Baruntse is one of the beautiful 7,000m snow peaks in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is also one of the few peaks of this height with a high rate of success of ascent on normal route. The approach to the mountain follows the Mera Peak trek up to Mera La and then to Baruntse base camp. (5,250m).
Normally, we establish two camps above the base camp in climbing Baruntse. The camp I is set up just below East Col. at an altitude of 5,700m and the camp II is on the South – East Ridge at a height of 6,420m. From the camp I, we cross East Col. and descend down through steep slopes. We then traverse a large snow plateau and move towards the bottom of the South – East Ridge. We then move through steeping slopes of the ridge to a small col, the site of the camp II at the height of 6,420m. From camp II, we climb steep snow slopes (45 degrees) and frequently pass a series of short steep steps of ice and snow until we reach the west side of the ridge. Then we passed through short sections of rock scrambling which leads to a marked cleft and ice cliff and getting over these leads to the easy and broader slopes and finally, to 7,129m, the summit. The descend is by the same route.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to hotel Day 02 Kathmandu Day 03 Kathmandu Day 04 Fly to Lukla and trek to Chhetrawa Day 05 Trek to Kothe Day 06 Treks to Tragnak Day 07 Rest day at Tragnak Day 08 Trek to khare Day 09 Mera Base Camp Day 10 High Camp Day 11 Summit>Base Camp Day 12 Trek to setopokhari Day 13 Baruntse Base camp Day 14 -27 Climbing Period Day 28 Cleanup Base camp Day 29 Trek to Setopokhari Day 30 Treks to Mera Base Camp Day 31 Treks to Khare Day 32 Treks to Tragnak Day 33 Treks to Kothe Day 34 Trek to Chhetrawa Day 35 Treks to Lukla Day 36 Fly to Kathmandu Day 37 Kathmandu Day 38 Departure from Kathmandu