Elevation (feet): 23,687
Elevation (meters): 7,220
Continent: Asia
Country: Nepal
Range/Region: Central Nepal Himalaya
Latitude: 27.871636
Longitude: 86.980043
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Sep, Oct
Year first climbed: 30 May 1954
First successful climber(s): Colin Todd, Geoff Harrow of the Hilary New Zealand Expedition via South Ridge
Nearest major airport: Kathmandu, Nepal
Convenient Center: Sherson, (to be reached from Makalu Base Camp trek

Baruntse, a substantial and symetrical snow peak, has four ridges and four summits. It is bounded on the east by the Barun Glacier flowing north-south from Cho, to the north-west by the Imja glacier and the Hunku glacier forms the south-east boundary. The three main ridges of Baruntse are situated between these glaciers and form an upturned 'Y'running from Cho Polu (6695m) in the north past the Humni La, on to the north summit where it divides. Other well -known mountains in this area are Makalu, Lhotse, Chamlang, Everest and the trekking-peak Mera Peak