Baruntse is a mountain in the Himalayas of Nepal that lies on the border between Nepal and Tibet. It is located in the Khumbu sub-section of the Mahalangur Himalaya, and its peak reaches 7,129 meters (23,389 ft) above sea level.
The first ascent of Baruntse was made on May 30, 1954 by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow, who were members of a British expedition led by John Hunt. They climbed via the Southeast Ridge. On May 23, 2001 Irene Miller and Dawa Dachhiri became the first Americans to summit Baruntse when they reached the top via the standard Southeast Ridge route.
Mount Baruntse Expedition is a non-technical climb over the 7000m. Mount Baruntse is situated in the middle of Everest and Makalu, so it has great views of both mountains along with other peaks like Ama Dablam, Manaslu, Lhotse and Nuptse. Climbing Mount Baruntse offers an opportunity to experience a high Himalayan trek and climb without the need for technical skills. Climbing Mount Baruntse involves crossing several small crevasses on the summit ridge, but no specific mountaineering skills are required. The climb is suitable for competent trekkers with a good level of fitness who are prepared to face poor weather conditions, steep slopes and long descents, and who have some experience at altitude. If you have experience climbing Lobuche peak or Island Peak then Baruntse is very easy climb.
The main climbing route is South East Ridge and it includes glacier trekking and ice climbing. Baruntse has 2 distinct summits: South Summit (7,400 m) and Main Summit (7,129 m). There are about 4 camps during the climb with the final one at Camp 3 (6,500 m). The climb takes about 10-12 days to reach the summit depending on weather conditions.