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Mt. Baruntse Expedition(7,129)

 

Baruntse expedition is an adventure for climbers wishing to summit a 7000 meter peaks in remote Nepal. It is at the height of 7129m.In between on the lap of Everest and Makalu Mountain. This mountain was first ascended first by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow on 30 May 1954. They have climbed the mountain by the South -East Ridge. Since then many climbers have used this route and got succeeded.From the base camp to the west Cole with its huge glacial plateau, everything will make your ascent exciting. Although its altitude is less than neighbored mountain, you will be in the heart of the mighty Himalayan peaks in front on the renowned Lhotse south face, not far away from Makalu west pillar.This Baruntse can be climbed through Arun valley to Makalu Base camp as well.

Expedition Highlights

• Trek from the forests and fields of Nepal's middle hills to the alpine environment. 
• Climb to the summit of Mt Baruntse 7,129m
• Our experienced guides are there to ensure your safety and enjoyment
• View the Himalayan giants – Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyo, Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, Amadablam and many more.
• Develop high altitude expedition experience and skills
• Meet, trek and climb with the friendly and famous local Sherpa people

Fitness

To participate in this expedition you must be a very fit and active winter-walker-climber in good health. Prior to joining our group, please see your doctor and obtain the necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for travel in extremes of altitude, and also for exotic locales.

Experience

Previous mountaineering experience is required to at least 6000m. You will also need to be very determined. Baruntse is a non-technical peak with the possibility of a ski descent for VERY strong skiers. Ski touring in the area near ABC is also possible (and a fun way to acclimatise).

To succeed you will need to be extremely fit and have a high level of endurance. You don't need to be fast but you need to be steady and strong. Mental toughness plays a large role as does the ability to relax and let your body acclimatise.

Autumn season (Sept-Nov)being the best season for climbing, as it offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views, and also best season for peak climbing.Perfect season to climb Mt. Baruntse.

Summer months (June-September) of the year which coincides with monsoon begins in mid-June and drains in mid-September making travel wet and warm. The mountain views may not be at their best as rain clouds and haze over hang the mountains occasionally obscuring the enchanting views. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation.

Spring season (March-May) is the expedition season and the best time for climbing the high peaks. It is mildly warm at lower elevations but occasional haze mars beautiful view of mountains. At higher elevations over 4,000 meters the mountain views are excellent and the temperature is quite moderate even at night.

Winter season (December-February) is noted for cold weather with occasional snowfall at higher elevations. Again, excellent views are common. These months are popular and ideal for trekking for those who are well equipped or who remain at lower elevations below 3,000 meters. Most of the hotel owners will come to the lower altitude cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara

 

Expedition Name: Mt Baruntse Expedition (6812m)

Duration: 33 Days

Min. altitude: 3900 m

Max altitude: 7129m

Best Season: spring & autumn

Entry: Kathmandu

Exit: Kathmandu

Day 01:    Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:    preparation for expedition.
Day 03:    Expedition Briefing in tourism Board
Day 04:    Fly to Lukla and Trek to chutanga.
Day 05:    Chutanga to Naulek camp
Day 06:    Naulek to Kothey camp
Day 07:    Kothey to Thangnak camp
Day 08:    Thangnak to Khare camp
Day 09:    Khare to Mera base camp
Day 10:    Mera base camp to Mera High camp
Day 11:    Mera summit and back to Mera base camp
Day 12:    Mera base camp to setopokhari
Day 13:    Setopokhari to Baruntse Base camp
Day 14 -26th climbing period of Baruntse 7129m
Day 27:    Baruntse Base camp to Amphu lapcha base camp
Day 28:    Amphulapcha cross and O/N in camp
Day 29-32:  Trek down to Lukla
Day 33:    Lukla to Kathmandu.

Cost starts From:

Trip Cost Includes

  • Expedition climbing Permit.
  • 4 nights 3*star hotel in Katmandu.
  • Flight ticket: KTM-LUK-KTM
  • Experiences climbing Sherpa 2:1
  • All transportation expedition purpose.
  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • Liaison Officer Charge.
  • Expedition Guide and Cook, kitchen boys.
  • All kitchen equipments.
  • High altitude tents for high camps.
  • Private tent at base camp with mattress.
  • Dining Tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents,
  • All Necessary climbing gear except personal climbing gears.
  • Necessary number of porters to carry load and member baggage.
  • Porter’s equipment during the expedition.
  • All staff insurance.
  • All staff salary and porters wages.
  • All meal for member and staff during the expedition.
  • Quality high altitude dried foods & individual packet food.
  • EPI gas with burner for high camp.
  • Oxygen cylinder and Mask regulator for medical purpose!!
  • Gamow /PAC bag at base camp
  • First Aid Kit for all.

ADDITIONAL SERVICE IF REQUIRED:

  •  Extra climbing sherpa : US $ 2800 per sherpa man, Which includes thefollowing Services of Sherpa (Daily wages and equipment allowance of climbing sherpa, Insurance of climbing
  •  sherpa as per Government policy, Food and Accommodation during expedition period and Load
  •  ferry bonus to the high camps etc) 
  •  POISK 4 liter Branded Oxygen : US $ 495 per tube 
  •  POISK 4 liter Re fill Oxygen : US $ 295 per tube
  •  Mask set : US $ 580 (purchase)

 

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Q) Can I really climb a mountain? Do I need to have climbing experience? How can I climb Mount Everest? Can I climb the seven summits?

A) The level of experience and skills required depends on your particular goal (search for your adventure here). We suggest that people undertaking a first climb should have had at least overnight trekking experience. For those who wish to take on a technically difficult, remote or extreme altitude mountain we'd expect participants to have appropriate experience and skills. Some ideas for preparing for climbing goals are given at the bottom of this page.

Q) Why go on a guided expedition?

A) There are many reasons that might make a guided expedition attractive even for experienced climbers. These include someone else taking care of all those details (including thing as diverse as booking and confirming hotels, checking the number of evening snacks, ensuring reliable support, transport, permits, visas, team members, gear, etc etc etc etc). This saves your time and energy for the part that really matters - working on achieving your goal. The high levels of support and experience aim to give you the best possible opportunity to succeed, a high level of risk management, and the Arun leaders and staff are there for YOU!

Q) What type of people comes along?

A) Climbing expeditions usually attract people in their twenties to fifties. Participants tend to be seeking a good quality, safe, well supported, good value and enjoyable adventure rather than the lowest cost.

Q) How fit do I need to be? Will I have to carry a lot of weight? Should I be able to do 100 chin ups?

A) The fitter you are, the more fun you (and your companions) will have. You will find guidance on preparing for your expedition on each adventure's web page (search here), our info packs and trip dossiers. A minimum level of fitness would have you being able to walk all day on uneven, hilly ground, carrying your day pack, and be able to get up again the next day. Many climbs will require a higher level of fitness and strength so you can carry heavy gear to high camps and really exert yourself on summit day.

Q) What gear is provided?

A) Included are individual sleeping tents for the trekking phase of most climbing expeditions, with dining and kitchen tents. On the mountain participants share serious, proven mountain tents. Climbing teams are equipped with emergency communications and first aid equipment as well as more prosaic things like climbing and cooking gear. There is a detailed gear list for each adventure which outlines what we provide as well as what you should bring. (Search here for specific adventures and download the info pack.)

Q) What's the food like?

A) Food arrangements are specific to each adventure, but you get three meals a day while on the track. In cities included is breakfast and, depending on the trip and the nature of the activities may also cater for lunch and dinner for the group. In the Himalayas the kitchen staffs have been training for years and work magic over gas or kero stoves in their kitchen tent.

While trekking the cooks prepare a varied menu of wholesome, tasty and plentiful food using fresh ingredients where possible. A trekking breakfast in the Himalayas usually includes cooked foods e.g. eggs, tomatoes, cereal or porridge, toast & spreads and fruit and a selection of hot drinks.

Lunch is often soup and a packed lunch, or a cooked lunch. Dinners are generally soup, a main meal (one of many Asian or European style dishes) veges, and a dessert (fruit to custard to baked apple pie!) Drinking water: will be provided at camps (collected with care, filtered, treated with chemicals and/or boiled), and at lunch time where possible. It is wise to carry a small amount of purifying chemicals (e.g. Iodine or chlorine) with you, in case you happen to need water at an odd time. In the developing world care should be taken to avoid untreated water and potentially contaminated foods like uncooked salads and some fruit. Bottled water is available in cities, but of course you can treat tap water in your own bottle too.

On the hill we eat easy to prepare food, often prepared by the team with assistance from guides and staff: freeze-dried foods, crackers, soups, snacks etc. On big mountains it is often a challenge to eat, so we provide foods to tempt your appetite and give you sustenance.

Q) Who will be responsible for my safety?

A) The short answer - you! All participants are expected to behave in a responsible manner, taking due care of themselves and others. Your expedition leader is responsible for the group including participants and staff. He or she will advise, manage and assist everyone, sometimes with the support of an expedition first aider or doctor, and will be assisted by guides, sherpas, and you and your climbing colleagues, all of whom will have roles to play.

Q) What if I get sick or have an accident?

A) Despite the best precautions, people do sometimes fall ill, sprain something or develop symptoms of AMS. Our expedition leaders will manage your care keeping in mind what's best for you and the rest of the group. Precautions include first aid qualifications and kits, emergency communications, evacuation plans, your travel insurance cover and our pre-preparation and medical advisors.

Q) What about altitude sickness?

A) AMS Acute Mountain Sickness (or altitude sickness) is the body reacting to the stress of high altitude. It is a concern for trekkers in the Himalayas and elsewhere above about approximately; say (is that enough vagueness!) 3,000m. Exposure to high altitude can lead to a number of 'normal' physiological reactions as well as mild to extremely serious illness and even death. The treks are designed with relatively slow acclimatisation schedules, rest days and alternative options. And there are medications and a number of management strategies in place should they be required. Don't be unduly concerned, but please talk to us if you have questions.

Q) I don't have much time, can't we do it quicker?

A) The adventures are designed around what we feel is the optimum itinerary, which incorporates adequate time for the suitably fit participant to do the climb comfortably; flexibility for weather, illness, unforeseen delays; time to enjoy the experience, your climbing colleagues and staff; learn about your surroundings if you wish; and, for altitude adventures, a fairly slow acclimatisation regime to minimise the risk of altitude sickness and maximise your chance of reaching your goals. All while also trying to minimise your time away from home. We would generally not recommend shorter itineraries (such as those used by less scrupulous operators) unless you were genuinely prepared to turn back if you (or your travel companion) becomes affected by AMS. If you really don't have the time available, we can perhaps suggest an alternative itinerary or goal that will work for you.

Q) My friend would like to visit, but isn't really interested in climbing?

A) Your friend, spouse, family, colleagues may like to join you on the trekking phases of the expedition, and could stay in Base Camp or Advanced Base Camp, depending on the trip, when you are on the hill. If they want to accompany you to our base city (e.g. Kathmandu) we can easily arrange extra accommodation, and places on our day tours, but we may also be able to arrange a series of day trips, a short relaxing trip into the country-side, scenic flights above the Himalayas, wildlife safaris and so on. Ask us for ideas, or suggest your own.