Putha Hiunchuli Expedition is an attractive mountain that is located in the magical and mysterious land of Dolpo. This fascinating mountain rises in the north-west part of Nepal. It lies between the massifs of Dhaulagiri and Kanjiroba Himal as the mountain forms a part of Dhaulagiri Himalayan Ranges. It is also referred to as Dhaulagiri VI. The Putha Hiunchuli is a solitary and distinct mountain which is rarely climbed.
The mountain comprises relatively less technical difficulties compared to other technical mountain expeditions. However, good physical condition and previous peak climbing experience are highly recommended for Putha Hiunchuli Expedition.
Jimmy Roberts and British Expedition team has first ascended the summit of Mt. Putha Hiunchuli in 1954. Putha Hiunchuli Expedition is a perfect opportunity for enthusiastic climbers to explore the less beaten region of Dolpo and gaining a lifetime experience of reaching the summit of Mt. Putha Hiunchuli.
After spending a full day sightseeing around Kathmandu, we will take a short flight towards Nepalgunj – a southern town city in western Nepal. From Nepalgunj, we will take another scenic flight towards Jhupal at lower Dolpo. Then we start our trek by following the trail that passes through cultural villages and densely forested area to arrive at Dunai. Dunai is the administrative centre as well as the main trading centre of Lower Dolpo. We continue to follow the trail for some days, passing through the villages of Tarakot, Musikhola, Kakot, Phedi to reach Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp.
As soon as we arrive at the base camp, our Sherpa crew will make necessary checks on climbing gears and health condition. Fully equipped and properly acclimatized, our experienced climbing experts give the instructions and we headed towards the summit of Mount Putha Hiunchuli. Our tiring and exhausting climb to the summit is rewarded with breathtaking views of the valleys and high peaks within the Dolpo region.
After achieving the summit of Mount Hiunchuli. Then we will retrace our steps following the same trail back to the base camp. From there, our trail is a moderate downhill trekking all the way to Jhupal. Our memorable Putha Hiunchuli Expedition ends with a scenic flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj and the connecting flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu.
Equipment Needed During Climbing
30 min Drive
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering additional information about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Meals: BB Plan
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We will spend our day sightseeing around some of the attractive world heritage sites within Kathmandu valley. Also, today we will complete all the necessary paper works and other preparations required for Putha Hiunchuli Expedition.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.
30 min flight
Today we take a flight from Kathmandu and fly towards Nepalganj. Nepalgunj is located in the southwestern part of the Terai region near to the border of India. After landing at Nepalgunj, you will be transferred to the hotel. We will visit the holy Bageshwari Temple and spend our time wandering around the busy market 'bazaar'. Here we can see people from every corner of Nepal, including people from Tibet and India. They gather here for trading goods and services.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
3 hrs Trek
We start early for taking a morning flight from Nepalgunj to the dirt airstrip of Juphal. After safely landing at Juphal airport, we gather our gears and start trekking on a broad trail that descends passing through beautiful terraced fields. Our trail goes along a small group of buildings before crossing the Thuli Bheri Khola (river). After crossing the river we continue our trek on a broad dirt track trail that brings us to Dunai for the overnight stay. Dunai is the administrative centre as well as the main trading centre of the whole Dolpo Region.
5-6 hrs Trek
After breakfast, we leave Dunai and follow the trail that goes along the Thuli Bheri river towards Tarakot. We will trek on a broad trail with less steep sections. Tarakot is a cluster of rural settlements which is nestled at the river's confluence and offers best camping grounds. It is an old fortress town built by the local people as Dzong or fortress. Once we reach the campsite, our crew will set up the camps and make preparations for further trekking.
All set to go, we leave Tarakot and follow the trail that heads along the right bank of the river. A rather easy trek will bring us to Lesicap at 2,772 meters. We continue our trek with great views of nearby valleys and gorges. After a few hours of trekking from Lesicap, we approach towards Musi Khola for our overnight camping. Our campsite is situated in the forest with a few homesteads scattered around us. It is most likely that you will be greeted by local children who are always happy to see strangers from foreign lands.
From Musikhola our trail becomes more challenging as we trek towards Kakot. Our trail follows the path where the route has collapsed and been rebuilt for allowing the passage of pack animals. After some time of trekking, the trail crosses a bridge across the narrowest part of the river. Soon we will follow a broad trail and path hewn into the rock and built on a marvellous descending staircase engineered by the locals to finally reach our campsite at Kakot.
From Kakot we will follow the rising trail heading towards the base camp which is closed off by deep and impassable ravines that can only be reached after crossing two high altitude passes. We will follow the trail that heads for the crossing of the first pass at 4,160 meters. From there we will continue our trek to reach our campsite near German Base Camp at 4,400 meters. Our crew will set up the camp as soon as we reach the campsite. Resting after a long day's trek is surely worth.
4-5 hrs Trek
After breakfast, we leave German Base Camp and follow the trail that is a steep ascend over the second and much more challenging pass. The climbing of Putha Hiunchuli is considered much less technical, however, the ascending trail to reach the base camp is considered much more difficult. Trekking in higher altitude can be very tiring so resting every now and then helps in restoring energy much needed for fruitful trekking. Our base camp will be set over moraine plateau at 4,915 meters. Our crew will make necessary preparations for climbing Putha Hiunchuli.
19 days climbing towards Mt. Putha Hiunchuli
We will spend several days doing climbing training practices with adequate days for acclimatization. Fully equipped with all the climbing gears, we will follow the footsteps and instructions given by our experienced climbing experts. Overcoming several technical climbing sections and taking weather conditions into consideration we climb towards the summit of Putha Hiunchuli. Once at the top we are rewarded with breathtaking views of high valleys and peaks within the Dolpo region. We will spend short quality time at the summit and descend back to base camp following the same route.
Having achieved our target - the summit of Putha Hiunchuli, we will make a relaxed start and prepare for the return journey. After cleaning up the base camp, we will retrace our steps on the same trail that passes through crossing a pass to reach our campsite at German Base Camp. On our way back we will explore the beautiful landscapes of the Dolpo region.
After breakfast, we pack our gears and leave our camp at the German Base Camp. We continue to retrace our steps that head back for the crossing of another pass. Our trail after crossing the pass is a pleasant walk as we descend to reach back to Kakot for our overnight camping.
5-6 hrs Trek
From Kakot we continue to retrace our steps on the same trail that passes through Musi Khola. Our trail heads back through Tarakot as we trek to reach all the way back to Dunai for our overnight stay. Today is a rather long but pleasant day of trekking. We will celebrate the evening with all the climbing crew members at Dunai.
2-3 hrs Trek
After breakfast at Dunai, we will make a relaxed start and begin our trek on a broad trail that crosses Thulo Bheri River before climbing through terraced farmlands to arrive back to Jhupal - where our trek ends technically. We will spend the rest of our day exploring around Jhupal before taking a flight back to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj, the following day.
Since there are no direct flights from Jhupal to Kathmandu, we will have our breakfast and take an early morning flight from Jhupal to Nepalgunj. From Nepalgunj, we will take another connecting flight that will take us back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at the hotel or take a walk around the busy streets of Kathmandu.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. The world heritage sites of UNESCO sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip can be visited on this day. Also, walking around the shopping streets of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the successful completion of Putha Hiunchuli Expedition and have a final meal together in the evening.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
On your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you can apply for Nepal visa which you will get in approximately 30 minutes.
For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.
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Depending upon the steep hills, slopes and difficulties and high altitude of the trail one porter can carry 25 kilograms of weight. Usually, we provide one porter for one client. But, We will also provide porter according to the size of your group if needed.
The difficulties of Putha Hiunchuli Expedition depends on these common factors:
Yes, there is a variety of communication facilities like internet, satellite phone etc. For communication, we have satellite phone through which you can communicate with your friends or relatives for which you have to pay USD $3 per minute. In case of an emergency, communication with our company will be free of cost. Due to remote sections, the mobile network is not available but you can use the internet in Khare (5000 m).
If there is an emergency, our climbing guide will help you during difficult situations with safety care, medical treatment and communication services. Communication is also available as the internet and satellite phone, so a guide would help you if something critical situation occurs.
Putha Hiunchuli Expedition 7,246 meters don't require oxygen cylinder and other medical equipment. But sometimes due to high altitude in case of an emergency our company will provide all the necessary equipment.
During Putha Hiunchuli Expedition, good standards of organic and hygienic fruits and vegetables are served.
Putha Hiunchuli is located in the Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range in Dolpo. Putha Hiunchuli is also known as "Dhaulagiri VI". It is straightforward technically easy peak and low-level risk to climb. But we recommended having experience of peak climbing before. It is an attractive mountain and as training peaks for who those who want climb 8000 meters or higher mountains. It is probably the easiest peak of 7000 meters mountains.
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Wow !! We just don’t have many words to explain the beauty and wilderness of the Dolpo region trekking combined with the successful climb of Putha Hiunchuli. Everything prior to and after the trip was well organized. We have absolutely no complaints about the staff performance and ability to provide the best service. Many thanks to our guide, Dendi Sherpa who guided us all the way to the summit. His wise decisions and leadership made our summit climb memorable experience of our lives. In our heart, e will always remember the incredible effort, from everyone in the team which were equally important for our successful summit climb of Putha Hiunchuli. Besides, exploration of Dolpo region had long been in our important list. We are very satisfied with the whole NGT team and hopefully, come back soon to do some more climbing in future.
Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition !!! Highly Recommended for adventure related activities !!!
Jérémie and group
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