Baruntse Expedition (7,129m)

Baruntse Expedition (7,129m)

baruntse-peakBaruntse is located in the eastern part of Nepal in the Khumbu region. It is crowned by four peaks and bounded on the south by the Hunku Glacier, Barun Glacier on the east and Imja Glacier on the north-west. Mt. Baruntse was first climbed May 30, 1954 via the south ridge by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow of a New Zealand expedition. It is one of the most beautiful mountains of 7,000m snow peaks in the Himalayas of Nepal.  It is a substantial and symmetrical snow peak in the heart of Khumbu massif surrounded by some of the famous peaks of the world. It is also one of the few peaks of this height with a high rate of success of ascent on normal route via South Ridge. The approach to the mountain follows the Mera Peak trek up to Mera La and then to Baruntse base camp (5,250m). The route is not technically and essentially a straightforward climbing on snow and ice with some sections of over hangings. Normally, two high camps are established above the base camp in Baruntse climbing. 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.

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Fact of Mt. Baruntse Expedition 

Name of Expedition: 

Mt. Baruntse Expedition


7,129 m (23,389 ft)


Khumbu Region


Barun Himal


Highly Adventurous


Strenuous & Difficult


Trekking and Mountaineering

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September to October and April to May


Domestic Fly


39 Days

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Walking hours per day:

5 to 7 Hours

Group Size:

2 to 15 Persons