedition, documentation and last minute shopping and preparation for departure to the trekking and climbing route. You will be kept in get set position.

Day 03 : Kathmandu-Lukla Scenic Flight and Acclimatization

Today you fly to Lukla from Kathmandu at early morning, take breakfast in Lukla and day rest for acclimatization where you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.

Day 04-06 : Lukla to Chutanga Trek

On day 04 you trek (4hrs) from Lukla to Chutanga (3050m) and take rest for two days acclimatization where you get overnight tented camp accommodation in full board basis.

Day 07 : Chutanga to Khartitang Trek

This day you trek 6hrs from Chutanga to Khartitang (3900m); after 2 days of acclimatization at 3900m you are ready to cross Zatrawa La Pass (4610m) and down climb to Khartitang at 3900m. You get overnight tented camp accommodation in full board basis.

Day 08 : Khartitang to Kothe Trek

From Khartitang you start Trek about 4hrs to Kothe (4095m) from where you are entering now at Hinku Valley. You get overnight tented camp accommodation in full board basis.

Day 09 : Kothe to Tangnang Trek

Today you trek (4hrs) from Kothe to Tangnang (4350m). You get overnight tented camp accommodation in full board basis.

Day 10 : Rest and acclimatization

Today at Tangnang you will rest for acclimatization. You need this rest day to allow our bodies to recover and settle at the elevation before we can sleep at 5000m in Khare for the next day. You get overnight tented camp accommodation in full board basis.

Day 11 : Tang Nang to Khare Trek

Only 3 hrs treks will be made on this day to reach Khare from Tangnang at the elevation of 5,045m. You get overnight tented camp accommodation in full board basis.

Day 12 : Rest and acclimatization

This is also the day for acclimatization at Khare for preparation and get ready to approach Mera La Pass 5350m on the next day. We provide you overnight tented camp accommodation in full board basis.

Day 13: Khare to Mera La Pas Trek

After acclimatization in Khare today you trek 4hrs to Mera La Pass (5350m) where we provide tented camp accommodation in full board basis.

Day 14: Mera La Pass to Seto Pokhari Trek

From Mera La Pass you trek about 6 hrs to Seto Pokhari Camp (4850m) where we provide tented camp accommodation in full board basis.

Day 15: Seto Pokhari Camp to Baruntse Base Camp

You trek 4hrs from Seto Pokhari Camp to Baruntse Base Camp (5,3000m) on this day where we establish the Base Camp for Baruntse Expedition for whole climbing period.

Day 16-24: Baruntse Summit Climbing Period

These days are the major climbing days for you to ascend the summit of most awaited Mt. Baruntse. After some day’s acclimatization and exercise you will be taken to the higher camps to be closer to the summit of (7,129m) where you will be provided food for high altitude. You are allowed to trek from lower camp to higher camp or vice versa for more practice and acclimatization. Finally we wish for your success to reach in the summit. Here you get full board service with tented camp accommodation in both camps.

Day 25: Cleaning the Base Camp and Preparation for Return

After a successful summit of Mt. Baruntse (hopefully), today after breakfast you all start to clean the base camp and make preparation for returning and trek down to Seto Pokhari. We provide overnight tented camp accommodation in full board basis.

Day 26: Seto Pokhari to Mera La Pass Trek

Descending and ascending you will trek 6 hrs this day from Seto Pokhari to Mera La pass (5350m). We provide overnight tented camp accommodation in full board basis.

Day 27: Mera La Pass to Tangnang Trek

On your 27th day you will be walked dawn from Mera La Pass toward Tangnang (4356m) where we settle the tented camp for your accommodation and full board meal

Day 28: Tangnang to Kothe Trek

Today after 4 hrs trek you will reach to Kothe (4095m) from Tangnang and settled in tented camp accommodation.

Day 29: Kothe to Thuli Kharka Trek

This you trek about 6hrs from Kothe to Thuli Kharka and set a camp for overnight camping.

Day 30: Thuli Kharka to Lukla Trek

This is your last day for trek of Mt. Baruntse Expedition about 7hrs from Thuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass with stunning Lukla Valley view from the pass where you get teahouse or lodge accommodation in full board basis.

Day 31: Fly Back to Kathmandu

Today you fly from Lukla to Kathmandu same about 35 minute and we transfer to your booked Hotel with BB Plan accommodation. This day we take you for sightseeing in and around Kathmandu (Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath) and Farewell-Celebration dinner with local typical cultural experience in Restaurant.

Day 31: Transfer for Final Departure

This is the day that we are really missing you. We transfer you to the airport or any port for final departure or alternatively join other activities.

Note:
• 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.

Cost


Cost Included

  • Baruntse Expedition permit fees
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back including airport transfers
  • All overnight accommodations while on the trek and climb
  • meals in Kathmandu and while trekking and climbing
  • Group equipment for the climb
  • Qualified and Experienced guides
  • Experienced Climbing Sherpas

Cost Not-Included

  • International airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Personal equipments and extra services
  • Tips and Bonus for Staff and guide
  • Insurance and Trip cancellation
  • Beverages
  • Airport departure tax

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