The Best season or months to do Baruntse Climbing.
- The Spring season is considered to be the best time of year for all sorts of climbing expeditions so as for the Baruntse climbing. In Nepal spring season falls in the months of March, April, and May. During the season the sky remains clean and has fewer chances of snow so, the ice remains compact which is good for Crampooning and also fewer chances of Avalanche.
- The Autumn season is also considered to be good for climbing Baruntse which falls in the months of September, October, and November. however, early September has still a chance of rain as the temperature still remains humid thus the summit might not provide a great view. late November is also not recommended for the summiting Baruntse as this is already closer to the winter season and has chances of snowing and temperature turns into the severe cold.
The List of Accessories that to bring for the Baruntse Expedition.
During the Trekking
You need a duffel bag that is supposed to be waterproof with a strap along with a TSA lock. in your duffel bag, you keep all the clothes and essentials gears while trekking and up to island peak base camp which will be carried by our porter. Regarding the size, you can choose from 100 liters to 140 liters duffel as this size all you to fit most of the things you need for trekking.
It is the most important piece of equipment for trekking and climbing. Normally the smaller and lighter the size, the more expensive it is. Regarding the warmth of sleeping bags, down sleeping bags are warmer than synthetic ones. you need to bring the sleeping bag that rates up to -20c and a liner just in case it feels colder.
It's a daypack bag that you carry while waking where you put your wallet, camera, water bottle, rain cover, fleece jacket, and windproof jacket. Regarding the size of the daypack bag, the size of a small-medium 30 to 40-liters day bag with some side pockets where you can fit your water bottle or gloves is good. Moreover, if you can fit your Camelbak in your daily carry it is more efficient in the coldest weather as your water doesn't get freeze.
You can bring two water bottles in which you can drink in one and treat water in another to refill again. (Nalgene water bottle is good as you can put hot water as well if you want) you also can bring Camelbak which can be very handy for climbing.
- Short sleeve synthetic t-shirts*3(while trekking you sweats a lot so, synthetic t-shirts are best to bring as they are light and dry fast)
- Wind shirts*1
- Long sleeve Merino wool t-shirts*2
- Synthetic insulated jacket (you can use it for climbing as well)
- Fleece glove
- Insulated gloves
- Buff (trail gets very dusty with trekkers and animals passing by you so, you can use it as a mask)
- Sun hat
- Fleece hat
- Rain gear or poncho.
- Trekking shoes (prober boots with grip is recommended as trail are rough so you might twist your ankle)
- Slipper or lightweight shoes (it is handy to wear when you have done day trekking)
- Cotton hiking shocks
- Hiking pants*2
- Fleece trouser
- Underwear trousers*2
- Waterproof paint
- Items for drinking water treatments such as Steripen, iodine tablets, chlorine liquids, or water filters. (if you using liquids or tablets it might bring a different taste in water so you can bring some juice-powder to bring a nice taste)
- Fast drying-camp towel (most guesthouses doesn't provide a towel for a shower so it's good to have one)
- body wipes (it comes in handy especially in higher altitudes where there are no showers)
- toilet papers
- lip bam
- Sunscreens (minimum of SPF 40 plus as in higher altitude sunlight are direct and more penetrating.
- Mobile phone (you can use it as an alarm or when there is a signal, you can use it if you want to communicate)
- Chargers with an adapter (you can charge your gadgets along the trail by hydro-powered electricity in the lower region and sun-powered in the higher region)
- Medical kit (Diamox, Imodium, ibuprofen, throat lozenges, tape, scissor,
- Zip-lock plastic bag (Although you put your all stuff in a duffel bag however Zip-lock bag can come in handy while you want to separate your items like toiletries, socks, underwear, smelly clothes)
- Headlamp or torchlight
- Hand sanitizer
- Trekking sticks (most people use them and it is very helpful while walking rocky trails and especially for knees going downhill.
- Pocket knife
- Pee-bottle (it's handy if you don't want to go out of the room during the night)
For climbing our company arrange accommodation at the base intent as well as food and guide. We also provide that equipment for climbing such as ropes, ice hammers, ice screws.
Buying climbing gears are more expensive back home so, in which we can arrange all the gears for an additional cost of $400 USD. (cost of the renting gears keep changing so, please enquire for updated price)
These are the lists below you need to bring for Baruntse Expedition.
- Synthetic insulated paint
- Shell jacket (which you can put on top of the down jacket while climbing)
- Insulated snow pant
- Thick climbing shocks
- Mountaineering boot
- Snow goggle
- Climbing harness
- Ice ax
- Belay device (black diamond ATC XP which is perfect for the progressive climber, excellent braking capabilities, and durable design)
- Climbing helmet
- Locking carabineers*2 (D shaped)
- Non-locking carabineers
- Mountaineering gloves