Baruntse is located in the Himalayas, on the border of Nepal and Tibet. It is the 22nd highest mountain in the world peaks. Together with Mount Everest (known as Sagarmatha in Nepali), Lhotse and Nuptse, it forms an impressive east-west ridge that culminates in Everest itself.
In Tibetan, Baruntse means “beautiful peak”, and this certainly is an appropriate name for this beautiful mountain. By climbing Baruntse, you will reach a height of more than 7,000 m and will be closer to the sky than most people on earth. Needless to say, that you will have some glorious views while climbing! At 7129 meters (23310 ft), it is classified as a trekking peak. Baruntse peak season for climbing is spring (April-May) and autumn (September-November). Manaslu, Ama Dablam, Island Peak and Lobuche can also be climbed in same seasons.
The mountain was first climbed in 1954 by Colin Todd and Geoff Harrow, via the south-west ridge. There are six main climbing routes on Baruntse, three of which ascend the South West Face and three which ascend the North East Face. All approaches require a trek through the remote and unspoiled Hunku Valley.
If you’re looking for a new and exciting challenge, Mount Baruntse is just the thing.
It’s located in the Mahalangur Himalayas of Nepal, and it’s a straightforward climb that will give you the challenge you want without the trouble of needing to do too much technical climbing. It’s also the perfect height—not too tall, but not too short.
Until 1991, Baruntse was only climbed by people who were on their way to Everest, so it hasn’t been decimated by over-climbing like many other popular Himalayan peaks. This means you’ll get to experience this mountain as it was meant to be: pristine and untouched by human hands.