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Lukla Flight Notice

As per Civil Aviation Association of Nepal (CAAN) decision, flights to and from Lukla airport will be operated from MANTHALI airport, Ramechhap. The Civil aviation association of Nepal (CAAN) has acquainted that there is rapid accession of traffic blockage at Kathmandu Airport and the Lukla sector is believed to be the busiest domestic flights sectors of Nepal. Flight to Lukla is one of the most occupied flights during the trekking season in Nepal and to avoid the traffic congestion and minimize the workload of TIA, they’ve drawn a conclusion i.e. all the flights to and from Lukla are rerouted from Kathmandu Airport to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap again.

The Chief of Tribhuwan International Airport, Raj Kumar Chhetri has informed that all the airlines have prepared for their morning flights to Lukla via Ramechhap. So, if you’ve already booked a trek to Everest region with us within the period above mentioned, make sure that you are prepared for a flight to Lukla via Ramechhap (Manthali airport) instead of Kathmandu. So, we would like to request all our admired guests who have confirmed trips in Everest region to have this information updated: We’ve to drive to Manthali Airport from Kathmandu at 2 am (approx.) to catch the flight from Manthali to Lukla. The 137 km drive will take around 4-5 hours.

Another reliable and a bit expensive option is going for a helicopter upgrade and flying to Lukla straight from Kathmandu. The Kathmandu helipad area will not be affected and you can have Helicopter flight to Lukla from 6.30 am onwards. The upgrade could cost you a top up of USD 350-500 per person depending on the payload and availability of the flights.

  • Duration:33 Nights 34 Days
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Group:2 - 12
  • Activity:Trekking & Climbing
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 7129m

About Baruntse Expedition

For climbers ready to move on to a 7000+ meter-peak, Barunste, 7129m, is the ultimate peak, providing excellent experience for even higher objectives. The south-east Ridge of Baruntse has a high success rate. Although it is a straightforward, less-technical climb, it contains many of the components of an 8000m peak expedition in the Himalaya of Nepal. 

Annapurna Foothills Team is looking forward to 2020 and 2021 spring and autumn expeditions to Mount Baruntse Peak. Acclimatizing on MERA PEAK 6476m is considered the optimal way to acclimatize and condition for Baruntse climb, so we have integrated a climb of Mera Peak, 6476m (highest permitted trekking peak in Nepal) on the approach to Baruntse Base Camp.  

A short morning flight up the scenic Khumbu valley takes us to Lukla, the starting point for many treks and expeditions in the Everest region including the Baruntse expedition. We will be met by our team of competent Local Sherpas who will facilitate the logistics for the rest of the expedition. Porters, cooks and highly experienced mountaineers will assist with setting up camps, providing delicious meals and ensuring our expedition is safe and successful.

To reach Barunste, we trek through Sherpa settlements and Himalayan wilderness inspired by the views of Lhotse, Everest, and Makalu. Barunste stands in the middle of three glacial valleys: the Imja, the Hungu and the Barun. As we climb higher into the Hinku Khola valley, the steep, wooded ravine gradually opens out to a wide and magnificent view of mountains, including our first objective, Mount Mera Peak. 

When we reach Mera Peak Base Camp, 5400m, we sleep above the snow line for the first time on this expedition. The Mera Peak climb provides the acclimatization we need for Barunste. From Mera Peak, there is a magnificent panorama of giants like Makalu, 8481m, and Everest, 8850m, as well as our next objective, Baruntse. We move to Mera Peak High Camp before our attempt for summit. After Mera Peak, we descend into the Hungu Khola Valley toward Baruntse Base Camp via Kongma Dingma and Seto Pokhari. 
 
NOTE:
Mera Peak and Barunste Peak Expeditions can be done conjointly for groups who have different constraints of time and fitness. If part of a group wanted to return to Lukla after Mera Peak, the remaining members could continue into the Hongu Valley to Barunste. 

 

Baruntse Expedition Climbing Route: 
 
The route is essentially a straightforward climb on snow and ice with some corniced sections. There are two additional camps above Baruntse Base Camp.  The itinerary allows time for acclimatization and possible weather delays. Acclimatization is achieved by ascending to the next high camp, then descending to the previous camp and resting.
 
Baruntse Base Camp, 5300m, is situated in a broad open valley on the lateral moraine of the Hongu glacier next to a beautiful lake at the base of the mountain.  From the Base Camp, we climb the south-east ridge toward the West Col, which is pretty straightforward. Fixed line is needed however, to climb up the challenging 50° ice cliff to the West Col, which brings us to the glacial plateau where we set up our Baruntse Camp I, 6000m.
 
From Camp I, we ascend a long, low-angled glacier using fixed rope. The slope steepens on the approach to a small col on the South-East Ridge proper, where we establish Baruntse Camp II, 6450m.
 
From Camp II, we push for the summit. First, we make a short steep climb on a 45° ice wall to a small col, 6500m.  There some are some steep steps on ice and short sections of rock to ascend, but the big challenge of summit day is the sharp ice shoulder, at around 7000m, that leads onto the summit ridge. Our Sherpa guide will fix ropes to ensure our safe ascent and descent.  The wide ridge narrows closer to the true Baruntse Summit, 7129m, where we enjoy stunning views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Kanchenjunga and Makalu.The summit ascent takes approx. 10 - 12 hours. We descend by the same route to base camp. 

After descending Baruntse, we cross the stunning Amphu Lapcha Pass and making our way back to Lukla via the popular Khumbu villages of Dingboche, Tengboche and Namche. Party awaits at Lukla before we fly back to Kathmandu next morning. 

 

Planning to climb Mount Baruntse in 2020 and 2021

We have a Guaranteed Departures for Baruntse Expedition in 2020. We have few spaces available to join for. We are looking  forward to make a small group for our Baruntse Expedition. If you are interested in joining the group please let us know. This small group is sure to be a lot of fun and it is a great saving too.Our Baruntse Expedition Cost is $ 7600 USD per person, all inclusive price. 

Highlights of Baruntse Expedition

  • stunning view of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse and Makalu from the summit
  • trek through remote Hongu Valley
  • climb a beautiful 7000m mountain in the Khumbu Himalaya
  • includes a favorite trekking peak, MERA PEAK, for acclimatization
  • excellent peak to gain experience for world of 8000-meter peaks
  • amphu Labtsa Pass and the Khumbu Valley
  • trek and climb with our Local Experienced Sherpa Team 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Hotel
  • Private Tourist Vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Private Tourist Vehicle, Domestic Flight
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Private Tourist Vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Private Tourist Vehicle

What's included

Barunste Expedition 2020 and 2021

 

Cost:   9,100 USD for service till to summit

                              1 member: 1 Sherpa

Cost:  7,600 USD for service till to summit

                             2members: 1 Sherpa

 Cost:     4,500 USD for service till Base Camp                

                     no service above base camp

 

 

1.    Airport – Hotel- Airport Transfers

2.    4 nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu- bed and breakfast basis

3.     National Park Fees, Documentations and Expedition Permit.

4.    Camping equipments: sleeping tent and foam mattress, Dining tent, Kitchen tent and Toilet tents

5.    Dining Tables, Chairs and Kitchen equipments

6.    Three meals a day during the trek and camping (Morning tea or coffee, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

7.    Trekking Guide/Base Camp Manager, Cook, Kitchen boys and Porters for your expedition.

8.    Camping and Kitchen equipment

9.    Daily wages for Porters and all Nepalese staff.

10.   Insurance for Porters and all Nepalese staff.

11.   Equipment for Porters and Nepalese staff.

12.   Government Liaison officer, his all allowance, insurance, food, tent

13.   All the land transportation mentioned in the itinerary

14.   Gamow Bag or emergency oxygen mask regulator

15.   Satellite phone service

16.   Welcome dinner with Nepali culture show

17.    Celebration Dinner last night in Kathmandu

18.    Solar panel for charging and lights

19.    Garbage Fees

20.    Kathmandu -Lukla - Kathmandu Flights with Cargo 25 KG per member

 

(01 -20) Base Camp Services 

(01-24) - Full Board Service

 

21. Above Base Camp, High Altitude Tents, High Altitude Meals, EP Gas burner and cooking pot for members  

22. Baruntse Summiteers Climbing Sherpa

23. Walkie Talkie Permit

24. Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope required during the climb. 

What’s Excluded

  1. Your personal equipment for climbing & trekking.
  2. Your personal & medical insurance during the expedition.
  3. Lunches & dinners in Kathmandu 
  4. Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter if required
  5. Permits for Client's personal Radio set or Satellite phone

 

Advice for tipping support staffs and Summit bonus for Climbing Sherpa

 

  • USD 100-150 for support staff / helpers who stays at base camp
  • USD 250- 300 for base camp Head Cook 
  • USD 250-400 for Sherpa/Base Camp Guide who manages the base camp 
  • USD 500-800 for Climbing Sherpa who accompanies you up to the top of the summit

Availabilities

FromToStatusPrice  
start date15 Apr, 2020end date18 May, 2020Guaranteed$7600

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 
 

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.


We have set dates for departure to the Baruntse Expedition. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

If the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 10 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 10 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Baruntse Expedition is possible. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the climb. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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Useful Info

Why Climb Baruntse with Annapurna Foothills?

  • Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions a Nepal-based owner operated company who can make your Baruntse Summit a reality for a reasonable price
  • Climbers get high quality services without the pricey sophisticated and nonessentials offered by international operators
  • Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions does not compromise safety
  • We use only the best quality equipment in the market
  • We take care of details which will help you keep both comfortable and healthy your expedition so that every aspect of your expedition will be a pleasant memory.
  • One veteran Sherpa climbing guide accompanies each climber to allow maximum flexibility. Each climber can take advantage of a window of good weather and personal climbing pace
  • Our Sherpa Climbing Guides are veterans of multiple 7000 and 8000 meter summits.
  • Our Sherpas will go ahead to prepare the camps allowing you to take the time you need, and focus on climbing rather than logistics
     

Return to Kathmandu by Helicopter:

At the end of a long expedition, a quick flight by helicopter from Base Camp to Lukla or Kathmandu is quite appealing. You could also trek to Pheriche and fly from there.

Helicopter flights are available at the climbers own expense. The cost depends upon passenger load and whether the helicopter is already in the Khumbu area or has to come from Kathmandu.

 

If Luggage Gets Left Behind:

It may not be possible to take all your gear in the helicopter, depending on the number of passengers and weight restrictions.

Besides the fact that at the end of the climbing season, flights out of Lukla are heavily booked, unpredictable weather at the onset of monsoon can result in flights being cancelled. If this happens, priority will be given to passengers rather than their baggage.

If for any reason you get separated from your bags, Annapurna Treks and Expeditions will make every effort to get them to Kathmandu before your departure flight.

If you depart from Nepal before your bags arrive back in Kathmandu, we can get them shipped to you, but this will be at your expense.

 

Personal Gear

In Kathmandu, there will be a detailed briefing and a chance to check if we have all the necessary gear.  There are plenty of shops which supply a complete range of excellent quality trekking/climbing equipment.  

For the most part, you will only need to carry the items which you require during the day while climbing. Your Sherpa guide will carry loads (including your sleeping bag and a reasonable amount of your personal gear) between the camps.

 

Cell phones and Internet

The GSM cell phone network may have poor reception in places. Reasonably priced GSM phones, SIM cards and prepaid calling cards are available in Kathmandu.