Baruntse Expedition is the one for the Himalaya enthusiasts. It also makes for a great training peak for those who wish to climb 8,00m and higher mountains. Our Baruntse Expedition is 40-days-long and involves climbing Mera Peak as well. Baruntse is 7,129m/23389ft tall and falls in the Khumbu/Everest region. Climbing Baruntse is an adventurous journey which is made possible and easier by our experienced mountaineering guides and porters. Adventure Club Trek has been organizing expeditions since 2008.
Know your Mountain: Baruntse (7,129m/23389ft)
Baruntse is a 7,129m high mountain in the Khumbu region in eastern Nepal. Located in between Lhotse (8,516m/27,940 ft) and Makalu (8,485 meters (27,838 ft)), Baruntse is bounded by the Barun Glacier on the east, Hunku Glacier on the south and by the Imja Glacier on the northwest. Baruntse is an all year around the snow-capped peak. Sir Edmund Hillary led the team from New Zealand were the first ever to climb Baruntse, they made the summit on May 30, 1954, via the south ridge. Baruntse is a popular peak to climb before attempting more technical climbs like Mt. Everest.
Climb Baruntse 2018 with Adventure Club Trek
Our Baruntse expedition starts in Kathmandu. We spend a day sightseeing around the city. We believe that getting familiar with the local culture helps in better adjustment to a foreign country. We spend Day 1-4 in Kathmandu sightseeing and preparing for the expedition to come. From day 5-15 we will be trekking the more remote and isolated parts of the Khumbu region to reach Mera peak base camp, cross the Mera La ( pass) and eventually climb Mera Peak (6,654meters). This section of the trek will begin with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Climbing Mera Peak is a great acclimatization exercise for the Baruntse summit. On Day 11 we take an acclimatization day rest at Thaknak.Then, we trek down to Khongma Dingma at 4,850m/15912 ft. It is a highly picturesque stay at Khongma Dingma with the mountains surrounding us all around.
We trek to Baruntse Base Camp (5300m/17388 ft) and camp there for a full day. Day 19-31 is our climbing period. We make the climb via South Ridge unlike Sir Edmund Hillary’s team did as the South-East Ridge they chose takes us through steep sections of ice and large ice cliff at around 7,000 m.
We make two high camps above the advanced base camp. The advanced base camp is set up at 6,000m. We set this first and next we set out camp 1 which is at 6,135 m and camp 2 is set at 6,400m. Within-Day 19-31 the mountaineering/expedition guide/s will teach you usage of all mountaineering equipment. We will also acclimatize during this period and once the leading guide is confident in the weather and the fitness of the climbers, we will submit the Baruntse peak. Not ready for Baruntse or a 7,000m peak? Try Mera Peak Climbing-17 Days or Ama Dablam-30 Days. Here’s a full list of trekking expeditions and expeditions we provide.