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..
Highest access: 7129m (23,389ft)
First Ascent: Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow, May 30, 1954 by New Zealand expedition
Duration: 35 Days
Group Size: 02-10 People per group
Co-ordinates: 27°52'19'' N / 86°58'55'' E
Location: Khumbu Region/Barun
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
12 Oct/ Day 01: Arrival at KTM and transfer to a hotel in Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft).
13 Oct/ Day 02: Reparation, briefings at the departments of tourism. Last minute shopping.
14 Oct/ 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.
15 Oct/ Day 04: Trek from Lukla to Chutanga(3050m/10,006ft) 4hrs. Lodge accommodation.
16 Oct/ 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.
17 Oct/ Day 06:Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe (4095m/13,435ft) 5hrs. Tea house accommodation.
18 Oct/ 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.
19 Oct/ 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).
20 Oct/ Day 09:Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5045m/16,551ft.)3 hrs. Tea house accommodation.
21 Oct/ Day 10: Trek from Khare to Mera La (Pass) (5350m/17,542ft,)5hrs, Camping accommodation.
22 Oct / Day 11: Trek from Mera La (Pass) to Seto Pokhari Camp (4850m/15,912ft)5hrs. Camping accommodation.
23 Oct/ Day 12: Trek from Seto Pokhari to Baruntse Base Camp (5300m/17,400ft.)Prepare base camp.
24-7 Nov/ Day 13-27: Climbing period (7129m/23,389ft.)
08 Nov/ Day 28: Clean up base camp) Trek to Seto Pokhari (4850m/15,912ft) 6hrs. Camping accommodation.
09 Nov/ Day 29: Trek from Seto Pokhari to Mera La (5350m/17,542ft.)6hrs.Camping accommodation.
10 Nov/ Day 30: Trek from Mera la to Kothe(3600m/11,811ft) 5hrs.
11 Nov/ Day 31: Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka(3900m/12,597ft) 5hrs.
12 Nov/ 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.
13 Nov/ Day 33: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft) 35mins.Transfer to hotel.
14 Nov/ Day 34: Leisure day shopping in Kathmandu; Farewell celebration dinner with culture program in the evening.
15 Nov/ Day 35: Transfer to the airport for final departure
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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.
It is important for each climber to choose the right expedition guide service that not only suites their needs, but provides the best safely and secure mountaineering experience possible. There are more than 1,700 trekking companies in Nepal who offer 8,000 meter expeditions including Everest, but only about 30 companies who operate 8,000 meter peaks on a regular basis. We are proud to be one of these 30 companies and consistently offer, run and succeed at these types of expeditions year after year.
It is very important that the climbers who choose Satori Adventures for this trip of a lifetime experience have expectations that are compatible with the program we offer and the style of expedition Satori Adventures runs. We do not want to simply “fill our expedition”, but instead we want to comprise a team of companionable people who are focused on reaching the summit with the highest level of support and safety standards that can be provided by a guiding service on Mt Everest. We team this with the best standards of food and quality equipment to further assist each client reach their full potential. We feel that we offer the best environment and opportunity for you to be successful on the world’s highest mountain.
We are always developing and growing our operational systems to ensure you participate will provide as much as facilities provided. We figure our expedition members do not deserve anything less during the trekking and climbing! In the interests of giving you the most optimal chance to summit, we limit our team size to ensure the group summits on the best weather day; sometimes there are less window days for summit in Everest. In big size of group offering cheap climbs often miss out as they split their groups over several potential summit days. We feel like our climbing members are feeling that they are climbing as a family and friends team even on international people. We accept maximum 08 people in a group and if we have more than that we always split in two groups. So that our base camp staff cooks, climbing Sherpa guide will fully taking care about you and provide service as per your desire.
The Satori Adventures methodology and tactical approach to climbing Mt Everest has seen us achieve the highest success rates and our extensive experience gives us the edge when it comes to making the right decisions. We provide a consistently higher Sherpa and Guide ratio than any other operator, resulting in more support and backup for your summit attempt and therefore a greater safety margin and chance of success. There is always a 1:1 ratio of the climbing Sherpa/guide and client. We always use professional and experienced climbing Sherpa or guides who have all reached the summit of Everest.
Our guides are professionals who are trained and assessed either via the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) resulting in a greater repertoire of skills that enables them to provide a dedicated level of security to you during the expedition, or many years of mountaineering experience on the world’s biggest peaks. Our guides are experience in both advanced and basic rescue courses and all have a minimum of 3 years guiding on Everest.
Satori Adventures Everest expeditions have been at the forefront of providing top communications for our Everest expeditions. This allows us to obtain and deliver comprehensive weather forecasts via U.S., European and Kathmandu weather forecasting. Our lead guide is always equipped with a satellite phone during the climbing and at base camp. Two way radio communications between climbing members, guides, Sherpa and base camp staff is also provided. There is also local mobile network available at base camp that provides easy connection with your family during your stay at base camp.
Satori Adventure focuses on comfortable conditions at base camp, including good quality food and other services.We find this helps clients with their overall success rate on the mountain. Our cooks are regarded as the best in the business, providing wholesome and appetizing meals with an agreeable array of menus to suit all your food requirements. The meals you are served on the mountain are also of the highest standard and designed to sustain you for the rigorous ascent. We offer various choices that will suit any diet plan, including vegetarian, Vegan, continental, Indian and others. If you have special food consideration, please provide this to us 60 days prior to the expedition so we can plan the best meals for your trip.