Baruntse

Baruntse


From £7,795
Altitude 7,129m Grade: 3D

Baruntse - a spectacular and straightforward 7000m peak, with an optional ascent of Mera Peak.

Baruntse provides a good progression and an ideal objective for those who have previously climbed to around 6000m.

Situated close to Makalu it is remote and at the centre of three glacier valleys, the Imja, the Hunku and Barun. It is objectively safe and offers a tremendously rewarding climb among the world's highest peaks.

Our climbing plan would be to place two camps on the Lower Barun Glacier, below the SE Ridge at 6000m and 6300m respectively. Fixed line would be placed on the ascent to Camp 1, below the West / East Col, to safeguard our progress. To reach the summit usually takes 7-10 hours along a stunning and exposed ridge line with fixed ropes. Our summit day includes spectacular views of Lhotse, Everest and Makalu. Descent is by the same route and we would hope to reach at least Camp 1 or Base Camp if you’re going well.

Baruntse is a spectacular mountain with stunning views of Everest, Makalu & Lhotse

The expedition will approach Baruntse via Lukla, the Mera La and Hinku valley as if going to Mera Peak. We would exit via the Ambulapcha Pass past Island Peak and then down the main Everest trail. An optional ascent of Mera Peak is available during the approach to aid acclimatisation.

Why climb Baruntse with Adventure Peaks

  • British English speaking Expedition Leader
  • Good Success, our last two expeditions achieved an overall 95% summit success rate
  • Excellent preparation for Everest or another 8,000m peak
  • Strong and experienced Climbing Sherpa Team
  • 4 days set aside for a summit attempt

Dates & Prices

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13th Oct 2023 - 13th Nov 2023
£250 Early Booking Discount Next 2 Places
Spaces32 £7,795
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12th Oct 2024 - 12th Nov 2024
£250 Early Booking Discount Next 3 Places
Spaces32 £7,795
£7,545
£8,695
£8,445
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* A deposit of £400 will be required at checkout.

Extras

Extras can be added per-person when you book onto a date

ItemPriceDays
Mera Peak Summit £300
Everest from the Air £270
Chitwan Safari at Tigerland Resort (+4 days) £525+4 days
Chitwan Safari at Parkland Resort (+4 days) £425+4 days

* A deposit of £200 (or the full extra price, whichever is lower) will be required at checkout for each extra added per-person on this trip

What's Included

  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader.
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Transfers to and from the in country airport if flights booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite Telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp).
  • 90 - 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and repeat customers.
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases from Adventure Peaks shop

What's Excluded

  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Travel to and from UK airport (unless otherwise specified).
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • Transfers to and from the in country airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for Sherpas, porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early or you leaving an expedition early
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances including the cost of extra nights accommodation, and if required the helicopter cost to and from Lukla
    (including a share of the leaders cost)

Itinerary

Days 1 - 2

International flights to Kathmandu

Day 3

Free day in Kathmandu and final preparations

Day 4

Fly to Lukla, trek to Poyan

Days 5 - 11

Trek to Khare 5100m

Days 12 - 14

Ascent of Mera Peak or exploration of area for those who prefer.

Day 15

Trek to Baruntse Base Camp

Day 16

Rest day for acclimatisation

Days 17 - 25

Ascent of Baruntse

Days 26 - 27

To Chukung via the Amphu Latsa pass

Days 28 - 29

Walk out to Namche Bazaar

Day 30

Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 31

Fly to Kathmandu

Day 32

Return international flight and arrive same day.

Insurance

It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

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We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: www.world-first.co.uk  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine: www.campbellirvine.com  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance: www.jsinsurance.co.uk  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: www.snowcard.co.uk  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: www.thebmc.co.uk  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: www.dogtag.co.uk  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: www.axainsurance.com  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: www.ingleinternational.com  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: www.insure4less.com.au (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number – admin@adventurepeaks.com

 

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