Putha Hiunchuli (7246m) Expedition

Putha Hiunchuli (7246m) Expedition - 7 Days

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. 

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Trip Duration:

7 Days

Group Size:

Min - 2

Maximum altitude:

7246

Best Season:

Autumn / Spring

Transportation:

Private car / bus / Flight

Trekking grade:

Adventurous

Trek Start from:

Kathmandu

Trek End at:

Kathmandu

Overview of Putha Hiunchuli (7246m) Expedition

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.

Putha Hiunchuli (7246m) Expedition Itinerary

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Elevation
1350

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

Preparation, briefings, last minute shopping and permit formalities.

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

Elevation
2230

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

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

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

Elevation
7246

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

Putha Hiunchuli (7246m) Expedition Include / Exclude

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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Additional Information

Putha Hiunchuli is a mountain in the Dhaulagiri Range of the Himalayas in Nepal. It is one of the lesser-known peaks in the region but is still quite challenging to climb due to its altitude and technical difficulties. Putha Hiunchuli stands at 7,246 meters (23,772 feet) above sea level.

To organize an expedition to Putha Hiunchuli, you would typically start in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. From Kathmandu, you would make your way to the city of Pokhara, which serves as a gateway to the Dhaulagiri Range. From Pokhara, you would arrange transportation to take you to the trailhead, which is likely to be in the Myagdi district of Nepal.

The exact logistics and route for your expedition would depend on the climbing company or organization you are working with, as well as the specific permits and permissions required for climbing in the area. It's essential to work with experienced guides and obtain the necessary permits to ensure a safe and successful expedition to Putha Hiunchuli or any other high-altitude peak in Nepal. Additionally, please note that conditions and regulations may change over time, so it's crucial to verify the latest information and consult with local authorities and experts before planning your expedition.

Putha Hiunchuli is not a common or popular activity. Putha Hiunchuli is a challenging and technical peak to climb, and it is primarily visited by mountaineers and climbers. The rugged terrain, high altitude, and challenging conditions make it an unsuitable destination for recreational skiing.

If you are interested in skiing in Nepal, there are other regions and peaks that are more suitable for this activity. The Annapurna and Langtang regions, for example, offer some opportunities for backcountry skiing and ski touring during the winter months. These regions have lower-altitude ski options and are more accessible for skiing enthusiasts.

However, it's essential to note that skiing in the Himalayas, whether on Putha Hiunchuli or elsewhere, requires specialized skills and equipment. Additionally, you should always check current conditions, avalanche risk, and obtain the necessary permits and permissions before embarking on any skiing expedition in Nepal.

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