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Putha Hiunchuli (7246m) Expedition

Mount Putha Hiunchuli (7246m) is one of the mountain which lies on Dhaulagiri range and west to Annapurna and south to Ganesh himal. It has two route to climb they are one

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Facts of the Putha Hiunchuli Expedition (7246m)

Highest access: (7246m/23,772ft)

First Ascent: 1954. Jimmy Roberts, Ang Nyima Sherpa

Duration: 38 Days

Group Size: 02-10 People per group

Co-ordinates: 28°44′50″N-83°08′55″E

Location: Dhaulagiri Himal range

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)

Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)

Grade: Peu Difficile (Easy) 

Accommodation: Tourist standard to five stars as requested

Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B, L,D in during Driving and climbing period

Transportation: Car, Jeep, Flight

Best season: spring: April-May and autumn: September-October

Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering

Include Activity: Scenic flight to Juphal

Culture: Tibeten and Sherpa

Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping

Climbing route: North face 

Himalayan sights: Mt. Dhaulagiri. Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Fishtail

Mount Putha Hiunchuli is one of the most beautiful mountain compare to other 7000m, high peaks of Nepal lies at western most peak of the Dhaulagiri range and is sometimes referred to as Dhaulagiri VII. It was first climbed in 1954 by Jimmy Roberts, a legendary explorer and climber. Mt. Dhaulagiri range is made up of some of the world's most impressive peaks. In this range, to the west of Annapurna South of Ganesh Himal, lies a long ridge at the end of which stands the serene Putha Hiunchuli. This mountain is the last 7000m. Marking the end of the snow-capped range. Our trek begins at the trading town of Beni or from Juphal-Dunai, which is about a week's walk away from the German Base Camp situated at an altitude of 4,525m. The landscape during the approach walk is as enchanting as it is unique a mineral world made of high cliffs and deep canyons.

According to the book ‘High Asia’, Jimmy Roberts did a reconnaissance of the Dhaulagiri massif in 1954. During the trip he and Ang Nyima climbed Putha Hinchuli 7246m. (alias Dhaulagiri VII) via its northeast face. It appeared from the map that this face is most accessible from the Kaya Khola, a side-stream of the Barbung Khola which is directly across the valley from Kakkot. This mountain offers those climbers who like to climb 7000m. Mountains in Nepal to have experience technically and physically to get over 8000m.

Why Join us on Putha Hiunchuli

  • A technically easy 7,000m peak in a remote and wild area
  • Just getting to base camp is an adventure in itself
  • Excellent preparation for an 8,000er or Everest
  • Few objective dangers compared to other popular 7,000ers
  • Lets start your adventure with local leader 

Do I need Experience to climb Putha hiunchuli 

This mountain Putha hiunchuli expedition could be considered by mountaineers who have previously climbed above 6,000m on peaks Graded 2B. This is A technically easy 7,000er in Nepal's Wild West region. If you planning to summit Mt Everest or any other 8000m above mountain this Putha hiunchuli is best option to practice and acclimatized 

You can Do Everest base camp trekking 5553m Kalapathher or any other Trekking Peak to practice before this trip.

Itinerary of Putha Hiunchuli Expedition (7246m/23773ft)- 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1350m/4,429ft). Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: Preparation, briefings, last minute shopping and permit formalities.

Day 03: After having Breakfast, Flight from Kathmandu to Nepaljung; hotel accommodation. (Takes about 45 minutes)

Day 04: Flight from Nepaljung to Juphal (Dolpo) then trek to Dunai (2230m/7316ft.)-03hrs; camping accom


Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot (2680m/8793ft.) -06hrs camping accommodation. 

Day 06: Trek from Tarakot to Musikhola (2800m/986ft)-06hrs; camping accommodation. 

Day 07: Trek from Musikhol to Kakkotgoan (3295m/10810ft.)-05hrs; lodge accommodation or camping.

Day 08: Trek from Kakkotgoan to Yak Kharka (3960m/12992ft.) -06hrs; camping Accommodation. 

Day 09: Trek from Yak Kharka to Putha Phedi (4430m/14534ft.) -06hrs; camping accommodation. 

Day 10: Trek from Putha Phedi to Putha Hiunchuli Base camp (4800/15748ft.) -06hrs; camping accommodation. 

Day 11-25: Climbing period and summit to Putha Himchuli (7246m/23773ft)

Day 26: Trek from Putha Hinchuli Base Camp to Kakkotgoan (3295m/10810ft.)-05hrs; lodge accommodation or camping. 

Day 27: Trek from Kakkotgoan to Laisi camp (2800m/986ft)-06hrs; camping accommodation 

Day 28: Trek from Laisi Camp to Mushi khola Musikhola (2800m/986ft)-06hrs; camping accommodation 

Day 29: Trek from Musikhola to Dunai (2230m/7316ft.)-03hrs; camping accommodation 

Day 30: Trek from Duani to Juphal and get ready for the next day's flight to Nepalgunj. Overnight at the house accommodation.

Day 31: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj and connection flight to Kathmandu 

Day 32: Free and rest day at Kathmandu. Farewell celebration dinner with cultural program in the evening.

 Day 33: Transfer to Kathmandu airport for final departure.

Cost includes

  • 4 nights standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis,
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
  • Internal flight tickets with airport tax
  • Putha Hiunchuli Climbing and all other applicable permits,
  • Cargo clearance & duties fees,
  • 3 member : 1 Professional High altitude climbing Sherpa backed Base Camp cook & kitchen     helpers,
  • 1 Government liaison officer,
  • Daily wages, equipment allowance, insurance, food for above mentioned staff, porters and Liaison officer,
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) throughout the expedition period at Base camp & while approach to/from Base camp,
  • Base camp tent with thick mattress, chair, table, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent,
  • 31 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipment,
  • Transportation of all food supply & expedition equipments to / from Base camp,
  • Garbage shipped off charges from Base Camp,
  • High altitude (above Base camp) food,  fuel for member & climbing Sherpas,
  • High altitude tent, ropes, snow bar, rock piton, fixings, shovel, ice-screws etc.
  • 1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use  only,
  • Satellite phone, Walkie-Talkies,
  • Solar panel for power supply,
  • Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes

  • Travel to /from Nepal,
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, drinks, postage, telephone bills & all items of personal nature,
  • Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
  • Climbing Sherpa summit bonus US$ 490 per Sherpa, US$ 280 per person (those who do not go to summit due to client reason),
  • Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
  • Any extra services not mentioned herein cost inclusion

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