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Baruntse Expedition (7129m/23,389ft)

Baruntse (7129m/23,389ft) peak is located in the heart of the Himalaya, the Khumbu. It is in very close vicinity to Mount Everest and Mount Makalu. It is located away from the standard trekking paths so climbers can experience a sense of being in a remote area without investing considerable amount of time and effort. The Baruntse expedition becomes increasingly popular with climbers wishing to escape from the peak climbing on the overcrowded Ama Dablam and Pumori. Baruntse expedition is a month long adventure and an extraordinarily aesthetic objective for peak climbing in Nepal. The summit of Baruntse is located at: 27°52'19'' N / 86°58'55'' E. Baruntse first became famous when a New Zealand expedition including Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow summited the peak on May 30, 1954 via the Southeast Ridge. This has now become the normal route for most Baruntse expeditions

There are two ways of trekking to the peak. One is from Lukla via Mera La Pass (5800m) and Hunku glacier with the possibility of climbing Mera peak as a part of adventure. The other is from Tumlingtar along the Makalu access trek and West Barun glacier. The first option includes a high pass crossover and walk out via Mera La Pass to Lukla, a full spectrum peak climbing adventure in Nepal. From the peak climbing aspect Baruntse has a bit more objective hazard then Pumori; On Baruntse you will encounter 50deg climbing slopes.The peak offers incredible views of Mt.Everest, Mt. Makalu and the surrounding Khumbu region peaks. The best chances of a successful summit are in the spring but the mountain is also climbable in the autumn.

Baruntse is also prone to cornice accumulation, which adds to aesthetics of the climb but at the same time it increases the objective danger of the climb making it prone to avalanche. Also, there is a prominent ice cliff at 7000m which could collapse. Baruntse expedition can be a good objective in preparation for Everest expedition.

Climbing 7000m requires slightly more acclimatization effort than peak climbing 5000m or even 6000m peaks. The remote location of Baruntse has an advantage for climbers in that it aids acclimatization while trekking either of the two approach routes. From the base camp (5350m)Baruntse requires two intermediate camps to execute the summit and to aid acclimatization.

Satori Adventures began to operator the precious Baruntse Expedition for technical mountain lovers. This mountain can be a good preparation climb for any 8000m expedition that you are dreaming up. Some prerequisites to this climb are experience on snow and ice, basic knowledge of using ice ax and crampons and one or two 6000m trekking peaks. We have fixed departures on the Baruntse Expedition for both spring and autumn seasons. Our high quality and well managed package for the Baruntse Expedition is set up for the mountain lovers who want to realize their dream of climbing a Himalayan peak.

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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 7129m (23,389ft)

First Ascent: Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow, May 30, 1954 by New Zealand expedition

Duration: 37 Days

Group Size: 02-10 People per group

Co-ordinates: 27°52'19'' N / 86°58'55'' E

Location: Khumbu Region/Barun

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)

Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)

Grade: Peu difficile (PD++)

Accommodation: Three star to five stars as request

Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during trekking and climbing

Transportation: Car, Flight, Tourist bus

Best season: Spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)

Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering

Include Activity: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Culture: Tamang, Sherpa

Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping

Climbing route: Southeast Ridge

Himalayan sights: Makalu, Mera, Kanchanjungha

Fixed Departure
Spring 2018 Autumn 2018
  • Spring Itinerary
  • Price for the Trip
  • Full board Service
  • BC Service
  • FAQs

Itinerary Details of Baruntse Himal Expedition (7129m/23,389ft.) - Spring 2018

21 April/ Day 01: Arrival at KTM and transfer to a hotel in Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft).

22 April/ Day 02:Reparation, briefings at the departments of tourism. Last minute shopping.

23 April/ Day 03:Morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla(2800m/9,186ft) 35mins.The rest of the day is spent in Lukla for acclimatization. Lodge accommodation.

24 April/ Day 04: Trek from Lukla to Chutanga(3050m/10,006ft) 4hrs. Lodge accommodation.

25 April/ Day 05: Trek from Chutanga to Thuli Kharka (Chatra-La) (3900m/12,597ft) 7hrs.Trek over the Zatrawa La Pass (4610m/15,125ft.) and down climb to Khartitang at (3900m). Overnight accommodation at tea house.

26 April/ Day 06:Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe (4095m/13,435ft) 5hrs. Tea house accommodation.

27 April/ Day 07:Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4350m/14,272ft) 4 hrs. You will enjoy fantastic views of the South face of Mera peak throughout the day.

28 April/ Day 08:Rest and acclimatization day at Thangnak(4,350m/14,272ft). Here you will visit Sabal Tsho Lake and take an acclimatization hike to a large cairn at (5271m) on the flank of Kusum Kangguru peak (6367m).

29 April/ Day 09:Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5045m/16,551ft.)3 hrs. Tea house accommodation. 

30 April/ Day 10: Trek from Khare to Mera La (Pass) (5350m/17,542ft,)5hrs, Camping accommodation.

01 May/ Day 11: Trek from Mera La (Pass) to Seto Pokhari Camp (4850m/15,912ft)5hrs. Camping accommodation.

02 May/ Day 12: Trek from Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp (5300m/17,400ft.)Prepare base camp.

3-17 May/ Day 13-27: Climbing period (7129m/23,389ft.)

18 May/ Day 28: Clean up base camp) Trek to Seto Pokhari (4850m/15,912ft) 6hrs. Camping accommodation.

19 May/ Day 29: Trek from Seto Pokhari to Mera La (5350m/17,542ft.)6hrs.Camping accommodation.

20 May/ Day 30: Trek from Mera la to Kothe(3600m/11,811ft) 5hrs.

21 May/ Day 31: Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka(3900m/12,597ft) 5hrs.

22 May/ Day 32: Thuli Kharka to Lukla(2800m/9,186ft) via Zatrwa La Pass(4610m/15,125ft) 9 hrs. This is your last evening in the mountains.It would be an ideal opportunity for a farewell party with our staff.

23 May/ Day 33: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft) 35mins.Transfer to hotel.

24 May/ Day 34: Leisure day shopping in Kathmandu; Farewell celebration dinner with culture program in the evening.

25 May/ Day 35: Transfer to the airport for final departure

Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the price in the package. To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, category of the hotel accommodation and the facilities that you aspire in the mountain.
  • We operate the peak climbing in full arrangement package and basic arrangement service (full board or base camp service) which directly affects the expedition cost.
  • The itinerary may be changed after reaching an understanding between the agency and the client. Other activities could be added or reduced as per the client's request before processing the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added in mutual understanding.
  • The number of climbing Sherpa guides, high altitude porters, kitchen crew, mode of transport you prefer and many other factors can affect the cost of the trip.
  •  Number of persons in group including; number of climbers, non-climber, base camp supporters, medical doctors, Alpine climbing guide also affect the cost.
  • Either you want to operate this expedition as international group joining basics of Satori Adventures or individual (private arrangement) expedition.
  • Request numbers of oxygen, mask regulators and the brands the clients require
  • Climbing season: normally most of the climbers climb Himalayas in the spring and the autumn season. The climbing permit royalty cost for mountain will be 50% less in the autumn than spring season.
  • Type of high camp food that clients require. Any specialized food that has to be ordered from foreign country will be costlier compared to the one available here.
  •  Either any of the climbers intend to attempt any world records? If so, do they require special services or equipment?

Due to the above position the price range for the same trip can vary widely. So, we would like to discuss with our client before offering the cost. Please feel free to contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.

In Full board service

Satori Adventures offers Full Board Service for our entire range of flagship mountaineering expeditions to all 7000m peaks. Full Board service means that we will provide a Trekking service, base camp service and high camp service executed by your Sherpa climbing guide. All of our full board clients will have a personal Sherpa climbing guide exclusively dedicated to the client for the duration of the climb.

Our climbing Sherpa guide team will establish and secure climbing route in collaboration with other climbing teams participating on the route. Establish all high camps with camping equipment, provisions, oxygen and prepare high altitude food for the client. Full board also indistinguishable client on the route while ensuring their safety and well being.We move at the clients preferred pace and ensure total commitment to the client in case of emergency with the clients safety and wellbeing being the overriding priority.

High camp service for the Full Board Service will consist of all of the equipment necessary to fix the route, all camping equipment, fuel and food for high camps.

Full Board Service Cost (Includes)

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flight as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Satori Adventures while arriving and departing in Kathmandu.
  • 4 Nights Yak and Yeti or similar hotels accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu sector to all climbing member, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
  • All trekking and mountaineering equipments like: kitchen tent, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for advance base camp and camp two.
  • Common climbing equipment (necessary fixed and main rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar etc) 
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at Advancedbase camp.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee) available in tea house/hotel/lodge during the trekking.
  • 3 fresh meals a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be serve at base camp, and camp two.
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition for both members and crews.
  • 40kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period which will be carried by porters.
  • Daily Weather Report Services from Seattle based
  • Trekking Permit (Barun Valley national Park entry fee)
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Baruntse(7119M).
  • Nepalese government royalty and fees;
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed, and at list 2 Time summiteer climbing/expedition Sherpa guide per client.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpa’s, cooks, kitchen boys.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for government liaison officer.
  • First Aid medical kits for the group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 3 per minute call.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for heating the dining room.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger.
  • All tents for camp I, II&III for members and staff.
  •  Ice fall charges by SPCC
  • Gamow Bags (Portable Altitude Chamber).
  • Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and insurance for staff
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing Sherpa guide, cook and staff.
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Fresh cooked food and kitchen will be provided at Advance Base camp.
  • Trekking and Climbing map of the Mount Baruntse. 
  • EPI Cooking gas, stove will be provided  about base camp for cooking food, boiling water.
  • Generator will be providing for back- up of lighting power and charging electronic tools.
  • Transportation of food supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter  to base camp)
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation
  • visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Satori t-shirt/pashmina, brochure.

Full Board Service Cost(Excludes):

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Extra transportation then display in itinerary program.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Filming permit (if special camera).
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone and internet expenses
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees or trekking gears
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per mountaineering association rules. Minimum US$700.00 per climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in “COST INCLUDES” section.

In Base Camp

Satori Adventures provides very professional, helpful and friendly service from Kathmandu to the ABC as well as during the climb. Our objective is to provide a good quality, helpful, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize your summit opportunity.

In the base camp our chefs and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious, freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day. We will also ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24 hrs a day. In the base camp we provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only. In base camp we also provide dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff.

In base camp we provide access to communication including satellite telephone and internet access, solar panels to charge your batteries and UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps.

Our camp manager as well as guides and climbing Sherpa’s have an extensive experience on multiple Everest climbs. They will ensure cooperation with other companies and organize base camp operations. In base camp our guides will work with other teams to ensure contribution from all operators for tasks such as route fixing and to ensure the safety of climbers from ABC to the summit.

Base Camp Service Cost (Includes)

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flights as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the international airport by Satori Adventures while arriving and departingin Kathmandu.
  • 4 Nights Yak and Yeti or similar hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B basis.
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu to all the climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
  • All trekking and mountaineering equipments such as: Kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for advance base camp and camp two.
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at Base Camp and chef at Camp 2.
  • 3 meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner with Tea/coffee available in the tea house/hotel/lodge during the trekking.
  • 3 fresh meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at base camp, and camp two.
  • 30kg baggage allowance per person during trekking to base camp this will be carried by porter at Mt. Baruntse.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company,
  • Trekking permit (Barun Valley National Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Baruntse (7129M/23,389ft.)
  • Nepalese government royalty and fees.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staff in trekking and climbing period.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for chefs and kitchen assistants.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for government liaisons officer.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients with the cost of $3USD per minute call.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for heating the dining room.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask and regulator provided at the request of the client with appropriate charges.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
  • Solar panels for light and battery charger.
  • Gamow Bags (Portable Altitude Chambers).
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude Kitchen staff.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • Fresh cooked food and kitchen will be provided at base camp.
  • Trekking and climbing map of Mount Baruntse. 
  • Generator will be providing for back-up lighting power and charging electronic devices.
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter/yaks to base camp).
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation.
  • Visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Satori Adventures t-shirt/pashmina, brochure.

Base Camp Service Cost (Excludes):

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Climbing Sherpa, high altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Tent above base camp
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Wake talkies & filming permit (Special filming camera only require permit).
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Government licensed climbing guide(s).
  • Appropriate food for high altitude.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

Highlights of the Trip:

  • A good peak for first time 7000m peak climbers
  • The cultural delights of the Khumbu Valley
  • Approach to the peak from the unspoiled Arun Valley
  • A Beautiful blend of several Himalayan landscapes
  • Well-designed approach for acclimatization
  • Summit views show the beautiful Barun valley
  • A rich biodiversity of flora and fauna in the Barun valley

Route Map:

89baruntse climbing route map