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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 2022 Autumn 2021
  • Itinerary
  • Price for the Trip
  • Full board Service
  • BC Service
  • FAQs

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.

Full Board Service Cost (Includes)

  • To ensure your safety and avoid the natural panic of people entering a new destination for the first time, Satori Adventures provides pick-up and drop services from international and domestic airports on your arrivals and departures.
  • Representatives of Satori Adventures will be waiting for you on arrival at both domestic and international airports with a Satori banner with your placard so that you can easily find our person. Satori's identity card will accompany the person for your confirmation.
  • According to the above Baruntse Expedition climbing schedule, Satori Adventures will arrange four nights demanded category (from tourist star to five-star) of hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Satori Adventures will provide experienced, and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking/ climbing Sherpa guide (Expedition leader) during the trekking and climbing. 
  • Surface transportation will only be included during the trekking and major city for members as per the scheduled itinerary. 
  • According to the schedule program, Satori Adventures arranged regular flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu for climbing members and climbing Sherpa guides.
  •  Satori Adventures will provide you with a lovely tea house accommodation (except chain hotels) to stay in and eat during the trekking trails.
  • Lunch in the trekking is usually made on the way, while dinner and breakfast are made at the tea house where you stay overnight. Satori Adventures provides a clean and fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/ coffee at the tea house's menu throughout the trek and camping accommodation at the advance base camp and Camp-02 during the ascent of Baruntse .
  • Satori Adventures will arrange all food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the Baruntse expedition for both members and expedition crews.
  • Satori Adventures provide EPI Cooking gas, and the stove will be provided in camps one, three, and south col for cooking food, tea, coffee, boiling water, and heating nutrition high altitude package food.
  • Satori Adventures will provide all the essentials for trekking, Baruntse climbing, rowing, and camping at the advanced base camp.
  • Climbing Mt. Baruntse duration takes more than other 7000m and brings an extended stay at the Advance base camp. Items like kitchen tents, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils are high quality and branded, where we will try to provide more convenience.
  • During the ascent of Mount Baruntse Himal Satori Adventures will provide a chef cook, cook assistant, helper, and base camp manager at the advanced base camp to take care of your food, drinks, and other necessary services your good and comfort.
  • Satori Adventures allow up to 60kg of personal climbing equipment per person during the flight onboard and during trekking in Baruntse Himal expedition carried by porter/ yak/ mules.
  • The offer cost includes Mount Baruntse Himal regular route climbing royalty and the Nepal Government's climbing permit. (Permit issued by Department of Tourism)
  • As Mount Baruntse Himal Peak is located at Makalu Barun national park territory, Satori adventures provide you a permit for Makalu barun National park Permit.
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Makalu barun National and so Satori Adventures provides you a TIMS permit too.
  • The right weather is a crucial factor in a safe and successful ascent. As far as possible, we will provide a regular upcoming day's weather forecast from the Kathmandu office for the Putha Hiunchuli climb duration.
  • Satori Adventures provides all wages, clinical, equipment, and accidental insurance for all elaborate staff in the journey and climbing.
  • We provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your climbing and health safety.
  • Trekking and mountaineering are often inaccessible and far from information, communication, and transportation in the Himalayas, so information and communication are significant for safety and a successful trip. That's why Satori Adventures provides satellite phones, walkie-talkies (radio set) with the expedition team leader, and your climbing Sherpa guide. Satellite phones available for members at the cost of US$ 3 per minute call.
  • Satori Adventures provides V25 north face two main model tents with comfortable mattresses at the advanced base camps, and above the advance camp, two members have one tent. (In advance base camp 1:1 tent and above base camp 2:1 tent as per safety.)
  • Satori Adventures offers dynamic/static rope, ice screws, snow bar, and rock piton locked unlocked karabiners to open the route and for safe and successful climbing.
  • Satori Adventures arrange a generator for back- up lighting power and charge electronic tools if solar panels are not enough for light and charge the battery.
  • Satori Adventures arrange transportation, service of food, all needed expedition, content supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu and return to Kathmandu (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter/ Yaks to base camp and return)
  • Satori Adventures will try to make the base camp as convenient as possible. We will provide you a heater at the base camp for heating the dining room during cold temperatures (mostly required for evening and morning).
  • Health is a prime concern during your climbing expedition. This is why Satori Adventures include emergency oxygen, mask, and regulator provided to guest and expedition staff requirements.
  • Till the date, there's no available alternative to electricity or lighting at the baruntse Himal , so that Satori Adventures provides solar panels or generators for lighting, battery, and mobile charging at the base camp.
  • Satori Adventures include Icefall charges ,Summit rope cost charged by Expedition Operators Association, and Himalayan Rescue Association medical insurance charged in the package cost.
  • For the climbing proposal of acclimatization and summit target, Satori Adventures included all tents for camps 1, 2, 3, and 4 for members and staff.
  • During your climbing expedition, Satori Adventures offer you clean, nutritious, and fresh food at the advanced base camp and camp two in baruntse Expedition. We provide you nutrition, high altitude package food, and essential EPI cooking gas and stoves to boiled water, tea, coffee, and warm pocket food above the advanced base camp.
  • Satori Adventures provides all food and fuel for both members and crews at advanced base camps and higher camps during the Baruntse expedition.
  • We offer each climber One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and 03 Times Everest Summiteers Climbing / Expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client with the idea of making your ascent safe and successful. There will also be one experience and professional Leader, Sherpa, for each expedition group. 
  • The package cost includes all wages, equipment allowance, and the load carries bonus for involved staff in trekking and climbing expedition.
  • The package cost includes all wages, equipment, medical and accidental insurances for the liaison officer.
  • Satori Adventure always has concerned and top priority about our trekking guides, climbing Sherpa guides, cooks, porters, and involved staff safety during the period of trekking and high mountain climbing. For this reason, we always do medical insurance, helicopter evacuation insurance, and treatment insurance for all involved staff with a reputed insurance company.
  • As Mount baruntse ascent is long, the stay at Camp two is more extended due to acclimatization. We also take care of our climbers in Camp two and arrange kitchen dining arrangements to supply freshly cooked food. 
  • For your convenience, we always provide maps of related trekking and trekking peak climbing.
  • During the climbing period of summit target, Satori Adventuresprovide Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of client with requirement appropriate charge.
  • As adequate quality oxygen, masks and regulators are crucial during Everest climbing. We provide masks and regulators from the latest model of summit or top out brands.
  • Before your departure, as a memory, Satori Adventures would like to handover Satori T-shirt/ Pashmina and Brochure.
  • If you need any assistance with departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation, Visa extension procedure services, Satori Adventures fully support you without any charges.
  • The above offer price includes our official service charges, government charges, and all taxes and vat. Except for the above amount, there are not any hidden costs charged by us.
  • We want to offer you to have dinner with us before you departed from Kathmandu. It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition.

Full Board Service Cost(Excludes):

  • Kathmandu is Nepal's capital, and since this place offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we were hoping you could taste the food you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu, you will have to arrange lunch and dinner (except farewell dinner) by yourself.
  • Suppose you want to take any packed food, snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any types of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you have to buy it yourself as a customer often requires these items during the trekking. There's no guess on how much and will take by the client and its cost.
  • Expenses are incurred towards personal nature trekking, climbing equipment, laundry expenses, tips, landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones, and the internet service is not included in the package. You have to pay for it yourself when you use it.
  • Personal climbing equipment is one of the significant factors for your safe and successful climbing. So you have to arrange all your personal climbing equipment brand and quality on your own.
  • Mountaineering is, in itself, a risky and adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. So, safety is the primary factor for us. Therefore, you have to arrange your travel insurance covering the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization before you arrive for the trip to Nepal.
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and Nepal's tourist visa so that you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa by yourself.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/ unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations costs are not included in the package cost.
  • Additional costs if needed extra workers, than what we have included in the package.
  • As per the Mountaineering Association and Department of Tourism rules, after the successful summit, the climbing member has to pay a summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides US$ 1500.00 minimum to be paid before departure from Kathmandu.
  • Our involved expedition staff (chef cook, cook, cook assistance, base camp manager) are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and thank you for the kind of service you have rendered. Normally US$ 250-300.00 per person collected by the team leader and divide to all involved base camp staff except climbing Sherpa guide. 
  • The short sentence, "All the services not mentioned in the above package (cost includes parts) are excluded," It will cost extra if you want additional services.

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