Baruntse is a mountain in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal, crowned by four peaks and bounded on the south by the Hunku Glacier, on the east by the Barun Glacier, and on the northwest by the Imja Glacier. The mountain was first climbed May 30, 1954 via the south ridge by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow of a New Zealand expedition led by Sir Edmund Hillary.
Accessing the mountain is usually gained from the South, where climbers can ascend Mera Peak to acclimatise before moving up the valley to Baruntse base camp.
Mt. Baruntse Expedition (7129m) lies on the lap gap of Mt. Everest and mount Makalu. This mountain was first ascended Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow on 30 May 1954. They climbed the mountain by the South -East Ridge. Since then, many climbers have used this route to successfully ascend the summit. This mountain is also becoming a most coveted destination like the mount Pumori, Ama Dablam and the Mount Everest.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu – transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Prepare expedition.
Day 03: Briefing in Tourism Ministry.
Day 04: Fly to Lukla – Chutanga 3100m.
Day 05-09: Commence trek to Mera Base Camp (khare) via Chatrarbu (Thuli Khark)– Kothey 3090m – Thangnak 4355m.
Day 10: Mera Base Camp - High Camp 5800m.
Day 11: Summit Mera peak 6454m
Day 12: Seto Pokhari – Baruntse BC 5400m.
Day 13 – 34: Climbing period of Mt. Baruntse 7129m.
Day 35-39: Return Trek to Lukla via Mera La.
Day 37: Khare to Kothey.
Day 38: Kothey to Chutanga.
Day 39: Chutanga to Lukla.
Day 40: Fly to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.
Day 41: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 42: Transfer to airport for Final Departure.
The following basic equipment checklist should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment down to a minimum. NB. This is just a check-list. We are not asking you to bring everything on this list; much will depend on personal preference. As a general rule, cyclists will need similar clothing to trekkers. The one additional (essential) item is good quality padded cycling shorts (loose and baggy, as previously discussed).
- Cycling helmet
- Fleece headband (to keep your ears warm)
- Lightweight long sleeved thermal shirt
- Lightweight windproof biking jacket
- T-shirts (3)
- Padded cycling shorts - baggy style
- Underwear (4 pairs)
- Lightweight trekking boots
- Camelbak or 2 x 1 litre water bottles & cages
- Sleeping bag
- Small padlock & spare keys
- Fingerless biking gloves
- Waterproof (breathable) jacket
- Fleece jumper (eg Polartec 200)
- Light weight ‘trekking style’ pants
- Warm cycling tights
- Socks (4 pairs)
- Cycling shoes
- Spare laces
- Small towel
- First aid kit (See first Aid medicine above)
- Head lamp eg. Petzl Zoom (spare bulb & battery)
- 4 large plastic bags (for keeping items dry in kitbag)
In addition to the checklists for general and trekking equipment above, and depending on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:
- Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step-in bindings) with front points.
- Mountaineering harness.
- Mountaineering ice-axe (60-75cms long depending on your height and personal preference.)
- 120cms (4ft) climbing sling and two locking carabineers
- Telescopic ski-sticks (optional)
- Prussik loops
- Climbing helmet (optional)
Most if not all of this equipment will be needed for any trip that crosses steep, snow-covered ground, or which includes sections of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than 15 kilos (33 pounds) of trekking equipment does not include your plastic boots, ice axe, crampons or harness/carabineers. (During the trek, climbing hardware will be carried separately from your personal trek bag, in group bags until needed).
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