Baruntse

Altitude 7129m, Grade 3D

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

Description

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

Trip dossier

  • 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
  • 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)
Day 1-2 International flights to Kathmandu
Day 3 Free day in Kathmandu and final preparations
Day 4 Fly to Lukla, trek to Poyan
Day 5-11 Trek to Mera Base Camp
Day 12-15 Ascent of Mera Peak or exploration of area for those who prefer.
Day 16 Trek to Baruntse Base Camp
Day 17 Rest day for acclimatisation
Day 18-28 Ascent of Baruntse
Day 29-30 To Chukung via the Amphu Latsa pass
Day 31-32 Walk out to Namche Bazaar
Day 33 Namche Bazaar to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu
Day 34 Contingency day or spend in Kathmandu
Day 35 Return international flight and arrive same day

Previous trip reports from Baruntse

Ama Dablam summit Guaranteed 7000m Peaks this Autumn - Looking for a bigger challenge this Autumn? We have several guaranteed 7000m Peak expeditions in Nepal: Annapurna IV, Baruntse and Ama Dablam
IMG_1460 Baruntse & Mera Peak 14th Oct 17 - 3rd November Summit success on Baruntse!
Ama Dablam summit Last few places on our Autumn 7000m peaks - We have just a few places left on our 7000m peak expeditions departing in October this year.
Baruntse and Mera Peak success Guaranteed Summer and Autumn Expeditions - Looking for a last minute expedition to some spectacular summits and departing soon? We still have availability on all of these trips! We also have several guaranteed 6000m and 7000m peaks for summer and autumn.
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7000m Peak Choosing a 7000m Peak - For many people, choosing to climb a 7000m peak is the next big step up, so how do you make sure you choose the right one? We've put together a guide to help you decide.
baruntse-mera-peak36 Baruntse and Mera Peak Expedition 2014 - 24th October: Stu has just called in with an update. He was pleased to report Alex and Phurba successfully summited Mera Peak early this morning enjoying amazing scenery and views all the way to Everest and Kangchenjunga.
team-shot-from-amphulabsta Baruntse and Mera Peak Expedition 2013 - 8th November: Francis rang today to say the group are safe and well at Chukung (4730m). Today was a long day, spent crossing the Amphulapcha Pass. The weather was good, very cold but sunny with beautiful views of the clouds across Lhotse.
baruntse001 Baruntse and Mera Peak Expedition 2012 - 2nd November: Summit Success. All of the team made it to the summit which gave them huge confidence and enjoyment. Conditions were cold dark and windy but great training for the coming Baruntse Summit day.
baruntse-mera-peak49 Baruntse Expedition 2011 - 9th Nov - Summit success. Paddy text today to say that Mark and Roy reached the summit of Baruntse this morning. Hannah and Ian after a valiant effort decided to turn around at the ice step. They will head back down to base camp tomorrow and rejoin the rest of the group.

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Mera Peak Summit £300 At 6476m Mera Peak is the highest ‘trekking peak’ in Nepal. Worthwhile in its own right, it provides the perfect acclimatisation before our main objective of Baruntse. The route follows easy angled snow slopes to a spectacular summit with views to five 8000m summits as well as Baruntse at the end of the Hunku valley.
Everest from the Air £270 An early morning spectacular flight over Everest. The flight is from Kathmandu and lasts around one hour, taking you close to Everest and its surrounding peaks. Window seats are guaranteed. It is worth also booking an extra night's accommodation in Kathmandu to give you another morning - please ask the office at the time of booking.
Chitwan Safari at Tigerland Resort £525 (+4 days) You can round off your trip with a 3-night / 4-day wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park. This includes an unforgettable jeep safari, river canoe trip, a full day walking safari, elephant ride and a trip to the elephant stables. The price is inclusive of Park Permits and lodge accommodation with all meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on your day of departure. One night's accommodation in Kathmandu after your safari is included. Travel by vehicle from Kathmandu and return flight to Kathmandu. Flights from Kathmandu to Chitwan can be arranged for a supplement of £115.00. Price based on twin rooms staying at the Tigerland Safari Resort. Single supplement of £260.00 applies.
Chitwan Safari at Parkland Resort £425 (+4 days) You can round off your trip with a 3-night / 4-day wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park. This includes an unforgettable jeep safari, river canoe trip, a full day walking safari, elephant ride and a trip to the elephant stables. The price is inclusive of Park Permits and lodge accommodation with all meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on your day of departure. One night's accommodation in Kathmandu after your safari is included. Travel by vehicle from Kathmandu and return flight to Kathmandu. Flights from Kathmandu to Chitwan can be arranged for a supplement of £115.00. Price based on twin rooms staying at the Parkland Jungle Safari Resort. Single supplement of £215.00 applies.

Deposits

The Initial Deposits for this booking will be :£400 per Person


Land Only Availability Days Price Book
13th Oct 2019 - 14th Nov 2019
33
11th Oct 2020 - 12th Nov 2020
33
With UK Flight dates Availability Days Price Book
12th Oct 2019 - 15th Nov 2019
35
10th Oct 2020 - 13th Nov 2020
35