Mount Baruntse, a splendid climbing mountain lies in the Makalu Barun National Park in the eastern part of Nepal bordering Sagarmatha National Park on the west. Mount Baruntse is in a remote and quiet region of Makalu which is not climbed often as it has a physically demanding approach.
This mountain stands in the middle of the Makalu and Everest region which is surrounded by Barun glacier to the east, Hunku glacier to the south, and Imja glacier to the northwest.
Mount Baruntse was first summited in 1954 via south ridge by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow who was part of a New Zealand expedition group led by Sir Edmund Hillary.
This 7129-meter mountain is an outstanding mountain to upgrade your skills properly in climbing mountains if you have already some experience climbing 6000 meters peaks.
The mount Baruntse expedition comprises “base camp” (5400m/17,717f), “camp I” (6100m/20,013f), and “camp II'' (6400m/20,997f) before the summit and provides extra days of acclimatization at camp II.
The top of Baruntse rewards you withspectacular view of world’s five highest mountain which includesMount Everest(8848.86m/ 29,032f), Mount Lhotse(8516m/ 27,940f), Mount Cho-Oyu(8201m/ 26,906f), Mount Makalu(8463m/ 27,766f) and Mount Kanchenjunga(8586m) along with many other peaks around.
Our highly experienced expedition guide will assist you with all the information related to climbing Mt. Baruntse. Their decade-long experience will result in a fruitful journey to the summit.
Our company provides all the best climbing arrangement services for Baruntse Expedition accompanied by our professional licensed climbing guides who have a huge amount of experience in Nepal Himalayas for decades.
Baruntse Expedition in the spring season.
Spring is the most favorable season for climbing Baruntse. The spring season falls in the months of March, April, and May. During the season the weather is warmer both day and night compared to the autumn season. The season also provides a better weather window for the summit. The season is dryer and there are very fewer chances of snowing where the ices remain compact so it’s good for crampons.
Baruntse Expedition in the autumn season.
The Autumn season is the second most favorable season for the Baruntse expedition. The autumn season falls in the Months of September, October, and November. During the season the weather is more pleasant during the daytime with the brighter sun whereas the Nights are a little colder and fewer chances of snow. The morning normally remains clear but in the afternoon clouds start to build up. But this season also provides a good weather window for the summit before the afternoon.
How to get to the trailhead of Baruntse base camp?
There is two main access to Baruntse Base Camp of which the first is landing at Lukla airport then trek along the beautiful Hinku valley and lastly over the Mera-La, through the remotest region of SetoPokhari to Baruntse base camp.
And the second non-standard access is to fly to Tumlingtar airport and trek towards the Makalu Base Camp and to Baruntse Base Camp.
How much do the Baruntse climbing permits costs?
The permit fees for the Baruntse climbing vary depending on the season of the year. For this, if you are planning to climb during the Spring season (March, April, and May) it costs $500 USD per person.
Likewise, it cost only half $250 USD per person during the Autumn season (September, October, and November); and moreover, it is much cheaper if you come to the summit during the summer (June, July, and August) and winter season (December, January, and February) which only cost $125 USD per person.
on this expedition, we also combine the summiting Mera peak as part of the preparation for Baruntse climbing which separately cost $250 USD per person.
Besides this, you are required to deposit the amount of $500 USD as part of the “garbage deposit” which is refundable as per the Nepal mountaineering association rules.
Baruntse expedition 2023-2024
After all this pandemic of covid-19 and restrictions around the world and all because of protocol to follow many had halted their goal of climbing Baruntse so, after the slow revival of tourism in Nepal our company Discover Altitude specially offers reasonable discount offers on a group basis for Baruntse Expedition on the year of 2022 and 2023. Please inquire for details if you are in the group.